March 2, Weekend Casual

Today’s OOTD is what I call weekend casual: jeans, t shirt and tennis shoes. 

There’s nothing wrong with the outfit on the left, but it isn’t very stylish. The outfit on the right is a better version of the same idea.

In my opinion, broken in jeans is the epitome of relaxed style! (As seen here and here) Even if they aren’t old, these ripped ones sure look the part!  Best news is- they are from Target! And they are as soft as sweat pants. Seriously! Paired with this cute and comfy long sleeved Michael Stars t shirt- I’ve got an easy, casual weekend outfit. Happy Saturday!

Feb 17, Bright

As you can probably tell by now, I don’t wear a ton of colors, especially bright colors- but today I feel like wearing this pink sweatshirt. Sometimes there’s just something fun about bright pink!

Let’s compare the before and after photos. In my before photo, I’m wearing this shapeless pink fleece, baggy joggers and clunky tennis shoes. The fleece is super warm, but it’s not as cute as this pink sweatshirt on the right. The slimmer cut, the more flattering neckline, the half tuck, and the pushed up sleeves give this a little more stylish look. Paired with my skinny ripped black jeans and black Adidas, and it’s a cute, casual weekend look.

This cute sweatshirt is from Target! I love how the front comes up higher than the back.
Ripped skinny jeans from Zara


Feb 2nd, Weekend Wear

Has this seemed like the longest week ever? It sure has to me. I traveled last weekend- and it literally took me until Wednesday to catch up on my sleep. I don’t know how people travel for work every week.

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Today’s look is a great, easy weekend staple- leggings and a sweater. In my ‘before’ look my sweater (which I LOVE by the way) is too short for leggings. Also, my grey Uggs make my feet look clunky.

In my ‘after’ look, I have a striped sweater that is longer and covers me up more. I love this sweater because of the cute different stripe patterns  (the sleeves, the sides and the front are all different). Not sure if you’ve noticed this about me yet, but I wear very few patterns. But stripes- oh yeah! I LOVE strips and can’t get enough of them.

The black tennis shoes take the attention away from my feet- and the continual black makes my legs look longer.

This is cute, casual and cozy! Perfect way to spend a Saturday.

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Leggings- Athleta

Sweater- OC Style

Shoes- Adidas (Nordstrom Rack)

May 20th, Weekend Casual

 Sorry for the delayed post, I’ve been cleaning my house this morning, and you definitely didn’t want yo see what I was wearing then.

Now I need to run a few errands, so I threw on a pair of cuffed jeans, a white cotton shirt (with cute button detail down the front) and then added a black vest to keep me warm.

Nothing earth shattering, nothing very fashionable- but my husband thought it looked cute, and that’s all that matters! 🙂

Enjoy your Sunday!

These Puma’s are the perfect weekend shoe- comfy, cute and casual!

May 12th, Tennis Anyone?

I’ll be the first to admit that I am addicted to tennis!

I don’t know how it happened, or why- but it did! I just started playing 2 years ago by taking lessons at my local tennis club, and after a year I joined a team and try to play about 4 times a week! Who would have thought that at 40 I would learn a new sport?!

So, today’s outfit is all about tennis. To be totally honest, one of the reasons I even started playing was because of the cute outfits! Yes, I”m that lame!

After a match, I may not have time to get home to change clothes- so I often run errands or pick up the kids from the bus in my tennis clothes, and I definitely want to look cute.

And now that I’m having foot problems, all the more reason to run around wearing my tennis shoes!

The thing is though-  even tennis outfits can work- or not! One of the worst offenses in tennis (for the not so serious player) is to have a skirt that is too long! As you can see from the picture on the right,  my blue skirt  looks a little dull and frumpy because of it’s length.

I know, I know, the longer the skirt- the more leg is covered- and take it from me- I would like to cover as much as possible!  But the good news is, no one seems to care! I have cottage cheese all over my legs- and I DONT CARE!

Simply said- the shorter skirt is cuter- and yes, you can see more cottage cheese- but I use that as my strategy to throw off my opponent! Just kidding…

This pink skirt is so feminine and flirty! To balance it out, I chose a white work out top and jacket.

I actually wore this outfit yesterday! So, if you see me today and I’m wearing something different, you’ll know why!

May 6th, Leggings with a Tunic

I was so comfy the other day when I wore my leggings with a dress, that I wanted to try it again today. It’s amazing how comfy and warm this is!

Last summer I picked up this fun printed dress off the clearance rack at Target. It’s really too short (for someone my age) to wear all alone- so I paired it with black cropped leggings, a black cardigan and black sandals. Now it’s more age appropriate and a great casual and comfy weekend outfit.

As you know, I rarely wear prints- so this a stretch for me- but I like it!

April 30th, Month in Review

Well, it’s the end of another month! And here is what I wore. Let me know which was your favorite- or what inspired you- or what I should get rid of!

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April 28th, Sports Mom

I’m on the run!

My son has 3 games today, so I’ve opted for a casual, layered outfit of cargo pants, a tank and a cardigan (this seems to be my uniform these days).

On the right I have on my old loose black cargos. Paired with this baggy tank, I look frumpy- and large in the middle.

The bright pink cardigan is cute- but it’s lost in this outfit. Everything just looks too big.

On the left I have slimmed the look down. The first thing I did was match my tank to my pants (almost). This creates a long vertical line, making me look taller and thinner.

The cut of these cargos is skinny, which also helps create a more slimming look. This tank (in this cool shiny fabric) is also more fitted- and partially tucked in.  To add some brightness to the outfit, I topped it with an orange cardigan.

The small details of the belt and dainty necklace help create a more pulled together look.  To finish it off, I’ve got on my leopard ballet flats. It’s a fun way to add an unexpected pattern into the outfit.

Go enjoy your Saturday! I see sunshine in Seattle! Yippee!

Strange pose, I know- but I wanted to show this cute belt- from Target! It's also a great way to see how large my caboose is! My girlfriend commented the other day, 'wow! you've got junk in your trunk!'. Thanks to JLo I don't mind having a big butt!

Technically, my shoes don't match- but since they are leopard- it works. Think of leopard as a neutral- it goes with anything!

Pants: Michael Kors, Tank: French Connection, Cardigan: Target, Shoes: Target, Belt: Target, Necklace: made by my sisters!

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April 22, Sunday, Sunny Sunday

 Oh thank you Mother Nature for another perfect weekend in the Pacific Northwest.

This is the 3rd weekend in a row that we have seen the sun- and what a difference that makes.

In celebration, I’ve chosen a sunny yellow top.

I’ve paired it with this cute and COMFY North Face skirt. This skirt is made of bamboo- so it is incredibly soft and the fabric is eco friendly!

I love the asymmetrical hemline of this skirt too- it’s interesting.

However, looking at the photos, I wonder if the length is a tad too long? Maybe just an inch shorter to show a tiny bit of knee would be better.

At first I played it safe with a plain white t shirt. Unfortunately- this shirt just isn’t right. I think a v neck would be more flattering.

That being said- the neckline on the yellow shirt is sort of similar- but it has cute detail around the neckline- look closely and you can see little cutouts. The other thing I like about this top is that the waistband is banded. Some people hate that (my husband included). Personally, I like it because it causes the shirt to billow out a bit- disguising any tummy issues. The straight cut on the right doesn’t hide a thing! Some think the banded waist actually makes me look large (ahem, my husband again), but I have to disagree.

Oh dear… looking at the pictures he may be right. Damn it! Oh well. I’m wearing it anyway.

I’m telling you- a photo is so much more effective than a mirror. ARGH!

Please don’t tell me what you think. I can’t have you all telling me I look fat… I just don’t want to know!

This neckline is so detailed I decided to skip a necklace. I'm wearing a bunch of bracelets instead.

Skirt: REI, Sandals: Target, Shirt: JC Penny

April 14th- Weekend Casual Gone Wrong

 Today I’m combining 2 of my favorite color combos- blue and orange.

I’m wearing cropped blue jeans with an orange top. but the outfit on the right isn’t working.

There is a lot wrong with this look, but let’s start with the tight orange shirt.

The high neckline isn’t flattering, having the shirt tucked in makes it even worse, the  3 inch cuffs on the sleeves are strange…

As for the jeans- where do I begin?

First off, the length is unflattering- compare the way my legs look on the right to the way they look on the left. Because the crop on the right ends mid calf- my legs look short.

The wide cut of the leg is also not as flattering, look at my saddlebags!  The skinner (straight leg) cut of the jeans on the left are more slimming.

Next is the high waistband- this makes my middle area look bigger than it really is (especially since the top is tucked in- as previously mentioned).

A lower waist is more current and flattering- keep in mind though- I’m not talking so low my underwear are hanging out!

Last is the tennis shoes. I’ve talked about this so many times- so forgive me for repeating myself.

Please- DO NOT wear tennis shoes with jeans. Honestly, it doesn’t look good.

Yes, I know tennis shoes are really comfy. My feet ache all the time (that’s why I wear flats so much), but tennis shoes are not the answer.

A great alternative is Puma’s which are as comfy as tennis shoes- but so much cuter.

The animal print tank under the orange cardigan gives the outfit a little unexpected twist!

I decided to unbutton the top button and added a necklace!

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Jeans: Old Navy, Cardigan, Gap, Tank: Express, Shoes: Nordstrom