Oct 6th, A Thing for Scarves

Outfit neutral? Throw on a colorful scarf!
I think the hemline on this is interesting enough it could be worn alone (without the scarf)

I’ve got a thing for scarves! Maybe it’s because I’m cold ALL THE TIME! Maybe because I wear so many neutral colors, it’s an easy way to bring new colors into my wardrobe. Maybe it’s because the hide my tummy when I’ve had too much to eat! Who knows? Who cares? As long as they are fashionable- you’ll see me in a scarf, a lot!

Today’s outfit is this gorgeous sweater with the asymmetrical hemline. It is a pretty purplish/ grey color and is as soft as a babies bottom. So comfy! My husband picked this up for me the other day, just ’cause. He does that occasionally, yes I know- I am a very lucky lady!

On the right I’m showing it alone- just paired with my skinny jeans and flats. I’ve thrown on a simple charm necklace and I think this looks fine just like this. But, because of my love for scarves, and because I love showing how simple it is to change a look-  on the left I’ve added this lovely silk scarf, 2 chain style necklaces and I changed into my booties to keep my feet warm!

I’m wearing the scarf open (which won’t do much good hiding the food baby), but wanted to show an alternative way to wear it. Below I show another way to wear it- just looped around my neck.

To achieve this look- put the scarf around your neck with the tails hanging behind you- then cross them in back and bring around front and tie loosely.
I love the colors in this scarf, so bright and cheerful on a grey rainy day!

Sweater: Louie Permelia, Scarf: Louie Permelia, Jeans: Anthropologie, Booties: Kohl’s, Flats: Nordstroms, Necklace: Kohl’s (chains), Charm Necklace: gift

Oct 5th, Work It Wednesday

Simple and easy everyday mom style.
Perfect for work.

Hello! Today I am participating in Work it Wednesday, where I show 1 item 3 ways. I’ve selected what I consider to be a wardrobe staple- a black turtleneck. I like mine tight fitting- so I can easily layer it under a jacket.

My first look (left) is truly what I would wear everyday. It’s comfy, cute and stylish. I’ve simply thrown on a pair of boyfriend jeans, the turtleneck and this amazing scarf my hubby bought me for Christmas. It’s enormous, which is why it looks so voluminous. Since this is something I’d wear running errands, or volunteering at school- I’m wearing my comfy ballet flats.

My next look (right)  is what I call “sexy librarian’, this is something I would wear to work. It’s such a basic look- pencil skirt with turtleneck, but paired with this cool necklace from Kohl’s, it actually looks like I put some effort into my look. To keep it polished and professional, I have on my classic pointy heels.
The last look is one that might be a bit risky. You’ll either love it or hate it (my family hated it). I’m going with all black from head to toe- and then added a splash of red to make it interesting. I got the idea for this outfit from the movie Four Christmases, don’t know if you’ll remember, but Resse Witherspoon had on a black skirt and black top and black belt- and looked so cool! I felt like I needed a bit of color, to keep from looking like a sprocket- hence the red. What do you think? Yes? No? Stick to my day job?
All one color can be very slimming.

Turtleneck: White House, Black Market, Scarf: Lucky, Jeans: Gap, Skirt: Target, Pants: Express, Necklace (red): Cookie Lee, Necklace: Kohl’s, Red Flats: Target, Heels: Nordstrom, Black Flats: Nordstrom

I’ve also linked up to Real Momma Style and The Pleated Poppy– check them out for some great looks!

Oct. 2nd, Another Day, Another Sideline

A fitted trench coat is always stylish, and warm!

Yesterday was soccer, today lacrosse! These kids and their sports, gotta love it!

I remember last year being at one of my son’s lacrosse games and seeing this cute mom from across the field. She had on a trench coat, skinny pants and flats- while I had one something similar to my post from yesterday (not the North Face). I decided then and there that I needed to make some changes. I am totally copying her look- but isn’t what this blog is about? Finding inspiration and style from other moms?

I found this cute trench at Target and think it is a perfect coat- it has a nice length (covers my behind), has a belt which gives it shape and will keep me warm. Tim Gunn says that a trench is one of the must have items for every women’s wardrobe. I’m a big Tim Gunn fan!

Underneath I am wearing black skinny stretch pants (see similar Sanctuary brand) that I got at Marshalls (love a good deal). These are the MOST comfortable pants ever. To add a little spice to my look, I threw on my leopard flats (again, great deal from Target) and a cute fall scarf (also from Target). I’m dressed on a dime today!

I’m off… hope you have a great Sunday! 🙂

Luckily you don't have to spend a fortune to own a trench, this was $50!

Sept 28th, Work it Wednesday, Everybody’s Got One

Over a tank and a mini- a whole new look!
It seems like every style blogger I read has shown this year’s must have item- a military style utility vest.

 I loved mine so much I ended up buying two! I got my vest at Old Navy, (as seen here, scroll down to August 25th)  then I stumbled across this utility jacket at Marshalls and knew I had to have it. It is so versatile- as seen in these pics. To participate in this week’s Work it Wednesday, (where you try 1 piece 3 different ways- see more ideas here), I paired it with 3 totally different looks to show you how easy it is to throw this piece on almost over anything- and voila, you’ve got style (and warmth)!  I’ve also linked up with The Pleated Poppy, What I Wore Wednesday, so there are lots of great looks out there for you to see, check them out! 
Which one is your favorite? I think mine is the one with the skirt- it’s so unexpected, yet it works! There are so many ways to wear this piece- if you haven’t already bought one- go get yours now!
Over a black t shirt, dark skinny jeans and an un-expected pop of color in my scarf!
Super casual- thrown on with boyfriend jeans, a floral top layered over a tank.

Sept 26th, Falling In Love

When you think about dressing in 3's you'll never look boring!
This just seems a little boring!

I love fall- and it seems like most people do. What is it? The cooler weather? Back to school? College football? For me, it’s the clothes! Today is a typical fall day in the Pacific Northwest- it’s grey, rainy and mild temperature.

Once again, I am showing how to build an outfit. I started with my skinny jeans and a purple shirt. Just these 2 items alone are boring! So, I’m taking advice from Jessica Quirk- of What I Wore. She advises you always dress in 3’s. I knew this to be true when decorating (group collections of things in three’s), but it’s also true for building an outfit.

Following this advice I added a grey grandpa style cardigan. I’ll admit- when the salesgirl at J Crew suggested I buy this, I hesitated. I thought there was no way I would wear that. Luckily, she convinced me and I’m so glad. I’ve had this sweater for almost 2 years now and I wear it all the time. The grey is a great neutral color and I can throw this sweater on over any skinny pants and add style and hide my butt at the same time. Genius!

Building on the purple top and the grey sweater, this new scarf from Target is the perfect final touch. I love the colors- and it seems to tie the whole look together. To complete the look, I have on black ballet flats (to match the black in the scarf) and a very small arm party 0f silver bracelets (to match the grey sweater). That’s it… now I’m off to work! Have a great Monday!

In this picture I left the scarf untied. Not sure which is better? What do you think?

I’m participating in Momtrends Monday Mingle today, so to see some other great looks from other bloggers, click here!

Jeans: Anthropologie, Top: Nordstrom, Cardigan: J Crew, Scarf: Target, Shoes: Nordstrom (Tory Burch)