Utility Jacket | Striped Shirt | Bandana

I’m not sure why it took me so long to jump on the utility jacket bandwagon, because I’m in serious love. I like layering light weight jackets for a bit of warmth and to zhush up a basic outfits, but I have become a bit bored with my denim jacket. Plus, I don’t like denim on denim unless it matches well. I’m sort of anal about that sort of stuff. I also hate it when blacks don’t match. Some are brown based and some are green based. Yes, I know I have issues…

I was in Gap with my daughter the other day and saw this jacket and decided to give it a try. I’m really trying to focus my spending on more ethical brands, but there are holes in their offerings. I’m not going to be able to be 100% ethical as much as I’d like to. I guess I could be, but I’m also a bit vain and still want my butt to look OK in stuff. Do I still get points for trying?

So, anyhoo…  I’m sure that this jacket is going to get some serious use this spring. Be warned. You are likely to see it a lot. Oh, and how fun is this bandana?

Wearing: Jacket – Gap, Shirt – J. Crew (old, but this one is similar), Jeans – J. Crew Factory (old), Booties – Loeffler Randall, Bag – coach (old), Sunnies – SEE, Bandana – Madewell.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you are having a fabulous week.

XOXO,

Ashley

Review: Grana Pima V-Neck Tee

The post really should be titled “The Search is Over. I Found the Perfect Tee.” I don’t really like to call anything perfect because I am so picky, but the Grana pima cotton tees are damn near if not totally perfect. Full disclosure… Grana sent me this tee in addition to the lovely cashmere sweaters and silk shirt to review.

The instant I put it on I could feel the difference in the fabric. Holy crap is this pima cotton soft! The fabric is nice and thick, so you don’t have to worry about bra show through. I’m talking a regular nude bra. Not hot pink or black. I love that their tees are a bit longer than some others, so you don’t have to worry about your lily white fish belly showing if you raise your arms. At $15.00 a pop, these are a great deal. Way, way, waaaaaaaaaaaaaay better than the Everlane tees. WAY. And I like those tees, but these are a zillion times better.

I think the proof is in the purchase. I bought four more. I bought two more of the v-neck and two of the crew neck. Pro tip: Size up. I typically take a medium in tees and tops, but I am wearing a large here.

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Wearing: Sweater – J. Crew Factory (old), Jeans – J. Crew Factory (old), Tee – Grana, Bag – J. Crew, Shoes – Rag & Bone (old).

Thanks so much for stopping by!

XOXO,

Ashley

 

PS – Here is a referral link to Grana. This link will provide new customers 10% off and if you buy something I get a $20.00 store credit. Full disclosure.

The Struggle is Real

The winter to spring transition is really hard for me. I’m SO over my winter clothes, but it’s still pretty dang cold here in the mitten state. How do I look somewhat springy without freezing? Lighter colors and layering. It’s officially spring, so I flat out refuse to wear wool or boots until next fall. NOPE. Not gonna do it. I’ll risk frostbite.

I’ve worn a variation of this outfit a zillion times (like for instance here). So, nothing earth shattering and newsworthy with today’s post. Y’all know I love my tunics (a.k.a. bum camouflage).

Where did I wear this? I wore this to work.

MGemi Brezza Lace Up Flats 3 MGemi Brezza Lace Up Flats 4Wearing: Tunic – J. Crew Factory, Short-Sleeve Sweatshirt – J. Crew Factory (old), Pants – J. Crew Factory, Shoes – M. Gemi, Bag – Coach (old).

Thanks so much for stopping by!

XOXO,

Ashley

 

PS – Sorry for the craptastic photos lately. Time. Money. Need to repurchase Photoshop. Soon.