Everyday Outfits + TGIF 12/8/17 | On the Daily EXPRESS


Everyday Outfits + TGIF 12/8/17

Happy Friday! I hope you all had a great week. Ours was pretty standard, with slightly less homework than usual for my middle schooler. I think (hope!) things are starting to wind down for the holiday break! As usual I have a bunch of everyday outfits in the mirror selfie format, plus I'm starting a new T.G.I.F. series today so read on a little further to see what that's all about!

Oh! And by the way, there's a storewide 40% off sale at Express this weekend so many pieces featured here are marked way down! I've indicated the sale items in the captions below.

Outfit Recap Part 1:

Camo Sweatshirt, Over the Knee Boots:
Camo Sweatshirt | Jeans (40% off) | Boots | Necklace (c/o) | Bag (c/o)

Fit Notes: My jeans and boots are both true to size, but I sized up in this camo sweatshirt. As of yesterday there were a few sizes still in stock when I posted this on Instagram, but I had people telling me inventory wasn't there when they got to checkout. So here are a few more still-in-stock camo sweatshirt options under $50:
Top Row: Zappos | Shopbop  
Bottom Row: TargetAmazon | Dillard's 

FYI the Zappos  and Amazon options are the exact same top. I suggest checking both retailers to find the best price for your size!

Grey Cardigan, White Lace Tank:
Cardigan (c/o) | Lace Tank | Black Jeans (40% off) | Boots | Bag (c/o)

Fit Notes: I'm wearing a Small in both the cardigan and lace tank since they don't come in XS. The lace tank has just a bit of extra room in the shoulders so it does run a bit small, although I would still go with your normal size if it's available and you want it fairly fitted. All other items are true to size.

Blush Cardigan, Black Cami:
Blush Cardigan (40% off)| Cami (40% off)| Necklace | Jeans | Boots (40% off) | Bag (c/o)

Fit Notes: All items ran true to size for me. I do think these Abercrombie Jeans run a tad smaller than Express jeans in the same size, but it wasn't enough to size up for me. (It could also be that my Express jeans have just stretched out over time from so much wear!) These did also stretch a little with wear throughout the day, but not enough that they looked baggy or that I would need to size down.

Outfits Recap Part 2:

Fleece Jacket, Faux Leather Leggings:
Fleece Jacket: Regular Size, Petite Size (40% off) | Black Tank | Necklace | Faux Leather Leggings (40% off)| Boots (c/o) | Bag (c/o)

Fit Notes: Okay, they are not kidding around when they call this fleece jacket "oversized." I originally bought the regular size and had to return it because it almost came to my knees. I decided to try again with the Petite  (I'm wearing XS) and while it's still oversized, it's much better. This is so ridiculously soft, comfortable, and warm. It felt like wearing a blanket and I didn't even care if it wasn't the most flattering thing. It also resulted in some interesting comments ("is that...your bathrobe?") but again, even if I only end up wearing it around the house I'm keeping it!

Burgundy Moto, Charcoal Jeans
Similar Jacket in Chianti (40% off), Similar Jacket (Same Brand) | White Tee (c/o) | Jeans (40% off)| Bag (c/o) | Earrings | Similar Shoes | Necklace 

Fit Notes: All pieces ran true to size. More details in the full post with this outfit here)

Side Tie Top, Faux Leather Leggings:
Side Tie Top (40% off)| White Tank | Faux Leather Leggings (40% off)| Boots (40% off) | Bag (c/o)

Fit Notes: Everything ran true to size except these studded, strappy boots. I took a half size down.

For quite awhile I've been wanting to add a little something extra to my Friday post besides just outfits. Especially since most of these outfits are already posted on Instagram by the time Friday rolls around, I don't want the entire post to be redundant content. So I brainstormed a little and am trying out a new TGIF theme. Every week I'll be using the TGIF acronym to share whatever random things come to mind for each of the letters...week one, here we go!

T - Trader Joe's

The seasonal items at Trader Joe's look ridiculously tempting and delicious, but I'm still trying to keep my sugar addiction in check, so rather than buying any of the food items I bought their Warm Vanilla Body Butter. I use the Coconut Body Butter often but I like the scent of this even better! I hope they keep it year round!
Image via Trader Joe's

G - Good Reads 

For boy moms, I really enjoyed this article about why boys need more emotional support than girls. (Thanks to my sister-in-law Heidi for passing this along!)

For the fitness enthusiasts, this article about fat cells and why some types of body fat are much harder to lose than others (for a lot of people this is belly fat in particular) is very interesting. If you're working on your fitness goals and find some body parts far less responsive than others, you might find this enlightening.

I - iPhone X

My Christmas present came a little early this week and I'm in the process of transferring everything over and getting used to some of the new features (e.g. a screen with no home button and facial recognition to unlock the phone). But so far, so good. I'm actually liking the facial recognition much better than Touch ID...it just seems easier so far. And the camera is so impressive! I mainly got this phone for the camera upgrade and it just blows my old phone (an iPhone SE) away!

F - Fashion

The Pantone announced their color of the year for 2018 and it's Ultra Violet. I love purple, although I don't find it the easiest color to style. And this shade in particular isn't the most flattering on me, but oh well. I'm still interested to see how prevalent it becomes in fashion next year. I also have to say it always makes me think of Marie from Breaking Bad. She was always wearing or using something purple!

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And with that, I'm signing off for the weekend so I can spend some time with friends and family, and hopefully start to tackle the stack of holiday cards I need to address and mail out!

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  1. Yay so happy you got you IphoneX the camera is amazing. Loving this cam sweatshirt, I wanted to get one but never got around to do so.


    1. It really is! It's going to be so handy to have a great camera on hand without having to lug around a DSLR!

  2. Thank you for sharing both of those articles. I found both of them extremely interesting. I have to say, I've been trying so hard to not buy anything new for myself, but you've been making me really want over-the-knee boots. And now I want a camo sweatshirt.

    1. So glad you enjoyed the articles! And especially with your height I think you could pull off OTK boots so well!

  3. Your outfits are so cute! I love the pink cardigan.

  4. Love the new TGIF feature! What a cute idea! I recently got the iphoneX too and while it took me a while to get used to some parts of it, I love it now and the camera is phenomenal!

  5. These are such perfect everyday outfits for the winter! I love that you paired so many OTK boots with them, because they really pull the whole look together. Also, the jewelry you selected looks so nice!
    Thank you for linking up this week!

    ~xo Sheree

  6. Love all your everyday looks and I am thinking about getting iPhone X myself...about spam, had to do moderation because of some folks at printland seo that keep spamming, so annoying!!!

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