Athleisure Rock & Roll

Athleisure is a trend that’s been going strong the last few spring seasons, and I don’t think it’s going anywhere anytime soon.  I feel like it started with leggings worn as casual wear for everyday use and now the trend has morphed into something much more encompassing.  Sweat pants, and especially joggers, are commonplace whether you’re working out or running to the store.  They’re even made to look “dressed-up” in a variety of prints and fabrics. Athleisure is a popular trend because, by and large, it’s a comfortable one.  Stretchy yoga pants are a better bet for brunch than your skin tight jeans.  Not to mention there’s a true convenience in heading from the gym to an appointment without a second thought.  Personally, I’m not crazy about the full-on athletic look unless I’m actually working out.  I am however on-board with adopting an athletic piece here and there to incorporate into a fabulous outfit.  Hence, this jumpsuit that I knew I had to have…

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Spring Style Mashup: Outfits & Exposés

True story – a few months ago I got braces, and I haven’t posted since because I hate the way I look.  It’s pretty sad because I’ve shot plenty of outfits, but I haven’t been able to bring myself to post them. I feel like my whole face looks different.  My mouth definitely does, and it’s just too weird.  So I’ve been staring at these photos on and off for months, wondering what to do.  I straight up contemplated giving up blogging for the next year and half, but the problem is I like it too much and I’m not eager to quit.  So I’ve concluded that I have to suck it up and deal with my new look if I want to keep going. This isn’t easy for me because I’m image conscious (duh!) and I feel so awkward with braces – they’re ugly, and my mouth looks all poofy, and I feel like I’m 12 years old. PLUS if I want to get glammed up and wear lipstick, it draws even more attention to the problem.  And that’s just the superficial side of things – I’m not even addressing all the pain and discomfort at this point!  That being said, I’m absolutely loving what’s new this spring, and I don’t want to miss out on the fun…

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Casual Cool Sweater Dress Style

Winter is for sweater dresses.  At least that’s my motto.  So of course I own lots of them, and every fall I like to invest in one or two new ones.  This past year I had to wait it out because LO was born in September, and although I was dying to shop right away, things didn’t fit quite right.  So this cozy Free People sweater dress was a more recent find, and to my delight I got it for a fabulous price.  You guys know how I love sales!

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