good morning, ladies. happy monday! i hope you enjoyed the long Easter weekend. our spring weather was sprinkled with tornado watches and flash floods on friday and saturday with a high of fifty-something. it was downright cold and dreary! but sunday was a glorious sunshiny day which seemed to make up for the chilly ones. mr. style and i wandered parts of the UGA campus for photos sunday afternoon. hopefully, you can catch a glimpse of the beauty that surrounds these historic grounds. the University of Georgia was founded in 1785 and is one of the oldest public universities in the United States. people always ask why mr. style and i decided to make athens our home. the university had a big part to play. it offers sporting events, concerts, an art museum, and, of course, the energy of the students that abounds for nine months out of the year. and an adorable english bulldog mascot that goes by the name of uga.
there’s been much discussion on the blog recently about fashion price points. so i’m sharing how i wear high low items. of course, on any given day you will see me wearing mid-price brands: Ann Taylor, Talbots, J.Crew, Everlane. their classic styles will always have a place in my closet. but if i’m shopping at Target or Akris Punto and something catches my eye, it has a 100% chance of coming home with me. because if you find something that makes your heart go pitter patter you’ll wear it. isn’t that the point of a stylish wardrobe? and i love to mix luxury items with basement bargains. i’ve always had the mindset that clothes should be worn. and worn regularly. i feel the same way about my home decor. why should my china be relegated to special occasion dining? why not mix and match them with other pieces all through the year?
today’s ootd starts with a comfy pair of blue jeans from J.Crew. these jeans have been on style repeat for months. there are still a few sizes left, but they’re limited. for a similar pair of jeans check out point sur straight legs. since there was a chill in the air all weekend long, i reached for a classic cardigan (old, similar here and here) with a springtime color scheme. this zip cardi is from St. John and was purchased with a matching skirt several years ago. it looks just as fantastic with a pair of blue jeans. a blue button-down shirt from Ralph Lauren gives the ootd a preppy flair. and blue platform espadrilles from Circus by Sam Edelman keep the outfit grounded in spring.
St. John is a luxury brand that is known for its knits. the craftsmanship is what sets St. John apart using only the best yarns and materials. when i purchase any item from St. John i know it will last for years. unlike fast fashion which is here today and gone tomorrow. St. John can be found at Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Saks, and online. check out your local consignment stores or thrift shops if you’re not ready to pay full price. many of my readers head to eBay when i sport an older clothing item.
happy monday, gang! time to get another week underway.