Working Mom Formula: Striped Top + Skinny Jeans

This striped top + skinny jeans combo has been on repeat lately. It's a great base outfit that can easily be transformed depending upon what accessories I add. For work yesterday, I just couldn't bring myself out of weekend "jeans mode". So I dressed this combination up a little with a sparkly statement necklace and my leopard flats. 

This necklace, from Bauble Bar, is a piece that I had on my wishlist months before I actually got it a couple of years ago. It's one of those pieces I loved when I bought it, and I still find myself pulling it out time and time again to add a little something special to an outfit. This necklace is another example of why the capsule concept totally works for me right now. I pined for this necklace (really, I did), thought about how well it would fit into my wardrobe, finally bought it, and have loved it since. I can't say there have been too many (or possibly any) impulse bargain buys that have had the same success. 

Do you plan your purchases or are you a more free spirited shopper? 




Navy stripe top: Ann Taylor Factory (similar) / skinny jeans: Gap / statement necklace: Bauble Bar (similar) / leopard flats: Dr.Scholl's / tiny photo bomber: not sold in stores :) 

I'm linking up to the Creative Closet for today's "Make a Statement (Necklace)" theme. 

16 comments:

  1. Skinny jeans and a striped shirt is such a classic look. I love it paired with the leopard flats, too! That necklace is so pretty. I am trying to get better about planning purchases, but I am definitely more of a free spirited shopper! It's pretty bad.

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  2. LOVE this look, it is definitely something I would wear! I love the shoes too! I used to be a free spirited shopper but I'm really working at not being that way anymore! I'm hoping I'll save more that way and only invest in things that truly make sense for my closet! It's hard though!

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  3. I love your little photo bomber in the background! Super cute!

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  4. Thanks!! Sometimes I think the planning might take the fun out of shopping, but I'm lost without a plan. It's ridiculous.

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  5. Thanks Beth! Yes, I agree, it can be hard. For me, I'm a planner anyway, so I realized that it just made more sense for me to plan my shopping too. Sometimes that's not nearly as fun though!

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  6. Hehe, thanks! He wanted to be a part of the action! :)

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  7. Your formula works and you dressed it up so well. Cute little guy--was he wearing a matching striped shirt.

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  8. Thanks Megan! I love easy go-tos! And yes, I'm guilty of doing the matching stripes :)

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  9. Love the curious face peeking out from the last photo! :) Striped top, statement necklace, and leopard flats are definitely a winning combo!

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  10. Thanks! Yes, the photo-bomber picture made me laugh, so I had to include it :)

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  11. This outfit is so classic! You look great. :)


    I definitely try to be more of a planned purchase type of shopper–otherwise I would go crazy and bankrupt us in one fell swoop... :P

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  12. Perfect outfit, perfect purchase - can't go wrong with these classics, especially all together. Easy! But still chic and work-appropriate. I think I'll pull out some stripes today :)

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  13. I can totally be the same when when it comes to shopping, some things just take time before I get them.

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  14. Thanks Jana! Yep, that's exactly why I plan my purchases too..otherwise I'd be dangerous!!

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  15. Thanks Anne! You can never go wrong with stripes, I think we can both testify to that! :)

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  16. Usually those are the best purchases though..the ones you wait patiently for! :)

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