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

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

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.

 

Guest Blogger: Rain in Style

Hi, everyone! Rhonda and Ashley asked me to write a guest post for them and I am so excited! I’d love to chat a little about being a style addicted stay at home mom. What does that even mean?! Being a style addicted stay at home mom? Well, it means a lot of things to me, so grab some coffee (or wine… because let’s be honest, I’m a wine loving mom too) and let’s chat.

First, a little about me. My name is Lorraine, from Rain in Style (find my blog at www.raininstyle.com). I’m 36 and have two young kids ages 6 and 4.5 (that ½ is important… I’m reminded almost daily that’s she’s half way to 5). I left my job in the advertising photography world when my son was born and have been a stay at home mom ever since. And that’s about the same time my style sense and love for style took a back seat to all the demands of being a new mom. In fact, I didn’t really pay very much attention to myself at all until a little over a year ago. That’s when I had reached my breaking point of going weeks without shaving, wearing jeans all year long, and not caring about how I presented myself, so long as my kids were well dressed and bathed. Them before me….that’s the mama code, am I right?

But, what if I told you that sometimes it’s ok to say, me first. For example, I will tell my kids, “no, I can’t help you put together a 1 million piece lego set until I’ve had at least three cups of coffee, or two glasses of wine”. And I’m cool with that. I’m also perfectly fine with saying, “mama needs time to get dressed, put makeup on and breathe a little bit before I go down to make you breakfast”. Why? Because I’ve come to realize that if I don’t do these things for myself, I’m no good to anyone else. Wearing the mom uniform of yoga pants and t-shirts just didn’t make me feel like I was at my very best. That affects my mood, and, if the mama ain’t happy, ain’t no one happy.

So how? How do I muster the energy to take care of me? Especially since I’m not going out anywhere fancy, I mean, let’s be honest, the school drop off line and grocery store runs aren’t that glamourous. And yet, I won’t leave the house unless I feel put together. How? You give your self permission to, and let go of that mama guilt. Easier said then done, I know. For me, I want to show my kids (especially my daughter), that just because I’m a mom, doesn’t mean I have to sacrifice everything else; and for my son, I want to show him that just because I wear heels and makeup doesn’t mean that I’m only skin deep. I might have given up my career to stay at home and raise my kids, but I don’t need to give up my personal joys and self love to be a mom. Start with easy outfits. If you like makeup, then start simple. Have crazy mornings? Shower at night, that’s what I do. Plan your outfits ahead of time. Look for ways to streamline your mornings without taking away time from yourself. Let “me time “ be like a cup of coffee…. You need it, your family needs you to have it, the world around you thanks you for drinking it, and after you drink it you feel like you can conquer the world!

Yes, I’m serious. People will often ask me if I work, and when I say that I stay at home (although I do have part time jobs) they are surprised that I always look so nice. Since when does being a stay at home mom with young kids mean that you have to wear yoga pants and t-shirts all of the time?!? I don’t understand. And, honestly, I don’t think that it’s fair to think if a women is dressed nicely then she must have somewhere important to be. My important place to be, is right here waiting in line with my kids…standing tall and confident in my heels, skinny jeans and rockin’ my pink hair. So, be confident, be bold, be a strong mama…just don’t be last.