Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Sequin Pants

Sequin Pants

I have always admired a woman who could rock sequin pants like here and here. There is just something so whimsy and fun about them. But, alas it is all in the styling. I am waiting for my pair to arrive in the mail but am anxiously wondering if I will love them or hate them. Or even worse - will I love them but find them too young for me - something that happens more and more these days since I am not aging in reverse! I mean are sequin pants something a Mom can wear at holiday time or am I totally nuts?

I will not be rocking any sequins tonight as I am staying home with the family which is the best place to be!

What are your thoughts on sequin pants? Yes or No, No, No?

How would you style them? If you have worn them, I would love to hear where and how!

Happy New Year! Hope it is a fun and safe one for all tonight!    

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Holiday Time

Coat: Banana republic (old) // Shirt: J. Crew (old) similar here // Skirt: J. Crew (last year), (this year's here) // BowTie: my hubbie's // Shoes: h&m
Well, it is holiday time and if you have ever read this blog before, you know I love the holidays so I can wear my sequins and plaid together. My little guy loves calling the sequins "treasure". I had a great holiday with my family and am truly grateful for all the blessings in my life.

I finally got a new camera so hopefully the quality of these blog pictures will improve soon! I am also hoping to re design the blog soon.

Another thing I love about this time of year is all the post Christmas sales. I love picking up some holiday wear for next year now at a great price. After all, to pay full price for items you only wear a few times a year just doesn't make sense. I may have picked up  these sequin pants up with a gift card (thanks Mom) I received for next year (or this year if they come before new year!). I know they say you can make sequins work for your everyday life, but I sure haven't figured out how. Maybe a sequined covered sweatshirt would work, but even then....

Do you wear sequins outside of party time? If you do, how?

Have a Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Fantasy Holiday

Fantasy Holiday

This is the time of year when we busy moms may actually get a chance or two to dress up. So, why not go all out with my favorite holiday combination of tartan and sequins. Whether it's your own holiday party, a work party, or new year's - this is your chance to do it up in some fantasy pieces. After all, you would look a little funny going out to the grocery store in sequins ( unless you live in L.A. or New York). And at these prices - these items are almost OK to wear only once a year. Although I would totally wear the tartan tee with a white turtleneck, blazer, and pumps for date night.

What are you excited to wear this holiday season?

Friday, December 13, 2013

Wool baseball hat

Hat: J. Crew (30% off with code GIFTNOW) // Jeans: Current/Elliott // Sweater: J. Crew Cambridge // Boots: Madewell // Belt: J. Crew Factory (on serious sale) // Bag: YSL Muse //Coat: Old Navy
Well,  it is getting seriously cold in the Northeast. With an impending snow storm/ ice storm, this is probably the last time I will be wearing these ankle boots and shredded jeans for a while. I featured the hat I am wearing here a few posts ago and didn't buy. With J. crew having 30% off and free shipping I finally bought it in black and am getting a lot of wear out of it. It's stylish while still providing some warmth. It also helps take dressier outfits to a more casual place.
What are you picking up with all the last minute sales? I am trying to be good to get on the nice list and not shop for myself too much! How about you?
Keep warm and have a great weekend!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Chunky Scarf

Sweater: Vince (super old//) Jeans: Current/Elliott Rolled Skinny // Glasses: OASAP very similar to Celine Audrey but less than $30.00 // Boots: Madewell Billie Boot // Scarf: Old Navy //handbag: Phillip Lim for Target (lust version here) but I actually love mine because it fits over my shoulder.

In a rush busy ladies? In a pinch I have found you can make any look more chic with two accessories: 1) a chunky scarf 2) large dark sunnies. I know this is not a super creative blogger look, but hey, it is better than just a tee, sweater, and jeans ....no?
Want more big blanket scarf action ? Check out kendieveryday.com for some inspiration.
Who else is crazy busy preparing for the holidays, baking, and shopping?

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Winter Coat Time

Coat: Old Navy // Sweater: J. Crew (extra 30% off with code HOLIDAY) // Boots: Franco Sarto (old) // Jeans: J. Brand (mine are factory seconds from E-bay) // Bag: Phillip Lim for Target // Sunglasses: Marc by Marc Jacobs  // Shirt: J. Crew

Well winter is officially here! Here in New England we had temps in the 20's last week. Time to break out the winter coat. I am so glad I let my street style to mom style post (here) inspire me to buy this coat from Old Navy. I was able to snag an extra 40% off which makes it a steal. My review: It is warm and roomy so you can wear your winter sweaters underneath without having that tight feeling in your arms allowing mobility for all the mommy or work things you have to do!
On my wish list for Christmas - a new camera for better blog pictures! Fellow friends and bloggers, do you have any advice on cameras? Suggestions welcome!
What winter coats are you wearing this season?

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Thanksgiving Look

Thanksgiving Look

Put this quick look together on Polyvore for some Turkey Day outfit inspiration. I feel like these are pieces a lot of us have in our closet (chambray shirt, printed pants, black pumps). These basics can be easily dressed up with statement earrings or a necklace and fur scarf for travel.

Do you get dressed up for Thanksgiving? Are you getting excited like I am for the season of dressing in feathers, sequins, and plaid?

Friday, November 22, 2013

Rainy November Day

Boots: Hunter // Vest: J. Crew Excursion ( last year, tis year's here)// Leggings: J. Crew Factory // Shirt: J. Crew factory // Bracelets: Stella & Dot renegade // Glasses: Target

A quick Friday post for you! Here is my lame attempt at trying to have a Jenna Lyons moment with the glasses. Instead of geek chic they just look kind of geek. But hey, that is what I really am at heart. sorry for the blurry pictures - taken in a light rain by my four year old.
Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Street Style to Mom Style: Bus Stop Look

Street Style to Mom Style: Bus Stop Look

I have yet to have to get up early and wait with my child at the bus stop, but I often see Moms out there waiting as I drive to work. Some are in full suits ready to leave for work themselves. Then I see some others in pajamas (this is a judgment free zone, we are all just doing our best- see Why Superchicmom Post Here). Perhaps there is something in between? I wonder, will I be able to maintain some sense of chic this early in the morning? When I came upon this street style look, I realized it was the perfect inspiration for bus stop style. You could actually sleep in the sweats and tee - quickly throw on your booties, hat, and scarf. A blanket coat is the perfect warm topper. Lastly add a pop of nude lip color (red is a bit much before breakfast) and you are good to go. After all, part of looking chic is looking like you didn't try too hard...right?

What do you wear out at the bus stop?

Friday, November 15, 2013

Fall Blazer

Blazer: J. Crew Schoolboy Shirt: J. Crew Jeans: J. Brand (but purchased mine pre-owned on E-bay for < $50.00). Loafers: Old Navy Bag: YSL Muse from E-bay. Locket: gift (Thanks M.B.) Glasses: Number One from E-bay belt: J. Crew Factory (old)

This is an outfit I wore to Church and then running errands. I have a small collection of blazers because I sometimes struggle how to wear them when the weather gets cooler and you need something warmer on top. I hate stuffing them into my down coat. After all,  we Moms need our arms to feel unrestricted. I have tried this look with a down vest over as a topper. The great thing about a blazer is it pulls together an otherwise casual look ( jeans and a tee) and gives just enough polish you can easily transition to work, church, and dinner. I also am a fan of J. Crew's new Schoolboy Blazer. With a 25% off coupon it seems like a good value as a timeless piece I will have for years. The longer length of the new version is more flattering than the classic and the body seems more tailored. I was able to go up a size without it looking boxy so I can fit a sweater underneath to wear this deeper into fall and winter.

How do you style your blazers? Do you think blazers are practical for busy Moms?

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Changing it Up with a Scarf

Changing it Up with a Scarf

I invested in a cable knit sweater from Zara last season and have been amazed in how versatile it is. Especially when you change it up with a scarf. A simple scarf change can really give you a different look pending the vibe you are going for ...and keep you warm! I have found throwing a stylish scarf on is a great way to look chic quickly when you are running out the door to the bus stop maybe? There are so many great affordable scarves out there!

What are your favorite scarves for fall?