my everyday style: errands and date nights with Vanity Fair!

This post is sponsored by Vanity Fair Lingerie. All opinions are my own.
Thank you for supporting the brands that support this blog!

Fellow mamas... you know we wear SO many hats! One minute we are running errands, the next taking a conference call, immediately followed by cleaning, the laundry, sending important emails, trying to connect with loved ones. And on and on... And let's not forget about our own needs.  One minute we want to feel confident and able, the next we want to feel beautiful and feminine.  For all the things that need getting done and for all our many moods we often depend on clothing and style to help us feel our very best in those moments.  And of course, what goes under our clothes needs to support all the many hats we wear in a day, a week or a month.

Today I am really excited to be working with Vanity Fair Lingerie to talk not only about feeling and looking our best from day to day, but to help other women feel the same.  You know that feeling of slipping on a brand new sweater that fits like a glove.  Or the feeling of putting on a new bra that makes you comfortable and confident all day.  Vanity Fair knows how important that feeling is too and they are partnering with Dress for Success to make that confidence available to ALL women. You probably know that Dress for Success is an amazing national organization that empowers women  with their network of support, business attire and developmental tools to help them look and perform their best in their professional lives.

Right now Vanity Fair is running a fantastic BOGOGO promo (that's Buy One, Get One, GIVE One - whew!) with some of your favorite department stores like Macy's, Sears, Kohl's and many more (find one near you here!) that helps you AND Dress for Success.  Simply stop by one of the retail locations during the promotion and buy one Vanity Fair bra and get one FREE and then Vanity Fair will donate one to Dress for Success on your behalf as well.  For the entire partnership Vanity Fair has agreed to donate 50,000 bras - isn't that amazing!?!?!

For my BOGOGO purchase I decided to go neutral and classic with a the Beauty Back Full Coverage Underwire for daytime running errands with the kids and working around the house... and then went for something a little more feminine and ready for a night out on the town like Beauty Back Strapless option (and it just so happens to be a very comfortable strapless bra - yay!).  For me everyday wear usually includes a comfy pair shoes like these sneakers, always jeans and usually a layer or two, like this casual tee (I'm actually wearing it backwards, it's cute either way!) paired with a jacket.  For night time I break out the heels and pair it with a feminine top - this top can be worn off the shoulders like I am wearing here, or on the shoulders as a cowl neck top and either way is so cute.

bras shown above: grey & black

Outfit Details:

Day time look
T-shirt (I'm wearing this one backwards)

Date night look

my everyday style: boss (babe) boots with Everlane!

This post is created in collaboration with Everlane. All opinions are my own.
Thank you for supporting the brands that support this blog.

When Everlane offered to gift me their new "boss boot" that just released last week I was thrilled.  You know I love all things Everlane... their effortless pieces, their transparent and sustainable manufacturing and always fair prices make them a clear favorite for me.  I do have to admit that I giggled to myself at the name, the "boss boot" huh!?!? Well the minute I tried them on - I was like, yep, boss boot.  These babies aren't messing around.  The pointy toe is a little dressier than other boots I own and I love the low heel... since I don't tend to wear a lot of high heels. They are extremely comfortable and I am always easily swayed by black suede (they are also available in black leather, brown leather and a gorgeous taupe suede too).  I always love pieces that give a very pulled-together look to an outfit with minimal effort.  These boots are exactly that.

If you are looking for more great high end shoes at fair prices, you should see their loafers (love!), I'm obsessed with these mules and I just snagged these classic sandals for an upcoming trip south.

Black jeans (I'm obsessed with this under $50 pair) and a blue denim jacket are always a go-to for me (I've already worn something similar here on the blog this fall!) - and really it's such a no-brainer.  You can basically throw any top or lightweight sweater underneath and you are set to go.  Easy peasy.  I'm so in love with this camel colored sweater... I went up a size up to get some more drape and room in it.  I find that I prefer a looser fit lately and depend on a little half tuck to still give my waist some definition. This camel color is so versatile, I can already tell it's going to get lots of wear this fall and winter.   And being cashmere, it should last for several years to come as well.

Outfit Details:
Boots - courtesy of Everlane
Similar Denim Jacket (mine is super old)
Jeans (the best under $50 jeans EVER!)

my everyday style: classic black!

What did you want to be when you grew up? Was there one thing you always had your eye on? When I was in high school I had an art teacher that always wore black clothes and crazy and eccentric jewelry to go with it.  I always looked up to her and thought: one day I will wear black clothes like Mrs. D and crazy jewelry and I will be so cool.

Well that never happened, but I do have to say that every time I wear black, I think of her.  Apart from that black is truly one of my all time favorite "colors" to wear... if you can even call it a color.  It's definitely the color I wear when I don't know what to wear or when I am in a rush.  It's just so easy.  I would own a million black sweaters if I could. They are just so easy to throw on with a pair of jeans and ankle boots or flats for fall.

I love this black sweater... it is so soft with a cute bell sleeve with slits and a little mock turtleneck.  And the best part is it's under $40 and available in 4 colors!

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