I’m a clothes hound, I really am. Some people have hobbies, and mine’s the quest for that next awesome outfit – the one that’s going to make me look 5lbs lighter and infinitely more stylish. Yes, a fashion fix is my medicine on a bad day, actually about any day, but who’s keeping track?
You know how I said my mom’s been sick and my teenagers are wreaking havok on my life? Well, there’s been no time for shopping – none – not even online. During this tumultuous time, I had not one, but two CAbi parties scheduled that I had to cancel at a moments notice due to family issues. When I finally got my party in last week, I’ll admit it, I went a little nuts. And funny thing is, CAbi didn’t even know about my mega order BEFORE they invited me to the B.i.G. Event I told you about on the blog Saturday (it’s today by the way…make sure to follow along!). I guess they can tell a fashionista when they see one. No really, I couldn’t help myself. I loved about everything I tried on. Ask my consultant, Lori. I sat and agonized and agonized over how I was going to widdle my order down so my husband wouldn’t go into cardiac arrest when he got the credit card bill! Of course, hosting a party and earning half price items PLUS CAbi dollars goes a long way on the bottom line. That’s why you should have a party!
So, I just got the email confirmation that my order shipped — oh, joy! You know I’ll be wearing the items on the blog, but I just couldn’t wait that long to share them with you. Here they are, my picks from CAbi’s 2o14 spring collection and the recently released A NEW DAY collection.
Seriously, all my friends were fighting over who was going to be the one to order the “Mum Cami”. You see we all live in the same subdivision and belong to the same club, so we have this little thing about not wanting to own the same pieces of clothing in fear we’ll show up to a party in the same outfit. Don’t tell them, but that didn’t stop me. I had to get this little number. The fresh eye-popping color looks great on every skin type and drapey material hides the muffin top perfectly. It can me worn alone or as a layering piece. Easily the most popular piece with my girlfriends!
I love, love, love this easy open-knit Seaside Pullover sweater paired with the Deconstructed Brett Jeans. In fact, when I tried this outfit on at the party, I didn’t want to it off! The dolman sleeves on the sweater add the perfect amount of playful styling while the distressing on the jeans makes for an effortless “I’m a hip and trendy soccer mom” look. And an extra bonus – the jeans have a little stretch in them, so they’re not all stiff when you sit down! Perfection!
The tribal look is everywhere, and that’s what attracted me to this New Scarf Top. Then I put it on and I was sold. The front is a drapey silk material, while the back is a comfy knit. I wear it with a little side tuck and it looks fab!
My problem is my mid-section, and when I find tops that don’t show any bulges and fit the sisters, I buy them, especially when they’re as cute and stylish as these. When the hot summer weather comes, I’ll be set in these little tops. They’ll look great with capris and shorts. The perfect go-to’s. I love the lace detailing on the IT Girl Cami, the print on the Geo Cami and how about the super cute vintage fringe on the Cabana Cover Up?
This gorgeous light weight Batik Slip Dress is will be perfect for any summer day. It can easily be dressed up or dressed down so it can go from a lunch with the girlfriends to a date night with the hubby.
I’ve wanted a white pant suit for years now, but I’ve not been able to pull the trigger. The Everly Jacket and Pant put me over. When my friends saw me in it, they all went crazy. I really did feel like a million bucks in it. What I love most about it is the unique linen fabric that has a STRETCH. It’s the same look as regular linen, but it’s so much more comfy. It looked gorgeous with the IT Girl Cami underneath. The wider leg flowy pants have that perfect look of sophisticated style. I cannot wait to wear this suit!
Last but not least, workout wear. Try as I may, many days I go to the gym and find myself still in my workout clothes at days end. So if you’re going to be living in it, it better be stylish, right? The Spacedye Crop Pant and the Spacedye Reversible Jacket are made of this awesome tech fabric and the styling is so slimming. Spacedye trim is all the rage in workout wear these days, so I’ll look right on trend.
** This post was sponsored by CAbi. All opinions are my own based on my own experience.