Have you guys seen this year’s range of cool, offbeat holiday sweaters out right now for kids? (Apparently some of you have, since the boutique I set up a few weeks ago got decimated during Black Friday/Cyber Monday!) In case you’re still looking for a holiday outfit that looks nice, lets kids express some personality and is comfortable, I found some that check all those boxes, and at reasonable prices, too! Think cheeky spins on traditional patterns (from astronauts to ice cream cones), unique color combinations and versatility to wear beyond the holidays.
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The. Holidays. Are. Upon. Us. Everyone take a deep breath. Whew. But thank goodness they are. I think we all need a little extra cheer right now.
I adore the holidays and yes, am one of those who might start playing Christmas music a bit before Thanksgiving. Get mad if you must. Christmas music is the best. But, this year, we at TME got to get into the holiday spirit even earlier. When we chatted about doing holiday looks we were all excited. And then, some of us were a little stumped.
What actually encompasses a go-to holiday look for me? I rarely have anything very dressy to attend during the holidays (with the exception of last year’s fun cocktail party – I tried out looks for it here in one of my first posts!) So, like Cam, my go-to look had to feel festive and fun but be somewhat casual and comfy and work for a variety of occasions. I also wanted to invest in pieces I could wear again and again. (Don’t we always?)
Fortunately, I found a shimmery sweater and of course you know about these lovely suede boots and it just started to come together. So my go-to holiday outfit formula?
Jeans + Fancy Sweater + Gorgeous Boots
Fall is officially here! And this fall means back to work for me. Now, working from home I do appreciate being able to do my design work in my PJ’s occasionally, but for the most part, (as I mentioned in this post early this year) I try to get dressed everyday. It helps me get in the right headspace for work. And, as a designer, nothing gets me inspired more than finding a new favorite color combo!
This fall, the palette I’m obsessed with is navy, black and camel. I put together some favorite items in these colors and paired them with a few great pieces courtesy of Sole Society to round out the look…Join me (and one gorgeous cup of tea).
Hi ladies! So I got a little excited about back to school shopping this year…for myself. Shopping for my kindergarten girl can be tricky since we have very different um, aesthetics? Her love of rainbow and animal print rivals mine for black and stripes. Living with her creative fashion choices must be rubbing off on me though, especially in the shoe department. While I’m not going to be pairing tutus and rain boots anytime soon these leopard high tops and silver booties are going to be on replay all fall. Want to see how I’m mixing interesting shoes with classic cooler weather pieces?
Hey ladies – I made a naptime escape for my local Nordstrom today to try on some athleisure picks and workwear options from the sale! What did I find? Lots of killer comfy leggings, cool jackets (including this amazing Zella moto puffer!), cashmere sweaters and leather jackets to swap out for blazers this fall.
In college, I wore a navy pencil skirt to all of my job interviews. My parents had bought me a conservative navy suit from JCrew (“it’s the most professional color, honey”) and I remember feeling very grown up. Plus, it was the late 90’s, I had a math degree, and the dot-com boom was in full swing. Basically, if you could breathe, you got a job.
Me? I’d been breathing my whole life. #nailedit
This is all to say that most of us, at least those who have worked in an office environment, probably have a navy skirt lurking around somewhere. Navy skirts (especially pencil skirts) are a perfect summer office staple: pair with nude pumps, add some sort of silky blouse….done. Chic and professional and even a little sexy.
But what the heck do you do with your navy skirt in the winter? Tall boots? Sure. *IF* your pencil skirt hits right at the knee or above, tall boots (which hit below the knee) could work. But most pencil skirts fall right where tall boots end and the two end up in some sort of day-long war, both fighting for position.
So when it’s cold, we’re left with….tights. But what color – navy? NO. Cream or white? Probs not. You could maaaaybe get away with an oxblood tight or forest green or something, but then you run the risk of becoming The Girl With The ColorFul Legs and as choices go, in a conservative office environment, that one might be best described as Career Limiting.
It all comes down to the black tights.
Black and navy is one of my favorite color combinations, but it can be tricky. The key is to make the look intentional. Here are three ways to style a navy pencil skirt with black tights for the office….using pieces you might already have.
Based on reader comments/questions/etc., most of you are generally thrilled that flare jeans are having a moment. The biggest complaint, however, is footwear. We’re all kinda partial to flats (sneakers, in particular), and while I’ve tried to address the flares + flats combo in the past, there’s no doubt that heels and flares are a match made in sartorial heaven.
So. What would you say, dear readers, if I told you that I’ve found a pair of wedge boots that are as comfortable as my sneakers? Like really, seriously comfortable – Scotti babywears in hers – while being high enough to rock the flare? And that they’re both waterproof and warm?
Bold words, I KNOW.
I found the coziest skirt. It’s soft, comfy, and currently on sale at Joe Fresh (in varying lengths). Personally, I’m digging the midi length. When paired with a fitted cashmere sweater and faux-fur stole, there’s a decidedly 1940’s vibe that feels so glamourous, dahling.
Of course I paired mine with chunky ankle boots and socks (because that’s how I do), but pumps would be a logical choice.
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:
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.