Work Clothes/ Play Clothes

Look at me, busting out with two fashion posts in a month! Sometimes finding time for my five minute fashion shoots on the front porch is easier than I think. Bless my dear husband for his willingness to snap these, even though he has me convinced that the neighbors are making fun of me for doing it. “Look honey, that strange lady across the street is pretending to be a model again.”

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Play Clothes.

Can’t stop laughing at my hands crammed in these tiny cardigan pockets. Did I walk around like this all day? I can’t be sure, but I sincerely hope not. This was a weekend outfit, I can’t remember where we were headed but considering I picked out this ensemble, it must have been somewhere other than the grocery store or Target. 

Cardigan: Old Navy about 4 years ago

Chambray top: Target

Pants: Asos

Boots: c/o Wanted Shoes

Scarf: Zulily

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Work Clothes.

We’ve had a lot of temperate days this winter where it’s felt very fall like. I’ve taken advantage of it by extending my wear of three quarter length tops and exposed feet. I like this look. It’s a little matchy, but I felt put together in it. 

Yellow jacket: BB Dakota

Top: Stitch Fix

Jeans: H&M

Shoes: c/o Minx Boutique

Leather flower pin: A favorite little shop in SF

Bag: c/o Noonday Collections

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Work Clothes.

Yeahhh. Got my partner in crime in this photo. (also, look at my dog Gibson getting in on the action!) I don’t know about these boots. In hindsight, I wish I would have chosen different shoes.

Jacket: c/o Minx Boutique

Chambray top: Target

Alpaca knit chain scarf: c/o Minx Boutique

Jeans: H&M

Boots: Report

Arlo’s Wearing:

Cousin hand me down top

Big Sister hand me down pants

And the coolest little baby clubmaster shades ever.

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Play Clothes.

I don’t know why, but this pink/yellow combo still felt Christmasy to me. I wore this out to brunch and then we headed to a holiday gathering with my dad’s side of the family. It was another mild day by NC winter standards - 59*F, but for an extra layer, I wore knee length leggings underneath this midi skirt. I just wasn’t in the mood for tights.

Sweater: Target

Scarf: a gift

Skirt: asos.com

Belt: vintage

Shoes: BC Shoes (minx boutique last season)

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Play Clothes.

Ok, just ignore everything else and look at these gorgeous tights…err…hose… thingies. I love them. LOVE love love them. This was Christmas day. Attempted to brush the frizzes out of my hair, slapped on some mascara and we were headed over to our best friend’s house. I kept wishing I had black booties to complete this look, but just tossed my brown ones on instead because I felt heels would be too dressy and flats weren’t funky enough to keep up with these tights.  Also, I got this comfy little skater dress recently and I find myself wearing it a lot. Super versatile for dressing up or down (and I mean DOWN down - I’ve worn it as pajamas a few times!)

Dress: Asos.com

Tights: Kensie (available here)

Boots: c/o Wanted Shoes

Watch: a little prezzie from Brent! Timex

Love, 

M

Giveaway [Now Closed]: Wanted Shoes, Minx Boutique & Unexpected Expectancy

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Today I’m featuring the last of my Merry Giveaways and this one is a doozy! Before I get started, the winner of the Little Hip Squeaks and UGG Australia giveaway is Brittany K. She shares a bit about her little ones style:

We tend to go with sweet/classic styles for my sweet Natalie but as she turns 2 (on January 1!) she’s becoming more interested in her clothes - so we shall see what happens once she starts making her own fashion choices!

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I am so excited to be giving away a pair of Wanted Shoes Dressage boots today. These are one of the most beloved pair of shoes in my closet. I wear them constantly - with jeans and sweaters or with dresses and tights. I love the unexpected sparkly heel that is just enough business in the front, party in the back to keep them in the “every day” wear category. I get endless compliments on these boots and they are really comfortable too! Today Wanted Shoes is giving away one pair of Dressage Boots (Please check here to ensure your size is available). This week Wanted Shoes is offering Buy one get one half off on all shoes site wide!

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I’ve been shopping at Minx in Asheville, NC for years. It’s on my must stop list whenever we head to the mountains to visit my mom. I was so happy when they recently opened an online boutique so that I had easier access to the hand-picked selection of gorgeous dresses, tops, jeans, shoes, and killer accessories. Minx recently became a Dear Baby sponsor and I’ve been rocking so many of their pretty pieces in my wardrobe. They jumped in on the giveaway action this week and are going to hook one reader up with this beautiful heart tote. This bag is made in the US with leather handles and lots of room inside for a girl on the go.

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Unexpected Expectancy is a sweet little jewelry shop that specializes in vintage inspired pieces. Shop owner and designer, Kaleigh started UE jewelry as a creative outlet with a goal of offering  unique, nostalgic collections at a reasonable price. From sweet little fox rings to charming telescope and hour glass necklaces, Unexpected Expectancy has some of the sweetest jewelry pieces you will find. Today, UE is giving away a $50 gift certificate to Unexpected Expectancy to treat yourself (or someone you love) with some pretty little jewelry pieces.

One winner will win all three of these prizes. Contest open to USA only. To enter, leave a comment below. Tell me about the most loved piece in your closet - a favorite pair of jeans, the shoes you wear every single day or a special brooch from your grandmother.

I’ll announce our final winner tomorrow!

Thanks,

M

Birthday Giveaway Week: Wanted Shoes

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED: CONGRATS TO OUR WINNER ANNA BAZEMORE!

Some ladies are into handbags, some are into accessories, but my weakness - the one thing I don’t think you can ever have enough of (well, besides dresses!) is shoes.  So today’s birthday giveaway is honor of my most beloved fashion piece: SHOES SHOES SHOES!

I recently got my hands on a pair of the cutest spring time sandals from Wanted Shoes. Wanted makes fashionable and affordable women’s shoes for all seasons - from playful strappy sandals to carry your through the warm months to trendy boots to get you through winter.

With spring knocking on our door, I picked out these go-with-everything Picnic Sandals. Aren’t they awesome? I can think of fifteen outfits to wear them with off the top of my head:

Wanted Shoes ships internationally and offers free ground shipping for US customers. Right now, they’re running a special - buy two pairs, get one free! Here are a few  of my other favorites from their site:

Tumble Tan Heels

Sunshine Yellow Wedges

Bright Coral Flats

Today, Wanted Shoes is giving away a free pair of shoes of your choosing from their web store to one lucky Dear Baby reader. This contest is for US readers only. To enter, leave a comment below and tell me what pair you’d pick if you win. For a second entry, Like Wanted Shoes on Facebook. And for a third, follow them on Twitter. Leave a separate comment for each action you take. (Tumblr readers, be sure to leave your entries in the comments section and not in reply)

I can’t think of a more perfect way to celebrate my birthday than by helping one of you win a pair of free shoes! I’ll draw a winner tomorrow morning, so get to it!

Love,

M

Congrats to yesterday’s Tea Collection winner, Jamie Coombs! I’ll be contacting you shortly so that you can claim your prize.

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