Sept 29th, Come Sail Away

A blazer is always a classic and stylish look!
While this top is cute on it's own, it just seems to need something else.

I know, it’s a corny title, but it’s the best I could do. This outfit is for work, but I’m pretending that I’m going to go out on my friend Livi’s boat today- and if so, this is what I would wear! (Plus I’ve always loved that song by Styx- yes, I’m that old!).

I am excited that stripes are so popular- because I LOVE them so much! I have at least 5 different striped shirts- most are blue and white- as shown here. This cute one if from Anthropologie, and while it’s fine on it’s own (notice the cute gathered sleeves), I feel like it needs something more.  To add some polish to my look, I added my new Land’s End blazer (from Sears!), my leopard belt (are you sick of seeing this yet? I’m not!) and a strand of pearls.  I have my skinny jeans with the lighter wash and a pair of neutral ballet flats.

It may not be cutting edge fashion, but my belief is that by not being super trendy and by sticking to the classics- I will always feel appropriately dressed. To keep the look modern, I like to throw in 1 unexpected piece (hence my favorite- the leopard belt). Now I’m ready for a boat ride, work, running errands, or even volunteering at school- wherever my day takes me!

Neutral ballet flats are perfect for this simple outfit.

Jeans: Nordstrom Rack, Shoes: Nine West, Shirt: Anthropologie, Blazer: Sears, Belt: Target, Necklace: Forever 21

Sept 15th, Ruffles with a Chance of Jeans

You can't go wrong with jeans and a blazer.
This cardigan is cute, but the look is a little messy.

Don’t ask me about this title- my 10 year old came up with it! Today I’m wearing jeans, a tank and a blazer. In the picture on the right I am showing the same outfit- but with a long cardigan. While I love this cardigan, it doesn’t seem to do much for this outfit. On the left I switched out the cardigan for a blazer that has a cute ruffle detail on the back. I have a feeling this blazer is going to become one of my favorites. First of all, I bought it at Kohls– so it was cheap. Second, it is made of cotton- so it feels like a sweat shirt (but so much cuter). And finally, I think a blazer paired with jeans is a perfect outfit. It always looks polished, stylish and is comfy. To add some interest, I’m wearing another necklace from Forever 21, and then to top the whole look off, I’m wearing heels. I think every gal should have at least 3 pairs of jeans- 1 skinny pair, 1 weekend pair and 1 that you can wear with heels. The pair I’m wearing today are Paige Premium Denim and I LOVE them! The cut is made for moms- so it comes up high enough in the back (no coin slot). I love the dark wash, the thick waistband (holds the tummy in) and the fabric is stretchy enough to make them comfortable.  What are your favorite jeans? Send me a picture!

I wonder if a longer necklace would be better?
Love the ruffle detail on the back.

Jeans: Nordstrom, Blazer: Kohl’s, Tank: Gap, Necklace: Forever 21, Heels: Ann Taylor Loft, Cardigan: Gap