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this weekend was the best kind of busy.
friday night marty and i went to luke bryan, where i country girl shook it all night long. then, saturday, my bestie kathleen and i threw our other bestie, alice, a little baby shower. anytime the three of us are together is the best time, and its even better when all of our “group” can be there. there are 6 of us that have been friends since freshman year of high school, and i love the fact that we’re all still close.
yesterday, marty and i hosted a little brunch before alice went back to georgia, and when i was planning it i told everyone that it would be super casual and that i would most likely be in pajamas. though i didn’t wear my actual pajamas, i did wear this essentially pajamas outfit. y’all know i love a good flowy t-shirt..perfect for hiding biscuit induced food baby.
(easter circa 1991 with my mom and my mimi)
maybe (most likely) its just a southern thing, but picking out my easter dress has pretty much always been a big deal. obviously when i was younger, my mom got to pick. but as i got older, choosing the perfect dress was a very important task (gotta look your best for jesus’ big day you know).
growing up, i was always on a budget for my easter look, and that idea has definitely stuck through adulthood (i just ordered this dress and this dress for this year). below, i’m rounding up some budget friendly options for y’all ($50 and under), in case you’re in need for some easter outfit planning inspo!
flowy and floral (zara, $49.90)
a very “easter” blue (nordstrom, $29.40)
long sleeve, mock neck floral (nordstrom rack $14.97)
embroidered shift dress (gap, $34.99)
short sleeve striped shirt dress (asos, $34)
simple scallops (j.crew factory, $41.50)
asymmetrical hem (free people via macy’s, $45.49)
lace-up jumpsuit (target, $27.99)
gauzy and comfortable white (old navy, $28)
bell sleeve tunic dress (nordstrom rack, $17.50)
ruffled cold shoulder (zara, $39.90)
fun gingham tunic (brickyard buffalo, $18.99)
tulip hem maxi (nordstrom, $42)
embroidered hem jumpsuit (asos, $39)
wrap front (shopbop, $42)
pretty lace (nordstrom, $49)
embroidered, gingham, and off the shoulder (asos, $31)
ruffle hem midi (old navy, $39.94)
classic polka dots (h&m, $34.99)
short sleeve “twofer” shirt dress (nordstrom rack, $44.97)
floral maxi (forever 21, $27.90)
patchwork print maxi (nordstrom, $38.90)
ruffled chambray dress (j.crew, $49.99)
knotted off the shoulder (nordstrom rack, $32.97)
eyelet flounce dress (j.crew factory, $39.99)
striped linen dress (old navy, $34.94)
open shoulder maxi (forever 21, $27.90)
floral high neck trapeze dress (nordsrom rack, $52.97-i know its over $50, but its SO easter-y!!)
paisley print (forever 21, $38)
long sleeved satin shift (nordstrom, $37.20)
woven cold shoulder (nordstrom rack, $27.97)
denim tassel dress (forever 21, $48)
floral shirt dress with pockets (gap factory, $46.99)
drop hem ruffle dress (asos, $30)
ends up, i have a lot of shoes.
an embarrassing amount for someone who teaches preschool and clearly doesn’t make millions. i thought it might be fun to do a few different “best of” blog posts talking about my shoes and why i promise each pair is needed!
first up: boots!
the newbury boot:
i’m pretty sure that this style of bootie is my all time favorite. they are so easy to dress up or down, and the style compliments almost every outfit. if i wasn’t such a boot hoarder, i think i could live the rest of my life with just this style of boot in my closet. paying full price for the newbury boot is a true investment-they cost right at $500 a pair. however, if you’re patient, you can snag a pair for way less than $200 (i bought my first pair for $200 off eBay, and then used poshmark credit to buy my next two pairs for $140 each). the rag and bone website often runs major end of season sales where i’ve seen the newbury listed for as low as $180. i definitely recommend investing in these boots. the quality is amazing, they’re SO comfortable, and they will definitely last a lifetime.
the harrow boot:
i know, i know, another rag and bone pair. the harrow boot was the first rag and bone boot i fell in love with, and the last to add to my closet. i feel like people literally own these boots forever, so it was hard to find the perfect preowned pair. like most of my designer shoes, i snagged this from poshmark for less than $150. i love the black strap and the taupe color-these boots will literally go with anything. the heel is a little lower than the newbury, so they’re slightly easier to wear.
i did a full blog post about these stuart weiztman beauties here, so i won’t go talk too much about them in this post. i will say this: i love these boots so much and i’m so mad at tennessee for skipping winter and taking away all my opportunities to wear them.
both pairs of these boots were nordstrom rack deals that i couldn’t pass up. i really try not to wear my more expensive pairs of boots daily considering my job. i really wanted some throw on and go boots that i wasn’t too attached to in case a child at work decided to pee on me or throw up on me (which literally happens once a week). i also try not to wear my designer shoes in the rain, if i can help it. each of these easy, classic booties is so comfortable and easy to style. and if they fall apart after this season, i’m not worried because i think i paid $30 each?
i think its important to have a pair of flat boots in your closet for times when a heel just isn’t an option. i’ve worn the pair above out on the weekends several times because they’re so comfortable and add a lot of personality to an outfit. i also own two pairs of cowboy boots (because nashville) and recently got this marc fisher pair from poshmark.
these free people snakeskin booties DEFINITELY make a statement. i love these because the snakeskin print is neutral colors, allowing them to pair with so many things in my closet and adding immediate personality to a pretty basic outfit.
you can just never go wrong with jeans and a t-shirt. the cut of this t-shirt is so flattering and a great staple to have in your closet for those days you just don’t know what to wear-which for me happen every single day. its a shame this shirt doesn’t come in multiple colors; i’d have a whole throw on and go arsenal.
ps: i highly recommend checking out the entire fairchild line (here or here). every piece is BEAUTIFUL. i only own this shirt and this star top, but i’ve got my eyes on this moto jacket, this blazer, this knit dress, and this embroidered blouse.
a few weeks ago, one of my friends had a “campfire chic” themed birthday party complete with a cozy fire pit, grilled cheese, and s’mores. clearly i love a theme and ran to nordstrom rack to find appropriate attire and grabbed few things, including this shirt. i ended up not wearing any of my campfire themed things, but i’m still very into this shirt. its long and flowy and i’m thinking it will be perfect for a casual thanksgiving/friendsgiving situation.
all black is always my solution to standing in my closet and not knowing what to wear (which is most days). i love this peasant top from nordstrom rack-the material is light enough to wear while its still warm out, but the color is perfect for the season.
random thought: as much as i love fall, i hate how late the sunrises and how early it sets in this awkward time before daylight savings. how am i supposed to get up and moving when its so dark out/how am i supposed to be productive at night when the sun sets at 6PM?! guess i’ll just sleep in and watch a lot of dateline until the time change. oh well.