3 Memorial Day Weekend Outfits

3 Memorial Day Weekend Outfits

This Memorial Day weekend may look a little different depending on where you live in the country. But we can still celebrate it for all its meaning (honoring the men and women who died fighting for our country) and kick off the unofficial start of summer.

Maybe you’re heading to a beach or lake house, having a small, responsible get-together, or just sitting in your backyard enjoying the weather.

Whatever your plans, don’t let the weekend pass without trying to celebrate somehow.

It’s been a rough few months, but hopefully, we’re coming out of the darkness into a happy, albeit slightly untraditional summer.

3 Memorial Day Weekend Outfits

3 Memorial Day Weekend Outfits

I love these looks together, and each piece individually. You can wear them all summer long while you work from home, or easily pack them if you plan on going on a road trip with the family.

Casual Maxi Dress

navy maxi dress, gold flip flops, and white earringsMaxi Dress, $68  |  Earrings, $42  |  Flip Flops, $55

Lately, I’ve been living in long maxi dresses. This one from Loveappella at Nordstrom is under $70 and available in red, black and navy (above). It’s a simple tank dress style, so it’s supposed to drape off the body and fall to the ground. Wear it as a proper dress or over your bathing suit. 

What are you supposed to do about a bra? Skip it, or wear a strapless one – a well fitting strapless should be just as comfortable as a regular bra. 

I added big, bold earring because, why not?

And a pair of flip flops by TKEES. These are my favorite “dress up” flip flops. They are simple and sophisticated. I’m featuring the gold, but they are available in an array of neutral colors. If you are considering picking them up, buy a pair that best matches your skin tone. 

Comfy Shorts and Tee

white tie blouse, red shorts, and natural woven sandalsShorts, $48  |  Top, $20  |  Sandals, $60

Next up, shorts and a tee, but slightly elevated. 

I don’t know about you, but any bottom with an elastic waistband is my friend these days. These pull on shorts from Everlane are another nice, casual-yet-polished option. I’m picking up the tomato (above), black and the dark tan to wear on repeat. 

I say this all the time, but when I wear shorts, I try to balance the outfit with a longer sleeve top. It feels a bit more grown up. It’s not an absolute rule, just something to consider.

This cotton top from Banana Republic is perfect, and it’s simple tie front detail helps give it a little bit of style. It’s available up to a size XXL including petite and is on sale for $20. 

For shoes, I’m delighted I came across these sandals from Sam Edelman, how sweet are they? They look so much more expensive than their $60 price tag, and work as a neutral while adding a lot of texture and interest. 

Sunny Jumpsuit 

yellow jumpsuit, white sandals, and gold ray ban sunglassesJumpsuit, $60  |  Sandals, $150  |  Sunglasses, $124

You know, I always try to focus on style AND practicality, but right now, I’m getting bored of the practicality part. I want to get dressed up, and feel pretty, which brings me to this bright and sunny jumpsuit from H&M.

You wear it just like you would a dress, easy-peasy.

To keep it casual I used these leather slides from Tuckernuck, in white. They are also available in cognac and a gorgeous navy. 

Finally, I added a pair of Ray-Bans, my favorite sunglasses that I wear every day. They are on sale at Nordstrom for 20% off.


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A Lightweight Pant Alternative To Shorts

A Lightweight alternative to shorts

I am a planner. My husband might call me a control freak – that’s fine too, I answer to both. Planning and figuring things out is how I cope with stress.

If I have a plan, or two (or three) then I am prepared, and everything will be okay. 

As you can imagine, our current wait -and-see situation, is less than ideal for my personality. 

The summer is, by far, my favorite time of year, but this one is going to be a little weird.

Our big trip to Greece to celebrate my birthday was postponed, and our shore house rental is currently closed. It’s hard to be bummed about it, given the real challenges facing the world.

But, as a family, we could all use something to look forward to, especially with all the doom and gloom in the news. 

To lift our spirits, we came up with some alternative plans to enjoy the warmer weather, and get us out of this house the second virtual learning wraps up at the end of the month.

Yesterday, over in our Facebook Group, I asked our members their plans for the summer. I was so happy to hear that you are itching to get out again too (safely, of course), and there are many, many road trips planned for the summer. 

Which means, we are going to need a few things to wear, AND we have to order them now because everything is taking longer these days. (Depending on the retailer, shipping is taking twice as long.)

So today I’m starting with a pair of lightweight linen pants to wear as an alternative to shorts. 

* as a reminder, I will not publish a comment with any political tone to it from either side, this is a drama free zone .

Lightweight Shorts Alternative 

 

Linen Pants from H&M

Linen Pants, $35

Here’s the deal. I love shorts. But after being stuck at home, with no gym access for three months, I’m probably NOT wearing them right away this summer. 

As an alternative, I picked up these linen ankle pants from H&M. There are running low on inventory, but as I write this they still have enough to make it worth a post. 

They are under $40 and come in sizes  0 – 18. Generally they run true to size, but be sure to look at and compare your measurements. I bought the navy and the blue and white stripe. I’m also on the waitlist for the khaki green (olive). 

I don’t always love linen, but in a dark color you can pull it off without looking like an unmade bed. Avoid the white and beige option -they will be see through, and messy. 

We’ll all likely be working from home this summer, so these are ideal for those days. But I’m wearing them instead of shorts for our first trip to the beach in June. 

How to Wear It

A Lightweight alternative to shortsLinen Pants, $35  |  Flip Flop, $198  |  Eyelet Top, $54.50 (on sale $33)  |  Hoops, $58.50 

For a casual dinner, outside, with a breeze – I am so ready for a normal summer night. 

Above, I used the dark navy option to create a classic combination. This lovely eyelet top is an immediate add-to-cart. It’s on sale for $33 in missy and plus up to a size 20. You can wear it with a these pants, with a little half tuck, or with a pretty skirt to add some texture. 

The sandals, by Tory Burch, are a splurge. I love them, they go with everything and help elevate a basic look. If you picked up her “Patos Disk” sandal last year (a 2019 Reader Favorite) they work perfectly here too. 

Finally, a sweet pair of hoops (under $60) with a white enamel accent, bring a fresh, modern vibe to the outfit. 

Fingers crossed that everyone gets a much needed break this summer – and for continued health and healing over the coming weeks! xxoo

 


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5 Maxi Dresses to Wear Now and Later

5 Five Maxi Dresses For Now and Later

Our Private Facebook Group is a gift. At almost 3,000 members strong, it’s a treasure trove of ideas and inspiration to help me come up with specific posts that serve our ever growing audience on a daily basis. 

One question, posted a few days ago, was about maxi dresses. 

So, how is everyone feeling about maxi length skirts or dresses? Are they over or about to have a new moment?

And the consensus was pretty unanimous – we love them!

Of course, not every style is for every person, so I was surprised and delighted to read such enthusiasm.

Based on that question, and the comments that followed, I thought it would be helpful to share a few options that you can wear right now and then later, along with some “best practice” tips.

So let’s start there.

Maxi length dresses are everywhere. Formal, casual, swim coverups … you have your pick!

But for today’s post, I had a few requirements.

First, you have to be able to wear a regular bra. None of this strapless nonsense while we’re social distancing at home. And no funky cut outs, or backless details. 

Now is not the time 😉

Second, length is always an issue.  So I made sure to include petite options (you still might need to have it hemmed), a few that will work if you are tall, and some that will hit right below your calf, so no matter your height, you’re covered.

I ordered two of these and will share pictures over on Instagram when it warms up – it’s still a little chilly on the East Coast. 

Finally, the prices on most of these are insanely good. 

Five Maxi Dresses for Now and Later

 

 

5 Five Maxi Dresses For Now and Later

From left to right: V-Neck Jersey, $35 | Solid Tiered, $68 (take 30% off for under $50) | Soft Satin, $119| Floral Tiered, $35| Short-Sleeved Jersey, $25

Maxi dresses are nice alternatives to the leggings/joggers/jeans that we’ve all been living in.  Now that the weather in many of our towns is getting warmer, having one or two of these on hand will help break up how mundane many of our wardrobes are feeling. 

Outside of staying at home, these are lovely, breezy pieces to wear to the beach, a casual dinner, or an night with friends (remember them??). 

I like them as an alternative to shorts or short dresses and, as a bonus, they help you instantly feel more feminine. I don’t know about you, but I could benefit from feeling normal, and pretty right about now. 

 

5 Maxi Dresses to Wear Now and LaterV-Neck Jersey, $35

This affordable dress is flattering, comes in five colors including this pretty pink above. It’s available in petite and regular from and XS – XL. 

5 Maxi Dresses to Wear Now and LaterSolid Tiered, $68 (take 30% off for under $50) 

Megan’s Pick!

I absolutely love this simple tiered dress. It’s available in for colors in sizes XXS – 3X. Pair it with flip flops around the house and then flat sandals when we get back out and moving. 

5 Maxi Dresses to Wear Now and LaterSoft Satin, $119

A high low hem adds just a wink of drama to your look. Throw this on at home for a date night on the deck, and then add a strappy sandal, pile on some bracelets and grab a wrap for real date night in the summer. 

5 Maxi Dresses to Wear Now and LaterFloral Tiered, $35

Megan’s Pick!

Bright, cheerful, and only $35. You can’t feel down in this dress so I put it directly in my shopping cart.  Again, wear it now with flip flops, take it out on a neighborhood stroll, and then wear it for a night out with friends this summer. Available in 00 – 20.

 

5 Maxi Dresses to Wear Now and LaterShort-Sleeved Jersey, $25

Like a sweatsuit, only not, and maybe better. You can curl up on your sofa, watch a movie, and play with the kids but look and feel a little more pulled together.

Wear it now with whatever you like, flip flops, slippers – who cares! But later add a sweet pair of sneakers and a denim jacket. Available in XS – XL. 

And, don’t forget about this short sleeve tee shirt maxi I featured a few weeks ago – it’s long (I’m just shy of 5’10) and is getting lots of wear right now. 


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An Easy Spring Dress to Wear Now and Later

Easy Spring Dress to Wear Now and Later

I rarely find anything to buy in a LOFT store, but online I could fill my cart with dozens of items. Which is just what I did a few weeks ago. In that haul I picked up these updated “sweatshirts” and this pretty dress. 

I plan to wear the dress around the house working from home as a nicer looking (but just as easy to wear) alternative to jeans and leggings. It’s a sweet, buy now, wear now and later piece.

The dress is on sale for 50% off, available in missy and petite from a XXS – XXL (18). LOFT has a solid plus size department too. This specific dress isn’t available, but they have dozens of other options here

So today I’m breaking down how to style it, for our current situation,  and for a night out in the warm weather. 

Work from Home Outfit

Easy Spring Dress to Wear Now and Later

Wear Now: Dress, $90 (on sale $45)  |  Cardigan, $34  |  Sneakers, $100  |  Earrings, $45 

I’ve been a study of extremes my whole life. An all in or all out kind of girl. So it’s safe to say that I’ve had more than a few days looking like a swamp person over the last few weeks.

Yesterday I woke up early to get some work done, threw an old fleece over my pajamas, and stayed that way until 4. I finally got dressed to go on our family walk and felt a million times better. 

It has been a solid routine and the act of getting up and getting dressed that has saved my sanity during this and kept me productive. 

Now that the weather is getting a little nicer, I’ve ordered a few dresses to have on hand as a nicer alternative to jeans and leggings. Because just like in the real world, dresses are the easiest thing to put on and still look like you tried. 

For this stay-at-home outfit, I added a pair of simple white slip-on sneakers. These are by Ugg; they are a grown-up version of Van’s, with some cushion on the inside and just a little bit of texture on the leather. 

As a layer, I added this ribbed, oversized cardigan from H&M. You know how much I like H&M’s knitwear. The quality for the price point is excellent. The look should be full, not fitted. The idea is that it’s cozy and casual. You should be able to take it on or off depending on the temperature quickly. 

Then, these sweet earrings from Gorjana, one of our go-to brands for affordable, better quality costume jewelry. 

Summer Date Night 

Easy Spring Dress to Wear Now and LaterWear Later: Dress, $90 (on sale $45)   |  Sandals, $70  |  Clutch, $66  |  Earrings, $35

Whether you’re going away or staying local, I love this warm weather look for a date night or summer party. The dress is lightweight and breezy so you can wear it in high temps. 

I paired it with these festive fringe earrings – also on sale at LOFT for $18. 

But what I love – LOVE is this clutch and these shoes. 

The bag is ideal for summer. When you need a bag like this, you can never find it, so if you have it in your budget, scoop it up now. You’ll carry it to any spring/summer event from showers and weddings, graduations, or like we’re using it here, for a night out. It’s on sale for $66. 

These sandals, by Dolce Vita thrill me. They are a lovely combination of a basic in a neutral with enough going on to feel special and elevate your look. The suede straps and straw block heel add texture to your look and feel special. They are on sale for under $70 with an additional 20% off at checkout. All sizes are still available. 


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A Must Have $22 Top for Work

An Updated Top for Work

Get ready, because this post is JAM-PACKED with super wearable, size-inclusive pieces that stand alone or can be paired together. I had a hard time coming up with a post title because there are so many good pieces here. 

We’re continuing to focus on filling in the voids of our wardrobes, starting with this sweet and simple $22 top from J. Crew Factory.

Better Than A Tee Shirt – Tee Shirt

When I worked with personal clients, I use to look for what I called “better than a tee shirt – tee shirts.”

I define it as something:

– finished enough so you can take your jacket or blazer off comfortably.

– versatile so you can pair it with everything from jeans, your favorite trousers, or a pencil skirt and not feel like you have to add more to your outfit. 

– a straightforward piece that is elevated more than a basic cotton tee.

When I spotted this at J.Crew Factory last week, I quickly grabbed a few for myself and made sure to add it to our content calendar. 

It’s only $22, so scoop it up before it sells out. 

Textured Puff-Sleeve Top by J. Crew Factory

 

Top, $22.50

Available in the five colors above, I purchased the coral and the ivory – which is a true ivory. It looks yellow-based in pictures but in person it is ivory, or off white. I doesn’t look dingy at all.

The sleeves have a subtle puff style. Don’t worry they don’t make your shoulders look bigger than they are, it’s just a nice detail.  And you can comfortably layer something over it.

I love that the fabric has a bit of texture too. It looks like a cross-hatch, so you get some added depth and interest. 

If you are looking for an ideal layering piece that can also stand on it’s on, this is it.

I’ll be featuring it a lot in upcoming posts.

Regarding size, if you are in between or want a little more room consider sizing up. I am a true medium, but bought the large because I like how it drapes and worry about it eventually shrinking. 

Because J.Crew Factory has a fantastic size range, you can get this top in up to a 3X. 

An Outfit Full of Must Haves

Top, $26.50  |  Pants, $110  |  Heels, $75  |   Bracelet, $58   |   Earrings, $35   |   Tote, $195

My goal is to provide accessible outfit inspiration without it being boring. When writing these posts I envision how most of us get dressed in the morning: our eyes half opened, stumbling into our closets, hoping a cute outfit jumps out at us. 

If you have the right pieces, it’s easy to quickly get dressed. Today is an example of how basics coming together create a simple yet elegant look. 

For this inspiration outfit I used pieces I know many of you already have, and a few worth picking up. 

First, the top, in coral, because I love the combination of coral and navy in the spring. 

Next, I paired the top with ankle pants from Banana Republic. These get rave reviews from readers for their fit, quality, and the fact that you can wash them. They are available in regular AND petite from a 0 – 20, a stunningly awesome size range.  

Next, I added these tan suede heels from Taryn Rose. If you are not familiar with Taryn Rose, listen up! 

She is a former orthopedic surgeon who started a line of shoes that are both comfortable and stylish. Usually, her prices are around $200 (+), BUT these suede heels are on sale at Zappos for $75, so they might be worth checking out if you are looking for both function and fashion from your footwear. 

Then I added accessories I know many of you already have, like this navy tote from fan-favorite Cuyana and updated studs from affordable jewelry brand Gorjana

Finally, because I can’t resist a little animal print and extra love it with this color combination, I included this super chic patterned bracelet you can pick up on HSN for under $60. 

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How to Wear a Pink Skirt Three Ways

How to Wear a Pink Skirt Three Ways

It has been dark, cold and dreary all winter on the east coast. I’m over it and I’m ready for spring. If you are too, join me in adding a much needed pop of color into our work wardrobes.

A pop of color is just that, a POP! It should feel bright, cheerful, and a little bold. But balance is a big part of making sure the color doesn’t feel out of place in your look.

So I created three looks to inspire you to try a colorful staple. Today, I’m using this Banana Republic fuchsia skirt. It’s available in missy and tall sizes from a 0 – 20 and she’s WASHABLE. No need to dry clean. 

How to Wear a Pink Skirt Three Ways

 

How to Wear a Pink Skirt Three Ways

First, let’s talk about how to use these three way posts. They’re meant to serve as both outfit inspiration and product recommendations.  I spend hours searching for the right pieces that will work for the majority of our readers.

And each piece within each outfit is meant to be worn multiple ways. Hate the skirt? Ignore it and focus on the supporting pieces. All items have as much size inclusive options as I can find. 

And if something looks familiar it’s because I purposely use items we’ve featured in pasts posts to highlight their versatility. The idea here is true wardrobe building.

Feminine Power Dressing

How to Wear a Pink Skirt Three Ways

Blazer, $98  |  Skirt, $90  |  Blouse, $49  |  Heel, $82  |  Earring, $38

I want to stand on my head I love this look so much. First, every piece is a wardrobe staple that we have featured dozens of times. 

This ivory blazer is a must have so go grab it. It’s by Gibson at Nordstrom – many of you bought it last year – it comes in lots of colors. Wear this instead of a cardigan when you want to slightly elevate your look with some structure. It’s available in petite and miss for under $100. Plus size is here

The blazer is light enough to wear all day – it’s part of the outfit so keep it on. I used the Ann Klein ivory sleeveless blouse underneath from our spring wardrobe capsule. Again, another popular item many of you already have. This creates a lovely layered look, with some depth from the fabric combination and the tie at the neck of the blouse.  Scoop this up in XXS – XXL for under $50. 

Then, the popular Banana Republic 12 hour heels in a slingback style. This color is called Biscotti Beige, and there are lots of other great neutral-to-you options. It’s a lower heel that should be comfortable all day. 

Finally, these Gorjana stud earrings for under $40 with a pretty marble finish. 

Casual Color Combo

How to Wear a Pink Skirt Three Ways

 

Blouse, $60  |  Skirt, $90  |  Heel, $150  |  Earring, $38

Next up I took the skirt and played with color. I absolutely adore wearing variations of pink and red together. It use to be a trend but it’s evolved into a modern color combination. 

Here I used this simple short sleeve blouse, another great find on sale at J.Crew for $60. J.Crew rocks the size scale offering XXS – 3X online. This blouse is full, and meant to blouse out of your skirt. You can also pair it with simple ankle pants and flats on a warm summer day when you want to look finished but don’t want to wear a lot of layers. 

Another lower heel options here, this time from our go-to Sam Edelman. The snakeskin, in black and white acts like a neutral, but gives depth to the outfit. 

Finally, I added an oversized black stud earring by Kate Spade, these were one of our more popular earring picks in 2019. By bringing the black up to your face, you balance the shoes and the look becomes purposeful. 

Just Add Black

How to Wear a Pink Skirt Three Ways

 

Blouse, $69  |  Skirt, $90  |  Shoes, $99  |  Bracelet, $65

An easy and simple way to bring color into your outfit is by pairing it with black. It provides a sharp contrast. 

I used this peplum blouse by Chelsea28. I’m a big fan of the brand for affordable occasion tops. To wear this, let the skirt sit under the peplum and the peplum to just fall over your midsection – it shouldn’t be exaggerate. 

You’ll get lots of wear out of it. It works especially well with flat front, side size pants or wear it with dark jeans on the weekend when you need a “going out outfit.” 

Then I added these J.Crew studded bow sling back flats. I just wore them yesterday, they add the perfect amount of subtle detail. 

Lastly a bracelet. I’ve been wanting to add this into a look because it’s multi-tone, stands on its own or can be layered and is only $65. 

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Recommendations are based on my experience as a personal stylist and wardrobe consultant for over a decade. I worked with busy, down-to-earth women who wanted to look chic and feel confident but were often confused by so much of retail. 

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Weekend Inspiration: Date Night Jumpsuit

Weekend Inspiration: Date Night Jumpsuit

If you’ve been considering a jumpsuit but not sure if you can pull it off, I hope today’s post convinces you to give one a try. I was also hesitant, mostly because of my height. I’m 5’10, so I figured the fit would be awkward, and the length would be too short overall.  

To my delight, I was wrong and now own not one, not two but three different black jumpsuits. I thought it would be helpful to see a normal person in one, with fit issues like everyone else and a lifestyle that doesn’t require getting dressed up for most occasions. 

A couple weeks ago, after a long few days with the kids and an overwhelming week of work, Bri and I found ourselves with a rare opportunity for a spontaneous date night. I should say, I’m not starved for a night out, but it’s always pre-planned with our sitter lined up well in advance. There’s something fun and almost nostalgic when one is dropped in our lap.

So when Bri grabbed a reservation and asked if I could be ready in 15 minutes, I knew just what to wear. The jumpsuit I turn to the most is this Vince Camuto tie-waist option we’ve featured here a few times. I wear it often, because it feels special without being fussy.

I am wearing my usual size 8 in this, which fits perfectly without a bit of alterations – always a bonus.

Date Night Jumpsuit

Weekend Inspiration: Date Night JumpsuitJumpsuit: $99, similar style for plus here.  Block Heel Sandal similar here.

First, the v neckline is super flattering and modest. Why v necks are cut down to the navel these days is beyond me. Plus, you can wear your favorite everyday bra. No need for some special contraption you’re only going to wear a handful of times.

I have, let’s say, a substantial booty, which, I’m not mad at thanks to years of squats. Usually, if I do have to size up in something, it’s to get it over my rear, but this fit is very comfortable and flattering. Because I am fuller on the bottom I tend to avoid wide leg pants, but here, the cut is on point and helps minimize the waist.  

The length is just enough for me to wear about a two inch heel or a pair of flats sandal. I prefer a heel with a wide leg to help balance out the look. If you are any shorter than me, consider your preferred heel height and have the pants hemmed from there. 

Classic Clutch and Simple Jewelry 

Weekend Inspiration: Date Night Jumpsuitsimilar clutch here

This clutch is one of my favorite purchases from Henri Bendel, which sadly went out of business at the end of 2018. I splurged on it, but every time I carry it, I’m reminded of how important it is to invest in certain classic pieces occasionally. For a similar style and price point I like this Gigi New York Croco Clutch

Carry anything you like, and dress it up or down with accessories. You’ll see I tend to keep things simple and wear my better jewelry every day. I figure why wait for a special occasion?

Date Night Ready in 15 Minutes

Weekend Inspiration: Date Night Jumpsuit

The tie waist is a lovely detail, it kind of mimics a wrap dress. I like it this way in the summer since it feels light, but would wear a leather belt in the fall to add a layer and interest. Something like this would be super cool

Speaking of the fall, carry this right into the new season by changing out the shoe to an interesting pump (I like these on sale at DSW), and add a blazer. You’ll look just as chic and seasonally appropriate. 

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