April 29, 2015

Summer Staples

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This dress is a perfect example of something that can be worn year round depending on how you layer it. I love the Y-back detail and with a price tag of $15.90, I just could not pass it up. 

This day I layered on the silver and turquoise jewelry, neutral shoes & bag, and a great top that I wore as a jacket of sort. We obviously have to talk about this bra. I found it on Easy (although the sellers store is currently closed) for $20 and I have worn it non-stop the past few months. It's more cozy then wearing a sports bra and then as an added plus, it makes all my tops and dresses cuter. Pretty sure I'm going to find it in a few more colors and live in them this year! 
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Dress: Forever 21 // Top: Urban Outfitters // Bra: Etsy // Bag & Shoes: c/o Sole Society // Necklace: E Street Denim // Bracelet: Swap w/ Kaitlyn // Watch: Movado // Bracelet: Lokai // Sunglasses: Prada 

Where do you shop for summer staples with great price points? How would you style this dress? Let's chat below in the comments section! 

April 27, 2015

It's a Beautiful Day!

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I love weekends that are filled with nothing other then family time. These don't happen often, so when they do we try to take full advantage of them. The four of us love to relax and just have fun together! On weekends like this, my kids always want to go for bike rides and honestly, so do the hubby and I. What's not to love about being outdoors on a sunny day?

On this beautiful Spring day, I wore what I like to call very basic everyday mom wear. ;) 
Floral print shorts, basic tee, Chucks, and a backpack was the perfect outfit for riding around with my family. I have to say, this backpack is amazing. I was able to store my car keys, phone, snacks for the kids, and sunblock all on my back while I rode around. Are you really ever too old to wear a backpack? I think not! 
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Top: Target // Cardigan: Forever 21 // Shorts: Old Navy // Shoes: Converse // Sunglasses: Prada // Backpack: Target (swap w/ Kaitlyn) // Bracelet: Lokai 

Do you love riding bikes as much as my family does? What's your favorite activity to do outdoors now that the weather is finally warming up?

April 22, 2015

"I Love You to Love Me"

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Not exactly sure why, I'm guessing the heart print, but I always get that Cheap Trick song (I want you to want me) in my head when I wear this blouse. I dare you not to sing it all day long now! ;) 

Fat dutch braids wrapped into a bun in the back, light wash denim, and beautiful Rocksbox jewelry finished this super casual everyday look. I was at the school most of he morning and afternoon this day then took the kids to meet the hubby for dinner and a movie. Jeans and a cute blouse are perfect everyday spring wear, no?
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Top: Express (similar) // Jeans: c/o Silver Jeans // Boots: Dolce Vita // Bag: c/o Sole Society // Necklace: Rocksbox (use code sadbblogxoxo for first 30 days FREE!) // Sunglasses: Prada // XO Earrings: T+J Designs 

What is your go-to outfit for this early Spring weather? 
I'm so happy I don't have to wear a jacket everyday anymore. Plus, I've even busted out shorts twice so far! Let's chat Spring fashion below in the comments section! 

April 20, 2015

Blue Jean Baby

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Over the weekend we celebrated Lake House Lyn's b-day by surprising her with a family photo shoot followed by a lunch out. Since there were 8 of us, we decided to go with the colors blue, khaki, and white and no be too matchy matchy. 

In the end, my son wore khaki shorts with a navy sweater, my husband wore khaki pants with a navy polo, and my daughter was in a white dress with navy and pink stripes. 
To pair off of them, I went with this navy maxi dress. It tied in the stripes on my daughters dress with my striped bottom and the color block shoes. To finish my look off I added a jean jacket and Rocksbox jewelry.

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Jacket: Pepe Jeans London // Dress: Forever 21 // Bag: Sole Society // Shoes: JustFab // Necklace, Bracelet, & Earrings: Rocksbox (get your 1st month FREE using code sadbblogxoxo) // Sunglasses: Rayban // Watch: Fossil 

What do you wear for family photo shoots? Are you gushing over blue this season as much as I am? I'm pretty sure more then 1/2 my outfit posts this year have included the color blue in them! Let's chat in my comments section! 

April 15, 2015

Dreaming of Coachella

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Attending Coachella in California is on my bucket list. Music is a very big part of my life and I love going to music festivals with my husband.  
The idea of being outside with palm trees around you while you listen to amazing music, just seems like something I want to experience at least once in my life. Then as an added bonus when you look around everyone just so happens to dress like the current year is 1969! Oh yes, one day I will be there Coachella, one day. And my outfits are going to make me so happy! lol
Until then I'll enjoy Chicago's own Lollapalooza every couple of years when the line up is sick. But I digress. 

My Instagram feed is filling up with tons of photos from Coachella 2015 so I decided to show a look I would totally wear the second half of the day. (Yes, I'd have different night outfits!) 

This romper is the best! The floral detail, the wide sleeves, the tie back, I have to admit I'm totally obsessed! Throw on some boho gold jewelry, wool hat, fringe bag, bright lip, and a great wood wedge and I'm festival ready. 

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Romper: ASOS // Bag: Rachel Zoe // Shoes: Sole Society // Hat: Gap // Necklace & Watch: Urban Outfitters // Bracelet: What Would V Wear Shop // Sunglasses: Ray ban

Do you ever dream of attending a festival you've never been to? Have you ever been to Coachella? Let's chat below in the comments section! 

April 13, 2015

Dressing to Music: The Runaways "Cherry Bomb"

"Hello daddy, hello mom I'm your cherry bomb!" 
This song never gets old around my house..what can I say, I love me a epic girl band! While this song was playing I rocked around my room and this super casual but a bit rock outfit just came together. 

I love rolling up my tee shirt sleeves and what better tee shirt then a new one I got on Spring break in Nashville? LOVE Ryman auditorium and love this tee!

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Tee: Ryman Auditorium // Jeans: c/o Silver Jeans Co // Shoes: Dolce Vita (similar) // Bag: Rachel Zoe // Bracelet & Earrings: RocksBox (get 30 days FREE by using code sadbblogxoxo at checkout!) // Sunglasses: Prada // Watch: Urban Outfitters // Black Bracelet: Fitbit // Bracelet: Lokia // Rings: c/o Shop Lately 

Do you ever dress to music? Are you a fan of The Runaways?

April 8, 2015

Remix: Peter Pilotto for Target Blouse

If you follow my blog, then you know I love me a great blouse. 
When this collection came out I headed to Target the morning of and scooped up 4 items from the very colorful collection. Out of the four pieces got that day, this blouse is my favorite. 

Here are three ways I have styled it during the past year:
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Do you have any items from the Peter Pilotto for Target collection?
Which one is your favorite pairing?

April 6, 2015

My Carrie Bradshaw Moment

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Last week I shared a post about shooting for the Spring issue for Lake & Country Magazine. During our group shoot, I wore all cream and felt very Carrie Bradshaw like in my tulle skirt! It seemed like the right thing to do to add nude heels, gold jewelry, and a head chain. I may have been channeling Carrie Bradshaw, but I'm still me! ;)

Thank you to Kaitlyn for taking these beautiful photos, I love how the Lily Pots flowers and vintage printed couch made the look pop. 

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Top: Express (similar) // Tulle skirt: Etsy (similar) (similar) // Shoes: c/o Just Fab // Head Chain: House of Gemmes // Necklace, Midi Ring, & Triangle Ring: c/o Shop Lately // Bracelet: Lokai // Watch: Fossil 

I love my new tulle skirt and I can't wait to style is again soon! 

Head over to the Sisters Marie Blog to see both my second look on Tuesday, and Kaitlyn's first look Thursday from the same photo shoot. I love all four of the outfits we styled and am very excited to share them with you!  

What do you think of this outfit? How would you style this tulle skirt next? Let's chat below in the comments section!