Statement Earrings

Statement earrings are my favorite way to accessorize during the spring/summer months. It gets so hot down here in Florida during the summer that anything around the neck can feel constricting. These earrings didn’t photograph very well, but they have black/white stripes as the base with hot pink, yellow,  mint, and blue detail! I love all the colors because it makes them incredibly versatile and brightens up a simple tank like shown here. This is the type of outfit I would wear to dinner down here, especially sitting outside at a beach restaurant. C’mon summer! 🐬

BP tank, Sole Society bag, Baublebar earrings, Articles of Society denim, Sole Society sandals

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swing tank | earrings | bag |

sandals (old – Sole Societysimilar, similar| denim (old – Articles of Societysimilar, similar 

Gingham & Bows + #ootd

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Express Portofino floral blouse, Banana Republic Sloan pants, Sole Society bow satchel bag, Old Navy pumps

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floral blouse (sleeveless, similar, similar) | pants (similar) | bracelet

pumps | necklace (old – similar) | bag (old – similar, similar)

 

Gingham & Bows:

Gingham in the spring and summer is one of my favorites! This cute little peplum top with the bow accents (you are looking at the back) was definitely a keeper! It comes in a red gingham print also and a seersucker print! I love the seersucker but trying to be good as I usually buy all the seersucker every spring and summer lol. I also finally settled on a cognac pair of espadrille platform sandals. I have a pair of blue wedge espadrilles from Target (many moons ago) and really wanted a more neutral pair. The hot ticket item right now are the Marc Fisher espadrille wedge sandals, or similar brands, but guys those are just way out of my comfort zone! A) I would not be able to walk lol and B) with how short I am I’d look extremely awkward. These Steve Madden espadrilles were much more my style! Comfy, easy to walk in, and neutral.

J.Crew Factory gingham bow peplum top, Express white denim, Sole Society bag, Steve Madden espadrilles, Sugarfix earrings

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peplum top | espadrilles | denim | bag | earrings (old – Sugarfix) – option, option, option 

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Spring Floral Blouse & White Loafer Mules + #ootd

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Banana Republic geo print tank top, Express ponte knit leggings, Merona pumps, Sole Society Girard bag, Express necklace

*I added the moto jacket and cardigan link below — I wore the cardigan for warmth today (I chose white to brighten it up for spring) & would add the moto jacket for an extra layer if needed.  🙂

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geo print tank | ponte knit leggings (old – Express) – option, option, option | bag

 pumps | moto jacket | cardigan | small necklace | long necklace (old – Popsugar box) – option 

Spring Floral Blouse & White Mule Loafers:

Hi everyone! I took a little blogger vaca the last week or so and now ready to share so many fun new spring finds! Guys, these mules are the best! I really mean it. I purchased these awhile ago, but just recently have been able to finally wear them. I get compliments every time I wear these mules out and people are shocked to hear they are only $23! So they must wear really well. 🙂 They are comfortable and I’ve had zero issues walking in them. I shared them here with a floral blouse, but I’ve worn them with a sweatshirt, casual button down, dressier here with a blouse – they are very versatile! They also come in black if white isn’t your jam!

Express floral portofino blouse, Express denim, A New Day loafers, Rebecca Minkoff bag, Kendra Scott necklace

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floral blouse | mules (black) | necklace |

denim (old – Express) – option, option, option | bag (old – Rebecca Minkoff) – option

 

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Stripes & Scallops

Stripes & Scallops:

I love a good button down for spring & summer months! If the nights are cool, but not cold, a button-down is a little nicer way to layer versus a cardigan or sweater. The blue & white combo is classic prep, and the tie-knot on this shirt is right on trend! I’m so happy scallops are back for yet another season and picked up these white shorts to add to my collection!

J.Crew Factory scallop shorts, J.Crew Factory striped tie-knot button down, Rebecca Minkoff mini bag, A New Day white mules, Baublebar Sugarfix tassel earrings

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scallop shorts | striped top | mules | earrings |

bag (mine is old – love this option – and also love this new pattern!, clutch, clutch

 

Summer Dreamin’ + #ootd

#ootd:

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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