WEEKEND WEAR : Gimme That Urban Fancy


It's no lie that spring has officially come.
Along with it are those busier schedules. And somehow you gotta run errands, maybe work on your feet for several hours, and then change for that rooftop dinner with friends. Because you know, friends & rooftops are good things.

Oh wait, you're traveling?

Even better.
Even more complicated.

I say you pack in a carryon, buy an iced somethin somethin, and pack in the same color tones for easy outfit combination options! And that's exactly what's up for today: Two entirely different looks (with their own changeups).

(Photos by Jessica Lauren, edited by me)

Gimme that urban fancy with these one-piece shenanigans.
1 dress.
1 romper. 

The inspo? Earth Day. 
Because this plant momma finds any reason to celebrate
...and wear ma greens.

See what I did there? ;) 

Change it up:
The real story is that I have side-zipper jacket. But it was left behind by accident. Yet, what are the odds that your friend has almost an identical jacket in her backseat? Yes, that happened. And the new change-up-look was saved just like that.

From Jessica: "You're welcome."

Next, those fancy rooftop dinners. Because hullo, the weather is warm. 
Get out, clang a glass & laugh a little, will you?
Let your hair down.

And by that I mean, put it up, up!

Change it up:
Remember Earth Day? Add green to your black and put on some heels. Why? Do you even need a reason...

Side note: I think if you don't wear green on earth day weekend, you should be pinched (or is it playfully punched?) like you would be on St Patricks day. Just my Irish-plant-momma-roots-coming-out.

Shop this Look: 

|| Jackie Layered Romper: Tobi.com. Bralette: Gifted. Berks: Goodwill (ikr?!). Necklace: Forever 21, borrowed from a friend. Purse: Gifted from my momma. Side-Zipper Jacket: Banana Republic, borrowed from said friend.
Nike Tennis Shoes: Rack Room Shoes, on sale.

Heart Strings Maxi Dress: Tobi.com. Cream Flats: Gifted. Stud Earrings: Gifted. Brown Heels: Lucky Brand - DSW, clearanced. Green purse: Gifted from my momma. Location: Lafayette Square, St Louis Missouri. || 

Any fun weekend plans?

I'm off to shoot a senior session.
Greet the husband at the airport at midnight.
And then shooting a wedding tomorrow.

Oh and earth day? The Bride and Groom are planting at tree. That's my kind of unity candle, folks.

--Tara M


WEEKEND WEAR - Florals for Easter


When you part ways abruptly,
...blame it on life, planning a wedding, or moving, if you must...
it means saying Hullo! again seems just that more rewarding & refreshing! 

Weekend Wear is back, friends! These just-for-fun blog seshs over the past two and half years have been nothing short of incredible. Cities all over the country, backseat changing, and all kinds of unexpected are all part of these little Friday vignettes.

New to Weekend Wear? Welcome!

(Photos by Jessica Lauren, edited by me)

The ups and downs of learning just how to express who we are to the world is something we - like it or not - all share. And for me, style is the means for that first impression, that first expressive Hullo! 

I'm no expert,
but I do love helping other women
in knowing how to utilize their wardrobes creatively.

My mission here is to foster personal growth & self-confidence. You are beautiful. And yes, you can be a 2 or 22 kinda girl and I'll still think you're hott with two 'T's. In my book, pulling something off with class (or sass) is more about your perspective than your waistline measurement. 

So put on your power panties and get ready!
There's new places, new style essentials, & new loves headed your way...

Easter Dresses 101:
Growing up, my dad always bought me a new Easter dress. Now, as a twenty somethin somethin, I felt a little nostalgic about that tradition. So when this In My Secret Garden floral maxi dress  showed up in my browser, I had to have it! Its versatility in pairing it with either black or brown accessories, coupled with the breathable material & cut-outs, makes me even more of a believer in this spring clothing line by Tobi. 

Why it works: Pointed-toe flats are almost always my go-to, but especially so when there's triangular designed front and/or thinner straps. I kept accessories to a minimum due to hotter temperatures (**cough, cue WEDDING RINGS all day errrydayyy) and only added my Madewell hat to bring in more of that boho style.

Changing it up: 
As if this dress wasn't effortless enough, a simple knot in the hem, a quick change of shoes and earrings turns this "everyday" into the "fancy factor" we all need for a date night out after work! Add a topknot and you got a thing o' beauty. Amirite? 

Shop This Look: 

|| In My Secret Garden Maxi: Tobi.com, on sale. || Hat: Madewell, gifted by bae. || Earrings: Alter'd State, purchased for my wedding as "options." So. Not on sale. || Shoes: Black flats - Old Navy, on sale. Nude, lace-up flats: DSW, with coupon. || Location: Lafayette Square, St Louis, Missouri. || Style category (self proclaimed): Women's Boho Spring Style.  || 

Tell me YOUR thoughts...
As I plan more Weekend Wear outfits, tips, and inspiration, what is it that you'd like to see? What problem areas do you have when it comes to style and appreciating your wardrobe? Tell me in the comments!

We're all in this together!
--Tara M