Striped Dress with Utility Vest

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The weather has started to get chilly. It’s not warm enough for a coat but I do need something more than just a shirt. In that case, I opt for a vest. Vest are the best way to add something fun to an outfit and it keeps you warm on the cooler days.

This dress is from Old Navy, and I think it would be super cute with booties. You all know how much I love stripes, so when I saw this it was an immediate yes to add to my closet. I am always looking for dresses that are so easy to just throw on. I love pieces that make you feel pretty but are still super comfy.

Dress: Old Navy similar here ~ Vest: Target (old) similar here 

My Striped Fall Staple Dress

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So… I love stripes. I went back and forth about keeping this dress when I got it in the mail. I decided to keep it, of course, but I have to say it is one of the most versatile dresses I’ve come across in some time. I plan on styling it in various ways because I can imagine dressing it up or down for the fall. This is your warning you will be seeing this dress a few more times this season.

Dress: Old Navy ~ Shirt: T.J. Maxx similar here~ Shoe: DSW similar here

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.

Breaking Fashion Rules

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Today I am throwing fashion rules out the window! Some fashion rules are old, outdated and, doesn’t make sense, but for some reason I am compelled to follow them. We all know the saying don’t wear white after Labor Day, we shouldn’t mix prints, and be sure to take one accessory off before you leave the house. Today, I am saying so what to the rules.

Recently, I heard about a challenge call Try-day Friday, created by Dia&Co., where Friday’s they wear something to the office they typically wouldn’t wear. The idea is to face your fashion fears. I love this concept because we can all use a little push every now and then.

If I am honest, ignoring the rules did make me uncomfortable, when I wore these jeans, I kept thinking everyone is looking at me because I am wearing white after Labor Day? Once I realize I’m doubting my outfit choice, I tell myself, “it is what it is,” and I hold my head high and let it go. I must have liked the outfit at some point and fashion is not that deep to care about what other people think about my outfit.

I wanted to wear these pants (in the fall) because I found them at the end of the season and I just loved them. Apparently, they are mom jeans, who would have thunk mom jeans are in style lol. They are really comfortable, because they have the perfect amount of room and they are high waisted, which are my favorite.

Shirt: Old Navy similar here (under $20!) ~ Scarf: TJ Maxx similar here, here ~ Jeans: American Eagle (on sale under $40!) ~ Shoes: T.J. Maxx similar here and here

Stripes and Plaid

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Hi Friends,

Happy Tuesday! This weekend was the first weekend since November where I didn’t have anything to do. It was AMAZING! I got my nails done and just hung out, made me feel like I was in my early 20s again. I miss those day, nothing planned and nothing to do.

On to the outfit. Originally, I was going to post this to Instagram, but the pictures came out decent enough to post plus this was a fun outfit. Do you remember that fashion rule… stripes and plaid look really  bad.

Details: Jeans: American Eagle, old similar here| Shirt: Old Navy, similar here| Flannel: Old Navy, similar here | Shoes: Steve Madden, old similar here