September 19, 2013

downeast basics

While this certainly isn't a fashion blog, I do really like clothes. I wouldn't call myself a fashionista or, really, even someone totally stylish on a daily basis. But I do like to dress comfortably with a bit of style. As a mom of two rowdy boys, the clothes I wear have to fit to cover all my "areas". I have a middle-figure body type and low-rise jeans are my arch nemesis. Nothing worse than bending over to pick up Frederick just to have my backside hanging out. So I like to stick with mid-rise skirts or jeans, looser tops and comfortable flats. That's my day-to-day wardrobe and I'm not ashamed of it. It's all about finding what colors and styles work best on my body, not that beautiful girl on Pinterest who has dark brown cropped hair, blue eyes and wears a size 2.
In my opinion, it's all about starting with some great basics. Yep, we all need comfortable striped tees, pencil skirts and affordable accessories in our lives. I created this little mood board centered around a more dressy outfit that I would wear to church. I work with the Primary children so I have to be able to sit in tiny chairs, pick up 4-year-olds and sometimes touch my head, shoulders, knees AND toes . . . so no crazy tight dress or 4-inch heels will do.

DownEast Basics recently asked me to be their Guest Stylist this month on their website so go check it out here to see my picks. DownEast is a really great place to get the "look for less". See that gorgeous Kate Spade necklace in my mood board? Well, I can't afford to spend $148 on it but DownEast has a necklace with a similar color scheme for $20. Can't beat that! They also just relaunched their blog so go take a peek at that as well.


  1. I love Down East. I shopped there a few years ago when i was in the states....too bad we don´t have it here in Germany!
    PS: I think you have great style, i love to "steal" ideas from you. :)

  2. I know you read missed the mark with this! You are awesome with cooking and decorating, but sorry....

    1. Well, everyone has their opinion and you don't have to like my style. If you're looking for cute fashion blogs, there are a lot out there!

    2. Ha! What a comment. You have great, style Liz. ;) don't mind me stalking your blog as I look for recipes.

  3. I LOVE this outfit! Seriously Liz, you have incredible style! Fashion, home decor, food, graphic design. Lizzy Lou for the win on this one!!!


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