Back to Work Outfits

Back to Work Outfits

Whether you are going back into the office after working from home for the past year and a half, you are a teacher heading back to school in August, you are just starting out your career, or anywhere in between- we have put together a handful of outfits for you to get you started at being back at work. All of these pieces are such basics that it is easy to mix, match, and rewear in a number of different ways!

This first dress is one that I have had for years and I absolutely love it! Since it is so old, it is no longer sold but I found similar options here, here, and here. My shoes are also old but here is a similar cork wedge and here is my work bag.

The next outfit is a dress (similar here) from Express, another oldie but goodie! For this dress you could easily dress it up with a pair of pumps or wear it more casually with sandals or sneakers, like I did here.

I adore this third outfit! These slacks are extremely comfortable and so cute. I love how the pattern on them is appropriate for the workplace but also fun. This top is darling with the scalloped detailing and it is a thicker tank, which makes it appropriate to wear without the sweater that I paired with it. I wore this outfit with these sandals but you could dress the outfit up a bit more by wearing wedges or a pair of heels.

My fourth outfit might be my favorite. I have posted about these Loft leggings before and I cannot get enough of them! My top (similar one is linked) is also from Loft and you cold honestly wear it anywhere. The detail on the side of the top is precious. I paired it with a tan blazer and brown ballet flats.

The fifth and final outfit is a bit more casual but just as adorable. I love this breezy tank that you could easily throw a cardigan or blazer over if your workplace is on the chilly side. These white slacks (similar pair linked here) are cute, comfortable, and lightweight. I paired this outfit with slide sandals, but again, you could dress it up a bit more by wearing heels.

Which look is your favorite?!

Summer Essentials

Summer Essentials

As I’ve gotten older, my summer essentials have changed dramatically! I used to live in bikinis and dresses all summer but now that I am chasing three boys around, I’ve had to change my summer style. Although I still wear dresses every chance I can, I also wear my denim shorts and tennis skirts way more than I ever thought I would.

Me – top * shorts
Preston – button down * shorts

Today, I’ve found a number of “summer essentials” (at least in my book) for you. These are all items that, if you have kids, you can run around and play with them – while still feeling put together and appropriate. At the same time, if you don’t have kids, these items would all work for you too -they are cute and functional!

tank * denim skirt * eyelet top * tennis tank * hat * sneakers * jelly sandals * tennis skirt * t-shirt dress * denim shorts * sunglasses * denim jacket

What is on your summer essentials list?

Blue & White Dress

Blue & White Dress

When I posted a picture of me in this dress on our instagram account the other week, you all LOVED it! I received a number of questions and requests for the link so I figured I would give it a permanent spot here for you to refer back to if you wanted.

I got this dress from Shein. If you don’t know about the website Shein, don’t look until you have time to scroll, and scroll, and scroll. Because you will end up on the site for a while, your cart will be FULL, and you will be amazed at the prices.

I have worn this dress a handful of times and each time people have loved it, and so do I! The colors, the tie straps, the smocked chest – I could go on an on. It totally gives off the feel of being way pricier than it actually is. It looks very similar to this Zimmermann dress, this Rhode Ollie dress, and this MacGraw Florence dress… but without the pricetag. When ordering from Shein, you do have to make sure to look at the size chart for all items (my size varies their depending on the item) but this dress definitely fits true to size. I am in a small, my normal size.

Where is your favorite place to shop at great prices?!

Summer Pajamas

Summer Pajamas

Summer pajamas can be tricky to find, in my opinion. You want them to be cozy and comfortable, yet lightweight and breathable. They need to be warm enough for the air conditioned house but cool enough for the days where you don’t need air conditioning. My personal favorite type of summer pajamas are a shorts and long sleeve set. I find that my arms get cold in the air conditioning but if it’s lightweight enough then I don’t have to worry about being warm when I’m under the covers sleeping!

*white set – it’s the dainty ruffle hem on the shorts for me
*black set – i have a love this set!
*long sleeve floral – the perfect set to have for slow summer mornings
*green set – this set can take you from late night drinks in the backyard straight to sleeping!
*short sleeve floral – how precious is this Kate Spade set?
*leopard set – i can never pass on leopard… and this set is on major sale right now!
*pink set – adore the lace detail on the shorts
*long sleeve pink – the set I am wearing in the picture – love, love, love – seriously the best pj brand out there!
*blue combo set – i love having options in my sleepwear, so this set is perfect
*white nightie – i love a good nightie, this one is so pretty!

Airport Looks

Airport Looks

Now that we are in the full swing of summer travel, we figured we would share some of our favorite airport looks. When we travel, comfort is key, but comfort doesn’t have to mean that we don’t look put together! If we are traveling you will typically find Kelly in a dress (in the summer months) or a jumpsuit of some sort with either a cardigan or a denim jacket. Michelle will usually travel in athleisure. All of these options are cute, comfortable, and super easy to wear while traveling with kids!

What is your favorite look to style when you are traveling? Let us know in the comments!

Luvamia on Amazon

Luvamia on Amazon

We recently came across an Amazon shop that we are loving and wanted to share them with you all. Luvamia is a new found store for us, and we are so happy that we stumbled across it! We wanted to share the items that we received in our most recent order.

White top & Shorts – Since receiving these two items, I have worn them way more than I would like to admit. The top is the perfect top to throw on for any occasion and is so comfortable. And the shorts are such a great length for all the ‘mom’ things!

Workout set – Want to make a statement while at the gym, on a walk, or running errands?! Then this set is calling your name. I love a good workout set and this one is extremely comfortable, very soft, and fun!

Floral top – I just love this top. I love the little detailing on the adorable bell sleeves, I love the floral, I love that it has a dressier feel than just a basic top. It comes in so many different colors too, if floral isn’t your thing.

Tie Front Top – This tie front top is just the perfect combination of relaxed but dressy for me! I love how easy it is to wear to the park but also to dress it up for dinner out. Also, (not that I want to think about fall) but what a great transition piece for then.

Cropped Flare Jeans

Cropped Flare Jeans

Skinny jeans are still our main style of jeans that we both grab on the regular (they aren’t going anywhere in our book) but I have to say I do love the cropped flare look. It took me a second to get on board and find a pair that fit me the right way (I’m a bit on the shorter end at 5’3) but now that I have them I have to say I do love them!

The pair I got are from Express. They are a light wash denim, are high waisted, and are super stretchy. They have a light raw hem and do not lose their shape/sag as the day goes on.

I don’t know why it took me so long to give this look a shot – but now that I did, there is no turning back! I have found other alternatives to skinny jeans and linked them below for you. Some are cropped flares, some are straight leg, some are mom jeans – but they are all great options if you are looking to expand your wardrobe a bit out of your comfort zone.

  1. Express – versatile wash, raw hem, and 50% off!
  2. Nordstrom – i love the slight flare on this pair
  3. Revolve – the slightly scalloped hem does it for me
  4. Express – another great option if you aren’t wanting to spend a fortune – also 50% off
  5. Nordstrom – such a great white denim option and at a great price point
  6. Revolve – i love the light wash and slight distressing on this pair
  7. ShopBop – raw hem, slight distressing, great cropped length
  8. ShopBop – this pair is super stretchy and under $100
  9. Nordstrom – love this slim fit pair – again, great price point!
  10. Walmart – at $15 this is a great pair to start with if you want to test out the non-skinny jean look

Matching Sweatshirts

Matching Sweatshirts

When you don’t have a daughter to match with…. you borrow your sister’s!!! We all know how much I love having my boys match (we’ll see how much longer they let me do that), so when I saw these sweatshirts (kids size here) from Pink Lily – I could not pass up the opportunity to match with my sweet niece!

I am typically not a “graphic tee” fan but this one spoke to me! The simplicity of the white sweatshirt with the blush xoxo is so darling. If you are looking for a bolder option they also have a hot pink sweatshirt that is sure to be a showstopper. I love how pretty the lettering is, it is super lightweight, and so comfy. With Valentine’s Day coming up, this sweatshirt will be on repeat – but since it doesn’t scream Valentine’s Day, I know I will be wearing it nonstop year round!

Lounge Sets

Lounge Sets

I LOVE lounge sets and love that they are trendy right now! Before lounge sets came around in the fashion trends I (Kelly) was never one to wear sweats around the house. I would wear my normal clothes, my workout wear, or my pajamas. Sometimes I would get into pajamas straight from work and of course those would be the days were a neighbor would randomly stop by at 5:00! So needless to say I am grateful that there is a way to wear pajamas…. without actually wearing pajamas. I am grateful that there is a way to feel semi put together while still being comfortable and cozy on these cold, work from home days!

my set is sold out but here are similar joggers and sweatshirt

Here are some other lounge sets that we are loving!

Pale Blue Set – this set is from Amazon and comes in SO many colors! I adore the cropped length of the top.
Coral Top & Bottoms – this color is my dream and I love how these pants give a different feel than the typical joggers
Monogram Short Set – if you know me, you know that I am a sucker for anything with a monogram on it – this set is right up my alley
Colorblock Set – i love the simplicity of this color block set from Anthro!
Tank & Shorts Set – starting to shop for spring/summer? This set will make the transition comfortable and adorable!
Sage Top & Bottom Set – this sage green color is absolutely stunning and the button detail on the joggers give them a clean look
Cream Top & Bottom Set – can a lounge set be elegant? If it can, then this one is it! This cream color absolutely elevates this outfit
Magnolia Top & Short Set – you can never go wrong with Reese Witherspoon and Draper James! I love how this set comes with a pants option too
Blush Top & Bottom Set – all the heart eyes for the fitted cuffs and the litely puffed sleeves on this top. If that is not your thing they also have an off the shoulder crop top and a hoodie option
Black Top & Bottom Set – this velour set is bringing me back to my juicy tracksuit days… and I am loving it. It also has a shorts option!