Twist Back Striped Tee + #ootd

#ootd:

BP. scarf, Merona cardigan, BP. peplum tee, Old Navy sateen leggings, A New Day loafers

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peplum tee | loafers | earrings | scarf (old) – similar

cardigan (old) – similar, similar | leggings (old) – similar, similar

 

Twist-back tee

What you are looking at in the flatlay picture is actually the back of this tee! It’s super cute! All winter long the trend (and still going strong I might add) was either ties or knots in the front of a sweater or shirt. And just because the fashion wizards need to mix up the trends, now the knots are being put in the back (LOL). My phone kind of washed out the color a little in the stripes, but it’s a royal blue/white striped tee. Very nautical and very summer. It’s called a long sleeve, but really 3/4 length sleeves. It’s a shorter body length, but perfect for petites or also with high waisted jeans. I didn’t have a problem with the length (I’m 5’2″ for reference). The tee also comes in solid colors.

J.Crew knot tee, Baublebar Sugarfix tassel earrings, Kate Spade bag, Universal Thread booties, 7 For All Mankind denim

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twist back tee (solid)| denim | earrings | booties | bag (my version is old) – newest version

 

More Favorite Twist-Knot Tees:

Most are on sale!

 
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Cute Spring Stuff + #ootd

#ootd:

LOFT skirt, LOFT ruffle sleeve top, Sole Society bag, Merona pumps, J.Crew Factory necklace

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floral skirt | necklace | top (old) – similar, similar, similar

bow bagsimilar, similar | pumps (old) – similar

 

A New Day

So I had to make another Target run because there were just a few things I couldn’t get out of my head! One was this beautiful embellished floral cardigan — it’s so pretty in person!  I stopped at a Target a little farther way from my house last weekend and they didn’t have my size in stock, so I ran up to my local store by my house this morning (my excuse was I needed Starbucks 😎 ) because the Target app said they had the cardigan in stock in my size… Yep, liars. Lol. It just wasn’t meant to be I suppose. But of course who ever buys one thing while they are at Target? Ha. I also saw this cute pink cardigan and ($10) earrings in another color (I also have the yellow) that match perfectly and are still on sale – so they came home with me. Oy. I tell you what though, Target is just doing a great job lately. I also brought home this tie front tee ($15!) in the yellow striped color — it also comes in a pretty floral print, but I already have the BP floral tee which I wore last week and is extremely similar. Below are a list and pictures of my favorite items out right now from Target’s ‘A New Day’ brand.

 

tie front shirt | tie front tee | floral embellished cardigan

floral bouse | floral tee | ruffle skirt

A New Day cardigan, Banana Republic denim, Sugarfix tassel earrings, A New Day mules

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cardigan | mules | earrings ($10) |  denim (old) – very similar

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Designer Dupe + Pink Denim

#ootd:

J.Crew tie front top, Old Navy denim, Adidas sneakers

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tie-front top | earrings | sneakers | denim

 

Designer Dupe

You know how I posted the other day I bought 5 pairs of shoes from Target?! Five! That’s just madness right there. These booties are one pair – hello designer dupe! They are almost near identical to the Vince Camuto bootie and honestly I feel bad for those that bought the expensive version, because the Target version is pretty darn comfortable and I’m not sure I would know a difference! And only $35!

Here is a picture of the two booties side by side:

 

Target version | Designer version

 You can see the difference in the design near the toe on each bootie. The heel is a little taller on the Vince Camuto bootie also. Now don’t get me wrong – the VC version has over 500 positive 5 star reviews — which is crazy in itself and means it’s a great bootie worthy of a dupe — but it’s also $150 and if you’re like me and only wear a bootie like this occasionally on the weekends, then I’d much rather spend $35 instead of $150!  The good news is if you want to spend the money because you just love these booties — the Vince version is on sale right now. 🙂 

Express pink denim leggings, DV sandals, Old Navy gray tee, Baublebar necklace

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booties | tee shirt | necklace (old) – similar, similar | jeans (old) – option, option, option

 

Pink Denim

Pink denim appears to be a hot spring trend for this upcoming season – I picked up the leggings shown in the flatlay picture awhile back at my local Express Outlet, so definitely check your local store if you like mine!  Below are a few similar options to mine, ranging from affordable to designer. Pinterest has a ton of great ideas on how to style pink denim, but really you can’t go wrong with white, stripes, or gray on top!

American Eagle | Express | Old Navy

LOFT | Nordstrom | Nordstrom Rack

 

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Pearl Top + Fashion Repeat & #ootd

#ootd:

LOFT floral top, J.Crew Factory pencil skirt, Merona pumps, J. Crew Factory bracelet

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floral top | skirt (my color is old but ivory would work great also!), option

bracelet (old) – great option | pumps | self-tanner (because I didn’t become tan overnight lol)

 

Fashion Repeat

Remember these pretty scallop shorts from last summer? Well, they’re back! I love fashion repeats! Scallops are still hot and in style, so why not? My favorite part? This year they are also available in white!

Old Navy sweater, LOFT scallop chambray shorts, J.Crew espadrilles, Rebecca Minkoff handbag

Pearls & Chambray

Ya’ll know I love pearls (hence the name of the blog! 😂) and couldn’t resist this pretty pearl top (it also comes in white!). I love a light chambray color also. I just realized I have sold all of my button-down chambray tops out of my closet, so that is now on my wish list! The ones I sold were from J.Crew (it was very stiff) and from The Limited (too big), so I added this Caslon version to my list. Caslon tops come in petite which normally fit me better and usually all go on sale 30-40% off! Anyway I’m rambling off topic – back to the pearl top!

It’s a sleeveless top, so easily layered with a cardigan. I ordered my regular size which fit well and can easily be tucked into a pencil skirt or pair with white or pink denim this summer. I have so many other sleeveless tops on my wish list — all from Banana! I linked my favorites below. Can you tell it’s starting to feel like spring down here?! It’s been forever since I’ve really wanted to wear a skirt to work — I wore one today! It made me so happy — I’ll post my #ootd later today!

Banana Republic pearl top, LOFT cardigan, J.Crew Factory bracelet, J.Crew Factory floral pencil skirt, Sole Society pumps

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pearl top (white version)| cardigan (old) – newest version, option | pencil skirt (old) – newest version

bracelet | pumps (old) – similar, similar

 

Sleeveless Shirt Options:

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(size way down on the striped ruffle neck top)

 

Floral Skirt Options:

My pencil skirt is old, but I linked the latest version above which would work great with this pearl top – and several other beautiful floral options below.

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A Great Basic + #ootd

#ootd:

LOFT floral henley, LOFT sateen leggings, Merona pumps, Old Navy cardigan, Sugarfix earrings

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floral top | leggings | earrings | cardigan (old) – option | pumps (old) – option

 

Sorry for the late post today! The amount of illness plaguing everyone this winter is unreal. Just about everyone in the pharmacy I work at has been sick at one point in the last 6 weeks or so. One of my partners texted me late last night that her infant had a 104 degree fever and she wasn’t feeling well either. Thankfully not influenza, but for every Tamiflu we push out, there are two antibiotics waiting to be filled. It’s an endless cycle! So needless to say I had to go open the store this morning (this was supposed to my cleaning/blog day 🙂 ) and used my last bit of daylight when I got home to snap this flatlay photo. Now that I’m behind (and out of daylight lol), posts will probably be posted late in the day most of the week. Not good for the ole Instagram algorithm 🙄, but you do what you gotta do!

I wanted to get this basic pink tee on the blog asap before it sells out. I have a light pink color from last year and wore it all the time! It was such a great basic and so easy to throw on with just a pair of shorts or jeans to do whatever. #tomboyatheart I love the orange color also! If you are an A or B cup I would probably size down one. I’m a 34C and it’s a little loose (and a little too v-neck ha), but not enough to show your bra, just maybe a little cleavage. I was on the fence about sizing down but stuck with my regular size.

I’m pretty sure everyone has these little espadrilles now! They are just ridiculously cute and only $25! I’m telling you, Target is killing it with their shoes, clothes, bags, you name it lately! I felt like once they stopped selling Merona and switched to A New Day and now Universal Thread brands that things got a little shaky on the fashion front, but they’re baaaack – and in a really good way!  Guys I’ve bought 5 pairs of shoes from them recently – 5! I might buy 5 pairs of shoes during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and not again til January – so I have to really like these shoes to buy that many all at once lol!

Click any image in the widget below to shop all of my favorites!

TARGET FINDS:

 

BP. pink tee, J.Crew cardigan sweater, Merona clutch, 7 For All Mankind denim, DV leopard espadrilles

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pink tee | denim | cardigan | espadrilles | earrings | clutch (old) – option, option, option

 

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Cute Little Dress + #ootd

#ootd:

LOFT striped ruffle tee, LOFT chinos, Merona pumps, Baublebar necklace, GAP belt

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striped top (old – LOFT) – option, option | chinos (old – LOFT) – option, option, option

necklace (Baublebar) – option | belt (old – GAP) – new version | pumps (old – Target) – option, option

 

Are you heading somewhere warm for spring break? Or just want to snag a really cute summer dress?  I walked past this cutie in store last week and couldn’t stop thinking about it – I went back! It’s the perfect lightweight cotton for hot summer days. Certainly 100% perfect for Florida my sunshine state friends! It comes in 4 prints – including a pretty gingham that is on my wish list! And only $30. Fits TTS.

Old Navy dress, Merona sandals, Rebecca Minkoff bag, Baublebar necklace and earrings

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dress (gingham print) | necklace | earrings (same color, these would work great also)

bag (mine is old) – carry a straw tote instead! love this one and this one

sandals (old – Target) – love these!, popular option

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Striped Ruffle Tee

#ootd:

LOFT red tie cuff sweater, LOFT Marisa sateen leggings, J.Crew Factory necklace, Tory Burch Minnie flats

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tie-cuff sweater | leggings | necklace | flats

 

**RESTOCK ALERT!**

This pretty floral statement sweatshirt is back in stock in all sizes! And on sale today for $15!!!

Old Navy sweatshirt, Old Navy denim, Tory Burch espadrilles, J.Crew Factory necklace, Old Navy bag

Wow, February 1st already?! Where has the time gone? I’ve noticed a couple of the bloggers I follow have used the new year to plan out their entire year – with both personal and blog year-end goals in mind – have you guys ever considered that? I just love planners, I think I buy like 3 per year and always find one I love even more (only to go back to my original one haha). Not to mention I have a pen and highlighter in every color. 😂 However, I usually don’t think near as far ahead as the end of the year – heck I’m just happy to make it through the week LOL! I do really like the idea of planning out the month ahead though – I have a few passions in life and all of them I strive to become better at — for me those would be 1) the blog 2) showing horses 3) running/fitness/diet. I really should look at long-term goals more often, however I’ve always been one of those “on the fly” type of people. Let me know what you guys do! I’d love to hear if you have a planner you love and if you plan out via week, month, and also the entire year!

Nothing too special about this outfit below, except this cute little ruffle sleeve tee. It’s $45, but wait for the sale (it will go on some sort of sale – likely tomorrow or the next day ha) and guarantee you can get it for at least 40% off. I do recommend purchasing your normal size. I sized down because it looked big in store, and since it’s a stretchy jersey like material, I didn’t like how tight it was around my stomach that I feed all the ice cream. 😂 I went back to styling these $25 fuzzy mules since the chill is back in the air – still in stock in all sizes!

Ann Taylor striped ruffle sleeve shirt, Old Navy denim, Sole Society clutch, Kendra Scott earrings, A New Day mules

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striped tee | mules | denim | clutch | earrings

 

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More Pink, More Floral + #ootd

#ootd:

Banana Republic wrap top, LOFT geometric shift skirt, Merona pumps, J.Crew Factory necklace

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wrap top (almost identical) | skirt (old – LOFT) – option, option, option | pumps

necklace (old – JCF) – option, option

I feel like I’ve worn a lot of pink lately and a lot of floral, but the bright colors are so cheery and have me dreaming of summer days! This top has a great mixture of a little yellow, a couple shades of pink, and various blue shades. I love shell tops like this because they are so easy to dress up or down. Wear it by itself in the summer and layered in the spring. These white mules are definitely my go to spring shoe! Only $23 and 3 shades available.

Now let’s talk about these denim…. they are pull-on. LOL. At first glance I loved the color. I really needed a pair of light distressed denim in my closet and full price these are only $40 (any given day you can probably find them on sale for around $30). The price point was right, and they have ten 5 star reviews, so I said why not? I ordered my regular size and surprisingly they do fit really well! I won’t be doing any shirt tucking with these, but with light flowy shirts or tunics these are perfect! The waist isn’t too tight and they really are comfortable! However the waist still makes me laugh looking at this picture. 😂

If you’re looking for a great pair of premium denim, check these out. They were a new arrival yesterday at Nordstrom and I just love this brand. The ankle jeans are always still a little long on me, but I just roll the hem at the bottom and still love them just as much! The fit, the fabric, everything is perfect and will last forever. I added them to my wish list and plan to scoop them up on sale.

LOFT cardigan, LOFT floral shell top, Old Navy denim, Kendra Scott necklace, A New Day mules

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floral shell | denim | mules | cardigan (old – LOFT) – similar, similar | necklace

 

Just a few new favorites…

I’ve already mentioned these pink loafers on Instagram a few times in my #ootd photos – they are only $28, come in 3 colors, and really soft! I wore them to dinner and shopping last week and had zero issues walking in them for comfort (which is probably why they look a little stretched now – they sort of meld to your feet). They also have a collapsible back which is meant to be convertible to a mule.

Another new favorite are these burgundy denim! I have them folded over so hard to see, but they are a step hem and come in 3 lengths ~ the petite length is perrrfect for shorties like me! I ordered my regular size and the fit is fantastic also. Not too tight in the waist or thigh.

A New Day boatneck tee, LOFT denim, Caslon jacket, J.Crew Factory necklace, A New Day pink loafers

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denim | loafers | striped tee | necklace | jacket (old – Caslon) – very similar, option, camo

 

Floral Skirt + #ootd

#ootd:

LOFT floral blouse, Kendra Scott necklace, GAP cardigan sweater, Banana Republic sloan pants, Merona pumps

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floral top | pants | cardigan (old – GAP) – option, option, option

pumps (old – Merona) – option, option | necklace (old – Kendra Scott) – very similar

 

Just like I have mad love for the moody colors in the fall, I have those same all the feels for the romantic hues in the spring! I’m not an overly huge fan of a stark red color, but give me about any shade of pink and I’ll wear it all year long. 🙂 You can wear a floral skirt with tights and booties now, and with pumps or flats this spring. It was overcast the day I took this picture, so the colors are a little washed out (ok, really just blame it on the photographer!), but the base of this skirt is a nice charcoal gray color. I paired it with a winter white, but I think navy blue would also pair well and also a lighter gray or pink top.

LOFT floral shift skirt, J.Crew Factory bell sleeve sweater, Kate Spade bag, Baublebar tassel earrings, Merona pumps

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floral skirt | tie sleeve sweater | earrings (option, option)

bag (mine is old verison) | pumps (option, option)

 

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