Coming at you with a new look (that I’m obsessed with) and some more insight into my world!
But first…lace bomber jackets.
Y E S.
My friend Damara spotted this at Anthropologie Saturday and as soon as she showed it to me I knew we had to be bomber twins. So I snagged it too. And at over 70% off (!!), it was a MAJOR steal.
The allover lace detail of this bomber is more cool than stuffy, and the fit is boxy and runs larger for an easy fit over everything from a mini dress to a tank.
I opted to wear mine over more lace! This blush cami has just a peek of skin showing through the lace at the top, and has the most flattering cut. It’s another steal at under $18!
I am already thinking of more ways to wear this versatile piece all spring, but I had to start with white rips.
The “priorities” part of this post is the funny part. This shoot was done at 9:30 Sunday morning. After breakfast at my favorite Tampa spot (Oxford Exchange!) and before TWO different sporting events. In the same day. If you follow me on instagram, you already know that craziness.
If you’re reading this you probably already know how much I love sports so I was certainly not dragged to a matinee baseball game and an evening hockey game in the same day. It was actually an amazing day! But just craziness.
And today? Today I worked 10 hours at my “regular” job and about 2 at my “contracting” job, but I couldn’t stop thinking about an outfit in my head that I reeeeally wanted to bring to life. And thanks to daylight saving time, I came home, changed, went back downstairs with the hubbs and shot another outfit before dinner.
Whew! I sometimes don’t know how you ladies do it, but I’m starting to understand.
When you love something, you just make it happen. and I love this! I love my career! I love remembering me & Beyonce have the same amount of hours in each day!
Bottom line is, there’s time if you make it. God put something in my heart that I can’t and won’t ignore and I’m happy I get to devote some of my life to it! Doing the thing that you can’t sleep you’re so excited to do is just awesome.
Shop this gorge lace bomber below!
Until next time!
1. bomber jacket: one word for bomber jackets this season: HUGE! This one comes in 3 colors and has a great figure flattering fit. Regularly $118 but is currently 40% off!
2.over-the-knee boots: I snagged these on Thursday because it’s tough to find a great pair of OTK boots that have a flat-ish heel! I personally think in order to balance the over the top height of these, it’s best (for me) if they’re completely flat. These look SUPER high end (they look like Stuart Weitzman!) but for the remainder of LDW they’re under $53!
3.silky pleated skirts: another huge fall trend, and this color is beautiful in person! This skirt hits me a little more like a midi length than the model, but I actually prefer it! I’d wear this with a turtleneck bodysuit or a fringed crop top. It’d be perfect dressed up or down!
4.circle knit sweater: first of all, this blush shade is huge again for fall and that makes me SO happy! The oversized fit and circle knit hem would look great with skinny jeans, leather pants, or even a midi skirt, as shown on the model. This one is SO comfortable, too!
5.(faux) leather pencil skirt: another item I scooped up as soon as I saw the 40% off price point. Not much to say about a classic faux leather pencil.This one is a bit high waisted and fits like a dream! Great dressed up for work or dressed down with a graphic tee and the bomber jacket above! So versatile and classic.
6.lace sheath dress: y’all..this dress looks like it’s triple the price. Cocktail lace sheaths have been all the rage for spring & summer, but this shade takes it easily into fall and winter. This green color! I am obsessed! Better yet, the LDW sale makes this dress under $55! Get it now, trust me. You’ll find the perfect holiday party for it.
7.OTS dark floral top: off-shoulder tops are just as hot for fall as they were for summer, which is good because I’m still obsessed! This moody floral print is perfect with your suede skirts and tucked into your wide leg jeans.
8.flare jeans: I giggled as I added this to my list. I am short, and flares always look SO silly on me. One of those trends I just can’t make work on me. But on others I think this look is so good! And these are a classic wash & shape and the price on them is incredible!
9.white blazer: Do. not. be. afraid. to. wear. this. after. Labor Day. Trust me. SO CHIC.
10.faux leather biker jacket: a classic that will always be in style. Grab it at this ridiculous price point and thank me all season!
11.leopard print clutch: this one looks wayyy more pricey than it is. It’s neutral, so wear it with everything.
12. classic watch: I’ve had my eye on this watch for months and this price made me finally go for it. Nothing like a classic face with a brown leather strap. So classic.
Happy Shopping! Please let me know in the comments below if you snagged any awesome Labor Day sales!
Today’s look is [accidentally!] a great time to talk about visual interest and texture, and it’s also a great time to talk about transitioning into FALL! [the little fall lover inside me is screaming with excitement!]
First things first, I am LIVING for olive green and I’m so happy it’s carried over into this summer and from what I’ve seen, is still alive & well for this fall & winter. This open crochet top is light and loose, perfect for these oppressive summer temps! I wore it over a matching color tank but it would look SO cute over a bright bralette if you’re feeling like showing more skin..or over your bikini top!
The great thing about the style, color, and texture of this piece is that it will look great in the fall with plaid, layered under a trench vest, or paired with a faux suede moto jacket.
I paired mine with my fave-ever destroyed denim (AE high-waist jeans do NO wrong in my book!) They add even more texture and visual interest to this outfit and pop more than regular jeans. Bonus points for built-in-air vents! 😉
You can shop this exact top and jeans in my new “shopping” tab at the top of the page!
I hope you enjoy this look! Let me know…what are you loving that you’ve seen for fall/winter? It’s never too early to talk about fall fashion!!
Confession: I’ve had this palm tree dress in my closet for a year! I know that’s a sin, blogging about a dress that’s no longer available (boo Blair, boo) BUT I only went forth with this post because palm tree prints are everywhere! Dresses, blouses, pants, even socks! Palm trees are HOT this summer (see what I did there?) 😉
Ugh this print is everything. So versatile and fun, and acts as a neutral so you can punch it up with as many fun accessories as you can pile on. That’s definitely my favorite part of summer fashion…gimme all the colors!
I wore this dress with a fun tassel necklace in bright blue/turquoise, then accessorized with my faaaaave summer piece of ALL TIME, my Merona Target clutch from last summer. I’m only slightly embarrassed to tell you how many Target’s I drove around to until I found it last year. Personally I think they should bring it back. Tassels are bigger than ever!
Add your fave sandal and you’re ready for anything! I wore this running errands and to lunch with friends.
You can totally wear this print to the office, too! Just look for palm trees on a billowy blouse or even a pencil skirt. Just ensure the shape of the garment is professional since the print will be a bit whimsical.
Overall I’m LOVING prints this season and can’t wait to get my hands on more!
I’ve linked similar palm tree dresses below the post, along with a similar clutch, my nail polish, & my sandals! Let me know if you love palm trees enough to rock them (almost) head to toe!
Until next time!
Today’s post is all about Independence Day! I feel like the 4th is a holiday we’ve been “theme dressing” for since we were kids. You know you had the Old Navy “flag tee” every year growing up!
But even after growing out of screen print flags, showing patriotism in your #ootd is as American as well, Americans! 😉
I am no different, I LOVE themes! I still have to stop myself from wearing “ugly” Christmas sweaters every day in December, and cautiously avoid too many hearts (there’s never too many hearts!) in February. But I also realize most fashionistas want to be theme appropriate without wearing a flag on their chest.
These are two looks that are perfect for most anything you could be spending America’s birthday doing. My first look is casual and theme specific *without* any stripes & stars! It’s clear I’m dressed to show my pride in my country but I do so with ripped jeans and lipstick on my shirt 😉
The second look was an amazing find I literally stumbled into at Charming Charlie! I have only shopped there a handful of times and I must have not been paying much attention, because they’ve always had clothes I guess..? I’d truly never noticed until I spotted this beauty! I love the style of this maxi; it’s super flirty and feminine, and flattering on many different body types. It looks more expensive than it was, and I love the white background with the red/blue flowers. It’s definitely strongly hinting at our desired theme but still not hitting you over the head with it.
I love a theme and I love proudly wearing the flag of my country, but when you do so you really limit the use of the item to the 4th and no other time. These looks give you the desired effect and the ability to re-wear all summer!
Shopping links to the items I’m wearing (or similar) below each look. And as a lover of a theme, I’d love to see what you’re rocking on the 4th! Tag me in your insta pics (@blairdriscoll) or comment below!
Until next time!
Last week’s “instagram roundup” was received so well, I decided to do it again! As I mentioned in my last post, I post an #OOTD (outfit of the day) picture on insta just about every day (I’ll spare you the days I never get out of yoga pants. Well, unless they’re cute yoga pants…) Anyway, this particular group of looks happens to be everything I’m LOVING about the spring trends, wrapped up in a few pictures! Color color color, off the shoulder, fun accessories, you name it! I’d love to talk about your favorite spring and summer trends! Leave me a comment below and let me know what you’re living in right now! Shoppable links are below each photo; in most cases, the exact item is still available!!
1. Off the shoulder EVERYTHING/chokers/hats
2. Aztec prints/Sequins/mini dresses/crossbody bags
See you soon!
If you follow me on instagram, you’ve noticed I post an #ootd just about everyday! I’ve gotten lots of questions about where you can shop certain looks, so I took the most requested posts and decided to post them here, with corresponding links to the exact item I’m wearing (or very similar!)
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Let me know which of these looks are your favorites! It’s hard for me to choose, but if I *had* to, I’d pick the pink sundress or the bathing suit. 🙂
I’m looking forward to adding many more fashion posts in the next few weeks!
See you very soon!
Helloooo! (In my best Mrs. Doubtfire voice)
It has been a week in the Driscoll household. It started with a 3 day weekend and mini road trip to visit my family and celebrate both of my nephews birthdays, and ended with the stomach bug, cancelled plans, and a whole lotta Lysol. Just when you make plans, life comes along and says NOPE! But thankfully my sweet husband has fully recovered from that nasty, nasty bug going around.
Anyway, I’m happy to be back to regularly scheduled life and talking about fashion! Spring is officially upon is in the sunshine state. Spring training is here, allergies too (haha). In all honesty it’s beautiful in Florida right now and I’m so excited about spring fashion this season!
This easy weekend look is more of a classic than a trend, but it’s so easy yet garners a ton of compliments, so that’s automatically a win/win! This t-shirt dress has a loose fit, so if you want more structure I recommend going a size down, as I did here. (I also bought this dress in solid gray at my regular size for a looser fitting silhouette.)
I paired the dress with some funky sequin Converse because I LOVE the dress and sneakers movement, and a straw Bermuda hat, which is VERY on trend for the spring and summer. This bag is reversible (!!) and I snagged it on sale for $15! I’m currently using it as a work bag, but on this day I used it at the Sarasota farmers market and it made holding lots of small things a breeze!
The great news is, ALL of these items are still available! Shop each of them in the links below. Looking to dress up this t-shirt dress for a fun weekend night out? Pair it with some ankle booties and layered necklaces!
What’s your go-to “weekend uniform”? I work in a business casual setting, where jeans and t-shirts are a definite no-no, so on weekends I love pulling out my fave denim or a cute dress with sneakers like this!
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