The Perfect Lace Blouse Styled 6 Ways

The Perfect Lace Blouse Styled 6 Ways

Lace Blouse (also here)

I have been on the hunt for ages for the perfect lace blouse…as in I’ve been looking for probably 2 years now. I wanted it to be something that was very versatile and could be styled a multitude of ways, was lined, and looked luxe while not being crazy expensive. This blouse (which is under $100!) is pretty much everything my lace blouse dreams were made of! Today I’m sharing with you a fun little try-on session I had the other day coming up with some of my favorite ways to wear it!

TRANSITIONAL

I see myself wearing this blouse styled this way for the next month or two as a transition piece from winter to spring! I think it would also be really cute styled with my beige suede moto jacket as well.Blouse // Cardigan // Jeans // Booties // Similar Rag & Bone Hat // Bag

 

ROMANTIC

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, as well as February being heart month with many benefits/fundraisers happening, this would be a perfect romantic look for date night or outfit to wear to a dressy fundraiser.Blouse // Skirt (old DVF, similar here) // Shoes (amazing dupes here!) // Bag // Similar Earrings

 

SOFT

Even though it’s not exactly feeling like it outside at the moment, spring isn’t far away! I think this outfit would be perfect for a spring wedding, Easter, or for a baby/bridal shower. Blouse // Skirt (old ASOS, similar here) // Shoes (amazing dupes here!) // Bag // Similar Earrings

 

EDGY

This would be an outfit I would wear for a date night with my hubby, or for a fun girls night out!Blouse // Moto Jacket // Jeans // Heels // Bag // Similar Earrings

 

PROFESSIONAL

I love wearing monochromatic looks for work, and I love pairing this top with pale neutrals like beige.Blouse // Skirt // Pumps (old Kurt Geiger, similar here) // Bag // Similar Earrings

 

CLASSIC

How I will most frequently wearing this top! Definitely a great outfit for day to day running to appointments, meeting friends for lunch, or even just looking a bit more polished for volunteering at my kids’ schools!Blouse // Jeans // Belt // Shoes (great dupes here!) // Bag // Similar Earrings

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What To Wear To Disney World In January

What To Wear To Disney World In January

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When you plan a trip south during the winter months, I know there is always the assumption that the weather is going to be warm. However after living in Southern California for eight years, I am well aware this isn’t always the case. When we planned our trip to Disney World for January, I expected the weather to be cooler and unpredictable and packed accordingly…and am so thankful I did because we had a few days there where the temps were nearly the same as it was back home in Idaho! I met a few gals at our hotel who were visiting from South America and had only brought shorts, and were pretty much freezing and miserable. We had pretty wild temperature swings while we were there, and it could be anywhere from 40 degrees to 70 degrees, even on the same day! We dressed in layers, and carried backpacks to carry extra layers or shed them during the warmest parts of the day. I packed a mix of short & long sleeve tees, sweatshirts, and warm coats for morning & evening. We also made sure to wear comfortable shoes, because we averaged 7-10 miles a day walking through the parks! Our hotel had laundromats located throughout the property, so we washed & re-wore things several times to cut down on the amount of stuff we brought, and it also allowed us to dry wet coats & shoes. I also packed things all in the same color scheme, so I could easily mix & match – and it all coordinated with my red & black sequin Minnie ears! The day we took off from going to the parks was actually quite warm, and we were able to go swimming – so I would recommend bringing a swimsuit even during the winter months! I also packed gloves for the kids for the evenings when it was coldest. Even though the weather certainly wasn’t hot, we enjoyed the mild temperatures since we were so active, as well as the overall smaller crowds in January – and we would definitely go visit in January again!

img_1101img_0164My shirt // My jacket (I’m obsessed with this I.AM.GIA dupe and want more colors! Size up 1-2 sizes) // My jeans // My shoes (also love these, these, and these)  —  Evan’s sweatshirt // Evan’s jeans // Evan’s shoes (sold out, similar)  —  Cole’s shirt // Cole’s jeans // Cole’s shoes

facetune_27-01-2019-20-08-40img_1038Ponchos are an absolute must to have on hand! I packed some disposable emergency ponchos so we could just toss them & not have to worry about bringing them back home. Also this stroller is amazing – I even got stopped by a few fellow parents who asked about it! It’s super affordable and is very sturdy, plus it has great storage, a reclining seat, and a sunshade.

My coat // My hoodie is old but similar here & here // My tee // My leggings (these were great for a rainy day since they dried quickly!) // My shoes // My backpack  —  Evan’s sweatshirt // Evan’s jeans // Evan’s shoes (similar)  —  Cole’s coat (similar) // Cole’s shirt //  Cole’s jeans // Cole’s shoes

snapseedFor our day off from the parks I felt like dressing up a bit! This dress is a few months old from H&M, but this is similar. My belt is here, and my shoes are J Crew & a few seasons old but these are similar.

Cole’s tee // Cole’s jeans  —  Evan’s tee // Evan’s jeans

img_0446My shirt (and I layered this tee underneath) // My jeans // My shoes // My bag  —  Evan’s sweatshirt // Evan’s jeans // Evan’s shoes (similar)  —  Cole’s tee // Cole’s jeans // Cole’s shoes

facetune_30-01-2019-23-42-36-1My tee // Not pictured but for evening I layered this cute Mickey sweatshirt on top (it runs small & cropped so size up!) // My jacket // My jeans // My shoes  —  Evan’s tee (not available online but similar) // Evan’s jeans // Evan’s shoes (similar)  —  Cole’s coat (similar) // Cole’s jeans // Cole’s shoes

img_1103facetune_31-01-2019-22-46-24My shirt is last summer J Crew but similar options here, here & here // My jeans // My shoes // My bag  —  Cole’s tee // Cole’s jeans // Cole’s shoes  —  Evan’s tee // Evan’s jeans // Evan’s shoes (similar)

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Pastel Cravings

Pastel Cravings

Sweater: BP (also comes in a gorgeous lavender color!), Jeans: AG, Boots: Sam Edelman, Bag: Fendi

As I talked about in a recent post we’ve been having the absolute craziest weather here in Idaho! At this time last year we were absolutely buried in feet of snow, and this year we have been having 50 to nearly 60 degree sunny days for pretty much the entire month of January. It has made for a lot of perfect running days and taking the kids outside to play! Cole went to a birthday party yesterday where they had a bounce house and the kids played outside (sans coats!) which is pretty much unheard of this time of year. I lived in Palm Springs, CA for six years and this weather is really reminding me of winter days there! All this sunshine has me craving pastel, spring colors and realized I didn’t actually have a lot in my wardrobe so I added a few fun sweaters that will be perfect for the next few months.IMG_5054IMG_5497Sweater: Gap, Jeans: AG, Beanie: J Crew (sold out – similar), Bag: Chloe, Boots: Hunter

IMG_5513Dress: Privacy Please, Shoes: Valentino, Bag: Chloe, Hat: J Crew (old – similar), Earrings: J Crew

Even though it will be a few months until I can wear it, I saw this dress and being on sale  I snapped it up! Pink is quickly becoming my favorite color lately and I can’t seem to resist it. I also may or may not have just splurged on a new bag simply because the pink lining was calling my name!!!

Looks like today is going to be another 50 degree day, so Ev and I are going to go for another long run. Five more weeks until my half marathon and I’m getting excited! Hope you have a wonderful Monday!

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Mom Style

Mom Style

Sweatshirt: J Crew (sold out – similar), Jeans: Rag & Bone, Sneakers: Adidas, Backpack: Marc Jacobs

Just a quick post today sharing a few casual outfits from last week! This is definitely how I like to dress the majority of the time – jeans, sneakers, and often carrying a backpack when I’m out & about with the kids so I can be hands free! IMG_4722Sweater: Old Navy (this is a steal under $8!), Jeans: AG, Trench: Burberry (old style – similar), Shoes: Adidas, Bag: Chanel9F805F09-DA6C-4D12-B369-F895FC7A839CShirt: BP (old – similar), Jeans: AG, Jacket: H&M, Sneakers: Adidas

We’ve been keeping really busy the past few weeks with birthday parties, school activities, and fun outings with the kids…and I’ll be sharing Evan’s 3rd birthday party here in the next day or two! Evan has been so excited about his party, and we had so much fun celebrating him this weekend with some dear friends. And after a long break from running half marathons (I used to do several a year!), I finally signed up for another one with a girlfriend of mine! We’re keeping each other motivated to stay on track with our running schedules for the next few months and I’ll be sharing a bit about my workout routine as well.

Hope you have a great Monday and thanks for stopping by!

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Springtime in January

Springtime in January

Sweater: J Crew, Jeans: AG, Boots: Sam Edelman, Bag: Chloe  –  Evan’s Jacket: Old Navy, Jeans: Gap, Shoes: Target

We have been having the craziest weather! We went from snow over Christmas, to 50 degrees and sunny days alternating with rainy days (with temperatures still way above average). If I didn’t know better I would think it was almost March! This sudden warmer weather and sunshine has me craving pastels and bright colors and daydreaming about spring. I did a complete overhaul of my closet yesterday and while I was in there, I was looking for more pastel colors to wear. I realized I don’t actually own a whole lot & my wardrobe consists of a lot more neutrals. I think I may have to remedy that and add some fun, bright colors to mix in! However I do own a fair amount of pink, so I’ve been wearing it pretty much every day this week.

2C67910C-0781-4CE2-9ED7-4F8790BFB5B5.JPGCoat: Asos (old – similar), Jeans: AG, Sweater: J Crew, Boots: HunterIMG_4650Cardigan coat: Zara (old – similar), Turtleneck: J Crew, Scarf: Burberry, Jeans: AG, Boots: Hunter, Bag: Chanel

^^ My exact boots are on sale in very limited sizes (color is pink sand) in the link above! ^^

We are pretty much back to our normal routine this week, and surprisingly it hasn’t been too painful. Although I have to admit I’m looking forward to another 3 day weekend this weekend! Happy Friday and I hope you have a great holiday weekend. 🙂

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Last Days of Winter Break

Last Days of Winter Break

Top: Chelsea28 (old – similar), Jeans: AG, Boots: Stuart Weitzman, Hat: J Crew, Coat: Zara (similar), Bag: Louis Vuitton  –  Cole’s Outfit: Coat: Zara, Jeans: H&M, Shoes: Gap

This year’s Christmas break has felt at times like it was never-ending, while also like it flew by and I can’t believe school is starting again tomorrow! While we kept really busy the first week, the holiday hangover (and a nasty cold bug!) hit this week, and we spent a lot more time relaxing. I even found a little time to read and watch a documentary which is always a treat! I watched 30 for 30: The Price of Gold by ESPN (it’s available through Amazon) and it’s all about the Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan drama of 1994. I was a teenager at this time and remember being absolutely obsessed with the story and figure skating in general that year. Being from Oregon, Tonya Harding was huge news and I often shopped at the mall where she trained (my parents actually saw her skate there!). It was a really well done documentary, and now I am really wanting to see the new movie I, Tonya.

Even though we spent most of our week homebound, we did get out for a few errands. We did a target run, mall run, and picked up some goodies for Evan’s upcoming 3rd birthday. I can’t believe he is turning 3…time is going so fast and I wish I could slow it down just a little!

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My outfit: Coat: Burberry, Sweater: BP (old – similar), Leggings: Zella, Shoes: Nike, Hat: J Crew, Sunglasses: Ray-Ban, Bag: Chanel  –  Evan’s Outfit: Sweater: Zara, Pants: Gymboree, Shoes: Target

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IMG_4322Pullover: Lululemon (on sale online!)

Going to enjoy our last day of relaxation before we officially get back to real life tomorrow. And I’m excited to cozy up and watch the Golden Globes tonight (mostly for the fashion)! Hope you have a wonderful Sunday!

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Holiday Looks

Holiday Looks

We’ve been out & about soaking up all of the fun holiday activities we can in the weeks leading up to Christmas! Last weekend we headed out to The Village in Meridian to go out for lunch, see Santa, go ice skating, and drink some hot cocoa while we watched the water fountain show! I have a confession (which is probably obvious from these photos)…I love twinning with my boys and during the Christmas season I feel that you can’t possibly overdo red or plaid.

IMG_2537IMG_2722On me: Sweater: Free People, Scarf: Free People, Jeans: Rag & Bone, Boots: Sam Edelman, Coat: J Crew, Hat: J Crew; On Cole: Sweater: Gap, Shirt: Gap, Jeans: H&M, Shoes: Gap (similar), Coat: Gap, Hat: Gap ; On Evan: Sweater: Zara, Shirt: Gap, Jeans: Old Navy, Boots: Old Navy (similar), Hat: Gap

A few other fun activities from the last few weeks…first up was Cole’s winter performance. Please excuse me, but let me be that bragging parent for just a minute – Cole was selected to do the reading for his grade prior to singing their song! It was the second year in a row he was selected so yeah…proud mom over here.

IMG_2474On me: Turtleneck: J Crew, Skirt: J Crew Factory, Tights: J Crew Factory: Boots: Tory Burch, Bag: Louis Vuitton;  On Cole: Sweater: Gap, Jeans: H&M, Shoes: Gap;  On Evan: Sweater: Gap, Turtleneck: Gap, Jeans: Old Navy, Shoes: See Kai Run

We’ve also been trying to get downtown as much as possible. Boise does a great job of decorating and making it feel so festive! Plus they have so many fun activities that we try to make it to every season. Over the past several weeks we went to the Festival of Trees, the Downtown Tree Lighting, and to the Egyptian Theater for their annual series of classic Christmas movies (we watched Elf!).

IMG_2378On me: Coat: Old Navy, Sweater: J Crew, Brooch: Chanel, Jeans: Mother, Shoes: Marc Fisher;  On Cole: Coat: Gap, Pants: Gap, Shoes: Gap;  On Evan: Coat and Pants: Zara, Shoes: See Kai RunIMG_2291On me: Coat: J Crew: Turtleneck: Zara, Scarf: Burberry, Jeans: Rag & Bone;  On Cole: Sweater: Gap, Coat: Gap;  On Evan: Coat: Zara, Jeans: Old Navy, Shoes: See Kai Run

And one more…out and about with my little guy recently!

IMG_2827On me: Turtleneck: J Crew, Coat: J Crew, Scarf: Gap, Jeans: Rag & Bone, Shoes: Schutz, Bag: Gucci;  On Evan: Shirt, Pants, and Coat: Zara, Shoes: Target

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