Today's Everyday Fashion: The Wedding Jumpsuit

 
Orange red jumpsuit, pom pom clutch, yellow shoes
Orange red jumpsuit, pom pom clutch, yellow shoes
Orange red jumpsuit, pom pom clutch
Orange red jumpsuit, pom pom clutch
Orange red jumpsuit, pom pom clutch
Orange red jumpsuit, pom pom clutch
Orange red jumpsuit, pom pom clutch, yellow shoes
 

The hubs and I attended a wedding over the weekend and this is what we wore! (We snapped these on our way to the venue so this is about as real-life as it gets, people!) Jumpsuits are seriously the best thing ever for events - I wore a similar pink one to a wedding last year, see below. (I would've happily repeated that exact same outfit, but the pink one sadly does not fit me anymore.) Jumpsuits feel like pajamas and yet I've never felt more stylish, either. You could go all-out glam with today's orange red jumpsuit, pairing it with black and metallic shoes and accessories. I went full color wheel this time, though, with possibly the cutest pom-pom clutch of all time, yellow shoes and colorful earrings. It was such a fun night!!

Jumpsuit: Asos, $60
Purse: My Stella & Dot
Earrings: Panacea/Saks OFF 5th, $20 (similarsimilar, similar)
Shoes: JCPenney, $14 (from this post)
Approx. dates: Earrings are 1 year ago. Shoes are recent. Jumpsuit and clutch are new.

 At a wedding in February 2017 (left) and Now (right)

At a wedding in February 2017 (left) and Now (right)

Ps. Shop the hub's affordable blue chambray suit here and here!

Bring on Spring With CeCe at Macy's

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I’m ushering in all the sunny, spring-time vibes today with two looks from CeCe at Macy’s!!

If you’ve never shopped CeCe before, they are exclusive to Macy’s. Their vibe is all about feminine charm, and the perfect mix of trendy and classic. Everything is so well made, and mostly falls within the $60-120 range. I tried out three pieces for today’s post and all three were beautiful in person, fit like a dream and absolutely brought the spring-time vibes!

Check out more CeCe picks below and tell me – which look is your favorite??

CeCe for Macy's

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Jumpsuit  /  Pants  /  Dress  /  Skirt  /  Dress
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Today's Everyday Fashion: Pink Bow Shorts

 
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Have you ever found yourself rolling into a Monday feeling like last week chewed you up and spit you out? That's me this week! Between a sick dog, broken down vehicle, health issue, and a broken flash on the camera... all while trying to do double the work to get ready for a week where we will likely have no internet access. Eek! These are some of the photos we took without flash in a pinch so if they look a little funny you know why! :-) What I AM loving is how much this rainbow sweater and pink bow shorts are giving me LIFE. There's nothing like a fun outfit to cheer up an otherwise "blah" Monday. 

Sweater: J.Crew Collection/thredUP, $50 (similar below)
Shorts: J.Crew Factory, $27 (similar)
Shoes: JCPenney, $30 (similarsimilarsimilar)
Purse: Vince Camuto/Saks Off 5th, $70 (similarsimilarsimilar)
Earrings: Kendra Scott c/o Amazon, $36 (same)
Approx. dates: Purse, earrings are 3 years ago. Sweater, shoes are 1 year ago. Shorts are new.

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More outfit ideas from my closet for today's pink bow shorts!

Today's Everyday Fashion: Why I Post Imperfect Outfits

 
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 Inspiration:  Modcloth

Inspiration: Modcloth

 

The truth is, I don't always 100% love the outfits I post. Sometimes they have flaws - flaws which I'm often quick to point out and discuss within the post! While that can be a bit unconventional for a style blog, I wouldn't want it any other way. Here's why I post imperfect outfits: 

  1. My opinion is not the only one that matters! Other people might like it and that's awesome.
  2. Fashion opinions are fluid. I may like something one week but not the next and vice versa, so even if I liked it once that could change.
  3. I enjoy the vulnerability of sharing the whole story - not just the perfect parts - on social media.
  4. I'm operating from an actual person's closet, not a magazine! I'm on a limited budget and have self-imposed sponsor constraints (I don't accept free items for regular blog posts the way magazines and many bloggers do). I post 20-25 "new" outfits each month using my own closet; it's not easy!
  5. I hope it's inspiring. All my bad outfits over the years lead to lots of improvement. I like my style so much better today, and that's because I kept trying! If you're going for a home run record, you're always going to have strike-outs, because it means you'll have to swing harder and more often.
  6. There's so much to be learned from the examples that don't work (why something didn't fit, or colors were off, etc.), often even more so than the ones that do work. 
  7.  I'm all sorts of human over here, and not even close to perfect, so my outfits are too.

About today's look: I threw it together at a moment's notice and though it gets points for being office-friendly and it's certainly creative, it's also perhaps a little too busy. Each element is super cute but together something feels off? I leave it up to you guys!!

Top: LOFT, $23 (also a dress)
Pants: LOFT, $35 (also comes in red)
Cardigan: H&M, $25 (similar below)
Scarf: H&M, $6 (similar below)
Shoes: Jessica Simpson, $59 (similarsimilarsimilar)
Purse: Aldo/Amazon, $40 (similarsimilar)
Earrings: My Stella & Dot
Approx. dates: Cardigan is 7 years ago. Shoes are 4 years ago. Purse is 3 years ago. Top, pants, scarf are new.

Century 21  /  Talbots (plus)  /  Nordstrom Rack  /  6pm.com
LOFT  /  Zappos  /  Nordstrom  /  Zappos  /  Nordstrom Rack