Being married to your best friend certainly has its perks. I mean, its your best friend. Through thick and thin. you have vowed to stand by one another amidst all things. Nothing is better than that. To make it even more fun, there are so many fabulous ways you can let the whole world know:
you're off the market baby!!!
I've been married for over two years now and I still find that I wear my 'wifey' tops A L L T H E T I M E.
Shop my favorite "Wifey" tees below!
Not quite a wifey? Got you babes covered too!
To all the brides out there, old and new, we wish you a happily ever after.
Here in Arizona, we are still dreaming of cooler temperatures. Fortunately for us, we can slowly begin incorporating our fall pieces in gradual ways. I like to start with one item, and build my outfit around it. Typically I start with the shoes and build up, it’s my staple for any outfit
Find your perfect staples that will last!
My top 4 pieces for Fall
- classic dark wash denim: they're slimming and you can pair them with just about anything. Plus my favorite style tip is any pair that had a touch of stretch for added comfort
- kick ass booties: Flat or heeled, pick a pair that makes you feel fierce and fabulous.There is nothing wrong with feeling: like you can take on the world.
- blanket scarves: so happy this 'trend' is still around. Paired with a simple tank & your fave denim, instantly chic.
- a cable knit sweater that isn't bulky: I searched high and low for my perfect sweater. This one flares slightly at the sleeves, yet isn’t too cumbersome, effortlessly draped on my shoulders. It’s unfortunately no longer available. I’ve linked a comparable one below because this one is from last season and out of stock. I promise, its fantastic.
Here is the goal ladies, effortless elegance.
Don't forget, use discount code JTBMCNAUGHT for 30% off these booties, denim and scarf. Yes, please.
Fashion trends have always been cyclical and continue to rotate through the eras. We’ve seen the 70’s revival recently with culottes, bell bottoms, peasant tops, and one of my personal favorites: pleats.
Like so many trends, fashion is always on rotation, at least the good ones. Pleats are one of the more understated trends from the 1970’s era. Let me tell you what I just can’t get enough of: delicate pleated tanks. Adding a graceful, yet classy touch to any outfit.
A simple, pleated tank is a staple for any closet; it adds the perfect amount of elegance to any ensemble.
I opted to pair mine with a dark wash denim and nude wedges for a simple, classic look.
You can't go wrong with any of the pleated tanks I've linked below. Happy Monday (and happy shopping)!
Wearing: White House Black Market Tank (unavailable) - Flying Monkey Classic Denim - Nude Mary Jane Wedges (available here in black)
Fall is here in full swing y'all. I'm pretty positive I have found my perfect lipstick to carry me through the season. I usually don't go for reds, ever. Give me a plum, berry, or brown, I'm in. I am always worried that a true red lip will do one of a few things:
I was cleaning out my makeup bag and found an oldie but goodie I must have COMPLETELY forgot about.
I have legit worn it 3 days in a row since rediscovering it. I tried it out to wear to the Diamondbacks Wild Card game. & C'mon guys... We were at a baseball game, the fullest and most dynamic baseball stadium I have ever been in. What a game! Dbacks won 11-8!! But alright, so I'm talking beers, peanuts, pizza, tons of cheering, talking and yelling. It was a grand time y'all, Here's the clincher, I didn't once think about my lipstick and didn't reapply it once throughout the night. Hubby and I got home, my lips were still full of color, and so unbelievably soft! Hubs is always a tad hesitant to bold lips, No guys wants to be covered in lipstick. Even he was surprised at how great it did!
We are in a day and time where we want our makeup to do its job, and last. It shouldn't have to be complicated. This Revlon Super Lustrous Lip takes care of it all in one. I happened to only have the color Spicy Cinnamon at the moment, which I am super happy for. Like I said above, you can expect to see me in it on repeat! Its so goooood. PS: Spicy Cinnamon is under $3 on Amazon!! All about that killer deal! I can't wait to stock on more colors! I can't rave enough about how great it was! They have 100's of colors available. You can view them here on Revlon's Official Website. Prefer a gloss? They'll also have a Super Lustrous Lip Gloss! It claims to have a non-sticky feel. I may have to try that one as well!
What is your favorite color for Fall?
Pumpkin patches, cozy fireplaces and cooling temperatures. Oh yes, fall is here in full swing.
October, we happily welcome you!
Ashley grew up in the Pacific Northwest, and nothing could beat driving down a quiet road, surrounded by multicolored trees of red, orange and gold. Cascading all around and littering the road ahead as leaves colored the streets. Its a bit different here in Arizona. It can feel similar in like Northern Arizona, but down here in the valley, we soak in our cool mornings and wait until November for fall! Not only are we in the spirit for fall, but it’s time for one of Alexis' favorite holidays,
Growing up the house was decorated for every holiday and Lex has continued that in her own household as well. Pumpkins, skulls, ghouls and more the house is always decked out & Halloween is always celebrated with a driveway fire and movies projected on the garage.
To kick of October, we hope you join our next month long style challenge and giveaway!! Plus, did you hear? This month there won't just be one winner! Two prizes means two winners!
We thought about the things we love about Fall, and put together a breakdown in hopes that you feel inspired and festive for this wonderful season. We can't wait to see your looks!
Each day has a prompt, inspired by a specific category for each day. Interpret them any way you wish! Need a little bit more help? Look below for some of our style suggestions and tips!
Sunday’s —> Sunday Sippin’. We want to see whats in your cup on Sundays! Beer at 10am kickoff? No judgement here ladies.
Monday’s—> Fall Inspired. Whether its 65 degrees or 95 degrees, show us how you incorporate your favorite Fall pieces.
Tuesday’s—> Tuesday Shoesday. Self explanatory.
"A woman carries her clothes, but it's a shoe that carries a woman." Christian Louboutin
Wednesday’s—> Accessories. Its in the details here. Got a hat you’re dying to try? Grandma's pearls? How do you accesorize?
Thursday’s—> Outerwear. This one is pretty cut and dry. Outerwear applies to any style of living. Well, unless you're a hermit that literally never goes outdoors...
Friday’s —> Denim Days. Casual Friday's are made for denim. No jeans in your office? How about a vest or jacket? Denim comes in every form. Brittany and Justin circa 2001 anyone?
Saturday’s —> Show Us Your Flatlay. Lay it all out there for everyone to see!
Sunday 1- Coffee Cake - Ashley's favorite alternative to pumpkin spice anything! Got a recipe? We would love to see. No coffee cake around? That's okay! Lets be real, coffee + any cake = happy.
Monday 2 - Best Vests - Vests are so versatile! Wear them alone or layered. They're one of our staple pieces.
Tuesday 3 - Ankle boots - Heeled or flat? We love ‘em all!
Wednesday 4 - Holy Guacamole - National Taco Day - Hopefully we will be joining the Taco Fest this year in Chandler!
Thursday 5 - Suede Style - Suede is a great way to add texture to an outfit. It isn't all about the color or pattern y'all! Textures are so fun to play with to add a spark to any outfit.
Friday 6 - No Mess Distressed - The most perfect year round denim. Do you like a little bit ? Or maybe you're all about the open holes. Fun tip: try layering over tights. Solid colored is a safe start. But lace tights are perfect and unexpected.
Saturday 7 - Fav Weekend Tee - Old rock band tee? A tee you have in 10 colors? We want to see them all.
Sunday 8 - Brunchin’ or Lunchin’ - Sunday brunch? Post church lunch? Pizza and wings watching football? All of the above? We may or may not have our hands raised.
Monday 9 - Wicked Webs - Getting a bit Halloween--y over here. Hocus Pocus anyone? Think delicate lace, intertwined and weaved to perfection.
Tuesday 10 - Pointy Toes - Heels or flats, pointy toed shoes are proven to make your legs look longer. Win!
Wednesday 11 - Felt Hats - Because lets be real, you just feel fashionable as f*** when you put these on.
Thursday 12 - Bitchin’ Blazer - Blazers are in our top fashion staples. Pair with jeans and pumps, throw one over a dress, or layer over a sweater, there really are so many options. Think outside the box. Pick one in a color that pops!
Friday 13 - Classic Crops - The most versatile denim. Dress them up, dress them down. You cant go wrong.
Saturday 14 - PJs All Day - It may be in the 90s, but all I want to do is light the fireplace and read a book.
Sunday 15 - Pumpkin Spice - And everything nice! Think rust tones, one of the best colors for Fall!
Monday 16 - Spooky in Scarves - Nothing screams Fall like a great scarf. Keep it sleek and simple or try it chunky and cozy. Too hot where you are? Pair a fun scarf with a basic tank, shorts & booties.
Tuesday 17 - Slide On Over - Show us your slides! Of course we welcome all mules as well!
Wednesday 18 - Arm Party - Bracelets and watches can really bring your outfit up a notch. Keep it simple with just a singular piece, or layer a bunch for a fun arm party.
Thursday 19 - Loving Those Layers - Don't be afraid to play with different patterns and textures!
Friday 20 - High Waisted - We love this revived flashback style. Instant long legs!
Saturday 21 - Pattern Play - Camo and stripes? Florals and polka dots? Don't be afraid to play around. Picking two different patterns with one common base color is a great place to start.
Sunday 22 - Red As Wine - Cheers to that.
Monday 23 - Smooth Like Velvet - Velvet is one of the top trends this season. Its touch is just sumptuous. Velvet is one of those reaccuring trends that is just oh so good. Keep it simple with just a touch, or go head to toe. Instant luxury.
Tuesday 24 - OTK and Through The Woods...We love OTK boots with so many styles. Pair them with dresses, skirts, leggings, or skinny jeans... We love a mid thigh hemline with the high knee.
Wednesday 25 - Skull Candy - Dia de los muertos is our inspiration for this one. Love the traditions and celebrations that surround this shared in our community.
Thursday 26 - Cardi Party - Cardigans are perfect for layering under jackets. Whether its a cool breeze outside or a chilly office, cardis don't have to be boring ladies. Don't be afraid of a bold pattern.
Friday 27 - Black As Night - Halloween Chic, you can't go wrong with black on black.
Saturday 28 - Sweater Weather - Knit and chunky, or leightweight and breezy, sweaters come in every variety. They're the perfect fall items for layering.
Sunday 29 - Witches Brew - Drinking anything spooky or festive for Halloween weekend? We want to see.
Monday 30 - Candy Corn - what’s better than mixing fall colors like candy? Just prepping for Halloween the next day!
Tuesday 31 - Costume Cutie - Happy Halloween!! Show us your costumes!
At the end of the month, we will randomly select two winners. Thats right, two! The first receiving a blanket scarf, beanie + boot cuffs from Junky Trunk Boutique, our favorite local boutique for all things fashion. The other will receive a free Lipsense color from our friend and local Lipsense gal, Dedra May.
Doing these style challenges has truly reminded us that fashion comes in many forms. Its so wonderful seeing all of your different interpretations for each of our prompts. Play all month, we can't wait to see!
Don't forget, you must be following all hosts (on instagram), and use hashtag #MathSmashOctoberStyle with your posts! You don't want to miss out on your chance to win one of these great prizes!
When you find the perfect striped dress, you buy it in both colors! Especially when its just $18!
I've always been a sucker for stripes. So when I found this simple t-shirt dress, I knew it was a must have. From Junky Trunk Boutique, the Sawyer Striped Dress is your key to looking effortlessly styled. Available in both a white with black stripes, or black with white stripes. You're getting the steal of a lifetime, without the jail time haha! The material is lightweight, but thick enough where there is zero sheerness. Being that it is 65% rayon and 8% spandex, it definitely has an ample amount of stretch!
Here are some of my styling inspirations:
Perfect for dressing up or down, its the most effortless day to night dress.
-Pair it with sandals and a vest for an easy casual look.
-Throw on some sneaks and a ball cap for a chic athleisure day.
-Booties and some leather, date night ready.
Need I say more? Happy Friday y'all!
There’s nothing better than a good fitting pair of leopard pants! I’ve had these babes for years and found similar online. Paired with metallic flats, perfect casual look for work! Shop the look below!
I don't know about you but I'm seriously in love with mules. I have been on the hunt for the perfect pair for a while now. I still have quite a few on my radar, but for now I settled for the Steve Madden look-alikes I scored at Walmart for $16!
These Mossimo jeans were clearances to $8 and have the most adorable slit that is perfect with the crop. My front knotted tee is from Junky Trunk and is so comfy! Unfortunately it's not listed online anymore but they are adding so many new fall items I can't wear to share my most recent scores!
When you live in the desert the idea of fall is just too good. The second the temperature drops we like to pretend like it's totally fine to wear flannel, boots, and dusters because lets be real, we are just dying for a change. Summer in Arizona can last anywhere from April to October, so when the temperature dips, we're ready!
When the high today was 101 degrees...and it's already below 90 before 9 p.m. I've officially declared it's okay to dress for fall. Today I celebrated by rocking my fave hand-me-down flannel dress. I love t-shirt dresses and the menswear style. It's so comfy, yet you can still dress it up with accessories and shoes. Shop similar looks below!
Transitioning from season to season isn't always easy. Especially when the temps outside do nothing to encourage anything but summer-wear. This AZ heat is constantly trying to remind us its not quite fall. But, there are a few little touches to your style that can add to at least make it feel a bit more so. Here is just a quick look at how I like to style my long cardigan as we transition our style with the seasons.
Let me start by saying I'm a firm believer in white after Labor day. I'm just never quite ready to put away my 'summer whites'. But here we are. Its almost September and the seasons are changing. By adding a long (mid-thigh to mid-calf) cardigan, it creates a more comfortable and laid back look that doesn't just say sandcastles and sunshine. Truly an effortless look.
I chose to keep it simple, with minimal accessories and booties. But you could dress this up or down. It essentially just a combination of basics if you break it down. All year-round staples in my wardrobe:
The styling choices are entirely in your hands. By pairing with booties, I have a look that holds onto summer for a bit longer, while slowly getting myself into that fall state of mind.
Shop my favorite long cardigans below!
Long Heather Grey Cardigan | Lulu's | $42
Lightweight Boyfriend Cardigan | White House Black Market | $89 (also comes in Petite)
Long Favorite Cardigan | J. Jill | $50 on sale
Long Ribbed Cardigan | H&M | $29.99
Longline Marled Cardigan | Forever 21| $22.90