Stripes for DAYS

I have a love for stripes. It is so easy to create different looks, and most stripes are pretty comfy too! I purchase most of my striped clothing from Old Navy and Nordstroms, but it is easy to find stripes anywhere. Here are a few outfit creations with stripes:

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Similar tops: J.Crew , Forever 21 , SheIn | Jeans: LOFT | Shoes: Converse | Earrings: Urban Outfitters | Similar Necklace: Kendra Scott | Ring: James Avery

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Similar tops: J.Crew , Forever 21 , SheIn | Jacket: Gap | Jeans: LOFT | Purse: Michael Kors | Shoes: Converse | Earrings: Urban Outfitters | Similar Necklace: Kendra Scott

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Similar tops: J.Crew , Forever 21 , SheIn | Tights: Hue | Shoes: Tory Burch | Earrings: Kendra Scott , Urban Outfitters | Necklace: Kendra Scott | Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelets: Similar Tory Burch , Kendra Scott | Rings: Kendra Scott

So grab that striped shirt out of your closet and get creative!

How to roll up those sleeves

With my recent posts about these denim tops, you may be wondering how I folded my sleeves. Instead of just rolling your sleeves up the traditional way, here is a quick, step-by-step tutorial on how to achieve this look. My aunt taught me this when I was younger, and I am happy to share it with you!IMG_7699IMG_7700IMG_7701IMG_7702IMG_7703IMG_7704IMG_7705IMG_7706IMG_7707IMG_7708IMG_7709IMG_7711

Denim top: J.Crew , LOFT | Sunglasses: Ray Ban | Earrings: Kendra Scott

Ta-da! Your sleeves are set for the day! Enjoy!

The Basic Chambray

Do you remember that denim on denim look Britney and Justin had going on back in the day?

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08 Jan 2001, Los Angeles, California, USA — Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake, arriving at the 28th annual American Music Awards, held at the Shrine Auditorium. — Image by © Frank Trapper/Corbis

Well it’s back! It might not be that drastic, but denim is definitely a popular style right now. Whether it be a dress or blouse, you can definitely stay trendy with this look. Another plus is you can make denim work in several ways too!

A chambray top, which others may call a denim button-up, is a great base to have in your closet. If you already have one, you are already on the right track!

A lighter shade will go great with those dark jeans, and you can really get creative on accessorizing. I will admit that I did pay a little more for my top, but I believe it was a great investment. I’ve had my chambray top for going on four years now, and it still looks brand new. I have both a lighter and darker shades that I wear ALL THE TIME.

A tip for this top is always iron or take it to the cleaners. It is an easy touch to make your look dressy, without rolling out that dough.

Here are some ideas on how to wear denim:

Denim top: J.Crew Another denim top option: LOFT | Skirt: J.Crew | Similar shoes: Vince Camuto | Sunglasses: Ray Ban | Similar purse: Tory Burch

Top: J.Crew another top option: Target | Jeans: LOFT | Shoes: Tory Burch | Watch: Michael Kors

Denim dress: Sneak Peek | Brown tights: Merona | Riding boots: Sam Edelman | Sunglasses: Ray Ban | Scarf: custom-made by wonderful people! (comment below or message me if you are interested in purchasing)

Blanket scarf: Dimore | Denim top: J.Crew | Another denim top option: LOFT |             Army green jeggings: H&M |  Riding boots: Sam Edelman | Sunglasses: Ray Ban |                  Earrings: Kendra Scott

 

Faux Fur Fun

Vests are so fun and handy. They keep you warm, and you don’t have to pull jacket sleeves up when you are working.

One of my favorite purchases was this faux fur vest. In Texas, you will see them everywhere and paired with everything. Here are two ways I love to dress up my vest for work and for date nights.

Vest options: H&M, OVERMAL, Choies, WIIPU |Top: J.Crew another top option: Target | Black jeans: LOFT | Shoes: Tory Burch | Similar earrings: anthropologie tartini drops , anthropologie aufeis drops

Vest options: H&MOVERMALChoiesWIIPU | Similar dress: Everly, Charlotte Russe , Element | Similar earrings: Kendra Scott | Necklace: Kendra Scott | Shoes: Vince Camuto

Hopefully this gives you some new ideas on how to wear that vest in your closet! With weather all over the place lately, hot one day and cold the next, a vest is a safe bet on your next date night.

 

Happy Trails

One of my favorite things to do in our town is go exploring. We always find hidden gems. We recently found this walking/biking trail, and we love it! We really enjoy places where we can take our pup too!

I encourage you to find something new in your town It could be a new restaurant, local store, or even a park!

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Top: Under Amour | Bottoms: Old NavyLululemon | Shoes: Nike | Hat: Polo

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Scarves

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When feeling creative, or wanting to avoid a jewelry pat down at TSA, the first thing I grab out of the closet is a scarf. I think it is a fun way to change up an outfit in the most inexpensive way.

If you ever fly, you know that TSA will find any of your traveling flaws: four ounces of shampoo instead three, your husband’s pocketknife, or jewelry that you didn’t take off. Because I fly so much, I try my best to wear comfortable clothing that’s also TSA approved. A scarf is a great accessory to add when traveling, and a blanket scarf even turns into a blanket when you get cold on the flight! Here are some ways to make different outfits with the same scarf:

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Blanket scarf: Dimore | Olive tunic: Piko | Pleather leggings: BP | Black wedges: Toms | Sunglasses: Ray Ban | Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelet: Kendra Scott | Hat: Topshop

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Blanket scarf: Dimore | Denim dress: Sneak Peek | Brown tights: Merona | Riding boots: Sam Edelman  | Ring: James Avery

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Blanket scarf: Dimore | Olive tunic: Piko | Pleather leggings: BP | Black wedges: Toms | Sunglasses: Ray Ban | Watch: Michael Kors | Earrings: Kendra Scott | Bracelet: Kendra Scott

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Blanket scarf: Dimore | Denim top: J.Crew | Another denim top option: LOFT | Army green jeggings: H&M |  Riding boots: Sam Edelman | Sunglasses: Ray Ban | Earrings: Kendra Scott

 

 

Hello World!

Don’t you hate the feeling when you go into your closet and you have nothing to wear? I mean, your closet is full of clothes, some you just purchased. But nothing in your closet works for what you are doing tonight, or this weekend, or even your upcoming trip. This is a true struggle I use to have, and I am sure some of you can relate.

Trends are always changing in fashion. Like many people in America, our pocket books can’t afford those constant changes. Pinterest, magazines, and people on TV are constantly reminding us that we need to keep up with the fashion trend and color.

My goal with this blog is to help you overcome this fashion burden, and make getting dressed a fun experience. Let’s make the most of what you already have! But along with clothes, you need to pair it with great accessories and makeup too! I want to help you become the best you.

Please note, you will not find crop tops or teenage-dream looks here. My taste revolves around cute, casual, and work-appropriate clothes.

I am also a big foodie that loves cooking, baking, and trying new restaurants. I will share some great recipes and food with you as well.

I hope you enjoy this blog, and thank you so much for taking the time to read!