Spring Staples: The Striped Shirt

A spring staple that never goes out of style (in my opinion) is a striped shirt. They are so versatile and classic, making any outfit have a bit of flair and class. Personally, I prefer to do a black and white stripe, but if your closet is more blue, a navy stripe may be better suited for your style.

I recently purchased this striped shirt and wanted to show you a basic way to wear this look.

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Here are a few of my favorites that would be perfect for the spring.

March 2018 J Crew New Arrivals Wish List

Do you ever go on your favorite clothing website and just wish if you had no obligations for your money and you could just buy everything that catches your eye. If you can shop like that more power to you, I can’t so I like to make a wish list. Sometimes I do go back and purchase my favorites. Today, i’m sharing with you some of my favorites currently at J-Crew. I hope this helps when you all are planning your spring wardrobe. I also plan to do more of these post from other stores I shop at. Let me know if you have a certain store you would like me share my favorites.  Pink Cashmere Sweater ~ Gingham Bathing Suit ~ Leopard Headband

Sheer Polka Dot Shirt with Silver Skirt

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Even though Valentine’s Day has come and gone, I had one more dressy fun outfit to share with you all. I shared this shirt with you a few posts back. Yep, I still love it. It works well with so many looks. I think it will be a staple in my wardrobe for years to come. I found this skirt at T.J. Maxx. The skirt is by Calvin Klein and always wins with me.   The cut of the skirts and dresses work very well with my body type. Lastly, if you don’t have a stoll get one, they make any outfit look so much more glam – I love it.

Shirt: Express similar here ~ Skirt: T.J. Maxx similar here ~ Scarf: Forever 21 similar here ~ Shoes: Banana Republic similar here

 

All Neutrals

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Normally, I loathe wearing white pants. I never find a pair that is flattering on me. I really wanted a pair a few months back and found these in American Eagle, I did a blog post on them here. After wanting these pants so bad I realized I still can’t wear white pants in the winter. These pants are so comfortable, and because of that I am forcing myself out of my comfort zone and making myself wear these amazing wonderful pants.. All Year Long.

What is one way you are trying to force your self out of your comfort zone?

  T-Shirt: H&M similar here and here ~ Jeans: American Eagle similar here and here ~ Cardigan: Nordstrom ~ Shoes: DSW

A cute leopard vest

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Turtleneck: Gap similar here and here ~ Jeans: American Eagle similar here ~ Vest: Forever 21 similar here ~ Shoes: DSW

 

Mint and a Navy Vest

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How fun is this casual outfit? I love how this looks — gives you a splash of spring. Over the last week or so, the United States has been frozen. The vest gives an extra layer of warmth, and the bright mint sweater is a great color that reminds me that spring will come… eventually.

One thing I like to do for added spice to my outfits is to add a contrasting pop of color. The clutch adds just enough fun to this look. I like a classic look but I like to add something different to make a classy look unique.

Oh Sleeves

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Hi Friends,

This is the first new post of 2018! Last week, I took some time off to get myself together. I had to figure out what is going to be on the schedule this year. Now that I am back, I would love to hear about how your new year is so far.

Typically, I try to avoid trendy trends. I have more of a classic style and wearing pieces that can stand the test of time is what I gravitate to. One of my pet peeves is when I have a trendy item that I love but I find that I don’t wear it as often because I know it is out of style. It makes me feel like a looser when I know the look has been laid to rest and I am still rocking it. I know it doesn’t matter and fashion is subjective but I’m honest.

One day I went browsing through TJ Maxx and came across them gem. It looked simple enough and I thought to myself it is inexpensive enough that when I am over there look I won’t feel like I’ve wasted my money. Bold sleeve has been on trend for so long I decided to give it a whirl.  I have to say, I have worn this top at least three times before it even made it to the blog. It goes with everything and it is warm on these crazy cold days.

I love shopping at TJ Maxx for a few reasons. First, when you have a little extra time on your hands it is great to get lost looking for all kinds of things you probably don’t need. Second, you can find great things at a great price. What more do you need?

Shirt: TJ Maxx similar here ~ Necklace: Charming Charlie similar here ~ Jeans: Gap similar here ~ Shoes: TJ Maxx similar here

A Casual Uniform

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Hi friends, I’ve missed you all so much. I have taken a break while on vacation. I will be sharing my trip with you all in a later post. How was your Thanksgiving? Did you all participate in Black Friday, or Cyber Monday? I did, and I am so excited to share with you all what I purchased 🙂

On to the outfit: I love the concept of having a style uniform. A uniform wouldn’t work for me because I get bored easy, but if I did this would be it! Cardigans and a scarf is the easiest outfit, and you can remake this outfit 100 ways over. All you need is a few scarfs and different color cardigans. It is so simple to pull off, in this post, I’m wearing a long sleeve tee.

Cardigan: H&M ~ Shirt: Gap ~ Jeans: Nordstrom Rack similar here ~ Scarf: Old Navy similar here ~ Shoes: DSW similar here

All Black with Tweed on Top

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Can we take a second for these mules! They are the best option when you want to throw something on, but still look put together. I give these a great purchase award! I love an outfit like this because if you don’t know what to wear, a black tank and pants is always a great way to build an outfit.

Blazer: Old Navy ~ Tank: Banana Republic Factory similar here and here ~ Pants: Old Navy ~ Mules: TJ Maxx

Confidence in Black

Over the years I have been drawn to color –  the brighter the better. One of my favorite things to do Is mixing contrasting colors together. I get a lot of comments that they  would never have thought to wear that together (I take that as a compliment!).  However, in the past year or two, I have been loving more neutral colors. I find all black to be the opitaimity of chic! We can even see this throughout the years. One movie most fashionistas love, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” when she wore that amazing black dress and pearls. I do, however, consider myself a fashionista, but I actually thought that movie was boring.  I watch it for the fashions.

With black, by changing the accessories, you can create so many outfits that give you so many looks. You can have a sporty look when you wear an outfit with sneakers, then with the same outfit have an evening look with jewelry and heels (flats for me tho!).  I just love how versatile one color can be.

You can even transition it throughout the seasons. I love a simple black t-shirt in the spring and summer. A black turtleneck in the fall and winter has been a staple in my wardrobe forever!

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