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

Sept 3rd, Skirt and Denim Jacket

Casual skirt, tank and jacket make this a perfect weekend outfit.
The tank can stand alone thanks to the necklace.

Yeah! It’s the weekend! You know what that means, casual wear! Before I started this fashion diary I would have worn sweat pants and a t shirt on the weekend. But I’m forcing myself to get dressed every day- so here goes.

I said this last week, but I’ll say it again- I’d rather wear a skirt than shorts. It’s so much more comfortable- and you know me- all about comfort! One thing I really like about skirts is that if they have a cool color or pattern- they make the entire outfit interesting. So, today I am wearing a bright red, blue and white skirt. The pattern is so busy that I kept it simple on top with a plain white tank top and a denim jacket. If you don’t own a denim jacket, I strongly recommend it. I throw it on over just about everything. Not only does it add warmth, but it’s a great way to ‘dress down’ an outfit. To tie the entire look together I am wearing a necklace from Kohls that picks up the blue from the skirt- and my casual slip on tennis shoes.

The casual shoes are great for running errands.