What We Wore Wednesday

Ashley –

Jacket: Burke’s [similarTop: Target – it’s actually a navy top ..looks black here Pants: Jordache Skinnies for the win Earrings: N&S Rose Gold Choker: IDK

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

Sweater: Kohl’s Chaps Brand Jeans: Jordache Skinnies Earrings: N&S Champagne Shimmer Shoes: Walmart

Shirt: Target .. I think I’ve worn this thing a million times since I bought it. Pants: Denizen Skinnies from Target Shoes: CATO  [similar] Earrings: N&S White

Cut Out

Shirt: Chambray button up from Target [similar ](#thankstargetformywholewardrobe) Pants: Black Skinny Jeans from…..TARGET Choker: Target Shoes: Walmart Earrings: N&S Select Black

Some observations? I wear my hear up way way to often lately. Probably time to cut it. For real. Target for sure takes all my monies. I didn’t fail to come through with some stripes and chambray for you guys. You’re welcome. 🙂 🙂

Rhonda –

Top: Old Navy, not available. Shorts: Target. Earrings: BaubleBar, this style not available, but shop here for similar styles (I may get points if you make a purchase).

Top: Elodie brand, from Marshall’s. Skirt: Ambiance brand, from Ross. Shoes: Kenneth Cole.

Top: Tovia brand, from Ross. Shorts, not shown: white cutoffs from Walmart.  Earrings: Nickel & Suede Lip Gloss.

Tee: Target. Shorts: Target. Shoes: Target. Earrings: Nickel & Suede Lip Gloss. Sunnies: Sojos.

I am trying to get better at outfit pictures, but shit… y’all don’t even know how crazy my life has been. Do you have those days or weeks where it’s a miracle you ever put pants on?

 

What We Wore

Hey, hey, hey!  So glad that you are all back for another week with us. You know we are here to show you our Haute Couture.  hahahahaha.

We are actually here to show you what real moms wear.  Let’s play a drinking game.  Every time one of us wears black, take a shot.

This week is going to go a little differently.  If you follow us on Instagram (and let’s be honest, if you don’t, you need to), you know that we have been experiencing….well, life.  As such, Ashley doesn’t have much to show in the way of outfits this week, so we are rolling her Saturday night outfit in with Rhonda’s and that will be that.

Tank: Old Navy, not available. Kimono: Ross, years ago. Shorts: WalMart, not available. Sandals: Target. Bag: Tommy Hilfiger, not available. Earrings: Nickel & Suede Select White Cut-Out.

Tee: Old Navy. Shorts: Target. Sandals: Target. Earrings: Nickel & Suede Lip Gloss.

Top: Harper Avery Boutique. Jeans: Target. (I wore the rose gold sandals that I wear almost daily.)

Rhonda’s Top: Marshall’s, maybe? Rhonda’s Leather look leggings: Gia Rose Designs. Rhonda’s Shoes: Steve Madden, no longer available. Similar here. Rhonda’s Earrings: Nickel & Suede Matte Gold.

Ashley’s Top: Target. Ashley’s Leather look leggings: Amazon. Ashley’s Shoes: Ross. Ashley’s Earrings: Nickel & Suede Select White Cut-Out.

Tee: Target, not available. Shorts: Target. Sandals: Target. #targetislife

Stop Living For the Freakin’ Weekend

I can admit that I’ve been this person who counts down to Friday…just waiting for the weekend to come so that I can live.  While I do still very much look forward to the weekends, my life got exponentially better when I stopped living for the weekend.  Yours can be that way too.

Here’s the thing, y’all.  There are seven days in a week.  What happens when you spend a good chunk of the week in a blur, waiting for Saturday?  You lose valuable time that you can never get back.

What about the weekend makes it more special than the weekdays for you?

Do you work Monday through Friday and off on weekends? And do you dislike that job?  Is it stressful?  Do you hate school days because of all the chaos that comes with that?  Maybe you are a stay-at-home parent and your other half works weekdays so you look forward to having an adult around on the weekend.

For me, there were times when I did not place much value on the weekends because I was a retail manager and usually worked.  I worked a couple of jobs that were typical weekday jobs and they were highly stressful, so I looked forward to that weekend break and time with my family.  Currently, working for myself from home and homeschooling four children, I crave those weekends, which bring time with Stuart and help around the house.  He works very long days, so I don’t even get to look forward to time in the evenings with him much.

Somewhere along the way, I changed in the last few months.  I started just taking advantage of blocks of time every day.  It took deciding that I was going to be positive and enjoy each and every ordinary day.

A random Tuesday doesn’t have to be full of plans and fun moments to be enjoyed.  It takes a simple action – a naptime margarita, a playdate with your best friend and her kids, watching shitty reality TV in your room while the kids watch YouTube videos, a trip to Ulta or a solo movie while your kids are at school.

There are two things I do every weekday to make sure I am taking care of my mental health and just living my life to the fullest.

  1. My pre-dinner ritual.  Whether or not the kids are home, I turn up my favorite music, pour a drink, and dance around the kitchen while I make dinner.  Trust me, it makes cooking dinner less of a routine chore and more of a moment to be enjoyed.  Sometimes I Snapchat the moment.  Sometimes I Instagram it.  Sometimes I leave my phone on the charger and just soak it in.
  2. Naptime routine.  My boys do not nap and Claudia rarely does, but we still make it part of the day.  They get in their beds, I put on the TV or hand them a tablet, and I take a coffee or beer to my room.  I lock the door and watch DVRed shows, workout, blog, do my makeup…whatever I want to do in peace.  They aren’t allowed to so much as knock on the door unless someone is hurt.

You don’t have to do the same things I do to make your day good.  But do something that makes you happy.  Soak in a bath, text a good friend, watch horrible TV, go for a walk, read a book, sit in Starbucks.

Every day is special.  Every.  Freaking.  One.  Because you’re still alive…. And the weekend will be here before you know it.  Now go live.

[t-shirt here]

What We Wore

Well well it’s Wednesday – and you know what that means…. We’re here showing off just exactly what we wore this past week. So sit back. Get those fingers ready to screen shot your faves. And enjoy our fabulous fashion show!

 

Rhonda-

I absolutely must clean up my bedroom, y’all.  Birthday party week happened.  I have nothing else to say for myself.  Sorry about the awful pictures, but this is just real shit you get here.

Tank: Target. Shorts: Old Navy. Hat: Walmart (I had trouble finding it online, but it’s currently in stores). Shoes: Target.

Dress: beach lunch lounge brand from Marshall’s. Shoes: Old Navy, not currently available. Earrings: Harper Avery Boutique. Watch: Amazon.

Tee: Target (no longer available, but they have the BEST graphic tees). Shorts: Walmart. Shoes: Target. Earrings: Amazon.

Tank: Walmart. Shorts: Old Navy.

Tee: Thrifted years ago. Skirt: Ross. Shoes: Jessica Simpson on Amazon. Necklace: given to me by a friend from her FunFitFab box. Earrings: Nickel & Suede in Lip Gloss. Watch: Amazon.

Romper: Old Navy, not available (Claudia twinning in her matching skirt). Earrings: Nickel & Suede in Select White Cut Out.

Ashley-

Top: Amazon Tunic Pants: Jordache Skinnies Earrings: N&S Champagne Shimmer

Shirt: Kohl’s Men Section Shoes: Oldie CATO slip ons [similar] Earrings: N&S Red (can’t find this color on the website but this is team red) This was my Memorial Day attire. 🙂

Shirt: Old Navy  [similarPants: Jordache Skinnies Shoes: Walmart Scarf: Gift [similar] Earrings: N&S White Cut Out

Cardigan: Burke’s Outlet Tank: Target Pants: StitchFix Shoes: Rose Gold Slip Ons from Target Earrings: N&S Lipgloss

Jacket: Target Tank: Target Pants: Jordache Skinny Jeans Shoes: Walmart Earrings: N&S Brown Cut Outs

 

And that is it guys. We are always so flattered that you come by to check us out! What were YOU wearing this past week? Did you buy anything new?

What We Wore

Welcome back to another week’s worth of straight-off-the-runway fashion.  😉  We are so glad that you are either back for more or stopping by for the first time!  There are fewer stripes this week, but some of the standards remain – graphic tees, leather earrings, converse, and denim.  We are both working on getting out of style ruts and realize we need to do some shopping for sure!

Rhonda –

Tank: Old Navy, not available. Jeans: Old Navy. Shoes: Target. Earrings: BaubleBar (referral link), this pair not currently available. Bag: Betsey Johnson.

Tee: Gas Station Disco merchandise (yep, Ashley wore this last week!). Leggings: Lularoe. Fancy Ass Flip Flops: Old Navy. Earrings: Nickel and Suede (it’s ok, I didn’t leave the house.  just keeping it real here.)

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

Tank: Old Navy, not available. Shorts: Old Navy.

Cami: Old Navy. Kimono: Amazon. Shorts: Target. Earrings: Nickel and Suede. Bracelets: Alex and Ani.

Tee: Ross, old.  Shorts: WalMart. Shoes: Target. Earrings: Nickel and Suede.

Ashley –

Top: Kohl’s Pants: Kut from Kloth Boot Cut Jeans from StitchFix Earrings: N&S Signature Silver

Jacket: It’s that CATO oldie but goodie again [similar] Dress: TJMaxx Earrings: N&S Minty Fresh

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

Top: Chambray errrry day Target [similarLeggings: Target Earrings: N&S Select Black

Cardigan: Walmart [similar] Shirt: Walmart [similar] Pants: Jordache Skinnes (I legit have three pairs of these….not wearing the same ones everyday 😉 ) Also here we have your weekly dose of stripes: You’re welcome my friends.

Cardigan: Walmart – ooold Top: Walmart Pants: Jordache Skinnies Shoes: KMart oldies Earrings: Are you shocked it’s not N&S??? These were a recent Mother’s Day gift from my sister 🙂 🙂

 

Andddd that it is all. 🙂 Hope you guys enjoyed it…and maybe grabbed a little outfit inspiration. What were you guys wearing this week? What are some of your wardrobe staples??

 

Rhonda’s Five Wardrobe Essentials

I am sure you have noticed how much I repeat basic themes and pieces in my outfits. There are some things that I just feel good in, just feel like myself in. In addition to that, there are some items that I keep in my wardrobe because they get pulled out from time to time without fail and bring me joy. So, to follow up to Ashley’s post, here are my five wardrobe essentials.

  1. Denim Jacket – Y’all, such a jacket has not been featured in my outfits, but there’s a good reason for that.  I just bought one yesterday for the first time in 10 YEARS!  I lost one when I was pregnant with my oldest son and I never replaced it.  I just never found one I liked enough.   Yesterday, I found the perfect distressed number and now I want MORE.  I can’t wait to wear this with everything.

    jacket from Target
  2. Graphic Tees – At least twice a week, I can be seen in a graphic tee or tank.  I can’t get enough of them.  Whether it’s a band tee, a cheeky phrase, or an abstract design, graphic tees can be styled so many ways…absolutely one of the most versatile articles of clothing.  By the way, I design and sell graphic tees and tanks here
  3. Red Heels – Nothing makes me feel as sexy and powerful as a pair of red heels.  I have put on some pretty BLAH outfits, but threw on red heels and felt amazing.  One of my favorite things to do is pair them with the aforementioned graphic tee and jeans.
  4. Kimonos – I probably have too many, especially considering I wear the same three on repeat.  They are so easy to wear and make me feel perfectly boho. There are so many ways to style them and they even make a great swimsuit coverup.  I know the trend will die eventually, but I’m hanging on until I personally get tired of looking at them. All pictured are from Amazon and the one on the bottom right is currently in my shop here.
  5. Converse – There is no casual shoe I love more than Converse.  I wear them a few times a week.  They go with dresses, jeans, shorts, skirts – literally everything.  If you don’t have any, get them.  Get any color to start.  And wear them – just put them on with everything.

What are your wardrobe essentials?  Do we share any of the same ones?

What We Wore

Hey there party people! Welcome back to our internet fashion show that we call What We Wore Wednesday! Scroll on down to check out what we decked ourselves out in the past week. 😉

 

Ashley –

So…. I uploaded my pictures and was super proud because I had six outfits to show you….then I double checked last week, and I realized a couple of the ones I’d gotten ready for this post were actually from last week. Oops. Anyway…

Cardigan: originally from Target [similar] Tank: Mossimo from Target Jeans: Jordache high rise skinny jeans Earrings: N&S Brown Cut Out

Shirt: Amazon Pants: Same Jordache Skinny Jeans 🙂 Earrings: N&S Matte Gold

Jacket: CATO oldie [similar] Dress: TJ Maxx [similar] Leggings: Target Earrings: N&S Black 

T-Shirt: Target Pants: Liverpool Skinnies Earrings: N&S Platinum 

Rhonda –

I don’t know what happened this week, but it certainly wasn’t taking pictures of outfits.

Tee: Target (but if you want this, go check your store clearance first.  Cheaper there).  Jeans: Target. Heels: Dollhouse [similar].

Tee: Old Navy, no longer available. Jeans: Old Navy [similar]. Sandals: Old Navy, no longer available.

Muscle shirt: Old Navy, no longer available. Jeans: Old Navy, [similar]. Shoes: Converse.

What We Wore

Hey, hey!  It’s Wednesday and you know what that means – time to pour out your favorite glass of wine.  Oh, it also means that you can peep what we are wearing lately.  Let’s get to it…

Dress: Joe Fresh (legit 5 or so years old). Sandals: Old Navy. Necklace: made by me.

Tee: Old Navy, old.  Jeans: Old Navy, current style not available, but similar here.  Heels: Eliana Bucci (I got mine at either DSW or Nordstrom last summer and can’t find them online).

Top: Old Navy.  Jeans: Target.  Necklace: BaubleBar (invite code).  Wedges: Jessica Simpson.

Top: Tovia brand from Ross.  Shorts: Walmart.  Flip Flops: Old Navy. Earrings: Nickel & Suede.

 

UNIFORM… haha Switched it up this time and put chambray over a black dress rather than black pants. 😉 Shirt: CATO Dress: Oldddd WalMart dress Earrings: N&S Brown Cut Out

Cardigan: Target [similar] Top: WalMart [similar] Pants: Jordache Skinnies

Shirt: StitchFix Pants: StitchFix (can’t tell but they are a flare leg … heart eyes at these pants… ) Earrings: N&S Matte Gold

 

Cardigan: Target [similar]  Dress: Target Earrings: N&S Select Black

Shirt: Ross Pants: Denizen Jeans from Target Earrings: N&S Blush ( I don’t see this color on the website anymore 🙁 )

 

We are linking up here…pleated poppy

And that is all folks! Thanks for coming by!! What were y’all wearing?

 

What We Wore

Hey heyyyyy.  Welcome back to our little corner of the internet.  Are you ready for some runway fashion?  Hope not, because we don’t have that here.  But we have t-shirts and chambray!

Shirt: from my shop, here.  Shorts, not shown:  White cutoffs from Walmart like 3 years ago.  (Y’all aren’t really getting mirror pics this week because I need to clean up my damn room.)

Dress: Old Navy. Cardigan: Super old CATO. Shoes: Old Navy. Necklace: made by me.

Tee: Target.  I paired with the same Lularoe leggings I wear every week.

Tank: Old Navy, unavailable. Kimono: Ross. Invisible cutoff shorts.  Sandals: Betseyville for Target. (Terrible lighting courtesy of a 1970s kitchen.)

Tank: Old Navy, unavailable but they have lots of cute graphic tanks and tees.  Skirt: Cynthia Rowley from TJMaxx. Shoes: Betseyville for Target.

Ashley –

Did someone say chambray???? Cool. I’ve totally got that handled for the week…just scroll on down. 😉

Jacket: CATO Dress: TJ Maxx Necklace: Hallmark (recent Bday gift) Earrings: N&S Black That glowing cheek??? : Highlight Baby. Colourpop Smoke N Whistles to be exact

Shirt:  Merona from Target  Tanks: Striped one is Target – Solid Black is Forever21 Pants: Black Jeggings [similar] Earrings: N&S Black

Sooo this was actually my second outfit for the day – I’d gotten caught in a sudden downpour of rain and ended up borrowing clothes from my mom. 🙂 🙂

Cardigan: Cocoon Merona from Target Tanks: Striped – Target Solid black Kohls Pants: Pleather Xhilaration leggings from Target Choker: Maurice’s Earrings: N&S Matte Gold

Cardigan: Forever21 Tank: Target (seriously people…go buy these tanks $8 and they fit sooo well) Pants:  Mossimo Black Jeggings Target Necklace: Gift Earrings: N&S Champagne Shimmer

Top: Merona Chambray from…..TARGET Choker: also Target Pants: Plum Jeggings [similar] Earrings: N&S Brown Cutouts 

 

And that is it folks! Hope you guys are having an amazing week…let us know what y’all were wearing! 🙂 Then head on over to The Pleated Poppy to check out what lots of other bloggers wore lately.

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What We Wore

Welcome back to the blog.  We are seriously so thankful that you keep coming back to read!  It’s once again time to show you what we wore this week.  It promises to once again be completely groundbreaking.  [end sarcasm]

Hockey hoodie:  Dallas Stars merch.  Jeans:  Old Navy.  Shoes: Converse.  Unimpressed expression:  Courtesy of getting up early for a long drive.

Sweatshirt: Target.  Jeans: Old Navy Rockstar, exact pair not available.  Shoes: Converse.

Dress: Amazon.  Chambray:  JCPenney, old AF.  Shoes: Betseyville for Target, no longer available.

TShirt: Old Navy from last year.  Jeans: Old Navy.  Bracelets: Alex & Ani.  Earrings: Nickel & Suede.

Top: boutique.  I also had on leggings and awesome shoes, not visible.

TShirt: Old Navy.  Shorts: Old Navy, not current.

So yeah…basically I failed to take good outfit pics on the days when I actually put on cute clothes.  Cool.

 

 

Pants: Liverpool Skinnies from Stitchfix Shirt: Old Navy  [similar] Scarf: Gift from Rhonda 🙂 [similar] Jacket: Target Sunglasses: Sojos on Amazon Earrings: N&S Brown Cut Out

Cardigan: Walmart [similar] Shirt: Walmart [similar] Pants: Red Jeggings [similar] Earrings: N&S Select Leather Red

 

Jacket: CATO [similar]  Dress: Target Clearance Earrings: N&S Gypsy  Teal

Cardigan: Walmart [similar]  Shirt: Walmart [similar]  Jeans: Jordache Skinnies Earrings: N&S Minty Fresh This was St. Patrick’s Day – I actually remembered to dress myself AND the kids in green! 🙂 🙂

FYI – Ashley Speaking… I just finished editing my portion of this post with my children climbing all over me, hitting each other with light sabers, pushing a lawn mower back and forth in front of me, and along with constant intermittent pulling at my laptap or trying to hit the keyboard…you get the point. I literally feel like I just accomplished a great feat by finishing it without having a major breakdown. Anyway. Mom life for real. 🙂 

Hope you guys have a fabulous Wednesday! What were y’all wearing this past week??  Click over to the Pleated Poppy to see what others are wearing.