Express Solid Double Layer Cami

Who would have thought that the high-low trend would hang on so long? I’m glad it did tho! The high low hem detail makes this cami stand out. I bought it when I got my neckerchief from Express (I couldn’t help it, it was on sale!) and I ended up really liking it.

I feel you can never have too many good basics. While I have a ton of options in my closet, I’m always tempted to go with some version of the cami/skinny jeans combo. It never disappoints! If it’s cool enough just throw on a vegan leather or suede (here’s a great colorful option, currently on sale!) jacket and you’re good to go.

This top is special in that it has 2 layers (sadly you can’t really see this in my pics, but you can tell from the pics on Express.com) and a longer hem in the back, so it works just as well with leggings as it does with skinny jeans/pants. I love a piece that does double duty!

I wanted to show of these awesome heels so I did an extra long cuff. I like that it’s a bit unexpected. I’ve had these Steve Madden “Raela” heels for a few years so they’re no longer available, but I found these vegan suede heels that look almost exactly the same – at less than half the price! Plus, they have tons of 5 star reviews! Doesn’t the suede look super chic? I can’t always convince myself to go for a heel this high, but every so often it can be fun.

These pants are an older purchase from H&M, but I’ve listed some similar options here and here. I think every girl should have a pair of grey jeans or jeggings in their closet!

What’s your go-to outfit?  Thanks for visiting! Kate

Photo credit: Leo Amar

 

Shorts Weather

The weather has been so nice lately – just warm enough, without being hot. I took advantage last week and pulled out my favorite shorts so my legs could get a little sun. It was heavenly!!

I don’t generally wear shorts as they are not always comfortable, but I LOVE these! They are super stretchy yet they don’t grow two sizes throughout the day. And they are a little longer than some of those teeny tiny shorts that seem to be in fashion these days.

Like many women, my weight fluctuates and sometimes I just want to wear something that’s not formfitting, but also avoid the “are you pregnant?” comments. The belt makes all the difference! This top is an old Anthropologie find, but I’ve listed some similar options here, here, and here). You can always DIY and add a belt if it doesn’t come with one! So helpful for us curvier ladies.

I love how nude wedges lengthen the leg without sacrificing comfort. Mine are old, but see some additional options I like for summer: here, here, and here. I like to be somewhat “strapped in” to my wedges for added stability. Falling is not fun!

I’ve been so enjoying all the blooming flowers lately. It’s just so darn pretty!! My neighbors probably think I’m crazy for stopping and smelling just about every flower along my walking path, but sorry, not sorry 😉

I hope you’re enjoying some spring-like weather too!

Thanks for reading! I’ll just be staring off into space/daydreaming until next time…hehe

Photo credit: Leo Amar (thanks babe, love you!)

Going Girly in Free People

Hi all! I hope your week is off to a great start!

This past weekend’s weather was really nice, even by San Diego standards, so I jumped at the chance to wear one of my very favorite dresses – and of course it’s by Free People. Free People’s clothes aren’t always right for my body type or budget, but occasionally I’ll find something amazing that I just can’t live without. Like the dress below:

It feels like the silkiest, flowiest pajamas you can imagine and I just want to twirl and twirl every time I put it on. I bought it soo long ago and it’s still a favorite. It was originally over $200 (gasp!), but I was lucky and snatched it up from Nordstrom when it went on sale. Score!

I actually found the same dress in a small for only $45 (or least a super duper similar version) at Poshmark. If it was available in a medium I would have snapped it up. I guess I should be thankful it wasn’t available in my size since I’m not shopping right now though…

When I bought this dress I thought that the high low trend would be over relatively quickly but I’m so glad it’s still going strong! I found the following dresses (one, two) online today and while they aren’t an exact match, I felt like they had a similar vibe.

I paired it with my go-to denim jacket by Kut from the Kloth. It’s cropped, but I have a short waist so it hits lower on my 5’7 frame than it does on the model. It’s 2% spandex so it is extremely comfortable. I used to have a Gap jean jacket that looked great, but it didn’t have any give so I found I didn’t wear it a lot. Def not the case with this one!

My Charles David wedges are actually the only shoes I can wear with this dress as it’s so long, so I’m glad they go together so well. I still hesitate to buy expensive shoes (they were originally $149 but I got them for $49 thanks to Nordies price adjustment – woot!), but man have these wedges held up. I’ve worn them countless times and they still look great.

I’ve noticed that the higher quality makes (some, not all) more expensive shoes and accessories well worth a little extra money. Cost per wear is important! Here’s an option that’s really similar.

My Steve Madden purse is old and no longer available online, but if I were in the market for something similar I’d probably buy this one (it’s currently on sale!). I love the versatility of a bag that comes with shorter handles and a cross body strap.

I don’t know if you can tell, but the patten is actually little birds touching noses. I actually only noticed this when someone pointed it out to me! Silly Kate…

Do you have a favorite dress that you wouldn’t get rid of for anything? If so, I’d love to hear about it.

Have a great one!

Photo credit: Sarah Jordan