The wind in my hair and those ALDO boots again.

Revisiting this blog post because it is one of my faves. I loved doing these pictures and playing with my son at the same time, I am quite the multitasker. But still the wind was fierce and my hair did well with that making an epic outfit post. I really can not wait for the weather to be cool enough to bring this joyous outfit back out in the mix. I love a skinny scarf! OK, honestly it is because of the boots. We all know that.


Monday’s we love to hate them. Wishing that it is Friday once again and the weekend is back upon us. Monday that bump in the road. But, it doesn’t have to be. Although it normally is. My Monday’s consist of appointments for a little one, and trying to get caught up on emails and such. Trying to plan meals for the week. Ahh to be an adult. Monday’s I like to dress for my mood. Sometimes colorful and sometimes simple, but never a “Plain Jane”. Today, I pulled the basic button down out of the closet again and instead of jewelry I went for a skinny scarf(which is actually a belt. shsshhh we wont tell anyone that.) and because it was windy as heck outside I brought out my black jacket adorned with my Lorien leaf. Got to represent right?


And I apologize for the weird spot on my shoe. It is some sand, my son took a tumble after his shoe flew off his little foot. It hit my leg and he went down. He is OK, he landed in the grass, I swear toddlers are made of rubber bands.

black and white outfit

It was a nice day out a few times it was over cast and then sunny. It was cool out and very very windy. I’m talking paint with all the colors of the wind kind of windy.


I kind of went with a kind of disheveled kind of look, but also put together. Make sense? It did in my head.

cute outfit

If you have been following this ol bloggeroo for a while you will know I love a good monochrome outfit, and I love adding a pop of color somewhere. I added a pop of color with this great big MANGO bag. It carries everything I mean EVERYTHING. And half is not mine. Nope. #momlife

mango bag, hm, express


Bright bags like the one I have with me can just make the whole outfit look cohesive as if you spent all morning putting the outfit together when really all you did was find what was the cleanest, or what ever you grabbed first. Jeans CHECK, Shirt check, bra double check, bag big enough to carry all of my son’s crap, my crap, and anyone else’s crap.

bag on the ground

Check, check, and CHECK!

monochrome outfit again

He is the reason

He is wearing a cute outfit from Children’s place. We love that store!

no jacekt

I just love a great button down shirt that is no lie now the question is this. Untuck, half tuck, or tucked all the way? According to what I just read in Porter Magazine you should master the art of the half tuck. But, I like my shirts this way too. The half tuck is nice but I think for today’s outfit would defeat that “OH MY GOD IT’S MONDAY, KILL IT WITH FIRE!” look. Yeah?


I mean come on. Look at my hair, does that look like someone who has mastered the “half tuck”? I have but that is neither here nor there.

white and black outfits

Told ya it was windy!

no jacket and ALDO BOOTS

white blouse and black scarf

wind in the hair

I mean this is some epic crazy hair. Like 80’s and early 90’s hair band hair.

windy hairwindy weaterh hair otk boots

leaves of lothlorien

Not Idly do the Leaves of Lorien fall

windy weather

Before you know it, it will be Friday again! Ahhh the weekend!


Steal the style!

Shirt: H&M(similar here and here)

Pants: H&M (similar here and here)

Boots: ALDO(similar ALDO here and budget friendly here)

Sunnies: EXPRESS

Bag: MANGO (similar here)

Scarf: WHite house black Market( similar)

Jacket: TARGET old(similar)

I am also participating in a linkup! From Reasons to dress and I do DeClaire both fab blogs and worth checking out!!!! 🙂

I do deClaire





  • Gabrielle February 9, 2016 at 12:06 PM

    You look UH-mazing! I saw the first snap of this look on your Instagram and thought to myself ‘she is such a model’ 🙂 Hope your week is going well so far Stephanie.

    • Stephanie February 9, 2016 at 8:17 PM

      Thank you so much!!! 🙂 It is going great!!! 🙂 I hope yours is going wonderful as well.

  • Laura February 9, 2016 at 1:05 PM

    You look fab! Windy hair and all! Love those boots!

    • Stephanie February 9, 2016 at 8:18 PM

      Thank you laura! They are amazing!

  • Ginger Wroot February 9, 2016 at 2:42 PM

    Love those boots, that little black tie/scarf somehow makes this whole look perfect! What fun photos!

    • Stephanie February 9, 2016 at 8:21 PM

      Thank you!!! It was such fun!! 🙂

  • Kim February 9, 2016 at 4:02 PM

    Wow, you look absolutely gorgeous! You look super classic and chic and I love the bright pop of color with the bag! Your son is also the cutest accessory ever 😉 Love this look! XO -Kim

    • Stephanie February 9, 2016 at 8:19 PM

      Thank you kim!!! He is isn’t he?

  • alyson February 9, 2016 at 4:26 PM

    You’re awesome — love all the breezy photos, and yes — kids are made of rubber bands!! 🙂


    • Stephanie February 9, 2016 at 8:22 PM

      Thank you alyson! I swear they are made of them they always bounce back

  • Grace Olivia Susan February 10, 2016 at 6:00 AM

    Those boots are incredibly sassy and totally pull this outfit together. Very lovely!

    • Stephanie February 10, 2016 at 1:15 PM

      Thank you very much grace!

  • Eden February 11, 2016 at 3:05 PM

    I love this look for Monday, so chic! The aldo boots really make the outfit and I love your red purse. Have a great day 🙂

    • Stephanie February 12, 2016 at 1:59 PM

      Thank you so much!!!!! 🙂 I love that big ol bag!

  • Molly February 12, 2016 at 4:13 AM

    The tie is subtle, but makes the outfit. So many wonderful pictures! The best are your laughing/smiling pics! So much fun!

    • Stephanie February 12, 2016 at 1:59 PM

      Thanks Molly!!!! You are so sweet! Would never guess that the tie is a belt actually. hahaha.

  • yuka February 12, 2016 at 11:32 AM

    well, now it actually is friday over here, yayyy! you look amazing girl, loving the wind photos!

    • Stephanie February 12, 2016 at 1:58 PM

      Thanks!!!!! 🙂 It is a great friday! 🙂

  • Angie February 16, 2016 at 1:28 PM

    You are DEFINITELY NOT A PLAIN JANE!! I love how you get dressed for your life, and I LOVE those Aldo boots. Seriously, I think I’m going to get them…do you find it difficult to tuck your jeans in…do they jeans bunch?

    And THANK YOU for joining me in the linkup last week and for putting the banner on your blog! GRAZIE GRAZIE GRAZIE!

    • Stephanie February 16, 2016 at 1:47 PM

      You are most welcome!!!! 🙂 They aren’t hard to tuck in, I wear skinny jeans with them. But one of my pairs of HM jeans is a bit more loose around the ankle and thanks to the lovely zipper on the side I could adjest le pants and not have an issue. Love these boots so much it is unhealthy!!!! HAHAHAHA

  • Nicole February 21, 2016 at 3:24 AM

    Beautiful outfit, love the school girl vibes 😉 you always look so chic!

    Girl About Town blog

    • Stephanie February 21, 2016 at 11:24 AM

      Thank you nicole!!! 🙂

  • Gabrielle September 6, 2016 at 6:41 AM

    These boots look so amazing on you – especially worn with jeans!

    • Stephanie September 6, 2016 at 3:02 PM

      Thank you Gabrielle!!


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