Today's Everyday Fashion: Give Me All The Gingham

 
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Inspiration: American Eagle

Inspiration: American Eagle

 

Feels so good to be up around after being sick all week, and this gingham top I've been saving was just the ticket. It will look great with white jeans or shorts this summer, but in the meantime, the inspiration photo gave me an idea for wearing it now. I'm loving how black booties and a western belt give it a little edgy vibe. I also ordered the blue ruffle sleeve top from JCPenney, below - a great "work friendly" option! Gingham is definitely my jam; please give me all the gingham this spring/summer!!  

Top: Nordstrom, $30 (similar below)
Jeans: Levi's c/o Amazon, $37
Boots: Vince Camuto c/o HSN (similar, similar)
Belt: Forever 21, $9 (similar, similar, similar)
Purse: Mud Pie c/o, $25
Earrings: My Stella & Dot
Approx. dates: Boots are 3 years ago. Belt is 2 years ago. Jeans, purse are 1 year ago. Top is new.

Gingham tops on a budget

TJ Maxx  /  Revolve  /  Forever 21  /  Nordstrom
JCPenney  /  JCPenney  /  TJ Maxx  /  Asos
Asos  /  Asos  /  Target  /  Nordstrom

 
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6 Valentine's Dresses You'll Heart From Ever Pretty

Today’s post is brought to you by Ever Pretty. All clothing selections, opinions, and editorial decisions are solely my own.

Heart eye emoji times a million!! I am luh-ving the dresses in today’s post with Ever Pretty. Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s, Galentine’s, or you have a wedding, baby shower, or fancy dinner coming up, I can’t recommend these 6 styles enough!

Ever Pretty is truly one of the best resources I’ve seen for finding the look for less. And it’s not one of those “too good to be true” type websites, either. The prices are amazing, the dresses are gorgeous in person, and the customer service is top-notch. Check out more posts I’ve done with them in the past here and here – many styles are still in stock and make great Valentine’s Day dresses, too!

(Note on sizing: Ever Pretty is similar to European sizing. Their smallest size 04 is comparable to a size 0, size 06 equals 2 and so on. Be sure to check out the size chart that accompanies each dress for more details, or feel free to ask me about any specific dress.)

Head on over to Ever Pretty for more dresses and use code jseverydayfash for an extra 35% off through 3/1/18. Also take 20% off gift cards through 2/14, no code required - makes a great Galentine's gift!

Help me decide: which dress is your favorite??

Today's Everyday Fashion: Is This Bubble Hem Too Much For Work?

 

Have you ever felt like you are "too much"?

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Polka dot bubble hem
Polka dot bubble hem
Polka dot bubble hem
Polka dot bubble hem
 

Too loud, too talkative, too many accessories, too colorful... the list goes on. I feel this way a lot, especially about outfits. Which is strange, because I have zero interest in people staring at me. I just LOVE over-the-top style! What is it about my heart that wants more ruffle, more pattern, and a big 'ole bubble hem at the bottom of my skirt? If I worked in a creative office, I would for sure try to pull this off. Even knowing it would potentially present a faulty image to co-workers: Why is she so flashy? Why does she want everyone to stare? Well I don't, but I am, and I really don't know why I was made this way. It just makes me smile. And I hope it makes someone else smile, too. Have you ever felt like you are "too much"?

Top: Asos, $25
Skirt: Asos, $22 (also in petite)
Shoes: Betsey Johnson c/o Ross, $32 (same)
Purse: Mud Pie c/o, $25
Earrings:  My Stella & Dot
Approx. dates: Shoes are 3 years ago. Purse is 1 year ago. Earrings are recent. Skirt and top are new.

Polka dots on a budget

Forever 21  /  Nordstrom  /  Macy's  /  Forever 21
Forever 21  /  Nordstrom  /  Forever 21  /  Forever 21 (plus)
Forever 21  /  Forever 21 (plus)  /  Yoox  /  Forever 21

Today's Everyday Fashion: How Pinterest Changed The World

 
Blank suede jacket, concert tee, turquoise necklace
Blank suede jacket, concert tee, turquoise necklace
Blank suede jacket, concert tee, turquoise necklace
Blank suede jacket, concert tee, turquoise necklace
Inspiration: Pinterest

Inspiration: Pinterest

 

I posted my first-ever outfit re-creation in May 2010. (A pink blazer inspired by Whitney Port!) Unbeknownst to me, Pinterest was being conceptualized around the same time and would become a household name by 2012. One of my favorite things that Pinterest did for the world (besides just being a really cool place to collect and organize visual inspiration), is normalizing this idea of copying/DIY-ing whatever inspires you. I can remember getting so much flak in the beginning for being a copycat with my outfits. But I don't think that same social rule exists nearly as much now. Pinterest normalized the idea of doing craft projects, meals, outfits, based on what others are already doing. Which is something I clearly can't get enough of. I will happily use whatever ideas someone has for an outfit to save time and money on getting dressed. Today's Pinterest-inspired look with items already in my closet is the perfect example!

Jacket: BlankNYC c/o Amazon, $130 (samesimilarsimilar)
Top: ModCloth c/o $29 (old gift card)
Jeans: Levi's c/o Amazon, $37
Boots: Sam Edelman c/o Amazon, $29 (same)
Purse: JCPenney c/o, $29 (similar)
Necklace: H&M, $17 (similar below) 
Approx. dates: Necklace is 3 years ago. Purse is 2 years ago. Jacket, boots, jeans are last year. Top is recent. 

Turquoise necklaces on a budget

Zappos  /  Kenneth Jay Lane  /  Amazon  /  Saks Off 5th  /  Kendra Scott
Saks Off 5th  /  Shoptiques  /  Baublebar  /  Shoptiques  /  6pm.com
Shoptiques  /  Shoptiques  /  ModCloth  /  Noonday (fair trade)  /  Nordstrom