So, how many of you want to be besties with Joanna Gaines? I’m thinking we could all shop together, lunch together, and then install some shiplap in my guest bathroom together. And maybe a couple of rustic ceiling beams in the family room if we have some extra time. Doesn’t that sound like a nice little Saturday? #friendgoals 😉
If you are like me, you don’t just admire Joanna’s interiors, but you also love her overall style. She looks just as cute as can be wearing a tee and baseball hat as she does in a dress and booties, and she always seems to be effortlessly darling. And isn’t that what we all strive to be? 🙂 So in hopes of upping my darling game, I started a Joanna Told Me To board on Pinterest for inspiration. I’ve already recreated two looks from the board, you can see them HERE, and today you get a 3rd look! With my outfit today, I drew inspiration from several of her outfits. I paired a chambray shirt (one of Joanna’s GO TO items) with a black maxi skirt, wooden hoop earrings (that Joanna actually wears!), a dash of turquoise, and some Converse.
Joanna Gaines Told Me To y’all. 😉
What do you think? I think it totally looks like something that Joanna would wear! She would probably carry a large cognac tote instead of a cross body, but I was running errands and wanted to be hands free….so the cross body was my bag of choice on this particular day.
I decided to throw on a hat too. You decide if it was because I drew inspiration from Joanna or if it was due to 3 day old hair. #illnevertell
So, here I am in the outfit! My shirt and my maxi skirt are both from Old Navy (and still available!). I am wearing a petite small in the skirt, so I think it’s true to size. (I often wear petites in dresses and skirts.) I am wearing a medium in the chambray shirt, and I often size up in button up shirts, so that’s normal for me. I know lots of y’all prefer the free shipping and returns from Nordstrom, so I included Nordstrom options that are both on sale as well.
exact chambray shirt (Nordstrom version on sale HERE)/ $12 cami / exact maxi skirt (Nordstrom version on sale HERE) / wooden earrings / arrow necklace / shoreline converse / turquoise bracelet stack c.o. Accessory Concierge / cognac cross body c.o. FashionABLE
The outfit made me feel like I could design some custom built-ins and have open shelving in my kitchen. #dontiwish
Get The Look For Yourself Here:
As mentioned earlier, Joanna would probably carry a tote instead of a cross body. You know I am newly obsessed with THIS one from FashionABLE….but even though I’ve never seen THIS one in person…it’s an awesome price and I love the perforated detail! If you prefer a darker color, you can also click HERE for a different chocolate brown tote that’s on sale for $39.90.
Here’s a selection of totes to choose from across 3 different retailers.
So since today is pretty much dedicated to my love of Joanna, do y’all know that Joanna has a small line at Nordstrom? This metal basket on wood is probably my favorite piece. I think it would look so cute in a bathroom with magazines or maybe in a kid’s room filled with dinosaurs, cars, etc.
Now before you go, let’s continue with the Joanna theme and highlight some things available in the Anniversary Sale that I think Joanna would like, and I know that I like!
I got a pair of Frye boots at the Anniversary Sale 2 years ago, and I adore them. They are classic, very well made, and will stand the test of time (some readers tell me they’ve had theirs for 15+ years and still love them)! And I get tons of compliments on them each and every time I wear them, which is always fun. Just hop over to my Joanna Told Me To Pinterest board to see all of her super cute outfits with her riding boots. For size reference, I had difficulty getting my regular 6 1/2 on in this year’s Frye boots (pictured below). I couldn’t get my foot past the right angle of the heel, so I sized up 1/2 a size to the size 7. They went on VERY easily, but seemed a bit long (a little too much room after my toes) after I got them on. If you got these boots, please leave a comment with thoughts on sizing so others considering them can see! Click HERE for the boots. I have on the slate because that was all they had in store (and the color was really pretty) , but I actually prefer the cognac. If I didn’t already have a pair for myself, I would be getting these. Frye is great about making a wide-calf version for most of their boots, and these boots have that option. THESE BOOTS ARE GORGEOUS. PERIOD. THE END.
This next outfit has a couple more items that seem like they’d be right up her alley. Joanna is always wearing romantic type pieces, and I think this floral top looks just like her. I’m wearing a small, so I think it’s true to size. Like I often do, I sized up and am wearing a medium in the jacket. I could see her wearing this outfit at a house reveal (doesn’t it always seem to be cold at the reveals?)! She would be oh so stylish wearing this as she said, “Are you ready to see your fixer upper?” 🙂
Get The Look For Yourself Here:
So you saw them in the picture immediately above, but I got these booties for myself, and I love them! And I just know Joanna would too. They would of course be cute with ankle jeans or cuffed jeans, and they would be great with short dresses as well! Joanna would probably pair them with a Madewell shirt dress or a drop waist dress like THIS (in either a floral or the plain cream).
I was actually ready to buy THESE booties, but I ran in to a cute reader (Hi, Brenda!) that was trying on both of them at the same time. So I asked for a picture. They are obviously both VERY cute, but in the end, the Lucky pair was more comfortable to me (and to Brenda!), so that’s the one we went with! Now, to be clear, the Vince Camuto bootie was comfortable as well, the Lucky one just had some padding in the sole that seemed to make it even more comfortable. Thanks for letting me take the shot, Brenda! I really do love the look of the Vince Camuto’s as well. I thought seeing them side by side might be helpful to some of you that were trying to decide between them! Vince Camuto booties / Lucky booties
And because Joanna is a t-shirt and jeans kind of girl, I would like to recommend THESE tees, on sale right now for $17.90 (regularly $25). I wear a small in the tee, and I think it’s a nice and relaxed fit without being baggy. I already had the white one (and a Kelly green one too), and picked up the “grey ebony” and “purple bramble” for myself….and then ordered the “black-white julia stripe”. THESE TEES are great to wear on their own, but also AWESOME to layer under military jackets, leather jackets, blardigans, and baby blardigans! And if Joanna doesn’t know about Vigoss jeans, she should be told…but I imagine she wears AG skinny jeans (my absolute favorite designer jeans that are a great sale price right now).
Get a Joanna tee and jeans look for yourself right here. Just click on what you are interested in. The first 5 items listed are all included in the anniversary sale!
To wrap things up, I feel confident that if I sent Joanna a blardigan or baby blardigan that we really might become besties. And she might even have Clint build me a table just to show her gratitude. Ha! Here I am wearing my baby blardigan in one of my favorite outfits from last year. I can for sure see Joanna in an outfit just like this.
And speaking of blardigans, I received a couple of e-mails over the weekend that let me know I hadn’t shown this year’s original blardigan choices yet. So here they are! And there’s a 3rd color, “pewter”, that wasn’t at my local Nordstrom but is available online.
That’s it for the post today, girls! Check out the Pinterest board for inspiration, and Joanna can tell YOU to as well!
SPECIAL MAMA GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:
Click HERE if you missed Friday’s post and know a mom of a child with special needs that you would like to enter in to the giveaway for the $1,000 Nordstrom shopping spree with me! Remember, they need to be local, or at least local enough to be able to get to either Dallas or Frisco to shop with me on Monday, July 25th. I will tell you that I have been so incredibly touched by the entries. There are so many women out there who are amazing mamas and deserve to be honored! There are several special mamas that have some campaigns behind them….lots of women nominating the same moms, which I think is sweet! I hope those moms see all of their nominations and know how loved, respected, and admired they are by their friends and family! So if you have anybody any your life that you would like to nominate, please click HERE and leave a comment on the post. The winner will be announced on Wednesday!
See you back here on Wednesday for the HOMETOWN DATES recap! And make sure you are following me on instagram and facebook, because I will continue to put anniversary sale items up on social media! Also, not many people have tagged @sheaffertoldmeto and hashtagged “goodlordynordy” on their picture….so make sure you do that to enter the contest! I’ll be choosing the first winner end of day today by tagging you on instagram and asking you to e-mail me to claim your prize!