I've been really quiet over here this last week. I had a UTI and it really did a number on me. I'll be back to posting regularly next week. In the meantime you can check out my guest post over on Jersey Girl Texan Heart as she is in Norway on vacation! Make sure to check it out because it is a fun and cute DIY project!
I have been trying a few trends so far this summer and I wanted to share my favorite ones that anyone can try!
1. Off the shoulder dress.
2. tennis shoes.
Probably one of the biggest trends this summer is anything off the shoulder. The combo of pairing a dress with tennis shoes is another big athleisure trend that is still going strong from last season!
Anything embroidered is trending and it's a bonus if you can mix trends like off the shoulder, bell sleeves or cut off shorts with it!
4. Striped high waist wide leg pants.
Basically a high rise cullotte. They need to hit in the right place (just above the ankle to mid shin) and it's a great way to show off a pair of trendy bow slides, espadrilles or metallic shoes.
Again two trends but I found one item that has both! Score! A sleek one shoulder is a fun look that can be worn in a fancy dress to a casual t shirt.
What do you think of these trends? Have you tried any?
Stars are becoming a big trend so I decided I just wanted to jump on it and find a cute star item. Rosegal sent me this top and it totally was what I was looking for. Skinny distressed jeans, my double buckle belt and a pair of metallic fabulous heels makes this a fun look for dinner and drinks.
Shirt c/o Rosegal
Jeans old similar
Heels silver option gold option
Belt c/o Zaful sold out similar
Purse c/o Sammydress
As much as I love this top and think it's so cute the top is a little see through. I wish it was lined or a bit thicker fabric so you wouldn't have to wear anything underneath it. You can wear a nude bra underneath and it doesn't show too much but a cami makes it completely covered. It is light and airy and very cool so the sleeves are fine for these warm summer days. I also love the little button detailing on the arm sleeves. I also like that the stars aren't everywhere so it still can be worn as a neutral piece.
For really hot days while running errands or out at the playground I'd pair this with lace up black sandals and cutoff shorts.
What do you think? Are you going to try the star trend?
I am extremely busy with my brothers wedding coming up tomorrow and out of town family now in town so I have not been posting as much this week here or on social media. I know everything will calm down and be back on routine next week but for now I'm trying to enjoy the moments with family!
Thank you all for following along here!
I don't own a lot of long skirts but the ones I do have are minis or to the knee, so I wanted to try and expand my small collection with a long one. Rosegal sent me this skirt and it was everything I was looking for.
Skirt c/o Rosegal
Shoes similar here and here (under $30!)
Tote from last year similar here and here
The high waist, striped, multi colored skirt is perfect for the 70s revival trend going on. This is a great option for any wardrobe because it's easy to just throw on with a neutral tank, a pair of slides and go. Of course a pair of wedges (like I did here) or heels would make this dressy and great for a casual dinner date. This will also be a great piece of clothing for Fall, I know I know we just hit summer but....it's just a few months away! Paired with ankle boots and a cropped sweater would be a great cozy option. If you have cool summer evening this could easily be worn with a simple jean jacket.
This week my brother is getting married! I will only be posting twice this week since there's quite a bit going on. Make sure to follow me on insta (@ruthyannie) to follow along and see what we're up to this week!
This post is sponsored by Michael Hill Jewelry all thoughts and opinions are my own.
This is my second look with Michael Hill Jewelry. You can see my picks post here and my first look post here.
The second necklace they sent me is a gold crescent with chain and I decided to go all out dressy for this look.
Necklace c/o Michael Hill Jewelry
Dress old Rachel Roy similar here and here
I wanted to go all out to show how this simple necklace can really pull a whole look together. I think this is appropriate for a summer wedding, dressy event or a classy date night.
I love the length of this necklace with a deep v. It hits in literally the perfect spot. The gold plated chain is strong but not heavy and because of the size and shape of the crescent makes this the perfect accessory.
This gold crescent is such a classic look and I know this necklace will definitely be worn year round for years. Michael Hill Jewelry has beautiful quality pieces so if you are looking for a gorgeous accessory definitely take a look at their collections!
Hope you all enjoy your weekend!
Summer is here and that means lakes, swimsuits, rivers, picnics, sunnies, shorts, sandals and totes. Straw totes are everywhere right now and the one I decided on is quite literally the cutest little thing.
Zaful sent me this bag to review.
Tote (sold out) similar here c/o Zaful
Dress old similar other option
This is my typical momiform of summer. Easy dress to throw on, a pair of flats and to top it off a cute flamingo tote. I love the shades of pink and the inside of it is lined with pink striped fabric. Big enough to hold a good book, a few snacks, my wallet, phone and ahem my reading glasses. Yup it happened. Thankfully they now have transitional lenses so I don't have that bifocal line on my glasses like my grandma did...
But back to the tote. The straw is really strong and the handles actually have wire in them so they don't just flop over, which as a mom you have to be ready to grab pretty much anything at a moments notice including your purse...
I realized that over the last week I have had three purse posts....I sometimes get on certain fashion kicks and don't realize it until later. I promise I'll be having other items up on the blog next week!
Hope you all enjoy your weekend!
I love jewelry. I have loved costume jewelry for so long, but have started to see the value that comes in the dainty and classic pieces. You know the ones that will last for years and never go out of style.
Michael Hill contacted me a few weeks ago about putting together a board of my favorite pieces for summer (you can see my post here). They have so many amazing options but I picked out my favorites and they sent me two pieces from my picks!
One of the picks was a beautiful silver anchor and chain and another piece that I will be sharing with you later this week. Because these are pieces you can wear for everyday and while out on the town I wanted to show both pieces in two different settings. The first setting is an outfit I wear when out with my littles around town. To the park, running errands, grabbing coffee this is my go to.
Necklace c/o Michael Hill sold out charm necklaces here
Dress sold out similar similar here
Purse c/o Dresslily
This piece is so perfect for the summer! The anchor is so chic and classic and I know I'll be keeping it in rotation for many years. The charm is small but it's a perfect little way to add a fun summer touch to any look. The chain is dainty but strong, my littles were both looking at the necklace and it got tugged a few times. Millie actually told me it's my "pirate necklace". Haha, kids.
There are so many different charms that Michael Hill offers. Mine is sold out already but I love the message this one has and this one is right on trend.
Hope you all enjoy your week and have a safe and fun 4th!
Here I am again with another off the shoulder look. Can't stop won't stop. The only difference with this one? It's a dress! This long flowy one from Zaful that is perfect for a walk on the beach, drinks on a patio or just a warm sunny day...in a field of daisies.
Dress c/o Zaful
This dress is absolutely one of my favorite summer dresses. The blue stripes are perfect for summer along with the off the shoulder trend this one dress you'll want to have! It's very light and airy even if it has longer sleeves. I am on the shorter side (5'3) so if you're taller it could be a midi dress on you. I am thinking about wearing this to a wedding rehearsal dinner in a few weeks.
My birthday is tomorrow and well I'm turning 35....I have to actually say mid 30s now...but my 30s this far have been the best! I feel happier and am more confident in myself than I ever was in my 20s. So in the end I say bring it 35 because I know it'll be awesome!
Hi I'm Ruth!
Wife to Manny and Mama to two little spunky girls, Amelia and Sophia. This is my little corner on the internet where I share my style and everyday life as a stay at home Mama.
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