Monday, August 31, 2015

august favorites

August, you are coming to an end. It was a busy month {as always} for our family. We traveled to Oak Island for a long weekend. I have been planning up a trip back there in my head. I can't wait to visit again- it's so beautiful! The biggest event this month was definitely our biggest little one starting kindergarten. Am I really old enough to have a kindergartener?! Wow. The years seem to just fly by but trust me, the days can be quite long with a three year old and a five year old. 

My style was full of pops of color this month with kind of a boho vibe in all of these picks. Tassels, pom poms, flowy dresses + skirts, and long beaded necklaces are what I was loving this month. The mornings are cooling off a little here so I know fall is on it's way. I might have to put away the sandals but I won't put away the colorful accessories.

boho chic, how to wear boyfriend jeans, pop of color, pom poms, tassels

Shop pieces from these August favorites here {click the arrows to see more}:

Sunday, August 30, 2015

hello, boyfriend jeans

When I was in NYC this past July, I wanted to do a little shopping. With my husband and two children in tow, it wasn't easy. The girls got tired and we did too from the walking and endless crowds. I actually only went into maybe three or four stores during the whole trip. But while I was there, I wanted to get a few items that I wouldn't normally buy. I loved seeing so many unique styles on a the people in NYC and it inspired me to try something new.

how to wear boyfriend jeans, boho chic, tassel necklace

One of the items I purchased were these distressed boyfriend jeans from Joe Fresh. I have always wanted to try boyfriend jeans but I worried about them looking too baggy and not feminine. I am a girly girl so these jeans were definitely something different for me. Since it was a little cooler Friday evening, I decided to give them a try. I added heels to keep the look feminine but casual with a simple tank. 

how to wear boyfriend jeans, boho chic, tassel necklace

For fall, I plan to pair these jeans with booties, form fitting sweaters, and cozy scarves. I am glad I branched out of my normal skinny jean comfort zone to try a different style. Bonus, I can breathe comfortably because they feel like sweat pants. Woo hoo for boyfriend jeans.

how to wear boyfriend jeans, boho chic, tassel necklace

Saturday, August 29, 2015

what i wore


preppy style, how to wear boyfriend jeans, monogram, lilly pulitzer

mom style, kendra scott, casual look, how to wear a knotted tee

pineapple tee, pleated midi skirt, pom pom clutch, boho chic

pocket tee, mom style, pom pom clutch, kendra scott

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

first day of k

Yesterday was Julianna's first day of kindergarten. How did this day arrive so fast?! When she was just a baby, I always wondered what it would be like to have a kindergartner. That just seemed like such a big kid to me. But now that I have one, it feels different. She looked so tiny walking down the hallway. 

Julianna had a wonderful first day of school. She had a big smile on her face when I picked her up and that made me so happy. She was completely exhausted because it was a longer day than she is used to so she went to bed early. We are so excited for a fun school year full of learning and new adventures!

My mom uniform... I couldn't walk her into wearing pajamas even though I was tired enough to.

mom uniform, boho chic, preppy style, mom fashion

Monday, August 24, 2015

choosing happiness + neon

While browsing my Timehop app the other day, I rediscovered this...

I love this saying because it's just so true. No one can determine how you feel except for you. You are in charge of you and you can choose happiness. How awesome is that?! So I am choosing happiness today and everyday, even on the hard days when it feels impossible to do so. Looking for the good when it's hard to find. Create your own happiness and find joy in the simple things. That's my plan. I also plan to not take myself so seriously and wear more neon. See below.

how to wear a maxi skirt, neon love, boho chic

how to wear a maxi skirt, neon love, boho chic

how to wear a maxi skirt, neon love, boho chic

how to wear a maxi skirt, neon love, boho chic

maybelline superstay

Trying new beauty products is so much fun, especially when they are amazing. I took the three week better skin challenge for Maybelline's Superstay Better Skin foundation. 

maybelline, superstay foundation, beauty product

According the product description, this foundation reduces the appearance of spots, dullness and unevenness and gives you a brighter, more even and stress-free skin. So, how does my skin look after three weeks?

maybelline, superstay foundation, beauty product

My skin is much clearer than three weeks ago! The foundation evens out my skin tone and instantly brightens up my face. It also lasts all day long. Most days I put my makeup on at 7 AM and wear it until at least 8 PM. My foundation has stayed put, even through a workout every time I have worn it. I would definitely recommend this foundation to a friend. It works great and it's very affordable. That's a win!

maybelline, superstay foundation, beauty product

I received this product for free from Influenster for testing purposes.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

mix it up

Pattern mixing can seem very intimidating if you are not used to breaking fashion rules. It was something I always thought looked super cute on someone else but I never thought I could actually pull it off. A couple of years ago, I gave it a try and now I can't stop. It adds so much versatility to your wardrobe {hello, tons of new outfit combinations} and it creates such a fun, unique look.

But how do you make it happen without looking like it's tacky day during spirit week? My biggest tip is that you need to find at least one common color with another pattern. The easiest match up is black. Find two patterns in your closet that contain the same color and go for it! Stripes and floral is one of my favorite combinations along with leopard and plaid. Have fun while getting dressed + mix it up!

how to pattern mix, preppy style, pattern mixing,

how to pattern mix, preppy style, pattern mixing,

Saturday, August 22, 2015

what i wore


preppy style, how to pattern mix, lilly and jacks

monogram necklace, preppy style, jeweled sandals

preppy style, how to pattern mix, j. crew style

state pride, how to wear a swing dress, pop of color

floral and lace, colorful confidence, kendra scott

nella boutique, colorful dress, preppy style, kate spade