Sunday, May 29, 2016

Fashion Sensory - GAP

Hey, hey!  I'm back for the third installment of Fashion Sensory.  I'm still not sure about the name but I do like the play on words since I'm talking about fashion sense and Jude's sensory therapy.  :)  Meh, let's consider it a work in progress.

If you missed last week's post, you can CLICK HERE to read what this is all about.  While you're there, check out some great finds from Old Navy or CLICK HERE for great pieces from Nordstrom!

Now let's get to it!  This week I'm featuring...

This is especially exciting because right now they have 40% off almost everything on their site (ends Monday at midnight)! Woohoo!

I think Gap has finally learned they excel with the basics.  You aren't going to find a lot of truly unique pieces but you will find some great staples, which are perfect for building a classic wardrobe.  I walked around the store and found several items I wanted to take home.  What impressed me the most with their current collection is how soft everything feels.  Lots of cotton/linen mixes, which felt amazing.

I have this fitted boyfriend chambray shirt and I wear it with everything.  Skirts, wide-leg pants, shorts, and white jeans.  I also wear it so many different ways... untucked, half-tucked, knotted in the front, you name it.  I still can't bring myself to wear it unbuttoned over a tank because I have flashbacks to sixth grade and I'm just not ready to go there, but you feel free.

Below I've shown three different bottoms to pair with this classic top.  I also own these jeans and they are (by far) my favorite white skinny jeans.  I've tried many that are too thin and others that lose their shape after a few hours. These are perfect!

I love to mix a neutral top with a pop of color bottom so I chose hot pink linen shorts and a neon yellow midi swing skirt for a fun effect.  Either of these would look amazing with this top.  Make sure you roll the sleeves - it is summer, after all!

Fitted Boyfriend Chambray Shirt   |   1969 True Skinny Ankle Jeans  |  Linen Surf Shorts  |  Midi Swing Skirt
(Unfortunately, I don't believe the jeans are on sale...)

For those of you who are always cold (me!) or live in the north where summer lasts two weeks, I included this marled summer sweater.  Pairing a relaxed summer sweater with cuffed shorts and cute sandals or sneakers is my favorite.  Easy and effortless!

The 3/4 sleeve eyelet top is lightweight and so pretty!  Try an all-white look by pairing it with the white jeans above or consider it with the hot pink shorts!  I saw the linen cami dress in the store and fell in love with the color.  It just needs a pendant necklace and some cute sandals.

Baby Gap is one of my favorite places to shop because they are not afraid of color or prints.  And in the summer, I can't get enough of either.  The sleeveless chambray shirt would look adorable with either the plaid bubble shorts or the terry dolphin shorts.  When I was in the store the other day I grabbed the terry shorts immediately - I couldn't help myself!  I begrudgingly put them back but they are the cutest!

These dresses are so easy for summer.   I also love the tie in the front of the second dress - perfect to go with your tied chambray shirt above! ;)

Here are some great tops for your son!  Whether you go with a tee, polo, or button-up, Gap has the best colors!

I also included two different styles of shorts that you can mix and match with the different tops.

I couldn't narrow it down to three so here are FIVE fun items from Nordstrom - all on sale right now (thank you, half-yearly sale)!
Ray-Ban 59mm Aviators  |   Splendid Crossover Back Tank  |  Lush Knit Maxi Dress  |  Tory Burch Sandals  |  Ella Moss Ruffle Cami (just checked and this is no longer on sale! boo!)

Looks like those TB sandals went FAST!  So here's another pair on sale! :)

Disclosure - every outfit above contains an affiliated link(s), which means we are paid a small commission for each purchase made.  This is my personal "fundraiser" to help pay for Jude's therapy, while also sharing my favorite finds with my favorite people!  Thank you so much!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Fashion Sensory - Nordstrom

Time for another fashion post for you and the kiddos (I need a catchy name - suggestions welcomed)!

If you missed last week's post, you can CLICK HERE to read what this is all about.  While you're there, check out some great finds from Old Navy!

This week I'm featuring my favorite store...
Fun fact... I worked there for three months when we first moved to Dallas!  I met some great people, made some amazing memories, and grew to really respect Nordstrom as a company.  They take customer service to a whole new level (including free shipping and returns)!

We went to the mall today because I had a Nordstrom gift card burning a hole in my pocket.  A few of the items below came home with me and I'm excited to share them with you!

Free People is one of my favorite brands.  They tend to go for muted neutrals or bold, saturated colors - not too much in between.  Today's find was definitely the latter.  I love hi-lo tops and this one fit perfectly.  It would look amazing with the Topshop distressed skinny jeans.  I decided I'd rather pick up a few items today rather than one top, so I ended up leaving it at the store.  :(  However, if you don't mind a bit of a splurge, GET THIS TOP.  I haven't stopped thinking about it.

I did purchase the Lush short sleeve top.  It also has a hi-lo shape and really flattering v-neck.  It comes in two other colors, I just opted to get black since I knew I could dress it up with some fun jewelry!

I featured the Leith Racerback dress in a previous favorites post, but I wanted to mention it again here because it is THE dress of the summer.  I have it in coral and dark blue and borrowed the green version to wear to my high school reunion last year.  It's very budget-friendly, which is why most of my friends own it in several colors!

Last year I ordered a Nanette Lepore swimsuit and I think I will stick with this brand forever.  The fit and design are incredibly flattering.  It's great for anyone who prefers a one piece but isn't ready to sport a high-neck speedo.

Kimonos are everywhere right now and are super versatile.  Wear one over a sleeveless blouse or use it as a cover-up when you hit the pool.  I loved this one with the fun details!

The BLANKNYC distressed jeans are flattering and so comfortable.  I love them with this sleeveless white top!  I purchased the Steve Madden wedge sandals today - I went in thinking I was going to buy them in cognac but ended up loving them in nude.  They're adorable, affordable, and a great heel height!

For the kiddos!  Sloane has this Peek top and cuffed shorts and we both love them.  The top is lightweight and has adjustable straps so she'll be able to wear it for several years.  It's also on sale! ;)  Mini Boden is another favorite brand of ours and I loved this boho tunic to pair with the shorts!

When the kids were tiny babies, I fell in love with Peek's graphic tees.  They always have fun quotes and I thought this one was fitting for Mr. Jude.  He also has these shorts - they run a little big so consider that when sizing (Jude is typically a 3T or 4T and but these shorts are 2-3T).  It's a little hard to see the Mini Boden top on here but the shark has a crab in its mouth with a sign that says "Help!"  Cracks me up.  

I own these Kut From The Kloth boyfriend jeans and love them (they'll look great with the nude wedges)!  They run a little big so if you're between sizes, consider sizing down.

A pendant necklace goes with everything and the coral is so pretty!

These Tea Collection dresses are some of my favorites for Sloane.  They're so soft and comfortable - effortless for summer!

Disclosure - every outfit above contains an affiliated link(s), which means we are paid a small commission for each purchase made.  This is my personal "fundraiser" to help pay for Jude's therapy, while also sharing my favorite finds with my favorite people!  Thank you so much!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Fashion Sensory - Old Navy

One of my favorite Twin Talk series was the spring/fall fashion posts.  Fellow twin moms and I would style head-to-toe outfits and create fashion boards so busy moms could easily shop great looks without leaving the house.  The only catch?  Everything had to be from the same store - because who wants to pay four different shipping fees for one outfit?  (No one!)

As most of you know, Jude started occupational therapy several months ago for sensory processing disorder.  We recently learned our insurance is no longer covering his visits.  We appealed and his therapy center/pediatrician fought his case but they're sticking with their decision.  Because of this, I'm starting a new fashion series on this blog with fun outfits for both women and kids!

Full disclosure - every outfit below contains an affiliated link(s), which means we are paid a small commission for each purchase made.  This is my personal "fundraiser" to help pay for Jude's therapy, while also sharing my favorite finds with my favorite people!  As if you needed another reason to shop, you now know you're shopping for a great cause.  :)

For now, I plan to stick with the rules of Twin Talk - everything below came from the same store!  I'm also going to post my top three favorite finds that are all ON SALE.  These pieces will not necessarily be from the same store but they will ALL be on sale (hooray)!!

Happy shopping!

I chose Old Navy this week for one reason.  These gladiator sandals:

I purchased them last month and wear them constantly.  They're incredibly comfortable and look cute with dresses, shorts, and cuffed jeans (they only come in whole sizes and I sized down).

The boho look is everywhere right now.  Cold shoulder/off-the-shoulder tops, flowy dresses, fringe, and (get ready) the gaucho jeans are back in a big way.  It's a great style for summer because everything is loose and breezy, making it a mom's dream.

For the first three looks, I chose two rompers and an off-the-shoulder top/shorts - all to pair with the sandals above.  Rompers can be tricky - if they're too short or show too much skin, I'm not comfortable.  But if they have the right coverage and aren't too snug, I consider them effortless and perfect for summer!

I'm currently obsessed with flowy dresses.  Gone are the days where I enjoy sucking in my stomach for 3+ hours.  Light chambray/denim is a great piece to add to your wardrobe - I went back and forth between the two dresses below before deciding to feature both.  If you love a swing dress, the one on the left is great.  However, if you love the relaxed look but still want to show off your waist (good for you!), the one on the right is amazing.  Hi-lo dresses are also on trend this season and great for date night or a night out with friends.  Add a pendant necklace, stacked bracelets and you're set!  All three of these looks would pair nicely with the gladiator sandals and since they're all from Old Navy you're looking at fun fashion for amazing prices.  

(Also, please disregard the two ladies completely judging one another.  Can't we all get along?)

If you hear boho and think "oh no," try a preppier look.  I love Old Navy's pixie pants - they're fitted so you can pair them with a loose top like the button-back plaid and it still shows off your shape!  Add a thin knit cardigan if you don't live in Texas.  :)

Can't forget the kids!  If you know me at all, I'm a sucker for coordination so of course I made sure these pieces would look good with one another and with mom above.  :)

Romper   |   Sandals

I hope you found something you love!  If there are any specific stores you'd like me to feature, please let me know!


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