Spring is approaching and I am all about refreshing some wardrobe staples. I love to layer and to have go-to pieces that can be mixed and matched. I really focus on three key pieces when I make an outfit (especially for work) and I've rounded up my top five of each for you!
STEP ONE: CHOOSE A SOFT SHIRT.
I always choose a soft comfortable shirt when I dress for Spring since I am always layering something over it. Peasant tops, fancier tees and camis all make great base layers for any outfit. Almost all of these listed below are under $50 too!
STEP TWO: DRESS IT UP OR DOWN WITH THE BOTTOMS.
There are so many options for bottoms that can change any outfit. If I'm dressing for work I choose black, white or pink jeans or even a neat denim skirt. If it's the weekend I break out distressed denim of any kind and I am good to go.
STEP THREE: ADD A TOP LAYER.
For my top layer I grab a jacket or a cardi and there are a few styles that are prominent right now that also look good with almost anything. Utility, moto or denim jackets pair effortlessly. Cardis are the best go to there is and I am partial to lightweight knit blends or these waterfall cardis I buy every year.
What are your favorite go to pieces for Spring?
It's Must-Have Monday which is both fabulous and frightening. This weekend flew by as it always does, and I wouldn't mind another day in my pajamas. State tests start up next week so this week is all about getting the kids to feel comfortable and prepared. We do what we can.
This weekend was catch-up time around here since I had been under-the-weather for the last few weeks. Luckily I'm feeling better, and we won't mention that Mike may have just come down with the cold I finally got rid of. Hashtag sorry babe.
As I mentioned on Instagram last week, I am in full-time Spring mode, despite the weather. The mere sight of my sweaters has me cranky, and I am focusing on all of my favorite Spring pieces for when the warm weather decides to show up.
I got to do some shopping this weekend so I am excited for the good mail week that will follow. As per usual, I am buying up all of the pink I can get my hands on. And a bit more on that sentiment...
SHOP THE PINK
It's funny, I was criticized recently for shopping at the same places often, and basically, being predictable. The funny thing about my blog is that it has to be a reflection of me, which is... well... predictable. I am a creature of habit and thrive with structure and routine. I stick to a color palette, I shop at a few main stores, and my style tends to be pretty consistent. Type A anyone? To some that could feel boring, and I get that. To me it feels like comfort. I cheer on the fashionistas that take risks and wear things outside their comfort zones. I cheer them on without having to be like them, though. I stick to what works for me and makes me feel comfortable, and pretty. That won't ever change, and for the most part, neither will I. It's part of my predictable charm. (insert winking emoji)
But I digress, back to the pink.
I got this little bag (under $50) this week and it could not be cuter. It's perfect for the price, if you're not willing to splurge on this beauty that I am dying for.
I also grabbed this cami and this cardigan. I love wearing camis all spring and summer long so I tend to stock up when I can. For some reason, I always struggle to find pink, and at $39 I did not hesitate. I've also been reaching for a pink cardigan constantly, the one I didn't own, until now. I love the color ofthis beauty and it was a no-brainer.
These jeans have been all the rage and I can see why. They honestly feel like butter. I found them in stock in a few places in various sizes, so you can check them out here and here.
As for this little peplum, it was all I could do not to buy every single color they have.
I can't wait for everything to come, and to hopefully welcome some warmer weather this week.
As always thanks for reading... even if it exactly what you expected.
For this week's Must-Have Monday I figured I would round up the must-haves from the weekend! There were definitely some items that you need to add to your collection for the upcoming Spring weather!
As I mentioned on Instagram, despite the impending blizzard, I am focusing my week on Spring-ready looks and warm-weather thoughts!
This is the knotted tee you need! It's $29 and is a longer length like you were asking for! Pair it with some pink like this hat and $89 espadrilles and you're spring-ready! Sizing: shirt runs TTS I sized up half a size in the shoes.
I mentioned once before that this is the time I start stocking up on peasant tops... they really are timeless. And this one is a STUNNER! Sizing: I stayed TTS on the top and it is perfect. I sized up one size in my jeans.
This little ruffle tee is amazing- it's the first olive green one I've found. And it's under $50! These $89 booties are amazing too! They are just like my favorite pair from last year!
This knotted tee is the one I've been raving about. It's $29 and longer in length. (I half-tucked mine) It looks amazing with everything.
I had never owned a light denim jacket until last year and it wound up being the one I grabbed the most. Pair it with a crazy soft tee like this and I can already feel the Springtime. As for the blizzard- I choose not to accept it and will be posting Spring-ready looks over the course of the week. It cheers me up. Hope you don't mind.
It's Must-Have Monday and I am smitten with the sales from this weekend. There are so many amazing deals to take advantage of! You can see my favorite picks here, but I've rounded up some of my favorite pieces that I've recently purchased all on sale now, including these sneakers!
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One of my favorite jackets is on sale for under $50! Also- I don't know about you- but I interview my shoes. They go through an intense testing process before I decide if I'm going to keep them. I'm looking for a go-to pink shoe- and I've ordered a bunch. How cute are these? We will see if they make the cut- I've linked all of the other contenders too!
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