Friday, September 29, 2017

fall wardrobe refresh - things I'm loving / closet staples



Fall is one of my favorite seasons for stepping up my style game!! It's just cool enough to experiment with fun layers, scarfs, and hats BUT not so cold you need a huge down coat!!  Today I'm sharing the things I'm loving for fall! Some items are a little trendy, but overall you'll find classic, wardrobe staples. (click on the item above for the link)

Embroidered

Embroidery is a huge trend right now!! I really dig it because its a little boho influence added to everything from shoes to jackets and everywhere in between!! This is such a wearable trend to rock and with so many options available you are sure to find something to suit you.

Western Details


Ok, so you have to twist my arm to sport this trend. HaHAHa!! Every major runway the last few years has had western vibes incorporated in, and I'm not just talking about the grand daddy of them all Ralph Lauren!! Calvin Klein, Dior, Chanel, and Roberto Cavalli to name a few...all included western detailing into their designs. From fringe touches, brown suede, turquoise embellishments, concho belts, retro detailed shirts, shearling lined jackets, lots of denim, embroidery details and cowboy boots are meeting high fashion. I LOVE it!! If your not ready to go full on cowgirl pick one item for a subtle western vibe such as a belt, turquoise cuff, or fringe booties.

Trench Coat

Every girl needs a trench coat in their closet!! There is pretty much nothing a trench coat doesn't look good with! From sweatpants clade school runs to your Easter Sunday dress outfit...a trench coat will make the look!



Boots

Fall is all about the boots!! There are SO many styles of boots & booties right now its a little overwhelming to know what you need! All of them if your a shoe addict like me! But for real, what boots do you need to be stylish this fall?!! I say a pair of ankle to just above booties and a tall, to the knee or over the knee will get the job done!!  
talking trends...
For a while it's been over the knee is the end all, but recently I've been seeing a lot more boots that go just to the knee. Which is perfect for tall girls like me who can't find OTK boots unless they're 900 bucks! Mid boots are also gaining in popularity, but can be tricky style...aka can make you look short. That's why I say stick to the ankle and knee zone for your fall boot selections or buy them all if you're like me! Shoes are my weakness
And of course you need to make sure you have a pair of classic brown cowboy boots!! 

Dark Wash Jeans

A closet staple, fall is the perfect time to make sure you have crisp, dark wash jeans to wear with the your boots!! Both skinny and bootcut styles are a must!! 

What I've picked up and wish list items

I've been really good this season with being more thoughtful with my purchases. AND, no this no one of the youtube videos where I talk about how I'm not buying that much and then show my new Chanel bag! Well, but I did buy a couple horses so...maybe! Kidding aside I've wanted to make smart choices for things I LOVE.

Thanks so much for stopping by! What are you loving and buying this fall?

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

fringe cowgirl boots with black skinny jeans and embroidered chambray shirt

chambray shirt
Are you loving all the denim trends like me? Denim is always classic, but its for sure having a moment in popularity not seen for several years. I particularly love the embroidery detail on this chambray shirt...which, embroidery is having a moment as well. SO, you're basically killing it with the fall trends in this shirt!! Layered underneath is a lace cami to add another texture and interest to the outfit.  I really like the contrast of pairing the lighter chambray of the shirt with black skinnies. This is a great way to wear jeans with a chambray shirt if the whole denim on denim style makes you nervous!!  To top the look off add a wool hat and short fringe cowboy boots for western vibes that check all the boxes!! 
Thanks so much for stopping by. Audra


target wool fedora



black skinny jeans

western style outfit







target sugarfix earrings

roper boots
wool hat - on sale & under $10!!
earrings - super lightweight
chambray shirt - LOVE it!! on sale - wearing a medium 
similar cami to mine 
black skinny jeans - have had mine for several years! great quality and under $50. 
fringe cowboy boots - true to size - my exact pair here - couple other options below

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

off the should tassel top with skinny jeans and fringe cowgirl boots


You can't walk into a store without being overwhelmed with the number of off the shoulder tops on the racks!! I have been a little slow to jump on this trend until I found this black tassel beauty. It felt like it was truly my style. I like that its solid and can be tucked in or left out, and I think its going to look super cute layered over long sleeve tops for cooler temps. Paired here with high waisted skinnies but this tassel blouse will literally go with anything! The fringe cowboy boots are very comfortable and love I  the studding detail and shorter shaft height for little more casual feel. 
Thanks so much for stopping by. Audra




off the should tassel top with skinny jeans and fringe cowgirl boots

off the should tassel top with skinny jeans and fringe cowgirl boots

off the should tassel top with skinny jeans and fringe cowgirl boots



off the should tassel top with skinny jeans and fringe cowgirl boots

off the should tassel top with skinny jeans and fringe cowgirl boots

Thursday, September 7, 2017

twinning with my little guy and our 5 favorite things to do together!


Thank you to Reebok Classics for partnering with me on this post. Classic Reeboks are my favorite tennis shoes because they are the most comfortable shoe right out of the box, go with anything, and last for years! This design is celebrating 30 years of iconic style from track to street! Its big fun to get to match with my little guy in such a cool way that we can both appreciate!  I LOVE white kicks because they go with everything...doesn't matter what outfit you have on these shoes will work. Which make them a smart choice for kiddos and busy moms alike. 
 Click here for your Reebok Classics Use the code CLASSICFAST for FREE expedited shipping!! 
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Everett and I had so much fun taking these pictures which leads me to the 2nd part of this post....
scroll to the end of the post for our 5 favorite fun mother/son activities. 
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mother son love
boy mom

white reebok classics. mom outfit. mother son outfits. fall outfit with tennis shoes. trench coat outfit.

white reebok classics. mom outfit. mother son outfits. fall outfit with tennis shoes. trench coat outfit.

white reebok classics. mom outfit. mother son outfits. fall outfit with tennis shoes. trench coat outfit.

old navy. boy outfit ideas. white sneakers outfit

tuesday shoesday

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Squeezing quality time in with my little guy is so important, and much more difficult than I thought it might be prior to motherhood. The first thing I do is set a timer and put my phone down and out of reach. I don't want electronics to interrupt our time and I'm guilty of unknowingly picking up my phone. 15-20 minutes seems to work well for us and our attention spans.

1.   Creative drawing. Everett loves to draw trucks, but not just ordinary trucks but 25 wheels, 8 doors, trucks that are pulling a endless train of different types of trailers. Coloring books are not interesting to him or coloring in the lines, but he's all about using his imagination. I have to admit is pretty fun to draw fantasy type vehicles.

2.  Legos. What kid doesn't like legos?! It can be pretty cathartic for adults too! We enjoy following the directions to build something specific or trying put something back together sister took apart.

3.  Physical activities. Being active together is one of my favorite ways to spend time with each other! From swimming, tubing, walking, running, playing catch or kicking a soccer ball. Plus I count it for exercise for the day! Win. Win.

4.  Truck/tractor window shopping. At the ripe age of 7, Everett now knows more than dear old Mom about farm equipment and truck models. He recites the details and idiosyncrasies of each model year better than most adults. Taking a drive around a equipment or truck dealer makes his eyes light up!

5.  Board games. Everett is obsessed with the movie Cars, and he received Cars Monopoly for his birthday. It's pretty fun and simple enough sister can play too! Other games we like to play are Jenga, Operation, & slap jack. 

I have learned it's not so much the activity that's important, but the undivided attention and time together that makes us happy and brings us closer!

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Find my shoes HERE and little guy's HERE
       and the rest of our outfits below. Thanks so much for stopping by. Audra


Tuesday, September 5, 2017

denim skirt outfit with olive utility vest and black sneakers


Every girl needs a denim skirt in her closet!! Its for sure a wardrobe staple and timeless piece to wear again and again!! I thought pairing my denim skirt with sneakers was a fun way to dress it down for everyday mom life or weekend errands. Paired here with a tank and utility vest for a added dimension and warmth. For even cooler temps simply throw on a flannel or chambray shirt under that vest!! 
Thanks so much for stopping by. Audra


denim skirt outfit with utility vest and black sneakers

denim skirt outfit with utility vest and black sneakers

denim skirt outfit with utility vest and black sneakers

denim skirt outfit with utility vest and black sneakers
*linking similar items to recreate this look.