Banana Republic

Tunic Top and Distressed White Jeans

It’s still hot out there and for a lunch date I wanted to wear something cool and comfortable.  I purchased this tunic top from J.Crew a couple years ago and it works just great over these white distressed Banana Republic jeans.  The little clutch bag/wristlet was a great buy from the Fossil Outlet.  This bag is one of three that you can switch out merely by taking the wrist strap off and putting it on another bag.  If you wish, you can just use the bag without the strap or put one of the bags in say a larger tote.  Flexibility rules!

Until next time ♥

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Tunic top J.Crew very similar and on sale now here

White jeans Banana Republic here

Sandals old pair of mine try here and here

Fossil wristlet from factory outlet

Striped Maxi Dress

Maxi dresses are or should be a staple in every woman’s closet.  I purchased this dress from Banana Republic a few years ago and I love it!  It’s a nice knit material that takes being rolled up and packed like a champ.  The empire waistline is both classic and flattering as are the sleeves and the dress floats over your figure giving you the ideal silhouette.  An interesting thing about this dress is that while it has a high low hem, instead of being the usual high in back low in front it’s longer in the front and back and comes up at the sides.

Floating is the word I’d use to describe how it looks when I walk in it and I’ve gotten compliments on the dress whenever I wear it.  I came very close to wearing a floral headband for the photos since this dress has a bit of a 70’s vibe and all – I was even barefoot in the photos – which seems to be trending but I just couldn’t go there.

Until next time ♥

 

Try these maxi dresses here, here and here

 

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Casual in his button down, shorts and loafers

Afternoon late lunch with the hubs at our favorite seafood place in Columbus, Ohio – The Columbus Fish Market.  I was in a be comfortable mood but not as casual as denim and a tee so I put on these Bermuda shorts and a mans white button down with some white patent leather loafers.  Besides this thing I have for pockets in everything 😉 I love white button downs and let me tell you, you can get a sharp name brand shirt in the men’s department at Marshall’s or TJMaxx for less than what you would pay for a woman’s button down at almost any store.  Case in point, I got this crisp white shirt for $14.99!

By the way, we had mussels and ginger crusted salmon for our lunch with salads and a key lime pie for dessert.  Yumminess!

 

Until next time ♥

 

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Shirt – Men’s department at Marshall’s Van Heusen

Shorts – Banana Republic here , here or similar here

Shoes – Cole Haan old pair mine try here

Purse – Old crossbody of mine from Fossil

Distressed Jeans and Gingham Heels

Sometimes when it’s hot and humid like this day you just want to be comfortable, so for date night with hubs I wore this outfit of a nice crisp long button down shirt, distressed jeans and a pair of heels I love but don’t wear nearly enough.  When I bought these Louboutin heels I had the choice of his usual sky high with a platform ones or these.  Some days I wish I had bought the really tall ones but it’s nice to have a pair of his shoes that I can walk in comfortably.

By the way, what would you wear these gingham heels with?

Until next time ♥

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Jeans – Gap Distressed Boyfriend old mine similar here (currently on sale)

Shirt – Banana Republic old mine similar here and here

Christian Louboutin Gingham heels old pair

White Jeans and Off Shoulder Top

It’s now unofficially the start of summer and we are all ready for warmer weather and what better thing to wear with warm weather than an off shoulder top and white jeans.  Off shoulder tops are a great look for the season but they sometimes have a tendency to drift up.  This top stays in place very well unless I raise my arms above shoulder height but let’s be honest, haven’t we all worn an item at one time or another that while wearing it we needed to straighten, adjust, smooth or do something like that to it?

A great thing about this top to me is that it is long; I really like that!  That means it can be worn comfortably over shorts or jeans – be they high rise or not – half tucked or not tucked at all.  I think the tucked look is less casual and a bit sexier.

Until next time ♥

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Top:  Banana Republic here

Jeans:  H&M Kick Flare Ankle Jeans here

Sandals:  Old pair of Born no longer available

Nail Polish:  OPI Rich Girls & Po’ Boys from the New Orleans Collection (love!)

Pencil skirt, Chambray shirt and Pradas

It was finally a sunny and warm day so I picked this look of a colorful pencil skirt, my favorite (I probably wear it too much it’s that comfortable and versatile) chambray shirt and my peep toe nude Prada heels.  Pencils skirts are another classic piece you should have in your closet as well as a good pair of pumps that can go with everything!  This look also shows that you can wear something from a factory outlet store just fine with something designer.

 

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Until next time ♥

Skirt – J Crew Factory and currently on sale here (also comes in other cool prints)

Banana Republic Chambray Shirt (old one mine) similar here and here

Prada heels (old mine) similar here and here

Chambray kind of day

Sometimes you just want to be comfortable as well as stylish and this BR chambray shirt and 7 for all Mankind bootcut jean outfit fit the bill for me.  By the way, does anyone know the difference between flare and boot cut?  Curious.  I was going to wear a lighter colored shirt with the jeans but as I was going out to eat I just knew that if I wore a silk shirt or anything lighter in color that I would be a victim of Murphy’s Law and get it messy – never fails.  So I went with this jewel embellished collar chambray shirt instead.

These jeans came ridiculously long and I had to have them hemmed which took away quite a bit of the boot cut but in order to keep some of that I had to leave them a bit long which means heels must be worn so that they don’t drag on the ground.  I actually took these Prada clogs with me to the tailor to wear when they were marking off where to hem the jeans.

 

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Wanting to stay causal I took my little Fendi bag with me.  What I love about this bag is that you can wear it cross body or if you remove the long strap you can wear it as a handbag or even a clutch.  I like multiple usage!

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Until next time ♥

 

Shop the look:

Jeans – 7 for all mankind bootcut   here and here

Shirt – Old one of mine from Banana Republic  similar here and here

Shoes – Prada patent leather blush cork clogs no longer sold  similar here and here

The Prada clogs but in white

Lipstick – MAC Cremesheen Pretty Boy here

Purse – Fendi Zucca no longer sold