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. 😉

 

How to wear fall apparel before fall

It’s every where you look, all the latest fall and winter trends on Facebook, Instagram, and department stores. Heck, you can even start finding Halloween, Thanksgiving AND Christmas decor starting to pop up in the aisles of your favorite stores.

So what do you do when you see these amazing deals on sweaters, boots and jeans? You stock up in fear that they will not be available later on. Which more than likely you’re right.

Now you have all kinds of cute new clothes, but sadly the thermostat still reads 95 degrees. 😩

If you are like me, you have no patience, and want to wear all those cute clothes right away. It’s been that way since we were kids, you know the deal, all that back to school shopping, mom buying you a sweater and pair of jeans one size up in July knowing you’ll fit into them by Christmas, and on that first day of school in mid August you are sporting that sweater and jeans because it’s new!

Things haven’t changed much now that we are adults except for the buying a size up part, well unless maybe you’ve been thinking of that delicious turkey dinner you’ll be having, now that’s thinking ahead!

In this post I’m going to show you a few ways I wear my new Fall apparel when my weather app reads “feels like 104 degrees…”

The best way to wear that super cute sweater is to rock it with a cute pair of distressed shorts. It’s like wearing a pair of jeans with a tank top but flipped, so you won’t look too crazy wearing a sweater in the heat of the outdoors. This is also a good time to rock the booties as well.

We all love a good flannel top for fall, but again it’s way too hot to be wearing flannel, so a super quick and easy way to wear your flannel is as an accessory to your look! Here I paired it with some comfy leggings and a basic white tee.

To the left to the left…Yes I am aware I am looking left in every shot. What can I say? It’s my good side. ;p Now the last look– I’m pretty sure cardigans are the “it” clothing item of the fall season, they are advertised everywhere you look. These are probably the easiest to style as you can wear them over anything, a tank and shorts like I am here or even over a cute summer dress.