wear to where: holiday parties!

 It’s time to get festive and celebrate the holidays! From small gatherings to larger ones, whatever your holiday social calendar involves… it’s time to celebrate! Today I pulled together a few holiday party looks that I hope you enjoy from quiet nights at home celebrating with the family to the annual White Elephant parties and everything in between after a year with no holiday celebrations it’s a great time to dress up and celebrate!

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 Thanksgiving is only a week away! I’m so excited for this holiday this year, not sure why… maybe the mashed potatoes have something to do with it? But seriously I always love Thanksgiving and usually our family is traveling but we decided to stay home this year and I am SO looking forward to a cozy weekend at home with TONS of good food and just lots of relaxing down time. 

Whether you are staying home, traveling to see family, attending a Friends-giving, ordering a meal to-go or cooking in the kitchen all day – you deserve a gorgeous outfit to celebrate this year! (In my opinion.) I’ve got a little something for everyone here with cozy pieces for a day at home with the family or something a little dressier if that is what you are looking forward to as well. I hope you enjoy this inspiration!

I love a sweater and denim combo and with a plaid scarf this look is perfectly festive and festive for the main event!

A gorgeous floral blouse is what I am craving for this holiday celebration! So pretty and feminine. I love it with tall boots and a gorgeous necklace set.

Sweater dresses are so popular right now and this looks perfectly pulled together and also VERY comfortable after a big meal. 

An oversized sweater and your favorite pairs of jeans is a classic combo for family time!

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 Today’s post is a super fun one… we are talking COLD weather. And while I am one that doesn’t love cold weather, I do have to say… I’m here for cold weather fashion. Haha! Scarves and hats and boots and coats are some of my favorite pieces to shop for and when the cold weather strikes you really want to make sure you have the right clothing for it. After living in the midwest for my whole life and snowy Michigan for over half my life I’ve gotten pretty good at layers and keeping warm.

I thought it would be fun today pull together some cold weather inspiration a little early for those of you that might be booking cold weather travel. Wine tasting, leaf peeping, trips to the mountains or even a little early start on ski season is popular this time of year and I’ve got three looks perfect for those activities. Or if you just want to get an early start on winter shopping… that works too!

Stay tuned later this week for some travel inspiration for warm weather climates as well. Since that is also a very popular way to escape in the fall too… 

I am in LOVE with these boots! This look is perfect for a road trip to see leaves and stop at some of your favorite sights. I would wear this for a leaf peeping trip in Northern Michigan with a stop at our favorite brewery or lunch spot!

Wine tasting in the fall is so fun here in Michigan and I’m sure in other popular wine localities around the country. Or if you even brewery tours/stops. I love that this look is a little more dressed up but perfect for staying comfortable and warm.

Layers are key when the cold weather strikes! This look is perfect for antiquing and brunching with friends in the mountains. 

wear to where: mom duty!

 I’m back with a new WEAR TO WHERE post! This series is all about what to wear to different events (outdoor fall activities!) or certain locations (like the office!). You can see the entire series with TONS of great outfit ideas HERE.

I mostly go from requests from you all when deciding what to focus on for these WEAR TO WHERE posts and a recent request I got from a few of you was mom-friendly looks! For those days where you are on serious mom-duty, for those of you with littles that are on the floor playing and those times when you need super comfortable but stylish looks while you do ALL the things for the family. I have three looks JUST for you. I actually started this blog because I was at a loss of what to wear as a new SAHM. I went from working full time to staying home full time and it was tough for me to make the jump style-wise. 

These looks are pulled together, modern and stylish while still being machine washable!

(above) I own and love these joggers. They are super comfortable and my husband calls them my “cute pants” – paired with a stripe tee and cute sneaks this is the ideal mom on the go look. 

(above) Jeans and sweatshirts are a classic mom go-to combo and right on trend. I mean, what a time to be alive, ya know? Sweatshirts as the height of fashion. 😉 Clogs are huge this fall and this pair with a flat sole are SO mom friendly and chic right now!

(above) This is my daily uniform in the fall and winter. Distressed jeans, a sweater and sneakers. You just can’t beat it! And this sweater is even machine washable (I would lay flat to dry) so it’s just SO convenient and cute!

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One of the biggest requests I always get is for office outfit inspiration. What to wear to the office is an age-old problem – right? I always struggled with it when I worked in a dressier office and even a casual office from time to time. I usually shy away from office wear content because I’m just not in that world anymore. But over the past two years, work wear has really been tipped on it’s head and has been entirely re worked. So many people are working from home still or are just returning to the office after a long break. 

I thought it would be a good time to at least attempt to pull together some office inspired looks. Last week I polled my followers on Instagram to ask what their office environment was like these days. The most common responses were as follows: “I need a nice top to wear for zooms” and “I can wear jeans but it has to be more pulled together than everyday jean outfits” and “I need creative looks for a creative office environment” and “my dress code is casual but I *want* to dress up more than in years past.”

Today I pulled together three fun and fresh office outfits that definitely bring the professional vibe to your day whether you are in the office or still at home on zooms.  Let’s take a look at the outfits…

(above) I love a wide leg pant for the office right now. This is SO CHIC and paired with a cozy sweater for fall it’s not too overly dressy. It’s the perfect combo of dressed up and down for fall. 

Shop the look: beige wide leg pants, suede heels, v-neck sweater, necklaces, logo tote

These cropped faux leather pants are so hip and fun. I love them with a beautiful blouse and flats. This is perfect for a creative office or for a office to happy hour look on Fridays.

If you are still working at home or have a casual office environment a simple denim and blouse combo can be dressed up with a blazer for a pulled together look.

Shop the look: dark jeans, ankle bootswhite blouse, herringbone blazer, suede tote

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It’s time for another installment of WEAR TO WHERE! You all have been loving this series for fall… you can see past episodes here. Today I’m pulling together outfits for all those outdoor fall activities. From apple orchards, cider mills, football games, corn mazes… it’s all happening this year and it’s a great time of year to get out of the house and enjoy some fresh air and fun! I’m LOVING these outfits for fall and I think you will really enjoy them too… 

 (above) A crazy sweater and vest combo is so classic and easy to wear. Plus it’s great for cool mornings or evenings. This is the perfect look for kids sports, an evening at the corn maze or a chilly Saturday running errands.

Shop the look: quilted vest, waffle half zip, distressed jeans, sneakers, cross body/belt bag, necklaces

(above) Layers are always a good idea for fall outdoor activities and it’s a great time to start incorporating some plaid into your wardrobe! I love this classic and crisp top layered with a soft cardigan and ankle boots. 

Shop the look: plaid shirt, cream cardigan, jeans, ankle boots, crossbody bag, earrings

(above) Athleisure is always a good idea, especially since it’s both practical and cute. Perfect for hanging with the kids at the part, the cider mill or picking out pumpkins for the porch!

Shop the look: turtleneck top, joggers, coat, tote, sneakers, sunglasses

wear to where: date night!

Last week I launched a new series called “WEAR TO WHERE” with outfit ideas for events this fall and beyond. You all LOVED it! I’m back with another installment today and I am head over heels for these looks and hope you enjoy them as well. 

I polled you all on Instagram Stories to see what events you want help with outfit planning for and the top response was fall sporting events… you can see that post HERE. A close second for responses was date night. My husband and I have definitely fell off on our regular date nights and I’m hoping to get back to them now that we are on a more regular schedule with back to school. Today I pulled together 3 simple and casual date night looks that I think you will love! I would for sure wear all of these!

(above) I love to swap a date night for a day date in the fall. Crisp air on sunny afternoons is perfect for outdoor dining at your favorite beer garden or brunch spot. This casual outfit is perfect for a fall day date.

Shop the look: brown puff sleeve dress, sneakers, handbag, bracelets, sunglasses

(above) Anyone ready to break the heels back out this fall for a date night? This simple but classic date night look is perfect for getting dinner at the newest hottest place in town. 

Shop the look: black blouse, distressed jeans, braided heels, quilted handbag, layered necklaces

(above) I love a dinner and movie date and my husband and I haven’t done this in forever. I’m craving it… this cozy outfit is perfect for a chilly movie night!

Shop the look: white jeans, chunky sweater, crossbody bag, pearl hoop earrings, clogs

wear to where: fall sporting events!

Today I’m launching a new series called “wear to where” with outfit ideas for you all from events you all suggested on Instagram recently. Fall sporting events are kicking off for our family THIS weekend! There will be lots of sitting in the bleachers for me and my husband over the next few months. 

SOOO many of you also requested what to wear to fall sporting events. So I know I am not alone as I begin to think about what I’m going to be wearing to all those soccer games this fall. Temperatures will swing from 80s now to 50s as the season wraps up, so my outfits are going to be all over the place as far as weather appropriate. 

For today’s post I pulled together some early fall looks with everything from short and tanks, to leggings with layers and even a sweater thrown in there. Also, now since we are spectators at high school sports many events happen after dark under the lights so many events are cooler than say a sunny Saturday afternoon. Here’s some outfits to get us started on inspiration and I will maybe do another what to wear to fall sports as the weather gets cooler and it will be all about layers. 

I hope you enjoy this outfit inspiration… I look forward to pulling more of these posts together for you all.

(above) Go for team colors to support your favorite team on the field with a colorful tank paired with easy mom friendly basics like denim shorts and sneakers.

(above) A little athleisure look is always comfortable for sitting in the stands. I love pairing a long cardigan with leggings for a chic mom on the go look.
Shop the look: leggings, tee, cardigan, tote, slides, necklaces 
(above) For chillier mornings or nights in the stands a sweater and moccasins is the perfect comfortable and pulled together look to cheer from the sidelines.
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