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the one with a mustard top

I’ve grown up around moms and little kids my whole life. So I was ready for the long nights and crazy days. But one thing I always thought was crazy was how moms said they never had time to shower. What about nap time or when your husband is home? 5 months in and I get it now. You can shower at nap time, but he might wake up. Or you might have a hundred other things to do that need to be done when he’s asleep. And when your husband is home you want to spend time him or you have a hundred other things to do that can’t be with baby in tow. So some days a shower simply does not happen.

This is what I wear when I haven’t showered, but need to look nice. Maybe a quick dinner out or when friends offer to watch Jack at the last minute. I admit our weekly small group with church sees me like this every. week. Sunglasses to mask the under eye circles, fun lipstick to distract everyone, a nice top, comfy jeans, stylish shoes, and 12 lbs of dry shampoo in my top knot.

jeans . flats . clutch . necklace via . top . sunglasses

5 pieces 1 outfit: awards season

Hey friends! 5 pieces 1 outfit is a twice monthly series where we feature 5 pieces that bring together 1 perfect outfit. It doesn’t take a lot of time, money, and or pieces to create a fashionable look that anyone can create. 5 pieces is all you need to make another outfit killer. First, I find it’s best to have a theme so you have a place to build from. That can be a color combo or maybe even an event. But most of all you just need a good base piece. This week’s theme is awards season! I’ve always wanted to throw a fancy party for the oscars! But I live a fairly casual life in a small beach town in Florida so I’ve never gotten the chance.

A girl can still dream tho, and this year I’d choose this! My favorite thing about this dress is that it’s only $250!! That’s pretty affordable! It’d be the perfect bridesmaids dress for a fancy wedding. Sometimes it’s a struggle to limit myself to 5 pieces, but this one was actually incredibly easy. For an event like the Oscar’s, it’s best to keep it simple. Let the dress speak for itself!

dress . heels . earrings . clutch . lipstick

the one with a tulip shirt

3 weeks ago, I started a small series of outfits that have been heavy repeats in real life lately. They all have one thing in common. They are all great for nursing. I’ve mentioned before that breastfeeding has gone delightfully drama free for us. But the one thing that was really frustrating at the beginning was nursing in public. It’s a lot harder than I thought it would be. I try to keep the nipple under wraps, but that proves difficult with a wiggly baby on your lap. The key is an outfit with easy access and a little extra fabric.

All 3 outfits that I’ve shared so far have had something to use as a cover. The dress had the button up part, then the cardigan, then the top worn over the nursing cami. But this one does not have anything to use as a cover. I linked a few of my favorites below for my fellow mamas. Even with a cover tho, you still need that easy access and extra fabric. Wiggly babies knock covers to the side or completely off no matter how hard it appears to be to do so. This tulip top has easy access and the bottom petal is that extra fabric you need.

top . jeans . pumps . clutch . earrings via . lipstick . sunglasses c/o . trend lab nursing cover . eddie bauer nursing cover . infinity nursing cover

 

the one with rosie pope nursing camisoles

2 weeks ago, I started a small series of outfits that have been heavy repeats in real life lately. They all have one thing in common. They are all great for nursing. I’ve mentioned before that breastfeeding has gone delightfully drama free for us. But the one thing that was really frustrating at the beginning was nursing in public. It’s a lot harder than I thought it would be. I try to keep the nipple under wraps, but that proves difficult with a wiggly baby on your lap. The key is an outfit with easy access and a little extra fabric.

I think the way most women breastfeed in public is to have a nursing cami underneath their clothes. The nursing cami is for shirts that are easier to pull up than to pull down so you tummy is still covered by something. It’s very convenient and incredibly comfortable. But not all nursing cami’s are good ones. These Rosie Pope ones are my personal faves. The biggest annoyance I have with others is if the clips stay up and are still easy to get down quickly. These do just that, and the fabric is thick and soft! So the perfect nursing cami!

booties . jeans . earrings via . jacket c/o . similar jacket . beanie c/o . tee . sunglasses c/o . camisoles c/o . necklace

 

the one with the perfect nursing cardigan

Last week I started a small series of outfits that have been heavy repeats in real life lately. They all have one thing in common. They are all great for nursing. I’ve mentioned before that breastfeeding has gone delightfully drama free for us. But the one thing that was really frustrating at the beginning was nursing in public. It’s a lot harder than I thought it would be. I try to keep the nipple under wraps, but that proves difficult with a wiggly baby on your lap. The key is an outfit with easy access and a little extra fabric.

This is definitely the most heavily repeated outfit of all the ones I’ll share. It’s just so easy – jeans, tank, cardigan, earrings, shoes. The cardigan is the perfect nursing cardigan. It’s sold as a maternity piece, but it works perfectly for my non pregnant self. The ruffles as I call them are that extra bit of fabric you need to keep covered, and the tank is easy to just pull down. Plus it’s easy to change things up with a different colored cardigan, statement or dainty earrings, booties or sandals. You could even add some leggings and make it a little athleisure.

jeans . tank top . cardigan . shoes . earrings via . necklace

 

the one with a green dress perfecting for nursing

For the next couple weeks I’ll be showing some of the outfits that have been heavy repeats in real life lately. They all have one thing in common. They are all great for nursing. I’ve mentioned before that breastfeeding has gone delightfully drama free for us. But the one thing that was really frustrating at the beginning was nursing in public. It’s a lot harder than I thought it would be. I try to keep the nipple under wraps, but that proves difficult with a wiggly baby on your lap. The key is an outfit with easy access and a little extra fabric.

The buttons on this green dress give it that easy access, and the sheath underneath is the extra fabric you need to stay covered until the last possible second. It’s a wonderful crepe fabric which is perfect for the Florida warm weather. But it does wrinkle fairly easily. I’m learning that there are certain things I’m willing to give in for good fashion and easy nursing. Steaming has turned out to be one of them. If you would have told me that a year ago or even 6 months ago I would have laughed in your face. Motherhood changes a lot of things, right?

dress . flats . pouch . necklace via . sunglasses c/o

the one with a blue druzy necklace

I am in love with this druzy necklace! Druzy is my favorite stone since it’s inexpensive and super sparkly. Unfortunately, this one is a couple years old (and I borrowed it), but I linked a couple similar ones that will do the job. It’s almost like druzy has an opal effect to it that features several different colors. So even tho the purple and the blue are both bold colors, it’s works especially since there’s so much purple in blue.

But the most important thing I want to talk about is my new haircut. A new haircut can change everything right!? I know quite a few women who’ve gotten their hair majorly cut off after having a baby. Then they end up with regrets. I didn’t want that, but I still had the urge for a little something new. So I had a few inches cut off, some layers added, and a few highlights added around my face. Turns out . . . I regretted it. It was just a little too short, and I want more highlights. But it’s starting to grow, and the blow dryer really leaves it bouncy!!

Have you ever regretted a haircut?

similar necklace . similar necklace . swing tee . jeans . booties

the one with a real Florida winter

Yesterday was the first actual cold day in Florida. I got to wear tights and boots to church with my dress! Jack got to wear his toggle jacket which is quite possibly the cutest thing I’ve ever seen in my life. Now that we’ve had that day I’m ready to get back to a real Florida winter. As I’m sure most of you know, Florida doesn’t really get a winter. We get one maybe two days of below 50, and then it’s pretty perfect. Being a girl from the midwest, Florida winter is glorious! I never know what to do here oln the blog. Do I just show what I’m wearing? Do I go ahead and wear sweaters and scarves even though it’s not real life? This year I’ve decided to do a mix. Today it’s what I actually wear.

While it may be warm enough for shorts, there is still a chill in the air most days. So sperry’s and light weight sweaters are perfect paired with some shorts! This is my favorite light weight sweater right now. It truly goes with everything, and the hint of lace at the top gives it some unexpected class. Since it’s a pj top class is what it needs to be out of the house!

sweater . fedora . shorts . sperry’s . sunglasses

the one with a simple, date night outfit

First outfit of the new year! It’s exciting isn’t it!? A fresh start is exactly what we all need, and there’s no time better time than the beginning of the year. You know when Lorelai in smells the snow coming. Well, I love the smell of a new year! Fresh and bright with a little bit of evergreen and sugar cookies from Christmas leftover. 2016 was the best year of my life thanks to a giant 3 month old little man. But it sucked other than Jack. 2017 can only go up from here, right!?

Date nights are now few and far between since they require a babysitter. So when they do happen I want to step up my outfit game. For me, that means heels. Especially with a kid around while I get ready. I need simple date night outfit that I can throw on and still be fashionable. I love the look of a bomber jacket with aviators. So pairing that with my favorite Michael Kor’s heels is the perfect simple yet fashionable date night outfit. I’ve worn these heels several times on the blog because they are my only simple black heels. Why? Because they’re perfect . . . no kidding

What’s your go to for a simple, date night outfit?

jeans . black tee . heels . similar jacket . similar scarf . sunglasses

the one with a vacation capsule

When I booked our flights to go home I reserved 1 large checked bag and 1 carry on bag. I figured that plus backpacks for under our seats would be plenty.  We can buy diapers once we’re in Indiana and we’re breastfeeding. So other than clothes, Jack only adds a noise machine, a breast pump, and a carrier. The car seat will not be packed, and we’re not taking the stroller (maybe I should tho?). But I forgot about presents. I have to somehow get our presents home. So we’re all going to be on a capsule wardrobe. Especially mama and daddy whose clothes take up quite a lot of room.

I’ve done the capsule wardrobe many times, but never for a vacation. So I was little lost. After some research and some pinteresting, I came up on the 5,4,3,2,1 idea and decided to make it my own for this vacation capsule. With the 5,4,3,2,1 idea, you take 5 of the main item and go down from there. For me the main items were tops, bottoms, shoes, and jackets (since we’re going North). Then I just needed accessories. So my list looks like this 5 tops and 5 earrings. 4 bottoms/dresses and 4 shoes. 3 jackets and 3 bags. 2 sunglasses and 2 necklaces. 1 hat and 1 watch. vacation-capsule

split neck top . navy v neck . chambray . button upgraphic tee . amethyst studs . black studs . tear drop earrings . cluster earrings . tassel earrings . jeans . black jeans . striped dress . green dress

leopard flats . riding boots . booties . sperry’s . jean jacket . northface jacket . cardigan . clutch . crossbody . tote . initial necklace . statement necklace

 hexagon sunglasses . coach sunglasses . hat . watch

Most of the time I’ll need to be dressy, casual so jeans and nicer tops were the way to go. The dresses are for when I need to be dressed up. I chose some dainty jewelry to wear during the day and a few statement pieces for the dressier times. The jackets I chose are mostly for warmth and to add over the simple shirts I’m bringing. Jackets are great finisher pieces  when you need a simple, warm outfit. I almost didn’t bring 3 bags. Jack will be with me the whole time as far as I know so I’ll always need the diaper bag. There is a chance we’ll go see a movie after he goes to bed (while grandma stays with him), and the clutch doesn’t take much room.

The rest  I think is pretty self explanatory! Have you ever done a vacation capsule?