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Spring Fashion Finds: Delicate White Tank Top

Unfortunately, I still seem to be going on. And on. And on about the weather. There is something so liberating about stepping outside without a jacket on after months of hibernation. I have been wearing as many tank tops and cute shirts as I can lately now that my wardrobe isn’t hidden beneath a parka. The moment I laid eyes on this delicate white tank top, I knew I had to have it!

Top c/o Pink Blush // Jeans // Bag c/o Lily Jade // Watch // Sunglasses (take 25% off with code STANGANDCO)

I love the pretty flower detail at the bustline, and I am loving the crochet detail at the bottom. I am a sucker for a good white tank top, and just love how this one is spruced up with fun details. It is amazing how a details can transform a delicate white tank top.

Pink Blush has been one of my long time favorite boutiques. I actually first started wearing their clothing when I was pregnant with Lincoln, but they quickly transitioned to one of my go-to stores for dresses and casual items after he was born! I am always amazed at the fun pieces I am able to find on their website.

What trends do you most look forward to in the spring? Are you a basics kind of gal, or do you love to go for the fun, trendy styles!?

The Utility Jacket: Five Fun Styles To Try

Spring is FINALLY among us (it took her long enough!) and I am wearing, for the first time since November, jackets that aren’t parkas and peacoats! There are SO many cute spring items on the shelves right now, and i have been dying to put them to good use. One of my absolute favorite items that is so trendy right now is a classic utility jacket. They are so perfect thrown over a t-shirt, but can also be dressed up. And while I love a good basic jacket, I am also a sucker for details. Keep reading for five of my favorite fun and unique utility jacket trends!

Lace detail

I saw this jacket on my friend Taylor, and immediately fell in love with it. The price tag is kind of steep, but Gap always has incredible sales and discounts. On the day I purchased it, It was marked down to only $50, and I had $25 in rewards, so I snagged this $160 jacket for, no lie, $25. I just love the navy blue lace detailing over the shoulders, and the adjusting waistband ties. The quality is amazing and it really is worth the price, but a rule of thumb at Gap is to NEVER pay more than 60% for something. They offer sales with 40% off pretty much weekly!

Camo print 

Confession: my husband made fun of this one. But the joke is on him, because the camouflage trend is EVERYWHERE right now. I was hesitant to jump on board, but I kid you not, this is one of my favorite jackets ever. It comes in a bunch of other colors, as well as petite and tall sizes. I ordered a large tall (I usually wear a medium at this store but sized up so I can layer) and it fits like a dream. Other fun options can be found here and here. And if you are feeling EXTRA fun, this one is camo AND blush. All of the heart eyes!

You can find my jeans here, and my booties here 

Fun sheer detail

I am a sucker for pretty details, and I actually snagged this jacket last spring. But it is still in stock, and comes in this color too! It has a drawstring waist so it can be adjusted, and I just love the unexpected look of the chiffon layer beneath the utility jacket. Mixing fabrics is one of my favorite ways to spruce up a simple look!

Soften it up with blush

My love for blush runs deep, and that extends to utility jackets. I love and wear mine constantly! The pink detail above the pocket is a fun touch on this one, And I love that this one is a little bit longer! And my favorite option that comes in so many colors includes a pretty blush, too!

Bar necklace here, jeggings here, similar booties here

Add a hood!

While I haven’t added a utility jacket with a hood to my collection just yet, I do have the utility vest pictured below, which is another fun way to layer during the spring months while still looking stylish. I have always loved how a hood can make an outfit feel so casual and cozy. I love this color, and the adorable details on this one. There are so many options out there, my husband might need to take my credit cards away to keep me from stocking up on all of them 😉

My sweater (SO soft and comfortable) here

What are your favorite jackets to wear in the spring? I hope you guys have a fabulous rest of your week, and are enjoying some spring sunshine!

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Friday Favorites: Welcome Spring [And Everyday Pieces]

Happy Friday, friends! Who else welcomed the first day of spring this week with more snow? I heard they are expecting another bit storm out east. Since we are just getting enough snow to make me annoyed, I will stop complaining because a dusting is better than a blizzard 😉 I have to say, I have been on quite the shopping kick lately. I am just so excited to start wearing all of the spring things! So today I am rounding up my new favorite everyday pieces! If you are looking for basics, neutrals, and basically #oldnavy, keep on reading!

1. The bralette heard round the world

Well, after what feels like a lifetime of lusting over this bralette, I finally bit the bullet and invested in one. And you guys, it was worth every. single. penny. I always struggle so much with finding bras that work under shirts, and this bralette is just so pretty and I love that it is designed to be shown off! Now I need to practice some self control and not buy all of the other colors. They just started carrying them at Nordstrom, so I highly recommend trying it out. With free shipping and returns, if you have wondered if these are worth it, you have nothing to lose.

Bralette // Sweater

Bralette // Sweater (old)

2. The softest tank tops

I shared these on my Instagram stories last week, and they were a hit! I have a number of the luxe tanks from Old Navy, and really do like them. However, they wrinkle very easily, and ironing is something I avoid at all costs. These tanks are cut the same as my classic favorites but are soft, almost like a thin sweater. And seriously NO WRINKLING. I got them in gray and green, and am debating snagging the other two colors. I also just noticed they have a t-shirt option in the same fabric, so I will be adding those to my cart, too!

Tank top // Jeans (similar, similar) // Similar Booties

3. Easy and versatile utility jackets

I shared this adorable camofaluge utility jacket last week, and you guys, I am so hooked! I have never been a camo fan. Perhaps it is because I grew up in a family of hunters and wanted nothing to do with anything hunting related? But lately I have just been loving the camoflauge trend. Even at full price, these jackets are an incredible deal, and come in so many pretty colors! I am also loving the army green and blush colors.

Jacket // Dress // Similar Booties

4. My new favorite sweater

I saw this sweater over on my friend Taylor recently, and had to have it! I love the front seam, and I am not exaggerating when I say it comes in EVERY color. I am a basics gal, so I got it in gray and white, and I have already worn both. It is incredible soft, and lightweight enough that it would be perfect to wear with shorts or capris during spring.

Sweater // White Jeans // Sunnies

Sweater // Jeans // Similar Booties // Sunnies

5. The perfect white camisole

I have been on the hunt for a lined cami that will work to wear to work under cardigans and blazers. I did try out this one, but unfortunately I am just too tall and it didn’t work with my long torso. For anyone of more average height, I would say they are great, though! But I found this one at Banana Republic, and it is PERFECT. It is a great length, and lined so that you cannot see through it. This is one of those classic everyday pieces that I will live in for work all spring and summer!

Camisole // Black Jeans

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Five Must Have Spring Dress Styles

Spring is in the air, and that means pretty pastels and feminine spring fashion! The warm weather is slow to arrive here in the Midwest this year, but that hasn’t stopped me from dreaming about spring fashion. Nothing makes me happier than putting on a pretty spring dress and a fancy pair of shoes. I have rounded up my five go-to styles for spring, with all options below $100, and most below $50!

Ruffle Midi Dress

My oh my, this lavender ruffle midi dress caught my eye the moment I saw it. I just love the delicate color, and all of the pretty details. An asymmetrical ruffle dress is perfect for keeping things feminine with a bit of edginess, as well. I have always been a sucker for for BB Dakota, and this dainty spring dress is perfect for weekend brunch. And finally, while I love the pastels of spring, this bright and bold dress is so fun and a unique twist on the traditional spring dress we usually think of.

Tee Shirt Dress

While most think of short sleeves when talking about tee shirt dresses, I love this french terry dress and how it has long sleeves and is a bit thicker. It is the perfect dress to bridge that winter/spring gap.This cozy swing dress is a cult favorite and super affordable. And bonus, it is so flowy that you never have to worry about it clinging to the wrong places. I am convinced that every woman should own a simple black dress. It can be dressed up or down, and we all need those versatile pieces in our closets! This tie waist dress is still super casual while having such a fun detail it can totally be dressed up, too! I saw this bell sleeve dress and about died. A baseball tee, dress, and bell sleeves all in one!? Yes please!

Shirt Dress

I am an absolute sucker for demin, so this dress that is denim with a pretty tie detail is an absolute must in my book. And if there is one thing I love more than denim, it is a good gingham dress, it is one of my absolute favorite patterns. This dress pushes the limits with its open shoulders and fun pattern.

OTS Dress

Off the shoulder looks have been one of my favorite trends over the past two years. This pretty teal dress is a great color with lots of fun details. And as a tall girl, hi-lo midi length dresses are my jam, so this coral floral dress is right up my alley. And while I love dresses with lots of details, I also absolutely adore the simplicity of this adorable fit and flare dress.

Lace Dress

A good lace dress can be used for so many occasions. Easter, weddings, and date nights would all be the perfect opportunity to wear this Intricate lace dress. I am a sucker for a good high neck dress and the lavender color of this one is just gorgeous. And this dropped shoulder dress is modest, but definitely a little bit sexy, too!

 

What are your favorite spring dress styles? There are so many options out there right now. Isn’t spring fashion just a breath of fresh air!?

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