A Week’s Worth of Casual Spring Outfits

Happy Monday!  Another weekend flew by way too fast.  Craig has been traveling for work a lot lately and I’m not going to lie, it’s been pretty stressful.  All of the household duties combined with the evening taxi service for the kids makes for some long, tiring days.  I go, go, go then collapse on the couch at 9:30 every night.

The worst part isn’t doing everything on my own though – I miss him, a lot.  When Craig travels, he sometimes works up to 80 hours in a week in a clean room, usually resolving some urgent issue for a customer.  So we don’t get to talk much.   The other day I was feeling sorry for myself because I wanted to call and talk about some detail of my day with him and couldn’t.  Then I thought about military spouses and how they go through months and sometimes years like that.  It really put things in perspective.  Trust me, I’m not complaining, his job is an incredible blessing and it allows me to work from home and serve my family.  Life’s just a whole lot better when he’s home!

Casual Spring OutfitsMonday

The kids had school off.  Yay!  Nothing better than a four day school week.  We went to Chick-fil-A for lunch and did a little shopping.  The weather was nice enough to wear a light military jacket.

022114-military-jacket-stripes-neon[Military Jacket:  Similar/Striped Shirt:  Similar/Jeans:  Forever 21/Neon Flats:  Tieks]

Military Jacket

My military jacket is over a year old but here’s a very similar one.

[Caslon Military Jacket]

Here’s a great budget-friendly option!

[Old Navy Military Jacket]

Tuesday

Another day of stripes, yes they were the theme for the week!  This outfit was really comfortable.  I got to finally wear my snake print flats that I bought last fall right before it got too cold to wear them.

022114-boyfriend-jeans-coral-cardigan-stripes[Boyfriend Cardigan:  Mossimo/Boyfriend Jeans:  Gap (On Sale!)/Striped Top:  Similar/Flats:  Similar]

Snake Print Flats

Just like leopard, snake print is a neutral.  It goes with so many things.

[Snake Print Flats]

[Jessica Simpson Snake Print Flats]

Wednesday

My neighbor and I had a girls’ day out.  We went to see Philomena – great movie, it made me cry.  Judi Dench was awesome, as always.

022114-striped-boatneck-leopard-coral[Striped Top:  Similar/Scarf:  Similar/Jeans:  Wit & Wisdom/Flats:  Merona/Crossbody Bag:  c/o Wink and Winn]

Boatneck Tee

Striped boatneck tees are perfect for spring.  I can’t wait to pair one up with white jeans and a pop of color.

[Boatneck Tee]

Thursday

My parents came over for dinner.  I threw this on to run a few errands beforehand.  It’s one of those outfits that just kind of came together and it ended up being one of my favorites of the week.

022114-skinny-jeans-gingham-shirt

022114-skinny-jeans-leopard-belt-gingham-shirt-oxfords[Shirt:  Similar/Jeans:  Paige/Belt:  Similar/Watch:  Michael Kors/Oxfords: Similar]

Oxfords

I got so many questions/comments on these oxfords.  Mine are from last season so I couldn’t link to the original but here are some great alternatives.

[Bass Suede Oxfords]

Mine have a pink sole, which I love.  This pair does too.

[Honeymoon Oxfords]

Friday

I wore something comfy for a day of “blog research” – a.k.a. shopping for the perfect pair of white jeans.  I’m doing a post on Friday with my findings.

022114-stripes-floral-coral[Cardigan:  c/o Wallis (Sold Out – Similar)/Floral Blouse:  c/o Wallis (Sold Out)/Jeans:  Similar/Flats:  Merona]

Coral Flats

These shoes were perfect for shopping.  They slipped on and off easily in the fitting room and my feet didn’t hurt all day long.  They’re still on sale online only for just $15.99!  They are regular price in the store.

[Coral Ballet Flats]

GYPO Style Challenges

If you want easy, done for you style and outfits, check out my GYPO Style Challenges!  You get a seasonal shopping list plus 21 days worth of cute, casual outfit combinations like the ones I’m wearing above.  Plus you get the spring 2014 Style Challenge for free just for signing up for my mailing list.  Learn more HERE.

GYPO-Style-Challenges

 

 

 

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