the science of oversized.

I have this thing for oversized tees.  

I'm actually quite picky about my slouchiness.  I think you gotta get it right, you don't want the oversized-ness to add bulk or look too sloppy.  Loose fitting but not a tent.  I think the key to this for me is the way it drapes on my shoulders and the neckline.  I want the material to be slightly flowy but not too thin that it shows every detail underneath, am I right?  I like the shorter front hem of this tee, adding more interest and giving the look a bit of tailoring, and this color is a favorite.  

Currently this tee is part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, which makes it even lovelier.

And body jewelry - just do it!

tee - Dee Elle, Nordstrom
jeans - 7 for all Mankind, old {similar jeans on sale}
necklace - Gorjana c/o, {find here}
watch - Kate Spade, Nordstrom
sunglasses - Bobbi Brown, Nordstrom {different color available}
earrings - Lucia K. Jewelry tag.

photos by Angie.



whole lotta culotte'ah

Culottes.  Like the sound of the ice cream truck, this word evokes wonderful childhood memories.    

Culottes make me happy.

And they are for everyone.  Seriously.  

Don't be intimidated.  Keep the shirt fitted, and a wedge or stacked heel to elongate the leg.  It's awesome and you will wow.  Get braver and add an awesome denim jacket or fitted sweater and some heeled booties.

How I do not own a bright floral print culotte and matching top right now is beyond me.

I was actually thinking of hemming these ones shorter, what do you think?

and then put a hat on it.

vest - Treasure and Bond, Nordstrom
culottes - oldies.
lips - MAC Red, Nordstrom

This boy.  He steals my heart every day.  annnnd makes me crazy.  My sidekick.

Need more Culotte Convincing - read this, and this.

and look at these...

photos by Angie.


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: the last remaining gems.

Jenn and I have been oodling over the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale selection this year, and the inventory has been flying off the shelf, like right out of my checkout cart, boo.  Here are the remaining gems, mostly according to Jenn, with a few of mine sprinkled in...

Jenn:  If you have been following along the past couple of weeks, you know that I am Lovin' the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale selection this year. The shopping has been intense - I've been there nearly every day shopping with clients and finding the very best pieces to highlight here. While much of the inventory is out-of-stock, there are still a few gems to be found. Remember quantities are very limited and prices go up August 3!


This shirt is so flattering on - I had nearly every single one of my clients try it on! The zip in the back is completely unique and gives the shirt a more fitted look. Size are limited - snap this one up before it's too late!

I'm a sucker for striped, the fit of the arms and length, with flattering u-neckline all for a great price.

Have I ever mentioned my oversized tee obsession, this is tops.

The perfect slip-on, flat bootie for fall. Hitting right at the ankle, these pair well with jeans and skirts alike!

I can't get these off my mind, and I can't wait to wear them when the weather changes, they are rugged yet not bulky, and super comfortable.  With skinny jeans or cuffed boyfriend jeans I'm in love.  Even my husband approved.

The color and cut of these skinny jeans are spot on - just as you would expect from Rag & Bone. Wear this fatigue color as you would a neutral (like grey and black); it pairs well with just about everything in your fall wardrobe.

Thicker waist band, slight whiskering and oversized cuff, these are the flares of the season, J Brand is always reliable and such a better price!

I have been eying this backpack throughout the spring and summer - I can't believe the sale price?!

This romper (yes - it is shorts), is a flirty twist on a DVF classic wrap dress. With the quintessential geometric print, it is classic yet totally on-trend.

The perfect, dark denim classic, straight jean - I should know, my husband may be my most difficult "client."

This zip-up jacket is so easy to dress up and down. In particular, I love the color-blocking detail on the back.
You had me at retro sneaker. Worn with shorts now and paired with your favorite denim in the fall, you cannot go wrong with a classic New Balance tennis shoe.
My daughter lives in jeggings. So easy to pull on and so comfy - the pink and purple pattern definitely scored points as well.
I want these for myself (no big shocker there!). Classic Vans at an awesome price.
Such a cute color combination, I'm only sad they didn't make them in bigger sizes.
I couldn't resist this one - we have some serious Star Wars fans in my family. And graphic tees make back-to-school so much more fun.

I hope you've enjoyed our sale selections. Which are you favorite? What did you bring home? I would love your feedback. As always, thanks for reading! ~Jenn {and kirsty}


Back to School, not quite, but Taco 'Bout Awesome.

kid style, nordstrom anniversary sale

back to school fashion, nordstrom anniversary sale

Well, before I turn into a big pile of mush and tears as that first day of school encroaches, I can concentrate on back to school shopping for a moment.  

Growing up this was one of my very favorite times of year.  I would have these visions of recreating myself for the school year after a summer of playing, planning my entire look for that first day of school.   My mom would give me a budget and I would squeak every last cent, clearing out the front and center space in my closet for "school clothes."  

One of my very calculated outfits was a white button up with a sailor lace collar, and black trouser jeans.  

Oh I wore that one with pride.

Style philosophy for my boys:  they spend the majority of their time in tees, and jeans/shorts/sweats.  I keep a couple key button downs, or collared shirts on hand for those moments when a bit more is required, I usually keep an eye out and score these on the sale racks at the Gap or J.Crew Factory.  Boys clothes are pretty simple.  So I concentrate on great jeans/pants and shoes, and fun t-shirts.  Don't mistake simple for careless, I am pretty picky.  I care about the fit and how they wear and the style for sure.  Except for about 5 days a year, I let my kids pick out their own clothes {from a swimming pool in the laundry room, this is another post entirely.}  So if I give them good options, then they will end up putting fun outfits together.  

BUT I also don't want to spend a fortune on these items because my kids play HARD.  and I really dislike myself when I have to worry about them not ruining clothes.  

For exxxxample:  I put a new pair of shoes on my boys and take a mental picture of their wonderful "newness" and send them off, accepting that is the only time they will be new.  After that they are worn and loved.  Seriously one wear.  Usually that day there is mud involved, or dragging their feet along on a bike.  It's uncanny.  Letting.  IT ... Go.

Enter the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.  This is where I great jeans, shoes, t-shirts {this one is my freakin fave.} for my kiddos.  On sale. 

boys clothing, nordstrom anniversary sale

boys jeans, nordstrom anniversary sale

boys tshirts, nordstrom anniversary sale

nordstrom anniversary sale shoes

how to style little boys for back to school, nordstrom anniversary sale

kids converse, nordstrom anniversary sale
t-shirt - Jem, Nordstrom
jeans - Hudson, Nordstrom
shoes - Converse, Nordstrom {different colors avail.}

kids vans, nordstrom anniversary sale
sweater - TopShop, Nordstorm
top - old {similar sale style}
jeans - Current/Elliott, Nordstrom
boots - Sam Edelman, Nordstrom {similar sale style}
hat - old {similar sale style}

little boy style, nordstrom anniversary sale
t-shirt - Mighty Find, Nordstrom
pants - Tucker + Tate, Nordstrom
shoes - Vans, Nordstrom

little boys long hair styles, surfer hair, family, mom of boys, style

More of my back to school favorites...


more boys

more boys

even more boys.

and boys shoes.

Don't forget the girls

such cute girl stuff

more girls

even more girls

girl shoes

Now back to summer.

photos by Angie.