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August 24, 2016

Pretty in pink – hosting a baby shower including registry and baby games tips // Style Me Wednesday

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Pink lace overlay dress | pink clutch | pink bow heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com   @tadashishoji #tadashishoji @tedbaker #tedbaker @ferragamo #ferragamo

If you know me, you know I love to host parties. I recently hosted a baby shower for a friend, and thought it would be fun to share with you some of my tips for throwing a successful shower.

Tip #1: set the tone of the shower by sending out paper invitations. In this digital age, it’s so easy to throw together an evite but sending out a paper invite, in my opinion, is so much better. Receipients are able to have a physical momento of the celebration. If I’m not creating my own, I usually head here or here for fabulous finds.

Tip #2: Food! You never want to host a party and not have enough food and drinks but on the flip side, you don’t want to go overboard. I found these tips from the Kitchn a few years ago and they’ve been very handy in my food planning.

Tip #3: make sure the mommy-to-be has a baby registry. Not only does the recipient pick exactly what she thinks her baby will need, it also makes gift giving so much easier for the guests. Make sure that the essentials are on there: diapers, wipes, burp clothes, bibs, swaddles, baby bottles. Aside from these things, a few fun things should be included. I’ve found for my own baby that colorful objects got his attention at early age. So, for any new moms, I would always recommend adding baby games to their registry (such as big puzzle pieces from diapers.com).

Tip #4: dress for the occassion. As the host, I’ve often found that I’ve focused so much on the shower itself that I forget that I need to have an outfit that fits the feel of the shower. For the most recent shower I hosted, it was an all pink garden/tea theme so this lace overlay dress was perfect for the occasion.

Tip #5: have fun! One thing I’ve learned over the years is that no one knows if something didn’t happen or a mistake was made during a party other than you, so don’t stress. Trust me, your guests will probably be having too much fun to notice!

Feel free to share this with all your friends, and I would also love to hear all your tips in the comments below for a successful baby shower!


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Pink lace dress (similar style here & here)

Pink clutch – Ted Baker (similar style here & here)

Pink bow heels (similar style here & here)

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August 17, 2016

Sporty stripes // Style Me Wednesday

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Tan short sleeve anorak | stripe dress | white sneakers |     @vincesays #vince @joie #joie @adidas #adidas

Tan short sleeve anorak | stripe dress | white sneakers |     @vincesays #vince @joie #joie @adidas #adidas

Tan short sleeve anorak | stripe dress | white sneakers |     @vincesays #vince @joie #joie @adidas #adidas

Tan short sleeve anorak | stripe dress | white sneakers |     @vincesays #vince @joie #joie @adidas #adidas

I used to be of the mindset that dresses could only be worn for a feminine look. However, I’ve found that more and more I’m dressing for comfort because let’s face it, it’s challenging at times to get dolled up with an infant (#reallife). So, this is me getting “dressed up” on the weekend: stripe dress, paired with a light jacket with plenty of pockets (to hide snacks and toys), and sneakers. I wasn’t always sure of the tennis shoes with a dress look but I think the more and more I wear it, it’s growing on me.


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Khaki color short sleeve hooded anorak {exact for 65% off here} (similar style here & here)

Stripe dress (similar style here & here)

White tennis shoes {SAVING8 for extra 15% off} (similar style here & here)

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August 10, 2016

Summer stripes // Style Me Wednesday

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Stripe midi dress | nude laser pump | www.shoppingmycloset.com    @katespade #katespade @valentino #valentino

Stripe midi dress | nude laser pump | www.shoppingmycloset.com    @katespade #katespade @valentino #valentino

Stripe midi dress | nude laser pump | www.shoppingmycloset.com    @katespade #katespade @valentino #valentino

Stripe midi dress | nude laser pump | www.shoppingmycloset.com    @katespade #katespade @valentino #valentino

Stripe midi dress | nude laser pump | www.shoppingmycloset.com    @katespade #katespade @valentino #valentino


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Stripe open back midi dress (similar style here {less than $55!} & here {only $20!})

Nude laser floral heels – Valentino (similar style here & here {less than $60!})

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August 3, 2016

Along the coast // Style Me Wednesday

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Olive green military jacket | grey stripe peplum | white straight leg jeans | black d'orsay flats | www.shoppingmycloset.com    @target #target @bananarepublic #bananarepublic @jcrew #jcrew @colehaan #colehaan

Olive green military jacket | grey stripe peplum | white straight leg jeans | black d'orsay flats | www.shoppingmycloset.com    @target #target @bananarepublic #bananarepublic @jcrew #jcrew @colehaan #colehaan

Olive green military jacket | grey stripe peplum | white straight leg jeans | black d'orsay flats | www.shoppingmycloset.com    @target #target @bananarepublic #bananarepublic @jcrew #jcrew @colehaan #colehaan

Olive green military jacket | grey stripe peplum | white straight leg jeans | black d'orsay flats | www.shoppingmycloset.com    @target #target @bananarepublic #bananarepublic @jcrew #jcrew @colehaan #colehaan

Olive green military jacket | grey stripe peplum | white straight leg jeans | black d'orsay flats | www.shoppingmycloset.com    @target #target @bananarepublic #bananarepublic @jcrew #jcrew @colehaan #colehaan

The California cooastline continues to amaze me with all its beauty. This particular section is right along the Santa Cruz area and on clear day such as this you can see out for miles. For any of you who might be in the area, aside from the usual attractions of the Santa Cruz area, don’t forget to put down West Cliff Drive as one of your destinations!


SHOP THE LOOK:

Olive green utility jacket – Merona (similar style here & here)

Grey stripe peplum (similar style here & here)

White straight leg jeans (similar style here & here)

Black d’orsay flats (similar style here & here)

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July 27, 2016

Red hot // Style Me Wednesday

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Red silk blouse | black wide leg trouser pants | black bow heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com     @joie #joie @nordstrom #nordstrom @ferragamo #ferragamo

Red silk blouse | black wide leg trouser pants | black bow heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com     @joie #joie @nordstrom #nordstrom @ferragamo #ferragamo

Red silk blouse | black wide leg trouser pants | black bow heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com     @joie #joie @nordstrom #nordstrom @ferragamo #ferragamo

Red silk blouse | black wide leg trouser pants | black bow heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com     @joie #joie @nordstrom #nordstrom @ferragamo #ferragamo

Red silk blouse | black wide leg trouser pants | black bow heels | www.shoppingmycloset.com     @joie #joie @nordstrom #nordstrom @ferragamo #ferragamo


SHOP THE LOOK:

Red silk blouse (similar style here & here)

Wide leg trousers – Halogen (similar style here & here)

Black bow heels {on sale!} (similar style here {less than $40!} & here)

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Welcome to the weekly Style Me Wednesday fashion link-up! The Style Me Wednesday fashion blog link-up goes live every Wednesday and is meant to be a venue for you to showcase what you’re wearing or a favorite look. It’s the perfect opportunity to discover new bloggers (and friends!) and styles.

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