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PLAID STATEMENT COAT 3-WAYS

I’m one of those people that swoons over statement coats but then walks away convinced I won’t know how to wear it. Or that I won’t  wear it often enough. About a month ago however, I spotted a buffalo check coat at old navy and decided to finally give it a try. To my surprise, I’ve worn it at least a couple times a week and haven’t had to work too hard to find outfits to pair with it. Thought it would be fun to play style blogger for the day and share three of my favorite looks! Linked sources too and (bonus) most things are on sale!

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OVER MONOCHROME

I chose to pair shades of whites, but all denim, gray or black would work too!

ME | coat (similar), sweater (similar), jeans, shoes (similar)

GRIFFIN | coattee shirtjeansshoes

(Outfit pics on the bridge by the always amazing Stacy Jacobsen!)

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OVER A DRESS (with tomboyish accessories)

Wore this look yesterday then dressed it up with tights and booties for date night. Another great option!

ME | coat (similar), dress (it has pockets!), beaniesneakers

POPPY | sweater, jeans (similar), shoes

GRIFFIN | coatjeansshoes

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OVER DENIM + A GRAPHIC TEE (with booties)

ME | coat (similar), denim jackettee shirtjeansbooties

GRIFFIN | coat (sold out in navy), boots (they aren’t fancy but work great in the snow!)

POPPY | coattutuboots

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Griffin is my personal bubble burster but I love that he stays close and (with the exception of parking lots of course) ALWAYS wants to hold my hand. He fills my cup, that boy.

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One more for the road, because behind every blog worthy(ish) picture there are ten like this. Well, maybe not quite this bad. Or this funny. But you get the idea. I don’t ever want to take myself (or be taken) too seriously. Not that my kids don’t already do a bang-up job of that. HA (Hashtag momlife)!

So now I want to hear… Which look do you like the best? Which would you wear most? Which would you style differently?

Thanks for humoring my fashion blogging for the day. It’s been fun!

XOXOXO, Rae

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MOM + MINI: THAT TIED SHIRT TREND

mom + mini tied shirts-2417One of my go-to outfits is a simple t-shirt, jeans and tied shirt combo. I enjoy the effortless, I just threw this on vibe and while my 7 year old Tilly (who requested I fill her closet with flannel shirts so she could wear one with every outfit) and husband love it, I’ve heard from several mama friends that do too. But their compliment is often followed by a, “I could never wear that” kind of statement.

But I disagree and if you’ve been hesitant to tie a shirt or jacket around your waist but think it’s a cute look, here are a few things that might push you over the edge… It’s a fun, playful and low-fuss accessory, adds a little extra coverage over shorts or skirts and makes sitting down in white pants less intimidating.

Not sure if there is a “right way” to do it but I keep my shirt unbuttoned, fold the collar down and tie, keeping the front of my top tucked into my pants. The first couple times I wore one, it felt odd but that’s pretty standard anytime I try something new.

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(A random little note to Tilly Jane: I love every ounce of your big-hearted spirited self and I never want to take these moments of hand-holding, twirling and dressing a like for granted. Thanks for teaching me to lean into the seasons, challenges and especially God’s grace…. and for being on my squad :)

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Do you guys like this trend? Have you tried it?

Happy, happy hump day!!! For some crazy reason that I can’t figure out, this week is feeling like a  m a r a t h o n  and I’m so, so happy to be one more day closer to the weekend!

XO, Rae

kids-bathroom-refresh-sourcesTILLY, 7yrs: tea collection top (on sale!) / peek flannel / target shorts / native jefferson shoes

ME: sub_urban squad tee / madewell boyfriend shorts (similar) / madewell flannel (option + on sale) / j.crew birks (similar) / j.crew factory sunnies (similar)

 

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MY SUMMER CAPSULE.

I’ve taken the plunge in to the world of capsule wardrobes and (excuse the cliche) couldn’t be more excited. At least half of me. The other half is shaking in my cute strappy sandals because even though I’ve done my research and know what I’m getting into I tend to be  more of a go with the flow kinda chick and all the “rules” make me nervous… Regardless, I’m looking forward to the process and making it my own while keeping things simple!

(UPDATE) I still would love to add a cute summer dress and strappy sandals with a heel or wedge, but here is what I have so far. Some of these items I did purchase new and others are rolled over from previous seasons so I’ve found something similar to picture and link to.

Here is a peek at my summer capsule (so far) and it’s nursing friendly too!

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  1.  PALM TANK (on sale)
  2. WHITE LINEN TEE (on sale)
  3. ENDLESS SHIRT (on sale) // SIMILAR in white or stripe (on sale)
  4. CROSS-BACK CROP TANK (covers midsection, on sale)
  5. CHAMBRAY TULIP-BACK TANK // similar in grey or medium wash
  6. FUCHSIA LINEN TANK
  7. AZTEC TUNIC
  8. HEATHERED GREY COTTON TANK (on sale)
  9. EYELET-HEM STITCHED PEASANT TOP (on sale)
  10. DENIM BOYSHORTS (on sale, size down one)
  11. FLEA MARKET FLARES (get $20 off in store)
  12. PULL-ON SHORTS
  13. SLIM BOYJEAN (on major sale and I absolutely love them, but size down one)
  14. CHAMBRAY ROMPER (on sale)
  15. BLACK ROMPER
  16. TIE-DYE JOGGERS (on sale)
  17. ARMY GREEN JUMPSUIT
  18. PLEATED MIDI SKIRT (on sale)
  19. KIMONO JACKET IN ARROWHEAD (on sale)
  20. MEDIUM WASH JEAN JACKET
  21. LIGHT WASH DENIM VEST (on sale and a staple in my closet every season for the last 2 years and during my last pregnancy)
  22. GREY BOMBER
  23. BASEBALL HAT
  24. STRAW MESA HAT
  25. DENIM BOYSHORTS (on sale)
  26. TOPSHOP CUTOUT LACE-UP GLADIATOR SANDAL
  27. HUARACHE SANDALS
  28. ESPADRILLE WEDGES (on sale)
  29. BIRKENSTOCK ARIZONA
  30. LINEN TEE IN RUGBY STRIPE (on sale)
  31. STRIPE TEE
  32. GREY SKINNIES
  33. MESH SWEATER (on sale)
  34. STILL LOOKING FOR THESE!
  35. SLUB CREW SWEATER
  36. AND THIS TOO!

Holy linkage! And sales. Hopefully you found some inspiration or something fun to order!

What would you add to this capsule? Anything you see that’s missing?

Next week I’ll share the final capsule, chat about my approach AND a few new resources I stumbled upon during the process. I also hope to be done with all the kids’ capsules by the end of the week and share that too!

XO . Rae

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