How to Wear Athletic Shoes for the Office

I am loving the athleisure trend lately!  Athleisure is a trend where workout clothing is worn in other settings than the gym.  This can include leggings, yoga pants, zip front hooded sweatshirts, and tennis shoes dressed up and styled fashionably.   The idea of being comfortable yet stylish is key in my busy life!  The fact that you can pair athletic shoes with just about anything makes me happy!  As a teacher, I am constantly on my feet and there are some days I know that will be crazier than others!

Outfit Details || Dress: JCrew Factory || Shoes: Nike T6 || Jacket: Loft || Earrings: Kendra Scott || Necklace: Kendra Scott || Sunglasses: Loft ||

 

These Nike TR6 shoes have become some of my favorite pairs!  I bought them last October for a trip to Disney.  I wanted something that was versatile and that I could dress up a little depending on the outfit and what we were doing.  They are so comfortable I wanted to try and to wear them for school on a non jeans day.  Here are three tips on how to wear a pair of athletic shoes at the office!

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1.  Cotton Dress

Cotton dresses are extremely comfortable and in the right style can be dressed up or down depending on the look your going for.  This dress from JCrew factory has become a favorite.  The fit is absolutely perfect.  For reference I am wearing a size small.  I loved this one so much at $24.00, I bought it in two other colors.

2.  Cute Jacket!

A bomber jacket can dress up any look.  I have been looking for one for quite awhile and when I found this one at Loft I fell in love.  I loved the silky material and they colors of the floral print.  They were perfect to transition into fall!

3.  Jewelry

Adding accessories to any look gives it a more polished feel.  They don’t have to be over the top pieces either.  A simple pendent necklace and earrings give this look a finished appeal.

Have you tried the athleisure trend yet?  If so what is your favorite styles to wear?

 

 

Feminine Details

 

Outfit Details || Dress: Loft || Earrings: Sugar Fix || Sandals: Macy’s || Necklace: Kendra Scott ||

 

I have been secretly obsessing over this dress ever since I found it on Loft’s website.  I feel in love with the feminine details with the ruffled sleeves, and the faux wrap look.  I kept telling myself that I couldn’t justify this dress at $100.  The fact that it wasn’t school appropriate was the biggest road block in my mind.  Unfortunately, the cold shoulder aspect of this dress is not appropriate for school.

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Then came the 4th of July sale.  I stopped in to see if there wasn’t anything I could live without.  Again, I found myself eyeing this dress and decided to try it on.  Secretly, I was hoping that I would hate the fit and I could move on.  Unfortunately, I fell even more in love with this dress.  I loved the fit and it made me feel girly!  After I left Loft, I called hubby and told him I bought a total frivolous dress and he needed to take me on a date!

 

Last Friday evening, my mom offered to watch the boys so we decided a night out was a must!  We went to dinner at my favorite Japanese Steakhouse.  We ate way to much so we decided to go walk at Jefferson Pointe, our local outdoor mall.  There was an outdoor concert so we got to enjoy some 80’s rock.  Hubby was in heaven!  I got so many compliments on this pretty dress it made it worth while.

 

I felt that this dress spoke for itself so I kept the accessories simple.  I went with my favorite Kendra Scott necklace that adjusts to the perfect length.  I then added Sugar Fix earrings to pull the look together.  I loved how it turned out and I felt great about myself.  What have you resisted buying only to give in and fall in love?

 

 

Girl’s Night Out

A few nights ago, I met up with some of my favorite ladies from work at a new restaurant in town.  It seems like it has been ages since I have had a girl’s night out!  With summer break, we tend to lose touch with the craziness.  I know with the boys’ schedules there hasn’t been much downtime.  I had a great time catching up with everyone.  It was an evening spent laughing and chatting.

Outfit Details || Top: Old || Jeans: Urban Hippie || Kimono: c/o Outer Grace Boutique || Sandals: c/o PicknPay || Purse: c/o Vera Bradley || Sunglasses: Loft || Jewelry: Kendra Scott || Bracelet:  c/o Wink of Pink ||

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MY LOOK

When deciding what to wear I knew that I want to wear jeans.  I typically get really cold when I go to restaurants so I decided to dress in layers.  I knew that I wanted to wear this kimono from Outer Grace Boutique that I picked up last week.  I loved the floral details and the slight ruffled bottom!  I was drawn to this kimono, because of the ruffles and the colors.  This will be a great piece that I can transition into the early fall.

I debated between a cream tank or this bright yellow.  I decided (with some help from friends) on the yellow.  I love the color yellow, and whenever I wear it I feel happy!   I also thought the yellow helped bring out some of the colors in the flowers.

 

I have been wanting to add turquoise to every look this summer.  I decided to add it to this look through my Vera Bradley  cross body.  I love the additional pop of color that this bag brings to so many of my looks.  Since I already had pops of color through my jewelry, top, and bag I wanted to keep my shoes neutrals.  The cognac color with the gold details of these sandals were the perfect pair for this look.

I kept my accessories simple and went with some of my favorite pieces.  This bracelet from Wink of Pink is one that I wear on a weekly basis. It is perfect for creating fun arm parties.  I decided to add my Kendra Scott bracelets for a finishing touch.  What are your favorite looks for a girl’s night out?

 

Summer Uniform

When I saw this print at Loft I knew I needed to add it to my closet!  This fun print came in a top, dress, and these darling shorts!  All of these pieces are also currently 50% off.  I have a thing for shorts that have a print to them, so of course I went with the shorts!  I have worn them a few different ways that you can check out on Instagram, but I have loved this look the best.

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Outfit Details || Shorts: Loft || Tank: Loft (similar) || Jean Jacket: Old || Necklace: Kate Spade || Sandals: Macy’s || Sunglasses: Oakley’s ||

 

I spend three mornings a week from 7:45- 12:00 at the ball diamond with my boys.  Getting dressed in the morning on these days are always a bit tough, because temps drastically change in that 4 hour time frame.  When I am in doubt on what to wear I go back to my summer uniform.  This always includes cute shorts, a tank, and simple jewelry.  What is your go to style in the summer?

 

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Summer Trends: Distressed Denim Shorts

SALE Alert:  These shorts are currently 50%!  All shorts at Loft are either 40, 50 or 60% off!

I have been wanting a pair of distressed denim shorts for a few summers now.  I have not been able to find a pair though that fit my requirements.  One I didn’t want to much distressing.  I didn’t want all of my bits hanging out for the world to see!  Two I needed a pair that were long enough!  I hate the feeling of not being fully covered and having to pull down my shorts constantly.  The last requirement was of course the overall fit!  I have always loved Loft shorts so I was excited when I saw they had some with distressing.  I knew I had to try this pair!

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Outfit Details || Shorts: Loft[](50% off) || Shoes: Sperry|| Necklace: Target || Bracelets: c/o Centered Jewelry || Tank: Lane201 ||
I ordered these shorts originally through my friend Kristin (@Kleightstyle) over the phone at her Loft.  I went with my normal size 4, and waited anxiously for them to arrive.  I was hoping to take them on spring break with me!  They ended up arriving in time, but they were a tad snug.  I wanted a looser fit and for the shorts to sit at my hips.  I ended up taking them back and found them in my store!  I tried a size 6 and the fit was exactly what I wanted.

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Outfit Details || Shorts: Loft[](50% off) || Shoes: Sperry|| Necklace: Purple Peridot via Outer Grace || Kimono: Outer Grace || || Bracelets: c/o Centered Jewelry || Tank: Lane201 || Shoes:  Macys ||
I knew I would love these shorts, but I never thought I would want to wear them all the time!  I have to force myself some days to choose another pair!  They are incredibly comfortable, and I love the way they look with so many of my current clothes.  They have definitely become a closet staple! How do you like to wear your distressed denim shorts?

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Outfit Details || Top: c/o Shein || Shorts:  Loft (50% off ) || Shoes: Convere || Bag:  c/o Vera Bradley ||

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