Today's Everyday Fashion: My Perfect Sweater

 
 
 
 

If there's such thing as the sweater lottery, then I've won it. Because not only is this sweater the exact lace up style that I wanted, and the first one I've seen under $50, but it's also so soft and comfy that I've already worn it three times! Ivory sweaters have always been a mainstay in my closet, and today's easy look is one I will definitely be throwing on again and again. What makes a sweater "perfect" for you?

Sweater: Magnolia Boutique c/o, $46 (available in 5 other colors)
Jeans: Hudson/Nordstrom Rack, $79 (similarsimilar)
Boots: Steve Madden c/o Shoebuy (same)
Purse: Michael Kors/Macy's, $220 (similarsimilar)
Earrings: My Stella & Dot
Sunglasses: Jessica Simpson c/o Ross, $10 (same)
Approx. dates: Purse and sunglasses are 1 year ago. Jeans, boots are recent. Sweater is new.

Today's Everyday Fashion: The Beret

 
 

Guys, can we please make berets a thing, stat?! The inspiration is cute as a button, so I used a beret originally purchased as part of a Halloween costume to create an outfit with a similar vibe. While I love this look, there's also something about it that doesn't necessarily feel achievable for real life. It feels a bit like a costume (perhaps because that was the hat's original use?!), and the last thing I ever want to be in my clothes is self-conscious or distracted by what I'm wearing. I'm usually a fashion rebel but berets may not be mainstream enough yet, even for me. What's your take on berets?

Shirt: H&M, $6 (similar below)
Skirt: Macy's, $28
Shoes: Me Too/Marshall's, $28 (similar below)
Purse: Marc Jacobs/Saks Off 5th, $288 (similarsimilar)
Hat:  H&M, $10 (similar, similar)
Earrings: My Stella & Dot
Approx. dates: Shoes are 4 years ago. Shirt is 1 year ago. Hat and purse are recent. Skirt is new.

Ringing in the New Year with Ross

 
Lavender pastel yoga outfit
Lavender pastel yoga outfit
Lavender pastel yoga outfit
 

If your New Year’s resolution includes a fitness goal, or if you’re simply in the market for more active wear, then I must tell you about one of my favorite places to shop for it – Ross Dress for Less! This time of year they have a great selection of sneakers, yoga capris, tank tops, t-shirts and sweatshirts for both men and women at amazing prices.

A year ago last January I picked up the lavender tank top and pastel leggings in the photos above. It's one of my favorite workout outfits thanks to both the comfort and the mix of pretty pastel colors. Below, you'll find two additional active looks I found at Ross this year. You simply can’t beat the prices, and they carry all of the best athletic brands!

Which active look is most your style? Have you ever shopped for fitness gear at Ross

 
Workout outfit
Workout outfit

Shirt, $7.99
Pants, $6.99

Workout outfit
Workout outfit

Shirt, $16.99
Pants, $9.99

Workout outfit
 

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