Instagram Lately

Another huge roundup of Instagram posts from last week! A mix of flatlays and #ootd photos ~ lots of spring color inspiration and fun accessories!

Current Sales:

  • J.Crew Factory: New Arrivals 50% off + extra 15% for cardmembers with code crewlove
  • LOFT: 50% off select styles ‘ready for spring’
  • Banana Republic: 40% off your purchase (no code required) + extra 10% off for cardmembers with code BRCARD
  • Old Navy: 25% off your purchase (no code required)

 Denim Skirt:

Just love this skirt! I wore it to work for the first time last week and felt comfortable all day long. It fits a little big (I purchased my normal size 6), but honestly I’m happy I did. It never stretched out and I was just happy with the way it fit. The length was really good also for work ~ not as long as a pencil skirt, but not as short as some of the ‘mini’ lengths can be.

J.Crew Factory striped tee, LOFT skirt, Mar Y Sol clutch, Sam Edelman woven mules

skirt: LOFT | tee: JCF (similar option) | necklace: JCF (old) – similar

mules: Sam Edelman (new version) | clutch: Mar Y Sol

Softest Peplum Tee:

This peplum tee is on super sale! Definitely worth the $17 price tag! Free shipping if you are a Loyallist member (free to join + extra discount). Also – the leopard mules are from Target, and highly recommend for the $25 price point! Mine are from last year’s line and one of the most worn shoes in my closet during the spring transition months (before sandals take over permanently in the Florida sun!)

AQUA peplum tee, Old Navy high waisted button jeans, Leopard mules

tee: AQUA | jeans: Old Navy | bag: Target (old) – option

mules: Target | necklace: Baublebar (old) – option

Olive Jacket:

My jacket is old, but lots of similar options available right now and linked below! Olive is the perfect color year round, especially during fall and spring. I love pairing it with pink tones during the spring time.

A New Day winged satchel

jacket: Caslon (old) – option, option, option | top: Bobeau (old) – option | jeans: AE

sandals: Sole Society (old): option | bag: A New Day | necklace: JCF (old) – option

Striped Peplum Tee:

Size tip: go down one size! I have this peplum tee is 2 colors – the striped color below and a coral color from last year. Currently on sale for $23, I highly recommend it for spring and heck into summer and fall! I layer mine under long cardigans for the cooler months. I purchased the XS in the striped version below. My coral color is an XS Petite, and I do feel like it fits a tad better, but the striped tee unfortunately only comes in regular sizing. I still love it, just wish it fit a tad higher on my waist. It also comes in a v-neck long sleeve version here.

Caslon peplum tee, Old Navy high waisted jeans, Steve Madden sandals, Baublebar earrings

tee: Caslon | jeans: Old Navy | earrings: Baublebar | sunglasses: BP | sandals: Steve Madden

Spring Blues:

Love, love, love this pretty blue top! It’s light and airy. Perfect for summer. And comes in a bajillion color options!

Banana Republic picot tee, J.Crew Factory striped midi skirt, Vince Camuto wedge sandals, Mar Y Sol clutch

top: Banana Republic | skirt: JCF (old): option | clutch: Mar Y Sol

necklace (old) – option | sandals: Vince Camuto

Ruffle Shorts:

You’ve heard me say it before – I passed on these shorts last year, and was so happy to see they made a comeback! Perfect for tucking tops in or wearing a sweater over top. They do fit a little big, but I still went with my normal size (size 6). If you are in between sizes, I would go down to the smaller size. Also ~ my most worn mules from last summer are also back with a little different detail around the top and very pretty!

LOFT ruffle shorts, Baublebar Sugarfix necklace, Sam Edelman woven mules

shorts: LOFT | top: LOFT | long necklace: Sugarfix | short necklace: Kendra Scott

fedora: Express (old) – option | mules: Sam Edelman (new version)

Rust & Pink:

One of those weird color combinations that I would never think to pair myself, but I figured I’d give it a try! Love that this rust striped tee (only $8) isn’t over the top with the rust color, so it paired perfectly with a muted pink denim. My sandals are on sale!

A New Day rust striped tee, pink jeans, A New Day clutch, Sam Edelman Brandon sandals

tee: Target | jeans: Express (old) – option | clutch: Target (old) – option

necklace: Baublebar (old) – option | sandals: Sam Edelman

Best Sweater Tee:

My exact color of this sweater is from last year, and still a favorite in my closet. Currently a few new color options are available, including a green color with the same ‘ringer’ trend at the collar!

1901 Sweater Tee, Joe's Jeans, Sam Edelman flats

sweater tee: 1901 (my color is old); solid colors | jeans: AE

flats: Sam Edelman (old) – fun option! | bag: Rebecca Minkoff (old) – option

Spring Greens:

Wore this top on St. Patty’s Day to work with a mint green necklace ~ such an easy tank to pair with so many colors, or just by itself. Love kelly green and so glad it’s having a moment this spring!

Old Navy striped tank, Steve Madden clutch, Old Navy denim jacket

tank: Old Navy | denim jacket: Old Navy | jeans: Joe’s | clutch: Steve Madden

sandals: Tory Burch | earrings: Sugarfix (old) – option

Statement Necklace:

My exact necklace is old, from J.Crew Factory, but I always pick up several of these gemstone necklaces throughout the year. I probably have 20 in my closet and they will dress up any outfit. I love the color combinations that are released! Below I linked current options available now.

Banana Republic picot tee

tee: Banana Republic | necklace: JCF (old) – option, option | jeans: Joe’s

bag: Sole Society | flats: Tory Burch

Instagram Lately

In case you missed my posts or don’t follow Instagram, here is a huge roundup of last week’s flatlay and #ootd photos! Bare with me, it’s a big one! 🙂

Current sales:

  • J.Crew Factory: 40% off everything + extra 20% off with code SHOPTOIT
  • Banana Republic: cardmembers only 50% off everything (no exclusions) with code BRCARDFF
  • American Eagle: 30% off (no code required)

Outfit #1:

Jewel tones in spring, yes please! This skirt comes in 6 color options – I have a cobalt blue color from last year and it was definitely a spring/summer favorite for work! This marigold color is almost sold out, but check out the pale blue and pink options – so pretty! Both are on my wish list. My polka dot top is from LOFT and very old. One of those lost long loves in my closet, I noticed polka dot options popping up on various store sites and thought to style mine! Similar styles linked below.

LOFT dotte tee, J.Crew Factory scallop sidewalk skirt, Merona burgundy pumps, BP double layer necklace, Sole Society crossbody

tee (old): similar, similar | skirt: JCF  | pumps (old) – similar | bag (old): option | necklace (old): option

Outfit #2:

This top is perfect for slightly cooler spring days, only $20, and 4 color options.

A New Day tie front thermal top, Old Navy high waisted button jeans, Sole Society Destin handbag, Vans sneakers, Kendra Scott necklace

top: Target | jeans: Old Navy | sneakers: Vans | bag: Sole Society | necklace: Kendra Scott

Outfit #3:

Another work favorite, this skirt has made a come-back! First released last fall, sold out, and released again for spring. I’ve paired it with camel for fall, an ivory graphic sweater for Xmas, and now another neutral for spring with a pop of pink. The options are endless here.

LOFT plaid skirt, J.Crew Factory artist tee, J.Crew Factory leopard necklace, Caslon flats, Kate Spade bag

skirt: LOFT | top (old) – option | necklace: JCF | earrings: Target | shoes (old): option | bag (old): option

Outfit #4:

Leopard, meet Zebra! Love adding eccentric & fun accessories to my closet. They are the kind you might wear once or twice a year, but they last forever and can pull them out of your closet at any time in the future and still ‘in style’. Because how often do belts really change?

Banana Republic zebra belt, Old Navy gray denim, Sam Edelman Lorraine loafers, Baublebar tassel earrings, J.Crew Factory bell sleeve sweater, Purple Peridot leopard clutch

sweater: JCF | earrings (old): option | clutch (old): option

belt: Banana Republic | jeans: Old Navy | loafers: Sam Edelman

Outfit #5:

Sometimes simply and classic are just the way to go. My shirt is a new spin on the camp collar, and is the perfect work ‘basic’. I felt comfortable and put together all day at work.

Banana Republic camp shirt, Joe's Jeans, Sole Society bow bag, Kate Spade Nicole flats

shirt: Banana Republic | jeans: Joe’s (very similar) | flats: Kate Spade (old) – option

 necklace: Kendra Scott | bag (old): option

Outfit #6:

You know how I love my skirts! Just like the plaid skirt above, I can’t stop styling this pretty floral jacquard skirt. I would love to find a marigold striped tee next and put together a little print mix outfit.

J.Crew Factory Kiss tee, J.Crew Factory layering necklace, Old Navy cardigan, LOFT floral skirt, Sam Edelman Lorraine loafers

skirt: LOFT (similar option) | tee: JCF | cardigan (old) – option | necklace: JCF | loafers: Sam Edelman

Outfit #7:

Stripes are still going strong, and when my favorite tee released this stripe option I knew it was coming home with me! Right now the tee is on sale for 2 for $38. I have 5 or 6 of these tees in various prints and colors and have held up for years.

Caslon striped tee, Kut from the Kloth denim, Vans sneakers, Kendra Scott necklace, Kate Spade bag

tee: Nordstrom | jeans: Kut from the Kloth (old) – option

sneakers: Vans | necklace: Kendra Scott | bag (old): option

Outfit #8:

Since leopard has been a popular spring trend this year, I’ve been trying to find different ways to incorporate my accessories into outfits with spring colors. This outfit was an unlikely pairing, but I ended up liking the warm ‘hues’ in the mules and bag compared with the cooler blues in the denim and sweater.

Banana Republic cotton sweater, Joe's Jeans, Steve Madden leopard mules, Sole Society crossbody tassel bag, Baublebar resin earrings

sweater: Banana Republic | jeans: Joe’s (option) | earrings (old): option

mules (old) – option | bag (old) – option

Outfit #9:

Continuing the polka dot trend, and having a little fun with the colors and bright earrings! Felt bright and cheery at work this day. 🙂

Old Navy polka dot tank, Old Navy cardigan, Baublebar earrings, Sole Society bag, Vans sneakers, J.Crew Factory venice wash denim

top (old): very similar | jeans (old): similar, similar | earrings (old): option

cardigan: Old Navy | sneakers: Vans | bag: Target

Outfit #10:

Bows & Ruffles. That should speak for itself! My shorts were popular from last year and I passed them up. I regretted it ever since, and when they were re-released a few weeks ago, I jumped on them right away and so happy I did! We are finally getting into shorts wether down in Florida (hopefully… blink and it’s in the 40s again.. ), and my goal is to find ‘nice’ shorts (ha). My closet is filled with distressed denim shorts, and it was so so hot last summer that I’ve realized I need to get on the ball with a few nice pair of shorts. I’m not a huge fan of my legs (lots of battle wounds and scars… lol. Ugh.), so I really avoid shorts at all costs, but this year I think I’m going to own those scars and rock shorts out! 🙂

LOL, and if you’re wondering.. I really do have some battle scars. Spider bite scar on one calf, dog bite scar on the other calf, I fell running a couple years ago in a 5k and have a bad scar on my knee and “scratches” going up my thigh that look like stretch marks on my other leg (from sliding in the gravel), spider veins from standing at work behind both knees, and… well, that might be it. I’m a mess. Or at least I feel that way, ha!

LOFT ruffle shorts, Cece Bow sweater, Steve Madden greece sandals, A New Day woven clutch

shorts: LOFT | sweater: CeCe (clearance $26!) | sandals: Steve Madden

earrings: Target | clutch: Target

Flatlay Friday

It’s time for another flatlay Friday on the blog! Below is my roundup from Instagram for the week. I hope you all have a great weekend!

Outfit #1:

A New Day striped ruffle tee, J.Crew Factory button high waist denim, Old Navy loafers, A New Day floral drop earrings, Sole Society crossbody bag

striped top: Target | denim: J.Crew Factory | earrings: Target

loafers: Old Navy (similar) | bag: Sole Society (old) – similar

Outfit #2:

Caslon sweater, J.Crew Factory scallop button front skirt, Rebecca Minkoff white bag, Accessory Concierge necklace, Vince Camuto booties

sweater: Caslon (old) – very similar | skirt: JCF (old) – option

necklace: Accessory Concierge (sold out) – option

bag: Rebecca Minkoff (old) – option | booties: Vince Camuto (similar)

Outfit #3:

LOFT tie front button down top, Old Navy gray denim, Vans sneakers, Sole Society crossbody bag, A New Day hoop earrings

top: LOFT | denim: Old Navy | sneakers: Vans

bag: Sole Society (old) – newest version | earrings: Target

Outfit #4:

Caslon top, Old Navy denim jacket, Sugarfix necklace, Express denim, Universal Thread sandals

top: Caslon | jacket: Old Navy | necklace: Sugarfix | booties: Target | jeans: Express

Outfit #5:

AQUA peplum top, AE jeans, Vans sneakers, Baublebar earrings, A New Day clutch

top: AQUA | jeans: AE | sneakers: Vans | clutch: Target (old) – option | earrings: Baublebar (old) – option

Option #5:

LOFT plaid skirt, J.Crew Factory bell sleeve sweater, LOFT floral scarf, Kate Spade bag, Merona pumps

sweater: JCF | skirt: LOFT | scarf: LOFT

bag: Kate Spade (cute new version) | pumps (old) – option

Instagram Lately

Hi guys! Today’s another ’roundup’ day sharing #ootd photos for the week!

My outfit below was what I wore to work earlier this week. I saw a Sole Society ad while back with a white sweater, polka dot scarf, and light blue bag which provided the inspiration! I actually pulled this polka dot tank out from my Poshmark pile. I even deleted the listing to boot! I love when that happens. I usually base my Poshmark listings on fit, duplicates in my closet, or if I’ve lost interest in the item. In this case, I had a similar polka dot tank which I sold awhile back, so I happily re-shopped my closet. 😁

My tank is obviously old, but check out the J.Crew Factory version linked below – it’s a new arrival and very similar!

Old Navy polka dot tank, Old Navy cardigan, J.Crew Factory skinny jeans, Vans sneakers, A New Day satchel, Baublebar earrings

tank: Old Navy (old) – similar | cardigan: Old Navy | jeans: J.Crew Factory (old wash) – very similar

bag: Target | sneakers: Vans | earrings: Baublebar (old) – option

This outfit I wore yesterday when it turned -768236 below zero again and rained all day. Summer can’t get here fast enough! However, I was pretty excited to wear this new tie front thermal top. These thermal tops have been super popular all winter long and I can’t believe I’ve held out this long! Mine is only $20, comes in 4 colors, and is super soft and perfect for cool days.

A New Day tie front thermal top, Old Navy denim, Steve Madden booties

thermal top: Target | jeans: Old Navy | boots: Steve Madden (old) – new style

Flatlay Friday (on Monday)

Hi guys! My flatlay roundup from last week got a little delayed from my work schedule, so I moved it to today. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen all of these before except the one I will call “spring break inspiration” ~ which I have a feeling I’ll be using a lot more in coming days! Our weather has finally stabilized (I hope… for now…) down in southwest Florida and although nights are chilly, the days are gorgeous! High 60s, Low 70s ~ not exactly beach weather, but when you live down here full time it’s amazing. 🙂 My favorite outfits are ones where I can wear jeans, open toed sandals/booties, and a light long sleeve or 3/4 length top and that’s this weather! I love it! We won’t talk about the fact that I’m probably the palest person in all the land, but eh I’m preventing the wrinkles, right?! 😂

Flatlay #1:

Express striped button down linen shirt, Joe's icon ankle jeans, Express fedora, Sole Society perforated sandals, Sugarfix earrings

striped shirt (almost sold out – different print) | necklace | fedora (old) – option

earrings (old) – option | denim | sandals (old) – option

Flatlay #2:

&.layered front wrap top, Sole Society Ferris sandals, 14th & Union necklace, Free People Sharkbite denim, Kate Spade pink Cameron bag

top | necklace | sandals | bag (old) – similar | denim

Flatlay #3:

J.Crew Factory graphic kiss tee, J.Crew mixed tape cardigan, Sam Edelman leopard loafers, 7Fam denim, J.Crew Factory necklace

tee | cardigan (old) – option | denim | necklace | loafers | glasses

Flatlay #4:

J.Crew Factory striped sweater, J.Crew Factory ruffle hem skirt, Baublebar earrings, Leopard clutch, Merona pumps

sweater | skirt | earrings | clutch (old) – option | pumps (old) – option

Daily Outfit Roundup

Well hi guys! Another Thursday, another roundup for the week! This is one of those weeks I’m so thankful I have the blog. It’s been a rough week ~ first of the year is always stressful in pharmacy land ~ and it’s nice to be able to come home and put all the stress behind me and just think about this little space of mine. 🙂 Outfit details below.

Outfit #1:

Banana Republic merino ribbed sweater, LOFT tweed skirt, Merona pumps

sweater: Banana Republic | skirt: LOFT | pumps (old): option

Outfit #2:

Old Navy denim jacket, LOFT ruffle sleeve floral shell top, Joe's Jeans, A New Day booties

floral top: LOFT | jeans: Joe’s | booties: Target | jacket: Old Navy | earrings: Baublebar

Outfit #3:

Old Navy Cable Knit Ivory Sweater, LOFT modern skinny jeans, Steve Madden studded mules, MVMT glasses

sweater: Old Navy | jeans: LOFT | mules: Steve Madden (old) – option | glasses: MVMT

Flatlay Friday

Hello! We made it to Friday! It’s been a looonngg work week for me, so I’m beyond ready for the weekend off! Just a quick post today rounding up my flatlays from this week. Happy weekend! 🙂

#1:

Old Navy Active compression leggings, Old Navy sports bra, Old Navy tank top, Nike sneakers

leggings: Old Navy | tank: Old Navy | bra: Old Navy | sneakers: Nike

 

#2:

Banana Republic striped merino v-neck sweater, Banana Republic flannel shirt, Universal Thread booties, J.Crew Factory necklace, Joe's Jeans

sweater: Banana Republic | shirt: Banana Republic | necklace: JCF | jeans: Joe’s | booties: Target

 

#3:

Express floral portofino shirt, A New Day curved hem cardigan, A New Day mules, Sugarfix tassel earrings, Joe's Jeans

sweater: Target | shirt: Express | earrings: Sugarfix | mules: Target (great option) | jeans: Joe’s

 

#4:

GAP thermal top, MVMT everscroll glasses, Old Navy  7/8 compression leggings, Nike sneakers

leggings: Old Navy | thermal: GAP | sneakers: Nike

glasses: MVMT (blue-blocking light ~ future blog post to come – I love them!)

Daily Outfit Roundup

Hi guys! Today I wanted to feature some #ootd photos I’ve taken over the last couple of weeks. Our weather has been all over the place. The last week has been warm and humid, but the previous week was freezing cold. Literally a 25 degree swing. Next week we are diving back down into the 40s/50s and hi’s in the low 70s, so who knows what my outfits will look like ha! I feel like I start the day looking ridiculous with whatever layers I can find and might end the day with sandals and a t-shirt lol. I know, I need to shut up because I know some of you reading this probably have snow. 🙂

Outfit #1:

blouse: Banana Republic | jeans: Joe’s | pumps: Target | necklace: Kendra Scott | belt (old): option

Outfit #2:

top: CeCe | jeans: BlankNYC | mules (old): very similar | necklace: (old) – option | bracelet: JCF

Outfit #3:

top: Old Navy | vest (old) – very similar | denim: Old Navy | booties: Target | necklace: JCF

Outfit #4:

sweater: JCF (old) – almost identical | skirt: LOFT | pumps (old) – option

earrings: Target | bracelet: Kate Spade (old) – very similar

Happy New Years! Top 5 of 2018

Happy New Years friends!  Cheers to you and yours, I wish you fresh success and happiness this year! I know a lot of us think of resolutions for the new year. A way to start over or improve ourselves. Personally, I honestly couldn’t think of a resolution per say.  The normal would be fitness goals, health goals, etc. Of course I can always lose weight and eat better, but that’s never a resolution for me. It’s just a constant. 🙂 I’ve not been the happiest with my career lately, so that is one area where I can certainly improve. So I’ve resolved to make some goals for this year and advance myself in the area of pharmacy (i.e. there are certifications and extra board exams I can take). It won’t be easy, but if I resolve to finish one goal a year for the next few years, I will certainly be able to change some things in life and work toward a better career (end result: contentment).

Blog-wise I looked back at my top 5 posts in 2018. It’s hard to look at statistics. What were my ‘best’ posts?  Posts that drove the most clicks? sales? views?  I decided to go with page views. I started the blog to provide inspiration to put together outfits in the workplace and make getting dressed fun everyday ~ and while some blog readers may want to buy all the latest fashion (like myself :)), some may read for just the inspiration and how to make their own closet work for them. I appreciate both! I may treat the blog like a little side job sometimes with scheduled posts and planning ahead, but I really started blogging with no expectations other than to hopefully provide inspiration and happiness to readers.

Looking at the top 5 posts in 2018, there is one thing in common ~ 4 out of 5 were outfit posts! Only one flatlay made the top 5. All outfit posts were work related or dressy and that makes me happy! While I’ve transitioned the blog into 1/2 work and 1/2 casual (or business casual anyway due to the change of dress code at my job), I always enjoy putting work outfits together more. It certainly puts things in perspective for 2019 and where I should put my time! See below for the top 5 posts of 2018. If you guys have any requests for certain types of posts or outfits, please don’t hesitate to ask.  And as always, thank you for reading and wishing you the happiest of years! ❤️

-xoxo, Kecia

#1:

*everything is old, however this tee is almost identical in other colors ~ I have the black/white striped version and love it!

#2:

*same pants in the prints & colors here

*exact top is old, shirt version here

*exact bag in black

#3:

*same skirt in new colors

#4:

*similar pencil skirt here, another similar option here

#5:

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

*My top is old, but I love this new arrival ~ on my wish list!

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