Right now, I’m sitting a bed in my niece’s room in Utah, while Ava’s sleeping on the floor with her cousins. I’ve been here since Tuesday (very late) night. Two days if soaking up my new niece’s newborn smell, kissing the cheeks of my cherubic nephew and having so many good talks with my sisters. I love that this is the way I’m finishing out May.
It’s always tricky when you travel, trying to pack for what you think the weather might be, trying not to have your suitcase be too bulky, trying to plan outfits that will be easy but still make you feel confident, and then shoes. Oh the shoes. They are so heavy and take up so much space!
On this trip, where it’s been a lot of spring weather, warm but then suddenly cool and a little rain, and I was going to be primarily helping with my sister’s new baby, I went with my fall back everyday momiforms. This easy layered outfit has been my basic formula, and it’s been perfect for the trip. Skinny jeans, a great popover, a leather jacket, and some fun flats. I’m actually rather proud of myself because I only packed 3 pairs of shoes (besides my running shoes and they don’t count obviously). But so far I’ve only worn these leopard ones because they go with everything. Seriously. If you are going on a trip this summer do yourself a favor and pack a pair of leopard flats. Also, while we’re on the subject of what to pack. Hello leather jackets. They also are so versatile and easy to pack. And I think they just really elevate any outfit.
Well, I better go, I’m heading out in a bit to help my sister get her baby’s newborn pictures taken, but make sure and pop-in tomorrow morning, because I’ll be rounding up all the memorial day sales… there are some really good ones coming!
This outfit was a bit of a step outside the typical for me, but when I spotted the white BELLE+SKY long button down tunic, I just about died. Preppy boho, was the first thought that came to my mind. I think we should make that a thing… I love a great crisp white structured top, and the tunic spin just made it so chic and surprising, I was doing cartwheels when it fit. It’s super lightweight so I’m stoked because it will work great all summer and I love the way it looks paired with some distressed denim and a pair of nude wedges. Just a simple chic summer look.
I’m a color lover, that’s no secret, but during these warmer months I am all about crisp whites and cool blues. Since it’s too warm to really layer, which is my go-to method for finishing an outfit, I go with my fall back to get the job done: accessories. Simple chic pieces like this tunic don’t need much; this easy blue Liz Claiborne cross body bag and a couple understated pieces of jewelry do the trick. When I’m in the mood for a little more, adding lightweight scarves, hats, and of course a fun polish color work wonders to take an otherwise basic outfit to the next level.
How do you polish off your outfits in the summer months?
*this post was created in Partnership with JCPenney and People StyleWatch.
The Nordstrom Half-Yearly sale is happening right now! There are so many great pieces and I’ve rounded up a bunch of my favorites for you below. Sale pieces go at the speed of light so if you see something you love make sure and snag it quick.