Sunday, August 7, 2016

Back in Florals

Happy Sunday! It's hard to believe that it has been four months since I last posted while I was visiting Dallas. Over the past four months quite a bit has changed. Summer is starting to wind down, kids are heading back to school, and Shayne & I are expecting our first child (Due January 6th)!

I've thankfully still been able to wear pieces from my existing closet, but have chosen some new pieces like cute maternity jeans from Target. Because it is summer I have been living in comfortable dresses, particularly in stretchable jersey knit. This floral neutral, yellow, and blue dress from dressbarn is exactly one of the comfortable style dresses I have been living in! The chiffon layered sleeves are super fun, although I often wear a jean jacket with it because I prefer the huge sleeves to be hidden. During the cooler season I love wearing this dress with cognac otk (over the knee) boots.

Hope you all had a great weekend!


<3 CMM

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Print on Print

 Happy Sunday! Shayne and I are currently visiting Michael in Dallas, and soon will be headed to Wrestlmania!

 This morning we had brunch at a cute place called Porch. This fit and flare dress from dressbarn was the perfect piece to wear, as the temperatures are right around 70 degrees here :)
 When you're unsure about which patterns to mix, go for floral and stripes and you can't go wrong! This dress does the pattern mixing for you, but this could easily be done with a floral top and striped skirt. Why don't you give this pattern mix a try?
Hope you had a great weekend!

<3 CMM

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

All About the Trench

Can you believe that the official start of spring is right around the corner? Your perfect spring jacket is a neutral trench. This iconic piece goes with any look! My favorite trench is from db, and I simply can't get enough.

 Trench & Necklace: DB
Booties & Leopard Pants: JLO for Kohls
Olive Silk Blouse: Banana Republic
Blush Bag: Michael Kors

Have a great week!

<3 CMM


Friday, February 19, 2016

Chambray all Day

Happy Friday! Today it was crazy windy (like over 30 mph). After being at the gym this morning I determined it really didn't pay to do my hair so a messy pony it was!

Denim on Denim has been seen all over as a trend, but believe me I will never take it as far as the JT & Brittney look (oh my) from a few years ago. For today's look I chose a lightwash chambray blouse from Target, and a slightly darker distressed pair of jeans from ZARA. You can do denim on denim as long as a) you feel confident in it, and b) you have the right denim on denim hues :)

Originally I was going to go very simple without a necklace, but I could not get the collar on this top to lay correctly so I buttoned it up and chose one of my favorite statement necklaces from dressbarn's dressbar jewelry collection last spring. 

To stick with the casual vibe I chose a cute pair of lace-up wedge booties from Kohl's. I scored these today for under $20!

Hopefully you didn't blow away today! 

<3 CMM

Sunday, February 14, 2016

The Day of Love

Valentine's Day...traditionally the day of showing that special someone you care about love, affection, and a little something extra than you would on a normal day. This weekend was pretty low key with Shayne & I and I am A-Okay with that! I always appreciate all that he does for me and the wonderful way he treats me everyday! 

Today I chose one of my favorite sleeved dresses for church and time with my family this afternoon. It was a deal & steal from Kohl's last year. At first I really didn't care for the pattern, but it has definitely grown on me! If you look close enough you may be able to see that it embraces this year's colors of the year: Rose Quartz & Serenity.

Hopefully you had a wonderful weekend!


<3 CMM


Thursday, February 4, 2016

Nude + Blush

Happy February! Today has been a gorgeous day, and even though it was really only 27 degrees, it felt like 40 because of the sun shining in my face. I met my friend Jacob for lunch downtown so I wanted today's look to be chic, but yet casual. 
 A dress is always an easy, go-to, throw on, perfect piece to start your look with. I found this stunning nude sequin dress (with pockets) at Target last night for under $9 (online return). 
Over the dress I chose a light wash jean jacket (thrifted for $10), accessorized with a snakeskin bronze clutch (thrifted <$1) and wooden "tooth" necklace (Boston Store, $15), and finished the look with Jennifer Lopez shimmering neutral/bronze booties (thrifted for $15). All of these finishing touches dress down this sequin frock, and make it more practical for being out and about in. 
This gorgeous sequin dress is dressy enough for any special event, but I wanted to show how I would play off the dressy style for a nice dinner or wedding.
I chose a blush/neutral lightweight dress coat (forever 21 $15), blush snakeskin heels (Goodwill $5), and statement necklace (Wal-Mart $5) to compliment this somewhat more dressy look. 
Have a fabulous end to your week!

<3 CMM

Wednesday, January 27, 2016


Saturday after work I spent the evening in Milwaukee having dinner with Maranda (who's birthday it was) and shopping (I found some pretty great deals). I wanted an outfit that would be both comfortable to take on and off as I was trying things on, but also was cute for dinner. 
 As I've said previously I have been so into pastels and neutrals lately, especially for the winter season (and there's more to come of it!) This jacket serves as the color for this look, and is from dressbarn made of vegan leather.
The jacket has faux suede lapels, but each time I've worn the jacket I have chosen to tuck under the lapels. Why you may ask? My body shape is slightly larger on the top, so the lapels of the jacket tend to broaden my shoulders even more. By folding it under it helps to eliminate this widening. 
 Underneath I chose the most perfect white cami you will ever own in your closet! It is called the Barcelona Cami and it's from Express. They are a bit steep for my taste at $40, but are always BOGO anndddd wait for it.. they are reversible! This version is white on white, but there are so many cute color combos and even some pattern options to chose from!
How cute are these jeans?! They are from Target originally, but are one of my many #thriftscores at under $10 :) This cream Michael Kors bag was also a #thriftscore at $20 from Goodwill!

Hopefully you're having a great week! 
 <3 CMM