<![CDATA[MY LITTLE NEST - Blog]]>Mon, 22 Jan 2018 08:51:38 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Little Black Dress Wishlist]]>Sun, 21 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMThttp://mylittlenest.org/blog/little-black-dress-wishlist
Sequin/ High collar/ Floral/ Embroidery/ Black and White/ Lace

A little black  dress or LBD is a wardrobe staple and a must for any closet.  For me I love finding dresses like these ones from Rosegal that has extra details to make it stand out. I love the chicness (is that a new word I just made up?) of the tulip embroidery and that the flared skirt makes it a little more girly. The floral dress caught my eye because of the pretty print that can be worn year round ( add a sleek black turtleneck for winter!) And that black and white dress with the high slit makes for one sexy and edgy look. A little black dress can take you from Valentines Day to a New Years Eve Party. They are so versatile to wear and with a few added details can really make a statement. 
With Valentines Day right around the corner make sure to check out Rosegal valentines gifts for some great sales (maybe for yourself?!?)

Is there one dress that stands out to you?
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<![CDATA[Faux Fur Sweater]]>Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMThttp://mylittlenest.org/blog/faux-fur-sweaterFaux fur is one of the things I wear that makes me feel glamorous. This sweater from Zaful caught my eye. I love finding ways to wear this in my daily wardrobe instead of just for parties or fun events, because really shouldn't everyday be as glam as you can make it? 
Sweater c/o Zaful
Jeans
 Shoes c/o Cleo Madison
Purse c/o Zaful sold out
T shirt
 necklace

Take away the faux fur from this and you have a regular everyday cardigan. I think the faux fur adds so much texture and some glitz to my outfit. Pieces like these can be worn with so many different outfit combos. It makes it easy to grab it in the morning without putting a thought into what I want to wear. I love the back tie detail that allows you to adjust the length however long  you want it. The texture of the knit and the faux fur is soft and feels luxurious. I think that the cable knit pattern on the front adds some texture and pattern to the cardi while the back has a straight knit and draw s more attention to the tie. I can't get enough of different textures in the winter time. I feel like I'm just trying to keep warm this time of year so the more thick knit sweaters I can put in my closet the better! 

This weekend I am getting my hair cut and I could not be more excited. It's been way too long since I've had a trim. I have some ideas on what I'm going to do so be sure to check out my insta stories to see what I'm thinking about doing! You can follow me @ruthyannie
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Hope you all have a fabulous weekend and thank you for stopping by!

​Ruth

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<![CDATA[Fishnet Bow Socks]]>Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMThttp://mylittlenest.org/blog/fishnet-bow-socksIf you were to ask me one of the cheapest ways to make an impact with an outfit I would normally say jewelry. I do think that it is a huge way to change a whole look. However, I tried these fishnet bow socks from Zaful and now I can add socks to my list....yes socks.
Socks c/o Zaful
Trousers
Blouse (on sale under $10!)
Heels
Purse
Cuff

​​How cute are these? I mean the bow is adorable and I love the little added detail it adds to this look. I think a pair of jeans and sweater with flats or low ankle boots would be a perfectly casual look as well. This is definitely a great look for a business meeting or to wear to work. I love the edginess of the fishnets, but the bows add something to make it cute. 
These socks can be worn higher or lower if needed and have a lot of give to them so they're easy to wear and don't feel tight or restricting.

What do you think? Would you wear a pair of these?

​Ruth
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<![CDATA[Valentines Day Outfit Ideas]]>Mon, 15 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMThttp://mylittlenest.org/blog/valentines-day-outfit-ideas8797991Okay I'll be honest here my hubby and I have never gone out for Valentines Dinner. Okay once it happened and it was an absolute disaster and we were like this is why we don't do this. Anyways we usually stay home and have dinner and drinks in our own home with our two littles. Because I'm at home I usually keep things on the casual and cozy side but also like to look cute....I mean it IS Valentines Day...
Sweater/ Jeans/ Boots

I know the last one is a bit dressier, but I love wearing a pair of trousers instead of jeans sometimes. Being a SAHM I rarely wear anything but jeans so wearing a pair of pants is a definite upgrade. 
And since we're talking about pants can we just talk about the heart embellished jeans?!? I mean how fun are those? 
The pearl embellished sweaters are trending right now and these two on here could take you from winter into spring since they are the perfect spring shade, but will also be practical and keep you warm. If you don't want to show skin in the twist back one throw on a cami underneath and you can cover up as much as you want! Zaful Valentines Day 2018 sale is going on now so be sure to check out their site for some great deals.

Are you a going out on Valentines Day or a stay in and don't bother with the crowds type?

​Ruth
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<![CDATA[Gingham Ruffled Sleeved Top]]>Sun, 14 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMThttp://mylittlenest.org/blog/gingham-ruffled-sleeved-topRuffled sleeves were such a big trend in 2017 and they still trending for 2018. This gingham top from Zaful is trendy, comfortable and adorable. Basically everyone could wear this and would look fashionable.
Blouse c/o Zaful
Jeans
Boots
Necklace
Purse

These tiered ruffles make it unique and every time I've worn it I get a ton of compliments. The gingham is typically a summer pattern, but I love that this has longer sleeves and I think it works for colder months because of the style of it. The fabric is a little on the thicker side so I think wearing it for spring will work. I love finding items that I can wear in different seasons because it makes my money go farther. The ruffles are absolutely what make this top. I think adding a cute leather vest would work as another layer for this top if it's really cold out. 

I am so looking forward to this weekend because it is going to be a long one! We're going to be going to the mountain on Saturday and I am so excited! We're hoping for snow, but not a ton so we can't drive up! Be sure to watch my instastories @ruthyannie for all the shenanigans!

​Ruth
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<![CDATA[Chevron Tights]]>Thu, 11 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMThttp://mylittlenest.org/blog/chevron-tightsSince it's winter I don't normally wear dresses or skirts, but there are those rare occasions that I break one out. When I do I don't like to have bare legs because hello! It's cold! I'm all about these Zaful tights right now because of the pattern and the fact that they are a layer for my legs.
Tights c/o Zaful
Shoes
Dress
Sweater
Watch
Purse c/o DressLily

Okay aren't these tights fun? (and the price is pretty unbelievable too) Yes, they aren't solid color tights, but they do their job as best as they can in the winter and keep my legs a bit warmer. The chevron can go with so many different patterns so I decided to mix it up with stripes. I love that these tights are high waisted, especially with a dress. I don't like wearing the body sucking undergarments but these do a nice job of holding in the stomach if needed. They are really comfy to wear and my girls just loved the fun pattern!

This striped "skirt" is actually a dress. I layered a black turtleneck over it because it's cold out and I like getting the most use out of my wardrobe as possible. Have you tried wearing a sweater over a dress? 
I hope you all are having a fabulous week! 

Ruth
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<![CDATA[Gray Sweater]]>Tue, 09 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMThttp://mylittlenest.org/blog/gray-sweaterThis post has been a long time in the making. I found the perfect sweater from Zaful that made this whole look. Back in the beginning of the year I started following one of my now favorite fashionista bloggers @MissMaryPowers on instagram (you can see her blog here). This look caught my eye and I knew I wanted to re create it because everything about it was perfect. So it took me 9 months to do it but I finally got my look put together! 
Sweater c/o Rosegal sold out similar here and here
Jeans
Ankle boots old similar here
Leather jacket
Purse c/o Dresslily
Fur Scarf

So I realize I totally needed some jewelry in here, a watch or a small necklace even but I'll be honest the week that I took these pictures was brutal over here. Both girls sick, I was sick in bed one day and to top it off I had a migraine and was out for a day. To get these pictures in was a task and I was trying to just look presentable at this point. 

Now, this sweater, I have been wearing on repeat. I love the length of it and how it's so easy to layer. The high slits on the sides show could show off a different print or color if you wanted to layer a top under it. The back stitching just adds another detail to the sweater, which I love. I rolled the sleeves up and you can see that it could show off some serious arm candy. The knit is really thick and warm and this will be in my winter closet rotation for sure! 

Do you have looks that you try to re create that you see on bloggers? 

Thank you all for following along, all your comments and 

Ruth
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<![CDATA[Pink Blush]]>Sun, 07 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMThttp://mylittlenest.org/blog/pink-blushWhen I first saw this top I wasn't sure if it was too out there. I love finding unique pieces but sometimes I like things that might not work. However, a girlfriend of mine actually sent me a picture of it without knowing I had been looking at it and was like this is so you Ruth you have to get it. Done. 
Blouse c/o PinkBlush
Jeans
Shoes (exact under $40)
Purse

So this top is really unique. It might not be for everyone but if you like how it looks you will love it in person. Stripes are such a versatile pattern so I knew that this one would get used. It has so many colors in it and with the way it drapes and falls that is what sets it apart. The V neckline breaks up the pattern and the tie is just a fun unique detail. The tie can be worn high or low because you're able to adjust and tie it! Such a great option because everyone has different waists. The fabric is silky and really light. This is one that can be worn from season to season.
PinkBlush makes such amazing quality pieces that can be worn when pregnant or not. (NOT preggo) Make sure to check out their website because you will not be disappointed and you'll end up with a cart full of adorable items!

Hope you all had a great weekend! I spent Saturday celebrating my grandpa's 91 birthday with my family. It was so neat to surround him with love. Sunday was relaxing and I finally got my kitchen shelves up! Make sure to check out my insta stories today (@ruthyannie) because I'll be posting more pictures!
Enjoy your Monday!

Ruth

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