Top Knot & One Shoulder: A Killer Date Night Look + a Giveaway!

Friday night, aka Date Night. Although, my date night looks something like cute comfy clothes, a bottle of wine and Netflix while snuggled up next to Adam. Buut, if we happen to have a baby sitter and were going out tonight this is totally what I would wear!

With the nights still warm, I can wear a one shoulder top with jeans and be comfortable. Paired with a classic nude heel, sparkly studs, a sentimental bracelet and a favorite clutch gives sophistication. Add the tried and true top not and now we are date ready!

A little brag here- this is the first I’ve been able to fit into my favorite pair of jeans since early in my pregnancy last year! It feels good seeing my dedication to my health is paying off. It also feels really great to have my favorite jeans back into rotation!

I also have a very exciting announcement! I’ve paired up with some of the Style Collective sisters to give one lucky follower a shopping trip worth over $150! Hop over to my Instagram page, look for this post and follow the steps to enter!

Top | Jeans | Heels (Similar, Similar) | Clutch (Similar, Less Expensive Option) |EarringsBracelet | Watch | Nail Wraps

Closet Finds FTW


I’m not a hoarder of much of anything besides crafting and wardrobe pieces. I’m not kidding when I say I still have the skirt I wore to my high school graduation! I don’t wear it too often because I’m not really a skirt girl. It’s a basic cream colored modest mini skirt from Express that is such a wardrobe staple that I can’t part with it.  Then there are other items that aren’t such a basic piece that I have kept. If I’m being really honest with you- unless a piece gets ruined, doesn’t fit or just waaay out of style I keep it. Sometimes trends come full circle and a piece becomes a little gem find.

Like this dress.


Purchased in 2011 from Forever 21. I bought it for a trip to Beijing and loved the one shoulder aspect. One shoulder tops weren’t really in then making it a really unique find. But now, as you know, it’s the year of the shoulder show and this dress is right on trend.

I paired it with a cute panama straw hat, metal fringe earrings, nude slides and my beloved straw tote. It was the perfect summer outfit for a little Sunday Funday with the fam.

Since this dress is six years, it’s obviously no longer available for sale. This stripped ruffle one-shoulder maxi is a great alternative, and if you want to splurge this off the shoulder version is super adorable. I also like this one shoulder version as well!


Spring Shoulder Round Up

2017 the year the shoulders show off! Off the shoulder, cold shoulder & one shoulder styles are all over the spring looks. No matter what your budget, you can grab a top or two this season and I’ve rounded up some favorites under $55 for you!

This relaxed one-shoulder top seems like something I could get a lot of wear with its casual fabric.  Old Navy, $19,94- curently on sale for $15.

I’m drawn to how dramatic this poplin OTS top with the big bold sleeves. This would be so cute with skinnies and heels!  Jennifer Lopez for Kohl’s, $48- currently on sale for $27.99.

This crepe cold shoulder top would be great for work! The asymetrical ruffle is so fun and the material can be dressed up or down. It’s on mega sale with limited quantities. Topshop for Nordstrom, $55- currently on sale for $29.99.

This chambray one shoulder!!! It’s so simple but yet the favorite of all the ones I’ve looked at. It says “I’m here to party but I keep it classy”. Gah, love it! Loft, $54.50.

Ok, and this is my second favorite! I sorta wish it came in a different color but I’m not totally hating this bright hue. How fun are those shoulders? It’s a ruffle cold shoulder dream. Éclair for Target, $36.99.

Dress shirt gone wild! Seriously though, see that cute cuff sleeve? And the big one sholder ruffle! Loft, $54.50

At lunch today I saw a gal with the cutest cold shoulder hooded top on- I wanted to ask where she found it. I found a few cold shoulder sweatshirts that look just as fun like this grey number. This would be so cute for running errands or lounging around the house. Alison Andrews at TJ Maxx, $16.99

This one-shoulder peplum top appears to be a little dressy making it great for a special occassion or date night! NY&Company, $44.95- currently on sale for $31.46

The last one I’m sharing is another cute top with dramatic sleeves. It’s also pinstripped- which who doesn’t love a good pinstripe? I’d pair this top with denim for brunching with the ladies! Forever 21, $17.90. 

Now the only question is- which one or two to buy.. all 9 wouldn’t be obnoxious right?

Relaxed One-Shoulder Top for Women • Old Navy • $15
Women’s Jennifer Lopez Poplin Off-the-Shoulder Top • JLO by Jennifer Lopez • $27.99
Women’s Topshop Izzy Cold Shoulder Top • Topshop • $29.99
Chambray One Shoulder Top • LOFT • $54.50
Eclair Women’s Ruffle Sleeve Top Coral- Éclair • $36.99
One Shoulder Blouse • LOFT • $54.50
Long Sleeve Cold Shoulder Sweatshirt • $16.99
7th Avenue – One-Shoulder Peplum Top • New York & Co. • $31.46
FOREVER 21+ Pinstriped Off-the-Shoulder Top • Forever 21 • $17.90