Fashion Friday: Student Teaching Round-Up

Well all I survived my first week student teaching (granted this was the week before students start so wish me luck next week). Overall I have to admit that I do not know how I ever survived without Old Navy pants in my life! They are literally my new best friend and the comfiest, stretchi-est professional pant. Plus they have the greatest patterns!

Here is a round up of this past week’s looks (I am only required to be there 3 days per week which is why there are only 3 looks).

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My biggest goal for getting dressed was to look professional, but I also want to always portray my personality through my clothes. As a student teacher, in all honestly, besides wanting to learn everything I possibly can, I want a job at the end of this process. Dressing with personality is just another way for me to be memorable. Plus, I always feel the most confident when I feel good in what I’m wearing.

Let me know what you lovelies think, and have a wonderful weekend!

Love Always,

Sam

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Fashion Friday: Styling Your Favorite Graphic Tee

I was given these products in return for a post, however all of the opinions states are entirely my own. I do not work with brands that I don’t believe in and love. 

We’re moms, so when in doubt we all put on a T-shirt when getting dressed. Plus let’s all face it we always have that one favorite one that is washed to soft perfection, it fits just right, and in our own opinion is super cute. Chances are your favorite go-to is no ordinary t-shirt but instead a graphic tee (I know mine is). Besides the obvious jeans and t-shirt combination (which by the way never fails). There are so many fun ways to style this closet staple.

My favorite graphic tee happens to be from the fabulous Tara Lynn’s Boutique. You know how I said that our favorite is washed to perfectly soft wonderful-ness, well this one comes that way brand new. Um, score! Plus I’m a new mom so I love proudly stating my new #mamabear  (click on link for this exact tee) status.

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Here are my favorite ways to style my tee.

Paired with shorts and a statement necklace.

Anyway for me to wear my most favorite jean shorts (thred up find) and still look relatively stylish is a serious win in my book.

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Paired with a High Waisted Skirt

This gorgeous midi skirt (it comes in black and white too) is also another piece from Tara Lynn’s Boutique and I am in LOVE. Basically any pattern, color scheme or length would work with this basic concept. It’s a fun way to dress up this casual tee.

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There are countless options and these are just for spring/summer. Stay tuned in a few weeks and I’ll show how to take this basic tee into fall.

Here are a couple other fun outfit ideas to get your creative, style juices flowin.

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What’s your favorite way to wear a graphic tee?

Love Always,

Sam

Shopping with Pink Blush & a GIVEAWAY!

I was given this dress from PinkBlush in return for a post, however everything stated is entirely my own opinion. #sponsored I’m looking at this as a sort of PSA for all you Mommas. If you have not already shopped … Continue reading

Jumping on “The Cold Shoulder” Trend

Although the product in this post was sponsored by the boutique the opinions expressed are entirely my own. #sponsored #ad I realize that I am completely late to this party, and yes I am regretting taking this long to join … Continue reading

Fashion Friday: Instagram Round-Up

I realize that is now the 8th of July, but the weather here has been anything but summer-like so my Instagram round-up is going to be for June.

Below are a collection of my favorite looks for the month. I hope that you can use them as inspiration for your upcoming outfit planning!

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What are some of your favorite summer trends?

Love Always,

Sam

Summer Tank Styling Ideas

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I’m back with this series! Its been a busy couple of weeks so I have missed this the last two weeks (read here more about my absence). Summer is full swing here in the Pacific Northwest and so I thought I would get back to Fashion Friday with some styling ideas for this summer staple.

I found mine pretty recently at Target, but really these outfits can be translated to your favorite sleeveless blouse that you already own. The tank I styled here is a woven material with some detailing so that it can be easily styled up or down.

First up, style it casually with denim shorts and a casual necklace. This is basically a mother’s uniform for the summer. Its super easy, super comfortable, and stylish too. You know the dream mix for us moms.

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Second outfit is styled with a denim or chambray skirt (mine is also a current Target find). This look is still casual and easy but is a little dressier then just denim shorts. What I love about this outfit is its still super easy but you can do lunch or something a little nicer without putting in a ton of thought or effort.

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Last outfit idea is paired with a neutral skirt with some structure. Mine is older from Loft but what I love is that the colors are very neutral and there is minimal going on. Its an A-line skirt with structure so that any top tucks well into it, especially an easy breezy summer tank.

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Happy Summer Lovelies!

The Poppy and Peridot: A Perfect Boutique for the Stylish Mom

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If you ladies are anything like me (which I hope you are since you are here reading my blog) I love to find new little boutiques (online or otherwise) that sell cute looks that are affordable, stylish, and mom friendly. That is a tall bill to fulfill but I have found you all a great website that does all three of those things well! Oh and did I mention I got 10% off for you stylish moms? Just scroll (or read) down to the very bottom to find your coupon code for this amazingly adorable little site.

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I stumbled across this site on none other than Instagram, and instantly fell in love with their stuff. Follow them too by clicking here.

All of their items are casual with a feminine flair, which is perfect for us stylish moms. The two items I have are both super soft as well so they are so comfortable to wear while running errands or at the park. I had such a hard time deciding what to order but I went with two you can see below because I thought they were versatile for my wardrobe. Plus these lovely ladies also carry some insanely cute jewelry which are all perfect to add that extra “oomph” to any outfit.

“Hello Gorgeous” Tank

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Crochet Pocket Knit Top

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Please, go check out this fabulous little site run by very sweet ladies and use the code below for 10% off your order.

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Let me know what you all think of the site!

Love Always,

Sam

Let Me Introduce You All to Thred Up

The clothes featured in this post were paid for by Thred Up, however the opinions are entirely my own. I shopped Thred Up long before I was sponsored to. This post also features an affiliate link which gives money and … Continue reading

Accessories Needed for Survival as a Stylish Mom

Alright ladies this installment of Fashion Friday  is sort of an extension to last week’s post where I discussed my essentials (clothing wise) to staying stylish while being a mom. This week is all about my go-to accessories that always complete my look with minimal thought or effort. When those mornings occur where you’re running on coffee instead of sleep or when mom brain becomes a sort of mental disability. These easy pieces will keep you looking like a style blogger without any of the planning.

A Leopard Scarf

In my opinion leopard print is most definitely a neutral. Stick with one in neutral (sort of natural) colors and you will never go wrong with it. If you’re new to pattern mixing leopard is also a good place to start with because it’s one that easily pairs with most other prints and colors. One tip when buying your scarf is to make sure it is a weight that you can wear most of the year, so look for one that is neither to heavy or too light (Like in the words of Goldilocks, “One that’s just right.”).

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A Floral Scarf

Floral is a nice way to bring an outfit to life with a pop of some fun colors. Again if you’re nervous about pattern mixing floral is great because it pairs with pretty much everything! I wear mine especially in the spring but don’t get me wrong, sometimes I just get sick of all the dark colors in fall and winter so I will throw it on to brighten up my life then too!

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A Neutral-Colored  Patterned Scarf

If you haven’t already noticed I might have a slight addiction to scarves (my husband claims its a real problem, but what do men know anyways?). I live in the Pacific Northwest and our summer just isn’t real long so scarves can be worn pretty much year round here. Anyhow, a neutral patterned scarf is another great way to add something extra to just jeans and a t-shirt. Mine is one of my most casual scarves so it goes well with my simple looks, but it also dresses down a skirt and top.

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Floral Statement Necklace

I love a good floral anything really, but I do love my floral necklace (so much so that I’m on the hunt for another one). It adds some beautiful feminine flare to your favorite t-shirt, and also lends well to blouses and dresses. Mine is small and not overly huge so its easy to wear with the little one and doesn’t look ridiculous at the park or grocery store. Believe me adding a cute little necklace instantly makes your whole outfit fun and stylish!

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Long Neutral Necklace

This is for those days when mom brain is at its worst and you’ve practically got an IV of coffee. You will literally need no thought at all because something simple will go with every single thing you own. I don’t usually leave the house without some sort of necklace or scarf and this particular one of mine gets worn the most because its easy. I feel way more pulled together but I didn’t spend any time in the mirror debating on if it matches my outfit.

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Long Crystal Necklace

Make sure this one is not too big; just keep it real simple. A simple little crystal necklace will be your best friend! It adds some sparkle and a little glam to anything you wear plus it goes well anything! What more needs to be said here?

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A Go-To “Arm Party”

You’ve all seen those awesome fashion bloggers and the shot of their beautifully manicured nails, holding a Starbucks, with the amazingly perfect stack of bracelets. Yea “ain’t nobody got time for that.” I don’t even attempt to paint my finger nails because there is no way that my daughter won’t need something before they dry! But you can look almost as awesome if you have a favorite stack of bracelets and a watch that go with almost everything. I have to admit that I don’t wear mine all the time but when I do I instantly feel very stylish.

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A Brown Leather Belt

Or at least something that looks like leather (mine is from Target). The idea is to have one belt that works with everything. No need for 15 different belts here. Use this one to belt a dress or tunic and to hold your pants up. If I wear jeans and a t-shirt I almost always wear a belt (even if I don’t need it) because I front-tuck my shirt and I instantly feel a whole lot less of a mess and whole lot more stylish. Doing the little front tuck will almost always upgrade you to that stylish mom at the park.

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So I think that’s a pretty good list to get you lovely ladies started with! Adding just one of these to your outfit each day will have you looking and feeling like a fashion blogger, even at school drop-off!

What’s your go-to accessory? If you love this post and found it helpful please share it with your friends.

Love Always,

Sam

How to Look Genuinely Stylish as a SAHM

If you follow me on Instagram (and if you don’t you can do so here) then its no secret that I like to look pulled together and my idea of cute most days. Even on those days that I don’t have … Continue reading