Last Minute Outfit Inspiration

This morning, I woke up early and couldn’t fall back asleep.  Since the rest of the family is still sound asleep, I decided to write a last-minute post.  The last few weeks I have been bringing in holiday style into my daily looks.  I have loved playing with the colors red and green!  Here are a few of my looks over the last few weeks.  If you are looking for some outfit inspiration for the next few days hopefully you can find some here!  There are may different looks from casual to dressy.  Most of our gatherings are casual so I will be leaning more towards those looks.  It is always fun though to dress up a casual look with a little bling!  What will you be wearing for your holiday gatherings?

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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Cardigan: c/o Outer Grace Boutique

 

 

 

 

Necklace: c/o Scarlet of Eden

 

 

 

 

Cardigan: c/o Outer Grace Boutique

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Work Wear Wednesday 12.13.17: Winter Florals

Outfit Details || Dress: c/o Outer Grace Boutique || Cardigan: c/o Outer Grace Boutique || Boots: Similar || Necklace: c/o Sugar Fix || Earrings: Kendra Scott

 

Anyone else surprised by how much they love florals?  Up until the last year or so I was never a huge fan of florals.  Once though I found ones I liked there was no turning back.  I have florals for summer, spring, and fall.  When I saw this dress from Outer Grace Boutique I fell in love with the winter colors that this dress offered.  The print is gorgeous and not over powering.  My favorite part about this dress is the pockets!  Any dress or skirt that has pockets I have a hard time resisting.

 

 

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As with most dresses that I wear I added a long cardigan.  This one is from Outer Grace too.  They have the best selection of cardigans of all lengths, colors, and patterns.  This one is a high low style that is a gorgeous burgundy color.  I love these cardigans so much I have one in mustard yellow and red also.  You can see how I styled them on Instagram!

 

 

For work I tend to gravitative towards dresses and leggings.  They are so comfortable and still look great.  I find dresses even more comfortable than jeans.  I know some people absolutely love jeans and would rather wear them than anything else.  Ever since we have been able to only wear jeans with spirit wear at work I find myself only wearing jeans on the weekends.  A lot of times on Fridays I find myself dressing up instead of dressing down.  Does anyone else feel this way?

 

Work Wear Wednesday 12.6.17: The LBD

Outfit Details || Dress: c/o Outer Grace Boutique || Scarf: Similar || Boots: Amazon || belt: Similar || Bracelets:  c/o Keira Nicole Jewelry ||

 

The little black dress is a staple in every women’s closet.  I love ones that can be dressed up or dressed down depending on the occasion.  When I found this dress from Outer Grace Boutique I knew that I had to add it to my closet.  What drew me to this dress was the sleeves and overall fit.

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After seeing my sweet friend last week in her little back dress with cognac accessories I wanted to do the same!  There is something about black and cognac that is so classic.  I love how timeless that the combination can be.  To make this dress work appropriate I decided to add a pair of ankle booties and bow belt.  To finish off this look I decided to add my leopard scarf and some bangle bracelets.

 

For an evening out or for a Christmas party I would keep this look simple by adding a pair of heels.  For a black dress I love to pair black, red, or leopard heels.  The red and leopard are a perfect pop if that is what you are going for.  To finish off this dress I would add a statement necklace.  For a night out simpler is usually better!  How do you like to style your little black dresses?

 

 

An Evening of Fashion

 

A  few weeks ago, I had an opportunity to model for Outer Grace Boutique.  Two EE’s Winery was having a Little Black Dress Event showcasing various local boutiques. If you are local, you need to check out this even next year!  It was so much fun seeing everyone show up in their fanciest black dresses.  So many women were dressed to the nines and looked absolutely amazing!

Outfit Details: Kimono: c/o Outer Grace Boutique || Kimono: c/o Outer Grace Boutique || Necklace: c/o Sugar Fix || Shoes: Clarks || Clutch: c/o Simply 9 Designs ||

 

I was able to choose my look for the evening, and I wanted to play with patterns.  As you all know that I love mixing patterns, and I wanted to showcase this during the evening.  I found this perfect striped top that when I pulled down the sleeves have thumb holes.  I knew this piece would be worn a ton layered with other pieces.  It was perfectly layered with this black floral kimono.  I loved the darker colors for winter and fall! I grabbed my leopard clutch from Simply 9 Designs to finish of this look.

 

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To be honest, I was super nervous to participate in this event.  I didn’t want to be the older mom that was trying to be trendy.  Once I got to the event though, and met the other girls I was instantly at ease.  The entire evening was so much fun!  I got to meet some new ladies and step outside of my comfort zone.  At the end of the night, I was proud of myself for trying something new!  I have to thank Sarah from Outer Grace for the opportunity.  Sarah is one of the sweetest people I have met and I am so happy that I get to help support her boutique.

 

 

 

 

Double Hoodie, Double the Cuteness

Outfit Details || Top: c/o Outer Grace Boutique
|| Hat: Lane 201 (old) || Jeans:Loft || Shoes:Nike ||We all have those days where we want to dress casually, but still want to love what we wear.  On the weekends, I tend to dress a lot more casual than I do during the week.  Both of my boys are involved in various sports, and I spend a lot of time running them from one activity to the next.  We just finished the soccer season, and now we are moving to basketball.  To say comfort is key is an understatement.

 

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One of my favorite things to through on while lounging at home is hooded sweatshirts.  Many of mine though are not cute enough for me to feel put together.  This double hooded sweatshirt on the other hand is double the cuteness!  I love the rich burgundy color that is perfect for fall and into winter.  The grey lining of the sweatshirt brings in pattern mixing subtly for those who are weary of too many patterns.

 

This outfit I wore out trick or treating with my boys last week.  It was cold here in Indiana so layers were a must!  I think the key to making a casual outfit look put together is  by making sure your hair is done and adding a few accessories.  Whether you curl your hair or throw it up in a messy bun both looks can create an overall affect of put togetherness.  Since it was chilly I decided to add a cute hat.  How do you dress casual, but still feel cute?