Today's Everyday Fashion: Revamped Favorite

Preppy gingham, olive sweater, plaid scarf
Preppy gingham, olive sweater, plaid scarf
Preppy gingham, olive sweater, plaid scarf
Inspiration: Pinterest email (Dead link)

Inspiration: Pinterest email (Dead link)


I loved wearing this outfit so much 2 years ago, that I'm bringing it back! This time, I made two additions - the brown belt, and a plaid scarf for a little print mixing. With these two changes, I have to say I like this year's version even better. Maybe give these layering ideas a try in your closet over the weekend? (And throw in some bright red and green like the inspiration for good measure!) 

Sweater: J.Crew, $28 (similar below)
Shirt: Gap, $30 (similar, similar, similar)
Jeans: Denizen c/o, $28
Belt: Limited, $15 (similar, similar, similar)
Boots: Michael Kors/Macy's, $225 (same)
Scarf: Banana Republic, $23 (similarsimilar, similar)
Purse: Michael Kors/Macy's, $220 (similar)
Necklace: My Stella & Dot
Approx. dates: Sweater is 6 years ago. Shirt is 3 years ago. Boots and scarf are 2 years ago. Purse and belt are 1 year ago. Jeans are recent.

Olive sweaters on a budget
(Bella says "HI"!)

(Bella says "HI"!)

Today's Everyday Fashion: Big Purchases

Cognac leather jacket, black jeans
Cognac leather jacket, black jeans
Cognac leather jacket, black jeans
Inspiration: That's so tee via Popsugar

Inspiration: That's so tee via Popsugar


There are many schools of thought when it comes to clothing budgets. You can go for sheer quantity, collecting as many inexpensive items as possible to mix and match. Or, you can save up your budget and only buy a couple high-dollar items per year. I personally see a benefit to both, and try to strike a balance. I plan for at least one big purchase ($150-250, one month's budget) per year, which almost always winds up being an MVP of my closet - high quality, goes with everything and gets worn the most. This year, I wanted to add a rich cognac leather jacket to my collection. First saw this one in Destin, and then ordered it online. It's gorgeous in person: buttery soft and the perfect color. My only hesitation? The slightly cropped length. That may just mean I need a new pair of black jeans, though. This many years later, they are making the rises on jeans higher and the jacket length may be fine after all? To be continued...

Jacket: Wilson's Leather, $150
Tee: boutique c/o (similar, similar)
Jeans: Gap, $35 (similarsimilar)
Belt: ASOS, $15
Boots: Steve Madden c/o Shoebuy
Purse: Michael Kors/Macy's, $270 (similar)
Necklaces: My Stella & Dot One, Two, Three
Approx. dates: Jeans are 6 years ago. Purse is 3 years ago. Tee is 1 year ago. Jacket, belt and boots are recent.

Cognac leather jackets on a budget

~ $70-200 ~

Nordstrom  /  Nordstrom  /  ASOS
Nordstrom Rack  /  Dillard's  /  Nordstrom
Dillard's  /  Amazon  /  Nordstrom

The Best Sunglasses with Foster Grant

Blush pink holiday look
Blush pink holiday look
Blush pink holiday look with bow pumps
Rose gold sunglasses, blush coat

“Who’s behind those Foster Grants?” goes the famous line. Foster Grant being the legendary brand that invented sunglasses, first selling them on the Atlantic City boardwalk in 1929, then becoming a favorite among movie stars during Hollywood’s Golden Era. Now, who you will find behind Foster Grant lenses are everyday women like me, who want cute sunglasses at a great value – like the rose gold pair in today’s outfit, which go for only $15!

Foster Grant recently opened their first retail space here in Orlando at The Florida Mall, and I attended their Grand Opening event hosted by actress and musician Kat Graham on Saturday. Consider me completely sold on this brand, because getting to see hundreds of pairs in person, all of them within a price range of $15-68 and with 100% UVA/UVB lens protection – was like being a kid in a candy store. I love sunglasses and I’ve never seen so many cute styles that fit my budget under one roof!

Check out more styles below - which pair is your favorite? (I’m leaning towards getting the purple pair next!)

Have you ever tried Foster Grant sunglasses?

Foster Grant sunglasses

Today’s post is brought to you by Foster Grant. All images, opinions and editorial decisions are solely my own.