My Curated Closet


top / skirt (on sale for $29!) / bag (on sale!) / similar hat and here / similar shoes and here


I'm so excited about today's post! It is not sponsored, it's just something that I've been really looking forward to talking about here. So if you remember this post from a little over a month ago, I talked about This Book and how I was really digging it! Fast forward to now and it has completely changed the way I shop.

A little bit about The Curated Closet. It's a book/guide written to help women find their personal style and to put and end to the over buying that we do in hopes to have something to wear. I can't tell you how many times I've gone to my closet each morning and ended up in sweats because I really dislike everything in there. I was a huge fan of buying cheap and buying excessive amounts of clothes but nothing in my closet made me feel good, sexy or beautiful.

After reading and using the techniques in The Curated Closet I've almost transformed by wardrobe into a place where I love everything and every piece fits me and my personal style. I'm still cheap AF haha and a total bargain shopper (which is why I rarely use Reward Style). Buying things at full price is not something I like doing so I will almost always wait for things to go on sale. There a few pieces that I've bought at full retail though, of course, but for the most part I only shop the sale sections of my favorite stores. My favorite sale piece so far was a dress I found during an Asos sale. Originally $150 and I got it for $40!

Moving on... One of my favorite parts of the book was defining your personal style and naming it, then recognizing your own color palette. It goes beyond what every "style guru" claims are basic/staple pieces/colors and helps you create your own basic/staple pieces for your lifestyle.

I named my personal style Everyday Feminine. I love soft colors, delicate fabrics and feminine cuts. I also am a mom though so my wardrobe has to work around my everyday life of laundry, dishes, running errands and changing diapers.

My color palette is pretty neutral. This was another thing I loved doing though! Finding the colors that speak to you and not going by the books. I've always tried to go out of my comfort zone and buy bold pieces. Those pieces usually end up in the back of my closet and a huge waste of money. Recognizing what my color palette is and sticking to it (even if it may be boring for some) has helped a huge deal in loving every piece I own! My color palette consists of my three main colors; white, blush and denim. My neutrals; grey and black and my accent shades; lilac, coral and pale blue. So bring on all the whites and blushes!

You can look through my Pinterest board with inspiration to My Curated Closet here.

My closet is a work in progress of course. I wish I had the funds to make it over in the matter of a month but alas I have a small budget for clothes at the moment. I feel like I'm finally finding my personal style that I truly love though and I've been so inspired by clothes now where as before I hated shopping and dreaded trying to find an outfit to wear.

One other quick thing that has helped me so much was buying a clothing rack and hanging out my outfits for the week. Being a mom is already makes my days so busy so not having to think about an outfit makes life so much easier!

If you end up getting the book let me know your thoughts!

on my doorstep


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Okay, let's be real... these are things I wish were on my doorstep. A girl can dream, right? A couple things I have actually ordered and really do love are the Baggu resuable bags. I bought two of them via amazon and LOVE them!!! Seriously totally worth every penny. The levi's are also a must. If you caught my Instagram story a week or so ago I talked about how much I hate looking for and trying on jeans. I ordered these after reading lots of great reviews and recommendations and am so happy with them. I also purchased the Posies&co scrub and body/hair oil and am in love with both! They smell heavenly and when I actually can sneak away for a long hot bath (maybe like once a month) it makes it that much more worth it. I can't wait to try the Jersey Bounce shampoo from Lush. I loved the Big Shampoo. It's pricery for shampoo but totally worth it! And every good wish list includes a good pair of shoes, right?

Happy almost weekend guys! We're off to Copeland's Itty Bitty Ball and he gets his team picture today. Seriously, I'm so proud of him. This is what being a parent is all about. It's so amazing to watch your kids flourish! 



momiform



Happy Friday mamas! We're heading into the weekend full of smiles and a pile of things to do. I feel like I've found my new one over the past week. My last "momiform" consisted of workout leggings and over sized shirts ha, so this is an upgrade. I'm really embracing my messy mom bun lately. I'll admit I had a hard time coming to terms with the fact that getting ready is a thing of the past now that these two little guys are on the move more than ever. Finn took his first steps this week! He'll be quick on his feet in no time which gives me even less time to get ready than I already had, so the mom bun it is...like everyday haha. 

I still want to feel somewhat put together though and I know I'm late to the bodysuit party, but holy smokes! These things are amazing! Like run out and buy some now! I've already bought 5, all from Forever21 because they're cheap but really cute. I've been wearing them with shorts, maxi skirts and my ripped jeans. With two kids in tow, I love that I don't have to worry about them pulling up. Bonus if I can nurse easily in it like this one I'm wearing. To add a bit of glam (hahaha.. glam while being a mom, nursing, spit up, the whole sha-bang, I know) I paired this particular look with some wedges. My usual go-to are my sneakers though when I'm out running errands with these two. And of course, my Nena and Co bag is my favorite for spring and summer. 

Hope you all have the best weekend! We'll be re-arranging our storage unit to make room for some furniture purchases we made last month. I know why the heck are we buying furniture when we haven't even started on our house? You're preaching to the choir... but I can't ever resist a good sale and I somehow convinced Josh it was a good idea so I took it and ran.Wish us luck haha!

Weekend at the Nursery


midi skirt (only a few sizes left) 
similar styles here 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 

favorite striped styles 
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I got lots of questions about this skirt wen I posted to Instagram. I adore stripes fro spring and summer. The skirt is from Asos, linked above but unfortunately they only have a few sizes left. I bought this during the Asos winter sale back in January and have just now been able to wear it because it's been so cold! I wanted to link some other striped favorites for you guys though, again linked above. Just click on the numbers and it will directly take you to my favorite striped pieces :) 

Josh and I are still waiting on the city permits for our house. Fingers crossed we get them on Friday so we can start digging on Saturday. We're all going a little crazy with nothing to do and no projects to work on. We love a good DIY home project. We've been planning like maniacs though, trying to narrow down light fixtures, vanity styles, tile, flooring, etc. It's been a bit overwhelming to be honest. I thought I knew exactly what I wanted but now that were shopping around and seeing just how many styles of everything there is I'm second guessing everything. Josh could care less about the design aspect of everything so it kinda falls on me and it's not easy. 

Anyway, does anyone remember the movie Turbo, about the racing snail? Copeland has been hooked lately and we love going outside together to try and find little turbos (snails). - so random haha! 

On top of planning the interior of the house we're also simultaneously planning the landscape of the back and front yards. Holy poop that's really hard! I keep telling Josh can't we just put in grass everywhere and call it good? We do know that we want big shade trees but there are so many species of trees and finding which ones work with our soil, our climate, the way our house faces... it's a lot to go over. Walking through the nursery is always fun. It makes it easier to visualize everything. Can't wait to go over EVERYTHING once we actually start building haha. 

Happy Tuesday!