Friday, October 15, 2021

Currently Loving .242

 fall fashion, outfit ideas, mom style, north carolina blogger, nc blogger, style on a budget

Happy Friday! I hope y'all are doing well! This little blog has been on the backburner as I've transitioned back into my work schedule. I think I'm back into a good routine so I hope to be able to share a bit more over here now! I am so excited that it's Friday for a couple of reasons. The girls and I have a Target date planned for tomorrow (can you believe that I haven't been there in months?!) and my husband comes home on Saturday night. He's been in the Domincan Republic on a mission trip with our church this week. He had a great experience but I'm looking forward to him being safely back at home very soon.

Today, I'm sharing my weekly roundup of what I'm Currently Loving! It really hasn't felt like fall around here yet. Just the occasional cool morning but I really love creating transitional outfits so I'm okay with the warmer weather sticking around. 

Which of this week's picks is your favorite?!

1. B O O T S | I already own a similar pair of boots but I am loving this budget friendly option! Now that my oldest daughter can wear women's shoes, it's been so much more fun shopping for shoes for her. I think she needs this super cute pair of boots for fall and winter!

2. S K I R T | This gorgeous skirt is high on my wish list! I am loving the color so much and it would be such a fun piece to dress up or down. I can see it styled with sneakers, sandals, or boots. A great piece that would work throughout the seasons!

3. T O P | I have a similar top in my closet and I love the neckline. It's just so flattering! A long sleeve black top is a closet staple and it's so great for layering during the cooler months.

4. J E A N S | I haven't had a pair of jeans on my body in over five months but when I do pull the jeans back out, they will definitely be perfect vintage! They are my all time favorite style!

5. B A G | How fun is this puff tote bag?! I have been seeing this puffy style a lot lately and it's definitely on my wish list to find a puffy bag. I love this one!

6. H E A D B A N D | I have owned two of these headbands and I think my kiddo has lost both of them. Thankfully, it's on sale right now so I can grab a new one. The most comfortable headband of all time!

7. R I N G | I love signet rings to wear on my ring hand. I love the black detail on this one!

8. D R E S S | This dress is probably my favorite item in this week's roundup. A flannel dress in the prettiest colors?! Yes, please! Also, it has pockets. I need it!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you have a great weekend!

Friday, October 1, 2021

Currently Loving .241

 north carolina blogger, fall fashion, fall outfits, nc blogger, style on a budget, mom style, what to wear for fall
Happy Friday and Happy First Day of October! I hope you've had a great weekend! The month of September seemed to fly by. Did it feel that way for anyone else?! Actually, this year has seemed to go by too quickly. I'm already missing summertime because I'm a summer girl at heart but I do enjoy a good flannel and a trip to the mountain during the fall. Also, I was born in the fall so that's fun, too.

Today, I'm sharing my weekly roundup of what I'm Currently Loving! I put together this week's picks pretty quickly because I have been loving so many new fall arrivals. Madewell shared a photo of a satin skirt with a sweatshirt and I cannot wait to recreate a similar look! I love the juxtaposition of a fancier piece with a casual item. It's kind of my own personal philosophy for getting dressed! I am all about the comfy, cozy yet chic life!

Which of this week's picks is your favorite?!

1. T O P | I am loving this top! How pretty would it be paired with a pair of high waisted jeans?! You just can't go wrong with a beautiful black top like this one. I love the details!

2. S N E A K E R S | I already own these sneakers in a different colorway and they are my current favorites. I wear mine all of the time, especially with dresses! Again, juxtaposition. I am loving the touches of black on this new color option!

3. J A C K E T | My most worn item in my closet is definitely my denim jacket. I bring it with me everywhere, just in case I get cold. It's such a fun layer! My go-to jacket is distressed but I have my eye on this one for a more classic option. I love the quality of all of my Able pieces!

4. B R A C E L E T | I wear a stack of gold bracelets every single day and this one needs a spot in my stack. I love it!

5. C L O G S | I wore the pair of clogs with coveralls (that I thrifted new with tags) to church last week and I got lots of questions about them. I bought mine from Target last fall but the pair featured in this week's roundup is a great, similar option! So cute for fall!

6. S H I R T | This shirt was one of the items I got during the Madewell sale last week and I've already worn it three times. It's 100% cotton and so soft! I sized up one size for an even extra oversized fit that works perfectly with leggings. It also comes in two other colors as well!

7. B A G | This bag is on my wish list! I don't have a black crossbody bag but I think I am going to have to change that with this gorgeous bag. I love the puffy leather!

8. S K I R T | Like I mentioned above, I am on a mission to pair a satin skirt with a sweatshirt and this skirt is a great option! It comes in several great colors that are perfect for dressing up or down.

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you have a great weekend!

Friday, September 17, 2021

Currently Loving .240

 fall fashion, madewell, nc blogger, north carolina blogger, mom style

Happy Friday! I hope you've had a good week! Since I'm not back at work yet, I have been making the most of the my time but enjoying some of my favorite hobbies. I always forget how much I love to bake until I make the time to actually do it. I baked three different things this week. One set of pumpkin muffins that were pretty good (I just need to tweak the amount of pumpkin I use in the recipe), another set of muffins that were a complete fail (so bad that I threw the entire muffin pan away because I couldn't get it clean), and chocolate chip scones that turned out perfectly (at least according to my kids)! This is the scones recipe I use and it's super easy!

Today, I'm sharing my weekly roundup of what I'm Currently Loving! As always, these picks are items that I already love or my personal wish list picks. I have been slowly evaluating my wardrobe to see what I want to add to my fall rotation. The first items I've purchased are these gorgeous black slip dress and these olive green pants (that I've already worn twice in less than a week)!

Which of this week's picks is your favorite?!

1. C R O S S B O D Y  B A G | This bag is definitely on my personal wish list for fall! I always love my Madewell bags and I think this one would be a great addition to my collection. It's currently on sale!

2. J E A N S | I live in jeans during the fall and winter so I am pretty particular about them. Quality and fit are super important to me when I'm selecting a pair of jeans. My all-time favorite jeans are the perfect vintage style, also at Madewell! Size down one size (from your non-Madewell denim size) to get the best fit. They are also currently on sale!

3. S H I R T  J A C K E T | This shirt jacket (I refuse to call it a shacket lol) is currently in my shopping cart! I always love to add a new flannel to my wardrobe during the fall and this is a great alternative to a regular flannel kind of shirt. This one will be perfect for layering! Also, on sale!

4. S H I R T | Before I talk about the shirt, yes, it's also on sale. I rounded up lots of my favorites from the Madewell sale to share with y'all this week! I've owned this shirt for two years and it's still a favorite. I actually wore it this week and it's perfect year round! I love investing in classic pieces that will serve me well for many years. Fits true to size.

5. S N E A K E R S | I love a pair of white sneakers! They are definitely a wardrobe staple for me. I love them with shorts, dresses, skirts, and jeans. Basically with everything! This cute pair is a great budget friendly option if you are in the market.

6. D R E S S | I wore my nap dress this past Sunday and finally got a chance to actually nap in it... and it was an amazing nap! This dress is not only pretty but so comfortable. They run a little big so you can definitely size down one size if you like a closer fit. I'm loving the new burgundy floral printed one! I can't wait to add another nap dress to my closet.

7. T E E | I have worn this $8 tee two times... this week! It's been my go-to tee for the past few years because it fits so well and it's amazing quality for the price. When I don't know what to wear, I always gravitate towards this gray tee and denim! Fits true to size.

8. T O T E | Yes, I share about this tote all of the time! But, when something is your absolute favorite, you want to tell everyone about it! I've owned this medium transport tote for four years and it just keeps getting better with time. I love this size because it's great as a crossbody, shoulder bags, on your arm, and basically any way you desire to carry it. I love this leopard strap that you can also get to add a fun pop of print to your look! Both items are currently on sale.

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you have a great weekend!

Friday, September 10, 2021

Currently Loving .239

 what to buy for fall, nc blogger, north carolina blogger, mom style, fall style

Happy Friday! I hope you've had a great week! A short week that started at the beach is definitely the kind of week that I love. All over my social media feeds, everyone is so excited for fall and I personally don't want summer to end. It's my favorite season! The end of summer means the end of longer days and even more sadly, the end of this season's zinnia garden. My little garden and my free flower stand have brought me so much joy this season! I promise to share more about both here on the blog soon.

Today, I'm sharing my weekly roundup of what I'm Currently Loving! Even though I'm not really ready for it to be fall, I am sharing lots of great pieces that are perfect for transitioning your closet into. Items that you can wear now and later are my favorite!

Which of this week's picks is your favorite?!

1. D R E S S | I have been hunting for a black slip dress that was flattering for awhile now. A couple of years ago, I bought four or five of them to try and didn't like any of them. I decided to invest and purchased this one. I can't wait to try it on! If it works out for me, it will be such a fun piece to style and layer with this fall! It also comes in three other great colors.

2. B R A C E L E T | This bracelet caught my eye as soon as I saw it on the website. I love stacking bracelets and this one is going to be a fun addition to my arm party!

3. S H I R T | A long sleeve white button is definitely a closet staple! I wear mine year round by rolling the sleeves up and pairing it with denim shorts in the spring/summer then by wearing it with my favorite jeans during the fall/winter. It's such a great piece to have in your wardrobe! I am loving this affordable option.

4. B A G | If you are looking for a cute, animal print bag for fall and winter, I love this one! It's super budget friendly and would add such a fun pop of pattern to any look.

5. H E A D B A N D | If you read Wednesday's post about how to style a headband then you know what a big fan I am of these headbands! They are so cute and so comfortable to wear. They cause zero discomfort and I can wear one all day long!

6. T E E | I am loving this cute graphic tee! I think I need to add it to my closet because I start and end pretty much every single day outside. Who else loves being outdoors?!

7. H A T | It may seem kind of early to be thinking about beanies but I missed out this color beanie last year. I bought the black one last October (pictured below) and loved it so much! I decided I wanted a second one and it was already sold out. I love that these beanies are made out of cotton so they are so soft to wear and they hold up really well!

8. P A N T S | I have had a pair of olive green pants on my wish list for awhile so I decided to try this pair. They should be here any day now and I can't wait to style them for fall!

Thanks so much for visiting! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

How to Style a Headband

 style on a budget, how to style a headband, mom style, nc blogger, how to wear a headband, north carolina blogger

Happy Wednesday! I hope you're having a great week so far! The past few weeks have been so busy with getting the girls back in school, already having one back at home doing virtual learning, and long weekend trip to the beach. Well, I'm back today and I'm finally publishing this post that I have had in my drafts since mid June! Today's post is all about how to style a headband and it's going to be mostly pictures because it's actually super simple. 

How do you style a headband? You find one you like and you put it on. I hear so many ladies say that they can't pull off of a headband and I disagree. You just have to find the right one that you like and most importantly one that is comfortable on your head. I'll be the first one to say that some headbands are super painful to wear, especially all day long. But after a years of trial and error, I have a collection (you'll get to see it below) of comfortable (and cute) headbands that I love sharing my oldest daughter. She literally wears a headband every single day to keep her hair out of face. I love them for that reason (perfect for working out and running errands, too) and I love that they add a little interest to a simple outfit. Practical and stylish is two words that I like to use to describe my daily outfits!

Like I mentioned above, I have tried a lot of headbands and these headbands from J. Crew are my all time favorite. They are also super affordable when you catch them on sale (which I feel like J. Crew is frequently running some kind of sale). They are so comfortable and I can wear one all day long without even noticing that I have it on. They are the best!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a great day!

Friday, August 20, 2021

Currently Loving .238

 nc blogger, north carolina blogger, style on a budget, what to buy for fall, fall outfits

Happy Friday! I hope you've had a great week! Last weekend, we put the finishing touches on our free flower stand. I have been growing my zinnias all summer and I love making bouquets from my garden. About a month ago, I started giving out free flowers arranged a jar to local friends. My dream of having a little flower stand has come true! I'll be sharing more about it here soon!

Today, I'm sharing my weekly roundup of what I'm Currently Loving! I might be one of the other people who isn't ready for cooler weather. I thrive in the warm weather and the sunshine! However, I am looking towards fall fashion and the pieces that I want to add into my closet.

Which of this week's picks is your favorite?!

1. D E N I M  J A C K E T | I've shared this denim jacket many times and it's because I love it so much! I bought mine almost a year and a half ago. I wish I would have tracked how many times I've worn it because it's a lot! The fabric is so soft and it just keeps getting better with time. It's definitely an investment piece but if you are a denim jacket fan like me, it's a great piece for your closet!

2. B A G | I've owned this leather bag for four years and it also has just gotten better with time. I carry it year round and it's the perfect size. When I get asked which Madewell bag I would recommend, I always suggest this one. It can be carried on your shoulder or your arm or you can wear it as a crossbody like I am in the photo below. I also love changing out the strap!

3. Q U I L T E D  J A C K E T | I loved a super similar jacket from Free People last season but I never purchased it. This $40 option is equally as cute and it has a hood! I love having a hood on my jackets for when it gets chilly or it rains.

4. T O P | Isn't this top darling?! I always love a cute peplum top and I love the print/colors on this one. It would be great paired with high waisted denim to transition into fall.

5. S K I R T | I saw some of my Instagram friends share this recently and I absolutely love the sweater skirt! There's also a matching sweater so you can wear it as a monochromatic set!

6. T A N K | Every morning when I get up, I immediately put on workout clothes and if this tank is clean, it's my go-to. The fabric is incredibly soft and it doesn't cling to your body. I have it in two colors and I think I need an extra black one as a back up. Fits true to size.

7. S N E A K E R S | These sneakers are so fun! Y'all know I absolutely love the leopard print detail on the back. If you are in the market for a fun sneaker, these are it!

8. C L I P | It's been so hot in NC and while I love the warm weather, I have to have my hair pulled back most of the time. I have been twisting my hair up and securing it with a claw clip. This gold hair clip is so pretty! I need to add it to my hair accessory collection.

Thanks so much for visiting! Have a great weekend!

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