The forecast for today was rain and thunderstorms, and spring always means breaking out rainboots and cute umbrellas. This coat is one of my favorite pieces in my closet; it isn’t too thick or slick that I can’t wear it on regular days, but it is wet-proof, so I can wear it when it rains and not get soaked. One downfall of rainy days is they are dark, so it was hard to get outfit pictures, but we did run out during a break in the rain and take these!
I bought these pants over the winter and I am in love with them. Chiffon pants- does it get much better than that? Comfy, yet cute. Flowy, and romantic looking. Today I wore them out to lunch so it was a good mix of casual and a little dressy. Over the weekend we spent lots of time just relaxing and I found what may be my new favorite vintage clothing store. I’ll post some of the pieces I bought there later this week.
I’m feeling the seventies lately. They are calling me. I know the 90’s are in, but I’m still stuck in the 70’s. When I ask my husband how I look he keeps saying things like- "You look like you stepped out of that seventies show. Again." He exaggerates a little, but was the seventies such a bad thing? I don’t think so. I do think though, that unless you are going to take a giant 100% leap into vintage clothing and rock everything from your shoes to your underwear, then you should probably find a good balance of new vs. vintage. I think everyone’s balance is a different amount, and you have to take in account things like hair, make-up, shoes, accessories, and the clothes. I always make sure to mix some obviously new items into the mix. I’ll wear clothing running the gamut from 1930-1979. I don’t do the 80’s and 90’s. I know it’s in again, and everybody’s rocking the day-glo and the parachute pants but I just can’t do it. I think if you lived in the times people wore those things (or like me, you had to wear acid washed jeans in the 2000’s because you finally fit your sisters hand-me-downs and your mom wouldn’t buy you new jeans, so now your scarred for life) then you have a small guard up against clothing that looks too much like the decade. Ya know what I mean? Like I will never ever ever rock one of those Poncho cape things that were so in like 10 years ago. I’m sure they will come back in style someday, and I will look at them and say "why are people wearing those again?" Certain things should just stay gone. Remember those egg carton shirts that could stretch from infant size to 3XL? Why? Why did we wear those?
Anyways, here’s my outfit from the day. Definitely seventies inspired, and I love it! These jeans are my favorite pants I own, but I can’t usually wear them because I have to wear really high heels to make them clear the ground!
Hope you all have a wonderful Easter week-end! We’re headed out for Easter Egg hunts and fun church activities!
I know I’m a little late to the scarf trend, but I watched a few youtube tutorials and I’m hooked. I’ve been wearing them around the house because I felt like I looked a little too Aunt Jemima in them to go out, but I finally took the plunge and went out wearing one. Do ya’ll ever feel like that? When you are trying a new trend, you’re nervous for people to see you? Like you might look dumb or something? Maybe that’s just me… I do think if you are a girl like me with frizzy hair, you have to be careful because it can just look extra messy, but I am loving scarves now!
Here’s another great outfit for the mom’s out there. Flowy (a.k.a forgiving), colorful, and a good pattern (a.k.a. hides stains from your kids!) but still fitted and cute. It was really warm today, and we didn’t go anywhere that required shoes so it was a no shoes kind of day- we have lots of those!
P.S.- Sawyer is a mess! He discovered the backporch this week and as you can see, he likes crawling in all of the seeds and debris that has fallen!
I honestly did not realize how wrinkly my dress and shirt were until I looked at these pictures later- that’s embarrassing! Oh well- I think it looked fine in person, or at least I hope so. This is the perfect Southern summer dress- lightweight, textured cotton, pockets, a little ric-rac detail, and a pretty blue color. It’s got a great shape that doesn’t fall in high humidity and isn’t too hot for July. I love throwing on a lightweight shirt over dresses, it looks cute and is breezy, which is perfect since it was already 70 degrees yesterday. I don’t know about ya’ll, but I can’t wait for summer. I think I say that at least ten times a day. If you’ve been on Lake Wedowee in June, you know why.
What’s your idea of the perfect summer outfit?
I’ve said it before- I am not very good about wearing layers, I am very much a jeans and a t-shirt kind of girl, but I love the way layers look. I like the variety of textures and dimension you get with layers, and the extra warmth. This Sunday it was sooo cold, so I had no choice to but to wear tights. I avoid tights in my outfits- I wore enough pink and blacks tights in my ballet years to last me a lifetime, but I couldn’t resist these Rodarte lace tights. Too bad I waited so long in the winter to wear them!
The second the weather gets warm enough, I am back in skirts and summer clothes. I love the soft spring colors and floral prints and hate wearing layers. Luckily, the other day it almost got up to 70 here (even though it got back down to the 20’s yesterday). Now I just need a tan- bring on the warmer weather!
I love seeing his little face in my window! In the last two weeks, he has completely outgrown all of his 12 month clothes, and has moved up to 18 month clothes. He is only nine months old! Slow down little boy! I don’t want him to turn a year old in May- he needs to stay small forever!
I’ve gotten a couple questions about the picture on the sidebar and where I got my dress, so here it is, this is the only picture I took that day, sorry folks-
(it is in the leather tooling section as part of a craft kit)
Lately I’ve spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to dress like a mom without looking like a mom. I used to wear a lot of shirts that just do not work as a mom. I didn’t realize that most of my wardrobe would be un-wearable post baby, even if I lost the baby-weight. I’m welcoming a lot more flowy, forgiving shirts into my wardrobe and learning how to dress my ever-changing body. This outfit is perfect- forgiving, comfy, and easy to put together. Please comment with your tips on dressing as a mom- I’m still in the process of figuring it out!
Pants: JBrand Jeans