July 30, 2015

Favorite Wears: California Style


I love coming to California! There is just an ease to the way of life, a relaxed frame of time and a casual but chic way to the style.   It's carefree, but smart (both in outfits and the way of life, that is). This week I've been traveling in southern Cali and spending time outside sans bugs. Like multiple hours outside outside, eating, drinking and conversations without a single mosquito bug bite.  That's it, I'm moving here tomorrow.

And besides that - the temperatures are near perfect. Springtime all the time. And the lack of humidity and steamy temps has me already excited for our Midwest fall (I know - smack me).  This outfit offers the perfect California layers and/or summer into fall pieces.  Evy's Tree is a brand based in Sonoma, CA and designs luxury comfort wear and hoodies for women. Their pieces, like this hoodie are extremely soft, relaxed and rich in design and color. This piece will take me well past fall!

{Outfit Details: Hoodie c/o, Dress - old from Boden (similar), Sneakers, Necklace c/o, Sunnies c/o - get 15% off your first order, Leather Tote c/o}


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July 28, 2015

Favorite Wears: Graffiti Dress


I have been on a real neutral kick the last couple months, which comparing to years past, that's pretty rare. But I feel like this dress is the perfect blend of an overall neutral look and feel, but loaded with lots of colors.  And any summer dress that has sleeves gets a second look by me.  After I took a chance on a new-to-me site, ordering from COS (in the H&M family), I was so happy this dress made the cut and the chance paid off.

It's light weight, loose, yet fitted through the shoulders and easy to throw on and go for any easy summer look. And any excuse to wear my bright yellow sandals... 

{Outfit Details: Dress; White Backpack Purse - similar; Hat - via Denver Farmer's Market, similar; Yellow Sandals; Lips}

COS Stores Graffiti dress

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July 27, 2015

Mama/Daughter Style Series: Easy Summer Style + Giveaway!


Summer style to me needs to be simple. Whether that's styling one piece (like a dress or jumpsuit) or keeping it neutral. Keeping cool and not having to spend a lot of time inside, fussing around with stuff is my main priority come summer. Most weekends I'm wearing my swimsuit and a coverup or workout clothes, but for days out of the pool and evenings with my family, this is the type of look you'll see us in. 

We are beyond in love with the adorable shop, Cuteheads for sweet pieces for your little. This seersucker dress is the complete package - girly, light and easy!  As for me, I love a light and gray (seriously, I have so much gray) tank because they go with anything and make the perfect backdrop for light jewelry. In the summertime, I lean towards more delicate jewelry pieces - and this necklace is that, yet is completely eye catching. 

There are many more hand-crafted beautiful pieces from where this necklace came from - and in fact, the backstory makes it all the more special. Shop Compliment was created by Melissa who believes in not only the power of words, but community. And what I love about that is it's completely aligned to what this blog is about. This space is about connecting, sharing and building each other up. No matter what I am going through, someone else is going through something, too and together we can learn from each other - and know that we're never alone. 

Every product from Shop Compliment provides a personalized way to say "I love you," "You are special," or "I'm thinking of you," which make for the perfect gifts. But also a wonderful place to shop for a piece for yourself and chose a compliment as a mantra or reminder to love yourself, too.  Make sure to enter the giveaway at the bottom of this post!

{Outfit Details: MAMA - Tank, Skirt - Chicwish (last worn here), Sandals, Purse - c/o Boden, Necklace c/o, Lips; NORA - Dress c/o, Sandals - Lily for Target, Headband - gift, check out this shop for similar options!}

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Oh hey now! Get your own little lady. She's already into all my jewelry and stuff - she loves to do and wear what I am, it's so cute and also terrifying at how all my littlest choices really impact her own. 

But hey - good news! You don't have to steal my necklace, you can win your own! Shop Compliment has generously offered one reader this same Vintage Beach Long Necklace and all you have to do is enter through the below Rafflecopter (US residents/mailing addresses only, please).


Make sure to check out the other mama's to see how they're easy styling summer & enter a separate giveaway on each blog:  SandyLynzy and Carly And don't forget to check out the #MamaDaughterStyleSeries on Instagram and play along by posting your own picture of your summer style, use the hashtag and tag me so I can check it out!

You can see past posts from this series right here!

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