Sunday, June 18, 2017

Chambray Ruffles

I purchased this top on Tuesday when JCrew released its new arrivals online. They were offering free shipping but no promotion. However, I had received a discount card that was expiring soon and according to the website my size was already almost out of stock. So, I pulled the trigger. Of course a few days later they ran a promotion, which I figured (and hoped!) would happen. JCrew will honor a promotion on a purchase within seven days so I just emailed customer service and asked for a price adjustment which they did! It is still on sale if you're interested (link at bottom of post).

This was my outfit of the day today and we snapped these picture just about an hour ago, so pardon the wrinkles - it was hot and humid in DC and I ran a bunch of errands and walked the dog twice in this outfit. 

Because I don't own many shorts (I'm desperately trying to rectify that), I tend to wear and re-wear my white jeans in the summer. I also apparently wear these shoes ALL the time. I knew that, but seeing them so frequently on the blog makes it undeniable. Every time I try to wear a different pair of flats, I end up settling on these because I  think they make every outfit better.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Lacey Frills

Since moving to DC, I rarely make it to Target. The one in the city is usually pretty picked over and it's a commitment to drive to the one out in northern Virginia. So, I just don't go very often (definitely a plus for my bank account!). But, I was in Charlottesville a few weekends ago with a childhood friend and we decided to make a Target run one night like old times (going to Target was one of THE things to do in high school!). I stumbled on this top and picked it up in two colors (white and coral). I've worn it several times since and I can't say enough good things about it! Reviews on sizing are mixed, but I took my usual size small and I love the loose, but not baggy, fit!

Top | Jeans | Necklace (similar)

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Summer Blue Bell

As I mentioned in my last post, I haven't jumped on the off-the-shoulder bandwagon. However, I have completely fallen for the bell sleeve trend! For those who know me well, this probably doesn't come as much of a surprise since bell sleeves are basically just ruffles and I LOVE ruffles. 

I picked up this top much earlier this year when the spring arrivals started hitting stores (you know, in February!). I kinda hate the fact that retailers are always so ahead of the season, but that's the way it works. I originally planned on pairing it with white denim, but I actually have yet to do so. I always end up wearing it with my regular jeans. I love the buttons up the back - such a fun, added bonus!

The photos above were taken a couple of weekends ago, but today we did a little tour of museum gardens and I paired the top with the shorts from this set. Although I can usually come up with several ways to style most of the items in my closet, I tend to repeat outfits because there's always one combination that I prefer and then I don't want to settle on the others. But, I really liked this combo as well!

Top | Jeans | Shoes | Necklace (similar) | Shorts | Sandals