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It’s time for a little fall fashion! I’ve prolonged it as much as I possibly could as I’m busy working away on house projects. But I’ll save those for next week.
I could give you the lowdown on the runway trends. But I get bored with those easily. They are predictable (surprise, surprise, some shade of purple and animal prints are trends) and come around every fall. And the rest typically don’t trickle down to us regular folk. Why bother.
So get ready for my cooler weather looks! You’ll find these trends surprising. Starting with today’s. Fall trend #1…ripped jeans. Sure, a little distressing has been around here and there but these are full on ripped. Like Alan Jackson 1992. I have even seen some of the jeans advertised as “mom jeans.” They are high-waisted, light or acid washed and holey. There is just part of me that can’t go there. But a smallishness of distressing… okay. Keep in mind if you are wearing said mom jeans on purpose, you better be under 30. The rest of us are still trying to avoid looking like a candidate on What Not to Wear.
How to wear ripped jeans:
1) Keep in mind that pairing with flannel and combat boots are going to be reminiscent of the 90s. I prefer to keep the look more modern with an oversized cardigan and trusty white Converse.
2) Don’t pair this with too much skin on top. Unless you are a teenage rock star.
3) Structured looks are by far my favorite. So if you’re dressing up in a blazer and breaking out the heels anyway, these jeans will keep you from looking stuffy.
In your mom jeans. 😉
(FYI- red is a big color for fall. It hasn’t been around lately and I’m finding it refreshing.)
What a beautiful day! Seeing the sun shine after the gloomy week last week is such a gift!
This week, I’d like to focus on mommy style for the spring. I’m finding myself increasingly in flats, much to my displeasure. So I’d like to find several stylish options.
As you know, I’m recently obsessed with white Converse. So, of course, a pair was included in my list.
I also think a good pair of loafers is necessary, for soggy spring days. The two-toned flats are for your ankle pants and when sandals aren’t quite warm enough yet.
And white flats will look great with denim shorts or a maxi skirt.
And for when it warms up, I love neutral sandals. I gave you two options- one for a slip on, out-the-door-with-the-kids kind of day and the other, the gladiators, for when you want to be a little more stylish.
The weekend is upon us and I’ve put together a few casual colorful outfits for a laid back weekend.
If you want something different, wear a skirt! Just as easy as jeans, this striped skirt kicks up your style. For a cool day, pair it with a comfortable sweater.
Can you tell I’m really in love with the white converse this spring? It’s on my must-have list. Pair them with a printed tank (no florals needed) and a cardi to keep you warm.
If you’re a polo girl, don’t be afraid of putting multiple colors together. Brights look great when worn in a motley crew. What ties them together? A simple bracelet. Yes, you can do that.
I hope you have a bright, sunshiny weekend!
Today certainly hasn’t gone as planned. After getting the kids off to school, I found myself phoneless. Which is a weird feeling. I was thankful that we still had our landline or I would have felt cut off from the world. Drat technology anyway!
Instead of my normal routine, I had to make an emergency trip to town to fix said phone. And in the process, guess what color I ended up dressing in…gray. Gray like the skies have been for days.
So I color failed today. And it got me to thinking about how to reset and prepare for what may be ahead for the rest of the week.
One area that I find myself struggling with is soccer. What should a soccer mom wear? Clearly no one wants to be the mom on the sidelines in sweatpants or worse…pajama pants. Please no! But with Iowa springs, one is never sure what the temperature will be on the soccer fields. What can seem nice can be quickly deemed miserable on the sidelines of a game.
So here are a few ideas for some colorful soccer mom outfits. Nothing elaborate. So when you’re rushing out the door on Saturday morning and need some quick and easy options you won’t end up gray and miserable. That will just be the sky.
This weekend is the start of college football for many of the local teams. And as the temperature soars, girls are wondering what to wear to the big game.
There are more stylish options to wear to a game than just a sweatshirt. Allow yourself one piece of “gear” and pair it with other items out of your wardrobe that don’t include gym shorts.
Think pairing the masculine with the feminine. Add in a comfy skirt or a bow on your shorts. Dressing is a breeze in a collegiate dress!
Adding gladiators is an easy way of dressing the outfit up, like you too are going in to battle while still maintaining comfort for a day of walking and standing.
I hope if you get to go to a game, you stay cool!
Go Big Red!