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Work Wear with a Flair

Dressing for work can be complicated, especially for the ladies! I spoke at a workshop earlier this year about this exact topic for both men and women in a professional setting. When Ministry of Supply reached out about doing a collaborative post I knew this was a great fit!

While I personally don’t have to dress super professional for my job it’s always good to keep in mind what “professional” wear actually is. Our society has become so casual as of late sometimes those lines get blurred. 

Ministry of Supply offers some awesome basics for business attire. I selected the Easier than Silk tee in blush and the Structure your Day skinny leg pant in navy. 

I simply paired these two pieces with each other and added a few accessories. If you do work in a more professional work environment I suggest learning to tone down your accessories. I often see so many women who either wear zero accessories with their work wear or ones who wear too many. If you are meeting with clients it can sometimes become distracting if you have too many on.

Since the two work wear pieces that I selected from Ministry of Supply were more neutral pieces I wanted to elevate the style to have a little more flair. This outfit would probably not be for those of you who have a more strict professional dress code. However if your office is more business casual this could work for you!

I’ve been loving the neck scarf and white bootie trend as of late and thought they were the perfect two accessories for this outfit! And yes, shoes can count as an accessory! Since these booties were white (which makes a statement) and the scarf has a floral print I felt that was quite a bit of accessorizing for a work wear outfit. I simply added a watch and small bracelet and was good to go. I opted for no earrings so as not to be too distracting combined with the scarf.

I love how this outfit is elegant, professional and would be easy to turn into an after work happy hour outfit by adding a jacket. I was also beyond impressed with the quality of the clothing from Ministry of Supply. 

Both the pants and top felt incredible. I definitely understand the name of this top as it feels like silk but doesn’t have all the annoying properties of silk. One of the main things that sold me on this brand are that most of the products I looked at, including what I’m wearing, are machine washable. It’s always annoying to me when I fall in love with a clothing item only to find out it’s dry clean only. This makes this brand all the more attractive knowing there isn’t any special maintenance required!

If you’re looking for a new work wear brand to try out I highly recommend Ministry of Supply. All of their pieces have such classic lines so you could wear them for years to come just by simply updating and changing out your accessories for the season!

This post is sponsored, as always my opinions are 100% my own.

Year 4

I can’t believe it’s been 4 years since we said “I do”. This blog has brought about so many amazing opportunities. However, one thing I enjoy most is using this blog to document each anniversary, memory and big moment. You can read about year one and year two here and here. I skipped last year as we were in the midst of moving, remodels and new jobs but I couldn’t let this year pass my by again.

I feel like each year our marriage is better and better. So we must be doing something right, right?! Year 4 was so much fun! We settled into our new home in Omaha, completed our first big remodel, tried out a lot of new restaurants, and took Nova on a bunch of walks in our adorable neighborhood! We’ve grown closer, worked at our communication, and loved hard. It hasn’t always been easy and it hasn’t always been fun but I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

Isaac, thank you for being an amazing husband and friend. Life has been so fun with you by my side, as my husband, for the past 4 years. You are oh so patient with me, kind when I don’t deserve it and love me always. I look forward to year 5 and all the years after that! P.S. Thanks for waking up early on numerous occassions to bring me blueberry donuts from Gerda’s 🙂

WARDROBE ESSENTIALS: PERFECT DENIM JACKET

Happy Friday loves! I’m back today sharing another item that I think is an absolute wardrobe essential: the denim jacket. And not just any denim jacket,the perfect denim jacket. I love jackets of all types, in fact one of the last wardrobe essentials I shared was a suede jacket. A denim jacket is essential in my closet as it can be paired with so many items. Whether you are dressing up or just playing it casual it’s the perfect accessory.

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There are so many ways to wear a denim jacket and so many different options of the types of denim jackets out there!

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My closet has just a couple denim jacket options. Because seriously ya’ll I wear them all the time! I love classic ones, ripped ones, unique details and heavier ones for the colder months also.

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I know this photo is recycled *gasp* but I wanted to share truly how often I’m wearing my denim jacket! This one I got from Zara in the spring because my everyday denim jacket needed an update. 

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Just a little selfie action for you here showing one of my other faves-a denim jacket lined with fur. This one is older from LOFT, heres a similar one at a great price point. It’s perfect for the colder months when you don’t need a coat but a flimsy jacket isn’t quite enough either.

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As you can see here I literally take my jacket everywhere. If you’re like me you are cold in restaurants, movies, etc so taking a jacket along is a necessity. 

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For some reason I think finding the perfect denim jacket can be hard. There are cropped ones, long ones, boyfriend fit, dark denim, black denim, white denim. The list goes on! 

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I’m linking up a couple from the Nordstrom sale that goes through August 6th that I’m loving if you’re on the hunt for a new denim jacket! 

BP Ripped Denim Jacket-if you can tell from the pics above I love black denim, thinking I might need to add this to my wardrobe!

Embroidered Jacket-loving the embroidered details on this one that sets it apart

Madewell Jean Jacket-this one isn’t on sale but I think it’s the perfect classic denim jacket

That’s it folks! Is a denim jacket a staple item in your closet? Where is yours from?

bold fashion: KCFW

I love going to fashion shows. It’s so fun to see new designers, inspiring collections, and all the fabulous models, kiddos included. A couple weeks ago I had the chance to attend KCFW again, this time for the Fall/Winter 2017 season. When I was thinking of how to describe this season’s runway, “bold fashion” was the term that came to mind. This season’s designers and collections definitely didn’t disappoint the inner fashionista in me. 

This first collection I’m going to show you was so 70’s inspired to me and had all the jewel tones every fall fashion lover will envy. Tiffany Brown’s “Chelsea Girl” collection was probably one of my favorites during Friday night’s runway. 

One of the reasons I love fashion shows are because it shows off a bunch of fun, unique pieces. While this collection definitely still had those, it also contained so many “wearable” pieces I would love to have in my closet!

The wide leg look is so flattering on many body styles, though I’m not sure I could wear the pleated look on the backside. Maybe it would help though 😉

Nasheli Juliana’s line was a little “flying nun” inspired if you ask me! So fun and bold for sure. 

This kid’s collection by Ethel & Dean is everything I totally see my future kids wearing. It’s still whimsical and kid friendly but so unique and different from all the other adolescent fashion out there.

Love the bold fashion prints, accessories and details in this collection. Not to mention the kid models were so stinkin’ cute and took that runway seriously!


I really enjoyed Joshua Christensen’s line as well. Love the use of bright colors paired with bold prints or accesories. I love a designer who isn’t afraid to get a little on the wild side!

These are truly just a sampling of some of my faves from the Friday night runway show. Later this week I’ll be sharing more from Saturday’s, which was the final runway for this season’s KCFW. It is going to be so much harder to pair down my faves from that evening. Be prepared for an even more photo packed post!