Get the Look // Plaid Blazer

I’m so happy blazers are back in. Well, in my opinion they’ve never gone out and I haven’t stopped wearing them. We just have more options again. Combine them with the menswear trend and we’re seeing  lot of oversized blazers. My dream come true! I’m sure you’ve seen the check and plaid blazers all over Pinterest and Instagram. I found a great budget friendly option at Target. It fits SO good. So far I’ve only worn it over crew neck and v-neck tees. I rounded up some styling inspo below. I might need to buy a cami with lace trim to wear under mine.


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Friday Favorites: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

In case you forgot – the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is happening right NOW. I’m sure you’re starting to get sick of hearing about it, but there are some really great pieces included in the sale that must be shared. Some years are better than others. And I have to say, this year’s sale is a hit. I suggest sticking with the basics and there’s no reason to buy designer. Some of my favorite brands included in the sale are Halogen and KUT. Here are my top 5 picks:

KUT from the Kloth Connie Step Hem Ankle Jeans
I already bought these. They are comfortable and I love the color. The step hem gives them the perfect edge.

Gibson Tie Front Cozy Fleece Pullover
The name says it all.

Halogen Textured Elbow Sleeve Tunic Dress
Picked this one up to wear to work and meetings. It’s basically a sweatshirt and super cozy.

Halogen Side Tie Cashmere Sweater
My favorite piece I bought. I’ve never owned a cashmere sweater. This one is perfect. It’s on the longer side (which I love) and the ties on the side give it a little something extra.

Halogen Modal Jersey V-Neck Tee
A staple. And for only $22, get more than one. I have a hard time finding tees that are the right length and this one hits right at the top of my thigh (I’m 5′ 8″). And it’s sooo soft!

 

 

Spring Picks // Loft

I know every woman and their sister (and mom, and BFF, and cousin, and coworker) shops at Loft. There’s a reason (well, a lot of reasons). They have a great selection of clothes for work, casual weekends, lounging, vacation and even some dressier occasions. Sometimes they have the reputation of being bland and conservative, but they actually have a lot of great trendier pieces right now (see off the shoulder everything and lots of rompers). I bought a few things when they had a sale last week. Here’s what I bought and a few more of my favorite picks.

In My Closet

I sized down and bought this in tall

I plan on using this for both work and play

Using this on vacation!!!

Going to style these with a tucked in tee

Going to syle this with distressed boyfriend jeans

On My List

Get the Look // Pink Blazer for Spring

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We had some unusually warm weather in February here in Chicago. We even had a couple of 70 degree days! Even though it’s winter again – it dipped back into the 20s over the weekend – I’ve still been thinking about warmer weather ever since we got a little taste of spring. I came across the above photo from Jess Ann Kirby on Pinterest, and immediately wanted to re-create the look. I have a great blush blazer from Loft that I bought a few years ago – I don’t use it nearly enough, but I’m inspired to pull it out this spring! Her post is from last April, but I rounded up some great pieces that are available now.

Pink Blazer
Forever 21 Contemporary Longline Blazer | Topshop George Open Jersey Boyfriend Blazer | Ann Taylor Cotten Sateen One Button Blazer | Chic Wish Passionate Peach Oversized Blazer

Striped Tee
Madewell Sound Ribbed Crewneck Tee in Kramer Stripe
| Old Navy Relaxed Boat-Neck Tee | J.Crew Factory Striped Artist T-Shirt

Distressed Boyfriend Jeans
American Eagle Vintage Hi-Rise Jean | Boyfriend Straight Jeans | KUT Catherine Distressed Boyfriend Jeans (also available in plus here)

Strappy Pink Heels
Ann Taylor Eliza Suede Round Toe Pump | Dune London Ghillie Lace Up Block Heel Sandal | Steve Madden Shays Lace-Up Sandal

Perforated Tote Bag
Emilie M. La Mar Perforated Tote | Sonoma Kari Tote | Roberto Pancani Large Rose Leather Tote | Old Navy Laser-Cut Tote

Currently Craving: One-Piece Bathing Suits

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How adorable is that swimsuit?! I’m in love. In the past I had a hard time finding cute one-piece swimsuits. But over the last couple of years the options for fun, colorful one-pieces have really grown. One-piece does not have to equate to boring and frumpy – there are so many great options this season. Below is a round up of some of my favorites. And they’re all under $100!

Monki Polka Dot Frill Swimsuit

Tommy Bahama Ruched Triangle Top One-Piece (available in over 10 colors)

City Chic Floral Underwired Swimsuit (Plus)

Peek & Beau Gingham Frill One Shoulder Swimsuit

Scallop High Neck One Piece Swimsuit

Mesh Inset One Piece

H&M Swimsuit with Bow

Vintage Floral Halter Maillot One Piece Swimsuit Coral (Plus)

J.Crew Factory One-Piece Swimsuit (a classic, rouched swimsuit)

Seafolly Tidal Wave Highneck Maillot One-Piece

Get the Look

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I’m all about comfort. On the weekends I’m usually in jeans, flats and a cozy top. Lately my cozy tops have been sweatshirts. A lot of fun and embellished sweatshirts (think florals, lace, ruffles) have been popping up in stores. Throw on a structured jacket for a more sophisticated look. This is perfect for transitioning into spring.

The exact sweatshirt from the image above can be found here.

This is how I’d recreate the look:

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1 | Gap Embellished Star Pullover
2 | Gap Water-Resistant Short Hooded Trench
3 | 1822 Denim Ankle Skinny Jeans
4 | Rebecca Minkoff Small Love Leather Crossbody Bag
5 | ASOS DEA Star Lace Up Sneakers

More fun sweatshirts:
ASOS Sweatshirt In Polka Dot
Old Navy Relaxed French-Terry Sweatshirt
Fire Ruffle Front Sweatshirt
Gap Eyelet Logo Pullover Sweatshirt

Splurge or Save: Olive Wrap Coat

You know I love finding a good save alternative to a more expensive piece of clothing. But this one takes the cake. Earlier this fall I purchased an Old Navy olive wrap coat. I love it. It’s the perfect length for me (I bought it in long) and is really warm. Then I started seeing a lot of look-a-likes on other blogs and Pinterest, but with much higher price points – like this one from Aritzia. Even though my Old Navy version is not 100% wool, it’s still warm and comfortable.

Splurge
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Aritzia Babaton Sian Coat | $425

Save
cn10214113Old Navy Belted Wool-Blend Wrap Coat | $84.94

Bonus! The Old Navy version is on sale for $35.97 as of January 11.