sweatshirt / bobo choses bag / j. crew skirt / ugg boots
the littles (or shall, i say two of them, have started school this week). we are full on covered in uniforms, and truth be told i’m not a fan. so i’m dreaming up a fun fall outfit for la la like the one you see pictured above. next week, i’ll cover the boys since i’ve got 3 ruling my world.
what are your favorite fall finds for little ones?
shirt / fashionABLE clutch / skirt / boot
i’m just feeling like a little fun needs to be had today. and, this outfit is the type that would make it happen. do you have any go to outfits or items you put on when you need to have a cheery day? i know its a little pattern clashy but i like that. what about you?
* don’t forget to enter to win the darling fashionABLE clutch here!
i’m supposed to be heading to ethiopia today and i’m not. i’m still trying to swallow those words myself. i’ve been planning and prepping and waiting with anticipation. and, somewhere in the midst of that i found myself overwhelmed with some things and made the very hard decision that….the timing, for me, isn’t right.
to say it was a hard decision is an understatement. you see, so much change has happened in my life just in the preparation for this trip. and now, this over thinker is trying not to over think things too much but to trust that the lessons learned, and the friendships made all have a purpose and that there will, in fact, be a right time for me. i love the purpose behind fashionABLE + the mocha club . . . the mission, the work, the product and the people. i’ll be supporting and working with fashionABLE + the mocha club, however i can.
as for this week, i’m going to be a virtual traveler with the team! i’ll be following along, reading the updates, and joining in on the twitter chat (Tues. 8/13 @ 1pm Central) with @livefashionable. you can follow the journey here and by following the hashtag #blogABLE
i hope you’ll join me!
(if you want to know who’s blogs, twitter, etc to follow they are : design for mankind, flower patch farm girl, emily maynard, eat live run, possesionista, what’s gaby cooking, the tiny twigand ellie holcomb, wild & precious).
AND, in honor of my friends traveling to see the work first-hand, I’m giving away 2 new amazing fashionABLE products:
the Meseret scarf (perfect for these warmer months) + the brand new Tigist leather clutch!
One lucky winner will get both products!!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
if you’d like to learn more about fashionABLE + the mocha club keep reading . . .
are you a dress person? or, maybe i should start by asking if you are a dress up person? and by dress up, i mean, do you put effort into your daily outfit? i’m especially curious to hear from the stay at home moms (whats your daily uniform + are you happy with it?)
my daily uniform usually consists of black yoga pants and a grey t-shirt or tank. i have cute clothes but somedays i just can’t be bothered to wear them. i figure they are going to get spilled on and mainly i want to be comfortable. chasing after 4 requires a lot of movement. know what i mean?
and, i seem to find myself “saving” my clothes for certain occasions or outings and thus not really getting use out of them (i tend to do the same thing with the kids + their clothes). walking past a mirror in my regular uniform, especially if its towards the end of the day, is not my favorite thing. i always think, tomorrow i’m going to wear something cute. anyone else?
well, enter sonnet james? have you heard of them? i hadn’t either, but they are darling play dresses (as you can see) for playful moms. pretty brilliant. i love the concept so much.
whitney lundeen, the founder is in the process of raising money, via kickstarter, to launch her business and make more dresses! after watching the video, i not only decided i wanted one of every dress but also that i want to play more, as in engage in the magic and join right in on the fun. and honestly, i think it just might be easier to do when you feel your best.
click on through to watch the darling video
can you believe that these days dressing your tech is a thing? some girls love shoes. i love bags (as in handbags). and, for me a pretty iPad case is basically as like a clutch. let’s face it, it’s another way to accessorize.
i’m currently loving this iPad sleeve from dutch designer mujjo (i’m having a very dutch design week, yes?). the monochrome look and white leather hooked me, and the surprise of 2 inner pockets. i love that the style also works for guys. in fact, i thought i was going to share this with mister lovely but after walking around with it, i’m feeling rather selfish.
mujjo also has a line of great laptop cases (someday, one day, when i upgrade my computer i’m going for this one).
p.s. the pretty yellow pens + notebook are from my Poppin (happy overload) + i’m reading Where’d You Go Bernadette and loving it!
so tell me, do you dress your tech? share with me your favorite finds!
twisted + pleated tee / destroyed skinny jeans / cuff sandals
this post all started in my mind with this t-shirt. i just wanted to share it because i’m kind of in love with it (like, i kind of wish i had one in every color). it’s comfy and flattering. and, it’s long enough to wear with leggings and cover your behind and it tapers in to give you a nice waistline. perfect, right? i thought you’d like to know. and, maybe see how my hair turned out (remember my post?). i didn’t go as blonde as i wanted because i didn’t think i could handle the upkeep….at least for now.
but… really, what i want to say is…. fashion your thoughts forward. don’t dread tomorrow. look forward to it. don’t look back. go on and gaze ahead. dream. sometimes we have to literally fashion our thoughts, meaning we have to create good thoughts to replace the negative ones. before you create art, stories, designs and so on, you first fashion the concept and ideas in your mind….so in all of your creating, start with beautiful thoughts and plans and they will shape your future!
xo . t
p.s. as i was re-reading this post i remembered a talk i heard (when i was in london) about the brain, from dr. leaf, who is a brain specialist. she said such fascinating things that i couldn’t write fast enough to catch all of her words. but, one thing she said, that i did catch, was that thoughts are real things that occupy mental real estate. she also went on to describe that thoughts look like trees in our brains (the illustration was pretty amazing) and that we are always building with our thoughts….what you think about the most will grow (like branches). fascinating and scary. but…positive thinking can change the toxic damage. i also learned that when you laugh you increase your brain power. i love knowing that. and it is another good reminder to lighten up and seek out ways to add laughter to my life. anyhow, you can learn more about her work here, if you are interested.
i think i might be done with ombre. maybe. anyone else? i love looking at hair color and hair styles. probably one of my favorite things to pin is hair inspiration.
here is my decision dilema. do you want to chime in? i’m off to do something today.
01 / i do like this lighter, more subtle version of ombre. which i may try. i know it looks like my hair is this color (my profile picture next to it looks similar but the way i’m shaking my hair is really showing my ombre ends. my hair looks more like this, at least at the roots).
02 / i had this deal with myself that i was going to get in great shape and the cut my hair in sleek bob like this – but go super blonde. obviously this has not happened. the getting in really great shape or the hair chop.
03 / the girl in the anthro catalog has caught my attention. as in i think i might go for this. lighter and a few more layers. i love all the different ways she wears her hair throughout the catalog and how in different lighting it looks quite light and in other times a bit darker and moodier.
and if i was really daring (or a runway model) i just might really try this . . .
this is my new genet scarf. i’m pretty in love with it. i love the colors. the pattern. the comfort. and the courage i wrap myself in when i wear it.
yes, courage. courage is a constant theme for me. i’m always looking for it. praying for it. hoping for it. wishing for it. pondering it. and lately, taking it.
most of the things that i’ve done, seen or been apart of that have been monumental in my life, i’ve been slightly afraid of. you know the chances, opportunities, and situations that your heart screams yes to but your mind talks you out of. this is how i seem to deal with anything and everything that is great, good, and full of potential. me, myself, and i usually do an exquisite job of convincing, “no you can’t do that.” i’ve taken many passes on opportunity. adventure. change. and, on living life, really. but lately, my heart has been whispering louder than my chatty mind.
i have a pretty amazing opportunity ahead of me.
little did i know that blogging about a scarf last fall would have me crossing the ocean and two continents to ethiopia this summer.