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

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-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

 

 

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

 

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