To be honest, my first lace up piece was kind of a disaster. You see, after going through two pregnancies, plus breastfeeding for a year with both girls, I’ve actually been pretty self-conscious about showing any skin in that area. Over my Christmas break, I blogged about finding a one stop shop for show stopping dresses. For some reason I felt compelled to try out a front lace up dress. I couldn’t resist just how stunning it was, and just hoped that the lace didn’t run too low. Once I tried it on, I was so happy I took a chance. Just like I hoped, the lace didn’t run low, so I didn’t have to worry about being self-conscious–especially because I could still get away with wearing a supportive bra.
How to Rock the Lace Up Dress
Today’s Tobi dress, the ‘Better Off Lace Up Shift Dress,’ is that perfect date night, or dinner dress if a girl wants to stand out of the crowd a bit. It comes in three colors, a mauve–which is what I have featured here today, but it also comes in classic black, and a beautiful olive green. As far as shoes, you have tons of options. A strappy or even simple heel would really make this dress pop, but lately I can’t get enough of my over the knee tan boots which not only look amazing with almost everything, but they also keep my legs warm in the cold.
Tobi, All About the Glam
Last week I introduced an online retailer by the name of Tobi to my blog. From the moment you click on their site, you’ll see that this brand has glamour written all over them! With each piece, I find something very unique. Like stated on my last Tobi post, their designs take place in the heart of Los Angeles. They take inspiration from the LA city life, and channel them into beautiful and affordable clothing. “We design and develop all of our products and collections out of our headquarters in downtown Los Angeles. Our design inspiration is LA itself; the girls, the city, the energy, the attitude.” (Tobi.com).
See the link at the top of this post for this beautiful lace up find! Wishing you all a beautiful and stress free weekend!
We all know that wearing what you feel is all the rage. Yes, graphic tees are super popular, but I’ve started to notice that it’s hard to make a statement that is original and not redundant. We’ve all seen the, “But first, coffee” or “Fry Day” tees, but these sayings can be a bit overdone, so it’s nice to finally find a company that specializes in original quotes and sayings.
Meet Thread Tank
I recently came across a company by the name of Thread Tank, “The Stories You Can Wear.” This company recently reached out and introduced me to their amazing line of graphic tees for both women and men. I was immediately sold by their catchy and clever sayings as soon as I began scrolling their site. I personally fell in love with
everything mom related, mainly because I’m currently carrying around my twenty-four hour mom cargo (baby bump) ha! I selected their adorable “Mama Bear” and “Papa Bear” tees for my husband and I. I thought this would allow for really cute maternity pics. I also chose their “Mom Game Strong” tee. This shirt just spoke to me because I highly respect the moms out there who are constantly multitasking, wearing many hats, and living their dreams–all while balancing mom life. These women are my inspiration.
Check out today’s pictures as well as the Thread Tank website or Instagram profile for inspiration. These tees would make a great Christmas gift for yourself, or even a loved one. Be sure to follow me today on my Instagram account… I’ll be hosting a giveaway where three lucky winners will be chosen to select a tee of their choice! That’s right, not one, but THREE lucky winners!
Enjoy the rest of your week friends, and don’t forget to wear what you feel!
Now, I must admit–sometimes I find the cutest maternity clothes, and naturally I’m like, “They never had cute stuff like this when I was pregnant.” Well, now that I’m pregnant, I find myself oohing and ahhing over the non-maternity section like, “I want this, this, and this!” I know, I know… The grass is always greener on the other side, right?
So anyhow, I’ve got this philosophy… maternity clothes seem to be pricier than normal clothes, and you only get to wear them for such a short period of time. My goal this year is to dress my bump with the essentials (via ASOS Maternity like jeans, work pants, a coat–things that are going to inevitably EXPAND no matter what. However, I want to try buying pieces that I can still wear and put to use even after my bump. I don’t know, I guess it’s the frugal side of me. I seriously HATE wasting money.
Today’s Bump Look
Today’s sweater is a Chicwish piece. I love how unique their clothes are; they’re for sure one of my faves. This knit piece has two cool features, the cold shoulder cut outs and the front tie. For some reason, I often tie shirts around my waist–I think I’m just drawn to an added layer of clothing. With this sweater, there’s no need to add a bulky layer of clothing–it already comes complete with a tie.
Below I’m linking pieces that can fly for both a growing bump, or just for the sake of it!
Happy Monday and wishing you all a happy Thanksgiving week!
Clothes with a military edge have been a go for quite sometime. In fact, I have a cargo jacket that I’ve had since 2006 that I just can’t seem to replace–it’s still in great condition, and it’s been in style every fall and winter since then.
I love that the patch game is dominating, and SheIn, my favorite affordable online retailer is incorporating military edge in a softer fashion. Today’s piece is a knit cardigan with military inspired patches. With this chic sweater, you can really play up, or play down your outfit of the day.
How I Wore It
I wore this piece in four ways! As for the first way, I paired a black pencil skirt, a grey t-shirt, classic black pumps–all layered with today’s cardigan. For a comfy yet still chic option, you can change out your pumps for white sneakers. Next, I wore this same look, except for this time, I wore high-waisted black distressed denim–first with my classic pumps, and then with my white sneakers.
Check out more from SheIn below–I’m sharing all of my favorite military chic styles. Be sure to check out the entire SheIn collection by clicking here!
Well ladies, I think it’s time to switch to military time! Ha! Wishing you all an awesome week!
I’ve always been a huge fan of the two piece set–mainly because you’re getting more bang for your buck! With sets, you get to take key pieces and extend your wardrobe by having the freedom to mix and match with other favorites from your closet. Recently, I’ve been obsessing over the oversized trend. Oversized knits, especially, are perfect for those cool fall days, and even better for layering up during the winter. The same goes for cardigans and coats. For some reason, these pieces just create an extra chic look. Nordstrom also has some great oversized pieces–check their site here if you want to see the trend for yourself.
Chic and Oversized
Today’s OOTD (outfit of the day) is an ASOS find. The oversized sweater and chic asymmetrical knit skirt create an awesome duo with a cool mix of ‘cozy meets contemporary.’ The neutral color is also perfect for the fall.
Mix It Up
If you scroll my pictures below, you will notice that I’ve mixed and matched my two piece set by simply adding denim, sneakers, heels, and a simple bodysuit to create all different looks. See my ‘Shop The Post’ slider below, as well as my favorite oversized pieces via Nordstrom.
Wishing you all a fantastic week! And as always, thanks for stopping by!