Tips to Get Dressed in a Hurry

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Some days we just don’t have all the energy in putting together a really great outfit, but that shouldn’t stop you from being put together. One thing I have been doing is throwing on my favorite pair of jeggins when I have to look presentable but not feel like getting all fancy.

This outfit is something I would wear I am going to a movie or a casual dinner unexpected. Most often, when the decision to go out is made to go out, I am either already in my sweats or pajamas. Changing into an easy pair of pants is the most comfortable and quickest option. Plus, they feel just like I am still in my sweats.

Shirt: Target similar here and here ~ Pants: Old Navy ~ Shoes: DSW

A Casual Look

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One of my favorite style icons is Jackie O… I love her chic yet classic style. When I styled this look, it reminded me of my summers spent sailing. Too bad, I’ve only been sailing in my head, but the look is still super cute.

Shirt: TJ Maxx similar herehere, and here ~ Pants: Thirfted similar here and here ~ Shoes: Target

 

Poppy Red Pants & Shopping Tips

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Recently, I found these amazing pants at Express. Lately,  I feel i’ve been finding some great items there.

Today, I wanted to talk to you all about how I like to shop to find the best deals. I have three super easy tips that can help you find really great things in store. Let’s hop into my tips.

  1. Do a quick walk through the entire store, and always check out the sale rack. Sometimes you can find some of the best items on the sale rack.
  2. Have an idea of what you are looking for. Lately, I’ve been in the need of pants that I could wear to work, so I focused more on that area of the store.
  3. Use the dressing room. I’ve noticed that sometimes when things are on an amazing sale they may be final sale. Before you buy make sure you try.

Shirt: TJ Maxx similar here and here ~ Pants: Express ~ Shoes: DSW

 

Beacon Threads

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Jeans and a t-shirt is always an easy go too when you want to just throw on something for the day. If you find the right fitting jeans and a super cute t-shirt. Your outfit will always work. My favorite type of t-shirt is screen tees. Although, I am very very particular about the type of phrases or sayings I wear on my shirts. I like the phrases to mean something to me.

I’ve been on the hunt for a great screen tee with Christain scripture or quotes. Oddly enough, I know a great couple who owns a faith-based clothing boutique. It has been really fun watching this boutique grow from a kids boutique to a family boutique.

A few months ago, I wanted a new shirt for my trip to California and Beacon Threads was having a sale, so I thought this would be a great time to try their products. I wasn’t surprised when I received the shirt and found the quality to be amazing. Now that I get the emails and sales promotions, I actually made another order that will be featured soon. One thing you should know is that the sizes are on the larger size, but that makes the items even more comfortable and honestly more versatile.

Outfits of the Week

Over on my Instagram, I’ve been taking daily outfit photos and sharing them in my stories. I wanted to start sharing what I wear on a daily basis. You know an authentic outfit of the day, I even take them as a mirror pic. Just to give you all an idea of what my daily lifestyle is, I work a corporate job, in marketing and I typically dress in business casual. I should also say, these outfits are over a few weeks. My company offers working from home and on those days I don’t get dressed.

One of my favorite looks is to wear all black and to add a pop of color. It makes me feel chic and very well put together. 

This look was from a Friday. Typically, I try to go for a more casual look on Friday. I found this shirt at TJ Maxx, I have to say I loved it, then I just threw a lavender sweater for warmth. My office is always so cold.

This may be from one of those work from home days. Sometimes I do get dressed and I like to wear cute sweats to run errands. A trick I have is to put on a denim jacket to bring the look together. 

This look was back when it was still a little chilly out. Dresses, tend to be my favorite this to just throw on in the mornings. Being honest most days I am running late, dresses always work because you will look put together and hopefully it will be easy to get out the door as fast as possible. 

I’m sure this look was from a Friday as well. I really like to wear chambray shirts on Fridays. I am not a fan of wearing jeans to work, so I opt for denim dresses or shirts.

So, those are a few outfits in a nutshell, what do you think? Again check out my Instagram to see more of my daily life and all the fun that goes on over there.

Tan Jacket with Striped T-Shirt

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Last week I shared with you how I like to wear items in my closet multiple ways, check out that post here. Fun fact I am actually wearing this shirt today.

I almost didn’t put up a post today, but I wanted to share something with you all today. So, bear with me and this short post. Nonetheless, here is another way to wear this shirt here and jacket here.  I wanted to share with you a few other ways you can style a simple shirt.

Loving Lavender

Every year there is a color that we see over and over, this spring we are seeing my favorite color, lavender. When I saw lavender was the trending color this year, I did a bunch of backflips in my head. It has been years since lavender was back on the map, with that said. Take a look at the widget below to see some of my favorite items form this years trend.

Spring Jackets

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One of my favorite things about spring fashion is the jackets. I have always loved jackets, in my opinion, they just complete any outfit. They are also perfect when you have chilly moments throughout the day. Here in the DC area, I think we have finally entered into the spring season. Que, all the cute jackets.

If you are looking for the perfect jacket for spring think about the type of spring weather that will take place in your area. It rains a lot here in the spring, and some days it’s cold, some days hot. So I like to find jackets that can either be layered over a sweater on those cold days or can be worn over a simple shirt. I also like to wear a lightweight faux leather jacket as well. Whatever your style, any jacket would work as long as you’re warm.

Also, think about the color of your jacket. You want your jacket to go with a lot of your outfits. For me, I picked olive, in the warmer months I wear a lot of navy blue. Olive will also look great with white, black, and even yellow, some of my favorite colors to wear in the spring or summer.

 

Never Repeat an Outfit

Someone once asked me, “Do you ever wear the same thing twice?” I wish I would have responded in a kinder way than how I actually did. Instead, I made a funny face at them, of course, I wear the same things over and over! I didn’t realize that people don’t think to style their outfits or pieces in different ways. In case you didn’t know, you don’t have to wear the entire outfit that is styled on the mannequin in your favorite store. Here are my secrets:

  1. Determine a color pallet – We all have a certain color we gravitate to. After you figure that out, you will know what your color pallet. Personally, I gravitate to neutral colors. In my wardrobe, I have a lot of black, grey, and white with a few dashes of navy blue, mixed in are a few colorful pieces.
  2. Know your personal style – A few years ago I would have told you my style is trendy. After I realized where I shop the majority of the time, I noticed was wrong and that my style is actually classic. My favorite stores are (Banana Republic, Gap, J-Crew, and Loft). I do have a lot of trendy items but not too much because it is just not my style.
  3. Invest in really good basics – To make a great outfit you need to have really good basics. If you have a basic white shirt, you can wear that same white shirt with a great pair of jeans and change the exciting elements of our outfit.
  4. Accessorize – Remember that simple outfit, a white shirt, and jeans? You can make so many outfits out of that basic look. You can wear a super cool bomber jacket, or a blazer, or even just a scarf. With the same basic outfit, you created 3 different looks. You can do the same thing with your shoes too. So if you wear that bomber jacket with heels, boots or sneakers, your outfit will look different each time.

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The Denim Shirt Dress

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A shirt dress, one of the most comfortable items in my closet. I have a few in my closet in different styles. They come in handy on so many occasions. I mostly find myself wearing them to work on a Friday.

I have this rule I follow regarding dress down Fridays. Do it with class. I like to wear more casual looks on Friday, but you will never see me wearing jeans. On those days when I just need something to work. I denim shirt dress will always do the trick.

Dress: Old Navy Less than $20!! ~ Vest: Thrifted similar here ~ Shoes: Target