Florals, Stripes, and Finding Your Style

I do love a nice floral and stripes combo and this is one of my favorite floral tops, which I’ve paired here with striped flats. I’ve once again added a sparkly pearl necklace, it just seems to go so well with these shoes!

At lunch yesterday I was talking with some friends and we were discussing the concept of things that “match” vs. things that “go.” Continue reading

Preppy Stripes, Teal Pants and Navy Blazers

Today I was inspired by one of my previous Pinspiration photos to pair preppy striped shoes with teal pants and a navy blazer for Day 3 of striped shoes week. Colored pants are a fun way to make your outfit both stylish and playful. It’s hard not to smile when you’re wearing Continue reading

Mixing Prints: Striped Shoes Day 2

Yesterday was the debut of my new striped shoes and they are making a second appearance today as I try to figure out my favorite way to wear them. And also because my friend Kanisha said she was trying to figure out the same thing with the striped wedges she just bought!

My last outfit was Continue reading

Feeling Nautical: Fab Flats From Target

While killing time in Target the other day, I had a shopping moment that felt too serendipitous to ignore. After picking up a copy of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, I wandered over to the shoe section where I scored Continue reading

Comfy Sweaters and Elephant T’s

The sun has come out by now, but when I got up this morning it was overcast and grey. Beyond that it is definitively a bad hair day and possibly a fat day too (you know, the type of day where you feel like you somehow gained 10 pounds overnight, even if your clothes all fit the same). So what’s a girl to do with all of that awesome on a Monday morning? Typically I deal with it in one of two ways: Continue reading

Harry Potter Quotes and Online T-Shirt Shopping

You guys! I’m so excited that my Hermione tshirt from Out of Print Clothing arrived! I don’t order too many tshirts online because, unless you’re already familiar with the brand, quality and fit can be a big gamble. I took a chance on this one because the quote was irresistible, and I’m thrilled with this shirt! Continue reading

Floral Prints and Clearance Racks

I believe that taking chances with your style is important. Especially when you have a look you strongly prefer, it can be easy to get stuck in a style rut. And clearance racks can be a great way to kickstart your creativity and your risk-taking side!

Today’s top is off the JCP clearance racks from a few weeks ago. While it combines some elements that I know I love (florals and lace), I wasn’t sure about the shape or the fact that it’s fairly sheer. I tend to overheat easily and therefore typically want to wear as few layers as possible, especially in the summer. But I loved the way that two traditionally soft patterns were made just a touch edgier by the black geometric lines. It gives the shirt a more tailored look and breaks up the print in an interesting way. Plus it was on sale for $10, so I gave it a shot and really like it!

Today I’ve paired it with ankle crop skinny jeans, leopard flats (of course), and a nice bright statement necklace for a playful summer work look. I could definitely see wearing this more casually with shorts and sandals (if I wore shorts), or more professionally with black slacks and a cardigan, or even a full suit. It could also work well with a pencil skirt, either tucked in for a streamlined look with some texture and color, or untucked to add a little romance to a polished look.

So many choices! And all because I like cruising the clearance racks. My mother instilled in me the love of a good deal, plus, the better the deals, the more awesome new things you can add to your closet!

What has been the best deal you’ve ever scored clothes shopping?