My Casual Uniform
**UPDATE: Target’s cartwheel app has a 25% off women’s apparel (clothes/swim/outerwear) that ends today!
I don’t know about you but I’m welcoming Monday this week because there’s no school and snow is in the forecast for NC so we’re ready to snuggle up! Although I’m tempted to hit a few stores since the President’s Day deals are crazy good!
I’ll start this post by saying I’m no fashionista by any means but I do love fashion. Fashion can be complicated, tricky even, to put an outfit together that both fits well, is comfortable and looks somewhat stylish. I struggle with it almost everyday but I’m trying to master a few looks at a time.
I’ve established that my go to casual uniform is comfortable skinny jeans, a cute top (most likely a stripe) that is soft, long and loose enough to cover my bum and ankle booties. That’s it. I think I wear a version of this outfit almost everyday.
If you ask me to put together a perfectly pieced dress ensemble or cocktail party attire I’m at a loss. But, maybe I’ll tackle these next…
I think I’m with the rest of the world when I say that I LOVE the ankle bootie trend. I love tall boots too but I’m kind of over having to wear big socks with my pants tucked into them. And sometimes in NC it’s just too hot to wear them.
I like the freedom of the ankle bootie. I can roll my jeans up casually or I can still wear them over tights with a skirt for a dressier look (although that rarely happens here) :)
Add some statement jewelry and accessories and you’re done!
These jeans are from the Gap but I actually buy most of my jeans from American Eagle. Believe it or not but AE does have jeans that fit women who aren’t 14 years old at 5 ft, 90 lbs :) And every quarter or so AE’s jeans go on sale for $29.99 which when I buy mine if I need a new pair.
Photography by Ariana Clare || Read her blog
GET THE LOOK:
Striped Top (similar)
Necklace (I think mine was from Walmart but I can’t find it online, here is a fun option)
Ring: Old Navy, not sold online
President’s Day Sales
ANN TAYLOR LOFT: 50% off select styles
BANANA REPUBLIC: 40% off your purchase, code: BRLOVEYOU
GAP: Sitewide sales, code: WINTER
J CREW: 40%-50% off final sale, code: WEEKENDMUST
MACY’S: sitewide sales
NORDSTROM: up to 40% off
OLD NAVY: up to 50% off entire store
POTTERY BARN: up to 60% off
POTTERY BARN KIDS: up to 60% off
SCOUT & NIMBLE: 60% off Jaipur rug & pillow sale, and 10% off with code: START10
TARGET: sitewide sales
WEST ELM: sitewide sales
WORLD MARKET: sitewide sales
Cheers to staying warm! Have a great week!
You’re so beautiful! Inside and out!!
Thanks Rach! You’re too sweet!
You look amazing! I wish I’d feel that comfortable in front of the camera! My closet is full of stripes! Love that top
Thank you so much Julia, you’re too sweet! I must look more comfortable than I am :) I can’t get enough stripes!
You look SO cute!! Amen to the jeans and stripe top! I need a photographer, my selfies aren’t cutting it!
Thanks so much Krystine! I went for it and splurged on a photographer and it was really nice! You’re selfies are awesome and I can’t take one to save my life lol so I had no choice. That’s how I’m going to justify it :)
You look so glam! I’ve heard lots of good things about American Eagle jeans, but I’ve never tried them. Gap is my go to for jeans! And I’m loving ankle booties too, they seem more effortless than tall boots.
Thanks so much Bethany! Gap jeans are great but for the money you can’t beat AE :)
Super cute, I love good go-to outfits!
You look gorgeous! Love your hair and stripes are always my favorite!!
Thanks so much Beth!!!
you are stunning!
You are so sweet Cassie! Thank you, I’m blushing :)
Love! I JUST grabbed a striped top similar last night! I love, love, love stripes!! You are simply adorable!
Stripes are my whole fashion world, lol! Thanks sweet friend!