4.29.2016

Hollywood to Housewife: Head to Toe White



I have always loved the all white look but was never really sure how I wanted to pull it off. When I was looking for inspiration for this week's Hollywood to Housewife I stumbled on a picture of Alexa Chung sporting white overalls and a white shirt. I loved the look of it paired with a trench coat and cognac shoes.

I knew I didn't have overalls, and didn't want to purchase any. I knew I probably wouldn't wear them that much so it totally wouldn't be worth it. With no overalls, I grabbed my white jeans, current fave white top, trench coat and cognac espadrilles and hit the pavement (sans cigarette she has, of course)!


White jeans can be tough sometimes. While it is such a basic color, I personally have a hard time pairing them with the kinds of tops I would wear with a basic pair of jeans. I don't think I will ever refer to white jeans as my "go-to" but it is a nice change from you basic blue jeans. Because I feel like white jeans show everything I prefer to wear them with longer, and if possible, flowier tops. I just feel more comfortable that way!

I will say though, I do enjoy the head to toe white...there is a chance I may rock this look again!





Outfit Details:
Jacket: Loft c/o thredUP (similar) /// Top: Elizabeth & West (sold out, similar) /// Jeans: Target /// Shoes: Target /// Bag: Target 




4.27.2016

Spring Trends Under $30

There are so many spring trends that I am loving right now. The thing with trends is though, some of them don't stick around for more than a season (although there are some that prove me wrong).

Because most trends are just that-trends-I don't like to spend too much money on them. I would much rather invest my money on something that will be in style season after season.

Because there are so many spring trends out there that I can't get enough of, I put together a small spring trend guide- and nothing is over $30!

I made sure to include all of the it items that we've been seeing: pompom details, off the shoulder looks, espadrilles, crochet, tassels, and even the huarache style sandals that I know I wore when I was younger!


I love everything. Everything. I really can't get enough of tassels and pompoms! I wasn't sure how I felt about the whole kerchief trend coming back (should have kept the ones I had when I was younger) but it is slowly growing on me! I've mentioned before how the whole off the shoulder trend keeps making its way into my closet (herehere, here, here and here) but add a little pompom detail and I love it even more!

I will say that the Target tote is $34, which obviously is more than $30, but I couldn't pass it up. Plus, with their discounts and if you have a Target card, chances are it will be less than $30! At least that's my reasoning for including it! HA!

4.25.2016

Off the Shoulder Date Night



As much as I despise wearing a strapless bra, I do love the look of off the shoulder anything. There is something about it that I am drawn to for some reason. My best friend and I always used to say fashion before function, so I guess that saying rings true when sporting the off the shoulder trend. As much of a pain strapless bras can be, I just make the sacrifice and deal with it to pull of the off the shoulder look I love!

This dress caught my eye a few weeks ago when I was out and about with Charlotte. Not having the time to try it on I just tossed a large into my cart and went on my way. Fast forward a few weeks later, I try it on before I am ready to head out to dinner with Ryan for our anniversary (yay for being married 11 years!!!) and it's just a tad too big! I felt like it was do-able but I 100% could have sized down, so my recommendation is to possibly size down- try it on in store if you can before you buy!

But I will say, the style of this dress makes for a super cute, flowy look. It is quite comfortable and it can also be worn on the shoulders which is nice, especially if you don't want to deal with a strapless bra!

For a more casual look this would look cute with a flat pair of sandals and a panama hat-a look I know I will be sporting at some point in the near future!






Outfit Details:
Dress: Target /// Shoes: Target (similar) /// Bag: Blair Ritchey



4.22.2016

Hollywood to Housewife: Denim on Denim


Happy Friday! This week's Hollywood to Housewife is a super casual look from Jessica Alba. Although I love it on her, I wasn't 100% sold on it on me....I kind of felt like a mom in it at first. I know-I am a Mom. But anyone who is a Mom can probably relate to my thought. Although I am a Mom, I don't want to look like a typical Mom. Sounds weird I am sure, but whatever.

The more I wore it though, the more comfortable and less "mom" I felt in it-you really can't go wrong with a basic chambray. I would go far enough to say it is a closet staple- if you don't own one, you need to! You can find them in various washes, and prices-they are quite easy to find!


Pairing denim on denim can be kind of tricky sometimes. One thing you have to make sure (really, the only thing) is that the washes are different shades. Pairing a denim top and bottom that are the same shade just doesn't look good together (in my opinion). I prefer a super light wash (like my jeans) and a medium wash. That's just a personal preference!

In these pictures my jeans have a super light greenish tint to them-they aren't green. They are a very light wash. I think it was just the lighting. But I love how they look with the medium wash of my chambray!









Outfit Details:
Chambray: Target /// Tee: Express /// Jeans: Target /// Sandals: Target (similar) /// Bag: Target /// Sunglasses: c/o Karen Walker 

4.20.2016

Mommy in Heels on You Tube-Need Your Input!

Hey everyone! So...some exciting (and terrifying?) news! I will be officially launching a YouTube channel at some point in the near future. 

I have absolutely NO clue what I am doing when it comes to editing videos. I am talking NO.CLUE. Sooo....I am in the process of figuring out all of that technical junk.

BUT! In the meantime, I have been working hard to come up with some great content for you all. I would LOVE your input though. What would you like to see?

Also- just to let you know- I plan on keeping my videos somewhat short and sweet. I don't know about you, but when I see a video that is like 15 minutes I tend to skip through it a lot. With that in mind, short, sweet, and to the point! We've all got places to be! 

Without further adieu, check out my first video and please leave feedback on what you'd love to see! (Also, don't go expecting amazing things...this is a learning process for me! Let's keep our expectations low {so when I do deliver you're like 'wow!'})