March 2, Weekend Casual

Today’s OOTD is what I call weekend casual: jeans, t shirt and tennis shoes. 

There’s nothing wrong with the outfit on the left, but it isn’t very stylish. The outfit on the right is a better version of the same idea.

In my opinion, broken in jeans is the epitome of relaxed style! (As seen here and here) Even if they aren’t old, these ripped ones sure look the part!  Best news is- they are from Target! And they are as soft as sweat pants. Seriously! Paired with this cute and comfy long sleeved Michael Stars t shirt- I’ve got an easy, casual weekend outfit. Happy Saturday!

Jan 20, I’m back!

 

 

Hello Friends! I missed you…

After a 7 year break, I have decided to start blogging again. Now that my kids are teenagers (and never home), I realize that I miss blogging! I miss putting together outfits, and to be honest, I have let my style slip a bit over the past few years. I have a closet full of clothes, yet I tend to wear the same thing every day. Does that sound familiar? If so,  I hope that this blog will inspire us to put some effort into our everyday looks.

So, if you are one of my original readers, hello! Welcome back! And if you just found me- hello and welcome.  I’m glad you’re here!

Let me briefly explain who I am and what I am doing.

I’m a mom who loves putting together simple everyday outfits. Back in 2011 I started this little fashion blog as a way to up my style… then after a year and a half I realized I needed to focus on my family for a while, so I quit. But now I am back and ready to explore how simple changes can make a boring outfit special.

As a reminder, this blog is a learning tool for me. I am not claiming to be an expert. On the contrary, I always feel like I never quite get it right. I leave the house feeling pretty good about my outfit, then when I get wherever I’m going and see other stylish women, I feel like something is slightly off. I have spent years trying to figure it all out… and while I’m still learning, there are a few tricks that I have picked up on that I want to pass along.

So, every day I will show you my before and after photo so that you can see that by making little additions and changes- you can have a cute, stylish look.

Now…let’s talk about my outfit.

It’s just a simple outfit of jeans, a tee shirt and a waffle shrug. Nothing earth shattering, but a cute, comfy outfit perfect for running errands.

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In my after picture you can see I added a cute belt, changed the boots for leopard flats and added a necklace. Three little changes, but what a difference they make.

Shoes- Sam Edelman (Nordstrom)

T Shirt- Calson (Nordstrom)

Shrug- Splendid

Jeans- Joe’s (Nordstrom Rack)

Belt (Nordstrom Rack)

Necklace- gift