Hope everyone had a great holiday weekend. We had a blast with our son, daughter-in-law and two sweet grands. Both my son and my daughter are not fond of social media so you won't see much of my grands except for maybe legs, backs of heads, etc.... which I completely respect.
The weather at the beach was still a bit rainy on Friday and chilly on Saturday. So we did not get a lot of time in the sand and sun but we did get to do a little shopping during naps at the local TJ Maxx. And let me tell you, this TJ's has fab finds... any time of the year.
So I thought, I would share 4 spring outfits built from this quick shopping trip. The best part is that every piece is under $40. Unfortunately, there is no way to link to the clothes as they typically stock different items online than in the stores and even so (as you well know) if you don't by it when you see it at TJ's or Marshall's, there is no going back, cause it's gone.
The first outfit is a casual sweatshirt with pouffy cotton sleeves perfect for spring weather. I am wearing my favorite converse tennis shoes and a pair of Articles of Society frayed jeans, which I linked in my Pearls post here.
Second is a pretty rose-colored tee/top with gold thread around the top. I am wearing jeans from the closet and gold espadrilles bought last year at TJ's.
My third look is a blue and white striped bell sleeve shirt, on sale for under $20, Free People jeans from the closet and my favorite JSlide blue suede shoes.
Last but not least is my favorite of the bunch, tencel joggers in a color I love but find difficult to describe. The tag says "toast" but it is closer to a "buttered rum with a twist of orange." These cool joggers can be dressed up or down. I added black strappy sandals and a black bell sleeve shirt from the closet. The fun, clear bucket bag was also under $20 and a fun accessory for the spring.
The moral of this post is don't shy away from the discount stores, when shopping for your seasonal wardrobe. For just over $100, I found four spring looks that I will wear through summer/fall.
As always, thanks for stopping by the blog. My goal is to share authentic ageless style; fashion, beauty and relevant lifestyle information as we share this journey together! Have a great week!!
Most people know the fashion icon Diane Von Furstenberg, who revolutionized the feminine wrap dress back in the 70's. Today, this fierce woman that built a fashion empire is so much more.
These days Diane is embarking on her "third act or her fulfillment phase"... and her mission is to empower women and help them find their strength! You can read more about her recent interview here with Poppy Harlow and Haley Drazin from CNN Money. The interview is definitely worth watching, reading or listening to. One big point Furstenberg makes is that "the most important relationship in life is the one we have with ourselves. It's very important because if you lose yourself, you have nothing." I love this advice!
DVF has always been one of my favorite designers, and her line has expanded greatly since a rebranding! I recently found this beautifully detailed blouse and want to share it with you! Notice the ribbon on the cuffs and down the front. I believe it is simply spectacular for a simple white blouse. I paired it with red slacks but you could wear it with anything.
As always, thank you reading and stopping by the blog. My goal is to share authentic ageless style and relevant information as we share this journey together! I so appreciate you, my friends and readers! XXOO
We all have those weeks! And I am glad to put last week behind me and move on but thought I would share with you a little with you.
Last Sunday night after watching our team's awful playoff game, I got that terrible stomach flu. I barely surfaced till Tuesday afternoon as it hung around. That night my Mom had a mild heart attack and we quickly met her at the hospital. Thankfully, after two procedures, care and rest in the hospital, she is back home and feeling much better!
Mom is a strong, independent, fierce, 80 (plus) year old that does things her way!! She still lives on her own with her two little dogs, drives herself, plays bridge 2X a week and enjoys life with her family and many friends.
My family is so blessed to have her in our lives and what a loving person she is. Who was she worried about last week? Not herself but me! She was worried that I had not gotten enough rest after the flu and spending the night and days with her. Talk about a mother's love!
Hoping to get back to normal this week but will be spending a lot of time with Mom till she is back in the driver's seat...so to speak.
I am wearing a cute plaid shirt from one of my favorite boutiques, Luxe Angel in Charlotte, a grey Eileen Fisher sweater from the closet, #ftc and jeans, also from Luxe Angel, which happen to be some of my new favorites. The brand is Articles of Society and they are a dark gray with a raw/cut hem. The fit is great and so is the price. In fact, they are still available here. My boots are Ralph Lauren from the closet, which I bought on sale at Belk last year for $7. They have the best sales. I have linked some similar boots for you.
Hope your week is great and thanks for stopping by as always. XXOO