The New Athleisure Trend: Sweatshirt Dresses

Like many of you babes, my life is go, go, go from the moment I wake up to the moment my head hits the pillow. Which is why on behalf of mamas everywhere, I would like to take a moment to personally thank the runway gods for creating the athleisure trend. It’s a life saver for those days when your schedule is crazy, but you still want to feel like you have it somewhat together.

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This season, athleisure has added a new member to the team: The Sweatshirt Dress. With a slew of styles hitting the racks, the sweatshirt dress has officially staked its claim as one of the go-to pieces of the year. It is the perfect transition into warmer weather and ridiculously easy to style from day to night.

I am pretty sure you will fall in love with this trend just as much as I have. Here are a few of my tips and tricks on how you can incorporate sweatshirt dresses into your wardrobe.

1. From Casual to Chic

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A sweatshirt dress isn’t only my go-to for a quick and comfy look during the day, it has also become a staple in my night out wardrobe. With a simple change of shoes, a bold lip, and some flirty accessories, you’ve instantly styled an entirely new look. 

When I am running errands with Luke and Henry, I’ll wear my sweatshirt dress with sneakers. If I am wearing it to the boutique and want to kick things up a notch, I’ll wear it with booties. Then for night, I’ll bring sexy back and wear my over-the-knee boots. 

2. Go For The Details

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Choose a sweatshirt dress that has a little flare to it. Whether it's an asymmetrical zipper feature or feminine lace trim, the details on a sweatshirt dress are what make it stand out. I love the detailing on these two dresses because they really look more put together and stylish.

3. Style Your Silhouette

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Finding a style that flatters your figure is important. With all of the new styles coming out, there is a silhouette for everyone - from oversized and minimal to form fitting and sexy. 

4. Layer, Layer, Layer!

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It still gets pretty chilly in the spring so you can add layers to keep you warm. Layering is always key when transitioning from season to season in Chicago. Throw on a distressed denim jacket, add a belt, or layer over a button down. And don’t forget to pop your collar. Regardless of how you style it, make it reflect your personality. 

Well babes, that about covers it! These two dresses, the grey and the peach, are available at the boutique. I’ve also linked a few of my other favorite sweatshirt dress styles. 

XO,

Sanem

How To Wear Pantone's Color of the Year: Ultra Violet

How To Wear Pantone's Color of the Year: Ultra Violet

Pantone's Color of the Year for 2018 is Ultra Violet and the blue-based purple is taking over. From velvet pillows and nail polish to knit pullovers and mules, we just can't get enough! But incorporating this trending color into your wardrobe might be a little tricky. So I'm giving you the 411 on all things Ultra Violet!

New Year's Eve Looks

Friends, it’s time to ring in the New Year in style. I’ll be hosting and need to wear an outfit that is efficient. One that is stylish, without sacrificing comfort. I’ve rounded up some fashionable looks for you. 

Show Your Shoulder(s)

This top can easily be worn with skinny jeans. It's at the boutique, but if you can’t make it and gotta have it, you can order it right here.

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If sequins aren't your thing, opt for this blouse. It comes in white or black. Take your pick. Don’t forget to dust a little highlighter on those shoulders!

 

For The Frill Of It

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This blouse has just the right amount of ruffles. Opt for ruffles that are close to the garment. The last thing you need is your blouse hanging in the cheese dip. Get it right here.

 

The Choker Blouse

I absolutely love this style. Its a necklace and top in one. If the floral print is not your thing, it also comes in solid! Shop here, loves.

 

Shine On

If you want to rock a frock, go all out and shine in this little number. Wear it with a bare leg or black sheer nylons and these booties. You can pick up this little number at the boutique! Can’t make it in? Buy it here.

 

Accessory Game

Wear the simplest outfit and make it pop with your jewels. Here are a few of my faves! 

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These beauties are at the boutique, but if you cant make it you can buy them here.

 

Okay now these two pieces are a MUST have. They're sold out at Nordstrom, but don't fret! You can pick them up at the boutique to add a little bling to your look. 

 

Thank GOODNESS for Nordstrom in-store pick-up! Check to see if any of these babies are sold at a store near you!

 

 

Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Oh my goodness, babes, it’s gift-giving season. I know you know. I’m just giving you a friendly reminder, and guess what? I am here to help.

Think of me as your virtual personal shopper. You can shop through my Holiday Gift Guide that is fail-proof. I curated gift ideas that any guy would love and the most stylish and special gifts for her. So grab a cup of joe or a hot chocolate loaded with whipped cream and lets get started. Happy Shopping!

XO,

Sanem

GIFT GUIDE FOR HIM

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No. 1 Shaving Kit // No. 2 Watch // No. 3 Patagonia Pullover // No. 4 Bonobos Suit Set // No. 5 New Balance Sneakers // No. 6 Coach Messenger Bag // No. 7 Swiss Army Knife // No. 8 Canada Goose Parka // No. 9 Classic Button Down // No. 10 Hair Pomade // No. 11 Coach Weekender Bag // No. 12 Esquire Magazine Subscription // No. 13 Ugg Slippers // No. 14 Wireless Headphones // No. 15 Leather Driving Gloves // No. 16 Portable Charger // No. 17 Louis Vuitton Wallet

 

GIFT GUIDE FOR THE FASHIONISTA

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GIFT GUIDE FOR THE SHOE LOVER

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GIFT GUIDE UNDER $100

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Pajamas in Public

Its Sunday morning. I have no eggs. No bacon. No half and half. I must run up to the store! My son, Luke, wants to go with me and he insists on wearing his pjs. I say okay. Me on the other hand, I run up to my room and change out of them.

How can we get away with wearing our pajamas in public? The PJ top.

You obviously want to pull the look together so you don't literally look like you rolled out of bed. The white pajama top looks so fresh and I love the black piping. I find it to be a classic looking piece which will make it easy to style for the streets.

I balance the outfit by pairing my pj top with skinny jeans - Something that I always wear. I make the outfit pop with 2 statement pieces. The first one is my patch clutch. I am obsessed with anything that has patches on it, and the pom pom is an added bonus. The second statement are my bracelet stacks. I used to work for COACH and one of my first purchases as an employee was not a handbag, it was these 2 silver bangles. I stacked on my Stella&Dot spike bracelet and the linked one for more hardware and texture. I opted for something simple for my footwear. I wanted the bracelets and the clutch to pop. 

I was on the hunt for a blocked heel sandal in a neutral color. When I spotted these from a distance I didn’t know what materiel they were made of. I just loved the color. The closer I got, I realized they were velvet - I was crushing over them! They were a major steal at $35. Yes, $35! Go. And. Get. Them. Now.

If you have any styling questions or would like more tips, drop me a message. Have fun, loves, and always remember its not just about looking good, but feeling good, too.

XO,

Sanem