What We Wore Wednesday

What up y’all….welcome back to another WWW. On Wednesdays we like to show you guys what we’ve been wearing. A little outfit of the day round up. Why? For accountability on our parts..and maybe for a little fashion inspiration. 😉

Ashley –

Top: Target [similar] Pants: Mossimo Black Jeggings Earrings: N&S Blank Canvas

Cardigan: Kohl’s Shirt: Amazon Pants: Liverpool Skinnies from StitchFix Earrings: N&S Signature Gold

Cardigan: Target (not available) Tank: Target [similarBralette: Target [similar] Earrings: N&S Stone Cutout

Shirt: [similar] oldddd Forever21 (which…sidenote…I had to throw this away cause it got a hole in it. 🙁 ) Pants: Target Earrings: N&S Leopard

Rhonda –

Romper: Ross. Shoes: Lauren Conrad | Kohl’s.

Tee: Target. Jeans: Target. Earrings: Nickel & Suede.

Dress: IDK, It’s old. Boots: Coconuts by Matisse. Earrings: Nickel & Suede.

Tee: Amazon. Jeans: Target. Booties: Old KMart.

 

What We Wore Wednesday

Rhonda –

This week, I was so thankful just to feel like putting clothes on.  Nothing amazing here or anything, but I am actually gearing up to overhaul my wardrobe so hopefully this weekly post will get a fresh look soon!

Tee: Dixie Pistol. Jeans: Old Navy, not available. Flannel: Zanzea – Amazon. Booties: KMart, not available. Earrings: Nickel & Suede.

Top: Ross. Jeans: Old navy, old AF. Shoes: Jessica Simpson. Sweater: Simply Couture.

Sweatshirt: Target [similar]. Jeans: Old Navy. Shoes: Converse.  Earrings: Nickel & Suede.

Ashley –

Black on black on black on black…with a little leopard and camo mixed in. That’s how I roll.

T-Shirt: RATMM Shop Pants: Target … last year [similar] Earrings: N&S Gray Mosaic (not available)

Shirt: Kohl’s men section… from last spring Pants: Jordache Skinnies Earrings: N&S Black Cut Outs Shoes: [similar]

Jacket: Target Scarf: [similar] Pants: Black Jeggings Earrings: N&S White Cut Outs

A Valentine Wish List

I love a good wish list, because damn I love things.  I am admittedly a little materialistic and gifts are my love language.  With that, it’s fitting that I am continually making lists of things I need and want.

Valentine’s Day being next week seems like as good a reason as any to tell you what I’m coveting these days.

Soma Drapesoft Jersey Tulip Sleeveless Nightgown – I sleep in the nude, but I love a good nightgown to wear around the house in the mornings or at night.  To be honest, I would head out for errands in this after tossing a denim jacket over it.

HONEY Graphic Tee – I love a good graphic tee and when I saw this one, I knew I wanted it.  It’s simple and perfect.

Nickel & Suede Earrings, in Merlot and Black (I wear Large) – I mean, I have a LONG list of these earrings I want for adding to my collection, but Black is definitely next.  I find myself needing them with most outfits.  I want Merlot too and it’s the earring of the month, meaning it’s on SALE!

Alex and Ani Queeen’s Crown Bangle – I started collecting Alex and Ani when Stuart and I started dating.  I haven’t gotten a new one in awhile, and this February exclusive is CALLING ME.

Hope’s Simple Side of Things Dress – I have been obsessed with this dress since Hope’s posted it on Snapchat a couple of weeks ago.  Such a perfect dress for Spring.

I could go on and on, but you have to stop somewhere, right?!  My Amazon list is also full of amazing items that I would LOVE to have.  Ah well, I will get there eventually!

What We Wore Wednesday

What’s up you guys!? Welcome back to our weekly post where we show all the things we decided to wear over the past week. We do this for a little bit of accountability on our part – and also to maybe offer some fashion inspiration to all of our amazing readers. 🙂

Anyway, let’s get to the outfits!

Ashley –

Jacket: Green Bomber from Target Shirt: Amazon Pants: Mossimo Black Jeggings [similarChoker: Target Clearance Earrings: N&S Champagne Shimmer

Cardigan: It’s old…i think it’s from WalMart? IDK Tho.  [similar] Shirt: Old Navy Clearance Pants: Again – I can’t remember…I’ve had them a while [similar] Earrings: N&S Black

Cardigan: Burke’s Outlet from last summer Shirt: Old Navy (HIGHLY recommend this T..I have four of them!) Pants: Old dark denim CATO Skinnies Sun Glasses: Sojos Earrings: N&S Signature Gold

Rhonda –

Dress: Amazon. Kimono: Summer & Rose. Stockings: Amazon. Boots: Target, not available.

T-Shirt: Ross. Leggings: Custom. Boots: Amazon. Choker: Amazon. Earrings: Nickel & Suede.

Sweatshirt: WalMart Sleepwear. Jeans: Old Navy. Boots: Amazon. Earrings: Nickel & Suede.

So, anyone else ready to switch seasons?  Overhaul your wardrobe?

Afton Line at Target & Mom Rambles on the Statement of Fashion Choice

Recently, I was shopping at my local Target which is just really a regular Tuesday night for me. And anyway, I made my typical rounds that start in the women’s clothing section as I meander all the way around the store. Midway through I always stop off and look at the toddler clothes section. I’m always on the hunt for pants that fit my skinny four year boy child. You know, ones that are snug enough in the waist but will also cover his ankles. People, correctly fitting boy pants are a boy mom’s dream.

After checking all the boy pants – I made my way to the little girl’s section. I immediately noticed a new rack that held black and gray clothing with one little pink dress. Obviously, I was drawn to it. It seemed it was a new line brand that Target had recently introduced. I know I’ve never seen it before. I love monochromatic looks. I love pattern-less looks. I love black and gray. This new little section of clothes had my name written all over it. So I walked over to investigate.

The brand name is Afton Street and besides the atypical color scheme, each piece of clothing had a tag that said:

“Defy norms and stereotypes. Grow, learn and make your own path. Explore the world everyday.”

 

And if I wasn’t already convinced that Sophie needed something from this line..just for the pleasing aesthetic – this tag sealed the deal. I love the sentiment, and it just really made me start thinking about the way we dress our children and ourselves. And then that just snowballed into how all that relates to life and the time we live in. And I have a blog – so I thought I’d get on here and ramble to you guys. 🙂

This line of clothing is super ‘uniformish’ in that it’s mostly all items of clothing that have no patterns or very subtle patterns. Also, most of the clothing is gray and black with a few splashes of muted pink and cranberry mixed in. I’m sure that is a big turn off for many people – and probably in their mind contradicts what the brand is trying to say. But it spoke to me.

It seems to be beaten into our psyche that being unique or individualistic has to be loud. If you think of someone breaking fashion standards the whole  wild and free -big and bold – buck the system  vibe hits you.

When you picture the embodiment of those sentiments, I’m sure images filled with color and girls with big  lion hair and tattoos and purposefully mix-matched clothing choices and bold graphic art and huge public statements and defying the norm with risque hemlines and putting your personality into your clothing so that people can see it from a mile away.

I think rebellion and freedom, in general, but especially in fashion has become so aesthetically loud that it often distracts from the message and personality of the individual.

I love the idea of the quiet that a monochromatic and muted colored look provides. I love the idea that you aren’t distracted by my clothes and you can really see ME. You can really hear what I have to say.

When I think of rebellion I think of Winston from 1984 who lived in the party uniform just like everyone else. I think of Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games, before someone made her put on a flashy dress so that she’d get the attention the outlandishly dressed and body morphed Capitol inhabitants. I think of Luke and Rey from Star Wars dressed in basic utilitarian inspired clothing. I think of Frodo Baggins from The Lord of The Rings in his simple hobbit garb. I think of Moana in her traditional and functional clothing that wasn’t overly showing of her station in life.

I just like things simple. I like things quiet. I like things basic. I think the loudest statement can be something spoken in a whisper – or not spoken at all but written.

While I’m not here to bash you if you’re extra and loud – my best friend is all of those things and I applaud her constantly for her ability to live that way because I admire it – but it’s not me.

You can defy norms in a uniform. You can defy stereotypes in something black and gray. You can grow and learn everyday. Don’t ever accept the status quo. Don’t feel like you have to wear pink because you are a girl or blue because you are a boy. But also, don’t feel like you have to be ashamed of dressing your little girl in bright pink because you genuinely like it. 

Sometimes it’s really great to strip away all the fuss that surrounds you to really see who you are and know what you want. Basic doesn’t have to boring, and an individual can rise and thrive within a uniform.

 

What We Wore Wednesday

Every Wednesday we give you guys a little peak into our personal fashion lives and show you just what we’ve been putting on our bodies. 🙂 Sounds fun right? Scroll on down to see the things we’ve been wearing lately!

Rhonda –

Tunic: Amazon. Leggings: old. Boots: Amazon. Jacket: Target, no longer available. Earrings: Nickel & Suede. Choker: Amazon. Phone Case: LBV Art|Society 6.

Top: Harper Avery Boutique. Jeans: Target. Boots: Coconuts by Matisse. Bracelet: KEEP Collective. Choker: Amazon.

Ashley –

Jacket: Target clearance last year White Tshirt: Old Navy (I’ve now bought FOUR of these in different colors. I LOVE them.) Pants: Black Jeggings Earrings: N&S Rose Gold

Shirt: Mystique Boutique  Pants: Mossimo Black Jeggings Earrings: N&S Gold

 

What We Wore Wednesday

Hey you guys! It’s Wednesday again…and we are here to show you some of things we wore over the past week. We hope your Wednesday  is going Fabulously, and thank you so much for stopping by  to spend a little bit of it with us. 🙂 To the clothing…….

Ashley –

Cardigan: Target Scarf: Gift  [similar] Pants: Mossimo Jeggings Earrings: N&S  Gray Mosaic

Shirt: [similar] Black T: Old Navy Leggings: Lauren Conrad from Kohl’s N&S Earrings:  Black

Cardigan: Target T Shirt: RATMM Merch Shop Jeans: Jordache Skinnies Earrings: N&S Black Cut Outs 

Rhonda –

Top: Ross. Jeans: Target. Boots: Amazon. Cardigan: OLD AF Target. Earrings: Nickel & Suede.

Top: Target. Harness bra: Amazon. Leggings: custom made. Boots: Amazon. Earrings: Nickel & Suede.

Tank: Walmart.  Cardigan: Old Navy, not available. Jeans: Old Navy. Ankle boots: KMart, old.

What We Wore Wednesday

 

Hey hey! So it’s Wednesday and according to our regularly scheduled programming….it’s time to show you guys some of the things we’ve been wearing. We are super glad you’re here to check us out! And don’t forget that Wednesday also means that we do our Wine Wednesday Live Broadcast on our Facebook Page at 9pm!! So click on over there and set your notifications to let you know when we go live. 🙂 We always have blast hanging together..chatting with each other and our friends!

Ok so. To the outfits eh?

Rhonda –

I traveled a lot in the past week and often forgot to snap a picture until I was shoeless or pantsless.  You’ll just have to deal.

Tee: Target, not available. Cardigan: Old Walmart. Earrings: Nickel & Suede.

Dress: Target, not available. Cardigan: Old Navy, old. Earrings: Nickel & Suede.

Tee: Marshall’s. Jeans: Target. Kimono: Summer and Rose. Earrings: Nickel & Suede. Necklace: BaubleBar.

Hoodie: Old Target. Leggings: old AF something with a hole in the ass. Boots: Amazon.

Ashley –

One thing is certain…and probably won’t change for a while..is that I wear A LOT of Target. Oh well. 🙂 🙂 OH and I wear my N&S Black earrings a tonnnnnn.

Jacket: Target Shirt: Target Pants: Mossimo Jeggings Earrings: N&S Black

Cardigan: oldddd Target Shirt: Hard Rock store Leggings: Danskin Earrings N&S Black

Jacket: Same one from above…Target  Shirt: Target last year Pants: Mossimo Black Jeggings Earrings: N&S Black

Wardrobe Wishes

Hey, y’all!  Thank you for showing up to see what we have for you today.  We would ordinarily post our outfits here for you on Wednesdays, but life happens and sometimes other things really need our attention…sometimes it’s me, this time it’s Ashley.  To be honest, I haven’t been getting dressed lately anyway.  I am taking this day to post about the things I am wanting and needing for my wardrobe.

I think we all have those moments when we look at our closets and think, “Are you kidding me?  I have nothing to wear.  Ever.”  It has reached a crisis level in my closet, though.  I am losing weight and some stuff is too big, but for the most part, it’s all just worn and tired and not really my current style.  However, I am not in a position at the moment to just go out and buy new stuff.  Besides, I am losing weight and that’s never the right time to invest in new clothes.

So, I have started a list for things I want AND need to fill in the wardrobe gaps or just refresh the old stuff – mostly all-season.  To keep it simple, I will only be showing tops and bottoms and ALL can be mixed and worn together!  If I got started with accessories and dresses, we would be here all week.

Midrise distressed skinnies, in black and medium blue.  I have several pairs, but are all either worn out, getting that way, or almost too big.  I definitely like my jeans snug, so it’s time.  I love Rockstar jeans from Old Navy.  They just work for my body type and are super affordable.

High waist black leggings.  If these aren’t a staple, I don’t know what is.  I need a new pair because my favorites have a hole in the booty from excessive wear since becoming a work-from-home mom.  I am liking the 90 Degree by Reflex, but haven’t tried them yet!

A perfect white tee.  Slouchy, v-neck, pocket.  A staple in every wardrobe.  I am digging this one from Hazel and Olive.

Flowy black tank.  I have lots of great fitted tanks, but need something that is good layered or alone and can be dressed up or down.  This one fits the bill.

Leopard cardigan.  Look, I know there are leopard cardigans everywhere.  I just REALLY wanted the one pictured above from Target and I missed that boat – it’s sold out everywhere.  I have found similar ones, but they don’t have a touch of pink like this one.  I suppose I will have to settle for something close.

Stripe-ish cardigan.  I had been looking for awhile for a black and white cardigan that had big graphic stripes, so big that they would almost not appear to be stripes when in motion.  Then Hope’s Snapchat showed this one and I died!  It’s a must!  Perfect silhouette and pattern.

 

Are any of these items on your wish list?  Or do you have everything you need?

 

 

 

What We Wore Wednesday: 2017 Review Pt Two

Last week, Ashley took a look back at our 2017 outfits and chose her 5 favorites.  Today, we have mine!

What We Wore Wednesday 2017 Top Five Faves – presented by Rhonda

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April 26 2017- Shirt: This is actually a swimsuit cover up. (we went to the beach that day after Target…yes..I took all this boob to Target..don’t be jealous you weren’t there. 😉 ) Any how…it is from last year. Cardigan: Gift from my sister [similar] Jeans: Jordache High Rise Skinnies Earrings: N&S Gypsy Teal

February 15 2017- Muscle shirt: Target, no longer on website but I have seen it on clearance in some stores recently. Kimono: Ross last year, but most of my kimonos are from Amazon. Jeans: Old Navy Rockstar, this particular design no longer available.  Sandals: Old Navy, from last summer and I bet they will be available again this summer. Bracelets: Alex and Ani.

II

May 17 2017- Jacket: Target – no longer available Tank: Target Bralette: Target Pants: Jordache Skinny Jeans Shoes : Burlington Coat Factory [similar] Earrings: N&S Select Black

May 3 2017- Top: Boutique. Leggings: Lularoe. Jacket: Target. Mermaid pin: Target. Shoes: Converse. Earrings: Nickel & Suede Matte Gold.

 

III

May 24 2017- Cardigan: Forever21 no longer available T-Shirt: Target  Pants: LiverPool skinnies from StitchFix Earrings: N&S Select Black

May 17 2017-Romper: Old Navy (exact one not available, but similar here). Chambray: Thrifted Arizona. Shoes: Converse. Earrings: Nickel and Suede.

IV

June 21 2017- Jacket: Ross Tank Top: Target Pants: Liverpool Skinnies from StitchFix Shoes: CATO [similarEarrings: N&S Leopard

September 20 2017- Black Tank: Old Navy. Shirt: Sophie Rue, from Marshall’s. Jeans: Old Navy Rockstars. Shoes: Wild Diva. Earrings: Nickel & Suede.

V

June 28 2017- Shirt: Kohl’s Pants: Jordache Skinny Jeans Shoes: Target Earrings: N&S Select Black

September 13 2017- Ruana: Michael Stars, from my FabFitFun Summer box. Tank: Old Navy. Shorts: Target. Earrings: Nickel & Suede.

When I was getting dressed throughout the year, I always thought, “ugh, I hate all of my clothes” and when writing my WWW posts, constantly thought, “these outfits all suck.”  However, in retrospect, I loved a lot of what we wore!  Funny how that works out.

Here’s to a stylish 2018!