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May 19, 2017

The Most Comfortable Shorts EVER – American Eagle

When I first put these shorts on, I was like “oh yeah, I’m keeping these babies” before I even looked in the mirror.  They are hands-down the MOST comfortable item of clothing I’ve ever put on my body.  (I mean, it didn’t hurt that they were under $40, too).  So soft, so perfectly broken-in . . . long enough to wear without feeling like everything is hanging out . . . it almost didn’t even matter what they looked like.  Almost.

The problem I have when I buy longer shorts is that they typically make me look wider than I am.  Because I have to buy them large enough to fit my butt, the legs kind of stick out straight and make my thighs look bigger (where my big booty girls at – I know you know what I’m talking about!).  So I just had to figure out how to make them flattering.  The solution?  A simple roll at the bottom gave them a bit more shape and voila – I found my new favorite pair of shorts.

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May 16, 2017

$50 Shift Dress Styled 4 Ways

This Leith shift dress has long been one of my favorites . . . it’s an easy dress to throw on and go, dress up or dress down and comes in a ton of colors (which change all the time).  The cut is super flattering for all body types and doesn’t hug like some dresses do – even for this pear-shaped girl.  Bonus: It’s machine-washable (hang to dry) and under $50.  Here are four ways I’m wearing it: 

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May 12, 2017

Mixing Patterns: Gingham + Leopard

I was voted Class Prep in high school because I was obsessed with Abercrombie’s soft khakis in allll the colors (it was the late 90s) and once went the entire school year without ever wearing jeans.  Not once.  But now I literally can’t imagine wearing khakis (seriously, how did I do that for a full year??) and my wardrobe relies heavily on denim of all kinds.  So when we were discussing featuring some preppier style, I immediately turned to my favorite resource for all things preppy: J. Crew. I loved this gingham button up and took a cue from their pattern mixing and added leopard print heels for fun.  Gingham is everywhere right now and I rounded up some of my favorites for you below.

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May 2, 2017

Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day: 50 Under $50!

Mother’s Day isn’t really about elaborate presents and expensive gifts but more about showing the mom in your life that she’s appreciated.  I myself am looking forward to relaxing and feeling pampered.  Maybe a bubble bath, some wine . . . I mean . . . a small gift isn’t really a bad idea, though, am I right??  So for whoever the mom in your life is (mother, wife, sister, friend – yourself!), we put 50 gift ideas under $50 together for you.  Lots of them help with that whole pampered and relaxed thing I mentioned . . . sooooo, Zack . . . are you reading this? Wink-wink.

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April 27, 2017

Found: White Jeans that are Actually Flattering

I can’t believe I found them.  A pair of white jeans that I actually love.  I’ve always loved white denim on other people, but every time I tried a pair on I was just . . .  no.  They were see-through and too thin or super stiff and uncomfortable and never, ever flattering.  I pretty much gave up years ago but when Chico’s asked us to take a look at their So Slimming Girlfriend Collection, I thought I’d give them a try them in white.  Just in case.

Those babies are not only my new favorites but they’re ridiculously comfortable.  The distressing is covered up with patches on the inside so there’s no skin exposed and the fabric is stretchy, soft and holds its shape.  I even like the way my butt looks in them, which is pretty much my biggest (haha) problem to overcome when wearing white.  

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March 27, 2017

Spring Denim: Scotti’s Take

Light denim is everywhere this spring.  I love the look, but I’ll admit it’s much harder to wear than dark denim.  So I went on a quest to find the perfect jeans for spring.  I ordered different brands in multiple sizes, tried them all on and took some pics.  I was actually surprised by which ones were my favorites.  Here’s what I found:

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March 23, 2017

A Love Letter to Mom

My mom has always been my hero.  Cliche, right?  I know, I SO know . . . but seriously, she has always been my personal hero.  I’m so proud of her.  She has handled so many of life’s unexpected difficulties with grace and faith that is remarkable to me.  Our family is so lucky and so blessed—we have some major love for one another—but we’ve been through some shit.  Some serious, awful, unexpected shit.  Mom was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1996.  Shana in 2013.  Both went through mastectomy surgeries, both through months of chemotherapy and both of them handled it with a strength and grace that I can only begin to fathom.

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March 20, 2017

Adding a Little Fancy: Bell Sleeve Tops

I’ve been loving all of the cool bell sleeve tops I’m seeing.  They’re an effortless way of looking put-together without having to think too much about what you’re wearing.  I dressed this one up with sequin statement earrings and over the knee boots (it’s still cold in Michigan) and will pair it with boyfriend jeans and sandals when the weather warms up a bit.  The sleeves added a touch of fancy to an otherwise simple outfit . . . and you all know I’m all about adding a little fancy

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March 8, 2017

The Maternity Sweatshirts You’ll Want to Wear Allll of the Time (Even if You Aren’t Pregnant)

I started wearing maternity tops loooong before I was pregnant (or even married, for that matter).  Because of my small shoulders/bigger butt issue like many of my pear-shaped ladies, finding longer tops was always an issue.  They were either too tight in the hips and/or too loose up top.  And then I discovered maternity tops.  I was perusing Target one day with no specific list in mind (as we all do, amiright??) looking at clothes that I thought were cute.  It wasn’t until I tried on the “tunic top” I had put in my cart that I realized it was actually maternity.  But . . . I mean . . . it was cut longer, a little more generously and looked perfect over leggings.  Who needed to know?

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