Casual Outfit: Sweaters & Booties

Hi friends! Today I wanted to post a few outfits here I’ve been wearing lately on ‘cooler’ Florida days! Man, our weather has been ALL over – I’ve worn each and every one of these outfits over the last few weeks, but blink and it’s 85 degrees. Tomorrow we are in the 40s at night again! I guess this is also the time of year I hit a major blogger rut. I imagine bloggers up north do the same when Florida is 80 degrees in March and it’s still snowing in Ohio and all the spring new arrivals are out! I’m in the same boat – I love, love winter clothing and layering, but it’s just not practical for me down here. And I feel like a true ‘blogger’ outfit would show you something better then JUST a sweater lol. But, here we are. And honestly, I do love all of these sweaters ha!

Outfit #1:

I picked up this sweater during LOFT’s Black Friday sale – the reviews are mixed. It’s everything I expected and honestly I love this sweater. I ordered my regular size (small) and it fits just how I want it. Not too tight, but because of the style of the sweater I can tuck it into a skirt for work, or wear it like shown here for a little nicer casual look. The material is very soft and stretchy – which is probably where some of the reviews say it’s thinner – but hey, if you’re a Florida gal – this is perfect! If I was chilly though, I could easily throw a vest and scarf over top. I wouldn’t hesitate to buy this sweater, especially since it’s go the ‘spring’ vibe and will be perfect for months to come.

My sweater is currently 50% off with code JINGLE!

sweater | jeans (old) – new option | booties: Vince Camuto (old) – popular option

LOFT striped puff sleeve sweater, AE jeans, Vince Camuto booties

Outfit #2:

I love me some kelly green! There is truly nothing super special about this sweater in general – it’s got a nice thick collar and hem, which adds detail, and a nice comfy knit material. However, I love the coloring this time of year. It’s that hue you can wear now for the holidays, and then take you right into spring with lighter wash denim or a white skirt. There are actually 10 color options available, but I chose this one specifically for the green color. I love the bright blue also! And ahem, look at how well it pairs now with the leopard!

My sweater is currently 50% off! No code needed.

sweater | jeans (old) – best option | booties (similar option)

Banana Republic sweater, Express leggings, Caslon leopard booties

Outfit #3:

Disclaimer: My exact sweater has been sold out. It was an early fall new arrival that I couldn’t pass up, and loved it’s oversized look. I included it in today’s post because AE has released the same sweater in several other color options – solid colors and one striped option with limited sizing. Everything is 50% off and selling out fast! But, watch for returns and restocks – this sweater is very comfy and that perfect weekend style you can wear with jeans or even shorts in the fall/summer when it’s warmer with denim shorts.

All AE jeans are 30% off! I ordered this pair which has amazing reviews!

sweater (exact is old) – solid option, striped option | denim | booties

AE striped oversized sweater, AE leggings, Lucky Brand wedge booties

Happy Tuesday everybody! xoxo

Casual Outfit: Vegan Leather Jacket

I’ve been on the hunt to add ‘unique’ things to my closet lately – whether a sweater in a pattern or style I don’t have, jeans in a cool color, or a ‘leather’ jacket that I’ve missed finding in my closet since we moved to Florida 4 years ago and I purged all the warmth! #jokesonme #inthe40stonight

My only purchase so far during all of these Black Friday sales (crazy, right?! – it’s the reason I haven’t posted much lately!) is this vegan leather jacket from Express. I’ve had this sucker on my wish list for 2 years I swear, and right now everything is 50% off everything at Express if you are a rewards member (it’s free)! It was a no brainer to order this right away. And I added the sweater and scarf to my cart and called it an outfit. ☺️ This jacket comes in several color options and there is also a non-peplum version available here.

*sizing: I sized up on the jacket for layering (I’m wearing a size medium), but if you have no plans to wear a thick sweater or zip up the jacket fully, your normal size should fit fine. I usually wear petite tops and ordered the regular size in the jacket. The sleeves are a tad long, but not enough to return or exchange. However, if you can’t decide and normally wear petite tops, I would go with petite for a cleaner look.

Express faux leather jacket, Express scarf, Express jeans, Express sweater

Express faux leather jacket, Express scarf, Express jeans, Express sweater

Express faux leather jacket, Express scarf, Express jeans, Express sweater

Express faux leather jacket, Express scarf, Express jeans, Express sweater

Express faux leather jacket, Express scarf, Express jeans, Express sweater

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jacket: Express (also here) | sweater: Express | scarf: Express

jeans: Express | booties: Target | sunglasses: LOFT

Fall in Florida

Our fall weather has finally arrived in Florida! However, I know it’s at the expense of the freezing cold weather up north, so maybe we can just share a happy medium together soon. 😬 Today’s outfit is a flatlay come to life! It’s the perfect outfit for our 50-60 degree breezy, cloudy days. Florida winters are very similar to weather in early fall up north. You start the day out needing layers, and by afternoon the sun might come up and warm everything up. I have probably 10 vests in my closet along with 3 baskets of scarfs, and that’s pretty much my winter uniform on my days off work. It’s so easy to just peel off the layers and stay comfortable all day.

My sweater is available in 5 color options and is on sale! It’s actually a 3/4 length sleeve, but fits me almost as a normal sleeve would. I usually take petite sizing, so note the sleeves will be likely fit you as a normal 3/4 fit if you have a longer torso. My booties are also on sale and fit TTS!

J.Crew sweater, Old Navy quilted vest, Vince Camuto booties, Old Navy scarf, AE jeggings

J.Crew sweater, Old Navy quilted vest, Vince Camuto booties, Old Navy scarf, AE jeggings

J.Crew sweater, Old Navy quilted vest, Vince Camuto booties, Old Navy scarf, AE jeggings

J.Crew sweater, Old Navy quilted vest, Vince Camuto booties, Old Navy scarf, AE jeggings

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sweater: J.Crew | jeans: AE | booties: Vince Camuto | earrings: Kendra Scott

vest: Old Navy (old color), option | sunglasses: LOFT | scarf: Old Navy (old) – option, option

Casual Outfit: Henley Top

I really wanted to put together a true fall/winter casual outfit for Florida, and this is it! An easy henley top, distressed ankle jeans, and booties. I love oversized tees this time of year and this henley is perfect for jeans or shorts depending on the temperature. It’s a thinner/lightweight material, but perfect for our weather. We can still sport our knees and ankles thankfully this far south and withstand most winter temps! 😄 My top comes in 6 color options, but I was really drawn to this fuchsia color. It’s not quite the neon fuchsia mentioned in yesterday’s Banana Republic sweater post, but more of a rich berry color.

Another trend I wanted to try was this fuchsia color paired with burgundy (as seen with my necklace and bag). That color combination has been hot this fall, and I’m happy to give a try! I’m always up for new pretty color hues and trends. The most bold way to wear this combo is a burgundy skirt/pants paired with a fuchsia sweater/top (or vice versa). That’s a little out of my comfort zone, so I was happy to try it with accessories instead!

*sizing: My top is oversized. I do recommend going down one size for this still somewhat oversized look. Go down 2 sizes for a more fitted look. Jeans are my regular size, but I’m wearing the ‘x-short’ length which pairs well with ankle booties in Florida since I’m a shortie. I also have the ‘short’ inseam length to cover my ankles completely if needed. 😊

Caslon thermal top, AE jeans, Lucky Brand booties, Sole Society bag

Caslon thermal top, AE jeans, Lucky Brand booties, Sole Society bag

Caslon thermal top, AE jeans, Lucky Brand booties, Sole Society bag

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top: Nordstrom | jeans: AE | booties: Lucky Brand | sunglasses: LOFT

necklace: Kendra Scott (old) – similar | bag: Sole Society (old) – color option, color option

Casual Outfit: Striped Sweater

The ever so popular rainbow stripes continue through fall, and I couldn’t resist this fun mix of colors in this affordable Amazon sweater. Perfectly oversized and great with shorts or jeans. I styled it here for a Florida fall look, but it will be so easy to throw on with jeans and booties this winter. I took my normal size in the sweater (wearing a size small). Some reviews stated to size up and others didn’t. It probably depends on how loose you want the sweater. With my short torso and arms, I was happy with how oversized it was as is.

My shorts are a LOFT new arrival and currently 40% off + free shipping! It was getting dark when these pictures were taken, but they tie in the front (removable belt if you choose), and extremely comfortable. I’m excited to try styling them next with a body suit to see how I like that trend. Fit is TTS.

Amazon sweater, LOFT shorts, Amazon bag, Steve Madden studded mules, LOFT sunglasses

Amazon sweater, LOFT shorts, Amazon bag, Steve Madden studded mules, LOFT sunglasses

Amazon sweater, LOFT shorts, Amazon bag, Steve Madden studded mules, LOFT sunglasses

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sweater: Amazon | shorts: LOFT | shoes: Steve Madden (old) – very similar

bag: Amazon | sunglasses: LOFT

Casual Outfit: Corduroy Dress

Hi friends! Today I’m sharing this beautiful corduroy dress from Express. I just love the rich burgundy color for this time of year, but it also comes in a pumpkin spice hue as well. The buttons are all real (so buttons all the way down the dress), but are very sturdy and no risk of an ‘oops’ moment! I of course couldn’t resist pairing the dress with a leopard top, but I envision pairing with a beige, ivory, or mauve sweater/top as well. Not to mention gray or black!

This dress is also on sale right now – 50% off! No promo code required. My top is 30% off.

*sizing: I did go up one my regular size (I’m wearing a size medium) – but I think it depends on your body type. I’m a little heavy chested, so once I got the chest area buttoned, it left less room in the waist. I think if you have a longer waist or smaller chest (I’m 34C for reference), your regular size will work just fine.

Express corduroy dress, Express leopard top, Vince Camuto booties, Sole Society bag, Kendra Scott earrings

Express corduroy dress, Express leopard top, Vince Camuto booties, Sole Society bag, Kendra Scott earrings

Express corduroy dress, Express leopard top, Vince Camuto booties, Sole Society bag, Kendra Scott earrings

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dress: Express | top: Express | earrings: Kendra Scott | bag: Sole Society (old) – newest version

sunglasses: LOFT | booties: Vince Camuto (old) – love these, option

Casual Outfit: Ruffle Sleeve Top + #ootd

Hi guys! I’m so excited to finally share some outdoor blogger-type photos again with you! It’s been too long – truly! And this beautiful ruffle top made it so easy to want to take some of these photos – it’s gorgeous! I love there is so much color released in fall fashion this year. I’m all over it, let me tell you! This dotted top comes in this pretty jaded green shade and also an awesome pink color. I honestly couldn’t pick between the 2 colors and let my husband pick. He of course picked green, but I was very partial to the pink color as well. And if you’re feeling a little on the wild side (or maybe we just say fun side!), the same top comes in a leopard print!

*side note: My jeans are new from AE. I can’t get enough of this awesome dark wash, but I ordered the ‘x-short’ jean length which is my new favorite! I usually always order the ‘short’ length, which is ok for work and what-not, but the x-short is going to perfect with booties this fall! …And summer for that matter. Size reference: I’m only 5’2″.

See below for my #ootd also! My tank top is on sale for $8 with code: takenote.

J.Crew Ruffle Top, AE jeans, A New Day pink clutch, A New Day white mules, LOFT sunglasses

J.Crew Ruffle Top, AE jeans, A New Day pink clutch, A New Day white mules, LOFT sunglasses

J.Crew Ruffle Top, AE jeans, A New Day pink clutch, A New Day white mules, LOFT sunglasses

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top: J.Crew (also in leopard) | jeans: AE | mules: Target (old) – option

clutch (old) – love this bag! | necklace: Sugarfix | sunglasses: LOFT | earrings: Kate Spade

#OOTD:

J.Crew twist back tank, AE shorts, Sam Edelman gigi sandals

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top: J.Crew | shorts: AE | sandals: Sam Edelman

Casual Look: Polka Dot Romper

This post is for all of my Florida ladies! …And anyone taking a beach trip this winter! I wore this adorable polka dot romper to dinner at the beach tonight. It has the cutest ruffle detail, belted waist and not super short. I felt classy and comfortable. It also has pockets! I would say it also fits TTS.

Amazon romper

romper: Amazon | earrings: Amazon | sandals: Tory Burch

Flatlay: Ruffle Cuff Sweater

Fell in love with this beautiful ruffle cuff sweater the instant I saw it in store! Last year, the trend was larger bell sleeve cuffs, which were pretty awesome in detail – but I quickly learned they were useless at work… and also if you are eating… LOL. The smaller, shorter, cuffs are way better and easier to wear! I paired the sweater here with a white denim skirt from summer (keeping it real down here in Florida ha!), but the outfit ideas are endless here. The blue color is gorgeous. I have my eye on this faux suede skirt for “fall” when it gets here! I think the blues will match beautifully!

LOFT double ruffle sleeve sweater, Ann Taylor denim skit, Steve Madden studded loafers

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sweater: LOFT | skirt: Ann Taylor (old) – option, option | loafers: Steve Madden

earrings: Target | pouch: Nordstrom (old) – option

Casual Outfit: Still So Hot!

I think all of the south is melting, literally. Lol. I know it gets hot in  Texas, Florida, you name it during the summer months – but usually mid-September it starts to cool off in the mornings and evenings, hot during the day, and if you get rain, you might need a light sweater. Yeah… where is that weather? After the hurricane blew by, it was stifling out (we are talking a low in the 80s + humidity!). Since then it’s gotten a smidge better, but still  uncomfortable. Outfit-wise I’m soaking up all heat in my old summer outfits!

I’ll have to save the new fall finds for flatlays, or maybe try-on photos for now, but I do want to keep showing some summer clothing pieces as everything is on clearance right now! Including this chambray romper which I’ve gotten so many compliments on! Variable sizes are left, but all sizes are left in the olive version which is perfect for fall!

Express chambray romper

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romper: Express (olive option) | bracelet: Express | sandals: Tory Burch | earrings: Amazon

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