August 2017 archive

OUTFIT SNAPSHOTS

Happy Thursday! I feel like I have been so busy prepping looks for Fashion Week that I have neglected this series since last week but I have a new round up today! A fun mix of styles; most everyday looks perfect for daytime, mom time and casual time. Here we go with Outfit Snapshots!

Monday- I went to the city for my micro blading touch up appointment with Chelsea from Brow Authority. I cannot WAIT to show you the results and give you the whole scoop on the process! This thermal is so so so good. It is butter soft. I am wearing a Small for an oversized look.

Processed with VSCO with a6 presetThermal Tee // Cutoffs // Studded Belt // Stan Smith Sneakers // Sunglasses

Tuesday- this is a typical. These leggings are worn weekly and I have been loving this muscle tee to throw on with them!

IMG_5450Zella leggings // Adidas muscle tee // Sneakers // Denim jacket // Sunglasses

Wednesday- errand outfit!

IMG_5449Seamless bodysuit (similar) // Boyfriend jeans (also love these) // Allbirds sneakers (amazing) // Sunnies

Thursday- I wore this tee this past Monday as well when we took the kids to the boardwalk. II love the choker tee stye to amp up a basic. This one JUST sold out and I am sad about it because.I wanted to share it! I just got it last week!

Processed with VSCO with a6 presetStriped choker tee (JUST sold, get the look with this one) // Levis // Sunglasses

Friday- casual for some BBQ! This romper is old but I found a similar one to achieve this look.

Processed with VSCO with a6 presetSimilar romper // Military jacket (here and here) // Sunglasses

This outfit I wore the week prior (when I skipped this post, sorry) so I wanted to share it here because the jacket is THE BEST EVER!!!

Processed with VSCO with a6 presetLeather moto // Romper // Sunglasses

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Thanks so much for reading these posts! They are one of my favorites to write!

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MAKING A ROMPER CASUAL

I like pieces that can be versatile, and pieces that can be worn dressed up or down. There are of course, things that are meant to only be worn out to dinner and drinks and articles of clothing that are meant to be worn to the playground with the kids. But, whoever said sneakers are chic is my best friend because swapping out a pair of heels for a pair of sneakers instantly transforms that item and makes it casual. That is what I did here by making a romper casual instead of dressing it up.

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I chose this romper for a few reasons. I knew I wanted to wear it mostly during the day so I liked that the neckline wasn’t too plunging. That is a dead giveaway for a piece that should only be worn at night. I also knew I wanted the length to be modest and a lot of rompers are way too short. I actually sized up to a medium here so the length would be more appropriate. There is NO WAY I can wear it without a belt as it is too big.

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Typically I HATE self tie belts. (The belt that matches the fabric). But I liked it in this case. It kept the styling minimal and simple and not too showy. If I was to wear this at night I would pair it with this amazing studded belt and these heels.  I met my blogger gal pal Sylvia in the city with our kids and we planned a day to shoot some photos, grab a glass of wine at the Refinery Rooftop and later we had an event for Nuna USA! We had a really fun day, despite the rain we ran into for a little. I knew I needed comfort for a day navigating NYC with two kids and double stroller so I threw on my classic Adidas Stan Smith sneakers and this outfit was complete. (Along with a draped moto jacket for that extra edge- of course.)

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I am headed back into the city to finish my microblading with Chelsea from The Brow Authority today and I am so so so excited! I will be writing up a full post once round 2 is healed and am looking forward to sharing my experience!

As aways, thank you so much for reading!

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FOREVER 21 HAUL

I used to shop at Forever 21 DAILY. Literally. I worked in midtown right smack in between the Forever 21 in Herald Square and the one in Times Square. I would frequent one or the other on every free lunch break I got and come back to the office and show the girls what I found that day. They told me I had a way of digging through the countless racks of merchandise and finding that diamond in the rough. I was proud of that! Somewhere along the way I stopped shopping there but they now have clothes that fit Blaire so I found myself scouring again. I FOUND SOME DIAMONDS. And I am sharing my finds with you below!

What I am loving at Forever 21

Off to hang by the pool! Have a great weekend!

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