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    Another Perfect Transitional Outfit

    I’ve got a quick post for today because I wanted to show this easy transitional outfit! The day this is posted I’m heading to NYC for a long weekend! YAY!

    When I first spotted this top at my local thrift store, I was a bit confused as to the point of long sleeves on an off-the-shoulder top. But I have recently discovered it another perfect transitional piece!! I got it only a week or so ago but I think I’ve worn it three times since then! Oops. But it so comfortable and makes me feel put together even if I’m not leaving the house for the day! I also really like the soft cotton material because it doesn’t make my shoulders feel as restricted as some other off the shoulder tops. Anyone else know what I mean?? Sometimes I can’t move my arms above my shoulders without the top getting all wonky! But this one is comfy and cozy so it works wayyyy better.

    We’re still having some pretty hot weather here lately so I paired the top with my favorite vintage shorts but I can’t wait for it to get cooler to pair with some skinny jeans! I think after I head to NYC I’ll be switching over my closet for fall. I am just so tired of wearing shorts! Bring on all the sweaters and tights!

    Anyways, my belt is one of my favorite thrift finds from the last year. It’s so weird! It’s got a hook as the belt buckle. But it fits perfectly for high waisted things so I couldn’t let it go!

    Are you also ready for fall? Let me know in the comments!

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    The Dress I’ll be Wearing All of Autumn

    Today I’m featuring another $1 thrifted find! Like I mentioned in my last thrift haul, I’ve gotten a lot better at spotting Anthropologie brands. It’s always exciting for me to find them because that store is my ~dream asthetic~ but I really have no desire to spend $100 on a shirt! Normally, if I haven’t heard of the brand and they have an interesting tag I’ll look it up quickly on my phone and a lot of the times it is Anthro. This dress was one of those finds!

    It’s from the brand Deletta from Anthropologie. I haven’t found the resale value to be very good but if I find a piece that I like myself I will definitely pick it up! I found this dress last spring and I know I’ll be wearing it all the time during Autumn! Working from home has made me value comfort so much in my wardrobe these days. This dress ticks all of the boxes when it comes to my dream dress – 1. comfort 2. semi-stylish (without feeling overdressed!) and 3. keeps me warm!

     

    The thing I love about this dress is the fact that it looks way fancier than it is. The chiffon skirt part makes it more appropriate for work but it’s also just the perfect piece to throw on and go! I will probably wear it traveling when I head to NYC this weekend (!!!) because it’ll keep me warm but I won’t look too sloppy.

    I know in the past couple of months I’ve talked a lot about impulse purchases from the thrift store. But I think I’ve realized recently how many of them I’ve made over the past couple of years! Some of them I really regret (goodbye yellow button down that was wayyyyy too big for me) and some of them I truly love and know I will wear forever.

    Even though I picked this dress up at the thrift store I’ve seen a lot of sweatshirt dresses in stores lately so I am pretty sure you’ll be able to find something similar if you take a peak around!

     

    Sweatshirt Dress

     

    What do you look for when buying a dress?

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    How to Make Jeans and a T-Shirt Look Chic

    How to make Jeans and a t-shirt chic

    Since working from home I have found my wardrobe to definitely be more relaxed. I started out by getting dressed as I used to when I went into the office. But then I just didn’t find that comfortable or more importantly, necessary if I was just going to be working from my bed most days! haha. So, I’ve started wearing a lot more jeans. Today I wanted to share a few tips on how to make jeans and a t-shirt look chic!

    I’ve never really been a big jeans + t-shirt kind of gal. I much prefer to wear a dress, a button-down shirt, or something like that. Recently though, I’ve found a way to make myself feel more put together when I wear them.

     

    how to make jeans and a t-shirt chic

    How to make your jeans and t-shirt look chic

    1. Tuck it in!

    One of my favorite tricks for making myself look more put together is tucking in my shirt. I know this is not a groundbreaking trick but I think it is something that is often forgotten about. Even just a french tuck (tucking in your shirt only in the front) can make ALL the difference! I often feel frumpy when I put on a shirt that I think might be too big for me but then I tuck it in and bam! It looks so much better and put together. For this look, I’ve just gone with a simple striped top and tucked it in. But I pulled it out slightly to make it a bit more relaxed.

    2. Pattern mix!

    This one might not seem quite so obvious in this outfit but I am pattern mixing. I’ve got the striped top but I also threw on some animal printed shoes! Animal printed shoes are apparently a huge trend this year but I’ve been wearing them for a while…. (I’ll be doing a remix post on this soon!). But I think they are the perfect subtle way to pattern mix your clothing. It’s not so obvious because I’ve got the blue denim to add something plain. But just adding these little details can make all the difference when I want to look more put together!

     

    how to make jeans and a t-shirt chic

    how to make jeans and a t-shirt chic

    3. Accessorize

    Normally, I’m not one to accessorize very much. I’ll throw on my watch and maybe a necklace but that is pretty much it! But if I’m wearing jeans and a t-shirt I’ve found that adding a few key accessories can make all the difference! Here, I threw on my trusty watch and a brown belt. I also find if you’re tucking in your t-shirt that a belt can really help pull your whole look together! Again, not the most *groundbreaking* tip but I think it is something people (myself included!) forget about.

    4. Throw on a blazer

    I’m not wearing a blazer in this outfit (it’s still 90+ degrees out!) but I think this is one the best ways to make yourself feel better in jeans and a t-shirt. I remember during an internship they made us wear these branded t-shirts (I worked in a museum!) so I would throw on a blazer and it went from a boring and uninspired outfit to chic in seconds! And now that we are coming up on fall, there are SO many options for jackets! I recently picked up a rust-colored blazer and I cannot wait to throw it over my favorite skinny jeans.

    how to make jeans and a t-shirt chic

    Top: Thrifted (Similar) Jeans: Thrifted (similar) Shoes: Thrifted (Similar) (Similar)

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    The Perfect Fall Top

     

    I used to have a pretty expansive plaid shirt collection, particularly flannels. This past winter I finally decided to part with my all-time favorite because it was way too worn. To be honest, I don’t wear flannels too often anymore. I have about two that I rotate throughout the fall and winter. Plaid now just reminds me of college (I wore a LOT of flannel) or high school (I had to wear a plaid skirt as a uniform).

    So when I was at LOFT this past week, I skimmed over this plaid shirt not thinking much about it. I was actually trying on this beautiful maroon button down (see here) but it was too big for me. I grabbed the smallest size I could find in a shirt to see how it fit, which is where this plaid top came in. I was definitely not expecting to like it when I tried it on but I loved it! It’s lightweight and feels like a fresh take on the plaid prints I used to wear over and over.

     

    Like the last outfit I featured (here) everything I’m wearing are items I wear over and over (well, I mean I just got this shirt but I think I will wear it all fall…). I’ve mentioned over the last year that I’ve been really trying to work on creating a wardrobe I love and finding good, comfortable basics help with that! I am in no way saying I’ll be only dressing in plain outfits but sometimes it’s nice to throw something simple on.

    I think I’ve featured these jeans here before a few times on this blog. I wear them all the time come fall! My friend actually gave them to me and they fit me perfectly! They are the American Eagle Jegging, which I’ve always been a fan of and something about this dark wash really works well with them! Plus they are so, so comfy. I’ve taken naps in them before, which is saying a lot because I find most jeans so uncomfortable and want to take them off the minute I get home! haha.

    My shoes are, of course, my Ferragamo finds from a local thrift store. I thought they were getting a little more comfortable but… not so much on this walk to the park! If anyone has any tips for breaking in shoes, PLEASE let me know. I feel like I am walking a lot more lately and all of my shoes are giving me blisters!

    Top: LOFT (available in petite & regular!)
    Jeans: Thrifted (Similar)
    Shoes: Thrifted (Ferragamo)

    What is your go-to outfit for fall?

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    How to ace Transitional Dressing when it is still hot

    How to Ace Transitional Dressing

    I feel like everyone on the internet (at least, the fashion bloggers side) are talking about transitional dressing. It’s still 90 degrees here (UGH) so I can’t say that transitional dressing will be happening here for a while but I wanted to bring you an outfit that would work when the temperatures drop a little bit but you’re not quite ready to give up your summer pieces! This outfit can also be nice if you work somewhere with A/C that is on full blast!!

    While I would love to be all cozied up in a giant sweater and drinking hot chocolate, I think we’ve got a few more months of warm weather in the south. So why pack away all of my summer items yet? I just needed to figure out a way to make them more appropriate for the slightly cooler temperatures.

    How to Ace Transitional Dressing

    All of these pieces are items I wear pretty habitually. A good striped shirt is always a must in any season. I’ve had this one for probably five years and I still put it out every summer! It is, of course, a thrifted item but it was originally from GAP. It’s held up really well considering I’ve worn it so much over the years. I actually have had an insane amount of striped shirts over the years but this one has always stayed in my collection even with every move the past couple of years.

    I also feel like a good denim jacket is perfect for almost any season as well. When it gets cooler I’ll probably opt for a darker wash version but this light wash one is perfect for right now.

    I mentioned it on my Instagram last week that this skirt was another thrifted impulse purchase. I picked it up thinking it would be a comfy piece for when I’m working from home and it turns out I cannot stop wearing it! I’ve linked a few similar options below because I think a piece like this can be pretty timeless for summer, spring, and into early fall.

     

    How to Ace Transitional Dressing

    How to Ace Transitional Dressing How to Ace Transitional Dressing

    Top: thrifted (Similar) Skirt: Thrifted (Similar) (Similar)

    Shoes: Kohls

    What do you think about transitional dressing?

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