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the one with a classic silhouette

The series this month is for easy, classic outfits. You know the ones that are all over Pinterest, and you think to yourself ‘that’s easy! I have that in my closet!’ But for some reason you never think to wear them until you see that pin. The key to making it yours is all in the accessories. This week’s post is all about the classic silhouette. Every woman has that silhouette she looks best in whether it be a sheath dress or a swing. For me it’s the fit and flare. With my large behind, the fit and flare cinches my waist in to give me that hourglass silhouette. The great thing about fit and flare is it disguises the hips but also creates hips. So really the fit and flare is the classic silhouette we all need.

A few weeks ago I had a series about outfits that are great for breastfeeding. Other than 5 pieces 1 outfit, it’s the first series I’ve ever had here on the niche. I liked it so much I’ve decided to do it again. I might make it a thing – every month is a new series. We’ll see how this one goes before we make that decision! So be sure to tell me how you like it and any others you might want to see!

dress . necklace via . heels . sunglasses . clutch

the one with jeans and a tshirt two ways

The series this month is for easy, classic outfits. You know the ones that are all over Pinterest, and you think to yourself ‘that’s easy! I have that in my closet!’ But for some reason you never think to wear them until you see that pin. The key to making it yours is all in the accessories. This week’s post features the classic jeans and a tshirt. It’s the easiest thing to just grab and go, and by far my favorite outfit. I love outfits that are simple and then just by adding a few accessories it’s completely new.

This week I showed two different ways to wear this easy, classic to show what I mean. The first outfit I wore for on a wednesday when Jack and I went to aldi, target, the pediatrician, the eye doctor, and lunch with friends. Then the next evening I decided to wear different accessories for dinner and drinks to celebrate a friends birthday

A few weeks ago I had a series about outfits that are great for breastfeeding. Other than 5 pieces 1 outfit, it’s the first series I’ve ever had here on the niche. I liked it so much I’ve decided to do it again. I might make it a thing – every month is a new series. We’ll see how this one goes before we make that decision! So be sure to tell me how you like it and any others you might want to see!

jeans  sperry’s  tshirt earrings  bag similar clutch  pink sunglasses  heels lipstick  similar necklace

the one with white and chambray

The series this month is for easy, classic outfits. You know the ones that are all over Pinterest, and you think to yourself ‘that’s easy! I have that in my closet!’ But for some reason you never think to wear them until you see that pin. The key to making it yours is all in the accessories. This week’s post features white, chambray, and leopard print. Everybody has white bottoms, a chambray top, and some sort of leopard print to add in. Since this is the easy, classics series the accessories are simple. This outfit is perfect for brunch with friends, running errands, a casual date night, etc. But with some heels and statement accessories it’s the perfect base for a fancy night out.

A few weeks ago I had a series about outfits that are great for breastfeeding. Other than 5 pieces 1 outfit, it’s the first series I’ve ever had here on the niche. I liked it so much I’ve decided to do it again. I might make it a thing – every month is a new series. We’ll see how this one goes before we make that decision! So be sure to tell me how you like it and any others you might want to see!

shorts . popover . flats . belt . similar bag . earrings via . sunglasses

the one with cognac and gold

A few weeks ago I had a series about outfits that are great for breastfeeding. Other than 5 pieces 1 outfit, it’s the first series I’ve ever had here on the niche. I liked it so much I’ve decided to do it again. I might make it a thing – every month is a new series. We’ll see how this one goes before we make that decision! So be sure to tell me how you like it and any others you might want to see!

The series this month is for easy, classic outfits. You know the ones that are all over Pinterest, and you think to yourself ‘that’s easy! I have that in my closet!’ But for some reason you never think to wear them until you see that pin. A white top and jeans is one of those outfits. The key is how you accessorize it and make it yours! Cognac is one of my favorite colors to wear and accessorize with. So this time around I made it mine with cognac and gold accessories! Three accessories in each color and I kept them all very simple. With easy, classic outfits I don’t see any reason for major accessories. Unless you want to make a statement, of course!

 

tank . jeans . initial necklace . bar necklace . belt . sunglasses . similar clutch . similar sandals . lipstick

 

the one about postpartum hair and a tom’s bag

I’ve said many times that I occasionally have nothing to talk about when it comes to outfits. This is one of those. All I have to say is my mother in law got this charcoal tom’s transport tote for me at Christmas . . . and it’s heavenly. It’s big and roomie and the perfect diaper bag for those days when you need all the babies stuff. It’s also perfect for a quick run around target to use as a diaper bag and shopping bag.

So instead of talking about the dress, which has been on the blog many times, I’m going to talk about something disgusting. But if you’re a mom or about to be a mom it’s something we need to talk about. There is an investment that comes with pregnancy/motherhood that no one ever talks about. I can’t take it anymore. Women need to know.

Soon after your new baby is born you will have to invest in new plumbing. Yup, for your bathrooms. Because of your hair loss. Postpartum hair sucks. I know some people don’t like that word, but it’s the only word for it. Except the pipes don’t suck it down because there is so much of it. Pregnancy hair is amazing. Want beachy waves you can get them easily, frizz is gone, so much volume without product or a blow out . . . Then the baby comes out and all that volume does to  . . . into your drains, clogging your pipes. Then it grows back and you have little crappy, frizzy, wispy hair. It takes a great outfit, and makes it looks terrible. Postpartum hair sucks. invest in plumbing snakes and lots of drain cleaner before that baby comes out. Somebody tells me it all goes back to normal soon . . .

bag . dress . similar fedora . lipstick . sandals . glass pearls

 

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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