Fashion

re-wear vibes

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So dilemma, you’re invited to a wedding and you want to look fab. You’ve had a baby less than a year ago and want jaws to drop. You are looking for a pastel shade. You don’t want to spend over 100 dollars. You guys. This was very complicated for me. I ordered and returned dresses which is completely out of character for me. I had such a hard time narrowing down the dress. I hated the thought of spending a lot of money on a dress I would either have to sell or because I’m lazy [and VarageSale terrified me] probably never wear again… So it was like well I love this dress, but re-wear is pretty much zero. Enter the dress above. It was on sale for 100$ even on Revolve, free shipping. Boom. Have you ever had that shopping moment where you have been struggling to even spend 30 bucks on something and then you see the bright shining unicorn you’ve been looking for all along and you just click add to cart and check out within seconds. Yeah, that was purchase. When it came in the mail, I almost cried of joy. It was the best possible outcome. It’s beautiful light fabric will work perfectly for a SoCal summer wedding paired with fab sandals, some statement jewels, and a diva clutch. And it will also rock as a day dress in the insane Florida heat with birks, chill jewels, and my favorite diaper bag of all times…

Basically, they all lived happily ever after. The end.

[Note: I’m looking to find this exact dress in stock. I didn’t think when I started this post 2 months ago that it would be sold out everywhere. I’ll keep you posted]

Best. Ever.

I recently, read yesterday, was having a texting convo about red carpet fashion. I love the red carpet. LOVE. I seriously think it’s the most fun thing ever. I could stare at pretty dresses all day. I love designer fashion. I would go into fancy Nordstrom and just touch and admire the pretty designer clothes. And those aren’t even red carpet. I would die. LEGIT DIE. diedSo I thought it would be fun to tell you about my favorite red carpet dresses of ALL TIME. That’s right, I love these dresses the most.

vivienne westwood[10] Diane Kruger, Vivienne Westwood, Cannes 2012. Image via Popsugar. My singular sparkly gown. I don’t do sparkle, but the sequins + structure are magic. MAGIC, I tell you.

zuhair[9] Kristen Stewart, Zuhair Murad, Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 Premiere 2012. Image via ElleUK. Haters gonna hate, but I think this look is ALL class. The sheer thing was just starting up, so it was fresh and unexpected. The structure paired with the lace and the vintage romantic hair and makeup is just perfecto.

calvin[8] Emma Stone, Calvin Klein, Golden Globes 2011. Image via PopSugar. Stop. Just stop. The mono chrome everything could be bleh, but holy hot damn this is just fire. A brilliant, simple look executed brilliantly.

vintage valentino[7] Jennifer Garner, Vintage Valentino, Oscars 2004. Image via Instyle. My girl!!!!!! This dress was her perfect welcome to the world!! It was so unexpected and absolutely stunning. Red carpet glamour without being predictable. claire

[6] Claire Danes, Calvin Klein, Oscars 1997. Image via Glamour. The stuff 13 year old Lauren’s dreams were made of. So chic, so simple. She could wear this today, update the jewels, and it would still be perfect.

ralph[5] Lupita Nyong, Ralph Lauren, Golden Globes 2014. Image via Instill. I die. I die. I’m dead. There’s nothing to say, other than this is going to go down as one of the best dresses ever. Everything. On Point.

ellie saab[4] Diane Kruger, Jason Wu, SAG Awards 2010. Image via Elle. She’s baaaack. Diane is my red carpet spirit animal and this dress is just what hollywood glamour is all about. It’s vintage, it’s modern, flowy and structured. It’s just the perfect mix of all good fashion in one gown. The jewels and lip color are just [insert praise hands emoji here].

valentino[3] Kate Hudson, Valentino, Golden Globes 2003. Image via Instyle. Boho at it’s finest. This is when I fell in love with Kate Hudson! I had this picture pinned up on my mood board, yes seriously. NERD. I can’t even.

vera[2] Michelle Willams, Vera Wang, Oscars 2006. Image via Refinery 29. Are we seeing a trend with the yellow!? So funny, right!? This dress literally took my breath away. Stunning! The fit was so magic. I also remember watching Heath Ledger repeatedly help lay her boob ruffles flat when the wind would blow. Tear.

nicole dior[1] Nicole Kidman, Dior, Oscars 1997. Image via Instyle. Here it is in all it’s glory. Best dress ever. This Dress is literally what started my love of fashion. Right here. This is was did it. It’s hard to find photos of, but the back was this amazing mesh with more embroidery. The Fur lined trim. The color!! I’ve been obsessed with chartreuse for 2 decades now thanks to this gown. The BEST EVER.

So that’s it folks. I’d love to know what you think!! What are your favorite gowns of all time?!!?

 

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Play With Me

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Mom Stuff [Sonnet James Play Dress] [Sea + Cake necklaces] [Hat] Kid Stuff [stay rebellious tee – coming soon!] [moccs]

It’s no secret I value comfort over just about everything. It’s a relatively new fashion evolution for me, but I’m a big fan. I found Sonnet James through a fellow blogger, Oy Kristen, and I’ve since bought a handful of dresses when my bank account will allow. I’m super sad I couldn’t pony up the cash for one of their new Playsuits. Like they’re pjs you can wear in public, you paying attention now?! I thought so. This brand’s clothing is made to get dirty! We can look cute and chase your monsters around the playground! Best of all, you can toss it right in the washer and hang dry. I can attest that no matter how many times you wash it the fabric looks perfect. It’s magic aka just damn good quality. I’m wearing my fave [older] style with my most favorite neck party courtesy of my Sea & Cake pendants and my trusty diamond letters.

Don’t forget today is the last day to enter our Sea & Cake giveaway on Instagram!!!

Layer Me Up

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I love jewelry. I love it. I never used to care much one way or another, but in the past 4-5 years I’ve become obsessed with pretty jewels. Way back before I was pregnant with Rocco, I had the delightful Stephanie, of Sea and Cake, make me a custom bar necklace which I added to when I had the boys. I love her classic dainty style and I adore the way all of her pieces can pair together. LAYERING!!!! Insert praise-hands-emoji-here!!! I can’t get enough of these classic, boho necklaces. I love a 15 inch piece paired with a super long 20 inch pendant, but also dig when the chain lengths are nearly the same, like pairing a 16 and 18inch necklace! Both look effortless and oh so cool. Oh and bracelets, let us not forget the bracelets… I want a wrist full of her sweet and dainty bracelets, that’s an arm party I would LOOOOOVVVEEE to be invited to. I don’t even know which piece to spam The Captain with for my Mother’s Day “surprise” gift!

To celebrate Sea & Cake’s new website we are giving away her best selling Gold Karma Necklace!! The contest is being held over at BH’s Instagram, so be sure to check it out. Contest ends Thursday at midnight and winner will be announced Friday April 7th! Can’t wait to win to pick up a piece!? Then head over to her site and use code BLISSFUL for 15% off your purchase, offer valid through April 30th!!

Happy Shopping!

 

Let’s Get a Move On

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Soooooo you’re moving!?! That happens a lot in The Captain’s line of work and I’m finding that so many of my nearest and dearests are currently dealing with moves that are taking them West Coast to East, or vice versa. Packing up the house, the kids, the dogs… it’s stressful enough, packing up your wardrobe shouldn’t add to the headache.

My plan for a non-winter move is simple; basic layering pieces that can all be paired together or separately. They will work for a truck stop outside of Austin, a coffee break in Boulder, or a dinner in the windy city. You can add a piece or 4 to make this suit your particular route. You’ll also need undies and a set of pjs, but that’s about it. Pretty simple folks. You might even find yourself wearing these 15 pieces almost exclusively post-move.

Happy Moving!!!