Casual Flatlay: Ciao! Sweatshirt

Say hello to the cutest graphic sweatshirt for spring! It’s lightweight and slightly oversized, so easily layered if you need a top underneath (and jeans, not shorts ha!). I live for tops like this in the summer down here in FL, because as soon as our temps start to rise, the air conditioning is on constant blast. It’s so easy to throw something like this on over a tee or tank. And the inside isn’t fleece lined, so you won’t go from 0 to 100 degrees lol.

3 color options available with the ‘Ciao’ graphic, but check out the other graphics also – the leopard! 😍 Fit is TTS.

Ciao Amazon sweatshirt, Tretorn sneakers, AE denim shorts

sweatshirt: Amazon | shorts: AE | sneakers: Tretorn

Flatlay: Textured Floral Top

I stopped into our local LOFT store a couple of weeks ago, and couldn’t stop thinking about this top! The seafoam green color is refreshing for this time of year, and the texture of the top adds great detail! I originally thought to style it with my dark denim skirt, but imagine I’ll wear it with about every other shade of denim, plus black and white. Currently 40% off with code ‘XOXO’.

LOFT textured floral top, LOFT denim skirt, Sole Society clutch

top: LOFT | skirt: LOFT (mine is an older version) – very similar | clutch: Sole Society (old) – option

earrings: Sugarfix (old) – similar | pumps: Sole Society (old) – option

Flatlay: Winter Brights

I love, love all the bright cheery colors being released in stores! Winter brights (and whites) are always a hot trend. Usually you will see a lot of reds and pinks since Valentines Day is upon us, but honestly there has been an awesome mix lately. I even picked up a few warmer pink and terracota hues at Target yesterday which I’ll share soon – just feels good to have a great mix in my closet. My sweater comes in 6 color options, including a bright pink and yellow color. It is made of a soft cotton material (no wool), but is slightly cropped. I wore it with jeans that are a higher mid rise or high rise and loved the way it looked. My exact scarf is old, but I’ll link similar options below.

Banana Republic sweater, Banana Republic scarf, Express denim,

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sweater: Banana Republic | jeans: Express | sneakers: Tretorn

scarf: Banana Republic (old) – option, option, option, option

Flatlay: Cozy Sweater

Say hello to one of the softest sweaters! I haven’t shopped at GAP for awhile and just happened to glance in to see this pretty knit sitting on their front table. I fell in love with all of the color options and honestly had a hard time choosing – the turquoise blue color is gorgeous! I went with the gray since I have a lot of colored options in my closet, but I was pretty partial to the blue color. The yellow was very pretty also! It fits TTS and very comfortable.

GAP sweater, Old Navy camo tee

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sweater: GAP | tee: Old Navy | jeans: AE | mules: Target (old) – very similar

Flatlay: Classic Blue + OOTD

I thought I’d kick my first blog post off for the new year featuring the Pantone “color the year” which goes to classic blue! I’m actually pretty fond of this color. Navy blue takes the cake during the summer and early fall months, but really a nice deep blue color is perfect anytime. My exact sweater is old, but I’ll link below my current favorites!

Also – check out these pretty loafers! They have a beautiful metallic thread that’s perfect for winter! And one of my favorite loafers for work. And they match any classic blue sweater perfectly. 🙂

LOFT button sweater, Old Navy black jeans, Sole Society Hadlee loafers, Kendra Scott filigree necklace

sweater options:

loafers | jeans | necklace

#ootd:

I’m following a style challenge again this month on Instagram – the prompts are using the writer’s favorite flatlays found on Pinterest! I’m so happy she featured a couple of my own flatlays! So, if you follow other bloggers or follow Pinterest, some of my outfits my look a little like copy cats. Just thought I need to put that disclaimer out there ha!

J.Crew quilted vest, Old Navy chambray shirt, Kut from the Kloth jeans, Caslon leopard booties

vest: J.Crew Factory, J.Crew version, olive option | shirt: Old Navy

jeans: Kut from the Kloth (old) – similar | booties: Caslon (option)

Flatlay: Plaid Skirt + Holiday #OOTD

This skirt. Is so ridiculously soft, it hardly feels like wool. It’s like a butter wool (I think it’s a poly/wool blend to be fair haha). Anyway, it’s a beautiful skirt. And I love the mix of yellows and grey that are a change from the dark moody hues and holiday colors. The skirt keeps selling out. I actually purchased it over Black Friday and since I took a little blogger hiatus + the dang thing kept selling out, I didn’t think it was bloggery of me to share. But, it’s now popping back up in various sizes and it’s now on sale + an extra 50% off! So, definitely worth the price. And worth the share. 🙂

I paired it here with a vibrant sweater to show how universal it can be with color, but truly you could style it with any shade of gray or ivory to keep a more neutral look.

Banana Republic fuchsia sweater, LOFT plaid skirt, J.Crew Factory pearl necklace

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

Holiday #OOTD:

Holiday #OOTD

plaid shirt: option, option | vest: option | jeans | flats | necklace

Flatlay: Shaker Stitch Sweater + The “IT” Booties

Hi guys! If you’ve been following me on the blog for awhile, you know I go MIA on the blog when life changes seem to filter in. In this case, it was another huge work schedule change. Thankfully this time, it’s in a good way – going from 13 hour shifts to multiple 6-8 hour shifts throughout the week. On one hand, I’ll be working more though out the week, but won’t be near as exhausted at the end of the day. I think I’m going to go back to the way blogging used to be for awhile – where I post flatlays and #ootd photos as I take them, and update here in real time (at the same time as Instagram and Facebook). For awhile, I was doing a huge roundup when I had the time, but with the schedule change I’m not going to have a lot of whole free days to work on things. As you could probably see from my wish-list post yesterday, I do have a little spring in my step to dive into new arrivals for spring! While they won’t actually start hitting stores in full til mid-end February, I get excited just to see sweaters in spring colors. 🙂

My first flatlay “back” is featuring this awesome shaker knit sweater. It has a ballet neck (could be worn off shoulder) and is the perfect length to do either a front tuck or wear like normal. The neckline and loose knit give more interest also, and I just love the way it looks. The sweater also comes in olive and black colors.

I also wanted to share the “IT” bootie for fall! I waited and waited to purchase these bad boys (full price they run $150.. ouch.), but when they went on sale I didn’t hesitate. They truly are everything! Reviews suggest sizing up 1/2 size. I went with my normal size since sometimes I need to size down, and I don’t think they fit too small. I would say if you normally are in between your regular size or a size smaller, go with the regular (or vice versa if you sometimes size up ~ go 1/2 size up). And there are ten color options to choose from!

Rust Open Knit Sweater, Old Navy distressed denim, Vince Camuto booties, Kendra Scott earrings

sweater: Nordstrom | booties: Vince Camuto | jeans: Old Navy earrings: Kendra Scott

Friday Favorite Flatlays

Time for another Friday roundup! I’ve been posting a lot over on Instagram lately (here), with a mix of flatlays and #ootd photos. Some are new items, some are just my regular everyday outfits (that might not be that exciting haha) – I figured I would pick the top 4 flatlays for the week and share with you! My flatlays always feature at least one new item and how I styled it with new – and mostly old items in my closet – so they are usually an IG favorite! As always, if the item is older, I will find the best similar option out there for you to create the same look! 🙂

Outfit #1:

LOFT skirt, Express leopard ruffle portofino shirt

skirt | earrings: Sugarfix (old) – option | top | pumps (old): option

Outfit #2:

J.Crew Factory holiday tee, J.Crew Factory buffalo skirt, J.Crew Factory necklace

tee | necklace | skirt | pumps (old) – option | clutch (old) – option

Outfit #3:

Old Navy buffalo plaid sweater, J.Crew Factory skirt

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

Outfit #4:

Sam Edelman leopard loafers, Old Navy vest, Banana Republic luxespin top, J.Crew Factory necklace

jeans | top | vest | loafers | necklace

Flatlay: Buffalo Plaid + #ootd

It wouldn’t be fall without your traditional buffalo plaid button down, right?! Dress it up, dress it down, but it’s always a fall staple. My favorite ways to style this plaid are either dressed up and tucked into a skirt for work with a nice necklace/earrings or dressed down and styled like a cardigan over a fun graphic tee (like below). And it wouldn’t be right without a leopard clutch or bag thrown in the mix, right?! 😆

My exact graphic tee is old (it’s the “kiss” tee from J.Crew Factory last year), but there are so many similars available right now, you can’t go wrong styling a similar one! See below for more options.

My #ootd is also below – another ‘Florida vacation’ outfit idea aka it’s still hot as hell outside and I don’t know what to wear anymore ha – but my top is still available in 5 print options for less than $20 after using code “YAYMORE.” My shorts are also on clearance (use same code), but with very limited sizing. The best chino shorts available right now in white are here (over 200 almost 5 star reviews!). My sandals are over 50% off!

Old Navy flannel plaid shirt, J.Crew Factory kiss tee, Free People denim, Universal Thread open toe booties, Leopard clutch

SHOP THIS LOOK:

shirt: Old Navy | tee: J.Crew Factory (old) – option, option | jeans: Free People (old) – love these

booties: Target | clutch (old) – option | earrings: Baublebar (old) – similar

#OOTD – everything on sale!

And puppy is still alive, promise! I just bore him to death! 😆

J.Crew Factory floral tie knot shirt, J.Crew Factory scallop shorts, Vince Cameo sandals

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top: J.Crew Factory | shorts: J.Crew Factory (great option here) | sandals: Vince Camuto

Flatlay: Rich Fall Hues

So many things I love about this outfit. First and foremost, I love love the rich golden hue of this sweater. It pairs beautifully with dark denim and brown colored booties. I added the vest for an extra touch, but will likely wear it by itself this winter unless we have an extra cold day. The rich tones in this outfit definitely give me all the fall feels! 😍 (and no joke – I think our ‘feels like’ temperature was 102 degrees again today! #thanksNestor). My sweater comes in a variety of other color options as well.

J.Crew point elle sweater, AE jeans, Vince Camuto perforated booties, Old Navy quilted vest, Amazon earrings

SHOP THIS LOOK:

sweater: J.Crew | jeans: AE | booties: Vince Camuto | vest: Old Navy | earrings: Amazon

I also wanted to share my #ootd for my Floridian friends (and those that vacation down here in the winter!) ~ my shorts and top are on an incredible sale! Both less than $10 – and honestly closer to $5 after whatever random promo is offered! I went down one size in the shorts, and they did not shrink after washing (some reviews indicated they do). I wash and air dry almost all of my clothes, and then use the magic of this hand steamer to refresh everything ~ it’s a life saver!

Old Navy high neck tank plaid top, LOFT denim shorts, Steve Madden greece sandals, Kendra Scott necklace

SHOP THIS LOOK:

top: Old Navy | shorts: LOFT | sandals: Steve Madden | necklace: Kendra Scott

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