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Fall Style Must Haves

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Fall Style Must Haves

Fall is fast approaching and I have my list of Fall Style Must Haves to share. As a busy mom, I need a wardrobe that is affordable, comfortable and functional and that is exactly what is on my must have list.

I am at that point in my life (motherhood) that I look for clothing that is multi-functional. I rarely buy what is in at the moment and lean towards pieces I know  I will wear over and over again. Look for clothes that fit you well and make you feel comfortable. Add a bit of glam with a statement piece of jewelry just to help you feel a bit more dressed up. Every piece of clothing that I am wearing today are fall basics and I will be wearing all of these throughout the fall.

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  1. Black, ripped jeans. Shown Hollister Shredded Skinny Jeans. 
  2. Comfortable booties. Shown Daisy Fuentes Waverly Bootie. 
  3. Utility jacket. Shown  Bar lll Field Jacket. 
  4. Mom shirt. Shown Y’all Gonna Make Me Lose My Mind. 
  5. Statement necklace. Shown Stella & Dot Sutton Necklace. 
  6. Messenger bag. Shown Kate Spade Daniel Drive Tressa Crossbody Handbag.
  7. Sunglasses. Shown Loft. 

More Fall Style Must Haves

  1. Black leggings. Love Loft Lou and Grey Ponte Leggings. 
  2. Plain white t-shirt like this Hollister Must Have Easy T-Shirt (sold in various colors).
  3. Oversized cold shoulder sweater. Options shown below.
  4. All black Van shoes or Converse like these Vans Core Classics. 
  5. Bohemian style top. Love Stella & Dot Lela Tunic Top.  See more about the Lela Tunic HERE.

Stella & Dot Introduces Tops

Stella & Dot Tops

Stella & Dot Introduces Tops

Stella & Dot Introduces Tops! Yes, I am serious. While tunics have been available for awhile now, there is an entire line of stylish tops.

I am wearing the Lela Tunic in an xs today. I especially love the embroidering in a navy color and how much it pops off the white. The top is lined so need to wear anything under and has a side zipper.

I would say that this top is true to size, maybe a touch on the larger size. This does have a bohemian feel so a bit loose works with the look. The fabric is polyester, which typically I stay away from. However, the top still feels nice and is flowy.

The only negative I have for this top is that it wrinkled easily and I am terrible with clothes that wrinkle. I like basic laundry instructions and easy care so delicates make me pout a bit and end up hanging out in the laundry basket for months before being washed.

All-around. Cute top that is stylish and comfortable. I love the look and that I can wear it with my favorite jeans very casually or dress it up for a date night. I will be buying more Stella & Dot tops in the future!

Get the whole look!

Top : Stella & Dot Lela Tunic

Arm party : Melody | Gold Knot Cuff | Pave Disc Cuff | Renegade Cluster

Other jewelry : Asher Earrings | Wishing Necklace | Rebel Pendant 

Jeans : Lucky Brand flare (similar, mine are an older style)

Shoes : Lucky Brand Shayna Booties

Glasses : Loft Slim Round Sunglasses

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How to Style a Denim Vest

How to Style a Denim Vest

How to Style a Denim Vest

How to Style a Denim Vest

I’m all about the mom style infusing comfy with trends. I love the versatility of a simple denim vest.

How to Style a Denim Vest

Start with a simple bottom and plain top. A black maxi skirt or leggings are shown with a plain white t shirt or a striped t. All playground friendly wear that you can move in and chase after the kids or swing on the playset. I think that is important as a mom, to be able to be active with your children. I am not one of those moms that takes the kids to the park and sits on a bench. I am right in there going down slides and being involved so my clothes have to accommodate this.

How to Style a Denim Vest

When you have simple clothing pieces on, think of accessories as being the star of the outfit and what brings everything together. You don’t want to look like you rolled out of bed and threw on some leggings and a t shirt. Although, my hair today surely says that. Accessories will help taking a blah outfit and turn into a trendy look.

For my maxi skirt look, I have on Stella & Dot. The Renegade bracelet, Knot Cuff and Quill Drop earrings all in gold.

For my leggings look, I have on Stella & Dot once again. The Sutton Necklace in silver is a great statement piece for almost any outfit.

How to Style a Denim Vest

Now, for the shoes. before children, I wore a lot of high heels and chose style over comfort. There is no running around in heels however, so look for shoes that are versatile. I live in Tom’s and Keds these days. Ballet flats are always a good choice too.

My mini has on black leggings, Carters denim vest, Carters pink shoes and a Hello kitty t shirt. How cute is this denim vest she has on? This is last years style from Carter’s but found this Children’s Place vest that is pretty cute here.

How to Style a Denim Vest

Moms wear a whole lot of leggings. How do you find a pair that is right for you?  I like my leggings to have a little bit of structure with a thicker fabric so no imperfections show through. Loft has some of my favorite leggings during the fall and winter and I try to stock up for the year when they go on sale.  Always, always, always cover your butt when wearing leggings. Make sure your top is long enough to drape over your hips and cover the bum. I repeat, cover your bum. I love wearing my leggings as much as the next mom but they are not pants so don’t style them like they are.

How to Style a Denim VestI picked this denim vest up at Kohl’s for around $25. There are so many options for denim vests in all price ranges. Some are really torn, some light, dark, cropped, long. Pick one that goes with your style and with items you already own. I recommend purchasing one that is simple and fits snuggly around your curves.

How to Style a Denim Vest

How will you style your denim vest as an on-the-go mommy?

How to Style a Denim Vest

Cold Shoulder Spring Trend

Cold Shoulder Spring Trend

Spring is here!

Okay. Well, Spring is trying here in Cincinnati. We are at that odd snow one day followed by 70 degrees the next day and snow again right after crazy weather pattern. When I get up in the morning I don’t know if I’m wearing flip flops or snow boots.

The cold shoulder sweaters and tops appeared last year and are in full swing again for Spring and I love it.

 

Cold Shoulder Spring Trend

 

When shopping this trend, look for tops that aren’t too revealing. You don’t want a low cut front or back. Let the peak of your shoulders be the main focus.  The top I found here in the photos was actually a TJMaxx find and only cost me $14.99. Winning! I also have a few more cold shoulder pieces I love, one that I just picked up from the Loft. Like this top here, they are all appropriate enough for casual wear or for an office work environment. As a mom, that is what I look for in clothes. Versatility, affordability, casual but still on trend.

In the image above, I have on my favorite Lucky Brand black flats that are great for work, taking the kids to the park and match half my closet. Love these shoes. I brought in just two accessories. One being my signature Engravable Disc Necklace in Rose from Stella & Dot. The other a floppy hat just for fun. Plus my curls are day 2 post wash so a hat seemed like a great idea. Since the top is slightly flowy, I threw on skinny jeans to balance the wider top.

 

Cold Shoulder Spring Trend

 

Jen from JCS Modern Day Photography here in Cincinnati was kind enough to go out to the railroad tracks and take some fun photos of myself and we squeezed in some great family photos. Although the children weren’t having it at all. One cried the whole time and the other was acting like getting his pictures taken was just pure torture.  Motherhood.

 

Cold Shoulder Spring Trend

Take the look from daytime running errands with the kids to date night with the husband by switching out the shoes. Throw on some black wedges and you are ready. No need to change accessories or anything else.

 

Are you rocking the cold shoulder trend yet? Which top is your style? I’m really loving the floral flowy look right now.

Cold Shoulder Spring Trend

 

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