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!
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.
Disclaimer: This post was done in collaboration with Outer Grace Boutique. It also contains affiliate links.
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.
Summer is in full swing here in our household! I feel like we have been running nonstop since April. Between baseball for both of our boys, and soccer for one of them we are running ragged! Once a month hubby and I try to get a night out with just the two of us. It doesn’t always happen especially in the height of sport’s season. With the end of baseball we are planning a date night for just the two of us. When we go out we love to have a nice dinner at one of our favorite restaurants. I normally indulge on these nights since they are few and far between.
Since I know our date night is on the horizon, I have begun to outfit plan. For date nights, I like something special that I feel confident and sexy in, without being over the top! Summer is a perfect time to show a little skin yet remain modest. This high neck top is in one of my favorite color palettes. I am not sure why, but I am always drawn to neutrals.
I am also drawn to golds and leopard print when I go neutral with my colors. I love the way that they casually accent one another. These Marlana sandals by Koolaburra from UGG were the perfect pairing! I love the slight wedge that helps elongate my legs, but aren’t too high that I will be uncomfortable by the end of the night.
Before collaborating with Koolaburra, I never realized that UGG made anything other than boots. I was not disappointed by the choices on their site! Koolaburra has everything from boots, sandals, sneakers, even slippers! These Marlana beauties are extremely comfortable! They have a padded insoles that makes these sandals perfect for all day wear not just for a night out! The zip up back make it very easy to slip them on and go! What is your go to look for date nights?
I was super excited to go out to dinner last weekend for my birthday! I always struggle through with what to wear when going out. I wanted to wear something special that is not my everyday. Let’s face it girls, we want our men to notice how fabulous we look! I was at a loss on what to wear until I saw this gorgeous off the shoulder top from Lane201.
I’ve been obsessed with bell sleeves lately and the fact that this top had them had me swooning! The flowiness of this top was feminine and a touch on the provocative side that was perfect for a night out. I added simple jewelry so the top was showcased. When hubby noticed my outfit I knew I had chosen well! This one definitely caught his eye! These sassy sunglasses from Vera Bradley helped me feel even more put together.
These Steve Madden boots are one of my favorite pairs! They are extremely comfortable and go with just about anything! They were one of the best gifts I received this Christmas! What is your go to look for date night?
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I am teaming up today with Tiff from Bright on a Budget to bring you New Year’s Eve outfit inspiration! You can check out her look here! My New Year’s Eve is normally pretty tame and boring. Last year, we didn’t even make it to midnight. Most of our New Year’s Eves are spent at home or hanging out at a friend’s house. Since we are normally pretty laid back, I wanted to style an outfit that was casual yet comfortable. I decided to take one outfit and make it casual and a little more dressy.
This first look is perfectly casual and comfortable all rolled into one! For both looks I kept the main pieces the same, but changed out shoes and accessories. I started with my favorite skinny jeans and added this lace sleeved top from Lane201. Then to make the look a little more pulled together look I added my fur vest from Loft (currently 50%).
In this first look, I decided to keep the accessories minimal and to keep the shoes comfortable. Most of our time when we gather is spent in the kitchen standing around the island. If I am going to be spending long periods of time standing flats are a must! I love these over the knee boots from Nordstrom. They are extremely comfortable and are currently 40% off!
Not much changed in the second look. I switched out my accessories for bolder pieces. I wanted to add bigger earrings to make more of a statement. I normally would have added a little sparkle, but I decided to step outside of the box with this choker from Etikka. I love the simple elegance that it added to this look.
To dress up this look even more I added my favorite pair of Clark’s booties! If I have to wear heels they must be comfortable! These are my go to heels when trying to dress up a look, but still remain comfortable. This year, I am not sure if I will be wearing this look or if I will be staying home in my pjs. What will you be doing for New Year’s Eve and what will you be wearing?
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Tulle skirts are a fun way to introduce a whimsical look into your wardrobe. They are the perfect piece for a special evening or event! They can be worn during every season and are classic. Tulle skirts can also be styled to fit your personal style! Ever want to try a tulle skirt, but wasn’t sure how to style? Here are three ways that I styled this grey tulle skirt from StyleWe!
This first look was inspired by many hours of watching Downton Abby while sick last week. I love all the furs, hats, and feminine looks that are worn! This would be perfect for a Holiday gathering or Christmas Eve Service. I love all the feminine touches that this outfit has! What is better than tulle, leopard, and fur? If the fur is too much, then add touches of burgundy to give your look a festive feel.
This next look is a lot more casual. I wanted to style this skirt in a way that would help keep me warm with our Indiana winter. I paired the tulle skirt with this chunky plaid sweater for warmth and a more relaxed feel. I love the look that the plaid adds to a rather monotone look. It gives a little dimension while keeping the look cohesive.
This last look is probably my favorite of the three! There is a simple elegance about this that makes me want to wear it over and over! The black turtleneck with a little bit of sparkle brings an Audrey Hepburn feel! During the holidays you can’t go wrong with tulle and sparkle! How would you style a tulle skirt?
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