ALL OF YOUR SWEET AND SUPPORTIVE COMMENTS ON MONDAY’S POST ABOUT MY NEW GROWN UP BLOGGER PICTURES WERE SO APPRECIATED!!!
I was truly blown away by your kind words. I read every single one of the comments and felt so grateful to have so many cheerleaders out there, many of whom I have never even met!
So here’s my take away from all of your comments:
Y’all are going to stick with me no matter if I do real pictures….. or selfies….. or a mix….
and I gotta say, that feels great!
I promise that future posts will be a good mix of both!
Thank y’all for being awesome!
ON TO THE POST!
So on Monday, I mixed black, brown, and white.
MUST HAVE denim jacket HERE and fully stocked
Madewell v-neck tee HERE (only $19.50!) / earrings sold out 🙁
pendant necklace HERE / MK leather wrap watch HERE / bracelet HERE
my LOFT sunglasses HERE / skinny brown belt HERE / Target jeans HERE/
wedges HERE (not many sizes left) / criss cross version of wedge HERE
Barrington bag HERE (PTMTSAVE10 for 10% Off your Barrington order!)
Lucky for y’all, one of my favorite readers (Hi Ashley!) e-mailed me on Monday morning to let me know that THESE are her favorite white jeans. They are from Nordstrom, so I thought y’all might want to know about them!
Just FYI….my Target jeans don’t have real front pockets either. And yes, it feels weird at first…but that means that the pocket liners don’t show through the jeans (since there aren’t any)!
It’s genius really!
(You can find her cute top HERE! It’s sheer in places, so you will have to wear a cami under it! And you can find her leopard wedges HERE. )
Okay…back to the OUTFIT FORMULA idea.
So….in my head…I loved the combination of the above elements (white jeans with a denim jacket) so much that I started thinking about how the two together were the beginning of an
In the Fall, an OUTFIT FORMULA would be leggings, a tunic, tall boots, and either a scarf or pendant necklace. You could switch out the color tunic, the type of boots, the scarves and necklaces for a ton of different outfits….but you would be following the same formula all of the time!
In spring and summer, one example of an OUTFIT FORMULA could be the white jeans and the denim jacket. I could switch lots of different tees, jewelry, shoes in and out….
OUTFIT FORMULAS make dressing on any given morning STUPID easy.
And I’m a big fan of stupid easy.
So my OUTFIT FORMULA on Monday included the following:
white jeans + denim jacket + tee + flats + a necklace
This time I wore my new graphic tee from Anthro!
similar pointy toe leopard flats HERE (only $49.95 and great reviews!)
I THINK IT’S SO FUN!
The outfit would be cute even without the necklace. BUT WITH THE NECKLACE?
Now THAT’S an outfit!
and I snapped a pic outside so you could see the real colors of the outfit!
And in case you are interested in my Barrington bag HERE, remember to use the code PTMTSAVE10 for 10% Off your entire Barrington order!
similar pointy toe leopard flats HERE
a) surf baseball tee HERE / b) jeans t-shirt top knot tee HERE / c) radiate love graphic tee HERE /
d) on the road again HERE / e) Marseille tee HERE/ f-h) anthropologie graphic tees HERE
So I mentioned that I met friends for lunch.
Not just any friends. Friends who bring me jewelry! 🙂
The friends just happen to be the 2 Amys, the owners of my favorite online jewelry boutique, Accessory Concierge.
Cute, sweet, and lots of fun!
I sorted through the bag and picked the things that spoke to me.
And look how great they look with the necklaces!
All of the different outfit possibilities with these combos could make your head spin!
AND I JUST SUB IN DIFFERENT COLOR TANKS AND DIFFERENT NECKLACES TO COMPLETE MY OUTFIT FORMULAS!
middle necklace: rainbow wood bead tassel necklace c/o HERE
right necklace:seed bead necklace c/o HERE (tassels come in every in color, so know this before you order because you can’t specify!)
REMEMBER: the code ptmtspring15 will get you 15% OFF your entire purchase!
skinny brown belt HERE / Target jeans HERE/
MUST HAVE denim jacket HERE and fully stocked / similar pointy toe leopard flats HERE
Click HERE for the awesome tanks (they are my favorite long and lean tanks that I’ve talked about before from Target)!
For size reference, I’m wearing a small!
I bought my tanks in store, and I didn’t see the colors named…and it’s hard to match the colors up online (there are 23 choices!), but I’ll do my best.
From left to right…
I’m wearing the stadium red (I think it’s stadium red, but it actually looks more coral than red), the laguna teal (or maybe it’s the aquarium) , and the countryside pink (although it looks white online).
THEY ARE 3 FOR $24 RIGHT NOW, SO STOCK UP! 🙂
(FYI, the selection at my Target was very small. Sizes and colors were both picked over.)
In addition to the jewelry, I also picked out a gauzy scarf that is super light and airy and made for spring and summer.
Here’s another outfit formula for ya: tee or tank + flats + scarf + jeans
Click HERE for the scarf.
Click HERE for the white drusy drop earrings (gorgeous in person!).
my white jeans HERE , or Ashley’s favorite white jeans HERE / nude flats HERE
And I felt compelled to throw together a Splurge vs. Steal graphic!
Also great with a denim jacket and colorful tassel necklaces.
Oh wait…another outfit formula: sundress + sandals + colorful necklace.
Talk about an easy formula to follow!
And I just happened to get a sundress in the mail yesterday.
Sadly, it was 1 (maybe 2) sizes too big, but you get the idea of how the same necklaces featured above look with a sundress.
Click HERE for the dress.
I love how easy and breezy it looks on the model. 🙂
I’m wearing the size 6 (says it’s a US size 2-4), but I just ordered the size 4 (says it’s a US size 0-2) hoping it will be better. I LOVE THIS DRESS AND WANT IT TO WORK, there was just way too much material for me (it was very baggy in the back if that makes sense).
I see myself wearing this casually with flip flops and also dressing it up with wedges. Depending on the occasion, I might also add my denim jacket to the formula!
necklace 1 HERE / necklace 2 HERE / necklace 3 HERE / necklace 4 HERE
(And I’m wearing THESE flip flops that Chris’s cousin’s wife gave me last time we were visiting them. Thanks Moni!)
That’s all for today girls!
So…what do you do now?!?
First, consider adding colorful tassel necklaces to your closet!
I’m telling you, they are fun and vibrant, and you will be wearing them ALL the time to help you spruce up basic outfits. Mine are going to be on serious repeat, so get familiar with them. 😉 They have the ability to elevate a normal outfit to something special, and I love that!
Then, shop your closet and see what things you already own that can be the basis for some OUTFIT FORMULAS of your own!
Here’s one more formula for you before you go to get the ball rolling:
tee + cut offs + tassel necklace + flip flops
See you back here on Friday for Friday Favorites!!!!