Presh of PreshlyMade shares with us some tips on how to host stress free. We also put together some comfy + cute hosting outfits and make 2 super yummy appetizers.
So fellas, I couldn’t leave you out of this style challenge, so I drafted my hubby, who’s also a music artist to participated. Here’s how we took 9 items and styled them for stage options! Outfit deets below.
Hope Dealer Shirt : Slam Agency
Black Sweater : H&M
Orange flannel: H&M
Velvet Jacket: Gifted
Jean Vest: Target
Jean Jacket: Target
Black Khaki’s: Target
White Jeans: Gap
Dashiki Shirt: Grass Fields
Sarah is finishing up her last semester of college and wants to transition her wardrobe to a little more grown up and playful style . See how we take 9 items clothes and style them multiple ways.
Green Trench: Forever 21
Faux leather leggings: Target
Jeans: Old Navy
Brown Jacket: Forever 21
Black Jacket: Forever 21
Houndstooth Slacks: Old Navy
Green Dress: Old Navy
Black Shirt Dress: Old Navy
It’s literally been forever since I posted a blog. A year ago this past September to be exact. I think a combination of lack of creativity and time are the culprits, but I never stopped thinking about this blog. I’m almost finished reading a book called the The Artisan Soul, by Erwin McManus and it’s sufficiently set my creative soul on fire! So much so that I had to return to one of my loves, this blog, and talk about one of my favorite topics, fashion.
If you follow my instagram posts, you should be aware that I’m pregnant with baby boy number three (pray for your girl 😂)!
Honestly I love having boys. Heck, I don’t know any different. So as a veteran, I’m not freaking out… well that much!
One of the things I’ve done differently this time around, since it’s my last pregnancy, was enlist the help of a personal trainer. I really wanted to continue to grow in my fitness journey and didn’t want to slow down momentum just because I was pregnant. If Serena Williams can win a grand slam six months pregnant, I can definitely have the fittest pregnancy of my life.
Thank you Jesus that I’m connected with an amazing trainer who has helped me so much. I’m eating clean and training with her twice a week, and I’ve never felt better. At 30 weeks, I have lost a total of 19 inches all over my body while growing baby. I have not experienced pregnancy edema (yet), most of my clothes still fit, and I feel really good! It’s been a great decision.
Although I feel really good, I’m at the stage where I barely want to put on clothes 😂. However, as a working mom I don’t have that luxury. I’ve got a little less than 10 weeks left, so I’ve challenged myself to “stay fine down to the line.” 😂😂😂😂 That’s something my husband would say or this one, “stay fine even with 9… weeks to go”. I’m also taking the minimalist approach to the challenge. Unless you have an endless supply of maternity clothes, most mommas-to-be are limited to the number of items they fit comfortably in the last trimester. So I’ve styled 25 outfits with 9 items of clothing + 1 scarf.
Plaid shirt: Target
leather leggings: Target
Rust sweater: Shop Dress Up
Scarf: Vinnie Louise
Pink Blazer: NY&CO
Houndstooth Blazer: Forever 21
Black Dreas: Motherhood Maternity
Leather Jacket: Marshalls
Africa Sweater: Grass Fields
boots: Bronx Diba
black booties: Target
I’ve had the great pleasure to participate in the Lucky to Live Here Campaign sponsored by Explore St. Louis, and I get to tell you a few reasons why I feel lucky to live in the Central West End❤️
1. The architecture<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
St. Louis has some really cool picturesque views, and I especially like the ones that are close to where I live. I love walking down Euclid and admiring the buildings and landscape. The neighborhood is so walkable and has been a go-to date night for the hubs and I or the entire family.
2. Free Attractions for the family
Have you ever just wanted to hang out with friends that you haven’t seen in a while for a couple of hours but not spend any money? Well, we did just that when we visited the St. Louis zoo! It’s the best zoo ever, it’s free, and really close to home. Not just the zoo but Forest Park, the Science Center, and much more are all located in the Central West End. I love that we always have something fun to do close to home.
3. Great Place for Foodies
Raise your hand if you’re a foodie! Well, we definitely are and the Central West End offers an array of cuisines. From diner to fine dining and ethnic restaurants, the CWE has it all. One of my favorites is KingSide Diner. If you love breakfast you will love this place!
only a few reasons why I feel lucky to live in the Central West. I discover new things to love all of the time. How about you? Do you like the Central West End? What’s your favorite part of St. Louis?<<<<<<<
Hey yall, I hope you all have been having a fab summer! I’ve been having an awesome time with my family, and as I’m gearing up to return to my work in education, I’ve been contemplating a minimalist wardrobe. I purged my closet twice this summer and still feel like I may need to pare down some more. I’ve always been good with the 1 in 1 out philosophy, which is giving away something old whenever a new item is purchased, but I feel like I need a challenge.
Binge watching Tiny House Nation could have sparked this minimalist vibe that I’m feeling, but I’ve also been greatly inspired by my friend Dacy Gillespie, owner of Mindful Closet. She wrote a post about Project 33, a challenge to create a capsule wardrobe out of 33 items of clothing. It’s a great read, and you should definitely check it out. It really inspired me to give minimalism a try. However, I’m starting with baby steps. I’m starting with nine pieces of clothing, two pairs of shoes, and two necklaces. Now, these aren’t my work clothes, but they are my ME clothes. I wanted to start with clothing that represented me the most and then tackle my “work” clothes. I’m trying to get away from feeling like I need more pieces and work with what I have. My biggest challenge is feeling like I’m going to get bored, but I am willing to give it a shot.
I spent the month of August on this project, and it was a great experience for me! It really challenged me to repurpose and get creative with my clothing. I felt good in everything I wore and it was easier to get dressed! I only have nine outfits pictured below, but I could have kept combining. I honestly got bored, but hey it was only 9 items of clothing. Project 33 allow 33 items of clothing and that is a game changer when you talk about minimalism. I am going to continue to be conscientious about the clothes that I bring in the house, but i’m also going treat myself from time to time.