Bits of Flare

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There’s no time like after having a baby to find yourself falling back on low maintenance outfit routines, and relying on tried and true staples to keep you dressed for the world as opposed to staying in your pj’s all day. But after wearing nothing but basics for months, a girl needs to spice things up just a little bit. In updating my post-baby wardrobe, I was hit with a strong revelation that I needed jeans other than ripped skinnies and tops other than t-shirts. I’m the first to talk about how much I love good basics, but then when your closet is full of them and not much else, you feel like you’re setting yourself up for constant styling challenges to make those basics work for every occasion. And who wants to be challenged all the time? So as my mission for non-basics commenced, I found these extra long flares on sale (score!) and white macrame swing top. Both are just as easy to style as anything else in my closet – maybe even easier because they don’t need much “styling” at all – but they add a bit more interest than the usual. I like how these pieces can be dressed up for evening or down for day. With my leather jacket and cateye sunnies, I felt a little bit 50’s rebel girl, and a little bit 70’s hippy. A combo that worked together to form an outfit perfect for a 2016 dinner out with girlfriends.

P.S. I’m back! I know I’ve been kind of MIA for longer than I anticipated (then again, how does one truly know what to anticipate after having their first baby?) after Sailor was born, but here I am. I’ve got so much new content coming up that I can’t wait to share! I’m posting on Instagram or Snapchat daily too, so feel free to follow me on those (@thelifestyled) if you want to stay connected on more of the daily happenings.

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  1. You look so beautiful, Catherine! So great to see you back on the blog, and I hope motherhood is treating you wonderfully!

    Briony xx

  2. Love this!! You are totally rockin’ that outfit! :) I am totally in the whole basics phase now at 32 weeks pregnant lol. Just get dressed up for blog photos :P You look amazing!