Beyond A Basic Tee
Hey there! Happy Tuesday, and dare I say it… happy first day of Spring! Ironically, we’re expecting 6-10 inches of snow over the next 24 hours. Good times!
You know I’m a sucker for a tee with a twist (haha… see what I did there?) and this may be my favorite one yet! For one thing, it has a really flattering fit to it, and it drapes rather than ballooning out when you move around.
Also, I’ve had tie front tops that show some skin where the knot forms, but this one doesn’t do that. For size reference, I have the small.
This top comes in three bold colors — red poppy, teal balsam, and yellow nugget. I love all three, but I was particularly drawn to the teal. I love to wear teal with white in the spring and summer.
I tried on a bunch of different shoes with this outfit including tan wedge espadrilles, blush loafers, and leopard mules, and and they all worked, but I decided to feature my white pumps for a change. I know they call this top a tee, but the material looks and feels dressier than that, and I like how the pumps elevate the outfit.
White pumps are trending this spring — actually, white shoes of all types are trending!
I love a good pair of pumps, and this Sam Edelman style is a great marriage of style and comfort. They actually have cushioning in the footbed. They aren’t cheap but they aren’t crazy spendy either, and if you keep an eye on them, you can snag them on sale from time to time.
These white jeans are my go-to favorites that you’ve seen plenty of times before, and the bag is a few years old. I picked it up during a Kate Spade surprise sale, and I carry it a lot in the spring and summer when I want something small and dressy but large enough to hold my wallet and a few other essentials.
In lieu of my typical long pendant or monogram necklace, I decided to try out a pair of statement earrings. These are new from Stella & Dot, and I think they’re so fun.
Usually I would wear them with a contrasting color or with a neutral outfit, but I really like how they look with the darker teal top. They look heavy, but they’re actually very lightweight and easy to wear.
I realize my spring outfits have been featuring a ton of jeans, maybe even more than normal, but I’ve spent so much time trying out the high rise straight crop styles that I sort of forgot to look for pants alternatives that could be work appropriate.
Work wear isn’t my thing, but I do try to include a few office-friendly looks in each style series. You could pair this top with white or light grey pants if you wanted to wear it to work, and if you prefer a bootcut style of white jeans, this pair by Citizens looks great.
photo credit: Alison Cornell
Facebook Live Chat and Q&A
Don’t forget, my weekly Facebook Live chat and Q&A is today at 1PM EST!
I have every intention of having the chat, but I may be dealing with early dismissal and kids arriving home during that time because of the impending snowstorm, so if I have to cancel, I will announce it on my Facebook Page. Be sure you’re following me over there so you get all the alerts!
I tried something new this week, and I created a Facebook Event to advertise today’s chat. If you have anything you want to chat about, or any questions for me, feel free to comment either here on the blog or on that Event post.
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