This post is sponsored by Zappos. 

Shopping for the perfect pair of jeans can be feel daunting at times, but when you find the perfect pair you feel like you have won the lottery. Am I right? I've already told you about my obsession with online shoe shopping on Zappos.com in past posts, but here's a case for doing your jean shopping online too. It's fast, free shipping both ways and their 365 day return policy allows me to avoid long dressing room lines while trying on my jeans in the comfort of my home. I also particularly love this way of shopping for jeans because then I can create outfits with my clothes and try my pants on with my shoes to see if it all works together. Besides, you'll have more room for those awkward hops, plie squats and moves to get your jeans on and off and listen to Justin Timberlake while you're at it.

Case in point, my new trooper green, skinny Hudson jeans. I've been on the hunt for a neutral color like this olive green, which also happens to be having a moment in the spotlight of fashion right now, and these jeans with built in stretch are perfection.

Hudson has always been a brand that fits me well. I have very long, thin legs, and after having two babies their mid-rise style with stretch is the a great solution to keep any signs of a muffin top at bay. They are so comfortable, and give you that cool factor that only British brands can do.

If you're scared of wearing color on your bottom half you shouldn't be. In fact, olive green is a less assuming color verses bright red or cobalt blue (I have had those colors too). Some ideas of tops and colors that work well with these pants are: pastel pink, rose gold/copper, ivory; white; brown; camel; navy; chambray; light blue; black; rust; maroon; mustard yellow.

This is a quintessential fall outfit for Arizonans. Fall colors of olive and rust are obvious, but my sleeveless knit tank and a boho element of a long scarf ties it all together for a west coast look that doesn't make you sweat in our 80 degree weather.Be sure to give online jean shopping a whirl, and let me know how it goes!

Photos by Katie Jameson


If Birkenstocks were able to make a resurgence from their seventies heyday, it's no surprise that flared jeans have fought their way back into the limelight, too. This pin from my spring style Pinterest board received over 780 repins, which affirms that the flared jean is officially back. When shopping for a pair of flares, opt for a mid to a high rise to get the most flattering fit. These jeans are great for highlighting curves and if you choose a pair that's long enough to wear with some platform heels, they have a very lengthening effect on the figure. Let these jeans revitalize your spring wardrobe, I'm sure you'll be surprised at how many newfound outftits they'll create for you. Splurge on a pair of premium flared jeans, or get the entire look below for just $140. Happy shopping! 

Style Inspired by Key Lime


Raise your emoji hand if you like key lime pie. I DO!!! Raise your hand if you like chocolate. I do, especially while pregnant! Did you know that Lindt makes citrus Lindor Truffles? Yes. Yes, they do, and I am very thankful because they are a little slice of heaven during these hot summer days.

Lindt asked me share some outfits inspired by their indulgent truffles, and what better choice than a citrus inspired palette for summer?! It tastes like melt in your mouth white chocolate with a key lime filling, so I chose white skinny maternity jeans from H&M with a graphic pattern halter top from Alixandra Collections that incorporated lime green along with a beautiful aqua and, everyone's favorite color, black.


I love that women are embracing the color white. Just have a gallon of bleach near by, and don't worry too much if you spill something on your pants. Halter tops are a shape that many designers are using this summer. In general, plan to expose those beautiful shoulders of yours with off-the-shoulder tops, strapless tops or halters.


If you're nervous about incorporating bright colors such as lime into your wardrobe, pick a print that incorporates it. Prints are also great for disguising a large mid-section (you can't even tell I'm pregnant from the front).

Get the look: Hat from Alixandra Collections Sunglasses from Target Top from Alixandra Collections White skinny jeans from H&M Black mules from Shoe Dazzle

Photos by Gina Meola

This post is sponsored by Lindt.

How I Style A Kimono


Kimonos have become really popular this year. They add a bohemian flair to any outfit, and they are extremely comfortable. For people like me that enjoy a relaxed style but have curves, kimonos can seem a bit intimidating and not as flattering. img_3912web

The way I choose to style my kimono is belting it that way I can define my waist rather than worrying about it looking drab.


I have worn this one from Lulu*s a TON over the past couple months. I wear it with body-con dresses, with jeans, with cut-offs...I'm sure I'll find more ways to wear it. To balance the volume I just try to keep the bottom tighter and closer to the body.

For this outfit, I topped it off with a simple and pretty necklace from LE TOTE. The turquoise brought it a southwestern flair - perfect for Arizona.


Get the look: Kimono, tank, jeans, glitter sandals, necklace

Photos by Amy Frances Photography 


My Uniform


Sometimes there are just days where you don't have time to think about your outfit. All you have time for is hopping in the shower, putting a touch of makeup on and making sure you aren't naked. If I'm really honest, there are even days when dry shampoo is such a lifesaver because I don't even have time for a shower. (That might be TMI, but what I can I say...It's true). On those days I rely on my uniform of a button down shirt, jeans and a great pair of shoes. It's classic, it's comfortable and it's stylish.

I highly recommend identifying an easy "uniform" for yourself. Maybe it's a couple day dresses that fit well...Or maybe it's a plain t-shirt and maxi skirt...Whatever it is just make sure you feel really confident when wearing it and it's easy to put together.

Get the look: shirt, jeans, shoes.

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