Friday Favorites 2/27/15

Welcome to Friday Favorites! Let's get the show on the road here with some fashion talk and a few random favorites.

1. Outfit Recap

Here are the outfits I shared recently on Instagram, first with the front view, then the top-down Insta-view for details:

Sweater: Express / Tank: Target / Necklace: Express / Leggings: Express / Booties: Target (Similar) / Nails: Essie "Good as Gold"

Jacket: Express (Similar) / Tank: TargetNecklace: Express (Similar) / Leggings: ExpressBooties: Forever 21Nails: Essie "Good as Gold"

Portofino Shirt: Express (In-store purchase, "Grapefruit" looks closest online) / Jeans: Express / Belt: Gap / Necklace: Express (Similar) / Bracelet: Stella & Dot / Shoes: Sole Society (Similar) / Nails: Essie "Good as Gold"

2. One-Eleven Collection

If you follow Express on social media, you may have seen the promotions for their new One-Eleven Collection. According to their Instagram post it's a "collection of super-soft tops at prices that will make you swoon." And by "prices that will make you swoon" they mean everything is under $30. (And yes, you can also use coupons and promotional codes on this collection!)

Express One-Eleven Collection
Striped Tunic Tee  / Lace Trimmed  Cami / Striped Curve Hem Tee / Double V Neck Tunic Tee

I ordered the first two items above to try out (I'm especially hoping the Trapeze Cami will be long enough to wear with leggings), and will keep you updated on how the fit and quality compare to everything else from Express. Rachelle also ordered some pieces so be sure to keep tabs on her to see what she picked up!

3. Knotty Girls

There's a certain Express t-shirt that's becoming very popular lately, this Knot Front Tee, shown here on SkyeCarylee, and Rachelle in a few of the color options:

I usually favor a V-neck tee over a crew neck so I'm trying to keep my blinders on and ignore their comments about how much they love this tee, but all three of these ladies swear by it and are building their color collections, so they're making it very hard to resist. I promised Skye I will at least try it on!

4. Celebrity Song Swap

This has nothing to do with fashion and everything to do with pop culture (my other favorite subject here), but Christina Aguilera doing impressions of Britney Spears, Cher, and Shakira on the Tonight Show was my favorite entertainment item this week. And then....Ed Sheeran covered Christina's song Dirrty. What?! Ring. The. Alarm. I can't stop listening to his version of this!

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That's it for today and I'll see you back on Monday for March Pin-Spired!

Linking up with:
Friday Favorites: ErikaAndrea and Narci / Fashion Friday/  Rachelle & Charnele



  1. II was watching this this week, Christina impression on Britney spot on lol. I'm trying so hard not to buy more tie front tee but Skye was tempting me on IG by telling me all the color she got. Super cute outfits this week.


  2. Oh wow I really enjoyed Christina's impression of all 3 artists. Too funny on the knot front slubs. They are my favs and I swear, when I love something I tend to buy it in multi colors. I always, always buy more than one of the white, and other colors like black, grey or cobalt...because those are the colors I wear often, and you can never have too many of those colors when it comes to a basic tee.

    1. YOU KNOW, just in case one gets a hole or looks worn out.

  3. Loved the Britney impression as well, but I missed the Ed Sheeran one of Dirty. I'll have to watch that.

  4. That new collection looks great! I am especially drawn to the longer white tank. I loved the pink knotted tee on Rachelle. The color looked perfect, not too pink. Have a great weekend Gina!

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  5. This new collection looks cozy and something flowy enough for my preggo toosh. I like the knoty girls! So cute!

  6. Oooo I'm excited to see what you think of their new collection! I love soft fabrics...and who doesn't love a low price point?! I am definitely going to have to check out that version of Dirrty because everyone has been talking about it! lol.

  7. I haven't heard this Ed Sheeran cover before but I am obessed! Dancing at my desk today haha!

  8. Say what!! I heard there was big Ed news but didn't hear what the news was. I need to whip out my headphones and listen! I love him! I saw him open for TSwift. Gosh I'm such a 14 year old!
    Sorry crew necks aren't your thing but happy you are willing to at least try it on! I'm knotty! Haha

  9. Yikes...I definitely want to try the knot front tee!! I didn't see it in my store when I did a quick look, but this weekend I will really look for it!! I did see Christina's impressions...damn, she's good!!!!! Have a great weekend girl!! I'll keep you posted on the tee!
    Kellie @ www.ie-style.com

  10. Oh wow I love all those tops from the new collection, I haven't heard of their new line so thanks for sharing!! Totally in love with the leopard flats outfit, perfection!! I love your IG account Gina, I look forward to your outfit pics.

    1. Thank you so much Marta! I really appreciate that! :)

  11. That new collection is so cute, especially the striped tops! I'm also loving the knotted tee! Have a great weekend Gina!

    Doused In Pink

  12. I have to try the one eleven collection! I swooned when I first saw them but then again I'm swooning over so many spring arrivals *sigh* the struggle

  13. The beige sweater looks really good on you, the entire outfit looks really comfortable but stylish (loungewear, perhaps!) and I'm going to go and find Tonight Show clips to see Christina do those impressions now! :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice


  14. Omgsh can you just give me your legs?! They look so fabulous in every pair of pants you wear!! I love all your looks--so classic and chic as always :)


  15. My pick - look #3 - I am partial to leopard shoes. Not sure about the knotted tee - I am not really into the fitted round neck (I like more of a scoop, v-neck or boat). Have a great weekend!

    Daily Style Finds

  16. under $30? sold! love 1 and 3 in that little collection thing, you'll definitely have to let us know how it is. i'm not big on v necks so that knot tee sounds right up my alley!

  17. I haven't been able to watch TV for a whole week. Crazy I tell you. Love the knots shirt and plan on getting one...I love the gray one. I also love the cargo type jacket you have on. Super happy you recap everything here :D.

    Kreyola Jounerys | Instagram

  18. I had to play the Christina clip from The Tonight Show for Jacob. He and I thought it was so good! My sister will be here next Friday, so expect some Express purchases to show up on my blo. I think I mentioned that this is her favorite store. I have my eye on a few things - the knot front tee and the boyfriend plaid shirt. And I have to say that you always look so put together and polished in all of your outfits. Have a great weekend!

  19. I love your style, especially the third outfit!

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

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  21. Great round up post! I love all the outfits you showed, and omg, i need to check out that Ed sheeran cover!

  22. Very nice. Loved them all! Thanks for the giveaway!

  23. Your accessories are gorgeous! I also love your nail color in the first Insta-View pic! I've been eying the front knot tee as well :) Happy Sunday!


  24. You rock a skinny jean!! And I love how you style your outfits!

  25. Can't wait to hear what you think about the new collection because I like a lot of the pieces. And thanks for sharing the Ed Sheeran video---love him!

  26. You have such a wonderful collection of necklaces!


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