Adding layers to your OOTD is a wonderful way to add dimension. I’m not going to lie, this non-maternity wear while pregnant challenge is getting more and more difficult every week, but I’m trying to stick it out (See my previous post as to why I’m trying not to invest too much in maternity wear). However, this weeks’ style is very free and flowy–so my pieces will be perfect while pregnant and post pregnancy.
Valentine’s Day Style
This week I’m featuring two flowy pieces from ASOS. I was looking for something different for Valentine’s Day, something that had an overall soft kind of feel. The first piece I fell in love with was a sheer maxi dress with subtle ruffling at the top half. Under this piece, I wore a black turtleneck. The black turtleneck is actually one of my staple winter pieces. Layering dresses with turtlenecks is an easy way stay warm and chic at the same time. Finally, I topped this look off with a flowy leather jacket. The second ASOS piece was more of a rose pink dress, but yet it’s tone is still soft. It’s ruffled accents and gathered side adds a romantic flare to this dress–perfect for Valentine’s Day! You’ll notice that I wore this piece with and without bottoms. Have fun with sheer pieces like these–the sky is the limit when it comes to layering!
Shoe Crush Alert
Speaking of V-Day, I found the most gorgeous heels, perfect for Valentine’s Day! These beauties are the perfect soft shade of pink, and they are the perfect price.
Check out my looks below for all of the different ways I wore these dresses. Wishing you all a fantastic week!
Alright, let’s get real… when I’m mom’ing around, you won’t find me in heels. And don’t get me wrong, I love heels, but I’m not trying to chase my toddler around in them–trust me, I’ve tried before and it wasn’t very pretty. Most people think that this means moms must kiss their chic styles goodbye. This is so not the case. This simply means that you must step up your shoe game!
My Chic Mom Trick
So here’s the mom trick–it’s super easy. If you have a show stopping OOTD, try finding a chic pair of sneakers to compliment your outfit. These days it’s so easy to find glamorous tennis. I found a beautiful pair of J. Crewexclusive New Balance sneakers with gold accents a while back, and I still have a shoe crush! The white with gold is neutral enough to go with a lot of chic wardrobe pieces. If you really dig deep on the blog, you’ll see that I’ve even worn these sneakers with skirts–they’re the best!
Now let’s fast forward a bit. A lot of times, especially on the weekends, my husband and I will run errands, or we will do something with the girls, and then find ourselves available for a spontaneous date night. I don’t always have the time for a quick change, but a change of shoes, I can do! This is when it’s time to break out the heels ladies!
The winter season for me is a tough one to dress for, especially when you are trying to maintain your chic status. One thing I particularly hate about dressing up in the winter is feeling cold. Cozy sweaters, sweats, and boots 24/7 is tempting. If it wasn’t for work, I’d be all over this look–especially while being pregnant. Unfortunately, there’s just something in me that won’t allow this to be the case everyday. And I genuinely do just love dressing up and feeling good. This is when I find creative ways to layer up!
Keeping it Simple
We have a tendency to think that chic pieces have to be this expensive and fancy piece of clothing, but I often find that it’s the simple pieces that make the boldest statements. Today’s featured piece is a khaki colored cardigan by SheIn. This gorgeous sweater can be worn in so many ways–it’s really just one of those classic and timeless pieces that you will keep forever.
How I Wore It
I decided to keep this OOTD very simple, which is what makes it so chic. A classic black turtleneck with distressed skinny jeans, and classic pointed neutral heels or strappy heels. The cardigan just adds a simple and neutral layer–perfect for layering up in the winter!
See my pictures below for inspiration. Also check out this link here for today’s featured piece. If you want to see my latest post on more SheIn looks, click here!
Thanks for stopping by the blog! Have a beautiful and chic week!
Get ready everyone! I will be adding a new vertical on the blog, and that is home decor! If
you think about it, I’m not really straying too far from fashion, home decor is really just fashion for your home! I’m not sure what it is, maybe I’m entering the nesting phase of my pregnancy, or maybe I’m getting burnt out of taking blogging photos–or could it be both? who knows… However, I do know that I’m pretty excited to showcase something new on my site!
The Birthday Girl
Luckily, my mini me doesn’t really keep up with my blog–she’s too engulfed in her tween-ager life. But she does have a birthday coming up soon at the end of February, and we’ve decided to give her a fabulous room makeover instead of a birthday party. My little Sassy Pop is growing up too fast, and I think it’s about time we weed out the Hello Kitty takeover in her bedroom and upgrade to a bit more of a pre-teen, sophisticated look.
As I browsed online for room inspiration, I came across a look on Pinterest that I
just couldn’t get enough of. It was the Pottery Barn Teen’s ‘Emily & Meritt Bed Of Roses Duvet.’ This mix of shabby and contemporary elements was love at first click, but I was quickly brought back to reality when I saw the price tags on everything. I started to become discouraged, but then I thought about finding alternate pieces and lookalikes to still get the same look. Well, I actually had a ton of luck with sites like, Amazon Home and Wayfair. I wasn’t as lucky with finding a similar duvet, so I went ahead and bought the actual Pottery Barnduvet and sham. However, as for the rest of the bed, see what I found below.
I think I’m off to a great start! Keep checking back for more of her room additions, a few DIY projects, and of course, the big reveal!
SheIn always has affordable and amazing pieces, but this top for sure has to be my absolute favorite! Yes, I’m a sucker for boho styles, but add a little crochet and elements like a peplum, a little off the shoulder action–and I’m totally sold. I literally fell in love with this boho top from the moment I saw it online. My only fear was whether or not it would fit since my body is currently being taken over and occupied right now. Thank goodness I managed to squeeze in just in time before my belly was too big. Now, this top will for sure be motivation for me to get back into shape after the baby arrives in the Spring.
How I Wore It and How I Plan To Wear It
Here, I paired this stunning top with my favorite paint splattered jeans and simple heels. Because it’s such a breathtaking top, there’s really no need to go overboard with the rest of the outfit. Styling the rest of your outfit with this bohemian beauty should be effortless. After I drop the baby weight, I plan on wearing this top with simple cutoff denim shorts and gladiators to complete the whole boho look. To dress it up a bit, I plan on a little white on white layering, with white skinny jeans and fringe nude heels. Can’t wait!
Until then, I’ll just wait patiently until I can fit this beauty the way I want. For the rest of you, click here for this beautiful top. It also comes in classic black and a gorgeous yellow. Honestly, I want them in all colors!
As always, thank you all so much for stopping by! Stay warm out there!