Today's Everyday Fashion: Rainbow Stripe Skirt

 
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I am as predictable as they come! If it's rainbow and in my budget, it's got my name on it. The sizing on this skirt runs a bit small (check out the reviews), but otherwise I can't rave about it enough. It's great quality - I did zero ironing before these pics. I love the length, and the way the stripes line up on the side. I can see this skirt working for so many outfits, at any age. It's a definite keeper!

Top: JCPenney, $15 (similarplussimilar)
Skirt: Forever 21, $20 (similar)
Shoes: JCPenney, $18 (similar)
Purse: Aldo/Amazon, $60 (similar, similar, similar)
Earrings: Jane, $5 (similar)
Approx. dates: Purse and top are 3 years ago. Shoes are 1 year ago. Skirt is new.

Forever 21  /  Reformation (fair trade)  /  Anthropologie (petite)  /  Reformation (fair trade)
Topshop  /  6pm.com  /  Asos  /  Nordstrom
Nordstrom  /  NM Last Call  /  Nordstrom Rack  /  Eloquii (plus)

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Today's Everyday Fashion: Adventures In Personal Shopping

 
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I haven't done personal shopping in forever, but several nonprofits asked for donations to their silent auctions this year and I decided to go for it! Most of the auction winners so far have opted for a closet clean-out, where we go through and make new outfits, plus a wish list of things they will eventually add or replace. Two weeks ago though I had my first shopping trip, and it was FUN. I picked out this dress for her, and then after our session ended, I went back and bought it for myself! When it's 100 degrees like it is right now, it's so nice to have something easy and breezy to throw on, and this dress has been on serious repeat. You know what they say - when you're not looking, that's when you find the best stuff!

Dress: Forever 21, $23 (similar below)
Shoes: Soludos, $55
Purse: Jane, $29 (similarsimilar)
Earrings: Jane, $5 (similar)
Approx. dates: Shoes, earrings, purse are this summer. Dress is new.

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Today's Everyday Fashion: The Staple You Didn't Know You Needed

 
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Maybe you're already in-the-know about how great bodysuits are, but to me they seemed precarious at first. For starters, how does one use the bathroom? (In this case, there are snaps.) And typically, I don't care for anything tight. But bodysuits boast some pretty powerful advantages - like your shirt will always stay perfectly tucked in, and never show any stomach. They are the ideal companion piece to all the high-waist jeans, shorts and dress pants that are so in style right now. And you can wear them year-round - for summer as a stand-alone shirt, or under slouchy cardigans all winter long. They are truly the staple you (may not) have known you needed! Are you loving bodysuits, too?

Bodysuit: Nordstrom Rack, $13 (comes in 6 colors)
Bra: Vanity Fair, $19
Jeans: Old Navy, $30
Necklace: NM Last Call, $21
Purse: JCPenney, $29 (similar, similar, similar)
Shoes: H&M, $20 (similar, similar)
Approx. dates: Shoes and purse are 3 years ago. Necklace and jeans are recent. Bodysuit is new. 

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Today's Everyday Fashion: Saved By The Cardigan

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I recently scored this cardigan secondhand, and couldn't wait to wear it on our trip to Michigan! I packed it thinking I'd only wear it once - in the outfit above, which was perfect for a day-date with the hubs. But then I wound up wearing it every day after, too! (see photos below) The weather was quite chilly, 10-20 degrees cooler than our trip last year. Miraculously, it seemed to match everything I packed. That's what I love about a great, neutral cardigan like this though - it truly goes with everything!

[photo location: Petoskey, Michigan]

Cardigan: Zara/thredUP, $23 (similarsimilar)
Shorts: ModCloth, $30 (similarsimilar, similar, similar)
Shoes: Soludos, $55
Purse: Jane, $30 (similarsimilarsimilarsimilar)
Scarf: H&M, $5 (similarsimilarsimilarsimilar)
Sunglasses: Francesca's, $10 (similar)
Approx. dates: Shorts are 1 year ago. Bag, scarf are this summer. Cardigan is recently thrifted. 

 
Preppy cardigan, 3 ways

Same cardigan, 3 ways
Middle outfit  /  Right outfit