Lady Gang Girl Power

If you don’t already have a girl gang, run out & find out.  I’ve found mine & I am beyond grateful for GRLPWRPGH.  This group is exactly what it sounds like….a bunch of boss babes in the Pittsburgh area who network, collab, get inspired & share stories.  In today’s fast paced, media run, #metoo world, it is so important to have women that have your back.  I joined the group already knowing a few familiar faces but with each event I get the opportunity to connect with women who continue to surprise and inspire me.

Earlier this week we had our VIP Membership Dinner at the cutest outdoor venue in Pittsburgh called Bay41.  As the sun set over the candle lit dinner table, women from all walks of life sat down to break bread, share stories & cheers to the future.

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What’s an event without a great theme & some fantastic photo ops?  The night’s theme was boho-chic so I wore this embroidered shift dress from Old Navy with my faux leather ponte jacket by Kut from the Kloth (Stitch Fix) and my peep toe booties also from Stitch Fix.

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As always – comfortable & effortless housewife style xoxx

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Stitch Fix Reveal

As a Senior Stylist for Stitch Fix, I not only get the opportunity to style some amazing women, but I also get to style myself.  After seeing all of the summer-inspired styles in our inventory, I couldn’t resist sending myself a Fix.  Scroll down to see the pieces I decided to keep & send back, and some quick styling tips for each item.

Lux & Co Knit Maxi Dress

This is by far my favorite style from this Fix.  I love the pattern mixing and pockets, the lightweight fabrication and the figure-flattering A-line silhouette.  It’s a little long, but I’m only 5’0″ so that’s normal for me; nothing some strappy wedges can’t fix.  I cannot wait to wear this dress out for date night with a floral statement necklace & a black clutch.

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Nine Britton Jemima Knit Dress

This lightweight shift dress is perfect for summer!  Not only does it have pockets but a built in shelf bra as well.  It will look great worn during the day with a strappy leather sandal then to dinner on an outdoor patio with a denim jacket and an espadrille wedge.

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Market & Spruce Belt Bag AND Pistola Button Front Frayed Hem Skinny Jeans

I am in love with both of these styles!  The belt bag is unlike anything I currently have in my wardrobe plus it’s only $38, and the Pistola Jeans have an elongating high-rise waist & unique distressed detailing.  I paired the jeans with several different tops, but I think a knotted tee or body suit will look best.

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Fun2Fun Casterino V-Neck Top

This is only style that I wasn’t sold on.  I love the woven detailing around the neckline but I think the color washes me out a little.  It’s a great silhouette, so I may try it again but in a different color/pattern.

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Interested in trying Stitch Fix?  Click on the link below to get the $20 styling fee waived on your first Fix.  Or, if you need a new stylist feel free to request me, Laura E.

https://www.stitchfix.com/referral/5956306?sod=w&som=c

As always – comfortable & effortless housewife style xoxx

 

 

Mother’s Day Weekend Style

In the (almost) 4 years I’ve been a mamma bear, this was the best Mother’s Day thus far.  Each year it just keeps getting better & better.  Partly because little man is getting older and our interaction & communication with one another has grown.  We kicked off the weekend with a Mother’s Day Tea at his preschool where we made handprint art together, enjoyed tea & cookies and his class performed songs they had practiced for weeks; seriously the cutest thing ever!

For the Tea, I wore my favorite black shift dress from Stitch Fix along with a lightweight Kimono I recently purchased on sale at Target for under $20 and my black high heeled ankle booties.

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The weekend continued with my quarterly Style Collective meeting which encouraged us to celebrate the women in our lives by bringing them with us.  My mom is everything to me, so I was so excited when I could include her.  She’s been my biggest supporter with every new venture I take so it was nice to have her by my side.  Mom, if you’re reading this I Love You ♥

The event was hosted at a local Pittsburgh boutique called Vintage Grace Boutique.  I’ve followed them on IG for a while but this was my first time in their store & I am obsessed!  Their clothes & accessories are on-trend and priced fairly well.  I ended up purchasing the cutest blouse dress and lightweight jumpsuit.  For the event, I decided to wear my new kimono again layered over top a vintage-inspired lace detail knit, my black cropped trousers & strappy high heels.

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Each Mother’s Day I host a brunch at our house.  I love any excuse to host a get together & Mother’s Day gives us a chance to bring our families together which is always a plus.  We put together a breakfast-inspired spread along with mimosas & a giant cream puff.  I decided to wear my new Blouse Dress from Vintage Grace Boutique as a tunic with my plum skinnies & black pumps.  The dress was under $50; I’ve attached the link for you to shop.

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Whether you’re a mom yourself or just celebrated the women in your life, I hope everyone had a fantastic Mother’s Day weekend.

As always – comfortable & effortless housewife style xoxx