Today's Everyday Fashion: Strong Shoulders

 
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If ever a dress were my soulmate, this one would be a strong contender. It’s fun, it’s colorful, and perhaps just a little too much. I’ve never been into LBDs (little black dresses) but I will take a little red dress all day long! (See other LRDs in my closet here, here and here.) Beyond the color, it’s the shoulders that take the cake. I love a big ‘ole ruffle - they make me feel super feminine and like a boss at the same time. Do you prefer a LBD or a LRD? What color or feature makes you feel most confident?

Dress: TJ Maxx, $60 (originally $485!)
Shoes: Steve Madden/Ross, $25 (similar, similar)
Purse: Macy’s, $63 (similar, similar)
Earrings: Kendra Scott (similar, similarsimilar, similar, similar)
Approx. dates: Shoes are 4 years ago. Earrings are 3 years ago. Dress and purse are new.

Today's Everyday Fashion: Utility Trend Plus Snakeskin

 
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The utility trend includes just about anything that is olive, khaki or a brown derivative. It’s a close cousin/ basically the same thing as the safari trend, and today I’m giving it another try! (See my first post about it here.) These richly-hued neutrals are seriously calling my name, like these tie-waist pants in a unique color and a snakeskin bodysuit that is a near-perfect match. My new button sweater (below) also pairs well with these pants, and I’m excited to try more combinations including longer sleeves and potentially work-appropriate options!

Top (above): TJ Maxx, $10
Top (below): Francesca’s, $25
Pants: Macy’s, $62
Shoes: Marc Fisher, $89 (similar, similar, similar)
Purse: H&M, $25 (similar, similar, similar)
Earrings: Jane, $10 (similar, similar)
Approx. dates: Shoes are 2 years ago. Purse and top below are recent. Top above and pants are new.

 
 

Style Your Way With Walmart

We are proud to partner with Walmart and ShopStyle for today’s post. Sponsors are carefully selected in conjunction with our mission statement to bring you style content we think you’ll love! All opinions and editorial decisions are solely my own.

Bag  /  Swim (plus, plus)  /  Swim (plus)  /  Shoes
Coverup  /  Dress  /  Dress  /  Jumpsuit  /  Dress
Top  /  Bag  /  Top  /  Hat 

I’m so excited to be a part of Walmart’s “We Dress America” campaign today! So much of their messaging of diversity and inclusion speaks to me, like: 

Whoever you are, wherever you’re from – your style has a home here.
Style that’s original, doesn’t discriminate, at prices that all of us can feel good about. 

Essentially: you do you. I can get on board with that!! 

And on board I did – by styling a head-to-toe outfit (plus one additional top) from Walmart that is so incredibly “me”! It’s colorful, feminine, comfortable and affordable.

Everyone is encouraged to join and participate – head to the We Dress America campaign page to start shopping and post your looks using the hashtags #WeDressAmerica and #WalmartFashion. I know I will be! 

Which top do you like better with this outfit?

Today's Everyday Fashion: Striped Pants, 8 Ways

 
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I’m featuring another old favorite today - these black and white striped pants! They still feel fresh and new, thanks to how “trendy” striped pants are at the moment - I found so many similar options to shop (see below). The first outfit (above) has been a favorite way to wear these pants for years (see it in India in 2016 here!). The second outfit (below) is a new way to wear them for spring/summer, with bright yellow and pink. Really the possibilities are endless though - check out 6 more outfit ideas through the years here, here, here, here, here and here! Which one is your favorite?

Top: Wyatt/Bluefly, $37 (identical, similar)
Pants: Banana Republic, $58 (similar below)
Shoes: Saks Off Fifth, $70 (similar, similar)
Necklace: Stella & Dot, old (similar, similar, similar, similar)
Purse: Bloomingdale's, $70 (similar)
Approx. dates: Pants, shoes, necklace are 4 years ago. Top is 3 years ago. Purse is recent.

 
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Top: J.Crew, $39 (similar, similar, similar)
Pants: Banana Republic, $58 (similar below)
Shoes: Saks Off Fifth, $70 (similar, similar)
Earrings: boutique, $8 (similar, similar, similar)
Purse: H&M, $25 (similar, similar, similar)
Bag charm: H&M, $6 (similar)
Approx. dates: Pants, shoes are 4 years ago. Top is 2 years ago. Purse is recent. Earrings are new.

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