Chiffon Palazzo Pants

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.

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Chiffon Pants- Kohls
Shirt: Downeast
Shoes: old.
Necklace: Forever 21

Everyday Seventies Style

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!

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Hope you all have a wonderful Easter week-end! We’re headed out for Easter Egg hunts and fun church activities!

Shirt: Charlotte Russe
Jeans: Hudson Jeans
Shoes: Stein Mart
Purse: Vintage Thifted
Earrings: From a Craft Fair

Another Dressing Like a Mom Without Dressing Like a Mom Outfit

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!Southern Style Blog (2)Southern Style Blog (4)Southern Style Blog (1)Southern Fashion Blog (5)Southern Lifestyle Blog

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!

Dress: Lizard Thicket
Cardigan: old
Leggings: Target
Bracelet: Michaels

Summer Outfits

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.

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Dress: Target
Button-Up: LC for Kohls
Shoes: Rack Room
Necklace: Etsy
Earrings: Charlotte Rousse

What’s your idea of the perfect summer outfit?

Sunday Style

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! DSC_6903DSC_6876 (2)DSC_6871DSC_6898DSC_6874DSC_6927DSC_6961

Dress: Thrifted (no tag)
Blazer: Forever21
Tights: Rodarte
Heels: Target
Necklace: Charming Charlies

Spring Style

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!

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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!

 
Top: Charlotte Rousse
Skirt: Winsome Jones
Shoes: Stein Mart
Earrings: Forever 21

And the Award Goes to…

Jimmie Johnson!!!

So while everyone else in the world seemed to have their TV’s on the Oscar’s yesterday, those of us down South were excited for a very different and more exciting television event- the Daytona 500 Shootout! Honestly, I didn’t even know the Oscar’s were going to be on until the day before, but my family has been planning to get together for the first race of the season since the season ended last fall. We love to get together and have huge family dinner’s Duck Dynasty style, but I would venture to say our NASCAR kick-off party may be the best party we have each year (and that very well may be because it is also thrown in honor of my birthday which is always within a few days of the race). We kick it country, light up the grill, heat up the deep fryers, and break out the moon pies. I mean, it’s NASCAR ya’ll. This is like Thanksgiving in the spring for us, only difference is everything is fried. I think I gained back all of the weight I’ve lost in one afternoon. I’d love to think that this is different than our average Sunday dinner but let’s be for real- we love our deep fried food down south. DSC_6331DSC_6338DSC_6353DSC_6429DSC_6393DSC_6457DSC_6498DSC_6504DSC_6510

All the guys care about is the race and the food. And if you are curious as to what I wear (’cause goodness knows a Southern girl can rock a NASCAR party just as well as she can a formal) here ya go:

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Shirt: Thrifted Monster Truck Jam T-shirt

Jeans: J-Brand

Belt: Thrifted

Earrings: Charlotte Rousse

Boots: Target

(P.S. – Yes, it was warm enough for Sawyer to wear boots with no pants, but I didn’t plan on it. He had a little accident and his pants were in the wash)