What I’m Wearing Wednesday: Summer Sweatshirt

Sharing affordable finds with friends

As life slides s l o w l y back to some sense of normalcy, I thought I would add a teeny tiny fashion aspect to my blog with the intention of posting regularly. For a long time I have loved sharing my affordable finds through Instagram stories, but by actually writing up a blog post items will be easier to find with links and photos. Also, let’s be honest, my brain just needs another way to exercise itself! I am going a little crazy around here….

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Hi, friends! Who would’ve thought that I’d be in jeans and a sweatshirt Memorial Day week after I was in shorts and sandals in April? 2020 has just been all out of sorts but I am glad that some things are finally getting back to normal and today we are able to get together to celebrate my niece’s 16th birthday!

dip dye sweatshirt

This rainy day is the perfect time to put my new Old Navy Relaxed Vintage Crew-Neck Sweatshirt in Blue Dip Dye to the test. I have had my eye on this top for a few months but it was often sold out after a big sale. After I finally pulled the trigger to purchase this and a few other items, shipping was delayed but let me tell you, it was worth the wait. This top is so lightweight that it is the perfect wardrobe addition for spring and summer. I ordered my usual Old Navy size (large) but if you are in between sizes, size down for sure as it is quite roomy.

right jeans

When purchasing the sweatshirt I actually envisioned wearing it with jean shorts, but this gloomy week has me breaking out these Target Universal Thread skinny jeans which may actually be my favorite pair of jeans ever. I was desperate for a new pair of jeans after my previous favorite pair died from overuse, and I snagged these up unsure of how much I would really love them. BOY, am I glad I found them. They are soft, form fitting, and honestly, would even fit great if say you were indulging a little too often in the quarantine snacking. The fit is so great that you don’t feel the need to rip them off the second you walk in the door (if you ever have even had the chance to leave your house). The medium blue wash on these is light enough to still look great with a lot of warm weather tops and styles, but can carry you through the year. 

shoe

 

Last but certainly not least, I feel obligated to tell you about these cute white slip on shoes from none other than Walmart. I’d been eyeing a white pair from another retailer but they were still sold out. I couldn’t believe my luck when I stumbled upon these on recent and unusually rare trip inside Walmart. For an inexpensive pair of shoes, they fit so well and are actually very comfortable. I have worn them with jeans. shorts, and I imagine they will be cute with the right dress if I ever have a reason to wear one again. Also for those of you concerned about the whiteness of the shoe: they clean right up with a baby wipe or a little Magic Eraser magic. They are lightweight and super cool for my feet even on the warmer days we’ve had lately. As I retire my quilted slip ons for the duration of the summer I am thinking I may even need to order a second pair of these in the black, but let’s not get crazy. This is supposed to be affordable fashion, after all. 

Stay well and stay safe!
Jill 

 

5 for Fall: Walmart Edition

If you’ve been hanging around my Instagram for any time, you’ve seen my love for Walmart. Not only is this obsession out of necessity (There is no Target within 45 minutes), but Walmart has really stepped up their game in the last two years. The prices are very affordable, pieces well on trend, and the fits are usually pretty great/true to size. That said, I still am very much a “try it on first” kind of girl, so you can be sure anything listed here will be an item I’ve had in my own hands (and probably own! ie: I have everything but the plaid and it’s on my to do list).

Let’s get started!

This button front mustard top always gets compliments around town. For $15.88 and a variety of colors, I may have to go back and snag another. I wear a large and it is very roomy. You may want to size down one. Paired with skinny jeans, it creates a very flattering and forgiving silhouette.

 

Black and white prints seem to roll back around every fall and for some reason I STILL have none of it in my closet. This will finally be the year with this plaid top from Time and True for $15.44. Fits true to size and is light enough to wear even in the sweltering fall we have in the south.

 

I’m getting myself a little ahead of the game here with this pick, but I just could not pass up the perfect camel color of this turtleneck. It is lightweight and perfect for layering, but with a good pant and fun shoe, it is a stand out outfit all its own. It is less than $12 and available in several colors, but I do recommend thinking about sizing up one for a looser fit.

 

 

I have been having so much fun styling these jeans! (I hate myself for using the term “styling,” by the way.) While I am not quite ready to branch out into other cuts of denim that are hitting the shelves these days (looking at your flare leg, ankle length jeans!) I am totally into how different this wash is from what’s already in my closet. They feel so good on, and I’m really looking forward to wearing them with slouchy white sweaters when the weather is cooler. I’d say they fit true to size, but we all know jeans sizing is all over the place so slide on into your local store and try them on.

 

Last but not least we have these fun slip on faux leather “moccasins.” For $10 I am not sure how well they will hold up, but they’re super easy to slip on, look great with so many outfit choices, and they are super comfortable! They’re the perfect mom on the go shoe and if they don’t last more than one season, well I’ll still feel like I got my monies worth.

 

So what do you think? Did you ever think you’d be a Walmart girl? I’ve honestly never been above wearing any brand or store. If I like something, I just like it! It is crazy the pleasure I get out of scooping up a bargain and then getting to share where it is from. Of course, my best advice is try to get there in the morning to uh, you know, avoid the lines! 😉 Happy shopping!

 

❤ Jill

PS: click the photo or underlined word in each paragraph for a link to the item!