Casual Outfit: Embroidered Tank

I’ve been on a total J.Crew kick lately! Every other day they seem to have a good sale (30-50% off) and their items have been priced better than the Factory store! This embroidered tank is another new arrival ~ I fell in love with this rich rustic mahogany color (also comes in 3 other color options). The straps are not adjustable, but thankfully it didn’t matter on my short frame. It does seem to run a tad large in the bodice area. However, it’s 100% cotton, so I’m expecting it to shrink and the fit will be perfect thereafter (I’m wearing a size small). I would say if you are not busty then go down one size. I love how this color matches perfectly with leopard and white also! ❤️

J.Crew Embroidered Tank, AE legging white denim, Sam Edelman leopard sandals, A New Day woven straw bag, Sugarfix by Baublebar earrings

top: J.Crew | jeans: AE | sandals: Sam Edelman | bag: Target (old) – $15 option!

bracelet: Kate Spade | earrings: Sugarfix (old) – almost identical

Instagram Lately

Hi everyone! I’m posting a late Tuesday night Instagram Lately update – been a little behind (as always) this week. Our dog, Eddie, had another surgery on Friday and so between husband and I we’ve been babysitting and making sure he gets the best care he can possibly get while recovering. The surgery was removal of a cancerous mass on his side and opposite cheek, so this surgery has been a little more rough than the last one in December (removal of a mass on his leg) since it’s uncomfortable for him to sleep. And if ya’ll have never brought home a dog recovering from anesthesia, you are lucky LOL! The first night is always the best. 🙂 Thankfully we all survived the weekend, his pain seems to be at minimal and he’s sleeping much better. However, my fried little brain had to work all weekend and come yesterday I didn’t know if I could dress myself for the day, let alone blog about it! 😂

I figured I’d kick the week off with Instagram pictures and finish it off with some mirror photos documenting some outfits I’ve worn lately! I hope you all have a fantastic week! ❤️

Current Sales:

  • LOFTFriends & Family sale! 40% off your purchase with code FRIENDS
  • Nordstrom: Spring sale through April 22nd!
  • Old Navy: 20% off your purchase (no code needed)
  • Target: BOGO 50% off shoes!

Outfit #1:

Although we are having warm summer days already, our nights can be cool. I love having a thermal top like this that’s weekend and evening ready to throw on and head out the door! It’s currently on sale for $19 and comes in 4 color options.

A New Day tie knot thermal top, Old Navy white denim, LOFT loafers

top: Target | shorts: Old Navy | bag: Sole Society (my version is older)

loafers: LOFT (old) – option | earrings: Kendra Scott

Outfit #2:

I wore this scallop top with white denim the other day on the blog, however it’s so easy to dress up also! I love that gingham pants are so popular right now and this top paired really well them. My exact top is almost sold out, but check out this new arrival from Old Navy – almost the exact same color and beautiful detail!

Old Navy gingham pants, &.layered scallop blouse, Kate Spade Nicole flats

top: Nordstrom (almost sold out) – beautiful option | gingham pants: Old Navy

belt (old): option | flats: Kate Spade (old) – option | bag: Rebecca Minkoff (old) – option

Outfit #3:

I love when stores come out with newer versions of an old favorite! My skirt really isn’t that old, from this past late winter season/early spring, and LOFT re-released it in the same pattern but with a cute button detail! I loved it paired in the ad photo with a plain white tee, so I followed suit in a short sleeve sweater.

LOFT fringe skirt, LOFT short sleeve sweater top

skirt: LOFT | sweater: LOFT (mine is older)

flats: Kate Spade (exact are old) – newer version | necklace: Target

Outfit #4:

Sometimes you just gotta wear a festive floral shirt to work. Easy, comfortable, and a no-brainer to wear.

Express floral portofino shirt, AE jeans, white skinny belt, white loafers

top: Express | jeans: AE | belt (old): option | loafers: ALDO

Outfit #5:

Love, love, love this tie back tank! Such a great early summer release! I purchased my normal size because I want to keep the back closed and not loose, but if you are longer waisted I would go up one size. Since I’m shorter, I can tie the top a little higher up and tighter without feeling weird since I’m a midget. 😝 Also, it comes in a ton of color options!

J.Crew tie back tank top, AE denim shorts, Steve Madden Porter Slide Sandals

top: J.Crew | shorts: AE | bag: Sole Society (old) – option

sandals: Steve Madden  | earrings: Baublebar (old) – option

  Outfit #6:

This linen tank top was hands down on my favorite items last summer! I somehow put a small hole in mine (probably from wearing it every single day lol), and had to throw it away. I was ecstatic when Banana re-released it and in a ton of different colors! Solids and stripes.

sizing: So, here’s the deal with sizing on this top. Last year I purchased a regular XS, but I felt like it shrunk to be just a little tighter than I liked. This year I went with a regular S, I’ve already washed it once, and would say it shrunk a tiny bit, but not as much as last year so that’s good. It’s 100% linen. I would say you could go either way with sizing. I’m only 5’2″ and felt like regular sizing was fine. It was a little long on me but in that comfy oversized way.

Banana Republic striped linen tie knot tank, Old Navy sandals, Old Navy white denim shorts, Steve Madden clutch, Sugarfix earrings

top: Banana Republic | shorts: Old Navy | sandals: Old Navy

earrings: Sugarfix (old) – option | clutch: Steve Madden (old) – option

Outfit #7:

Just another great linen option for spring! I think this week was the ‘linen’ week! 😂 The ruffle back comes just to the top of my denim in the back (no skin showing). Comes in several color options and fits TTS.

J.Crew ruffle back tank, AG 11 Year Swapmeet denim, Steve Madden slide sandals, Rebecca Minkoff crossbody bag

top: J.Crew | jeans: AG | sandals: Steve Madden

bag: Rebecca Minkoff | earrings: Baublebar (old) – option

Saturday Sales

Hi guys! The Nordstrom Spring Sale is in full swing! There are some fantastic buys available right now! Wear-now items if you live up north where it’s still a bit chilly, or wear-later items if you are looking for closet staples like the coveted Tory Burch Miller sandal! I picked out my favorites from the sale using some of my most-loved brands – Vigoss denim, Caslon tops, Kendra Scott & Baublebar jewelry, Vince & Sam Edelman shoes, and Sole Society, Madewell, and Rebecca Minkoff bags ~ I used items to create outfit inspiration below!

Happy Weekend! 💗

Nordstrom Spring Sale

Ouffit #1:

Nordstrom Spring Sale

top | necklace | bag | denim | sandals

Outfit #2:

Nordstrom Spring Sale

top | earrings | clutch | denim | sandals

Outfit #3:

Nordstrom Spring Sale

sweater | earrings | denim | bag | sandals

Other Notable Sale Items:

Casual Look: Linen Tee + Button-Fly Jeans

Ahh, the wind. The only morning I had to take a few photos was of course a day before storms and rain blew in along with 25 mph winds. So, this top is not really this wrinkled nor fits stuck to your body in the front, that would be the wind! Lol. These were the best photo of the bunch. I saw a catalog photo (not even sure which advertiser!) featuring a top in a similar color to this one with leopard accessories and knew I had to try it out! I thought it really added fun detail! I’m excited to try it again using a different color scheme (leopard and olive perhaps?).

And I love, love that I found a pair of button-fly jeans in a light wash that are affordable! I’m afraid this trend won’t last forever, so I didn’t want to spend a ton to buy them, and thankfully Old Navy to the rescue! I have collected quite a few of Old Navy denim in my closet the last few years and I’m honestly pretty impressed. I have $250 jeans in my closet and $25 jeans LOL, and somedays I truly can’t tell a difference. I wear whichever pair based on the look I’m going for and these are definitely going to be a summer go-to pair!

J.Crew peach linen tee, Old Navy button high waisted denim, Steve Madden slide sandals, Baublebar Sugarfix tassel earrings, Leopard Clutch

J.Crew peach linen tee, Old Navy button high waisted denim, Steve Madden slide sandals, Baublebar Sugarfix tassel earrings, Leopard Clutch

J.Crew peach linen tee, Old Navy button high waisted denim, Steve Madden slide sandals, Baublebar Sugarfix tassel earrings, Leopard Clutch

J.Crew peach linen tee, Old Navy button high waisted denim, Steve Madden slide sandals, Baublebar Sugarfix tassel earrings, Leopard Clutch

SHOP THIS LOOK:

top: J.Crew | jeans: Old Navy | sandals: Steve Madden | earrings: Target | clutch (old): option

Casual Look: Scallop Top

I love that kelly green is such a hot color this spring! My exact top in green is old (still available in red and white here), but still so many pretty options out there ~ I linked my favorites below! I’ve seen this color of green paired mostly with blues, pinks, and yellows. I decided to pair it here with a smattering of blues from my navy blue necklace to light blue bag, but would easily switch any of my accessories out for pink also! I actually went home after this blog post, put on a light blue denim wash, pink necklace, and cognac flats and went to work. I liked the look just as much!

&.layered scallop top, Old Navy denim jacket, AE jeans, A New Day satchel, Sole Society perforated sandals

&.layered scallop top, Old Navy denim jacket, AE jeans, A New Day satchel, Sole Society perforated sandals

&.layered scallop top, Old Navy denim jacket, AE jeans, A New Day satchel, Sole Society perforated sandals

&.layered scallop top, Old Navy denim jacket, AE jeans, A New Day satchel, Sole Society perforated sandals

SHOP THIS LOOK:

top: Nordstrom | jacket: Old Navy | jeans: AE | bag: Target

shoes: Sole Society (old) – option | necklace: JCF (old) – option | sunglasses: Prive Riveaux

Other Kelly Green Options:

Camisole | Wrap Top | V-neck Tee

Pleat Top | Crossover Tunic | Tie-Front Top

Instagram Lately

Hi everyone! I knew last week was going to be slow on the blog – happens every 4 weeks! More often than not I close at work, which leaves mornings open to starts my day off right. I get enough sleep, I get enough coffee, I get to work out – and I get to blog! I’m on a rolling 4 week schedule at work, so every 4th week is my week to have all opening shifts. I push through and get up 1.5 hours earlier than the norm to work out in the mornings (I flat out won’t exercise if I wait til the afternoon/evenings… I just won’t lol). – and ugh after 2 days of that routine I’m dead by day 3. Even by day 2. So when I come home, blogging and thinking are not high on my to-do list. In May, my entire schedule will change due to our “summer hours” starting, so hopefully moving forward things stay pretty consistent. 🙂

Anyway, here is your weekly update on Instagram posts! Quite a few flatlays and a couple of #ootd photos.

Current Sales:

  • Old Navy: 40% off your order (no code required)
  • Target: BOGO 50% jewelry & accessories
  • J.Crew: 30% off ‘rainy-day styles’ with code APRILSHOWERS
  • J.Crew Factory: 40% off everything + extra 25% with code SHOWERS

STRIPED RUFFLE TOP:

This top is light & flowy, and just your everyday perfect for work or casual top! Fits TTS.

Old Navy flutter sleeve top, AE white denim, A New Day woven mules, Rebecca Minkoff mini satchel, Sugarfix tassel earrings

top: Old Navy | denim: AE | mules: Target

earrings: Sugarfix (old) – option | bag: Rebecca Minkoff (old) – option

CORAL & TURQUOISE:

A color combination that is one of my favorite color combinations! Wore this warm(er) outfit to dinner at the beach last week when it was cool and breezy.

Caslon open knit sweater, Sam Edelman woven mules, Kendra Scott necklace, Sole Society winged satchel

sweater: Caslon (old) – very similar | necklace: Kendra Scott (old) – option | denim: AG

mules: Sam Edelman | bag: Sole Society (old) – option | bracelet: JCF (old) – option

TIE-KNOT TEE:

Love this easy tee! Perfect for spring & summer. Fits TTS.

Baublebar tie knot tee, AG legging ankle jeans, Baublebar Marietta earrings, A New Day winged satchel, Tory Burch Miller sandals

top: Baublebar | denim: AG | sandals: Tory Burch | bag: Target | earrings: Baublebar

RINGER TEE:

Fun colors. Speckled ‘trend’. Can’t go wrong with one of these tees! They are stretchy and fit TTS. Comes in 3 color options.

J.Crew speckled ringer tee, BP sunglasses, Sugarfix earrings, STS Blue denim shorts, Steve Madden sandals

tee: J.Crew | shorts: STS Blue | sandals: Steve Madden

earrings: Sugarfix | sunglasses: Nordstrom (old) – option

POLKA DOTS:

This dotted mixed media tank is perfect to tuck into skirts or pants. Reviews are correct – it does shrink a tad, so go with your regular size. I washed on delicate cycle, air dried, and ironed with a steamer and did not have any issues. I would say go up one size if you fit in between 2 sizes.

A New Day polka dot mixed media tank, A New Day cardigan, J.Crew scallop chambray skirt, Old Navy patent blush pumps, J.Crew Factory necklace, J.Crew Factory bracelet

top: Target | cardigan: Target (old) – option | skirt: J.Crew (old) – option

necklace: JCF | bracelet: JCF | pumps (old) – option

LEOPARD SWIM:

Love, love the print on this swimsuit! The top fits TTS to your bra size. I went up one size on the bottoms for the perfect fit.

Shade and Shore bikini, Mar Y Sol clutch, Tory Burch Miller sandals, BP sunglasses, Express denim shorts

bikini top: Target | bikini bottom: Target | sunglasses: Nordstrom

clutch: Mar Y Sol | shorts: Express | sandals: Tory Burch

Work Outfit: Pink Gingham

Gingham is really big this spring, and that makes me so happy! While I rarely wear ‘dress pants’ to work, I make exceptions for fun printed pants, especially when they are from the affordable pixie line at Old Navy! I received these pants in the mail a couple days ago and drug my husband out of the house right after work before the sun went down to snap a few photos I was so excited lol!

While in my rushed state, I didn’t think through my top too much, so please disregard the poor match. I think the ‘type’ of top is perfect, but the slub knit of this shirt is much more suited either as a front tuck or with in a more relaxed environment (i.e. with shorts or jeans). I didn’t notice inside the house that the top is way too transparent for bright gingham printed pants (in my opinion anyway… and maybe it’s the photo editing also, I usually sharpen things and brighten pictures up with the sun setting).

Ehh, so anyway. The pants are great! The top is great! I don’t know if I would ever wear them together though ha! I’m wearing an 8P in the pants – I normally buy them in a regular size 6, but wanted a shorter look for spring with the petite sizing. Old Navy sizes sometimes fit me a little big (jeans I wear a 6P), but the 8P actually fit really well, especially if I’m going to tuck shirts in.

Nordstrom’s website recommended sizing down on the top (I’m wearing an XS). Honestly I think my regular size small would have worked also. It’s one of those tops that if it shrinks at all in the wash I feel like it would be too tight in the bust and hips. It’s a gorgeous top though! I love the square neck and mixed media material. If you want a less transparent color altogether, there are ten color options.

Old Navy pink gingham pixie pants, Vince Camuto flutter sleeve top

Old Navy pink gingham pixie pants, Vince Camuto flutter sleeve top

Old Navy pink gingham pixie pants, Vince Camuto flutter sleeve top

Old Navy pink gingham pixie pants, Vince Camuto flutter sleeve top

top: Vince Camuto | pants: Old Navy | sunglasses: bp | bracelet: JCF

bag: (old) – option | pumps (old): option | earrings: Target

J.Crew Factory New Arrivals

Lots of spring new arrivals dropped today from J.Crew Factory! All 50% off and if you spend $100, you can get an extra 20% off with code ‘SPRINGUP‘. I fell in love with so many pieces, I created a few outfits with all the items I love!

Outfit #1:

pineapple tee | denim jacket | earrings | skirt | sandals

Outfit #2:

eyelet tee | midi bow skirt (also comes in blue!) | earrings | wedge sandals

Outfit #3:

tee | necklace | bow shorts | sandals

Casual Look: Black Romper

Rompers are always a spring & summer favorite. And for me they are hit or miss. I think I fit into that category of being too short or too tall for certain clothing items (in my case too short lol). However, I finally found one that I really like! And from Old Navy no less! Not only does this one fit me darn near perfect, it comes in both petite & tall sizes! I went with regular sizing since I didn’t want the bottom half to be too short, but I think petite would have worked also (maybe a little better). I styled the romper here for our spring weather (breezy and on the cool side), but I plan to wear it this summer with sandals and sans jacket!

Right now the romper is on sale for $26 + an extra 30% off! And as always free shipping with any of the GAP family cards. The romper also comes in 2 printed floral patterns, which are on sale for $22 + extra discount! I love the ‘black ditsy floral’ pattern also.

size tip: I’m wearing a size small in the romper which is my normal size. Jacket is a size small-petite. 

Old Navy black romper, Old Navy denim jacket, Target mules, Target clutch

Old Navy black romper, Old Navy denim jacket, Target mules, Target clutch

Old Navy black romper, Old Navy denim jacket, Target mules, Target clutch

Old Navy black romper, Old Navy denim jacket, Target mules, Target clutch

SHOP THIS LOOK:

romper: Old Navy | jacket: Old Navy | clutch: Target | mules: Target | earrings: Baublebar

bangle bracelet: Kate Spade | chain bracelet: J.Crew Factory

Instagram Lately

A roundup of last week’s flatlays & #ootd photos from Insta! This coming week might be a little slower than the last couple of weeks ~ I usually use my weekends off to plan out blog photos and my schedule was interrupted by life… aka horses and puppies! Not always a bad thing, they are my children. ☺️

Current Sales:

  • Banana Republic: 40% off almost everything: code BRSHOP
  • Old Navy: 30% off your order (no code required)
  • Ann Taylor: 50% off + free shipping: code SPRINGTOIT
  • Target: BOGO 50% sandals

TWIST-FRONT TOP:

I really like this twist front top. It has a lot of details for only $23. The front portion is a soft knit material, while the back is mixed media and more blouse-like. 5 color options available. The short sleeves are really nice also – layer under a cardigan if it’s cooler or by itself this spring.

&.layered twist front top, Steve Madden snakeskin mules, Vigoss denim, Baublebar tassel earrings

top: Nordstrom Rack | denim: Vigoss (old) – option | mules: Steve Madden (old): option

earrings: Baublebar (old) – option | bag: Kate Spade (old) – option

COLD DAY:

The weather swings down south have been crazy lately! We had 2 weeks of warm weather, then it started raining and grew cold for several days, then windy and somewhat warmer… and now we are back to 80 degrees and sunny. Hello migraine! Thank you very much Mother Nature. 😝 I really haven’t purchased any ‘spring like’ sweaters this year ~ I was ready for shorts! ~ so I pulled out a fall camo thermal and called it an outfit! Save this one for inspiration for next fall. 😉

AE camo thermal top, AE denim, Sole Society taupe satchel, Vince Camuto booties

top: AE (old) – option | jeans: AE | booties: Vince Camuto

bag: Sole Society (old) – option | necklace: Nordstrom (old) – option

STRIPED RUFFLE TEE:

This top is a must have! Hands down one of the favorite items in my closet! Only $17. Target did good with this one! I have the gold striped color from last year, and when I saw it was re-released this year in this black/white color, I scooped it up immediately.

A New Day ruffle striped tee, Old Navy olive denim, DV leopard mules, Sole Society crossbody

denim: Old Navy | top: Target | mules: Target | bag: Sole Society (old) – option

earrings: Baublebar (old) – option | sunglasses: Nordstrom

SPRING FLORALS:

Styled this pretty floral peplum wrap top with pink and white accessories for work last week. Does need to be worn with higher waisted jeans, but very pretty if you like this style of top!

Banana Republic floral top, A New Day cardigan, Old Navy Rockstar denim, ALDO loafers, A New Day Satchel

top: Banana Republic | cardigan: Target | bag: Target | necklace: Kendra Scott

jeans: Old Navy | shoes: Aldo (old) – option

STRIPES:

This outfit might be more of a summer inspiration, but we have weather in the low 80s and as soon as we get above 84 that’s good enough for me to wear shorts errrryday! C’mon April!

Caslon striped tee, STS Blue white denim shorts, Steve Madden Jessy Sandals, Baublebar earrings, Express fedora

tee: Nordstrom | shorts: STS Blue | sandals: Steve Madden (old) – option

fedora: Express (old) – option | earrings: Sugarfix (old) – option

COLD DAY (#2):

Do you like how when it gets cold outside my mind goes directly to fall outfits? 😂 Another one to file away for next year’s fall inspiration outfit!

J.Crew gingham shirt, Sole Society winged satchel, Sam Edelman leopard flats, Kut from the Kloth jeans

top: J.Crew | denim: Kut from the Kloth | flats: Sam Edelman

bag: Sole Society (old) – option | necklace: Kendra Scott | bracelet: JCF

PERFECT WEEKEND TEE:

Love how soft this tee is! A new arrival from Free People, this basic tee is everything I except from the FP line! 6 color options available and perfect for spring and summer days. I ordered my normal size from the brand (XS) ~ if you are new to the Free People line, always go down one from your normal size in other brands.

Free People tee, Vans sneakers, Express denim shorts, Sugarfix earrings, BP sunglasses

top: Free People | shorts: Express | earrings: Sugarfix | sunglasses: Nordstrom | sneakers: Vans

SPRING GREENS:

Love how kelly green is so popular right now! My cardigan is years old, and love that it’s still relevant! Similar option below in one of my favorite brands.

A New Day dotted tank, Kelly green cardigan, Old Navy high rise button denim, Kate Spade Nicole flats, A New Day floral satchel, Sugarfix necklace

top: Target | cardigan: Banana Republic Factory (old) – option | jeans: Old Navy

flats: Kate Spade (old) – option | bag: Target (old) – option | necklace: Sugarfix | bracelet: JCF

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