Tonight is the family birthday party for my husband. My husband and I like to keep a tradition of having our birthday festivities last an entire weekend. Unfortunately, this is the last of the partying.
Jeans - Levi's (thrifted) - $5
Top - Isaac Mizrahi for Target - $6
Necklace and earrings - thrifted - $1.50
Jacket - Hydraulic - gifted
Pumps - BCBG (Macy's) - $23
Fedora - Charlotte Russe - $5
Bag - Coach - gifted
For my husband's birthday, we spent the weekend at a nice hotel downtown - Saturday we visited some pretty cool museums and art galleries before heading to the mall so I could buy him his birthday gifts. We had a lot of fun!
Top - thrifted - $2
Leggings - Target (little girl's section) - $2
Boots - Aerosoles - $29
Necklace - Macy's - $5
Bag - Coach - gifted
Cuff bracelet - Claire's - $1
Hat - Banana Republic - $6
Jacket - Hydraulic - gifted
Shades - Target - $3
The close-up of the face is because I'm in love with my Sephora brand, white eyeliner and my sephora brand lip gloss. The liner goes one so well and so flawless and the lip gloss, I swear, makes my lips fuller....tell me they look fuller! lol!
Top ~ Papaya $19
Jeans ~ Old Navy $19
Gray Booties ~ Payless $19
Earrings ~ Premier Jewelry $19
Sephora eye liner $5
Lip gloss ~ Free Sephora birthday gift!
Had to post that last photo due to its irony. I was so annoyed with how my pics were turning out when I looked at them in the viewfinder, that in this last shot I was saying "I'm a dork" as the pic snapped. Once I downloaded the photos, I didn't think they looked that bad, and liked the last "I'm a dork" pic the best since I'm standing up straight in it at least. lol!
The camera flash makes this dress a little see through on top, but trust me...it was not see-through in regular daylight!
Dress - F21 - $5
Leather wedge sandals - Target - $6
Shell earrings - Target - $.50
Cocktail ring - thrifted - $.50
Here are tips I received from a personal shopper at DressBarn before I bought my pair:
- For those of you who have a more defined waist, we recommend avoiding denim that has too much distressing on the front pockets, instead go with denim that has embroidered details on the back pockets!
- Denim nights! Add a little embellishment and a sexy heel for a night out with the girls.
- Just like black is slimming, dark denim can do the same thing! Wear a dark wash denim to help hide flaws.
- Try pairing bright colored tops with light washed denim! It makes the color pop!
- Don't let the name fool you, Boot Cut jeans and flats are a perfect pair for when you're on the go!
For more great jean buying tips, check out the DressBarn website.
The DressBarn near me, unfortunately did not carry petite sizes, so that was a problem for me. In addition, their smallest size was not small enough for me in all the other styles of jeans they had (besides this straight leg).
The price of their jeans runs from about $29 to $35 a pair, so if you're looking for a higher waisted, conservative jean for great prices, check out DressBarn!
I just got this exquisite necklace from LuShae Jewelry and can't get enough of it! The detail is perfect, and the sparkle is brilliant. Their website is very user friendly, and their service is exceptional. I love how playful and feminine this piece is and was surprised at how much lovelier it is in person. If you are looking for quality jewelry at reasonable prices, you should definitely give LuShae a try.
I purchased a "Belly Band" at Target for $16 and I've started to wear it this week. I LOVE it! If your preggers and interested in purchasing something to help you transition from normal clothes to maternity (or continue wearing your normal clothes while pregnant) consider picking one of these up. It's just a big piece of elastic that you put over the waist band of skirts/pants/shorts and it keeps them up even when they are unbuttoned and even unzipped!
So far I'm loving this little piece of material and hoping that it will end up saving me money as well as allow me to continue wearing some of my favorite jeans during pregnancy.
I also found this cool site that lets you get the belly bands in all sorts of colors and designs.
Wish this photo showed my shoes better. I'll have to do a close-up the next time I wear them.
Skirt - J.Crew - hand-me-down from lil' sis
White cami - I don't know
Black vest - Macy's - $9
Black heels - BCBG from Macy's - $23
CZ studs - gifted
Rose - Express - gifted
What to wear when you have an early morning errand? Leggings and a t-shirt are like pajamas, which is what I want to be wearing if I have to go somewhere at 6AM. I just added the jacket to ward off the morning chill, the pumps to take away the pajama look, and the hat to hide my bed hair.
I plan on changing later on into a regular outfit, but for my 6AM errand, I thought this wasn't so bad. lol!
T-shirt - Gap - $3
Leggings - Target - $3
Jacket - gifted
Necklace - Kohl's - $.60
Silver hoop earrings - Target - $1
Hat - Charlotte Russe - $5
Watch - thrifted - $4
Hat - Target - $6
I just got my Glamour magazine yesterday and loved the article on how to wear leggings. I had bought these racer stripe leggings to wear for when I'm on the treadmill, but after reading the Glamour article, I realized I could wear them for a regular day outfit as well!