what i wish i was wearing: #7

Today’s “what I wish I was wearing” could easily be worn today with ankle boots or a pair of sneakers, but I just had to show you these sandals! Last year, J. Crew came out with a very similar pair that was extremely popular.  They brought them back this year (here), but cost a whopping $78.  Spending that much on a pair of shoes normally wouldn’t be a huge deal for me if it was an investment on shoes I will wear consistently throughout the year several days a week, and will last a long time.

Unfortunately, a random pair of cute sandals don’t fall in to that category (unless they are Tory Burch Miller sandals, then it’s definitely okay! 😛 ).  I decided this year I’d jump on the trend and started my search for a similar, more cost-effective pair.  I found these sandals for only $12 + an extra 35% off!  And surprisingly very comfortable!  And they come in 4 different colors, you’re welcome! 🙂

Shop this look:
Sandals:  Old Navy – same
Tee:  LOFT – same
Cardigan:  LOFT (old) – similar colortry this
Jeans:  GAP – same
Necklace:  J. Crew Factory (really old) – try this
Watch:  Michael Kors –  same

casual friday

Yay, it’s Friday – finally!  I actually have the weekend off, so I’m truly looking forward to the weekend! And hopefully will have time to catch up on some blog posts. 🙂 

I truly wanted to wear just a t-shirt and pajama pants to work today (I so wish), but clearly had to pick something else. I’ve been itching to wear this floral t-shirt now for awhile, and I guess today was the day!  I was also completing another Instagram style challenge this week and today was “spring florals” day.  Win-win I guess!  
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Tee:  Old Navy (old) – same style (check stores!)
Cardigan:  Old Navy – same
Pants:  Banana Republic Factory (old) – similar
Bracelet:  Banana Republic – same
Necklace:  The Limited (old) – similarsimilar
Handbag:  Kate Spade – similar
Shoes:  Old Navy – same

coral & navy

Two colors that pair well together are most definitely coral and navy.  Coral pairs well with so many colors though!  Teal, gray, black, even mint and lilac.  I think I’m going to have a lot of fun with these bright colored pants this season.

Shop this look:

Top:  J. Crew – same
Pants:  Express – same
Shoes:  Me Too – same
Watch:  Michael Kors – same
Necklace:  J. Crew Factory (old) – try thistry this

somewhere it’s warm

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Somewhere it really is warm!  I know it is because my family happens to drop it in during every phone conversation.  I mean, not to make me jealous or anything. It will warm up here too. Eventually.  So that being said, this is my perfect summery outfit. Click on the pictures below for links directly to the items.

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what i wish i was wearing #6

Surprise! More printed shorts!  Okay, not really a surprise.  I love, love, love printed shorts this year.  To the point I’ve had to restrain myself because I will search eBay for old-school J. Crew prints and have to think “self, do you really love those?” and thankfully this has worked (so far).  I do have many others on my “wish list”, but waiting for the right sale. I mean, we’re moving to south Florida, so it’s justified I collect shorts… right?

I did order these shorts in a petite size (and sized up, but I think I could have ordered my regular size; they run a little big). They come in regular sizes, but sometimes that 4″ inseam looks a little goofy on me with my short stature.  Either way — they are currently on sale + 40% off, so even the obnoxious shipping fee isn’t so bad. 🙂

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Shorts:  Ann Taylor – same (40% off!)
Top:  Banana Republic –  same (sale + extra 50% off!)
Sandals:  Jack Rogers – same  
Watch:  Michael Kors – same
Toe Nail Polish:  Essie – Sunday Funday
Necklace:  Old Navy (really, really old) 

blue shoes

I love to pop a little color in a relatively plain outfit.  These shoes are perfect for just that (and they come in a bazillion different colors).  p.s. it’s the weekend – finally!  Happy Friday ya’ll!

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Sweater:  J. Crew Factory (old) – windowpane cardigan
Pants:  LOFT (old) – updated version
Shoes:  Michael Kors – same
Watch:  Michael Kors – same

pixie pants

Old Navy’s pixie pants are some of my favorite ankle pants year round!  I tend to put them away during Jan/Feb here in Ohio because they aren’t the warmest, but their prints are so fun for fall and spring!  I only have a couple pairs, but they are so affordable it’s easy to pick them up when good prints come out. They also come in solid colors.

The pants I wore today are from last year, but they have a very similar print out (link below).  I find they run true to size and also come in petite and tall lengths.

Shop this look:

Pants:  Old Navy (old) – very similar
Sweater:  J. Crew – same
Watch:  Michael Kors – same
Shoes:  Me Too – same

sunday sales

Below are some great sales going on this weekend online and in stores!  Some of my favorites listed below (click on the each picture to take you directly to the item):

LOFT

  • 40% off everything – online & in stores
  • use promo code LOFTCASH for an extra $25 off!
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J. Crew Factory

  • 30% off everything ONLINE with promo code HEYSPRING
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Nordstrom
  • Select items 40% off
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GAP

  • Friends and Family event – in stores and online!
  • 40% off online with promo code SAVE
  • 50% off in stores on up to 5 items!
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Banana Republic

  • 30% off online – promo code BRBUY
  • LUXE card members:  50% off in stores on up to 5 items!
    • Promo code sent via e-mail for 40% off everything
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Old Navy

  • 35% off online — no promo code needed!
  • Not applicable to all items (I tried to use it on pixie pants and didn’t work)
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The Limited

  • 50% off full priced items in stores & online – no promo code needed!
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Ann Taylor

  • 40% off everything – promo code FRIENDS40

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spring fever

Since we are moving to a much warmer and humid climate in the near future, I’m trying to be “smart” about my recent purchases (I use that term lightly 😛 ).  But really, I’m trying to invest in lighter-weight pieces that I can most definitely start to wear here in Ohio and bring with me to Florida and still be able to use.

This GAP tunic was a no brainer!  It’s got a tropical-like pattern, it’s loose, and light-weight.  I love that it’s a tunic also!  It does run slightly large — I purchased an XS and could have used a size down. However, it’s 100% cotton and although I haven’t washed it yet, I’m crossing my fingers and toes it shrinks down a little. It’s hard to tell in the picture, but the tunic runs a little long in the back also, especially for someone who is a midget like myself. Again, hopefully it shrinks!

Shop this look:

Tunic:  GAP – same
Jeans:  Old Navy – same
Necklace:  Kendra Scott – same
Watch:  Fossil – same
Handbag:  Kate Spade – same
Shoes:  Minnetonka – same

target top

I recently posted a grey and white polka dot top (blog post here) that I received many requests for!  I posted a link to a similar top because I couldn’t find it on Target’s website (I purchased it in store), but alas!  They have finally listed it online — along with 2 other pretty colors and also a solid pink color.  This is my 4th “crepe shell” from Target and I wear them quite frequently.  They are sleeveless and pair great with a cardigan and comfortable for spring/summer.  And holla for affordable!

Click each picture below for a direct link to each top.  Happy Friday ya’ll!
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