Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A Twist - Asymmetrical Hem Sweater

Vest: J. Crew (old) but Factory version here // bag: YSL from E-bay // Boots: Rag & Bone Devon (no longer found online - from Nordstrom Anniversary Sale) // Sweater: Zara / Sunglasses: Westward leaning // jeans: J. brand (old - mine are from E-bay).

 I am a fan of a fall "uniform". Mine consists of a sweater , distressed jeans, and ankle boots - topped with either a quilted vest or blazer depending the amount of dress needed for the occasion.  I love something with a slight twist on the normal which is why I had to get this Zara sweater. I have a feeling this one will be in heavy rotation this season.
What are your thoughts on asymmetrical hems?

Friday, October 24, 2014

Liebster Award

I have been nominated for a Liebster award! It means that someone thinks my blog is cool even though I am super low on followers! For my few who follow - Thank You So Much!

I was nominated by the following blog:

Check it out - it is a random but cool and real blog written by a Mom living in the Netherlands. What I love about blogging is what other way can you follow the life of someone in another country? We get to see how different and how alike we are!

So in honor - I have to answer the following questions:

1)  Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as a dinner guest? Norman Reedus because I need to have dinner with Daryl from the Walking Dead. You never know when the real zombie apocalypse is coming!

2)  Would you like to be famous? In what way?...........No! I am even uncomfortable at times sharing my outfit pictures , after all - who do I think I am?

3)  Before making a phone call, do you ever rehearse what you're going to say? Why? ....Yes, all my friends know that I am terrible on the phone and much more personable in person. I am guaranteed to say something stupid or offensive on the phone.  

4)  When did you last sing to yourself? To someone else? I sing almost every day in the car and with or to my son. I have the worst voice ever. I am loving to sing to "Shake It" by Taylor Swift lately!

5)  If you could change anything about the way you were raised, what would it be? My father traveled for work and I would have love to have spent more time with him.

6)  If you could wake up tomorrow having gained one quality or ability, what would it be? More self discipline.

7)  Is there something that you've dreamt of doing for a long time? Why haven't you done it? I have written a screenplay. My dream is to sell it but I have not been trying as hard as I should because I distract myself with things like this blog.

8)  What does friendship mean to you? A few solid people who I love and they love me and all my faults.

9)  When did you last cry in front of another person? By yourself? I am sure it wasn't that long ago watching a movie ...I cry at every movie!

10)  Would you be willing to have horrible nightmares for a year if you would be rewarded with extraordinary wealth? No - I am a raging maniac without sleep. I would end up sick and we all know good health is more valuable than money.

11)  Complete this sentence "I wish I had someone with whom I could share..." My love of style... oh wait ....I have you readers!

Now here are the blogs I nominate and I hope all of your blogs continue to flourish!! I know I was supposed to come up with 11 - but I did five that I really like.


Here are your 11 questions:

1) What made you want to start a blog?
2) Do you ever want to stop blogging and why?
3) If you could have one dream come true (within reality) - what would it be?
4) What is something you wished you could wake up and have different tomorrow?
5) Did you ever read or watch something that changed your perspective on life - what was it?
6) Would you ever sky dive or bungee jump?
7) If you could only keep one hobby - what would it be?
8) What is something you wish people knew about you?
9) Do you think social media is good for society or too much?
10) What is the first thing you notice about people?
11) What is your favorite part of the day?

Thanks to all for spreading the word about our blogs!!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Pricey to Possible: Shearling Lined Moto Boot

Pricey to Possible: Shearling Lined Moto Boot

Pricey to Possible: Shearling Lined Moto Boot by superchicmom featuring cropped jeans

I love my Ugg Boots but just might be feeling like I am a little too old to wear them (at least to go out in public in them). My husband pretty much teases me every time I wear them out - not that I let that stop me :) . I really want something just as cozy that I can quickly slip on to run out to greet the bus or buy milk in. How cool are these moto boots? While I am definitely more of a preppy girl, I definitely admire that effortless cool look with a touch of tough. I think I like the possible boots even more than the pricey because the bottom is leather and a little more waterproof than a full suede boot. I already own an aran sweater from Zara and distressed jeans so I can put these boots to work right away in my wardrobe without needing to buy anything more. Plus they are 40% off today with code SHOP at Gap to bring them to under $60!!

I hope you have a great week!


Friday, October 10, 2014

Fall Cravings - Zara Wish list

Fall Cravings - Zara Wish list
I am so obsessed with Zara's new arrivals. My only saving grace is that I tend to be in between sizes and really need to try things on. My nearest store is about an hour and 15 minute drive. I know - Zara does free shipping and returns over $50. Luckily for me - most of these items aren't really practical and will probably just stay in my wish list, right? Are you loving Zara this season too?

Zara coat

Zara jeans

Zara flat

Already in Your Closet: Camel Blazer

Blazer: J. Crew Factory // Shirt: J. Crew // Necklace: J. Crew (old) but similar here from Factory and love this one too // Shoes: J. Crew (old) // Earrings: J. Crew Factory // Clutch: Clare Vivier //

This post is a continuation of  highlighting items we probably already own vs. buying something new. I wore this look to my end of season golf dinner last week. I know - I look like I came right out of the J. Crew catalogue but when it works it works. J. Crew is one of my favorite stores because I find I really wear what I buy from there. My guess is you already have a camel blazer in your closet. I wanted to show this look because I wore this blazer here in a more casual way. Camel is definitely having a moment this season ( isn't it always!) and is just really an easy way to make any look more chic.
Are you loving camel this fall? What are some camel pieces that work for you?
Need to buy some camel - shop here:

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Shirttail Sweater

Sweater: J. Crew // Scarf: Charlotte Russe (sold out but similar here) // Loafers: Vince Camuto (last season) // Jeans: J. Brand // Handbag: vintage Chloe from E-bay  // Earrings: J. Crew Factory // Sunglasses: Karen Walker Number One (mine are pre-owned from E-bay)
Whether you are a mom or just a busy suburban woman on the go - there is no simpler and quicker look to throw on during the fall than a sweater, jeans, and flats. You can quickly add some "style" with big earrings, scarf, and a spot of leopard. I bought this shirt tail sweater from J. Crew with a 25% off promotion and having been wearing it like crazy. I love that the layering is built in. Any thing to make getting dressed in the morning easier is appreciated!
I do tend to think about my outfits the day before. I quickly check the weather for the next day when I am laying in bed. I put a few minutes thought to what I might wear. I use inspiration (casual dress blog or street style photos I saved on my phone) to help me. I usually don't have the same items as in the posts, but often have something similar that works to create the same look. This look was inspired by Rachel of the pink peonies . I don't have leather pants or a leopard clutch (plus that would be a BIT much walking around my town) so I added distressed jeans and leopard flats. I am not ashamed for somewhat "copying" a look. I actually think that is what is so great about fashion blogs. We can see real clothes on real people, be inspired by them,  and then make the look our own.
I love the blog Respect The Shoes for posts like this. You can really see how she plans out her looks and mixes and matches in an experimental but fun way.
What inspiration do you use when getting dressed? Do you take the time to plan out a look?

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Pricey vs. Possible: Fuzzy Plaid Sweater

Pricey vs. Possible: Fuzzy Plaid Sweater

Pricey vs. Possible: Fuzzy Plaid Sweater by superchicmom featuring a plaid sweater

I love plaid for fall and winter to the point that I am kind of obsessed. I am also loving texture and all the cozy fuzzy sweater styles being shown. So put the two together and done and done. Hard to justify big bucks on such a trendy item even though this Theory Sweater is amazing. Instead I ordered this Forever 21 sweater for under $25.00. Forever 21is also having a sale and if you spend $50 you get $15 off and free shipping (use code save15).

So what are your thoughts - do you love these plaid furry pieces for real women or are they better left in the fashion magazines?