An Affordable Vacation Look with Wide Leg Crop Pants

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I found the effortless outfit everyone will want to be living in for both vacation and all summer long. 🙌🏼Would you believe me if I told you these pants are $13.88, my tee is $6 and this entire look (shoes included) is under $57 with tax and free shipping?? Well, it’s true!

This look is head to toe Walmart from their new spring shop! Take a peek into both the bold stripe and cool cotton sections and you’ll find tons of affordable, spring-ready styles. One of my favorite combinations for the season is anything effortless and this outfit is the epitome of casual comfort.

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Let’s start with the pants. I promise, promise, promise these are a must-have. I don’t use the word “need” very lightly but these Derek Heart Wide Leg Crop Pants are truly an essential. Comfy, effortless, flattering, have pockets—they’re basically a dream for both vacation and the spring through summer season. Sometimes I feel wide leg styles can be tricky but the cut of this pair is ultra-flattering. I adore the button fly and how they almost mimic a midi skirt effect with a subtle flare. And for $13.88, I am truly blown away with both quality and fit. For sizing reference if it’s helpful, I’m in a small and wear a 25/26 in denim.

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For an easy outfit to take on vacation, simply pull them on with a white tee. I added a knot to give this one by Time and Tru a bit of extra shape and added interest. These are the details that instantly make you feel put together! You could easily add a pair of slide sandals (like these) but I love the way block heel sandals dress the look up just enough. These shoes are beyond comfortable and the price is insane—just $32! I highly suggest snagging this pair!

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For more of my Walmart picks check out my Basics on a Budget post! As always, thank you so much for reading!

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Edgy Athleisure | How to Wear Jogger Pants

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Jogger pants: the pants you live in every. single. day. Don’t we? They’re the first thing you put on when you change out of your work (or school) clothes, toss them on in the morning to take the dogs out, make breakfast, get the mail etc. and, perhaps best of all, you spend your precious lazy Sunday in them—when you get one. If you’re still reading, then thank you because I’m glad I’m not alone on this. And if you’re not nodding your head, then maybe you need some jogger pants in your life. 😂🙈

I really can’t seem to have enough of this style because they truly get so much wear for me. I’m wearing the Splendid Essentials Field Jogger here. A lot of mine have seen better days and I probably shouldn’t be wearing in public, but it’s always nice to have a quality pair on-hand that will comfortably take you from the couch to a day of errands or even dinner. The key lies in making the look…intentional. Like you know you’re basically in pajamas but you still look good. If I throw mine on with a relaxed (read oversized) tee or sweatshirt, I tend to feel frumpy. And that’s definitely not the goal. So here, I added a fitted thermal top (also by Splendid and so. dang. soft) and layered with a faux leather jacket for a bit of edge but you could also do a denim jacket or military/anorak.

Slip on a pair of sneakers so you can actually wear this for a day on your feet and you’ll be looking cool, casual, effortless and, arguable most importantly,—comfortable!

As always, thank you so much for reading!

xx Tyler

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Everlane Striped Tank and Cheeky Jeans

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Have you ever shopped at Everlane? If you love classic, effortless, easy, chic, high-quality-yet-affordable "basics" from a totally transparent brand, Everlane is for you. If you're looking to curate a capsule wardrobe, Everlane is definitely for you!

As I'm getting a little bit older, (hello 30's!), I'm more and more interested in creating a closet full of staples I can reach for again and again, with every season. You know those pieces that don't go out of style? We all need those—at any age. Everlane truly makes doing this so easy—and affordable! Without sacrificing quality.

I recently snagged this Cotton Double V Tank that launched this month in navy/white stripe which is truly a wardrobe must-have. It's 100% cotton and the perfect wear-every-season piece. It's not only comfy as can be but easy - b r e e z y, too. I love the classic vibe the stripes give for summer and how you can just as easily layer it up into fall. It also comes in crisp white, black and topaz i.e. the most gorgeous warm orange tone. The best part? Just $18. 

This piece effortlessly tucks into your favorite jeans but also has a swingy silhouette left untucked. I can also see this being a great lightweight staple layered under a blazer or cardigan for the office. Personally, I'm a jeans girl so I wore it with these Everlane Cheeky Straight Jeans. These are just $68 but I'd honestly pay double. Everlane says these jeans are "engineered for the perfect rear fit" thanks to the perfect pocket placement and a raised back that lifts and tightens, and if that isn't the best thing to find in a jean then I don't know what is. For reference, these are in Sky Blue and I'm wearing a size 26. I am usually a 25 or 26 and they fit perfectly. This is also the ankle length and I'm 5'6". 

I also grabbed this Everlane Day Market Tote in Light Taupe to use as my work bag and I am absolutely head over heels with the color, style, how much it fits, just everything. It's so roomy but doesn't feel bulky at all, is easy to carry and it's 100% Italian leather for under $200? Yes, yes, yes! This comes in several classic colors and they also have a magazine tote. 

As always, thank you for reading!

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xx Tyler

This post is in collaboration with Everlane. All thoughts and opinions remain my own. 

Olive Miniskirt With Black Tee and Denim Jacket

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Filling my wardrobe with classic and interchangeable basics is something I'm really trying to focus on lately. I really feel less stressed when I have pieces I consider to be timeless investments that can be worn multiple ways. I feel even better when all of those "investments" are under $100 from Nordstrom.

A basic tee is a must—obviously—but I was incredibly surprised to realize I had not one black tee in my wardrobe—until now. This Madewell tee is a game changer and I've been wearing it non-stop since I snagged it. So comfy and effortless and you can't beat the $29.50 price point.

I've been loving adding skirts to my typical jeans wardrobe and picked up this one by June & Hudson as the perfect comfy basic to dress up or down. I'm obsessed with anything olive and love how it's a tone that works well for every season. It's the perfect piece to pair with literally any color tee topped with a denim jacket (love this one from Nordstrom BP) or dress up with a silky blouse for work or date night. 

Bonus points for making skirt wearing SO comfy and I love how you can cinch and tie the waist where you want it. I can't wait to take this one into fall with comfy sweaters.

Lastly, these grey suede midi boots by Steve Madden might be my favorite pair ever. They have that casual-cool thing going on and I love them with skirts, dresses and rolled up denim for a relaxed, cool girl vibe. Snagged these in black too because they're that good.

What are your favorite basics you've added to your collection? I'd love to know!

xx, Tyler

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