December 8, 2015

Much Ado About #myeverydayedit

My reaction to Shana asking if if I would be interested in joining the #myeverydayedit fun on Instagram looked something like this:

So to say I am excited is an understatement.

And just in case you don’t know what’s got me acting as giddy as a school girl at her first slumber party,  #myeverydayedit is a hashtag on instagram that Shana (@shanachristine) and others from The Mom Edit team (@camilledipaola, @scottiliz) use to post photos of their everyday outfits through out the week.

I’ve been following the #myeverydayedit posts since the get-go, admiring from a distance and trying to work up the nerve to join in. I think it’s such a cool concept and so much fun to see everyone’s unique individual style expressed through their day to day outfits.

To give you guys a better understanding of what you could expect from my posts, I thought it would be helpful if I tried to describe my own style… but I’d never really sat down and thought about my “style” in any definitive terms before and as it turns out, isn’t as easy as I thought it would be.

So armed with my most serious researching techniques (aka a bottle of wine and pinterest)  I stumbled upon this quote:

 

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I think style is an expression of our individuality. Choosing what we wear is just another way we can express who we are and what we are feeling. It’s amazing how many unique variations of “lazy bum” I can come up with 😉  And this quote is really what #myeverydayedit is all about. There is no right way or wrong way to dress- what makes style fun is each person’s unique take on the clothes they choose to wear.

So….(shameless plug)…if you haven’t already- you should join us on Instagram for some fun. We don’t bite!

My personal style is probably best described as  “boho”, eclectic, and a bit adventurous. Comfort is high on my priority list.

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November 6, 2015

Fall Art and Style Inspiration (yes, pumpkins are involved)

You guys might remember Jess (aka Jessbobess) who has contributed some seriously cool art to TME.  I featured her back in August, and long time readers may remember this epic post.  But one thing you may not have realized is that Jess is funny – with a good eye and a keen wit.  So this month, instead of my usual blathering on, I thought I’d let Jess do the talking.  -S

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Hey guys! Jess here, I’m not going to lie- I’ve been nervous about this post for The Mom Edit,  following in the steps of Shana and her team of style experts is a bit daunting to say the least, but here goes nothing….

I’m a 31 year old aspiring artist and designer, certified elementary art teacher, crafter/DIYer, book nerd, sometimes barista, and lover of fashion since the day I was old enough to dress myself. My style icons include:

1) My tiny Texan grandma with a larger than life personality and walk-in closet filled with clothing items one can only expect from a fashion forward 60 year old Texas grandma: bold, colorful sequined, dresses, gaudy, faux gemstone jewelry and mounds of high heels…

my grandma, with my equally stylish brother and me (yes it’s a perm, and no I don’t want to talk about that phase of my life)

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December 15, 2014

Frankford Hall – Is This Philly’s Best Santa? (Hint: There’s beer)

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Every weekend day in December from 12-3PM, Frankford Hall morphs from a Philly beer hall to rocking kid-friendly party, complete with Santa, free food for the kids, and live music.  Since any kid party that includes beer is one Mike is willing to attend, off we went.

Of course, Pax was terrified.

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August 8, 2014

My Daily Beach Uniform and a Few Fun Links (Happy Friday!)

I swear.  Only in Michigan.

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The sun does warm things up….eventually.  Nothing like hot sand on skin to really feel like summer, right?

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wearing:

sweater: Marc Jacobs James Sweater (size XS/S)

shirt: Free People FP ONE Fly Away Tank (size XS) – Nordstrom also has a patterned version

shorts: Ugh. Abercrombie, simply because I’m still searching for a good low-rise pair.  Some readers have recommended the Dolphin shorts by Free People, actually. (A bit longer than their shark bite hem shorts.)  May still be too high-rise for the pair I’m looking for.

bikini:  J.Crew Neon bikini in Neon Papaya (currently 40% off with code DEPTOFSALE.)  If you’ve got a small bum I actually prefer the Neon Shrunken Lowrider bikini…and while my bikini top is gone, the Neon papaya ruched french top is pretty cute (or a classic halter).

shoes: Soludos Sand Lace Up in woven sand (on sale for $43 at Zappos) – I love the oxford vibe of this canvas shoe.

backpack: Makr Farm Rucksack.

 

Friday Links!!

Ok, first of all, J.Crew is having a sale that *I think* ends today.  It’s 40% off all sale items, AND 40% off a selection of full price items with code DEPTOFSALE.  Which brings me to my next point:

I created a sale shop.  Whenever I find something fabulous that’s currently marked down, I’ll add it to the shop.  Currently, there are some pieces in the shop from the J.Crew sale, and few from Nordstom, and – so exciting – Shopbop has a ton of expensive t-shirts marked down.  You know how I love an expensive tee.  See the shop for my picks.

I loved this NPR segment on the link between play and brain development.  “Countries where they actually have more recess tend to have higher academic performance than countries where recess is less.”

Are you reading Mother Mag?  You should be – they’re fabulous.  I’m now contemplating Mommy-and-Me outfits (no seriously – check ’em out I’m tempted!!), loved their round-up of cool sneaks and their fresh take on a mom-uniform.

Courtney emailed to let me know that Elle Macpherson has a lower-priced line at JCPenny.  Cute stuff!

Kim emailed about Rent the Runway’s new Pro subscription.  For $30/year, you can add additional dresses to each order for free (and get free shipping).  It looks like they’re also offering a new Unlimited subscription which basically works like Netflix DVDs, but with designer clothes.  Oooooooo…..I think I should try it.  In the name of “research” of course.

 

As you can probably guess from the pics, we are up in Michigan enjoying my sister’s new baby and having WAY too much fun with old friends and family.  Lots of summer bliss happening, for sure.  Hope your August has been relaxing!

Happy Weekend!

xo,

S

ps.  A thank you all SO much for your amazing ideas on yesterday’s play post.  I’m now trying to figure out how to get a big pile of dirt, PVC pipes, and tree stumps into my yard.  🙂

April 29, 2014

Street Style: The Coolest Everyday Outfits From The Gals of Freda Salvador

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At the Reward Style conference, I was so pleased to meet Megan, Cris, and Hillary of Freda Salvador.  Freda Salvador is a small footwear company based in San Fran (you're looking at the entire company right here) who uses a family-owned factory in Spain to produce their line of cool, edgy, and, to quote Megan, "infinitely walkable" shoes and boots.

That's a big statement, infinitely walkable.  So as cute young bloggers teetered around us on their impossibly high heels, I fixed her with a skeptical look.  "No really!" Megan laughed.  "I'm a mom – I totally get it!"  

So we bonded – they were all great fun.  And I will say this:  The shoe leather is very soft.  

In addition to their shoes (which I did cross the conference room to ask about – I mean seriously, white oxfords, black laces?  I'm drooling) they were each(!!) wearing an outfit worth copying.  Love when I see a perfect mix of comfort and edge.  And y'all – I learned that in Dallas –  know how my heart beats fast whenever destroyed denim or camo is involved.

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On Cris:

(BTW, there's a baby bump underneath her chambray shirt)

headscarf: vintage Gucci….I'd probably try this Turban Headband at Anthropologie since I can't tie anything

shirt: MiH Simple Shirt in Chambray

necklace: Pamela Love Dagger Rosary

denim: Citizens of Humanity Maternity Skinny Jeans

shoes: Freda Salvador White Oxford with Cut-Outs

 

On Hillary:

glasses: Oliver Peoples

necklace: old…try Bauble Bar's black beaded necklace

jacket: Wilfred Free Rayder Jacket at Aritzia

top: from Planet Blue (now gone)…try Gap's Fitted Floral Shirt

denim: from Urban (gone)…try One Teaspoon's Freebird Skinny Jean (destroyed)

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On Megan:

top: Madewell (gone).. try the  Lace Collage Tee at Anthropologie

necklace: J.Crew (gone)…try Bauble Bar's Crystal Feather Bib Necklace

pants: Sanctuary Camo pants (gone)…try Current/Elliott's Army Buddy Camo Pants…or maybe even these camo pants at LOFT?

denim top (wrapped around waist): Madewell Denim Shirt

shoes: Freda Salavador Ivory Snake Sandal

 

 

Megan, Cris and Hillary – so nice meeting you, and thank you again for being such good sports!

xoxo,

S

October 15, 2013

Fall Layers: Put a Mini Dress Over a Skirt

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I almost bought that Philip Lim for Target dress.  The one that looks like a long sweatshirt over a skirt?  (I featured it in yesterday's collage.)  But Mike was lukewarm about the whole thing, and admittedly the fit was strange.  So I skipped it, only to re-create it with pieces I had at home.

And I think I like this better.

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September 29, 2013

Easy Ways To Rock The Menswear Trend (think man-shoes and male pattern baldness)

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Time to raid your guy's closet Mamas!  Here are a few fun ways to rock the menswear trend:

Wear a Tie

I've done this before….but I'm currently obsessing over Mike's skinnier, more casual knit tie.  Love it with my flannel shirts and shiny loafers.

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wearing:

shirt: old J.Crew….similar here

tie: J.Crew Men

bag: Moop's Paperback bag

jeans:  Rag and Bone The Skinny

shoes: Aerosoles (on sale for $40)

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January 30, 2013

Trend Update: The New Puffer Vest

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Mamas, I talked about my love of puffer vests for pooch-hiding reasons last winter, here.  And while puffer vests are often made fun of…

One popular example is the performance vest which solves the age old problem of cold chest hot arms. 

                                                                                            —- from Stuff White People Like

…I've noticed that puffer vests are still going strong (probably because we all hate that cold chest, hot arm syndrome amiright?).  In fact, puffy vests are getting chic little upgrades.  A patch of tweed, perhaps, some leather trim.  Or even…chambray?

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