Outfit Post: Work Shirt

This weekend was about as jam packed as it could possibly be. I’m making a bigger effort to say ‘yes’ to opportunities (and then find the babysitter to make it possible) rather than reverting to my normal home-body self.

It started with saying yes (and not pawning it off on someone else) to filling in for my colleague at the Stout Burgers & Beer soft opening. It officially opens today (June 29th) at 11:30 am. If you live in the Highlands, you need to walk on over there ASAP to grab a burger. And if you’re not in the Highlands, you need to make plans to head that way soon to check it out. I tried the chicken burger with rosemary bacon and it was delicious. I also drooled over everyone else’s order while eating up my friend’s sweet potato fries. Work plug: nothing on the menu is over $13, they have 30 craft beers on tap and beyond the food and great beers – the setting is really cool. Definitely make a note to try it soon.

Spent all day Saturday at a tennis tournament (we were THIS close to winning it – such a bummer!) and then hit up the pool on Sunday followed by a trip to Midway for the Original Makers Club Dinner Series at Holly Hill Inn. Expect a full recap from that deliciousness later this week. Side note: if you want to follow along on all these random shenanigans + see pics of my kiddos, follow me on Snapchat

Anyways, now it’s back to work and I’m in a variation of the outfit below. This chambray shirt is a work horse for me. Goes from work to play and back again more times than should be allowed. I’ve paired it with these LOFT joggers at four times in the last month. I know, that’s pretty sad but sometimes getting ready in the morning is more challenging than it should be. Last but not least, I found these earrings for $8!!! at H&M and I’ve gotten so many compliments on them. Easily the best $8 I’ve spent in the last month.

You all watching The Bachelorette tonight? It’s about to GET REAL. Cannot wait.

Chambray Work Shirt * Work Outfit Ideas (2)crown + ivy Chambray Shirt (so so soft – almost silky which makes it so comfy AND it’s on sale) c/o Belk | LOFT Black Jogger Pants | H&M Hoop Earrings (love this pair too) | J.Crew Blue Elsie Suede Heels | Rebecca Minkoff Baby Bag (that I use as a work bag now because it is big, has so many pockets and a water-proof lining) | My trusty Fitbit Chambray Work Shirt * Work Outfit Ideas (3)Chambray Work Shirt * Work Outfit Ideas (4)Chambray Work Shirt * Work Outfit Ideas (5)Chambray Work Shirt * Work Outfit Ideas (6)Photos by Chelcey Tate

Outfit Post: Shorted

Oh hey Monday.

Yeah I’m dragging a little after a fun weekend spent mostly chasing Reese around the pool while trying to keep D3 from buying every popsicle in the snack bar. Also took a quick spin to Owensboro to celebrate my brother-in-law Alex and his bride-to-be Mallory for their last shower before the wedding in two short weeks. Very excited about that one! You’re probably well aware of these facts if you’re following me on Snapchat (@louwhatwear) – it’s mostly lots of kiddos, pool pics and the occasional stream of consciousness video but I’m traveling to Charleston (again! third and final trip of the year) this weekend for another wedding so you’ll want to follow along for that fun.

This outfit is similar to what you’re gonna find on my Snapchat – a lot of random things that go together. Mixed up some prints, threw on this great LOFT blazer to tie it all together and of course, paired it with sneakers. I know, I need a new pair of Supergas because this pair may be getting a little worn down.

In other random news, I know I’ve been a little slacking in the blogging lately. It was a sprint to get the new site designed and then I felt like I needed to take a little breather. This week may be another one that’s out of sorts but I’m working on launching some new content ideas – hoping to incorporate more Louisville back into the blog. With all the traveling, work commitments, trying (unsuccessfully) to sell our house and keep track of the kids, I’ve been a little overextended. But July looks like it’s going to be a lot less busy so the plan is to work on wrapping my head around these ideas. Is there anything you’d like to see more of? I’m also interested in getting some contributors on the Louisville front – so if you’re interested, drop me a line (danielle@louwhatwear.com).

Enough blabbering for now. Oh and Bachelorette tonight (Nick returns which is a combo of gross/great TV) – so recap coming atcha tomorrow!

LOFT Chambray Blazer (40% off now!) | Joie Printed Blouse from Nordstrom Rack (old, similar hereseen here last summer) |Brahmin Stripe Bag c/o Belk |  J.Crew Printed Bee Shorts (30% off now!) | Superga Yellow Sneakers (old – seen here and here) | BaubleBar Pendant Necklace | H&M Sunglasses 

Yellow Superga Sneakers * Sneaker Style
Photos by Whitney Neal

Outfit Post: Gold Foil Floral

Okay, so did you all watch the two-part, way too long, can this please be over, premiere of The Bachelorette? Was anyone else as painfully bored as I was? You know I love writing a good secondary embarrassment filled recap but something about The Bachelorette always kind of bores me. I love love love me some Kaitlyn so I’m hoping she ups her game and after seeing the previews, it definitely appears she does. I’m going to try to recap it but I will be honest and say I was only half paying attention for all three hours.

Thankfully there’s no hyperbole filled episodes tonight since it’s the J.Crew First Look event that Grace {A Southern Drawl} and I are hosting. It’s from 6 to 8 pm at the J.Crew in The Paddock Shops. Come early and snag one of the $20 gift cards (first 20 people get one) or just shop around and get your gift with purchase. Can’t wait to see some of you all, chat and shop it up!

You’ll be seeing me sporting the look below and I am pretty pumped about the items I snagged. You can’t see it because I dressed it down a little, but this dress has a zipper front which sucks in all the right places and has this fun full skirt. I’ll be wearing this at many a summer wedding. I also pretty much fell in love with these tassel earrings. Seriously, love ’em so much. Come snag a pair of your own (or get the badass ones Grace picked up) tonight!

J.Crew Gold Foil Linen Zip Front Dress c/0 | J.Crew Chambray Keeper Shirt  | J.Crew Corsica Espadrilles c/0
J.Crew Mixed Tassel Earrings c/o | Spartina Tote Bag c/0 

Photos by Chelcey Tate 

Get the look… 

 

Outfit Post: Light Layers

Pinterest is my happy place. It’s also the place where I’ve learned to make the most of what’s already in my closet. I’ve created a board dedicated solely to inspire me to get dressed in what’s already lurking in the depths of my drawers. Last week it came in particularly handy when facing the ‘what to wear’ conundrum that is so prevalent in these random weeks between winter and spring.

I’m pretty warm blooded so I tend to avoid wearing a coat if it’s anywhere above 40 degrees outside. So last week when the temperatures finally crossed over that threshold, I decided to ditch the coat and instead opt for some light layers. But what those layers would be had me staring blankly ahead wishing away everything in my closet. Then I broke out my phone, pulled up the board and remembered this image. Skinny pants – check. Light stripe sweater – check (bought it when I was pregnant and it looked a lot less slouchy chic in this look – woof being pregnant was not a good look on me). Long chambray shirt – check. Since my sweater had navy stripes instead of black, I subbed in some navy pants. Done and done.

I know we can all get lost in the aspirational intentions of Pinterest but challenge yourself to pin some looks you can easily recreate from basics you already have. Then when you’re in the getting dressed shame spiral, you’ll have some thing to turn to.

Stripe Sweater: H&M (old – similar here and here); Chambray Button-Down: American Eagle Outfitters (sold out – similar here); Navy Skinny Pants: ZARA (similar here); Boots: Banana Republic; Bucket Bag: Dandelion (similar here)
Oh and yes, that’s my fitbit. Gotta keep up with my steps! 
Photos by Whitney Neal. 

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