Friday Kicks!
Happy weekend, everyone!  The sun is shining, the birds are singing and it is the Friday before our two week break.  Doesn’t get much better than that, right?  This was a super hectic week for us and I am thrilled to be able to have a couple of weeks to decompress and to give my children a break from academia.  So, what is on tap for the next couple of weeks?  Who knows and that is the best part.  I am trying to think outside my overly rigid and tightly scheduled box and allow for some fee time where maybe the only thing we do is play outside and have some unstructured fun.  Of course, doing so requires some comfortable and stylish footwear so in steps my choices for fun, colorful and spring-inspired fabulous sneakers.  From die-cut florals to brightly-hued cross trainers, the options are seemingly endless and when paired with  ankle pants or tee-shirt dresses, you can be trendy, yet comfortable, while watching your children at sporting events or antiquing or simply dining al fresco and enjoying the lovely weather.  Hope you all have the opportunity to get outside and have some fun.
I am participating in the Fun Fashion Friday Link up on Fashion Should Be Fun so check it out.
11 Under $20
Oh my gosh, is it Monday already?  I swear Starbucks should come up with a size larger than venti for Monday mornings–and any other time when you need BIG amounts of coffee to cope with life.  Plus, Mondays during the winter are the worst especially when there is yet another snowstorm on the way.  Yuck.  I am so done–notice the allusion I just made to the tee shirt above?  I so need that tee from Forever 21 and I know it would be on wardrobe repeat for me! You really have to check out their new arrivals as you can expand your wardrobe without needing to expand your budget to boot.  I just love that crocheted top and I can see myself wearing it under a fitted blazer for work and then alone with some skinnies and heels for a casual date night.  Can you believe all the items shown above are less than $20? Happy Monday!
Weekend Wear
Happy weekend, everyone!  Boy, this was a long and not fun week for me so I am hoping this weekend offers an opportunity for me to mentally reset and prep for next week–maybe even get in a little quality retail therapy that I so need.  I must admit that dealing with the super cold days of winter has made me somewhat lazy in my daily wardrobe choices.  Yoga pants?  Don’t mind if I do.  However, with spring in the offing and my sons’ lacrosse season almost underway, I had better rethink some of my outfit choices so as not to embarrass the boys–and myself–once I no longer can hide under my long down coat. This weekend, Old Navy is running a great sale to get started on buying lots of stylish pieces perfect for wearing on a weekend trip, after work or to that lacrosse field!  Be sure to stop by or shop online to receive 40% off with the code STYLE (cardholders only) or 30% 0ff code STYLE (everyone).  Have fun!
Runway to Reality
I don’t know about you but I am obsessed with New York Fashion Week (NYFW) and I cannot wait to check out my Instagram feed to see all the gorgeous photos posted by the fashion bloggers I follow.  It is almost like being there only minus the excitement, dinners and the experience of shopping in NY.  Okay, so basically checking out my feed is an exercise in masochism, but I love it anyway. Although seeing all the fabulous Fall trends makes me anxious to wear them now, let’s focus on the warm weather heading our way (hopefully, sooner rather than later).
Two of my favorite trends for Spring 2015 are the more grown-up gingham fabric, showing up in sophisticated styles and colors and the colored suede pieces hitting the stores right now.  Gingham is not just for children anymore with the print being used in gorgeous flowing skirts and sexy cropped tops and shorts in cool neutral colors as well as pretty and feminine pastels.  Likewise, the new colored suede can range in tone from lights to brights and everything in between.  From dresses to shorts and pants, soft supple suede items in feminine silhouettes look fresh and modern and make a wonderful addition to your spring wardrobe.