Do you usually dress up for Easter, or are you more casual? I love having any excuse to dress up, but I know so many people feel more comfortable being casual. I'm sharing some cute, affordable outfit ideas for Easter below - some are a but more dressy and others are more "dressy casual". All outfits are linked below using affiliate links, which means I get a small commission on anything you buy using my links! As always, I appreciate you supporting me! I'd love to hear from you! Leave a comment below with your plans for Easter and whether or not you like to dress up!
Polka Dot Dress
This is such a great Amazon find! The material is very lightweight and I love the polka dots! The buttons aren't functioning, but add a really cute detail. There's a really cute ruffle at the neckline too and most importantly, it has pockets!! I also love the length of this dress - not too short for those of you that would prefer something a little longer.
Loving this adorable initial necklace too - the rainbow colors are so pretty and I love the gold chain link chain.
If you want something more comfortable and casual - this is your dress! The material is lightweight and soft and the waist is cinched for a really flattering look on any body type. I love this dress with sneakers too. This color isn't available anymore, but it comes in black, camo and leopard print (which I may need to get!).
Ruffles & Leggings
First of all - these Spanx leggings are THE BEST. They suck everything in and really make everyone look amazing. I typically don't wear shorter shirts with leggings, but these leggings are an exception. If you're someone that doesn't want to wear a dress or skirt - I love this look b/c it's still so pretty, but you don't have to worry about flashing anyone :) This top is currently only available in black, but I'm linking some other similar options in white below. I love a smocked top and a peplum - and this had both! Since this is a more neutral black and white look, I think it goes so well with a pop of color. This Tory Burch bag was a splurge, but so worth it! It's such a great size to hold the necessities and you can wear it crossbody too.
I shared this adorable top for St. Patrick's Day, but it's also a great option for Easter. The color and print are so adorable and I'm loving the balloon sleeves. It also comes in some other really cute options. This jean skirt is super old - but I'm linking some other similar options below.
This is another really great Amazon find. I love this dress for a baby shower or wedding as well. The ruffle at the bottom is the prettiest and I love the sleeve detail. This one comes in so many other cute pastel colors that would be perfect for Easter.
My youngest daughter has been rocking the cutest monochromatic outfits lately and she has totally inspired me. It's usually a lot of gray, which is funny because she loves color - but I love the looks she puts together (she's only 8!). I usually love a pop of color, so I'm not typically into the monochromatic look, but wanted to try out a few ideas, and I have to say - I loved them. The gray palette is so pretty mixed with some blacks, but would also look amazing with some winter whites.
I started with my favorite pair of gray jeans and a henley - that I'm obsessed with - and then layered pieces on top. All pieces are linked at the bottom, or you can always reach out to me directly for any links - happy to help! As a reminder - I get a small commission for any link you use to purchase items - I really appreciate you shopping through my links :)
I'd love to hear from you! Let me know what you think about these looks. I'd also love to know if you're into a monochromatic look and what colors you prefer!
This faux leather jacket is one of my faves! It's such a great Amazon find and goes with so many looks. I love it paired with the gray look to add a bit more texture to the outfit. I love the combat boot trend right now - these boots are so comfirtable, but are also so cute! Love the fur detail. These are from a local boutique La Mere Clothing and Goods. Use this link to get $15 off your purchase. I've also linked some similar option below!
Grab a poncho
This poncho is one of my go-to's for when I'm traveling (I cant wait to travel again!!). It's an old one, but I linked some very similar options below. It's nice to use as a blanket on a flight if it gets cold and can be wrapped around as a scarf - I love the versatility. If you're traveling somewhere warm, it's also great to throw on at night if it gets a little chilly instead of having to lug a coat with you.
I love this hat too!! Another great Amazon find that comes in so many cute colors. The gray is such a nice neutral - not as boring as plain black, but still versatile enough to wear with so many outfits. I also have the red one that's a lot of fun and it's so affordable that it's nice to have options!!
These booties are some of my faves from Target - their really chic and the heel height is low so they really comfortable. I have them in leopard print as well and those have lasted a very long time.
This one is the most comfy and probably how most of us our living lives these days! These sneaks are SO good - under $20 and I love the leopard print detail. I've had these for about a year and they've held up remarkably well.
This scarf is from Etsy and transforms into the cutest crisscross sweater - I love something that works double duty! It's also SO warm and cozy.
Which one is your favorite look?
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I have several pairs of faux leather leggings and I think these are my faves! They are super stretchy and comfy and really look like leather. Plus, they are super inexpensive - they're currently on sale for $41!
I know some people are wary of wearing them, but I love that they can be dressed up or dressed down. I wanted to provide some options for those of you on the fence!
I loves these paired with a poncho or any oversized sweater as an everyday look. This poncho is on sale for $29 and it comes in so many cute colors. I love this bright purple - I don't have many clothes in this color and it just really pops! These boots are my Fall FAVES! The heel isn't too high and I'm loving the fur. They're sturdy enough for rain and snow, but still look super cute! You can buy them here from one of my favorite local boutiques and make sure to use this link for $15 off your order, making these boots only $53!
These leggings are perfect for a casual outfit - they are one of the most comfy pairs of leggings I own and who doesn't want to rock a little faux leather even when you're going casual?? I love them paired with a plaid flannel and puffer vest. This vest is an oldie, but I'm linking another cute, lightweight option below. These sneaks are so fun and less than $20! Love the pop of leopard, and they're really comfy too!
These leggings definitely call for a girls night out or date night! They are really flattering on so many body types and take any outfit up a notch! I love them paired with this leopard cami with just a touch of lace! This cami is nice b/c it's not clingy at all and hangs just right! Also comes in so many other cute colors! You could also throw on a leather jacket or cute cardi with this look.
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As sad as I am that Summer is ending, I am loving Fall fashion. Old Navy has some super cute sweaters and looks for the cooler weather - love all the colors too! Also love how affordable all of these looks are. Feel free to send me an email or leave a comment with any questions!
I'm loving this plaid flannel! It's kind of a grayish/greenish color and the material is super lightweight. Perfect apple picking attire :)
I LOVE this sweater. I'm a huge fan of a v-neck and this sweater is super lightweight and the ribbing is cute. Also comes in a lot of cute colors, but I'm loving this neutral - would look so cute with leather leggings and booties too!
Another super cute top - this camo is so neutral, love the whitewash shades and this is another top that is super lightweight - doesn't add bulk at all. Perfect for lounging around the house!
Mocha Pointelle Knit Sweater
Love this color! This knit sweater is so fun. Love the over sized sleeves, v-neck and the knit! Comes in some other cute colors, but this one screams Fall to me!
I think was my favorite piece of the whole try-on. Such a cute knit dress that transitions so well from warmer weather to cooler weather. Another super lightweight piece that's perfect for hanging around the house, but can also be dressed up. Love it with a belt, but it's also cinched at the waist, so it looks really cute on it's own. And these booties are AMAZE. They are a Steve Madden dupe from Amazon Prime and are so good.
Leopard dress transitioned from Summer to Fall
This is SUCH a fun dress! I love the small leopard print and it has smocking on the back, which is so comfy. It's such a great summer dress, but it's a really great transitional piece too. I love it with OTK boots and a leather jacket!
Guys! This recipe is so yummy and super easy - it came from Tasty, but I tweaked it a bit. During quarantine I wasn't able to get miso paste, so I substituted miso soup mix, which wasn't as flavorful, but I also used double the amount of chicken broth and let it simmer for an hour to really get the flavors of the ginger, garlic and scallion. I also added some mushrooms and omitted the spinach because I didn't have any! It's really great with some bok choy too!
I'm including the recipe as it was, but feel free to make some tweaks and let me know!
Ginger Miso Ramen
This is one of my go-to dishes! Super easy and I always have the ingredients on hand, plus it's healthy! It also heats up really well the next day and I think it's even better. If you make it, leave a comment and let me know what you think!
White Bean Turkey Chili
1 tsp olive oil
1 small onion, diced
1lb ground turkey
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp salt
2 - 15 oz cans of cannellini beans
15 oz chicken broth
4 oz can chopped green chiles
10oz frozen corn
2 tbsp Frank's Red Hot
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1. In 12- inch skillet heat olive oil on medium high heat. Add onion and cook until brown. Add turkey. Stir and break up until meat loses pink color, about 10 minutes. Add coriander, cumin and salt and cook for 1 minute.
2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl mash half of beans and set aside.
3. Add mashed and unmashed beans, broth, corn and chiles to the turkey. Heat to boiling. Stir in hot sauce. Sprinkle with cilantro
Makes 6 cups. 270 calories 33 carbs 3 grams fat 28 grams protein
I wanted to share some cute, affordable suits for those of you going on a Winter getaway! I’m heading to Bali next week and I CAN’T WAIT!! It was a bit intimidating trying on bathing suits in the dead of winter - BUT I know you guys appreciate the fact that I put myself out there and I hope I can inspire others to do the same! I’m definitely not the skinniest girl, but I’m happy with the person I’ve become on the inside over the last few years and have learned to love the outside too - tummy rolls and all ?.
You can click on any picture below to get a link to the suit, or scroll down to the bottom for everything. I get a small commission on anything you buy. Thanks so much for supporting me! Please feel free to reach out to me directly with any questions!
This one is SO cute. You guys know I can’t get enough leopard print and this one is super flattering with the ruching. I love the neckline too. This would look great on so many different body types. This hat was my go to last summer and I plan to wear it a lot in Bali. It's lightweight and packable.
I bought this last summer and you guys loved it (and so did I!). Under $30 and really flattering. I love the color blocking! It's a bit cheeky, which is super cute too! I sized up in this one, which was helpful because I have a long torso. Because of that, it's probably a bit lower cut in the bust, but it still works!
Low cut lace
This is another favorite from last year. I love the lace detail and it's pretty full coverage in the bum! It is a bit low cut in the front and you definitely have to be careful that the girls don't fall out! Looks great though and if you're not planning on doing anything too crazy, it's a great suit for lounging on the beach or by the pool.
I LOVE this one!! It is SO flattering and I love the fact that you don't get tan lines! The nice thing is that there are straps you can add if you want, but this one stays up really well and I love the ruffle detail so much. Plus, there's some ruching so it's really flattering!
How cute is this suit!?? I'm obsessed with the colors! Also a bit cheeky. The fit is really great - I love the wrap look and the cute bow detail. And it's only $30! It also comes in really cute green shades and orange creamsicle shades! I sized up 1 in this suit!
This kimono coverup is great - so flowy and easy and perfect to throw on over any of these suits!
LOFT has so many cute clothes right now! Loving their winter sweaters and they have a lot of pieces that can transition great to Spring. They also have a ton of heart clothes and accessories that are adorable!! Perfect for Valentine's Day, but such a cute trend right now that will last well past Valentine's Day. Check out some of my favorite pieces below.
Click on any image to shop, or you can scroll to the bottom and see a link to everything I'm sharing there! For those of you that don't know, I get a small commission on anything you buy - so I really appreciate you shopping through these links and supporting me!! Please feel free to reach out with any questions!
One quick note: It's SUCH a bummer that they only offer up to size 14 in store. I'm typically a 16 in pants, so the only pair of pants I could try on were a pair of leggings. While I loved the leggings, it would have been nice to try on some of the other pants, but that's why I buy most of my clothes online!
This color is amazing! Also love the subtle hearts. It comes in gray if you're not a red girl, but I say go for it! It also has very sweet puff shoulders, but they're not too bold.
Tiger stripe sweater
So, LOFT calls this a Tiger stripe, but I call it a Zebra stripe! I love the color and think it's really neutral and would look cute with another pattern for a shoe or bag. I always love mixing patterns/prints!
This is SUCH a cozy sweater! And the pink is so pretty - one of my fave colors! It's also on sale today for an extra 50% off!
Heart peplum top
This is one of those tops that has hearts that would be really cute for Valentine's Day, but would also last well past too! Loving the black and white. It has a really cute black bow at the neck in the back that's such a sweet detail.
This one is really cute. I wish I had taken a pic of the back because it has the cutest bow detail in the back, which really makes the sweater! Loving this color too.
This was my FAVORITE of this try-on. This dress is SO flattering and comfortable. I also love that the hearts are super small and subtle. It's also the prettiest shade of red. Great dress for now with boots like this, or with tights and a black patent heel. It also transitions really well to Spring. Would look so cute with Tory Burch Miller sandals!
These leggings are really flattering. They hold everything in, but aren't too tight at all. And they're high waisted, which is a must for me with leggings! This color is really cute too - a deep wine. Perfect for wearing with a tunic or sweater. Unfortunately, I couldn't find this tank online, but will link it when I find it!
I love a poncho and this one is super cute. I'm really loving anything "winter white". I also really love it combined with the color of the leggings!
Loving this cute fringed sweater jacket. It's such a cute transition to Spring piece. It's perfect for work - slightly dressed up, but still comfortable because it's knit. Loving the colors too!
It has been A WHILE since I wrote a blog post and I thought my first one of the year would be to share some of my favorite Stella & Dot pieces!
For those of you that don't know, Stella & Dot has combined it's 3 sister brands (Stella & Dot, EVER and Keep Collective) under 1 umbrella! I'm so excited b/c in addition to my fave makeup and skincare from EVER, I can now offer you some of my favorite jewelry and clothing from Stella & Dot!
The new line just launched and there are some AMAZING pieces!! You can shop the entire collection here: https://www.stelladot.com/sites/seekingzest
and I've linked everything below as well.
ALSO - until Monday, 1/20 - use code YAY20 to get $20 off $100 purchase!
Bracelet stacks are my everyday go to and Stella & Dot has so many good ones!! The Renegade spiky gold one is SO good. It also comes in silver and a mixed metal. The middle one here isn't available anymore unfortunately :( I love the pearl and gold one too - just a bit of edge.
Renegade Cluster Bracelet:
How cute is this clutch? I love the polka dots and the color contrast. Such a fun purse.
EVER Makeup palette
I've talked about this before on my blog, but this makeup palette is a game changer! I can do my makeup in 5 minutes and it looks fabulous. Totally foolproof and "paint by numbers". This before & after really speaks for itself - I feel like my eyes look twice as big!
Hammered Heart Earrings
These are so delicate and light - so comfortable, but they make a huge statement. Such a cute look for Valentine's Day, but I wear these all the time too!
Boss Babe Bracelet
Love this bracelet so much! Just the right amount of sparkle and the best statement!
This bag is SO great for traveling or a night out. It fits everything I need, is super lightweight and looks so cute! If you've been eyeing the Crush It Overnight bag (like I have), you can buy both of them together and save $54!!
Weekender Duo (overnight bag + the crossbody):
I wear this necklace pretty much every day. It's so pretty and dainty and reminds me of my most important job - being a mama! It also comes in silver.
This leopard cardigan is a favorite of yours (and mine!), so I wanted to share a few ways to style it! I love a statement piece like this that can be worn so many different ways. And the best part is that it's super affordable (under $30)!
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Over jeans with boots
The most classic way to wear this cardi! I love throwing it over jeans and a tank or tee. Really just adds a lot to a simple outfit. You all have seen this cardi MANY times. It's one of my faves and I wear it all the time and have it in multiple colors. I size up so it has a more relaxed fit.
With Winter white!
I'm all about wearing white after Labor Day - it just has do be done appropriately. This waffle knit Henley is a perfect option for white after Labor Day - so comfy and looks cute tucked in too. I love leopard with white too - just makes it totally pop! This cardi would also look great in late Spring/early Summer over white shorts and a tank too.
Paired over a Corduroy Skirt
I love this look! This orange corduroy skirt is so Fall and I love it with the longer cardigan. You can also add leggings or tights when it gets a bit colder, but the weather has been so unpredictable lately - this outfit works really nicely for those days when it's a little chillier in the morning and cooler in the afternoon!