Spring

  Spring is here and I have collected some of my favorite trends to share. I am still crazy for torn denim and shorts are no exception. The other day, Ryan (my husband) was like, “what is wrong with your shorts? They have a huge hole, why are you wearing them. Please tell me you didn’t buy them like that!?” Sorry, not sorry because I definitely bought them with the holes. I found these Topshop denim shorts on clearance at Nordstrom rack for $18! It doesn’t get much better than that for Topshop. They came with some small holes and have become holier (is that a word?) over time. They are a high rise and could be mistaken for “mom butt” but I actually LOVE them and usually wear a casual t-shirt, tucked in the front of course.

The block heel. OMG I am crazy for a block heel. As a girl who rarely wears heels and struggles to walk in them when I do, the chunky heel makes wearing heels a million times easier. Here’s a roundup of the ones I love:

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I have these in black and beige. Such a great shoe to dress up! Vince Camuto on sale!
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AMAZING!! These come in 6 colors!                                                  Vince Camuto 
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Just Love. Splendid 

 

 

 

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Obsessed. Jeffrey Campbell 

 

 

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Super cute casual sandals and under $100. Steve Madden

The cropped denim:

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I LOVE me some white denim! They are just so perfect for spring and summer. The torn look is fun and makes them a little more casual. Any age can wear a little tare but a shredded look is probably not the best choice for the seniors…. 🙂

That is all for today. I will have much more to share soon. I hope you enjoyed reading!

Caitlyn

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Boot Update

It has been a while since my last post. Sorry! I got the over the knee boots and decided to return them, they were beautiful but I think my legs are a little skinny for them (first world problems). They were too baggy by the end of the evening and I just couldn’t look past it. I literally lost sleep over the decision to keep or return the Seychelles boots. Yes, I am being serious 🙄.  I still have the dream of owning a pair of boots like these and I am on the search for the perfect fit.

Here is the look I put together to debut the boots. They are definitely a going out boot and not an everyday boot, in my opinion.

My husband has really stepped up his fashion game 🙂 .

This look was so fun to pick out! The black dress and drapey jacket are from the Juniors department in Nordstrom. The necklace is Stella and Dot. I have become obsessed with their jewelry. The quality is amazing and every piece is so special 🙂 .

They are too baggy right? Or, am I just crazy?!

I will keep you updated on my boot hunt! With the change of season coming, I may wait until the next winter, unless these go on sale then I may consider them a half size down to see if that helps with the bagginess. I am a true 8.5 but got these in a 9 because that is all that was available. Unless I find something that fits better 😉 .

On a different note, today is the one year anniversary of my blog! YAY! I can’t believe it has been a year. I created this blog when I was feeling blah and a little sad. I wanted to create something for me, outside of being a mommy, that I enjoyed and could be an outlet for my fashion obsession. OMGANDMORE has been such an amazing way for me to express myself and share my love for fashion 🙂 . Thank you for reading!

Caitlyn

 

I HAD A DREAM…. ABOUT OVER THE KNEE BOOTS

Yes, I realize it’s a little late in the season to bring up the over the knee boot. I just can’t get these out of my mind. People are posting pics on Instagram everywhere wearing these. To me, I always thought this style boot was a little on the skanky side (for lack of a better word. I just tried to put a Kimoji pic in and it won’t let me… Ugh!) but lately I am really into it. Although, there is a fine line between skank and adorable. The heel length and the outfit choice are the deciding factors in this matter. A flat to mid high heel (2-3″) is much more acceptable than a stiletto. Also, if you decide to wear these with a mini skirt please be prepared to be whistled at.

 

These Steve Madden boots seem to be popular with the heel and tie in the back but i honestly hate them.

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These are just okay. They are a good option for a more casual look. They would be cute with skinny jeans and a long shirt or a sweater and sparkly necklace for a dressier option.

 

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These are a thigh high boot and I am obsessed! I just ordered them and I hope they are as amazing in person as online. 

 

The Seychelles (a brand I have never tried, on the pricey side) are just perfection. The color is amazing, they can go with dark or lighter colors and can easily be dressed up or down by the change of a shirt.I love the heel height (2 1/4). Although, perfect looking online, these will definitely need to be tried on. With the thigh high boot I am hoping to not look like a hooker. I think worn with the right outfit, skinny pants/jeans, a skirt or dress with tights will look adorable.

These Calvin Klein knee high boots are a great option too and they are at a nicer price point then the Seychelles.

I really like the heel height and the toe shape on the Calvin Klein boots. I feel like other people really like the laced up ones but I am not into them.

I know this is a random one but I hope you enjoyed the post 🙂 .

Thanks for reading,

Caitlyn

 

JACKET-OBSESSED

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If you follow me on Instagram you have probably thought to yourself, “is she really wearing that adorable leather jacket again?” (You may have thought that without the adorable mixed in 🙂 ) I had planned on getting the leather Treasure and Bond jacket after Christmas with gift cards because it was a little pricey. Two weeks ago, the jacket was showing unavailable online. I was in a panic! I called the online customer service immediately, yes I was at work and whispering while making my really important phone call. They were able to add it to my shopping bag so I had no choice but to order it. (It was clearly a life or death making decision) Luckily, I have a Nordstrom card in my name so my husband can’t see my purchases. Yes, I really just admitted to that and no I’m not sorry.

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Okay, enough about the story behind the jacket. A few years ago I would have never imagined myself in a black leather moto jacket. What does a person wear with it? Would I look like I belonged in a biker gang? A leather jacket felt intimidating at the time but my style has really evolved and I love taking risks.

I started by only wearing the jacket on “fancy” nights out then with jeans and a t-shirt. This morning I was getting ready to run errands and I was deciding between my new awesome jacket or a comfy sweatshirt. Yes, a sweatshirt would have been cozy but I chose the new jacket. No, I wasn’t as comfy but I felt better and more put together. Although, this jacket is REALLY soft and easy to wear. I love wearing it with jeans, skirts or black pants 🙂 . Well, now you know about my new obsession.

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Thanks for reading,

Caitlyn

 

Here are some options I found if you are intersted in finding a motorcycle jacket:

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SUN AND SHADOW

TROUVE

 

 

 

BLACK FRIDAY

Oh the sales! For my family, it is a tradition to fight the crowds on Black Friday. I am sure lots of people think we are crazy. Thursday night, my sisters and I went to Target and Kohls. I came straight from Thanksgiving dinner so I was dressed a little fancy for shopping.

I look exhausted in this picture. It was only about 8… Look, I am trying to work on being more photogenic. These things take time! 🙂

These are my first true high-rise jeans and I don’t think I will every buy a different rise now. Yes, they go up to my belly button and no it doesn’t bother me. I felt weird for about a day wearing them but I am in love now. If you haven’t tried a high-rise, you need to. They just fit so amazing and make me feel more confident with my body. The ASTR deep v-neck shirt was an item I picked up on sale right before the Black Friday sale at Nordstrom (Of course it is no longer available, sorry! On Black Friday it was marked down an extra 20%) along with the adorable booties. OMG these booties. I am in love, they are the perfect color (they also come in several other amazing colors) and I am crazy for the laced-up style. The outfit is a little random but I think it came together nicely. The flannel under the dressy shirt was something fun I wanted to try. I like the idea of mixing fancy with causal, it makes things interesting. Fashion is about taking risks right?

Thanks for reading,

Caitlyn

Jeans

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Booties

P.S. I like to add items to my Wishlist on Nordstrom.com and then wait till they go on sale to purchase 🙂 You would be surprised by how many things go on sale at Nordstrom.

 

OBSESSED

I never knew I could love half a jacket so much. I have become slightly obsessed with vests. My first vest was menswear inspired (of course), I wore it maybe a couple of times and it has been sitting in my closet for about 7 years. The denim vest in the picture below was my second vest and it is what started my obsession. The light denim is nice because you can wear it with darker denim, it is also a more casual look but still can be worn with dresses or skirts. Vests are great because you can pair them with shorts, pants, jeans, skirts and dresses. So many options!

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The best thing about vests are they add some warmth but not so much that you get hot. I am an over-heater myself so vests have been life changing 🙂 .

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Love this leather TOPSHOP vest adds a “toughness” factor while still looking adorable.

 

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This TOPSHOP vest has turned into one of my favorites. I like to wear it with a t-shirt and jeans or work pants, I love how it can be dressed up or worn more casual. 

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Oh the faux fur vest. So perfect for this cold weather 🙂 .

 

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This is my newest vest. Picked it up on sale from BP in Nordstrom. It fits perfect and adds a touch of business to any outfit .
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Ryan and I at a friends house warming party. This Trouve tunic, under my vest, has become a regular on the weekends. 

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Love the color of this faux fur, it goes amazing with a lighter shirt or sweater.

See how amazing vests are!? Thanks for reading 🙂 .

 

Caitlyn

Vests:

Madewell denim vest

Leather vest ( I got mine at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 😉 )

Faux leather vest option

BP black vest

Both faux fur vests were bought in Richmond on our trip.

 

Virginia

Richmond, Virginia was the last leg of our trip. Our wonderful friends, Mike and Mona, hosted us at their super cool loft (thanks again, friends 🙂 ). Our first thought once in Virginia was, “OMG it’s humid!”  It went from no rain to downpour in the matter of minutes. Once the rain stopped, we were still wet from the humidity. Minus the humidity, we had a great time with awesome friends!

We arrived around lunch time and once settled in, we set out for lunch and shopping (best day ever). Check out the AMAZING faux fur vests I picked up 🙂  because everyone needs 2 right.  They serve different purposes… The pleather pants are just fun. Although, I wore them the other night and they were not quite as comfortable as I thought they would be (I could barely keep them up over my butt and it was a little hard to sit, TMI?) but they are still super cute and fun. The things girls do to look cute…

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Notice the crazy cool necklace? I got the vest and pleather pants from a place called Traveling Chic Boutique (check out the page, it’s a real cool place). The girls working were hilarious, they kept talking to a mannequin that they were trying to dress and saying all kinds of funny mean comments about the body, I peaked my head from the dressing room and said, ” you’re not talking about me right?” We all starting laughing, maybe you had to be there? The vest and necklace on the right are from Fab’rik.  Ryan thinks the necklace is awful, but I LOVE it! I say, the uglier the better 🙂 . It’s actually really cool. The people working at Fab’rik said while in Richmond, we needed to eat as much as possible because the food is amazing. So we did.

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We had to try some southern BBQ. We ate at Buzz and Ned’s. I loved my wings, Ryan thought his ribs could have been better.

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Um, in Richmond, they have a 24 hour fresh cookie delivery service, AMAZING!

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We ended our trip with a super fun and cute boat ride. We were the only 4 people on the boat so the driver spent a little extra time letting us look for turtles, if you know me, you know how I feel about turtles 🙂 .

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed reading about our trip,

Caitlyn

Highlights from our trip:

Big Bus tour in NYC, Book of Mormon, visiting with friends and of course shopping! Oh and of course coming home to our sweet girls 🙂 .

TRYING SOMETHING NEW

 Today’s look (worn to work then I changed into shorts and a tank when I got home). I recently found a super nice and helpful blogger with lots of great advice! @sincerelyjennamarie is my new inspiration! She has a thorough blog with A LOT of followers 🙂 . She also happens to be really kind and has answered lots of my questions about blogging and Instagram. ANYWAYS, instead of posting a picture of a headless outfit I decided to try something new. I will be experimenting more with my photos trying to find what works best for me and my readers 🙂 .

The tank top and skirt are from Ann Taylor. Fun fact: I bought these 2 pieces while in  Las Vegas with my husband last year. Drinking and shopping is not the best combination… or is it? Luckily, when I got home the clothes actually fit. Who buys work clothes while in Las Vegas, this girl apparently. I tucked the tank in, it just looked more professional.

The flats are Cole Haan and super comfy and have some squish to them. They are simple but the gold bow is an adorable detail. They pretty much go with anything, added plus!

The Bonnie Jonas necklace ($38) comes in gold as well. I am normally way more into gold but this silver/black combo is cool and different. My husband surprised me with this on our Anniversary (or was it Birthday?) and I was shocked he chose something I liked without a list loved it right away. I find myself sometimes struggling to find the right outfit to go with it but I just try random shirts or dresses on until I find the right one.

Thanks for reading,

Caitlyn

FINAL OPTION

This last option is a more formal one. Heels are an obvious choice for dressing up a simple black dress. I RARELY wear heels but I feel like it is a must to own a pair for that once in a while evening that heels are perfect for. I try my best to make an outfit work without heels but sometimes there is no avoiding it 😉 . These ones are Louise et Cie and are pretty comfortable for heels. They are about 3 1/2”, I found that 3” is what I am most comfortable at, 4” is crazy town! After wearing these for a night only one toe was numb for about a day, that’s good right?

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This Search for Sanity jacket is so fun and lightweight for summer. It can really dress up an outfit. The necklace is Panacea and is always a great addition to any outfit! I love how different it is. A real conversation starter 🙂 . 

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A big thanks to my sister, Brionne for all her photography skills!
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Action shot!

Here is a look of the simple black dress and the 3 options I chose 🙂 :

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Option 1
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Option 2
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Option 3

I really enjoyed doing this project and I hope you had fun reading my posts!

Caitlyn

SAY CHEESE!

Sunday morning, my sister and I woke up early to take pictures (of me 🙂 ) for the blog. We decided to go at 7am to avoid people, we are no professionals, photographer or model, so the fewer people around the better (so embarrassing!). When choosing the outfits for the shoot, I decided to wear a plain black dress then show different ways to style it. These pictures are of a Tildon dress and BP leopard flats (my fav!).  I can’t show all the goods in one blog post, so today I will post only the pics of my black dress. The next post will show a different way to style the simple dress.

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Working on my pose…
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Blooper!
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The simple dress

Thanks for reading,

Caitlyn