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.
top: Vince Camuto | pants: Old Navy | sunglasses: bp | bracelet: JCF
bag: (old) – option | pumps (old): option | earrings: Target
This floral shirt was a direct result of a Target run where “I only need nail polish” and came home with 2 colors of nail polish, a necklace, and 2 new shirts ha! EVERY.TIME. Their new spring line is really pretty! I fell in love with this floral print instantly ~ it’s hard to see in my photo, but it’s a beautiful palette of pinks, yellow, blue, peach, and the dark color I’m pretty sure is black (I struggle with this unless I’m in direct sunlight lol). The sleeves unroll to full length, or as shown here, there is a tab option to roll 3/4 length. The same print also comes as a tank top.
*size tip: I recommend going down one size. I’m wearing an XS. The arms are generous and the v-neck is a little low for work without a camisole underneath in my regular size.
Shop This Outfit:
shirt: Target (tank top option) | skirt: LOFT | pumps: Sole Society (old) – option
necklace: Sugarfix | bracelet: Kate Spade
As far as trends go this year, scallops and gingham are going strong! I’ve also seen studs pop back up on a few new sandals, so I figured I would throw together an outfit using all 3! My sweater is from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale two years ago, but their Halogen brand just released an almost identical sweater in the same color (here). The sweater also comes in 3 other solid color options and a black/white striped option. It’s a closet favorite of mine and perfect for fighting off the air conditioning at work. My flats are also from the NSale… maybe 2-3 years ago? And like my other Sam Edelman flats, I have no reason to sell them – always a great shoe for work!
Since my outfit is a little older, I put together a couple widgets below of all the current gingham/studded flat options and also scallop sweaters! Click on the picture or the link to take you right to the item.
Shop My Outfit:
sweater: Halogen (old) – new version | jeans: AE | flats: Sam Edelman (old) – most similar to mine
Gingham/Studded Flat Options:
Scallop Sweater Options:
Still so in love with these scalloped skirts! Very few sizes are left in this marigold color, but there are 5 other colors to choose from! I still have the pink and blue on my wishlist, especially now that we are warming up in the south! My outfit inspiration today came from an older blog called Outfit Posts. If you haven’t followed MJ in the past, you should definitely check out her older posts for work outfit inspiration. She was one of the first blogs I ever followed, and I miss her daily posts! She stopped blogging consistently a couple years ago after having a child and traveling for work, and selfishly I wish she still had time. ☺️ I still see her pop up on Pinterest from time to time, and my outfit was inspired by a post of hers using a similar pencil skirt version.
Sizing: I’m wearing a size 6. I also have size 4 in my closet in other versions, that are a tad more fitted, but not uncomfortable. The waist is very stretchy. The material of the skirt is a linen/cotton blend, so it will shrink a tiny bit after washing, so keep that in mind.
Shop this outfit:
skirt: J.Crew Factory | top: Target | necklace: Kendra Scott (old) – very similar
pumps (old): similar | earrings: Target | bracelet (old): similar
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!
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)
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.
sweater: J.Crew Factory | skirt: LOFT | earrings: Baublebar
bag: Sole Society (old) – option | pumps (old) – option
Hi guys! I hope you had a joyful (and possibly another long holiday?) weekend! I’m back to work today after a few days off and feeling pretty refreshed! Our weather hasn’t been the most cooperative lately. We had a ton of rain and wind last week into the weekend, and then it warmed up quite a bit, but got pretty windy. We picked the only free day we had to try and take some pictures. The sun and wind weren’t really on our side, so this set of photos and another are a little washed out, but hopefully you get the gist. 🙂
I couldn’t wait to share this pretty tweed skirt on the blog. I promise I’ll wear it again for you soon for an #ootd photo or flatlay (probably both) to get a better idea of colors. It has a beautiful mixture of pink, blue, black, and white tweed. The stock photo on LOFT’s website uses a dark purple sweater paired with the skirt. I was drawn to the pink hue in store, so it really can go with many colors, and not just the obvious. I loved pairing it with a light pink, but the options are really open here on color matches.
Both my sweater and skirt run a little big. I sized down one in the skirt (wearing a size 4 regular). The sweater I chose my normal size (small), but the sleeves are little long. If you are petite like me I would suggest ordering the petite size you normally wear to get the right sleeve length. I loved the sweater too much to pass it up (my local store was almost sold out), and it’s one of those sweaters you can easily throw on with jeans and sneakers also, so the generous fit didn’t bother me too much.
*size tip: I’m 5’2″ and ~130 lb. and normally wear a size XS/S on top and 28/6P on bottom.
skirt: LOFT | sweater: LOFT (this is listed as a mock neck ~ I’m not sure if it’s the same sweater, but very similar)
bag: Sole Society (old) – option | necklace: JCF (old) – option | pumps (old) – option
Happy Friday! I’ve been a little slow getting back into the swing of the blog this week. Tomorrow is our last day of vacation and trying to stay in the present and not hooked to my computer screen. I actually took this photo last week before vacation started and it never made it to my #ootd roundup, so I figured today would be a good day to post! Nothing too special with my outfit, but a color combination that has always been a fall & winter favorite.
Black, olive, and cognac are always a great neutral combination, and I love adding a pop of red. And of course a little leopard is always a good idea. ☺️
sweater: Banana Republic | pants: LOFT (old) – similar | necklace: J.Crew Factory
belt: Target (old) – option | bag: Sole Society (old) – option | pumps (old) – option
tee: Banana Republic | skirt: LOFT | bag: Sole Society (old) – option
earrings: Baublebar | pumps (old) – option
Flatlay of the Day:
skirt: Banana Republic | sweater: JCF | necklace: Kendra Scott
flats: Banana Republic (old) – option | clutch: Sole Society (old ) – option
Another Great Top:
As much as I love that new CeCe top I featured on the blog yesterday, I still have a strong love for LOFT tops also! Equally as chic & trendy, LOFT really does make some of the most versatile and long-lasting items for your closet. I have countless shirts (and skirts & pants for that matter) in my closet from years ago past. This pretty ruffle top is no exception. This top is a little more dressy then the one I wore from CeCe yesterday, but I still plan to wear with a nice pair of skinny jeans. It is pretty lightweight, so for all you snowbirds (and honestly for us right now also! Ack!), a nice cardigan will be necessary. However, it’s the prefect light pink for spring and definitely a ‘carry you through the season’ type of shirt.
I’m wearing a regular small here. Sometimes LOFT sizes fit me funny. I’m a normal size small, but usually regular XS fits me better. I go for petite sizing when possible. I loved the length of the regular size on this top though so I kept it as it. You can front tuck or leave un-done and I like it both ways.
*size tip: I’m 5’2″ and ~130 lb. and normally wear an XS/S on top and 28/6P on bottom.
top: LOFT | pants: LOFT | pumps (old) – option | earrings (old) – option
hoodie: Old Navy
leggings: Old Navy
Flatlay of the Day:
SHOP THIS LOOK:
jeans: Old Navy
booties: Vince Camuto (another taupe option)
top: Ann Taylor
necklace: Accessory Concierge
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.
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