What comes to mind when you hear the word SIREN? An alarm? Fire trucks? A fascinating woman? I couldn’t help but think of “fire engine red” when writing about this coat.
What’s better than one way to wear pants? Two! There’s nothing better than wardrobe versatility. I especially love if I can wear items year round. Appropriate layering and a change up of accessories can dramatically alter a look and get you more bang for your buck!
I remember when a Gap commercial came out in the late 90s, set to the tune of Donovan’s Mellow Yellow. It was such a catchy tune but more importantly it featured one of my favorite shades of yellow, Saffron. In today’s look I’m soaked in Saffron!! Since the Chicago weather is looking more like summer than fall, I’ve made every opportunity to extend light weight pieces “out of season.”
I paired a flowing mock wrap maxi dress purchased at Akira a year or two ago with a bold statement necklace from Charming Charlie and a fabulous Etniciti clutch to a dear friend’s birthday celebration. My sunglasses are several seasons past from Ann Taylor Loft.
If this look isn’t the definition of lush then I don’t know what is! A local forest preserve provided a beautiful backdrop for this look. The bright bold floral print, on this strapless hips free vintage dress, stood out against the greenery. Even better, the dress has nice deep pockets, making its wear even more effortless. I paired it with simple black strappy sandals and lime green chandelier earrings.
Y’all know I love a good romper or jumpsuit. Don’t get me wrong I love putting together a layered look but nothing beats throwing on a no fuss one piece that’s easy to style! I bought this romper from my go to store for cute and inexpensive items, Forever 21. It’s been in my closet, unworn, for over 2 years, YIKES!
1MommyMD. What do you do when you’re planning a party and an item you need is unavailable? It’s time to DIY! If you don’t know, DIY stands for Do It Yourself. Sunday I threw my daughter a fiesta themed party for her 2nd birthday. I’d come across the cutest fiesta cookies on Instagram earlier in the planning process and was set on having some made for the party. Unfortunately, the business I wanted to use was booked solid for two months. I thought about it; I love to bake and have a creative streak so I decided to make the fiesta themed cookies myself!
I LOVE a good maxi skirt and a bold print; put them both together and bam instant fabulousness! One thing I love about incorporating a print, is how that item of clothing can carry a look. It becomes your statement piece and all other articles of clothing merely compliment it.
For my daughter’s 2nd birthday party, I had to fit the FIESTA theme so an off the shoulder flounce crop top and full flowing skirt seemed in order. The top I got a few months ago from Forever 21. The skirt is from several months ago and was purchased at Akira.
I LOVE a good romper! No need to fuss with multiple pieces of an outfit when you can get an effortless and chic look all in one. It’s even better when said romper is vintage with a modern flair. I love fashion for its ability to transcend an era. Today’s look is a 80s halter style romper with a beautiful palette that reminds me of watercolors. I paired it with some of my favorite marigold earrings and shoes.
When the wind is in your favor go with it! It was a pretty windy day when these pics were snapped but it worked perfectly for what I was wearing! Everything I’m wearing is past season. The printed culotte romper is from Target, the black sheer coverup is from Urban Outfitters and the necklace is from Charming Charlie.
As I scrolled through pictures for today’s post this song, made famous by the incomparable Nina Simone, immediately came to mind.
Blue Skies, Denim & BOW Ties. I found this awesome jumpsuit a few months back and couldn’t wait to throw it on! It’s a lightweight one piece I snagged from asos.com. It’s simple and effortlessly chic! I paired it with another fabulous BOW tie from Meyelabel. THIS is how you wear a romper!!
I’m a sucker for a good find, be it at a department store, target or a vintage shop. The highlight of this look is a super cute thrifty find, current season, from my fave Forever 21! The options for the neon pink sheer frock are endless; it could be worn over jeans, shorts or a swimsuit to name a few! The royal blue tank is Forever 21 and the royal blue skirt is past season asos. The shoes are past season Steve Madden. Sunglasses are current season Aldo. Clutch is past season.