Sunday Wish List (… on Monday!)

Hi guys! I’m a posting a day late here from my norm for my start of the week wish list. My style has been all over the place lately with this weird ‘heat record’ and now a few days later it’s 30 degrees in the Florida panhandle. However, it’s still 72 degrees this morning where I live (south Florida). I think we need to move 3 hours north. But not farther, otherwise I will freeze to death! 😆 I’m so happy our temps are finally beginning to dip a little. Our ‘winter’ doesn’t ever really start til December anyway, but all of these are on my wish list! The color block sweater, jeans, and scarf are all still 50% off through today and the teal green sweater is 40% off!

button sweater | loafers | color block sweater

satchel | jeans | scarf

Instagram Roundup

Hi friends! Today’s post is a roundup of flatlays and an #ootd from the last week posted over on Instagram! Outfit details below.

Outfit #1:

This striped ruffle tee is really cute! A step up from a normal tee and the colors are perfect for fall. The fit is a little boxy. I ordered my regular size online, but I could have went down one size for a more fitted look.

J.Crew ruffle sleeve striped tee, AE jeans, Universal Thread booties

tee. J.Crew (plain colors here) | jeans: AE | booties: Target | earrings: Amazon

Outfit #2:

My skirt is on clearance – only $15!

1901 short sleeve sweater, J.Crew Clare cardigan, LOFT skirt, Kate Spade flats, Sole Society bow bag

skirt: LOFT | top: Nordstrom | cardigan: J.Crew Factory

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

Outfit #3:

Found a pair of ‘jeans‘ that are unique and unlike anything else in my closet! A utility look with an ankle zipper to add a little class, they have a skinny fit and are TTS. Also on clearance!

Banana Republic sweater, Banana Republic utility jeans, Vince Cameo booties, leopard clutch, Kendra Scott earrings

jeans: Banana Republic | sweater: Banana Republic | earrings: Kendra Scott

booties: Vince Camuto (old) – option | clutch (old): option

Outfit #4:

Sharing an old flatlay from last year when I discovered this plaid shirt is still available! This green/blue/black plaid print is extremely popular again this year and this is an affordable way to add the print into your closet!

Abound plaid shirt, Sole Society bag, Old Navy denim, BP necklace, Steve Madden booties

shirt: Nordstrom Rack (dressy option) | jeans: Old Navy (old) – option | necklace: Nordstrom (old) – option

bag: Sole Society (old) – option | booties: Steve Madden (old) – option

Outfit #5:

Another work outfit, and although my exact skirt is old – LOFT released the same skirt in a beautiful faux suede! I was happy to pull my older version out and restyle with updated trends like these snakeskin loafers.

LOFT button skirt, Banana Republic ribbed sweater, Banana Republic scarf, Express snakeskin loafers, Kendra Scott earrings

skirt: LOFT | sweater: Banana Republic | earrings: Kendra Scott

loafers: Express | scarf: Banana Republic (old) – similar

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


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

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

Work Outfit: Neon Yellow

Well hi guys! Are you awake now seeing these photos?! Ha! I’m secretly in love with the bright neon colors that are popular this season. It’s almost like a breath of fresh air. Don’t get me wrong – I love fall jewel tones! – but to mix it  up a little is pretty awesome. My 2 favorite bright colors right now are this neon yellow-green color (citron?), and also this same sweater comes in a “fuchsia purple”  as well. I loved both. Couldn’t decide. But I already had the outfit put together in my head with for the neon yellow color with this gray skirt, so that’s what I went with. I have the fuchsia color on my wish list in a different sweater (here).

*sizing: Sweater and skirt fit TTS. My only regret is not ordering the sweater in my petite size, because you can see the arms are a tad long. I pulled the sleeves down for the picture, but honestly I usually push my sweaters up a little on my arms anyway at work, so it doesn’t bother me too much. The skirt waist is really stretchy and I have both size 4 and 6 in my closet in numerous colors and both fit well (I’m normally a size 28/6).

Banana Republic ribbed sweater, J.Crew Factory wool sidewalk skirt, Rebecca Minkoff bag

Banana Republic ribbed sweater, J.Crew Factory wool sidewalk skirt, Rebecca Minkoff bag

Banana Republic ribbed sweater, J.Crew Factory wool sidewalk skirt, Rebecca Minkoff bag


sweater: Banana Republic | skirt: J.Crew Factory | earrings: Sugarfix

bag: Rebecca Minkoff (old) – very similar | pumps (old) – 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


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