I think it’s finally safe to say - summer is here! With the season of patio happy hours and lake days upon us, it’s time to stash the winter wear and break out the summer staples. Having a variety of dresses for any and every occasion makes getting ready in the summer a breeze - just throw on a dress, simple jewelry, and a fun bag and you’re good to go. What am I loving for dresses this season? Patterns, belted waist ties, denim, and t-shirt dresses (no surprise here!). I’ve rounded up a bunch of dresses for everything from work to a night out - all under $50. Scroll to see my curated list of faves.
Lately, I’ve been super into throwing a jacket over a plain t-shirt with a fun or basic pant for a cute and easy work outfit. I like to keep my workwear professional during the spring and summer, but there’s nothing more uncomfortable than overheating at the office. To keep cool and comfortable, a lightweight fabric is key. I also love a bright color, texture, or print to mix it up (my current obsession is pin stripes). Though I love a good steal, I think splurging on a couple of timeless, versatile jackets that can be worn at the office or repurposed for a casual look is totally worth it. Scroll to see this spring’s jacket lineup.
Red Tweed Jacket
Linen Boyfriend Blazer
Cropped Moto Jacket
Knit Moto Jacket
Open Striped Cardigan
Happy [almost] Spring!
Seeing as we’re finally at the tail end of the insanely long winter we’ve had here in the Midwest, I’m beyond relieved to have escaped the cold, snow, and slush for a few days. Not only was the temperature change refreshing, but I loved shopping for and styling outfits for 80-degree weather again. Although shorts and swimsuits are often the first thing I think of when traveling to AZ, the desert climate calls for jackets and long pants for cool mornings and evenings. Many times, I’ve found myself with goosebumps at dinner because I didn’t pack a cute jacket to toss on over my outfit. This time, I made sure to pack a [small] variety of layers as well as a plethora of shorts and tanks. Scroll to see my warm weather outfits and inspo for your next vacay.
Feminine Floral Tank & Jean Skirt
Plain White Tee & Black Denim
Cropped Tank & Linen Pants
With an upcoming weekend getaway to Scottsdale, this week I’ve been outfit planning and packing for a long weekend away in the sun and travel days alike. While I have a variety of tanks, tees, shorts, swimsuits, and dresses packed for the trip, specific travel day outfits are also a necessity. It doesn’t matter if it’s a 1-hour flight or an 8-hour flight – wearing anything remotely uncomfortable is just not my jam. Tight jeans squeezing your waist and heeled booties that pinch your toes when you walk? No, thank you. While I wish I could say “comfort over everything,” and sport a full groutfit, you just never know who you’re going to run into at the airport. Or hey, if your future husband could be the one next to you on the plane ;) (Not this time, just a teenage girl fighting with her mom next to me on this flight – lol). Anyway, I’m all about that cute, effortless athleisure look – especially while traveling.
Wearing layers is probably the number one and most obvious travel day outfit rule. Nothing worse than sweating on a plane. Or the opposite – shivering under the little fans blowing right in your face. Depending on the destination, I usually always wear a t-shirt as my first layer, followed by a sweatshirt of some sort, and lastly a slightly heavier jacket. For pants, leggings or joggers are a safe bet – cute, casual, and comfy. For shoes, I’ve heard you’re supposed to wear your largest, heaviest pair to make more room in your suitcase – I completely ignore this rule due to two things: 1. running the risk of being too hot and uncomfortable is not worth it and 2. making sure the shoes match my outfit. So, I always go with sporty and cute sneaks. Lastly, add a fun bag and accessories to complete the look.
Scroll for travel day outfit inspiration.
Leggings & Joggers
Bags & Accessories