Flatlay: Olive Skirt + Ivory Sweater

Hi friends! Today’s look was supposed to be another blog outfit post, but guys lemme tell you… sometimes it just doesn’t quite work out (ugh). My husband and I tried twice to get the look right. The first time was Monday night, except the sun was setting too fast and I don’t know where are all traffic came from where we normally takes pictures, but cars were lined up at a nearby traffic light staring. I know bloggers take photos all day long in the middle of roads, crowds, you name it – but our photo place is right outside of our neighborhood and I shouldn’t be embarrassed, but I am. I rarely talk about my blog to people I know in person. I suppose it’s a self conscious thing, and also the fact once I told my dad about the blog and he was so confused. LOL. I never mentioned it again! Anyway, Monday was a fail. Tuesday we tried again. Went to a different spot, but the sun was at an angle not quite behind my husband taking the pictures so again the lighting was pretty bad. Not only that, but somehow my shirt was incredibly wrinkled, I ripped it in the back bending over to fix my shoes (!!) and I’m not quite sure what my stance was, but I looked like I needed to pee! 😂

Anyway, I gave up after all that. I love putting together flatlays, in my pajamas, gym clothes, and no lighting issues or neighbors to stare at me. 🙂 So, here you go!

Today’s outfit is featuring this incredibly soft and stretchy sweater. Definitely one of my favorites this winter. My previous look using this sweater (here) was a casual outfit, so I wanted to put together a work look as well. Lately my husband and I have been cutting back on expenses, I really need to get some debt paid down, so I’m going to make it a point to try and mix old items in my closet (like this skirt) with new items more often. I’ve fallen in love with using ShopLook to make visual outfits for you guys (like with my Saturday/Sunday sales/wish list posts) and I want to try to get into a habit of doing the same with items I find online to help you all create similar looks! Hope that helps! See below for all the details.

LOFT button olive skirt, Old Navy ribbed cable knit ivory sweater, Vince Camuto booties, .bp floral scarf, Baublebar earrings

sweater: Old Navy | skirt: LOFT (old) – similar

scarf (old) – option | booties: Vince Camuto | earrings: Baublebar

 

Outfit below using same & similar items:

scarf: Treasure & Bond | skirt: Banana Republic

Work Look: Floral Jacquard Skirt

Hi friends! Today’s outfit post is another work look ~ today featuring this beautiful jacquard skirt which is thick enough for winter with a nice floral pattern for spring. You might remember I have a similar skirt in a gray base with pink and yellow flowers from last year (LOFT brought back an almost identical version here), and that skirt is one of my favorites in my closet. Somehow the skirt shrunk in size (ok, just kidding… one too many holiday cookies…😝) and I’m afraid it’s going to reach the Poshmark pile soon. So, I was pretty ecstatic to be able to replace it with this new version!

Although most days in Florida I could probably wear this exact outfit, I wanted to put together a “winter” version for all of my friends and readers up north ~ see the bottom of this post for my favorite $8 blackout tights and winter accessories!

LOFT floral jacquard skirt, Banana Republic cotton stretch sweater

LOFT floral jacquard skirt, Banana Republic cotton stretch sweater

LOFT floral jacquard skirt, Banana Republic cotton stretch sweater

LOFT floral jacquard skirt, Banana Republic cotton stretch sweater

OUTFIT DETAILS:

skirt: LOFT | sweater: Banana Republic

bag: Sole Society (old) – option | pumps (old) – option | necklace: J.Crew Factory

Winter Look Option:

scarf: Nordstrom | coat: J.Crew | boots: Vince Camuto | tights: Target ($8)

Flatlay Friday (on Monday)

Hi guys! My flatlay roundup from last week got a little delayed from my work schedule, so I moved it to today. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen all of these before except the one I will call “spring break inspiration” ~ which I have a feeling I’ll be using a lot more in coming days! Our weather has finally stabilized (I hope… for now…) down in southwest Florida and although nights are chilly, the days are gorgeous! High 60s, Low 70s ~ not exactly beach weather, but when you live down here full time it’s amazing. 🙂 My favorite outfits are ones where I can wear jeans, open toed sandals/booties, and a light long sleeve or 3/4 length top and that’s this weather! I love it! We won’t talk about the fact that I’m probably the palest person in all the land, but eh I’m preventing the wrinkles, right?! 😂

Flatlay #1:

Express striped button down linen shirt, Joe's icon ankle jeans, Express fedora, Sole Society perforated sandals, Sugarfix earrings

striped shirt (almost sold out – different print) | necklace | fedora (old) – option

earrings (old) – option | denim | sandals (old) – option

Flatlay #2:

&.layered front wrap top, Sole Society Ferris sandals, 14th & Union necklace, Free People Sharkbite denim, Kate Spade pink Cameron bag

top | necklace | sandals | bag (old) – similar | denim

Flatlay #3:

J.Crew Factory graphic kiss tee, J.Crew mixed tape cardigan, Sam Edelman leopard loafers, 7Fam denim, J.Crew Factory necklace

tee | cardigan (old) – option | denim | necklace | loafers | glasses

Flatlay #4:

J.Crew Factory striped sweater, J.Crew Factory ruffle hem skirt, Baublebar earrings, Leopard clutch, Merona pumps

sweater | skirt | earrings | clutch (old) – option | pumps (old) – option

Daily Outfit Roundup

Well hi guys! Another Thursday, another roundup for the week! This is one of those weeks I’m so thankful I have the blog. It’s been a rough week ~ first of the year is always stressful in pharmacy land ~ and it’s nice to be able to come home and put all the stress behind me and just think about this little space of mine. 🙂 Outfit details below.

Outfit #1:

Banana Republic merino ribbed sweater, LOFT tweed skirt, Merona pumps

sweater: Banana Republic | skirt: LOFT | pumps (old): option

Outfit #2:

Old Navy denim jacket, LOFT ruffle sleeve floral shell top, Joe's Jeans, A New Day booties

floral top: LOFT | jeans: Joe’s | booties: Target | jacket: Old Navy | earrings: Baublebar

Outfit #3:

Old Navy Cable Knit Ivory Sweater, LOFT modern skinny jeans, Steve Madden studded mules, MVMT glasses

sweater: Old Navy | jeans: LOFT | mules: Steve Madden (old) – option | glasses: MVMT

Casual Look: Bow Neck Sweater

Excuse me while I indulge in all things pink until February 15th?! 😍 My sweater comes in 3 colors and this ‘pink flamingo’ color was in my shopping cart online before I could think twice! This same sweater was released last fall in a short sleeve version. I originally ordered a plain jane heather gray color and decided I couldn’t style it in a fun way and ended up returning it. I’ve regretted it ever since. When I saw J.Crew Factory had released the same sweater in a 3/4 length sleeve and in this fun pink color, I knew it must be mine! I actually wore this sweater pretty much out of the bag for this blog photo. As you can see in the stock photo, the bow is tied a little looser or differently than mine. I only messed with it a little before leaving it as-is for the photo. I think because I was worried about cleavage showing and the bow tied up higher was comfortable for me. I think I like the stock photo look better though, so I’ll play around with tying it and see if I can feature this again different in a flatlay or #ootd photo soon.

Instantly I knew I wanted to style this pink color with leopard. Always my go-to when I want a little classy… and a little sassy. 😝 Just as easily as a pair of dark wash jeans, the sweater could pair with black jeans/work pants as well. A fun option would also be light color gray pants and printed flats/pumps. I have an old ivory pencil skirt I may try for a work look also. Endless options!

Hope you all are having a great week so far!

J.Crew Factory pink tie neck sweater, Joe's Icon Ankle Jeans Selma, A New Day leopard pumps, Sole Society tote

J.Crew Factory pink tie neck sweater, Joe's Icon Ankle Jeans Selma, A New Day leopard pumps, Sole Society tote

J.Crew Factory pink tie neck sweater, Joe's Icon Ankle Jeans Selma, A New Day leopard pumps, Sole Society tote

J.Crew Factory pink tie neck sweater, Joe's Icon Ankle Jeans Selma, A New Day leopard pumps, Sole Society tote

sweater: J.Crew Factory | jeans: Joe’s | pumps: Target | bag: Sole Society (old) – option

bracelet: J.Crew Factory | earrings: Target (old) – option | sunglasses: Prive Revaux

Work Look: Bell Sleeves & Tweed

Hi guys! Today I wanted to share this new bell sleeve sweater with you! It’s a new arrival from J.Crew Factory. You might have seen it on my ‘Sunday wish list’ from a couple weeks ago. J.Crew Factory offered me a 25% off coupon if I allowed a sweater I ordered (on clearance no doubt… and free shipping…. I think I paid $5.30 lol) to be shipped at snail mail speed. And let me tell you, they held to that promise! I think I ordered the sweater on December 23rd? And it arrived promptly on their “estimated shipping date” of January 4th. Ha! Anyway, I was really happy to have that coupon, because it allowed me to order several new arrival items including this bell sleeve sweater! Thankfully not via horse courier. 🙂

I paired the sweater with another ‘holiday leftover’ if you will – this pretty tweed skirt! The sweater comes in 3 color options – I chose the ivory color because it’s the most neutral and goes with almost anything in my closet. The navy and gray colors are gorgeous – I was drawn to the gray color instantly because of the pink detail, however decided to play it safe.

Both sweater and skirt fit TTS. I’m wearing a size small in the sweater and size 6 in the skirt. I would say if you’re in between a 4 and 6, go down one size – it does have a little room. I’m a true 6 and preferred how it fit with my extra luggage. 😝

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

J.Crew Factory bell sleeve sweater, LOFT tweed skirt, Sole Society Girard Bag, Merona pumps, Baublebar earrings

J.Crew Factory bell sleeve sweater, LOFT tweed skirt, Sole Society Girard Bag, Merona pumps, Baublebar earrings

J.Crew Factory bell sleeve sweater, LOFT tweed skirt, Sole Society Girard Bag, Merona pumps, Baublebar earrings

J.Crew Factory bell sleeve sweater, LOFT tweed skirt, Sole Society Girard Bag, Merona pumps, Baublebar earrings

sweater: J.Crew Factory | skirt: LOFT | earrings: Baublebar

bag: Sole Society (old) – option | pumps (old) – option

Casual Look: Holiday Leftovers

Ohhh, it’s Monday again. Meh. 😑

My husband and I had a nice relaxing weekend. One of our dogs had surgery a little over a week ago to remove a cancerous tumor that returned on his leg. I guess to avoid a circulation issue, the vet has it wrapped from his paw all the way up his leg to the shoulder area with a tie going up over his back. He’s been very good about it and we haven’t had any issues with him chewing on the bandage, but between our work schedules, dog sitter, and plans outside of work we’ve tried to stay close to home and not be gone for very long in order to keep an eye on him. So our weekend consisted of a short trip to the park near home, a Target run (spring new arrivals are coming in!), couch time, and that’s about it!  I actually quite enjoyed the quiet weekend. I hope you had a good weekend also!

I only work 4 days this week, so I actually shouldn’t complain about it being Monday ha! But I have a dental cleaning appointment so that kind of ruins the whole day. 😝

I named today’s outfit ‘holiday leftovers.’ Spring new arrivals are starting to hit stores which is really exciting – I love the fresh, bright colors! But until then I’m trying to come up with ways to style holiday favorites into the new year. My top is a tie-neck (in the back) sleeveless shell.  It has a velvet dot pattern and ruffle hem around the neck. I wore it the first time with leggings and holiday red earrings (original flatlay post here). I’ve also tucked it into a skirt for work. I decided to go casual for today’s post and dress it down a bit. Camel and black have been one of my go-to color combinations this fall/winter and so it was easy to come up with this outfit.

LOFT velvet tie neck shell, camel cardigan, AG jeans, A new Day mules, Rebecca Minkoff quilted crossbody bag

LOFT velvet tie neck shell, camel cardigan, AG jeans, A new Day mules, Rebecca Minkoff quilted crossbody bag

LOFT velvet tie neck shell, camel cardigan, AG jeans, A new Day mules, Rebecca Minkoff quilted crossbody bag

LOFT velvet tie neck shell, camel cardigan, AG jeans, A new Day mules, Rebecca Minkoff quilted crossbody bag

top: LOFT | cardigan: The Limited (old) – great option | jeans: AG | mules: Target (another option)

bag: Rebecca Minkoff (old) – very similar | bracelet: Banana Republic (old) – option

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