Versatility: Utility Stripes { + Giveaway }

Riffraff Striped Top {love this & this}   /   JCP Utility Jacket {almost identical}   /   similar Black Skinnies   /   old Leopard flats {need these for $20!}   /   Francesca’s Grey Clutch {monogram version here}   /   Kendra Scott necklace 1 & 2   /   Kate Spade watch   /   J.Crew bracelet 

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On a teacher budget, it’s important to have lots of pieces in your closet that can be mixed & matched with other staples in your wardrobe. I wore this striped top earlier this week here & this utility jacket here. They are both basic pieces that I can easily pair with lots of things in my closet to get the most use out of them! I have a really hard time justifying purchases of items that I am limited to only 1 or 2 outfit options. While I never spend much on clothing items {& I almost always buy on sale}, it is easier to buy “nicer” things when I can instantly picture 10+ outfits in my head!

Stripes are so easy. They are great for print mixing- think: florals, polkadots, plaid, leopard, etc. & This utility jacket { + my denim jacket} are the best pieces for spring! They go with just about everything & are great layering pieces when the weather is up and down. 

Well I hope you girls have had a great week so far! This weekend is the #BigAlStrong Fundraiser so I am ready to get home & get the party started!


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Happy Friday, friends! I am having a freebie Friday party on my blog today! I have teamed up with a group of lovely ladies to give away a $600 gift card to Nordstrom (because honestly, who doesn’t love Nordstrom?)

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The giveaway will run until February 23. Good luck, lovelies! xo


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