Fashion Friday: Items I Reach For Daily

I was so excited to get your suggestions last night on Instagram for Fashion Friday posts.  I’m going to keep revisiting the list this year and try to hit on everything you guys requested.  I’m always looking for ideas for posts- so DM me or comment any suggestions for any kinds of posts you want to see this year!

Today I’m sharing the items that I reach for on a daily basis and buy again and again or in multiples because they are such staples in my closet.  Some items are investment pieces, some aren’t expensive at all.  What matters is that they work for me and I find them to be of great quality no matter the price point.

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SAG Awards Red Carpet Review!

While I love me some Kristen Bell (Andrew and I are convinced we’d be besties with her and Dax if given the chance) I did not stay up and watch the SAG Awards. But I did watch some of the red carpet and reviewed all the looks this morning.  I am going to double down on my opinion that given limitations (say, all black like at the Globes) stylists do better.  This was a wholly underwhelming show of fashion and I constantly wonder how and why stylists who are paid HUGE money, pick some of these dresses.

Let’s just review some of the good.  Kristen Bell was my FAVE in this amazing J.Mendel (whose dresses I always love).

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Fashion Friday: A Universally Flattering Outfit

When I posted this outfit I wore last weekend in Atlanta a lot of people commented on how much they liked it (awww shucks guys!)  I think this silhouette of an A life skort with a bodysuit and classic heel is really a look that can flatter a lot of body types (tip: if your more petite, go for a shorter skirt but one that is still an A line and if you aren’t psyched about a fitted top, try a button down styled bodysuit instead).  Pick a fancier kind of skirt (metallic or floral) for a more formal even or a wool or cotton for daytime.  It’s a take-you-anywhere kind of outfit!  Also, this look is great with tights and booties when it’s too cold to wear bare legs!

leather skirt: eBay find- LK Bennett sample // bodysuit: Nordstrom // heels: J.Crew (similar here) // earrings: Baublebar (similar) // scarf : Cuyana

Here are two versions of this look– one for now, one for spring! CLICK IMAGES FOR LINKS!


A LINE SKIRTS:


BODYSUITS:

Fashion Friday: What I REALLY Wear in Winter

Someone posted on my blog or Instagram the other day asking what I REALLY wore during the messy, dreary, cold months of winter. I laughed, because I had just been scrolling Insta looking at some fashion bloggers frolicking around outside during the “bomb-cyclone” winter storm we had– in heeled boots and SKIRTS. Now, I love looking at unrealistic and inspirational images as much as the next gal, but when it comes down to real life, I try to look as pulled together as possible but while also being comfy and warm with dry feet.  So here are some looks that I wear during winter when spending the day with Henry or going to a meeting!

MOM UNIFORM

I wear jeans 99.9% of the time. To the office, to meetings, out to dinner.  When I’m in mom-mode I want to be comfy and able to play int he snow with my little guy.  Every year for the past couple years I’ve bought myself a timeless investment piece as my “Chirstmas bonus” to myself– last year it was my watch, this year it was a Moncler puffer coat.  It was stupid expensive, but when I saw it it was the perfect color, last one in my size and I just DID IT. And you know what? Best money I’ve spent in a while!  I wear it constantly and it is SO light and so friggin’ warm.  That said, this Uniqlo version below is SO great too (plus $99 on sale!) Paired with my fave cashmere tee, the BEST jeans for boots (slim enough at ankle to tuck right into boots and warm but cute boots I can move and am comfy but don’t look like a hot mess!

coat // scarf // sweater // jeans // boots // earrings // sunglasses

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Fashion Friday: Princess Bride

As I’ve mentioned before, I am WAY too into this whole Prince Harry/ Meghan Markle situation.  And you’d better believe that since the day they announced their engagement, I’ve been pondering THE DRESS.  So many questions surround this preeminent garment– Who will design it? American or British?  What will it look like? Will there be sleeves? A fairytale princess skirt? GAHHHHHH!

So, if I were a betting woman, here’s what I would slap my chips down on:

-It will be a British designer (my bet: Jenny Packham– whom the Duchess loves and has a Hollywood quality to her gowns, or Emilia Wickstead)

-It will NOT be a big ballroom skirt but rather something more mermaid-y but with a long train.

-There will be sheer elements to the gown, (somewhat like her dress from the engagement portraits).

-It will have long sleeves, but in a glam way not a matronly way. She will have to have her shoulders covered in church, so I think the tight long sleeves will comply with that rule in a sexy way.

I think something like this Oscar de la Renta— but with a lined skirt and a little less flowery perhaps?

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