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Holiday Looks- Sherpa Vest

Holiday Looks- Sherpa Vest

This is a look I wore both caroling and traveling. I love these sherpa vests. They add so much pow to otherwise plain jane outfits.

Who says you can wear too many buffalo prints? If you need to be warmer, layer the look with a jacket underneath the vest.

Tomorrow are my Christmas Eve look ideas and on Christmas Day, I will give you our holiday house tour. 

Hope you stop by!

Holiday Looks- Sherpa Vest by stylefromthesticks featuring black bootie boots



Tartan flannel shirt
hm.com

Coco Main red buffalo plaid vest
zulily.com

H m jacket
hm.com

Apt. 9 5 pocket jeans
kohls.com

Dorothy Perkins black bootie boots
dorothyperkins.com

Steven by steve madden handbag
amazon.com

Metal chain necklace
genuine-people.com

Rolled brim hat
luxurydivas.com

Sorel Joan Of Arctic Knit II Boot
backcountry.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

2014 Fall Trends- Ripped Jeans

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.

2014 Fall Trends- Ripped Jeans

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.) 

2014 Fall Trends- Ripped Jeans by stylefromthesticks featuring a cashmere cardigan

H M cashmere cardigan
$98 – hm.com

Vince Camuto graphic tee
vincecamuto.com

ONLY print blazer
$55 – zalando.co.uk

River Island boyfriend jeans
$65 – riverisland.com

Steve Madden red pumps
stevemadden.com

Converse flat shoes
lordandtaylor.com

Black purse
$52 – promod.eu

Bird scarve
modcloth.com

Cemetery Service

Cemetery Service

No Memorial Day weekend is complete without visiting a cemetery.  Many have special services just for the weekend.  Remembering those in military service who have died for their country is the whole point of the holiday.  But many of us also extend it to remember those in our own families who have passed on.

Whatever your reason, be sure to include a trip to the cemetery this weekend.  I’ve packed you an easy outfit to wear.

Start with a maxi dress.  You may be sitting in a lawn chair or standing for a while and you’ll want to feel comfortable.  I would normally add a pair of sandals to this outfit, but at the cemetery, the grass may be wet or you may encounter a critter or two (read snakes) that rarely sees visitors.  And an easy pair of tennies might be the better choice.  Last of all, don’t forget your shades.  It may be sunny, but you may be emotional as well.  For either purpose, they’ll serve their job.

I hope you have a great Memorial Day weekend next week!  And now you know what to pack!

 

Cemetery Service by stylefromthesticks featuring gold tone earrings

H M rayon dress
$50 – hm.com

Dorothy Perkins laced shoes
dorothyperkins.com

Gold tone earrings
lorisshoes.com

Easter Week- Sunrise Service

Gotta get up early for sunrise service?  Yup, I do too.  So have your things ready tonight!
Wear a floral dress with a comfy cover up (it could still be chilly at this hour) and add-on some stylish accessories- an adorable bag, a necklace that toughens up the dress and some fabulous shoes!Easter Week- Sunrise Service

 

Easter Week- Sunrise Service by stylefromthesticks featuring chain jewelry

Pull Bear full skirt
$44 – pullandbear.com

H M long kimono cardigan
$50 – hm.com

Fossil bag
fossil.com

Club Manhattan chain jewelry
$35 – welikefashion.com

Spring Trends 2014- Pink Jeans

Everyone knows pastels equate spring. But this year, you are going to see much more pink than usual.  Pink is a color that looks great on everyone and don’t save it for the little girls.

A big trend for spring will be pink jeans.  Much like the cobalt jeans and the mint jeans of previous seasons, pink will be showing up on denim near you.  Use them as you would your white jeans, as a break from the blue denim and to add another dimension to your closet.

Here are three pairs that I dressed up for you.  The first look is for anywhere you need to go and look presentable- conferences, story time at your library; the second look is mommy on the go- run errands, get groceries; and the last look is date night or girl’s night out.   I love the booties with the top.  It’s a little bit romantic and a little bit rock and roll.

Embrace the pink.  Pink is powerful!

Spring Trends 2014- Pink Jeans

 

Spring Trends 2014- Pink Jeans by stylefromthesticks featuring a white button shirt

Strapless top
bodycentral.com

H M white button shirt
$25 – hm.com

Stretchy jeans
nastygal.com

Tinsel skinny fit jeans
lordandtaylor.com

Laced up shoes
modcloth.com

H&M mid heel boots
$50 – hm.com

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