Dress Blazer Heels Hat

It’s no secret I try to maximize my closet. I love finding pieces that transition well to different seasons, or can be worn different ways with some fun extra pieces. This gorgeous wine-colored dress from Chicwish was such a great summer staple, but with a Fall inspired color it can easily be worn in cooler temperatures….with a little bit of leopard of course.

This maxi dress is the perfect length for petite girls. I find that the clothing from Chicwish has pieces in petite lengths, but also the dresses are not so long that I have to wear extremely high heels. I wore this dress with sandals during the warmer weather. I also love the fact that it is lined.

Add a fun blazer and heels or even boots and you can wear your maxi dress into the cooler temps.

Happy almost Fall!

Skirt Top Boots Jacket

I fell in love with this skirt and top from Chicwish as soon as I saw them. These pieces are so feminine and pretty. If you have followed me for a bit, then you know I love the embellished pearl trend. See my post here for more pearl inspired ideas. This is such an elegant skirt without feeling like a ballerina because of the flattering midi length.

This pearl skirt reminds me so much of Carrie Bradshaw on Sex and the City. I think back to my twenties and there was no way I would have worn a skirt like this. I find that in my thirties I am a little more adventurous with fashion and trends. Also, I wear more skirts and dresses than I ever did in my younger years.

Then, I remember Carrie Bradshaw was in her thirties when she wore her tutu ensembles during the Sex and the City series:) It’s never too late to reinvent yourself. I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. I started this blog in my thirties and often wonder why I didn’t start one sooner. Why wasn’t I confident enough? Why did I assume my body type wasn’t right to showcase fashion finds? Regardless of the reasons, I am happy to finally share my style and help others find confidence through clothing choices.

Everyone deserves a Carrie Bradshaw moment. Most days I feel more like the Carrie Bradshaw where the bus splashes water on her tutu skirt running after two young children all day. My days are definitely not as glamorous with housekeeping and mom life. But, when given the opportunity I like to dress up and be the Carrie in Paris wearing the mint green tulle skirt with the white blazer (makes you want to rewatch the show, right?). Or, I’ve been creating my own times to get dressed up because I truly feel more confident when at least my outfit is put together. Even if my life with kids is pretty chaotic.

Here’s to you finding a Carrie Bradshaw moment… at least once in awhile!

*Thank you to Chicwish for gifting me these pretty pieces. As always all opinions are my own.

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Disclosure *This post is in partnership with The Mr. and Ms. Collection Subscription Box company, and does contain affiliate links. I am gifted monthly subscription boxes, however all opinions are my own.

The Mr. and Ms. Collection monthly subscription box always comes at the perfect time. I’m either in a rut with my outfit selection, or need a few pieces to liven up my wardrobe between seasons. The Mr. and Ms. Collection service has a goal to refresh your closet and provide clothing that keeps you inspired. With just a few pieces each month I love how I feel encouraged to maximize my own wardrobe with pieces I already own. I have made a goal for myself to really try and invest in pieces that can be worn multiple ways and even for different seasons.

This month’s box consisted of the prettiest floral top, gingham tie waist top, a black midi dress, and a my favorite, a gorgeous pink lace skirt. I love the versatility of the pieces to mix and match together, or with items I’ve purchased.

I have been on the lookout for a basic (flattering) black dress this Summer. So imagine my surprise when this beauty showed up 😉 I am all about midi dresses lately, and this fun number has a lace slip underneath. Of course it fit because I never have a problem with sizing. Please see my post here. I love how it can be worn to the side for an asymmetrical look, or twisted to the front for a more classic look. I am wearing the dress 3 different ways below.

The dress paired with heels for an evening look

I also paired the black gingham tie waist top with the dress to give it a more casual vibe. I’m really trying to wear pieces multiple ways and this month’s box was a fun way to experiment with trendy pieces.

The dress paired with the tie front gingham top from this month’s subscription box
Black dress paired with sandals and turned to the side for a swim coverup beach look

One of the features of Mr. and Ms. Collection is that I love to try out new trends without the investment. This month’s tie from top is a clothing item I wouldn’t necessarily try, but had so much fun experimenting with this month.

This classic lace A line pink skirt is my favorite piece this month. I paired it with the lovely pink and blue blouse in my box this month. Both pieces are my style and it’s always as if the stylist knows me.

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Oh, the Nordstrom anniversary sale. My birthday usually falls around the sale each year. This year it falls after the early access day of July 12th. So….yes, I do shop the sale 😉

I first started paying attention to the sale when relatives purchased things for my daughter and I for our birthdays (we both have July 13th birthdays). Friends and family would buy my daughter back to school clothes, or Fall items and of course gift cards for me. I noticed the Uggs and North face jackets that she received at the sale lasted the whole year. So, now I stock up on these items for my family.

There have been a lot of finds each year that I will use all year round as well. Last year’s Burberry sunglasses were a splurge, but I still wear them all the time. This year’s version is linked below. Also, I love Rag and Bone jeans. They are my favorite brand and although expensive they are the only style that seem to work for my shorter frame. So I stock up during the Nordstrom anniversary style because well, I wear jeans almost every day come Fall. The prices for this brand as well as some other designers are just that good. The other item I stock up on are bras. Since having kids the Natori brand just fits me the best so I only buy new ones during this sale. I bought this style and this one (in case you’re looking).

Now, there are definitely some items on here that are a wish list for me as well. Do I want all the Tory Burch items? Yes, I would love the sandals for now and boots for later lol. There are pieces in the sale that are a good buy. For example, if you have been wanting the Tory Burch boots, now would be a good time.

I do get excited about this sale. There are some good pieces that I invest in each year to expand my wardrobe for the rest of the year. Even though it’s July, I just bought uniform shirts yesterday for my daughter, so my mind is sort of on back to school/Fall essentials.

I also linked items for now to get me through the rest of Summer in case you can’t go there yet 😉 I happened to be at the Nordstrom Sale this year during the early access because I needed a unicorn dress. Yes, my daughter is having a unicorn birthday party and I couldn’t find one anywhere else lol. I couldn’t bring myself to buy boots this year, and I also wasn’t in the market for any new shoes until I do an inventory of my current collection. So, I’m still in sandals for my try-on because it’s July 🙂


Dress Sandals Sunglasses

This dress made it into my shopping bag. I love the leopard print to wear now, or in the Fall with a jacket. This may be my favorite purchase from the sale. If you are short like me, it’s hard to find a dress in a perfect midi/maxi dress like this one. I’m wearing a size small, but could have gone down to a x-small in the bust, but I like a little more room in my hips 😉

Floral Top Jeans

I am usually an online shopper. When I went to the actual store they didn’t have what I wanted in stock in quite a few pieces. I ended up having to order the jeans I had been scoping out. However, I did try on these mid rise style of Rag and Bone. They aren’t my usual style, but I love how they stay up more with the higher rise. I sized down. Also, I would have walked right past this floral top, but if you know me I love peplums and this one would be the perfect Fall transition piece.

Tank

I wasn’t really looking for more Summer tops, but this cute high ruffle neck one can be worn tied at the waist or long. The t-shirt below is also a good staple for the rest of the year. I like how the neckline isn’t too low.

T-Shirt

Below are my picks for the Fall fashion. A lot of these were not in the store, so I had to place an order online. Stay tuned for updates to this post. A lot of animal print, but that was predicted for Fall this year. I also love how the blush color was so prevalent and can easily transition from Summer to Fall.

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cardigan thermal
Jacket

I had to buy this jacket. The fit is amazing over a shirt or dress. The price is also very reasonable.

Told you I was going to transition this dress to Fall 😉

All in all I found the sale to be worth it. I purchased a few pieces to get me through Summer, but I stock up on the designer brands that I love and know I will wear all year round. I personally love buying North Faces and shoes for the family for back to school so that definitely gets me in the door before anything else.

Let me know if you have any questions and happy shopping friends!

I am loving this pearl detail trend lately. It’s not just in barrettes and headbands that I have seen across instagram. Shoes and jeans are being bedazzled with the pretty embellishments. Pearls adds such a pretty, feminine touch to every day pieces like a plain cami.

I hope this trend doesn’t disappear too soon as I am a sucker for a classic look…with a twist. Here a few pieces that I am loving and a few that I have purchased.

  1. I had to add the barrettes that everyone is sporting. At $4.99 they are a really fun accessory.
  2. The pearl detail on this mint dress is so gorgeous. If only I had a special event to wear it to!
  3. This clutch has the littlest pearl detail and the best $13 price.
  4. These jeans have the pearl detail across the knee rips.
  5. I had to have these fun earrings.
  6. A black pair of jeans rocking the pearl detail.
  7. Want. That’s all I can say.
  8. These Chanel dupes are so amazing and comfy!
  9. Love the pearl and lace detail on this jacket!
  10. Everyday black sandals
  11. A black clutch with the fun white pearl detail. And just found a cute less expensive version at target!
  12. Pretty earrings
  13. A basic black belt with the pearl detail
  14. THE pearl headband
  15. More fun pearl jeans
  16. An off the shoulder pearl sweatshirt
  17. The easiest layered bracelet to thrown on. I wear it all the time. And of course it’s amazon prime 😉
  18. Pearls on sunglasses….why not.
  19. A simple cami…with a twist.
  20. Tory burch sandals