Thursday, April 17, 2014

Cool Culottes

Okay, maybe not the entire shorts round up I featured today is 100% culottes. A couple are considered more of a Bermuda short style. My point is, this season, longer shorts are making a come back. Praise the Lord. Even though I haven't officially added this style to my closet, I do have the romper that I featured from Nordstrom today on the way. Let's just hope it looks as cute on me as it does on the model and it's on CRAZY sale. 


We all know that styles and fads come and go. The culotte trend is no exception. I vividly remember wearing numerous versions of these back in my elementary days. It's not like I could have held onto them until now, but hey, I can surely reinvent the wheel. I am interested to see how this trend takes flight and how long it lasts. I am all about experimenting, taking risks and having fun with fashion, but will be sure to take it slow and in small doses. What about you?

Shanna

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

My Y'all Is Authentic


Last Sunday I met Jessica with Here & Now. Her and I have been long time blog buds and she was in town for her bachelorette party. We knew we had to figure out a way to finally hug in real life. We started our sites around the same time and have cheered one another along the whole way. I wasn't nervous in the slightest to meet her face-to-face because literally I felt like we were long time friends reuniting after many years. It blows my mind the connections and friendships that bloggers make. In the past year I have been blessed to have met several women that I "follow" on a daily basis and have become great friends with so many. 

Jessica and I chatted it up like I knew we would and there was absolutely zero awkward moments. I took some photos of her, but still felt a wee bit shy for her to snap some of me. I need to step out of my shell and feel more at ease with others taking my pics. Later in the day, I had my husband take a few of what I wore. I kept it casual, relaxed with a few added layers.

Target Chambray (option here and here) // Forever 21 Maxi Dress (option here and here) // The Home T Tee c/o // Chuck Taylor Converse (coupon code) // Forever 21 Tote // Costa Sunglasses (option here) // Wrenn Jewelry Rings c/o // Michael Kors Watch c/o The Jeweler's Wife // Ettika Bracelet c/o

This is the third or fourth time I have worn this floral maxi dress (originally seen in this post). This time I decided to transform it into a maxi skirt by layering it under my The Home T, My y'all is authentic, shirt (one of my all time faves). The weather was slowly starting to change from super warm and sunny, to breezy and cloudy, so I added my light wash chambray just to be safe. I cannot get enough of my Chuck Taylor Converse. I typically would never pair them with a dress, but for some reason I felt a little quirky with my style and went with it. It was something I felt comfortable in from 10:00 AM to the end of the day. I live for these type outfits.

In other news, I am off to my daughter's kindergarten field trip. A few parents and teachers will be corralling about a hundred five and six-year-old nuggets. This day should be interesting. Wish us luck!
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Shanna

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Find Your Perfect Fit at Kohl's

I have never been one to get excited about undergarment shopping. I would rather spend my money on something that can be seen on the outside whether it be clothes, shoes, a bag or piece of jewelry. I also get extremely overwhelmed when I browse the intimates department of  a store. There are so many styles and designs to choose from and I don't even know where to begin. 

I have never taken the time have a custom fitting done either. I have, for the most part, had the same measurements since I was in high school besides the whole gravity thing. Age and having children will do that to you. Not glamorous or sexy in the slightest, but two of life's truths.

What peaked my interest was Kohl's new bra fitting calculator that helps us find our perfect bra and fitting in the comfort of our own home. I grabbed a measuring tape, took the required measurements and enter them into the spaces provided. I was shocked. You guys, I have actually been wearing the wrong size for all these years. I fall into the 80% group of women that are wearing the wrong bra size. Are you one of them too? Enter your measurements here and find out.
After realizing that I needed a few new bras that actually fit, I headed to Kohl's and felt more at ease this time when shopping. I had the chance to browse their online selection and preview the brands and styles that would work best for me. 

I am all about comfort, support and not showing any lines through my clothes. I don't gravitate towards prints and patterns. Give me the basics and I am set. 

I came home with four new bras that are super soft, functional with seamless wiring and stitching. I must say, I feel like a new woman. 

I put little hearts around the ones I got and linked to the exact ones I purchased below. 

Thank you Kohl's for helping me find my perfect fit and discovering what my true size is.

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Kohl's. While I was compensated by Kohl's with pieces to purchase and information to review, all opinions are 100% my own.

Shanna
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