Friday, March 31, 2017

Sweater Weather

Hey friends!!
I know, spring is officially here but we wanted to squeeze in one more winter themed outfit before we started transitioning into our spring wardrobes.  We decided to go with sweaters because we both love being cozy AF above all else in life. Continue on to see our individual sweater weather styles!

I decided to chose one of my staple sweaters that I literally wear like once a week. It just goes with all the outfits, plus I love the ribbed simplicity of the sweater.  It reminds me of something you would have seen any of the girls on Friends wear.  Go ahead and roll your eyes. ;)

Finally nailed the eyewear pose! 

Let's talk about these overalls for a second though! I absolutely love them and was raving all about them to the Bestie when Modcloth dropped them last fall.  She surprised the crap out of me by turning them into my Christmas present this past year.  I honestly don't think I've ever loved anything more.  As someone who is more boney than curvy, I also love how it gives me the appearance of having curves.

This is honestly one of my favorite outfits this past winter. I just feel uber confident wearing it and I feel like overalls are my unspoken uniform in life.  I probably even wear them when they aren't entirely appropriate and have no shame doing it.  Plus, I love how the bibs basically give me a canvas to display my pingame.

I would love to find a short sleeved version of this sweater for the spring season. If anyone sees one on the interwebs, HIT ME UP!  I'm also curious to see how I'll transition them into my spring wardrobe.  Corduroy isn't just a fall/winter fabric is it? Please say no!

Outfit Details
Mustard overalls (Modcloth--Christmas gift from the Bestie! and now on clearance!!) / Sweater (Rue 21-bought last winter) / Booties (Rocketdog - Modcloth also on clearance!)

Despite the blog title, I think we finally might be past hard core sweater weather. We’ve moved into cardigan weather, which honestly is my favorite kind of weather. When we took these photos, it was cool enough in the shade that the sweaters were more than welcome. 

I had resisted giving in to the Lularoe trend that is all over my Facebook. It seems like I know at least 6 people that sell it. I’ve seen people obsessed with it and kind of rejected it automatically. I am very much NOT into MLM things and people trying to sell me things on Facebook. However, I am very much into anything that is marketing to me as comfortable and cozy, so after a lot of mental back and forth, I went for it. 

Then I read this article by Buzzfeed and decided, ok I’m going to give it a try. I ordered two pairs of leggings and a breezy cardigan thing with basically zero expectations. I ordered one pair each of the One Size leggings and the Tall & Curvy leggings so I could see how they each fit. I’m a size 10/12 so I thought I could make them each work. You do have to order from an independent consultant, but I'm sure you also know a ton of people selling this stuff so it shouldn't be an issues find a group to join. Each person can have different things in stock so it's not unheard of to be in multiple groups of people selling these things. I think they are most know for leggings, but they also have shirts, dresses, skirts, ect. 

I was really surpised that I ended up loving these leggings. They are really soft but also high waisted so I feel all tucked in with all my bits. They are comfortable and cozy and I’ve worn them twice more since this photoshoot. I’ve also worn my cardigan multiple times, since it’s a floral print and perfectly punches up a basic outfit. I'm actually wearing it right now at work over a basic black tee with jeans, but it makes me feel a little more put together than just the tee. 

I don’t think I’m going to become someone who is obsessed with these leggings and buys them constantly. I don’t wear a lot of leggings anyway, but it’s nice to have an understated print that I feel like can be worn out and isn’t too out there. I get the obsession but as someone who is working on mindfulness this year I don’t want to go overboard with buying leggings. I love these ones and I’m glad I gave it a shot. I think everyone could use maybe one pair of these leggings, if only for lounging around the house in maximum comfort. 

Outfit Details 
Sweater {Target-sold out} /Leggings {Lularoe} / Sandals {Target

Friday, March 24, 2017

Going Green

Hey friends!

We are back with an outfit post AND we are linking up with the bad ass ladies who host Diversity Chic!  They chose the theme "Shades of Green" - for March, duh.  We both really enjoy this link up. It's so fun putting together an outfit based on a theme someone else dreams up.  It takes a layer of the pressure off and we really enjoy exploring how others plan outfits around the same theme.  You get such a mixture of kick ass outfits and personalities.  Anyway, these are the Green  outfits we chose:

So, green is one of my favorite colors (obvs, based on my glasses choice) and as I was combing through my closet I discovered I actually own a lot of different shades of green--even a lovey pea green that I'm sure only I and Rachel Green find attractive.  I was having a very indecisive morning but once I realized green would go great with my new floral bomber, I decided to just build the outfit around that.  I also recently bought a couple of long sleeved bodysuits and I feel like they are completely transforming my wardrobe and my ability to layer.  They've literally just "made" so many outfits.

As I'm sure you can tell, we got a little silly with our poses this time. We are really trying to find our "signature" poses and mixing things up to see what works for us.  

Me: Determined to find a signature glasses pose and probably failing. :)

Now that I think about it, I do find it funny that I have such an affinity for green since I really don't love St. Patrick's Day. Can we all just agree this isn't a real holiday? I also feel like I trashed Valentine's Day so maybe I'm just not a huge holiday person (other than decorating for holidays!). Just call me Debbie Downer or Complaining Cassidy.  It does remind me of spring and flowers and new life and GNOMES after a long, cold winter so maybe that's where my love for green comes from. 

Outfit Details
Bodysuit {Forever 21} / Jeggings {H&M - beware they lack pockets} / Booties {Rue 21} / Bomber {Forever 21 - recently sold out (similar)}

Even though we are linking up late, I was pretty excited to bust out some green this month for the Diversity Chic link up. Unlike Jen, I don't own a ton of green. I've worn this skirt on the blog before, but I think I own a green plaid dress and a green cardigan. That's it. Which is a little weird, because green goes great with my bright red hair. I might have to start adding more green into my wardrobe this Spring! 

These photos were so fun to shoot. We are so bad about never looking for pose inspiration until we are shooting the photos themselves, but this time we got super playful and it was fun to hang out with my bestie looking cute and taking pictures for the blog. I also got to rock my new sweater, which I've worn so many times since I got it, mostly because sweater weather is coming to a close and it's almost time to retire long sleeves. I also got to bust out my new hair waver which is one of the best things I've bought. I consistently get hair compliments when I use it. 

I'm a fan of most holidays, though I have never celebrated St. Patricks Day (or Mardi Gras) but I hope one day to maybe drink some green beers at a parade or something. I'm becoming less likely to venture out to crowded things as I get older, but I also have a great time when I push myself out of my comfort zone of my couch so I'm trying to balance those new experiences with maybe not going too crazy (your girl just cannot handle a hangover like I used to).

Outfit Details 
Sweater {Stay Home Club--hurry they are retiring this design soon!} / Skirt {Modcloth-sold out but here's a similar one} / Booties {Target