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

Instagram Roundup

Hi friends! It’s been awhile since I’ve done an Instagram roundup – I haven’t posted a ton the last couple of weeks on IG (or the blog), so I’ll post what’s recent and relevant! I feel like I made a ton of purchases a month or so ago, but everything has sold out super fast this season! The sales have been really good this year and keep on coming!

LOFT plaid scarf

sweater | scarf | jeans (old): similar | booties (similar) | bag (old): similar

Banana Republic plaid shirt

shirt | jeans | booties (similar) | clutch (old): option| necklace

LOFT plaid mixed media sweatshirt

shirt | jeans | booties | earrings

Thread & Supply pullover

pullover | sunglasses | sneakers | leggings (old): similar

LOFT plaid ruffle sleeve top

plaid top | jeans (also here and here) | bag (also here) | bracelet (old): similar, similar

necklace (old): similar, similar | pumps (old): similar

Banana Republic crewneck sweater, leopard booties

sweater | top | jeans (also here and here) | booties (similar here) | necklace

LOFT striped puff sleeve sweater

sweater | jeans (old): similar | mules (old): similar | earrings

Amazon stripe sweater

sweater | jeans | booties (old): similar

Black Friday Deals!

I’ve rounded up the best deals I could find online, because I don’t think anyone waits for Cyber Monday anymore! Whether shopping for yourself or someone else, there are some great deals this year! I do most of Black Friday shopping for myself, however I do tend to stick to the ‘classics’ or ‘closet workhorse’ products these days. My husband wants running shoes. My family wants ‘nothing’ – so that’s always interesting haha. So, I have to get creative and usually takes me til the week before Christmas! I love to find products that will work for both winter and right into spring. Red and pinks always work this time of year – perfect for the holidays and right into February for Valentines Day! I also love to scope out any ‘new arrivals’ that will work for both winter and spring. Think warmer/rosy tones that aren’t quite pastel, but also aren’t heavy on the holiday colors.

Kate Spade

My first big find was 40% off these Kate Spade satchels! I usually treat myself to a nice bag on my birthday. It’s been a tradition, but this past year I had purchased a few Target and Sole Society bags (which I feel good about since they are vegan), but I’ve really wanted to a nice structured bag to carry that’s fresh and new. These Kate Spade bags caught my eye right away since they are a classic design. They come in 3 sizing options and multiple colors! I fell in love with the ‘frosted spearmint’ color (bottom left). It’s a beautiful hue for winter and spring. That specific color is available in the medium and large sizes – I ordered the medium.

Black Friday Deals

small black (other colors available) | small red

medium frosted spearmint (other colors available) | large pink (other colors available – including spearmint)

small olive (sold out – same color option here)

Target

$10 sweaters! Also, if you spend $50 online – Target will send you a 20% off coupon to use 12/3 – 12/14!

I own all of these sweaters and these are all fantastic! 100% worth the $10 price!

Target $10 Sweaters

leopard print | zebra print | stripes

gray pullover | raglan | striped pullover

Mascara

Hands down, the best mascara! On sale for $10!!

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara

Ulta | Macy’s

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

SHOP THIS LOOK:

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

jeans: Express | booties: Target | sunglasses: LOFT

Weekend Sales: LOFT 40-50% off almost everything!

LOFT has so many good items available right now! Gimme all the scarfs please! I just ordered a buffalo plaid scarf in the mail during their last sale, and now they have 5 others I have on my wish list. 😂 #FloridaGetColder Included in my order are the mixed media sweatshirt on the top left, plaid ruffle sleeve top on the top right, and the jacquard floral skirt on the bottom left — love them ALL! And can’t wait to style them! I have the yellow/gray plaid skirt now on my wish list. Just need my credit card to take a breather for a minute – ha!

mixed media sweatshirt | shimmer sweater | cable knit sweater | plaid ruffle top

earrings | velvet studded flats | plaid scarf | pom pom hat

jacquard floral skirt | tweed skirt | plaid skirt | sailor skirt

Friday Favorite Flatlays

Time for another Friday roundup! I’ve been posting a lot over on Instagram lately (here), with a mix of flatlays and #ootd photos. Some are new items, some are just my regular everyday outfits (that might not be that exciting haha) – I figured I would pick the top 4 flatlays for the week and share with you! My flatlays always feature at least one new item and how I styled it with new – and mostly old items in my closet – so they are usually an IG favorite! As always, if the item is older, I will find the best similar option out there for you to create the same look! 🙂

Outfit #1:

LOFT skirt, Express leopard ruffle portofino shirt

skirt | earrings: Sugarfix (old) – option | top | pumps (old): option

Outfit #2:

J.Crew Factory holiday tee, J.Crew Factory buffalo skirt, J.Crew Factory necklace

tee | necklace | skirt | pumps (old) – option | clutch (old) – option

Outfit #3:

Old Navy buffalo plaid sweater, J.Crew Factory skirt

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

Outfit #4:

Sam Edelman leopard loafers, Old Navy vest, Banana Republic luxespin top, J.Crew Factory necklace

jeans | top | vest | loafers | necklace

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

SHOP THIS LOOK:

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

Work Outfit Roundup

Hi friends! Today I just wanted to share a few work outfits from the past week! My yellow skirt, utility jeans, and corduroy dress are still on major sale! Have you guys started thinking about the holidays yet? For whatever reason, I’m ready to skip right over Thanksgiving and go straight to Christmas. Maybe it’s because I’ve had our house decorated for fall since the end of August, but I think I might bring out the Christmas decor soon! I made a Target run today also – their dollar spot holiday decor is fabulous! And if you’re a book nerd like yours truly, books are buy 2 get 1 free!

My current book lineup:

Now for outfit details!

Outfit #1:

LOFT skirt, 1901 sweater

skirt: LOFT | striped sweater: Nordstrom | cardigan: J.Crew (old) – option

necklace: J.Crew Factory | flats: Kate Spade (old) – option

Outfit #2:

Banana Republic ribbed sweater, Banana Republic utility jeans, Adidas superstar sneakers

jeans: Banana Republic | sweater: Banana Republic | sneakers: Adidas

necklace (old): option

Outfit #3:

Express corduroy dress, J.Crew Factory top

dress: Express | top: J.Crew Factory | necklace: J.Crew Factory

loafers: Express