Not Your Average Tee

I have not hidden the fact that I love a good tshirt and it’s the daily uniform around here these days. I specifically love one with subtle differences from your regular ol’ crew neck. These fit the bill and are on my spring must have STAT list.

  1. Charlotte Russe, Wrap Tee
  2. Old Navy, Crochet Trimmed Blousant Tee
  3. Gap, Flutter Sleeve Tee
  4. Forever 21, Portrait Knit Tee
  5. Forever 21, Slub Tunic Tee
  6. Victorias Secret, Short Sleeved Rouched Tee
  7. Victorias Secret, Cut Out Shoulder Tee
  8. Victorias Secret, Lace Back Tee

Gingham: Its Not Just For Picnics Anymore…

I don’t know if anyone else has noticed, but gingham print is a big trend for this spring. I’ve always found myself gravitating towards this print, even if it does make me feel like a picnic blanket or a country bumpkin sometimes.  Either way, I am all over this trend.

  1. Old Navy, Women’s Printed Button Down Shirt
  2., Fred Perry Sunshot Gingham
  3. LL Bean, Fabric Belt
  4. J Crew, Gingham Sonoma Short
  5. Old Navy, Women’s Ruffled Gauze Top (this is one of those already in my closet 🙂 )
  6. Target, Mossimo Supply Co Gingham Tote
  7. Banana Republic, Ruffle Trim Gingham Shirt
  8. Target, Merona Women’s Bermuda Short (another one in my closet already)
  9., Novelty Auto Open Umbrella
  10. Payless, Serendipity Gingham High Wedge

Holy Cowl

A cowl neckline is somewhat of a classic that’s been around for ages, but it seems to be stepping it up to center stage because I’m spotting a cowl every which way I look. I’m a fan and being universally flattering and feminine, you should be too. Although I am not ashamed to admit that as a child when my mother said cowl neck sweater I totally thought she said cow neck sweater. I never wanted a cow neck, so I wouldn’t dare wear whatever the hell she was talking about. I’ve learned me a few things since then.

  1. Cowl Neck Sweater, Forever 21
  2. 3/4 Sleeve Cowl Top, Charlotte Russe
  3. Cowl Neck Top with Hood, Target
  4. Striped Cowl Pull Over, LOFT
  5. Cowl Neck Jersey Top, Old Navy
  6. Cowl Maternity Top, Target

I’ve Been Workin on the Railroad

I have a thing for “railroad” denim. It may have  a technical name, but that I do not know. I love it nonetheless. I love that it goes with all colors and just adds a touch of uniqueness to your average ole jeans. I think I need one of each of these suckers. (OMG BABY RAILROADS!!!)

  1. Old Navy, Striped Denim Shorts for Baby
  2. Kohls, Railroad Pull On Denim Shorts– UM railroad jegging shorts. wow.
  3. Forever21, Flared Sailing Jeans
  4. Gap, Patchwork Roll Up Denim
  5. Boden, Baby Jeans

The Young and the Laceless

I’m a huge fan of velcro or slip-on tennis shoes for my son because let’s face it…it’s hard enough to get shoes ON these days much less take the time to TIE them.  I mean come on. Anybody else have these troubles or is it just me and my speedy little munchkin?

We’ve been sporting these for a while and they have been fabulous but are getting a little ragged from daily wear.

  1. Morgan & Milo Kids LTT Slip-On Corduroy, Zappos
  2. Laceless Canvas Sneakers, Old Navy
  3. Geox Kids Jr Kiwi 7, Zappos
  4. Saucony Jazz Hook & Loop Sneaker, Nordstrom
  5. Morgan & Milo Kids Avery H&L Suede, Zappos
  6. Morgan & Milo Kids Championship H&L, Zappos

I Love Stripes!

I have a love for stripes and tend to buy my son stripes as well.  These are definitely ones I would love to add to his collection.  Are you a stripes lover?

  1. The T-Shirt, Boden
  2. Short Sleeved Stripe Pocket T, Gap
  3. Boys’ ruler-stripe slub popover hoodie, J.Crew
  4. Mariner Hoodie, Hanna Andersson
  5. Polos for Baby, Old Navy
  6. Crew Neck Tees for Baby, Old Navy
  7. Bold Stripe Tee, Hanna Andersson

Peasantly Surprised

You can ask anyone who sees me or my wardrobe on a regular basis and they will know that I gravitate towards the blousy type of top. I am not sure why, but I really do dig the look. I like it even when it’s not the cool thing to do. Anyway, I am in luck because peasant blouses are back in a big way with the 70s vibe for spring 2011. Check out all these cuties on my wishlist. GOOOOOD thing someone has a birthday coming up here shortly because #2  and #6 are really calling my name.

  1. Daniel Rainn, Purple Crochet Peasant Blouse
  2. Daniel Rainn, Charcoal Swiss Dot Peasant Blouse
  3. Forever21, Embroidered Peasant Top
  4. Charlotte Russe, Multi Colored Print Top
  5. Charlotte Russe, Polka Dot Peplum Top
  6. Old Navy, Spilt Neck 3/4 Sleeve Top
  7. Old Navy, Pintucked Blouson Tunic

$50 Fridays: The Skinny Cargo

This idea of a skinny cargo sounded absolutely dreadful to me to be honest. Let me clarify: a skinny pant with large chunky pockets drawing attention to my already not so slender thighs, no thanks. Well, I decided to give them a whirl and by all accounts I was dead wrong. I did go up a size as to not look quite so stuffed sausage, but they are as cute as can be. The casual cool of a cargo pant with the sleekness of a skinny pant. I’m sold.

  1. Target, Odell Ballet Flats
  2. Old Navy, Skinny Cargos
  3. Old Navy, Perfect Fit Tee
  4. Charlotte Russe, Single Gem Hinge Bracelet
  5. Forever21, Open Knitted Cardigan

Maternity 2.0

I wish people would tell you that you will essentially have 2 maternity wardrobes, and I’m currently on 2.0. I guess this may not be true for everyone, but I will tell you that I woke up one morning and over half of my maternity wear had turned to crop tops! This may be because I have a really long torso and it may also be because I am carrying this baby ALL out front…either way, I had an excuse to pick up these cute duds!

  1. Target, Maternity V-Neck Ruched Side Fashion Top
  2. Target, Maternity Long-Sleeve V-Neck Knit Top
  3. Gap, Ruffle henley placket
  4. Old Navy, Maternity ruffle-trim jersey tunic
  5. Gap, Cowlneck blouson top
  6. A Pea in the Pod, 3/4 sleeve rib-knit maternity sweater
  7. Gap, Textured single-button cardigan

If I Was a Boy…

Sometimes I like having a husband that cares a lot about his clothing and how his hair looks and sometimes it sucks. Like when he makes 47 wardrobe changes before deciding on an outfit for a not even important event. That part sucks. What doesn’t suck is his love of shopping. It’s like having a life sized Ken doll of my very own. Every now and then he has to reel me back in when I try to take him over his own personal limit, but I tell him I would wear it… if I was a boy. Here are some of my very favorite boy things out there right now.

  1. 21 Men, Button Shoulder Sweater
  2. 21 Men, Blended Striped Sweater Jacket
  3. JCrew, Sperry Topsider CVO Sneaker
  4. JCrew, New Balance for JCrew
  5. 21 Men, Classic Canvas Belt
  6. Gap, Camera Graphic Tee
  7. Old Navy, LS Classic