Super Cute Shirt Under 15 Dollars

I stumbled upon the cutest shirt yesterday while shopping at H&M and I just had to share.  It’s so convenient being able to go to ONE STORE and buy stuff for my boys and for me. Plus, everything is so reasonably priced!

I’ve been known to find a top and buy it in every color, so I stayed true to form and did that yesterday with this shirt (I only bought three though). I’m rarely able to shop for myself sans kids and I rarely find a top that is all encompassing in cuteness, cost effectiveness and versatility. Dress it down like I have here with leggings and sandals on those #momlife days with school drop offs, errands, sports events, etc. Or, dress it up for a night out with a cute pair of distressed black denim jeans (tuck the front) with some cute wedges. I’m wearing a Kendra Scott Rayne necklace with my mom outfit because sometimes wearing that and putting on some bright lipstick is all I need to tackle my Momday (besides coffee).

I recently donated a CRAP TON of clothes to the Goodwill, so my closet is pretty empty and I have to admit I’m kind of loving the simplicity of getting dressed in the morning, so I love a versatile blouse that can be worn in various settings. Capsule wardrobes still give me anxiety, but I’m sort of starting to see the appeal.

Sorry for the photo quality. I’m a stay at home mom and my three year old can’t quite take pictures yet so I resort to mirror selfies in the office because my room is covered in mounds of clean laundry waiting to be folded. I’m actually avoiding it right now as I write this blog post.

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Here’s a direct link to buy it; I also got these two below. For some reason the red color isn’t available online! HOWEVER I noticed a striped one online that I didn’t see in store. Gonna need to get that one too haha.

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Hope you all think this top is cute too and I’m not totally losing it!

xo,

Bethany

 

**This post is not sponsored; I just really like H&M and this top!**

Fall Fashion Must Haves

Top Picks from NYC Stylist Phoebe Elizabeth

 

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I’m definitely late on the blogger train to do a fall fashion write up, but it literally JUST got cold here in the Sacramento area so I’m just now finally thinking about dressing warmer.

I’m also not one to flaunt my fashion sense and I do NOT consider myself a “fashion blogger.” The thought of taking daily selfies in my mom getups makes me laugh hysterically. My body has changed since having kids and I’m definitely guilty of wearing leggings too often. However, that doesn’t mean I don’t like to feel cute on my nights out sans kids. Once upon a time in the early 2000’s I was voted “Best Dressed” at my high school — there is still a fashionista longing to make an appearance, it just gets buried with sick kids, sleep deprivation and constant messes.

No mom wants to look like the SNL mom jeans era mom when they’re out with their girlfriends or husband. Sometimes I get stuck when I finally have to put an outfit together – like it doesn’t come as naturally to me as it once did. Stuff that was cool five years ago was like yesterday to me and is probably still in my closet. But to a 25 year old, five years ago was like what ten years ago feels like to me. Make sense?

This is why I need help. Like if it weren’t for all the real fashion bloggers I follow on Instagram, I probably wouldn’t have the balls to wear chokers this season because they remind me of 6th grade. (some of my favorite fashion bloggers are Cara Loren, Sassy Red Lipstick and Ella Brooks Blog).

Thankfully, one of my best friends just happens to be a stylist in NYC and I’m pretty much obsessed with everything she wears. You can read a little about her background here, but I’ve got the exclusive on my little blog about what her top fall fashion must haves are.

  1. Plum colored lipstick: Tom Ford Bruised Plum Lipstick

  2. Velvet denim: PAIGE Verdugo Deep Emerald Velvet

  3. Lovely lace: Club Monaco Ahorn Lace Top

  4. Plaid & oversized scarves: I love a ruffled plaidor blush coloring for a more feminine take on the plaid print

  5. Suede over the knee boots

  6. Chokers (Nordstrom has a ton of cute ones)

  7. Silk scarves tied around the neck Dolce & Gabbana Tulip-print silk scarf

One question I had for Phoebe was whether or not I can still wear tights (I wore them in my holiday photos). I used to wear tights all the time, but I feel like I never see them anymore. I think it’s partly because its warmer here than in NYC, but it was friggin’ cold last night! If I want to wear a dress, I want to know I’m not going to look stupid wearing tights! Here’s what she said…

“YES, tights are still in!! Black tights with a black dress is divine. Pretty socks with heels is still in, too (I remember us talking about this years ago!). People wear tights with everything here – with shorts, dresses, skirts, under jeans… though if it’s under jeans it’s usually knee high socks, not full tights. Knee high socks with skirts and dresses and with knee high boots is also a great look.”

Could I be any luckier to have this girl at my fingertips? Comment below with any fashion questions and I’ll be sure to get you an answer! Happy shopping! xo

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