Work Wear Wednesday 11.15.17

Outfit Details || Top: Similar || Vest: c/o Baciano || Necklace: c/o Sugar Fix || Jeans: Loft || Shoe: Amazon ||

 

For Work Wear Wednesday this week, I wanted to style a fun and work worthy look for this vest.  I absolutely love knitted vest.  They are perfect for fall especially when you want to layer.  This vest from Baciano (use code MUSINGSOFASHOPAHOLICMAMA2017 for 30% off )is a perfect blue coloring with a marbling effect.  I love that it has pockets and a hood.  When styling this vest I knew I wanted to try a button up to make it a dressier for the work place.  I choose this blue window pane blouse because the colors were a perfect match.

 

 

Disclaimer:  This post was done in collaboration with Baciano.  Use code MUSINGSOFASHOPAHOLICMAMA2017 for 30% off your purchase.  This post contains affiliate links.

When I don’t know what to pair with a work look I always tend to grab for my black skinny jeans.  These are a closet staple that I cannot live without!  They go with just about anything!  If you don’t have a good pair of black skinnies you need to pick up a pair.  The Loft has a pair that I absolutely love, and the curvy fit is perfect for anyone with a little bit of curves.

To finish off this look I decided to add my cognac boots.  There is something about the colors black and cognac together that just makes a statement.    Since this blouse and vest make such a statement.  I kept my accessories simple.   I love necklaces that create dainty layers when I am going simple. How would you style this vest?

 

 

 

Work Wear Wednesday

Outfit Details || top: Target || Pants: Loft || Shoe: DSW || Necklace: Kendra Scott (similar) || Earrings: Kendra Scott || Bracelets: c/o Keira Nicole Jewelry ||

Lately, I noticed I have gotten away from work wear on the blog, and I wanted to focus more on this type of style.    I want to bring back looks that can be worn in any type of professional environment.  As many of you know, I am a teacher and my looks range from casual to dressy.  It really just depends on the day.  I do love though dressing up though and the way it makes me feel.

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When I saw this Target at Target, I knew that I had to have it!  There is nothing more classic than a piece in leopard.  I loved the colors and print, I knew there was so much I could wear with this.  I decided to keep this look simple and classic with a pair of ankle straight legged dress pants from loft.

 

A few weeks ago I really wanted to find a new pair of black flats.  The pair that I currently own aren’t the most comfortable pair of shoes I own.  They work on days where I am not on to go all day long.  These Asos Galinsky flats from DSW though are the most comfortable pair of shoes I have owned in a long time.  The leather is buttery soft and they made it through two days straight of crazy busy days.

 

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.

 

My Favorite Dress for Fall

There are so many things that I love about this dress!  I fell in love with this dress as soon as I saw it!  I decided to be good and not spend the money at that time.  Then that weekend Loft had a sale online, and I couldn’t resist!  If you are loving this dress as much as I am check out Loft’s Halloween sale right now!  Everything is currently 40% online only using code MYSTERY40.

 

 

Let’s talk about what I love about this dress!  The fabric is thick and soft and oh so comfy!  It literally feels like you are wearing your PJ’s.  There is nothing better than a dress that looks great, but is not constricting.  My other favorite part about this dress is how forgiveness of the shape.  It flows away from the body hiding all the parts I want hidden.  My favorite part though about this dress is the sleeves!  Double bell sleeves that just make this dress a little extra special!  I cannot wait to style this dress with leggings and booties now that it is a little cooler!  So after I wrote this post I realized that it sold out!  Never fear though I linked some of my favorite bell sleeve dresses that are currently on sale.

 

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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.