For #MomStyle / Fall-ish

 
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       Hi there! Just wanted to share a favorite outfit of mine that I've been wearing on repeat this fall. It's been really mild so far, so short sleeves and jeans have been the perfect combo.

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     I particularly love this top's color for fall though! Mustard is so pretty and is the best yellow to pair with neutrals, as it has strong warm tones.

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      I'm also a huge fan of the shape and structural details! The fluttery sleeves and waist shape are ideal for a top that can go both casual and dressy, as it makes them comfortable enough for the former, but also special enough for the latter. 

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       Too pretty! This color also pairs so nicely with vintage light wash denim. Mustard is a grounding color, so it works well with any relaxed outfit!

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       One of my favorite aspects of mustard is that it's one of the only shades of yellow you can wear as a "cool" (I mean that tonally, but Bailey tells me I'm cool too) blonde. Lemon and buttery colors don't offer enough contrast to my hair, but mustard is so warm, it doesn't even feel like it's in the same ballpark as other yellow's. 

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       Ah, the ease of a comfortable top! And jeans, and shoes, and my purse that I wear 24/7. :) If you can't tell, I'm big on comfort!

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     Last but not least, the accessories! You've seen this bag plenty of times, but I'm a minimalist and it goes with every outfit, so prepare to see even more of it. 

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      My trusty mules that I never want to take off. These were one of those pairs that I saw online and immediately had to buy. I don't do that often because #money, but when I fall in love with a pair of shoes I know I'll wear over and over, I'm very persistent in acquiring them!

     That's all for today, have a fun Monday everyone!

Wearing: Mustard top (Marshalls, similar here) / vintage jeans (similar here) / Mules (Target, only available in black now!) / black bag (Forever 21, no longer available, similar here)

For #MomStyle / My Dream Pants

 
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     Hi there! I found the perfect pair of pants, and just had to request them for my birthday (thank you mom and dad!). They are from Topshop and are almost identical to Jesse Kamms famous Sailor pants, which I've been loving since they came out, but are just way out of my price range for pants!  

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       I've been wearing these blush-colored beauties non-stop, and they've been the best thing to ramp up my fall wardrobe. Paired with a basic t and flats, they make the outfit special.  

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     To some, they're a statement piece, but to me, they are practically a basic! The color is so close to a neutral, and they're made of durable but soft cotton twill. Their shape may be the most interesting part, but it looks so nice and simple that it again makes me think these guys could be a staple in any wardrobe!

       We of course had to bring Bailey along to snap some pics! She loves my pants and wants a matching pair of her own (I've only been successful in finding a denim pair of culottes, but they sure are adorable!).

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       We shot these pictures at our favorite Shelter Gardens, so Bailey got to have a blast running rampant as usual! 

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      I'm not sure what it is about blush pink that I'm so obsessed with, but I did find out that the sunstone is Leo's largest stone (Leo's ruling planet is the sun, so anything sun = Leo!), and it happens to be the prettiest shade of light pink. That kind of made the whole pink obsession come full circle for me! 

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     I took this as one of my last chances to rock some sandals with this outfit, and chose neutrals for everything except the pants!

      Bailey actually picked out my necklace for me! She started to do that more recently, and it's making me so happy. 

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     I just let her choose one item for my outfit, and then wear it as long as it's not too crazy of an idea!  

     Thanks for reading, and have a fun work week! 

To Style / Keeping for Fall

 

Good morning! Just wanted to share my summer items that are still wearable in the fall! Let's get started: 

1. Mini dresses / these look so cute with a cardigan and ankle boots! 

2. Cross body bags / these work anytime of year, but pair very nicely with jeans, a cute long sleeve blouse, and flats for a casual but cute outfit. 

3. Mules / the shoe that keeps on giving! I'm wearing these until the cold is unbearable, and no one can convince me otherwise! 

4. Lightweight Knits / fall means layering, and I can't think of anything better to start with than a pink ribbed knit top. 

For #MomStyle / Ready for Fall

 

     Good morning and happy eclipse day! While I'm going to be enjoying the totality in Columbia, business as usual is continuing here. I have a new #momstyle to share with you today, and it's all about going into fall with style! I'm just ready for fall, as I always am at the end of summer, and nothing would make me happier than a crisp breeze and a hot coffee in my hands. That being said, I still have to dress for warmer temps until the end of September, so I always like to find ways to sneak fall in early. Today, it's with a pumpkin colored dress!

      This dress is so flowy and breezy, but in my favorite autumnal shade. Next to this evergreen wall, it really gives off the fall vibes!

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      I would also like to point out that a sleeveless dress is one of my favorite transitional pieces for fall. It gives you the option to bare your arms if it's hot, or sheath them in a light layer for when the days get chilly enough for a cardigan. 

       I decided to pair the dress with neutral flats and my trusty cross body bag. They're the perfect accents to the coloring of the dress!

       These shoes will always have my heart!

      And last but not least, my "please hurry up, fall" look. LOL

      Thanks for reading, and everyone have a fun Monday!

For #MomStyle / Vintage Sandals + Classic Denim

 

      Hi there! I have a fresh new #momstyle for you today! I picked up some adorable vintage heels this weekend, and had to shoot them immediately. 

     They pair perfectly with my favorite vintage jeans and a simple white tee. All I added was my go-to purse and some statement earrings to complete the look!

      This is a great dressy-casual look for shopping, getting a coffee, and perusing all things downtown, which is where we shot this outfit! Columbia has a really cool downtown scene, and I've been meaning to get down there to take some photos. I'm so glad we finally decided to go this weekend! 

      With the weather being so mild lately, it's been making my sartorial side so happy. I forgot that's one of the things I love about fall, I have way more dressing options without the limiting heat (or cold, I see you winter!). 

      A close-up on those earrings. For some reason, I really love their quirkiness, and they're the only earrings I'll wear that aren't studs! I've tried to wear others, but am not comfortable with the usual heaviness. These, luckily, aren't heavy at all compared to how they look!

      Now for the shoes; I spotted these in a shop on Friday, and was shooting them the next day. This style, like most trends based on styles from a few decades ago, is very popular right now. There are a couple of cult brands making very similar shoes for a few hundred dollars, and I scored originals for $9. You could say my day was made!

       I plan on wearing these long into fall, and maybe even in the winter if we have one like last year (hello above 50 degrees in December!). The brown leather is just the color way my shoe wardrobe was looking for! Try not to get annoyed if you see these here often! 

     Thanks for reading, and I'll see you back here tomorrow to discuss Bailey's impending first day of preschool (I'm not crying at all). Have a fun Monday!

Wearing: Everlane tee / Vintage jeans (similar here) / Vintage heels (similar here) / Forever 21 bag (no longer available, similar here) / H&M earrings (no longer available, similar here)

All photos by Kristen Williams

For #MomStyle / Lake Life

 

     Good morning! Today's post is all about #momstyle. I love being a mom, and contrary to what you might have heard, it doesn't completely alter every little thing about the person you were before you had a baby. One of the things that hasn't changed for me is my love of style. Before, I thought it was a love of clothes, but I've since discovered that it's less about the things, and more about the way I see and use those things. 

     One of the most important "things" in my wardrobe is a classic white t-shirt. They are a staple in most peoples wardrobes, but as a mom, there's nothing more essential than something that can be worn an infinite amount of ways (because time, laundry, and the never ending mess that is motherhood). You can style them any way you like, and are basically the blank canvas of the clothing world. 

     This month, I'll be sharing two ways to wear your white t! Today's is a casual, relaxed pairing in the form of culottes, slides, a cap, and straw tote. I was on vacation at the lake house shooting this, and the vibes there add to the simplicity and comfort level of this outfit. 

     We are fairly isolated at the lake, and it always makes for a beautiful backdrop. We are constantly doing something, and I brought along a diverse wardrobe to complement that. Culottes are a great casual pant that are still unique but basic enough to pair with a lot of things. The pants combined with the t-shirt made me feel like I was almost wearing PJ's!

     The most fun element of this look is the hat I scored at Pacsun. I don't usually shop there, but they have good sales at the lake, and you can always find something on trend. The cap is my favorite color (blush, duh), embroidered with a rose, and with the french words for "I love you". It just screams "Sam!". 

       Not to mention, it's cool cotton, so it's perfect for summer and keeping those rays away from my face!

      I had a ton of fun shooting this with Kristen, and can't wait to share the next way to style a white t! Hint: it involves denim, as most white t-shirt outfits do (and should, in my opinion). 

     Thanks for reading, and have a fun Monday!

Wearing: Everlane t-shirt / Target culottes (past season, similar here) / Old Navy slides (past season, similar here) / L.A. Hearts cap / thrifted straw tote (similar here)

All photos by Kristen Williams

For #MomStyle / Holiday Casual

 

     Good morning! Holiday parties are a given this time of year, so I wanted to share a look that's perfect for a casual holiday get together with friends. We have one of these coming up actually, so I'll probably wear something like this! 

      A turtleneck and some crop-flare jeans are ideal for looking "fancy" but staying warm. Turtlenecks have become somewhat of a trend, although people have been wearing them regularly forever. Regardless, they are a classic piece to wear to look pulled together.  

      For accessories, you could go with heels, but since our parties are pretty casual, I like to be a rebel and wear sneakers sometimes. A fresh white pair will do the trick! To add a touch of whimsy, I'll throw on a pair of sparkly earrings and call it a day.  

     Thanks for reading, and have a great day! 

For #MomStyle / Friendsgiving Edition

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     Hi there! Friendsgiving was a blast last night, so I wanted to share what I wore with you all today, and don't worry, our Friendsgiving will be on the blog tomorrow morning! For now though, let's talk about the outfit. 

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       I wore my favorite brick red sheath dress, as it was the most appropriately colored item I own for this time of year. It's an old H&M piece, and it's my go-to for when I'm trying to incorporate a warm color into my ensemble!

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     For accessories, I chose my Asos heels and a simple black choker. The pink shoes really complement the warm toned dress, and they were the most comfortable for hosting my guests in! I didn't wear the Minion, but Bailey insists on helping me style my photos now, which is perfectly fine with me. Thanks for reading, and have a fun Sunday!

For Mom Style

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      Hi there! For the latest #momstyle post, I've decided to try a new format: flatlays! It's just easier to manage until I get a HD camera of my own. This way, I don't have to schedule extra shoots, but can still show you the full outfits I've styled! This morning, I went thrifting and garage-saleing with Kristen, and found this super cute sweater that went perfectly with the overalls I was wearing.

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    All that needed to be added was accessories! I went with my blush bandana, black slides, and classic saddlebag.  

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    Bailey obviously loves the ensemble (and my slides!). I'm a big fan of easygoing clothes like overalls/jumpsuits, slide on shoes, and cross body bags. Those kinds of items are just essential! Thanks for reading, and have a great weekend! (All outfit details are linked below!) 

Wearing: Overalls / Forever 21 (similar here), Sweater / Thrifted (similar here), Slides / Old Navy (similar here), Bag / Forever 21 (similar here) Bandana / Hobby Lobby (available at any craft store + Walmart)