Thursday, April 30, 2015

Monthly Favorites: April 2015

Welcome to my first ever Monthly Favorites post. I mentioned here that I was switching from Monthly Round-Up posts to Monthly Favorites. I hope that you and I like Monthly Favorites better than Monthly Round-Up! To be honest, I really never liked Monthly Round-Up which is super weird because I am the one that came up with it. What are you guys gonna do with me?

Anyway...

Monthly Favorites: April. http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com #favorite #april #BowsandClothes

Favorite Post
I think that my favorite post would have to be Spring Wardrobe Essentials. I had a great time linking up at the Your Spring Style Link-ups. They were so fun! The reason why this post was my favorite is because it really shows my style, what my wardrobe looks like, and my essentials for Spring.



Spring Wardrobe Essentials

Favorite Outfit
My favorite outfit for April is this one because I feel that it really shows what I am really wanting to wear right now which is casual and comfortable. It is also super cute! Plus, I had a great time coming up with a baseball inspired outfit for Fanatics!


Sporty Chic

Favorite Bible Verse
My favorite Bible verse this month is Lamentations 3:22-26,31-33 which says, "Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, 'The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.' The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord. ...For no one is cast off by the Lord forever. Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love. For he does not willingly bring affliction or grief to anyone." It is my favorite verse because it is so very true! It really reminds me that God is good, and whatever happens to me happens for a reason even if we may not understand what reason yet. It also really shows the character of our beautiful, amazing, perfect God!

What do you think about Monthly Favorites? What is your favorite Bible verse?

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Peach and Grey


Peach and Grey. Peach eyelet top, black skinny jeans, grey statement necklace, white sandals. http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com. #peach #outfit #outfitpost #eyelet #BowsandClothes

Peach and Grey. Peach eyelet top, black skinny jeans, grey statement necklace, white sandals. http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com. #peach #outfit #outfitpost #eyelet #BowsandClothes

Peach and Grey. Peach eyelet top, black skinny jeans, grey statement necklace, white sandals. http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com. #peach #outfit #outfitpost #eyelet #BowsandClothes

Peach and Grey. Peach eyelet top, black skinny jeans, grey statement necklace, white sandals. http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com. #peach #outfit #outfitpost #eyelet #BowsandClothes

Peach and Grey. Peach eyelet top, black skinny jeans, grey statement necklace, white sandals. http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com. #peach #outfit #outfitpost #eyelet #BowsandClothes
Outfit details:
Top: Kohl's (similar)
Jeans: Old Navy (exact, very similar)
Necklace: Charming Charlie (exact, similar)
Sandals: Kohl's (similarsimilar)

Happy Wednesday! I hope that you have had a good day so far! Tomorrow is the last day of the month, and usually I would post my Monthly Round-Up post, but I have decided to change it up a bit. I have decided that instead of monthly round-ups, I will post Monthly Favorites.  Come back tomorrow to see what my favorites are for the month of April.

Let's get to the outfit:

This outfit is one of my favorites because the contrast of the peach and black. I love wearing outfits that have good juxtapositions. The eyelet on the sleeves is so adorable, and it also contrasts with the edginess of the black skinnies. I also love how peach is the only non-neutral in the outfit, and because of that, it pops against the neutrals. 

Have a great rest of your Wednesday!

What is your favorite element of this outfit?

Photography by Allie D.

Linking up at The Pleated Poppy

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Coral and Leopard

Coral and Leopard. http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com. Coral t-shirt dress, denim jacket, leopard scarf, brown wedges. #coral #outfitpost #outfit #outfitinspiration #BowsandClothes #leopard #spring #style

Coral and Leopard. http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com. Coral t-shirt dress, denim jacket, leopard scarf, brown wedges. #coral #outfitpost #outfit #outfitinspiration #BowsandClothes #leopard #spring #style

Coral and Leopard. http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com. Coral t-shirt dress, denim jacket, leopard scarf, brown wedges. #coral #outfitpost #outfit #outfitinspiration #BowsandClothes #leopard #spring #style

Coral and Leopard. http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com. Coral t-shirt dress, denim jacket, leopard scarf, brown wedges. #coral #outfitpost #outfit #outfitinspiration #BowsandClothes #leopard #spring #style
Outfit details:
Dress: Kohl's (similar, similar)
Jacket: Old Navy (exact, similar)
Scarf:  Old Navy (similar, similar)
Wedges: Target (similar, similar)

Happy Tuesday! I am pretty excited because, not this coming Tuesday, but the next Tuesday (May 12), I will be posting my first Style Snippets post. What is Style Snippets, you ask? Style Snippets is a new series that will be about style tips and ideas. It will be every second Tuesday of each month. I will post my first one on May 12, as said above. I will have more details about the first post on next Tuesday. Be sure to stay tuned!



I mention all the time, but I mentioned here especially, that I really, really, REALLY love t-shirt dresses. They are the most comfy, and versatile dresses out there! I was in Kohl's one day scouring the clearance racks, and when I saw this gem, I knew that I had to get it. It was cheap, cute, comfortable, and a great addition to my closet. That's a win in my book!

I am always looking for new ways to wear both my leopard scarf and my jean jacket, so I thought that they would look adorable with this coral dress. Add a pair of wedges, and you are good to go!

These wedges are my favorite to wear because THEY ARE SO COMFORTABLE! I wore them the other day to a choir practice that I had that was from 9 am to 3 pm, and my feet didn't hurt a bit when I came home. I totally recommend buying a pair of comfortable wedges (especially brown ones) because they will go with so much. It is not even funny how much they will go with!

Hop on over to Shea Lennon and/or In Residence for their last Your Spring Style Link-up post. The theme is Spring Celebrations.

Have a wonderful rest of you Tuesday!

Photography by Allie D.


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Monday, April 27, 2015

Mix It Monday- Lace Sweatshirt

Mix It Monday-Lace Sweatshirt, khaki pencil skirt, leopard flats, statement necklace.http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com/. #outfit #outfitpost #outfitinspiration #statementnecklace #lace

Mix It Monday-Lace Sweatshirt, khaki pencil skirt, leopard flats, statement necklace.http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com/. #outfit #outfitpost #outfitinspiration #statementnecklace #lace

Mix It Monday-Lace Sweatshirt, khaki pencil skirt, leopard flats, statement necklace.http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com/. #outfit #outfitpost #outfitinspiration #statementnecklace #lace

Mix It Monday-Lace Sweatshirt, khaki pencil skirt, leopard flats, statement necklace.http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com/. #outfit #outfitpost #outfitinspiration #statementnecklace #lace

Mix It Monday-Lace Sweatshirt, khaki pencil skirt, leopard flats, statement necklace.http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com/. #outfit #outfitpost #outfitinspiration #statementnecklace #lace
Outfit details:
Top: Kohl's (similar, similar
Skirt: I cannot remember (similar, similar)
Flats: Target (exact, similar)
Necklace: Charming Charlie (very similar)

Happy Monday! I hope that you had a great weekend! Mine was lovely! I really enjoyed a nice little break from all of the craziness of the week.

Today, I thought that it would be nice to join Lauren at Fizz and Frosting for her weekly Mix It Monday link-up posts. I have linked up in the past. You can see the posts that I linked here and here

I have worn this sweatshirt two other ways just like last week's Mix It Monday post. I wore it with my white jeans here, and layered with a button down here.

I love, love, love this sweatshirt, partly because it is lace. Lace is just so pretty and feminine, and it adds interest to any outfit because of its texture. I also love this top because it is navy which is my second favorite neutral (grey always comes first, of course :) ), and one of my favorite colors. It is also extremely comfy.  Plus, it is a basic, so it will go with pretty much anything.

I really enjoy remixing different pieces! It is fun to make tons of different outfits with the same piece/s. That is one reason why I buy lots of basics so that I can wear them many different ways and get the most bang for my buck.

Do you like remixing? What other ways do you save money? Please answer in the comments! I would love to hear from you!

Photography by Allie D.

Friday, April 24, 2015

High Five for Friday

Happy Friday! I know, I know. This is really late, but I do have a good excuse. My excuse? I was at a church from 9:00 to stinking 3:00. So that is why this post is so late. Now, onto my top five for this week:

1. I had the amazing opportunity to get to team up with Fanatics which is an online retailer for all different kinds of sports apparel, to bring you guys a really cute, functional, and fun sporty chic, baseball inspired outfit. Fanatics has a variety of apparel like hats, shirts, jerseys, hoodies, etc, for a plethora of sports like football, soccer, hockey, baseball, basketball, NASCAR, you name it, they have it. Literally, they have EVERY sport that you can imagine. You can find the full post here.


Sporty Chic


2. This week wasn't that busy at the start, but for some reason it just really snuck (is this a word, is this not a word? Thoughts?) up on me. On Thursday, I was pretty busy and I felt like I was plunging deeper and deeper into the water, and couldn't get up for breath. But the funny thing was, I wasn't nearly as busy as I had been a few months ago before stuff really got less stressful. But by the Grace of God, I was able to change my perspective to how much I have already done, and not on how much I still had left to do. I ended up getting almost everything that I wanted to get done, finished. Thanks God! You are my Peace!

3. For some reason the only outfit formula that I have really been gravitating towards is loose top + skinny jeans + flats, and maybe a sweater sometimes. I don't know what it is, but if you see me out somewhere, I'll most likely be wearing a variation of this.

4. On Wednesday, I wore my new palazzo pants in a super cute way that will be coming to the blog hopefully soon (I'm a little behind on outfit pics). Total side note: I was talking to someone the other day and saying how I wish that the weekend was like five days long, instead of two. Wouldn't that be great?

5. Monday, I linked up with Lauren at Fizz and Frosting for another Mix It Monday. This time I remixed my favorite turquoise polka dot button down. You can see the full post here.


Have a great weekend!


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Sporty Chic

Happy Wednesday! Since it is baseball season, I teamed up with Fanatics, an online retailer for all different kinds of sports apparel, to bring you guys a really cute, functional, and fun sporty chic, baseball inspired outfit. Fanatics has a variety of apparel like hats, shirts, jerseys, hoodies, etc, for a plethora of sports like football, soccer, hockey, baseball (obviously), basketball, NASCAR, you name it, they have it. Literally, they have EVERY sport that you can imagine.

The best part about Fanatics is that it is online, so you don't have to worry about driving really far away to get to a store. It is extremely convenient. Fanatics also has easy 365-day returns.

Here is the outfit:


Sporty Chic. Grey t-shirt dress, red sneakers, cropped denim jacket, simple necklace, Fanatics Atlanta Braves baseball cap. http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com/. #fanatics #atlanta #braves #baseballcap #grey #simple necklace #outfit #casual #cute

Isn't this outfit adorable? I love it! I chose to use a t-shirt dress because I absolutely love them (SO COMFY!), and because they are so functional and versatile. The grey color also makes it very easy to remix. You could wear this dress millions of ways. It's that versatile.

The cropped denim jacket is perfect for a baseball inspired outfit because, duh, it's Spring, and you guys know all about those chilly Spring breezes.

I have had my eye on sneakers for a while now partly because they are everywhere. Also, they are very comfortable, versatile, and you can wear them with anything. And who doesn't want an excuse to wear something that is not only functional and comfortable, but cute too? The red color adds the perfect pop of color. Plus it matches the baseball cap super well.

I added a necklace to the mix because I literally can't leave the house without wearing some piece of jewelry. Isn't it the cutest, simplest, perfect-est, necklace ever?

And the baseball cap is the icing on the cake. It, a). shows team spirit, b). keeps the sun off your face, c). adds even more interest to the look, and d). is the perfect cover up for messy or dirty hair.

This outfit is great for baseball games, running errands, hanging at the park, chilling with friends, every occasion that you could think of (besides weddings or fancy events, of course). Don't say I didn't warn you if you can't stop wearing this outfit! I just know that you'll want to wear it every day.

I was not compensated for this post

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Linking up also at WIWW

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Spring Inspirations

Happy Tuesday! I am so happy today! Why? Because after countless days of rain and gloomy weather, TODAY IS SUNNY! I am looking out my window right now, and enjoying the beautiful, cloudless sky!

Today I am linking up with Anne at In Residence, and Shea at Shea Lennon for their Your Spring Style Link-up. Your Spring Style is a link-up that they have been doing every week this April, showcasing their spring transitions, spring essentials, spring inspirations (today's), and spring celebrations (next Tuesday's). I posted my spring essentials here.

When I look at my Clothes board on Pinterest, I see a lot of grey, interesting patterns (especially stripes), street style looks, and effortless, simple, all-neutral outfits. Like I mentioned here, I am really gravitating towards all-neutral looks. 

Here is a look made out of some of my Spring inspirations:

Spring Inspirations. Grey button down tank, black skinny jeans, white sandals. http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com/. #styleblogger #sblogger #outfit #outfitpost #outfitinspiration #sandals #spring

Spring Inspirations. Grey button down tank, black skinny jeans, white sandals. http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com/. #styleblogger #sblogger #outfit #outfitpost #outfitinspiration #sandals #spring

Spring Inspirations. Grey button down tank, black skinny jeans, white sandals. http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com/. #styleblogger #sblogger #outfit #outfitpost #outfitinspiration #sandals #spring

Spring Inspirations. Grey button down tank, black skinny jeans, white sandals. http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com/. #styleblogger #sblogger #outfit #outfitpost #outfitinspiration #sandals #spring

Spring Inspirations. Grey button down tank, black skinny jeans, white sandals. http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com/. #styleblogger #sblogger #outfit #outfitpost #outfitinspiration #sandals #spring

Spring Inspirations. Grey button down tank, black skinny jeans, white sandals. http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com/. #styleblogger #sblogger #outfit #outfitpost #outfitinspiration #sandals #spring
Outfit details:
Top: LOFT (similar, similar)
Jeans: Old Navy (exactvery similar)
Sandals: Kohl's (similarsimilar)

This outfit was inspired partly by my Pinterest board, but also inspired by Kacie from Elements of Ellis. I was inspired by her all-neutral looks. She always looks so great in them, and I wondered if I could pull it off. So, then I came up with this outfit. 

Some might think that all-neutral outfits are boring, but I think the opposite. When you wear textures, patterns, and details like buttons and embellishments, the outfit cannot be boring. It becomes interesting when you add those things. Accessories also add interest to outfits.

I am also really gravitating toward loose tops + skinny jeans + flats. I don't know what it is, but all I want to wear is that outfit formula lately.

What is something that is inspiring your Spring outfits?

Photography by Allie D.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Polka Dots and Heels-Mix It Monday

Polka Dot Button Down Three Ways. http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com/. #polkadot #threeways #outfit #outfitinspiration #outfitpost #remix #BowsandClothes

Hi! Happy Monday! Today I am linking up with Lauren at Fizz and Frosting for a link-up that she hosts every Monday called Mix It Monday. Mix It Monday is where you post a way that you remixed any type of clothing item.

Today, I decided to show y'all how I wore my favorite turquoise polka dot button down three ways. The first two ways, I have already posted on the blog. You can find those here and here.

Now, on to the third way to wear this adorable polka dot button down:

Polka Dots and Heels. polka dot button down, black skinnies, black heels, sparkly jewelry.

Polka Dots and Heels. polka dot button down, black skinnies, black heels, sparkly jewelry.

Polka Dots and Heels. polka dot button down, black skinnies, black heels, sparkly jewelry.

Polka Dots and Heels. polka dot button down, black skinnies, black heels, sparkly jewelry

Polka Dots and Heels. polka dot button down, black skinnies, black heels, sparkly jewelry

Polka Dots and Heels. polka dot button down, black skinnies, black heels, sparkly jewelry

Polka Dots and Heels. polka dot button down, black skinnies, black heels, sparkly jewelry.
Outfit details:
 Top: Target (similar, similar)
Jeans: Old Navy (exact, very similar)
Heels: Target (similar, similar)
Necklace: Kohl's (similar, similar)
Bracelet: Hobby Lobby (similar)

This is the third way that I have worn this button down. Obviously, these three ways are not the only ways to wear it! It has so much more potential than that!

The day that I wore this was rainy and very wet. I chose this outfit because I knew that it would be cute, but also functional in the rain. 

My favorite thing about this outfit is the jewelry. I love how they add some sparkle and dress it up a bit. The other two ways that I wore this button down were more casual, while this one is a little bit more dressy. It would be perfect for church, work, or just another day!

Linking up at Fizz and Frosting


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Photography by Allie D.

Friday, April 17, 2015

High Five for Friday

Happy Friday, guys! I hope that you've had a great week and that you have an even greater weekend. Check out the five high points of my week:

1. On Tuesday, I didn't have a post planned, so I spontaneously decided to post my Spring Wardrobe Essentials, and I linked up with Anne at In Residence and Shea at Shea Lennon. They have been doing Your Spring Style Link-up. On April 21, they will be posting their spring inspirations, and on April 28, they will be posting their spring celebrations. You are going to want to check those out!



Spring Wardrobe Essentials

2. Lilly for Target is coming on April 19th! Who else is excited? I can't wait to get some cute stuff! You can view the full lookbook here. I won't be heading out there on Sunday when it comes out, but maybe a couple days later. I just hope that the selection isn't all wiped out!

3. On Wednesday, I joined Tif at Bright on a Budget, Jaclyn at Beauty and the Binky, Rachel at Garay Treasures, Becky at BYBMG, Alyssa and Tracy at Glitter + Ruffles, and Jill at Doused in Pink for their first How I Style It link-up. The theme this time was colored pants. This is how I styled mine:


How I Style It: Colored Pants

You can see the full post here.

4. I went window shopping Wednesday to check out some swimsuits. Some are cute, but the majority are immodest and waaaaayyyy too skimpy! Plus, some of them are pretty expansive! I am going to check out the Lilly Pulitzer ones at Target when it comes to the store. 

5. This week has been pretty uneventful, but in a good way. It hasn't been very stressful, or too busy. It has been great, especially after having a few very busy weeks!

Have a good weekend!


Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Forgotten

The Forgotten. Purple chevron tunic sweater, black leggings, black flats, simple jewelry. http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com/. #chevron #leggings #flats #outfit #outfitpost #outfitinspiration

The Forgotten. Purple chevron tunic sweater, black leggings, black flats, simple jewelry. http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com/. #chevron #leggings #flats #outfit #outfitpost #outfitinspiration

The Forgotten. Purple chevron tunic sweater, black leggings, black flats, simple jewelry. http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com/. #chevron #leggings #flats #outfit #outfitpost #outfitinspiration

The Forgotten. Purple chevron tunic sweater, black leggings, black flats, simple jewelry. http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com/. #chevron #leggings #flats #outfit #outfitpost #outfitinspiration

The Forgotten. Purple chevron tunic sweater, black leggings, black flats, simple jewelry. http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com/. #chevron #leggings #flats #outfit #outfitpost #outfitinspiration

The Forgotten. Purple chevron tunic sweater, black leggings, black flats, simple jewelry. http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com/. #chevron #leggings #flats #outfit #outfitpost #outfitinspiration
Outfit details:
Top: Ann Taylor (similar)
Leggings:  Target (similar, similar)
Flats: Target (similar, similar)

I entitled this post "The Forgotten" because when I was cleaning out my closet, I found this sweater. I realized that I had not worn it at all during the Fall/Winter season. So, when we had one of our cooler days, I knew that I had to take that opportunity and wear it. 

I have loved this sweater ever since I got it a few years ago. when I was looking for a tunic type sweater, so I was very surprised when I realized that I had forgotten it. Most of the time, I wear it with leggings or skinny jeans so that the slim pants balances out the loose-ishness (made up word of the day #1) of the tunic.

I love this color purple! I think that yellow, turquoise/aqua, red, and green would look great with it! And of course, grey!

Have you ever forgotten any clothes before? If so, what? What color would YOU wear with "The Forgotten Sweater"?

Photography by Allie D.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

How I Style It: Colored Pants

How I Style It: Colored Pants Link-up. Blue pants, graphic tee, orange statement necklace, black wedges. http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com/. #outfit #outfitpost #outfitinspiration #graphictee #statementnecklace #coloredpantsparty #wedges

How I Style It: Colored Pants Link-up. Blue pants, graphic tee, orange statement necklace, black wedges. http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com/. #outfit #outfitpost #outfitinspiration #graphictee #statementnecklace #coloredpantsparty #wedges

How I Style It: Colored Pants Link-up. Blue pants, graphic tee, orange statement necklace, black wedges. http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com/. #outfit #outfitpost #outfitinspiration #graphictee #statementnecklace #coloredpantsparty #wedges

How I Style It: Colored Pants Link-up. Blue pants, graphic tee, orange statement necklace, black wedges. http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com/. #outfit #outfitpost #outfitinspiration #graphictee #statementnecklace #coloredpantsparty #wedges

How I Style It: Colored Pants Link-up. Blue pants, graphic tee, orange statement necklace, black wedges. http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com/. #outfit #outfitpost #outfitinspiration #graphictee #statementnecklace #coloredpantsparty #wedges
Outfit details:
Top: Old Navy (similarsimilar)
Shorts: Old Navy (similar, similar)
Necklace: Forever 21 (similar, similar)
Wedges: Target (similarsimilar)

Happy Wednesday, y'all! Today, I am linking up with some of my blogger friends: Tif at Bright on a Budget, Jaclyn at Beauty and the Binky, Rachel at Garay Treasures, Becky at BYBMG, Alyssa and Tracy at Glitter + Ruffles, and Jill at Doused in Pink for their Colored Pants Party Link-up. They will be having a How I Style It link-up every month. Be sure to check that out!

This is how I style colored pants. I usually like to go all neutral, or mostly neutral so that the pants can shine with all of their bright, beautiful glory. Other, very rare times, I go bold and wear a color that is bright and on the opposite side of the color wheel.

While I like wearing lots of bright colors, I feel that I am somewhat outgrowing wearing lots of bright colors in one outfit. Recently, I am loving pastels, and all neutral outfits. I feel that they (meaning all neutral outfits) look chic and put together, and that they make a statement while still being understated. Now, this does not mean that I will completely outgrow lots of bright colors. Rather, I may even grow back into them, but right now I'm really feeling pops of color, and not tons of color in one outfit.

I love wearing my colored pants, and you will definitely see these in the near future. :)

How do YOU style colored pants? Be sure to hop over to one (or more) of the co-hosts to see how everyone else styled theirs!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Spring Wardrobe Essentials

Happy Tuesday! I have already posted Spring Wish List and 8 Best Shoes for Spring, so, today, I thought that I would link-up with In Residence, and Shea Lennon for my Spring Wardrobe Essentials.


Spring Wardrobe Essentials. Happy Tuesday! I have already posted Spring Wish List and 8 Best Shoes for Spring, so, today, I thought that I would link-up with In Residence, and Shea Lennon for my Spring Wardrobe Essentials. #sblogger #styleblogger #spring #wardrobe #essentials #lilly #pulitzer #target #kimono #maxi

My Spring wardrobe essentials are:

Light Layers
For Spring, I am loving light layers like kimonos, jean jackets, blazers, and light sweaters. I am always wearing my jean jacket, and I am always looking for new ways to wear my kimono.

Pastels
I am so in love with petal pink, powder blue, and lavender! They are so pretty, and perfect for Spring! Plus, I love the eyelet lace on this top! It adds a girly, fun feel.

Interesting Patterns
Interesting patterns add so much to a usually boring outfit. The interesting patterns that I love are: florals, stripes, ikat, and polka dots.

Dresses
Dresses are perfect for Spring and Summer because they are really cool, and don't require a lot of layers and accessories to be cute. Maxi are so fun and effortlessly cute! I also love shirt dresses because they can be easily dressed up or down.

White Jeans
This season, I am loving all things white, but especially my white jeans. They are so fresh and fun!

I am so excited about the Lilly for Target release on April 19th! Who's with me? I love Lilly Pulitzer, but have never been able to afford it, and now, I can! I am loving almost all, if not all, of the pieces! But, I especially love the scarves, shoes, swimsuits, and the maxi pictured above. You can see the full lookbook here. Tif at Bright on a Budget posted her Lilly for Target Wish List, and Katie at Cup of Tea posted her Lilly for Target Wish List. You should go check those out!

Do you have any Spring wardrobe essentials? If, so, what are they?

Monday, April 13, 2015

No-Fail Outfit Formulas

No-Fail Outfit Formulas. Chambray shirt, black skinny jeans, infinity scarf, leopard flats. http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com/. #outfitinspiration #outfitpost #styleblogger #sblogger #ontheblog #chambray #infinityscarf #leopardflats #skinnyjeans

No-Fail Outfit Formulas. Chambray shirt, black skinny jeans, infinity scarf, leopard flats. http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com/. #outfitinspiration #outfitpost #styleblogger #sblogger #ontheblog #chambray #infinityscarf #leopardflats #skinnyjeans

No-Fail Outfit Formulas. Chambray shirt, black skinny jeans, infinity scarf, leopard flats. http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com/. #outfitinspiration #outfitpost #styleblogger #sblogger #ontheblog #chambray #infinityscarf #leopardflats #skinnyjeans

No-Fail Outfit Formulas. Chambray shirt, black skinny jeans, infinity scarf, leopard flats. http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com/. #outfitinspiration #outfitpost #styleblogger #sblogger #ontheblog #chambray #infinityscarf #leopardflats #skinnyjeans
Outfit details:
Top: Old Navy (exact, similar)
Jeans: Old Navy (exact, very similar)
Scarf: Target (similar, similar)
Flats: Target (exact, similar)

Happy Monday! I hope that you had a great weekend! Mine was filled with time spent outside enjoying the beautiful weather, reading, blogging preparation, delicious food, chill time, and a few responsibilities.

I wore this outfit to a pre-showing of the new Cinderella movie that a local business sponsored. I needed a comfortable, easy, cute outfit, and this one just came to me. I think that one reason why it just came to me is that it is a good outfit formula. A button down + skinny jeans + scarf + flats = the best outfit ever.

Most of the time, especially busy days, I use outfit formulas, but on other days, I don't. Some other outfit formulas that I like to use, and that are no-fail are: t-shirt dress + sandals + statement necklace, leggings + tunic + scarf, jeans + blouse + wedges/heels, blazer + graphic tee + jeans + statement necklace, to name a few.

What is one of your no-fail outfit formulas?