Monday, July 3, 2017

What are You Wearing on the 4th?

I love the patriotic spirit that many Americans show on the 4th of July. Whether you are enjoying the day on a boat, swimming at the beach, fishing on the lake, BBQing by the pool or just sitting in a park watching fireworks, here are a few fun pieces I think would work for any 4th of July function you might have.

You can probably create a look from the clothing items you already have in your closet, but sometimes it's fun to add one new shirt or accessory. Check out these fun sunglasses (similar pair) I wore last year!

I wish you all a happy and safe 4th!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Old Navy Haul & Try On

Have you been to Old Navy lately? I popped in the other day and found so many cute pieces that I had to share. If you want an inexpensive way to try the off-the-shoulder trend, this floral shirt is only $14 and looks great paired with denim shorts and jeans.

I also found this lightweight cardigan in a gray, oatmeal color. It's perfect to throw on over a tank top or sleeveless shirt. I paired it with my favorite Madewell sleeveless t-shirt and my 7 For all Mankind cut-off shorts. 

I also picked up this long, black maxi skirt that is a must have for summer. It's a great piece to wear traveling, as a coverup at the beach or just running errands during the day.

This black top is my favorite purchase of the trip because it's a little edgy, but doesn't show too much skin. Love it paired with white jeans.

If you go to Old Navy, let me know what you get. Tag me on Instagram @thehipchickonline, I would love to see how you wore it.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Living in the Land of 10,000 Lakes

Living in the "Land of 10,000 Lakes" has been great fun for my family and I. In fact, some say you haven't really had the full Minnesota experience if you haven't spent time at the lake. I agree! We've recently taken our buddy, Jack, out one of the smaller lakes and he loves it.

The weather has been perfect; hot during the day and a little cool at night. Here are a few outfits I've worn on the boat. The dark, denim shorts are from White House Black Market, the super soft boyfriend button-down shirt is from Old Navy (only $15) and the hat was a gift from my wonderful sister-in-law by Vineyard Vines that is a special Kentucky Derby edition.

I bought this Leith Tank dress at Nordstrom, and I love that it's so versatile. It comes in 6 other colors, too. I paired it with a distressed white denim jacket that I picked up at Evereve and these comfortable Via Spiga slip-on shoes which are perfect for boating.

I hope your summer is off to a great start!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Floral Prints and Leather Jackets

It's finally starting to feel like spring in Minnesota, and one of the spring trends I'm loving right now is pairing floral prints with a leather jacket. The other day, I wore this floral top with my brown leather jacket over it and loved the delicate details of the floral print with the edge of the leather jacket.

I'm on the hunt right now for a new floral dress. I think these two from Banana Republic are cute options. (Right now, Banana Republic is having a sale!) I think this floral pleat-trim fit-and-flare dress would look really good paired with a black moto jacket.

And I think this longer floral pleated maxi dress would look great paired with a brown moto jacket.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Tip for Wearing a Blanket Scarf

 There are so many cute blanket scarves on the market right now, and since it's after the holidays, most of them are on sale. If you feel like the scarf is too bulky because they are really big, here is a great TIP - Cut the blanket scarf in half. Yes, it sounds scary, but seriously you just cut it on a diagonal so it makes 2 large triangles. I give one half to my daughter and keep the other half for myself. You will be a little more limited in your styling options, but it's definitely less bulky when worn the traditional way.

I bought this one from Evereve for under $30. 

Here is another cute one for under $20 on Amazon.

Let me know if you try it.