Old Navy

Powder Pink + Polka dots | OOTD

I’ve fallen in love with this powder pink & polka dot look over and over again because of its subtle yet bold statement. Some folks may think that a bold piece has to be bright, patterned or textured. While those all create bold looks, there are more ways to reach this same goal.

This polka dot top with flared layered sleeves is sponsored by Shein.com and boy is it what this look needs! It’s hard to go wrong with classic black and white polka dots but you can obviously see that this is no ordinary top. The white denim pants and black zip up booties compliment the top while another star shines. This light pink over coat is a real show stopper. I adore that the pink is so light people will have to stare at you to figure out its true color. It has an oversized fit in a classic style. What more can you ask for? Oh yeah, for it to actually get cold enough to wear it!

Polka Dot TopShein.com

Powder Pink Coat- Old Navy

Booties- Old Navy

Purse- Charming Charlie

 


 

Black + Black | OOTD

Wearing all black is such a beautiful thing when you can get all of your  blacks to match. Ha ha!  When you wear black all of the time you know exactly what I mean. This cold shoulder ruffled shirt dress sponsored by MakeMeChic.com will make your life that much easier. The “all black” look is easier to achieve when you have fewer pieces to include. All this dress needs is shoes and accessories.

Choosing this “Viv” hat sponsored by Jamie Slye to compliment this dress was a no brainer. It too has an amazing rich color and fun story to got with it. The Viv is made in the USA, completely crushable, and water repellent. If you’ve seen my three year old son Grant you’d know that I NEED this kind of durability with anything that he comes in contact with.

Lastly, I paired my booties from Old Navy to finish off this look and I was all set. This OOTD with take you no time to get dressed and can easily be duplicated. Send me pictures and leave me comments about how you could style a similar OOTD. Enjoy!

Hat- Jamie Slye

Dress- MakeMeChic.com

Shoes- Old Navy

Purse- Charming Charlie


Rosy Knit | OOTD

The first thing you MUST know is that I thrifted this rosy knit dress for around $3. I KNOW!!!! The second this you should know is…this is the perfect way to “do” Fall in Houston. It’s still warm but it is finally cooling off so having a loosely knit sweater is the way to go. I know you must be wondering what I’m wearing underneath. I took a walk on the bold side so I opted for a sleeveless body suit/leotard. Of course if you’d like this look to be more modest you could wear a slip dress for more coverage.

You know I can’t live with out my seasoned converse. They really help keep this look casual and effortless. I styled my trusty denim jacket with this look just in case the wind blows and I catch a chill on my barely covered backside. Lol A nice stand out pair of sunnies to complete this look and you are good to go. Enjoy!

Dress- Thrifted

Shoes- Converse

Sunnies- Kissue (Brand-Quay)

Denim Jacket- Old Navy

RingLee Lewis Designs

The Perfect Jeggings | OOTD

We all know the perfect pair of jeggings LOOK like the perfect pair of jeans! I’ve partnered with Old Navy to help you discover and style an amazing pair that you can literally wear any where.

When I styled these Rock Star Skinny jeggings I thought about all of the ladies ranging from teachers like myself to fashionistas with office careers. The truth is, this classic, yet modest look will work for us all. The true star of this look is the jeggings. They have a beautiful dark blue wash that gives them a professional look. You don’t have to worry about buttons or zippers because their are none. (Win!) They feel great, have two real back pockets, and allow you to move freely. What more could an elementary school teacher-mom-blogger ask for? Last but not least, the fit is so great, they make my little booty look amazing. Im just going to wear these everyday until someone says something. Lol

Leave me a comment about how you would style these perfect jeggings, enjoy!

Jeans- Old Navy

Shirt- Old Navy

Shoes- Old Navy

Gingham Pixie Pants | OOTD

Have you ever had a pair of pants you love so much that you would try to pair them with just about anything? Yep, me too! For me right now its my Old Navy gingham pixie pants. They are so comfortable and can be dressed up or down easily. I’ve worn them with t-shirts, button downs, blouses, you name it! For this look I chose a textured gray long sleeve top that I fell in love with while I was in Europe during the summer. Leave me a comment about what pants you currently have on repeat. Enjoy!

Gray Top- Reserved

Gingham Pants- Old Navy

Pouch/Clutch- Shelby Rose

Nail Bracelet- Charm Envy

Arrow Ring- Tribe & Sol

Spice Up Your T-Shirt

Most of us have what seems like thousands of basic t-shirts. They function as is but sometimes you may feel the urge to do a little bit more with them. When the feeling hits you, go for easy layering. It will give your basic tee new life and give you several new looks.

Most of you know I practically live in Old Navy so this ENTIRE look is from there. I chose a thin olive green button down shirt to layer underneath my relaxed fit striped tee. Add in a pair of black rockstar jeans and chucks and now my tee looks #neverbasic.

This is also perfect for people like me who get cold very easily. I’ll be layering up as soon as Houston cools down. How would you layer a basic tee to give it new life? Leave me a comment, I’d love to hear. Enjoy!

Brunch Squad | OOTD

The weekend is near and with that come everyones favorite weekend activity, brunch!  Who doesn’t want to be apart of the brunch squad? It’s delicious food, day drinking and good company. I have the ideal outfit that will leave extra rom for all the food you’ll eat. Lol

I love a good graphic sweatshirt so this one is absolutely perfect for the weekends. Since weekends are all about being cute yet comfortable, casual is the way to go. For this OOTD, I took a cool graphic sweatshirt that I loved (cute tank underneath just in case I get warm), paired it with thrifted  denim shorts and topped it off with the best thing fall has to offer (a moto jacket)! On my feet are my converse because duh, they go with everything. A nice pair of sunnies for the morning drive and sitting outside and I was all set. The best thing about this look is after brunch, I can take off my shorts and crawl right into bed to sleep off all the food. Enjoy!

Brunch Squad Sweat Shirt- Old Navy

Shorts-Thrifted

Shoes- Converse

Moto Jacket- Shasa

Belt- Old Navy

Never Basic Tees | OOTD

I am beyond happy to bring you an OOTD sponsored by one of my absolute favorite places to shop. I have partnered with Old Navy to help you style tees  in a way that will make you feel like casual royalty.

Sometimes t-shirts can get a bad reputation because they seem so basic in nature. I have news for you. A great fitting, well made t-shirt in the right color and style is never basic! This OOTD shows you how bold and versatile a t-shirt can be with the right style tips.

For starters, take a #NeverBasic  Old Navy Tee that you love and build your look around it. To spice up a graphic tee like I did, go for something a little bit unexpected. I gave my relaxed fit Shine Bright tee a dressier look by layering it on top of a button down shirt in a contrasting  green color. The collar on my button down takes my tee to the next level, yet lets my tee do all of the talking. I paired my black denim jeans with this look because it provides even more contrast from what I have going on above the waist but it also ties into the color of the text on my tee. Lastly, in cooler weather one last layer does the trick. I’ve topped of the entire look with my medium length trench coat. One of the main reasons this look works so well is because of all the neutral tones. Keep that in mind as you pull together your look.

This is just ONE awesome way to style the heck out of a tee. Leave me a comment about how you can take your tee to level #NeverBasic , Enjoy!

Add These 5 Essentials To Your Fall Wardrobe

I know it’s still very warm in Houston but Fall will be here before you know it. You’ll miss all the brightly colored prints that came with spring and summer so add these five pieces to your fall wardrobe to keep it versatile.

1. Puffy Vest (Old Navy)

Perfect for chilly mornings and warmer afternoons.

2. Cargo Utility Jacket (Old Navy)

Beautifully colored for fall with plenty of pockets for your essentials.

3. Blazer with Fun Prints (Thrifted)

Dress it up or down and stay warm.

4. Moto Jacket (Shasa)

Chic yet casual for almost any occasion.

5. Denim Vest (Target)

A casual way to stay cozy when the weather cools down.

Leave me a comment about your must have fall essentials, Enjoy!

Flowers + Stripes | OOTD

If  you’re looking for a funky way to mix stripes and floral prints then I’m here to help! This OOTD is so fun because this combination is a bit unexpected. The trick to making this look work for you is making sure the base color of both your pieces are the same. The v-neck top is black with white stripes and the skirt is black with floral print. Because they have that black base in common they don’t conflict with each other. For the shoe I chose a comfortable sneaker that brings out the coral floral print in the skirt. Everything about this look ties in together. You could probably guess that I got this entire look from Old Navy, enjoy!

Sunglasses- Old Navy

V-neck Top- Old Navy

Floral skirt- Old Navy

Shoes- Old Navy

Peplum Cami + Nuetrals | OOTD

When your whole life comes from Old Navy!!!! Lol I do have favorite stores where I shop but it’s rare that I have an entire look that comes from one store. Well Old Navy, you’ve done it! From my sunnies to my shoes this complete look comes from Old Navy. 

This OOTD is completely composed of nuetrals. It’s no secret that I love black and white but hunter green and navy are on the top of my favorites list too. These nuetrals are forever in a revolving list of pieces that can be mixed and matched. They came in handy while I was traveling for two weeks with a limited wardrobe. Leave me a comment and tell me what’s your favorite store to get complete looks from, Enjoy! 

Monochrome Denim

I love to keep things simple so a monochromatic look of any color is right up my ally. For this OOTD I’m showing you a cool monchromatic denim look.

The key to this look is making sure that the pieces are close in color. Contrary to what you may think, the pieces don’t have to be identical. After I decided on these pieces I chose to provides some contrast with my accessories. Just to spice it up a bit more I included my brown envelope purse and black lace up heels. (It’s ok to mix black and brown Lol) Toss in a pair of black sunnies, gold collar necklace and my favorite red lipstick and I’m ready to walk out of the door. It doesn’t get any easier that that! 

Leave me a comment about your favorite monochrome look, enjoy!

Sun Glasses & Top- Old Navy

Boyfriend Jeans- Levi’s

Shoes- Antonio Melani

Vintage Purse- Tribe and Sol

Travel Day in Kiev,Ukraine | OOTD

Greetings from Kiev, Ukraine! This outfit of the day is from my first day in Eastern Europe. We had a 20+ hour layover in Kiev, Ukraine so instead of sleeping on the airport floor (which was really tempting, NOT!!!) we slept one night in one of the best hostels in town. It was  such a treat after an almost 9 hour flight from New York. In that short time we were able to shower, sleep in a comfortable bed and get some yummy, eats and drinks. We walked around the street markets to take in some sights while we could. Before we knew it, it was time to hit the airport again for our final destination. 

Alright, let’s talk about the details for this first outfit of the day Europe edition. This look was inspired by all of the European women after my own heart who are all about light minimalist looks in the summer. 

For this look I paired a sleeveless light blue button down top with white deconstructed denim. My sandals have a simple, single wide straps across the toes and around the ankle. This helps keep everything looking clean. My pop of color happens to be my day bag for exploring. It’s a wine colored satchel with a leather strap and adds just enough interest to the look with out loosing the minimalist qualities. It’s hard to keep lights clean when you’re traveling but I managed. 

Leave me a comment and let me know what your favorite travel outfit is. Enjoy! 

Top- H&M

Denim- Marshalls

Shoes- Old Navy

Purse- American Eagle 

Swimming Into Summer👙

Summer is near and with it comes shopping for a swimsuit. I can honestly say it’s not as exciting for me as it used to be since having a baby a few years ago. Trying to wear the same type of swimsuit as before I was pregnant was the main culprit. Triangle bikini tops and low rise bottoms are no longer my friends. Let’s just say my boobs are not exactly where they used to be after nursing for nearly a year and my mid section is a bit more squishy. Lol

Before you set out to shop for swimsuits (undies you get to show everyone) make sure you feeling good about yourself that day. We all have days when we don’t feel our best. If you are having the week from hell, DON’T GO SHOPPING FOR A SWIMSUIT! You’ll just regret it. Be sure you’re having a great hair day and maybe put on a little lipstick. You want to feel confident when you get naked. Lol

I adapted the style of clothing that I feel best in to a swimsuit and it helped tremendously. I love classic black and white so picking a color was a no brainer. A well fitting bra is a must have so I went for a more “bra” type of top with lots of support and voila! My breasts “look” like they are where they should be again. (At least while I’m wearing the suit. Lol) For the bottoms I took my love of high rise pants and picked a swim bottom that gives me the same comfort. A high rise bottom leaves me feeling not so exposed yet beautiful.

The great news is that I was able to get everything at one store, Old Navy! I feel like I could just move in there since I’m there all the time. You may have to mix and match brands if you’re looking for very different things for your top and bottom but thats okay. Before you shop for a swimsuit this summer think about clothing items that you feel best in and consider your body type before you head out. That way you don’t feel overwhelmed with trying on any and everything. If you don’t find something you love the first go round, don’t be afraid to go back to the drawing board until you do. Leave a comment and tell me what your favorite swimsuit shopping tips are, Enjoy!

Swimsuit, Denim Jacket, shoes- Old Navy

Box Clutch Purse- MilanBlocks.com


OOTD Warm Colors

The colors in this OOTD remind me of fire and make me feel warm just by looking at them. This OOTD is so awesome for Houston’s inconsistent weather. On an especially cold morning layer up a cami, t-shirt, plaid flannel, and top it off with  a heavier jacket (maybe a moto) and peel them off as the day warms up. Even if you get so warm that you end up in a cami, you’ll still be casually cute. Enjoy!

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Plaid Top- Forever 21

T-Shirt- Old Navy

Jeans- Old Navy

Keds- DSW