Five Casual Outfits to Wear Right Now

Five Casual Outfits to Wear Right Now

It is officially spring now, and if you’re like me, you’re not quite ready to give up ALL of your winter clothes yet. Spring is a little strange because some days are 70 degrees and sunny, while others are 55 and rainy so you get stuck wearing half your spring clothes and half your summer clothes all in the same week. In order to get your creative spring outfit juices flowing, I thought I’d inspire you with a few outfits that I think you can wear RIGHT NOW. These are great for most weather conditions and have layers if you need to take something off or put it back on. This can be a very weather confused season, so I’m hoping to make it a little bit easier on you! I’ll link any items that are available or something similar below.

Outfit #1

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, I LOVE MONOCHROMATIC DRESSING FOR SPRING! There’s something about wearing monochromatic pastels that just oozes spring to me. So this first outfit is no exception. I am so into this beautiful baby yellow color, so I had to triple up on it in this outfit. I paired white jeans from Everlane with a sexy yellow lace cami, a cozy yellow cardigan, and these strappy yellow sandals. This outfit is perfect for work, a date, a casual weekend or just about any other situation.

Cardigan & Cami: Abercrombie / Jeans: Everlane / Shoes: Steve Madden

Outfit #2

For the spring and summer, I try to stay away from wearing too much black and white, but sometimes it just works so well you have to give in to it! I saw this pretty black and white polka dot top a few weeks ago and knew I had it get it because the fit is so flattering! I paired it with some casual straight leg jeans, a black denim jacket (similar), but dressed the look up with these strappy white sandals. It’s the perfect mix of casual and put together. This outfit could take you from office to happy hour in no time!

Jacket: Forever 21 / Top & Jeans: Abercrombie / Shoes: Steve Madden

Outfit #3

I love a good pair of denim and these straight leg jeans have truly become a staple in my spring wardrobe. They are the PERFECT blue and although they are a bit too cropped for my taste, I love them just the same. They have a great fit and are a nice sturdy denim that you don’t find too often anymore. To keep it really simple, I wore this plain white high neck tank, this muted navy blue cardigan and finished the look off with these SUPER comfy white flats.

Cardigan: Abercrombie / Top & Shoes: Target / Jeans: Topshop

Outfit #4

I know I said I try to stay away from black, but not everyone does so I’m including one black outfit! Similar to the dark blue straight leg jeans from outfit #3, these are a perfect sturdy pair of washed black denim and I love them so much. I decided to wear another black lacey cami, this time in bodysuit form, and threw on my favorite tan cardigan (similar) for an extra layer. I’m finishing the look off with these comfy tan woven mules and this is another look that is perfect to go from work to play!

Cardigan & Shoes: Target / Cami: Abercrombie / Jeans: Topshop

Outfit #5

Last but not least, this beautiful pink slip dress that I fell in love with a few weeks ago! She’s just a beaut and has the most perfect fit IN THE WORLD. It’s the most flattering piece of clothing I own, I think. I decided to work my layering magic and paired this white cropped sweater (similar) over it for added warmth. I added a brown belt to keep the shape of my waist and wore the same tan mules from the previous outfit. This one is a great way to dress this slip dress down for a more casual look!

Sweater & Belt: Urban Outfitters / Dress & Shoes: Target

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Things I'm Loving This Month: March 2020

Things I'm Loving This Month: March 2020

The month of March has been absolutely insane. There was a ton going on because of the novel coronavirus that swept the globe over the last few months. Because of the virus, there’s been all kinds of uncertainty and changes going on. It’s history in the making and it’s honestly scary. So my favorites this month include some actual products because I did have a few, but also some concepts/thoughts/ideas. I spent a lot of time thinking and worrying, praying and reading about everything and I’ve grown to appreciate the little things. So I also wanted to include a few things I’m grateful for this month, in order to keep a positive spirit since we are really still in the thick of this situation. Keep on reading to see some things I loved this month!

1. Abercrombie & Fitch

I mentioned back in the fall that I was starting to really like Abercrombie again and this spring season is probably my favorite so far. I think they really hit the nail on the head and created some cute styles in the most beautiful colors and patterns. I bought a ton of tops, bodysuits, sweaters, dresses, and shorts from there this past month and loved every single piece. It was exactly what I was looking for in my spring wardrobe and I’m so excited to be able to wear them.

2. Skincare Products

This past month I also ordered a few skincare products to try out also. I’m still getting used to them, but I think I really like them so far. I tried out some products from First Aid Beauty and some from Kiehl’s. I’ve been dealing with a lot of acne lately, so I wanted to try some new products so I got some acne clearing pads from First Aid Beauty. I also have a lot of acne scarring so I got a dark spot serum from Kiehl’s to try out and a new eye cream from First Air Beauty also. So far I like everything a lot, and I think the acne clearing pads have been helping clear my skin up slowly but surely.

Now as I mentioned in my intro, with all the crazy stuff going on I’ve been trying to stay positive through everything. One thing that’s been a big help to me has been saying a few things that I’m grateful for each day. It reminds me that amongst the chaos there are things to be happy about. I’ve been really anxious and scared when thinking about the future, because who knows what’s going to happen from here and how we’re all going to be affected by this. So I’m hoping that if I just continue spreading some positivity it’ll just help block out some of the scary parts.

Things I’m Grateful For This Month:

  1. Waking up most days and being able to breathe fully without any issues (I got a little sick mid month, but for the most part I felt completely fine)
  2. Having the option to work from home and keep my family safe
  3. Having flexibility with my work schedule now that I am at home to make breakfast, take breaks when I need, and work on my other projects
  4. Having Andrew with me (both physically and metaphorically) through this situation and all the uncertainty
  5. The community I’ve built on my social channels of women who are happy to support and be there for each other
  6. Having a creative outlet to focus on and dive into when I’m feeling scared/anxious/nervous/etc
  7. Waking up with a roof over my head every day
  8. Having beautiful spring weather for majority of the month
  9. Having a job (because a lot of people lost theirs during this pandemic)
  10. All the positivity I’ve seen from a lot of people, despite all the negatives we see in the news and on social media

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