Monday, 3 February 2014

Sunday Best

I hope you all had a nice weekend!

Mine was definitely a low-key weekend. With the snow storm we had on Saturday, I wasn't about to go anywhere I didn't need to be! After a busy week, I actually really like the occasional weekend like this past one. I know it's totally cliche, but I feel much more ready for my week now. I know, that feeling fades pretty quickly, doesn't it?

When I don't have much to do on the weekend, I find myself putting together the same sloppy, comfortable looks. Leggings, hoodies, Uggs, and a messy bun. I know there's nothing wrong with that, but it's not the most exciting way to get dressed.

One of the reasons that I felt my style was worth showcasing on this blog is because I like to put an effort into what I wear on a daily basis. I'm trying to impress myself in the morning, not anyone else. I strongly believe that if you're excited about getting dressed in the morning, you'll feel better about yourself. As a result, you'll feel better about tackling anything your day brings! I know it sounds a bit cheesy, but it's true.

Somehow, I find that I often forget this concept on the weekend.

Over the last couple of weeks, I've really been trying to make more of an effort on the weekend, even when I'm just running a couple of errands. 










OUTFIT DETAILS:

Sweater - Madewell // Vest - Gap (a few years old) // Jeans - Mavi // Belt - American Eagle
Necklace - Vintage //  Boots - Roots // Bag - Roots

Do you feel like you put enough "effort" into your low-key weekend outfits?



43 comments:

  1. Totally agree with you on getting dressed up to impress yourself. At the end of the day, your opinion of yourself is the only one that truly matters. That said I think you look amazing! I may have to take a page out of your winter styling book because lately it's been so hard to look put together when all I want to do is stay at home and out of the cold winter storm.

    Love your striped sweater and even more in love with your vest. You look lovely!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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    1. Aww thank you so much!

      I've really been feeling so uninspired with my winter clothes these days too. What's helped me recently was cleaning out my sweaters. I didn't get rid of a whole lot, but by refolding them, I remembered some of the pieces I love...which means it's almost like finding some new sweaters to mix in with the old!

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  2. Love the whole outfit! Specially the red and blue top!! You look so cute modeling in the snow!
    Kat | www.poshbykat.com

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  3. What a cute and cozy vest! I definitely feel better if I love the outfit I have on!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  4. Love that striped sweater - too cute!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  5. I'm guilty of giving up on the weekends too. It often results in remorse because my clothes are neglected. I have so many cute casual outfits but the only items that make it out of the closet are my comfy clothes. Great winter look!!

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    1. I know, honestly, this is why I'm always drawn to comfy pieces that are ALSO stylish :)

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  6. This outfit is amazing. That top looks so comfy!

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  7. Totally feel ya girl--I am the same way on the weekends! Then I tend not to have pictures I want to use as outfit post ha! This is a great look tho--comfy but stylish :) You look great!

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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    1. It's only recent that I've looked this presentable on weekends. I think it has to do with the weekdays just being too cold and dark to take photos, so it's my only chance....and then I discovered, it's pretty nice to wear something that isn't gross. LOL

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  8. Beautiful cozy chic look! The contrasting colors of the top underneath are perfect for this!

    - Anna

    www.melodicthriftychic.com

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  9. Love this unique vest and you styled it so well with your choice of top. The bold lip and sophisticated bag looks super polished. Very pretty!
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

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  10. i love your thought behind this post and the outfit. that vest looks so cozy! would you mind if we feature you on our blog tomorrow?

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  11. I love this! I love your vest and the detail of your belt buckle.
    -ash
    www.thestylizedwannabe.com

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  12. I tend to wear sweats on the weekend for running around doing errands (and cleaning, and cooking, and laundry...) but I do always feel better when I look cute! Love your vest!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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  13. That vest looks super cozy. And I agree, it's so hard to find motivation to get dressed up when the weather's crappy and you're stuck inside.

    Kendra
    Closet Confections - A Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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  14. We have been snowed in all day, today! Quite honestly, I kind of like the day stuck in doors. Cute look!!
    www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

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  15. Totally agree, dress for yourself:) You look gorgeous and I love that striped top!

    xx Cara
    www.carascliche.com

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  16. Love the vest over the striped top. Looks really cozy!

    http://noreceipts.blogspot.com

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  17. I think you hit the "low key yet dressed up" nail on the head with this outfit. I love the striped top (clicking over to find one now). I try to dress up for the blog pictures as well, but some days, but in the winter, the motivation is just not there most days...

    Brittney

    Another Beautiful Thing

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    1. I keep a lot of those nails in my toolbox :P

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  18. This is a great casual look! That vest is amazing, such a great piece to dress up any button down :) I used to find casual dressing so hard but I really enjoy it now, it's fun to be put together but still casual
    xJennaD

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    1. So true. It can take a bit more thought to look at polished as you would by throwing on a dress, but it's fun to mix it up.

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  19. I'm with you! I dress for myself, and even if I don't leave the house (which actually happens a lot now that I'm a mom), I still have to get dressed up to feel good about myself!

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  20. Love the vest, such a classic piece! I admire your casual look - mine involves nothing more than a Onesie ;)

    Josie xoxo
    Fashion Mumblr

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  21. Hi Jackie,
    adorable look! Your sweater is gorgeous.
    Would you like to follow each other on BLOGLOVIN ?
    Baci
    The Indian Savage Diary

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  22. gorgeous outfit!
    http://saltskinned.blogspot.com.au

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  23. That is such a nice weekend outfit :)

    Sometimes I find that I don't really put a lot of effort into my outfits even mid week, haha! Easy just to throw on a printed dress and not need to do anything else :)

    Away From Blue

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    1. I love throwing on a dress when I don't feel like putting in effort...because it looks like you did!

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  24. love the bold stripes! love from San Francisco,
    Britt+Whit

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  25. Dressing up even a little lifts my spirits. Lipstick for sure. Nice post.

    pinkandnavystripes.com

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  26. Perfect layering! Love that shirt!

    xoxo, KP
    Eleventh & Sixteenth

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  27. hi - Found you via two birds spotlight on ya. Aren't they great. I love this ensemble and makes me need a rugby stripe shirt for dang sure. Nice to meet you.

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    1. Oh yay, thanks for stopping by! It's great to meet you too :)

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  28. great post!let’s follow each other on gfc&bloglovin?
    flw me and tell where u’ve followed me!

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  29. So cute! I do think dressing better makes you feel better for sure, the second I start applying my make-up, I already feel a mode boost. Even dressing in cute clothes around the house puts you in a more productive state :)

    Tracy
    www.TracysNotebookofStyle.com

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  30. I love weekends when I have nothing planned! I always feel more relaxed! Love this cute casual outfit!
    xo,
    Jacqueline
    stylininstlouis.com

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  31. I love that striped top and cozy vest. You definitely look cozy :)

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  32. Cute outfit! I totally agree with you when you say that you feel better if you put effort into your outfit and dress for yourself!

    xo Ashley

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