Transition into Fall with a Denim Vest

Happy Labor Day friends! I hope you’ve enjoyed the weekend! We were fortunate to catch a breakfast with some friends that were in town visiting. Then the little man had a birthday party. We also visited a gorgeous sunflower field, enjoyed burgers at a favorite joint and had some fun at Alter Fest (a local festival). Not to mention lots of hang out time at home. It was a pretty perfect weekend!

Fall tempted us with her refreshing cool weather earlier this weekend but the last two days it’s been HOT. I did grab a #PSL, so there’s that! Hello favorite drink.

A few years ago I was convinced denim vests would become a trend. Apparently they didn’t catch on because they have not appeared on any “must-own” list. I still love my little jean vest almost as much as I love my jean jacket- even if I feel a little awkward when styling. I’m most comfortable when I pair it over a sleeveless dress. I think it could be cute over the right sleeved dress too!

If you are in a warmer state adding a denim vest over a summer dress is a great way to transition into fall. Style with a favorite open toe shoe and a long necklace to complete your look! Perfect for fall days that are pushing towards 90!

My maxi dress is from this past spring and is sold out so I’ve linked similar versions. My jean vest is from Gap a few years ago- so I’ve also linked similar items if you want to duplicate my look!

Dress (similar) | Vest (similar) | Sunnies (similar) | Watch | Bracelets | Shoes | Necklace | Earrings (similar

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Closet Find: The Chambray Purse

Happy Friday friends!

I wore this outfit a few weeks back to a happy hour event A’s department was hosting. My outfit stemmed around finding this purse in my closet. The baby was napping and for whatever reason I decided to dig through the two containers that keep my purse collection over the years. I found this cute summery purse that I swear to you, I probably bought from Target in 2005!

See the handle? That white with stripes is actually what the purse looks like but I decided to flip it inside out when I saw the inside was chambray. Let’s be real, did anyone know what chambray was in ’05? Talk about a total find right in my closet!W

With my cute “new” purse in hand I looked at the rest of my closet and paired it with a few recently purchased items. I paired it with my current favorite distressed jeans, a simple white off the shoulder top & cute huaraches. Just like that, I’ve got a brand new look just by shopping my closet!

That’s honestly the aspect about styling I enjoy the most! I love creating looks and hunting for pieces. For years, I was the girl who never wore an outfit more than once. Pieces, yes. Same look, no. Although when I hit 30, I told myself that’s ridiculous- and if I really love a look go ahead and wear it more than once!

I encourage you to dig around in your closet, see if there is something old you can make new again by adding a few NOW pieces. What might you create?

Top | Jeans | Sandals |Purse (similar) | Watch


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The Comfiest Peplum Top

I’m a huge fan of everything black, white and grey and when I saw this black and white relaxed peplum-hem long sleeve tee at Old Navy I was quick to snatch it up. I was a tad nervous how it would fit because I ordered a size up but it’s seriously one of my favorite go-to shirts right now. I’ve paired with jeans and cute wedges in this outfit post but last week I wore some classic Converse for casual Friday. Perfect! I also have the sleeveless version which I equally love! Both styles are under $10 plus 35% off today online! There are only a few of the long sleeve left in stock- grab them while you can!

Top $7

Jeans $60

Necklace- gift (similiar

Shoes $30

Blush Denim

I can barely contain my happy in these photos. I’d like to say it’s because I’ve found a great pair of blush denim skinnies. I mean seriously these are amazing for my post-baby bod. They are silky, they pull on, they give squish support and iron so easy. A busy Mom dream for color denim right here! They come in red, black and olive too! I’m also loving how this breezy spring white sweater and of course, dem mules paired for a professional look last week.

The real reason for all the happy is all that fresh wood I’m standing on. When we built our house we found out way too late that we were getting this teeny tiny deck due to the grade of our lot. We decided to upgrade this spring and the builders just finished. I still have furniture and lighting to purchase plus figuring out stain colors. I am so thrilled to have a place to sit out back and a hard surface for the kids to play. We have this great little nook that’s going to make the best little play fort!

Sweater.  Jeans.  Necklace (similiar, similiar).  Mules.

Denim Shorts + Mules x 2

I’m still obessing over my new mules that I’ve paired them with some denim shorts for two looks perfect Ohio spring weather!

Kimonos, robes, & long vests/cardis in soft pastels and florals make great layering pieces for spring. This Loft fine knit blush cardi is one of my favorite spring finds- its soft, versitle and the perfect warmth for April & May. We are traveling to see friends this weekend and this outfit is defiently getting packed!

Cardigan. Tee. Shorts. Mules. Necklace. Earrings. Ring.

Cold shoulders are making bold statements this year, am I right? While shopping for my kids I spotted this Lauren Conrad cold shoulder spring sweater at check out. The ribbon tie straps just begged to come home with me. Combine with the slight bell sleeve and neutral color- this sweater is bringing its spring game hard!

Sweater. Shorts. Mules. Necklace. Earrings.

White Denim I Miss You

Now that spring is officially here I’ve found myself missing my white skinny jeans. They are safely nestled with my other pre-baby jeans that I’m patiently working towards fitting again.

I’d love to pair an off the shoulder chambray or navy top with some white skinnies, that look is so in right now! I’m entertaining purchasing a pair for this spring/summer that will fit me now. Some contenders:

AG The Prima in White

I already know I like this brand/cut and ShopBop has them 50% off!

7 for All Mankind Gwenevere Skinny Jean

I already own a few pairs of this brand/style so I know the fit would work out for me. Off Fifth has a few pairs left and are almost 60% off!

Articles of Society Sarah Distressed Skinny Jeans

I’ve never tried Articles of Society denim before but I’ve heard good things and I’m really loving the distress look right now. These are not on sale but are under $60 over at Nordstrom!

What do you think? Have a favorite white denim that I need to know about? I’d love to hear from you!  Right now I’m leaning towards the Articles of Society distressed skinnies.