Outfit Frenzy

It’s been a long while since I’ve shown y’all my recent wears. This is mostly what I’ve been wearing in our “winter” months but you’ll see some transition outfits, especially when it’s super nice outside but my classroom is still an ice box.

I love this time of year for style because you can play with pattern and color mixtures by using layers. Also, I love boot season! This used to not be a thing but now I’m sad when boot weather ends, so I try to hold out as long as possible!

One common theme I noticed when looking back at my outfits from the past few months was the amount of burgundy/wine I wore. I love this color because of its warm hue and its ability to pair well with neutrals and even some unexpected colors.

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Also, this SUPER comfy swing dress from Old Navy made its presence known! I have this dress in a magenta striped as well. Sometimes when I felt like I needed some extra warmth but still wanted to wear a dress, I would either pair the dress with a cardigan or fleece-lined tights. Otherwise, I would just let the dress shine on its own.

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I also love wearing sweaters and scarves! They are easy ways, especially here in Charleston, to keep warm while staying stylish.

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Note: All of the pants you see in these outfits are some version of Pixie Pants from Old Navy! They are literally the only pant I wear to work because they are comfortable but professional and are a great cut and length for either boots or flats. I recommend every woman to check them out!

I also purchased this really cute dress from a pop-up boutique for Valentine’s Day! I’m excited to wear it out when it gets a little warmer for church or date/girls nights!

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Now that the weather has been warming up and been so nice the past few weeks, I’ve wanted to liven up my outfits with brighter and lighter colors! But, I’ve still had to keep an element of layering to my outfits since my classroom is always cold.

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You’ll notice the little peek of stripes by my wrist. This day was really cold compared to the last month and I needed a little extra layer to keep warm haha!

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This last outfit I’m most excited about right now because I just got this shirt from LOFT’s new spring line. I saw a lot of great pieces in their new line that I look forward to checking out and reporting on (a lot of bold prints, big florals, and ruffles).

So now it’s your turn! Which outfit do you like most? What is your favorite part of styling outfits or this part of the year for fashion?

Fashion Friday: Last Week of Summer Break

Happy Friday!

For this week’s Fashion Friday I wanted to share one last week of summer outfits before I head back to work and my wardrobe shifts into teacher mode once again!

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Church outfit

Floral Wrap Dress: Sexy Modest Boutique // Nude Suede Wedges: Younkers (similar) // Bracelet: Dominican Republic vendor

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Black Floral Tank: Express (different print) // Seersucker Shorts: Old Navy // Black Strappy Wedges: Nine West

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Worn to church and brunch

Blush Floral Tank: Express (similar) // White Jeans: Express // Black Strappy Wedges: Nine West // Elephant Necklace & Bracelet: Dominican Republic vendor

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Green Open-Back Tank: Francesca’s (similar style) // Denim Shorts: LOFT // Camel Strappy Sandals: Nine West // Bracelet: DR vendor // Necklace: Old and I don’t remember

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Teal V-neck: Express (similar) // White Floral Shorts: Express (similar) // Silver Gladiator Sandals: Nine West (similar #1)

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Floral Kimono: Amazon // White Tank: LOFT // Black Scalloped Shorts: LOFT // Silver Gladiator Sandals: Nine West (similar #2)

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I also wanted to show you what my daytime look is like when I don’t really go anywhere. It is usually workout shorts and a t-shirt. This is what I wore when I went downstairs to work in the clubhouse, which can get a little chilly… comfy but cute!

Grey Striped Tank: LOFT (similar) // Green Cardigan: Sam’s Club (similar) // Black Leggings: Victoria’s Secret // Flip Flops: Buckle // Necklace: DR vendor

Question for You:
What are your go-to pieces in the summer time?

Here is also a blog recap from this week!

Weekend Recap + Food & Fitness #40

August Goals

Five Recipes to Celebrate National Watermelon Day

Fashion Friday: 5 Shorts for the Summer

It is officially summer as of Monday and the weather here in Charleston has definitely reflected that this week. Today’s high was 98 degrees! To keep cool in the summer, shorts are always a go-to; however, I have become rather picky about my shorts in the past few years. I used to wear the shorts that were maybe a 2″ inseam, always pulling them down and not feeling secure in myself. Then I discovered LOFT shorts.

LOFT has always been one of my favorite stores to shop at and was very excited to try their shorts collection. They are a good length with a 4″ inseam and they are more structured, adding to their adultness (if that’s a word). I love them because even though I’m in shorts, I feel put together and age-appropriate.

Here are some of my new additions from this year’s collection at LOFT. The Riviera short has become my favorite style they carry. (Note: Some of the images are of me and others are from the LOFT site.)

Welcome to the Jungle! This jungle print short is great for summer and the color combo works with a lot of different tops in my closet. I paired it here with my elephant tee, also from LOFT, to complete the jungle look.

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This summer I also needed to replace my denim shorts for a smaller size and was happy to find these denim rivieras. I love their dark wash and sleek look.

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I also needed to replace my black shorts as my last pair were about 4 years old. These black scalloped shorts might be my favorite pair I purchased this summer. I love the scalloped detail along the edge and the patterned texture adds an extra element to the shorts.

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Not only do I like a good print but I also love color. These coral sailor shorts add that pop of color to my bottom half that I didn’t have for this summer. I also love the sailor button details on the sides for dimension.

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My last pair of shorts are just not that but it is an entire outfit. I have wanted to add a romper to my wardrobe for awhile now but haven’t found one with the right fit… until now. This palm print romper originally caught my attention from Tara over at The Mix. I thought it was so cute and then fell in love with it even more in person. It is a nice length and has a great shape!

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If you want a few more options to look at, here are three that I did not purchase but had my eye on.

Floral Tile Riviera Shorts – These were in my pile of purchase but I didn’t feel I had enough shirts for a variety of outfits with them.

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Striped Drawstring Riviera Shorts – I didn’t see these in store or I would’ve tried them on. They look so comfy and cute!

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Riviera Shorts – These are your basic riviera in a variety of colors. I would get the grey pair if I were to add another pair of shorts to my closet.

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Enjoy the lovely summer weather in some new shorts!

This is not a sponsored post but my own opinions about the products at LOFT.

Questions for you:
Do you like wearing shorts?
Where are your favorite shorts from?

What I’ve Been Wearing: January & February

I thought I would do another Fashion Friday post since I haven’t done one in a while. I might start doing this as a weekly post instead of bi-monthly… is that something that would be of interest to y’all?

Here in Charleston this winter’s weather has been up and down, so you’ll definitely see a difference in how I dressed over the course of January and February.

Left: Top – LOFT // Pants – Old Navy // Sweater – Express // Flats – Buckle

Right: Button-Up – Express // Pants – Old Navy // Cardigan – Boutique // Booties – Buckle // Bracelets – Noonday

Dress – Boutique // Tights – LOFT // Cardigan – Forever 21 // Booties – Younkers // Necklace – Origami Owl

Left: Top – Express // Pants – Old Navy // Cardigan – Sam’s Club // Flats – Express // Necklace – Origami Owl // Bracelet – Noonday

Right: Top – Express // Pants – Old Navy // Cardigan – LOFT Outlet // Flats – Buckle

Left: Top – Express // Pants – Maurices // Cardigan – Maurices // Flats – Buckle // Bracelet – Charming Charlie’s

Right: Sweater – Banana Republic // Pants – Old Navy // Boots – Younkers // Scarf – Buckle // Bracelet – Noonday

Button-Up – Express // Pants – LOFT // Booties – Buckle // Necklace – Boutique // Bracelets – Noonday

Left: Top – Consignment // Pants – Old Navy // Cardigan – Vanity // Flats – Younkers // Scarf – Younkers // Bracelet – Noonday

Right: Top – LOFT // Pants – Old Navy // Cardigan – Boutique // Boots – Younkers // Scarf – Younkers

Left: Dress – Kohls // Tights – LOFT // Cardigan – Sam’s Club // Booties – Younkers // Bracelet – Noonday

Right: Button-Up – H&M // Pants – Old Navy // Cardigan – Boutique // Flats – Express // Necklace – Origami Owl

Left: Button-Up – Express // Pants – Old Navy // Scarf – Target? (Old) // Flats – Buckle

Right: Winter Homecoming White Out! … Top – LOFT // White Jeans – Express // Cardigan – Forever 21 // Scarf – Younkers // Rain Boots – Target

Left: Button-Up – Old Navy // Pants – Old Navy // Booties – Younkers // Scarf – Target?

Right: Top – Boutique // Jeans – LOFT // Cardigan – Sam’s Club // Flats – Buckle // Necklace – Origami Owl // Bracelet – Greece!

Left: Dress – Kmart // Tights – LOFT // Cardigan – Sam’s Club // Booties – Younkers // Bracelet – Greece

Right: Top – Express // Pants – Old Navy // Cardigan – Boutique // Flats – Buckle // Necklace – Noonday

Left: Top – Kmart // Pants – Old Navy // Cardigan – Forever 21 // Flats – Buckle

Right: Sweater – LOFT Outlet // Maxi Skirt – LOFT // Flats – Buckle // Necklace – Noonday

Two of my favorite outfits from this selection!

Left: Top – LOFT // Pants – Old Navy // Cardigan – Maurices // Flats – Express // Necklace & Bracelets – Noonday

Right: Top – White Plum // Pants – Old Navy // Blazer – Younkers // Booties – Younkers / Necklace – Origami Owl

Left: Top – Express // Pants – Old Navy // Sweater – Express // Flats – Younkers // Necklace – Noonday

Right: Button-Up – Old Navy // Pants – Old Navy // Cardigan – Vanity // Flats – Express // Necklace – ?? // Bracelet – Noonday

Left: Top – LOFT // Maxi Skirt – Younkers // Kimono – Amazon // Flats – Consignment (H&M) // Necklace – Noonday

Right: Cody’s birthday! … Dress – Express Outlet // Leggings – Boutique // Wedges – Younkers // Clutch – Younkers

Left: Top – The Limited // Sweater – LOFT Outlet // Pants – Old Navy // Flats – Buckle // Necklace – Noonday // Bracelet – Greece

Right: Sweater – Banana Republic // Pants – Old Navy // Vest – Boutique // Boots – Younkers // Scarf – Greece

Left: Top – LOFT // Pants – Old Navy // Cardigan – Forever 21 // Flats – Buckle // Scarf – Buckle

Right: Sweater – Old Navy // Pants – Kohls // Booties – Younkers // Scarf – Vanity // Bracelet – Noonday

Left: Top – LOFT Outlet // Jeans – Scheels // Sweater – Buckle // Booties – Buckle

Right: Sweater – American Eagle // Pants – Maurices // Booties – Younkers // Scarf – Younkers

Left: Dress – Boutique // Tights – LOFT // Cardigan – LOFT Outlet // Booties – Younkers // Bracelet – Noonday

Right: Top – Boutique // Pants – Old Navy // Flats – Buckle // Bracelet – Greece

Left: Top – Express Outlet // Pants – Old Navy // Jacket – Vanity // Flats – Buckle

Right: Top – The Limited // Pants – Old Navy (Love mixing prints!) // Cardigan – Forever 21 // Flats – Buckle // Bracelet – Charming Charlie’s

Left: Top – Express // White Jeans – Express // Kimono – Amazon (can’t believe how much wear I’ve gotten out of this!) // Flats – Consignment (H&M) // Bracelet – Noonday

Right: Top – Boutique // Pants – Old Navy // Blazer – Maurices // Flats – Younkers

Left: Top – Express // Pants – Old Navy // Cardigan – Maurices // Flats – Express // Bracelet – Greece

Right: Top – LOFT // Pants – Old Navy // Cardigan – Vanity // Flats – Buckle // Necklace – ?? … This is probably my least favorite outfit amongst this bunch. I tried a new color combo to me but the whole outfit was a little lackluster.

Left: Sweater – Old Navy // Dress – Boutique // Tights – Younkers // Booties – Younkers // Scarf – Target // Bracelet – Greece … First time trying a sweater over a dress to make it look like a skirt and I think it was a success!

Right: Top – Express // Pants – Old Navy // Sweater – Buckle // Flats – Buckle // Necklace – Origami Owl

Left: Top – White Plum // Jeans – Scheels // Cardigan – Boutique // Flats – Express // Necklace – ??

Right: Top – H&M // Pants – Maurices // Cardigan – Sam’s Club // Flats – Consignment (H&M)

Can you tell I like certain stores and don’t really have that many shoes to swap through? Haha!

Do you have a favorite outfit?

What is your go-to store or outfit formula?