You know that old addage that you should dress high-low? As in have one piece that is nice and expensive, and then one bargain piece to balance it out? Well, if that’s the rule, then more often than not I’m dressing low-low. There’s not a lot of “investment” going on in my wardrobe. But I have picked up some bargain pieces that make me feel like I have something to wear when I get dressed. That’s one of the great things about not having to get dressed every day- one piece really does make a huge difference.
I know it’s hard to believe, but last week it was cool enough to wear that outfit. And I’ve worn that striped top a lot in the last few weeks, but now it’s a little warm for it.
So here’s the part that makes this a real outfit post:
Watch- Amazon (I have two, LOVE THEM!)
Jeans- American Eagle (from a few years ago)
Sandals- Kinos my mom bought over 5 years ago and handed down to me- I seriously wear them every other day.
What’s your favorite thing in your closet these days? I always am looking for my comfiest cotton dress to throw on, it seems like I can’t have enough cotton dresses! Maybe one those will appear in my next outfit post?
Wanna hear what’s in other people’s closets? Check out this sweet vlog link up!
Britt @ The Magnolia Pair says
Do NOT feel silly! You look adorable! And, you have the cutest outfits, so you need to keep doing these! And tripods are awesome :D
Elisabeth @ La Vita e Bella says
i need a tripod – adorable pictures :) and i'm loving that stripe top …too bad its too warm for it now!
Eloquent English says
A tripod is my best friend! We love it when we travel so we don't have to ask people to take our picture! LOL! xoxo A-
You look great, and I can't wait to see more outfit posts!
Milynn luong says
That is my weekend wardrobe! Jeans and a striped shirt. Cute outfit! :) Since I've started working in a place where business casual is required, my favorite is a chiffon blouse I bought from f21.
M. Flynn says
You are cute! I have a tripod and I still can't figure it out.
You look so cute! I love the outfit. They're opening an H&M super close to our new apartment about a week after we move and I'm SO excited! haha
Blue Dog Belle says
So cute! Can't wait to see more outfits posts with your fancy tripod :)
I have that H&M shirt and wear it all the time!
I seriously need to invest in a tripod! What a smart idea. But I love your outfit! Something I wear every other day – stripes and blue jeans. ;)
Super cute!This looks like one of my favorite outfits! The only other thing I love more than a great pair of jeans is anything with stripes. My closet is full of stripes…kinda ridiculous. Thanks for sharing :)
Jayme and Mendi says
I dress low-low a lot! :-) Today it's Target flats, Old Navy skinny jeans and a top I got from NY&Co on sale. :-) Nothing wrong with that!
Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings
you look great! Well done with the tripod!
Megan C. Stroup says
When I was a dairy princess (you can laugh, I know it's silly), we were taught a 10-point rule for dressing. Each flashy piece you are wearing is 2 points, and each basic piece is 1. You should end up with about 10 points, I think 8-10 is the ideal range. Any less and you're not dressed well enough, any more and you're too gaudy. I don't think I would have ever hit 10 if it weren't for my crown (2 points) and sash (2 points), but it's an interesting idea!
i'm always buying stripes, i have way too many…what is it about them? your blog is so cute!
You're really cute. :)
I love your stripes.
I wish I had a tripod!!!
I would post pictures of myself every single day. Multiple times daily, even.
Because I am crazy like that. :)
Krissy B says
Tripod power! I'm on the look-out for one myself, so then we can feel a bit silly together. ;) Though in all honesty, you totally don't look silly at all.
I'm very much of the low-low mentality too. Or low-medium. ;) As an unemployed almost graduate, investment pieces are super duper not in my budget either. Ah well, I say if it makes you feel nice/stylish/whatever have you, that's all that counts. Or so I keep telling myself. Cheap jeans, for the win! ;)
Emily Hope says
You're insanely cute. Does this new tripod mean we get to see more pictures of Kate. I hope so.
Thanks for the shout out today lady.
Lisa // Elembee, Etc says
Great outfit! Such good staples to have. I can't believe it was cool enough to wear that! I haven't been able to wear an outfit like that since probably February.
Fash Boulevard says
omg, congrats on the tripod. So exciting. You look fabulous btw. Adore this post, love. If you get a sec, I just posted pictures from my wedding ceremony. Eeek. Love to hear what you think. xo
Thats it. I've been toying with the idea of getting a tripod and I think you just convinced me to do it!!!
Love this simple look – the stripes are so cute!
The Other Side of Gray
Yay for a tripod! :) Love that nautical-ish shirt!
Eliza :: Case Study says
Cute!! You might be able to tell from all these comments that I'm just now getting caught up on all the posts I missed while I was moving ;) This inspires me to do an outfit post! xo, eliza