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Squeeze The Day

Squeeze The Day

  For the longest time, I’ve been a full-blown juice cleanse nay sayer. I thought it was the worst thing you could do for your body. But I’ve changed my mind slightly. Juicing, on its own, isn’t bad, it’s those 6 day juice cleanse the world […]

Yums The Word

Yums The Word

I am definitely not that from the garden, food-processing kinda mama. As you all know I’ve tirelessly tried to be that mama but alas I’m not. With such a heavy work load it just isn’t happening. For those reading that are I think you’re amazing! (send me your tips). […]

5 Ways to Rock That Button Up

5 Ways to Rock That Button Up

Button-ups are always a great option but until recently I didn’t really know what to do with them besides just throwing one on. The thing I particularly love about a button up is that you can rock it multiple ways. I always see women wearing them multiple ways and they always look classic AF. You could even own just one and you’d be good to go. While I do own several button-up tops, I never felt like I could pull them off until now.

My 5 ways to rock it:

All the way up to the neck and tucked in: Button it all the way up, but this time, tuck it in. I always think this gives a bit more of a preppy vibe. I personally like this look for the office, but, it could be worn whenever and wherever! (Image Link)

All the way up tucked in + necklace: Again button it all the way up, tuck it into a skirt of high waist jean. Add a little sparkle by pairing it with a chucky necklace or big earrings! You’ll feel super girly and confident all day long. (Image Link)

Unbuttoned (a bit) + tucked in: unbutton the top 3 buttons. Feeling sexy? You can go for a deeper V. I happen to think that women with smaller chests can rock this. If you are larger in this area , it can often turn from classy to trashy. My best advice for busty girls is to pair a lacey tank underneath. You’ll still be sexy while feeling less trashy and more classy! Overall, I think it’s best to keep this look super clean. Simple. Tuck the shirt into a pant, jean, or skirt. I’d even opt for no earrings and stick with a dainty necklace. (Image Link)

 

Unbuttoned: Keep the shirt open, completely. If you are wearing jeans or high waisted short skirt, wear a basic tank underneath. You can choose whether to keep it out  or tuck it in. I prefer a longer necklace with this look. (Image Link)

The Cheat: So this is has always been one of my favorite ways to rock a “button-up”. It’s really a cheat because it isn’t actually a button up. It’s a plaid henley and you literally just throw one on with a pair of jeans a go. (Image Link)

 

7 Cleaning Tips That Will Make Your Home Look Like New

7 Cleaning Tips That Will Make Your Home Look Like New

My last post was a little heavy, I know. It was something I’ve been wanted to put out there for a while now. I feel like if sharing my story helps one mama coup with her own miscarriage then I’ve done my job. To bring […]

Finding Peace

Finding Peace

Okay I’m going to honest here for a minute, very honest. I find myself eye rolling the month of October every year. October is home to many awareness campaigns. Breast Cancer Awareness, Dyslexia Awareness, Mental Health Awareness to name a few. It also happens to […]

Not Just A Sweatshirt

Not Just A Sweatshirt

Sweater weather as you know is my absolute favorite. While we are in the midst of a summer meets fall situation here in Philadelphia, I must say I’m digging it. I am probably speaking too soon, but as of now, it’s been perfect sweater weather. Mild enough, that wearing a nice pullover and a lightweight jacket kept me comfortable today. I love sweatshirts, of course I’m always a sweater girl but there is something to be said for an awesome sweatshirt. They can be either casual and comfy or dressed up depending on your accessories. Recently I’ve noticed my favorite retailer stepping up their sweatshirt game, thank you J.Crew!

This sweater is actually on sale! I had been waiting for a good J.Crew sale but I couldn’t hold out. Lucky for you there is a sale currently going on. (Sale Sale Sale). Also this particular pieces is under $25!! You can thank me later for now just click! I kept it casual by pairing it with jeans, black leather loafers aka my new classic. Below I’ve put together a few of my favorite embellished styles!

 

As much as the fall months can make you want to stay bed, wrapped in a blanket scarf and sporting your best yoga pants and boyfriend tee all day, er day, I have to say that sweaters or in this case sweatshirts are becoming my new go-to. Especially embellished ones!

Not Your Mama’s Loafers

Not Your Mama’s Loafers

I don’t know about the rest of you but I grew up with penny loafers. My mom and aunts all wore them and even my brother wore them when he went to Catholic school. The shoe itself is versatile and wearable for both men and women. […]

Go For The Glow

Go For The Glow

Bodhi is currently napping, it’s Friday and I’m so grateful for these few minutes to myself to get ready. After what seems like a very long week it’s nice to spend a little time taking care of myself and my skin. As the leaves start […]

Playing With All The Colors

Playing With All The Colors

With autumn at our doorstep it’s hard not to start thinking about sweater weather. I’ve already done a major change over in my closet. But of course it’s natural to want to bring new pieces into your wardrobe. For me the name of the game is budgeting, so instead of going ham on all things fall (my normal protocol) I’ve decided to shop smart this season. This year I grabbed a little inspiration from mother nature herself. My color palette is normally all over the board but for those few pieces I’ll be adding I’ve drifting into a more “changing leaves” kinda vibe.
Reds, Olives, Nudes and Silvers are on my mind and I’m looking for the right pieces to help translate that into everyday fashion. I love playing with colors and budgeting has made that interesting. Instead of looking to the seasons “it” color aka dusty rose and mauve I’m looking for something that will last and colors I now I’ll always love. Don’t get me wrong I love a trending color but once you have kids, pets, or any other thing in your life that DRAINS your bank account, you have to start getting savvy with your spending.  I’ve decided to stick with sweaters, because well I mean do I have to explain that one. From summer sweaters to chunky winter knits I’m a sweater fanatic!
-Ruby Reds-
-The Greens-
 
-Silver Lining-
 
-Nudes-

 

Happily In Style Does Snacktime!

Happily In Style Does Snacktime!

Oh wow hey there September, where did you come from? I must admit I enjoyed my month off. I dubbed August as the month of self love. If you hadn’t guessed I turned my month of self love into a vacation from writing. Even though […]

The Sale of All Sales

The Sale of All Sales

You didn’t think I forgot about it did you? No I didn’t forget that the best sale, the sale of all sales, the Nordstrom Anniversary sale is happening right NOW! Sadly this is the last weekend of this glorious Nordstrom Anniversary sale but don’t fret […]