Monday, March 2, 2015

My Go-To Cozy Outfit + How to Wear This Top for Spring

This weekend rain was pouring, and I loved it!  We don't get much rain in SoCal, and growing up in an area where it rained more, I miss falling asleep to rain hitting the rooftop.  One of best.sounds.ever.  Holler if you hear me!

I've worn this outfit a handful of times in the last few months because it's so good for cozying up and for nursing.

I've mentioned this top before, but I think this is the first time I'm actually showing me wearing it.  It doesn't seem like anything special, but I really like it for some reason!  I like the structure because it's not too stiff but not flimsy.  It holds its shape well when worn.  And it goes with everything, the same way a chambray top is basically like a pair of jeans for your top half.  However, I feel like an oxford can be more polished or professional than a chambray top.  

The shirt runs huge, IMO.  I'm normally S/M at Old Navy, and I got this in XS...AND it shrinks in the wash, so beware.  But even with shrinking, the XS fits.  I could probably have done S and been quite happy though, especially if I wanted a little bit more room or a slightly looser fit.  

I plan to wear this with floral skirts, my striped pencil skirt, the floral shorts I just bought, and pretty much any bottom that has a pattern!

Below I showed how I styled it today and one of many ways you could style it for spring.  In today's outfit, it was nice to use the oxford as part of a neutral base to showcase my cardigan.  For spring, I went colors galore since this top neutralizes the outfit.  If you're not going overboard with colors in the spring, you're not really living.  ;)

Shop Look #1 (Cozy Days):
Top: Old Navy (exact, similar)
Cardigan: Old Navy (exact)
Jeans: LOFT (exact, similar)
Boots: c/o White Plum (similar, similar, splurge)
Bag: Nordstrom (exact)

Shop Look #2 - Sunny Days:
Top: Old Navy (exactsimilar)
Skirt: Romwe (exact)
Wedge sandals: Old Navy (exact)
Bag: Daily Look (exactsimilar Target version)

*Nursing friendly


  1. I'm coveting that sweater. :-) It's freeeeeezing in Colorado right now so the cozier, the better!

    I bought a chambray shirt at Old Navy this past fall when I was getting ready for an extended trip with my hubby and wanted some things I could mix and match so I wouldn't be taking a humongous suitcase. I ended up wearing that shirt a lot! I still do. Like your shirt, this one also runs huge. I'm thinking about taking it to a seamstress and getting it nipped in juuuuust a touch.

  2. I've been looking for a blue oxford shirt for a while now, so this came at a perfect time! Love this outfit -- can't wait to recreate it :)

    xx Gretchen @ gretchruns.blogspot.com

  3. I'm loving this outfit. I definitely want to add an oxford or two to my closet - good to know you like the Old Navy ones!

  4. The oxford shirt is definitely a closet staple for me!

    Liz @ ShoppingMyCloset.com

  5. Loving your cozy sweater!


  6. Ohh I love that cardigan! It's cute and looks cozy!

  7. I love the looks that Old Navy has these days, but I keep running into a problem with their quality. Almost everything I have bought from them the last couple of years have either torn within a matter of a few days or shrunk like crazy. (But I know that's not 100% with all their pieces.) I don't know if you have posted about this in the past, but do you have advice (maybe a future post?) on how to check the quality of the clothing you're buying?

  8. FrugalButFashionableMonday, March 02, 2015

    Much like the other comments on Old navy clothing, I love the styles as of late, but the quality can be hit or miss. Did you find this shirt held up okay (minus the shrinking in the wash)? I feel that too many of their oxfords or professional-styled shirts end up being see-through too, so any feedback on that aspect of this shirt is appreciated!

  9. Love both of these looks! If I hadn't just bought ON's fuschia pumps a few months ago, I would be ordering those sandals right now! I have to agree with some of the previous commenter about some of their shirts being too see-through. They have a really cute pink gingham button-up right now, but when I saw it in store, it was really sheer. This one looks like it's better quality though!

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  11. I didn't care for oxfords much until this year. I always thought they were too stiff, but I guess it was about finding the right one.

  12. Oh man, I'm sorry to hear that! I don't usually have the tearing problem, but I am very aware of the shrinking problem. Usually I can guess pretty well if it will shrink or not, and I actually assume that most of their items will shrink on first wash. Otherwise, if it feels flimsy I don't even bother trying it on.

  13. I've only worn it 4 times and washed it twice, air drying. But, so far I haven't noticed any red flags about the quality. As far as things being see-through...gosh, I actually never even think about this because I wear cami's under EVERYTHING. I just looked at it for opaqueness, but it's night time and dark-ish in my house right now so it's hard to tell. I don't think it's fully opaque, but I can't say for certain how see-through it is with the current lighting situation.

  14. I LOVE those pumps! I bought those along with the cobalt ones and decided I should only keep one pair. But ughhhh I might regret that, haha.

  15. I love that sweater! I have one just like it that I wear all the time! So cozy.


  16. HappinessatmidlifeMonday, March 02, 2015

    That sweater looks so cozy. I greta up with rain on a daily basis so I do miss rain too. It was so nice to be able to enjoy the rain this weekend.


    Hope to see you for TBT Fashion link up.

  17. That cardi looks so snuggly. I'm loving shirts this season, I'm just waiting for the weather to cool down enough here so I can start wearing mine.


  18. I've been stalking your site lately and really trying to clean up my closet! I work from home so I usually dress pretty comfy for work, but that being said I feel out of the loop when I do go out (what the heck do I wear?!). THANK YOU for posting cute/affordable styles and remix able ones, I love it. Our house is tiny so I for sure need pieces that work in multiple ways (just never knew how). Anyways all of this to say please keep blogging forever and ever thanks. :)

  19. Nicely done! Love the two looks...not what I would have thought of at all!

  20. I'm so glad to hear that, Samantha! Thanks for the encouragement :D

  21. This jacket looks great on you!


  22. that is such a fab go-to outfit, love the leather bag!!

    lacee swan

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  24. Ohhh, that cardigan....how I want it!!!

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