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Stripes, floral, and studded accents

I’m going to have to start showing some “teacher style” posts very soon, but for today it’s about casual weekend wear.

Stripes and floral outfit

Mixing prints: I’m still doing it whenever I get the chance. These bold black and white stripes paired with the bright floral shorts are a classic combo from my wardrobe. This entire outfit is easy and breezy…great for a day of shopping, grabbing lunch with Justin, and taking a bit of time to relax. If this shirt happens to look familiar, that’s because it is. Are you tempted to purchase an item in multiple colors when you realize it’s a great piece? I stumbled upon a gray and white version of this shirt months ago at Marshalls and fell in love. As luck should have it, I happened upon its twin in black and white on a recent trip. I couldn’t resist adding it to my closet.

MMS studded crossbody bag

Stripes and floral outfit

Striped v-neck top: purchased at Marshalls (similar at GAP) // Floral shorts: purchased at Target (previous season) // Wedges: Coconuts, purchased at Marshalls (old: similar by Sam Edelman on Zappos) // Sunglasses: Ray-Ban New Wayfarers // Studded handbag: MMS, purchased at T.J. Maxx

MMS studded crossbody bag

MMS studded crossbody bag

But I really want to highlight my new bag. I discovered it on a recent trip through my beloved T.J. Maxx. This cross-body bag is the perfect size – large enough for me to store all of my necessities (including my sunglasses case, a brush, wallet, cell phone, etc.), but small enough that it isn’t as bulky as some of my other day to day totes.

Stripes and floral outfit

Funny enough, wearing a bag across my body is a newer concept for me, and I’m digging it for casual situations. Especially when I go shopping…having both hands free to sift through the racks is a welcome ability. Actually, it’s really convenient in many situations, as I’m finding out!

Tell me: are you a fan of the cross-body bag?


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