<![CDATA[                My Little Nest - Blog]]>Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:37:01 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Striped Cardigan]]>Thu, 16 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMThttp://mylittlenest.org/blog/striped-cardiganI had a striped cardigan like this that I bought from Ann Taylor and ruined it last year. I have been on the hunt for another cozy chic sweater that would be exactly like it and I found it with Rosegal! Seriously,  I have been looking since last fall and wanted it to look exactly like the previous one. I was a bit in shock when I saw it and couldn't get it in my cart fashion enough. 
Cardigan (under $25) c/o Rosegal
Dress
Fringe Mules
Purse

It's freezing out and yes I decided to bare my legs on this one. I mean everyone knows that a cardi can be paired with jeans and a t and some boots right? I wanted to show how you can wear it for a bit more glamorous outfit. A pair of heels and a mini dress can totally work for a girls night out or date night with my hubs, but I still want to stay warm. The knit on this sweater is really thick and warm and I've been wearing it all the time because it's keeps me cozy all day. I also love how long it is. Most of my cardis hit at my hip bone or in the middle of my thigh but this one is at my knees. I think it adds more drama to my looks. I don't really like drama but I'll take it if it looks this good......

Ruth
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<![CDATA[Brown Boots]]>Mon, 13 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMThttp://mylittlenest.org/blog/brown-bootsI am all about classic fall looks. I found these boots on Rosegal and fell in love. They are a classic, but offer a little twist with the buckle strap. The darker brown stands out and adds a nice little detail (I think) to the boots. 
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Sweater
Jeans
Necklace
Purse thrifted similar here
Boots sold out other options here c/o Rosegal

I went with a chic all black outfit to really make the boots stand out. They are really comfy and have a smaller heel which means that I can wear them anytime! Playgrounds, girl night out, date night, errands....check check and check.  My sister tried them on and was like I want these....Sometimes it can be a little intimidating when purchasing something online without knowing a lot about the retailer or being able to see them in person, but as for these ones they  totally ended up a winner! (Rosegal is also having a sale on Black Friday so be sure to check them out)I think they would be adorable with a cute pair of socks and a dress, or with tights or really anything. You'll be seeing more of these boots on my insta and the blog so sorry not sorry.....

I am working on getting a weekly linkup together, I wanted to have it ready in November but with the move it's gotten put on the back burner. I'm hoping to kick it off for December so be sure to stop by over the next few weeks for updates!

Ruth

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<![CDATA[Lace Cami]]>Thu, 09 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMThttp://mylittlenest.org/blog/lace-camiI love finding little camis to wear during fall time. It is a great layering piece that doesn't add alot of bulk to a cardigan. Finding ones like this one from Zaful with a little bit of lace in a fun bright color for fall is a must to have in a closet.
Cami c/o Zaful
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Jeans
Scarf
Shoes
Purse

This look was for my running 50 errands day. This was easy to just throw on and go. The cami is silky and I love the textures of the knit and lightweight silk together. This will also work on a low v neck sweater if you want to cover it up a bit. The lace adds a pretty little pop to any outfit!

Right now we are trying to get our house in order before the hubs family comes into town next week. I will be steam cleaning chairs that got filthy in our move and painting our front door....so hoping it comes out since that's the first thing you see when you pull up to a house right? Hope you all enjoy your weekend!

​Ruth
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<![CDATA[A Blazer and a Mid Week Linkup with Posh Classy Mom]]>Tue, 07 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMThttp://mylittlenest.org/blog/a-blazer-and-a-mid-week-linkup-with-posh-classy-momI am so excited to share this velvet blazer from Zaful with you all today but first I want to talk about the linkup! I have followed Posh Classy Mom and contributed to her linkups each week for awhile now. I love her style and she gives so much inspiration. I finally decided to ask to co host with her and here I am! I'm really excited to be her co host today so I hope you'll link up at the bottom!

Now for the outfit. I posted this blazer on instagram (@ruthyannie) early because I loved it so much! The color is amazing and it is so warm so it totally works for our cold weather that has arrived here in the PacNW. My favorite part though? The velvet. It's seriously velvet you guys! I mean could it be any hotter? Also these pictures are some of my favorites I've ever taken. My hair was having a good day and I just felt fierce in this whole look!
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Blazer  sold out similar ones here c/oZaful
Top
Leather Leggings
Heels
Purse

 Isn't it amazing? Thinking it would be a great way to jazz up a little black dress for the Holidays.  I love the rolled sleeves with the black lining showing to add a different color. You could also wear the sleeves unrolled for a more classic look. The velvet is so soft and I love the longer length of this blazer. There is also a belt that matches the fabric, but I liked the open front and more casual vibe with this look. Velvet is already a thick fabric and the lining is thin, but can be worn out in cold weather, which means I'll be wearing this in the coming months!

Now onto the linkup!
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<![CDATA[Zaful Coats and Purses for Fall]]>Thu, 02 Nov 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://mylittlenest.org/blog/zaful-coats-and-purses-for-fallFall is in full swing and while I love everything that has to do with sweaters I also take this opportunity to check out cute coats and fun purses, since really when you're out and about that's about all you see (it's freezing over here!). I put together a few items I have my eye on and wanted to share them with you!
Rust/ Plaid/ Mustard/ Tweed/ Floral Leather

A new trendy coat and purse are great items to add to your closet, especially if you live in cold weather. If you have cooler Autumn temps do you look to purchase new coats every year? What one catches your eye?

Looking forward to a hopefully productive weekend of finishing painting our cupboards and hopefully getting a few blog shoots in for next week. Fingers crossed it doesn't rain too much. 
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Ruth
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<![CDATA[70s Stripes]]>Tue, 31 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://mylittlenest.org/blog/70s-stripes9917263My favorite time era for style is probably the 70s right now. I love bell bottoms, colorful stripes, shades of blue, orange, red and tan. Throw in a pair of clogs, tennis shoes or boots and you are ready for the 70s.....in 2017.
Top c/o Zaful
Jeans thrifted similar here
Boots
Sweater
Necklace old similar here
Purse

Off the shoulder is one of the biggest trends of the year and I love this top because not only is it off the shoulder, it also has the 70s stripes I love. However, this can be worn on the shoulder so it looks like a boat neck if you don't want those shoulders peeking out. I had shown this top on my instastories last week because Zaful really makes quality clothes. The fabric is thick and has stretch, but also doesn't lose its shape.
I think this top would be really cute with a ponte pants and blazer for work as well. I love clothes that can be worn multiple ways.

​We are still getting settled in the house and it's just a matter of unpacking, organizing and finding things we didn't think we would need and going to buy them. I haven't been as active on blogging or instagram so thank you to all who are following along and staying while I sort out our home and get back into a routine. All your comments mean so much so thank you!

Ruth

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<![CDATA[Fall Pajama Kimono]]>Thu, 26 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://mylittlenest.org/blog/fall-pajama-kimonoYes you read that title right. Literally a pajama kimono for fall. Actually I think it'll work for Spring time as well. I saw this and could not get over the pattern and colors in it so I decided why not just try it. I have a few tips on how this can be worn without looking like you just woke up, or got out of the shower
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Kimono c/o Zaful 
Bodysuit long sleeve option short sleeve here
Jeans
Purse

1. Wear heels. I have seen it worn with tennis shoes, but really unless you are really striving for high fashion in a city I would stick with the heels. It elevates the look and does not give off the I woke up and left the house vibe. 

2. Mix prints. Because this is a sultry silky kimono I like the idea of adding a different print in the mix. It makes it not look so pajama-y in my opinion. I usually wear white or grey t shirts to bed so adding in stripes made it look like a pulled together outfit. I think polka dots would work here too!

3. Jeans. I went with a darker pair of skinny jeans. I think that these need a skinny pant shape. Black ponte pants would be another great option. I have seen wide legs with this, but I am not tall enough to pull it off. 

So, this begs the question would you try this pajama kimono, and if you did how would you style it?

Thanks as always for stopping by and reading my little internet space. I really love all your comments and support you give me here! Enjoy your weekend! We will be moving into our new house and are so excited! Make sure to check out my insta stories to follow along! (@ruthyannie)

Ruth

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<![CDATA[Fall Fashion with Rosegal]]>Wed, 25 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://mylittlenest.org/blog/fall-fashion-with-rosegalSo if you follow me on Instagram you would have seen that last week Millie had another eye episode and it just threw everything off. Coupled with rainy days I did not get any chance to get outside and take pictures. This week though we are on schedule and will be sharing a few posts! I swear when I don't post anything my creative side really starts taking over and I have a ton of outfit ideas and posts!

Today I wanted to share a few (okay more than a few) fall looks that I put together with Rosegal. There were so many options that I just couldn't choose a couple....
Cardigan/ Shoes/ Jeans

I mean aren't these all trending? All are totally wearable too! I love those plaid lace up boots and that rust wool coat? Fall staple right? That pink cardi is the perfect trendy color for fall and I could so wear it next Spring too! I don't think pink is going anywhere.

What are your favorite pieces?

Ruth
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