On the go

When it comes to busy, errand-filled days, I find I always get more done when I put a little thought into my wardrobe selection. (HINT: That means grabbing something besides yoga pants, a Patagonia pullover and a baseball cap… Which I do all too often…) In the world of leggings we seem to be living in these days, it’s easy to forget that jeans and flats aren’t so bad either! And personally, they make a world of difference in the way I carry myself.
Lately, I’ve also had a lot of fun throwing in a red lip to casual outfits. It’s an easy, quick touch that adds an instant element of chic! (I use this super affordable Revlon shade.) The red lip in today’s post managed to pull a messy, high pony and glasses together, instead of leaving them to look like an afterthought. If you have always relegated red lips to formal occasions (as I once did!) I challenge you to incorporate them into a more casual setting sometime soon. I think you’ll be surprised by how much you like the look!
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JACKET   green cargo jacket c/o   |   GLASSES   warby parker durand frames   |   FLATS   tan ballet flats (Chanel, less expensive, similar linked)   |   SCARF   ombre burberry scarf (still available in black)   |   SWEATER   cream cable knit sweater c/o (wearing size L for an oversized fit)   |   JEANS   j.crew toothpick jeans   |   LIP STICK  cherry blossom   |   LIP GLOSS   scandal   |   EARRINGS   pearl studs   |   TOTE   reversible blush tote
Now that we’ve covered two easy ways to add cute to comfy (opting for jeans and flats instead of leggings every once in a while, and adding a red lip!), I want to spend a second bragging specifically on this cute army green cargo jacket I picked up at H&M the other day! Having seen these styled in so many cute ways this season, I was so excited add this jacket to my closet. Laid back, durable but perfectly ladylike, I love the layered effect it brings to a typical sweater + jeans combo.
I’m so excited to have this easy ensemble pulled together, as I plan on recycling it in New Orleans this weekend! A group of my high school friends and I are making the trip together to get a taste of Mardi Gras festivities before the real deal occurs. Seeing the city at this time of year has been on my bucket list ever since I went on a school trip there my senior year of high school. The food, the jazz, the whole feel of it was intoxicating, and I’m so excited to get back and explore! Any recommendations? I’m all ears! Needless to say… is it Friday already?
Love from Texas,

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