Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Color Me Green

Blouse: Express (similar) // Jeans, Booties, Bag (similar): Just Fab // Sunnies, Necklace: Old Navy
 Belt: Michael Kos // Ring: Francescas 

I found this blouse in my latest swap bag from Lisa and fell in love with the color. I don't own many emerald green items but I wore it to the office recently and one of my co-workers pointed it out right away: "You should wear that color more often, it looks great on you!" 

I always notice when my Mom wears certain colors that complement with her platinum blonde hair and wonder what color works best with my skin tone and hair, but perhaps I've found it. Next on my green wish list? Just a little number from Elie Saab ;)

Do you know what "your color" is? 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Overalls Obsession in Full Swing

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As a lover of jumpsuits and all things simple in daily styling, it's only natural that I became obsessed that overalls are back in style. They are classic, relaxed, and can be dress up or down depending on the styling.

I wore them with a graphic tee, cute boots, and simple jewelry this day. I brought my camo jacket with to toss on later at night when it cooled off. This look was perfect for a movie night out with my family.
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Tee & Bracelts: House of Gemmes // Overalls: Nordstrom (similar) // Shoes & Necklace: c/o Just Fab // Sunnies: Ray Ban // Camo Jacket: JC Penny // Rose Gold Rings: T+J Designs // Watch: Fossil 

Are you a fan of overalls being back in style? What do you think of my easy, everyday look?

Here are some great overalls I'm currently loving:
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Splendid // Levi's Vintage // Frame // Wildfox

Monday, September 15, 2014

Remix: It's in the Bag

I (Kaitlyn) am to anchor print as kid is to candy store. When I spot it, my eyes light up and  the part of my brain that controls resistance starts working overtime. Maybe it's because of our family lake house or the huge crush I developed on Rachel McAdams' outfit she wore on the boat in Wedding Crashers….whatever the reason, Lisa has gone so far as to say "you have no more room for nautical prints in your closet, it's getting out of hand" ;) 

I found this great weekend bag on an impulse stop at the mall while hunting for something I actually WENT for (story of my life). It's perfect for all the summer essentials and works with many different looks.

Which one is your favorite?

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Rocked it & Swapped it

Who doesn't like a great tote bag? Now, let's talk about the ultimate tote bag, the Hamilton Bag by Michael Kors. For Christmas 2011, my husband bought me my dream bag. I never in a million years thought I'd ever own this bag. I am not a big "designer label" collector. Wait, let me rephrase that...I do not have the finances to collect designer items on a regular basis. I was 32 years old when I finally got my first real designer bag. 

I think owning a few designer items and mixing them in with what you already have is perfectly fine. There is no reason you can't pair Michael Kors with H&M. TRUTH! As a stay-at-home mother of two, I realize how many groceries this bag could have bought, but my hubby wanted to spoil me and far be it for me to stop him ;)

Kaitlyn borrowed it and styled the bag with this amazing backless dress. I love how adding a classic black tote can really dress up a look! It can be worn for a night out on the town or even for everyday wear (I mean, if you are own the bag, wear the bag!)

Here's how I styled it the day after I got it and Kaitlyn showing us how to keep it dressy chic:
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What do you think of the Hamilton Tote Bag?

Do you have a dream bag you hope to one day own? I now have a new dream day Chanel... one day! 

Here are some tote other bags we are loving:

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Layering a Skirt Over a Dress, Why Not?

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Sometimes when I wear a tank top with a maxi skirt, I feel like the top bunches up or doesn't stay tucked in properly. With that in mind, I decided to layer my maxi skirt over a midi dress to solve that problem. It ended up working out perfectly!

I mixed my neutrals this day adding a brown bag, black heels, and lots of easy silver jewelry.
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Midi Dress (worn as a tank): c/o Choies // Skirt: Romwe // Shoes: Just Fab // Bag: Piperlime // Jacket: Pepe Jeans // Necklace: XO Veronika // Sunnies: Prada // Watch: Movado // Bracelet: c/o Original Chain of Life 

This look was perfect for lunch at our favorite place in Wisconsin, Pier 290.

Have you ever layered a dress under a skirt? What do you think of this pairing?

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Holding Onto Summer

As summer winds down, I am always torn between shopping summer sales and stocking up on fall favorites. Sometimes I think I would be happy wearing dresses, shorts, and flip flops all year long but then I stumble upon a great pair of printed slip on sneakers that serve as the perfect transition into sweaters and jeans and I think, hey...this might not be so bad. 

By the way, Old Navy has turned into another version of Target because I can NOT go in there and leave with one item. I recently stopped in "real quick" (an hour) to look for a white swimsuit bottom and left with a bag that was more than overflowing. I had a very tough decision choosing between the animal print sneakers and coral flats so clearly they both had to leave with me ;)

Dress, Shoes, Necklace (similar), Sunglasses: Old Navy // Jacket: J. Crew // Bag: Just Fab (similar)  

How you feel about the transition of seasonal clothes?