Sometimes you buy a sequined skirt with no clue where to wear it but immediately vision a few ways on how to style it! I am sharing today two ways to style a sequined skirt dressy or casual!
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Did you participate in my parade workout? I had a bit of trouble keeping up with it while cooking. My hubs came down with the flu so we ended up staying home for Thanksgiving. I some how managed to whip up all our favorites dishes last minute (and I am NOT the chef of the house!)
The holiday season has officially kicked for most of us. As much as I love to shop, I’m not one out shopping on Black Friday. I have only done the early morning thing twice in my life. Some years we go out later in the afternoon once the crowds have died down but I do most of my shopping online. I ordered a velvet blazer and pants.. still looking for a pretty cami to wear with them! I’ll probably order some fun nail wraps to take advantage of Jamberry’s Black Friday deals too!
If you saw my last post, I am all about Small Business Saturday! I am hoping to pop over to La Crique Boutique tomorrow morning because who doesn’t want to shop while sipping a mimosa? The last time I was there I picked up this sequined skirt. The skirt has a soft jersey lining but my favorite part is the length. The pencil cut is super flattering too! I am still not totally sure where/when I am wearing it. I am thinking maybe for Christmas Eve and I might even wear it to work one day because why not?! Today I have two looks on how to style this fun skirt; one dressy and one more casual.
For a dressy look I paired the skirt with a boatneck sweater that I purchased from Banana Republic in 2004. (Gosh, does that make this sweater vintage?!) I have tried to get put this sweater in my donate pile so many times but then I find a reason to wear it season after season. I threw on classic black pumps and a silver clutch that actually is vintage. I bought this old beauty off Ebay in 2007 and it is one of my go-to clutches.
For a more casual look I was inspired by La Crique’s Instagram post. A simple chambray button up is the perfect top to dress this sparkly skirt down a notch. I added heeled booties to keep with the casual vibe. A super edgy fringe necklace and simple studs complete this look!
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I gave a little sneak peak last weekend on Insta-stories and today is the BIG reveal! Girls, I am so excited about this post! I had the pleasure to meet up with two other Dayton bloggers (who also happen to be Style Collective members!) and then we teamed up with some of our favorite local shops for one epic giveaway! We are all about Shop Small Saturday here in Dayton! Before I dive in about the fabulous local shops let me direct you to the two other bloggers in on this collaboration. Pia from Merlot and Chat is a travel, […]
With extended family dispersed around the Midwest, my household usually travels for Thanksgiving. Fortunately for us it is usually only a three to four hour car ride. Nevertheless, I still want to wear a super comfy outfit for our little road trip. With all the cute sweaters in the stores right now it is easy to create a stylish comfy holiday travel look! The sweater I am wearing to create this look is from a previous Victoria’s Secret collection. It is a multi-way sweater that can be worn as a cowl neck, off the shoulder, or one shoulder like I […]
It’s safe to say that my obsession for outerwear is always present (but it kicks into high gear when the weather turns cool!). So when I saw this ruffle bomber jacket at Kohl’s over the summer, I knew it would be a great addition to my jacket collection. Little did I know that ruffle bomber jackets would be so popular for fall this year! Have you seen this one at Target? I was there the other day, and loved the feel of the material! (and under $30!) I’m pretty sure I am channeling the 80’s or 90’s in this outfit because something […]
Reports from fashion week are making it clear that red is the color for fall. All shades — from bright red to deep ruby — are in, but monochromatic looks are especially hot! I decided to shop my closet for pieces I already owned to create the current “it” look. I settled on deeper shade of red with a neutral heel to try a trend: monochrome red! I received my blouse as a gift from a friend a few year’s ago who picked it up at Nordstrom Rack. I love the lace detail on the back shoulders! My pants are […]
Although October is in full effect, you would never know it with this unseasonably warm weather we’ve had in Dayton. However, the cool, crisp fall air has made an appearance this week and given how late it is in the year – it’s probably here to stay. While this probably means a healthy dose of drizzly rain, gusty winds and trees losing those beautiful leaves to accompany those falling temperatures, it’s not all bad. After all, fall fashion is my favorite and I am looking forward to rocking things like the 5 pieces for fall that I am sharing today […]
Happy weekend gals! I love fall, and the weather in October is the best in the midwest. This weekend we are in Michigan visiting family – we are going to a Halloween Party and have also booked seats for a fall train ride. Everyone can agree that a basic fall uniform is sweater + jeans + boots, right? These classic outfit pieces always create a wining style- especially during the cooler months. Outfit on repeat. Today I want to share how to elevate the style of the basic fall uniform for under $150 with modern pieces, including designer jeans! My sweater […]
A current trend that I am loving this fall are the bell sleeves! They can add so much sass to the most basic top. Today I am sharing a fall date night look with bell sleeves- a fun twist on a classic look! Make the classic white top + denim show some sass with bell sleeves and distressed denim. Such an easy outfit that is effortless stylish! My bell sleeve top is from the A New Day line exclusively found at Target. Have you checked out the new clothing line? This is my first piece! It has good structure with nice […]
Guess what? About mid-week the temps dropped to feeling like fall here in Dayton! Yes! Break out the sweaters! At least for a day because it’s warming up again this weekend! But first, let me show you a simple way to layer up a cold shoulder top. When the temps cooled off to below 70 this week I decided to layer up the cold shoulder button up that I was planning to wear to work that day. A knit vest is a perfect layering piece for this! Added warmth of the knit material but still showing off the shoulders a […]
It was another warm weekend here in Dayton! Fall fashion is my favorite but in these hot humid autumn days no one is thinking about cute sweaters and jackets. Keep reading to for a few of my style tips on how to dress for these warm fall days! It is still warm.. and humid. We turned our air back on this weekend. As much as I’m itching to wear some fall coats and sweaters I will take the around 80 days for as long as I can! It makes fall fashion a little trickier but totally doable with a few […]
Wife. Mom. Boss. A new favorite shirt for a Sunday Funday with the fam in my home city. Enjoyed our little afternoon watching trains, sipping cava and eating tacos in the Cleveland Flats. I like to think part of it is due to my new perspective on conquering it all. Continue reading to learn more! Adam travels quite a bit for work but he was fortunate enough to slow (okay pretty much halt) work travel for most of this year since Lil Miss was born. Last month that travel lull came to an end and I had my first rodeo […]
The JoyLab line from Target launched on Sunday. Have you checked it out? I have not popped over to my local store to see what they have but I have eyed some of the pieces online. Today I am sharing eight of my favorites from Target’s new activewear line! Keep reading to see my picks! #1 The Long Sleeve Wrap Shirt Joylab’s cute wrap around tee was the item I was most excited to purchase from the new JoyLab line- apparently I am not alone because there are already limited sizes available in the three color options (blush, deep olive […]
I was not sure I would get to wear this dress again this fall but babes- it is still reaching in the 80’s here (and all week too!) I really can not believe this weather we are having! By adding rich textures and fall staples I can take a spring floral dress into fall. Which is clutch in this weather! I purchased this dress on clearance at Kohl’s online over the summer for $10 to put back for fall. I thought even though it is a spring floral dress that the sleeves and rich hues it could still be pulled […]
I can not believe it is the last week of September and it is still in the upper 80’s and humid in Dayton! The high temps are to be here for a few more days and I am sure it is the last of the warm weather till 2018. The nice part to the weather still being so warm is being able to wear those colder season pieces that are sometimes like WTF, when am I supposed to wear this? The answer is right now, when it is humid and 88 but at the end of September when we are […]
Happy first day of Fall friends! I spotted this shift dress on the clearance rack at Kohl’s and had to grab it! The material is so soft, it is almost flannel like. It has cute tie detail on the sleeves too. This chambray shift dress is the exact dress and unfortunately the windowpane print is out of stock. Possibly available on the clearance rack in the junior section of your local store. I saw today that Loft has a windowpane chocker dress that is soo cute. Look at those belle sleeves! Which belle sleeves are a MAJOR trend this season! I […]
I’ve sat down to write this post so many times hoping direction would find me. I had anticipated to write a great post with meaning or inspiration. Anything that is not rambling but as it turns out- that’s all I have to offer to celebrate Style In Shape’s half birthday! .. oh, plus a giveaway! (<– Incentive to keep reading!) That’s right- today I am celebrating this baby blog being 6 months old! The last half a year have been everything, nothing and so much more than I could ever anticipate about running a blog. If you are new to […]
Now that I’m back into my post-baby size I am itching to get my hands on some new activewear! There are some major cute activewear trends for fall that I’m absolutely loving! Keep reading to check out four trends you need to try! A crop sweatshirt While online browsing today I saw a lot of crop sweatshirts and hoodies. Such a cute twist on the basic sweatshirt. I really dig this Nike one and this Adidas hoodie.. I would pair with high waisted leggings for the gym. Or with a long tank and cotton leggings for lounging. <br /> The […]
Hey babes! Sorry for the MIA the rest of last week. We had some yard work done and they happen to cut our internet cable too. Technicians came over the weekend to repair our wires. We are a streaming household (we cut cable over 4 years ago!) so a few days without internet is both challenging and refreshing! One of the fall trends for 2017 that I am loving is the sweatshirt dress! Comfy, cute and easy to dress up or down. They are a must have for early fall weather! Although not this past weekend or upcoming week here. […]
Sometimes you need to throw caution to the wind, pair a few trends and see how they turn out. But isn’t that what makes fashion and styling fun? I think so! Being that I am barely over five feet tall wide leg pants is a tricky look for me to pull off. I always need to wear tall heels to allow that wide leg to flow. Pairing wide leg pants with a (slight) bell sleeve top is a bold move for me. I was not sure how this would look but I am loving the combo! It works because of […]
Pairing a perfect early fall activity with an end of summer classic style! Keep reading to find out more! There is this amazing sunflower field in Yellow Springs, Ohio. My husband and I have lived in Dayton for almost 8 years and admittedly this was our first time visiting. The field is gorgeous! However I had no idea what to expect visiting a sunflower field. There are tons of bees! Thankfully the little terrors are drunk on pollen and could care less about us moving through the field. I did not expect the flowers to be so tall or itchy […]
Here in Southwest Ohio, we have a few more weeks of skin showing shoes. There is no more perfect time than early fall to bust out the (faux) suede shoes, peep toes and open backs! Keep reading to see my current shoe choices! I’m still wearing these perforated mules purchased from Target this past Spring. They are currently trending and at under $35- a shoe you want in your collection! They look so great with jeans and just about anything from a favorite sweater to a casual t-shirt. Next up is a pair if sling back booties I purchased on […]
Happy Labor Day friends! I hope you’ve enjoyed the weekend! We were fortunate to catch a breakfast with some friends that were in town visiting. Then the little man had a birthday party. We also visited a gorgeous sunflower field, enjoyed burgers at a favorite joint and had some fun at Alter Fest (a local festival). Not to mention lots of hang out time at home. It was a pretty perfect weekend! Fall tempted us with her refreshing cool weather earlier this weekend but the last two days it’s been HOT. I did grab a #PSL, so there’s that! Hello […]