Celebrating my birthday in style

I love celebrating birthdays!  Any excuse to get together with friends & family is always a plus in my book.  From wine tastings, to dance parties, dinner dates & live music, this year’s birthday was a huge success…and the most fashionable I might add.

As much I thought I would dread being in my 30’s, I’m loving it!  I have an amazing husband & son, the best friends a girl could ask for & a family that continues to show their love and support.  Check out some of my favorite looks from this year’s week long celebration!

Bringing out my romantic side with bold floral prints while wine tasting in Ohio.  This blouse & the distressed skinnies are from my latest Fix; two of my favorite pieces to date!

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What’s a birthday without dinner & drinks with loved ones!  I originally wore this dress while celebrating my wedding in Punta Cana; I was so excited to wear it again for my birthday this year.

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Keeping things simple & chic for our winery hop in the Laurel Highlands of PA.  What a great weekend experiencing new wines & listening to live music with my husband and our close friends!

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As always – comfortable & effortless housewife style xoxx

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Fashion on wheels

Last night I hosted yet another fun Ladies Night Out!  Our night was full of drinking vino, eating yummy finger foods & shopping the latest trends thanks to the Mack & Mario fashion truck.  Mack & Mario is a store on wheels, think food truck but for all things fabulous.

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This concept of free-range fashion is a game changer!  The owner Lori made our event a huge hit with her outgoing personality, artisan jewelry and on-trend apparel.

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My girlfriends & I had a blast shopping inside the truck!  There was no pressure from pushy sales associates, just friendly advice from the owner on how to coordinate pieces.  The apparel was somewhat limited with only one or two sizes available in each style, making them unique & one of a kind.

Some of  my favorite pieces included a white tulle skirt a la Carrie Bradshaw, an off-the-shoulder tunic with lace/fringe detailing and lightweight brass bracelets with individual state charms.

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If you’re in the Pittsburgh area keep your eye out for the Mack & Mario truck or contact Lori by visiting her website http://www.mackandmario.com/

Stay tuned to see how I style the pieces I picked up last night!

As always – comfortable & effortless housewife style xoxx

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Spring Favorites

Today I am sharing some of my favorite outfits I’ve put together this spring.  From mixing patterns, to Stitch Fix favorites, this season has been full of fun outfits I cannot wait to repeat throughout the summer!

Mixing Patterns

Mixing patterns is easy when you don’t put too much thought into it.  The key is to mix prints of varying scales i.e. large florals & small polka dots, or in my case thin stripes & thick diamonds.  I like to stay within the same color family, but you can always combine two different prints that share a single color.

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Unexpected pieces

The high finally hit 90 degrees the other day so the thought of wearing anything less than a dress was intolerable.  I didn’t have a lightweight maxi dress on hand so I turned this maxi skirt into a dress and I’m obsessed with the result!

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Stitch Fix Favorites

I’ve received so many great pieces from Stitch Fix lately; styling myself has its perks!  For an indoor work event this week, I decided to keep things simple & chic with a little bohemian flair.  This was easy to do thanks to my new Renee C Tank & Kut from the Kloth Faux Leather Jacket.  #StitchFixLife

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As always – comfortable & effortless housewife style xoxx

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#OOTD – Casual Monday

The rain has finally stopped & the sun is shining bright.  The grass may still be wet but we’re taking advantage of this beautiful Monday!  Forget about the bubble mower, the swing set or even the cozy coupe car…our new obsession is walking up & down the steps.

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For me, taking advantage of this beautiful day entails a cotton maxi dress & denim jacket accompanied by a layered necklace from StitchFix & my Lacoste wrap bracelet

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As always – comfortable & effortless housewife style xoxx

 

Mommin’ Ain’t Easy

Celebrating Mother’s Day over the weekend brought me to reflect on my journey as a mom.  It has not been easy.  In fact, it has been the hardest thing I’ve ever done.  From sleepless nights to struggles within my marriage, to almost 2 years later trying to potty train & control my toddler’s tantrums…did I say this hasn’t been easy?!

But with struggle comes reward.  We have the most adventurous, full of life, loving, funny as hell little man.  Before our son arrived, my husband & I would see parents with frustration on their faces glare at their children while their kids did cute, witty things.  We couldn’t understand why they weren’t laughing or at least smiling at their mischiefs.

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It was then we told ourselves we would cherish those little moments, laugh more than we yelled and encourage our son to be bold.  Even through the sleepless nights & frustrating days of reasoning with a toddler I find myself constantly laughing at his shenanigans.  Our little comedian brings a smile to my face every day.

We are so blessed to have such a healthy, energetic son in our lives.  He has taught us to be patient, communicate better and not to sweat the small stuff.

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#OOTD-Dressing My Mood

I love dressing my mood.  Whether it’s feminine florals, bohemian ikat prints or oversized boyfriend tees, dressing how I feel always makes me feel good.  I am able to live in the moment by looking how I feel.  This morning while making breakfast I decided I didn’t want to be overly comfortable today in my go-to leggings & slouchy tee.  I was feeling spunky, energetic & edgy.  So, I dressed the part…

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Though dressing edgy doesn’t necessarily call for an all-black foundation, zippers & loud accessories, I was in the mood for it.

***Fitted black Hydraulic Denim cuffed at the ankle & paired with my Primadonna high-heeled ankle booties, a casual loose blouse & my zippered vest***

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As always – comfortable & effortless housewife style xoxx

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#OOTD – 1 Top, 4 Ways

I picked up this casual woven from Francesca’s on a whim at the beginning of the year.  It was an impulse buy I tucked into the closet and truthfully forgot about until today.  Surprise, surprise…I love this top!  I played around with how to wear it & was able to create four outfits with just this one piece.  Check them out below…

Casual meets comfort – I left the woven unbuttoned, layered a boyfriend tank underneath & threw on my straight leg jeans.  I added a slip-on flat & a touch of femininity with my flower burst necklace.

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Clean lines – I transitioned this outfit to a more tailored look by knotting the hemline, cuffing the jeans & throwing on a high wedge sandal.

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I then layered the woven overtop this Madewell shift dress.  A nice change from the usual cardigan or blazer.

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Finally, it’s back to the basics.  My go-to finishing pieces are always a boyfriend blazer & my Tory Burch wedges, so why not pair them with the woven & jeans!

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As always – comfortable & effortless housewife style xoxx

 

 

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Stitch Fix Reveal

One of the best perks of being a stylist for Stitch Fix is styling my own Fixes!  For anyone who’s not familiar, Stitch Fix is a personal styling service that’s tailored to your taste, budget & lifestyle.  It’s perfect for busy women on the go, SAHM’s, women interested in trying new trends…basically any & all women.

Today I am so excited to be sharing one of my favorite Fixes thus far.  Even though I style myself, receiving my box is still like Christmas morning.  A colorful, bold patterned, on-trend Christmas prezie!

As with most of my clients this time of year, I wanted a Fix that was sure to get me in the mood for spring.  I have to say, I didn’t disappoint…

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Skies are Blue – Leslee Shirt Dress.  This A-line silhouette is lightweight & perfect for spring.  The cinched waist is adjustable so this dress can technically be worn as a shift style if wanted.  I cannot wait to wear it while wine tasting this weekend.

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THML – Jaye Cutout Shoulder Top.  What better way to show some skin without baring it all than with a cutout shoulder top.  This is one of my favorite trends; I just can’t get enough of it!  I paired this top with my Just Black Adorra Skinny’s from a previous Fix, but I think this would also look great with a distressed denim or boyfriend jean.

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Market & Spruce – Paully Crochet Sleeve Knit Top.  While out shopping this past weekend I noticed lace sleeves everywhere I turned.  I was so excited to send myself this romantic take on a preppy style.  Who would’ve thought mixing these two styles would have such a classy end result.

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MIA – Esie Laser-Cut Flats. Now that Stitch Fix is carrying shoes in all areas, I just had to send myself this fantastic pointed toe flat.  I am crushing on coral & this edgy take on a classic style has my heart melting…in love!

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Stay tuned to see how I end up styling each piece throughout the season!  And, if you’re interested in joining the fun go to Stitchfix.com to sign up for your first Fix.

As always – comfortable & effortless housewife style xoxx

 

#OOTD – Split Back Blouse

Last night I had the opportunity to attend a banquet for my Mom’s Club.  I know what you’re thinking…Mom’s Club?  But, joining this group was one of the best decisions I made after having my son.  Not only do we have play dates, share advice & go on field trips, but we also have fun “mom only” get togethers.  Our banquet last night consisted of dinner & drinks at a local Italian restaurant.  The spread was fantastic, the wine was overpoured & the conversation was hilarious; I love these women!

I hate to say this out loud in fear of jinxing myself, but I think spring has finally sprung in Pittsburgh!  The sun was shining a warm 70 degrees yesterday making it the perfect day to wear my new split-back blouse.  I was waiting for warm weather to showcase this style since layering a jacket on top would defeat the purpose of the split-back.

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I decided to pair this bold blouse with a dark wash flare denim and my Tory accessories.  I know I’ve mentioned this before, but I love mixing casual or trendy styles with classic pieces such as my Tory Burch wedges & handbag.  I added a bold lipstick that matched the pink hue of the blouse making this outfit that much more playful!

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As always – comfortable & effortless housewife style xoxx

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New Spring Staple – Denim Jacket

I have been on the hunt for the perfect denim jacket for quite some time.  The jackets I find are either too long, too tight in the shoulders or just not what I’m looking for.  The other day after dinner my husband & I decided to run into Old Navy to pick up some sweatpants for our little nugget.  He’s going through yet another growth spurt and is constantly making messes; Old Navy is the perfect place to pick up pants he’ll likely only wear a few times.

While perusing the aisles, what did I find?  Non-other than the perfect denim jacket!  Who would’ve thought?!  This jacket was the right shade, the right fit and on sale for under $30.  Win-win-win!

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Yesterday I incorporated the jacket into my wardrobe by pairing it with a basic black legging and a graphic tee, which I also picked up at Old Navy for $10.  I love mixing casual pieces with chic essentials such as my Tory Burch Reva Ballet Flats and Chloe + Isabel Statement Necklace.

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The weather in Pittsburgh has been anything but dress-appropriate lately.  I cannot wait for the sun to make an appearance so I can layer this jacket over a maxi dress or jumpsuit!

As always – comfortable & effortless housewife style xoxx