Monday, June 29, 2015

MONDAY MUSING

Good morning! Well, that was a little too enthusiastic for the type of morning going on over here- RAIN! Rain in the forecast ALL WEEK- ugh. So, what better to do then some window shopping!? And here are my picks for the day! But first, I had my first official GNO (Girl's Night Out) on Saturday- that means no baby, and no hubby. And even though I missed both of them, it was really nice to get dressed up, get out of the house and to have some drinks! 

Some makeup magic, bright lips, sleeked back pony and bling bling studs can make any look complete! With a newborn, speed is key! So, I opted for the sleeked back pony: so easy and always looks polished. Baby girl was already off to her Aunt's at this point, but that in itself was time consuming to get all of her things together and then needing to pump since she wasn't with me! Luckily I have mastered multitasking.... ha!




The pic below was the one I originally was going to share and then I thought, ya know what, let's give a sneak peek of what was really going on! #reallife It doesn't mean you have to change everything about yourself or what you love, you just have to navigate things a little differently!




This crop top is one of my favs! It is from the Kohl's LC Lauren Conrad collection, comes in three different colors and is fairly long and boxy so you don't have to feel totally exposed. Staying active throughout my pregnancy DEFINITELY played a huge role in how well I have bounced back, but clearly, being just shy of four weeks postpartum, my stomach might be flat again but is not as, "tight", yet. So, my midi skirt (Target) and this style crop top were the perfect combo: I got to feel back to normal and a little edgy all while being comfortable. Win-Win!




And what better way to ring in my GNO? Champs!




So, to keep with the crop top vibe I've got join on, this one is amazing! Ok, I know it might seem a little risqué and may not lend for the most convenient of bras, but alas I am swooning! 


Zippered Crop Top
Forever 21
$27.90




Annnnd another crop top! I guess I'm feeling a little edgy today! This one is very simple, works with a normal bra and has a low back leaving just a little belly sneak peak in the front. Love! 


Twist-Front Crop Top
Forever 21
$15.90




A clean-cut jumpsuit is definitely an essential in every woman's closet. This one in particular is so fabulous not only because of the amazing price point but also because of the versatility. Dress it down in flats like the model below, or dress it up with some fab heels and blinded out earrings. Love!


Belted Textured-Woven Jumpsuit
Forever 21
$29.90




And lastly, this ruffle top is so chic! Very simple and easy to pair with almost anything: slacks, shorts, skirt, under a blazer- you name it! And at a price point like that you cannot go wrong! Love!


Bow-Front Ruffle Top
Forever 21
$19.90




xoxo
MaryBeth


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

FASHION FRENZY

Coffee- check
Protein Shake- check
Sleeping Baby- check!

Time to blog!

Ahhh it feels good to finally feel like I have my head on straight and get back to some things that make me happy- like blogging! Bringing home a baby is one of the most exciting and yet terrifying things and often times you feel as though you are doing it all wrong! Well, after two weeks with our little lady I feel confident in what I'm doing and I also feel like I know her so well and can truly predict her needs! 

So now to the fashion! I haven't perused Forever 21 in quite some time now, so OF COURSE my picks for today will be from there. I CANNOT stress it enough: Forever 21 is a wonderful store and LITERALLY has something for everyone. 99.9% of the time when I get a compliment on an article of clothing, it is from Forever 21 and people are always shocked. But why? What is so surprising about it? I guess it is hard to believe that one store could offer goods to women, plus size women, men and children. I guess it is hard to believe that one store could be SO affordable. I guess it is hard to believe that one store could have such cutting edge designs. I guess it is hard... ok you get the point: BELIEVE IT! And age limits?: no. Before you roll your eyes at me, open them! Forever 21 is what you make it. If you need a scandalous party dress for a bachelorette party, they've got it! If you need work pants and a button down long sleeve silk blouse, they've got it! Swimwear, activewear, underwear, lingerie, pajamas, jewelry, shoes, purses... oh my! All my cute dresses I wore throughout this pregnancy: Forever 21! I just ordered up a size and saved a crap load of money. Designated maternity clothes can be pricey!

So now on to the looks I am dying over today!



Wrap-Tie Shirt Dress
Forever 21
$24.90



Accordian-Pleated Cami Dress
Forever 21
$29.90



Off-The-Shoulder Eyelash Lace Dress
Forever 21
$27.90


Pleated Wide-Leg Trouser
Forever 21
$24.90


Boxy Culottes Jumpsuit
Forever 21
$27.90



xoxo MaryBeth




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