Guest Post: Welcome Laurie Syphard to the blog today. Laurie is a stay-at-home-mom, freelancer, and stylist for Stella & Dot. She’s here today to share some summer jewelry tips and to host a giveaway! Thanks Laurie. 🙂
Hi ladies! I’m so excited to share some simple summer styling tips with you! Like many multi-tasking mommas I know, my “style” is often very close to the bottom of my to-do list… I usually throw on my jewelry or a cute scarf at the very last minute, as I head out the door to a play date, my weekly trip to Target, or an occasional lunch with a girlfriend (sans-kids).
So… when I think of summer, I think of super-comfortable outfits that can transition from morning playground time with my two-year-old daughter to a casual afternoon meet-up with a friend or even dinner out with my husband. I am the first person to admit that I put Comfort — with a capital C– on a very tall pedestal when I choose an outfit; my summer wardrobe mainly consists of simple tees and tanks paired with Bermuda shorts or maxi skirts 🙂 That being said; I have found that an updated jewelry and accessories wardrobe can really take a simple “mom outfit” up a few notches and turn it into a stylish, on-trend look for a long, hot summer and even early fall.
One of my favorite, go-to pieces at the moment is Stella & Dot’s Triple Wrap Bracelet (stay tuned below for a giveaway!), which comes in five colors. It really stands out against an otherwise simple outfit. Wrap bracelets have been really popular this spring, with women stacking several single wraps together and also mixing them with metals, such as the Gilded Arrow Bangle or the celebrity-coveted and rather edgy Renegade Cluster Bracelet. In fact, lots of women are wearing minimal earrings and necklaces and instead loading up on stacked bracelets, and having “arm parties” (fun and easy, right!?)
Fiona Bib Necklace
If you’re not into too much going on at your wrists, a bold pop of color in a statement necklace with minimal earrings is also very much on trend. My two favorite statement pieces from Stella & Dot’s summer collection are the neutral Fiona Bib Necklace and the vintage-inspired Jolie Necklace; both of which can be worn on a bare neck or over a fun print. I like how clean and classic the Fiona Bib is and it’s super lightweight… and the Jolie is a lot of necklace but it also adds a lot of personality and looks great over stripes and dotted prints. Whether you go with neutral tones or bright colors, you really can’t go wrong with a statement necklace… it’s bold and so fun to wear.
Navy Ikat Handbag
When in doubt, or if you’re not feeling too many accessories, grab a stylish bag (which can double as a diaper bag if you have a little one) and you’re good to go. I can’t tell you how many compliments I’ve had on my Navy Ikat “How Does She Do It” – this bag is really mom-friendly with all of the pockets and the prints are so cute they’ve literally been on backorder for most of the spring. Thankfully, Stella & Dot is restocking all of the patterns and they’ll be available very soon so they can be used by stylish mommas at the beach and pool all summer.
Hopefully some of these tips are helpful to many of you out there who are busy moms on the go, yet want to look simply summer chic.
And now for some fun! A chance to win!
Laurie has set up a special “Mystery Hostess” online sales event just for Motherhood Unadorned readers. If you’re interested in shopping the Stella & Dot summer collection, please do so via this link http://www.stelladot.com/ts/shmq5
Anyone who buys between now and June 30 will be entered to win ALL of the hostess rewards–FREE JEWELRY–that are generated from the event. Awesome!
And here’s the free Motherhood Unadorned Stella & Dot Giveaway!
Use this Rafflecopter Form below to enter to win a Turquoise Triple Wrap Bracelet (Retail Value $59). Enter today through June 30th. Winner will be announced on Monday, July 1st!