Thursday, February 4, 2016

One Coat Three Ways: Part Two

What I'm Wearing

Top (similar) | Coat | Skirt | Boots (similar) | Tights

Hey Friends,

I hope you are all having a good week. Are you all looking forward to the Super Bowl? What are your favorite snacks for the big game? We are making raw vegan brownies, they actually taste delicious. I got the recipe from my sister in law. They don't taste healthy at all. They are very rich and delicious. My mouth is watering just talking about them!

This outfit is my second outfit with this coat. This is a more dressed up approach. You can even wear a little black dress. Cape coats are perfect to wear over formal dresses. It won't hide the dress, but keep your arms warm. I love how this looks with a pencil skirt. This is great for church, meetings, work. You could swap out the booties for flats if you have to do a lot of walking. 

Have a great week!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

One Coat Three Ways: Part One

What I'm Wearing:

Hey Friends,

I used to think buying colorful coats was a waste of money. I never thought I would get my monies worth out of them. After biting the bullet and actually purchasing a few, I found that colored coats can actually be very versatile. They can be styled with dresses, skirt, pants, and leggings.

I loved this coat, but I had to wait for it to go on sale. If your looking to expand your budget with a small budget watch for sales. You can shop everyday and watch it like a hawk or you can get an awesome app called Shopular. I use this app to haunt sales all the time. It alerts me when certain stores are having sales. So you can build a list of stores you like to shop and they alert you when there are coupons or sales going on either on line or in store. I love it. I have been able to save so much money using this app. (No this is not sponsored, I found this app on my own.) It is a free app.

So through this week you will see two other ways to style this coat.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Style tip Monday: How to style heels and pumps.

Hey Friends,

Styling can be fun and frustrating all at once. When your creative juices are flowing it can be easy and fun. When you are in a rut, then it can get frustrating quick. So I want to make it easier for you.

Styling heels and pumps

Heels and pumps are the easiest shoe to style. They can pretty much be styled with anything with a few exceptions. Overalls, and sweat suits. Those are two that I would never pair with heels.I am not a fan of either to begin with but especially not with heels. If you rock those looks you can rock them. They are just things that I would never wear.

Skinny jeans. Heels and pumps look amazing with a good pair of skinny jeans.

Leggings. Leggings are another fantastic pair to heels.

Skirts and dresses of course look fantastic with heels. It makes the legs look longer and you feel taller.

How do you wear heels and pumps?

Thursday, January 28, 2016

My Sisters Closet Boutique Sale!

Hey Friends,

My Sisters Closet Boutique is having an amazing sale starting now. If you like really cute clothes for really good prices this is your place to shop. I have a few pieces from this Boutique and I love them. Looking good doesn't have to cost a fortune.

They have everything from plaid dresses, to comfy sweaters.

Starting now to January 30 you can get an extra 50% off clearance items. Just use code JAN50. Get all those items stocked up and ready for spring, summer next winter, whatever floats your boat. I am currently adding a few items to my cart as week speak. I love this skirt, this top and these pants.

What is going into your shopping cart?

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Distressed and Patterned

What I'm Wearing:

Top (similar) | Pants | Belt | Heels | Jacket c/o no longer available | 
Hey Friends,

I hope you guys are off to a fantastic week. Mondays are always hard but hey it brings us just that much closer to the new weekend.

Are you shocked that I am not decked out in black today? I know I am. I found this top last weekend while shopping with my sister. I love patterned tops that are easy to throw on and go. It is part of my momiform. I wanted to pair it with some relaxed fit skinny jeans. I like distressed jeans for this outfit. It makes it a little more casual and easy going. I added this amazing fitted blazer and just some basic nude pumps. I love how this jacket is designed. There are so many lines and details. It is a great piece to style. I would wear this to a party, or date night with Brandon.

How do you like to style patterned tops?

Monday, January 25, 2016

Easy steps to an at home bra fitting.

Hey Friends,

Can you believe that 8 out of 10 women wear the wrong bra size? Thankfully I was taught at young age how to measure myself for a bra. Now I am going to pass on all my bra fitting knowledge to you. Hopefully you are not one of the 8. A well fitted bra makes all the difference in how your tops look and fit.

Here are some things you can do to see if your bra now is a proper fit.

- The two finger test, your straps should be able to fit two fingers snugly underneath them. If you cannot fit two fingers you may need to loosen your straps or buy a bigger size.

- Make sure the middle part of the bra lies flat. It should not have a gap or be poking out.

- If you have muffin top or over spill you may be wearing the wrong cup size. Consider a larger cup.

Measuring yourself for a bra.

- Put on your best fitting bra. We all have our favorites.
- Stay relaxed when measuring, don't hold your breath or suck in.
- Measure around your torso under your bust. Write down the number. If it is an even number add 4, if it is an odd number add 5. This is your band size.
- To double check this measurement, measure snugly above your bust right under your armpits. It should be the same as the band size.
- Measure loosely around the bust, make sure it is level across the back and runs along the nipples. Now subtract this number from your band size.

Bust Size - Band Size = Cup Size

Inches Difference=

0= AA
1= A
2= B
3= C
4= D
5= DD
6= DDD
7= G
8= H

ex. Bust Size ( 48) - Band Size (42) = 6 = DDD

If these steps are confusing you can always try the Bra Fit Calculator here.

Finding a proper fitting bra is one thing. Now you need to find a soft and comfortable bra. I have tried so many bras. Victoria Secret, Aerie, Target, Nordstrom, and so far my favorite have been the most inexpensive. My Hanes bras have been the champions. They are soft, comfortable, and like I said inexpensive. They have a huge variety of bras. Minimizing, sports, ones with wires, ones that are wireless, pretty much any bra you can think of.

I hope this helps you find a proper fitted, comfortable bra.

Speaking of bras congrats to Kjersti for winning the Hanes bras! 

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Black and White

What I'm Wearing:

Top: Rue 21 | Jacket: Rue 21 | Jeans: American Eagle | Shoes: Famous Footwear (Converse) | Bag: Charming Charlie

Hey Friends,

As you have seen, I am a huge fan of all Black outfits. They are just so easy and so chic. I absolutely love them with a contrasting shoe and bag. I love how my white converse looks with this outfit. It is casual and chic. Perfect for shopping, and going out with out being dressed up and in heels. I wish everyone of you could have a pair of these shoes. They can literally be worn with jut about everything. I love them. A good crossbody bag was on my shopping list for a long long time. I couldn't find one that I loved. I wanted a white or black one to go with all my outfits. When I came across this bag at Charming Charlie I was ecstatic. It was just what I had been looking for. It was also the last one, and on sale for $12. I love crossbody bags for running errands with Aria. I have my arms free for her and her toys. I just sling it on and I can chase her around. I highly recommend crossbody bags to every busy mom. They are essential.

How do you like to style black outfits?

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