Sugar & Spice for Valentine’s Day.

Being a fashion blogger and fashionista is all about stepping out of your comfort zone. That’s exactly what I did here.

You seriously can change this look up with switching out just one of the pieces. That’s what makes fashion and style so unique.

But seriously the most important thing you can remember is to be confident! It’s your best weapon.

I’m linking my outfit here. 

Bonus: this outfit is so affordable. Plus, you can wear each piece differently, which make them even more valuable.

Dolls, are you a fan of mixing textures and patterns when it comes to fashion & style?

As always, have fun with it and make it your own.

Xoxo,

Ambur

Comfy & Chill Valentine’s Day

I love this comfy winter white Valentine’s Day look. This lounge outfit has been on repeat since I bought it.

I took inspiration from Kim Kardashian’s Skims Cozy Knit sets. So when I saw this, I had to have it.

I think it’s perfect for a Netflix & chill kinda date night. Add some chocolates and wine and it sounds like a perfect night to me.

Shop my look here.

For this shoot, it was my first time working with a new photographer Alaxandra from (@TheWildAuthentic on Instagram). I’ll add her website below. She was absolutely amazing to work with. She made me feel super pretty. I let her know my insecurities right away and she went out of her way to make sure I loved all the pictures. I highly recommend calling her and setting up a shoot!!

The Wild Authentic - Photographer 

What’s your idea of the perfect date? Are you a let’s get dolled up and go out kinda of gal or a comfies and chill lady?

I can go in either direction. Stay tuned to my blog, I’ll be posting some dressy and casual Valentine’s outfits for you.

Xoxo,

Ambur

Fashion, Food, Family & Football – The only F’s I’m giving

In honor of Thanksgiving this week, I wanted to share my outfit inspo. For me, any excuse to dress up is a win for me. While other family members are all about comfort, Glam is my answer.

This outfit is actually one of my favorites to date that I’ve shot.

This top is $10!! It comes in 7 other colors and runs XS to L. It’s got stretch to it (which allows you to eat as much as you’d like) and I love the lace detail in the sleeves. The added balloon flare down the forearms adds trend and elegance.

I paired the top with jeans to casual down the look. However, you can certainly wear it with black slacks or a pencil skirt to dress it up and wear to work.

But these shoes are my favorite. I love the transparent trend with the cap toe. These shoes can literally go with any outfit and they add a little edge.

Imagine a graphic tee, chunky cardigan, jeans and these chunky heels. So cute!! You will see these shoes on repeat for sure!

I’m linking my outfit details here. The top I’m wearing a large and shoes I would size up a full size.

I can not wait to see everyone’s Thanksgiving looks. And as I always say, have fun with it and take risks.

Do you dress up or stay comfy casual for Thanksgiving?

Xoxo,

Ambur

While shooting, I had the pleasure of seeing the 35th floor Sky Deck and Social Lounge at 7Seventy7, the amenities here are incredible just like the view!! The lounge is available to rent for any of your social events.

‘Tis the season to get Cozy

Wisconsin gave us 2.4 seconds of Fall this year, so now we have to dress for the brutal cold here in the Midwest.

This Winter you will see buffalo plaid e.v.e.r.y.w.h.e.r.e! So, I found the perfect top that is best of both worlds Sherpa & sweatshirt topped with buffalo plaid.

I paired this half zip Sherpa with Spanx leggings. To dress it up a little I paired it with black OTK boots.

This outfit can be worn casual too, throw on a baseball cap and tennis shoes and run errands.

Shop my look here.

While shooting, I had the pleasure of seeing the 35th floor Sky Deck and Social Lounge at 7Seventy7, the amenities here are incredible just like the view!! The lounge is available to rent for any of your social events.

This outfit worked well with this lounge, snuggling up to the fireplace or entertaining for the holidays. Check out 7Seventy7 on Instagram here.

What are your Holiday plans? Mine; most importantly, is to hang out with my family. Oh and eat!! I love Holiday food.

Xoxo,

Ambur

Perfectly Imperfect

Today’s blog post comes to you as a reminder. A reminder that it’s ok to be perfectly imperfect, we are after all human.

I also, wanted to share with you that everything you see on social media is often a misinterpretation of actual life. People do a good job of only posting the positive and good in their lives.

Short story: My husband and I owned a business with our (now ex) best friends. After losing my brother-in-law literally the day after we signed our lease we had to push forward with the business. Shortly after, things started to take a turn for the worst in our friendship. They didn’t care about the huge loss our family suffered from. They were blaming my husband and I for everything with the business. Call us names, attacking our character, and talking about us behind our backs.

It took me a year to realize they had a toxic relationship amongst themselves and tried to take it out on us.

Mr. will post on FB daily positivity videos and only care about the view count. Mrs. plans trips with friends A) that she talk crap about B) so she can make money off of them. It’s sad to see. They have become so greedy and unrecognizable. They have a house addition that has been a few years in the making and a vacation house that they said they bought when it’s really Mr.’s parents. Why do I mention this? Well because; more then money, they care about perception and attention. They want you to see them one way, as perfect. That they don’t make mistakes. Which has got to be hard and so exhausting. No thank you.

The silver lining is they set a daily example of how I do NOT ever want to be.

I want to elaborate on the perfectly imperfect part of this blog post. When I decided I wanted to start blogging, I had so much self doubt. After researching for months, I kept telling myself – I’m too old, I’m overweight, I’m not pretty enough, or that I’m too shy. But then I realized that’s what makes me, ME.

You’ll always have people who like you and people who don’t, that’s just life. When I started this journey, it wasn’t about what other people thought. It was about me and doing what I love.

I enjoy doing photo shoots to get content for my blog and IG. But again, I critique the heck out of them. Like do I look fat, or how many chins do I have?? Then I have to remind myself it’s ok to be perfectly imperfect.

At the end of the day, I have an amazing family, loving friends, and a sexy husband who loves me for me. Nothing else matters. So, I will always try to keep it real with my following, and stick to being authentic with a hint of Facetune lol.

Lastly, as hard as it is don’t beat yourself up. Be yourself! That is your greatest power. You don’t have to impress people by being fake. If they don’t love you for you, then they don’t need to be in your life. Perfection is impossible to achieve, and that’s ok.

Dolls, do whatever you can to follow your dreams!

Xoxo,

Ambur

Fall in the City

Ok. So we got 5+ inches of snow on Halloween here in Wisconsin. Apparently Mother Nature wants us to skip Fall this year.

Well I’m still going to post about Fall.

Last month, I met up with a few blogger friends for a styled shoot. A picnic in the park with fall foliage added ambiance. The tablescape was perfectly decorated, and the did I mention there was a tree swing?

Yeah! How frickin cute? Not only was this fun to shoot but it was nostalgic to my childhood memories, swinging on my aunt and uncles swing set.

As always, when shooting or writing about fashion I truly try to find the most affordable fashion to share with my followers. This shoot was no exception.

My inspiration for a fall color palette is to look at the changing leaves on a tree. You can’t go wrong.

I went with a long sleeved ribbed mustard yellow A-line dress. I knew I wanted a pop of color so I wore a burgundy bootie and tied the colors in with a blanket scarf.

Shop my look here.

This dress is a perfect staple for fall fashion. You can add so many accessories to help dress it up or wear it casual. Later on in the shoot, I switched out my scarf for a burgundy teddy/Sherpa jacket. And threw on a pair of cognac colored over the knee boots.

Who doesn’t love a versatile dress that you can transition from fall to winter?

Xoxo,

Ambur

Give em Pumpkin to Talk About…

I’m not sure about you but I love fall & fall fashion, I’ve mentioned it in previous blog posts. I love to celebrate fall until Thanksgiving, then I switch gears to Christmas.

I love this fall outfit. I am wearing a Ribbed open-shoulder sweater in the rust color from Forever 21. Can you believe that it’s under $20?

My jeans are a distressed jegging from Closet Candy Boutique from last year. But I linked a black distressed pair that will work just as well, and they are only $20!!

I accessorized this outfit with a black felt floppy hat and a pair of super cute short rain boots with a bow detail. This $3 necklace adds a little sparkle to complete my outfit.

Since in Wisconsin we did get our first measure-able snow fall the night before these pictures (10/29/19) I brought a suede army green Moto jacket and a neutral scarf to throw on top, since it was chilly.

Shop my look here. I always try to keep my outfits very affordable for my followers.

These pictures we’re taken at Cedarburg Creek Farm where they offer so many fun fall activities like: a petting zoo, pumpkin farm, Free hayrides, corn maze, and more. It’s a fun family friendly place right off HWY 60 in Cedarburg.

Did you make it to a pumpkin farm this year? Did you carve any pumpkins?

Secret of mine… I’ve never ever tried a PSL!!! Crazy, I know. Maybe this will be the year?!?

Xoxo,

Ambur

Sweater Szn – Fall sweater Trends

Fall is one of the best seasons in Wisconsin for fashion. You get to play with so many accessories and colors. This Fall the sweater is the best trend. Although in this blog post I’ve only shared a few of my favorites. The list is endless.

Below are some of my favorites for the Swearer Szn!

•Cardigan – This trend is perfect to just add on the go. Cardigans are also good to hide your booty. The nice thing too is that they come in all lengths.

Shop this look here.

•Colorful – The colorful sweater trend is a classic. From rainbow to bold neons, throw on an oversized sweater and {Fall} in love with this sweater trend.

Shop this look here.

•Textured – Sometimes textures are just as popular as prints, just in the monochromatic form.

Shop this look here.

•Distressed – I’ve finally hopped on this trend and can’t complain. From jeans to sweaters you can’t escape the distressed trend.

Shop this look here.

•Striped – Stripes are just as popular as the color-block. Doesn’t matter if the stripes are thick or thin, just try whichever one look best for your body type.

Shop this look here.

•Sweater Dress – This is the perfect combo of dressy and warmth. Cowell or turtle neck, thin or thick, doesn’t matter jump on this trend and stay comfy.

Shop this look here.

Like I said, these are just a few of the most poplar styles. Some honorable mentions are: turtle neck, oversized, dusters, ponchos, and chunky. Shop all styles here. As always play around with the different styles. Dress them up or down whatever you feel comfortable with.

What is your favorite sweater trend this Fall?

Xoxo,

Ambur

How to style a sweater dress multiple ways.

As a blogger/influencer, I pride myself on finding affordable fashion for my followers. When looking for clothing that also saves money, I also look for it to be multi functional. How can I style something multiple ways to get the most bang for my buck? This is the blog post for that.

When purchasing simple wardrobe pieces I try to see if it can be worn in a ‘casual momiform’ way – meaning running errands, going to the grocery store, or attending a cheer practice.

How about, can it be styled for work? Date night?

Just look in your closet and pull shoes, accessories, and hats that go with it. It doesn’t have to be difficult, but it does need to reflect your style.

Here is how I styled this super comfy Black Sweater Dress.

Honestly, I could style this dress probably 20 more ways. Just by changing the color of my OTK boots. Or by adding leggings and making it a tunic, throwing on a moto jacket to edge it up. Have fun and play around with it.

I may do another photoshoot with more styles. Not only to show you more ways to style but because I love style different outfits, it’s fun to me.

I was torn between the black sweater dress and the oatmeal color so I purchased both for you to see how you can change it up.

Shop this look here.

Same with this one, there are many more ways to play this one up.

I hope this helps inspire you to play with your wardrobe and switch up your outfits, make them multi functional. Be sure to tag me @ambur.a.vance so I can see your styles!

Xoxo,

Ambur

Game Day Gear

Ready, set, hike! I’ve always loved a good theme to dress up to. So, why should your favorite team gear be any different?

I’ve put together some of my game day gear for you. Ok I know we may not cheer for the same teams but the idea of dressing up is the same. We all love to show our team colors.

Accessories are your best friend when sporting your team. You can look so put together just by throwing on a leather jacket or a cute necklace. Or keep it simple by adding your favorite Converse and baseball cap.

Also, one of my pro-tips: shop at the end of the game season for sale items. Most of the time buying anything sports related can be expensive, so waiting for the sales is smart. Some of my favorite pieces were on sale and no one has them.

Another pro-tip for grade school to High School sports team is the buy a general sports shirt. For example: my daughters middle school sports team is the Falcons and the High School is the Black Hawks. So I bought a shirt with Grafton on it, so it lasts throughout her school career.

Whether you are tailgating, attending the game, or watching from home, you can cheer on your team in style!

Comment below your favorite teams!!

Xoxo,

Ambur