Varsity Stripe Sweater + My Favorite Leopard Shoes { & a life update!}

Varsity Stripe Sweater  |  similar Utility Vest Jeans  |  Leopard Slip-Ons  |  Bow Bag  |  State Necklace  |  Sunglasses  |  Tassel Earrings  |  Logo Belt  |  Watch  |  Wrap Bracelet 

Well hey, strangers!! I took a bit of a hiatus at the end of the year but it feels really good to be back! In case you don’t follow along on Instagram– here is a short recap of what has being going on in the past month…

  1. Jake, Beckam & I spent about 3 weeks in Missouri over the holidays with family! It was SO nice to get tons of quality time with all of our favorite people! The only tough part of this was the 19 hour drive EACH WAY. Ugh!
  2. We packed up our entire house in Quantico & moved about 85% of it into storage!
  3. The rest of our belongings [clothes & toys] got stuffed into our cars & moved with us to our new place in Virginia Beach! We are only here for a few months so we are renting a fully furnished apartment. We’re just a few blocks from the beach & LOVE the area so far!

It felt odd to take such a long break from blogging but I was super overwhelmed with a consistently long to-do list and focused on soaking up as much time with family as possible. However, I am so excited to kick off 2018 here on Styled Blonde! I already have several trips in the works, ANOTHER MOVE in a few months [this time to San Diego!], & tons of content ideas! I hope y’all know how much I appreciate you taking the time to read this little blog of mine. It never ceases to amaze me that people use their valuable time to read what I spend hours putting together!

A quick run-down on this outfit…. This varsity stripe sweater is on major sale! I love the neutral colors with the fun sleeve detail. I’ve already posted it a few times on Instagram & you seem to love it too! Also– these Kate Spade x Keds leopard slip-ons are a definite favorite of mine. They are so convenient to throw on when we’re on the go. & I swear, despite the print, they go with everything! [because leopard is a neutral… duh 😉 ] And lastly- this bow bag is such a classic! I’ve shared it on the blog before in this post. Fingers crossed it goes on sale soon too!

Well I hope y’all are off to a great start of your week! xo



  1. January 17, 2018 / 12:11 pm

    Loving those varsity stripes! And of course the pop of leopard too!

  2. January 17, 2018 / 12:21 pm

    I love so many pieces in this outfit! First of all we’re sweater twins — high fives to that! And I totally agree it’s such a steal right now. I also will be needing those super cute leopard slip-ons in my life, come to mamma!!!

  3. Maggie
    January 17, 2018 / 12:49 pm

    This whole outfit is so good!! I love the varsity stripes, and of course those leopard shoes are divine!

  4. Kristina
    January 17, 2018 / 2:17 pm

    OMG those slip-ons are too cute- I need those in my life!

    xo, Kristina

  5. January 17, 2018 / 3:45 pm

    I love the varsity top with the vest layered over it. Such a great every day look. xo ~ Megan

  6. January 18, 2018 / 12:14 pm

    Leopard print anything is my favorite. I need these shoes. They look so comfy.

  7. Kelsey
    January 18, 2018 / 1:15 pm

    The perfect casual look! This is definitely a go-to for me! love the leopard shoes! xo

  8. Stephanie
    January 18, 2018 / 4:38 pm

    This outfit is totally up my alley. Definitely something I can see myself wearing on a busy day of running errands or blog work. Speaking of busy – it sounds like you are super super busy right now with all that moving around! I hope you enjoy VA beach! You’re only about an hour and a half from where I live in Richmond!

    • Kelssey Layton
      January 18, 2018 / 5:07 pm

      Oh how fun! We moved from Quantico so we drove right past Richmond! The closest Kendra Scott is in Richmond so I’ll need to head there soon 😉 ha!

  9. January 18, 2018 / 8:53 pm

    That is the perfect casual long sleeve and love it layered with that vest. You are too cute.

  10. January 20, 2018 / 9:14 pm

    I love this whole outfit on you! The leopard print shoes look so good with the vest:)

    xoxo, Hannah

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