When It's Still Cold in April

So the weather has still be a little weird here in PA. One day it's eighty degrees, the next it's in the fifties and windy. It makes it hard to dress, that's for sure. It also makes it hard to blog-I know you all want to see spring outfits, but it makes it hard to get content for my blog when the weather doesn't cooperate. 

You see, I actually wear what I put on my blog. I don't just take pictures of me in an outfit for the sake of the blog like some bloggers do. (I'm not knocking that at all...to each his own!)

So when it's fifty degrees in April and you all are expecting spring outfits, it makes it hard to get dressed! First world problems, am I right?

My compromise this past weekend was tossing on this long cardigan with one of my favorite pairs of jeans and sandals. I felt like it was the perfect mix of spring-but-still-cold!

Outfit Details:
Cardigan: Elizabeth & West (similar) /// Top: Express (cute option) /// Jeans: Old Navy /// Sandals: Target /// Hat: Target /// Bag: Target (similar)


Casual Weekend Wear

Hope you all had a great weekend! Yesterday Ryan and I celebrated our 12 year anniversary! Hard to believe we have been married for 12 years...crazy! Looking back, we were just babies when we got married! Babies! 

If you follow me on instagram you may have seen my walk down memory lane while watching our wedding video....it was honestly so funny to watch. I of course cried though! Who wouldn't?!?!

We didn't have any plans at all-we were originally supposed to be in Charleston this weekend. My cousin Betsy (I've chatted about her before here) is going to be in Charleston this week performing, so we were going to make an anniversary trip out of it and go to see her. Needless to say, life, adulting, and budgeting got in the way and it didn't pan out. Total bummer, but what can you do?

Because we ended up not going away, we didn't really have big plans for this weekend, which was kind of nice, because we have some busy weekends over the next few months!

I wore this comfortable outfit out and about with Ryan and the girls over the weekend-there isn't anything groundbreaking about this look, but I loved combining the pastels of the cardigan, shoes and bag! 

Outfit Details:
Cardigan: Loft /// Tee: Loft /// Jeans: Levi's /// Shoes: DSW (cute option here, here) /// Bag: Elizabeth & West (cute option) /// Sunglasses: Forever 21


Easy Black Jersey Dress

When I find something that feels like I am wearing pajamas, I hold onto it. This dress being a prime example.

I added this to my closet last year around this time before I headed to LA and have work it so many times over the last year. It is so comfortable, and truly has become a closet staple. While this jersey dress is a babydoll style, any type of jersey dress is a must!

I wore this over the weekend when I just wanted to be comfortable-it was so easy to just throw on with a baseball hat and a pair of slip on sneakers!

Outfit Details:
Jacket: Target /// Dress: Old Navy (similar) /// Shoes: Vans /// Hat: similar /// Sunglasses: Old Navy /// Bag: Blair Ritchey


Floral Easter Style

While we tend to not get too dressed up for holidays (we are a super casual family), it is fun to toss on a pretty dress and some heals. I mean, a holiday is the perfect excuse, is it not? 

I grabbed this dress at the end of last week when they were having their friends and family sale-I knew it would be perfect to dress up for Easter, but I love how it can also be dressed down with a cute pair of flat sandals and a denim jacket. I wore this dress to our Easter service on Saturday night...it was perfect! I made sure to snap some shots of how it can be dressed up and down-it's more versatile than you think!

If you have a lot of spring or summer weddings, showers, or even brunches, this is a great dress! It's flattering on a lot of body types, easy to move and breath in, and a really great length (I ended up with a petite and I am 5/4" for reference). Even better, this dress is currently 50% off with the code CYBER!

Outfit Details:
Dress: Loft /// Shoes: Steve Madden (similar less expensive) /// Denim Jacket: Old Navy (sold out, similar) /// Sandals: Old Navy /// Bag: c/o GiGi New York


Bandana Style

There's something I love about adding a simple scarf or bandana to an outfit. I feel like it's such an easy, low key, finishing touch. Something so small can really bring an outfit together and provide just the right finishing touch! 

I grabbed this red bandana out of the men's section at Target last year and have added it here and there to outfits for just a little something extra.

For this outfit, I think it brings the whoooooole look together! Without it, it would just be an 'eh' outfit! 

Outfit Details:
Top: Loft /// Jeans: American Eagle /// Sandals: Target /// Bag: Blair Ritchey /// Hat: Target /// Sunglasses: Old Navy /// Bandana: Target 


Spring in Overalls

If you are on the fence about overalls let me tell you-get them! So many gals have told me they don't think they can pull them off because they are curvy-let me be proof that you can!

I have worn these so much over the last few months (seen here and here). Love dressing them up or down, although my favorite way to wear them is with a plain tee and a cute pair of sneakers! 

I haven't quite ventured to overall shorts-I am weird when it comes to shorts, so overall shorts is just something I am not quite sure about yet! I love them on other gals, though!

Target has some really cute overalls right now, and of course being from there they are totally affordable!

Outfit Details:
Overalls: Target (similar, similar) /// Top: Loft (super old, similar) /// Sandals: Nordstrom /// Sunglasses: Forever 21 /// Clutch: Old, similar


LA Outfit Roundup

I've been back from LA for about a week now and I feel like I am finally getting caught up with life!

I didn't even take my camera with me out there. My main focus was the photo shoot for Robyn Rhodes SS17 that I was the stylist for, and to be honest with you, I just wanted a little breather! It felt good to not have to worry about squeezing in a photo shoot (for myself) . So much easier to just snap a pic with my phone and call it a day!

Most of my outfits I wore in LA I have already shared with you, but there are a few I haven't yet! For some odd reason, I packed so light. My suitcase only weighed 20 lbs! I texted a pic of the scale to my husband- he couldn't believe it! I was so concerned I forgot something because of the low weight! 

Anyway, a little outfit roundup-enjoy!

Cardigan (similar) /// Overalls /// Top (super old) /// Shoes

Top /// Jeans /// Sandals /// Sunglasses /// Bag (similar) /// Necklace

Dress (similar) /// Jacket /// Sunglasses /// Sandals (similar)

Dress /// Jacket /// Necklace (coming soon!!) /// Bag (similar


Ella's Tween Bedroom Makeover with Minted

Ella has been bugging us for a few years now to repaint her room. Her favorite colors are no longer pink and purple so she was dying to get her room redone. After all, her new favorite color is blue, so her room should reflect that.

Mainly because we didn't want to spend unnecessary money (and we were kind of lazy) we kept saying no. I even managed to throw in there "you know the wallpaper and paint that's in my room at Mimi and Gugga's house? You know when that was put there? In 1982. When I was born. I never had my room redone!" It didn't phase her, and she persisted....she just had to update her room because she "isn't a little girl anymore!" (cue the tears). Here are some before pictures of her room...

Leave it to MomMom and PaPa to pull through and offer to help give her the room she wanted as part of her birthday present, though! Needless to say she was so happy!

The paint color she initially requested was of course a blue shade. I reminded her that two years ago her fave colors were pink and purple and then when her fave color changes again in another two years we aren't repainting her room. I convinced her to settle on a neutral shade of gray, that way it will be easier to accommodate her changing mind every few years, with a swap of a bedspread or pillow. 

We settled on this color because it was light enough and would be easy to pair with any sort of accent color. Our good friends actually have this paint color in their kitchen. They purchased it from Lowes, but we were able to take it to Home Depot and they color matched it exactly.

She fell in love with this bedspread as soon as I told her we could do some fun gold accents. Plus, with her turning 9, she reiterated that she didn't want anything too childish anymore (cue the tears...again). She thought this was just so grownup! These metallic heart sheets complimented the bedspread perfectly!

When I asked her what else she wanted in the room she immediately said "pictures like Charlotte's!" She has actually been asking for her own personalized pictures from Minted since Charlotte got hers about a year and a half ago.  Like clockwork every few months "Mommy when can I get pictures like Charlotte's in my room?" 

Soooo, without further adieu....Ella's Tween (not "big girl") room!

My Father in Law, Ella's PaPa made her this little nightstand. It's perfect for her so she can store her clock, her iPad at bedtime (she falls asleep listening to an audiobook...it helps with her anxiety), and her sensory "toys" she uses to help calm her down when she gets worked up. She loves having the nightstand there-it makes her feel like a grownup!

When it came time for Ella to pick her prints she was thrilled. Minted's selection is to die for-you can literally find something that pertains to any hobby imaginable! We narrowed it down a little according to what she thought she would like, otherwise we would still be picking out prints!

She knew she wanted a print with her initial and her name on it. That was first on the must get list! We both loved the flowers on this Vintage Floral Monogram. So sweet!

One of Ella's favorite things is all things space-solar system, stars, planets, etc. When she saw the Northern Sky print (upper left) she yelped! Literally, it was a little girl, excited yelp! 

The Flower Girl was one of my picks. She was having a hard time picking her favorite so I took the reigns and settle on this one. I thought it tied in with all of the other prints she picked perfectly. It's also a print I can see her still displaying when she has a place of her own!

Follow Your Heart is another print that I thought would be able to grow with Ella. Although she ultimately picked this one, I kind of steered her in this direction. I just love it's simplicity, but the meaning is so huge! 

While I loooove the Northern Lights print, I think my absolute favorite print is the Favorite Books print. How darn sweet is it personalized with her favorite books? I without a doubt know this is going to be a keeper-when she's all grown up we'll laugh and say "remember how much you loved reading Dork Diaires?!" I know...I am getting a bit ahead of myself! 

Thank you to Minted for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own