Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Dressed Up, Dressed Down: Non-Maternity AND Maternity Pieces & 30% Off Code!

If you were around back in June while I was pregnant you might remember a shop I introduced called Lilac Clothing (click here for post).  Most notably, they specialize in clothes that can be worn whether you're pregnant or not!

Today I'm collaborating with Lilac Clothing again to try some of their pieces now that I'm no longer pregnant.  And for kicks I added a Dressed Up, Dressed Down twist to show you how to wear these pieces two ways.

30% off Lilac's Fall line or any full-priced Tummy Trimmer Denim with code PMTFALL

Dressing Pieces Up or Down
Dressing pieces up or down can be extremely simple.  In many cases a quick exchange of accessories does the trick, especially if you have the right base piece.  These types of pieces allow you to transition smoothly and easily from one type of event to another without having to change your entire outfit.  For example, you can be running errands in a comfortable casual outfit one minute then get in your car and swap out your shoes, necklace, and jacket and be ready to meet friends for a nice night out without having to go home and change!

Dress: c/o Lilac Clothing (exact)  |  Jacket: Target (similar)  |  Boots: c/o White Plum (similar)  |  Bag: Nordstrom (exact)  |  Necklace: Forever 21

Dress: c/o Lilac Clothing (exact)  |  Blazer: c/o SheInside (exact)  |  Shoes: Target (exact)  |  Necklace: H&M

Shannon Dress
When I first glanced at this dress my quick assumption was that it would only work for a casual setting, but after a second thought this dress easily goes from dressed down to dressed up.  Pair it with boots and a denim jacket for a casual outfit to run errands in, or dress it up with a statement necklace.  I added a blazer for even more polish and for a fall layer.

And believe it or not, this dress looks amazing when pregnant.  Last time I talked about Lilac Clothing when I was pregnant I wore a dress with a similar construction, and the seams on the side show off a baby bump beautifully!

Dress: c/o Lilac Clothing (exact)  |  Scarf: c/o Eliza & Ro.  |  Bag: Nordstrom (exact)  |  Boots: Target

Dress: c/o Lilac Clothing (exact)  |  Jacket: c/o SheInside (similarsimilar)  |  Shoes: H&M (exactsimilar)  |  Necklace: Forever 21

Brynley Dress
This dress is super soft and has a faux wrap feature that defines your waist.  It's easy to dress up or down since it's a nice solid.  Add a scarf of any pattern or any necklace--it's a blank canvas for you to accessorize any way you want.  I even kept the accessory colors the same (black) to show just how simple it can be to take a dress from dressed down to dressed up.  Just change out casual shoes for pumps or heels and add a classy simple necklace.

Top: Old Navy (exact)  |  Jeans: c/o Tummy Trimmer Denim (exact)  |  Bag: Nordstrom (exact)  |  Boots: c/o White Plum (similar)

Top: Target (similar, similar)  |  Blazer: H&M (similar, similar)  |  Jeans: c/o Tummy Trimmer Denim (exact)  |  Shoes: Old Navy (similar)  |  Bag: Target (exact)

Tummy Trimmer Denim
These jeans are special, and I'll tell you why in a sec.  First, dressing up and down.  Jeans can be worn a million ways, but one way to make it simpler is to work with a pair of dark wash jeans.  While you can of course style lighter washed jeans in a dressed up way, I think darker washes are a lot easier to do this with for some reason.

Now for why these jeans are special--they're called Tummy Trimmer Denim for a reason.

It's shapewear denim that comes with a built-in shapewear panel that smooths, contours, and trims your midsection.  Supposedly most women typically measure 1-2" smaller with these.  They're great for postpartum or for any other time you are trying to trim up a tummy.  Like...during Thanksgiving?  Or is that just ME during Thanksgiving?  :P

Lilac Clothing has pieces that are great for women who are pregnant and who are NOT pregnant, so everyone should go check them out!  AND, Lilac is giving us 30% off their fall line or any full-priced Tummy Trimmer Denim with code PMTFALL!

This post was sponsored by Lilac Clothing.  All opinions are mine.  For more on PMT's sponsorship philosophies see disclosure.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Easy Street Style

My soul was so refreshed this weekend!  We invited friends over for ice cream one night and went out for burritos and boba with more friends the next afternoon--some of my very favorite things.  On Sunday Benson stayed home with Addie so that I could go to church, which I totally needed.  And to top it all off, I got to wear JEANS.  For two days straight!  Not just for a quick trip at night when it was cool enough like last time.  :P

Anyone else leaning into neutrals this year?  I thought it was just a particular mood I was in once or twice, writing posts like "How to Make Interesting Outfits with All Neutrals" or "Neutrals vs. Color" but it seems to more of a pattern.  I kinda love 'em right now!  

Lastly, I've been surprised how much I've gravitated towards my black moto jacket over my cognac one since cognac was the clear winner for a looooong time.  I know some of you are worried about looking too "biker-ish" but it helps if you buy jackets with less hardware, like options 1, 5, or 6 below.  However, mine has about as much noticeable hardware as 2, 3, and 6 and I feel like it's been pretty easy to incorporate it into non "biker-ish," easy street-style looks.  (Click here to see them.)

Links to Shop:
one  |  two  |  three
four  |  five  |  six

Shop for the Look:
Top: JCPenney (similarsimilar, similar)
Jacket: c/o SheInside (similarsimilar, similar)
Jeans: c/o Denizen (exact, similar)
Shoes: Target (exact, similar)
Bag: Forever 21 (exact)

Friday, September 26, 2014

So Comfy

Apologies for the lack of posts lately.  The thing about maternity leave is that I hardly go anywhere.  And having recently moved houses, we are still not unpacked and my closet has been in disarray for the last few weeks.  Ah!  This means two things.  One, I'm pretty much in an Everlane tee everyday.  And two, if I do go out (usually to Target) I wear the same thing over and over.  Because I CAN.  And because I need to.  Ain't nobody got time with a newborn to dig through an unorganized closet that is half unpacked for a 45 minute trip to Target.

But I'm back to work soon (way too soon) so here's an ode to fall outfit.  This will definitely be on repeat since it was barely worn.  Had to sneak it in when the weather was cool enough--only at night for a quick trip to an air conditioned place.  This is the top I featured in Four Ways to Wear a Textured Tee and I've been way too excited to wear it.  Thick material and great loose fit = SO COMFY.

Other marled tees below.  All but option 1 come in different colors.

Links to Shop:
one  |  two  |  three
four  |  five

Shop for the Look:
Top: Old Navy (exact, similar)
Jeans: c/o Tummy Trimmer Denim (exact)
Bag: Nordstrom (exact)
Boots: c/o White Plum (exactsimilar--sale!)

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Never Miss Your Favorite Item on Sale with Shoptagr

How many of you loooove getting something on sale?  I do.  Or better yet--snagging something on sale that you've been eyeing for a long, long time.  #winning!  But on the flip side, when you find out too late that an item you've been eyeing went on sale and you missed it...well, that makes me want to cry into a bowl of ice cream.  A big bowl.  If that’s you too, then we are in luck and can eat ice cream tear-free thanks to Shoptagr!

I introduced Shoptagr to you all earlier this year, but in case you're new around here, Shoptagr is a sale-stalking service that watches specific items for you--in your size and color choice--and emails you when they go on sale.  Use Shoptagr's plugin (basically like Pinterest's plugin) and +TAG an item that you're hoping goes on sale, in the exact color and size of choice.  Rather than having to check over and over again to see if the things you want are on sale yet, or worse--missing it altogether--Shoptagr does the worrying for you and emails you when it's on sale.  That means more brain space for you to focus on other things and more beloved items in your closet at a better price!

And tagging with Shoptagr just got easier with their new feature +TAG & SHOP.  Shoptagr has its own interface where you can browse thousands of items from multiple retailers like Macy's ASOS, and Topshop all at once.  Tag the items straight from +TAG & SHOP to put on your sale-watching list.  

If you love scoring deals on items you love without having to think about it sign up for Shoptagr's free service! It'll give you a wonderful peace of mind while saving you money!

This post was sponsored by Shoptagr's. All opinions are mine. For more info on PMT sponsorships see disclosure page.

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