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
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.
This week I’m highlighting the tan shacket in my staple series and I’m styling it five ways. Well, technically six if you count the pic above from when I first tried it on. This is such a versatile piece that I know I will continue to wear so many different ways. It’s not super heavy duty and more of a layer than an actual jacket, but it works for Southern California winter and could be made warmer with a thicker sweater worn under. Sizing note, it has a comfy oversized fit. If you want it to be more fitted I would suggest sizing down. I went with my normal size and it is definitely on the bigger side, but it’s super comfy to layer.
shacket, cropped tshirt, leggings, slides
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 February! We made it through January, which arguably always feels like the longest month of the year. I don’t know about you, but I am so ready for warmer weather. I know I live in Southern California and can’t really complain too much about a frigid winter, but spring sounds really nice right now. Keeping two toddlers inside when it’s rainy/cold/windy is not an easy job. My hat goes off to everyone who has to do it in colder climates. Anyway, today I’m sharing February’s wardrobe staples.
I picked out 4 pieces this month that make the perfect neutral outfit. Can you tell I’m really into beige right now? I’ve had these jeans for several months now and continue to wear them regularly. I love that they come in regular and ankle lengths. I have went with the ankle and still cut them to be a little shorter. Plus I love a raw hemline.
I purchased this pullover on sale several weeks ago and could not love it more. I have it in cream, but it comes in tons of other colors too. It’s on sale here and the cream color is fully stocked in all sizes. If you’re after more colors, it’s available on the Free People site as well – it’s just not on sale. I went with my normal size – it’s a little roomy and loose but not long if that makes sense.
You know I’m all about shackets right now… ie shirt + jacket. When I spotted this beige one I added it to my cart so fast. It will literally go with everything. It has a comfy oversized fit (I stuck to my normal size) and it’s not a thick or bulky jacket – perfect to transition to spring.
These slides are another new addition in my current favorite color. I wear my slippers so much inside I was looking for a similar pair I could wear out and about, once it gets warmer of course. These are a great price but run a little small. They’re only available in whole sizes so I went up half a size and they fit perfectly.
Usually January drags on – after the busy holiday season it just seems endless, but this year it doesn’t seem that slow. I’m thinking that’s because life has pretty much been the same for the past 10 months. There are certain things I like to do for work at the beginning of the year and one of them is going through my analytics from the past year to see what performed the best. Much like I do monthly when I share my best sellers. So today I’m rounding up my top 5 best sellers from all of 2020.
U-Neck Tank – Do you remember when I wouldn’t shut up about this tank?! I bought it back in April in all three colors and wore it weekly until October/November. 2020 was really the year of practical basics and it is just that! You also can’t beat the $15 price tag.
Plaid Shirt Jacket – I purchased this the beginning of December and it made it to #2 of the whole year! That’s how you know this was a hot item. It’s currently sold out, but keep checking because they seem to restock it often. I have it in xs and find it to be slightly oversized but TTS.
J. Crew Collarless Sweater Blazer – Another outer wear favorite. I have this in camel and gray and can really say it’s a wardrobe staple. It’s a bit pricer than I like to spend on cardigans but it’s made so well – plus it often goes on sale. It runs a little big as I’ve found most items from J. Crew too – size down from your normal size.
*It’s actually on sale right now, 30% off with code EPIC
4 Pack Masks – If these don’t scream 2020, I don’t know what does! Never did I think masks would be a hot accessory, but they are and they’re not going anywhere. I found these 4 packs last summer and still love them. They’re soft, lightweight, adjustable (Jeff wears them too) and breathable. The come in a bunch of cute colors and prints.
Spanx Faux Leather Leggings – Another big time wardrobe staple for me. I’ve had these for over a year and wear them often. They’re super flattering and have some compression to hold everything in. I love how high-waisted and comfortable they are.
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