Monday, May 22, 2017

Sewing the trends

I am pleasantly surprised and very pleased that so many trendy patterns are now available. A few years ago, I could never find patterns for clothing that was currently on trend. I have found several this year that I would love to make! Here are some of my favorites.

Clothing is from Draper James (Reese Witherspoon's line) at Nordstrom.
Wrap skirt pattern - Simplicity 8133
Shorts/Pants pattern - Simplicity 8389

ASOS gingham dress, J.Crew yellow dress
New Look dress pattern 6512

Old Navy green dress, Nordstrom one shoulder dress,
New Look pattern 1107

Tiered maxi from ASOS
dress pattern - McCalls 6558

Friday, May 19, 2017

Get the look

A few weeks ago Dan and I went out on a dinner date and then met up with some friends. It was finally nice enough to wear summer(ish) clothing. I wore this one shoulder ruffle top and striped handkerchief. My top is from Francescas and my scarf is from Zara. Neither are online anymore, but I found several more options to get the same look.

Nordstrom $79.00 // Madewell $59.50 // ASOS $35.00 // Abercrombie dress $39.00
J.Crew $64.00 + 30% off // AE $29.50 // Old Navy $16.25

Handkerchiefs
Old Navy// J.Crew
J.Crew // J.Crew
Target // Old Navy

Friday, May 12, 2017

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday and Mother's day weekend! I'm headed to my parents house for the weekend since Dan is traveling for work. I'm hoping for a little relaxation and a break from the single parent life. Dan will be traveling quite a bit over the next month, so it's nice to have some help. I'm looking forward to nice weather as well! Over this rain.

Have a great weekend!

On trend and affordable round summer bag is from Target.  I really want this maxi from Target too but it's "unavailable" right now. I'm bookmarking it and hoping it becomes available.

ASOS seriously has the best dresses! Both this orange and striped one shoulder dress are from the online retailer.

I want these orange gathered carnation earrings from J.Crew, but also want them in white. I can't decide. I think I would probably wear the white more, but the orange are so cute and bright!

These slides are from Amazon and only $29.00

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

White Party

We have been invited to a "white party" reception this summer to celebrate a friend that was married in Hawaii. I love themes, so naturally I'm pretty excited! I've been searching for white dresses that lean more casual as I will want to wear it again. I don't have a lot of white in my closet already, but am considering wearing my own wedding rehearsal dress. Here are some of my favorite options. The first one is the current front runner. The 3rd one is a good possibility as well.

All dresses on the top row are from ASOS

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Gingham Goals

I'm loving all things gingham! I have found it everywhere and it's so fun for spring and summer. Above are some of my favorites. J.Crew really knows how to do gingham! Also, this AE romper is just like the dress I made myself last year in pink. And it's on sale for $24.99!

J.Crew bandana // J. Crew OTS top // Jeffrey Campbell slides // AE romper
J.Crew Factory multi- colored top //  Madewell shorts // J.Crew maxi dress // Target shorts
ASOS dress // ASOS ruffle dress // J.Crew bikini top // Target espadrilles

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Look for Less

I have been eyeing these pink Sam Edelman bow slides all season, but didn't want to pay $90.00 for them. I was pleasantly surprised to find the exact pair at Target. Yay! Sam and Libby is Sam Edelman's brand that is sold at Target. I have found the Target brand to be just as comfortable and the quality is as great as the more expensive Sam Edelman brand. I'm pretty excited about this find, but just can't decide now if I want the pink or blue and white striped pair.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Friday Favorites

J.Crew had a dress and top in this rainbow stripe fabric last year and they were both ill fitting. BUT this year it has returned at the factory store in a skirt style that I already own and know will fit well! I can't wait to wear it! Indy readers: Did you know that a factory J.Crew store opened on the north side? It's in the same plaza at Nordstrom Rack on 82nd street. It's so much more convenient for me than traveling to the outlets in Edinburgh.

Lately, I've been obsessing over slides and mules. I love all the new styles. I really want this pink Sam Edelman bow pair.

I love that denim skirts are back in style and would love to have an embroidered one.

A few years ago I saw a blogger wear a trench coat style dress and I have been trying to find one. J.Crew just released this pink one in their new arrivals this week. I hope I can snag it on sale for work this summer. It comes in a khaki color as well, but the pink is very on trend.

 Friday Favorites:
Trench dress - J.Crew
Embroidered Denim skirt - Topshop
Striped Bow Mules - Topshop
Blue Gingham skirt - J.Crew Factory
Gold Slides- Steve Madden
Rainbow stripe skirt - J.Crew Factory
Pink bow slides - Sam Edelman
Blue dress - H&M