Mother-Daughter Spring Looks

Happy hump day, friends! Caroline is joining me today to share some casual spring looks.

I’ve been holding onto these pictures for a couple of weeks. It’s hard to believe we shot these looks before we realized how crazy things were going to get in the world.

These were originally going to be “Spring Break Looks,” but maybe some of you working from home teleconferencing or teaching classes online are looking for a few spring tops or casual dresses to add to your new work-from-home wardrobe.

I’ll start with Caroline’s outfit. She loves wearing dresses in spring and summer, so she picked out this jersey knit midi dress.

I love the smocking at the waist and the subtle ruffle details in the skirt. It’s such an easy breezy spring/summer look.

Knowing her, this dress will be on constant repeat all summer long. She can wear it around the house as well as to church or at the beach . . . hopefully we will get to the beach at some point this summer!

I like how it has thicker straps, keeping it regular bra-friendly.

For size reference, Caroline is 5’6″ and typically wears an XS. This dress runs true to size, and fits her perfectly in the XS. It also comes in black.

Of course, it will be a while before it’s warm enough for a sleeveless dress around here, so she threw a denim jacket on top.

We actually decided to show it with both a blue and a white denim jacket.

The white jacket is a little dressier, and I like the crisp combo of navy and white with her neutral sandals.

But it’s also cute with a blue jean jacket too. This look has a slightly more casual vibe.

She’s also a big fan of these Circus by Sam Edelman sandals. She says they have a bit of padding in the footbed, and they stay on her feet easily when she walks.

My floral blouse is from LOFT, and I styled it two ways for this post as well. I love this large scale daisy print grounded on black.

I’ve talked before about how to choose a floral that isn’t frumpy, and I think this one is really fresh and modern.

It has a woven front and soft knit back, with a boatneck and cap sleeves, and it’s a nice versatile length at 25″. I felt like it looked a little sloppy left out, so I gave it a front tuck.

This blouse runs true to size, and today it’s 40% off + free shipping with code SMILE!

For this first look, I paired the blouse with chewed hem cropped white skinny jeans, also from LOFT. These are also 40% off + free shipping!

They aren’t see-through, they have the extra slimming and stretchy pockets, and the chewed hem is a fun detail. These jeans have a 10 1/4″ rise with a 26 1/2″ inseam.

I like these a lot, but I think I need to size down. I’m wearing the 6. They come in regular, petite, plus, and tall sizes; and they’re available in both modern and curvy fit!

I kept this look casual with gold Tory Burch Miller sandals.

These sandals are part of the Tory Burch Spring Event, where you can save up to 30% off with qualifying orders!

See all my Tory Burch sale favorites HERE.

I also added these filigree drop earrings. They’re silver, as is my bracelet, but the gold sandals are light enough that they don’t really clash.

I also wanted to show this blouse dressed up a bit with black crop straight jeans and strappy sandals for more of a date night look.

These are the Mother Insider crop jeans that I picked up during the Shopbop sale. I can’t find them anywhere on sale now, but I’ll keep an eye on them.

I styled these jeans last fall for a winter look, but they’re also really cute with strappy sandals for spring and summer. They have a 10″ rise and a 25.5″ inseam with a bit of a flared leg.

These sandals are by Steve Madden, so they’re pretty affordable.

I love the chunky wood grained heel, and the straps are soft and comfortable against the foot. They’re very easy to walk in too.

Here’s another closer shot of the blouse, this time with the black jeans. I should have thrown a denim jacket on top to show this look with a completer piece.

I think it would look great with white or blue denim, or even a lightweight cardigan. I’ve got this one on order in the black. I’ll let you know how I like it!

I can’t wait until I have the occasion to wear a look like this again. The second our restaurants open up again, Paul and I are going OUT!

Meanwhile, this top is perfect for those of you who are looking for nice tops for working from home and teleconferencing. Throw it on with your favorite joggers, and no one will be any the wiser!

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photos: Alison Cornell