Chasing Davies

February 11, 2016

Favorite Wears: Leather Vest

These photos were taken a couple weeks ago - when snow had just fallen. Since then, it's been in the 60s and then back down to the teens, and while this weekend is going to be cold, next week is going to be getting back into the upper 50s! Hah - welcome to the midwest.

This is that time of year where I start to feel a little depressed. Over the winter and the cold, I don't care about another snow day, and all the cute sweaters I own...? I'm ok to pack those up until next year.  I need some major Vitamin D, and thankfully my work travels takes me west sometimes.  Last week, I was in San Diego and literally just walked off the plane, through the airport to the outside and just stood there with my face beaming up to the sun.  Just soaked it all in... it was amazing.

One thing I do like and hope I can find a way to wear it come spring is this faux-leather moto vest.  It was a super random find a few years ago at Khol's and something I always love wearing when I remember to wear it. How would you wear this vest/style come warmer weather??

{Outfit Details: Vest - old from Kohl's (similar options here and here), White Button-Down, Jeans, Leopard Wedges - old from Nine West (similar pair here), Earrings - Silpada, Lips}

how to wear a leather moto vest

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February 10, 2016

Mama/Daughter Style Seres: 4 Ways to Wear Stripes!

My go-to pattern is stripes! Stripe everything, and I own way too many shirts and items in this pattern, but I wear them ALL!  My new favorite long-sleeve option is this navy stripe top by PopBasic. It's such an easy way to punch up an outfit and I never tire of the pattern - a classic!  But you might be wondering how to switch up the look, so today this Mama/Daughter Style Series is showing you four different ways.  See below for more looks/info!

Look at sweet Nora in this post.  I am so obsessed with this custom, handmade dress by Viva Boho Kids!  And Nora loved the beads hanging from the front.  See how her stripes acted as a casual layering piece to dress-down a dress??  I'm so excited to have Nora wear this dress in warmer weather - maybe even for Easter!

Ok, does anyone else struggle with keeping bows and headbands on their toddlers?? Nora forgets for like a second and then pulls it out.  The good thing about this ADORABLE cheetah clip is that it's cute enough for me to wear. ;)  I love how it looks with my simple ponytail so much so that I may not let Nora get too used to it!

I like that we can already share things... haha!

Check out my Instagram for a special discount off Viva Boho Kids, where Nora's dress is from.

{Outfit Details: MAMA - Stripe Shirt c/o, Skirt - old from ASOS (similar & low-cost option), Vest (lots of cute options here), Wedges (similar); NORA - Dress c/o, Stripe Shirt - Target, Leggings c/o, Moccs c/o, Cheetah Hair Bow c/o}

Make sure to check out the other mama's to see how they styled their striped shirts and what their littles are wearing for from Viva Boho Kids: Carly, Sandy and Laura And don't forget to check out the #MamaDaughterStyleSeries on Instagram and play along by posting your own picture of your own favorite looks, use the hashtag and tag me (@ChasingDavies) so I can check it out!

You can see past posts from this series right here!

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February 8, 2016

Country Club Plaza x Chasing Davies: Preparing for Valentine's Day

From gift giving to date night, the Plaza has your Valentine's Day covered.  My little family and I took to the Plaza last weekend to prepare for Valentine's day, enjoy the warmer-than-normal temps and explore.  We needed Valentine's, wanted to check out the new Tesla Showroom, and of course, needed a chocolate fix + more.   We love coming to this Kansas City spot to get out of our home and spend time together.  Here's our little day, and tips for your own upcoming holiday shopping and celebrations!

We ended up popping into Paper Source when Liam was stopped dead in his tracks upon a window display of superheroes!  We headed in and were pleased to discover the little superhero display was for their Valentine's Day superhero Valentines.  All you need is a glue stick to personalize these superhero for all your little friends.

Paper Source also has a Valentine card making station now through the 14th, tons of really cute gift options and unique cards to get your holiday all wrapped up!

 Ok, I don't know who was more excited to visit the Tesla Motors Showroom on the Plaza - me, my husband or the kids.  I would encourage you to stop by before your dinner or drink plans for Valentine's Day (surprise your dude!).

If you're not familiar with Tesla, here's the overview.  It's one bad ass car that is completely electric powered. I'm told this car has instant torque, incredible power, and zero emissions (which I love!).  Liam loved the enormous touch-pad at the dashboard, and Nora loved the handles that retracted into the car after you walk away.

 Each new generation of Tesla's are to become increasingly more affordable, helping the company work towards its mission: to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable transport.

 Of course there are TONS of places to hit up on the Plaza this week to grab last minute gifts for those in your life!  But what I love most about the Plaza - it's not just a place to buy stuff... but great to spend time with your loved ones (no matter if it's a Holiday or now!).  We often enjoy spending time together as a family, just as much as we love escaping to the Plaza for a date night.

But for the dudes in your life (or kids!) - don't forget Rally House for Royals gear in prep for baseball season, that is coming right up!

We couldn't leave the Plaza without picking up some treats at our favorite (and local!) chocolate and cafe shop, Panache Chocolatier & Cafe.  I let the kids pick out special treats - and of course, they chose the only non-chocolate option, the macaroons (which are amazing). But for the chocolate lover in your life (oh heyyyyy, me!), they have tons of options - but you should probably (definitely) check out their Champagne Rose truffles!

Happy Valentine's Day!

  The Latest & Greatest Plaza News:

You can see all Plaza's Valentine's Day details & specials right here.
Kendra Scott is hosting a Guy-lentine's Shopping Event on this Wednesday, Feb. 10 from 5pm-7pm.  Along with Panache & Flower Delivery to make this a one-stop shopping experience for the guys in your life!
I'm obsessed with T.Loft, and their protein balls - so good news, they are offering a protein ball gift set for the holiday!
Check out Helzberg Diamond's "It Takes Two" sweepstakes going on now through 2/14 (you could win a ring worth $2,799).
Give yourself a new do' with an early bird price at Parlor: A Beauty Bar.  Get a $25 blowout between 9am and noon on Monday through Wednesdays.
TIVOL is having a Designer Closeout Sale with 30%, 50% and 70% off select jewelry, men’s and women’s timepieces and loose diamond Feb 12-20!

For more news, follow the Plaza on Facebook and check out their February Newsletter for sales and deals!  And you can check out all my past Plaza posts right here.

This post is in partnership with the Country Club Plaza, but all opinions and topics discussed are my own! 

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