Outfits of the Day + Lots of Affordable Items Under $30 + Simply Put Together Closes TOMORROW!

Spring Outfits and Affordable Clothes Under $30

Spring Outfits and Affordable Clothes Under $30

Hey there!  Hope you guys are doing well and hanging in there.  I’m in a bit of shock that my family and I just wrapped up week 7 of sheltering in place.  Everyday feels like Groundhog Day, but we are also cherishing all the time we’ve been spending with their kids since they haven’t been at school or daycare.

Anyway, today I want to share a few outfits!  I’ve mostly been in (maternity) leggings and a sweatshirt or t-shirt during the last 7 weeks.  Some of today’s pics are very old, like dating back to before sheltering in place even happened.  Yeah, THAT old!  I just realized I never shared them, so here we are.  Some of them are actually current, on the extremely rare occasion I wore something other than leggings. 😜

But whether older or newer pics, I hope they give you a little inspiration!

Also, today’s post is full of affordable clothes under $30, so check them out below!

 

Reminder: Simply Put Together Closes Tomorrow!

Before we get to all that, I want to remind you that enrollment for Simply Put Together closes TOMORROW @ 2:59pm Pacific Time!  I’ll share more about it at the bottom of this post, but if you’re ready to jump in, don’t miss out!  Enroll HERE.

SIZING: I’m 5’6″ and usually S/M or 6 in clothes and 8.5 to 9 in shoes.

This outfit was taken somewhere at the beginning of sheltering-in-place, like maybe 6 weeks ago, haha!  I think I took it to show more outfits from my Early Spring Mini Capsule Wardrobe and just never posted this one.  I have worn some iteration of this, switching out the black jeans for leggings at home.  Easy!

Spice it up with leopard print sneakers, printed or colored earrings, or both!  Even with an at-home version where I’m just in this t-shirt with black leggings and no shoes, earrings go a long way in pulling things together.

(I think I’m around 25 weeks pregnant here.)

Shop the Outfit:
Tee: Target (exact–wearing size M)
Jacket: c/o Conversation Pieces (similar)
Jeans: Old Navy Maternity (similar, similar–NON-maternity)
Shoes: Rothy’s (exact–wearing size 9 in Camo Cat Sneakers, similar and less expensive)
Tote: Nordstrom (exactsimilar in Camel/Black)

 

I wore this outfit the week before we started sheltering-in-place, on the day we finished shooting some videos for Simply Put Together.  Kinda weird to think about life before COVID-19, honestly!

I was about 22 weeks pregnant here.  This tee comes with the built in twist.  I LOVE these twist tees when I’m not pregnant, but they’re in heavier rotation while I’m pregnant.  They go great around a bump!  Mine is several years old, but there are a couple of similar ones HERE and HEREYou can also just take a regular tee, gather the material to the side and tie a knot at the bottom yourself.  I did that with the white Amour tee in the previous outfit.

I’ve been asked about my favorite white jeans, and while these are LOFT maternity jeans and 6 years old, my favorite NON-MATERNITY pair is the Modern Skinny from LOFT.  They are currently available in Petite, Plus, and maternity HERE, but not standard sizing.  The new version of LOFT’s standard sizing white jeans are HERE.  I don’t know how the new ones compare, but my old Modern Skinny pair is very soft with some stretch and NOT see through, which is why I love them!  I wear the Modern Skinny in size 28 Petite–went for petite so that they hit at my ankles.  See ways I’ve worn white jeans HERE.

Shop the Outfit:
Olive Tee: Nordstrom (similar, similar)

Denim Jacket: Nordstrom (exact–wearing size M in Sweet)
White Jeans: LOFT Maternity (similar, similar–NON-maternity)
Shoes: Rothy’s (exact–wearing size 9 in Camo Cat Sneakers, similar and less expensive)
Tote: Nordstrom (exactsimilar in Camel/Black)
Tassel Necklace: Nordstrom (similarsimilarsimilar)
Earrings: c/o Nickel & Suede (exact–size M)

 

This pic was taken within the last two weeks.  YEAH, I couldn’t believe I wore a dress all day either!  The weather all of a sudden turned from gloomy to 80 degrees, and the girls got REALLY excited about wearing dresses.  Then, Ella insisted I wore a dress too.  And…how can you say no to a very cute and charming 2 year old?  Impossible.  So, I wore one that day.  Surprisingly, I didn’t hate it.  I even wore one the next day, too!

I didn’t have the necklace on all day, but the earrings yes.  A pair of printed earrings really add some visual interest to solid pieces, and these Spotted Cork earrings are some of my go-to’s in the spring and summer.  They are Nickel & Suede (OF COURSE), so they are extremely lightweight and comfy to wear all day.

My closet is full of what I call “pajama dresses” which are these jersey or knit dresses that are so soft that they feel like pajamas.  They are very comfy to wear at home and kept me cooler in the warmer weather, so I was actually SUPER comfy wearing a dress all day at home.  Honestly, it was nice!  You can find dresses in a variety of cuts and silhouettes with that material, but most of mine happen to be the swing silhouette which also luckily fits over a baby bump.  My dress is 1-2 years old, but there is a similar one HERE and a similar tank version HERE, both of which come in several colors.

Just a note that while these swing silhouette dresses fit over my 3rd trimester bump and look okay from the front, from the side they just hang over the bump like a tent.  I prefer more fitted dresses while pregnant.  But, Ella chose my dress 🥰, and I went with it since I was just wearing it around the house.

Shop the Outfit:
Dress: Old Navy (similar, similar)
Tassel Necklace: Nordstrom (similarsimilarsimilar)
Earrings: c/o Nickel & Suede (exact–wearing size M)
Apple Watch Band: Amazon (identical)

 

Two weekends ago, after our weather switched from gloomy to warm, I pulled out my warmer weather maternity clothes to see what I had and what I needed.  Don’t mind my toe nail polish which desperately needs to be redone.  But hey, that’s #preggolife combined with #quarantinelife. 😜

I wore these tank tops from ModCloth a ton last summer, and they work really well for me in the 3rd trimester right now.  I love them because they are very soft and stretchy, float away from the body around the midsection and drape nicely for a partial-tuck, but are fitted around the bust so they maintain a nice silhouette when you tuck them into skirts.  They are also tunic length (on me, at least–25.75 inches long in M) and I can wear them with leggings.  They are even breastfeeding friendly in the sense that they are SO stretchy that you can pull them down easily to breastfeed in them!  I usually can’t breastfeed in v-neck tops, so I feel like if I can do it in this one, most others would be able to also.  These come in 12 colors and sizes XXS to 4X HERE.  I wear size M.

I have it in navy, black, and white.  White is mildly see-through, but navy and black are fine.  You can see the navy, black, and white ones on me NOT pregnant spread out among these posts HERE.

This floral wrap was a HUGE PMT favorite last summer!  One of the top sellers of all of 2019!  It drapes really nicely, not adding too much bulk.  More importantly, it’s inexpensive but not suffocating like so many other cheaper wraps are!  I sized up to L.  Even though it has an oversized fit and Medium fit, I liked the extra material in L and appreciated how it draped even better.  I believe this has free return shipping with Amazon Prime, so order a couple of sizes and see which you like better.  It comes in 6 colors, and I own it it in two.  See them HERE.  See ways I’ve worn the navy one HERE.

Shop the Outfit:
Tank: ModCloth (exact–wearing size M)
Floral Wrap: Amazon (exact–wearing size L)
Jeans: Old Navy Maternity (exact–wearing size 4 in color Rinse, similar–NON-maternity)
Earrings: c/o Nickel & Suede (exact–wearing size L)

 

Last is this dress, which is from that other day that I wore a dress thanks to Ella’s insistence.  I wore it at home with only the earrings and nothing else from this pic, but I took this shot cuz a girl can dream right? 😜

The dress is the soft and stretchy “pajama dress” material.  It’s a medium thickness, so between that and the stripes, it’s pretty good at concealing lumps.  LOVE it!  It’s available HERE and on sale for $22.50 after the 10% off in cart.  (Sale ends 5/6.)

My sandals are from last year, but they’re back again this year HERE.  Decently comfy and flexible, and super affordable for $19.99!  I wear size 8.5.

Shop the Outfit:
Dress: Old Navy (exact–I wear size M)
Denim Jacket: Nordstrom (exact–I wear size M in Sweet)
Sandals: Target (exact–I wear size 8.5)
Bag: J.Crew Factory (similar)
Tassel Necklace: Nordstrom (similarsimilarsimilar)
Earrings: c/o Nickel & Suede (exact–wearing size L)

 

Honestly, Ella making me wear a dress plus the weather change has got me itching to wear something other than my #quarantineleggings, at least once in a while.  These outfits are kinda nudging me that way more and more too!

Where are you at with your quarantine style?  Still totally committed to joggers and leggings, or itching for something else?

 


Simply Put Together Style Course

ONE MORE DAY to Enroll!

Remember, today’s the last full day to enroll in Simply Put Together!  It closes tomorrow at 2:59pm Pacific Time, so jump in now if you’ve wanted to join!

I’ve been loving the conversations with women who are already going through the program.  It’s been invigorating to see them have epiphanies about their style, wardrobes, and how to dress their bodies, and finally feel like the pieces of style make sense to them in a way they can do themselves.

Simply Put Together is about helping you finally crack the code to style, become independent and empowered in it, break the cycle of closet frustration, and show up in the world as your most vibrant and confident self EVERYDAY.  For the rest of your LIFE!

You’ll learn how to:

  • Create a wardrobe that works for YOUR lifestyle and YOUR style (not be limited to mine!)
  • Dress your body shape
  • Fill your closet with pieces that you love and work for you
  • Nail put-together looks on your own, all the time, not just once in a while
  • Adjust your wardrobe throughout life’s many changes, like life stage changes, shifts in your style, and body changes

Here’s what women have been saying about Simply Put Together:

“I’ve been following PMT for a while, and while all of those were super helpful, my ever changing childbearing body made it difficult to keep up a wardrobe I loved. I’ve gotten through the first 4 modules of SPT and LOVE how Audrey fits all the pieces of understanding style together! I’m proud of myself for taking these steps, excited to see it all come together, and enjoying that eureka feeling of the style pieces all making sense for me!” – Laura

“I am finally learning how to dress my body and it is awesome! I LOVED this course! It has been sooo helpful!” – Sara T.H.

“I’m excited! I have tried on my own to be more fashionable and have learned a lot, but this course helps apply it and fill in those gaps and uncertainties. I have definitely made a TON of progress! I have always hated how hard it is to find clothes I like, and all I have learned will help. And I can’t wait to love my wardrobe!” – Angela

“I can relate to the ‘tried it on my own’ bit! Over the years, I’ve done many closet cleanses, and followed the directions of books and other internet advice, but still don’t love my wardrobe. I love how Audrey wants us to individualize our styles and not cram us into a certain mold. Few people teach these important basic details! I can’t wait to love my wardrobe as well!” – Sarah L.

If you’re ready to finally get clarity, confidence, and independence in your style, read more about Simply Put Together HERE.

Enrollment closes TOMORROW at 2:59pm Pacific Time and won’t open again until later this year.

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