December 31, 2014

Toddler Fashion: It's all in the Details

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Pockets, exposed yellow zipper, stripes angled in all the right places, and cute blue leggings? Yep, my girl will take the "blue classic outfit" please!

My bean and myself both love this look. She wore her new outfit on Christmas day to our second party and looked adorable. This outfit is perfect for a family party or a chic day at school!
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Dress & Leggings: c/o FabKids // Shoes: JC Penny 

What details draw your kids (or you) to the outfit they pick?
Do you gravitate to certain colors or color pallets?

December 30, 2014

Outfit: Christmas Party 4 & 5

Here we are, the last two Christmas parties of the season!
On Christmas morning after we are done opening gifts from Santa, we head over to my in-laws house for breakfast, mimosas, and way too many gifts. The attire is PJ's which is ideal as the kids get up about 6 hours after we get back home the night before. "Santa came! Santa came!" #butfirstmorecoffee ;)

Here is what I wore to the first party of the day:
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PJ's & Slippers: Victoria's Secret // Cardigan & Faux Fur: Express

After about 4 & 1/2 hours we race home to drop off all our gifts and reload the car with the gifts for my mom's house. We also get dressed but it's a more casual party then the night before. This is all about planning ahead as we have about 30 minutes to drop off, reload, dress 2 kids, and get ourselves ready then get back in the car. Since my mom lives about 60 minutes away it also gives the kids a chance to nap as by this point of the second day of parties we are all happy but oh so tired! ;)

Here is what I wore to the final Christmas party I attended this year:
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Coat: Piperlime // Knit: Banana Republic // Jeans: Old Navy // Shoes: Aldo // Bag: Botkier Bag // Earrings: T+J Designs // Sunnies: Prada // Emerald Ring: Jared // Chain Ring: Tiffany & CO // Pave Ring: Stella & Dot

I kept the look casual by pairing distressed denim with a chunky knit, but then dressed it up with my new shoes (Christmas gift from the hubby) and some great jewelry.

What did you wear on Christmas this year?
Do you attend as many parties as we do?

December 29, 2014

Outfit: Christmas Party 2 & 3

 photo IMG_8330_zps8ee3acd0.jpg  photo IMG_8337_zps73e77e8c.jpg  photo IMG_8340_zpsb8eafff4.jpg On Christmas Eve we start out at my sister's house and celebrate with my dad, step mom, step sister, and all my siblings with their spouses and kids. My sister had 3 trees up in her home and this one was upstairs by the bedrooms. I wanted to sneak in a few photos without everyone staring so it was the perfect spot. ;) 

I got this dress and it is so perfect for holiday parties or even NYE. I kept the style holiday traditional by adding emerald green and gold earrings, red bow heels, and lots of other gold jewelry. 
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Dress: Bloomingdales // Necklace & Shoes: c/o  Just Fab // Watch: Fossil // Beaded Bracelets: Infinite Warrior // Bangle: c/o It's a Bling Thing // Cuff & Triangle Ring: c/o Shop Lately // Earrings & S Shaped Ring: T+J Designs  

After we were finished with dinner and exchanging gifts, we headed 90 minutes away to my hubby's grandpa's home for our second party of the night. 
 We see his mom's side of his family and even Santa shows up! We are so blessed to have such a large family and we had such a wonderful night. 

Stop back tomorrow to see what I wore to the last two holiday parties of the year. 
What did you do on Christmas Eve?  

December 26, 2014

Dressing to Music: Tove Lo- Habits (Stay High)

I am a sucker for a great pop song hook and man does this song have one. "Habits" is in heavy rotation over at my house right now and even my kids are starting to sing it (which I'm not sure is the most appropriate thing, although I was singing "Like a Virgin" by Madonna when I was younger...but I digress..). 

Here is the outfit I styled as I danced around to Tove Lo "Habits". 
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The blouse and pants kind of just happened. I was reaching for regular blue jeans in my drawer and I spotted these emerald corduroys. Obviously I  immediately went with those instead. Then I went with leopard wedges and the rest of the outfit just came together as I danced around my room. Don't you just love it when that happens.
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Top: Loft (swap w/ Kaitlyn) // Pants: Gap // Shoes: Shoemint // Scarf: Nordstrom // Bag: c/o ShopBop // Watch: Urban Outfitters // Ring: H&M // Hat: c/o Sole Society 

I don't own tuns of yellow so thank you to Kaitlyn for swapping me this blouse! It was fun to try a new color pallet and mix and match patterns I hadn't worn before.

What do you think of this look?
Are you a Tove Lo music fan?

December 23, 2014

Top Looks From 2014

Holy cow I made it through another year of blogging! Thank you to all who take the time out of their day to read whatever I have blogger about. I truly appreciate all your love and support and hope you enjoy with 2015 brings here to Stilettos and Diaper Bags! 

Here are my favorite looks from 2014:

So that's it, my top 20 looks from 2014! It was a fun fashion year and I think my style evolved even further this year. Who knew that at 35 years old with 2 kids I'd be documenting my daily style?! If you would have told my 25 year old self that, I would have laughed at you! ;) 

What's your favorite look from above? Did you use any of my outfit posts this year as style inspiration and try to recreate it?

December 22, 2014

Remix: Sequin Ampersand Knit

I bought this adorable sequin ampersand knit at Piperlime in late 2013. It was the first time I didn't wait for a sale and I paid $98 for it (ekkkkk). Ok, so I had a $30 off coupon, but it sold out quite fast so in the end I'm so glad I didn't try to wait for a sale like I normally do. 

Here are three ways I have styled my favorite sequin knit during the past twelve months:

I do like that I mixed it up each time by wearing it once with blue jeans, once with print pants, and once with black denim. I also love the camo pairing but I think my favorite is the most recent; the one where I'm wearing bows on my toes! 

Do you have a knit you paid full price for but you are happy that you did? What is your favorite styling of this top?

December 19, 2014

Kids Fashion: Awesome Polo Outfit

 photo IMG_7978_zps134d02c1.jpg  photo IMG_7981_zpsf528fd63.jpg December is bringing great holiday steals and deal from Fabkids. My son picked out the "awesome polo outfit" this month and I have to say it is one of my favorites he's worn so far. It's just so handsome and I am obsessed with the color of the denim. 

He was very excited to wear it to one of the last days of school before holiday break. Handsome school clothes makes my little man happy. He has a few girls he likes so he's always trying to look his best. I think it's cute but we are for sure trying to make that less of a focus! 
"I think my friends will like this one mom. It makes me look more handsome." He's right, he looks darn cute, and no he clearly does not have any self-esteem issues! lol 
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Top & Jeans: c/o Fab Kids // Shoes: DSW 

What do you think of this outfit? Have you taken advantage of any of the holiday deals currently going on at Fabkids? Outfits and gift cards make great gifts for the kids in your life!