So I’m posting today for the first time this week, simply because I’ve been trying to figure out how to navigate this unprecedented time in our lives. None of us could ever have imagined this, and today’s post is going out to a much different world than it was last week. To be honest, I’ve gone back and forth on how to proceed. There’s so much fear, anxiety, and unknown right now…and no decision feels 100% right. Still, I love this little space that we’ve created together, and I can’t imagine abandoning it right now. And since I keep hearing how community is so important during times like this, I want to keep this community alive!
After much thought, my gut is telling me to keep things as normal as possible around here, at least for now. I hope to be a bright spot in your day, and it’s my intention to bring a little bit of normalcy and happiness to your lives right now! With that being said, please know that I’m of course being mindful of all things, and I’ll be doing my part to help locally. I’ve heard some really beautiful stories about people coming together and going above and beyond for others, and I would love if we could all have stories like that.
So what’s on the immediate horizon at STMT? Well, I have a couple of outfits I shot last week that I’m very excited to share, and I also have a handful of sponsored posts coming your way in the next several weeks. And today I have a code that I’m thrilled about, so more on that in a second.
Today’s post follows an outfit formula that I’ve been rocking for years!
This particular formula contains 4 pieces that I highly recommend everybody has in their closets: 1) A pair of jeans that you love, 2) a great military jacket, 3) a long pendant necklace, and 4) a fun pair of sneakers. These pieces can be styled in so many different ways, and they are basics that I will mix and match all season long.
I’m going to show two different outfits today. Both outfits are going to highlight the same jacket, jeans, shoes. I’m going to change up the shirt and the necklace only, but you are going to get two different looks with those small changes.
And if you’ve been following along for awhile, you are going to be very familiar with the two necklaces that I’m featuring. They are definitely tried and true favorites. I’ve had them and loved them for years, and I don’t have plans to stop wearing them anytime soon. They really are the perfect Spring and Summer necklaces, and I just love how they add great color and fun to pretty much all of my outfits.
AND GREAT NEWS! The code STMT20 will get you 1 or both necklaces for 20% OFF!
MORE GREAT NEWS…in response to having to close their stores for a couple of weeks (at least), Nordstrom has extended a gift to their readers by placing much of their site at 25% OFF. That’s right, almost everything at Nordstrom is 25% OFF. I have no idea how long this will last, but it’s awesome news for now!
OUTFIT #1 (WITH GREY TEE AND TURQUOISE NECKLACE)
If you are new around here, you might not know that this necklace is called the Sims stone! Yep, I loved it so much that they named it after me years ago. AND I STILL LOVE IT.
It’s available in 3 colors right now, and the turquoise continues to be my favorite, although I reach for the ivory/white one a lot as well.
Right now the necklace is ON SALE, and they are going to give you an additional 20% OFF with the STMT20 code!!! (Pro Tip: At this price, these necklaces make excellent birthday gifts for friends and family!)
I just love the bold punch of color it adds to my outfits. The stones are natural, so they will vary, but they are all gorgeous.
Now let’s talk a bit about this jacket. And remember, it’s 25% OFF right now! I have no idea how long this special promotion is going to last (I’ve never seen them do anything like this begore), so don’t delay!
I’ve been saying for years and years that everybody needs at least 1 military jacket, and every year I try to give you several choices.
I found this one last week and think it’s awesome! It’s 100% cotton, a great color, I love the fit, and it’s affordable at under $80. I’m telling you, a military jacket is a MUST HAVE item for me and always has been. It’s a great alternative to a denim jacket, and it’s a perfect light layer to throw on over all sorts of tops.
The back of this jacket is what gives it a little bit of extra style. It’s got a little flouncy peplum detail that’s DARLING.
UPDATE: I realize I forgot to put sizing information for the jacket! I’m wearing a small, and there’s still a bit of room, so I would recommend sizing down if between sizes. I’m wearing a medium in the tee.
SEE! Look how cute the back is!
I’m 5’4′, wearing the regular 4s (size down if between sizes), and they still hit me at the ankle. They are a great wash and a non-distressed look for Spring and Summer.
These could be (and totally SHOULD be) your GO TO Spring and Summer jeans!
I walked through some very wet and muddy grass to get to the dock, so you aren’t getting a close up of the sneakers, but I love them AND THEY WENT 50% OFF TODAY!! Very comfy, true to size, and I really like the extra bit of height they give me.
The sunglasses are a new Amazon find, and they are ONLY $12.99! Y’all know I love my Quay sunglasses and think they are worth every dang penny, but these are a great inexpensive alternative. (Sidenote: I’m not sure why my hair looks so gray here! It must be the light, because although I definitely have stray grays that pop up here and there, I can assure you they are not this aggressive. Although, you might want to check back with me in several weeks if my next hair appointment is cancelled! Haha!)
I hope this is an outfit that lots of you could totally see yourself wearing in your everyday lives.
Here are some other outfits with the Sims stone necklace over the years if you’d like some more styling ideas..
OUTFIT #2 (WITH PINK SWEATER AND RAINBOW WOOD TASSEL NECKLACE)
So this is the hot pink sweater you’ve been hearing me talk about for the last couple of weeks. Its one of the newer additions to my closet, and I’m guessing it’s pretty obvious that I can’t stop wearing it.
It was a no brainer for me to pair it with the military jacket because I’ve always loved pink and green together.
This sweater is good now and will still be good all the way in to Summer. And it’s ONLY $25 RIGHT NOW with FREE SHIPPING with the code LOVE. I’m wearing it here with regular ol’ blue jeans, but I’ll also be wearing it with white denim and my denim shorts.
I love this hot pink color, and I grabbed it in the olive green as well. Getting it in a 2nd color made sense for me. It hits right at the hips, so for those of you that don’t love a half tuck, this length will be great for you. I like wearing it out, but I’ll definitely be half tucking it too.
The jacket is so good.
And so are the sunglasses! I can’t believe they are just under $13! WHAT A DEAL!
The tote is one you’ve seen on here time and time again. There’s not much to it, but it’s a great everyday bag that can hold a lot. It’s big enough to throw a laptop in, and it’s also great for travel. I always find myself zhushing it up a bit by tying a coordinating bandana around one of the straps. There are lots of great options to choose from right now!
AND NOW. LET’S TALK ABOUT THE RAINBOW WOOD TASSEL NECKLACE.
I’m telling you, I wear it constantly. Like probably pretty close to every other dang day during the warm weather months. The wood beads (I LOVE THE WOOD BEADS!) look great against so many colors, and the tassel on the bottom adds a bright and fun element to so many outfits. And look at the cute little thread knots between each wooden bead. Such a nice design touch! As soon as it warms up, I always pull it out and immediately start incorporating it into outfits.
Don’t forget, the code STMT20 will get you the necklace for 20% OFF right now!
I’m posting this next picture for 2 reasons.
- It’ a nice shot of the love knot earrings.
- It proves that the entire left side of my head isn’t grey.
Not only are these love knot earrings 25% OFF, all the Kendra Scott pieces are 25% OFF!
And in case you are wondering…
We grabbed these pics when at the family ranch last week. Which explains the cattle.
So what about y’all? Is this an outfit formula that you’ve been following for years as well? If you’re like me, when you find something that works, you stick with it!
Please sound off in the comments if you are a military jacket lover like me. I’d also like to hear from those of you that already have one or both of these necklaces. My obsession is real, and I know that if you already have these necklaces, that you probably love them just as much as I do!
And now that we’ve had a little bit of normalcy and fluff with today’s post, let’s all remember to do what we can to help our neighbors through this, and let’s all give each other a lot of extra love and grace. Love y’all! xoxo