Tag Archives: Pattern

Style The Bump

2014 is definitely going to be a new year for the Cleek/Wards! In February, we’ll be welcoming a new addition to the family. We’re 23 (going on 24) weeks pregnant and couldn’t be more excited for our new adventure!

When these first couple of photos were taken I was at that “awkward” stage. I hate to use that word but for me, I was trying to figure out this new bod! It’s not that I wanted to hide my bump, it’s just that I didn’t have that big, beautiful belly to show off yet. It’s also a time where (if you’re pregnant) some of you may not have shared your news with the world yet. Here are a few great ways that helped me conceal the little seed growing inside.

Now I realize this didn’t start out as a pregnancy blog and most of my readers probably aren’t pregnant. Be assured that I’m still going to be blogging about style and fun ways to put things together, I just won’t be flying solo in the photos for the next few months!

Stretchy skirt and loose top

I had a last-minute event to go to and no evening outfits that fit right!
This stretchy skirt and loose, graphic tank were exactly what I needed.
(17 weeks)

Stretchy Skirt

(17 weeks)

Empire waist dress with stretchy band

Stretchy waist band, an obvious and super comfortable must!
Opt for a dress with an empire waist.
(17 weeks)

This is a life saver! By using The Belly Belt you can still fit into your regular jeans!

The Belly BeltThe Belly BeltThe Belly Belt

Step One: Button the one side of The Belly Belt to your pants …
Step Two: Choose from a number of buttons to attach the belt …
Step Three: Throw your shirt over your zipper and voila! No maternity clothes necessary!
(A longer shirt works best because you probably won’t be able to zip your pants all the way up.)

Baby Bump and Sweater Dress

When the time comes, don’t be afraid to show off that beautiful bump! You’ve got a human growing inside there and that’s pretty amazing! Throw on a sweater dress with some boots and you’ll be an instant (not to mention comfy) hot mama!
(23 weeks)

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Screw the LBD

Okay, okay… so everyone COULD use a Little Black Dress in their closet from time to time, but wouldn’t it be much more fun to step out in one of these little numbers?! Patterns, geometric shapes, cutouts and fun colors seems to be gracing the pages of magazines like crazy these days, and not just in clothing, jewelry too!  Paying attention to the details can help set your look out from the rest. So next time you’ve got a hot date or a fun night out on the town, step out in something bold and leave your little black dress at home (it could use a break).

Dress By - BCBG

Dress By – BCBG

Dress By - BCBG

Dress By – BCBG

Dress By - BCBG

Dress By – BCBG

Dress By - BCBG

Dress By – BCBG

Dress By - Rebecca Minkoff

Dress By – Rebecca Minkoff

Dress By - Rebecca Minkoff

Dress By – Rebecca Minkoff

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This Red Skirt

I’m pretty sure when I bought this skirt it sat quietly in the closet. I loved it, but I wasn’t sure what to pair red with! Now I see that it’s pretty versatile. Browns, blues, sparkle or stripes … Which is your favorite?

Red Skirt and Blue Top

Red skirt, navy sequin top and patterned sweater.

Red skirt with purple, ruffled tank and brown belt.

Red skirt with brown stripes

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A Modern Twist On Nautical

Try mixing and matching patterns in your closet, you might be surprised what you come up with! I love the look of this paisley halter with striped jacket. Paired with an armful of bangles, nautical feels like it’s been turned upside down and given a new fresh look.

Stripe Jacket With Pattern Shirt

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A New Year. A New You.

It’s a new year, which means a new you! Fashion isn’t about looking a certain way, it’s about feeling a certain way. This year, bring out that inner fashionista, the dare-devil or the flower child that makes you feel good. Try something new. Be someone different. You may be surprised by the confidence it brings out!

Over the weekend I had the pleasure of working with Rebecca Gibbons Pandit ( blogger at Tech In Real Life ). Not only did we push the envelope with her style, but we came up with some pretty fun and slightly different ways to pair items you might have hanging around in your closet. Although I’m pretty sure most of you don’t own a pair of these killer British flag tights, how fun are they?! We paired these up with some cute black shorts and other accessories. The final results are rockin.

Close up of pattern tights with white shirt, vest and tie

With an armload of bangles…

Pattern Tights with white shirt, vest and tie

a button up collared shirt, tie and vest …

Plaid jacket and British flag tights

or a plaid jacket!

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You Style The Day Wrap Up

Big thanks to everyone who participated in You Style the Day! I thought it would be great to see all of you beautiful and stylish ladies together in one post. Be sure to click on the images below and read what each gal had to say!

Here they are in no particular order:

Jennipher, Pretty in Purple

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Rhea's cherry dress

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Printed sweater and dress

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Stripe top with red jacket and gold, sparkly skirt

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Trish's Sparkle And Shine

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Elaine's Earrings

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Black tank, sparkling necklace, grey pants and black DVF sandals

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Lisa shows off her sparkly bangles and ring

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Linda's outfit

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Bubble Gum Babe

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Sarah's Steampunk Vest

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Kristen's Pop of Pink

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Animal print rubber boots

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Trish's Cream Colored Mix

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Pearls + Zippers + Camo

The other day I rolled out of bed and said “I need camouflage pants!” Paired with pearls and zippers, this lovely lady-like look blends hard and soft styles together, setting it apart from the rest.

Camouflage, Pearls and Zippers

Samira 13 Jewelry

Jewelry from Samira 13 Fine Jewelry (Los Angeles, CA)

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You Style The Day – Trish’s Cream Colored Mix

I love the layering of patterns in this outfit, not to mention the neutral color palette. Trish shows us that we can still be flashy and fun without having to wear bright colors! Thanks for sharing!

Trish in Cream

Feeling inspired to share a look of your own? Anyone can participate in the “You Style The Day” category. Email a photo, brief description and tell me which look from my blog you were inspired by! Click here for more info.

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You Style The Day – Trish’s Sparkle & Shine

What’s even better than a cold drink on a hot day? How about a cute outfit (with matching straw) to lounge about in!

If there’s one thing my mom loves it’s sparkle, and today she is sharing a look that I just LOVE! Color and sparkles all rolled into one … along with a pina colada accessory, YUM! What a fun way to dress up a pair of shorts. Thanks for sharing!

Trish's Pina Colada

Trish's colorful sparkles

Feeling inspired to share a look of your own? Anyone can participate in the “You Style The Day” category. Email a photo, brief description and tell me which look from my blog you were inspired by! Click here for more info.

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You Style The Day – Rhea’s Cool Cherries

Love it! Today we’ve got Rhea, from Regina, rocking some super cool cherries. Love the entire look from head to toe. Check out those booties! Thanks for sharing Rhea!

Rhea's cherry dress

Rhea's booties

Rhea's bracelet

Feeling inspired to share a look of your own? Anyone can participate in the “You Style The Day” category. Email a photo, brief description and tell me which look from my blog you were inspired by! Click here for more info.

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