The Nautical Trend: Nursing Moms Edition

Nautical Trend for Nursing Mothers

Nautical Trend for Nursing Mothers by thehousewife featuring eBags and Caroline Hill Collection

I’m totally into the nautical trend right now and have invested in several ridiculously cute JoJo nursing tops and a nice navy stripe nursing dress to make nursing AND trendy a cinch.

I can pair just about any of it with my new Michael Kors Gold Marina Grab Bag from eBags. It’s classically nautical so no matter what you wear with it, you are going to look sea-side ready. I absolutely ADORE this bag! It’s classy, chic and perfect for Spring and Summer. I can’t wait to rock this bag all summer long!!!!



Be sure to check out to find this bag and many other designer handbags from big brands like Michael Kors, which is a super hot brand right now. I’m pretty sure Michael Kors is “the” it brand for 2014 because I’ve seen more MK bags on people than Coach bags for the past couple weeks. Luckily, eBags has a huge selection of MK bags at great prices. Be sure to check them out!

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How To Wear Bright Colors for Spring

It’s time to pack away those dark, wintery colors and bring on the pastels, neons and other bright colors for spring! We are seeing more bright colors than ever this season but it can be overwhelming if you are used to wearing neutrals. Don’t worry, incorporating bright colors into your spring wardrobe is easier (and less circus-like) than you think!


Pair brightly colored jeans or pants with a basic striped tee, a chambray shirt or denim jacket and nude flats. Easiest outfit EVER.


Pair bright shoes with denim skinnies, neutral blouse or tee (think white, gray, nude, pale pink), a neutral blazer (like navy, black, dark gray) and a brightly colored necklace or other bright accessories for a hint of color in your ensemble. Check out the bright accessories below for ideas!


If you are afraid of color, start with some fun, brightly colored accessories like this coral scarf or yellow bubble necklace. Pair them with anything you would normally wear from a sundress to jeans. Mix and match! I like to carry a bright bag or colorful wallet like the one above from MyWalit. It just screams happiness!


If you are ready to pull out the big guns this spring, shop for a brightly colored dress in one of this season’s hottest hues like neon yellow or bright pink. Pair with a denim jacket or neutral colored blazer and nude heels for a look that is both fashion forward and ready for spring!

Whats your favorite way to wear bright colors? Are you afraid to step outside your comfort zone?

How To Wear The Bomber Vest

I love wearing vests in the Fall before it gets too cold to go without sleeves. My favorite is the bomber vest.

You can bomber vests in almost every store this year. The prices range from around $20 up to $2,000 if you want to get real fancy! There is a huge difference in styles too.

I personally prefer the leather look like this Goode Rider Ladies Bomber Vest. It’s the perfect warm and cozy layer with versatile style! Perfect for the chilly fall days, this stylish vest can be worn with anything from your favorite jeans to a dress for an evening out.

goode rider bomber vest

This faux leather vest has a soft shearling fleece lining, zips down the front, has a ribbed hem, leather tabs, and front zip pockets with leather tabs.

Retails: $119

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Bomber Vest Weekend Outfit


Bomber Vest Night Out Outfit


Bomber vest with Sweater & Jeans Outfit


What style vest is your favorite for Fall? What kind of outfit would you wear a vest with?

I received a vest from Goode Rider in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own and I did not receive compensation for writing this post. 

How To Wear Wedge Sneakers 3 Ways

Wedge sneakers are a huge trend for Fall 2013 / Winter 2014 and that means there are so many different pairs to choose from, it can be totally overwhelming trying to find a good pair. Then once you’ve found the perfect pair of wedge sneakers, what do you wear them with?!

No worries, I put together 3 outfits that are similar to outfits I’ve actually worn recently with my wedge sneakers. I have the Naturalizer Paitlyn Wedge Sneakers in “antiba green suede”. When I first took them out of the box, I thought they looked narrow and were concerned about how comfortable they would be. And then I put them on. And then I died and went to Heaven from the sheer amazement of how ridiculously comfortable they are and how easy they are to walk and stand in. It doesn’t even seem scientifically possible, But once you put them on, you’ll be a believer too.

naturalizer paitlyn in green

I chose green because I wanted a unique pair that would stand out apart from the crowd. They come in black leather, taupe suede and dark brown leather as well if you want something more neutral and easy to pair.

Buy Them: (Retail $119) ON SALE $89.99 – 24% OFF


3 Ways To Wear Wedge Sneakers

I put together 3 outfits that are similar to what I would wear or have worn with my wedge sneakers. Hopefully they will provide you with some ideas on outfits to put together yourself!

winter outfit 1

LC Lauren Conrad sweater / Old Navy military jacket / Rock & Republic slim jeans / Zipper purse / Cap hat / Forever 21 aviator glasses / Naturalizer Paitlyn


Wedge Sneakers outfit

HEEL Athens Lab cotton dress / Mossimo motorcycle jacket / Opaque tight / FOSSIL leather bag / FOSSIL jewelry / Alex and Ani bracelet / Black sunglasses / Naturalizer Paitlyn


wedge sneakers with red


Which outfit is your favorite? What would YOU wear with wedge sneakers?


I received the Naturalizer wedge sneakers mentioned above in exchange for an honest review.   All opinions are my own and I did not receive compensation for writing this post. 

Fall 2013 Trends: Luxe Look For Less

Now more than ever, we are scrimping and saving every penny we have. I have 2 kids and a total of 6 people to feed, so I can’t “waste” a ton of money on updating my Fall wardrobe this year. Are you in the same boat? No worries! I have a list of My 5 Favorite Fall Trends and how to get that luxe look for less!



Graphic Sweatshirts

I’m absolutely love graphic sweatshirts this season, but I’m not about to pay over $200 for some of the gorgeous ones above. Instead I’m looking in places like TJ Maxx, Target and Forever 21 for graphic print sweatshirts that are on-trend and also, in my budget! I’m thinking around $25 is a more appropriate price for such an item. Here are some adorable graphic sweatshirts I’ve found…



Modern Combat Boots

They are tough, surprisingly versatile and really, we all secretly want a pair to go with that motorcycle we don’t own yet. This season, pair these with flirty skirts, slinky, feminine dresses or cropped pants for a look that is fresh and soooo 2013. Don’t want to spend $300 on a pair? I don’t blame you! Luckily, stores like Marshalls, Target and Kohl’s are stocked with modern combat boots at prices that won’t hurt your eyeballs… or your wallet!



Patterened Pencil Skirts

Such a versatile item for Fall and Winter! This season’s patterned pencils skirts are polished, sophisticated and great for day to night.

For Fall:

Dress it down with a comfy tee, chunky necklace and ballet flats.
Dress it up with a button down blouse, layered necklaces and heels.

For Winter:

Dress it down with a basic sweatshirt, scarf and combat boots.
Dress it up with a button down blouse under a cropped cardigan with a statement necklace and tall boots.

I especially like the selection at Target and ASOS for patterned pencil skirts. Here are a few that are so affordable, you can get a few!



Unique Loafers

First came ballet flats and then the loafer. Now this season, it’s all about being unique and not-so-classic. Look for odd embellishments, graphic prints, studs or anything that makes the loafers stand apart from the crowd. Wear them to work, around town and on the weekend. If you are looking for the perfect pair online, try searching for “smoking slippers” too, as the style is similar. I’m seeing great styles from JC Penny and



Wacky Socks

All right I am pretty sure I am the originator of this trend. I was wearing printed and graphic socks waaaaaay before it was “cool”. I definitely started this trend back in the late 90′s…

With this trend, the wackier – the better. Look for colorful prints, artsy graphics and pretty prints. Just about every store has printed socks, but I’m really loving the selection at Old Navy, Happy Socks and Macys.


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Outfit Ideas: Sperry Leopard Boat Shoes

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Sperry Boat Shoes are THE shoes of the season right now! Everyone is wearing them and there are so many cute styles to choose from. I personally love leopard print so when I spotted these Sperry’s on I knew I had to have them.

Boat Shoes

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casual outfit

Leopard Sperrys

Sperry Boat Shoes

It took me three days of continuous wear to break them in, first day with thin socks. Now, they are super comfortable and I wear them all the time. I slip them on to run outside and hang laundry, I put them on to run to the store, or I put together a cute outfit to go with them, like the outfit above.

Need more outfit ideas of what to wear with boat shoes? Check out these cute outfits below I found on Pinterest…

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3 Ways To Wear A Chambray Shirt Dress

Every woman needs a basic shirt dress. It’s one of those wardrobe must-haves that isn’t likely to go out of style anytime soon and I’m particularly fond of this Rock & Republic Feather-Bleach Chambray Shirtdress for $31.50 (down from $70.00) from Kohls.

A shirt dress is a versatile piece you can build on and wear a bunch of different ways. Today I put together 3 ways to wear a chambray shirt dress that will work for Spring, Summer and in the Fall too!