Today's Everyday Fashion: Leopard Sandals

 
Black off shoulder crop top, tie waist shorts, panama hat
Leopard sandals, panama hat, black tassel
Black off shoulder crop top, tie waist shorts, panama hat
Inspiration: H&M

Inspiration: H&M

 

When you're scrolling through your feed and realize an outfit idea you just passed is pretty much already hanging your closet. What's more, those shorts are 6-7 years old! Plus I knew the outfit in question would go great with my new leopard sandals. That's a win-win-win in my book. I've got several more ideas for these (comfy) sandals in mind - plus they also come in Dalmatian print, see below!

Top: H&M, $6 (similar, similar)
Shorts: boutique, old (similarsimilar, similar)
Shoes: Old Navy, $20
Hat: Mud Pie c/o, $19
Purse: Mud Pie c/o, $40
Necklace: My Stella & Dot
Tassel bracelets: Mud Pie c/o, $14
Approx. dates: Shorts are 7 years ago. Top is 1 year ago. Purse and hat are recent. Shoes are new.

 
Dalmatian print sandals - Old Navy

ps. My shoes also come in Dalmatian print!
(They remind me of the heels below.)

 

Today's Everyday Fashion: Fruit Charms

 
Green stripe dress, yellow purse, bow belt
Green stripe dress, bow belt, yellow purse, watermelon and lemon charms
Green stripe dress, bow belt, yellow purse
Green stripe dress, bow belt, yellow purse, watermelon and lemon charms
Green stripe dress, bow belt, yellow purse, watermelon and lemon charms
 

Today's look is pretty much the "summer" version of my Christmas Eve outfit two years ago. The inspiration started with two fruit charms - a lemon and a watermelon - that I layered together on a yellow cross-body purse. I was then inspired to pair that with a green stripe dress, finally adding a bow belt, yellow pumps, and a green cardigan. The end result is so much fun and has a bit of a Kate Spade vibe to it (on a much smaller budget). You may just find me wearing it on repeat this summer!

Dress: Dillard's, $24 (similar below)
Cardigan: H&M, $18 (similar, similar)
Shoes: Bandolino/TJ Maxx, $22 (similar, similar)
Purse: Marc Jacobs/Saks Off Fifth, $51 (similar, similarsimilar)
Lemon charm: J.Crew, $22
Watermelon charm: J.Crew Factory, $6
Belt: Limited, $15 (similar, similar, similar)
Necklace: Stella & Dot (similar)
Earrings: Kate Spade outlet, $15 (same)
Approx. dates: Shoes are 7 years ago. Cardigan and belt are 5 years ago. Dress and purse are 2 years ago. Fruit charms are new.

Colorful stripe dresses on a budget

Today's Everyday Fashion: Long Lasting Prints

 
Yellow top, printed shorts, turquoise necklace
Yellow top, printed shorts, turquoise necklace
Yellow top, printed shorts, turquoise necklace
 
Yellow top, printed shorts, turquoise necklace
 
Inspiration: J.Crew

Inspiration: J.Crew

 

Two summers ago, I saved the J.Crew inspiration photo as "best print ever." And then I proceeded to not buy anything with this print. Lucky for me, I was given a second chance when I spotted these shorts on a secondhand site. Why didn't I get them in the first place? #1. I was convinced prints go "out of style" quickly. But I don't think it's the prints that necessarily feel outdated quickly - they can just get old to the person wearing them. This print feels just as "in style" to me today! #2. I'm sure price was a major factor. But these days I'm all about investing in what I really want to wear, not just buying what's on sale. Two years later, I wound up with the shorts... so I probably should've just bought them in the first place. ;-) 

Top: LOFT, $24
Shorts: J.Crew c/o thredUP, $26
Necklace: LOFT, $30
Shoes: Stitch Fix c/o (similarsimilar)
Purse: My Stella & Dot
Earrings: My Stella & Dot
Sunglasses: Jessica Simpson c/o Ross, $10 (similar)
Approx. dates: Shoes, purse, earrings, are 6 months ago. Top and necklace are recent. Shorts are new to me.

Printed shorts on a budget