FALL in love with ease- Fall Fashion- made EASY!

FALL in love with ease- Fall Fashion- made EASY!

Follow along this CRAZY fashion journey…

*Let us just start this post with a few truth bombs*

TRUTH BOMB #1: I would hang out in jeans and t shirts all day ERYday if I could!

But….TRUTH BOMB #2: I love to get all cutesied up!! (yep cutesied is a word now)

Being a mom we get caught up in, well…everything but ourselves! And even if we want to dress somewhat cute, chances are those sweet angels of ours will either wipe a questionable something on you OR you kneel/step/sit/slip on something even more questionable! WHAT’S THE POINT?!? Whats the point of getting all ready and literally crapped on, on a day to day basis??

For me…If I get up, get myself ready, I feel like I can take on ALL THE THINGS!!! Granted there are more days where I am wearing yesterdays makeup, probably what I slept in the night before with a sweatshirt over it. And bust out the things that NEED to get done at home where no witnesses are in sight and only the neighbor kid asks “Why do you have so many freckles?” (Its called sun damage and age spots kid, that’s a whole nother blog post kid!! GEEZ!)

I thought that maybe putting together a few outfit choices and accessories might help a few of you out!

I would like to say I came up with these styles and pairings all on my own but, ha ha, NOPE! My Best Friend is a fashionista GENIUS! Her and I embarked on an up to date FALL fashion finding mission! And not only that but most of the cute clothes you see on the adorably perfect bloggers or models are ridiculous amounts of money! Again, having bodily fluids come at you from all angles in a stupidly expensive outfit makes no freaking sense to me! Enough talking lets get to some of the goods we found on our FALL FASHION journey!The Details: Who would’ve thought high waisted jeans would be a wardrobe staple! Ask my friend! I pretty much fought her on purchasing any sort of highwaisted anything. Guess what my favorite jeans are now?! Yep, these highwaisted Jeggings from Express. I got mine from the Express Outlet store. I have been wearing Express jeans/Jeggings for years and have ALWAYS loved the fit! I also LOVE the distressing on these because its not too much, just enough!

Grab High waisted jeggings or something similar HERE:

https://www.express.com/clothing/women/mid-rise-medium-wash-ripped-stretch-jean-leggings/pro/07197834C/color/MEDIUM%20WASH/e/regular/

Sweater was found here:

https://www.forever21.com/us/shop/catalog/product/f21/sweater_turtleneck/2000315482

These amazing shoes are found here: https://www.target.com/p/women-s-yari-faux-leather-studded-loafers-a-new-day-153-black/-/A-53655392?preselect=53488722#lnk=sametab

 

These amazing slip on mules GO WITH EVERYTHING and are soooo stinking cute!!!! I have to remind myself I have other shoes! Grab them up at Target!!!

https://www.target.com/p/women-s-crista-studded-pointed-toe-heeled-mules-universal-thread-153/-/A-53440564?preselect=53295977#lnk=sametab

 


This Pin Striped Button Up Shirt Dress is a MUST HAVE! I found this one at Target, of course!! They have several there right now in different prints that could be rocked through out all the seasons!! The brand “A New Day” at Target is killing it!!! All their stuff is adorable!!! Adorable and Affordable!!

*Let’s talk about the earrings in this WHOLE amazing photo shoot!!!! GO!! Don’t just look, go check out ALL her amazingness!* https://www.etsy.com/shop/OliveandLucyApparel


Never underestimate the power of a good, comfy, denim shirt! I have seen them ALL over in many different stores. If you get a good one, it will last! I found this one a few years ago at Express. I LOVE IT! And then there are these camo pants!!!! I have seriously converted SO many of my friends to these same exact camo pants I got at Old Navy!! They are the perfect fit and stretch! Which in turn means, COOOOMFY! They fit in all the right places. They are the ROCKSTAR SUPER SKINNY MID RISE JEANS!!

Leopard, Leopard, Leopard! It is in and you KNOW that makes me happy!! It is such a good staple piece, either a t-shirt, cardigan, or a cute bootie, Leopard is IN!!

Check out this Leopard Print shirt from H&M: https://www2.hm.com/en_us/productpage.0615021029.html 

I love this Emerald Green Open Sweaterhttps://www.target.com/p/women-s-duster-open-cardigan-universal-thread-153/-/A-53855975?preselect=53404877#lnk=sametab

Easily layer anything with this gorgeous color! Emerald Green is one of the best colors this year!

Universal Thread is another brand at Target that is ON POINT! The maroon button up tie front top is from there! Plus its got that wrinkled type texture so it travels well, WIN WIN!!!!!

The billowy sweatshirt I LOVE!!! It is more of a crop/shorter top so utilizing those banging high waisted jeans will come in handy!!! It is casual but can also be dressed up!!! Find this gem at Express!

The just of this post is to let you guys know that you DO NOT have to break the bank to have stylish and comfy clothes! Mix and match with your core staple pieces!! And if you can drag a ginormous inflated balloon around with you while you’re at it you’re good to go! 

Find this gem of a gal on Instagram: @Balloonsbycourt

And could NOT be more happy and excited to work with my AMAZINGLY TALENTED Photographer Friend!! Go check out  her gorgeous work!!!! Instagram @cindyhuntphoto

We can’t finish this post with out a little behind the scenes bloopers!!! (BFF Stylist Amy! Get use to seeing her around her, shes a freaking GENIUS!!!)

XoXo, Toni

 

Quick & Easy Messy Bun!

Is this how you think you look with a messy bun?!  Do you look at other girls cute buns on their heads and think, “How the crap do they do that?”  Let me show you how to do it! AND, its SUPER easy!!! Seriously, ANYONE can do it!

Watch my tutorial below and leave a comment if you have any questions

XoXo,

Toni

Effortless Wavy Hairstyle

I will literally do ANYTHING to NOT “do” my hair!

Let me tell you a little bit about my hair… (sounds so fun, right?!?)

It’s THICK and course. I have friends who once asked me about the texture of my hair and I said “it’s course”, they said “you mean Horse?!?” Then proceeded to whiney and neigh like a freaking horse! Yep! true story. It is very dry as well. I can go daaaaaays with out washing my hair. In fact, I think my record is 11 days of not washing my hair! Gross or genius?? Freaking genius, I say!

To get a good beachy wavy hair look, my most favorite and EFFORTLESS way to do it is with BRAIDS! Depending on the look you are looking for (ie: tight/smaller waves, big/loose waves) depends on your braid size and placement. I have a more center hair part so I like to do one bigger braid down the middle and then one on each side of that. Two braids will give you bigger/looser waves but to get the body I wanted, I did it this way! Smaller the braid, tighter the wave. Get it???

I take a shower at night, towel dry my hair and proceed to do my braids. If you have REALLY REALLY thick hair you might want your hair to dry a little bit more and not be too wet. You don’t want to wake up with wet hair that doesn’t hold and wasted all that “effortless” time!  It might take a couple times to figure out what braids and how wet/dry your hair should be.

Another HUGE TIP

DO NOT BRUSH OUT YOUR BRAIDS!!

Use your fingers to gently pull the braids apart and just finger brush your hair. NO BRUSH NEEDED!!!

Also, the other MAJOR factor in keeping a hairstyle and long lasting, no hair washing-ness, last the longest…the SECRET WEAPON….PINEAPPLE-ING!!

Never heard of it? I will tell you all my deepest darkest secrets of the “PINEAPPLE-ING”! Next time! Stay tuned my lovelies!

XoXo

Toni