Once Halloween hits time seems to go into warp speed. It is crazy to think that we are only two weeks away from Thanksgiving! I absolutely love the holidays and gathering with friends and family. I look forward to Thanksgiving every year, because it is the beginning of the Holiday shopping. On Thanksgiving, after we eat dinner, we gather around the table with our black Friday ads. Everyone is making lists and plotting out the next day’s course. We do not go out on Thanksgiving, but get up before dawn to shop on Friday.
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Of course with the Holidays comes Holiday Looks! I already have this year’s thanksgiving look picked out. Since our Thanksgiving is usually casual I tend to go towards looks that are comfy. They need to make it through multiple meals and stops. This Floral Dress from Couture Cottage was an easy choice for this year’s look! This dress is flowy and definitely forgiving with all the deserts I plan to consume! This one can definitely be paired with leggings or denim depending on your mood. I love this floppy hat, but find that I feel a bit awkward wearing it out and about. My family expects me to be a tad over the top so I don’t feel overdressed wearing it around them.
I had such a hard time choosing just one thing from Couture Cottage. I also ended up picking up this dress too. If you are local they are located at Jefferson Pointe. If you aren’t local you are in luck! Just follow them on Instagram and comment sold, and fill out the Social Shop form on their site to get items shipped to you.
In looking towards Christmas and New Year’s Eve I have already began outfit planning. I have a few pieces that I have ordered and cannot wait to style! What is your go to looks for the holidays?
|| 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?
When we were in Disney a few weeks ago we went to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. Last year, I was surprised by the amount of adults in costumes! I decided to dress up this year, and brought pieces from home that could be interpreted as a Snow White costume. While hubby and I went on a day date to Disney Springs we decided to do a little shopping. In one of the shops we found the cutest Disney inspired dresses. Hubby talked me into buying this adorable apple dress! If you look closely you will see the dwarves faces in the apples! I am so happy that I got this dress! I received so many compliments, and even received an A+ on my dress from a Disney employee. Hubby needed up talking me into getting this dress and another one that I can also wear to school. I am excited that we are having costume parade this year so I can wear one of these fun dresses again! Would you dress up for Halloween at Disney?
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Matilda Jane is a name that is mainly associated with fun and whimsical clothing for young girls. As a mom of boys I have not had much of a chance to explore the wonderful world of Matilda Jane. I have loved their pieces for young girls and thanked god that he knew I would be poor if I had girls.
This past year I became aware that Matilda Jane is not just for kids. They have a women’s line too! I loved the fun prints, and the built-in pattern mixing that most pieces offer. I wasn’t sure though that their style would fit mine. I was super excited when Taylor a local Trunk Keeper contacted me and wanted to share some of the pieces that Matilda Jane offers. I got to try on most of the spring pieces and I loved each and everyone!
Matilda Jane only puts out their lines twice year and it is slowly released over the following months to build on their collections. At the end of the season (usually January and July) typically they host their End of Season Sale. Matilda Jane is currently having their end of season sale with up to 40% off on a ton of women’s and girls’ pieces.
One of my favorite pieces was the Sunday Best Dress. I loved the carefree and easy style that is perfect for twirling! The print is what first caught my eye when looking through the pieces. I loved the combination oranges, yellows, and pinks and how it created a feminine floral feel. The prints are designed by an in house artist exclusively for Matilda Jane.
Another reason why I loved this dress was the style! I loved the neck detail that is definitely in trend this summer season! This dress can be worn with or without a belt depending on the silhouette that you want. I loved it both ways! I added turquoise accessories to continue the summer feel. Since the dress and accessories were bold I went neutral with my shoe choice. These have quickly become a favorite pair of mine! They are comfortable and go with so many dresses and skirts.
I ended up ordering a few items Monday from Matilda Jane. I couldn’t resist adding more to my closet. Be on the look out this week for how I am styling all of myMatilda Janepieces! Let me know what you end up getting and which looks are your favorite!
SALE Alert: These shorts are currently 50%! All shorts at Loft are either 40, 50 or 60% off!
I have been wanting a pair of distressed denim shorts for a few summers now. I have not been able to find a pair though that fit my requirements. One I didn’t want to much distressing. I didn’t want all of my bits hanging out for the world to see! Two I needed a pair that were long enough! I hate the feeling of not being fully covered and having to pull down my shorts constantly. The last requirement was of course the overall fit! I have always loved Loft shorts so I was excited when I saw they had some with distressing. I knew I had to try this pair!
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I ordered these shorts originally through my friend Kristin (@Kleightstyle) over the phone at her Loft. I went with my normal size 4, and waited anxiously for them to arrive. I was hoping to take them on spring break with me! They ended up arriving in time, but they were a tad snug. I wanted a looser fit and for the shorts to sit at my hips. I ended up taking them back and found them in my store! I tried a size 6 and the fit was exactly what I wanted.
I knew I would love these shorts, but I never thought I would want to wear them all the time! I have to force myself some days to choose another pair! They are incredibly comfortable, and I love the way they look with so many of my current clothes. They have definitely become a closet staple! How do you like to wear your distressed denim shorts?