Spring Basics From Old Navy for Under $14

striped peplum top

peplum old navy top

old navy spring clothing

lucky brand jeans and peplum top

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Happy Monday everyone! It’s warming up here in Dallas and I’ve been searching high and low for great spring basics to share with you! My go-to store for inexpensive styles is always Old Navy. This spring, their style selection certainly didn’t disappoint! One of my favorite things to wear for work or even a casual day out is this striped peplum top. It’s a super easy look and totally affordable- $14! The best part is that it comes in multiple colors! (Click one of the links below for more color options!)

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Splurge vs. Save Spring Style

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When February turns into March, I officially start getting excited for spring! In Dallas, spring temperatures greet us a little earlier than in the rest of the United States, and luckily the spring fashion starts earlier as well. Around this time every year I start hunting down great pieces to add to my spring wardrobe and sharing my finds with you. One thing I’m pretty good at is determining whether or not something is worth splurging on and that’s what this post is about!

Is it a trendy or timeless wardrobe edition?

People have their own unique sense of style and what looks good on them. For me, I prefer to wear the preppy classics that I know will work for me years after I purchase it. In this case, it’s worth splurging if I’ll love it forever. Trendy items tend to come and go so I’m much less likely to splurge on seasonal trends because I know it isn’t the best investment for me. If you live for trends, then by all means splurge a little. If not, save your money!

How often will you wear it?

Some spring accessories and styles popular this year I know I could get a lot of use from. But other pieces will only be worn or used a handful of times because they’re either uncomfortable (stiletto heels, anyone?) or they simply don’t coordinate nicely with much. Fashion must have function for it to be worth a high price.

Wear to buy

Everything seen above is linked below! Leave me a comment with your favorite splurge and save spring styles! Also, shoot me a message if you’re a new blogger in need of some advice or help!

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Spring Style Trends in Dallas

 

Spring Fashion in Dallas

It’s almost spring here in Dallas and I’m really happy about the warmer temperatures we’re having! For a big part of the United States, spring doesn’t really happen until April. Here in Texas, it happens in late February. Some people really hate the year round heat, but for me the Texas heat is where it’s at! As you can imagine this Dallas blogger, was thrilled to break out a spring shift dress and a pair of heels. If no one else has been paying attention to fashion trends for spring, I can tell you that bright floral prints, stripes, and geometric shapes are really in! This dress has all of those things!

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dallas brunch spots

I went out for brunch in Downtown Dallas with another blogger friend of mine (check her out here!) and we had a great time shooting some outfits right after brunch. Excuse my food baby if you can see it through my dress, but my french toast was too good! I’ll be writing about what brunch spot we went to in a few days, in the mean time leave me a comment with your favorite brunch spot in Dallas!

Kate Spade spring bags

stripes for spring

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shopping spots in DallasLet’s talk about my spring dress here! I have to admit that it’s a few years old and I found it at Old Navy, the gold mine of inexpensive trendy clothing. Like I said, stripes and bold colors like neon pink will be very fashionable this spring! I also paired my dress with a trendy palm leaf necklace from Francesca’s and matching stilettos from Ann Taylor.

I love this look because it’s a great transition outfit from winter to spring, plus who doesn’t look good in a classic shift dress? I’ll be writing more on spring style for 2017 in the next week or so, be on the lookout! Also, for the new bloggers out there, be sure to check out my consulting page for my free services!

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What I Wore Wednesday: Dallas Weekends

 

what to wear this weekend

Wahoo! The weekend is almost here and I’m already planning out what Dallas events and restaurants I’m going to Saturday and Sunday. Of course, any great weekend starts with a great outfit! I tend to re-wear things a million times and mix n match different items to optimize the amount of wear I get out of it. So in short, yes you’ve seen this Marley Lilly monogram baseball hat and yeah, you’re probably going to see it again!

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Weekend Plans in Dallas

This weekend is the Super Bowl and I’ll be finding myself surrounded by crazy football fans (including David). Besides the craziness of the weekend festivities, I plan on making my weekly shopping trip to Trader Joe’s and Target followed by finding a new restaurant to try here in Dallas. I have my eye on a Dallas Middle Eastern restaurant! I have a secret love affair with kabobs and saffron rice. I’m hoping this place called Nora on Greenville Ave has the best of both!

Luckily, this city is fairly casual so I’ll be able to wear this outfit (again) and go from errand running to enjoying a lunch or brunch with friends. Thanks to the Texas weather, I’ve been able to go back and forth between wearing strappy sandals (link to Valentino Rockstud dupes here) and Sperrys. It’s so nice to live in a place where snow boots aren’t needed! If you were following me last winter, I lived in Kansas City and believe me this outfit wasn’t possible to wear until late April. The saying “everything’s bigger in Dallas” applies to the temperature as well.

Comment with your favorite things to wear during the weekend and any must-haves I should buy for my wardrobe!

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What I Wore: Wednesday

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Outfit of the Day Details

Pleated Skirt (Similar) // White Blazer (Similar) // Nude Kitten Heels (Here) // Watch (Similar) // Hand Bag (Here)

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kate spade sequin watch

Since having moved to Dallas from the Washington, DC area, I’ve noticed an obvious lack of professional style amongst my peers. Don’t get me wrong, there are some snazzy dressers in this city! And frankly, I don’t always look like a stunner either. However, a professional wardrobe is so important to a young professional’s career. Dallas fashion is much more laid back than that of the DC area, and frankly, I really like that. But I’m never giving up my chic, professional wardrobe.

office outfit ideas

Personally, my ideal office style is pretty much every outfit worn in theΒ The Devil Wears Prada.Β I think my “outfit of the day” I’m sharing with you definitely channels the styles featured in the movie. To be honest though, if I had to pick a style to stick with for the rest of my life, it wouldn’t be corporate chic. I’d much rather live out my life in the classic Jackie Kennedy style. Not only was she the First Lady, but she’s just as iconic as her husband was. I’d like to be remembered not only for my style but for the subtle power I had as a lady. And for me, style is power.

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