Today's Everyday Fashion: Stripes on Repeat

 
Striped ruffle top, denim skirt, cognac shoes
Striped ruffle top, denim skirt, panama hat
Striped ruffle tops, denim skirt, Panama hat
Inspiration: WhoWhatWear

Inspiration: WhoWhatWear

 

The only thing better than wearing a new shirt? Finding another way to wear it so you can wear it again! I first wore this striped ruffle shirt on the blog here and below. For today's look, I went with denim, a cognac purse and shoes, inspired by the magazine photo. Now I have two ways to wear and enjoy this shirt! 

Top: Bloomingdale's c/o, $52
Skirt: H&M, $30 (similarsimilar, similar)
Shoes: JustFab c/o, $30 old (similar below)
Purse: Ross c/o, $22 (similar, similar, similar)
Hat: J.Crew Factory, $18
Earrings: My Stella & Dot
Cuff: My Stella & Dot
Approx. dates: Shoes are 2 years ago. Purse, skirt, and hat are 1 year ago. Top is recent.

J's Everyday Fashion Turns 6

 
J.Crew stripe ruffle sleeve top
 

J's Everyday Fashion turns 6 years old today! This birthday snuck up on me. I wish I had something grand planned, like last year's 7-day cruise giveaway. (Don't know that I can ever top that.) But for this year a thank you will have to suffice for now. A thank you because none of this would exist without you. I know you are out there somewhere floating in the interwebs. Most of the time I can't see you or hear you, but I love the interaction we occasionally have online, and I love meeting you in person when we bump into each other. With this thanks I can offer you a (giggle worthy) photo from my very first post on J's Everyday Fashion, below. Plus an outfit with a cute new ruffle sleeve shirt above (which is my usual offering - shopping tips and outfit ideas that I hope you can use and apply to your own closet). And also a promise of some exciting new things coming soon. 

 
 

And while 6 years is certainly a fun milestone to celebrate, it's not as glamorous as it may seem. I often describe success as "a million tiny steps that feel like you are going absolutely nowhere. Then one day you look behind you and you can't believe the mountain you just climbed." I do not spend much time, if at all, admiring the mountains. I will take a few moments today to stop and look around. But then it's right back to trudging along, one foot after another.

Thank you so much for 6 years!! And cheers to many more.

Top: J.Crew, $60
Jeans: Express, $37
Shoes: J.Crew Factory, $48 (similarsimilar)
Purse: Michael Kors/Macy's, $220 (similarsimilar)
Approx. dates: Shoes are 1.5 years ago. Purse and jeans are 6 months ago. Top is new.

Cute tops on a budget

ASOS  /  Shoptiques  /  ASOS  /  Neiman Marcus
Shopbop  /  Mango  /  Nordstrom  /  Bloomingdale's
Lord & Taylor  /  LOFT  /  H&M  /  ASOS

Today's Everyday Fashion: All White Everything

 
White off shoulder top, white jeans, hot pink clutch
Fringe necklace and fringe earrings
Inspiration: Keaton Row

Inspiration: Keaton Row

 

I took a style quiz recently and this was my favorite outfit from all the options. I really appreciate the simplicity of her look, but when I had the outfit on my body it felt like so much white and that it needed something else. If I set the purse down, then there would be no color at all. So I added a big necklace and earrings - which is my jam, I like making things more colorful and jazzing things up! 

ps. These shoes are cute but they are really uncomfortable so I don't recommend them. I was trying to get the "look for less" based on the styles I've been seeing everywhere (below) but sometimes when things seem too good to be true (they were $15) they really are! 

Top: J's Everyday Fashion for E's Closet, $37
Jeans: Gap, $30 (similar, similar)
Shoes: JustFab, $15
Clutch: Gap, $16 (similarsimilarsimilar
Necklace: My Stella & Dot
Earrings: My Stella & Dot
Sunglasses: LOFT, $10
Approx. dates: Jeans are 6 years ago. Clutch is 5 years ago. Top and shoes are recent.

Fringe heels under $100