Casual Look: Scallop Top

I love that kelly green is such a hot color this spring! My exact top in green is old (still available in red and white here), but still so many pretty options out there ~ I linked my favorites below! I’ve seen this color of green paired mostly with blues, pinks, and yellows. I decided to pair it here with a smattering of blues from my navy blue necklace to light blue bag, but would easily switch any of my accessories out for pink also! I actually went home after this blog post, put on a light blue denim wash, pink necklace, and cognac flats and went to work. I liked the look just as much!

&.layered scallop top, Old Navy denim jacket, AE jeans, A New Day satchel, Sole Society perforated sandals

&.layered scallop top, Old Navy denim jacket, AE jeans, A New Day satchel, Sole Society perforated sandals

&.layered scallop top, Old Navy denim jacket, AE jeans, A New Day satchel, Sole Society perforated sandals

&.layered scallop top, Old Navy denim jacket, AE jeans, A New Day satchel, Sole Society perforated sandals

SHOP THIS LOOK:

top: Nordstrom | jacket: Old Navy | jeans: AE | bag: Target

shoes: Sole Society (old) – option | necklace: JCF (old) – option | sunglasses: Prive Riveaux

Other Kelly Green Options:

Camisole | Wrap Top | V-neck Tee

Pleat Top | Crossover Tunic | Tie-Front Top

Instagram Lately

Hi everyone! I knew last week was going to be slow on the blog – happens every 4 weeks! More often than not I close at work, which leaves mornings open to starts my day off right. I get enough sleep, I get enough coffee, I get to work out – and I get to blog! I’m on a rolling 4 week schedule at work, so every 4th week is my week to have all opening shifts. I push through and get up 1.5 hours earlier than the norm to work out in the mornings (I flat out won’t exercise if I wait til the afternoon/evenings… I just won’t lol). – and ugh after 2 days of that routine I’m dead by day 3. Even by day 2. So when I come home, blogging and thinking are not high on my to-do list. In May, my entire schedule will change due to our “summer hours” starting, so hopefully moving forward things stay pretty consistent. 🙂

Anyway, here is your weekly update on Instagram posts! Quite a few flatlays and a couple of #ootd photos.

Current Sales:

  • Old Navy: 40% off your order (no code required)
  • Target: BOGO 50% jewelry & accessories
  • J.Crew: 30% off ‘rainy-day styles’ with code APRILSHOWERS
  • J.Crew Factory: 40% off everything + extra 25% with code SHOWERS

STRIPED RUFFLE TOP:

This top is light & flowy, and just your everyday perfect for work or casual top! Fits TTS.

Old Navy flutter sleeve top, AE white denim, A New Day woven mules, Rebecca Minkoff mini satchel, Sugarfix tassel earrings

top: Old Navy | denim: AE | mules: Target

earrings: Sugarfix (old) – option | bag: Rebecca Minkoff (old) – option

CORAL & TURQUOISE:

A color combination that is one of my favorite color combinations! Wore this warm(er) outfit to dinner at the beach last week when it was cool and breezy.

Caslon open knit sweater, Sam Edelman woven mules, Kendra Scott necklace, Sole Society winged satchel

sweater: Caslon (old) – very similar | necklace: Kendra Scott (old) – option | denim: AG

mules: Sam Edelman | bag: Sole Society (old) – option | bracelet: JCF (old) – option

TIE-KNOT TEE:

Love this easy tee! Perfect for spring & summer. Fits TTS.

Baublebar tie knot tee, AG legging ankle jeans, Baublebar Marietta earrings, A New Day winged satchel, Tory Burch Miller sandals

top: Baublebar | denim: AG | sandals: Tory Burch | bag: Target | earrings: Baublebar

RINGER TEE:

Fun colors. Speckled ‘trend’. Can’t go wrong with one of these tees! They are stretchy and fit TTS. Comes in 3 color options.

J.Crew speckled ringer tee, BP sunglasses, Sugarfix earrings, STS Blue denim shorts, Steve Madden sandals

tee: J.Crew | shorts: STS Blue | sandals: Steve Madden

earrings: Sugarfix | sunglasses: Nordstrom (old) – option

POLKA DOTS:

This dotted mixed media tank is perfect to tuck into skirts or pants. Reviews are correct – it does shrink a tad, so go with your regular size. I washed on delicate cycle, air dried, and ironed with a steamer and did not have any issues. I would say go up one size if you fit in between 2 sizes.

A New Day polka dot mixed media tank, A New Day cardigan, J.Crew scallop chambray skirt, Old Navy patent blush pumps, J.Crew Factory necklace, J.Crew Factory bracelet

top: Target | cardigan: Target (old) – option | skirt: J.Crew (old) – option

necklace: JCF | bracelet: JCF | pumps (old) – option

LEOPARD SWIM:

Love, love the print on this swimsuit! The top fits TTS to your bra size. I went up one size on the bottoms for the perfect fit.

Shade and Shore bikini, Mar Y Sol clutch, Tory Burch Miller sandals, BP sunglasses, Express denim shorts

bikini top: Target | bikini bottom: Target | sunglasses: Nordstrom

clutch: Mar Y Sol | shorts: Express | sandals: Tory Burch

Work Outfit: Pink Gingham

Gingham is really big this spring, and that makes me so happy! While I rarely wear ‘dress pants’ to work, I make exceptions for fun printed pants, especially when they are from the affordable pixie line at Old Navy! I received these pants in the mail a couple days ago and drug my husband out of the house right after work before the sun went down to snap a few photos I was so excited lol!

While in my rushed state, I didn’t think through my top too much, so please disregard the poor match. I think the ‘type’ of top is perfect, but the slub knit of this shirt is much more suited either as a front tuck or with in a more relaxed environment (i.e. with shorts or jeans). I didn’t notice inside the house that the top is way too transparent for bright gingham printed pants (in my opinion anyway… and maybe it’s the photo editing also, I usually sharpen things and brighten pictures up with the sun setting).

Ehh, so anyway. The pants are great! The top is great! I don’t know if I would ever wear them together though ha! I’m wearing an 8P in the pants – I normally buy them in a regular size 6, but wanted a shorter look for spring with the petite sizing. Old Navy sizes sometimes fit me a little big (jeans I wear a 6P), but the 8P actually fit really well, especially if I’m going to tuck shirts in.

Nordstrom’s website recommended sizing down on the top (I’m wearing an XS). Honestly I think my regular size small would have worked also. It’s one of those tops that if it shrinks at all in the wash I feel like it would be too tight in the bust and hips. It’s a gorgeous top though! I love the square neck and mixed media material. If you want a less transparent color altogether, there are ten color options.

Old Navy pink gingham pixie pants, Vince Camuto flutter sleeve top

Old Navy pink gingham pixie pants, Vince Camuto flutter sleeve top

Old Navy pink gingham pixie pants, Vince Camuto flutter sleeve top

Old Navy pink gingham pixie pants, Vince Camuto flutter sleeve top

top: Vince Camuto | pants: Old Navy | sunglasses: bp | bracelet: JCF

bag: (old) – option | pumps (old): option | earrings: Target

J.Crew Factory New Arrivals

Lots of spring new arrivals dropped today from J.Crew Factory! All 50% off and if you spend $100, you can get an extra 20% off with code ‘SPRINGUP‘. I fell in love with so many pieces, I created a few outfits with all the items I love!

Outfit #1:

pineapple tee | denim jacket | earrings | skirt | sandals

Outfit #2:

eyelet tee | midi bow skirt (also comes in blue!) | earrings | wedge sandals

Outfit #3:

tee | necklace | bow shorts | sandals

Casual Look: Black Romper

Rompers are always a spring & summer favorite. And for me they are hit or miss. I think I fit into that category of being too short or too tall for certain clothing items (in my case too short lol). However, I finally found one that I really like! And from Old Navy no less! Not only does this one fit me darn near perfect, it comes in both petite & tall sizes! I went with regular sizing since I didn’t want the bottom half to be too short, but I think petite would have worked also (maybe a little better). I styled the romper here for our spring weather (breezy and on the cool side), but I plan to wear it this summer with sandals and sans jacket!

Right now the romper is on sale for $26 + an extra 30% off! And as always free shipping with any of the GAP family cards. The romper also comes in 2 printed floral patterns, which are on sale for $22 + extra discount! I love the ‘black ditsy floral’ pattern also.

size tip: I’m wearing a size small in the romper which is my normal size. Jacket is a size small-petite. 

Old Navy black romper, Old Navy denim jacket, Target mules, Target clutch

Old Navy black romper, Old Navy denim jacket, Target mules, Target clutch

Old Navy black romper, Old Navy denim jacket, Target mules, Target clutch

Old Navy black romper, Old Navy denim jacket, Target mules, Target clutch

SHOP THIS LOOK:

romper: Old Navy | jacket: Old Navy | clutch: Target | mules: Target | earrings: Baublebar

bangle bracelet: Kate Spade | chain bracelet: J.Crew Factory

Instagram Lately

A roundup of last week’s flatlays & #ootd photos from Insta! This coming week might be a little slower than the last couple of weeks ~ I usually use my weekends off to plan out blog photos and my schedule was interrupted by life… aka horses and puppies! Not always a bad thing, they are my children. ☺️

Current Sales:

  • Banana Republic: 40% off almost everything: code BRSHOP
  • Old Navy: 30% off your order (no code required)
  • Ann Taylor: 50% off + free shipping: code SPRINGTOIT
  • Target: BOGO 50% sandals

TWIST-FRONT TOP:

I really like this twist front top. It has a lot of details for only $23. The front portion is a soft knit material, while the back is mixed media and more blouse-like. 5 color options available. The short sleeves are really nice also – layer under a cardigan if it’s cooler or by itself this spring.

&.layered twist front top, Steve Madden snakeskin mules, Vigoss denim, Baublebar tassel earrings

top: Nordstrom Rack | denim: Vigoss (old) – option | mules: Steve Madden (old): option

earrings: Baublebar (old) – option | bag: Kate Spade (old) – option

COLD DAY:

The weather swings down south have been crazy lately! We had 2 weeks of warm weather, then it started raining and grew cold for several days, then windy and somewhat warmer… and now we are back to 80 degrees and sunny. Hello migraine! Thank you very much Mother Nature. 😝 I really haven’t purchased any ‘spring like’ sweaters this year ~ I was ready for shorts! ~ so I pulled out a fall camo thermal and called it an outfit! Save this one for inspiration for next fall. 😉

AE camo thermal top, AE denim, Sole Society taupe satchel, Vince Camuto booties

top: AE (old) – option | jeans: AE | booties: Vince Camuto

bag: Sole Society (old) – option | necklace: Nordstrom (old) – option

STRIPED RUFFLE TEE:

This top is a must have! Hands down one of the favorite items in my closet! Only $17. Target did good with this one! I have the gold striped color from last year, and when I saw it was re-released this year in this black/white color, I scooped it up immediately.

A New Day ruffle striped tee, Old Navy olive denim, DV leopard mules, Sole Society crossbody

denim: Old Navy | top: Target | mules: Target | bag: Sole Society (old) – option

earrings: Baublebar (old) – option | sunglasses: Nordstrom

SPRING FLORALS:

Styled this pretty floral peplum wrap top with pink and white accessories for work last week. Does need to be worn with higher waisted jeans, but very pretty if you like this style of top!

Banana Republic floral top, A New Day cardigan, Old Navy Rockstar denim, ALDO loafers, A New Day Satchel

top: Banana Republic | cardigan: Target | bag: Target | necklace: Kendra Scott

jeans: Old Navy | shoes: Aldo (old) – option

STRIPES:

This outfit might be more of a summer inspiration, but we have weather in the low 80s and as soon as we get above 84 that’s good enough for me to wear shorts errrryday! C’mon April!

Caslon striped tee, STS Blue white denim shorts, Steve Madden Jessy Sandals, Baublebar earrings, Express fedora

tee: Nordstrom | shorts: STS Blue | sandals: Steve Madden (old) – option

fedora: Express (old) – option | earrings: Sugarfix (old) – option

COLD DAY (#2):

Do you like how when it gets cold outside my mind goes directly to fall outfits? 😂 Another one to file away for next year’s fall inspiration outfit!

J.Crew gingham shirt, Sole Society winged satchel, Sam Edelman leopard flats, Kut from the Kloth jeans

top: J.Crew | denim: Kut from the Kloth | flats: Sam Edelman

bag: Sole Society (old) – option | necklace: Kendra Scott | bracelet: JCF

PERFECT WEEKEND TEE:

Love how soft this tee is! A new arrival from Free People, this basic tee is everything I except from the FP line! 6 color options available and perfect for spring and summer days. I ordered my normal size from the brand (XS) ~ if you are new to the Free People line, always go down one from your normal size in other brands.

Free People tee, Vans sneakers, Express denim shorts, Sugarfix earrings, BP sunglasses

top: Free People | shorts: Express | earrings: Sugarfix | sunglasses: Nordstrom | sneakers: Vans

SPRING GREENS:

Love how kelly green is so popular right now! My cardigan is years old, and love that it’s still relevant! Similar option below in one of my favorite brands.

A New Day dotted tank, Kelly green cardigan, Old Navy high rise button denim, Kate Spade Nicole flats, A New Day floral satchel, Sugarfix necklace

top: Target | cardigan: Banana Republic Factory (old) – option | jeans: Old Navy

flats: Kate Spade (old) – option | bag: Target (old) – option | necklace: Sugarfix | bracelet: JCF

Saturday On Sale

Guys, I haven’t shopped Ann Taylor in awhile ~ they are usually too ‘dressy’ for my wardrobe these days, but the new arrivals in their spring line are gorgeous!  I love all 3 skirts – even the pencil skirt (which I miss dearly for work!). The jeans are on trend and although it’s been several years since I’ve owned a pair of AT jeans, they were always fantastic quality. And hello gimme all the pink! 😍

Everything is 50% off with code SPRINGTOIT + free shipping!

striped sweater | denim | yellow top | pencil skirt

belted a-line skirt | floral belt | striped skirt | eyelet top

Tie Knot Tee

Can we talk about this cute tie knot tee?! A new arrival from Nordstrom, and right up my alley! Perfect for weekends and if I’m feeling extra casual at work, this is my kind of tee. I was instantly drawn into the pink and blue color options (5 colors total), but really need white tees in my closet that will pair with everything, so I went with the boring color. 😝 The material is ‘marled’ and somewhat transparent in the white color. I was worried the white would be see thru, but with a nude bra it’s totally fine. I imagine that other color options are less transparent.

And I finally (6 months later…) found a pair of olive skinnies that I love! And from Old Navy to boot! If you remember my debacle from last fall, I found a pair of burgundy jeans for fall from Express that I loved… but the olive color in the same jeans was ehh. I passed. And ever since then I’ve tried various brands with little success. I mean, better late then never, right? ☺️

Old Navy olive jeans, Bobeau tie knot tee, leopard mules

SHOP THIS LOOK:

tee: Bobeau | jeans: Old Navy | mules: Target | necklace (old): similar

Floral Shirt + Denim Skirt

This floral shirt was a direct result of a Target run where “I only need nail polish” and came home with 2 colors of nail polish, a necklace, and 2 new shirts ha! EVERY.TIME. Their new spring line is really pretty! I fell in love with this floral print instantly ~ it’s hard to see in my photo, but it’s a beautiful palette of pinks, yellow, blue, peach, and the dark color I’m pretty sure is black (I struggle with this unless I’m in direct sunlight lol). The sleeves unroll to full length, or as shown here, there is a tab option to roll 3/4 length. The same print also comes as a tank top.

*size tip: I recommend going down one size. I’m wearing an XS. The arms are generous and the v-neck is a little low for work without a camisole underneath in my regular size.

A New Day floral camp shirt, LOFT denim skirt

Shop This Outfit:

shirt: Target (tank top option) | skirt: LOFT | pumps: Sole Society (old) – option

necklace: Sugarfix | bracelet: Kate Spade

Scallops & Gingham

As far as trends go this year, scallops and gingham are going strong! I’ve also seen studs pop back up on a few new sandals, so I figured I would throw together an outfit using all 3! My sweater is from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale two years ago, but their Halogen brand just released an almost identical sweater in the same color (here). The sweater also comes in 3 other solid color options and a black/white striped option. It’s a closet favorite of mine and perfect for fighting off the air conditioning at work. My flats are also from the NSale… maybe 2-3 years ago? And like my other Sam Edelman flats, I have no reason to sell them – always a great shoe for work!

Since my outfit is a little older, I put together a couple widgets below of all the current gingham/studded flat options and also scallop sweaters! Click on the picture or the link to take you right to the item.

Halogen scallop sweater, AE denim, Sam Edelman bow gingham flats

 Shop My Outfit:

sweater: Halogen (old) – new version | jeans: AE | flats: Sam Edelman (old) – most similar to mine

Gingham/Studded Flat Options:

1 | 2 | 3
4 | 5 | 6

Scallop Sweater Options:

1 | 2 | 3
4 | 5 | 6