Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Monday – Rainy days and Mondays always get me down!  I like to wear black when it rains but add some bright colors!  Our Mondays are numbered now with only about 5 more to go.  It is supposed to rain much of this week.  Maybe it will be easier to keep the kids on task!

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This is a LulaRoe perfect tee which is really a tunic, black capris, a LLR vest, and my tassel earrings.  I wore my black Hunter boots and changed into black slides at school.  I feel like this outfit looks really teacherish.  I needed to be comfortable on Monday.

I’m trying to wear everything I have in my closet for spring and if it looks bad I will donate it.  Or, if I’m not excited to wear it, it will go in the donate pile.  

Tuesday – I wore an outfit from last week that I never got to wear!  I wore the black tassel blouse with a bright yellow sweater and black ankle length pants.

Spring and summer staples: 

Clutches

Would you believe these were around $8 at a consignment store?  I like to take a clutch if I’m going out to eat or to happy hour.  These are my summer clutches.

White Shorts and Denim/Chambray shorts

These are both from Target’s new Universal Threads line.  I’m in love!  I had a hard and fast rule that I couldn’t buy any more clothes at Target – not because I’m a snob, but because I felt that the prices were too much for the quality.  I can get a “mall brand” shirt at my consignment stores for $8 and Target’s shirts seem to be at least $24 lately.  I would wash a Target shirt and it would look horrible after washing.  Also, I would tend to make impulse purchases when grabbing needed cleaning products or toiletries and I wanted to stop that practice.  I’m super happy with the quality and fit of both of these pairs of shorts.

Secret (or not so secret) Tip:  Look at Target.com for a better selection.  Order items to be picked up in store.  I just discovered this.  Genius!

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Finally, I want to share some of my favorite warm weather shoes.  The only ones that are this season are the bottom right faux Birkenstocks from Target.  I wanted rose gold and these were recommended by Magnolia Mamas blog.  I love them!  I know they won’t last all season, but they are comfy and cute.  

My favorite flip flop brand of all time is Reef.  Seriously, check them out.  They are high quality and a great price for what you get.  I ordered mine on Amazon but Macy’s and other department stores carry them.  My Macy’s had them next to swimwear and not with the normal shoes, FYI.

Would you believe these Tory Burch leather slides were a consignment store find for $70ish dollars?  These are $200 sandals.  I mean, I don’t think I could pay that, but I will say these are 4 years old and have held up great.  Seriously, check out your local consignment stores.  It’s amazing what you can find!

The black pretty design are Nordstrom’s BP.  I love them and got them last year.

The back left are Hush Puppies from last year from Amazon.  So comfortable!  Yes, they still make Hush Puppies and my favorite flats are by Hush Puppies.  People, I have done the teacher test on them and they are seriously the most comfortable flats.  I have a friend who returned her Tieks and bought these instead.

Back middle are Blowfish and they are linen.  They are cute with dresses and skirts.  I have had these for 3-4 years.

Finally, back right are by Lucky brand.  I love Lucky shoes.  These were also a consignment find for $12 ish dollars a couple of years ago.  

I’m sorry these are mostly old, but it gives you an idea of the styles that I think are staples.  

What are your staples for spring and summer?  What should I add to my wardrobe this season?  

Happy Hump Day!

Amy 

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