Wednesday, April 16, 2014

springing for skirt weather







The past few days here have been less than ideal weather wise.  After the perfect week of spring/summer it's a huge bummer.   I know it's just temporary and tomorrow it'll be back in the 50-60's again, still this is making me long for all my dresses and skirts.   
Isn't it funny to look back to last season?  Not only do I see trends that are relevant again (ankle straps, mixing prints, etc) but it's so fun to see how different I look.   Blonde, long hair; seems like ages ago.  
Do you ever look back through old blogging photos?  It's definitely interesting and fun to look back and see your own evolution. 



Tuesday, April 15, 2014

spring denim guide

A fresh season always warrants a fresh crop of denim.  This year I'm gushing over trends like denim pencils and frayed hems.  Throw in the occasional trend that gives you flash backs to your childhood (overalls! acid wash?) and you have a ton of options to choose from.
I love that light wash denim is back, it's such a nice and light spring look and pairs nicely with neutrals, navy, black and white.  

I DIY'd my own frayed hem jeans.  I took an old pair of skinnies that were slightly too short and just cut about an inch off the hem then threw them in the dryer for the fringe.

I keep saying I don't want to go back to overalls, but every time I see an image on Pinterest I can't help but wonder if I can incorporate the trend into my style/closet this season.

Are you trying anything new with your denim this season?


spring denim



Monday, April 14, 2014

summer like








hat - american eagle (similar) | cardigan - old navy (similar) | dress - h&m (similar, love this) | bag - the swim outlet c/o | converse

For the past few days here it's been feeling so much like summer.  More summer than spring that we all joke Rochester skips spring all the time.   The rain has been so on and off I wasn't sure if I'd have any outfits to share with you but I was lucky that the sun came out Friday when I sported this look.  I scored a full casual week at work so wearing a dress on a Friday with my new favorite sneaks was a no brainer.    I have literally been living in these puppies! 
I will also be sporting this adorable tote everywhere!  The Swim Outlet is gearing up for summer with their new lines of suits and accessories.  When they asked me to pick a suit or beach item I immediately gravitated towards this tote.  The perfect summer bag for the beach, park, day trip, you name it!   I love the summery colors in the tribal design.  

I hope you all enjoyed your weekend! 


Saturday, April 12, 2014

weekend inspiration


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The token look for me in spring is easy and loose fitting layers.   
These are my favorite looks from Pinterest this week 

A week at AT40BF:
Testing out light wash jeans
A workout you can do anywhere during the week

Enjoy your weekend, friends!

Friday, April 11, 2014

{fitness friday} the anywhere workout


I love finding new workouts that I can either do with the kids at dance as conditioning, or while I'm away from home, on my lunch break you name it.    This is a great cardio and body weight strength training workout that is quick, easy and that you can do anywhere. 

Will you be fitting this into your schedule this week?  Hopefully the weather is improving for you too, this would be a perfect outdoor workout to kick off spring!

Happy Friday!



Wednesday, April 9, 2014

spring dresses - 2 styles, 2 ways to wear

I don't know about you, but as soon as the sun comes out and the snow melts I'm all about dresses.  I love dressing them up for work and dressing them down for the weekends.  Dresses are such an easy style.   
For work I love a simple sheath, nothing is better and it transitions very well to afterwork activities.   Keep your accessories simple for the office and use your shoes as your pop piece. 
An easy blue and white striped dress with a fun little flair is perfect for weekend activities or errands. Throw on your favorite kicks and a bold bag and you're ready to tackle that to do list!

spring dresses, spring style


spring dresses, spring style

look 1

look 2



Linking up with Shanna today 

Monday, April 7, 2014

here comes the sun







top, jeans & shoes (similar shoes) - old navy | bag - target (similar)

Another busy weekend over - happy Monday!! This weekend I had planned a lock in event for the dance school.  We had the kids make up their own parts to a big figure choreography, I held a Frozen sing-a-long and we did crafts!  A great way to spend a gloomy Saturday afternoon. 
These snaps were shot Sunday.  We actually had a beautiful 55 degree sunny day and even though I hate direct sunlight in outfit photos it is hard to complain when the weather is too perfect for words.  

How was your weekend?