She Got It From Her Momma: Jeanne Rueger

So it’s been a couple weeks since my last mom-inspire post and I missed them. Before I get into today’s, I’m in need of some more stylish momma’s and I know you’ve got one. So next time you’re at home (or just call your mom – you know she’d love it), find a pic, snap a picture of it and send it my way ( I’ll be just as excited to receive it as your mom will be that you shared it. Promise.

Today’s mom, Jeanne Ruger, comes from one of my college best buds, Jodie Rueger Johnson. If this picture doesn’t make you nostalgic for summer, I don’t know what will. Also, not sure what the story with the shark is but I do know that Jeanne has a serious set of stems in those jean shorts. When you’ve got a teeny, tiny waist and long legs, you need to be wearing shorts at every opportunity possible.

I know we’re in the depths of winter but this makes me ready for long summer days. If you’re heading out for Spring Break in a few weeks (or just planning a fun, vacation), take note: a classic pair of shorts and a simple white tee will never do you wrong.

she get it from her momma

Thanks so much to Jodie and Jeanne for the pic.

Ready to rock some denim shorts, here’s some options:

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Outfit Post: Cut Off

Cut off. No, thankfully not at the bar but more like what happened to our weekend thanks to the horrible weather.

Hopefully wherever you were it was nicer than it was here. I could definitely use a little sun in my life right now. This look was what I wanted to be wearing all weekend but instead spent most of the time dodging raindrops instead of packing up my pool bag. And yes, I know these shorts are super short. I’ve only worn them (and will continue to only wear them) to and from the pool. They are seriously comfy though. Like pj’s comfy.

Side note: This green vest that I snagged at Target a week or so ago is my new favorite thing. It’s light weight and silky so it’s the perfect summer layering piece. Not bulky or hot but gives you that extra layer you need on lots of dresses or tank tops. I’ve worn it at least five times since I got it less than ten days ago.

Silk Green Vest: Target; Echo Park Denim Cut-Off Shorts: c/o Paige; White T-Shirt: J.Crew (old); Sunglasses: c/o Sole Society – Smythe; Melon Deco Bib Necklace: BaubleBar; Yellow Stripe Tote: c/o Sole Society – Keeva (on sale now!); Watch: Coach; Bracelet: Stella & Dot; Sandals: c/o Sole Society – Kinsley

Lou What Wear * BaubleBar * Louisville

Denim Shorts * Target Vest * White Tee

* Lou What Wear * Denim Shorts * Green Vest * Yellow Tote

* Lou What Wear *

 Side note: Clearly I’m a little Sole Society obsessed but there hasn’t been a time I’ve gotten on their site and not found a cart full of things I want delivered to my door. I wore these sandals out this weekend since they are a tiny bit dressier than just plain sold flip flops. I love them. If you haven’t checked out their site yet, you need to especially now that they have bags, sunglasses and other fun accessories. 

Photos by Whitney Neal.

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Shopping: Spring Break Ready in 10

I miss Spring Break.

I’m pretty spoiled because my husband’s company does an annual trip somewhere warm which basically is a grown-up spring break but there’s something so fun about a break with all your friends. College spring breaks were pretty sweet and I can remember heading to Target for a serious shopping run.

p.s. – Speaking of Target, I’ve partnered with them on a series of posts this spring, so you’ll be hearing more about the store that is my shopping guilty pleasure (go for milk, leave with a new bathing suit).

So when Target asked me to pick my favorite spring break swimwear, I knew it would be a challenge. The lure of the bathing suit racks is oh, so strong whenever I walk in the store (just right there on the left). And no matter what, I always end up taking a quick peak.

I love all the colors and prints but more than anything, I love all the mix and match options. And in my nature, I generally end up sticking with classic colors and prints (but always being a tad envious of the gals who can ROCK brights and prints with ease).

For my post, I re-imagined doing my pre-Spring Break Target shopping run (but with less turquoise fold over skirts and more simple mix and match options). So here’s 10 things to throw in your carry on before heading south.


spring break ready in 10
Clockwise from top left: Black Bandeau Top ($16); Tribal Print Hipster ($14); Falk Thong Sandal ($20); Fedora ($12); Tan Espadrilles ($30); Polka Dot Cami ($12); Red Maxi Skirt ($18); Lace Tee ($15); Denim Shorts ($25); Stripe Suit (Top $18, Bottom $16); Dip Dye Dress ($28)
I stuck with my standard navy color palette with a little touch of print and color. I like picking pieces perfect for spring break but with a life beyond the beach. I can imagine pairing this top with a blazer and jeans. The skirt with a simple tee and cardigan and the dress with a army vest. Sticking with one color also helps make packing and outfit creation easier. And since I couldn’t resist a pop of print, I went with the bold bathing suit bottom but kept it simple up top. Oh and I did I mention that everything’s under $30?

Are you heading south for spring break? Where you going and more importantly, what are you packing?

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It’s time for Springtime.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Target via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target.

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