Gym Style Goals

Though I wish I could make it to the gym everyday, it’s just unrealistic.  Between playdates, trips to the museum, working part-time and trying to keep my house in (somewhat) order, going to the gym always sits on the back burner.  With that being said, I am starting to make an effort and am slowly getting my son use to the daycare provided.

However, my New Year’s Resolution isn’t to get back to the gym, but to be stylish when I actually make it there.  I recently came across some fantastic new workout gear at Marshalls!  Each piece was only $16.99.  I love fashion on a dime!!!

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If these sheer cutouts aren’t motivation to hit the gym, then I don’t know what is!

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As always – comfortable & effortless housewife style xoxx

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#OOTD – Baby it’s cold outside

Cold lips, pale face, breathing in snowflakes…winter has officially arrived in Pittsburgh!  As much as I dread getting my toddler bundled up to leave the house, I love winter fashion.  Cozy knits,  draped cardigans, boots & scarves, all of it!  Though it would be easier to just throw on leggings & an oversized sweater I’ve been trying to maintain my sanity through chic ensembles that make me look & feel great!  Plus, I grabbed all of these styles at great prices, which makes my hubby happy too 🙂

A tunic-style sweater & burgundy skinnies from Marshalls with an olive ankle bootie from Old Navy & infinity scarf from H&M

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Cold shoulder sweater from Kohl’s with dark wash skinnies & an open-toe wedge ankle bootie from Stitch Fix

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A Juicy Couture sequin knit from Kohl’s with opaque black leggings from Target & a hooded jacket from H&M

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Stay warm & stylish my friends!!!  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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A New Year, A New You (style tips to look & feel great)

After a 2 month hiatus I’m finally back to blogging!  Between the holidays & getting comfortable with working part time, I just didn’t have the time nor the energy to write.  But, I’m back & it feels wonderful!

It’s that time of year again…people are making resolutions, the gym is over-crowded & at home yoga videos are flying off the shelves.  I enjoy a good workout as much as the next person, but looking good & feeling good doesn’t always have to involve sweating your face off.  In honor of the New Year & trying to look our best I wanted to share some styling practices I use while styling myself & clients.

Highlight & emphasize your best features.  Whether it’s your bust, waist or legs, figure out what you love most about your body & flaunt it!

Style Suggestions Bust: V-neck blouses & dresses with a plunging neckline or scoop neck are the perfect way to emphasize your bust.  Waist: Tops with shape or cinching as well as belted high-waist pants will highlight your waist & show off your silhouette.  Legs: Boot cut jeans with a small flare will balance the curve of your hip which in turn elongates the leg & creates a slimming effect.  Shorter dresses and skirts are always a go-to when showing off your legs as well.

Avoid baggy clothing.  I know this can be hard.  Hell, most days you’ll find me in a comfy oversized tee, but wearing loose fitting clothing tends to have an adverse effect & actually makes you look bigger than you are.

Style Suggestions Peplum blouses, straight-fit tops, fitted blazers, belted dresses.  When in doubt, wear shapewear!

Don’t be afraid of skinny jeans.  Contrary to what many woman believe, anyone can rock a pair of skinnys!  The trick is to finding a brand that perfectly fits your shape.

Style Suggestions If you’re new to skinny jeans, start with a dark wash navy.  Treat the denim as leggings & tuck them into tall boots, or cuff them at the hem & wear with ankle booties, they’re also great to wear with high heels or even pointed toe flats

As always – comfortable & effortless housewife style xoxx