fun with faux (sherpa)

Faux sherpa jacket in ivory (also available in navy); Hooded sweatshirt in grey (also in black); Black fair isle print leggings; High top slip-on sneakers in grey flannel (old, similar); Ray Ban Light Ray Wayfarer sunglasses (old, similar).

Hope you enjoyed your weekend. Are you ready for Thanksgiving? We are, especially since we are not hosting haha. Funny because it’s true.

I can already tell that I’m going to wear this outfit a ton in the coming months. The jacket is long enough for a lot of my tunic length tops and the faux sherpa is soft to the touch and cozy warm. Even the front pockets are lined with sherpa! I’m wearing a size Medium in the jacket (I size up for my jackets and coats so I can wear a sweatshirt or sweater underneath).

I picked up the hoodie sweatshirt during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and the fit is extremely flattering for a sweatshirt. The fit is so good that I purchased this hoodie in black as well as navy. I sized up to a Medium in this because it’s a slimmer cut overall.

Leggings are life for me since they suit my mama lifestyle. I’m wearing my usual size Small in these printed jersey leggings. I also picked the same legging in a blue plaid print as well as a side faux leather stripe. I’ll feature them in a future post.

Have a great Monday! xx

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free people refresh

Romper (also in blue or white); Rainbow stripe turtleneck in grey (also in yellow); Fair isle top (also in ivory or burgundy); Sweater leggings; Striped midi dress (Similar); Striped cotton knit dress in neutral (also in red/pink).

Hurry there’s a flash sale ending in 10 minutes (Free People extended it for an extra 2 hours). My purchases are above and discussed on my Instagram post. Also, I’ve included handy links for your online shopping ease. Have a great weekend!

get your party (dress) on

I can’t believe Thanksgiving is next week. Then the holiday season and the celebratory parties commence. Here are my picks for what I’d wear to a cocktail party. You’ll notice they are all long sleeve as I get cold easily. But they still bring it with a hint of sparkle or full on sequins.

Metallic twist-front dress (also in cordovan); Green sequin dress; Metallic side-twist dress in black/gold (also in black/silver); Ruffle tier dress (also here); Red bell sleeve dress; Sequin dress (also here & here).

Have a great weekend. xx

coat weather

I admit that Fall and winter are my least favorite of the seasons but a comfortable, warm and stylish coat or jacket helps eases me into the cooler temps. I have a thing for outerwear because it’s what everyone will see, more so than what’s worn underneath. So, I up my coat and jacket game. Below are my picks for the season. You may notice the coats are midi length which works for keeping your butt warm yet looks great for pants/jeans as well as skirts/dresses.

Moto vegan leather & shearling long jacket in grey, black/black, whiskey (also here) and black/bottle green (also here).

This longer length moto jacket comes in four different color combinations. I bought this on clearance this past spring in the black vegan leather and black faux shearling. It’s surprisingly very warm and you can zip and buckle this all the way up to your chin when the chill requires bundling up. It’s tough on the outside and tender (soft and cozy) on the inside. It’s generously oversized so I purchased a size Small (I’m normally a size Medium for my outerwear).

Faux fur leopard coat (similar here & here).

If you know me, you know leopard print is a must. It’s adds so much to an outfit and the print just makes me smile. I bought my leopard coats a couple of years ago (see them here) and I relish wearing them.

Faux sherpa jacket in navy and ivory.

I just purchased this in the ivory in size Medium at 50% off and the half-off sale is going on now through the weekend. It’s such a luxe looking piece and looks and feels more expensive than its price. It’s machine washable and I like to cuff the sleeves so you can see the tan trim. It was love at first sight when I spotted this jacket on Instagram, it looks and feels even better in person. It’s a great deal at under $43.

Are you a coat and jacket lover like me? Have you spotted or purchased a new jacket that you love?

Have a great weekend! xx

leopard athleisure

Leopard sweatshirt hoodie & Leopard sweatpants.

This sweatsuit is a recent purchase, I waited for the sweatshirt hoodie and sweatpants to go on sale (and it’s still on sale–woo hoo!). I’m smitten with this set, it looks so cool together as well as wearing each piece with clothes I already have. I’m thinking the hoodie will pair well with my black vegan leather miniskirt or pants. And the sweatpants will look right at home with a bomber jacket and sneakers.

It’s true to size, I’m wearing a size Small in both the top and bottom. The sweatshirt has a loose fit and I like that it’s not cropped. The sweatpants are more fitted and I’m thrilled the length works for my short 28″ inseam (as you can’t really hem sweatpants with a bottom cuff).

I also love that it’s 100% cotton since I’m making an effort to not purchase animal products anymore. Also, I’m also trying to cut down on buying synthetic fabrics so as not to add to the microplastic pollution of our water and marine life. I need to buy a filter for my washing machine, anyone purchase a Cora ball or Guppyfriend laundry bag? If so, do you like it?

Happy Wednesday everyone! xx

outfits lately

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Suburban Riot plant based hoodie sweatshirt (sold out, similar here, here & here); Current/Elliott Stiletto skinny jeans in Richland wash (sold out, similar here & here); New Balance sneakers in black/white/red (sold out, similar); Be Bold trucker hat (similar).

Free People striped caftan (old, similar here, here & here); GAP navy slides (old, similar here & here); Michael Kors aviator sunglasses (old, similar).

outfits lately

Red/blue striped tee (also in black/white stripes); Levi’s cutoff denim shorts (sold out, similar here & here); Michael Kors polarized sunglasses (old, similar).

Vitamin Sea tee; Old Navy white shorts (old, similar); Ray Ban Light Ray Wayfarer sunglasses (old, similar).

Raised By Waves tee (sold out, long sleeve tee); Olive pull-on shorts (old, this year’s version); Faux leather flip flops in platinum/black faux leather; Ray Ban Light Ray Wayfarer sunglasses (old, similar).

Zara leopard camp shirt (old, similar); Black pull-on shorts (old, this year’s version); GAP slides in black (old, similar here & here); Mirrored aviator sunglasses (also here).

Hope you enjoyed your summer as much as my daughter, our bulldog and I did. Happy Fall to you and yours! xx

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: veganized

You didn’t think that I’d miss out on the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, did you? Admittedly, I didn’t buy much for myself during last year’s event due to being freshly postpartum. Also, I decided to go vegan about a year ago and I’ve been trying to veganize all of my purchases as much as possible. Buying vegan is much easier for warm weather dressing but it’s a bit of a challenge for when temperatures drop. It seems like the only fabric options are wool, leather, down, etc. But I have really good news, it’s possible and fun to dress animal-friendly. It’s generally less expensive too. Here are my vegan (and realistic mom to an active toddler wear) picks plucked from this year’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale:

Hoodie sweatshirt in navy heather; Leopard swing jacket; Space Dye sports bra in teal; Black faux leather crossbody bag; Gingham slip-on sneakers; Bicolor cylinder faux leather bag.

This hoodie is fabulous with leggings for it’s flattering drape and longer length. The back hem is longer than the front hem and it’s split a bit on the sides which wonderfully hides the stomach area. Size up, it runs small. I ordered size Mediums and had to return the size Smalls.

You know I cannot resist leopard and the swing silhouette of this jacket is easy sophistication. It’s true to size, I’m keeping the size Small.

Nordstrom is running a two for $40 special on this sports bra. I ordered it black in addition to the teal space dye. I ordered my normal size in sports bras, which is a Medium (I always go one size up from my usual top size). It has removable cups and the strappy back is adorable.

The black crossbody bag really impressed me with its rich leather like texture. Love the size and the two secured compartments (zip and magnetic closure) and I can easily fit my iPhone in both areas. Total keeper.

The black and white gingham on these fabric slip-on sneakers is adorable. I live in my Vans and I’m thrilled to add this vegan friendly pair to my collection.

I haven’t yet received the cylinder bag so I owe you a review. It’s cute though and comes with a shoulder strap.

Faux leather flip flops in platinum/black.

I know, not the cutest pair of flip flops that you ever did see. But I was intrigued by the 1,000+ stellar reviews. I really needed a pair of comfortable flip flops, my feet were getting blisters from my Havaianas. And you know what? Right out of the box comfortable. There’s a ton of colors available but I went for the basic black and white combo.

Rainbow zip hoodie; Dark grey skinny jeans; Rainbow sweatpants; Grey ankle skinny jeans.

I haven’t yet received any of the four items above so I owe you a review. I read the reviews and ordered a Small for the rainbow sweatsuit, which by the way is smile inducing, and my current jean size of 26 for the two pairs of grey skinny jeans.

By the way, I ordered the Veronica Beard flared jeans, Rag & Bone lace-up pants and Rag & Bone black raw hem skinny jeans. But, I’m returning all of them. The Veronica Beard jeans were fantastic but too long for my legs. Since it has that gorgeous hem detail, you can’t really shorten the length. But the fit was great for me in the size 26. The Rag & Bone lace up pants were quite tragic for my stomach situation (mombod problems, yo). The Rag & Bone black skinny jeans were okay but nothing special. Also, the material was much too stretchy for my liking. I need black jeans, not jeggings.

So, that’s my round up. Did you partake in this year’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale? I’d love to hear about your shopping scores! xx

say yes to the dress

Drawcord dress in rust (also in green); Tom Ford sunglasses (old, similar); GAP white slide sandals (old, similar); Madewell pom pom necklace (old, similar).

I love the color combo of rust and white/ivory, it’s perfect for the summer season. I ordered a size Small and it’s true to size. It’s generous in the torso but the armholes are a very good fit. If I sized down to an XS, the armholes would be too tight. Love the deep pockets and the cool cotton blend material (it has a bit of stretch to it). This dress is versatile and works with sneakers or a strappy sandal. The dress also comes in petite sizes.

Striped tank midi dress; GAP white slide sandals (old, similar).

I’m glad I ordered two sizes of this tank midi dress since it runs small or snug in the torso. The small was too tight over my stomach area, so no bueno. The medium is perfect for me. I’m wearing a normal bra and it doesn’t show at the shoulders nor at the armholes. I’m quite impressed by the thicker and stretchy cotton knit fabric and the construction of this inexpensive (less than $25!) dress. The red and blue stripe combo is rather snappy and brings out my inner prepster. Mama’s got her Fourth of July outfit–sweet. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

Both dresses are keepers. Enjoy your Wednesday! xo

beach please

‘Part Mermaid’ cap; Palm print swimsuit; Striped tank midi dress; Clean Ultimate Beach Night.

Summer is decidedly here. I’m so ready to get my beach on. Here are a few fun staples to get you in the mood.

How cute is the ‘Part Mermaid’ cap? I’m planning to wear this on the beach and the boardwalk. I live in baseball caps this time of year since they’re great for sun protection and to keep my hair and the sweat out of my eyes.

I’m really loving the palm print trend lately, it’s an easy way to bring the tropics to you. The swimsuit is BOGO 50% off so I ordered two sizes to see which fits me better. I’m hoping it fits, it’s a junior sized swimsuit so I’d order up a size or two. Fingers crossed.

I love red and blue stripes together and this tank midi dress epitomizes comfy chic. The dress is also BOGO 50% off, so I ordered two sizes and plan to keep the size that fits. I’m liking midi length dresses now that I’m chasing around my little toddler. There’s no possibility of unintended flashing, lol.

And I’m excited for this Clean fragrance! It’s supposed to smell like a night on the beach–sign me up! I love the Clean fragrance brand because they don’t test on animals. Clean’s philosophy of fragrances is that they smell like a pleasurable moment in life. His cool is that? I have a 5-piece roller ball set from Clean that is fantastic, of which my faves are Air and Rain. I believe Ultimate Beach Night is a limited edition fragrance, so if you love it, I’d order more.

Enjoy the summer! xoxo

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