Heading off to Florida for work later this week so it’s only fitting that my outfit of that day has palm trees on them! Palm trees are uhm “trending” to say the least. They’ve been showing up everywhere- from bathing suits to handbags and I decided to jump on the bandwagon. I obviously will NOT be switching my pillows out to incorporate the trend into my home decor (as some have), but I will rock these shorts the little bit of summer that we have left. I found these shorts over at Grace Anna’s recently, and was so happy that I found some that were a bit muted. Being that palm trees are obviously green- so have been all the palm tree shorts I’ve seen recently which I for sure was not about to wear. I found these ones and loved how they were more neutral, so of course I had to have! I paired them with this nude top which I also love- the best part is that it comes in a ton of colors too!
Palm trees are such an amazing thing to be. Being that I live in Texas- I always love seeing them when I am traveling! They grow so sporadically and are so “cute” if you could & totally remind me to live more freely sometimes. These last few weeks have been soooo busy (hence the lack of posts) and have slowly but surely been telling myself to “chill if you must.” Life is so busy ya’ll- between work (AKA literally best job, biggest blessing I could ask for), and lie- ya girl is tired! So tired that I haven’t even cared about shopping the Nordstrom sale! I’v realized that my closet is currently filled enough- I could care less about what loafers I could get 50% off this week and am more concerned about when I can fit in an extra nap. Seriously- #Adulting this week has been real. I did, however, manage to rack up some of my most recent fav palm tree finds- all are below, just for you!
So I started rocking overalls again last summer, and of course the trend continues! I just got this pair a few weeks ago from Gap, and love how they fit so well! Normally, overalls tend to be either too short for me, or too long- but these ones fit great! I love them so much I even considered getting them in a different wash/color, but soon realized that (for now) would not happen as no other ones are available yet!
For this look, I decided to keep it super casual (as usual) & actually wore flats for once! Again, I was minimal with the accessories as I didn’t want to overdo it. I added a little print with my off the shoulder top, which I thought would be super awk under overalls and actually wasn’t! I was thinking that like my arms would feel weird or something & that wasn’t the case at all! It was actually overall a perfect looking for a weekend outfit. Although I don’t have my shoes on in these photo, I wore this outfit with a pair of my favorite flats! These particular ones I’ve had for a while too, I got them on sale at target a few months back and I am a super fan! Normally flats (especially ones that tie up) are not my thing, but these match so much and can actually last all day in them.
It’s clear that the overall trends is still not going anywhere & I have no complaints about that! I love the ones that I have and can’t wait to buy more soon- I’m thinking some colored ones are needed in my closet next. What’s something you’ve been “eying” and can’t wait to buy soon?! My rule of thumb is to leave it at the store the first time you see it & go home and sleep on it. The next day, if you still must have it and it’s still at the store when you go back to get it- it was meant to be (ha)!
I found these floral pants over at Target a few months ago and loved them! I loved them so much I actually went to 3 stores to find my size, then had to end up ordering them online just to make sure that I had them. I am sooo glad that I did- they’re comfy enough for work and cute enough for brunch all in one (a total win-win in my eyes)! Being someone that normally likes neutrals, these again were sort of a reach item for me. On top of that- they’re floral and I just DON’T do florals. But again- I love them!
When I actually do wear prints, I always try to balance them with a neutral. For this look, I paired one of my tops that I picked up at Urban Outfitters recently. I love this top (more about that here) and actually have it in a few colors. I always try to pair neutrals with prints in way to sort of balance my outfit out. Since these pants are so bold, I also opted to not wear many accessories as well. Keeping it simple with only a watch or my go-to necklace is always one of my top choices when getting dressed in the morning!
I wore these shoes in an outfit post previously & have worn them about once a week ever since getting them! They look really uncomfortable- but I promise I can wear them all day no problem! I can’t find these exact ones online- but I linked some similar items that are all great deals! Besides, nothing (absolutely nothing!) is more perfect than a pair of fabulous heels!
So I’m not much of a pattern mixer- but did so a while back and just recently realized I never shared about it! Being that I am in neutrals most of the time, my patter mixing days will be far and few- but I can say that I had fun doing so! I always admire people who wear bold colors and prints together- totally accepting that I will most likely never be someone who can dress like that on a regular basis! Nevertheless- I do like this “eclectic look” and even more love people who rock it on a daily basis.
Pattern mixing became really popular last summer and as summer starts this year- I see the trend still “trending”. Being someone that doesn’t even have much pattern in my closet- I’ve found that the easiest way to patter mix is to use accessories instead! I know I’m not the only one that has tons of fun printed summer scarves and although in a few weeks it will for sure be too hot to wear these (in Texas at least), now is the perfect time to pattern mix what that favorite accessory of yours! I for one, took my favorite lemon scarf and paired with my black and white (of course) striped dress. Although this is for sure still considered “playing it safe” in the pattern mixing world, I still loved this look and was proud of myself for trying something new!
Whether you like to keep things simple like me, or like trying new trends like me- pattern mixing can be as easy as wearing a fun clutch for the day! I’ve linked some really fun patterned accessories below, all to help you step out of your comfort zone a little bit! As neutral as I am when it comes to my close, adding a little pattern here & there is something I still like to do! (P.S- Deets on the shoes above here!)
Still loving this top from Mint Julep that I talked about earlier this year! Although I don’t wear it often, when I do I am always asked at least once where it’s from! I normally only wear neutrals- so this top is kind of not the norm for me. I love it though- because it’s sort of “neutral color’, if you know what I mean. I have a mission of trying to add more color this summer into my wardrobe and I consider this top as part of my success! Although this top is not linked below, I did link some other fab ones!
I paired this top with white denim, as usual, because why not. Speaking of white denim- I ruined my favorite pair recently and went on the hunt for a new pair! I came across a few pair- and linked them below. I also linked some wedges I came across- because these prices are just too good to pass up! Clearly this is an old outfit, as I haven’t been shopping in a long time. This year my minimalist/budget ways are totally working! I have been selling some of my stuff on Poshmark- you should totally check it out- as I will be posting some more stuff in the next few weeks!