Striped Ballet-Back Tee & Denim Lace-Up Flats

Happy Saturday, friends! I’m happy to report that my husband was able to get home last night despite our crazy March weather. His flight from Minneapolis was only delayed about 30 minutes, so that was a relief. It’s nice to have our whole family under one roof again.

Today I’m styling a simple navy and white outfit with a ballet-back tee and denim lace-up flats.

Spring Outfit: striped ballet-back tee with white skinny jeans & denim lace-up flats

You know how much I love my denim, so when I heard denim shoes were trending this spring, I knew I’d be jumping on that bandwagon.

These flats are by Sam Edelman, and they have the same sole as the Felicia Flats that everyone loves. They are soooooo comfortable, soft, and plush. They’re like walking on clouds. I love how they updated their basic ballet flat with the lace-up style.

Spring Outfit: striped ballet-back tee with white skinny jeans & denim lace-up flats

These also come in a gorgeous nude suede for spring, as well as a black suede, but those look more wintry to me. There was a fun pink suede too, but it sold out. I saw a size 8 pop back up this morning, so if you see your size and like them, grab them while you can. They run true to size. I have the 8.5, which is the same as I wear in the Felicia Flats and other Sam Edelman flats and pumps. Also, these are on sale for $69.

I cuffed my white skinnies so you can see the lace-up detail on the shoes, and to give them a more cropped spring and summer look. These laces look like they might not stay tied, but I didn’t have a problem with them.

Sam Edelman Denim Flynt Ghillie Flats

SALE ALERT >> 15% of all pants & shorts at Old Navy + 30% off the rest of your order with code ENJOY. Ends 3/11/17 at 11:59 pm ET.

I think this striped top from Old Navy is so cute. I love the elbow-length sleeves and ballet back. Unfortunately we didn’t get a picture of the back. I cannot believe I forgot, as that really is the point of the shirt. Trust me, it’s cute!

It comes in several different colors of solids and stripes, and the material is a nice cotton/modal mix with a little bit of spandex. Best of all, it’s only $10 after you get your 30% off.

Striped Ballet Back Tee with Love Always Classic Monogram Necklace 3XL

By the way, that 30% off also applies to the cute shift dress I styled yesterday and the t-shirt dress I linked to as well. For size reference, I have a medium in both dresses, but a small in this top.

This cognac crossbody is from Target, and it’s a great size and shape. Plus I have to say, I’m impressed with how far they’ve come with faux leather these days. I’m not sure I’d be able to tell the difference if I didn’t already know.

Merona Flat Crossbody in Cognac - $29 at Target!

Ballet Back Tee with Denim Lace-Up Flats

I also really like the usability of this bag. I has a pocket on the back you can easily slide your phone into, and then when you lift the flap on the front, there’s a lot of space, plus another pocket which, again, is a nice slot for your phone if you prefer to have it inside. It comes in several other color options, and it’s only $29.

Merona Flat Crossbody

My nail polish is a combination of two CND Shellacs: it’s one coat of Romantique over top of one coat Cake Pop. I go back to this combo time and time again. It’s feminine and pretty, but neutral enough that it goes with everything.

I accessorized with my gold monogram necklace and a stack of Alex and Ani bangles. I like how the monogram necklace stands out on the striped top and breaks up the front a little bit.

Casual Spring Outfit: striped ballet-back tee with white skinny jeans & denim lace-up flats

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ballet-back tee ($15 + 30% off with code ENJOY) // favorite white jeanssimilar for less ($25 + 15% off with code ENJOY) // denim lace-up flats (30% off and SO comfy!) // faux leather crossbody ($29) // Alex and Ani wire bangles // kate spade two-tone watch // monogram necklace: gold plated 3XL with 16″ chain

photo credit: Alison Cornell

Be sure to visit Cyndi and see the spring outfit she’s styling today!

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