Sunday, December 28, 2014

Sequin Pants and Snow

Coat: Old Navy (last year) similar from J. Crew here // Pants: Wyatt from Nordstrom (last year) // Boots: Sorel Tivoli (kid's size 6 and half the price!  // Sweater: BCBG (old) but similar here // Lipstick: NARS heat wave
It was wonderful being with family this Christmas and I really enjoyed it. Having a little one brings so much of the magic back to season and brings out the kid in me as well! I hope you all had a very healthy and happy holiday.
In my spirit of wearing things I already own there are not many currently available items in this post. I wore these pants several times over the holidays and boy did I get my money's worth out of them. They could not have been more comfortable since they have an elastic waistband! I threw on black pointy heels when I came in from the snow.
I have been taking longer and longer breaks from blogging due to feeling super busy with work and the activities of the holidays. I don't make any real money from this blog and I really started it as a hobby to share my love of fashion and to see what the blogging world was like. I think over the year or two I have been blogging I have realized all the effort it takes to make a blog become lucrative - and it is work I have not yet been able to commit too! I barely check my Facebook once a day and the thought of setting up accounts on Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter to grow my audience just doesn't feel authentic to what I wanted to do at this point. I have a lot of respect for the work it takes to have a financially successful blog. I don't think I am ready to totally quit blogging but posts may be fewer and farther between. I hope you follow along when you can. I am always flattered that anyone is interested in my content here and want to Thank You!!
Happy New Year! And how lucky are we Breaking Bad and Walking Dead marathons on AMC this week ( after the kids go to sleep of course)!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Camel Oversize Blazer

Coat: Forever 21 // Jeans: Current/Elliott slouchy stiletto // Bag: vintage YSL from E-bay // Boots: rag & bone from Nordstrom Anniversary sale (sold out) // Sweater: J. Crew Factory // Sunglasses: Celine baby Audrey ( from E-bay)

The right camel coat thrown over anything (even distressed jeans) just elevates a look. It is simple and classic. I appreciate anything that can make dressing quicker and easier! Plus the coat in this picture is less than $40 and I think it looks way more expensive. See this coat in this post from November here. I sized up for an exaggerated oversize look and plenty of room in the shoulders for reaching back to the car seat behind me!
What are your thoughts on camel coats? What styles are you loving this winter?
Have a great week and, as always,  thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Throwback Thursday Outfit Post

I know I have been lacking in the outfit posts lately. While I have been trying to limit my spending I still  have had some opportunities for pictures but have not had my camera with me. I thought I would share this outfit from last winter again since I actually wear some version of this quite often. Almost all the items are still affordable and available to buy. I am finally catching on to this Throwback Thursday idea too! These current/elliott stiletto jeans are also on sale here, but if they don't have your size I found them full price here or here. I was able to get mine on sale and with an extra percentage off coupon code last year for under $90. I find almost all of the designer jeans eventually go on sale. I use my ShopStyle app to track them and receive a sale alert via e-mail. Then I use my Retail Me Not app to search for an additional coupon code. Just know your size because at those prices the purchase may be final sale.
I hope you are having a great week!


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Already in Your Closet: Black Blazer Holiday Look

Already in Your Closet: Black Blazer Holiday Look

Already in Your Closet: Black Blazer Holiday Look by superchicmom featuring Topshop

First - a very belated Happy Thanksgiving! I am super grateful to all of you who care enough to type my domain name in your browser and stop by  I woke up Thanksgiving Day to no water (not a drop) thanks to a fried well pump. I was then especially thankful to the repair men who brought my water back two days later. Let me tell you - we really take water for granted. So, sorry for my web absence but it was a  little crazy here and I am still catching up on laundry! Doesn't it seem like those house breakdown issues happen at the worst time?

It's that time of year again! I love the holiday season for the more frequent occasion to get a little dressed up and break out my plaids and sequins without shame. Trying to use pieces you already have ? I am, since I am doing enough spending on the gift buying and a new well pump. That black blazer most of us already own will work to anchor my look filled with tartan, gold, and of course - Christmas Red.

How do you dress up your black blazer for holiday dressing?