Target ($9!) | Cami: Express (Current Similar Color) | Necklace: Kendra Scott | Jeans: Express (Similar) | Boots: c/o Amazon | Bracelets: Charmed Stacks | Bag: Amazon
This felt like a good transition weather outfit because the sweater was warm, but pairing it with the bright cami gave it a more Spring vibe and kept me from being too hot since temps have been mostly been in the upper 60s. The only item in this outfit that hasn't been on the blog yet is this grey satchel. I was reluctant to order it at first because shipping was estimated to take two weeks (and it ultimately did) and I usually don't have that kind of patience. However, it was the exact shade of grey I wanted, the exact size (roomy enough for the essentials I showed here plus my Kindle and then some), single-compartment style (my preference), and only $32.99, so I took a chance. And I'm so glad I did! It's perfect for me. I also ordered it in Black (it comes in Pink, Lavender, and Red too) and I already purged two of my older black bags to make room for that one so I don't start overflowing my closet again so soon.
As much as de-cluttering my closet teaches me I need to change some of my shopping habits (I listed some key changes I want to make here), it also reminded me of a few gaps I still want to fill in my wardrobe. For example, I really like owning a jacket and a cardigan in the same color (e.g. a beige cardigan and a beige moto jacket) so I can easily style outfits with the same base pieces, but finish it with a jacket or cardigan depending on which one is a better fit for my day (and sometimes I wear both on the same day for different events!). If my day calls for more casual comfort, then I'll probably go with a cardigan. If I want to look a little more polished, I'll switch into a jacket. For quite awhile I've wanted a light grey moto jacket, similar in color to the sweater I'm wearing above. So far, still no luck!
I also have this blush moto jacket, and I'm also searching for a Spring-appropriate (i.e. not thick ot heavy). long cardigan in this shade
Identical with more sizes) | Cami: Express | Jeans: Express | Necklace: Amazon | Shoes: Amazon | Bag: Amazon (Similar)
It's easier said than done finding the right piece at the right price! But I don't mind taking my time on the hunt for certain items because then I feel like I'm shopping without actually spending any money. That said, if any of you all have tips on favorites for these two items by all means let me know! I'll have a no fuss. just outfits recap up over the weekend and then I'll see you back on Monday with a Motivation Update for all the different topics I've covered so far!