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
It’s that time of year… when you have to bribe your husbands and kids to hold it together and smile for the camera for an hour so you can *hopefully* get one good photo for a holiday card. If you leave your session without any meltdowns, tears or feeling like you’ve run a marathon you are ahead of the curve. We’re taking ours tomorrow so I’m preparing myself for the worst and packing a bag of lollipops and other necessary bribes.
One question I get asked pretty often is how to chose outfits for family photos, so I wanted to share some tips.
First off, I pick out what I’m wearing. That might sound selfish, but I think I have every right to be a little selfish here, that way I know I’ll be wearing something I’m comfortable in and can fill in the blanks with the rest of the fam. I typically wear a maxi dress so I’ll share all the options I considered this year.
This year I went with the blue and white, also our photos are at the beach, so I wanted a blue/neutral look for the family. I went through Crosby’s closet and found a dress she already had that I knew she’d love to wear, then went through Wilder’s and Jeff’s and picked out shirts for them that would coordinate.
You don’t want everyone in the same color or it will look too uniform. Keeping in mind our beach location, I went with blue and white for me and Wilder, dusty rose/mauve for Crosby and tan for Jeff.
I also like to take a picture of the clothing together to make sure nothing is clashing and everything flows.
Jeff’s shirt is old – similar here
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.
Happy Monday and happy fall! I can’t believe it’s practically October. I also can’t believe I haven’t gotten a blog post up in weeks. I’ve been busy adjusting to our new schedule with schools, pickups, etc – but I hope to be back to posting more regularly now. Today I wanted to share five outfits I’ve worn recently… a little bit of everything from carpool to cocktails. We’ve actually had a bit of fall weather and it’s been a nice change from summer. It’s supposed to heat up again this week, but I’ll take it while I can.
Zella shorts – I purchased these shorts last month to wear on hot days when I wanted something a little different. They’re super light weight and comfortable. They run a little big and I wish I went down one size.
Wayf dress – I got this dress in the middle of summer and wore it a few times. Love the eyelet detailing and fit was perfect. It’s since sold out but I’m hoping they restock it in black!
Levis jeans – Probably my favorite purchase from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale back in July. These jeans are so flattering and comfortable. They’re not a stretchy material and really hold their form but aren’t too stiff… if that makes sense.
World Market outdoor table – We’ve had this in our backyard for a few years now. It’s such a great size, we can comfortably fit 8 adults around it.
J. Crew cardigan – A constant closet staple for the past few years! I’ve raived about it countless times… and it’s really that good. I have it in both tan and gray but find myself wearing the tan version the most. *it’s currently on sale!
Happy June! This is always one of my favorite months… I love the start of summer and everything that comes with it. I can’t believe how fast May flew by and I’m sure this month will be even faster. The kids have started summer camp two days a week and we have a lot of other fun activities lined up. Sharing my top five sellers from last month today.
Mesh Striped Sweater – I love how unique this sweater is! It’s light weight and perfect for spring and summer. I’ve worn it with a white cami under, but I think it will be really cute over a swimsuit too. It’s under $100 and runs a little big.
Agolde Parker Shorts – my favorite denim shorts for the past few years. I think they’re worth the price, especially if you factor in cost per wear. My tip is to wash them as little as possible and let them air dry! They will get too distressed if you put them in the dryer/wash them a lot.
Beige Outdoor Rug – I got this last year for our patio and love how it brightens up the space. The colors are soft and neutral and it’s easy to clean too.
Steve Madden Drips Sandals – the best throw and go sandals. I’ve been wearing these so much lately – everywhere from the pool to preschool drop off to errands, etc! They’re comfy and go with everything.
Bp Romper – I always love a romper in the summer. This one is a great price + it’s comfy, light weight and comes in a few other prints. True to size!
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