Summer Dreamin’ + #ootd

#ootd:

A New Day cardigan, LOFT floral blouse, LOFT sateen chinos, Merona pumps

SHOP THIS LOOK:

blouse (old – LOFT) – option, option, option, option | chinos

 cardigan | bracelet (old – J.Crew Factory) – similar | pumps (old – Merona) – similar

 

Flatlay ~ Summer Dreamin’

Down here in Florida it’s hard not to be attracted to summer pieces as soon as they’ve hit stores, even if it’s still in the 60s. I picked up this top and shorts a few weeks ago and I’ve gotten to wear the top a few times on warmer days, but the shorts will sit in my closet for awhile til summer is finally here. This midwestern girl got used to the hot weather down here fast, my skin ‘thinned’ as they say, and it’s now got to be mid-80s or warmer for me to wear shorts! I picked a warmer day a few weeks ago to wear a pair of jeans shorts (I think it was a hi of 82), and I was freezing all day lol! I know, I know – if you’re getting snow right now up north, just laugh at me – it didn’t take long for me to adjust to the weather here! I do love how these earrings tie in this whole outfit though – they also come in a navy blue version!

J.Crew Factory striped tie-sleeve top, J.Crew Factory shorts, Baublebar earrings, A New Day mules

SHOP THIS LOOK:

tie sleeve top | shorts | mules | earrings

Stripes & Slides + #ootd

#ootd:

LOFT shift button skirt, LOFT floral mixed media blouse, Merona pumps, Sole Society bag, BP necklace

SHOP THIS LOOK:

floral top | skirt (option) | necklace (old – Nordstrom) – option | bag (old – Sole Society) – option

pumps (old – Merona) – option, option

 

Stripes & Slides:

Love a good combination of blue tones! 💙 Nothing speaks more summer to me than both blues and pinks. I usually don’t wear sandals until it’s consistently warm out in the upper 80’s/90’s, so we have a ways to go even in Florida, but I couldn’t resist these cute slides! I just love the embellished detail and the dark blue color will go with a ton of colors.

J.Crew Factory ruffle tee, Sole Society bag, Baublebar Sugarfix earrings, AG jeans, Sam Edelman slides

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slides | bag | earrings | denim | top (old – JCF) – option, option, option

 

Affordable Spring Sneakers + #ootd

#ootd:

BP twist hem tee, Old Navy legging denim, Steve Madden sneakers, A New Day crossbody, Sugarfix earrings, Kate Spade iPhone X case

SHOP THIS LOOK:

twist hem tee ($22!) | crossbody bag ($25!) | denim | sneakers

necklace (old – similar) | earrings (oldoption, option) | phone case

 

Spring Sneakers:

These adorable $33 sneakers were part of my Target ‘shoe haul’ a few weeks ago ~ they are just like the New Balance version, but less than half the price! I picked up this gray color, but I also love the pink version. They are a little loose around the ankle for me, so I would recommend sizing down maybe 1/2 size. I have to order online in order to get a smaller size so I just went with my regular size 6 in store and they worked out fine, especially if you wear socks. My tie-front tee comes in 5 colors and there is a pretty ‘flax’ (beige) color that is currently on sale + everything is 30% off today! (Search the website for: “tie-front long sleeve tee” ~my link isn’t working for all the colors for some reason).

J.Crew Tie Front Tee, Target sneakers, Sole Society Piri bag, Vigoss denim, BP pearl earrings

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tie-front tee (30% off) | sneakers ($33!) | bag (black, brown)

denim (oldsimilar) | earrings (oldsimilar, similar)

 

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Striped Tie-Knot Tee + #ootd

#ootd:

Ann Taylor skirt, A New Day sweater, Merona blouse, Merona pumps, Sole Society bag, Kendra Scott necklace

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skirt (old – Ann Taylor) – option, option, option | blouse (old – Merona) – option

cardigan | necklace | bag | pumps

 

Striped Tie-Knot Tee

So I’m pretty sure you can give me all the tie-knot tees, because that’s all I’ve purchased lately and I love this trend!  I mentioned awhile back I want to buy more classic pieces and less ‘weird trends’ but the tie-knots are a trend that can last forever!  I’m a tomboy at heart, so this is the perfect way to wear a t-shirt, but with a little detail and all the comfort. This tee is only $15 also! It comes in 3 colors including a pretty embroidered version which I would have purchased first had I not already had the BP embroidered tee. They are very similar. I paired this tee with my new favorite $23 mules and $13 earrings (still on sale!). I’ll link similar affordable options below for my denim and bag (mine are old) so that you can pretty much replicate this outfit for less than $100!

A New Day striped tie knot tee, Rebecca Minkoff bag, Sugarfix earrings, Banana Republic denim, A New Day mules

SHOP THIS LOOK:

tie-knot tee ($15) | earrings ($10) | mules ($23)

denim (old) – $44 option , $64 option | bag (old) – option, option, option

 

Twist Back Striped Tee + #ootd

#ootd:

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

SHOP THIS LOOK:

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

SHOP THIS LOOK:

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

 

More Favorite Twist-Knot Tees:

Most are on sale!

 
1 \ 2 \ 3
4 \ 5 \ 6

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Cute Spring Stuff + #ootd

#ootd:

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

SHOP THIS LOOK:

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

SHOP THIS LOOK:

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

SHOP THIS LOOK:

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

SHOP THIS LOOK:

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

SHOP THIS LOOK:

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

bracelet | pumps (old) – similar, similar

 

Sleeveless Shirt Options:

1 \ 2 \ 3 \ 4 \ 5 \ 6

(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.

1 \ 2 \ 34 \ 5 \ 6

 

 

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A Great Basic + #ootd

#ootd:

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

SHOP THIS LOOK:

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

SHOP THIS LOOK:

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

SHOP THIS LOOK

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

SHOP THIS LOOK:

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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