So, I haven't quite pin-pointed it yet but I'm inching closer to nailing down my personal style. The biggest thing I'm realizing through this process is that I can't copy anyone else - it's up to me to be me. There are things I will always love and always hate to wear. There are things that do and DO NOT look good on me no matter how hard I try. Pinterest is my current friend (I'm noticing that everything I pin is comfy, neutral, and minimalist, with a pop of something unexpected and WEIRD) and GUESS WHAT?!! Apparently Nordstrom stylists (if they're flipping awesome) will come to your house and help you organize/create a wardrobe. Life changed. (Shout out to Brittany from Tacoma Nordstrom TBD!! She's coming in 2 weeks and our kids will have a playdate while we get rid of stuff and see what I'm lacking.)
Here's a little peek of my OOTW (again, Instagram Hashtag if you live in the North Pole but I'm pretty sure they have Instagram there too. OK, this reference is for my dad then: it means Outfits of the Week) and what I'm digging/not digging about each. And speaking of Instagram, I link better outfit deets on there so check that out at xokristinenicole. Or not. I don't get hung up on followers - I'm only hung up on the fact that I missed watching most of the episodes of last season's Project Runway and now I can't stream them. Cry me a fabric river.
Last Friday Night - XMAS Party #1
What I love about this: it's SO SIMPLE and the cool things are found in the details. Black flowy tank (super post-partum pooch hiding. I wore it when I was 6 months pregnant with Lola so it's apparently maternity friendly too), faux leather pants (that I get a ton of use out of believe it or not), simple jewelry (can't quite see the layered necklaces or rings), statement shoes, a warm shrug, and a husband. The trick is to not go overboard. I like to err on less than more because I used to err on more and I would have WAY too much going on. Again keep it simple. Unless going overboard is your thing then ROCK IT.
Top - Lush camisole tank. Similar here
Pants - Zara faux leather. Similar here
Jewelry - Stella and Dot
Scarf - Faux fur infinity scarf
Shoes - Jeffrey Campbell Foxtrot. Similar here
Saturday - Pizza Night at my Sister's
Name of the game: COZY. I threw the hat and lipstick on last minute and it totally made the outfit. Throw on a pair of neutral flat ankle boots and I would rock this out, too. But flip flops (in the rain) are awesome, right?
Top - Old Target find.
Pants - Target
Flip-flops - Haviannas from COSTCO baby
Hat - Nordstrom. Similar here
Sunday - Church
This may be my new favorite outfit. Inspired by a picture from Pinterest that I have always loved. Simple, chic, totally kid friendly (yes, even the off-white. No, I wouldn't wear this while making spaghetti sauce). Again, the details make the outfit. Watch was a Black Friday score I'd had my eye on for a loooong time. It pays to hold out baby - tick tock tick tock. And bottom right is what I change into like the second I get home. Old sweats not pictured. Because Sunday is for football and sweatshirts and your husband's old football sweatshirt. WITH his name and number on the back. Swoon, I'm in college again.
Sweater - Old Ann Taylor Loft find. Similar here
Pants - 7 for all Mankind mid ride in Navy. Similar here
Shoes - DV by Dolce Vita. Similar here
Watch - Michael Kors wrap watch
Bracelets - Stella and Dot and an old thrift find
Baby - made by me (and my husband XO)
Monday - Church again. And normal stuff.
Totally wore this two days in a row. Just switched out the shoes.
Shoes - Aldo
Tuesday - home.
These are the shoes I'd throw on if we went out. Unless it was raining then I would go to my trusty Sorel's I can't stop wearing (because it's been effing raining all effing week. AND STOP AUTOCORRECTING ME EFFING COMPUTER. You should know me by now.) Top is a consignment find from Thred-UP ($10 baby) but I CANNOT decide about this sweater. It's not super great material (GAP clearance find) but it's soft enough. I just can't decide if it's me. Something about it seems off. (A little too girly? I'd totally swap for a leather jacket instead.) So the question begs, do I keep it or does it go in the donate pile??
Top - Free People thrift find
Pants - 7 for all Mankind. Similar here
*I had them hemmed to my ankles then rolled them up*
Shoes - Sam Edelman Petty in Putty Suede
Sweater - old GAP find
Wore this to the kids' school they have on Wednesdays. The pants are low rise (which are death) and the belt is a current necessity, but I LOVE these jeans so much (I got mine on sale and the cost per wear is like $.05) and I can't part with them. Yet. But I'm going minimalist so I probably will.
Top - Topshop. Similar here
Scarf - Leith
Denim - BlankNYC
Jacket - All Saints (on 60% markdown last year!) Similar here
Watch - Auction find. Same one here
Bracelet - old Target find
Shoes - Sam Edelman Petty in Leopard
Alright mamas and papas. Go enjoy the weekend. Peace out.