Wednesday, May 14, 2014

This is Me

Casual Weekend Outfit Idea

Lately, I have been in relaxed, laid back mode when it comes to what I put on in the mornings. Besides a few events that required dressing up and Easter weekend, I have constantly been gravitating toward casual pieces and styles that I feel most comfortable in. If you've read the past few weeks worth of posts, I am sure you have noticed the heels haven't been brought out or that fancy, over the top outfits haven't been worn.

Olive Green Military Jacket
Kendra Scott Rayne Necklace
Leopard Slip On Sneakers
Casual Denim Style
Sosie Utility Top c/o (option here, here and here) // Thrifted Lace Top (option here, here and here) // American Eagle Denim // Windsor Store Leopard Sneakers sold out (option here, here and here) // Urban Expressions Bag via Nordstrom (option here and here) // Kendra Scott Rayne Tassel Necklace // La Mer Watch c/o // Leather Wrap Bracelet // Gorjana Griffin Ring c/o 

SHOP THE LOOK


Maybe it's a reflection of where my life currently stands and the "season" I am in. The school year is coming to a close. We have been busy with activities for the kids. Errands have been endless. We are gearing up for a Memorial Day glamping trip.

Quite honestly, I haven't had any reason to dress up, so to speak, so basically, what you see is the current me...mom/wife, taxi cab driving, grocery getting, NBA playoffs watching, camp planning, finally at home cooking, online browsing, school project helping, blog reading, blog writing, vacuum cleaning, fight moderating, laundry folding, bill paying, business running, dog walking and real life living....Shanna.

It's glamorous, I know, and I would trade it for the world. 


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Shanna

67 comments:

Alice Warren said...

Totally in love with this look head to toe. You've got a busy day as a SAHM...I don't know how you do it. I always knew that I would have a nervous breakdown if I had to do what you do everyday. You are a super MOM!

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Lauren @ Style Elixir said...

You look super cute Shanna!! I adore those leopard flats :) It's so nice to see your day-to-day style! I hope all is well, thank you for hosting the link up today!

Lauren Xx
www.stylelixir.com

E Mamakli said...


I actually LOVE these super real and casual styles as they represent our regular day to day lives so well. I totally relate with this look being a SAHM to my three young kids at the moment and frequently doing a lot of the activities you've listed at the end. :) That said, what a super STYLISH way to live your daily life my dear, super cute leopard flats, and really like the top and jacket/shirt. XOXO, Elif
http://theboxqueen.com

Becky M said...

Love the jeans and the shoes - and they are from places that I normally shop :)

www.madeintheshadeblog.com

Elegance and Mommyhood said...

I love the laid-back you Shanna, just like the glam you, the girly you, the bohemian you, the edgy you, the sexy you, ALL of you. You look great. I love this outfit, so cool, casual and put-together. I want some Leopard slip-ons.

Today I am in one of my Girly moods. I'd love for you to check out my New Cobalt Dress. Thanks.

<3 Ada.

Susan Jeffries said...

this is so perfect for me too Shanna! This is a dream, every day outfit for me! I think I need a good black bag like this one, but I will wait until fall. And I love those shoes - my daughter and I each got a pair and wear them almost every day! I should have ordered two each!! Thanks for my daily dose(: Susan

Elizabeth said...

Loving your bracelets! Happy Wednesday, everyone~

-Elizabeth from All Kinds of Things
www.allkindsofthingsblog.com

Whitney and Blaire said...

Right there with ya' sister! The end of the school year is so crazy. I always have to be three places at once. I'm so looking forward to the break. This look is perfection!
xo Whitney and Blaire
Peaches In A Pod

Jo-Lynne {Musings of a Housewife} said...

you make casual look pretty glamorous! :-) I love the laid back style. thanks for hosting.

Victoria Mason said...

I love this look- both chic and casual. I'm in the same boat, chickie! I feel like our schedule is different each day too because of special end of the year activities and projects. I am living in shorts and t-shirts and I'm fine with that but fashion post-wise it is a bit boring.

L,
Vicky
Come link up with me at Whatcha Wearing Wednesday! themummychronicles.com

Jill G said...

Such a perfect every day look! I'm wanting those leopard flats!

Jill
dousedinpink.blogspot.com

Kimberly said...

This is a perfect casual look - I know what you mean, I feel like I have been dressing down a lot more lately! :)

www.pennypincherfashion.com

Sarah Tucker said...

Casual has been the name of my game lately! Skirts with tennis shoes, jeans, and t-shirts all day, every day!

Charnele Michel said...

Sometimes casual is the way to go! Love this look, definitely my type of vibe

xo,
http://www.chachathefashiongenius.com/

Kayla MKOY said...

LOVING those leopard shoes! You're so adorable, no matter if you're dressing UP or down! :)

myrosecoloredshades.com said...

Love the more masculine army green green shirt against the feminine lace tee. Great casual look.

Cynthia
http://myrosecoloredshades.com

Heather said...

This look is so relaxed but glamorous at the same time. The lace with the leopard and military green- perfect!!

Heather | Port City Prescription

Rachel Lynne said...

Such a cute look! Love your leopard sneakers!

Angela Amores said...

Love your laid back outfit!! Those shoes are super cute. I feel the same way especially at this time of year. Maybe it's because it's been a pretty dressy year up until now when there are no huge events. Happy Wednesday!!! Hope you have a great week!!
~Angela
www.prettyinherpearls.com

Angela Amores said...

Love your laid back outfit!! Those shoes are super cute. I feel the same way especially at this time of year. Maybe it's because it's been a pretty dressy year up until now when there are no huge events. Happy Wednesday!!! Hope you have a great week!!
~Angela
www.prettyinherpearls.com

Tea&Sequins said...

Casual never looked so chic!

Kaitlin
www.teaandsequins.com

Lauren {Fizz and Frosting} said...

I have been gravitating to more casual looks as well, so I love this outfit! Your sneakers are just too cute!

Erica Zar said...

You always look fab, whether its in flats or heels! I love this laid back look and those sneakers were the perfect touch! Your one stylish mama!!

Have a great day!

xo, Erica
Casually Styled

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Real life looks good on you. WHY did I not buy those shoes. Why why why.

Paige Flamm said...

I'm loving how well all the pieces in this look work together! I've been wanting to get a dark green cargo piece for a while now!

Paige
http://thehappyflammily.com

Inge Jane said...

I love this! Relaxed and casual, but so put together and cute!

Daily Express said...

I love the commentary about your day-to-day life (as well as your real-life casual outfit! Very cute and polished). It's what makes you so authentic and relatable. (Why is spell check saying relatable is not a word...hm...)
Gina -- On the Daily Express

Amy Shaughnessy said...

You look great! I love this. I'm all about cute comfort.

Amy

Fashion and Beauty Finds
How Gorgeous Jewelry

Rebecca @ Mommy in Heels said...

You look gorgeous no matter how dressed up or dressed down you are!! I wore almost the exact same outfit on Friday (and almost posted it today too!)-it's the perfect combo of cute but casual!!

courtney parker said...

This look is just perfect! I really love your shoes!

www.loveandclothing.com

Rebecca said...

Wow Shanna.....the real YOU is still as adorable and refreshing!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Sarah said...

I love it! This is me too! I love a cute, yet casual, put together look for running around!

Alyssa said...

This is totally adorable and comfy! Exactly the kind of outfit I gravitate towards, too.

Kellie said...

I'm loving how you added the lace underneath!! Funny, I posted about military vests today too...great minds ;-)

Rachel said...

I have a similar jacket and wear it often. Like you, it's the perfect "comfy yet cute" piece in my wardrobe

TheTinyHeart said...

This is such a cute casual outfit! Definitely something that I would wear as well! It's fun to dress up but there's nothing better than being comfy!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
Bugsy's Box Giveaway!

V @ X-tremely V said...

I always love seeing your casual outfits! This is perfectly pulled together, yet comfy looking :)

Shira said...

You totally rock a casual look- from the loafers are super cute and I'm dying for the Kendra Scott necklace....in like every color it comes in haha!

http://asequinloveaffair.com

Sybil@PeaceitallTogether said...

I am so in love with this look! Probably because comfy and casual has been my go-to lately, as well. Those leopard sneakers are one of my favorites - I wear mine all the time. I was bummed that I couldn't buy that exact lace top! Such a great, put-together - yet, simple - outfit!!

Anna Belle said...

I love this look! This time of year, with the end of school and warm weather, is also much more casual for me too!

Helene in Between said...

you are looking more beautiful than ever and I think it's because of your outlook. i love it. you make me happy!

Karly @ Miss in the Midwest said...

I absolutely adore this outfit - something I totally can copy with pieces in my wardrobe. I've been on the hunt for a good army green utility jacket/shirt, so I will have to take a look at your listed options.

Sarah said...

I am exhausted just reading everything that you are doing! I feel like just yesterday you went on your last Glamping trip...and were talking about how fun it was! Loving the casual outfit today, everything about it, especially the necklace!

Marta C said...

You can't go wrong with a great casual everyday look-especially as a mom on the go! Love the fun leopard sneakers too:)
Marta xo
www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

Whitney James said...

VERY cute and comfy. I love it! Sometimes it's good to be relaxed when getting dressed. Love the look on you. :-)

~Whitney
www.whitneynicjames.com

Ashley said...

Love this Shanna!! Such a cute casual look, loving that jacket!

xo Ash,
Sincerely Miss Ash

Adri Lately said...

Always love your down to earth writing and looks!
xo Adri
www.adrilately.blogspot.com

Crystelle Boutique said...

I can't get over how much I like your shoes!!! :)
hugs x, Crystelle
Crystelle Boutique

Because of Jackie said...

Yes, this is so YOU and perfect for your season of life (and mine, too, frankly.) I like to see realistic looks and this one is gorgeous, out together, and chic;)

Emily Woodard said...

Love the lace top with the military jacket. This is a look I would definitely wear. Aren't casual outfits the best?

Kristie's Blue Jeans said...

I love how effortlessly put together this out fit is!!!! It has me thinking that I definitely need to invest in a utility jacket!

Caroline said...

I swear I have worn this exact outfit so many times in the past few months - it's a bit sad, actually :) I too am feeling this year wind down - time, please slow down!

Gwen said...

No surprise that I love those shoes, but I'm obsessed with that watch!

Noor said...

This look is so comforting and STYLISH!!!
Noor @ Noor's Place

Darcy said...

I have been loving your looks lately!! Fancy, over the top looks are great and I love seeing them but lets be honest... the casual stuff is what we are wearing most of the time! That is what I love to get ideas for! Jealous of your glamping trip!
www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

You know I love a military jacket! Have one of mine on today! :)

Laura B @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels said...

You and I both! The warm weather (and pregnancy!) are making me want to dress casual almost every single day!

Lana L. said...

This could be my uniform every day. Love the lace top with the military jacket!

Shaunacey Bonneville said...

love everything about this the only thing I don't like is that I wouldn't look nearly as cute in it!

Chelsea Oliver said...

I really love everything about this look. It's good to be lowkey sometimes!

-Chelsea
chelsandthecity.blogspot.com

Kathrin@shopschoolsleep said...

even casual, why are you so pretty? I have been dressing pretty casual for work as well...gone are the days im in heels and i have to stop myself from wearing jeans on non-thurs and fri days....plus its SOOOO HOT here in So Cal!!

Penniless Socialite said...

Is it the time of year? Because I have been wanting to wear jeans to work everyday recently...haha.
Tara
Penniless Socialite
$25 Madewell Giveaway!

Ladies in Navy said...

shanna, i so love this simple outfit! so flattering
ladies in navy

Misty, Handbags + Handguns said...

I've been ditching the heels most days and wearing these shoes or my Chucks.

OccasionallyAJ said...

And we love you JUST the way you are! You post real outfits that you wear in your real life..fancy or casual. Love this look...a touch of glam with the lace and the necklace but casual with the army jacket and the sneakers.

-AJ
OccasionallyAJ.com

Janna Renee said...

Girlfriend, you make casual look sexy and flawless!

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

Even your laid back outfits are super stylish! I love this!!!

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