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…

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My Casual Uniform

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) :)

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My Casual Uniform

Add some statement jewelry and accessories and you’re done!

Simple Stylings by Ariana Clare_45
My Casual Uniform

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.

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Photography by Ariana Clare || Read her blog




Striped Top (similar)


Booties (similar)

Glasses (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

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 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!





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  1. You look SO cute!! Amen to the jeans and stripe top! I need a photographer, my selfies aren’t cutting it!

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