My fall picks by brand-Old Navy

I’ve decided it would be fun to start a little mini fall series of picks that are totally on trend from some of my go-to stores.

I’m starting with Old Navy, a store that I prefer to shop online. Why you ask? Well for some reason they always have A-Mazing deals and discounts online, but never really offer them in-store. I usually will go and try somethings on in-store then go home and order on the computer. If I’m unable to get to the store to try things on its ok because it is a local store. If I’m not feeling the piece I try on at home I can just drive up to the store and return it, that easy!

Here are some looks I’ve come up with on some of my recent finds.

Fedora hats are a fall must-have. We all know I’m a major fan of boyfriend jeans and they are killin’ it right now on their selection of boyfriend jeans! My weakness for stripes is real, so this black and white striped sweater was a no brainer.

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Life update and Instagram round up

It’s been two years since we made the trip across the country from Washington to Georgia for my husbands job. The military picked him to be a drill sergeant which is a two year assignment meaning you do it for two years and are suppose to move on.

Two years ago we were as optimistic as we could be and just rented out our home in Washington and just knew we would make our way back there……Sigh.

Well, it turns out after two years I still haven’t really found my place here. I’ve never been able to adjust. I managed to make one true friend BUT I only had her for a few months before she moved away.

For a stay at home mom life can be really sad and lonely when you live somewhere that isn’t near any family or friends. It doesn’t help that my husbands job keeps him at work more than at home. So time has truly just been dragging. Day in and day out just doing the everyday mundane things you do. Cleaning the house and raising the kids.

In the beginning of the year when my husband would normal start hearing about a new assignment after being a drill sergeant all we heard was crickets. They had no where to send him, no where he could go that could progress his career. Right then and there we made the decision to do another year here. Trust me, there were lots of tears on my part. I was not happy to hear this news, but I once again held my head up and began being optimistic once more. It’s great having that extra guaranteed year of no deployments for Max’s first year. Ethan loves what he does too and we decided to just sell our home in Washington after our very difficult renter moved out which help us pay off debits, so once again being optimistic about the next year.

Now here we are starting our third year here and yesterday as I sat at home on another Saturday where my husband was going to be at work till after the kids were in bed, and be headed back to work before they even woke up the next morning, I thought about how this was suppose to be our two year mark and now we still sit here. I had my first ever panic attack. My heart was racing and I couldn’t catch my breath.

I’m looking for a light at the end of this tunnel and hoping to not miss out on my kids childhood in the process. It’s hard though, that’s for sure.

Just remember social media is a place where you only see a sliver of someones life. It’s not always super cute outfits and smiling babies.

Ok enough with the serious stuff. Here’s a round up of my latest looks being rocked on IG.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Styling a dress for everyday mom life.

Do you ever find yourself scrolling through Instagram and spot a fellow mama sporting a super cute outfit, then you click buy on the tab to get the look in the mail and think, “What was I thinking? How am I suppose to wear this?” I am definitely guilty of that myself. I’m here to help you make the most of that impulse online purchase. I think one of the most “what was I thinking?” purchases for us moms are dresses. I mean really? When can you ever where a dress? It’s not something you think to pull out of the closet on an everyday basis.

This dress on the other hand is actually perfect for everyday wear, it’s not flowy so those windy days have nothing on you. Also, it doesn’t ride up for being a tighter dress, and yes it’s a tighter dress but it has the perfect amount of ruche that it hides that mama tummy, or even a food baby from a date night dinner involving Mexican food. You can also rock this dress while you are pregnant! So this dress is win, win, win for sure!

This first look is a great classic way to wear this dress by rocking it with a basic denim jacket and sneakers! Perfect for those cooler fall days.

 

Look number two allows you to rock the fall trends when the weather is still a little warmer and still be able to run after your kids. These booties are a great way to be a little more put together without having to wear the tall heal. The utility vest is just another great layering piece!

This next look is another great “not quite fall” look. You can add the flannel and have it ready for when it gets cooler in the evening, or when you walk into the produce department of the grocery store. I kept in super casual again with the sneakers, and the hat is perfect to cover up that over dry shampooed hair.

 

This last look is by far the most comfy way to wear the dress! Pairing it with a super soft and cozy cardigan and flats that don’t require you tying your shoes!!! I received this super cute cardigan from Evy’s Tree but I am also linking another black cardigan I love. These oxford style not tie shoes are a great Target find! Adding some oversized reflective sunnies are great on no makeup days for hiding your no sleep dark circles, and distracted people to look at themselves in instead of noticing the giant zit on your chin.

There you have it! Now this doesn’t mean run out and buy this dress (unless of course you want to) this post is here for inspiration because we can all use a little inspiration once in awhile. 😉

 

Back to school shopping

Today is the last day Old Navy is having a 40% off everything online sale, so I wanted to let you know some of the cute stuff I snagged for the girls. They started school almost a month ago now, but since they start school when summer was still in full effect I didn’t invest in back to school clothes at the time. I just got them a new pair of sneakers for PE and let them pick out one new outfit for that first day. Then they continue to wear their shorts and tank tops from their summer wardrobe.

We finally got some cooler weather this week and so I figured it was time to go through drawers and see what they need. Emily doesn’t usually need much thanks to big sisters hand me downs, however styles change and the older they get the more clothes get destroyed before making it to the second kid, especially shoes. Adalynn of course needs all the things.

Now that you know the scoop here’s what I picked out for each girl during the sale.

Emily is still in toddler sizes at a 5T, here are my picks. Every year I get her easy pull on booties, so she has no problem getting them on herself in the mornings. Leggings several pairs of leggings are a must, she isn’t a fan of jeans so the only pants I can get her to wear are leggings. I also like a good neutral cardigan for layering anything she chooses to wear. She loves to wear dresses. I picked a couple of neutral ones to wear with some fun print leggings. After going through Adalynn’s old clothes I saw Emily didn’t need many long sleeve tops but this mustard colored top was just too cute to pass up.

Now on to Adalynn, she shops in the girls department now. They have cute mini me clothes so it’s hard for me to not just buy her clothes that are totally my style. I have to remember to reflect her style in her clothes. She is actually the easiest to shop for because she isn’t picky, so that is another reason its easy for me to start picking only clothes that are my style. I didn’t end up getting her any boots because most of them had heels and she’s 7 I didn’t think that was appropriate. My favorite items have to be the joggers and the football tee because those two things I would totally rock myself. I got her a cute dress and fun graphic tee as well. She doesn’t run cold like her sister so a perfect layering piece for her is this super cute denim vest. Last but not least a couple new pair of jeans are a must! How cute are the raw hem jeans?

If you are not able to shop the sale today I’m pretty sure they will have another amazing maybe even better sale this Labor day weekend.