<![CDATA[MY LITTLE NEST - Blog]]>Tue, 24 Apr 2018 09:13:42 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[Spring Dress with ThackerNYC]]>Sun, 22 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMThttp://mylittlenest.org/blog/spring-dress-with-thackernycI don't know about you but the sunshine has decided to show up and I think Mother Nature finally got the memo that it's actually spring! I am totally loving being able to wear dresses and not freeze! Anyone else in the same boat? I've realized that I really look at the quality of clothes now so I can try and make them last for multiple seasons.
Dress c/o ThackerNYC
Earrings
Purse c/o ThackerNYC
Sandals similar here

I know I included a lot of pictures in this post, but I just loved this whole look and how well it photographed. This dress is such a great quality linen. It feels soft and luxurious and also has a bit of sparkle in the striped thread. I love the soft sandy color of the fabric paired with the stripes of pink. This is a classic piece that will stand the test of time. I'm looking forward to wearing this all spring and summer long. I actually think it'll still work into fall with a cute pair of brown ankle boots. It comes in two other colors that are just as gorgeous as this one.

The other piece I want to talk about is this gorgeous suede handbag. Talk about a stunning neutral piece right? I love that it's trendy with the ring handles but so chic at the same time. The size is perfect to hold  my wallet, phone, sunglasses and lipstick. This purse has the option of being a shoulder bag or cross body since the strap detaches or you can just tuck the strap inside the purse, so it can literally be worn whatever way you need it to be. The suede is gorgeous and I think this is the best handbag I've ever owned. The quality is literally perfection. There are so many different colors to choose from so you could literally have one for any occasion.
I have a few other looks this week with pieces from their collection so be sure to stop back by and see how I style them! 
Hope you all enjoy your week!
Ruth
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<![CDATA[Little White Dress for Spring]]>Sat, 21 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMThttp://mylittlenest.org/blog/little-white-dress-for-springA little black dress is a closet staple but for spring and summer I like to lighten things up and find a little white dress. I rounded up a few to share with you that I have my eye on. 
Midi Dress/ Long sleeve mesh embroidery/ Scalloped

I am loving the light airy dresses for warmer weather. These styles are all great classics for this time of year. If you want to add some edginess to these looks pair them with statement making heels or a leather jacket. Looking for more of a sweet look? Then pairing these with kitten heels or lace up sandals and a fun tassel necklace or beaded earrings would be the way to go.
Is there a dress or style of dress that speaks to you?

Ruth
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<![CDATA[Mesh Kimono]]>Wed, 18 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMThttp://mylittlenest.org/blog/mesh-kimonoI don't think I have to tell you that I cannot wait to be able to throw on a short dress and not freeze outside. We have some sunshine in the forecast and I'm hoping to break out some of my spring clothes. 
Kimono c/o Rosegal
Dress similar here
Shoes
Purse
Necklace

This kimono is going to be my go to for spring and summer. I love the medallion embroidery on it and the beautiful mesh. It slows in the wind and the bell sleeves make is so much more dramatic. I think this would be a cute beach cover up, or it could easily be paired with a tank and shorts as well. This rosegal piece is definitely worth it. 

This last week was really fun and we managed to stay busy everyday. I am happy to get back into a routine with the school week. We are supposed to be getting some sun breaks and cloudy weather, which should be perfect for taking blog pictures. I am really excited about an upcoming collaboration I'm doing and I cannot wait to share it with you! 
Hope you all enjoy your week!

​Ruth
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<![CDATA[Dress turned Duster]]>Tue, 17 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMThttp://mylittlenest.org/blog/dress-turned-dusterWhen I saw this dress I loved it. Gingham print is a spring staple and I loved how one pattern was incorporated two ways so it looked like two different patterns. It looked like the fit was going to be on the looser side but I didn't know how big it was going to be. I really really wanted to make this work as a dress but it just wasn't able to happen. 
Button Down Dress c/o Evatrends
Dress similar here
Belt
Shoes
Purse similar here
Watch

I quickly realized that this was going to work best as a duster. With it belted I'm able to show off my waist and not get drowned in all the fabric. I am all for looser fits in warmer weather but this one was so large it couldn't be defined as loose. I need layers in the spring because the temps are still cold here so using a duster or kimono works for me. The dress isn't lined and the fabric is pretty light so even when it warms up it could still work as a layer.
Again with Evatrends I ordered a small and this is so large it doesn't work on my petite frame. I'm 5'3 and usually an xsmall or small. I think this is again a one size fits all, but it won't fit if you have a smaller frame. I can make it work as a layering piece but not as a dress. I am tempted to re size it because I do love the style of it. 
EvaTrends items are so well made and if you are interested in checking them out you can get an extra 15% off by using code RM15 at checkout. 
Hope you all are having a wonderful week!

Ruth
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<![CDATA[Eva Trends Duster]]>Mon, 16 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMThttp://mylittlenest.org/blog/eva-trends-dusterI posted about a jumper from EvaTrends last week (you can see it here) and I have to say out of all the pieces I received I love this one the most. It's such a gorgeous light and airy duster with the prettiest details.
Duster c/o EvaTrends
Pants (under $8)
Tank very similar
Heels old similar (under $30)
Purse 
Bracelet

This duster is very light, if the wind blows (as it was during these pictures) it flows with the wind. I loved the lacey detailing in this. It's so girly and feminine and could be paired with a little black dress and heels for a pretty chic look on a night out. The sleeves can unroll if you need more layers. I absolutely love the light grayish lavender tone and think the lace adds more dimension and elevates it to a more chic level. I think I'll be wearing this for the rest of spring and for summer as well.

Hope you all are enjoying your week! We are trying to get back into our routine after spring break and I always try and give us a few "gimme" days. For me that means my laundry might be stacking up and I need to vacuum and do my dishes....ah #adulting. Looking forward to some sunshine in our forecast and being able to get some vitamin D later this week!
Ruth

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<![CDATA[Backpack Purse]]>Fri, 13 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMThttp://mylittlenest.org/blog/backpack-purseLife as a mom keeps me on my toes. Having a little one that is constantly wanting freedom then runs to my arms to be picked up is literally non stop. I still need to carry snacks and sippy cups along with my own items. Backpacks are becoming the new diaper bag and even though I have a three year old who isn't in diapers, having a larger purse or bag is a must for me. #momlifeforever
Bag c/o Rosegal
Jeans old lighter option here
Top similar here
​Shoes similar here

So the reason I love this bag so much is because it's so versatile. Literally you can wear it two ways. Is it a backpack or a purse? A backpurse? packpurse? (I'm just throwing out random stuff here) The main thing is that I can use this any way I need to at any given time.
This bag is lightweight, which is nice and easy to pack around. The zipper is located on the back part which is nice because I always am nervous about someone unzipping an actual backpack and getting inside. The purse strap can be removed like I showed above. I would say that if you're looking for a heavy duty bag this one might not be for you. It's more of a lightweight fabric and could be used for sippy cups, snacks and regular purse items but since it's not structured I wouldn't fill up the whole bag. For me this is the perfect little backpack/purse for a trip to the park, or just using it to run errands with my two littles.

This week has been a bit of a challenge. Spring break has Sophia home and it's been pretty rainy and yucky outside. I've had to get creative on things to do and it's not been as stressful as I thought it was going to be. Hope you all enjoy your weekend!

​Ruth 
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<![CDATA[Evatrends Dress]]>Thu, 12 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMThttp://mylittlenest.org/blog/evatrends-dressIt's always fun working with brands that I haven't tried before. You never really know what the items will be like and how they look or feel. Evatrends contacted me and asked if I'd like to pick a few items to review and showcase on my blog and of course I agreed!
Dress c/o EvaTrends
Top
Loafers old similar (under $35!)
Necklace (under $9)
Purse thrifted similar (under $40)

Okay for starters I am always going to give an honest review of a product. Because of that I have to tell you that this dress fits very large. I ordered the size small after reading the sizing chart, however this item ended up being a one size fits all and definitely was a large/xlarge size or more of a plus size. Because it was so big I couldn't wear it whatsoever. I decided to try to figure out how to fix it myself and in the end it totally worked! I gathered the fabric in the back and sewed three buttons one inch or so apart. (you can see it in a few pictures) It literally took about 10 inches off the sides making it more slender and fitting me perfectly.  
Besides the fit of this dress the knit is really thick and feels really expensive. I love the large pockets on the front, I mean everything is better with pockets right? The length hits me right at the perfect spot. I can still feel comfortable and not have to worry about bending over. 
I used a white t shirt to layer this but I think a white button up would make this jumper a chic look for work! 
All in all I am happy that I was able to fix this with a quick DIY  and definitely loving the heavier knit. Getting it tailored would be a must on this one if you have a smaller frame. 

Hope you all are enjoying your week! We are on spring break over here and I'm just trying to find things to do that can occupy the girls. My hubs has a few days off so here's to some help!

​Ruth
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<![CDATA[Spring Look with Aventura]]>Wed, 11 Apr 2018 08:00:00 GMThttp://mylittlenest.org/blog/spring-look-with-aventuraSpring is in the air....or rather a colder spring It has warmed up a bit to the high 40s/50s so even though I am wanting to wear my t shirts it's just not possible yet. Layering is still my jam and being able to wear a cute jacket (like this one from Aventura) actually makes me glad it's not too warm right now. A few ladies and myself teamed up to show you how to style one of Aventura's popular jackets. Be sure to check out how they styled the Tara jacket for spring!
A jacket is the perfect way to break out those summer dresses and dress up jeans and a tee. A good jacket is an investment that will stay in your closet year after year, so don’t be afraid to splurge, just make sure it’s a flattering classic style in a neutral color like the Tara jacket from Aventura. -Jamie from MommyInFlats
The Tara Jacket is a utility style jacket with a shorter cut and peplum style detail. It is a great jacket to wear with jeans or over a sundress! - Mary from RealgirlsRealm
Jacket c/o Aventura Clothing
Jeans
Bodysuit similar here
 Slides VERY similar
Purse thrifted similar here

One of the reasons I love blog hops is because you're able to see so many different styles all centered around one piece of clothing. I like seeing individual personalities come out as it gives you the reader more ideas on how you could make something your own. 
I chose high waisted cropped jeans for the bottoms. I think cropped jeans are a great way to show warmer weather is here since you would not see me wearing this high hem for winter.
Stripes are my go to and this bodysuit is really comfy. I know that some people might not think it's for them, but I would say to definitely try it because it's a great way to chic to keep your shirt tucked in. With stripes I try to look for lighter colors or black and white stripes that have more white in it so it's light for spring. Usually by the end of winter I'm so over wearing darker colors so I tend to lean towards lighter colors to show that it's springtime.
Hot pink is an "It" color this year and even though I got these slides last year they are really fun to wear. A circle bag is definitely becoming another major trend this year, so adding this to a classic look can have a fun twist on a classic look.
Since it's cold in the morning but can warm up by the afternoon a lighter layer like the Tara utility jacket from Aventura is a great option for spring.

​Ruth
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