This look is really all about the plaid shirt. I quickly styled it with barely-there leatherette shorts and ankle boots, but I'd typically wear this shirt over boyfriend jeans (or skinnies if I want to feel more put-together).
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Hey guys. Finally, a post on Zachary's room! It's been in the pipeline forever and I just had to get it out. Zachary's nearly a year and a half and we'll move him in with Isaiah soon - then this room will change! He doesn't even sleep in this room so... (that's a story for a different post!)
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Hey guys! I’m finally back with a fresh post. We're well into 2017 and I'm so excited about this year.
As we’re settling in, we're getting used to the newness of a new year. Whether it's a new job or house, new baby or spouse (ha!) - you’ve got to get your house in order. Literally. I'm talking about a closet edit.
Maybe you feel like you’ve got nothing new going on, and you're not particularly motivated. Well, a reworked wardrobe is a revival you need. I love how a wardrobe edit makes me feel - it's refreshing!
I’ve been editing and reworking my wardrobe, in an attempt to live more with less, and I’ve given some thought to the capsule wardrobe. A capsule wardrobe is versatile and built around the season’s basics, with a few fun and trendy pieces. I love the idea of focusing on your basics and letting those pieces guide your personal style, and simplify your life!
Tips for a capsule wardrobe:
1. Determine your signature style. Whether, bohemian or edgy. Determine your true style, and choose pieces that represent you. Maybe you love a few styles - choose two or three, and don't buy into every trend! It will help make your wardrobe more cohesive.
2. Work with a colour palette. Choose about 2 basic colours, then add accent colours. Go with your best colours - those you look and feel good in.
3. . Choose cuts that suit you. So if you look and feel better in a voluminous skirt instead of a pencil skirt - go with that instead. What's your most flattering jeans, boyfriend or skinny? Choose your best fit.
4. Consider your lifestyle. Try to build an interchangeable wardrobe that caters to your needs - work, party and play.
I’ve put together a simple capsule wardrobe, for this season, and have included examples from Contempo's current collections.
Button down shirt
Black bootleg pants
Black pencil skirt
3 Pieces of Outerwear
LBD (little black dress)
5 Pairs of shoes
2 Classic heels
2 Pairs of sandals
1 Pair of pumps
Do you see the cohesion, and how everything goes with everything? I mean everything. You are literally able to turn dresses into skirts when things work together. When it comes to mixing prints, working with prints in the same colour group makes it less daunting.
Want to see the magic happen? Come back again soon for a 10 pieces 30 outfits post again soon. In the meantime, get working on your wardrobe! If you like the pieces I've included - find them at Contempo stores or visit the website, here.
Hope you enjoyed this post (it's so good to be back!).
*This post is sponsored by Contempo. The content and ideas are my own, and the clothing recommendations are sincere.*
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
We're trying to squeeze in some family time - later than I'd like to admit. Isaiah woke up from his sleep, excited that daddy's home, and recalls a dozen stories from today while Zachary sleeps on my shoulder. I've put him to bed twice tonight, and he chooses me over sleep every time. We've survived a few weeks of sick over here. Coughs and snotty noses. Fevers and midnight cries. And now I think we have the result of all the spoiling we did, especially the cuddles.
We're breaking our own rules. Schedules are out the door this week and recently in general, as husband works longer days than usual so family life is a little topsy turby. And boy, it's hard work.
Play time. Bath time. Supper time. Night time. Times Two.
That's what life has been lately. Two kids. Crazy days. Exhilarating days. Toddler jokes and baby giggles. Learning what works for us, and what the priority is. It's been our little family.
Zachary is nearly 7 months old, and Isaiah is now 3. Three. With a mouth full of where-did-he-learn-that kinda stories.
There are so many moments in a day where my heart could burst with joy. So many where my mouth bursts with laughter. I'm having the time of my life. Truly. Kids may be hard work, but it's also the most accomplished I have ever felt. They're the best part of me.
Ugh. My shoulder hurts from this big boy. Let me tuck him in again. Three's a charm.
p.s. Thanks for sticking around. Less babble next time. xxx