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Monday, April 17, 2017

The Comfiest Jeans I Own

olive tee + bootcut jeans + tassel necklace + cognac accessories
olive tee + bootcut jeans + tassel necklace + cognac accessories
olive tee + bootcut jeans + tassel necklace + cognac accessories
olive tee + bootcut jeans + tassel necklace + cognac accessories
If you haven't been around when I've talked about these jeans, then read on because these are the MOST COMFORTABLE JEANS I'VE EVER WORN.  Perhaps that's a bold statement.  But I'm 99% sure it's true.  I've had them for 1.5 years and have blogged about them several times (all HERE) saying that they might as well be yoga pants because they're THAT stretchy.  Many PMT readers have told me they tried the jeans and couldn't agree more about their comfort.  A handful of people even mentioned specifically the yoga pants remark thinking it couldn't possibly be true, only to find that they really are that comfortable!

These jeans are stretchy everywhere.  The legs are super stretchy, but also the waistband is stretchy.  Never mind that they have a button and zipper just like regular jeans.  There is elastic throughout the waistband, so I really don't feel the button and zipper.  These could pass for maternity jeans, yall!  

Lastly, they're bootcut, which is a nice departure from skinny jeans once in a while.  I've worn them all sorts of ways, in casual, business casual, and dressy casual looks.  (Again, all HERE.)  But today I love it with a plain tee and accessories with tiny boho accents, like a tassel necklace and this gorgeous cutout crossbody

I've seen this necklace go in and out of stock, though mostly out of stock.  I found a somewhat similar one on Etsy HERE which ships worldwide from Canada and is only $17.  There's another one HERE from Amazon that's $28 that's also pretty similar, just more expensive.

Lastly, my wedges (which you can see better HERE) are from last year and haven't been available since.  I found several similar heels below, though.



Links to Shop:
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Shop for the Look:
Tee: Nordstrom (exact--wearing S)
Jeans: Nordstrom (exact--wearing size 8)
Bag: c/o Sole Society (exact)
Wedges: Old Navy (similarsimilarsimilarsimilarsimilarsimilar)
Necklace: Nordstrom (exactsimilarsimilar)

Friday, April 14, 2017

Instagram Roundup #20

This Insta roundup includes a lot of older pieces that are no longer available, but I found similar items for many of them--and most of them are very cheap!  YAS!

I do these Instagram roundups because I post many outfits on Instagram that may never make it to the blog otherwise.  But as a note, you can see the latest IG posts from this blog in real time through the widget over to the right. The "Instagram Lately" is an up-to-date feed of my latest IG posts, and you can shop them by clicking on the pic!  

If you follow on Instagram, please note you do NOT need to sign up for @liketoknow.it to shop IG posts!  You can come here to the blog, find the IG pic on the righthand sidebar, click on it, and shop the items without ever having to sign up for anything.  *praise hands emoji*

Alright, onto the outfits.  For sizing reference, I'm 5'6" and normally 6/8 or S/M in clothes and size 8.5 to 9 in shoes.  



I showed this in the last IG roundup (a month ago!) but it was a headless selfie.  Someone asked to see this view of it instead, so here it is!  I seldom do black on black, but I absolutely love it with tan bookends.  However, the real winner is a contrasting white necklace.  I originally tried several other necklaces, like my gold, drusy, and yellow pendants, but I was still iffy about the outfit.  When I put this white one on, the whole outfit clicked as the necklace kind of lifted the whole outfit and made it pop!  This necklace has popped in and out of stock, but good news!  I found a fairly similar one HERE, and a somewhat similar one HERE!

Shop for the Look:
Tee: c/o Everlane (exact--wearing M)
Cardigan: Old Navy (similar)
Jeans: Paige Denim (exact)
Boots: c/o Sole Society (exact)
Necklace: Nordstrom (exact, similar, similar)


I had blush, white, and grey on repeat until the PMT Style Challenge began and broke me out of it.  I'd worn this top and cardigan together in the winter, but I did it with black jeans and booties.  Changing the bottom half for white jeans and leopard flats totally brightens it up for spring!

There's a similar pair of leopard flats on Amazon, and a few people in the PMT Style Challenge have gotten them.  The shoes look great on them!  They're HERE.

Also, my top in this color has been unavailable for two years but there are now several almost identical or very similar colors of this exact top available HERE!  The "Deauville" seems nearly identical, and the "Violet Ice" seems really similar but a tad more pink.  "Quail" is pretty close too, but Deauville seems the closest.

Shop for the Look:
Top: Nordstrom (exact--wearing M)
Cardigan: Nordstrom (similar, similar, similar)
Jeans: LOFT (exact--wearing 6P)
Bag: Nordstrom (exactsimilarsimilar)
Shoes: Nordstrom (similar, similar)
Necklace: c/o Sela Designs (similar)



I showed this outfit on me in a recent post with Nordstrom talking about spring bags.  I'm so happy this bag is available again!  You can find it HERE for $10 cheaper than the Nordstrom price!  I really do get compliments almost every time I use it or show it on the blog.  The details are amazing!  

Also, I'm not one of those people who have tons of different kinds of sunglasses, but for the last year or two (I lose track) I've only worn this $16 pair in the color shown above and in black.  Find them HERE.

Shop for the Look:
Tee: Nordstrom (exact--I own S)
Jeans: Nordstrom (exact--I wear size 8)
Shoes: Old Navy (similarsimilarsimilarsimilarsimilarsimilar)
Bag: c/o Sole Society (exact)
Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters (exact)
Necklace: Nordstrom (exactsimilarsimilar)


This is one of the outfits from the PMT Spring Style Challenge.  It was supposed to be white jeans with a colorful printed blouse and a grey cardigan, but I switched the cardigan for my grey moto jacket instead.  I love this combo--especially with these shoes!  

I often get complimented on this top, but my exact top is from a few years ago.  However, I've seen this print on tops of different shapes and silhouettes back in full force this year.  It's EVERYWHERE in the small online boutiques!  One is ModCloth HERE.  Another is Glamour Farms HERE.  Also, Mindy Mae's Market had one but sold out, but they have TONS more very similar ones in all different colors.  The most similar is HERE.  

Shop for the Look:
Top: c/o White Plum (similar, similar, similar)
Jacket: Macy's (exact--sold out online, similar)
Jeans: LOFT (exact--wearing 6P)
Shoes: Target (exact--wearing 8.5)
Bag: c/o Sole Society (exact)
Necklace: Nordstrom


Here's the tee again.  I seriously love this thing!  I would have LOVED the Mindy Mae's Market version because it's a regular crew neck (better for statement necklaces) and isn't as billowy as mine, which is hard to see from this picture, but there's lots of room in the back.  Regardless, a printed t-shirt like this is super remixable, and super comfy!  It's a t-shirt, but looks way more like you tried.

Shop for the Look:
Top: c/o White Plum (similarsimilarsimilar)
Jeans: Old Navy (exact--sized down to 4, similar)
Shoes: Target (exact--wearing 8.5)
Bag: Nordstrom (exact, similar, similar)
Necklace: Nordstrom (exactsimilarsimilar)


I wore this outfit to lead worship at church a few weeks ago.  I've talked about these tops before, but I have the two longer versions which I usually half-tuck in front (see 2nd outfit in today's post for the blush version) and I have this shorter version which isn't available anymore.  I grab these when I don't know what else to wear and need to look more like a grown up (haha) but still want to be really comfortable.  These are loose and easy to move around in.  I always pair them with interesting shoes, whether leopard flats or statement heels like these (find them HERE), and that totally pulls the outfits together.

Shop for the Look:
Top: Nordstrom (exact but longer version)
Jacket: JCPenney (exact, similar)
Jeans: Paige Denim (exact)
Bag: Nordstrom (exact)
Shoes: Target (exact--wearing 8.5)


How cute is this bell sleeve top?  Someone in the PMT Style Challenge called it "beginner" bell sleeves, or baby bell sleeves, and both of those stuck with me.  I haven't gotten into the big bell sleeves yet, but these baby ones I can do!  Read my review of it HERE.   Easy, comfy, go-to outfit for spring.  <3

Shop for the Look:
Top: Nordstrom (exact--wearing S)
Jeans: Old Navy (exact--sized down to 4)
Shoes: Old Navy (similar, similar)
Bag: Nordstrom (similar, similar)
Necklace: J.Crew Factory (exact)


Another PMT Style Challenge outfit!  Thanks to the PMT Style Challenge group, I was told about this awesome cognac moto jacket which has the brighter color that I was hoping for--the one thing I felt the JCPenney jacket lacked.  This is pretty expensive at regular price, but it has gone on sale 3 times since I've gotten it.  Currently it's only $42 with a sale price plus extra 40% off at register HERE!  

For sizing, I'm normally 6/8 or S/M and got this in M.  The small fit, but the arms were a little tight and I didn't think I'd be able to layer it over long sleeves or sweaters.  

Shop for the Look:
Dress: Target (similar, similar)
Jacket: Express (exact, similar)
Shoes: Zappos (similar)
Bag: Nordstrom (similarsimilar)
Necklace: Nordstrom (exactsimilarsimilar)

Hope yall have a happy Easter weekend!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Navy Gingham for Spring + 50% off J.Crew Factory Roundup

navy gingham + olive jeans + leopard flats
navy gingham + olive jeans + leopard flats
navy gingham + olive jeans + leopard flats

This is a fun little pattern mixing outfit from the PMT Style Challenge!  I've shown this top on the blog a few times (HERE), plus HERE and HERE on Instagram, and I've talked about it a bunch because it's so dang versatile!

I mostly wear this in the fall and winter, layered under cardigans, sweaters, and vests, but it's actually great for spring because it's really lightweight.  I love it in today's outfit with olive jeans, and the leopard print flats give the whole thing a little more dimension.  I went with a shiny statement necklace, which is one of my new favorites and has been on regular rotation since getting it just a few weeks ago.  

And get this! This top and necklace are both 50% OFF RIGHT NOW through Easter!  The top is only $25 (HERE) and so is the necklace (HERE)!  For the top, I'm normally size S/M or 6/8 and got this in S.

As a matter of fact, J.Crew Factory's entire store is 50% off.  Soooooo, one other thing I NEED to point you to is my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE LACE TEE that's also 50% off.  See my outfits with it HERE.  Find the top for 50% off HERE.

The lace top has lace on both the back and the front, and it's lined!  It's got a super super cute scallop hem, plus fringe detail.  I mean, this thing has so much detail.  It's a GREAT piece that is well worth the price on sale.  I got it in white and orange last year, but picked it up in navy just a couple weeks ago when there was another sale.  OH MAN.  LOVE.  

One caution, some people say it runs a little short.  I'm 5'6" with a short torso, so I find it perfect.  I wear it in size 8 as the size 6 fit my shoulders but not my hips.  The size 8 is 24.5" long if that helps you figure out if it'd be long enough for you.  

Here's a roundup of a few other cute things from J.Crew Factory that are all 50% off through Easter.  Row 4 has a few basics that I'm interested in trying, and Row 5 is full of swimsuits I want!


Links to Shop:
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seven  |  eight  |  nine
ten  |  eleven  | twelve
thirteen  |  fourteen  |  fifteen



Shop for the Look:
Top: J.Crew Factory (exact)
Jeans: Old Navy (exact, similar, similar)
Shoes: Nordstrom (similar, similar)
Bag: Nordstrom (exact, similar)
Necklace: J.Crew Factory (exact)

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Pulling Together an Outfit With Jewelry + 15% OFF

One thing I've been asked quite a bit lately is how to mix up your wardrobe or look put together in warmer weather, particularly as it gets too warm to rely on completer pieces.  My number one answer is JEWELRY!  Even though jewelry isn't a traditional completer piece like utility jackets, denim jackets, vests, etc., it absolutely pulls together and complete outfits.  

Today's outfit is a great example.  The base of it is just an everyday combo that I'm sure many of us throw on when we don't want to think about anything: a cheap, super comfy, plain, grey t-shirt plus a pair of jeans.  But once you throw on a statement necklace, the whole look gets elevated and looks polished instantly!  With a necklace, your plain tee and jeans combo makes you ready for a date!

I can't encourage you enough to build your accessory collection.  It doesn't even have to be that large, rather you just need versatile pieces that you can regularly throw on and rely on to pull your look together.  Today I'm partnering with 7 Charming Sisters to help get you started!

7 Charming Sisters is an online shop that has TONS of fun jewelry.  Yall know I'm primarily into necklaces, but 7 Charming Sisters also has earrings, bracelets, and rings in addition to necklaces galore.  The array of items are based on seven "work sisters" who've been colleagues for over a decade, and they choose jewelry based on their personalities.  You're sure to find something that you identify with!  You can shop collections chosen by the different "sisters" HERE.  

This necklace is super versatile, and I got it because I had a similar one that broke that I wanted to replace.  It was one of my go-to necklaces that I wore to weddings or to dress up casual looks like in today's outfit, and so many of you have asked me about it.  I was so glad to finally find this similar one from 7 Charming Sisters and wanted to highlight it for you all!  (You can find it HERE.  It is a more metallic in real life than on the product site.  It's more similar to what you see in my pics above.)  It's a necklace that you'll be able to rely on for many different occasions and outfits and will help you build a versatile jewelry collection without having to buy a million items.

Favorites + Discount Code
I've highlighted more pieces from 7 Charming Sisters that will also help you build a versatile jewelry collection.  Also, they're giving PMT readers 15% off your entire order (excluding sale items) with code PMT15!  Check them out below, and visit 7 Charming Sisters!

Links to Shop:
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seven  |  eight  |  nine



Shop for the Look:
Tee: Target (exact--wearing M) 
Jeans: LOFT (exact)
Shoes: Old Navy (similar, similar, similar, similar, similar)
Clutch: Nordstrom (exact)
Necklace: c/o 7 Charming Sisters (exact)

Huge thanks to 7 Charming Sisters for sponsoring this post!
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