Goodness gracious. I have so many blog posts percolating! But in the meantime, for a quick fun thing, I just had to share some quick fun favorite styles for summer. Five Favorites being hosted this week by Katie at The Rhodes Log. Go there to check out more “Five Favorites!”
1. You may have already seen me sporting them…My favorite Royal Blue heels. They add a fun pop to any outfit. I throw them on with jeans, shorts, skirts, whatever. They are magical.
(Me in the heels and the nursing scarf – see no. 2.)
2. The Nursing Scarf.
Not my picture, but I linked to the Pin. Seen them on Pinterest? I had. I kept gazing in awe and wishing I had a sewing machine to make this cool idea a reality. (really, any nice, wide infinity scarf should work.) Then my mama tried one out, and since then she has added another 5 to my collection. The beauty of them is that you are covered front AND back. And that’s a big deal during the summer when you’re not wearing all kinds of layers to keep people from spying your back fat when you lift your shirt to nurse. I know some ladies have trouble covering their infants when nursing. Nice thing about the scarves is that they can provide a little extra coverage without covering baby to nurse.
3. One-piece swim suits. I have not had much of a desire to wear bikinis, but in my mind, one-piece suits were just plain old. And tankinis were the cool new way to go. Well, I’m so done with that ever since I found some cute one-piece suits on ThredUP!
Here’s a cute one from Land’s End – you don’t have wobbly bits hanging out AND you look stylish. Nothing mom-ish about it. Right? What’s not to love?
4. Silver Jeans – Aiko Jeans
Ok – Silver Jeans are pretty much ah-mazing. In my very limited experience with higher-end jeans (typically only spend $20-$25 on a pair…) I see why you may want to spend more. Shortly before Michael and I were married (over 7 years ago now!), I spotted a buy one get one free sale of Silver Jeans at one of the department stores. Having heard my sister rave about Silvers, I went ahead and bought four pairs. Two for her, two for me. I bought a pair that fit me, and a pair a little smaller (thinking maybe just maybe?). Why do I do that kind of thing. It never works out. Anyway, that pair I bought, that I always refer to as my “pre-wedding jeans” have been my measure of reaching that pre-wedding level of fitness/thinness. And after each baby, I’ve gotten back down to my pre-wedding jeans before getting knocked up again. 🙂 I kept thinking, “Wow! These jeans have lasted me 8 years!” granted, that’s 8 years minus all the days that I couldn’t wear them because of a protruding baby belly… but still! And they just make me look good. Possibly why I always get knocked up shortly after fitting back into them. Anyway, I’ve been spying a new pair since mine just sprouted some lovely holes in the knees. Aiko style is built for me. But on their website you can select your body type and they’ll tell you which styles to shop to accommodate your shape.
5. Super Favorite for this summer – Thirty-One Retro Metro Fold-over in Navy Wave – and with a fun monogram of course! I got an orange M on mine. Let me know if you’re looking for a consultant.
It looks so cute and Nautical. Goes with so much. Fits so much for your summer out and about adventures…completely perfect in every way!