All white can be a scary combo if you are prone to spills, have children or a dog, plan to move around at all during your day…

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That being said, I did it anyways & brought along my secret trick {as learned from my Baba♥} a scarf is the perfect stain concealer. It’s like a giant bib & seriously works like a damn charm! Luckily I remained stain free, but let me just say…these jeans have been through a lot! In no particular order they have incurred: a serious chocolate stain, had a love bug squished into them, barfed on by a friends child plus the everyday dirt that is attracted to white items like a mega force magnet.

I strongly recommend a little Shout/Oxiclean action for stain removal. Oxiclean makes their stain remover in a tube that has a little brush at the end that really helps to get the dirt out. Also, to be brutally honest, a good quality laundry machine makes the world of a difference. Between the joke of ‘washing machine’ in China last year & the cheapest washer/dryer stack on the market in our current rental apartment, I am convinced some washing machines actually do nothing.
Do you have a go to stain removal trick for white items ? I would love to hear about it!

Today’s look is predominately white with a splash of blue & red.

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|Top: Lululemon {similar, spend less} | Jeans: 7FAM on sale for $99 { spend less} | Shoes: Tod’s {multiple styles are currently 40% off!!} | Belt: J.Crew similar | Scarf: Target {alternative under $20} | Sunglasses: BP $12 | Necklace: Love Always| Watch: Michael Kors | Purse: Longchamp |

These shoes weren’t cheap, but I did buy them on sale. They are a great example of a smart investment piece. They are: a classic shade of red, extremely comfortable & great to travel with. The CPW on these babies is 100% less than this pair of uncomfortable Target wedges I just donated with the tags still on……………..{insert staring eye emoji}. I wear TTS {true to size} in these loafers.

Any who, back to smart investment pieces. Nordstrom is currently running their designer clearance // half yearly & let me just say it.is.good. I strongly recommend a little peekski before sizes are gobbled up!

That’s it all for today folks!

Thanks for stopping by & see you on Friday!

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Memorial day weekend is approaching at rapid speed. Do you have plans? Are you staying town or heading away for a vacay?

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I love a good excuse to mix a little color theme action into an outfit.

This weeks 3 outfit looks revolve around red, white & blue. When incorporating a holiday colors into your outfit you don’t have to be blindingly obvious. The white in my #outfitoftheday is on my nails & a splash in my necklace. Not too much, but still makes an appearance…feelin’ it? I am!

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Stylish-adventures-memorial-day-outfit-idea| Top: H&M | Shorts: Joe’s old {updated version on sale or spend less} | Shoes: Sole Society | Purse: Louis Vuitton {preowned & preowned on sale} | Sunglasses: Prada {similar & $12} | Necklaces: Dogeared, Target {similar} | Bracelets: Fitbit, Similar with tassels & $10 | Ring: David Yurman {smaller version} |

A few important tidbits to note:

  • I sized up 2 sizes in this off the shoulder top to get a looser fit
  • I sized down one size in the shorts. If you have hips {like me} then I’m sure you can relate to the reality that boyfriend jeans are not the most flattering style on your lower half. I prefer to keep it more tailored so I size down in anything labeled boyfriend or opt to size up in a straight leg cut for a baggier look
  • Shoes fit TTS {true to size}
  • I purchased this book almost 2 years ago & have finally gone through it & bookmarked my favorite & simple hairstyles to branch out & try. Today was one of them!

That’s it for me today!

Jesse flew in last night & leaves tomorrow early AM. He doesn’t know it yet but when he agreed to help me with blog photos today…he didn’t know it was going to involve 5 looks…Wish us both lucky because Jesse gets the grumpy pants on real quick when it involves the DSLR camera : )


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Final look of the week.

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I wore this #ootd with Rachel for dinner at Meze 119 {a vegetarian bistro} in downtown St.Pete. Neither of us had dined there before & we both enjoyed it! I am vegetarian, Rachel is not. We shared a bunch of plates including spinach cakes {loved}, tabouli, acorn squash, a delicious flatbread & carrot cake for dessert. If you don’t like veggies like Jesse then I wouldn’t suggest this bistro. If you enjoy middle eastern dishes or want to try something different, I definitely recommend stopping by for lunch or dinner!

I wore the vest as a top & layered a statement necklace over it to add that little something extra.

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| Vest: Marshalls/T.J.Maxx {similar} | Denim: Frame {spend less} | Necklace: BP {$20} | Shoes: Dolce Vita {updated version} | Sunglasses: Prada {similar & $12}| Bracelets: fitbit, similar & similar | Clutch: Kate Spade {similar, fun alt. under $50} |

If you have travel plans this spring or summer I strongly recommend bringing along a vest like this! It pairs well with maxi dresses/skirts, as a bathing suit cover up paired with distressed denim shorts, & the pockets will make your life a lot easier. The drawstring waist allows room to layer underneath, but also option to tighten up & create definition when you want it. On an important side note, the less you pack in your suitcase, the more room you have for vacation purchases : )

Subject change→ if you don’t own any FRAME denim I strongly recommend you take the leap & make the purchase. They are $200, fit true to size & worth every penny. They also go on temporary promo every once & a while at Nordstrom {keep the jeans in your online shopping cart until they do!} They are super stretchy {think Lululemon’s} & are amazing with a t-shirt or silk cami. I wash them inside out in a laundry bag on delicate in the washing mashing. If you have me on snapchat {@andrealitsch} then you have seen these jeans on me plenty-o times. So just think about it k?

That’s it for this week! Please comment below if you want to see a specific trend/item you currently find difficult to style. I am always open to suggestion & feedback!

Thanks for stopping by & I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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Here’s the back story…I had a beautiful button up, short sleeve, silk, cream top that I was going to wear with this outfit in Toronto…enter in WINTER TEMPERATURES!!!!!!!!!!! I’m talking 40F kinda shit. I swapped the short sleeve for a thin cotton turtleneck & wore this jacket when I was outside {not pictured}. Luckily it warmed up significantly..into the 50F…as the day went on…

Sometimes you’ve just gotta work with that you got…know what I mean?! This is another great example of how easy this vest is to mix & match into your wardrobe.

So I like to describe this look as dressed up casual.

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Stylish-Adventures-free-people-vegan-skirt | Vest: Marshalls/T.J.Maxx {similar} | Top: J.Crew {different colors $25 & under} | Skirt: Free People | Scarf: Target {loving this under $15 option} | Booties: Rag & Bone {spend less} | Purse: Louis Vuitton {similar, spend less} | Sunglasses: Givenchy {$50 alternative} |

Let’s discuss this vegan leather skirt:

  • Keep in mind I’m 5’9 — If you are shorter the skirt will be longer on you
  • It’s fitted without being too tight
  • Translation: It’s GREAT for windy days/subway tunnels because it won’t fly up unexpectedly & leave you flashing strangers
  • Fits on the smaller side of true to size. I normally wear a size 2/4. I purchased this skirt in a size 4

I want to give a BIG shout & major thanks to my Dad for taking these photos♥ He was a great sport about it & his attention to details & patience was much appreciated. I am a very fortunate person to have so many supportive people in my life who help me to make this blog a reality.

 

Thanks for stopping by! See you Friday!

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Good Monday morning friends!
How was your weekend? What was the highlight? I am currently in Toronto Canada visiting family & friends. My entire weekend was awesome! Family time, visits with friends & I also squeezed in a little shopping closet organizing for my Dad♥

This item of the week is one that I have owned for a while…no not like a few months…more like a few years. This vest has been to Canada multiple times, took the long trip to China with me & is worn all the time in Florida.

A utility vest is a closet staple I definitely recommend. It’s a classic style that you can enjoy for years & wear spring, summer, fall or winter. It’s an easy peasy layering piece & flatters most body types. Personally I am a big fan of the army green/olive color.

This particular utility {or some people call it military} vest was purchased from Marshalls or T.J.Maxx. It was under $50 & I scored big on this one. Great quality, it can cinch at the waist to create definition & the pockets make is extremely functional. It’s much better to put your cell phone in a jacket pocket vs. jeans pocket unless you like dropping your phone in the toilet.

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| Vest: Marshalls/T.J.Maxx {similar} | Shirt: Banana Republic | Denim: DL1961 | Flats: old {similar & loving} | Necklace: old | Sunglasses: Givenchy | Handbag: Louis Vuitton {similar & loving} |

Today’s outfit is one that I would wear to shop for a client project or I’d swap the jeans for a non-distressed pair & wear this to a clients house. A billowy shirt & jeans are my favorite go-to outfit combo. When it turns to hell hole hot in Florida {which is fast approaching} I usually move to denim shorts or a maxi dress. This Banana Republic shirt is lightweight, loose fitting{ but not boxy} & long enough so I can lift my arms without exposing my stomach/butt crack when I’m hunched over trying to grab clear plastic storage bins from the bottom shelf at Target or the Container Store! #tallgirlproblems

If you aren’t comfortable mixing pattern into your wardrobe I strongly recommend you start simple with a stripe in your favorite color & a leopard accessories like a scarf or shoes. These pieces, while patterned, are still great staples that can be mixed and matched with almost anything!

 

Thanks for stopping by! See you Wednesday!

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How fun are these gladiator sandals?!
If you have narrow feet, like myself, I strongly recommend you give the Free People brand a try. The straps are adjustable. That being said, the top tie part needs to be tied tightly or it will fall down. It can get a bit annoying so check out my Instagram {@andrealitsch} for the way I most comfortably wear them. If I was going to buy gladiators again from Free People I would go with these ones. The have a higher zipper in the back which means the straps will not fall down. Also most of the Free People footwear is at a reasonable price point.

I added these gladiators to the chambray shirtdress as a statement piece, but also extremely functional. I wore this look to run errands last Saturday before we took these photos.

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| Dress: J.Crew | Sandals: Free People | Purse: Proenza Schouler |Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Bracelets: H&M, Fitbit | Necklace: Love Always |

This week I wanted to focus on how accessories can change the feel of an outfit. It doesn’t have to get complicated. Sometimes you just need to K.I.S.S. {Keep It Simple Stupid} ya know??!! My goal is for you to look at what I wear & think YES!!!! I can do that!

Well, that’s it for week 2. What do you think? Thoughts so far? What would you like to see worn on the blog?

Thanks for all of your support. I appreciate you taking the time out of your day to visit my special place. Have a great weekend!

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Ps. One final tip for my fellow big foot ladies → sometimes a size 10 translates to a 41 NOT 40. Zara is an example of a place that sizes like this. Don’t be fooled or discouraged by yet another increase in the number!

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A shirtdress is a closet staple every woman should own. It’s one of those pieces that you can literally throw on & go. It’s simple, it’s classic & CPW {cost per wear} will plunge to pennies in no time.

Today I paired this chambray shirtdress with my FAVORITE spring wedge. They go with almost everything + they are super comfortable. I wore them in last weeks post {here} & no doubt you will be seeing them again in the near future.

No surprise this perfect wedge is a perfect fit with this shirtdress! This look can be worn when you get home from work & comfort is key but your evening plans include running a bunch of errands //  going out to dinner // being in public…or visiting the Dali museum in downtown St.Pete, Florida!!!

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| Shirtdress: J.Crew | Wedge: Marc Fisher | Purse: {Rachel’s} Louis Vuitton | Purse Scarf: Madewell |Tassel Beaded Necklace: Target | Sunglasses: Ray Ban |Bracelets: Tory Burch, Fitbit |Ring: Gorjana |

I just picked up that Madewell scarf tied to the purse & I’m kinda obsessed. First of all it was under $15 & second on the packaging it offers 3 different ways to wear the scarf! Right up my alley!

Thanks for stopping by! Make sure to check back on Friday for the final look this week!

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