It’s been a couple of weeks since I posted an Instagram Roundup so here we are! I like to do these for those of you who aren’t on Instagram, and since they implemented that algorithm, not everyone following me sees everything I post. Plus I can give more details here about sizing and fit and how I put the outfits together. In fact, I might have gotten a little carried away on a few of them… ooops!
You may have seen some of these looks on the blog, but most are outfits I’ve worn in my daily life that didn’t necessarily make a blog post.
This first look is what I wore for a Saturday night double date with good friend of ours. I remember struggling quite a bit with what to wear that night because everything is starting to feel tired and done before.
This orange blossom top is low inventory, but a printed top with dark jeans and neutral wedge sandals always works. The key is to make sure the individual pieces have a flattering fit and create the proper proportions when worn together. By the way, this top is literally like $12 right now. It’s a great work wear piece and looks really nice under a blazer. There are a couple sizes left. I’m wearing a small, for reference.
You could easily substitute bootcut jeans in this outfit if you prefer that fit. I actually think bootcut jeans would have improved the proportion of this look. I feel like my legs look a little short due to the dark wash of the jeans sandwiched between the the light shoes and light top. If the top were an inch shorter, the outfit would work better overall.
Also, these jeans are a cropped length, which works well with these strappy sandals, but that can also shorten the leg when worn with light shoes. Oooh, and they’re 20% off right now! If you’re petite, these will be closer to ankle length, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Cropped jeans are great for tucking into boots and wearing with ankle boots so they work all year round.
The next day, I wore this outfit to church. The top is old (it was from Banana Republic) and the white jeans and denim jacket you’ve seen a gazillion times before, but I really like the combination of colors. I wore the same shoes and carried the same bag as the night before, and I even wore the same necklace. They were all still sitting out and it just seemed to work.
This next top has almost sold out as well, even though I just purchased it a couple weeks ago. I hate it when that happens! You can see more of this look in this post.
I can’t remember where I wore this. I was trying out my new slim boyfriend jeans. I’ve been having a hard time knowing how to style these. A more fitted top is definitely key, but I’m struggling with the shoes. I prefer a heel with boyfriend jeans, but that’s not always practical, so I went with a thong sandal. I guess it works…
It’s yet another old top! I wore this to the mall one day last week. This top was a LOFT purchase late last summer, and I love the colors and the print with a lighter wash denim. I like how the gold shoes pull out the yellow from the print in the top.
Someone wrote in and told me that they’ve just begun to realize how important the denim wash can be to an outfit so I wanted to point out how in this case, I chose a lighter wash denim to contrast against the background of the top and also to pull out the light blue from the print.
You’ll recognize this 3-disc necklace from some of the pictures above. I’ve had this necklace for a few years and I didn’t wear it much for a while, but lately it seems to go with so much. It works well in a v-neck. Layering delicate necklaces is a popular trend right now, and this way you get the look with just one necklace.
This popular circle cardigan was restocked in all colors and sizes, but it looks like the blush sold out again. I’m loving blush paired with burgundy right now, and a taupe bag and shoes is the perfect neutral finishing touch.
If you like this color, I received a pretty bell sleeve sweater from Trunk Club this week that is almost identical. It would also look good with these burgundy jeans, as well as with white or black or grey or most regular denim washes, although I like it best with lighter wash jeans.
This is a casual summer outfit I wore to a backyard barbecue last weekend. It was hot and humid and I wanted to be comfortable. This top is still available in a few colors, but the teal is gone. I love teal and white for summer and I’m trying to eek out every last drop of summer fashion while I can!
The bracelet was a last minute #NSale purchase. I had my eye on it from the beginning, and on the final day I decided to bite the bullet and order it. It’s beautiful in person. The necklace is old, but it has the same turquoise stones as the bracelet so I like wearing them together.
I wore this to church last week, and it was featured in my Fashion Friday post yesterday. Lucky Brand is STILL running BOGO 50% off mix and match tops! I also really like this poncho and this blouse. Their jewelry is BOGO 50% off too, and I’m obsessed with these earrings.
I wore this to an event at the Philadelphia Premium Outlets earlier this week. I’m wearing that same necklace and bracelet combo as I did above, and I even added coordinating earrings this time. I felt like it was a little much with the leopard flats, and typically I’d have changed to a taupe or beige shoe, but I decided to live dangerously. Haha! I know, it works, but I’m such a plain Jane.
This cold shoulder ruffle tank is yet another discontinued style; I got it at Banana Republic earlier this summer.
Amazingly, this washed eyelet top is STILL fully stocked, and I bought it months ago. It’s quite summery so I’m wearing it as much as I can. This is the type of top that I’ll put away after Labor Day. I wear white jeans all year round, but I’ll pair them with heavier fabrics and darker colors for fall.
This fall transition outfit was on the blog earlier this week, but I saved this picture for Instagram. I recommend sizing down in the sweater, but go up in the cami.
I wore this outfit to my son’s band preview performance a few nights ago. A simple t-shirt and jeans with Converse seemed like a good choice since we were going to be in the football stadium. I thought the grey sneakers paired nicely with the plum colored top.
And finally, this was just a casual outfit for running around one day this week. This is the day I twisted my ankle, so I wore my most supportive sandals.
These Abeo sandals have great support for those with finicky feet. I walked all over Disney World in these and they were great. The best part is, they don’t require any breaking-in period. They were brand new and I didn’t have a single blister or any other issues with them.
And that’s a wrap! I’m off to shoot some fall outfits this morning. Yasss!!!
Even though we’ve been talking fall fashion since July, thanks to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, I still can’t quite believe it’s time for our fall fashion challenge. The kids start school on Monday, so I’m sure that will help make it seem more real. It’s also helpful that our weather is rather fall-like at the moment. I’m sure it will get hot again, but for now, I’m enjoying the reprieve.
I’m really happy that Nordstrom has actually restocked much of what I purchased during the #NSale, unlike last year. I’ll be styling a lot of those pieces as well as some new ones, and I’ll be sharing some transition looks too, as cooler weather is still a ways off for most of us.
As always, if you have any requests, let me know. I’ll do my best to feature a variety of styles and price points, but it’s easy to revert to my comfort zone of skinny jeans and sweaters so keep pushing me!!!
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