Friday, March 16, 2018

Molly's St. Patrick's Day Style: Green with Envy

If you know us, you know we don't play around when it comes to a theme. And St. Patrick's Day is one theme we definitely don't take lightly. As Jodi mentioned in her totally fab St. Paddy's day post, her heritage is mostly Irish, and though I have yet to do a DNA test, I know that a lot of my family came from Ireland as well. I've been wearing green all week gearing up for St. Patrick's day, but this dress is making my green sweaters green with envy.

I've been trying on a lot of midi dresses lately, but most haven't been too flattering. However, when I tried this baby on, I knew it would be coming home with me. The cinched detail on the bust pulls the shape of the dress in and really gives some shape to the bodice of the dress. The long sleeves and shoulder pads (yes, shoulder pads!) play up the 80's vibe that is actually just now becoming the 2018 vibe. 

Though the cut of the dress is conservative, it has slits on the leg and the fabric is form-fitting, so it's equal parts business and fun. Speaking of fun, I snagged this green sequin clutch from Horticulture KC in their vintage collection, but I've linked some similar purses below. 

I'm also loving these fishnet booties to add a mix of texture and pattern into basically any ensemble, and I think they balance out the wild green pattern beautifully. 

Oh, and speaking of '80s, large geometric earrings are on their way to being everywhere! I love these giant black scalloped earrings that are just enough '80s with a touch of art deco. I dressed them up here, but I think they'd be a fun fancy addition to a more casual look as well. 

Well, I'm off to get geared up for celebrating 'ol St. Pat. We're planning on hitting up a parade and some local bars with friends. I may or may not bust out my dance moves at some point during the day. Will you be celebrating? Let us know what you're up to in the comments!


Fishnet Booties (similar)
Clutch (vintage but similar here)


Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Traditional Irish Coffee

St. Patrick's Day is literally right around the corner, so what better way to celebrate than an Irish Coffee? This delectable beverage combines my two favorite things: whiskey and coffee, with a little whipped cream (my third favorite thing) and brown sugar thrown in the mix. This drink is super easy to make and will be perfect for parade watching this Saturday! 

You will need: 
  • Hot coffee
  • 1 oz. Irish whiskey
  • 1 T brown sugar
  • Whipped cream 

Pour hot coffee in a warm mug. Add the brown sugar and whiskey, then stir. Top with whipped cream. 

Voila! A warm treat to kick start your St. Patrick's Day! How will you be celebrating? We will be attending our town's parade then doing a bar crawl with our bagpipe band! Hope your St. Paddy's Day is safe and filled with...

Shenanigans! ;) 


Monday, March 12, 2018

Jodi's St. Patrick's Day Style: Sir Elton meets a Leprechaun

My whole life, my family has celebrated our Irish heritage. Recently, I did  one of those DNA testing kits with my mom, and while we figured it would show us what we already knew (that we were Irish), I wasn't expecting that it would show me that I was MOSTLY Irish (British/Irish to be specific). Since then, I've been embracing my Irish roots even more than normal, if that's possible. So, to celebrate St. Patrick's Day this year, I figured I'd go for over-the-top, green, shiny chic, like Elton John dressed up as a leprechaun! 

This combo of square sunglasses, glitter boots, and a shiny green duster are going to be perfect for parade watching this coming weekend. I think Sir Elton, and probably Lady Gaga, would be proud. 

I just snagged these boots on super sale and couldn't be happier with them! They're super over the top, which is right up my alley. I've linked all of the sale versions below. 

How do you like to dress up for St. Paddy's Day? A little bit o' green or a lot? 

Striped top (similar)


Friday, March 9, 2018

Workout Wear Wishlist

It's a proven fact that if you have cute workout clothes, you're much more motivated to workout! So, go ahead and stock up on all the cute sports bras, tanks, crops, leggings, sneakers, and accessories your heart desires. We've rounded up our current wishlists to share below! 


For working out, I'm all about solid basics with a fun touches like statement patterns or strappy elements. Comfort is key, but adding small details can make a world of difference. I'm especially loving midi bras and cropped athletic tops since high waist leggings are so in right now!

1. Cutout Midi Bra
2. Retro Floral Sports Bra
3. White Cropped Halter
4. Strappy Blue Sports Bra
5. Pink Retro Running Shoe
6. Pink Sporty Running Shoe
7. Strappy Gray Tank
8. Geo Marble Leggings
9. Colorful Stripe Leggings
10. Palm Print Leggings
11. Twist Cropped Tank


I'm really loving the high shine and bright colors that are abundant in workout wear right now. I'm all about adding bright pops of color and fun accents to my basic black ensembles to spice them up for spring! 


Wednesday, March 7, 2018

St. Patrick's Day Roundup

We love St. Patrick's Day! So much so, we have multiple "Irish inspired" recipes for cocktails and sweets scattered throughout the blog. We've rounded them up for you here, just in time to get the ingredients for St. Paddy's Day! 

Jodi's aunt did a guest spot on the blog last year and introduced us to these scrumptious Irish Car Bomb cupcakes! For the recipe on how to make these Guinness cupcakes with Jameson whiskey ganache and Bailey's Irish Cream frosting, click here

This was one of the first ever blog posts on Mod Circus! If you love a Moscow mule and Irish whiskey, you will love this cocktail! Recipe here

This cocktail is perfect for the summer, but also St. Patrick's Day! It's a refreshing mix of crisp white wine, citrus, and, of course, whiskey! Recipe here

As you can tell, we like to mix whiskey cocktails around here! This cocktail if great if you want to have a fancy St. Paddy's Day. Check out the recipe here


Monday, March 5, 2018

Velvet Floral Wrap Dress

First things first: are you following us on Instagram? We hiiiiighly recommend you click that link and give us a follow if you don't already. In addition to outfit and daily life posts, we have also been using the heck out of the stories feature, and we include behind-the-scenes shots, blog post sneak peeks, delicious meals, local places we love, and opinion polls. I bring this up because I was unsure if I should keep this dress due to the high leg slit. I just wasn't sure if it was working. I posted a few pics on stories, and was messaged with overwhelmingly positive feedback! So, thanks, guys, this dress is dedicated to you. :) 

I snagged this dress during the Zara super sale, which unfortunately has ended, but I've linked some similar styles at the bottom of the post! I ended up wearing this dress for Valentine's Day and it was perfect: feminine, cozy and fit for an evening look. There is a tie built into the dress, but I ended up belting it as well.

Jodi and I both have these similar double circle belts! They're inspired by the Gucci belts basically every fashion blogger has right now. We love fashion and we are bloggers, but spending $450 on a belt (I could get how many shoes with that much?!) isn't really our priority. Luckily, ASOS has tons of double circle belt options in different metal tones and belt colors, all for a very reasonable price. I will say to definitely size down, especially if you wear it at your natural waist, not just around your hips on lower rise jeans. I pretty much always run a size Small at ASOS, but had to exchange for and XS. Even then, it's still a little loose on the tightest notch. 

Copper fishnet booties were also a Zara sale find, and again, I've linked similar booties below. I'm loving pointy booties with a low profile heel. They feel very fancy but are comfortable enough to wear around all day! Green tassel earrings finish off my look to make a perfectly elegant ensemble.

I'm so glad I kept this dress I was on the fence about! Thanks, lovely readers!


Outfit Details:
Dress is sold out but similar here and here
Belt (Also in plaid and green) Remember to size down!
Booties (here and here)
Tassel Earrings (similar)

Friday, March 2, 2018

Leopard Love

I'm sure it's not hard to miss, but we LOVE a good duster around here. Like, a lot. So much so, I am contemplating making it my "thing." As in, the only thing I wear, ever. In the meantime, I am seriously crushing on this duster because it has two of my all time favorite things - leopard print, and the fact that it's a duster (you get the idea).

Everyone else seems to love it too because I have been getting non-stop compliments when I wear it out and about (which is pretty much every day lately). It also happens to be very comfy, and if you've been reading my posts for any length of time, you also know that comfiness is big on my checklist of things that make for an ultimate piece of clothing! 

I paired it with an all black ensemble as the base layer, and my butterscotch peep toe booties. I have seriously had these shoes for-ever and I don't wear them nearly enough. I love them though, so I am definitely going to make it a priority to get them out and about more often! I finished everything off with one of my favorite ring handled bags. Ring handled bags are huge for spring, so be on the lookout for them! 

Shoes (old, similar here and here)

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