Work and Back to School Essentials

I know that many people who follow along are not teachers, but my mind right now is in back to school mode.  School begins on Monday, and I can’t believe that we are starting already.  Do you remember being in school and loving getting new notebooks and pens?  I still get excited over shopping for new supplies.  When school supplies arrive in stores, I still search for the perfect notebook and planner. Of course as a self-proclaimed shopaholic I love shopping for back to school clothes.  Here are some closet staples that I think every professional female needs in their closet!  It doesn’t matter if you are a teacher or work in an office.  If you have to dress up these items are a must.  Most of my picks come from my 3 favorite stores Loft, Old Navy, and Nordstrom.

When picking out what categories I felt were closet staples, I thought about pieces that have been in my closet through multiple seasons.  I also tried to choose pieces that could be easily mixed and matched with each other to help expand your closet.  What are your closet staples you can’t live with out?

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Dress Pants

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Blouses

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Cardigans

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Dresses

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Blazers and Jackets

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Tropical vs. Fruit Print

Tropical and fruit prints are all over right now!  Everywhere I look I find something new that has one of these two prints on them.  I love that they come in bright and fun colors that scream summer!  Need inspiration for summer fun? SheIn knows and is offering a summer contest.  You can register for it here.  In the meantime if you can’t wait to see if you have won you can check out some of my favorites!

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Friday Favorites

As many of you know I love Loft clothing.  It is one of my favorite places to shop.  I just received the new spring looks in the mail, and can I just say they are ADORABLE!  There are so many pieces that I cannot wait to try on.  I am not sure when I will be able to make it into the store, but I couldn’t wait to share my favorites with the Hello Spring Sale going on right now.  The entire store and site are 30% off, if you are a cardholder you get 40% off using code SPRING17.

I would love to hear what your favorites are! To shop these pieces either click on the picture or shop the post below.
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Fitting Room Review: Old Navy

So this is technically not a fitting room review, but a closet review!  I ordered a few items last week with my Old Navy cash and the finally arrived!  Right now is the time to shop especially if you have Old Navy super cash.  If you don’t have cash they are still having 20% off your entire purchase using code SUPER.  There is also free shipping on orders of $25 using code FREESHIP!

I had been eyeing a ton of pieces during my no shop January, that I couldn’t wait to buy a few things.  I didn’t buy everything on my list, but here are a few items that I did get.

I’ve been on a graphic tee kick lately and this one is perfect!  I cannot start my day without my cup of coffee.  I have switched one of my normal cups to Skinny Coffee Club.  You can see the results of that here.  I love the fit of this tee and already have it in cue to wear tomorrow!  I ordered the size medium in this and like the slightly oversized feel.

 

This top had me very close to breaking my no shop January!  I love the stripes and the pop of color!  I ordered a size medium in this and also love it!  I think it will be in the rotation next week!

 

One of my favorite staple pieces is a zipped hoodie.  You add in stripes and I am a goner!  This one fits great and I am excited about wearing it on spring break in April!  I have a feeling it will be worn a ton in the spring and summer!  I ordered a size medium in this one also!

When I say this dress online I feel in love!  I waffled about buying it due the fact I have a similar colored Old Navy dress.  I ordered a size small, and it was a tad tight through the bust.  I was surprised since I have a very small chest.  I am not sure if I will exchange this yet or get a size bigger.

 

I have been on the hunt for a longer black cardigan for months now!  I was really excited when I saw this one online that it was a definite addition to my purchase!  This one is a size small and fits great!  I think a similar outfit will be on the horizon minus the workout pants and athletic socks!

 

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How to Wear Red and Green

Red and green have always seemed like a fashion no to me, until Ugly Sweaters became a thing.  As much as I love a tacky sweater at Christmas time, I wanted to play around with these holiday color staples.   Pairing red and green together can feel like holiday overload, but when done with moderation can be done without looking like a Christmas card.

I’ve put together 4 red and green outfits that share a different tip to pair these colors in a creative way, so that you can dress festive for the holiday season!

 

Outfit Details || Top:  Macy’s || Skirt: JCrew Factory || Vest: Similar ||  Necklace:  Loft ||  Boots:  Nordstrom

 Plaid is a great way to bring red and green to any look.  There are so many fun plaids out right now that combine these two colors together!  Right now all of these pieces are on sale!  You can shop the links above or below in Shop this post section.

 

Outfit Details || Top:  Macy’s || Skirt: JCrew Factory ||  Necklace:  Loft ||  Boots:  Nordstrom

This is the same look as before, but without the vest.  It gives this look a little dressier look and puts the focus on the plaid skirt rather than the vest.  

  

Outfit Details || Top:  c/o Pineapple  Lace || Plaid: Lane201 || Jeans: Loft ||  Necklace:  Loft ||  Boots:  Amazon

Go bold with a causal look! Own the fact that you are rocking the Christmas colors in a bold way.  Add a gold statement necklace to help add a little sparkle and you are done!

  

Outfit Details || Top:  c/o Simple Addiction || Vest:Loft|| Scarf: Amazon ||  Boots:  Nordstrom

When all else fails layer!  I love wearing layers to help add diversity to a look.  Find traditional pieces that are red and green to pair together.  This red vest and plaid scarf are closet staples that bring holiday cheer when paired together.  Add a neutral like navy to break apart the bold colors and tie everything together.  The vest and tunic are currently on sale!  How do you bring red and green into your daily style during the holiday season?

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