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the one with a floral romper

April’s series is ‘how to wear and dress up your shorts’. When I was younger, I made the assumption you could only wear shorts for casual events or active events. Even now I see myself and my friends struggling to figure out how to dress them up a little. After 2 years in Florida, I have a pretty good idea considering I’m lucky enough to wear them year round. Since summer is right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to share a few easy outfits to dress up your shorts! This weeks post is all about this floral romper.

I’ve never wanted to wear rompers before since I’m borderline plus size. I say borderline because the top half isn’t the bottom is. They hit the tummy area a little weird. But this floral romper made me fall in love enough to take a risk. Guess what!? I’ll probably never buy another romper unless I fall this in love again. Rompers are an easy way to dress up your shorts and this one is incredibly comfortable. But, guys, they are a pain to get off when you need to breastfeed or pee.

similar wedges . similar wedges . sunglasses . bell sleeve romper . clutch . earrings via

the one with Disney Spring’s

April’s series is ‘how to wear and dress up your shorts’. When I was younger, I made the assumption you could only wear shorts for casual events or active events. Even now I see myself and my friends struggling to figure out how to dress them up a little. After 2 years in Florida, I have a pretty good idea considering I’m lucky enough to wear them year round. Since summer is right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to share a few easy outfits to dress up your shorts! I live 2 hours from disney. So the third outfit in this series features the perfect outfit to wear around Disney Spring’s.

Living so close to Disney definitely has it’s perks, Disney Spring’s is one of them. Now that a sugarboo and anthro are there it might be my favorite. It’s such a stylish area I always feel the need to look a little nicer than usual, but I do a lot of walking as well. So comfort, casual, and fashionable are the key words for the day. This floral top has been my favorite for about two years. But I’ve got several similar ones down below for you!

Fun fact, my 10 (almost 11) year old nephew -MeSean – is the photographer for these fabulous photos 🙂

similar tee . similar tee . similar tee . shortsjacket . sunglasses . sperry’s . earrings . monogram necklace . bar necklace

the one with the off shoulder trend

April’s series is ‘how to wear and dress up your shorts’. When I was younger, I made the assumption you could only wear shorts for casual events or active events. Even now I see myself and my friends struggling to figure out how to dress them up a little. After 2 years in Florida, I have a pretty good idea considering I’m lucky enough to wear them year round. Since summer is right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to share a few easy outfits to dress up your shorts! The second outfit in this series features the off shoulder trend that is everywhere this season.

I LOVE this top which I purchased at my favorite online store shopbop. It’s a a bit of a statement piece withe the sleeves so the accessories are simple. That necklace is my new favorite because it keeps double duties. It’s also a great teether for Jack. He’s showing a lot of interest in my jewelry so I have to be cautious of what I wear. He is also teething like crazy so this necklace is the perfect choice most days.

My sandals are also new. I have to be honest. I felt weird spending $44 on flip flops. But the quality and price per wear won out, and I will never regret this decision, ya’ll. Get you some nice flip flops!

shortsflip flops . similar bag . necklace . earrings via . sunglasses . hat . top

the one with dressing up your shorts

For the past 2 months, I’ve had a monthly series of outfits that all focus on one thing. The first was nursing outfits and the second was easy, classics. I’ve decided to keep up with it. First and foremost, you all seemed to enjoy it. But it also backs up one of the things I try to hold true to here on the blog and in my closet. That being buying things you can re-wear often. That’s real life, and I want my blog to show my real life. I love the idea of a capsule wardrobe, but it’s not quite realistic for me right now. 6 months ago my body went through a very drastic event (childbirth) and it’s still changing. Plus, I’m still getting used to those changes. So my wardrobe will be changing for a few more months as I figure out what works and what doesn’t.

Until then I’ll be wearing lots of the things that I already know do work. One of those things are these shorts from old navy. So April’s series will be ‘how to wear shorts’. When I was younger, I thought you could only wear shorts for casual events or active events. Even now I see myself and my friends struggling to figure out how to dress them up a little. After 2 years in Florida, I have a pretty good idea considering I’m lucky enough to wear them year round. Since summer is right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to share a few easy outfits to dress up your shorts!

The first is my favorite white peasant top that I’ve had for years. I got it at Charlotte Russe years and years ago. This is my favorite way to wear it – sweet and simple. This outfit is perfect for date night, dinner with friends, brunch with the girls – anything where you need to be a little nicer than casual but not business.

shorts . similar top . similar top . hat . clutch . earrings via . sunglasses . lipgloss . sandals

trendy and tidy . mix it monday . michelle’s paige . claire justine . hello monday

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