Polka Dots and Crop Tops

 

Outfit Details || Top: c/o Shein || Skirt: c/o Shein || Sunglasses: Loft || Necklace: Kendra Scott || Earrings: c/o AJMDesignsbyandrea ||

 

One of my favorite patterns is polka dots and I cannot seem to get enough of them!  When I saw this adorable crop top from Shein I knew it was perfect for summer and to transition into fall.  It was also the perfect top to attempt to make crop tops appropriate for a 36-year-old mother! I decided to pair it with a high-waisted maxi skirt.  I have found when wearing this top that high-waisted items make it more comfortable for me to wear.  Do you wear crop tops?  If so how do you wear them?  I would love some more ideas on how to style this adorable top!

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Femininity and Masculinity

Outfit Details || Top: c/o Shein || Pants: Loft || Sandals: Old || Hat: Target || Bracelets: c/o Centered Jewelry || Sunglasses: Loft ||

 

For a long time I resisted adding camo to my closet.  I wasn’t sure if the pattern was something I would feel comfortable in.  I tend to like more feminine and girly pieces.  To take a leap I added a camo top to my closet last year and I was surprised at how much I liked it!  I found that I loved wearing it with layers for fall.  Since I liked my top so much I have been debating adding a pair of camo pants and jacket to my closet.

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When Loft came out with these camo pants I knew I had to add them to my closet!  Loft is my go to for pants especially the Julie Fit.  They are made for a more curvy body style, and I find that they fit so well!  I do not have the normal gap at the waste band that I have in other pants.    Since I have gotten these I have been also debating the jacket.

 

I received these pants right about the same time that I received this top from Shein.  I decided that I wanted to mix some felinity with the masculinity feel of these pants.  This entire look makes me happy!  I felt super feminine and put together!  I love the cold shoulder top and the flowiness that is very feminine.  The contrast between the two help make this look fit my style.

 

 

To help pull this look together I added some simple accessories.  Since I wore this look to run errands with my kids I kept all the pieces delicate.  I wanted to make sure the outfit stood out not the accessories.  I look forward to styling these camo pants more into the fall!  How do you wear yours?

 

 

Tropical vs. Fruit Print

Tropical and fruit prints are all over right now!  Everywhere I look I find something new that has one of these two prints on them.  I love that they come in bright and fun colors that scream summer!  Need inspiration for summer fun? SheIn knows and is offering a summer contest.  You can register for it here.  In the meantime if you can’t wait to see if you have won you can check out some of my favorites!

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Pool Day

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Outfit Details || Dress: c/o Shein || Sandals: Old Navy || Tote: c/o Vera Bradley || Sunglasses: c/o Vera Bradley || Hat: Target ||

 

In the summer, we spend a ton of our spare time at the pool.  We are very lucky that my parents have one and only live two houses away.  Every now and again we take a trip to our local pool so the kids can play on the slides and diving boards.  It never fails they are always quite a few friends there also!

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I have a few pool day essentials that are a must!  One being a cover up.  I tend to buy dresses and use them for dual purposes.  This dress from Shein also acts as an adorable cover up!  I love the tie in the back along with the embroidery details on the front and hem.  I like for my cover ups to be able to be worn in public while running errands, not just at the pool! This one covers my swimsuit perfectly, and is long enough to cover all the important parts.

 

 

I also love wearing hats at the pool.  As I have gotten older, I have become more concerned with sun damage.  I like to wear a hat to help shade my face from the sun.  I also use an SPF 50 sunscreen.  Another essential for me as many of you know is sunglasses!  I have to make sure I am wearing some anytime I leave the house.  Any kind of bright sunlight hurts my eyes.  To help keep them protected these adorable Vera Bradley glasses are the perfect pair!

 

 

My last pool accessory is a cute swim bag.  This straw tote from Vera Bradley is the best!  The print is adorable, and the size is perfect.  It holds towels, sunscreen, and of course snacks perfectly.  It isn’t a pool day without these essentials.  What are your poolside essentials?

 

 

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All Buttoned Up

We are a week into summer break, and I am loving every moment!  I have been catching up on housework and decluttering! It hasn’t been all work though.  On Monday, we went to the zoo with our cousins.  It was our first trip of the year!  We are very blessed to have an amazing children’s zoo.  It is always fun to go and see what changes have been made since the previous year.

Outfit Details || Top: Shein || Shorts: Loft || Shoes: Converse || Bag: c/o Vera Bradley || Necklace: Kate Spade || Sunglasses: c/o Vera Bradley || Earrings: c/o Sugar Fix ||

One of my favorite summer time looks is a crisp button up with a pair of distressed denim shorts.  I was excited that the weather was going to be a bit cooler so I could wear this perfect button up from Shein.  When I ordered this top I sized up to a large so I could wear it with leggings or skinny jeans.  The top hits me mid-thigh when it is untucked.  You can see how I styled it with colored jeans here.

For me clothes have to be comfortable.  I know, I know I sound like a broken record.  I learned long ago, if what I am wearing is uncomfortable I am less productive.  This probably sounds odd I know, but uncomfortable shoe makes me want to sit.  While tight clothes make me self-conscious.  These Chucks were an easy choice for a trip to the zoo.  My boys practically run through the zoo, and this momma has to keep up!

 

When out with the boys, I like to make sure I have both hands free.  Hubby and I always said two was perfect for man-on-man defense.  Also, when I am out alone with them I have one hand for each.  As they have gotten older this has gotten to be less of an issue.  I still love bags that I don’t have to fuss with.  This Big Sky Backpack from Vera Bradley has become my go to mommy bag!  It holds plenty of snacks, and of course all of my necessities!

 

In the summer, I like to keep my accessories simple.  I like delicate pieces that can be worn alone or layered.  I have become obsessed with Sugar Fix earrings!  They make a statement, but are still simple enough to wear everyday!  My Vera Bradley sunglasses are a constant accessory.  I don’t leave the house without them!  How do you like to accessorize in the summer?

 

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