The Little Black Dress For All Body Types

With Valentine’s Day approaching, I know a lot of you may have a special occasion planned with your loved one. With that can come a lot of pressure. We all want to look our best for our man.

When putting together a look for you guys, I tried to find something that would work for ALL shapes and sizes. This little black dress is solving the worlds wardrobe problems one body type at a time!

A sweater dress is very form-fitting, true, but it is also made of a material that will stretch to fit. How do I know? You ask. Well, I wore this exact dress when I was 7 months pregnant and it still fit like a charm. So I’m confident when I say a sweater dress can fit all shapes and sizes.

Also, if you are feeling blue about your current weight or body status, one can never go wrong with a solid black outfit! Some tips: I am wearing a large, so if you are questionable a large did give me wiggle room. Also the dress linked is not the exact dress I have on, but I’ve done my research and they are almost identical! I will link the outfit information below!

Outfit Details: Cold Shoulder Sweater Dress (similar) / Dress Boot (similar) / Clutch (similar) / Gold Earrings I ordered from Premier Designs

Lips: Mac liner in Oak and Malley Lip Gloss in Orchid

14 Valentine’s Gift Ideas For Your Gal

Valentines Gifts

 

Details:

Pink cocktail dress
victoriaswing.com

High waisted midi skirt
$29 – yoins.com

Strap sandals
gojane.com

Topshop shoes
$70 – topshop.com

Pearl stud earrings
makemechic.com

                                 nordstrom.com                                     belk.com
First of all I have a slight obsession with blush and I know it may be a problem. But in honor of love and because I don’t love red as much as pink, here are some Valentine’s Day inspired gift ideas for all you men and women out there tired of spending $50 on flowers that get thrown away! For mine and my husband’s first Valentines Day I slowly opened a nicely wrapped box to receive a pair of new Nike tennis shoes. I was a little speechless to say the least (we were freshly dating). I liked them. I guess! He went on to explain that if he was going to spend money on me for Valentine’s Day, he wanted it to be on something that would last and I could use over and over.
Now before you get your panties in a wad and become all judgemental, he has since bought me flowers and chocolate and treated me to a romantic dinner. However, sometimes it’s nice to switch things up a bit! So ladies, here’s a list of some things you can ask your man for this year instead flowers! And men, surprise your lady with a little thoughtful gift this year as opposed to the  alternative! You can just call me cupid 😉
I hope everyone has a great Valentines!
P.S. if you’re single, buy one of these cute things for yourself!

Breaking The Rules

Don’t mix brown and black. You can’t mix gold with silver. Absolutely do not wear white pants after Labor Day….ooops!

There are so many fashion rules out there that honestly, I’m not sure even exist anymore, but everyone is still trying to implement them. I say join the rule – breaker club and wear whatever you want! Ok, maybe not whatever you want, but seriously, fashion has evolved so much over the last few years, that there are really no “rules” anymore. White is a color that can and should be worn all year around. I was getting a little bored with my jeans so I picked up these white pants the other day and I think I love them. They’ve lightened up my look and have me day dreaming about some warmer weather. P.S. I also wear brown with black. I am a true rebel. Whose with me?

Outfit Details: Blush Lace Up Sweater / White Jeggings / Tan Booties / Rose Gold Shades

 

Mommy & Me Vol. 1

Welcome to my very first Mommy and Me Monday! These are going to be my weekly posts on Motherhood. The good, the bad, and the ugly. I’m also going to be featuring a Mommy and Me look along with my post! I hope you enjoy.

Today’s topic in the mom world, weaning. I tend to see things as black or white, so when the pediatrician told me they like for you to breast feed for at least a year, that date has been imprinted in my skull. No more, no less. One year, here we go. I can do this.

I have enjoyed the sweet moments that breast-feeding brings. It is pretty amazing what your body naturally knows how to do. However, I am more than ready to have my bosoms back to myself. I don’t want anyone or anything touching them for a VERY LONG TIME. I had no clue how selfless one must be to accomplish a year of breast feeding. It’s not just the fact that it takes time, but it can be really inconvenient in certain moments. I feel like Johnny Cash when I think about all the places I’ve breast-fed. “I’ve fed everywhere man, I’ve fed everywhere, crossed the deserts bare, man, I’ve fed everywhere.” I got over modesty real quick. It might have been when a friend of my mom shamed me when I went to the car to feed the baby. She said, I quote, “You don’t go to the bathroom to eat your hamburger do you?!” Well there you go! Continue reading “Mommy & Me Vol. 1”

Lumberjack First Birthday

Whew! I am just about Lumberjacked out! We had an amazing time Saturday with family and friends celebrating Adler Kade! I didn’t think I would ever say this, but I think I’m over Buffalo Plaid haha. We definitely took the theme and ran with it. From clothes to napkins and table runners and invites and plates. It looks like a Plaid Buffalo threw up in our house!

On a serious note, I loved how the decorations turned out, so I thought I would share all of them with you in case you are planning anything Lumberjack themed in the near future. I plan on spending the day cleaning up from our big party, because I was too tired to do it after everyone left! Our hearts are full of love, our house is full of presents, and Adler’s belly is probably still full of his Smash Cake, that he literally smashed! I hope everyone has a great Monday in the snow! Hopefully everyone’s enjoying a little relaxing snow day.

InvitesYou can find these cute Lumberjack invites at Hobby Lobby.

 Hot Chocolate Bar


Decorations: The Rustic Framed Chalk Board is from Hobby Lobby  and is currently 50% off! (the only time I buy bigger purchases from them because they run sales ALWAYS)

Wood Servers are from Bed Bath and Beyond  / For the mason jars,  we attached chalkboard tags with a red jute ribbon. Both the ribbon and chalkboard tags we found at Michael’s. / The Pine Cones are also from Michael’s / The Buffalo Plaid Table Runner is from Amazon / Birch Paper Straws are also from Amazon.

INGREDIENTS:  Continue reading “Lumberjack First Birthday”