Fashion Friday: Jean Jacket Dressed Up and Down

Happy Friday! I don’t know about you but I am SO ready for the weekend.

Colorado is in that awkward stage of weather where its not warm enough yet to go out in short sleeves but you start sweating in a jacket. Because of this weird in-between weather, the perfect layering piece for spring is a jean jacket. It doesn’t add a lot of warmth but you still get something between you and the chilly air.

Today I’m showing two ways to wear a jean jacket for spring. One dressed down that I think is a perfect brunch look, or if you want to look extra cute for class, and another look that I think would be perfect for a girls night out.

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For a more casual look I paired the jacket with distressed denim, a white lace-up tshirt and birkenstock sandals.

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For a dressier look, I started with this faux-wrap skirt and a black and white striped mock neck top. I added some cute booties, and threw the jacket over my shoulders.

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My jacket is thrifted but I have been absolutely in love with this jacket from FashionAble.

 

What’s your go-to layering piece for spring? Tell me in the comments!

~Maizy

Unless I let you know otherwise, my posts aren’t sponsored by any of the companies whose products I mention. I won’t accept sponsorships from companies whose products I don’t truly think are really great. However, links marked with an * are affiliate links. Should you click on the links and make a purchase, at no extra cost to you, I’ll go add to my growing stash of tea, or yarn, or pay the fines on that library book that I couldn’t put down for a month.

 

Photography Fun and My Obsession with ThredUP

Happy Friday Y’all!

A couple of weeks ago, my friend Moriah and I went on a bit of a photography adventure. We started in Manitou Springs and just took photos of whatever caught our fancy and then moved to Michael’s and Whole Food’s to test our creativity and see how many cool photos we could take in unconventional settings. It was so much fun and inspired me to see art in unexpected places

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smelling the fake flowers
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When you go grocery shopping at the end of a long day.
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I was very distracted by the espresso grinder at Whole Foods.
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That is still the fanciest bottle of lemonade I’ve ever seen.
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I’m kind of in love with little free libraries, they’re just so fun.

I realized while going through these photos that almost my entire outfit is from *ThredUP. I’ve been kind of obsessed with them lately because they make it way to easy to buy cute clothes in sweatpants from my bed plus its all pre-loved (second-hand) so it’s super ethical and sustainable. If you use the link, up above, you’ll get $10 to spend with them, which is like more than it costs to get either of the pieces in my outfit. No, this isn’t sponsored, they just have a super awesome referral program and I thought I’d share my most recent shopping addiction.

I hope you have a good weekend! I’ll be working a lot and hopefully getting some reading in as well. Do you have anything fun planned? Tell me in the comments!

~Maizy

Unless I let you know otherwise, my posts aren’t sponsored by any of the companies whose products I mention. I won’t accept sponsorships from companies whose products I don’t truly think are really great. However, links marked with an * are affiliate links. Should you click on the links and make a purchase, at no extra cost to you, I’ll go add to my growing stash of tea, or yarn, or pay the fines on that library book that I couldn’t put down for a month.

 

Fashion Friday: New Years Outfit Idea

Happy Friday!

I hope you all had a merry Christmas and are still having a wonderful holiday season. If you, like me, tend to leave outfit planning until the last minute then this post is for you because I am sharing a New Years outfit idea!

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New Years Eve is all about the sparkle and metallics. That’s not really my style but I still like to dress up and look festive. I love the pleats on this skirt and the subtle black and grey plaid. I actually designed and made this skirt myself but I love this pleated midi skirt from Everlane and this adorable mini skirt from Reformation.

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My absolute favorite part of this look is this blouse: I don’t think my love for peter pan collars will ever die. I’m especially obsessed with the pearl embellishments on this one. This blouse is a bit old but this peter pan collar blouse from Modcloth is so cute and so is this blouse with a floral embellished collar.

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shoes: Target

What is your NYE style?  Tell me in the comments!

~Maizy

Unless I let you know otherwise, my posts aren’t sponsored by any of the companies whose products I mention. I won’t accept sponsorships from companies whose products I don’t use all the time and think are really great. However, links marked with an * are affiliate links. Should you click on the links and make a purchase, at no extra cost to you, I’ll go add to my growing stash of tea, or yarn, or pay the fines on that library book that I couldn’t put down for a month.

Fashion Friday: Basics for Class

Happy Friday!

It’s halfway through the semester and I’ve settled in and developed my go-to workouts, meals, and outfits. I love wearing basics with a little extra style, like this tshirt with the lace-up neckline, and these distressed jeans. This black hoodie is from Everlane, a US based brand that is super transparent about their production. It’s so cozy and I love the cropped length. Everlane is doing a really amazing job at raising awareness for the need for need for supply-chain transparency in the fashion industry but they still have some room for improvement when it comes to the suppliers of their factories.

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Hoodie: Everlane; Lace-up tee: American Eagle (similar); Jeans: American Eagle; Sandals: Birkenstock

What do you like to wear to class? Tell me in the comments!

~Maizy

Unless I let you know otherwise, my posts aren’t sponsored by any of the companies whose products I mention. I won’t accept sponsorships from companies whose products I don’t use all the time and think are really great. However, links marked with an * are affiliate links. Should you click on the links and make a purchase, at no extra cost to you, I’ll go add to my growing stash of tea, or yarn, or pay the fines on that library book that I couldn’t put down for a month.

Fashion Friday: How to Look Cute for Those 8ams (Even when you woke up at 7:40)

Happy Friday!

I always tell myself that I’m not going to sign up for another 8am and then every semester it seems like I end up in one. I live off campus so it can be hard to put any effort in when I have to be up and out the door that early in the morning. I’m usually guilty of just throwing a new tshirt or a hoodie on over the leggings I slept in and calling it good. Just because you’re putting in minimal effort doesn’t mean you can’t look cute or make a statement though. Instead of a shirt that you got from school or a club try a shirt with a cute floral detail like this one or fun sleeves. They are just as comfy and look way more put together.

I also love tshirts that support a cause I care about this one from Everlane donates to Equality Now and is made super ethically. Girl Set Free and My Sister are working to fight human trafficking and make adorable tees like this one and this one.

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tee Mercy House Global shoes REI

The tee I’m wearing is from Mercy House Global and I love that it is supporting maternity houses to young mothers in Kenya.

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Also I’m ridiculously happy that this shirt matches my chacos so there’s that.

What’s your default 8am outfit? Tell me in the comments!

~Maizy

photography by By Quiet Waters

Unless I let you know otherwise, my posts aren’t sponsored by any of the companies whose products I mention. I won’t accept sponsorships from companies whose products I don’t use all the time and think are really great. However, links marked with an * are affiliate links. Should you click on the links and make a purchase, at no extra cost to you, I’ll go add to my growing stash of tea, or yarn, or pay the fines on that library book that I couldn’t put down for a month.

Fashion Friday: Chambray Romper

Happy Friday!

I’ve been watching the off-the-shoulder trend that has been around since last summer but I haven’t joined in until now. This chambray romper is so flowy and comfortable (it feels like I’m wearing pajamas!) with smocking around the waist and a ruffle around the neckline and shoulders.

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I paired it with a messy bun and a pair of birkenstocks.

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Romper: American Eagle; Bralette: Aerie; Sandals: Birkenstock

What do you think of the off-the-shoulder trend? Tell me in the comments!

~Maizy

Unless I let you know otherwise, my posts aren’t sponsored by any of the companies whose products I mention. I won’t accept sponsorships from companies whose products I don’t truly think are really great. However, links marked with an * are affiliate links. Should you click on the links and make a purchase, at no extra cost to you, I’ll go add to my growing stash of tea, or yarn, or pay the fines on that library book that I couldn’t put down for a month.

 

Fashion Friday: Peplum Blouse

Happy Friday!

I recently picked up this adorable peplum blouse from Target and today I’m sharing it with you! I didn’t like the peplum style for a while because when I first started noticing it, all I saw were very fitted blouses and dress that suddenly tapered out at the hips. I’ve noticed the style changing to more loose fitting blouses with more of a ruffle look and I think it is super cute!

I think this blouse is a perfect transition piece for early spring and I can’t wait to wear it during spring break. My family is going to Portland and we’ll be driving down to the redwoods area of California. If you have any recommendations of places to explore and/or eat please leave them in the comments!

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Blouse: Target, Skirt: made by me from a pair of shorts similar, shoes: from Famous Footwear a few years ago similar, bralette: Aerie, watch: REI

Have a great weekend!

~Maizy

Unless I let you know otherwise, my posts aren’t sponsored by any of the companies whose products I mention. I won’t accept sponsorships from companies whose products I don’t truly think are really great. However, links marked with an * are affiliate links. Should you click on the links and make a purchase, at no extra cost to you, I’ll go add to my growing stash of tea, or yarn, or pay the fines on that library book that I couldn’t put down for a month.

Green Swing Dress

I picked up this adorable green swing dress and I just had to share with you how I styled it. I bought it on a recent trip to Francesca’s which is a store that I absolutely love. All of their products are curated and their store is arranged to give the feeling of a small boutique and their clothes are so CUTE! This dress is just a solid green sleeveless swing dress. I styled it with a black cardigan, grey boots, and some gold jewelry.

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Dress: Francesca’s (couldn’t find it online) similarsimilarsimilar; Cardigan: Loft (0ld) similar; Socks: unknown similar; Boots: Target (old) similar; Necklace: Loft (couldn’t find it online) similarsimilar; Bracelet: unknown

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!

~Maizy

Unless I let you know otherwise, my posts aren’t sponsored by any of the companies whose products I mention. I won’t accept sponsorships from companies whose products I don’t use all the time and think are really great. However, links marked with an * are affiliate links. Should you click on the links and make a purchase, at no extra cost to you, I’ll go add to my growing stash of tea, or yarn, or pay the fines on that library book that I couldn’t put down for a month.

Casual Holiday Outfit

I meant to have this post up before Thanksgiving but unfortunately schedules didn’t work out. I put together an outfit that would be perfect for any casual occaision this holiday season. I wore it to my church’s harvest dinner and then to a Christmas decorating party at my work. You could wear it to a friendsgiving celebration or if you, like me, are celebrating thanksgiving late you could wear it for that as well.

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I paired a simple sweater and some leggings with black boots and a buffalo check scarf.

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Sweater: American Eagle (0ld) similar similar; Leggings: (old) similar; Boots: (handme downs but I think from Target) similar similar similar; Scarf: made by me from fabric from JoAnn (the fabric is a really good price right now go get yourself some!)

What are your plans for the holiday season?

~Maizy

Unless I let you know otherwise, my posts aren’t sponsored by any of the companies whose products I mention. I won’t accept sponsorships from companies whose products I don’t use all the time and think are really great. However, links marked with an * are affiliate links. Should you click on the links and make a purchase, at no extra cost to you, I’ll go add to my growing stash of tea, or pay the fines on that library book that I couldn’t put down for a month.

Fashion Friday: Another

Happy Friday! A few weeks ago I posted about this DIY plaid blanket scarf. Then I went to the fabric store again. A fabric store with a delightful selection of plaid flannel is a dangerous place for me. Pair that with a coupon and a sale, and it is a very good thing that the store is pretty far out of my way so I don’t go that often. This scarf is the most gorgeous muted army green with cream and navy blue, its beautiful and I think it will last into the holiday and winter season better than my other one.

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I paired the scarf with a navy pullover sweater, some jeans, and brown riding boots. Y’all, the boots are from children’s place and they are still a tiny bit too big. That’s how small my feet are.

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Scarf: made by me out of fabric from JoAnn (here’s some similar fabric), sweater: Old Navy, jeans: Aeropostale, boots: old similarsimilar 

Are you enjoying the fall weather? What is your favorite thing about autumn? Tell me in the comments!

~Maizy

Photo creds to Michelle at By Quiet Waters