Hi everyone!!! It has been along time since I’ve posted on my blog. These past few months have been difficult me for me and my family mentally and emotionally. Some of you may know that two years ago, my little sister killed three days before my birthday. My family is still grieving and trying to cope with this loss. We celebrated her birthday (Jan. 1st) and her remembrance day (March 15th) while remembering all the good times we’ve had with her.
I’ve also been working towards my 3rd degree and will be graduating with my MAT in Elementary Education. I’m so happy that I will be graduating in June 🙂
I feel like I am able to give my full attention back to my blog and hope that you all will continue to join me on this journey.
My husband is a watch fanatic! He has so many watches, and still considers purchasing more. (Sidenote: I can’t say anything because I am the same way with shoes lol). So I finally sat him down and asked him, “how to do choose the perfect watch?” I caught him by surprise, but quickly, he was eager to explain.
Having watches based on your lifestyle:
He suggest having a watch for work and play. When looking for a watch for work, consider looking for one that is classic and more tasting.
Stainless steel vs. leather:
He feels that stainless steel is more practical than leather and it is more durable. It is dressy enough work and casual enough for other events. It’s also waterproof which is a good thing.
The face compared to the person’s wrist is very important. This needs to be considered when purchasing a watch. He states , “Since I am a big guy, I need to be careful because I don’t want my watch to look like a woman’s watch!” Since watch makers are becoming more of a trend, so he doesn’t have problem with that. I personally like the bigger faces.
For most of my readers, if isn’t cold where you are, it will be shortly. I’ve noticed that my coat is getting tighter around my shoulders so I am in search for a new one. I started thinking about what style would work well for my body frame (I’m 5’9 with a slender builder) and it prompted this new post.
Below are some tips and suggestions on how to pick the best coat for your body type along with some selections you can purchase now (or put on your Christmas list for Santa 😉
If you have a taller frame, I suggest picking a coat that is long. Try to avoid roomy, loose, and hips length coats because the cut is overwhelming paired with a tall frame. Colored and cropped coats work well because the colors help to break up the tall frame.
For petite women, try to avoid coats that are long because they will “swallow” you. Try to look for one with a bright color; because it will make your body appear longer, even though black is a practical color. A Pea coat with a decorative belt would work great for a petite woman because it will keep you warm and the belt will create a silhouette.
I love shopping,especially for my kiddos. Since they are constantly growing, I have to search for great pieces that are stylish yet affordable. One of my go-to stores for my kids is The Children’s Place.
The Children’s Place….
Has awesome clothes for babies to early elementary school age kids. The clothes are cute and very affordable. Below are a few of my favorite pieces I found on their website:
These two are adorable! I’m loving the casual look on the boy on the left. The vest works well with this outfit. The suit is great for Church or Easter. Pair the Jacket with some jeans for a more casual look.
I am always a happy customer when I leave The Children’s Place. The store in my city has experienced sales representatives and I can always find what I am looking for.
Do you have any children stores that you like? Comment below
fashionably Educated Mom
Note: I am not Sponsor nor am I being compensated by The Children’s Place. I like their store and thought that I would share my experience with my followers.
A Sports Coat/Blazer. Having one will make you look put together no matter what. A blue blazer is the cornerstone of any casual wardrobe, because you can create numerous outfits with it. Make sure to purchase one that fits well on you.
Denim Jeans. Jeans are iconic, simple, and are easy to wear throughout the week. You shouldn’t purchase just any pair; make sure you invest in a pair that is made of great quality. Most go for a pair that are straight leg, but if you’re daring, try a pair of Skinny Jeans. For those that are on the heavier side, try to find a pair that are more relaxed or a pair with a slim boot cut.
T-shirts are great for wearing under sweaters or by itself with a pair of jeans. These are essential for everyone’s wardrobe. They are great for days when you are going for a more casual look. You should invest in neutral color t-shirts as well. If you are daring, I suggest purchasing some with cool prints to spice up your wardrobe. Plus, try to invest in some from other brands besides Fruit of the Loom.
Polo shirts are classic, all-American, and come in all colors, while buttoned up shirts are timeless and can either dress up or dress down an outfit depending on the event. You simply can’t go wrong with these pieces. I suggest getting a couple in neutral (black, white,gray, etc.) and a couple in fun shades. Just make sure that you purchase these shirts to fit, especially on the arms.
Chinos. Chinos are classic and can be worn with a sweater or a buttoned up shirt for work. If you are tall, I suggest that you purchase a pair that doesn’t have a visible hemlines. I also suggest having a couple of pairs in different shades of neutral.
Dress shoes & Casual Shoes. For dress shoes, invest in a pair that is black and a pair that is brown. Depending on the outfit, a pair black dress shoes just won’t work. A pair of brown dress shoes will work well with navy, tan, gray, tan, and more.
Having a pair of casual shoes can change to appearance of anyone’s attire. They are becoming more acceptable in places than ever before. Make sure to have a pair that can go well with many outfits and are comfortable.
A Tailored Suit. Every woman loves a man in a suit! It’s unattractive to see a man in a suit that is too big or too small. They can to be worn to the office, to evening events, weddings, etc. For those who are shorter, make sure to purchase a Jacket that is short. If you are taller, you can get a way with a long one.
Sweaters. Pullovers and cardigans are great layering in the colder months. When purchasing a cardigan, keep in mind about the pockets and how they make your torso look bulky. I suggest getting them to fit, but having room to wear a shirt underneath.
A Watch. Your watch doesn’t have to be expensive, but should be of great quality. Brown or Black bands or more traditional, but if you are wanting to make a statement, I suggest going for a shiny or matte metal. Just don’t go for a digital watch please!
Are there any pieces that you feel should be included on this list. Comment below!
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Hello everyone!!!! Here are some pieces that I believe that every woman should have in their closet. These key pieces will take you through all the seasons and can be very affordable. I have all these pieces in my closet as well and I believe that you should invest in them for yourself to wear whenever the occasion calls or for something special 🙂
A Simple White T-shirt can go a long way. You can wear it under sweaters, blazers, or by itself with a cute skirt. Your options are endless and you can purchase one from anywhere.
The Blazer is classic yet feminine, and will look great on any body type. Pair it with a dress or a pair of jeans with a cute tank for the day. Just make sure that you find one that is fits you well and accentuates your waist.
The Black dress is a must to have in your closet, but it is important to invest in one that is special. You should look for one that has unique embellishment and/or has interesting details. Just remember that finding the right one is important!
A Leopard Scarf would go great with a tank, jeans, and a pair of heel or flats. This piece is great for completing any look.
A Statement Necklace will make any outfit standout. It can make an outfit Feminine as well. Use a piece for a pop of color.
A everyday bag is awesome to have, especially for a mom like myself. Great for a business meeting, a conference, happy our with friends, or dinner with the hubby.
A pair of dark wash jeans is a must for your closet. They are slimming and work for a wider range of events than other washes you may own.
A Pair of flats are a great essential to have. They are comfortable and stylish. Having a wide selection in colors and designs are great to have along with a pair of classic heels
So, now that I told you some of the pieces I feel every woman should have in their closet, is there anything else that you feel should be included? Comment below 🙂
Until next time….
note: the pictures that I used are not my own images. I found them on the Internet.