When the calendar moves to November there’s an immediate shift to all things holiday. Not necessarily Christmas, but it seems to be the start of the holiday season. Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away, followed closely by Chanukah this year and then Christmas and New Years. Plus with supply issues and shipping delays it’s definitely not too soon to be thinking ahead to the holiday season. Today I want to share some of my holiday decorations from last year!
I’ve been finding more cute things for Crosby lately than myself… I guess that’s how motherhood goes! Between swimsuits and sundresses she’s pretty set for summer. Although the way she changes clothes (multiple outfits a day) who knows how long she’s really set for. I wanted to share some of the cute things I’ve found for her lately.
Now that it’s mid-March I’m ready for the weather to warm up and to wear all my favorite spring things! I love the shift of seasons and the start of spring is always one of my favorites. Lately I’ve been going through my closet, purging what I no longer wear and trying to take note of any gaps to fill. I recently went through my sandals and wanted to share some spring trends I’m loving right now.
I got this studded strappy pair last spring and have worn them a ton. They’re comfortable and go with everything – sundresses, shorts, jeans, etc. They’re back again this year and I’m also loving this slide version.
Designer inspired slides
I’ve had this style of shoes for the past 4 years and always go back to them. I recently picked up a white pair and wore them quite a bit in the desert a few weeks ago. They’re neutral, comfortable and go with so much. They also come in black and tan.
We’ve almost made it to my favorite season, spring! I don’t know about you but I’d be good with about two weeks of winter a year. Luckily we don’t have severe or long winters but by March I’m always ready for sunshine and warm weather. Here are my top five sellers from February.
1. Faux Fur Slides – I purchased these last month and included them in my February staples. I loved them because they reminded me of my favorite slippers I wear around the house but they have a rubber sole and can be worn outside. I’m actually surprised with how much I’ve worn them so far. I love that they keep your feet a little warmer than most sandals. They’re super cute, under $30 and come in a few other colors.
2. U-neck Tank – I think there’s only been one of two months this tank hasn’t been a top seller since last May! That’s how you know it’s good. I have it in all three colors and wear them all year long. They’re a great length, tuck in easily and are perfect to layer when it’s colder.
3. Tan Shacket – Another February staple and currently my most reached for jacket. Love how neutral it is and the price point is great too. It’s selling out fast but I also love the blush version. I went with my true size, but if you don’t want it to be oversized I’d size down.
4. Egg Chair – After lusting after this chair for over two years I finally pulled the trigger and I’m so happy about it. We haven’t gotten to use it too much yet since it’s still winter, but I know it will be even better when it’s warm. I purchased this cover for it and currently keep it covered unless we’re sitting in it. In the summer I’ll leave it uncovered.
5. Vegan Leather Puffer – I snagged this jacket on sale at the end of January to get me through winter. It’s really warm and comfy and I love that it’s slightly cropped – not short but not oversized. I’ll continue to wear it when it’s cold.
Over the last year I’ve really gotten into basic tops. The combination of not going many places and favoring comfort/practicality has lead me to take a deep dive and try out several basic tops. Everything from tanks to long sleeves and I’ve found nine that I consider wardrobe staples and wear all. the. time. Seriously – people are probably sick of me talking about them and wearing them but when I find things I love I want to share them. I’m breaking them all down below in my basic top guide.
I first purchased this in a cute leopard print at the end of last spring. It’s a great tank with a thicker strap and high neck. The twist-front detail makes it a little more interesting. It’s no longer available in leopard but I also have it in white and wear it all the time. It comes in coral, gray, light blue and navy as well. It can be worn for workouts or with jeans. Comfortable, casual and not cropped. It’s currently on sale for $16.50.
If you forced me to pick a favorite tank, this would be it. It’s light-weight, comfortable and can be worn with just about everything. It comes in white, gray and black and I have it in all three colors and wear it at least once a week. It’s European sizes so I go up one and it has a perfectly relaxed fit.
This little $8 is another staple I have in several colors. It’s ribbed with a high neck and the most flattering cut in straps. Easy to wear on it’s own or layer. It comes in so many colors and they add new ones every season. It runs a little small (and has a tight fit) so I go up one size.
This knit tank is so effortless. It runs a little big and has a somewhat slouchy fit so I like to layer bralettes or basic camis under so it’s not too low cut, but it fits everyone differently. It comes in 8 colors and they seem to add more from time to time. I also love to wear it knotted over a one piece swimsuit.
This is a classic t-shirt with a twist (the knotting in the front), but you always un-knot it. It comes in seven colors/prints. I’ve found it to run a little small so I would size up. It’s a great price point at under $20.
I first purchased this shirt in black at the beginning of last year’s stay at home order to wear for walks with leggings and bike shorts. I loved it so much I got in a another color too. It is a true cropped tee – I wear it with high-rise pants and you don’t see skin. It’s $20 and comes in a bunch of colors.
This is more of an active wear piece as it’s part of the Free People Movement line but I wear it as a noral top. It’s cropped in the front and longer in the back so I like it with high waisted pants. It’s super light weight and the white is a little sheer but it comes in a few other colors too.
I purchased this top last month and it quickly became a new favorite. I got it in white and have worn it weekly since. It’s stretchy, really soft and flattering. Because it’s tight I went up a size so it would be more comfortable. It’s slightly cropped and looks great with high waisted jeans. Also comes in black and moss green.
This long sleeve top is really light weight with a lower neckline, but it’s really versatile. I have it in white and wear it often. Because it’s light weight it’s easy to layer and looks great under all my jackets. It runs big, I would size down if possible.
Well we made it 1/12th of the way through the year! Ha. I know yesterday was Groundhog’s Day, but truthfully every day has kind of felt like GHD for the past 11 months. Today I’m sharing my January top five sellers and then at the bottom I’m also sharing my Amazon top five from the month as well.
Plaid Shacket – Another month with this as my top seller. This “shacket” – shirt + jacket has been a favorite for the past couple months. It’s currently sold out but sometimes it gets re-stocked. This month I’m loving this tan one.
Free People Pullover – This was also one of my favorite purchases last month and a staple this month. Currently on sale and it’s cozy!
Target Ribbed Tank – I had this in a few colors last summer and was so excited when I saw the tie dyed version. I love these tanks, perfect on their own or layered under something. I bought it in pink and beige.
Outdoor Dining Bench – You can tell we’re inching towards spring when outdoor items are selling fast. We’ve had this bench on one side of our outdoor dining table for two years and love it for extra seating.
Outdoor Tassel Umbrella – Always a hot item! This umbrella sells out quickly but is often restocked. I have two of them and want to purchase another as a spare.
Amazon top 5:
Slippers – So comfortable and cozy. I wear them 24/7 at home.
Teddy Coat – My go-to coat in the winter. It comes in a bunch of colors and is under $50.
Leggings – Super flattering basic leggings. They’re high-waisted and hit right at my ankle. They come in a bunch of colors and prints – I have them in black.
Adidas Sneakers – These are “big kids” sizes – you subtract 1.5 from your women’s size. I wear a 6.5 in women’s and a 5 in these.
Toddler Sneakers – Crosby’s favorite shoes! These are designer inspired and come in 3 colors. They take about a month to come and run a little small.
I'm Ashley, a professional stylist, wife, and new mom, sharing my love of fashion, beauty, home decor, travel, and life in sunny Southern California!