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


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


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

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

Flatlay: Buffalo Plaid + #ootd

It wouldn’t be fall without your traditional buffalo plaid button down, right?! Dress it up, dress it down, but it’s always a fall staple. My favorite ways to style this plaid are either dressed up and tucked into a skirt for work with a nice necklace/earrings or dressed down and styled like a cardigan over a fun graphic tee (like below). And it wouldn’t be right without a leopard clutch or bag thrown in the mix, right?! 😆

My exact graphic tee is old (it’s the “kiss” tee from J.Crew Factory last year), but there are so many similars available right now, you can’t go wrong styling a similar one! See below for more options.

My #ootd is also below – another ‘Florida vacation’ outfit idea aka it’s still hot as hell outside and I don’t know what to wear anymore ha – but my top is still available in 5 print options for less than $20 after using code “YAYMORE.” My shorts are also on clearance (use same code), but with very limited sizing. The best chino shorts available right now in white are here (over 200 almost 5 star reviews!). My sandals are over 50% off!

Old Navy flannel plaid shirt, J.Crew Factory kiss tee, Free People denim, Universal Thread open toe booties, Leopard clutch


shirt: Old Navy | tee: J.Crew Factory (old) – option, option | jeans: Free People (old) – love these

booties: Target | clutch (old) – option | earrings: Baublebar (old) – similar

#OOTD – everything on sale!

And puppy is still alive, promise! I just bore him to death! 😆

J.Crew Factory floral tie knot shirt, J.Crew Factory scallop shorts, Vince Cameo sandals


top: J.Crew Factory | shorts: J.Crew Factory (great option here) | sandals: Vince Camuto

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


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

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


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


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

Flatlay: Rich Fall Hues

So many things I love about this outfit. First and foremost, I love love the rich golden hue of this sweater. It pairs beautifully with dark denim and brown colored booties. I added the vest for an extra touch, but will likely wear it by itself this winter unless we have an extra cold day. The rich tones in this outfit definitely give me all the fall feels! 😍 (and no joke – I think our ‘feels like’ temperature was 102 degrees again today! #thanksNestor). My sweater comes in a variety of other color options as well.

J.Crew point elle sweater, AE jeans, Vince Camuto perforated booties, Old Navy quilted vest, Amazon earrings


sweater: J.Crew | jeans: AE | booties: Vince Camuto | vest: Old Navy | earrings: Amazon

I also wanted to share my #ootd for my Floridian friends (and those that vacation down here in the winter!) ~ my shorts and top are on an incredible sale! Both less than $10 – and honestly closer to $5 after whatever random promo is offered! I went down one size in the shorts, and they did not shrink after washing (some reviews indicated they do). I wash and air dry almost all of my clothes, and then use the magic of this hand steamer to refresh everything ~ it’s a life saver!

Old Navy high neck tank plaid top, LOFT denim shorts, Steve Madden greece sandals, Kendra Scott necklace


top: Old Navy | shorts: LOFT | sandals: Steve Madden | necklace: Kendra Scott

LOFT Sale!

Hi friends! Wanted to share a great sale LOFT is having through tomorrow evening! Everything is 40% off + an extra 15% off if you’re a loyalty rewards member! (It’s easy and free to sign up…just like any other rewards card). So many great new items induced in the sale!

I’ve had my eye out for both corduroy pants and a moto jacket this fall season – now both of these are on my wish list! I’m absolutely in love with the plaid dress – perfect for the holidays! And both scarfs are at the top of my list (actually in my cart ready to be checked out. Scarves are the best for Florida winters). And love that caramel bobble switch sweater and the leopard cardigan! Such great items.

LOFT Friends and Family Sale


sweater | floral scarf | loafers | corduroy pants | moto jacket

earrings | belt | gingham scarf | dress | sneakers | cardigan

Flatlay: Striped Sweater

*UPDATE: I found my booties in stock and for up to 40% off! (buy 1, 30% off… buy 2, 40% off!) These are from Macy’s – I forgot they still have their “Great Shoe Sale” going on! I also just purchased these, which might be my favorite bootie yet!

I’m so happy color blocking and big stripes are back this winter! My exact colored sweater is old from last year (newest colors here), but so many great options are available! I actually found a near identical sweater to mine at Nordstrom. It’s almost sold out, but keep checking back – sizes will pop in and out as they re-stock. I rounded up my favorite color block sweaters available below! The LOFT sweater has been really popular on other blogger’s pages, and the Old Navy sweater comes in other prints and color options!

H&M Striped Sweater, Lucky Brand wedge booties, Express denim, Amazon earrings


sweater: H&M (see below similar items) | jeans: Express (old) – newer option

booties: Lucky Brand (other version here) | earrings: Amazon


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: Yellow Skirt

When our weather has only cooled down a *smidge* (at night lol), I’m sometimes feeling summer….and sometimes feeling fall. The struggle is real. 😆

 I decided to pair some darker colors and fall prints with this pretty citron yellow skirt. I feel like leopard flats or pumps would work also. My skirt is actually on clearance and a great buy! I was happy to add it to my closet as I feel like it’s a color that can be worn most of the year.

LOFT yellow skirt, 1901 short sleeve sweater, J.Crew Factory necklace, Leopard clutch, Merona pumps

skirt: LOFT | top: 1901 | necklace: JCF

clutch (old): option | pumps (old): option

Sunday: Wist List 10/6/19

All of these items are at the top of my wish list! The sweater is selling out fast ~ and comes in 4 color options! I love, love the fuchsia colored top just because I don’t own anything like it in my closet, and pairs really well with the skirt below. And Florida work friendly. ☺️ The jeans are Vigoss brand – an affordable and dependable line I’ve had in my closet for years. I would compare the quality to some of the higher end brands like Joe’s or 7’s. And hello ankle booties in…. leopard! 😍 And the earrings, just because. They are adorable. And won’t hurt my ears ha!

Sunday Wist List


sweater | earrings | mock neck top

booties | denim | skirt