After months of searching I found an easy go-to sweatshirt that you NEED in your closet!
I realized one day that I did not own any black sweatshirts. I am not even sure how this is possible since 70% of my closet is black clothing. It was also sorta a challenge to find one that I liked. A few months ago I bought a top labeled as a sweatshirt but when it arrived it was just a thick jersey, not exactly sweatshirt material. Over the summer I spotted a few but they were cropped. Cropped sweatshirts are cute but I knew I’d want to wear a black sweatshirt with leggings which meant my tush needed to be covered.
Last month Popsugar launched a new line for Kohl’s. The collection has a ton of great atheleisure-type clothing, lots of mixed textures and unique details. When I saw this mock layer sweatshirt that came in black I couldn’t wait to try it on! True sweatshirt material besides the poplin hem and cuffs and it is long enough to wear with leggings. Praise! For only $25, this sweatshirt had to come home with me.
I have basically worn this exact outfit or some version of it every week since I picked this up. Hello new uniform! I love the layered look without having to do any of the work to create the style. If a sweatshirt could be très chic, this is it!
Camouflage has made it’s way back as a trend for this season and this scarf is a fashion find that you need to read about! I think everyone owns a little bit of camouflage in their collection and I decided it was time I did too! I am not a huge fan of camouflage so I wanted to sport this print just a little bit. It needed to be a minimal piece and not cost too much since it’s just to for fun with a current trend. While in Hobby Lobby last week to pick up a few items for the […]
This dress is so cute you’d never guess I found it on the clearance rack– a perfect find for the last few weeks of winter. Styling a fit and flare sweater dress that is totally appropriate for the office, a lunch date, or happy hour with the co-workers. Keep reading to see how I gave this under $10 dress major style. Since my last style post was layers + dress + OTK boots I wasn’t sure if I should share back to back. And even though there has been some snow flurries today, I am hopeful the days to packing […]
This time of year in the Midwest we get all the seasons sometimes in one week. A tease of a beautiful warm 70 degree day followed by snow showers a few days later. Layering for late winter can be a challenge but also fun. It is a time to mix some pieces to create a style to reflect the mixed up weather. One of my favorite SoCal bloggers layered a t-shirt dress last month with a cardi for some insta-style. I wanted to create a similar look using pieces I own at that are Midwest temperature appropriate. I paried a […]
Textured and soft, a little lace, and a chiffon bow; a top with pretty frills brings all the feels as winter drags on. Gals, I have been in a little bit of a rut lately and I sortof want to blame it on winter? As much as I love a good pair of boots and a great sweater- about this time every year I’m over winter weather. I have been sticking to workout leggings and a sweatshirt as my #ootd because, well, it’s cold. When I do put the effort of wearing something other than exercise clothes I have picked […]
At the end of October I picked up a couple of items for the upcoming colder weather that I fell in love with- I have worn them so much that they are all #ONREPEAT. Three pieces for winter that I can not stop wearing! Jennifer Lopez Ribbed Dolman Sweater, org $54 The ruby color of this sweater is what attracted me to it. Admittedly I did not think I would like the cut of this sweater on me but order anyway because of the color. I was so happy when I put it on and saw how it fit. It’s […]
We are half way through the first month of the new year and I want to know how those resolutions are holding up? For me 2018 brings possibility as I shift some major lifestyle changes! Hello 2018, hello possibility! So, let’s start with the BIG gap since my last post. Where have I been? Weell, the Monday after Thanksgiving I resigned from my job- right at the beginning of the department’s busiest time of year. Then you throw Holidays and planning a 1st birthday party on top. Just for fun, mix in said almost one year old not sleeping through […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
It is PSL season after all- let’s have a little workout pun fun! This quick workout will work arms, core and legs.. oh the legs. Full disclosure, I have totally fallen off the motivational wagon and have slipped on making it to my workouts. I am working on adjusting my focus to the long term effects/goals of a fit lifestyle instead of the quick obtainable ones like fitting back into a fair pair of jeans. For some reason Lil Miss has wanted to party for a few hours every night around 2:30am. This Mama is tired and has hit snooze […]
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 […]
Friday night, aka Date Night. Although, my date night looks something like cute comfy clothes, a bottle of wine and Netflix while snuggled up next to Adam. Buut, if we happen to have a baby sitter and were going out tonight this is totally what I would wear! With the nights still warm, I can wear a one shoulder top with jeans and be comfortable. Paired with a classic nude heel, sparkly studs, a sentimental bracelet and a favorite clutch gives sophistication. Add the tried and true top not and now we are date ready! A little brag here- this […]
Happy Friday friends! I wore this outfit a few weeks back to a happy hour event A’s department was hosting. My outfit stemmed around finding this purse in my closet. The baby was napping and for whatever reason I decided to dig through the two containers that keep my purse collection over the years. I found this cute summery purse that I swear to you, I probably bought from Target in 2005! See the handle? That white with stripes is actually what the purse looks like but I decided to flip it inside out when I saw the inside was […]
It’s July (my birthday month, woo!), and the year of the shoulder show game is STILL strong. What I’m loving the most about this trend is it’s flirting with all the different styles out there. Workout gear, casual, athleisure, formal, swimwear and even professional looks! I see so many adorable cold shoulder and off the shoulder tops that I would love to purchase but my reality is 5 out of 7 days a week my outfits adhere to my company’s dress code policy making some options not office friendly. I was really excited when I came across a few off […]
I’m not a hoarder of much of anything besides crafting and wardrobe pieces. I’m not kidding when I say I still have the skirt I wore to my high school graduation! I don’t wear it too often because I’m not really a skirt girl. It’s a basic cream colored modest mini skirt from Express that is such a wardrobe staple that I can’t part with it. Then there are other items that aren’t such a basic piece that I have kept. If I’m being really honest with you- unless a piece gets ruined, doesn’t fit or just waaay out of […]
I’m a strong believer that a shoe can make or break an outfit. The shoe doesn’t even need to be a wow factor for this to happen- it just has to be the right shoe. For as much as I believe this for years I only wore some version of a flip flop in the summer in all the colors. I eventually graduated from a rainbow of plastic to a rainbow of leather but it wasn’t until a few years ago I started to embrace the various forms of the summer sandal. And now, I can’t stop! Of course I […]