Weekend Look

Hey guys, just popping on to show you an up close photo of this cute twist hem tank! I’ve worn and washed it now a couple times with zero issues! Such a cute trendy tank for summer. And only $22! Comes in 4 colors. I’m short waisted so just ordered my normal size. If you have a longer torso I would recommend size up one and will need to wear with high waisted shorts.

BP twist hem front tank, STS Blue white denim shorts, Steve Madden sandals, Baublebar earrings

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top: BP ($22)

shorts: STS Blue

earrings: Baublebar

Sandals: Steve Madden (also here and here)

 

Still Lovin’ That Gingham + #ootd

#ootd:

Banana Republic Button Down Camisole, Articles of Society denim, A New Day sandals, BP necklace

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sandals: A New Day

denim: Articles of Society

necklace: BP

top: Banana Republic

clutch (old): option, option

 

Still Lovin’ That Gingham:

So far I’ve worn white, chambray, and now this coral short sleeve sweater with this pretty gingham ruffle skirt! No dangerous color combinations, but I’m glad to have found quite a bit of variety for such a colorful print.  I hope you all are having a great week so far!

J.Crew Factory ruffle skirt, LOFT button sweater, Baublebar bead necklace, Old Navy pumps

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skirt: J.Crew Factory

sweater (old): option, option, option

pumps: Old Navy

necklace: Baublebarvery similar,

 

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Casual Summer Look

#ootd:

LOFT Lace Detail Navy Blue tee, Banana Republic denim, Sam Edelman scalloped flats, J.Crew Factory necklace, Sole Society bag

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top: LOFT

denim (old): very similar

necklace (old): love this option

belt (old): option, option

flats (old): option, option

 

Deal of the Day:

40% off when you buys 2 or more pairs, 30% off 1 pair!

 
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Casual Summer Look:

How cute is this bag?! I was on a random Target run and saw this bag and was all hold up, that’s got a designer look to it!  On trend with the ring handle and big floral print, it also has a strap to make it a cross body! For $35, I would say this is an “it” bag for a fun designer-like bag for summer! I also really love linen tops, especially in the Florida heat. They are probably the most comfortable thing to wear in the summer here and was instantly drawn to the one I’m wearing as it comes in 8 color options, only $37 full price (35% off today with code BRSOLVEIT) and has a curved hem, split on the side with almost a tunic-like length to it. Fits TTS (I’m wearing a small).

Banana Republic linen tank, AG jeans, A New Day bag, Tory Burch miller sandals

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tank: Banana Republic

jeans: AG

bag: A New Day

sandals: Tory Burch (also here)

 

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IRL Flat Lay

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LOFT mixed media tank, J.Crew Factory scallop shorts, Sam Edelman leopard sandals, Baublebar earrings

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Tank: LOFT

Shorts: J.Crew Factory

Sandals: Sam Edelman

Earrings: Baublebar

Belt (old): Express – fun option

 

IRL Flat Lay:

Bringing ‘in real life’ a flat lay today using this pretty ruffle off-shoulder top and fun as heck fringe earrings! I gave up trying to get pictures taken outside. Guys, it literally has been raining for like a week and now we have some sort of tropical system moving up the gulf bringing several more inches of rain through the weekend. So I gave up and back to taking pictures against the only empty wall in our house. 😂

This top just speaks summer to me and I still love the color combination of mossy olive + poppy red. I wore a strapless bra here, but honestly if you aren’t uncomfortable with straps showing a tad, a nude bra would work just fine. My earrings come in 11 colors. Happy almost holiday weekend!

Old Navy off shoulder top, Articles of Society denim, Baublebar earrings, Steve Madden Busy sandals

Old Navy Swing Top, Articles of Society Carly Crop, Baublebar earrings, Steve Madden Busy Sandals

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Off-shoulder Top: Old Navy

Earrings: Baublebar

Sandals: Steve Madden

Jeans: Articles of Society

 

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Stripes & Flowers

Let me start this blog post with a disclaimer – I’m writing this on very little sleep and no guarantees all the words and vowels and such are going to connect in all the right spots. 😂  The company I work for conducts a yearly inventory of certain types of medications where all stores start at close of business day (~9 pm) and while this only effects the pharmacy manager in most situations – it also effects the pharmacy manager’s wife LOL! Apparently there was a hiccup in the software system and most stores were not able to complete their inventory process until well after 11 pm. My husband crawled into bed somewhere around midnight and I had to be up at 5 am. Normally a lack of sleep during one night would be no big deal for this girl, but I didn’t sleep well the night before either. Argh. Two nights in a row of no sleep leading into a crazy busy work day = some sort of half awake/half asleep/rambling because I know you don’t really care/ blog post. 😆 Ha!

I hope it’s warmed up wherever you live! We finally have summer days in the 80s and I love it! No humidity also which has been very nice (for now). I was happy to throw on this affordable top and shorts and enjoy the sunshine. The yellow in this tee matched perfectly with the yellow in the shorts – it made for a really easy print mix! And I had to laugh because when I made the links for this post I noticed Old Navy used a similar tee in their outfit — so my novel idea wasn’t so novel, but I’ll pretend I didn’t see their outfit idea. 😊

 My tee is sold out online, but on sale for less than $5!! So check stores! I’ll link similars below that would work just the same! My sandals come in a ton of colors. All fit TTS.

A New Day tie knot tee, Old Navy floral linen shorts, BP sunglasses, Steve Madden sandals, Rebecca Minkoff mini bag

A New Day striped tie knot tee, Old Navy floral linen shorts, BP aviator mirror sunglasses

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Shorts: Old Navy
Bracelet: J.Crew Factory
Sandals: Steve Madden
Sunglasses: Nordstrom
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (old) – similar, very popular option, similar

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Nautical With Flare

Alas, Monday arrives… again. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! My husband and I went to see ‘A Quiet Place’ in the theaters. I know scary movies aren’t for everyone, but if you like a good suspenseful film – it’s really good! I was a little skeptical only because it was listed under the horror category, but I really wouldn’t consider it horror at all – just a good ole scary movie! It will make you jump and cry, and I love the fact John wrote & produced the movie – all while acting with his wife in real life Emily Blunt! It’s really good, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. 🙂

Today I wanted to share an outfit that I wore several weeks ago, but it was before I purchased this clutch. I just love the way the yellow in the clutch brightens this outfit up and adds a little “flare!” My twist knot tee is on super sale – I linked it in a couple places – if your size is available at J.Crew it’s only $12!

**This tee is selling out fast! Similar twist in the front versions – here and here and here.

Baublebar Sugarfix tassel earrings, J.Crew twist knot tee, Express denim, Steve Madden clutch, Steve Madden Busy Sandals

Steve Madden clutch, Express white denim, J.Crew twist knot striped tee, Baublebar Sugarfix tassel earrings

J.Crew Twist Knot Tee

Steve Madden Busy Sandals

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Top: J.Crew (also here)

Clutch: Steve Madden

Sandals: Steve Madden

Sunglasses: Nordstrom

Denim: Express

Earrings (old): Option, Option, Option

 

 

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Weekend #ootd

Just wanted to pop in and share an outfit I wore this weekend!  This cute little striped tee twists into a knot in the back and is perfect with higher waist jeans. The nautical blue pairs perfectly with cognac accessories and I loved it with these yellow earrings! Hope you all are having a great weekend. 🙂

J.Crew striped tee, Express jeans, Sole Society bag, Steve Madden espadrilles, Sugarfix earrings

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twist-knot tee | white denim | earrings | sandals | tote (old – Sole Society) – love this, this

 

Utility & Spots

#ootd:

J.Crew Factory collector tee, Old Navy boyfriend denim shorts

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watermelon tee ($13!) | denim shorts

Utility & Spots:

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend! My husband and I joined our parents for dinner at Cheesecake Factory and although I’m not a Cheesecake fan per say, I can definitely enjoy some chocolate, peanut butter, and whatever other concoction they make! They also have really good entrees and are vegetarian friendly which is a huge plus for me. Did I mention the cheesecake? 😂

I took this outfit photo awhile back and I was hesitant to share because of the lighting issue I’m having in our new house with my camera, but still really like the outfit so I decided I’d post anyway.  These $25 spotted espadrilles are still one of my favorite spring/summer finds – as well as this $25 bag – both from Target!  My jeans are on super sale also – extra 50% off – making them only $27!

Merona vest, A New Day bag, DV Espadrilles, A New Day striped top, LOFT step hem skinny jeans

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spotted espadrilles | denim | striped top | bag | vest (old – Merona) – similar

 

Deal of the Day:

This cute necklace is perfect for summer, comes in 2 colors (pink & white), and is on sale for $22!

Old Navy striped tunic shirt, Old Navy denim, Vince Camuto booties, Baublebar necklace

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necklace ($22) | booties (similar, similar) | denim | shirt (old – Old Navy) – great spring options here & here

 

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Deal of the Day + #ootd

#ootd:

J.Crew Factory peplum gingham top, Old Navy denim, Steve Madden sandals, Sole Society bag, Sugarfix earrings, Express white denim

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bow peplum top | denim | jacket | bag | sandals | earrings (old – Sugarfix) – option, option

 

Happy Easter friends!  I thought today would be a good day to kick off a new section of my blog I’ll call “deal of the day”. I constantly scour the sales online and thought it would be fun to show you items I’ve purchased before they hit the blog — always on sale of course! There are a lot of great Easter sales today, but one that caught my eye and made me hit the “purchase” button was at Macy’s! Right now you can use code “GREAT” and save 40% off 2 or more pairs of shoes! Also, they have a “lowest prices of the season” sale on numerous handbags. The 5 items below were on my wish list and today I picked up the white sandals for summer and pointy-toed flats for work – a great deal!  I passed on the leopard flats and tote since I already have similar in my closet, but jumped on the clutch (also comes in black) – priced at more than 50% off! Such a fun find and love all the fun colors!

SHOP THE DEAL:

sandals (4 colors) | pointy toe flats (2 colors) | leopard flats | tote (3 colors) | clutch (2 colors)

 
Also, if you’ve been looking for a cute summer tote to take to the lake or beach – or just use as a carry all for work – check these out! They are only $20 and the cutest!
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Outfit Recipes Using Polyvore + #ootd

#ootd:

Banana Republic Striped Tie Knot Tee, Articles of Society Carly Crop denim, A New Day pink loafers, Sole Society crossbody, J.crew Factory leopard necklace

SHOP THIS LOOK:

twist-front top (solid color) | bag | denim | loafers | necklace

 

Polyvore:

Today I wanted to talk a little about how I put outfits together, especially with new items I’ve just purchased. I use the same formula for most outfits and I wanted to share with you some tips and tricks that work for me! First, let’s talk about Polyvore.

Have you ever used the Polyvore tool? It’s free to use and it’s how I create most of my outfits before I ever wear them! You can search for specific items (.e.g “Sole Society bag) and everything already listed on the Polyvore database will pop up. You can then limit your search by color and price. You can also do a general search of “blue bag” or “striped top” and will bring up every brand listed matching that phrase. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Polyvore also has a “clip” tool you can add to your web browser, so if you see an item listed on a website, but it’s not listed on Polyvore (say for example, a new floral blouse at LOFT), you can “clip” the product image from the website you are shopping and it will add to your polyvore page.

Below is a screen shot of the first page of my Polyvore account – you might recognize a ton of these items as I’ve featured almost all of them on the blog! It’s basically a peek into my personal closet. 🙂 And if I’m looking for a certain item of my own to add to an outfit I’m creating, I can also search my own “closet” on Polyvore with terms like “earrings” or “J.Crew” and it will bring up everything related to that search term.

 

Kecia’s Polyvore

How I Put Outfits Together:

I shop 90% of the time online. If I shop in store, it’s impulse shopping and I usually purchase because I like an item on the rack, without any thought into whether I can style it in more than one way. I like to be able to style something (especially printed pieces) in at least 3 ways before I purchase an item. Items are sometimes very seasonal to me. Brands will come out with new color schemes for basically the same floral print or striped top, but somehow they make it seem fresh and new ~ in turn, my old items sit in the back of my closet and I eventually will sell on eBay. That’s why Polyvore is such a great tool. I can piece outfits together before I even receive the item if I order online and make sure I’ll get use out of it in my closet.  It’s also a great way to realize what you might be missing as a “staple” piece in your closet. Since Polyvore stores all of your items in one spot, it’s so easy for me to bring up staple pieces I already have in my closet and see if they mix well with a trendy piece I’m getting ready to purchase.

 I’ve been wanting to order the earrings shown in the outfit below for awhile, but was waiting on a promo to happen. I was finally able to order them last week when Baublebar offered a 25% off discount code, but had to make a choice on which color option. They come in 2 different multi-color options and also a couple of one-color options.  I already own the solid version of these earrings from Target’s Sugarfix line, so I really wanted to purchase and style one of the multi-color options for this spring/summer. I thought about what I already own in my closet that would work with these earrings and it was a no-brainer for me to buy the “black” version (the other option is navy blue/turquoise) since I already owned this v-neck tank and also the gray bag ~ probably 2 items a lot of us already have a version of in our closet ~ or a white tee and pink or black bag ~ all would have the same ‘recipe!’

Since the earrings are the “statement” of the outfit, I wanted to keep the rest of my outfit somewhat quiet. I used Polyvore to match the black tank and gray bag to the earrings and paired with jeans and (simple) necklace I already own in my closet and pulled the bottom part of my outfit together with a pair of black booties. If I instead had purchased a statement necklace, I would have kept my earrings more “quiet” and went with a simple stud type. I usually only change my nail polish color once a week, but if I happen to be able to pick the color on a day I already know what I’m wearing, this is how I would pair the color ~ just another subtle match to the earrings. I’m sure we all have our own tips and tricks on what works for one person or another to get ready for the day ~ especially when you’re getting ready for work and you only have a few minutes to decide! This just happens to be my ‘go to recipe’… start with an accessory and go from there!

And I did all of that using the Polyvore website! They also have an app you can use, I just find it easier to use it on my computer. I usually do a screen shot of the outfit I’ve created and save it in a folder on my computer, however you can easily publish and save everything in your Polyvore account also.

BP tank, Sole Society bag, Sole Society sandals, 7 For All Mankind skinny jeans, Babulebar earrings, Essie gel nail polish, BP bar necklace, Old Navy sunglasses

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A quick re-cap of how I put this outfit together:

>>Start with a statement piece (e.g. earrings shown above)

>>Pull outfit together with complementing colors without being too matchy matchy (remember the days we matched our boots, belt, & bag?)

>If I’m wearing a printed top with a lot going on, I will usually wear solid earrings with a subtle necklace

Example: floral top + solid earrings

floral top | tassel earrings | knot earrings

>>However, are rules meant to be broken? Absolutely!  I love color and prints and never want to feel “bored” with my outfit, which is why I usually always have some sort of loud colored piece on, and therefore have to create rules for myself otherwise I’d be wearing every color of the rainbow!

And that’s that! Not too much to it, just wanted to share! I hope this post was a little useful for anyone wondering how bloggers come up with outfits. I have no idea how other ladies do it, but Polyvore works the best for me! And saves me money also ~ set a number for yourself and before you ever buy a statement piece, make sure you can style it XX amount of ways (mine is 3!).

~xoxo, Kecia