Pineapple prints, colorful lace, gingham checks, madras plaid and more amazing summer fashions greeted me at my local Target store yesterday. I had one of those extremely rare, super-successful shopping trips with both kiddos (candy bribes may or may not have been involved) and was able to snap some pics and try on a few items, too!
Shown above: Pineapple tee (just $5!) and Mossimo Low-Rise Boyfriend Shorts 6" Inseam, wearing size 4/27 (fit is TTS). I think this is the pair online but can't quite tell for sure.
Although we're heading into spring, now is still the perfect time to buy a winter coat at a major discount. One style that won't go out of style anytime soon is the classic parka. I was looking for an olive one for a while now and found this amazing a.n.a. parka on clearance at JCPenney this weekend! It features faux fur trim on the hood and super cozy hand cuffs, plus a cinchable waist to give it some more shape. For reference I'm wearing a size large and I'm 5'8". This parka is just $59.99 and I paid $54 at the register with an additional 15% off applied.
Yesterday temperatures dipped into the teens here in Connecticut so I was actually excited to put my new coat to the test, and let me tell you, it kept me toasty warm with just a plaid shirt underneath (similar) and my leather riding boots (similar)! This isn't a sponsored post or anything, I was just really excited to share this jacket with you guys and my Instagram photo doesn't do it justice, so I forced my dear husband to snap these photos so you can see how good it looks (or at least how good I think it looks!) Snag one for yourself, you won't be disappointed.
Back-to-school fashion is all about finding versatile pieces that you can wear multiple ways, which is why this Mudd Embroidered Utility Jacket was a clear choice for me as I was putting together my third look for Kohl's (see my first and second looks here and here). To say I'm obsessed would be an understatement: You can wear utility jackets with ripped jeans and Converse, shorts and combat boots, or even a flirty dress and heels. #musthaveforreal The embroidery on this particular utility jacket makes it feel special while the black-and-white color palette is still easy to mix and match with everything in your closet.
With the first day of Fall just around the corner, I knew I wanted to style a look featuring something cozy and warm for my second back-to-school outfit with Kohl's. This season I'm seeing sweater vests everywhere, and I was beyond excited to find the trend going strong at my Kohl's store -- I immediately tried on this Mudd Colorblock Long Vest and fell in love. It's so soft and feels like you're wrapping yourself up in a blanket! But, it's actually a lot easier to wear than say, a poncho or blanket scarf. Don't get me wrong, I love a good ruana or oversized scarf, but sometimes I feel like I can't move around when I'm wearing one. With this vest, my arms are free, yet I still get the drama of a bold layering piece. It's the best of both worlds!
If there's one good thing about the end of summer, it's the chance to shop for new clothes like back-to-school fashions. Growing up, that always meant a trip to Kohl's, and while my back-to-school days are behind me, I was excited to team up to share some outfit ideas for those all-important first days back in class!
For fall, I always go back to plaid and stock up on comfy shirts, but a plaid shirtdress is just as versatile and easy to wear. Here I paired a So Plaid Shirtdress with So ankle boots for an effortless look you can wear now when the weather is still warm and well into the winter months with tights or leggings. I'm wearing a size medium in the dress, and the ankle boots are true to size. Both are soooo comfortable. The dress is super soft and lightweight which makes it great for layering (but it's not sheer, so you can wear it alone, too).