Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Layering Classics


Old Navy Dress | thrifted (I found the exact dress here!)
Faded Glory Flannel | Walmart (I also have this one and LOVE it)
Denim Jacket | Levi's (thrifted but I also love this one)
Sandals | Nine West (thrifted last year)
Leather Backpack | GH Bass & Co (old but similar here + here)

When I think of fall, I get giddy about layering my very favorite pieces together in the perfect way. Even summer staples can be great for transitioning and this Old Navy cami dress I thrifted for a dollar (it's still very available online though!) a few weeks ago is the perfect example of one. Just by tossing a cozy flannel and denim jacket over it, it gives off a completely different vibe. And I love it. I would totally never guess that this flannel was from Walmart but, honest to goodness it is! It is so, so soft and works great layered or by itself. I also have the blue/red print and it's even better. So great to tie around your t-shirt dress and go. Especially when you're heading to fall soccer in the evenings and want to be comfy but still cute. The price is pretty great too and that's always a win. There are lots of patterns available online or in store and I would for sure recommend grabbing one (or two!) if you like to layer half as much as I do. I also love adding in warm hues when I'm starting to transition my closet and this leather backpack does that perfectly. Plus it makes momming a lot easier and, Lord knows, I can always use an extra hand with my four active boys. 

The only thing that could have made this outfit any better would have been a pair of white sneakers, and long hair curled into loose waves (ahem...but, that's a whole nother thought lol). Seriously though, I've been crushing on some white Converse for the longest time and have decided to add them to my Christmas list this year. We'll see if they materialize (lol) but, really, a great basic sneaker is a working addition to any wardrobe, no matter the season. I love these on amazon and, though they have lots of color options, I really, really love the white. It's so versatile and goes with LITERALLY everything. Want. Want. Want. 

I wore this look for a labor day barbeque with my hubby's family and, although I had to shed the jacket because of the 90 degree weather that day, it was perfect for lounging around outside in the shade. Everyday style has been coming a lot easier to me lately and that's a pretty cool feeling. I feel like it's so easy to overthink what we wear daily and that really takes a lot of the fun out of it. Fill your closet with things that you love and get rid of all the extra stuff you never wear. It clouds the view of the good stuff and can really put a damper on getting dressed in the morning (or afternoon, or evening if you're me..whatev). I've tried to be super intentional the past few months about paying attention to what I'm wearing often and what I'm never even trying on and purging the latter so I can focus on things much more important. Like my growing boys and sweet, blessing of a man hubby. And boy has it been liberating. I am so very, very blessed and I don't want even a smidgen of that to be wasted. What a joy it is to have my family so close and to be able to see them and kiss them and love on them whenever I want. Thank you Lord for this life you've given me and may I always remember how truly BLESSED I am.

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