I always have the best intentions of blogging every week to catch up on linking my “Instafashion” — otherwise known as the pictures I force Jonathan to take as I’m running out of the door to work or to brunch or to somewhere over the rainbow.
We are moving into our new house in about two weeks, so I’m feeling hopeful that as soon as I get organized in the new house, I’ll dedicate more time to blogging about all the good schmidt. Maybe if I put this out there in the world, I’ll actually stick to it. So there, I said it. New house. Organization. Blogging. It’s happening.
In other news, if you’ve been following the Instagram page, then you know what I’ve been wearing, but if not, and you’d like to shop similar looks, I’ll link my outfits (exact and similar) below! Happy Perusing!
As I’m playing a bit of catch up getting some of my Instagram “looks” on this blog, I figured I’d make it easier for those of you wanting to shop or “window shop” some of my outfits (and a few of Jonathan’s)! Under each photo, you’ll find links to the exact items we are wearing (or similar if the items are no longer available)! You’ll also find links to other items on previous posts here, here, and here!
Happy Shopping, Friends!
Sunglasses: here | Earrings: here | Dress: here | Bag: here | Sandals: here
When I’m in a great mood, I shop! If I’m in a bad mood, I shop! If I’m feeling blah, I go to Target or Home Goods and walk around until I find something to make me smile. Nordstrom is the best therapist there is. I pay her quite a bit, and she gives me good things. True story.
A few weeks ago I decided to channel all of this shopping energy into an Instagram account to share what I’m wearing, where I’m shopping and what I’m buying these days! When we first moved to Madison, Wisconsin in the fall of 2017, I was thinking of starting a blog about fashion in colder climates because y’all, IT. GETS. COLD. Really. Freaking. Cold. Before we moved here, I wondered if there was a difference between “cold” and “colder.” For instance, there’s freezing cold at 32° (which ends up feeling warm) compared to “Holy Sh!t. It’s -27° and the dog needs to go out.” In the latter scenario, enter Fresh Patch. A literal lifesaver if you’re living in an apartment…with a balcony…on a higher floor…with a dog. I’ll tell you all about that another day…
Anyway, back to this Instagram account….the weather in Madison is glorious in the summer and early fall. GLORIOUS. So, I thought, why not do year-round fashion?!? So, that’s what I’ll be doing. Bringing you guys great fashion ideas, tips, and deals (as I find them) all year long! I’ll link everything here…and please do follow along on my Instagram (@the.good.schmidt) or click the Instagram feed on the right >>>>>>>>>>>>>
SHOP THIS LOOK: Chanel Sunglasses: (similar) here | Luli Fama Bikini: here
The two most important steps to getting a bikini body:
Have a body
Get a bikini
…and I might recommend getting this one! A friend of mine introduced me to Luli Fama a few years back, and the brand is a great go-to for fun prints, interesting designs, and incredible quality! I wore this one during my honeymoon to South Africa and Mauritius and can’t wait to wear it again!
SHOP THIS LOOK: Jumpsuit: here (on sale!) | Cult Gaia Bamboo Clutch: here
Right before we left for our one-year anniversary trip to Ixtapa, Mexico (beautiful place, by the way), I received a text from a friend showing me her fabulous finds from “Forever 21.” To be honest, I hadn’t given Forever 21 a thought in years since I’m Forever 21 + 15, but I happened upon this gorgeous split-leg jumpsuit and knew I had to have it! It was the perfect ensemble with my bamboo clutch for our last night in Mexico. You can shop both the jumpsuit (currently on sale for $34!) and the bamboo clutch by clicking the links above! Here are some alternate view of the jumpsuit on the model (below).
SHOP THIS LOOK: Get this LAUREN hat for yourself, or a similar one here. | Chanel Sunglasses (similar – mine are sold out): here | Cupshe Swimsuit (similar): here
THIS HAT. I distinctly remember perusing the new Belk store at Galleria Dallas a few years ago not even looking for a hat. On my way out the door, I spotted this LAUREN by Ralph Lauren floppy hat, and thought “I’m sure I’ll get some use out of this!” — I was right! From Lake Mendota, Wisconsin to Kruger National Park, South Africa, this hat has seen some beautiful places! Shop my look by visiting the links above.
Jonathan likes to rag me about this hat (because I’m always wearing it), but as you can see, even HE got in on the action on our recent trip to Ixtapa, Mexico. HA!
We are seriously two best friends-turned-husband and wife! It’s a very “When Harry Met Sally” situation. We live in Madison, Wisconsin with our puppy, Mikko, and are excited to bring you along as we share fun fashion, travel, and lifestyle experiences! #schmidthappens