Summer Wardrobe Revamp

If I’m being perfectly honest, summer is my least favorite season. Sure, who doesn’t love graduations and weddings, family vacations and popsicles? Maybe I would feel differently if I didn’t in a place where the temperature reaches a hundred degrees in July.

My favorite outfit is a sweater, jeans, and boots. I struggle finding comfortable clothes in the summer months. On top of that, I went through a major purge when I moved out of my apartment. After six years of college, some of those t-shirts aren’t holding up like they were on the first day of freshman year. Not to mention my taste has changed a lot over the years. I need clothes suitable for going to a job, not rolling out of bed and walking to class.

While I love the styles at places like J. Crew, Anthropologie, Madewell, and Ann Taylor, I can’t afford to do all my shopping there. I wasn’t sure what to do until I looked online at Target. They have tons of great clothes right now. These are a few items I think are worth checking out.

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First is the Short Sleeve Crew Neck Tee Shirt by Mossimo. I love them; they are my go to basic tee. I probably buy a few different colors every year. This time I picked one up in Apple Red and Hematite (dark grey). I also have one in basic colors like black, white, and navy. It’s very versatile. I typically wear it with jeans, but it also can be dressed up with a skirt or cardigan.

Next are some striped tops. I’m currently obsessed with black and white striped shirts. I think they are simple and classic. I found the Boatneck Tee and Leisure Structured Tunic Top, both by Merona. I feel more comfortable in longer sleeves, so the ¾ length is perfect for me. Can’t wait to wear these with a pretty necklace or bracelet.

Two basic items I snatched up were the Merona Clip Spot Favorite Shirt and Mossimo Pleated Skirt. I had been look for a plain white button up and black skirt. These were much more affordable options that what I had seen elsewhere.

Finally, I picked up two pairs of shoes while I was there. One was a basic pair of Flip Flops I could wear to the pool without worrying about. The other is a comfy pair of black Ballet Flats. Not only are there cute, but they don’t make my feet hurt, as well. These offer the perfect combination of style and practicality.

The best part is that together, all of this came out to roughly $125 before tax. That’s about the same price as two shirts or a dress from Anthropologie. I predict I will get a lot of wear out of every item. I highly suggest you take a look, as there are so many great items available right now.

Stay cool, and have a great summer. Cheers!

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My Dream [Wardrobe] for Colder Weather

Autumn and winter are my favorite fashion seasons. Sweaters, coats, scarves – I’m all about the layers. Since it’s still relatively warm where I live, I’ve put together an imaginary wardrobe of what I wish I was wearing.

Dresses:

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The Poppy Palette Dress from Anthropologie with leggings, boots, and a sweater for an everyday look, and the Victoria Neoprene Dress from Anthropologie for all the fancy holiday parties I go to, obviously Continue reading My Dream [Wardrobe] for Colder Weather

A Summer in Monochrome

While I love bright colors during the summer, truth be told, I’m a black and white kind of gal. I put together a couple outfits to show how I wear black and white in July.

coffeespoonlivingThis is a casual look that I love – a fun shirt from J. Crew paired with skinny jeans and black boots. Looks nice, and comfortable, too.

 

coffeespoonlivingFor something dressier, I think this outfit looks great. A pair of black sandals like these from DSW makes a striped dress and cardigan summer appropriate. The great thing about black and white is that it allows you accessorize with a pop of color without it being overwhelming. I’m loving the Cedar Street Small Luciana bag from Kate Spade in “Bright Beryl,” currently on sale!

That’s what I’ve been wearing. What about you?

Birthday Suit

I don’t know about you, but I love dressing up on my birthday. It makes the day feel even more special. I went for a more casual look this year. This look is great for eating frozen yogurt, browsing the bookstore, and dining out with friends, which is how I spent my birthday. : )

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Rock Concert Formal

I was lucky enough to go see Arcade Fire earlier this month, and I’m still buzzing about it. They are one of my favorite bands, and the concert was amazing! The atmosphere really added to the overall experience. Concert goers were supposed to wear formal attire or a costume. I love the chance to dress up, and I thought I would share what I wore.

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textured tank dress from Anthropologie – knotted braided chain necklace from Forever 21 – kara crossbody bag from Anthropologie – faux leather cowboy booties from Forever 21