Monday, May 23, 2016

Blue Skies and Blue Hues

Top: LC Lauren Conrad; Jeans: Zara (similar); Flats: DV for Target; Hat: Target;
Tote/Jewels/Shades: Stella & Dot

On Saturday, the three of us headed out to Worlds of Fun for a fun afternoon under a cloudless sky. It was the first time it hasn't rained here in over a week, however it's rained pretty much all month, and we wanted to take advantage of a beautiful afternoon. We rode all the same rides, but McKinley decided to have a brave streak this weekend, and rode some additional rides he's been leery of in the past. We were so proud of him for conquering his fears! And, he tried new foods as well. It was weekend of firsts!

And speaking of firsts, I am testing out all my new tops while we're at it! This is another Mother's Day shopping spree purchase from my mom and I love it. It's super comfortable, really pretty and feminine, and perfect for warm afternoons. I love it against the extremely distressed jeans and statement pieces. And the Voyager tote has come in so handy with trips to the amusement park and zoo this past week. Room and chic! You all need one! (And it's reversible!)


How was your weekend? I'm excited for a short week this week. McKinley's last day of Pre-K is Wednesday and it's a little bitter sweet. I'm not quite ready for our last summer before Kindergarten, but I've got some things up my sleeve to try and make it special and memorable. And speaking of memorable, it's Memorial Day weekend! Any big plans?

Happy Monday, Fashionista's!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Working Saturday

Jacket: H&M (fun option); T-Neck: Ann Taylor; Jeans: Loft; Booties: Rebecca Minkoff (similar);
Shades/Jewelry: Stella & Dot 

Last Saturday I had a trunk show for one of the sweetest people! I met her after she won a silent auction item donated by me; a catered trunk show complete with champagne, cupcakes, and jewels! All she had to do was invite 20 of her friends. We had it out on the porch of a local boutique in Olathe, and even though we froze, we had a great time! I love working Saturday's when it's with fun people!

Because it was on the chilly side, I went for a heavy jacket that was still on the summer vibe. I adore this H&M jacket, and it turns out, is the BEST trunk show piece to wear! It matches all of the colors for our summer line, setting each piece off with an extra pop! (Side note: these two pieces are perfection with the jacket!! 1/2 )

 The Jacket: Before and After


So I've worn this jacket exactly three times, and every time I do, I seem to wear it with jeans. It's such an easy piece. However, I think over a little black dress would be so cool. Or maybe over a black jumpsuit for chilly evenings. I need to definitely get dressed up and take this jacket out for spin! 

I hope you guys have a fantastic Friday. For the first time all spring, we don't have a thing planned. Sleeping in won't be on the agenda, but taking it easy definitely is!

Happy Friday, Fashionista's!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Wednesday Wants: Gingham, Stripes, and Seersucker

Summer is hopefully around the corner! I'm dreaming of sunny skies and the ability to wear sleeveless, dresses, skirts, and cute shorts. And, while dreaming of these things, I'm doing a little online browsing for super cute items for summer. I've found them too. They come in gingham, stripes, and seersucker which scream summer, in my opinion! And they're so preppy. I always think "summer at the club" when looking at these fabrics and I wouldn't mind sitting at the club, sipping fruity drinks, and not caring about a thing in the world.

In my search, I found dresses, darling over-sized pants, and the cutest shoes! I'm obsessed with the Dr. Scholl's for J.Crew sandals, but nothing beats those amazing gingham block heels! I can see them with everything in my closet! The other thing I'm loving is the exaggerated bow on the shoulder of the striped top and the over-sized gingham of the skirt. Darling!! I honestly love everything in this collage!


Truth be told, I already own the Tommy Hilfiger seersucker pink dress. Isn't it the cutest? But, I simply adore all of these. And check out J.Crew for the blue striped top and pants together. So chic yet effortlessly breezy. A must-have for the office or date night!

I am in a shopping mood, but I've been good and only shopping out of my closet! However, I may have to spring for one of these pieces as an add on. Since they're all classic fabrics, I know I can make them work with any existing piece I already for summer!

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

I Heart Navy and Yellow

Sweater: Target (similar); Top: LC Lauren Conrad; Jeans: Loft (simiar); Booties: Vince Camuto;
Shades/Jewelry/Handbag: Stella and Dot

A new top makes a girl feel special, right? Well this one is super cute! My sweet mom bought me some cute tops from the LC Lauren Conrad line at Kohl's for Mother's Day and I can't wait to wear them all. This little navy one, covered in white hearts, felt totally appropriate for the afternoon ahead. 

Last Friday we took McKinley to get tap shoes and technique shoes for his Kindergarten Combo dance class he's taking this summer. I love that he's taking a dance class for the summer. It may not turn into anything more, but it makes my heart full that he's at least interested for now. (We also have t-ball on Saturday's and swimming lessons for two weeks in June/July.) And when your hearts full, you wear them on your shirt, right?

I started out with just the top, but it needed a little something. I decided to add a little sweater and the pop of yellow was perfect. I love pairing navy and yellow together. A sweet color combo. Distressed jeans, my favorite booties, and white aviators completed the look.

The Sweater: Before and After


I love that every time we take blog pics, he wants to be in some. I know this won't last much longer, so I'm taking full advantage! Isn't he the sweetest? Again, heart full!


It doesn't seem to want to stop raining around here and I seem to not want to do anything. This dreary weather has me all kinds of unmotivated and I am not loving that! Here's to a rain free rest of the week and some activities around the corner. I need to get out of my weather funk!

Happy Tuesday all!

Friday, May 13, 2016

An Oldie....

Top: Anthropologie (super cute option); Jeans: Loft; Heels: Kate Spade;
 Shades/All Jewelry: Stella & Dot 

Earlier in the week I had the privilege of going to the theater with my mom and McKinley. We took him to see the Life and Times of the Three Little Pigs at Theater for Young America, our second time attending the theater. After the show, which was a little scary at times, he announced at lunch that maybe he could be an actor and we could come see him perform. I LOVE IT!!  

After the show we went to lunch at Harvey's in Union Station and spent the rest of the afternoon at my parents. It was nice to get a little dressed up in the afternoon and wear heels! I feel so much more womanly when I can wear heels. I wear flats strictly for my times with McKinley, but heels are just more me! And I decided on a top that's an oldie but goodie. Those little birds are just the sweetest things and this top will never grow old.

The Top: Before and After



 It's Friday and we have a huge weekend ahead! I have a trunk show Saturday afternoon and my mom and I are headed to see Carrie Underwood on Sunday! I love a girly weekend. What do you all have planned? And speaking of planned, I've got to start planning my fashionable weekend!

Have a fabulous Friday, Fashionista's!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Wednesday Wants - My Loves

Happy Wednesday!! It's super rainy and dreary here, again, but I'm happy because I'm chatting about Wednesday Wants! I hope you love all of the things I'm bringing you today because I do. 

I'm going to keep this post simple and let the pieces speak for themselves. There is no rhyme or reason to any of these. They are simply the things I love, I'm obsessed with, and that I want for summer! 

We have over-sized prints, trends I never thought I would embrace, and things that scream summer! Check them out! 


What is on your radar for summer? Any trends you can't wait to try? Pieces that you've seen while browsing online or when window shopping? I love having a fresh season to start over with when it comes to fashion. I feel like summer allows so much more freedom when it comes to playing around with your new style. I know I've been doing some experimentation this spring and loving it all!

Stay dry if you're in KC! It's insane with this rain lately. I'm hoping it's gone within the next week so we can finally have some fun in the sun....while wearing embracing our new style!

Have a good one! 

Monday, May 9, 2016

DIY Preview......

Good Morning and Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I know I did. We were busy enjoying the gorgeous weather on Saturday and spent a fabulous Mother's Day together. Just the weekend anyone could hope for.

So here we are on another Monday morning and I'm bringing you a little DIY preview. I was hoping to work on these last week, I even made a trip to Michael's to get all of my supplies, but when I got home I couldn't find my Mod Podge! So bummed! So instead of blogging about a completed project, I thought I would show you what I hope to do! 

Do you remember these shoes? I worked on them back in 2013, and I loved how they turned out, but they didn't stand the test of time....or walking! After all the primer, paint, and sealer, the paint still peeled off after the first couple of steps.

If you look closely, you can see the crease marks. I was so disappointed. And I apparently put them under the bed and forgot about them. How do I know they were under the bed? I found them just the other day. And I still loved them, but knew I just couldn't wear them in the condition they were in. So, I had an idea.....

Let's throw some silver glitter on them! Okay, I won't just throw glitter on them, I will paint glitter on them using the method from the glitter tennis shoes I replicated from Honestly....WTF tutorial in 2012! I think it could totally work. Fingers crossed! 

Hoping to get these little guys finished by the end of the week, but we all know how the best laid plans can go..... It could be next month! 

See you back here tomorrow!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Something About This Vest

Vest: H&M; Top: Loft (similar); Jeans: Loft (similar); Booties: Vince Camuto
All Jewelry: Stella & Dot

There is something about this vest. I feel like I take better blog pictures just by wearing it. I think it might have something to do with the fact that I'm finding my stride, and voice, when it comes to fashion right now. I've totally embraced BOHO for spring and I hope it continues throughout summer. This style fits me to a tee!

I love everything about this look and I wouldn't change a single piece of it. I'm wondering how this vest will look with a sleeveless jumpsuit or over a dress. I'm also wondering if I can pull it off with denim shorts. I guess there is only one way to find out. Try it all on!

The Vest Before


 As must of you know, I love to layer necklaces and these three are my all time favs! Shop them through my Stella & Dot link here!


We have an extremely busy day today! I have a meeting in the morning, possibly two, and McKinley has a Kindergarten assessment in the afternoon. Then we have book club tomorrow night. I can't wait for a little Cinco de Mayo beer tasting, fun conversation around a crazy book, and simply hanging out with the gals! I love days like this!

Hope you're having a stylin' week!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Butterflies Are Free to Fly.....

Jacket: My DIY (field jacket here); Top: LC Lauren Conrad (similar); Jeans: Loft;
Sandals: Marc Fisher via DSW; Handbag/Shades/Jewelry: Stella & Dot;
Nail Polish: 5th Ave Essie

This jacket! Let's just talk about this jacket. I'm obsessed with how this turned out!  Do you remember when I blogged about making it? Well, I finished it that week and I've worn almost daily since then. My mom photographed the first wearing, but from the angle of the camera, my head was bigger than my body! Not a flattering look. And, every time I've worn it since then, I simply haven't had a chance to take blog pics. Life is crazy and April was insane! Just trust me, and anyone who's come in contact with me over the last month, when I tell you that this jacket is like my second skin. Second skin to that linen tee from Target! (Which I wear under this jacket almost every wearing!)

 My other obsession these days are these jeans! I'm not sure if anyone else is embracing the high-waisted jean craze, but this girl is! I wasn't so sure upon my first wearing, but I assure you, I wear them just as often as I wear the linen tee and jacket! They are super comfy, the perfect length of all of my booties and sandals, and I think pretty flattering. I wish I owned about ten pairs! I love them that much! This whole look screams what I'm living in and living for in my every day fashion. If this is how a mama dresses, then I'm totally on trend!


I'm working on a few more fashion related DIY projects and I can't wait to share the how-tos and stylings with you! I love up-cycling a piece that I haven't worn in ages! And, it's simply fun to do!

We are off for a mama and McKinley day! We haven't had one for a while. Looking forward to a day at Crown Center. Who knows what trouble we can get into on a Tuesday.

See you back here tomorrow!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Birthday Fun

Jumpsuit: Loft (cute option); Jacket: My Mom's (similar); Sandals: Target (cute option);
Tote: Stella & Dot; Hat: Target; Necklaces: Jane Basch/Stella & Dot;
Earrings: Stella & Dot

Last Sunday was my husband's birthday, and to celebrate him, my son took him out for donuts! (Guess who paid....) From there, we went to Worlds of Fun for a little roller coaster action. And when I say roller coaster action, I mean a turn around Planet Snoopy and all the new rides they've added for the tykes! When my husband finished the day, he asked McKinley if he had had a good birthday. I think everyone had a little birthday fun.

My sweet aunt gave me this jumpsuit as an early Easter gift. (Remember when I blogged about my Wednesday Wants with this piece among them? Well, she did!) I love it! It's so light weight, incredibly comfortable, and the varying stripes give it such a fun vibe! And, did you know the back's out? I didn't either, but I love it. Adds a little built in air condition and will be the perfect swimsuit coverup!



Jumpsuit: Loft (cute option); Jacket: My Mom's (similar); Sandals: Target (cute option);
Tote: Stella & Dot; Hat: Target; Necklaces: Jane Basch/Stella & Dot;
Earrings: Stella & Dot
There are so many other elements about this look that I love. I added my mom's vintage jean jacket for the cool morning. I'm loving my new sandals from Target. They remind me so much of this Bass pair my mom had in the 80s. And the Voyager tote is awesome! It's reversible and made of a wipeable fabric that allows for all the scuffs, spills, and splashes that come with summer!

Can you believe we are in May? We attended McKinley's last Pre-K music program yesterday and I admit a cried! I can't believe he is in the last month of Pre-K!! However, I'm looking forward to our summer together before he heads off to Kindergarten. Definitely a time to document every little detail!

Happy Monday, Fashionista's!