Thursday, May 19, 2011

Things I'm Loving... Clothing & Blogs Edition

Lately I've been doing a little bit of shopping for spring clothes. I've found a bunch of adorable dresses (like the green one I wore on Mother's Day, the brand is Max & Cleo by the way) and some other fun items.

Here are some my other finds that I am loving right now!

Halogen Cardigans from Nordstrom

I own this cardigan in two colors and I just may have to go back and get more! They are the perfect sweater to wear to work with slacks or skirts in the Spring. And they are really reasonably priced.

Kenneth Cole Reaction Swim-skirt-suit from Lord & Taylor

I hate shopping for swimwear as much as the next girl but I loved this suit from the moment I tried it on. It's perfect for a more "pear-shaped" girl like me. I even got several complements on it from strangers at the pool in Palm Springs last weekend.

Gap ribbed tank tops

I own this tank top in five colors. I loved it so much when I bought it that I went back and bought four more. They are so soft and definitely long enough, even for longer-torsoed girls like me. I pretty much spend my whole weekend in these tops. Running errands, going to yoga, lounging around the house, hanging at the pool, you name it, these tanks work.

Skinny Shirt

I read about Skinny Shirt in a magazine (I think it was Self or Shape). They are collared tank tops made of cotton on top and spandex on the bottom to put under sweaters to make a basic sweater look more professional without the bulk of a button-up.

Check out this demo:

So cool right?!

Anyway, the shirt is not cheap (the Mr. had a heart attack when he found out I spent $70 on a tank top). But as I explained to him this shirt will expand my work wardrobe by making some of my older sweaters look different and classy. I've wore it a couple of times to work now and have really liked the look of it!

Switching to blogs now...

I read SO many great blogs. Some of my favorites are listed on the sidebar and you should definitely check those out. But I wanted to highlight a couple that I have loved lately.

The first, Tips on Triplets

This blog is written by my real-life friend Jeremy. I've been good friends with him and his wife for about 5 years now, ever since we were in the same Life Group at Church. Well he and his wife, Carey, are pregnant with identical spontaneous triplet boys! Jeremy is hilarious both in real life and on his blog. Plus following their journey is fascinating. I can't believe they are going from a family of two to a family of five sometime this summer/fall! I'm so excited to meet their boys!

The second, Long Distance Love and the Magazine that Saved Her Life

{AV} wrote about finding a suspicious mole after comparing it to 2-minute skin cancer test in Glamour. She went to her dermatologist and it turned out to be melanoma. Melanoma is the #1 cancer that kills young women. Yesterday I had two suspicious freckles removed at my dermatologist. Probably nothing, but better to be safe than sorry, especially since both of my parents have had various kind of less-serious skin cancer.

What are you loving right now?


Eileen said...

ooh that swimsuit is cute! I am also pear shaped and have issues finding ones that look good.. may have to check it out :)

that skinny shirt is really interesting too. I generally feel like the first picture if I try layering sweaters over button downs. I heard a tip to put a tight tank top over the button down to smooth things down before adding the sweater - but all those layers get really hot. That shirt is such a good idea!

Carly Anne said...

I've been putting off purchasing clothing for spring/summer - I really appreciate these tips. Also, skin cancer is one of those things i totally need to have on my radar- also have the family history...

All This Grace and Charm

Lil' Woman said...

Lol...I just read your friend with triplets coming blog, and he is hilarious...etc. etc. etc...haha! :)

Mrs. Pancakes said...

the bathing cute is very cute! and i love the blue sweater and white shirt..very crisp!

Julie said...

That skinny shirt is genius!!! Totally worth every penny I bet.

And I also read {av}'s post about that. It actually encouraged me to get some of my suspicious freckles checked out.

I've been reading your blog for a while, but for some reason haven't, hi! :)

Jen | Our Life Accounts said...

Love that you posted about summer clothes, that's been on my mind for the last few weeks and I've been slowly assembling my own list. The halogen cardis are some of my favorite! They are very similar to the jcrew jackie cardigans but cheaper and come in a larger color variety!

Fabiola said...

I have the same habit of buying the same piece of cloth in different colors (especially work clothes).

The skinny shirt is really nice. Some days, I feel like the picture 1, when I put a shirt under a sweater.

Jenn said...

I tried the bathing suit on the other day and LOVED it! Hoping to go back and get it this weekend :)

That 'skinny shirt' is very interesting, it's amazing all the things that are out there that you never know about... Until you read it on someones blog of course ;)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the shout-out, lady! I've been lurking on your blog as well.

I want a skinny shirt. I'm sure I'm just one skinny shirt away from actually being skinny. And less hairy.

A bientot!


Sarah @Newlywed and Decorating said...

That collared tank top is so clever! Who knew! :) And I live in cardigans. My fav!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

I so wish I could go shopping right now.... sigh.

The Shabby Princess said...

My sister introduced me to those cardigans and now I am obsessed!! I love them. And I totally need that Skinny Shirt! I'm very short waisted, so, the button ups make me look really stocky and blehh, but, I love the look of a collar popping out of a sweater!

Just Married Real Estate: The Blog said...

Love your blog, I love lurking on yours :)

The Gap ribbed tanks are my favorite tanks ever- I have them in every.single.color!


Sara said...

OK, I love this idea for the skinny shirt! Genius!

Daily New Deals said...

that's so cooool to see the dress in action!! sears Coupon COdes

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