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5 pieces 1 outfit: 4th of July 2017

Hey friends! 5 pieces 1 outfit is a twice monthly series where we feature 5 pieces that bring together 1 perfect outfit. It doesn’t take a lot of time, money, and or pieces to create a fashionable look that anyone can create. 5 pieces is all you need to make another outfit killer. First, I find it’s best to have a theme so you have a place to build from. That can be a color combo or maybe even an event. But most of all you just need a good base piece. This week’s theme is the 4th of july!

shorts . top . wedges . clutch . earrings . baby boy . mocs

the one with tassel coverup

This Summer it’s all about the 5 pieces 1 outfit in real life. 5 pieces 1 outfit is the first series here on the blog every other Friday. It stemmed from my love of classic yet modern, easy to wear, chic and simple fashion. This Summer will be one of the busiest ever for me, and I live in Florida so it’s gonna be hot. I don’t want to have a lot on, and getting ready can’t take a lot of time. It’s the perfect time to do a ton of 5 pieces 1 outfit real life posts! I have a formula when I do these in real life – top, bottom, shoes, earrings, finisher. My finisher depends on what I’m doing and it also means I might actually photograph 6 or more pieces, but I’ll explain each outfit so you’ll understand why. I’m not cheating I promise.

You would think going the beach it would be a struggle to get 5 pieces. Not for me. Especially now that I’m a mom, I’m on the beach more than in the water. So I want to look cute. This tassel cover up is giving me the life to do so this year. I’ve already worn it about a 100 times. I’m only kidding because it hasn’t been summer for 100 days yet. Paired with sunnies and a hat to keep the sun out of my face, my swim suit, and some flip flops I’m already at 5 pieces!

hat . similar flip flops . similar flip flops . swim suit . sunglasses . cover up

the one with a nautical dress

This Summer it’s all about the 5 pieces 1 outfit in real life. 5 pieces 1 outfit is the first series here on the blog every other Friday. It stemmed from my love of classic yet modern, easy to wear, chic and simple fashion. This Summer will be one of the busiest ever for me, and I live in Florida so it’s gonna be hot. I don’t want to have a lot on, and getting ready can’t take a lot of time. It’s the perfect time to do a ton of 5 pieces 1 outfit real life posts! I have a formula when I do these in real life – top, bottom, shoes, earrings, finisher. My finisher depends on what I’m doing and it also means I might actually photograph 6 or more pieces, but I’ll explain each outfit so you’ll understand why. I’m not cheating I promise.

Sometimes I struggle to even get 5 pieces, and this outfit is proof of that. I saw this nautical dress while wandering around Target a few weeks ago, and I knew I had to have it. I even did that thing where you say you’ll come back the next day if you still really want it. Jack and I ended up going back just for that dress the next day. I wanted the dress to really stand out on it’s own. So I paired it with some block heels and my new favorite earrings. This outfit I wore to church where Jack spends most of his time in the nursery. I still need my things (like gum, purse, check book) to stay with me, so I paired my long time favorite clutch with the outfit as well (instead of just using the diaper bag).

That only left me with 4 things! A dress like this can be dressed up or down. If I were to throw my hair in a top knot, change the shoes to cute slip on sandals, and put on some stud earrings it would be the perfect dress for a casual date night. In those situations, your makeup goes a long way in showing how you want to be perceived. So for this one let’s consider my lipstick the finisher. Having a full face on including a bolder lip shows I’m dressing up today! Or you could count the sunglasses, but I wasn’t outside much when wearing this dress this time around. I wore them for pictures so you didn’t have to look at my squinting face.

earrings . clutch .  heels . sunglasses . lipstick . dress

5 pieces 1 outfit: Straw bag

Hey friends! 5 pieces 1 outfit is a twice monthly series where we feature 5 pieces that bring together 1 perfect outfit. It doesn’t take a lot of time, money, and or pieces to create a fashionable look that anyone can create. 5 pieces is all you need to make another outfit killer. First, I find it’s best to have a theme so you have a place to build from. That can be a color combo or maybe even an event. But most of all you just need a good base piece. This week’s theme is a straw bag every one has!

bag . romper . wedges . earrings . jacket

the one with pink shorts

shorts . tee . sunglasses . bag . necklace . sandals . similar earrings

Now that I’m older I like to base most of my clothings purchases on price per wear. The more I’ll wear it, the more I’ll spend on it. But that means I have less money to buy clothes and accessories. So that means I don’t usually have on lots of pieces and I re-wear things a lot. Isn’t that what everybody does though? It’s real life, and this blog is real life. Keeping things simple and rewearing is what originally led me to start the 5 pieces 1 outfit series (which I do twice a month on Friday’s). And that led me to have monthly series to show how to re-wear certain items and trends.

So this Summer it’s all about the 5 pieces 1 outfit in real life. This Summer is busy ya’ll, and I live in Florida so it’s gonna be hot. This is the season I can finally prove that living in Florida isn’t all sunshine and rainbows . . . sometimes it’s bugs and blistering hot and rain for no good reason that still doesn’t cool things down. I don’t want to have a lot on, and getting dressed can’t take a lot of time. It’s the perfect time to do a ton of 5 pieces 1 outfit real life posts!

I have a formula when I do these in real life – top, bottom, shoes, earrings, finisher. My finisher depends on what I’m doing and it also means I might actually photograph 6 or more pieces, but I’ll explain each outfit so you’ll understand why. I’m not cheating I promise. These pink shorts I wore on a travel day. I had to drive 2.5 hours to Orlando then walk around Disney then drive back. I needed to be comfortable (for the drive and walking), have my big diaper bag (you never know when you’re far from home) keep cool (super hot outside all day), and still look cute for pictures (duh)! This was perfect for all of those!

You’ll notice I have on 7 actual pieces. If I’m doing something that won’t require I hold a bag all day long – the bag doesn’t count. But I need something to do with my hands during pictures, and I do choose which diaper bag to use based on what colors I have on. Also, sunglasses don’t count unless I’m outside all the time. Lastly, I always have my J necklace on unless I purposefully want to wear another one. It’s like my underwear – you know I probably have it on, but it doesn’t count. I feel like that’s a good place to say good bye for the day 🙂

5 pieces 1 outfit : Nautical

Hey friends! 5 pieces 1 outfit is a twice monthly series where we feature 5 pieces that bring together 1 perfect outfit. It doesn’t take a lot of time, money, and or pieces to create a fashionable look that anyone can create. 5 pieces is all you need to make another outfit killer. First, I find it’s best to have a theme so you have a place to build from. That can be a color combo or maybe even an event. But most of all you just need a good base piece. This week’s theme is the perfect nautical outfit for summer!

shorts . top . shoes . earrings . bag

the one with the one shoulder trend

May’s series was easy for me to decide on. All I had to do was look in my closet and I saw tons of bright colors. So considering summer is practically here a series full of bright colors is perfect. Actually narrowing it down to only 5 outfits was rather difficult. Thank God May has an extra Monday! Almost all of the other outfits I’ve shared this month have been older bright colors. But this one is all new! The one shoulder trend was very popular when I was in high school. I love that it’s back so I had to grab one at old navy for this summer!

jeans . top . earrings . sunglasses . sandals . watch

the one with neon’s in spring

May’s series was easy for me to decide on. All I had to do was look in my closet and I saw tons of bright colors. So considering summer is practically here a series full of bright colors is perfect. Actually narrowing it down to only 5 outfits was rather difficult. Thank God May has an extra Monday!  Surprisingly, quite a few of my bright colors are older. This tank is one of them! It’s from the gap a few years ago. I rarely spend a lot of money on trends, but neon is one of those that goes in and out quite often. And neon’s in spring is one of my favorite trends!

Another thing that is one of my favorites are these espadrilles! My grandmother used to wear espadrilles all the time. So I started to think of them as old lady shoes. But all of a sudden I saw these beauties and decided to jump on the espadrille train. I’m never going back you guys. These are maybe the most comfortable shoes I’ve ever worn. I mean flip flops are obviously more comfortable, but these shoes are super great.

tank . similar tank . similar tank . shorts . espadrilles . earrings . similar clutch . sunglasses

5 pieces 1 outfit: baseball cap

Hey friends! 5 pieces 1 outfit is a twice monthly series where we feature 5 pieces that bring together 1 perfect outfit. It doesn’t take a lot of time, money, and or pieces to create a fashionable look that anyone can create. 5 pieces is all you need to make another outfit killer. First, I find it’s best to have a theme so you have a place to build from. That can be a color combo or maybe even an event. But most of all you just need a good base piece. This week’s theme is a baseball cap.

 

cap . jeans . tee . sperry’s . earrings via

the one with Jord watches

Do you guys wear watches everyday? It seems to be something most people do. But I rarely wore watches before I became a mom. Of course, now everything is on a time schedule. I’m always checking the clock to see if it’s time for a diaper change or time to each or time to go swim class or time for nap! This meant I needed to get a new one. Shopping is never disappointing, but I had a few requirements.

Here in Florida it officially feels like Summer, and yet they tell me it’s Spring. So what that means is  – you sweat as soon as you walk outside. And it’ll only get worse from here until September. So I needed something breathable to limit the amount of sweat. Also something lightweight to not weigh me down and make me feel even more uncomfortable. But I also wanted something modern, fun, chic, and fairly neutral. Jord wood watches was the perfect place to go for all those requirements.

I love the modern wood band is totally breathable and lightweight. It barely feels like I have anything on at all. Plus it’s so easy to find your perfect size so you don’t have to worry about slipping and sliding. I chose the mint background because as we all know I’m on a bright colors kick, but they have stunning neutral colored faces as well. They even have some with rose gold accents, and plenty of menswear options as well. This one is my favorite! I can just imagine how handsome it would look on my husbands wrists as he goes to work in his favorite navy suit. Father’s day gifts?

Weekday mornings are so simple to get ready now – a simple tee, linen shorts, earrings, easy sandals, and my watch. I never have to worry about a color scheme or the other metals I have on. The watch ties everything together into a simple, modern, stylish, and perfect for every type of weather outfit.

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