Dressed Down Skirt Style

When I go shopping, or purchase something, I like to try and think of multiple ways I can wear it. I feel like I get so much more 'bang for my buck' when I can style/wear something multiple ways!

When I tried on this skirt, my first thought was to wear it with heels and this adorable top-I loved the idea of dressing it up! Although it is adorable dressed up, that typically isn't my lifestyle-I am much more of a casual gal. 

With that in mind, I tried to think of a way that I could rework it into my casual, on the go lifestyle. Easy! Swap the heels for a pair of my go-to sneakers, wear a plain white tee instead of this dressier one, and add on a denim jacket for good measure!

Outfit Details:
Jacket: Old Navy /// Skirt: c/o Loft /// Top: Loft /// Shoes: Converse /// Bag: Blair Ritchey /// Sunglasses: c/o Loft


Instagram #OOTD Roundup

I like to do this kind of blog post every so often, because there are some outfits that I share that don't make it to the blog. And honestly, it's one less photo shoot that I have to do! I mean, my husband and I have mastered photo shoots to the point where we can get them done pretty quickly, so it's not terrible. But there are some days where squeezing in a photo shoot just isn't in the cards!

Those are typically the days where I will post a quick #ootd to isntagram-those are the ones that don't make it to the blog, so here we are!

Dress /// Sandals (similar

Tank /// Jeans (similar) /// Sandals /// Bag  /// Hat (similar) /// Scarf

Sweater /// Shorts (similar) /// Shoes

Jacket /// Dress /// Shoes

Overalls (similar) /// Top /// Shoes /// Scarf

 c/o Top /// c/o Skirt /// c/o Sunglasses /// Shoes

Top /// Jeans (similar) /// Shoes

Cardigan (similar) /// Shirt /// Jeans (similar) /// Shoes 

Sunglasses /// Sweatshirt /// Sneakers /// Shorts (similar)


Summer Blues

I took a chance with this dress, not trying it on in store. I figured I would try it on at home, hoping it would at least be doable. Needless to say, as soon as I put it on, I loved it!

The length, the color, the style-it was all perfect! I hadn't worn these sandals yet this summer (they were a purchase last summer....or maybe the summer before?), but as soon as I saw this dress I thought how well it would go with these fun sandals

This gorgeous dress also comes in black and a pretty, white print if this bright blue hue isn't quite your thing, and  just as gorgeous!

Outfit Details: 
Dress: Old Navy /// Shoes: Chinese Laundry  /// Sunglasses: c/o Loft (sold out, cute option)


Summertime Maxi with Old Navy

Maxi dresses are a favorite of mine. I love how it's an easy outfit-one that doesn't require pairing and matching more than one piece. Toss it on and you instantly have an outfit! They can also be pretty easy breezy as far as temps go. On these ridiculously hot days, sometimes it feels nice to just toss on a lightweight dress! 

I had my eye on this particular dress for a while, but was waiting for it to go on sale. When I stopped by the store last week and saw it was 30% off I quickly grabbed it (without trying it on-I was in a hurry!). Luckily, the fit was perfect and the length was even great too, especially on my 5'4" frame!

Outfit Details:
Jacket: Old Navy /// Dress: Old Navy /// Sandals: Target (old, similar) /// Hat: Target /// Bag: Blair Ritchey


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks: Under $100

I know, I know. Tired of the sale yet? I was tired of it before it even started, but here we are. If you follow me on instagram, you may have seen me mention this sale on instastories and chat about how I won't cover this sale too much!

Consider this the one and only post you will see from me regarding the sale! When it comes down to it, it's the coverage of the sale that gets under my skin, not the sale itself. I like to use it to stock up on basics-things that I know I will wear over and over. I feel like some gals just go crazy over this sale and buy, buy buy. To each his own!

I was pretty strategic in what I purchased-I don't just buy something because it's on sale. I also don't have the budget of a millionaire to be buying and buying and doing instastory hauls day after day (wouldn't that be nice, though?!). I do plan to share these on instastories as they come in, but other than that, my coverage will be pretty bare!

Here are my picks, all under $100, all pretty much basics! Happy shopping-all images are shoppable!

Topshop Ripped Denim Jacket: So this is a pretty distressed denim jacket-I know that's not for everyone! I love it because it is a basic with a twist. Definitely something that I would wear season to season.

Adidas Hoodie: I have been on the hunt for a new hoodie for the last few years. Literally, the last few years! I used to wear them allllll the time in college (I mean, what college student didn't wear hoodies?). I haven't worn them in I don't know how long, but I will say I am excited to start again!

Striped Pullover: I ordered a size up in this sweater. I see this being my "I don't know what to wear" sweater. I plan on reaching for it on those days where I just don't know what to wear, and I want to be comfy. This strikes me as the type of sweater that I could wear out and about, but also lounging at home with leggings and slippers. Being black and white, it is such a neutral basic.

Leith Shawl Collar Cardigan: Do I really need another cardigan? The answer is yes. Yes, I do. I tend to wear my cardigans into the ground. Really...to the point where they start to pill and just look ragged! They are my go-to pieces no matter the season!

Long Open Front Cardigan: Yes, you are seeing this correctly-another cardigan. Another basic. I'm telling you, this will get worn over and over. And over.

Nike Air Max Thea Sneaker: I can't even begin to tell you how badly I've needed new sneakers. That last time I bought a pair was a little over two years ago. Needless to say they are a tad worn in. I like these because they're black and will go with so much!

Kristin Cavallari Capri Mule: I have had my eye on these shoes forever. I could never bring myself to spend $120 on them. They're still not super cheap, but I know they will be something I will wear a lot. I love the camel color-a color that I wear with a lot! I have a pair of Kristin Cavallari shoes and they hold up really well so I know these will last.