Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Remix: Wide-Leg Jumpsuit

You all know by now how jumpsuit obsessed I am. This wide-leg beauty I found at Nordstrom in early 2014 is hands down one of my favorites. Since the print is so stand-out, I try to mix the styling up a bit each time I wear it. 

When I first rocked the jumpsuit in Nashville, I wore my hair braided in the back and curly to the side. I added crop boots, a faux leather jacket, and a long gold necklace. I went braless and loved the backless style! I for sure felt sexy this night and it was the perfect look for a night out including a live taping of my favorite show Nashville at Ryman Auditorium.  

To mix it up, I added nude heels and silver jewelry the next time I wore it. To finish that look off, I went with strait hair and as you can see I had lost a few inches. I ended up wearing a classic bandeau bra under so the back looked different. Plus we were out during the day so it felt more appropriate this way for a day date with the hubby. 

Fast forward to this year and about seven less inches of hair. I recently styled the jumpsuit with beachy wavey hair, gold boho jewelry, black strappy heels and faux leather jacket. To stay coheasive with the "strappy" theme, I added a strappy back bra. 

Here are the three ways I have styled this Nordstrom jumpsuit to date: 
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I think next time I will add a top or tee over the jumpsuit to really mix it up! And I really need to pair it with a vest, no? 
It IS a statement piece, but it can still be mixed up to not look the same every time. 

What do you think of my jumpsuit? Which is you favorite from above?

Monday, June 29, 2015

It's Wedding Season Again...

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It's wedding season again, which means it's time to rock the formal wear. If you are anything like me, you want to wear a dress that you know with fall into the following categories: 
1) No one else will be wearing the same dress. 
2) You can be comfortable enough in it all night (keep in mind excessive eating and ridiculous amounts of dancing). 
3) Something that is a bit of a statement piece ie. not your everyday LBD. 
4) You do not look like one of the bridesmaids when you are not in the bridal party. ;)  
5) And lastly, a dress that you feel great in. You will be out for a romantic night or in my case a date night with the hubby. 

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I have quite a few weddings and formal events to attend to this year, so when it came down to choosing my look it was a no brainer. Use Rent the Runway! I already have two more dresses reserved for the next two nights out and am on the waiting list for the unlimited access. Why pay full price for a dress you may only wear a few times when you can rent it (with a bag and jewelry if you want) for a fraction of the price?! Seems like the perfect thing to do to me! 

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The cut-out back on this dress was amazing. I didn't even have to wear a bra and I was held in place all night. Keep in mind a LOT of dancing happened. It was so beautiful in person, no one else was wearing anything similar, I was able to eat tons and be comfortable,  I didn't look like the bridal party, and my hubby loved it to boot. I'd consider that one successful dress rental! 

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Dress: BCBGMaxazria via Rent the Runway // Bag: Shoedazzle // Earrings: T+J Designs // Twist Cuff: Rocksbox (use code sadbblogxoxo for 1st month FREE!) // Watch: Fossil // Charm Bracelet: Alex and Ani 

Have you ever used Rent the Runway? What do you think of this dress? 


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Color Pops in all the Right Places

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Last time I wore this dress I kept the color pallet very muted by added nude heels, simple gold jewelry, and a matching mint bag. This time, I wanted to add a few pops of color to mix it up a bit. Sometimes you can make a statement dress transform just by adding different accessories. When dealing with a print dress, keep the shoes and bag solid, but different colors completely and somehow it just works! 

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By adding a yellow clutch and coral heels I added two colors that were not in the outfit but they matched the dress just right (in my opinion that is). I am a bit gold obsessed so I wore gold jewelry again and by adding my favorite denim jacket it dressed the look down a bit for a luncheon event I was attending this day. 

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Dress: Milly for Kohls // Shoes & Necklace: Sole Society // Bag: Shoedazzle // Jacket: Pepe Jeans // Cuff & Rings: Rocksbox (use code sadbblogxoxo for 1st month FREE!) // Sunglasses: Rayban // Watch: Fossil 

Do you ever wear a dress that is very recognizable but mix it up by adding different accessories each time? What do you think of this pairing?

Monday, June 22, 2015

I've Never Met a Print I Didn't Like..

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In my latest swap bag from Kaitlyn, I found this beautiful print jumpsuit. Hello lover..we will be best friends for the next week or so! 
With the weather here in the Midwest flip-flopping from cold and rainy one day to warm and sunny the next, this jumpsuit is the perfect solution. On this day it was in the upper 60's but the sun made it feel much warmer. This look was perfect for a day of running tons of errands and playing outside with the kids. 

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I kept the look super simple by adding black flats, silver boho jewelry, and my favorite new tote bag. To finish it off, I added braids to my day 3 hair (yes, I go 3-4 days between washes!). I was cozy and stylish which has really become my go-to lately. Anything that feels like pj's and looks like I'm dressed is perfect in my book! 

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Jumpsuit: Old Navy (Swap w/ Kaitlyn) // Bag & Sandals: JustFab // Necklace: E Street Denim // Sunglasses: Michael Kors // Watch: Movado // Jade Ring: Jared // Silver Bangle: It's a Bling Thing // Bracelet: Lokai 

What do you think of printed jumpsuits? Do you like how I styled this outfit? Let's chat in the comments section.. 

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Great Food & Summer Fun (Plus a Giveaway!)

A few weeks ago I was invited to spend my lunch in Barrington at Meatheads. I brought my daughter with me, met other amazing bloggers and their kids, and heard all about Meatheads Voracious Reading Program. Plus as an added bonus I got to enjoy a darn good burger and milkshake. You guys, the food is so good! When I saw they had a drive through and kids menu, I was thinking this was another fast food place. Nope! No ingredients are ever frozen (except for the ice cream used in their shakes) and their fries are fresh cut daily!  I mean, fast food that is fresh and tastes amazing AND they help out the community? That is something worth sharing with you! 

Here are a few photos from the event: 



I was so excited to see a familiar face! What a small world to run into Cheryl of All Dressed Up with Nothing to Drink. This event was about an hour away from where I would normally run into her, so it was a good surprise!  

Meatheads is not only all about community & helping to get our kids excited to read all summer long, they are also hosting tons of events! Check here to find out what's going on in your area. I know my family will be going to a few of these!
It's not just about the Voracious Reading Program though, look what else they are up too:

      Community Programs include:
      The Meathead of the Month - recognizes local, high school athletes each month
      Voracious Reading Program - encouraging kids to read more in the summer and hosting summer reading events at all of its locations
      Meatheads rewards kids who read 5 books over the summer with a Lil’ Meathead burger
      Voracious Readers Parties throughout the summer (FREE) with special guest authors, bookstores, libraries etc to promote reading! (more information here
      Special opportunities to win $50 Meatheads giftcard and 4 tickets to the Shed all summer long 
      Excellent Pinterest page lists recommended books and includes a Book of the Day!
○      Meathead of The Game - Meatheads celebrates young athletes in organized sports who choose to participate in real games.

Here is some more info about Meatheads:

      Meatheads is a fast-casual, family restaurant that provides a full-service made-to-order dining experience serving high-quality, fresh, never-frozen ingredients.

      Founded in 2007, Meatheads now has 16 Chicagoland area locations: Barrington, Bloomington, Champaign, Elmhurst, Frankfort, Glen Ellyn, Lincolnwood, Munster, Naperville, Normal, Northbrook, Oak Lawn, Roscoe Village, Schaumburg, Schereville IN and Willowbrook. Meatheads will open a locationin Lake Bluff this summer..

      CEO/Founder Tom Jednorowicz has 20+ years experience building early stage, high-growth concepts. Prior to founding Meatheads, Tom was Chief Development Officer at Potbelly, where he led the company’s rapid expansion. With Meatheads, he wanted to create a ‘contemporary nostalgic’, family atmosphere at Meatheads.

      Take Care Policy: The culture at Meatheads helps build brand loyalty with the customers, community and employees for many reasons, including the ‘Take Care Policy’: Take Care of the Customer, Take Care of the Restaurant and Take Care of Each Other.

Have you ever eaten at Meatheads? What are your thoughts on their food and all the different community programs? 

Now for the Giveaway:

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

It's TIME to Shop for the Dads

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With Father's Day quickly approaching, it's time to shop for all the wonderful dads out there. This year I got my husband a wooden watch by Jord. This beauty was the perfect gift for him as I felt the watch was just as unique and fashionable as he is. 

Since no one knows more about my mans fashion then him, he's going to run you through his outfit choice today.  

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Ryan: A few quick Summer suggestions that work both at the office, and at weekend get-together's - pair a polo with some khaki's, and some nice deck/boat shoes (no socks, but get some odor-eaters in the soles). Don't be afraid to show a little ankle! Also, don't layer a t-shirt under the polo - it bulks you up unnecessarily. And finally, accent with a nice watch, such as the Jord Dover model shown here. The koa and black wood design gives the outfit a more casual vibe than your standard silver/gold timepiece, without sacrificing style or sophistication. Go get 'em!


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Top & Pants: Banana Republic // Watch: Wooden Watches by Jord // Shoes: E Street Denim // Sunglasses: Rayban // Belt: Express 

Looking good Mr. Fergus, looking good. ;) I couldn't agree with him more. What can I say? I love my man's style! I hope these photos do this watch justice. With the exposed gears I could watch that timepiece forever. Swoon... 

Now, once you have your watched purchased and in route, you may want to pick up a few other gifts for the others dads in your life. Here are some great other items any guy would be happy to receive:  


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Ready in Ten Minutes? No Problem!

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Some days you just don't have the time to get as put together as you'd like to. Having said that, it does not mean you have to look less put together. Make sense? Indulge me if you will. 
This babydoll dress is cute and an easy solution to a rushed morning. Add some great wedge shoes, some pretty jewelry, and a great bag and you are 5 minutes closer to getting out that door. 

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With only five minutes left for hair and makeup, keep it super simple. Add some dry shampoo to your roots (the kind that adds volume) to give you hair a flip worthy look. A great lip color and a bit of mascara (and some neutral shadow if you have time) and you are now ready to fly out the door! 

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Dress: Target // Shoes: Sole Society // Bag: GiGi New York via Rent the Runway // Bracelet, Ring, & Cuff: Rocksbox (use code sadbblogxoxo for 1st month FREE!) // Watch: Nixon // Earrings: Rent the Runway // Necklace: Lili Claspe 


Getting ready doesn't always have to be time consuming and looking nice doesn't mean you have to spend tons of time getting ready! 

How do you look put together on rushed days? What do you think of this outfit?