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Styling A Floral Kimono #MomStyleMonday

  One of the biggest trends right now that we're seeing everywhere and is so simple to add a little pop to a really casual outfit is kimonos. They are flowy, comfortable, lightweight and great for layering. So today I'm showing you all how I'm styling my favorite floral kimono. First, if you missed last week's mom style post, please check out how to style a cozy winter poncho here. Okay you all know how I'm all abo0ut simple with my style because chasing after kids in anything that isn't comfortable just isn't possible for me. This navy blue floral kimono courtesy of Pink Blush is silky enough for me to feel like I'm adding a bit of luxury to my outfit, but still mom friendly. The floral kimono drapes really beautifully and looks great paired with your favorite booties, skinny jeans and basic tee so that the kimono steals the show and everything else is just in the background. The main different between a kimono and a cardigan is that cardigans are typically a knit and often have buttons down the front. Kimonos are more often made of lighter weight fabrics, even looser than a cardigan and never have buttons down the front. And honestly, at only $37, this floral kimono makes a great holiday gift for all those mamas in your life! I wore this outfit two weekends ago whenever we spent a lovely afternoon in Bryant Park with the kids. We walked through the Winter Village and window shopped, Branden sipped on some famous Max Brenner hot chocolate - for … [Read more...]

How To Style A Poncho #MomStyleMonday

This post contains affiliate links. I LOVE a good poncho! They are just so easy when it comes to chilly weather and perfect to keep you cozy. I admittedly have been on the hunt for the perfect one for a while. I actually had ordered one last winter than I had intended to share with you all, but when it arrived was more like a blanket (as in it wasn't connected at all, like it looked in the picture) so I returned it. But I feel like I hit the nail on the head with this one and I'm loving it! Before we get started, if you missed my last mom style post about styling the perfect outfit for lazy days - check that out here AND if you haven't yet seen all of our holiday gift guides, PLEASE CHECK THOSE OUT HERE!! I mean how gorgeous is this landscape here? NYC this is why I love you so! Anyways...this poncho (minus the heels) has been my go-to sweater for bus stop drop off and pickup because it's SO EASY when I'm rushing. And honestly, I really don't need to take the time to throw on a bra in the morning if we're being honest here. But when you want to dress it up and look pretty, this is how you do it! // Leggings: similar to these // Poncho: similar to this one here // If you've been following for a while, you know that I've had this clutch for a long time - it's my favorite because it's BIG! It's from Gigi New York and you can get them monogrammed and it's currently on sale for only $98 - so hop on that deal! And get a good look at that huge, chunky neck … [Read more...]

The Perfect Outfit For Lazy Days #MomStyleMonday

This post contains affiliate links. Hi, my name is Allison and I am a legging junkie. Yes. I said it. While I love getting dressed up because it's fun to style looks and in all honesty it really makes me feel good and confident when I'm wearing an outfit I love - most days are spent in my favorite No Nonsense leggings. You all know that last spring I worked on a fun advertising campaign with them and it's a brand that I really truly do believe in and wear day in and day out and they have a lot of great, new additions this fall that I'm living in. In the past few mom style posts, you've seen me wearing their velvet leggings, which I love, too. But today, I'm wearing their classic cotton, which I own in both black (pictured) and slate gray, both courtesy of No Nonsense. They are soft, cozy and almost feel like their fleece lined on the inside, so they're warm, too. And if I'm being real, I do an awful lot of this, too, except on my couch everyday. So much so that even Blake knows that she's supposed to put the phone to her ear and pretends to talk saying "lalala." But more than anything, these are the types of clothes that I live in during the fall/winter months and have so many duplicates of. This cardigan is the oh so soft one that I opened in my September Golden Tote Unboxing and the basic v-neck tee was a super inexpensive buy from Old Navy.  And while I of course wish that my apartment had wall length windows with beautiful city views, that is not … [Read more...]

The Perfect Black Blazer #MomStyleMonday

This post contains affiliate links.  You all saw how excited I got whenever I opened up this black blazer from my September Golden Tote box and I promised that it would not only be a part of my fall wardrobe, but I would share how I'm styling it, too - so I did! But before we jump in, if you missed last weeks mom style post, you can check it out here.  This blazer is so perfect because it's not your classic black blazer, which traditionally has buttons down the front. Nope. This one is more on the casual side, yet can be worn to the office or dress up any look, but is more relaxed overall. It doesn't have any buttons down the front, making it easy to wear open and show off whatever you have going on underneath. The sleeves are also a little bit shorter, so you can actually see your watch or bracelets that you have stacked on your wrist - which I love! And these sleeve are actually scrunched a bit, too. So the blazer is obviously from my Golden Tote, but you can shop a similar one here. My shirt is a basic tee with a pocket and peplum from TJMAXX (my favorite!) and I have been wearing it all over the place because it's so comfortable. Here's a better look and you can see me totally having a Marilyn Monroe moment here! And no joke: this was literally seconds before the wind whisked my Valentino sunglasses off the roof where we were taking these pictures (insert sad face emoji). Thank goodness I got them at Nordstrom Rack, but … [Read more...]

Styling Embellished Sleeves #MomStyleMonday

This post contains affiliate links.  Happy Monday friends! I hope that your weekends were filled with lots of spooky things. We admittedly did nothing this month for Halloween because we were away at Disney and then Chis had an army drill weekend, leaving us with not a ton of time to be festive. I know, whomp, whomp. So we did our best to squeeze some fun in yesterday, our only free day (so check all the fun out over on Instagram!) and then back to our Monday routine. If you missed last week's style post, I chatted about styling my new favorite white dress and denim jacket and this week it's all about a big fall trend: embellished sleeves. First things first, I got this great silk shirt from TJMAXX (c/o) and it's one of my favorite things hanging in my closet right now. My parents gifted me this Kate Spade wallet for my birthday and I'm loving all the fun colors. TJMAXX is one of my absolute favorite places to shop because they always have great value and amazing prices. They are highlighting some pretty big trends this season and I'm incorporating two of them into this look: //Velvet Vibes// //Frills// So when I'm yearning to dress up a little bit these days, which is often because I get sick of my frumpy bus stop pick-up outfits really quick - this is something that I turn to. These velvet leggings are from my friends at No Nonsense and they are so comfortable and fun to wear this season! My biggest takeaway for when styling embellished sleeve … [Read more...]

How to Wear White in the Fall #MomStyleMonday

This post contains affiliate links.  Happy Monday Mom-Stylers! So excited to be back with my favorite series and I hope that you are, too. I've been trying to be on the ball with it, but we were at Disney World last Monday and that totally took precedence ...because Disney, right? You get it! If you follow me over on Instagram especially, I've been wearing this dress in quite a few pictures and promised to blog it and that day is finally here! My whole outfit is super inexpensive, easy to re-create and proves that you can still wear white after labor day.  I ordered this beauty from Shein where everything is relatively very inexpensive. My dress is unfortunately sold out, but I linked quite a few other options below that are very similar if you want to try the white look during the fall months, too, and not dish out a ton of cash. I will be upfront that they do take a long time to ship - so plan accordingly. And of course: Starbucks is a necessity with every single outfit! I am 5'2 and wearing a medium and I will say this was a bit on the larger side and I also need to take about 3 and a half inches off the bottom to wear it comfortably around the city. I am wearing about 3 inch heels here, so that helps balance things out, but don't be afraid to get your maxi dresses altered and wear them with flats or booties! Every woman needs a classic denim jacket and I admittedly didn't have one until this month. You've seen me style this denim bomber jacket … [Read more...]

The Best Cardigan Sweaters For Women #MomStyleMonday

This post contains affiliate links.  Okay friends, I'm diving right in today to something that I honestly think is the epicenter of the fall/winter wardrobe: cardigan sweaters for women. They are the best in general but perfect for layering and just feeling warm and cozy as the weather gets colder. More than anything else, I'm personally drawn to cardigans most when I'm shopping just because I know it's a clothing item that I will use all the time. I throw them on with jeans when going out or leggings for days when I'm working from home - they are perfection in my eyes. (And if you missed last week's guide, I talked about colored denim!) For a day out in Central Park with the fam a couple weeks ago (when there was actually a chill in the air), I paired my Pink Blush Grey Ruffle Trim Cardigan with some flared denim and a basic navy tee. First, you all know how much I love Pink Blush, so when shopping there for a great cardigan, this one popped out to me instantly because of the fun ruffle detailing at the bottom. It's super lightweight, so great for layering and for reference, I'm wearing a size small. It's only $36 so a great item to have handy that won't break the bank. // Grey Ruffle Trim Cardigan c/o Pink Blush // Because I tend to wear leggings and skinny denim all the freaking time, I wanted to pull my flared denim from out of the back of my closet and actually put it to some use. If you are nervous (like me) about wearing flare denim sometimes … [Read more...]

How to Style Colored Denim For Fall #MomStyleMonday

This post contains affiliate links.  It's not everyday that I get to do a blog post that's all about me and my main man, so when an opportunity came up for a fun, fall fashion collaboration, I couldn't have said "yes" any faster! As you all know, I've loved Liverpool Jeans Company for quite some time and they truly gave me the confidence this spring to be me again after having Blake. Well, I'm back sharing a little bit more their latest additions: colored denim for fall. The extra special part is that they have them for both men and women (yup, they just launched a men's line!) - so you can match your partner! I know, we're cute lol But here we are in our matching Olive colored denim for fall. Chris is wearing the Slim Straight c/o Liverpool Jeans and I'm wearing the Mid Rise Ankle Skinny c/o Liverpool Jeans.  First, let's talk fit: The men's version is definitely a little bit on the smaller side, so you might want to try them on or order up a size in the waist. He's all about the henley tees this year and these look great with the classic grey, but don't be afraid to pair with some color, too. My city guy for life! Women's Fit: I'm wearing a size 6 in these and they honestly fit like a glove! I think the women's version is a bit more forgiving. They cover my muffin top and are super comfy and super stretchy that I honestly want to wear them everyday (keep scrolling to see them in another color!). You probably recognize this top from my Golden Tote … [Read more...]

3 Things You Need When Transitioning to a Fall Wardrobe #MomStyleMonday

This post contains affiliate links.  Can you believe that it's almost time to start to feel that crisp chill in the air again? I feel like we were just transitioning into summer mode, right? I don't know about you all, but I've found myself craving it. I'm ready to pull my leggings and oversized sweaters out from storage and snuggle up with a hot cup of coffee (instead of my iced coffee) in the morning again. In my personal life, this week is pretty exciting because my husband will be returning today from his month long military training (you can read more about that here) and I'm just beyond joyful about having him home with us again. We have some big decisions to make this fall and I'm just over here praying so hard that things work out the way we're hoping - but I'll share more on that later. But enough with all that gooey chit chat, let's get to the reason for today's #momstylemonday: wardrobe transitions and items that you must have moving forward into fall. The next few weeks can be tricky because I feel like the weather goes back and forth between chilly and hot as hell, so we gotta be prepared. 3 Things You Need When Transitioning to a Fall Wardrobe #1: A Great Tee! I love having pretty tees handy and if you've followed along this summer, you know that I've been particularly loving the knot-front trend.  This floral tee is from one of my favorites, Pink Blush and is a great transitional piece to have on hand. In these pictures, I have it rolled up a … [Read more...]

Defying Gender Stereotypes #MomStyleMonday

This post contains affiliate links.  I never thought that the words "defying gender stereotypes" would ever cross my lips, but here we are in 2017, with a little girl who I want to know every single day that she can do everything that her older brother can in this world. As far as we've come, women are still at a disadvantage when it comes to equal pay and the way we are under a microscope for everything that we do. I think that as parents of this upcoming generation, we hold a lot of the changing power in the palms of our hands and that a little bit of daily affirmations and encouragement can go along way - for both genders. These kids live in their tees year round and to be honest, I've done away with onesies for Blake for a while (anyone else hate snapping those a much as me?). I love pulling a cute tee over their heads and taking on whatever the day brings. These tees, that I strongly feel are helping us defy gender stereotypes are from our friends at Scout & Indiana where you can shop all kinds of cute products with awesome messages. You probably saw Branden's "bomb like mom tee" featured last week when I worked with Hefty and I couldn't help but feel it expressed the message of that campaign to the fullest extent: moms are strong, just like dads and it's totally okay for boys to want to grow up and be tough in life just like their mamas. You can shop Branden's tee here (c/o Scout & Indiana). This little one has been on the move since … [Read more...]