I’ve been loving the split hem pants trend lately! It’s an elevated way to wear leggings that’s really flattering and practical. I tried on several pairs before I found some that worked for me. I’m 5’4″ with shorter legs so this pair in the 7/8 length are perfect. They also come in regular length if you have longer legs. I’ve been wearing them weekly… sometimes multiple times over the past few weeks. Here’s eight ways to wear them
A big trend I’m noticing this fall is split hem pants. They’re everywhere right now from faux leather, to leggings to denim. They’re so flattering and really elongate your legs. While I’ve mostly been seeing this trend done with black, other colors are also coming out to play. I’ve put together a round up below of 12 different pairs in different price points and materials – and most are under $100.
Well we made it 1/12th of the way through the year! Ha. I know yesterday was Groundhog’s Day, but truthfully every day has kind of felt like GHD for the past 11 months. Today I’m sharing my January top five sellers and then at the bottom I’m also sharing my Amazon top five from the month as well.
Plaid Shacket – Another month with this as my top seller. This “shacket” – shirt + jacket has been a favorite for the past couple months. It’s currently sold out but sometimes it gets re-stocked. This month I’m loving this tan one.
Free People Pullover – This was also one of my favorite purchases last month and a staple this month. Currently on sale and it’s cozy!
Target Ribbed Tank – I had this in a few colors last summer and was so excited when I saw the tie dyed version. I love these tanks, perfect on their own or layered under something. I bought it in pink and beige.
Outdoor Dining Bench – You can tell we’re inching towards spring when outdoor items are selling fast. We’ve had this bench on one side of our outdoor dining table for two years and love it for extra seating.
Outdoor Tassel Umbrella – Always a hot item! This umbrella sells out quickly but is often restocked. I have two of them and want to purchase another as a spare.
Amazon top 5:
Slippers – So comfortable and cozy. I wear them 24/7 at home.
Teddy Coat – My go-to coat in the winter. It comes in a bunch of colors and is under $50.
Leggings – Super flattering basic leggings. They’re high-waisted and hit right at my ankle. They come in a bunch of colors and prints – I have them in black.
Adidas Sneakers – These are “big kids” sizes – you subtract 1.5 from your women’s size. I wear a 6.5 in women’s and a 5 in these.
Toddler Sneakers – Crosby’s favorite shoes! These are designer inspired and come in 3 colors. They take about a month to come and run a little small.
Happy Monday! We’re back to 80 degrees/basically summer weather so I’m looking back to last week when we had a little bit of actual fall. It was fun to get dressed for colder weather and I documented my outfits each day. Breaking them down below.
It’s that time of year… the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Whether you love shopping it or hate hearing about it, there are always great deals included in the sale. But it can be extremely overwhelming combing through the thousands of items listed. Today I wanted to post about all my tried and true items that are all on sale and likely to sell out fast. Most of these items I’ve had and loved for years and stand behind 100%.
Before I get into them, here’s how the sale is working this year…
The sale opens to the public August 19, if you have a Nordstrom card you can shop earlier depending on your card status:
Spanx leggings – mark my words, these will go fast! They’re a major wardrobe staple for me. When it’s colder I wear them at least once a week. They’re high wasted and really flattering. Available in regular and petite (I wear the petite).
Barefoot Dreams Circle Cardigan (other barefoot dreams cardigans) – another major wardrobe staple of mine. If you’re not familiar with this brand they make the coziest blankets, robes, cardigans, lounge wear and baby blankets. I wear this cardigan both out and around the house.
Free People jeans (also pictured above) – I’ve loved and worn these jeans for years now. This photo is from 2017! I think this darker wash is perfect for fall and winter. They’re also available in black and run true to size.
Ray-Ban Hexigonal sunglasses – Jeff got me a pair of these sunglasses for Mother’s Day a few years ago and loved them so much he got them for himself too. They’re the perfect everyday sunglasses… completely unisex too.
Brixton hat – this is the perfect wide brim, structured straw hat. Its comes in a few colors and sizes (key for someone like me who has a small head). Great price point!
Gorjana crescent necklace – I’ve had this necklace for at least 4 years and continue to wear it. When I want a long necklace this is the one I always reach for. It comes in both silver and gold.
Pajama Set – I have this set in black and wore it in the hospital when I gave birth to both kids. It’s incredibly soft and well made. It’s lasted me several seasons.
Uppababy Vista – hands down the best stroller out there and really the only stroller you will ever need. This one comes with the bassinet for the sleepy newborn days when you want to stroll around your neighborhood. I’ve had this stroller since before Crosby was born and continue to use it daily with both kids. It truly grows with your family and could not be easier to use/collapse.
Thule Jogging Stroller – another longtime favorite. We’ve had this stroller since Crosby was a baby, it’s great for jogs (Jeff’s used it more for that than I have), hikes and can even handle being pushed on the sand. It also comes in a double – I wish we had that one!
Nuna Rava convertible car seat – the convertible car seat we’ve used with Crosby for 2 years and recently started using with Wilder. It’s extremely safe and comfortable.
Stokke Tripp Trapp high chair – we researched high chairs front to back while we were pregnant with Crosby and this one was the clear winner. I’ve used it for 3 years now and continue to be impressed. It’s really durable and easy to clean – plus it can grow with your child and become a chair for the toddler days when they don’t need a high chair anymore.
t3 curling iron – what I use to get my weekly waves. t3 makes the best hair tools and this iron is worth every penny.
** Also included is the t3 blow dryer.
La Mer set – La Mer is a huge beauty splurge and their products basically never go on sale. I love this set to try out some of my favorite products.
Tula set– it’s no secret I’m a big fan of Tula products. This set has a bunch of my favorites; eye balm, cleanser, exfoliator, primer and is such a great deal.
Laura Mercier eye shadow sticks – I received these in a press package at the beginning of the year and was a little intimidated by them at first. But then I used them and fell in love. They’re really subtle but buildable and are my favorite way to add a little shimmer to my eyes without much effort.
I’m a huge fan of bike shorts and have slowly been getting my friends on board with this trend too. If you think about it, they’re basically just short leggings and perfect for the days it’s too hot to wear pants. I have a rotation of pairs I’ve been wearing and wanted to share the best bike shorts I’ve found that are all under $25.
I’ve had the best luck purchasing them from Aerie. I first got a couple pairs from them last summer and have ordered a few more in the past couple of months.
This pair is amazing. High-waisted and so flattering, they kind of have a compression feel where they hold you in in all the right places. I have them in black, but really love all the colors. They run a little small so size up if you don’t want them to be too tight.
I got this pair last summer and still love them. They’re a great way to try out the trend without feeling like you’re wearing full on biker shorts. They come in a few colors and are really comfortable.
I purchased this green camo pair recently after falling in love with the desert sand camo pair last summer. Like the first pair I mentioned, they have a compression like feel to them and really hold you in. I also am a big fan of the slightly longer length. They come in a few other patterns/color ways too.
This leopard pair* was another quarantine purchase that I’ve been so happy with. They’re a thinner material than the rest, almost like a bathing suit. But are perfect for really hot days. They also come in a few other colors.
*When I went to link them I saw they were sold out.
A few other pairs I’m eying…
Love the bright pink/coral color of this pair.
This pair is a fun snake print.
A cute daisy print pair.
A faux leather pair.
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