RACK of STYLE
As a young gal growing up in the world of retail, I hopped on the fashion train way too early. Despite my efforts to destroy any evidence of some of my early fashion choices, hints of my styling efforts creep up every now and then. Thankfully, I have found the straight and narrow of the styling world – in other words, I know how to work a closet! Check back each week for glimpses of my favorite fabrics, colors, and go-to styling tips!
Well, our 65 degree weekend quickly turned into a snow filled Monday morning. Mom and I decided to snuggle up in some of our favorite ShopNational pajamas. (Of course, Timmy wanted to join the coffee party!)
Since becoming a mama, I am all for cute and matching pajamas. Because – let’s be honest – I stay in them for most of the weekend! Additionally, I read some profound advice that choosing a pajama set actually commits your body and mind to sleep. Having unique and “special” clothes just for bed is apparently supportive of healthy sleep habits – sign me up!
I chose our Comfy Pointelle Knit Pajamas for a relaxed and lightweight look. For just a little more warmth (and a touch of glam), it’s our Rose Pajamas for Mom. Which set do you prefer? Share your comments with me below.
Cheers to a great week,
In the Carolinas, layers are everything. We will go to bed in 45 degree weather and spend our lunchtime absorbing beautiful sunshine and 72 degrees of bliss. During this particular season, we opt for flowing tunics, easy-to-wear crops or leggings, and all the light jackets.
Last week, my mom and I took a stroll around my neighborhood and prepared for our jaunt with some of our favorite National pieces. I opted for a bright rain jacket (just in case we saw a shower) and UltraSofts crops, layered atop an UltraSofts tank. Mom went for an athleisure look, comfortable in her printed leggings (currently on sale!) and a black tunic.
What are your favorite strolling looks? Share how you dress for the changing weather in the comment section below.
Happy (almost) Spring,
‘Tis the season for easy breezy comfort! Here in Wilmington, the mornings are cool and afternoons sunny – that perfect blend of 60 to 75 degrees I seemingly wait for all year. We’re still reaching for a sweater a few times a week, but the afternoon sun means short sleeves and comfortable pants for the remainder of the day!
Below are a few of my favorite options for Spring. Our lightweight denim pant is a cool alternative to a traditional denim jean, and our UltraSofts selections blend comfort with style for an easy-to-wear look all season long.
Which of these is your favorite? Share your selection with me in the comment section, and let me know what’s in store for you as warmer days trickle into the forecast!
This past weekend, we caught a glimpse of a blooming Dogwood tree (North Carolina’s state tree, to be exact)! Last night, my husband and I sat outside by our fire pit and heard the sounds of crickets and frogs – precious reminders that warmth is around the corner.
Growing up, I could count on one dominant color to grace my mother’s wardrobe: stunning shades of pink! This is such an easy color to wear. Choose a blouse and couple it with a white tank and denim, or pop bright shades as an accessory against a solid color top. Soften the look by selecting grey bottoms and a dusty rose, a beautiful option for the transition to spring.
Inspired by Lynda’s love of color, I decided to feature National’s newest products in various shades of pink. Which of these is your favorite? Shop our selections by clicking on images below.
Cheers to bright and happy,
Yesterday afternoon, my husband and I took our daughter for a stroll near our house. We live fairly close to some restaurants and shops (which meant I had a hard time keeping up with Daddy and Daughter)! My eye was drawn to beautiful outfits lining every window of our walk – all on sale as winter comes to a close.
Here at ShopNational.com, we have some exquisite pieces on sale. As we ready for Spring, find a few additions to your closet that can transition you into the season and stay with you next winter! Click on the images below for a few of my favorites.
I’m peering out of my office window and soaking in the joy of warm rays and blue skies – finally! Today feels like a little taste of Spring, and with another baby cold under our parenting belts, I am welcoming the change in weather.
While today feels certainly feels like a glimpse of what’s to come, I am not ready to pack up the cold weather clothes just yet. ‘Tis the season for layering up as we transition from cool to warm and back again! During February and March, I piece together outfits that give a nod to the beautiful days ahead by selecting bright and cheerful colors.
Below are a few of my favorites – simply click on the image for more product details! Which of these is your favorite for Spring? Share your pick with me in the comment section below.
Cheers to color!
As a new mom, I stare at my closet and choose what is 1) easy and 2) comfortable. My favorite option when the weather permits? A casual dress!
As we near warmer months, I’m shifting my easy-to-wear dresses to the front of my closet. They serve as the quickest go-to and allow me to feel relaxed and stylish – all at once. During cooler months, I often pair a casual dress with an oversized sweater cardigan and boots. Throw on some textured tights, and you have a complete look that will keep you warm if needed! As spring rolls in, I’ll couple my dress with a colorful scarf to add texture and style.
How do you style your favorite dress? Share your ideas with me in the comment section below.
Our newest selections for the season are now available at ShopNational.com, and I am swooning over the comfort, color and silhouette of our casual options.
You may not know this random fact, but I am 5’10” (when I stand up straight!) and have a very long torso. As such, I gravitate towards ponchos and love wearing a longer tunic with jeans or leggings. This year, our designers at National have turned up that common pairing to bring bright, fun style to our closets.
Pair our terry poncho with a black legging for a monochromatic look, or throw it on top of the printed leggings for a more unique and colorful ensemble. (To bring in more color, layer one of our UltraSoft tanks beneath)! Wear our asymmetrical top with jeans, black tapered pants, or printed leggings. Consider layering a sheer white scarf to complete your look!
Click on the above images for more product details, and share what you love most about these styles in the comment section below.
Though it’s hard to tell right now, warmer months are around the corner. The transition to spring in the Carolinas requires a few layers….and some color!
This year’s spring selections are easy to style, comfortable to wear, and perfect to transition. Choose from a simple solid color with a bold accessory, or opt for a floral print or embellishment. Pair with dark leggings and complement with statement earrings or a simple lariat necklace for a fresh and cheerful look.
Click below and get inspired for the new season! What are some of your favorite selections for the warm weather ahead of us? Share your go-to styles in the comment section below.
Friends – we got SNOW! While this may seem like a normal occurrence to some and a nuisance to others, in the Carolinas, it’s such a treat! Even the coastal regions of our beautiful state received a big helping of perfectly white powder. Late Thursday afternoon, the snow began to fall and we’ve been surrounded by a wintry wonderland ever since.
After galavanting through a snow globe of an afternoon, we enjoyed the rest of the weekend hunkered down in our pajamas. By the glow of a warm fireplace with hot cocoa in hand, we relished every bit of this winter weather. The weekend inspired me to share some of my favorite pajamas (some of which are currently on sale!) with you, so you too can join in on the cozy.
Click on the images to shop my favorites, so you can be ready for the next wintry weekend!