Leopard Cardigan

Leopard Cardigan

I love a good cardigan and this one is my favorite one at the moment, between the leopard print and how soft it is – this is a dream! Unfortunately this exact one (from the Caitlin Covington x Pink Lily line) is all sold out, but they have a number of similar cardigans though. This one is the most similar to the one I am wearing in the post, I love the colors. Other similar ones are linked here, here, and here.

I love how cardigans are so easy to dress up for dinner out or to throw on over sweats to stay warm at home! What’s your favorite way to wear a cardigan?

Fall Essentials: This or That Part 5

Fall Essentials: This or That Part 5

This is our final week of this or that for fall essentials! We had fun doing with with you and seeing what you like most. So this weeks this or that… do you prefer OTK boots or knee high boots? This one is hard for me because I wear both all the time, just depending on my mood for that day.

I love how slipping on a pair of boots elevates even the simplest outfit. For this outfit I am wearing a simple grey cropped sweater, mine is old, linking similar here without the v-neck, here in a light blue one with buttons, here in a pretty cream color, and here in a basic black sweater. I paired my sweater with a pair of white skinny jeans (that are on sale right now for close to $50 from their original price of $90) and my YSL bag.

2021 version of these boot here * similar here
similar here and here

Which type of boots do you gravitate towards?

Fall Essentials: This or That Part 4

Fall Essentials: This or That Part 4

Are you a cardigan girl or a sweater lover? Michelle is a sweater girl 100% of the time, where as I go back and forth.

similar cardigan (here too) * tank * jeans * similar espadrilles * bag
sweater * jeans * similar espadrilles * bag

Both of these outfits would work for the same type of day, you could easily wear them both running errands, to a child’s game on the weekend, to the park, etc. The joy of a cardigan is that if you get warm throughout the day you can always take it off and still be comfortable. But the sweater gives a more polished vibe.

Which do you tend to wear?

Fall Essentials: This or That Part 3

Fall Essentials: This or That Part 3

This week’s fall essentials this or that – we are comparing jackets! Are you a jean jacket lover or a blazer girl? I definitely go back and forth between the two depending on my mood and the occasion. That being said, if I had to decide, I would go with a denim jacket!

blazer is old LC by Lauren Conrad but here is the most recent version * similar
denim jacket * pink tank is old similar here & here * similar white skinnies * ysl bag

What is your go-to light weight jacket? Denim? Blazer? Something different? Let us know!

Fall Essentials: This or That Part 2

Fall Essentials: This or That Part 2

We’re here with Part 2 this week. This next trend is a bit more debatable than last week’s skinny vs flared jeans and I think I know where most people will stand on this – but that doesn’t make me any less excited about this new fall trend! This week, we have the same outfit but one with booties and the other with clogs!

In today’s post I’ve paired both pairs of shoes with a sundress but both could easily be worn with any type of denim (skinny, flared, cropped, etc), nicer slacks, or even leggings. Both shoes are equally as comfortable and I have spent an entire day teaching and running around in both pairs.

Will you be giving this shoe trend a try this fall?!

Fall Essentials: This or That Part 1

Fall Essentials: This or That Part 1

We thought it would be fun to play a little this or that game over the next few weeks with fall essential trends. The trend with are starting with this week is with your denim. Do you prefer skinny jeans or flared jeans?

similar sweater here and here * similar jeans * booties

Michelle is a skinny jean girl through and through, while I like to change things up a bit. I am thrilled that flared jeans are back in style (I personally have never stopped wearing them over the years). The flared jeans that I am wearing in this picture are probably 10 years old from Forever 21, so they no longer have this exact pair…. but I’ve found you all a wide range of flared denim to try out if you are in search for some this fall.

If you know you like the flared jean trend and are looking for a nicer brand then these dark wash Frame jeans or these light wash Good American would be the ones I would get. Not looking to spend over $150 on a trend you aren’t so sure about? I hear you! I found these Abercrombie jeans and these pull on Free People jeans – both are under $100 and look so good. Even still, not sold on flares but still curious? Head to Forever 21 and look at these jeans – at $29 you can’t go wrong (and you could be me, still wearing them 10 years later haha!).

What are your thoughts, skinny jeans or flared jeans? We would love to know!

Football Season: What to Wear to a Tailgate

Football Season: What to Wear to a Tailgate

We are so excited that football is back this year in what appears to be normal conditions. Friday night lights with high school football is in session once again, and it feels like fall seeing them practice for their weekend games. With football comes tailgate parties, we love a good tailgate! Who doesn’t?!

Last year we bought this ‘tailgates & touchdowns’ sweatshirt from Draper James and we just love it! Unfortunately it is no longer on the Draper James website, but they do have this small adorable canvas bag. This ‘tailgates & touchdowns’ bag would look adorable in a clear (easy security check) tote.

Gameday Couture is a website that has such cute collegiate apparel. American Eagle also has some cute NFL options! This Chicago Bears raw hem sweatshirt would be perfect for the early fall games, before we have to bundle up. Also, Etsy has some really precious (and personalized, obviously) options. This crewneck sweatshirt is so adorable. I couldn’t forget about our alma maters – loving this old school Baylor tee and this super soft Dayton tee.

We are ready for Friday Night Lights and tailgates over here!

Leopard Cardigan

Leopard Cardigan

I love a good cardigan – maybe it’s the teacher in me?! haha! Make it a leopard cardigan and I’m all in! This sweater is a couple years old (but is still available here) and I wear it all. the. time!

A leopard duster is the perfect item to throw on for a cool morning dropping the kids off at school, pair it with leggings to run errands, or even just to lounge around the house in! I also found a couple of similar leopard dusters and linked them below.

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?