#OOTN – Date Night

I tried to write a cute & clever story to accompany this blog post, but to be honest I am exhausted from the holidays & my creative side is apparently taking a nap.  Nevertheless, I am so excited to share this date night look from the holiday season.  I somehow convinced my husband to see The Nutcracker with me.  And, believe it or not he actually enjoyed it!

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Last Christmas he gifted me this beautiful Tory Burch dress which I haven’t had the chance to wear  yet.  This was the perfect opportunity!  I styled it with my Tory wedges and new burgundy satchel from Stitch Fix for a simple yet chic ensemble great for date night.

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Before the show we enjoyed a romantic dinner at Morton’s Steakhouse in the Cultural District of Pittsburgh.  My husband is wearing a gingham shirt by Untucked with a heather grey blazer from Nordstrom; he cleans up pretty well!

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Finally, I also had the chance to wear this vintage dress coat gifted to me by my mother.  My father bought it for her when she was my age; I am so lucky she kept it all these years!

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As always – comfortable & effortless housewife style xoxx

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#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

Don’t forget to follow me on IG as the_wexford_housewife_

 

#OOTD – Comfort is key!

Picking out an outfit that I manage to wear all day can sometimes be a struggle. As a SAHM I’m always on the move. Between maintaining the household, chasing my son, running errands and going on play dates – I’m always on the go! The key to putting together an outfit that I don’t change out of by nap time is comfort. That goes for everyone, whether you’re at work or keeping track of a toddler you want to be comfortable throughout the day.

To make life easier I try to lay out my outfit the night before. I check the weather forecast first and lay out a few options based on the high’s & low’s.  For instance, last night I laid out my outfit for today’s activities of going to the Animal Park & running errands.  I needed an outfit that would look nice, but still be functional while walking around outside.  I chose pinstriped straight leg pants with two top options, one being a white lace tank and the other a basic navy V-neck tee.

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Deciding on which top to wear is based on my choice of accessories. I love to combine plain V-neck tees with statement necklaces. By adding a bold necklace to a basic top it becomes more than “just a t-shirt”. However, since we were going to be outside all morning I chose to wear the lace tank.  I know there’s a blog out there somewhere that advises against mixing fabrics & patterns but I think it adds depth, plus in fashion there are no real “rules”.  I paired my outfit with my favorite two-tone Tory Burch studs.  The pastel pink complements the blue in the pants and the gold coordinates with my sandals.

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The vertical stripes in my pants create long lines and add height to my 5″ stature; always a plus!  I chose to cuff the bottom of my pants showing off my gold ankle-wrap sandals.  And there you have it, a comfortable outfit that took little effort and lasted all day!

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