Striped Pink Sweater + #ootd

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Banana Republic sloan pants, Merona pumps, Ann Taylor shell top, J.Crew Factory cardigan, J. Crew Factory necklace

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striped pants (almost sold out) – similar | ruffle top (old – Ann Taylor) – option

 cardigan (my color is old) – option | necklace (old – JCF) – option | pumps (old – Target) – option

 

Hi all! Sorry for the late day post! I was called into work early this morning just as I was sitting down to finish this blog post.  Needles to say I had to scramble around to get ready quickly and bypass the post til I got home. But here I am and couldn’t wait to show you this cute tunic-y striped sweater! I love this color of pink (mauve) and think it pairs really well with gray. I kind of wish I had used my lighter pair of gray denim, but wanted the distressed look and my light gray pair are plain jane. The sweater is really soft and think it will be really nice for spring + white denim and sandals or espadrilles.

Old Navy sweater, Express denim, Vince Camuto booties, Baublebar necklace

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striped sweater | denim (mine are from last season) | bracelet | necklace | ankle booties

 

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Spring Remix

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Banana Republic scarf, Halogen scalloped sweater, Banana Republic sloan pants, Merona pumps

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scarf (old – BR) – option | sweater (old – Halogen) – option, option

bracelet | pumps (old – Target) – option | pants

 

Hi guys! So our weather finally got nice again in the 70s… for a day, ha! Tonight is a low of 31 (I know that’s nothing on your -degree temps, but so cold for us!), so I won’t bring these sandals out again for a bit, but wanted to show you a cute option for spring using recent items I’ve picked up and basically switching out dark jeans for a spring olive and switching booties for sandals. Have you found any really cute shoe spring new arrivals? I usually buy a pair of espadrilles every year, but haven’t seen any I’m in love with (yet). I still have several pairs from the last few years, so they might make a blog appearance soon. ☺️

Express olive denim leggings, Sole Society sandals, J.Crew Factory striped ruffle tee, BAublebar earrings, Sole Society leopard bag

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ruffle tee | sandals | denim leggings | earrings (old – Baublebar) – option | bag (old – Sole Society) – option

 

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A Bunch of Basics + #ootd

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LOFT button sleeve sweater, Leopard necklace, Banana Republic sloan charcoal pants, Merona black pumps, Kate Spade red handbag

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sweater (50% off + free ship!) | pants | necklace | bag (old – Kate Spade) – similar | pumps

 

Sorry for the last afternoon post today! I’ve had so many ideas rolling around in my head for outfit posts lately that the blog has been so easy to keep up with… and then life happens, you get tired and busy, and I kind of went into a ‘creative block’ so-to-speak. I think it’s because this time of year I crave wearing skirts and shorts and everything bright colored, but feel so uninspired from the dark, heavy clothes still advertised at stores and websites right now. I do think coral and light pink are going to be very big this spring – I see a lot of pink toned colors popping up as accent colors in almost every store!

That being said, I thought I would use this fun peach colored sweater for today’s flatlay. I paired with a leopard scarf, but the sweater is heavy enough to wear alone or easily layer with a striped top underneath.

BP. drape sleeve sweater, Leopard scarf, Articles of Society denim, Lucky Brand embroidered boots

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sweater (sale) | denim (sale) | booties (sale) | scarf ($19 – sells out quickly!)

 

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Cable Shoulder Sweater + #ootd

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Old Navy relaxed high neck top, Old Navy cardigan, Express ponte knit pants, Kendra Scott necklace, Merona pumps

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top (similar, tunic) | cardigan | knit leggings | necklace | pumps

 

There are lots of great sales out there right now as retailers prepare for spring lines! My sweater comes in 6 colors and is less than $18! My booties are on sale also at almost $40 off and come in 4 colors. This olive denim is also 50% off.  Since this horrid freezing weather seems to be never ending, all the sweaters are on my wish list lol!

LOFT sweater, BP. scarf, Express leggings, Lucky Brand booties

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sweater | denim leggings | booties | scarf (old – Nordstrom) – option, option, option

 

Soft Plaid Top + #ootd

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J.Crew Factory tie bell sleeve sweater, Banana Republic plaid pants, J.Crew Factory necklace, Merona pumps, Merona handbag

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sweater | pants | necklace (old – JCF) – very similar | bag (old – Merona) – option

pumps (old – Merona) – very similar

 

Love the pops of pink in this plaid button down! I keep trying to pair items in my closet with the same accessories and also this gray denim to give you guys some stying ideas. I feel like if you can’t buy an item and think of at least 3 ways to style it on the spot, don’t buy it. 😘 Well, unless your bank account looks must better than mine! 😂 This plaid top is easy because of the varying colors and would love to wear it with my pink pencil skirt to work in the spring and also white/light blue denim and sandals.

Old Navy plaid top, Baublebar necklace, Kate Spade bag, Old Navy denim, Vince Camuto booties

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plaid top | denim | necklace | booties | bag (mine is old version) | earrings (Baublebar) – option

Winter White + #ootd

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J.Crew Factory leopard necklace, Banana Republic sweater, Ann Taylor ankle pants, Merona pumps, Banana Republic bracelet

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 sweater (option) | pants (old – Ann Taylor) – newest version | necklace
bracelet | belt (old – Limited) – option | pumps (old – Merona) – option

It’s that time of year where we start to get bored with all of the dark colors, and on the other spectrum all of the red and green from the holidays. Winter white becomes really popular because it’s really easy to brighten up an outfit without screaming “I’m ready for Spring!” all over your outfit. ☺️

 I took a relatively boring outfit here and threw some white accessories in play. I wish I had white shoes instead, but the white bag worked!  In a couple more weeks we will probably see all of the pinks and reds start to come alive for probably the most annoying holiday of the year – Valentine’s Day! 😋

Banana Republic sloan plaid pants, Banana Republic sweater, J.Crew Factory necklace, Rebecca Minkoff bag, Sam Edelman flats

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plaid pants | sweater (old – BR) – great option | velvet flats

necklace (old – JCF) – option, option | bag (old – Rebecca Minkoff) – option

 

Tie Bell Sleeve Sweater + #ootd

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BP. leopard scarf, Banana Republic merino sweater, LOFT Marisa pants, Target loafers, Kendra Scott necklace

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sweater (old – Banana Republic) – option | pants (old – LOFT) – option | scarf (old – Nordstrom) – option
loafers (option, option) | cardigan | necklace (old – Kendra) – similar

I hope you all had a great holiday and hopefully some time off work! I had the last 3 days finally off work which was much needed. I caught a nasty cold a couple weeks ago, which then turned into a sinus infection, not the end of the world but my tolerance for crazy people was lessening by the day lol!  Friday I had one that was screaming at me and my co-workers for allowing the technicians to “fill the prescriptions.” And then said she was reporting us to the board of pharmacy. I’m not sure how many of you all know how retail pharmacy works, but filling the prescriptions is the biggest part of the technicians job lol! Most days you just gotta laugh it off and move on, but she made me extremely happy I had a few days off, whew. It’s not every day you get screamed at for doing your job correctly. 🤔 Anyway, now you know why I’m ever so thankful to have this blog and the horses. It makes working in a world of non-sense a lot more tolerable. 😁

This is one of the tops I picked up at the outlet mall near our house yesterday – I just love the tie bell sleeves! As I stated in several posts back, I’m really trying to avoid buying too many ‘trendy’ type items unless they are classic and not too overdone. This sweater is just that. The sleeves aren’t too long, and don’t feel huge at all while wearing. The sweater comes in both ivory and a pretty gray color. I really wanted to pair it with a skirt for this flatlay, but I’m so dang cold right now jeans just felt more appropriate lol. My booties are still on sale also!

J.Crew Factory tie bell sleeve sweater, Old Navy denim, Vince Camuto booties, J.Crew Factory necklace, Sole Society clutch

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sweater | denim | clutch | booties | necklace

 

That Color Combo + #ootd

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**update! My sweater was finally posted online today!!

LOFT sweater, Baublebar necklace, Banana Republic denim sloan pants, Merona pumps

sweater  (very similar)

pants | necklace | pumps (old – Merona) – option 

I save a lot of images out of magazines and emails that provide outfit inspiration, whether it be textures,  outfit pairings, or color combinations. You all know I’m a huge fan of throwing unusual colors together, so when I got an ad via Banana Republic pairing an olive green sweater, red sweater, with a blue tweed jacket – I knew I needed to try something similar!  This beautiful ruffle top is a favorite in my closet right now, so I pulled that out to pair with an older tweed pencil skirt and olive colored cardigan. Whatcha think? I think I like it! ❤️

Ann Taylor pencil skirt, Merona pumps, Baublebar earrings, LOFT ruffle top, J.Crew Factory cardigan

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ruffle top | tweed skirt (old – Ann Taylor) – very similar | cardigan (old – J.Crew) – newer option

earrings (old – Baublebar) – option | pumps (old – Merona) – option 

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Stripes & Ruffles + #ootd

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J.Crew Factory necklace, Banana Republic sweater, Banana Republic sloan checkered pants, Merona pumps, Sole Society satchel

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checkered pants (sale!) | sweater (old – Banana Republic) – option | satchel

 necklace (old – J.Crew Factory) – option, option, option | pumps (old – Merona) – option   

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with family and friends!  Since my husband and I re-rooted ourselves out of the midwest and now live in Southwest Florida, our holidays are no longer traditional. Every year it becomes slightly less unusual and a little more ‘normal’, but we still miss the traditional bustle of grandma’s house on holidays. Not to mention the snow! Today is a hi of 71 degrees. My in-laws now permanently live down here near us and my dad and step-mom are Florida ‘snowbirds’ and live down here during the winter months, so we try to make do with immediate family – albeit still strange without all the aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents.

We hosted Christmas at our house this year. We did the same last year, and since I’m a vegetarian and my husband doesn’t eat beef, I’m surprised they allow us to keep hosting! 😝 I came down with a terrible head cold a few days prior so I was confined to our office (writing this blog post!) while my husband cooked away. Thankfully everything turned out wonderful and our fancy grilled cheese, minestrone soup, and ‘slutty’ brownie recipe my husband found (google it — it’s soo good!) seemed to be a hit!

Well back to the grind today, so on to more outfit posts! I picked up this pretty little ruffle tee during the holiday sales. It comes in both black and navy blue striped colors. I originally had it paired with some yellow earrings, but thought it more fun to try out turquoise blue!

J.Crew Factory stiped ruffle tee, leopard clutch, Babuelbar earrings, AG denim leggings, Steve Madden booties

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striped ruffle tee | fringe earrings | black denim | leopard clutch (old – option) | booties 

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