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School Spirit Baseball

Baseball season is upon us and that means lots of games out in the heat.  Here are a few ideas for those summer nights on the bleachers.
Keep in mind that showing your support for the team doesn’t always mean wearing a school shirt.  I love to wear just the team color in fun and different ways.
In the first outfit, I went with some tie dye and some lace trimmed shorts.  Because I have gone boho and I might never come back.
The second look is a cute little romper.  I know some of you moms are afraid of the romper. I’m not sure if you think this is going to look like you’re wearing something for your daughter or what.  But I assure you, life is short.  Wear what you want.  If you like the romper, wear the romper!  This time I packed my cute little backpack with fringe to tote the good camera!
For the last outfit, I threw on an easy tank top that you can find just about anywhere with a team hat, and some fun denim shorts.  Don’t you love those kicks?  I might need a pair…
Try to remember this guideline when you wear short short- the shorter the shorts=more coverage up top.  And when you wear longer Bermuda shorts, you can wear a tank.  It’s okay if you forget, I do all the time.
Keep rootin’ for that home team!
School Spirit Baseball

 

School Spirit Baseball by stylefromthesticks featuring white jean shorts

Mossimo jeans
target.com

Adidas originals shoes
$130 – thecorner.com

IPANEMA strappy shoes
luxurydivas.com

Satchel backpack
$21 – newchic.com

Vintage glasses
popmap.com

School Spirit Soccer

I have fallen off the style wagon.  I think it’s all the sporting events that I am attending lately.  I am in our team apparel more times a week than I care to mention.  That has me thinking, how can I make these outfits more exciting?  Because believe it or not, they don’t have to be boring.
Here are my summer sports outfit ideas.  Today we’ll start with soccer.
Being a soccer mom means being prepared for anything and that includes the weather.  I have been at games and positively frozen and I have been at games where it was 110 in the shade. You just never know.
Here are three ideas for cold/wet weather, crisp weather and warm weather.
For the cold/wet weather, I kept it simple.  You’ll be bundled up anyway.  Seek out a warm coat in your team’s colors that you can wear to multiple events.  And remember sometimes those soccer fields can be wet and muddy so you don’t want your feet to be the same!
In warmer weather, it’s hard to show your personality, so you need to rely on some fun accessories.  Trade out those boring old shorts for something in your team colors that are super comfy anyway!  And wear some pretty sandals with some fun sunnies.
And for crisp weather, when you need just a little something around your shoulders, why not try a kimono?  Toss out that <yawn> old sweatshirt and mix it up a little!  I love this look paired with boyfriend jeans and Converse.
See you on the soccer fields!
School Spirit Soccer

 

School Spirit Soccer by stylefromthesticks featuring elastic waist pants

Miss Selfridge denim jeans
missselfridge.com

Vintage kimono
pinkqueen.com

Ally Fashion short shorts
$19 – allyfashion.com

Converse shoes
$44 – vestiairecollective.com

Black sandals
gojane.com

Monki round sunglasses
$13 – monki.com

Spring Forward 2016, Look Five

I hope I’ve given you some ideas on what to be shopping for this spring.  Here’s the last outfit in this little spring collection.

This last look is for when the spring turns warmer because these little rompers are everywhere!  While this one might be a little bare as presented on the model, I paired it with a cute little bralette that is meant to be another layer.  I also topped it with a cardigan to cover up in that’s actually longer than the romper because of the fringe.  This is a look that goes against what your mama taught you.  But it’s a trend no less.  I kept the accessories earthy and simple.

And those are my five looks for a Bohemian spring. I’ll be excited to see what you’ll be wearing!

Spring Forward 2016, Look Five

For more information on these pieces, check below:

Spring Forward 2016, Look Five by stylefromthesticks featuring a fringe top

Fringe top
stylemoi.nu

Multi color jumpsuit
$14 – yoins.com

Aerie
ae.com

Spring Forward 2016, Look Four

This is a date night look.  Pair a pretty little Bohemian dress with some flirty little add ons.  I especially like these shoes that will go with many different looks.  And the bag reminds me of something my grandmother would have carried.  Don’t forget to make each wrist sparkle a little with some great bracelets.

Spring Forward 2016, Look Four

You can find more information on each piece here:

Spring Forward 2016, Look Four by stylefromthesticks featuring gold bangles

René Derhy red cocktail dress
$88 – pret-a-beaute.com

Kayu white handbag
$235 – net-a-porter.com

River Island gold bangle
riverisland.com

Gold bangle
ebags.com

Spring Forward 2016, Look Three

Need a break from jeans but not ready yet for shorts?  Don’t forget the easy style of the maxi skirt.  Last year’s floppy hat will still get some wear this spring and so will those neutral boots that you wore all winter (since it’s still not quite sandal weather outside).

To more information on each piece, check out the links below:

Spring Forward 2016, Look Three

 

Spring Forward 2016, Look Three by stylefromthesticks featuring band hats

Floral blouse
maykool.com

Pink maxi skirt
lilyboutique.com

Band hat
shoptiques.com

Spring Forward 2016, Look Two

Another day, another spring look!  This one has a mix of styles, Bohemian, paired with some Hunter boots just in case of mud and a touch of preppy with the emerald green blouse.

Fringe is still really hot this season and you’ll find it on just about everything from shoes to bags to tops.  It captures my inner hippie.  Plus it’s fun to wear!

spring forward 2

Spring Forward Look 2

More details on the pieces here:

Short sleeve top
choies.com

Long floral kimono
stylemoi.nu

Tall rain boots
consignmentatlanta.com

Tassel pendant
maykool.com

Tech accessory
society6.com

Spring Forward 2016- Look One

“I might even take a wild, boyish fling at writing,” says Paul Varjak from Breakfast at Tiffanys.  (If you haven’t seen that movie, put it on your must watch list for old movie night.)
I realize my productivity with this blog has lapsed but I think things are starting to come round!  I had a teething baby to wean and so many a day I’ve spent rocking a crabby baby.  I know I’ll miss those days all too soon!
Now I’m seeing the light at the tunnel though, probably just in time for the kids to get out of school and create a whole new set of challenges.  Meanwhile, let’s think about spring.  My kiddos have been out of school for break this week and it has me thinking about new spring fashion trends!
Here’s day one-
spring forward 1

Spring Forward 2016

The theme for my looks this week is definitely going to have a Bohemian influence because that look is everywhere!  And I love it.
I cannot believe I’m saying this but guess what’s big for spring…chokers.  Yes, it is 1992 and you’re pairing them with your bodysuit.  Wha????  Yes chokers.  You can blame this fashion trend from the boho look that is sweeping through stores and my closet.  While I will be a part of this trend, I will reserve wearing my choker for junking trips and nights out dancing.  I probably won’t be sporting it on the playground.  But kudos to you if you do!
A few other trends in this look are the flowy wrap blouse, the peeptoe booties, and the round sunglasses (I love those!).  Prints are big for spring.  So be on the lookout for some new patterned tops when you’re out shopping!
Here’s more info about each piece:
Spring Forward 2016 by stylefromthesticks featuring a blue shirt

Topshop shell necklace
$12 – topshop.com

Breaking All the Rules- Disney Vacation

My family decided to celebrate our 10 year anniversary with a Disney vacation.  We have never been to Disney. And I’m trying to imagine how I’ll pack. It isn’t easy as the weather could be cool and rainy or hot and sunny!  Not to mention we’ll be traveling through all different climates just to get there.
In my effort to pack for kid friendly activities, I’m breaking all of my own fashion rules!
Here are five of my own fashion faux pas!
1)  Leggings, leggings, leggings
Mainly I will taking leggings because I figure I can be comfortable in them hot or cold.  And lots of layers- sweatshirts, t-shirts and outfits that I would only wear when running around after kids in a theme park.
I’m basing my outfits on what shirts I have that are tunic length.  Let’s be honest, not too many of us moms should really ever have our backside showing in leggings.  Unless you are very, very confident…
2)  A backpack
I will take a backpack to the park.  But I just can’t quite sport one of my kids.  This fun little boho backpack outta do the trick.
3)  Mainly solid tees in a loose color family
I don’t anticipate many prints being packed while will make for some lackluster outfits.  This and being constrained to tunic length tees is leaving me with a loose color family.  But this is one destination that I feel I can make some exceptions.
4)  Sneakers and flip-flops
I will also wear mainly slip on tennies and flip-flops, something I wouldn’t do at home.  But I know we’ll be walking a ton and I need these feet to be comfortable!
5)  Very little accessories
And for my accessories, earrings are about the extent of what I will pack.  They are so small and hardly take up any room!
A few things that I couldn’t leave at home that might redeem an outfit- a scarf, a necklace and don’t forget the shades!
Next week, I’ll try to redeem myself by showing the different outfits one can create from this simple packing list!
 Disney Vacation

 

Disney Vacation by stylefromthesticks featuring vneck shirts

Pink top
$85 – alannahhill.com.au

Anna Field blue tee
$20 – zalando.co.uk

H M vneck shirt
$11 – hm.com

Levi s clothing
$77 – atterleyroad.com

Mama licious clothing
$51 – zalando.co.uk

Fat Face black trousers
$23 – fatface.com

Skinny legging
$23 – newlook.com

Billabong hippy bag
billabong.com

Blue jewelry
$18 – gnossem.com

Facet jewelry
$15 – debenhams.com

H M metal jewelry
$6.13 – hm.com

Q&A- Destination Arizona

I received the following question-
Holly-
I am going to Arizona with my family for spring break. We’re flying there and I’m hoping to fit our whole family of five into one suitcase.  So I can’t take much.  Can you help me with some outfit ideas and what to pack? We’ll be doing lots of family activities and also will hopefully have a few dates nights including an Alan Jackson concert.
Thanks!
Meghan
Thank you for your question Meghan!
I too am taking a trip for spring break and am trying to pack light.   More on that later this week.
I tried to combine a few things for you in the same color palette so that they could be mix and match.  The key is to look for pieces that have pattern and some that are solid so you get the strongest outfit combinations from them.
You’re gonna need your boots for the concert so I recommend wearing them on the plane to save room in the suitcase.  And potentially the jean jacket as well.  You could also include a scarf for warmth instead of the jean jacket or wear both if you wish!
I like the idea of a sundress and a maxi skirt.  You can wear your jean jacket over the top of the dress.  You can also pair this white eyelet top with the maxi skirt tucked in with the belt.  The longer tunic length of the tshirt can be worn with leggings or tucked in to the maxi skirt.
Don’t forget some fun sandals and your swimsuit!  Oh, and a pretty carry on!
I hope you have a great time!
Destination Arizona

 

Destination Arizona by stylefromthesticks featuring a bikini swimsuit

Topshop navy blue sundress
$46 – topshop.com

Crochet tank top
maurices.com

Blue top
alloyapparel.com

Hue cotton legging
$77 – johnlewis.com

River Island bikini swimsuit
$54 – riverisland.com

Strap sandals
overstock.com

Green bag
target.com

Ilundi black belt
$40 – boticca.com

Thanksgiving Dinner- Saving Room for Pumpkin Pie

Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving Dinner

I know you might not think to pack a dress for your Thanksgiving dinner, but let’s talk about the stretch factor.  No uncomfortable buttons or snaps to adjust after you’ve eaten too much, just sheer bloated bliss in an elastic and breathable waist.  Not to mention, a forgiving silhouette.  What’s not to love?

Keep it casual with some simple accessories- some pretty purple earrings to pick up the colors of the dress and a watch to keep track of just how long you’ll have to endure your relatives.  Just kidding.  I mean, how much longer you’ll get to enjoy your relatives, the blessings they are.

Spice things up with a pair of cognac boots and boot socks.  How I love the color cognac. It’s pretty much a fall staple and you can’t go wrong when you mix it with some tall boots.

Save room for that pumpkin pie!!

Thanksgiving Dinner- Saving Room for Pumpkin Pie by stylefromthesticks featuring a boohoo dress

Boohoo dress
boohoo.com

Resin earrings
jcpenney.com

Aldo jewelry
aldoshoes.com

Gold jewellery
$28 – newlook.com

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