It’s sweater season- My top sweater picks

I’m all about a cozy sweater on a cozy day! I’ve been meaning to create this post a while ago but my procrastination can possibly be your gain because I see some of my picks are now on sale. It was hard for me to get in the sweater post spirit because I live in a region where it keeps going back into the 80’s, so my sweaters have been just hanging in the closet waiting to be worn.

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Styling Olive Pants

I’ll be the first to admit I’m bad at mix and matching my clothes. I buy a certain top to go with a certain pair of pants, skirt, or shorts. You know what happens to a blogger who always needs something new to post when I don’t mix and match? Let’s just say the bank account takes a pretty big hit.

So I’m going to change that and force myself to mix and match, my bank account and husband will be thankful. 😉

I recently bought these cute olive colored pants and of course the first thing I think to pair them with is a stripe shirt because well it’s me! I actually bought both this tee and pants in the same order. This tee is super cute and lightweight without being see through. One thing I do recommend with a lower v-neck you should wear a bralette underneath. That way when your baby pulls at your shirt or you are bending over to pick up a kid, toy, laundry (you get the idea) you aren’t showing off the ladies. Instead you are showing off a fashionable barlette. I recommend one like this.

The next look I added a camo shirt but didn’t want it to be too edgy or matchy matchy with all the green so I broke it up with a feminine pink cardigan.

Another way, and probably my favorite and will be the most worn way, was pairing it with a plain graphic tee and this bright red tennis shoes! I love the way it all looks together.

Adding a classic button up Gingham top makes you look a little more done up even when you are rocking the converse too!

Last but not least, dressing up the pants with a little leopard print heel would be perfect for a date night! If only I got a date night every once in a while! 🙁

Well there you have it! A few looks I was able to put together with olive pants!

I hope you like the post and find inspiration. I know it gives me inspiration and ideas when I put together a blog post like this one, so I will continue to make more mix and match posts!

My Instagram Round-up for April


I’ve seen a lot of fashion bloggers post Instagram round ups on their blogs and thought that’s a great idea! I don’t fully consider myself a fashion blogger but more of a mom style blogger. I love to stay on trend but I usually tone it down a bit to fit my every day mom style. That being said, here’s my Instagram outfits for the month of April!

Joggers {wearing size small} // Striped top // Sneakers // Jean Jacket {similar} // Hat {similar} // Sunnies

I call this the “8am soccer mom” look. These total on trend joggers are this moms favorite! Besides the comfort it brings to early morning soccer games I also like to rock them all week when dropping the kids off at school! A good pair of sneakers is also a must when pushing a stroller up a soccer field. The jean jacket is a classic that never goes out of style! This look wouldn’t be me without stripes! The ball cap and sunnies are perfect for hiding my mom of three raccoon eyes for both early A.M. Soccer games and school drop offs.

Tee {wearing a medium} // Jeans // Shoes // Bag // Hat {similar} // Sunnies // Watch

This one I’m calling the “grocery run” because I was rocking it during a solo grocery trip. What mom doesn’t love trips to the store without the kids? I’d prefer it to be Target but hey, I’ll take what I can get. Now I’ll admit I’m usually a fan of American Eagle jeans and I only buy them when they are doing the BOGO 50% off, but after almost a year of scrolling through my Instagram feed and seeing other stylin’ moms wearing these babies, and dropping weight, by that I mean giving birth, I decided to spend the money and get these ripped jeans. They did not disappoint, I wear them pretty much everyday; even when I’ve spilt breast milk on them. The Adidas All-Stars! Man, do they bring me back to the good ole’ days of teenage drama and insecurities…No, but seriously I’m so glad they are back in style I love rocking them again! Once again we’ve got the stripes, hat and sunnies because well it’s what I like. This purse stays hung by the door, so when I do get to go solo and don’t want to be drug down by the weight of everything in my diaper bag I can just throw my wallet and keys in it and run out the door, literally before my husband changes his mind about taking care of the kids by himself. J/k he’s happy to do it…well at least I think he is.

Tee {similar} // Shoes // Sunnies // Watch // Jeans {size up!}

This look was my “I hope a tornado doesn’t hit the house” outfit. Right after I put this look together me and babe sat in the safest room in the house, the down stairs bathroom, while sirens went off. Another pair of great ripped jeans that are, surprise! American Eagle! They are high-waisted so great for my postpartum belly but you definitely need to size up. Which isn’t so great for my postpartum self-esteem but they are still great jeans and I’m diggin’ ’em. Rose gold mirrored shades are totally in this Spring/Summer I’m so glad I have these babies I picked up last summer. Who else is guilty of using watches more like an accessory to an outfit then using them to actually tell the time? Ya, and the Jord wooden watch is great to add to a casual look. When I’m not wearing stripes I’m a total fan of graphic tees especially ones that represent me, this one screams Amanda.

Dress {this print no longer available} // Sandals // Watch // Sunnies

Here I’ve got my “finally giving into the fact that I live in a very hot climate and sometime dresses are the most practical look” look. You can’t beat a good Old Navy sale and so I picked out this gem of a dress during a 50% off sale, which I’m sure will still be going on once I post this. These are my go-to sunnies they are my only polarized ones…. Did you know they are way better for your eyes than regular plain sunglasses? I’m not going to get into it but ya you should totally Google it. These sandals are from Target need I say more.

Top // Jeans // Sandals // Watch

A mash-up of pieces I’ve already mentioned plus this cute ruffles top that once again I snagged during an Old Navy sale. The ruffle trend is a great away to feel girly while rocking those growing biceps you get from lugging around a 30lb car seat.

Jeans // Top // Tote // Sandals // Watch // Sunnies

Last but not least my “black ripped jeans” look. The jeans are from American Eagle, Hello BOGO?!? The top of course is stripes but it’s a cute peplum top which is totally in and hides that extra tummy skin I’m working with right now. The bag you saw in my post that I’m using it as my diaper bag and love it!
Well there you have it! My Instagram round-up! Here’s to next month and trying not to wear stripes EVERYday……

*I’ll be doing a separate post all about my beach vacation looks.*