<![CDATA[                My Little Nest - Blog]]>Wed, 26 Jul 2017 07:43:18 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[Tulle Skirt Two Ways]]>Tue, 25 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://mylittlenest.org/blog/tulle-skirt-two-ways
A tulle skirt isn't a new trend in fact when pinteresting it it's been around for a few years. I haven't bought one though because they have always been extra "foofy" (what Sophia calls it). I found this one at H&M for $20 and wore it to my brothers wedding with a white beaded crop top and floral heels. It's a fun girly look that doesn't have all the poofiness of other tulle skirts. Sadly it is sold out now, but I wanted to show how versatile this skirt is by adding some edge with black lace up peep toes and also showing a more dressy girly look with black heels.
Skirt H&M sold out similar here and here pearl option here
Top
Heels
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Heels

Both my girlies wanted to join me in a picture and they turned out so cute I had to share them with you all!
I think this light pastel pink is the perfect color for spring and summer and unexpectedly fall. Yup that's right! It's only a month or so away, basically right around the corner and I do think that it would go well with rust, maroon or navy and a pair of ankle boots. I love that it's easy to wear and can be worn in so many different ways. 
So what way do you prefer? Edgy or girly?

​Ruth
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<![CDATA[Block Heels]]>Sun, 23 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://mylittlenest.org/blog/block-heels
One of the hottest trends that I am seeing for the second time in my life (yes I am in my mid 30s) is the block heel trend. I wasn't sure if I would ever want to wear them again, however I saw these and now that I have them have realized they are the stylish "mom" shoes of heels. Why? Because you can balance a child on one hip, coffee in your hand and not worry about twisting an ankle or tripping when walking. 
Heels c/o DressLily
Dress thrifted similar here and here
Earrings c/o HappinessBoutique
Bracelet c/o SixSistersBeadworks
Purse sold out c/o SammyDress

Okay so wearing heels  while running around with kiddos is not a go to for me. However, the block heel is definitely a different kind of heel that is effortlessly stylish and won't have me falling on my face running after a kiddo. No standing on a teeny heel width can ever do that. I think these are going to be a perfect shoe for Fall as well. The velvety texture and deep wine color are going to be right on trend and paired with tights these will transition nicely. Until then though it's all about dresses and skirts and bare legs!

Have you bought a block heeled shoe yet?

​Ruth

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<![CDATA[Guest Posting on Jersey Girl Texan HeartI]]>Fri, 21 Jul 2017 20:25:42 GMThttp://mylittlenest.org/blog/guest-posting-on-jersey-girl-texan-heartiI've been really quiet over here this last week. I had a UTI and it really did a number on me. I'll be back to posting regularly next week. In the meantime you can check out my guest post over on Jersey Girl Texan Heart as she is in Norway on vacation! Make sure to check it out because it is a fun and cute DIY project!
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<![CDATA[Summer Trends to try]]>Mon, 17 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://mylittlenest.org/blog/summer-trends-to-tryI have been trying a few trends so far this summer and I wanted to share my favorite ones that anyone can try!

1. Off the shoulder dress.
2. tennis shoes
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Probably one of the biggest trends this summer is anything off the shoulder. The combo of pairing a dress with tennis shoes is another big athleisure trend that is still going strong from last season!

3. Embroidery.
Anything embroidered is trending and it's a bonus if you can mix trends like off the shoulder, bell sleeves or cut off shorts with it!

4. Striped high waist wide leg pants.
Basically a high rise cullotte. They need to hit in the right place (just above the ankle to mid shin) and it's a great way to show off a pair of trendy bow slides, espadrilles or metallic shoes. 

​5.One shoulder.
6. Ruffles
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Again two trends but I found one item that has both! Score! A sleek one shoulder is a fun look that can be worn in a fancy dress to a casual t shirt.

What do you think of these trends? Have you tried any?

Ruth
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<![CDATA[Trending: Stars]]>Fri, 14 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMThttp://mylittlenest.org/blog/trending-starsStars are becoming a big trend so I decided I just wanted to jump on it and find a cute star item. Rosegal sent me this top and it totally was what I was looking for. Skinny distressed jeans, my double buckle belt and a pair of metallic fabulous heels makes this a fun look for dinner and drinks. 
Shirt c/o Rosegal
Jeans old similar
Heels silver option gold option
Belt c/o Zaful sold out similar
Purse c/o Sammydress

As much as I love this top and think it's so cute the top is a little see through. I wish it was lined or a bit thicker fabric so you wouldn't have to wear anything underneath it. You can wear a nude bra underneath and it doesn't show too much but a cami makes it completely covered. It is light and airy and very cool so the sleeves are fine for these warm summer days. I also love the little button detailing on the arm sleeves. I also like that the stars aren't everywhere so it still can be worn as a neutral piece. 
For really hot days while running errands or out at the playground I'd pair this with lace up black sandals and cutoff shorts.
What do you think? Are you going to try the star trend?

I am extremely busy with my brothers wedding coming up tomorrow and out of town family now in town so I have not been posting as much this week here or on social media. I know everything will calm down and be back on routine next week but for now I'm trying to enjoy the moments with family! 
Thank you all for following along here!

Ruth 
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<![CDATA[70s Maxi Skirt]]>Sun, 09 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://mylittlenest.org/blog/70s-maxi-skirtI don't own a lot of long skirts but the ones I do have are minis or to the knee, so I wanted to try and expand my small collection with a long one. Rosegal sent me this skirt and it was everything I was looking for.
Skirt c/o Rosegal
Tank
Shoes similar here and here (under $30!)
Tote from last year similar here and here

​The high waist, striped, multi colored skirt is perfect for the 70s revival trend going on. This is a great option for any wardrobe because it's easy to just throw on with a neutral tank, a pair of slides and go. Of course a pair of wedges (like I did here) or heels would make this dressy and great for a casual dinner date. This will also be a great piece of clothing for Fall, I know I know we just hit summer but....it's just a few months away! Paired with ankle boots and a cropped sweater would be a great cozy option. If you have cool summer evening this could easily be worn with a simple jean jacket.

This week my brother is getting married! I will only be posting twice this week since there's quite a bit going on. Make sure to follow me on insta (@ruthyannie) to follow along and see what we're up to this week!

Happy Monday!

Ruth 
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<![CDATA[Michael Hill Jewelry]]>Thu, 06 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://mylittlenest.org/blog/michael-hill-jewelry3548020This post is sponsored by Michael Hill Jewelry all thoughts and opinions are my own.

This is my second look with Michael Hill Jewelry. You can see my picks post here and my first look post here. 

The second necklace they sent me is a gold crescent with chain and I decided to go all out dressy for this look.
Necklace c/o Michael Hill Jewelry
Dress old Rachel Roy similar here and here
Shoes
Clutch

I wanted to go all out to show how this simple necklace can really pull a whole look together. I think this is appropriate for a summer wedding, dressy event or a classy date night. 
I love the length of this necklace with a deep v. It hits in literally the perfect spot. The gold plated chain is strong but not heavy and because of the size and shape of the crescent makes this the perfect accessory. 

This gold crescent is such a classic look and I know this necklace will definitely be worn year round for years. Michael Hill Jewelry has  beautiful quality pieces so if you are looking for a gorgeous accessory definitely take a look at their collections!

Hope you all enjoy your weekend!
​Ruth
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<![CDATA[Flamingo Tote for Summer]]>Wed, 05 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://mylittlenest.org/blog/flamingo-tote-for-summerSummer is here and that means lakes, swimsuits, rivers, picnics, sunnies, shorts, sandals and totes. Straw totes are everywhere right now and the one I decided on is quite literally the cutest little thing.
Zaful sent me this bag to review.
Tote (sold out) similar here c/o Zaful
Dress old similar other option
Necklace
Sandals
This is my typical momiform of summer. Easy dress to throw on, a pair of flats and to top it off a cute flamingo tote. I love the shades of pink and the inside of it is lined with pink striped fabric. Big enough to hold a good book, a few snacks, my wallet, phone and ahem my reading glasses. Yup it happened. Thankfully they now have transitional lenses so I don't have that bifocal line on my glasses like my grandma did...
But back to the tote. The straw is really strong and the handles actually have wire in them so they don't just flop over, which as a mom you have to be ready to grab pretty much anything at a moments notice including your purse...

I realized that over the last week I have had three purse posts....I sometimes get on certain fashion kicks and don't realize it until later. I promise I'll be having other items up on the blog next week!
Hope you all enjoy your weekend!

​Ruth 
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