For the Love of Prints     

Hello all,

How was your weekend? I had a really awesome one. I ate Lulus Local Eatery for the first time and OMG it was life giving lol. Lulus is a vegan restaurant on S. Grand in St. Louis and even though I’m not vegan, I enjoy vegan food. I ate their sweet potato and black bean burger and  also tried their buffalo cauliflower that taste like hot wings! It was so delicious and healthy at the same time! Now that’s my favorite combination.

On Saturday I got to support one of my friends at her fashion event called “A Spring Way of Life.”  It was a fashion symposium about spring trends and how to incorporate them in your wardrobe. I enjoyed speaking on the fashion panel about post post-partum  fashion. It was a great turn out and everyone walked away with some valuable information.

Speaking of trends, Mixing prints is one of them. Experts say to mix a light print with a dark print. I’ve actually done that here, but I would also tell you to experiment. The light/dark doesn’t have to be a hard fast rule. Experiment to see what works well together.  Try it and let me know how it works!! Have a great week! Xoxo

Outfit deets are:

Floral Kimono: Marshalls

Jumpsuit: Ross Dress For Less

Handmade a leather clutch: Made Supply Co.

Bracelet: H&M

Pumps: Ross Dress For Less

Ross Show us yourShoe Selfie Contest

So, Ross Dress for Less contacted me with the coolest idea, and I can’t wait to share it with you! They are hosting a Show off Your Shoes promotion and this one goes out to all you shoe lovers! What you have to do is:

· Snap and upload your best Ross shoe selfie, then share with your friends and encourage them to vote for you.

· At the end of the promotion, the top three shoe selfies with the most votes will receive the grand prize, second prize and third prize of a $500, $300 and $100 Ross Dress for Less gift card!

· Additionally, each week Ross  will select one winner at random to win a $50 Ross 

I received my gift card the other day and I’m so excited about the shoe goodness that I found at Ross! Designer brands at low prices, I almost lost it!  Here are a few pairs that I could not live without! Which pair do you like best?   So now go to your nearest Ross Dress For Less pick out a great pair of shoes and then snap your very own  “shoefie” as I like to call it, and post on their facebook page Ross Dress For Less.  In the meantime  vote  for my picture and let me know when you post so that I can vote for yours!

Hanger Appeal

While shopping a few weeks ago in Marshall’s, I landed on a row of interestingly designed cardigans. I went in the store on a mission to desperately find a few cardigans to hide my growing bump, because I hadn’t made an official announcement of my pregnancy. I don’t wear many cardigans, and I’m picky about them, so I knew this would be a daunting  task. Weaving through the hangers I saw some that I liked, but weren’t quite my style. While searching, I stumbled upon the cardigan that I’m now wearing, but it wasn’t love at first site. I thought “hmm that’s interesting,” but it didn’t grab me. The hanger appeal was non-existent, that is until I saw a lady in the next aisle try it on and that my friends is when I fell in love. The draping and fit intrigued me and I had to have it. I didn’t even try it on. I just took it to the register and paid. This cardigan actually stayed in the bag for a few weeks and I debated on taking it back, but when I put it on with my all black I fell in love again. I really love the upholstery type material that its made out of.  I’m 13 weeks preggo and official and I asked some of my coworkers  and my husband if they could seem my bump? They said no lol, but I see it and know its there:). So the moral of the story is don’t judge a garment by the hanger. It may surprise you! Love love love this look!

Cardigan: Marshalls
Sunnies: Betsey Johnson
Black top and leggings: Ross Dress For Less
Boots: Vogue Footwear
Necklace: Forever 21