A Great Long Cardigan for Spring

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Details: Target Cardigan/Tommy Hilfiger Shirt from TJ Maxx (Similar Striped Top)/Rag & Bone Jeans from TJ Maxx (Similar Skinny Jeans)/Madewell Harper Mules

One of my favorite purchases for my capsule wardrobe this spring was this pretty light blue cardigan from Target. I love the long length and the belt in the back. It’s great for layering over a blouse on these early spring days with unpredictable weather. I don’t have a lot of longer cardigans in my wardrobe, and I just love the structure this one adds to any outfit. The color is a really pretty light blue perfect for spring and is one of those colors that you can wear with just about anything. And it was only $25! I wore it over my striped Tommy Hilfiger tunic and Rag & Bone Jeans I found at TJ Maxx for dinner with friends this weekend. The Madewell Harper Mules continue to be a staple for me. What’s your favorite purchase for spring so far?

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A Festive Christmas Eve Look

Details: Gap Cable-Knit Turtleneck Tunic Sweater / Gap Factory Velvet High-Rise Legging Pants / BP Booties 

Happy Christmas Eve! It’s almost here. Only one more sleep until Christmas. Today I’m wearing these red velvet legging pants that I got on sale at Gap Factory for under $25. They feel like the perfect festive touch for a day that will be spent finishing wrapping presents and attending Christmas Eve mass where my mom will be singing. Now I just need to decide which Christmas movie to watch tonight. The Grinch? Christmas Vacation? Rudolph? What’s your favorite? I hope you have a very merry Christmas with your family and friends and find something wonderfully fashionable under the tree. Merry Christmas!

3 Cute Outfits for When It’s Cold

So far, getting dressed this winter has consisted of me finding the longest, thickest, most turtleneck sweater in my closet and pairing it with pants. There’s not much else you can do with weather like this. So in an attempt to change it up and fight this winter style rut, here are three cute outfits for when it’s cold. 

Mia Embroidered Boots, $59.97
Or go to ZuLily for more sizes and a cheaper price, $49.99

I got these boots for Christmas, and I have been hesitant to wear them with all of the snow and salt. But, if you are just hopping into and out of an Uber for the night and you don’t have to worry about hiking through mountains of snow, these are a nice way to add a little color and texture to the sweater and black leggings we’ve all been living in this winter.

ASTR the Label Tie Sleeve Sweater, $19.97
(Similar Nordstrom Rack tie-sleeve sweater here and here, J.Crew tie-sleeve sweater here)
If you can’t embellish your footwear, embellish your sweater. When I first got this sweater, I thought you were supposed to tie it the way you see above, but apparently the ties are supposed to be in the front. Personally, I think it looks good either way and it’s not the only way to make your sweater game more interesting. It seems like there are an endless amount of options for sweaters. Bows, ties, fringe, pom-poms, sequins, appliques, embroidery, you name it!

Thread and Supply Wubby Fleece Pullover, $78
Though this pullover may be for when you made plans with your friends and then decided to stay at home instead because it’s just too damn cold, I still think it’s cute enough to be worn in the light of day. That is if you do decide to leave the house! The fur elevates it from an everyday pullover to something a little more special. And if you do decide to stay in, put on your leggings and slippers, grab your hot tea and just lean into it. No one will care because everyone else is just as cold.

Fourth of July Outfit Ideas

The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays. Summer weather is usually at its peak, meaning a lot of time spent outdoors, and its the perfect little break from work.

For a work potluck, I plan to wear this great scarf that I found in Annapolis last year at one of my favorite accessory stores, Lou Lou. I wanted to pair it with something different this year, but something that still had American roots. This denim dress could not be a better fit. I still haven’t decided how to tie my scarf so I’ve shown both options below. Which do you like better? 

Details: Lou Lou Scarf / Thrifted Gap Dress and Belt / Tommy Hilfiger Shoes

For the weekend, I plan to wear something a little more low key. I have been gravitating to the off the shoulder trend lately and this shirt from H&M combines that and my love of stripes. The pops of turquoise, pink and white are just strong enough hints to the patriotic red, white and blue.

Details: H&M Top, J.Crew Shorts, Baublebar Earrings, Jack Rogers Sandals

3 Valentine’s Day Outfit Ideas

Valentine’s Day is just another excuse to dress up. Sure it’s about love too, but its in the middle of February and when it’s as cold as it has been I am excited to find any reason to dress cute. I put together these three simple outfits using pieces already in my closet. There is no reason to spend a lot on your outfit especially considering how much will be spent on dinner, movie tickets, etc. A little creativity can go a long way.

1. Red Tights – This one is so simple. Red tights automatically make any outfit that much more interesting. I love this BB Dakota dress that I got at a consignment shop for $15. It’s form fitting and perfect for a fancy dinner date.

Kohl’s Scarf / BB Dakota Dress via Avalon Exchange / Hue Tights / Old Navy Boots

2. Mix and Match Pinks and Reds – There are a lot of ways to combine various shades of pinks and reds. I went with this hot pink top and a maroon skirt for an interesting and bright contrast. I like this outfit for a work party or meeting up with girlfriends for drinks.

Ann Taylor Top / The Limited Skirt / Franco Sarto Boots / Illy Couture Necklace

3. Use Unconventional Red Patterns – Everyone automatically goes for the heart shape and polka dot patterns when it comes to Valentine’s Day, but I think a buffalo plaid scarf paired with simple black and white really pops! This outfit is perfect for ice skating in the park or a cozy night in.

Gap Men’s Scarf / Loft Top / James Jeans / Calvin Klein Shoes

Boyfriend Jeans and Girly Details

A lot of the looks featured on this blog are wear to work. It’s what I wear almost every day. I will be the first to tell you to invest in something like a nice pair of pumps over casual attire. But for some reason, I am completely into boyfriend jeans right now. I especially love them paired with overly girly accessories like heels and pearls. It just seems like a much better option than my typical Saturday errand running attire, which basically consists of anything that doesn’t need to be washed and isn’t wrinkled. Now I just need to get my boyfriend to stop sending me flowers and start sending me jeans.

(Top photo via Denimology; Bottom photo via Cupcakes and Cashmere)