Splash of chic is sharing their sandal wishlist for 2021. Included are options for wedding season as well as casual day to day.
Our favorite spring looks styled for spring 2021. Currently loving florals and gingham for spring!
My round-up on Amazon Swimsuit Cover-ups’, and I have also included the links to the different products in a list format.
All of the products included are 4.5-5 stars and at a good price point for summer 2021.
I hope you like them!
Tip to make your Amazon Swimsuit Cover-ups last:Grab some Woolite and fill your sink with cold water, stick like colors together and let them soak for 24 hours. air dry, and they are like new.
I like to start off a new year with some fresh new wardrobe basic, and I have been stocking up over the last few weeks. The majority of my shopping has been centered around basics, therefore I started wondering if other people do the same. There is a lot of value in creating a strong basics foundation in your wardrobe.
If you are wondering what basic clothing means, essentially, you can wear basics with anything and everything as the foundation of a “look”. It is important to have a variety of t-shirts, bodysuits, and button down basics because your looks can morph with one foundational basic to another.
For example, take the bodysuit below, and pair it with jeans and tennis shoes. the look initially is daytime and a chill night with friends outfit. Once you take off the tennis shoes and throw on a pair of heels you have transitioned to night time. You can also take that same bodysuit and pair it with cozy shorts, and you are just casually hanging at home. All 3 of those looks are with off of one transitional basic.
Because I like versatility in my basics I am always on the hunt for good quality that will last. My favorite retailer for wardrobe basics recently is the Abercrombie’s Soft A&F Collection. They are quality fabrics and they also have a great sale going on as they get new seasonal items in.
Take a peak at the links below if you are in the market for some staples to build your outfits in your wardrobe for each season or just stay cozy at home.
Basics in my closet include:
- Oversized Boyfriend Tee in Black & White
- Fitted Black & White Tee’s in Black & White
- Black & White Lace Bodysuits
Abercrombie Basics on Sale with Links:
- Boyfriend Tee Shirt: Linked Here
- Soft A&F Terry Shorts: Linked Here
- Long Sleeve Asymmetrical Body Suit: Linked Here
- Leopard Sunday Shorts: Linked Here
- Long Sleeve Cozy T-Shirt: Linked Here
In summary make sure you find basics that fit your body and are made of good quality fabric so that they wear well. Never underestimate the power of the basic, and once you find a great source stick with them!
Ordering clothes online, just like shopping in retail stores, can sometimes be incredibly frustrating to find the right fit. This is especially true when you are a petite framed individual. Ordering online only seems to intensify the issue. The main reason is it takes us even further away from the physical product.
In the last year I haven’t been shopping in store, but ordering online for obvious reasons. Since my job has me “staying home” my entire wardrobe has shifted to more “comfortable” clothes. This has doubled my shopping online, and with that, doubled all the returns to FedEx and UPS. I have finally said enough, and decided to put together a style guide for myself on how to dress a petite frame like mine.
Instead of continuing on the endless cycle of ordering and returning consistently I started researching if there was a style guide that petites could follow as their fashion bible. Once I started researching it seemed there was a golden rule of fashion that not just petites, but everyone should follow, the rule of thirds.
When you ask google to define the rule of thirds it says, “1/3 to 2/3 ratio is the most aesthetically pleasing division of spaces.” Esthetically pleasing sounds good to me, and on top of that this fashion rule to live by actually goes back to ancient Greece, so I’m thinking there has to be something to it! Ratio’s may not make sense to us initially, but essentially this means if you dress in the correct proportions for your size you won’t look frumpy, stumpy or unflattering. 🙂
Now we know the rule of thirds needs to be our style guide for fashion, now how do we put this into practice?
No problem! We put together a pairing list that will help make it easier to put this rule into practice. While putting this rule into practice can get confusing I kept it as simple as possible.
There are three ways to formulate an outfit in this Style Guide:
- 1/3 on top & 2/3 on the bottom
- 2/3 on top & 1/3 on the bottom
- Midi dress-for petites with slit: Link
- 1/3 on top & 1/3 in the middle Reiss Example: Link
- Tucked top with skirt-It’s best to leave a separation between the clothing and your shoes.
Style Guide: What to buy as a Petite?
- High Waisted & Cropped Pants by Agolde Here
- Mini Bag by Charles & Keith Here
- Mini Skirt by Free People Here
- Crop Blouses or Tops by Free People on Revolve Here
Hopefully you can use this as a style guide to style your petite frame.
I am only on year two of shopping for a toddler, so I am by no means an expert, but there are a few things I have learned with each new season. If you are a new parent, you will quickly find out shopping for a toddler or child is definitely seasonal, and it’s usually a complete overhaul. This is completely different than shopping for an adult unless you are lucky enough to get a completely new wardrobe with every season.
There is a catch 22 with this situation because who wants to spend 1000’s of dollars on a new wardrobe, but I also want my kids to look cute. I have two kids now and unfortunately Chloe’s clothes are not always going to work for McNeal.
Introducing the capsule wardrobe, which I usually always use for trips, but it definitely applies here. Here is an example of what I am talking about:
1 Shirt, 4 outfits. I make sure that I keep everything in the same color palette so things can be interchangeable. I usually have either all white tops in the summer and black in the winter. If it’s a pattern it has to have all of the colors to work with everything.
Now for the fun part, where do I get all of these clothes and whats my strategy.
- Old Navy is my go to for colored jeans
- I am guilty of purchasing one nice pair of blue jeans from Nordstrom annually, I usually purchase one size up to ensure she will be in them all year.
- Amazon’s children’s clothes are great (top in the above pic is from there) I do find that you have to search a bit more, but I’m particular on the style I’m looking for. If you find one item you like, you can search the similar items and it usually follows that style item.
- Native shoes in spring summer and fall are a must (easy to clean and durable.
- Dress shoe Amazon or Chu’s are my favorite
- Sneakers-Converse in Fall & Winter
- Boots we have purchased from H&M who also has great kids clothes at a good price.
All in all this encompasses the basic everyday wardrobe, but of course there are a few other places I monitor for sales or clothes we can’t miss out on.
Where do you get your children’s clothes? If anyone has tips on boy clothes I would love them!
These were actually my first pair of Golden Goose Sneakers that I purchased. I was hesitant because they would by far be the most expensive sneaker I have ever owned, and was of course nervous to hit the purchase button.
However, I am so glad that I did! I lived in them last year, and because of the cut of the shoe I could dress them up or down and they elevated every look. I know it sounds corny, but I loved them so much that I clicked the purchase button again on another pair, and am currently looking at purchasing a midrise pair for some cropped jeans and dresses.
When you are in the market for a pair, there is a reason that they sell out so quickly. They hold up well, and don’t show wear and tear, so if you are looking to make an investment in a pair or sneakers these are a great option.