Monday, July 6, 2015

Little White Dress


LBD, I have a confession: I am cheating on you with the LWD. The truth is, I think there is enough room for both of you in my life but now that summer is here, I am in need of more little white dresses. I hope you understand. 

I believe every woman should have a white dress in their closet. Easy to dress up and down, it's versatile and can be worn to casual outings or snappy-chic summer parties. Lately, I've really gravitated toward white, well everything, which is nuts considering I have a five-month old but you know what — washing machines. I'm loving white blazers, pants, waistcoats and of course, dresses.  I'm going to embrace it, for now. We'll see how things go when she gets more mobile. Here's how I wore my LWD while I ran errands over the weekend.  

{Dress: Gap Little Rock (avail in store), Shoes: Sam Edelman, Hat: J.Crew, Bag and sunnies: Kate Spade, Bracelet and earrings: Dillard's, Belt: Banana Republic}
xo

Friday, July 3, 2015

Midi Moments


Ah yes, the midi skirt. (Insert praising hands emoji) It's my chic answer to capris. When you're a mother and constantly bending down, getting your baby in and out of the car...etc., you don't want to show everyone Christmas in July because well, that's very un-chic and frankly, no one wants to see what's happening under here right now. #realtalk 

As part of my workday wardrobe capsule, which I'll be posting about next week, I included several midi length skirts and dresses. I know these are having a moment right now and I am embracing it with open arms. What's not to love? The midi is flattering, feminine and chic. The key to wearing these well is of course, fit. (Tailoring is so key, people.) Since there is a lot going on with the bottom half already, pair with a fitted top. The button-up was perfect for the office, and I've also paired with a crop (because it's high-waisted) for a night out. Demure with a lovely silhouette, the midi is a multi-seasonal staple.   

P.S. Could someone remind me to please wear a little blush and lipstick next time? 

{Skirt, top and bag: Banana Republic, Shoes: Nine West, Glasses: Kate Spade, Arm Party: F21, Banana Republic, Kristin Todd}

xo

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Must-Have Summer Dresses from Gap Little Rock


When it comes to summer style, I say yes to the dress.  Now and forever, dresses are the ultimate staple in a summer wardrobe. From fit and flare to light-weight cotton maxis, these are a zip-and-go option that are versatile for the office and the weekend. 

Here are my favorite must-have summer dresses from Gap Little Rock: 

{From left to right}
Black cami dress: $49.95
V-neck maxi: $79.95
Indigo tank shirtdress: $59.95
White dress: $69.95

*This post is sponsored by Gap Little Rock. All opinions are my own. 



Friday, May 1, 2015

Ferrell

I am thrilled to officially introduce you to our baby girl, Ferrell Rachael McGrew. For those of you who follow me on Instagram, you've probably already seen enough. Ha! But just in case you want to see more, here you go.

Ferrell was born on Feb. 12, 2015 just after midnight weighing six pounds and 11 ounces. She is absolute perfection and stole our hearts the second we met her. Everything I've heard about the first few months is absolutely true: It's hard, wonderful, exhausting, indescribably joyful and totally worth every second of the nearly 10 months it took for her to arrive.  I'm so incredibly blessed during this season of life and thank God every day for giving me this healthy and gorgeous family. Maternity leave wraps today and I head back to work Monday. I'll be posting about my simplified morning routine and the latest adoption of the wardrobe capsule craze. I am officially on board. Stay tuned. 
A photo posted by Sandra McGrew (@sandramcgrew) on

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xo 

Sunday, April 26, 2015

The Jogger

Heeeyyy! I'm back! If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you've already been introduced to the newest love in my life: my daughter, Ferrell. I'll formally introduce her on LRBS in the next couple of days. Right now, I'm soaking up every single second I have with this munchkin during my last few days of maternity leave. 

Before I head back to work at SoirĂ©e, though, I've had to make a few wardrobe updates because I just grew a human, you know, in my body.  During this season of my life, it's all about simplicity and comfort for me. When you have an almost three-month-old in tow, you strive for comfort but don't want to don yoga pants ALL day, especially at the office. Say hello to the jogger pant from Gap Little Rock. Two words: elastic waist. Not familiar with these? All you need to know are these are REALLY comfortable pants that are acceptable to wear to places away from the sofa and a yoga mat.

When asked to style the jogger, I opted to pair with a boyfriend tee and blazer to add a little structure to the look. Include a pop of color for a finishing touch and you have a casually cool outfit perfect for a day at work that can also take you straight through happy hour. Mazel.

Style tip: Pair with cool sneaks, a baseball cap and a denim jacket for a more relaxed look. 
{Pants: Gap Little Rock, Tee: Target, Shoes: Zara, Sunnies: House of Harlow, Blazer: Banana Republic}

xo


*This post was sponsored by Gap Little Rock. All opinions are my own. 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Pregnancy Style: Draping the Bump


Full disclosure: This photo was taken a couple of months ago. These days I am not feeling quite as chic with the beachball belly, waddle and kankles that accompany my outfits the remaining minutes of my pregnancy. I will say, I am still rocking these pieces on the reg, though. The classic white-button up, courtesy of my husband, was a genius idea thanks to Emily from Cupcakes and Cashmere. M has a zillion of them and I wear two to three of these shirts a week. On this particular day, I opted for what I'm going to describe as a 'Hans Solo inspired look' and you know what - I'm going to rep' it. This camel wrap with leather trim was a great purchase as I can wear it open or belted now during my pregnancy and definitely after.  
{Wrap: Dillard's, Leggings: ASOS Maternity, Boots: Banana Republic: Bag: Kate Spade NY, Sunnies: House of Harlow, Bracelets: F21, Kristin Todd and Banana Republic}
Heyyyyyy....there's a baby in there! 

xo

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Spring Picks From Gap Little Rock


It seems spring has already arrived here in the south, and I'm not complaining. I popped into Gap Little Rock late last week and pulled a few of my must-have transition pieces to accommodate for these cool mornings and warm afternoons. Three words: Those loafers though.

Here are my five favorite things from Gap Little Rock's latest spring collection:

1.  Predictable, I know, but I can't say no to a navy dress. This three-quarter sleeve pleated dress is ON POINT. ($74.95)
2.  Waiting to order a half size up, but these loafers will be a staple for me this spring, especially as I'm toting around an infant. Classic, stylish and comfortable. Note: These look more orange on the web, but they're actually a beautiful cognac color in person. ($64.95)
3. Military-inspired jacket. Enough said. Need it. Get it. Wear it throughout the entire year. ($88)
4. I just loved this happy yellow slouchy sweater for spring. It's lightweight and a great layering piece. ($49.95)
5. These new resolution true skinny jeans are the jam! They are mid-rise and have a little extra stretch to them. I'm waiting for the baby to de-board and then I'll be on a mission to fit into these. Lots of different washes avail. ($69.95)




**This post is sponsored by Gap Little Rock. All opinions are my own.