Here is my Christmas Eve headed to church look. I say this often, but I will say it again, if you have nice clothes in your closet waiting to be worn…what are you waiting for Christmas?
Break out your finery for the holiday. Your closet shouldn’t be the only one that gets to see them.
Holiday Looks- Tulle Skirt by stylefromthesticks featuring black d orsay pumps
Pure Collection wool cashmere sweater
$85 – johnlewis.com
WithChic fur collar coat
$67 – withchic.com
Topshop high waisted tutu
$48 – topshop.com
Imagine by Vince Camuto black d orsay pumps
Marc Jacobs pin jewelry
$26 – saksfifthavenue.com
Felony Case tech accessory
Boohoo braided waist belt
“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 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:
Sorry for the delay! I thought I had already gotten this post out but I guess not. Here’s my last fall fashion- Victorian/steampunk.
I’m not talking wearing corsets and fingergloves, but some touches of the steampunk/Victorian look into your wardrobe. It seems this style comes and goes about every ten years. A few sure-fire additions are: a small pleated skirt and any feminine lace up boot.
I’m also into greys and navys this year. Do your closet a favor and buy more of these neutrals this season. Give the creams and blacks a rest.
And there are my five fall fashion looks. I hope you found at least one look that you’re thinking about incorporating into your closet this fall!
What’s the surest way to having a wardrobe that gives you a big old yawn? Having no prints in your closet. Yes, solids are staples and put the focus on you. But let’s spice things up a bit. I challenge you to buy three new pieces this fall that all have prints. I bet they become your favorites!
This outfit features a tribal print. I’m mixing a little bit of Native American/Boho and Indian style here. What does that get me? Gypsy. I’m pretty sure there are no rules for what qualifies in this genre but don’t forget the western influence. Think of it like modern country, ya, just like your house.
I styled this outfit with my new hat, the Panama, a sun catcher necklace and a tasseled bootie. If you don’t have a neutral bootie, I’m not sure what you’re waiting for.
However you style your gypsy gear, it should set you free. 🙂
I received the following question-
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.
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!
I write this post with hesitancy. I’m afraid that some of you will take this as a free pass to live in activewear. I understand the allure of yoga pants and leggings, tshirts and tennis shoes. But unless you are headed to or from the gym, or are taking the kids for a sporty outing, living in athletic gear is just another example of the sloppiness of our society.
We have gone from Donna Reed raising kids and vacuuming in a dress and heels to pajamas in the pickup line at school. If you’re a mom, I completely understand the need to feel comfortable. I’m not asking that we all become Donna Reed. But can we have a little self respect?
I have days that I’m throwing something on to just cover my body and get out the door. It happens. I will try not to add to the judgment that we mothers face. But I know this, when I feel best about me, it isn’t those mornings. I want you to feel good about what you have on and feel good about yourself!
Okay, that said. Some of these looks are fun. HERE IS THE KEY. You cannot wear these looks like you would to the actual gym. For example, in the outfit below, you will not find tennis shoes and a headband with ponytail. If you have some really snazzy sporty wedges or a cute basketball jersey, don’t wear them with head to toe sporty looks.
Also, consider who is wearing the legging look. Mostly under 30 year olds. Can you pull off the legging look? That’s your call. But it isn’t something I would want my mother to be sporting. Unless, of course, she was headed to the gym.