I'm back! I missed you guys! I have to say that taking a week off was good for the soul. I think every blogger needs a moment to get recharged and inspired in different surroundings.
It's only fair that my first style post back pay homage to my favorite tree which happens to be in abundance on the gorgeous island of Hilton Head. PALMS!
To check out some of my vacation snaps, click here.
Everything is so casual there. It's perfect for families...and moms who can't get enough distressed denim.
I snagged this palm top right before I left. It's soft and comfy and shows just a sliver of skin. Perhaps more than I am accustomed to showing but hey...I was on island time.
I can easily see us returning annually to this beautiful place. Watching the girls play with each other, not bicker!, was so gratifying as a parent. The weather was perfect and the beaches are some of the best we've experienced.
Oh Monday...go easy on me will ya? (Enter my GIVEAWAY!)
Shop my outfit below:
T-minus two days before the big 4-0 and our long awaited trip to New Orleans. I'd like to pretend I've not a care in the world but the truth of the matter is that I have a ten mile long list of items to check off that fluctuate between work, groceries, manicures and most importantly, my littles!
The return of track pants has got to be one of the most welcome fashion trends to hit my closet. Now they can be dressy or for the weekends. I just love them and this particular pair is high waisted making them just a bit more "extra".
I got 99 problems and Spring ain't one of 'em. This is Day 2 of glorious weather and it feels like the biggest gift. Windows open, kids playing in the yard and long after-dinner walks. We've been waiting a long time for this and I think the Midwest deserves this.
I am digging these flared pants in a major way. Not only are they completely slimming but the color is so rich and saturated. Kind of unexpected, too!
I swear it was 70 degrees recently. And this, my friends, is the perfect outfit to transition into Spring; ideally for work. I bought it at my girlfriend's boutique - Sanems - and she advised that I could wear it with tights in the winter but I haven't been that brave. I do picture textured, black tights with booties though. Definitely going to file that one in the back of my brain.
I haven't been able to bring myself to write three blog posts lately because I've just been so spent. Last week was brutal. The ideal of being creative on demand was not even remotely interesting to me but this week is a new week. Ever have one of those? I suppose I was due.
When I first put this top on, my husband said I looked somewhat like a pirate. Yes, I was totally flattered. And honestly, I kinda get that the sleeves evoke pirate vibes but the more I rotated this top into my wardrobe...the more I love it. I am a sucker for white tops. You can never have enough!
When I think of bodysuits, I think of Cindy Crawford and Pepsi commercials. That's where my brain gravitates immediately. As a child of the 80's...bodysuits were a popular product of this era. Usually high cut and uncomfortable and a pain to get off.
Raise your hand if you're with me!
Do I have back fat? Is that a thing when you get closer to 40? These are questions I've been asking myself lately. But do you wanna know the real answer? The answer is no. No, Johanna...you do not have back fat. What you have is an ill-fitting bra collection and it's time to upgrade.
I like a little drama in life. Not the people kind of drama but I like a little drama when it comes to dressing up. Enter this dress. Can you believe it is $15? Maybe you can but I think the sleeves make it look way more chic than the actual price tag.