Work Wear Wednesday 11.18.17: Buffalo Plaid

Outfit Details || Dress: c/o Shein || Scarf: Similar || Leggings: Loft || Boots: Amazon || Earrings:  Kendra Scott ||

 

This holiday season I seem to be drawn to red and green!  I have looked back at my Instagram feed over the last few weeks, and it is all I have worn!  I think this is the first holiday season I have worn these colors as much as I have!  In keeping with my red theme I decided to see if I could style this buffalo plaid dress from Shein for work.  Nothing says Christmas more as buffalo plaid!

 

Disclaimer:  This post was done in collaboration with Shein and contain affiliate links.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

I absolutely fell in love with this dress when I received it from Shein.  The fabric is thicker which is perfect for our cold winter.  The quality of this dress is really well done, and the fit is perfect.  For reference I got a medium in this dress.

 

To mix up the look of this dress I decided to try some pattern mixing.  I could have gone with my normal mix of leopard and buffalo plaid, but I decided to try mixing two different plaids.  I liked how the larger window pane pattern mixed with the smaller buffalo plaid.  What made this work was the difference size of patterns and colors.  The black tied the whole look together, but the white helped make it stand out.  I cut this scarf in half to make sure that it did not feel so overwhelming.  You can read here how I cut my blanket scarves.

To finish off this look, I wanted to wear these fun boots by Same Edelman that I got last year.  I love the fun pattern on the back along with the studded design.  It helps create an edge to any look, plus they always get me so many compliments!  I have also received a few snide remarks if they are used as a weapon.

I definitely want to try this dress again with leopard pieces since it is such an easy way to pattern mix.  How would you wear this dress?

 

Christmas Bucket List and Simple Holiday Style

Outfit Details || Coat: c/o Shein || Necklace: Similar || Top: Similar || Boots: Similar || Pants:  Similar || 

 

This past fall, I was at a friend’s house for a get together.  I noticed she had made a fall bucket list with her boys, and there were so many fun things listed.  I loved the idea of listing out what we wanted to do so we didn’t forget them!  Yesterday, I sat down with the boys and asked them what they wanted to make sure to do during the Christmas Season.  Here is their list:

  1.  Make Christmas Cookies
  2. Build a Snowman
  3. Go see the Christmas Lights at the Zoo
  4. Have a sleepover
  5. Go see a movie
  6. Christmas Shopping for the other brother

Our list is nothing special, but I want to make sure that the boys get to do all of these things.  Today, we made Christmas cookies so we can now mark this one-off of our list.  What is on your Christmas Bucket list?

 

 

 

I’ve been on a huge holiday kick lately when it comes to my outfits.  I think I am drawn more this year than any other year to red and green.  I have been trying to find new ways to bring these colors into my daily looks.  I got this grided coat from Shein and I couldn’t wait to style it.

 

The quality of this coat is really nice.  I really like the weight of the fabric.  It is perfect for layering and worn all day long on a cold winter day.  It would also work well as coat in the cooler spring and fall months.  This coat fits tts, for reference I got a medium.

 

 

I wanted to go for a monochromatic pattern mixing since it is such an easy way to mix prints. I decided to go with a pop of color with my pants for a bolder look.  I also liked that the red brought in a holiday vibe that wasn’t over the top.  To finish off this look I decided to add gold accessories and a belt.  I love how the belt helps define my waist and gives it some structure.

Disclaimer:  This post was done with Shein.  It also contains affiliate links.

 

Fall Colors

Outfit Details|| Cardigan: c/o Shein || Dress: Boutique Elise || Boots: Old Navy || Necklace: c/o Shopsarahndipity || Pendent: Kendra Scott || Bracelets: c/o Centered Jewelry ||

 

I absolutely love fall fashion!  I love the layering, scarves, and boots.  Most of all though, I LOVE the rich fall colors.  They are so vibrant, and you can mix and match pretty much all of them.  The colors in this look are no exception.  If I would have to choose a favorite fall color it would be hard to come up with one, but I would have to say mustard yellow and burgundy are by far my top two.  I have so many variations of these two colors.

 

 

I was drawn to this cardigan from Shein for multiple reasons.  The first is of course the color!  Secondly, I am a sucker for anything this season that is chunky knits.  This cardigan from Shein lists its sizing is one size fit all.  As much as I loved this sweater though, it is not a one size.  If I was putting a size to this it would be a small or medium.

What is your favorite part about fall fashion?

 

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Plaid, Florals, and Ruffles…Oh My!

 

Outfit Details || Top: c/o Shein
|| Jeans:Loft || Shoes:Michael Kors || Necklace: c/oSarahndipity Jewelry || Bracelets: c/oCentered Jewelry || 

Current Happenings

Life this fall has been crazier than ever!  As you know, we just returned from a family vacation to Disney.  It was nice getting away.  Life though like I said has been crazy!  Things at work have been extremely busy.  We have a handful of new teachers that are keeping me busy.  I love the fact that I am able to help so many people in my position.  The boys have been playing soccer and the season is coming to a close.  Next weekend is tournament which is always a fun day.  I am hoping for good weather.  This week we are overlapping soccer and basketball which should be interesting!  We have also been car shopping in between all of the craziness.  I am looking forward to ending that process soon!

Our weather in Indiana has taken a drastic turn.  Our warmer days have turned extremely cool and rainy.  I love the cooler temps, but I could do without the rain.  I love the fact that I am able to pull out my fall clothes though.  I think this is my favorite season when it comes to clothes!  There is nothing better than layers in my opinion.

 

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Disclaimer:  This post was done in collaboration with Shein and contains affiliate links.

 

The Outfit 

This look brings in so many of my favorite styles that it makes me happy!  Is there anything better than plaid, florals, and ruffled sleeves?  This top from Shein had so many of my favorite styles that I couldn’t wait to give it a try.  When wearing a boxier top I like to pair it with a slimmer silhouette on the bottom.  These jeans from Loft are some of the best!  If you are a curvier gal like myself you need to try these!  They are absolutely the best fit, and I love how they hit right at the end of my leg.

 

When I received this top I was really excited about the quality.  I ordered a size large, but I could have gone with my normal size medium.  The material is a little heavier which is perfect for perfect fall days.  The embroidery is really well done too!  As for wrinkles, it was super easy to remove.  The best part was that new ones were not added throughout the day.  These pictures were taken after a day of working!  This top also comes in a basic white and blue stripes if plaid isn’t for you!

 

Since there was so much going on with this top I decided to keep my accessories simple.  This pendent necklace from Shop Sarahndipity is simple enough that it helped enhance this top verses making the look to busy.  When looking for accessories for patterned tops simpler is always better.

To keep with the easy and simple look I added my favorite bracelet stack from Centered Jewelry. This is a local company that designs the best bracelets.  There are so many gorgeous stacks that you can create by just a few pieces.  If you are local and looking to see pieces in person head to Outer Grace Boutique or Lane 201!  If you aren’t local you can also find her on Etsy.  I wear these bracelets at least once a week, because I love them so much.

 

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!

 

Disclaimer:  This post was done in collaboration with Shein.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.