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?

 

 

 

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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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.

 

What to Wear to Disney

Outfit Details || Top: Magically Made Tees || Shorts: Amazon || Shoes: Nike || Bag: c/o Vera Bradley ||

 

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Anyone else have trouble packing for vacations? I seem to  have the hardest time packing for trips. I never know what I will feel like wearing on any given day and it stresses me out not having my full closet at my disposal.  Last year, when we went to Disney I didn’t plan very well.  Most of my outfits were based on cuteness not comfort.  This year, I decided that I wanted to be comfortable and cute!  I decided to try a capsule wardrobe.  Here are most of the pieces that I decided to bring.

Let’s face it when you are walking between 15,000 and 20,000+ steps in a day you have to wear comfortable shoes.  I have realized I don’t have the most comfortable sandals and athletic shoes are the best choice for me.  If you have any suggestions on cute and comfy sandals I will definitely love the advice.  When looking at Disney at what others wore I didn’t find too many cute sandals that looked comfortable.  So I decided to stick to my Nike’s and Keds.  With the basic colors I knew they would go with just about everything.

 

To plan what pieces I wanted to bring this time around I made a mental list of what were my criteria for my outfits.  I wanted to make sure that the pieces I brought were interchangeable.  I kept the idea of a capsule wardrobe in the back of my mind.  The next criteria, I wanted was comfort.  Temps while we were in Florida was in the high 80’s and low 90’s with the heat index close to 100.  It was crazy hot!

As I packed I made sure to actually try on the pieces that I wanted to bring.  I made sure that all the pieces went together and that I felt comfortable wearing them.  There is nothing worse than putting an item on, only to realize it doesn’t fit.  I also thought about each day and what our plans were going to be.  This made getting dressed so much easier throughout the week.  I loved my outfits that I planned and unfortunately I didn’t get pictures of everything.  When you are on the go nonstop I didn’t want to make everyone stop for my #ootd pictures.  What do you think of my Disney looks?

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How to Wear Athletic Shoes for the Office

I am loving the athleisure trend lately!  Athleisure is a trend where workout clothing is worn in other settings than the gym.  This can include leggings, yoga pants, zip front hooded sweatshirts, and tennis shoes dressed up and styled fashionably.   The idea of being comfortable yet stylish is key in my busy life!  The fact that you can pair athletic shoes with just about anything makes me happy!  As a teacher, I am constantly on my feet and there are some days I know that will be crazier than others!

Outfit Details || Dress: JCrew Factory || Shoes: Nike T6 || Jacket: Loft || Earrings: Kendra Scott || Necklace: Kendra Scott || Sunglasses: Loft ||

 

These Nike TR6 shoes have become some of my favorite pairs!  I bought them last October for a trip to Disney.  I wanted something that was versatile and that I could dress up a little depending on the outfit and what we were doing.  They are so comfortable I wanted to try and to wear them for school on a non jeans day.  Here are three tips on how to wear a pair of athletic shoes at the office!

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1.  Cotton Dress

Cotton dresses are extremely comfortable and in the right style can be dressed up or down depending on the look your going for.  This dress from JCrew factory has become a favorite.  The fit is absolutely perfect.  For reference I am wearing a size small.  I loved this one so much at $24.00, I bought it in two other colors.

2.  Cute Jacket!

A bomber jacket can dress up any look.  I have been looking for one for quite awhile and when I found this one at Loft I fell in love.  I loved the silky material and they colors of the floral print.  They were perfect to transition into fall!

3.  Jewelry

Adding accessories to any look gives it a more polished feel.  They don’t have to be over the top pieces either.  A simple pendent necklace and earrings give this look a finished appeal.

Have you tried the athleisure trend yet?  If so what is your favorite styles to wear?

 

 

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?