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weekend round-up - what we used


weekend round up


We had a true suburban weekend! Check out what we wore + used below! I love and highly recommend each of these products. We own everything below, other than the girl options.

SHOPPING AT CHICWISH


CHICWISH, MY GUIDE TO SUMMER SHOPPING


I placed my first order at Chicwish 2 years ago as we were getting ready to leave for our summer vacation. I was thinking about summer shopping this year when it dawned on me that the few pieces I ordered were not only my most worn items over the last 2 years but also my most complimented pieces.

Chicwish is a great place to find clothing that is inspired by many high fashion items but for a fraction of the price. It comes from China so it does take a few weeks to get to you but in my opinion it’s worth the wait. I’ve never shopped their winter line but their summer clothing has exceeded my expectations. Check out their instagram and pictures of people wearing their clothing on their site below the listed item so you can get a better sense of how it looks IRL. This is kind of a hit or miss place but I’ve had a high success rate. Everything I order has been TTS.

I have all of these items + highly recommend. Everything is under $79. The long floral dress is inspired by a Zimmerman dress. The Zimmerman dress retails for $700 and mine was $79. I’ve seen the Zimmerman dress IRL and they look identical.




SPRING VACATION SHOPPING LIST


VACA STYLE


JOGGERS & JEAN JACKETS


CASUAL STYLE & FIT


I'm the queen of comfort that looks cute! These linen joggers are not only extremely comfortable but also a versatile piece. You can dress them up or down! Most importantly.....they are ultra slimming. I'm 145 pounds in the picture above and have 20 pounds to drop from just delivering my son. You can hardly tell! Wearing clothing that hits you in all the right places is key. It's been almost three weeks since these were shot and I have not lost one pound. I have been focusing on eating healthy and exercising but hormones are king! When my body is ready I will start shedding the weight, but for now I'm paying extra close attention to how my clothing fits. 

SLIMMING TIPS

-CREATE A WAIST: Sometimes your body can get lost in oversized tops. Unless you are at your happy weight this can make you look larger instead of smaller. Try tucking in a small area of the top in the front to create a waist. 

-COVER AREAS YOU ARE SELF CONSCIOUS ABOUT AND EXPOSE AREAS YOU ARE PROUD OF: I'm not loving my lower stomach area, upper thighs, and upper arms right now but it's getting hot so I needed to get creative. I chose joggers because they sit above my lower stomach and hit me in all the right places. To cover my upper arms I threw on a jean jacket that is just sitting over my outfit. 

-FIT IS KEY: Where clothing sits on your body can make all the difference in the world. Pants that are loose throughout the leg and tight at the ankle have an ultra slimming effect. I'll be living in this linen pair all summer long. 

You can find the Joggers (they come in 4 colors), HERE

You can find the jean jacket, HERE.

You can find the perfect white tee, HERE.

You can find the sneakers, HERE

You can find the sunglasses, HERE. 




MDW READY

WEEKEND ROUNDUP 


I've already worn this top twice and I only purchased it a week ago. It's light weight and perfect for the unpredictable weather we are having where you're not too sure if it's going to be hot or cool. Perfect top for MDW and it's also 40 percent off right now! You can find it HERE. It pairs perfectly with my zodiac Asha necklace. I have a bigger charm for me (scorpio) and two smaller signs for the boys. You can shop the necklace, HERE. You can pair the look with my favorite sneakers HERE, my favorite flip flops HERE or mules HERE, HERE & HERE.

I'm slightly obsessed with the pig purse below! It is a Cult Gaia piece. I love it paired with this outfit and could also see it looking awesome with any summer sundress. When you are not using it as a bag it could also make the perfect statement piece in any nursery.

The boys are in these adorable shark sweaters. Shop for them, HERE. You can find another option perfect for MDW HERE. I also got Charlie these very patriotic shoes and linked them HERE. 

Postpartum maternity style tip: You can pair this top with maternity jeans that have the expanders on the sides. This way you can still tuck in the blouse to create a waist which can be very slimming. 

THE PERFECT WINTER TO SPRING LOO


STYLE


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I'm going to keep this short and sweet. I love wearing white in winter, I love boyfriend jeans and I love a jacket with detail. 

 

JEANS

 I've been wearing Citizen boyfriend jeans for a few years and they are my favorite. I love the detailing on this pair. It's the perfect amount of white with just the right touch of ivory. 

 

SWEATER

This is a classic you can keep for years. Sometimes it's hard to find just the right whites in winter for white on white looks. These two pieces work well together

 

Jacket

This jacket is on major sale and I'm hooked. It's works well for layering during the winter months and is the perfect jacked that can be worn during that transition time from winter to spring. I also love the pink hood and fringe. Oh, and it's on MAJOR sale.