What We Wore Wednesday

Welcome back!  It’s Wednesday, also known as Wine Wednesday around here!  We are beyond ready to rock out our live show tonight at 9 pm. Be sure you follow our Facebook page so that you can be a part of the shenanigans.  And now, a look at what we’ve been wearing on these back-and-forth-weather days.

Rhonda –

Tank: Mixtape. Shorts: Target, not available. Shoes: Target.

Tee: TJ Maxx maybe? Jeans: Old Navy Rockstars. Shoes: Target. Earrings: Nickel & Suede.

Tee: Mixtape. Shorts: Target, not available. Earrings: Nickel & Suede.

Top: Mixtape, no longer available. Leggings: No idea! Shoes: Converse, old and dirty AF.

Ashley –

Meanwhile, I’m over here forgetting to take pictures of myself.

Cardigan: Target [similar] Shirt: Mixtape Boutique Earrings: N&S Black

Shirt: TJ Maxx [similar] Earrings: N&S Red

 

 

What We Wore Wednesday

Here we are again, to show you what we’ve been wearing lately.  We would love some comments and feedback from you all… what do you like?  Do you get any inspiration from these posts?  Do you own any of the same pieces?  Do you also do a lot of shopping at Target?  HA!

Ashley –

Lately when I get dressed I’ve had to ask myself, now which MIXTAPE Boutique shirt will I wear today?? 🙂 Seriously though, you should check out Rhonda’s site and grab some of her cute pieces!

Jacket: Green Bomber from Target Shirt: Ash Shirt Earrings: N&S Blank Canvas Leggings: Lauren Conrad at Kohl’s Boots: OOOOOLLLDDD lol

Cardigan: Forever21 from forever ago TShirt: LUTM Band Tee Earrings: N&S Black

Rhonda –

Like Ashley, my Mixtape clothes are in heavy rotation. Of course.

Top: Mixtape. Jeans: Old Navy. Shoes: Converse, old as dirt. Earrings: Nickel & Suede.

Top: MixtapeJeans: Old Navy, old. Earrings: Nickel & Suede.

Top: Mixtape. Jeans: Old Navy, old. Boots: SUPER OLD. Earrings: Nickel & Suede.

What We Wore Wednesday

Here we are again, to show you what we’ve been wearing lately.  We would love some comments and feedback from you all… what do you like?  Do you get any inspiration from these posts?  Do you own any of the same pieces?  Do you also do a lot of shopping at Target?  HA!

Rhonda-

This week, I feel like doing something a little different.  I am going to give some backstory or narrative behind the picture or items in the outfits.

The mess is my office was a result of Claudia’s gifts piling up and me crafting some wall decor for the room.  

Top: Mixtape. Jeans: Old Navy Rockstar, this style no longer available. Shoes: Target. Earrings: Nickel & Suede.

I know, you can’t see much on this dress, but I’ve posted it before.  TBH, I only included these pictures because I rarely wear necklaces and I liked that my Grandma’s necklace that I only wear on holidays (Easter in this instance) is front and center.  Oh, and that LIP COLOR.  Swoon.

Dress: Mixtape. Earrings: Nickel & Suede. Necklaces: (top to bottom) FabFitFun Summer 2017 | Amazon | Family Heirloom.

So, I got dressed to run errands, then noticed when I went into my office to take a picture that my tee had a mustard stain.  Tied up the kimono to cover it.  Also, you will notice I wear Old Navy jeans a LOT and often they are no longer available.  That is because they last FOREVER and I wear them to death.

Tee: Target. Kimono: Hope’s, not currently available. Jeans: Old Navy, this style no longer available. Shoes: Target. Earrings: Nickel & Suede.

 

Ashley –

Shirt: Old Stitch Fix Earrings: N&S Signature Gold

Sweat Shirt: Target (no longer available) Earrings: N&S Champagne Shimmer

Shirt: Walmart Earrings: N&S Leopard

What We Wore Wednesday

Welcome back, y’all!  Every week we post some of the outfits we’ve worn over the past week (specifically, the ones we remembered to take pictures of).  Maybe you’ll see where to buy the perfect white t-shirt you’ve been looking for, maybe you’ll get an idea on how to style a top you have.  Maybe you’ll never read this again because we wear the same things over and over.  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Rhonda-

Look, I have one outfit.  ONE.  First of all, I spent two days driving.  Enough said about that.  Then I came home sick as a dog.  So.  You get what you get.  Good news is, it’s not one I’ve posted before!

Top: Mixtape Boutique, coming soon! Cage bra: Amazon. Leggings: Custom made for my ridiculously tiny legs. Boots: Amazon (do not purchase unless you also have bird legs.  They are tight at the top, even on me!).

Ashley –

I have two outfits…and no valid excuses. LOL

Chambray Top: OLD Target [similar] Pants: Black Jeggings [similar] Earrings: N&S Leopard

Top: MixTape Boutique [coming soon!] Pants: Denizen Jeggings  Earings: N&S Leopard

 

What We Wore Wednesday

Hey hey! It’s Wednesday and we are here showing you guys what we’ve been wearing. Why? For a little bit of accountability on our part – and to may inspire some style ideas for you guys!

Ashley –

Sweater: Target (this link is to the plus sized version – I can’t find it online in regular) Pants: Jordache Skinnies Earrings: N&S Black 

Cardigan: Target  (can’t find it online not in plus…but I know they still have it in my store in regular) Tank: Target Brallette: Target (no longer available) Pants: olddd…I don’t even remember from where I bought them!

Sweat Shirt: Target (not online ) Pants: Black Jeggings Earrings: N&S White Cut out

Rhonda –

Tee: Mixtape, coming soon. Leggings: Amazon. Cardigan: Super Old Old Navy. Earrings: Nickel & Suede.

Tee: Target. Jeans: Old Old Navy. Shoes: Target. Earrings: Nickel & Suede.

Tee: Mixtape, Coming soon.  Jeans: Old Navy, similar. Shoes: Converse. Earrings: Nickel & Suede.

 

What We Wore Wednesday

Welcome back!  It’s Hump Day, or as we prefer to think of it, Wine Wednesday!  Every Wednesday, we give you a look at what we, real and unedited moms, wear.  We think it’s so important to see actual functional style from a couple of hot mess moms.

Rhonda-

I am opening a boutique very soon, so I have new merchandise from that.  It’s been very exciting to know that I can outfit my closet with things I have hand selected from wholesalers.  And soon, you’ll be able to grab them too!  One is in this post!

Tank: Piper Lou. Jeans: D Jeans from Marshalls. Shoes: Converse. Jacket: Target, no longer available. Earrings: Nickel & Suede.

Dress: Mixtape Boutique, coming soon! Boots: Coconuts by Matisse. Earrings: Nickel & Suede.

Turtleneck: Amazon. Jeans: Old Navy, no longer available. Boots: KMart, old AF. Earrings: Nickel & Suede.

Ashley-

Listen peeps…I currently cannot find my computer so I’m doing this on my phone which is annoying AF to do. Like. Let’s not even talk about adding links too. So when I find my computer I’ll come back and add links. 😘

Shirt: Online Boutique (Gypsy Clothing) Earrings : N&S Leopard

Shirt: Old Navy Lucedale T Earrings : N&S Leopard

Buffalo Check Shirt : Walmart last year Striped Tank : Target Earrings : N&S Black

Ashley’s Top 5 Must Have Sandals

My absolute favorite thing is to slip on a pair of sandals after having had to confine my toes to closed toe shoes for the two bitter weeks of winter that we typically get down here in South Mississippi. It’s rough man. I love living in a warmer climate. I like swimming through air so rich in humidity that you can feel the moisture on your skin. Winter air is terrible for my dry lizard skin, and my naturally cold cold feet. SO, when those blessed 70-80 degree temps return – I am overjoyed to get my feet in a pair of sandals.

Why am I telling you this? Well, in honor of the approaching Spring/Summer weather headed our way – I thought I’d share with you my top picks for some sandal staples you should get in your closet asap.

Women’s Mala Shield Espadrille Wedge Sandals – Universal Thread™

I actually already bought this sandal which is why I feel like it is worthy of making the list. Yeah, it’s pretty high, but they are actually super comfortable. I didn’t wear them hiking or anything – but for a normal the day to day life of an office worker or a warm and breezy summer afternoon day date – these guys would be perfect.

Women’s Michaela Block Heel Quarter Strap Sandals – Who What Wear™

Now, these beauties – I do not own, but will shortly. The block heel is so so hot right now. If you don’t own a pair of shoes with this block heel, what are you doing with your life?? Seriously though, I think these would be great for nights out with your best girls for some dranks and dancing.

***edit: I didn’t realize that these are unavailable for shipping and sold out in most locations…so I found some similar on the Nordstrom Website. They are definitely more expensive – but super cute and almost identical look.**

Women’s Maribella Toe Wrap Gladiator Sandal – Universal Thread™

These little pretties also already have taken up residence in my closet. I love them. I’ve worn them several times. I think you need a classic but cute pair of flat sandals that are versatile and can go with several different outfits.

Women’s Kerina Leather Braided Heeled Huarache Sandals – Merona™

I really think that the design of these sandals are another classic staple. That braided leather detail is everything.

Women’s dv Kylisa Two Band Slide Sandal

And last, but certainly not least – a pair of slides are essential in your sandal collection. Sometimes you just want/need to be able to quickly slip into your shoes and hit the road, or go check the mail, or bring the garbage can in from the road, or run out to the car for something you forgot in it. Slides are important, but definitely don’t fall into the rubber flip flop trap. These particular slides will give you the convenience of a rubber flip flop but will leave you looking a little more put together.

Anddd that is it y’all – do you revamp your shoe choices for each season? What is your must-have sandal for Spring and Summer?

What We Wore Wednesday

What up you guys? It’s Wednesday, and we are here to show you all the things (well some of the things) we put on our bodies this week. Why? For some accountability on our parts. You know, to try and get us to mix things up from day to day – not get stuck in the rut of wearing the same ole thing since we know we will be posting it here. And maybe to give you guys some style inspiration. 🙂

Sooo, happy Hump Day – and let’s get to the outfits!

Ashley –

Cardigan: Kohl’s [can’t find it online…also I should have ironed down the pockets, they are giving me extra bulges I don’t actually have] T-Shirt: Old Navy Pants: Black Jeggings Choker: Target (not available) Earrings: N&S Silver Gem

Shirt: Target Clearance (not available) Earrings: N&S Black

Jacket: Drunk impulse buy from Ross in TX LOL T-Shirt: Old Navy Pants: Jordache skinny jeans Earrings: N&S Black Cut Out

Rhonda –

Top: AmazonJeans: Target, not available. Boots: Amazon. Earrings: Nickel & Suede.

Top: Target clearance, not available. Jeans: D Jeans from Marshall’s. Shoes: Converse. Jacket: Target, style no longer available. Earrings: Nickel & Suede.

Dress: Amazon. Kimono: Hope’s. Fishnets: Local “adult” store. Boots: Amazon. Earrings: Nickel & Suede.

Tee: Ross. Jeans: Old Navy, not available. Shoes: Target. Cardigan: Target. Earrings: Nickel & Suede.

What We Wore Wednesday: Justin McCafferty Guest Post

Hey y’all! We have a super special treat for you guys today. Normally on Wednesdays we strut our stuff and show y’all some of the outfits WE chose to wear over the past week. However, today …well today we are shaking things up a bit.

Today we’ve got a guest post by one of our mutual friends, Justin McCafferty. We met Justin through the NSNG Facebook Group that we all belong to. We bonded over a similar way of eating, and then Rhonda and I became obsessed with his artwork and flare for taking a great selfie. 😉 

But why are we dragging Justin over to the blog today, on What We Wore Wednesday? Well, as you guys know we have always wanted this to be a place for everyone. Not just Moms. And, you know,  a little bit of diversity never hurt anyone!

Justin IS a dad which means he’s got that whole cool parenting thing going for him,  but he’s also a pretty stylish human being. We thought it would be fun for our male readers, and for our female readers with boys to dress – to hear him talk about how he shops, where he shops, why he chooses the pieces he does, anddd whatever else he wants to share about his style choices.

So yeah. Take it away Justin …

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Shopping as a man can be difficult. There are a lot of (poor) options out there, and navigating the waters can get you into trouble. Don’t feel like you need to shop at the upscale (insert fancy french name for ‘shirt’ here) clothing store. Most of my wardrobe comes from TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Wal-Mart, Target, and Amazon. Usually if I visit all of the aforementioned places, I’ll find 2 or 3 things. Most of the time they’ll be a bust, so make sure you have a variety of places to visit. Thrift stores are great also, many people donate items brand new, and some are from stores that just have too much inventory. Thrifting is good for shirts and pants, but please don’t buy thrift shoes, underwear or socks because…gross.

When it comes to shirts…

Shirts are what you should have the most of and lots of variety within your collection. T-shirts are fine to wear around the house, but when you go out in public, it’s nice to change it up. If you’re addicted to t-shirts, got a butt load of *great* fitting,neutral, plain (non-graphic) tees. Also, those work well as undershirts for polos and button ups. Don’t be afraid to wear a red undershirt with a nice black button up.

Make sure you’re not mixing and matching navy, black, and brown. If your button up is more monochrome (black, grey, white), don’t wear a navy or earth tone undershirt, and vice versa. If it’s something like a flannel, look at all the pattern and detail and choose your undershirt based on that. Long sleeve tees and henley (long sleeve shirt, usually thermal, with buttons at the neck) are great to have in your arsenal. If you can find the non-thermal versions, those work well in most weather because you can easily roll the sleeves up if it gets to warm. Same goes for long sleeve button up shirts, as long as the fit isn’t too tight.

Everything else is basically going to come down to a few rules so you can rotate around your shirts. Choose your shirt, then pick everything from there.

Pants: Style, Fit, and Situation Appropriateness

For your jeans, you basically want a light pair and a dark pair. Make sure not to get the plastic looking Hank Hill version from Walmart. I prefer the slightly ‘distressed’ wash, and more on the neutral side. Make sure you get your correct waist size so they’re not hanging off you, and length so you’re not stepping on them. Chinos/khakis are nice to have in formal situations, so make sure you have a nice pair in khaki and black or navy if you prefer it (just don’t mix with black, of course).

Building a Shoe Choice Baseline

People put a lot of thought into their shoes, sometimes unnecessarily so. You really only need four pair, aside from fancy wedding/funeral shoes and exercising sneakers. Two pair of boots, one neutral (brown, beige, navy), and one black.

Tennis shoes are basically the same, get a pair that will blend with neutral tones, and also a black pair. I prefer white shoes for my ‘neutral’ pair. They have lots of white shoes with pops of color, which is great if you have a wardrobe that fits that particular color. For instance, if you have a black button up with a green undershirt, feel free to wear a pair of white sneakers with hints of green, as long as the green is a match.

I stay away from really bright shoes, unless I’m shooting my new mixtape cover. If bright shoes are your thing, get those bad boys as your exercise/play shoes.  Also, when you get finished wearing your shoes, stick a dryer sheet in them to keep them fresh.

The Accessory Breakdown

Accessories can be a great way to compliment your wardrobe, but they are easy to over do.

For shades, I stick by my neutral/black rule. One pair of black sunglasses, and a neutral pair. Unless you’re actually participating in a sport, please don’t buy those weird yellow/green lens sport sunglasses. I usually choose wood frames for mine either way, they’re light and float.  Aviators are dead (give them to your dad), go with a nice simple frame that fit your face.

Belts are the same, in fact, you can get reversible belts that are black on one side, and brown on the other. Guys tend to hang on with belts for too long. Once they start to fray and fall apart, get a new one. Same goes with underwear and socks, you nasties.

I have no positive thoughts on necklaces, so we’re just going to skip that.

When it comes to the wrist, keep it simple with a nice watch or simple leather band. Don’t go crazy with the leather wrist cuffs, unless you’re auditioning to play bass with Nickelback. The best thing to put on your wrist is a watch. Watches are inexpensive on Amazon, and they have lots of variety. Get some casual ones and some nicer ones, black and neutral (or stainless steel), as always.

Rings are great if you keep it simple, don’t put too many on one hand and make sure they’re reasonably sized.

The Thing is ….

Your wardrobe won’t mean much if you’re not taking care of what you’re actually putting it on. Make sure you clean your nails, keep them trimmed, use as much lotion on as many places as you’re comfortable with. If you’re a man with a large beard, make sure it’s well taken care of and your neck area is kept under control. If you have hair issues, please don’t cling to your horse shoe or cul de sac. Embrace your baldness and shave it down to almost nothing. Smelling good is always a positive, but be easy with your cologne. Subtle is always the best avenue. You’ll never have too much deodorant, keep some with you at all times. At work, in the car, a few places at home. If you’re worried about it melting in the car, opt for the spray version (just not Axe, unless you go to the gym just to take selfies and say ‘bro’ all the time). Don’t be afraid to trim your body hair if it bothers you, a hairy back has never been anyone’s friend. It won’t make you less of a man, I do it and I only have half a vagina.

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And, if that wasn’t enough Justin for you, you can click this handy dandy little link for access to all things Justin on Social Media. Make sure you peruse his shops – because, he is a fantastic artist as well as a fashion forward dude.  😉

Ludwig Van Bacon Art

 

 

The One About Amazon Clothing Reviews

So listen. If you’re new here you may not know how much we love to shop. Like. It’s a continual thing for both of us. We each have varying techniques when it comes to online shopping that I feel like really exemplify our core personalities. Rhonda will jump in head first if she likes something. Me? Well. I’m a little more cautious. I’ll read countless reviews, see if I can purchase that same item from a website I’ve used before – basically all the precautionary measures. Which brings me to why we’re here today. I typically default to Amazon when it comes to online shopping. I like the security that Amazon gives me. And there’s just such a YUGE variety of things you can buy from Amazon…so why not?

When I’m clothes shopping on Amazon I like to get thigh high in the reviews. If you buy things on Amazon, for the love of the seven PLEASE REVIEW YOUR PURCHASE. I depend upon these reviews.

Anywayyyy, typically while I’m perusing the clothing section on Amazon I come across some pretty funny reviews. A lot of times I screenshot and share my thoughts on them on my SnapChat. Rhonda said I should make a blog post out of it…and so here I am today doing just that.

For your reading pleasure:

Belty AF

Why you tieing it at your waist thooooo? I can’t imagine that you’re getting compliments because of that? When in doubt? Don’t belt it. Ever. Ever Ever.

[link to amazon]

It is Actually Mauve

Listen boo. I am in total appreciation of the way you are conveying your wife’s message. I can totally just see her standing over you while you type “IT’S NOT RED IT’S MAUVE!!” But I mean. BTW – it doesn’t look red in the listing photo……it def looks closer to mauve. 🙂

[link to amazon]

The Poet

Look. A poem. Coincidentally I’ve written a poem that I entitled ‘Beautiful’. Mine is nothing like GIA’s poem, but I can appreciate her art.

[link to Amazon]

Those Crazy Art People

A crazy art teacher you say? There’s so much wrong with that statement. So many puzzling things. Soo curious how your mind drew that comparison….

[link to Amazon]

Husband Pleaser

I mean. Thank god your husband likes it. Cause if he didn’t…you’d def had to return it right, Ash? Also **clothes shopping.

[product link on Amazon]

Don’t Sweat the Details

So like. Why did you even mention it Derek? If it was your fault. Why did you leave a poor review?

[product link on Amazon]

I could go on and on. IDK if you guys are ready for that level of petty though. 😉 Anyhow it was fun for me, and  I hope you guys got a little chuckle out of it. I know I did, and I got some things added to my Amazon cart which is really a win win for me.