July 20, Date Night

We have a rare weekend where both kids are gone- so my hubby and I are having a date night tonight.

One of my favorite Insta style gals is @Fashion_Jackson. She wears a ton of neutrals and always looks amazing! So, with her as my inspiration, I have chosen black jeans and a simple white top. However, as you can see- there is a huge difference between the outfit on the left and the right. On the right I have replaced the regular jeans with a distressed pair. This gives the outfit a little attitude and edge. I also replaced the orthopedic sandals with my pointy toed heels. I’ll be honest, these kill my feet and I will only wear them if I know I will be sitting most of the night. But don’t they look good?! Lastly, I swapped out the thin white tank for this cute faux silk draped tank. It’s a dressier, and dare I say, sexier look. I purposely kept the neckline clean- I have on a delicate necklace (hard to see in photos, sorry) but to add some interest, I am wearing a statement bracelet.

Jeans- Zara

Top- Uniqlo

Shoes- Kenneth Cole, Nordstrom

May 29, Floral Blouse

Today I am wearing this cute printed floral blouse that I have paired with my white jeans in the past. Wanting something different, I first tried them with dark blue jeans, but then thought that since there is a tiny bit of black in the pattern, I’d try them with my black skinny jeans instead.

Comparing the two looks, I love the contrast between the dark jeans and the light blue blouse. I also think it looks better tucked in (you know I love my half tuck), and I think these pointy toed shoes are an improvement over the ballet flats. They dress the outfit up a bit, and add some style with the pointy toe. Plus, these are seriously comfortable shoes and I am going to be on my feet all day! 

Happy Hump Day! 

Blouse- Nordstrom, old- but here is a similar one

Jeans- Gap

Shoes- Paul Green, mine are old- but here are a similar pair (and they are on sale!)

May 20, Grey Monday

Good morning! It’s dark and grey outside, and I have a feeling it’s going to be like this all day, so I am wearing jeans, a sweatshirt and tennis shoes.

However, I do have to go to work, and the outfit on the left is a little too casual. While I love my Seahawks hoodie, this is not appropriate for my workplace. The cute camo sweatshirt is a little dressier (did I just call a sweatshirt dressy? Oh my!) and the black tennis shoes make my legs look a lot longer since there is one continuous line of black. Do the half tuck to emphasize my waist, throw on some bracelets for a little sparkle, and I’m ready for you 1st graders!

A close up of my bracelets today. The 3 on the left are new- a gift from a dear friend. Love them!

Jeans- Gap

Sweatshirt- American Eagle (this is similar, mine is last season)

Shoes- Adidas

May 13, Asymmetrical Sweater

I bought this cute asymmetrical sweater years ago, and I don’t wear it very often because I was always unsure what to pair it with. I’ve tried blue jeans, and didn’t love that- so today I decided to try pairing it with black.

The before photo looks messy, the pants are too long and baggy, and the proportions are off. Since the sweater has a flowy feel to it, I need something sleeker on the bottom. My ripped, cropped black jeans are perfect. Also, I pushed up my sleeves so show a little more skin (it is spring after all), and swapped out the dated black ballet flats for cute strappy black sandals. I may go back and switch the tank in the after photo for the one on the right- I actually like the thinner straps better. It’s a small, minor detail but it does make a difference. Have a great Monday.

I love the cute hemline and details in this sweater.

Sweater- Prana

Jeans- Zara

Sandals- Lucky Brand

May 1, Another Airplane Outfit

As I mentioned yesterday, I’m off on another trip today, this time I’m heading to Vegas for the National Charity League national conference. For my plane journey, I’m wearing black jeans (as I did on my last trip), but this time I am pairing them with a cute v neck grey t shirt and my denim jacket. In the before photo I am wearing black joggers and a dark denim jacket. As much as I love those joggers- I will wear black jeans instead, since I want to pack light and can wear the jeans multiple times. I also plan on wearing the denim jacket a couple of times, and  I like the faded denim better than the dark wash. Rolling the sleeve of the denim jacket gives the outfit a casual vibe. 

The grey shirt with the deeper v neck is more flattering than the white one on the left where the neckline is too high. 

I’m also wearing slip on loafers- easy for going through security! Lastly, I will most definitely add a scarf- see photo below. The last trip I went on, I used my scarf almost every single day. It was so much colder than I thought it would be. Hopefully Vegas will be a bit warmer, but it’s always a good idea to keep a scarf in your bag for over air conditioned restaurants or hotel conference rooms!  This faux Burberry scarf is a great piece! It looks classy and can be draped over my shoulders as a shawl, or wrapped around my neck as seen here- or if I’m really desperate, can be a swim suit coverup! 

Jeans- Gap

Jacket- Target

Shirt- Rag and Bone outlet

Scarf- I honestly can’t remember where I bought this. It’s old!

Shoes- Nordstrom Rack

April 10, Camo Sweatshirt

I know what you’re saying, enough with the camo already! But I just love it so much I can’t help myself! It’s easy to wear, pairs well with almost anything- and is super on trend. For our college tour today, it’s going to be chilly, so I’m wearing my black jeans (from the plane) and this cute camo sweatshirt.

In my before photo I am wearing my original camo sweatshirt that I bought from Target about 5 years ago. While I still love it, the newer, brighter version is a little cuter, especially with my black jeans. I like the boldness of the print- and the white stripes on the sleeves take it up a notch. This one is from American Eagle and the inside is so soft and warm- you will never want to take it off! Replacing the ugly grey tennis shoes with my cute black Adidas finishes off the outfit.

April 8, Spring Break

While many of you are heading somewhere warm and exotic for Spring Break, my daughter and I are going to the midwest to look at colleges for the week. Today’s outfit is my airplane look.


I chose all black because I’m packing light and will need these jeans a few more times on my trip. Plus, black will hide any dirt and honestly, what’s more chic than all black? It’s such an easy base to make simple changes to for an all new look.

Today I added a scarf because I am always cold on airplanes, and a scarf is a great accessory to add style and warmth! I love this scarf because of it’s gorgeous colors, it’s generous size (nothing worse than a wimpy scarf) and I love the cute fringe along the edges. My hubby bought this for me years ago at Lucky. He’s a good shopper, I probably would never have picked this out on my own- but I have worn it so many times over the years.

These cute slip on tennis shoes are perfect for the airport where you have to take off your shoes for security. And don’t worry about my feet getting cold, I am wearing my Smart Wool socks.

Jeans- Gap

Top- Gap

Shoes- Vince, Nordstrom Rack

Scarf- Lucky