New Brand

Flatlay of the Day:

J.Crew Factory tartan plaid ruffle top, Joe's Jeans, Tory Burch gold flats, Leopard Clutch, Baublebar Sugarfix earrings

plaid top: JCF | jeans: Joe’s | flats: Tory Burch | earrings: Sugarfix | clutch: Purple Peridot (old) – option

New Brand:

I wanted to kick this week off with a new clothing brand (to me)! The blouse I’m wearing is by a brand called “CeCe.” I’ve only really seen the name at Nordstrom, but noticed both Macy’s and Dillards carry it also. I guess CeCe must be a department store brand then? I’m not sure, but after looking at all of “her” items, I fell in love with it! The line is reasonably affordable (I would compare to Ann Taylor pricing or maybe Halogen at Nordstrom). I really liked that all the items are not only somewhat trendy, but classy also. Since my workplace changed our dress code a few months ago to “business casual”, I’ve been looking for tops that somewhat go with everything; whether jeans or skirt, or even on the weekend, I can make it work. I used to have a “work closet” and “casual closet” and now I really need to mesh everything together. I still have casual tank tops and Free People tops I know I’ll never wear to work, but I want those items to stay few and far between.

So this is my first top by CeCe and I really like it! It runs tts and ever though the sleeves are puffed, they are not too tight. They actually fit perfectly. Definitely a nice surprise. I ordered this top from Nordstrom (free shipping + free returns), but it’s also available at Macy’s here. See the bottom of the post for my top 3 CeCe tops on my wish list!

I also have a new pair of jeans on! They were my Christmas present to myself. 🙂 I don’t buy premium often, but these jeans are butter and I know I’ll wear them all the time. They fit tts.

Size tip: I’m 5’2″ and ~130 lb. and normally wear a size XS/S on top and 28/6P on bottom.

CeCe puff sleeve top, Joe's Jeans Icon Ankle Skinny Selma, Vince Camuto booties, J.Crew Factory citron necklace

CeCe puff sleeve top, Joe's Jeans Icon Ankle Skinny Selma, Vince Camuto booties, J.Crew Factory citron necklace

puff sleeve top: CeCe | jeans: Joe’s | booties: Vince Camuto | necklace: JCF (old)

CeCe Favorites on my Wish List:

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Saturday Sales

Flatlay of the Day:

A few more items also from the JCF sale!

J.Crew Factory plaid bell sleeve top, J.Crew Factory sidewalk skirt, Sole Society clutch, J.Crew factory leopard necklace, Merona pumps

plaid top: JCF | skirt: JCF | clutch: Sole Society (option) | necklace: JCF | pumps (old) – option

Saturday Sales:

J.Crew Factory has a fantastic sale going on! Lots of items are an extra 50% off (use code: HELLOSALE), and some new arrivals are at a huge markdown! I ordered the sweater and skirt below – if you choose the slow shipping (expected to arrive by January 4th), they will also give you 25% a future purchase! JCF is pretty good about stacking sale items, so I’m planning on using the 25% when the next group of new arrivals drop – usually at the end of the month, but I think last year they skipped a month because of Christmas. But eh, either way – spring new arrivals are set to come soon!

*size tip: I have the flats below in a different color and they run 1/2 size small – I recommend sizing up just a smidge.

*The sweater for $10 comes in 8 color options!

striped sweater | earrings | wrap top

solid flats | skirt | leopard flats

Casual Look: Athleisure

#ootd:

Banana Republic merino wool sweater aqua, J.Crew Factory Venice Wash denim, J.Crew Factory necklace, Express loafers, Sole Society Destin satchel

SHOP THIS LOOK:

sweater: Banana Republic (very similar $20 option)

jeans: J.Crew Factory (old) – similar

shoes: Express

bag: Sole Society (option)

necklace: J.Crew Factory (old) – option

Flatlay of the Day:

Banana Republic taupe poet sleeve blouse, Joe's icon ankle jeans Selma, A New Day leopard pumps, Bow skinny belt, Kendra Scott Rayne necklace

SHOP THIS LOOK:

top: Banana Republic

jeans: Joe’s

pumps: Target

necklace: Kendra Scott

belt (old): option

Casual Look: Athleisure

I don’t post athleisure outfits too often, but I realized the other day – I really should! If I’m not working, working out, or riding the horses, I literally spend the rest of my time in outfits just like below. Usually because my off days are spent running errands to the grocery, Target, or other essentials (Target is always an essential lol).

 I can’t recommend these leggings enough. They are usually always on sale for less than $20 and wash really well. I’ve washed and worn them numerous times and never had an issue. I’m wearing a size medium/regular. My long sleeve top is also a new favorite. I’m wearing a size small. A little oversized, but in that perfect way. It comes in 3 colors and the gray is now on my wish list!

size tip: I’m 5’2″, ~130 lb. and normally wear an XS/S on top and 28/6P on bottom.

GAP long sleeve thermal, Old Navy 7/8 leggings, Nike Tanjun sneakers, Vera Bradley tote

SHOP THIS LOOK:

top: GAP

leggings: Old Navy

bag: Vera Bradley

sneakers: Nike

Casual Look: Rib Knit Dress

#ootd:

LOFT bow sleeve sweater, Joe's Jeans, J.Crew Factory leopard necklace, Tory Burch gold flats

SHOP THIS LOOK:

sweater: LOFT (old) – new similar version

jeans: Joe’s

flats: Tory Burch

necklace: J.Crew Factory

Flatlay of the Day:

LOFT pink dotted top, LOFT pants, Kendra Scott necklace, Sugarfix earrings, Merona pumps

SHOP THIS LOOK:

top: LOFT

pants: LOFT

necklace: Kendra Scott

earrings: Sugarfix

pumps (old): option

Casual Look: Rib Knit Dress

Hi everyone! We had a busy weekend and it rained almost the whole day yesterday, so I had to push blog photos to Monday afternoon. I used my phone instead of my camera and feel like all my faces are in the photos are kind of comical. 😂 I don’t know why but I look like I’m scared of the camera or something lol! Ahh, oh well.

Anyway, I’ve been waiting and waiting to get this dress. I tried it on in store probably 2 months ago. It runs $100 brand new and I really don’t spend that much on clothes. I finally was able to scoop it up online on sale – prices have changed a little since my purchase, but I’ve found it discounted in several spots in various sizes (see below). It comes in a coral and beige color also.

As far as styling goes, I went with the norm bootie route. Open-toes for Florida. I would wear knee high or tights with closed toe booties up north.  I’m considering wearing this dress to a February wedding that is going to be a casual outdoor wedding. Since our weather can be anywhere from 30-80 degrees depending on Mother Nature’s attitude (lol), I may wear it with knee hight boots and a long cardigan over top.

I’m wearing a size small and would say it fits TTS.

size tip: I’m 5’2″ and ~130 lb. and normally wear an XS/S on top and 28/6P on bottom.

Free People Lottie Dress, Universal Thread open toe booties, Baublebar necklace

The dress is a thick enough knit that I think depending on your comfort level would not require spanx or any “slimming” material underneath. If I end up wearing this to the wedding I will probably wear a boy-short shapewear to smooth out any uncomfortable spots in my stomach.

Free People Lottie Dress, Universal Thread open toe booties, Baublebar necklace

SHOP THIS LOOK:

dress: Free People – here (on sale), here, here

booties: Target

necklace: Baublebar

bracelet: J.Crew Factory

cuff bracelet: Nordstrom (old) – option

Work Look: Pink & Camel

#ootd:

Old Navy lightweight active hoodie, Old Navy Active 7/8 leggings mauve, Nike Pegasus sneakers

hoodie: Old Navy

leggings: Old Navy

sneakers: Nike

Flatlay of the Day:

American Eagle Outfitters cardigan, Ann Taylor ruffle sleeve top, Old Navy gray jeans, Vince Camuto booties, Accessory Concierge necklace

SHOP THIS LOOK:

jeans: Old Navy

booties: Vince Camuto (another taupe option)

top: Ann Taylor

necklace: Accessory Concierge

cardigan: AE

Pink & Camel:

Oooh it’s a Friday isn’t it! I shouldn’t be so excited, I go back to work next week! 😝 Today’s look is another classic work outfit. I’m pretty sure I almost need some black tights with this outfit considering how chilly it’s gotten over night lately! But, tights or no tights – either works!

My skirt is wool, so a little warmer, but is lined nicely. The rest of my outfit is old, but I’ll link similar items below. I really liked lightening up the camel a bit with the pink hue. However, you can wear about every color of the rainbow with this skirt – not to mention a ton of print options!

My skirt fits TTS. I’m wearing my normal size 6. It does fit a little higher on the waist. Since I’m shorter and wear flats to work, it really fits me like a regular skirt and I wouldn’t feel the need for tights on warmer days. It still passes the hand and “coat” test required for us. 🙃

*size tip: I’m 5’2″ and ~130 lbs. I normally wear an XS/S on top and 28/6P on bottom.

Banana Republic pink sweater, J.Crew Factory ruffle camel wool skirt, Merona pumps, Sole Society bag, J.Crew Factory leopard necklace

Banana Republic pink sweater, J.Crew Factory ruffle camel wool skirt, Merona pumps, Sole Society bag, J.Crew Factory leopard necklace

SHOP THIS LOOK:

skirt: J.Crew Factory

sweater: Banana Republic (old) – option, option

pumps (old) – option

bag: Sole Society (old) – option, option

necklace: J.Crew Factory (old) – option

Christmas Work Look

#ootd:

Project Social T Waffle Knit Thermal, BP leopard scarf, BP leggings, Nike sneakers

SHOP THIS LOOK:

tee: Project Social T (14 colors!)

leggings (old): option

sneakers: Nike

scarf: Nordstrom

Flatlay of the Day:

A New Day velvet black cardigan, A New Day striped turtleneck, J.Crew Factory skirt, Baublebar earrings, Merona pumps

SHOP THIS LOOK:

cardigan: A New Day

turtleneck: A New Day

skirt: J.Crew Factory

pumps (old): option

earrings: Baublebar (old) – similar

Christmas Work Look:

Another flatlay come to life today! I actually had a couple of requests for a try on photo, and it was such a fun Christmas outfit I couldn’t resist! This is honestly one of those outfits you only wear this time of year. It’s almost little too bright and cheery for myself ha! But perfect to bring out the holiday spirit and *sparkle*. And as stated in my previous flatlay post, you could always switch out the red skirt for a blue skirt, or even a neutral like black or camel — or keep the red skirt and wear a more neutral shoe color.

Top, skirt, and flats all fit TTS.

size tip: I’m 5’2″, ~130 lb. and usually wear size XS/S on top and size 28/6P on bottom.

Old Navy plaid shirt, J.Crew Factory red sidewalk skirt, Tory Burch gold flats, A New Day clutch, J.Crew Factory necklace

Old Navy plaid shirt, J.Crew Factory red sidewalk skirt, Tory Burch gold flats, A New Day clutch, J.Crew Factory necklace

SHOP THIS LOOK:

plaid top: Old Navy

skirt: J.Crew Factory

flats: Tory Burch

necklace: J.Crew Factory

clutch: Target

Floral Henley Top

#ootd:

J.Crew Factory buffalo plaid shirt, Madewell white tee, Kendra Scott filigree necklace, LOFT jeans, Vince Camuto booties

SHOP THIS LOOK:

top: J.Crew (old) – option, love this new version

tee: Madewell

necklace: Kendra Scott

denim: LOFT

booties: Vince Camuto

Flatlay of the Day:

Banana Republic burgundy cardigan, Old Navy mock neck striped top, Old Navy denim, A New Day cutout flats, Express leopard skinny belt

SHOP THIS LOOK:

striped top: Old Navy

cardigan: Banana Republic (old) – option

denim: Old Navy

belt: Express (old) – option

earrings: Baublebar (old) – option

flats: Target, other option

Floral Henley Top:

Today I’m sharing this pretty floral henley top (see previous flatlay post here). I’m no stranger to these tops as I have several in my closet. LOFT does a reboot of the same top each season with different details, prints, and colors. They are a lightweight material, and perfect for layering! They wash and dry well also ~ and don’t require any special care (no shrink and no ironing!). I usually buy mine in the petite size because the armholes fit me well (sometimes if I go to a regular small size the armholes “gape” or if I size down the shoulders fit too tightly). However, because I lose the length with petite sizing I like to pair with mid- or high waisted jeans (mine are high waisted here). It would also look really cute with a pencil skirt for work!

size tip: I’m 5’2″, ~130 lb. and normally wear an XS/S on top and 28/6P on bottom.

LOFT floral henley, J.Crew Factory button high waisted jeans, Merona pumps, Kate Spade bag

LOFT floral henley, J.Crew Factory button high waisted jeans, Merona pumps, Kate Spade bag

SHOP THIS LOOK:

top: LOFT

jeans: J.Crew Factory

earrings: Sugarfix

pumps (old): option

bag: Kate Spade (old) – option

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