Thursday, February 14, 2019

3 WAYS TO STYLE A DENIM JACKET...

DENIM JACKET: Stage // DRESS: Stage // SHOES: Stage 

DENIM JACKET: Stage // DRESS: Stage 


DENIM JACKET: Stage // SHIRT: Stage (sold out, similar here) // BOTTOMS: Stage 

Hi everyone! I'm so excited to share that I'm taking over Stage's Instagram stories and did a guest post with them on their blog. One goal that I had this year for my blog was to share outfits that consisted of the same piece. I know it's not ideal to go out and buy a brand new outfit everyday. When I was in college, I remember putting over 20 outfits together with less than 10 items. I'm teaming up with Stage to share a staple piece that I didn't own up until now; a denim jacket. A denim jacket is a classic clothing piece and I have no idea why I didn't own one before. I'm sharing tips to create a winter, casual, and spring transition with the same denim jacket. 

I’m constantly on the go and opt in for casual everyday wear most days of the week. The first outfit that came into my mind was one that I can wear every day. When I picked up the gray romper, I swore it was a dress. When I found out that it was a romper, I had to bring it home. When you have two children and they both want to be constantly held, rompers are a lifesaver. Add a pair of white sneakers and you’re set. The denim jacket helps dress the outfit up. This outfit is the epiphany of a casual wear. I’ve worn similar outfits like this for years and it never gets old. You probably have at least one of these pieces in your closet already, if not all.

It’s still chilly here in Houston so the second outfit is one that you can wear now. Denim jackets can be layered underneath and over. If it’s really cold, throw a long length sherpa coat over your denim jacket and layer underneath with a sweater. I wore this red button up and black jeans for an edgier look. Denim on denim is very trendy but it’s a little hard to style because you have to get the denim colors just right. I personally love a blue denim jacket with black jean combo. Mainly because most tops will look great with the two; a plain camisole, sweaters, t- shirts, and button ups. 

My last outfit is for transitioning into spring. Spring arrive next month and I’m sure a few of us have already ordered a few floral dresses. Instead of waiting for the weather to warm up to wear your new pieces, throw on your denim jacket. It completes the outfit and ties well together. That’s why a denim jacket is a staple piece, you can wear it during multiple seasons. A teddy coat for instance can’t be thrown over a floral midi dress, your outfit would look like two different seasons. This last style tip is super easy; throw your denim jacket over your spring dress, romper, or jumpsuit. That’s it, There’s nothing else to it. 

Denim jackets are versatile and get better with time. The jackets that I borrow from my sister are 8+ years old. They’ve loosen in the shoulders to fit and the fabric has gotten softer. Now that I finally have my own, I can always bring it with me. 

Thank you so much for reading along. I hope my tips have helped you style the perfect outfit. 

xo, 
Annie


Wednesday, February 13, 2019

PLAID AND NEUTRALS FOR NYFW...



SWEATER: Topshop // BOTTOMS: 1 State // COAT: Topshop // SHOES: M Gemi 

Hi everyone! I'm so sorry that I've been absent on the blog. Life and work has been so crazy. I had a lot of work and baby training to do before my trip to New York, my NYFW week was super busy, and of course, as soon as I came home, there were a billion things to do on my to do list. It's currently 1:30am but that's okay because I'm going to finish this blog post tonight. 

When I decided that I was going to go to NYFW, I was anxious and excited. The first thing that came across my mind was "what am I going to wear?". I knew I had to ditch my usual sweater, jeans, and over the knee outfits. I started googling winter trends, NYFW outfits, and went crazy on pinterest. There were tons of crazy outfits out there but I still wanted to be "me". I choose and style items that I would and could wear in Houston. Plaid and neutrals was what most of my outfits consisted of. Plaid printed coats was a huge trend and one that I really liked. Pairing neutrals is so easy for me because you can't really go wrong with it. I choose white and tan tones for this outfit and the coat helped tie it all in. It's fun to break away from the normal and comfortable outfits and try something new. I personally loved how this outfit came out and it's something I'd wear in Houston. 

I have tons of outfits to share with yall before spring arrives. I know most of yall are shopping for spring but I also know that a handful of yall live in places where it snows until April. I'll be sharing both for the remaining of the month so stay tuned! 

Thank you so much for reading! 
xo, 
Annie


Thursday, February 7, 2019

WHAT I PACKED FOR NYFW...




JUMPSUIT: VICI (20% off with code: ANNIE20) // SHOES: Keds // BAG: VICI // LUGGAGE: BRIC

NYFW is finally here! I have so many mixed feelings. I’m extremely excited to be back in New York and attend my first NYFW but I’ve also never been away from Liam and Chloe for longer than a day.  I know it’ll be good for me to get a break though. I’m going to be here for 4 days and plan on sharing a lot of winter outfits with yall. The very first outfit would be my travel outfit. I ALWAYS try to stay comfortable when traveling. Instead of wearing my usual sweats and old college t shirts, I found this jumpsuit that I LOVE. It's the perfect lounge wear. 

Anyways, I thought it would be fun to go ahead and share what I packed for my trip. I packed last night and I couldn't believe all the things that I was able to fit in this luggage. 

xo,
Annie

*Photos by Banavenue 


Tuesday, February 5, 2019

THE TRUE MEANING OF VALENTINES DAY...













OUTFIT 1: DRESS: Revolve // SHOES: M Gemi // OUTFIT 2: TOP: Shop The Mint // BOTTOMS: AG // SHOES: M Gemi // Liam- TOP: Janie & Jack // BOTTOMS: Crewcuts // Chloe- DRESS: Gymboree 

Valentines Day is right around the corner and I've never been more excited about it. If you told me that I would enjoy making valentine crafts and getting confetti all over the floor 5 years ago, I would have said "NEVER". Fast forward to today and I couldn't be happier about helping Liam put macaroni on a foam shape bear. 

When I was growing up, Valentines Day wasn't a holiday that I look forward to. I remember sitting at home wishing I was on a date. I thought Valentines Day was about having a boyfriend and it isn't. It's about having people in your life that you care and love. I hope that I can show Liam how to appreciate his friendships and family early on, so that he won't be a single teenager that sits at home on Valentines Day wishing there was a girl besides him. Liam will have his first school valentines party this year and I'm pretty sure I'm more excited than he is. We're making little crafts that we bought from Krogers that he'll be gifting to his teachers and friends. I hope that this is a good first step on teaching him appreciation and kindness. 

I'm extremely thankful for these gorgeous women and all their little babies. Blogging is already a hard career choice. Having their support and friendship means everything. I know it also meaningful to Liam because he always talks and looks forward to his playdates with everyone. We're heading to New York tomorrow and I know that there will be tons of girls and family trips with them this year. 

Thank you so much for reading!

xo, 
Annie

Friday, February 1, 2019

HEART ON MY SLEEVES...


TOP: Shop The Mint (love this one too. Get 15% off with code: ANNIE15) // BOTTOMS: Evereve // BAG: Gucci // SHOES: (old, similar here

The 2nd month of 2019 is here and soon it'll be Christmas again. Is anyone else still writing down 2018 or confused on what year it is?! No? I guess that's just me. Anyways, I started sharing several Valentines Day outfits with yall two weeks ago and had to share this sweater once again. This sweater  keeps making a strong comeback every year. I'm so happy I was able to snag it before it sold out. The heart print is so subtle that you're able to wear it any day. 

Do yall usually make big plans on Valentines Day or stay low? I think it's always fun to go out every other year. As long as I get my box of Godiva chocolates, I don't care what we do. Yes, Valentines Day can seem overrated but I personally see it as a day where we celebrate the people we love and hold dear to our hearts. Not just your spouse. Valentines Day can be another reason to grab wine with your girlfriends, watch a chick flick, or throw yourself a warm bath with sweets. What do you enjoy doing on Valentines Day? 

xo, 
Annie

*Photos by Banavenue



 

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