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Quote of the day! Haven’t done one in a while! “The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once!” Everything happens for a reason! Embrace the moment and live in the present. Don’t regret the things you do because you can do anything!

-XOXO Navy and Lace

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On days when I’m feeling lazy, I just want to be comfortable and cute! I refuse to wear sweatpants out in public unless absolutely necessary. What’s a girl to do? Throw on a plaid shirt, booties, and a leather jacket, and you are good to go!

I am wearing a long, red and black buffalo plaid button down with pocket. I paired this oversized shirt with a pair of my “heavy duty” black leggings with zip up back. I threw on my black leather jacket and paired the look with some camel booties and a pair of sunglasses.

The look is complete and very easy. The shirt is so comfy and warm! I love how the shirt is boyfriend and oversized, yet still looks feminine. This look is perfect for a girl on the go that wants to look edgy and put together!

So, when you are looking for an outfit for a lazy day, turn to some plaid, and it will surely brighten your day!

Shirt: Trouve (Similar)       Jacket: American Rag (Similar)     Leggings J-Crew      Boots: Guess (Similar)   Sunglasses: Target

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-XOXO Navy and Lace

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In the midst of midterms, I find myself styling outfits better than regular days when I am not under the stress and pressure. Weird, right? I sure think so. However, when I think about it, it makes sense. Fashion and style is an outlet for me. In the times of major studying and stress, I find fashion as a release. I online shop more to relax, and put together more outfit combos in much shorter periods of time! Maybe I should take midterms more often… Not!

One of the outfits I magically put together in little time at all is this adorable sweater and blouse overlay. I’ve been dying to try this out for a while! I am wearing a cream, wool sweater with button shoulder detailing. I then layered a citrus green sleeveless blouse with ruffle collar and bow tie in the front. When layering, I made sure to pull the entire collar out for exposure and adjusted the bow to sit just right on the front, since it’s a crew neck sweater not a V-neck sweater. I paired this with my favorite dark, stretch jeggings and a pair of my new camel suede booties. To add a little sparkle, I wore an adorable jeweled headband and finished the entire look with a quilted, two-toned leather tote with a chain handle.

I absolutely adore this outfit! Layering is a perfect way to change up how you wear an item. Many people wouldn’t think to layer a blouse of such a prominent color and collar with such a simple, basic sweater. It’s an outfit you can wear out everyday or even to work! Just remember, as long as you feel confident, then that is all that matters!

Sweater: J-Crew (Similar)  Blouse: Banana Republic (Similar)   Jeans: Express     Boots: Guess (Similar)  Headband: Francesca’s (Similar)  Purse: Aldo (Similar)

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-XOXO Navy and Lace

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Every girl needs a cute “mini” skirt. I don’t mean a skirt that completely shows “everything.” I mean an adorable and everyday skirt that can transform your closet and can be versatile. Trust me, mini skirts can be classy. As long as the length is appropriate and the pattern is to die for, then you are ready to step out and show a little leg!

I recently purchased the skirt I am wearing online. It is a white and black tweed pattern with faux leather sides and waist. I was very hesitant about it because of the leather. Usually, faux leather can look cheap and tacky. However, I was pleasantly surprised to see that the two materials combined and were sewn really well. It looks like a modern version of a tweed skirt. I paired it with my cranberry blouse, in order to break up the black and white. I then wore a pair of black tights and a cute pair of shoes. My shoes are a hybrid between a booty, a heel, and a lace up loafer. They are perfect because I can wear them with a skirt or jeans.

I originally bought this skirt, surprisingly, for an interview. I am so glad I did! Some people would say it’s too short, but it really is not! The important thing is to pair it with a top that is more conservative and a cute pair of flats. That way, the outfit has a completely different feel to it!

So, embrace those mini skirts! Just make sure they have a flare, peplum, or pencil type feel. Those are absolutely necessary for every girl!

Skirt: Nordstrom’s       Top: Lord and Taylor (Similar)     Tights: Hue    Shoes: Chinese Laundry

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-XOXO Navy and Lace

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I love experimenting with style. One moment I’ll be popping a collar on my blouse, and the next I’ll be sporting a leather skirt with studs. There really are endless possibilities. My favorite look right now would have to be the all black look. My wonderful friend Easton and I share this love of a simple, yet classic color that makes everyone look good. There’s just something about wearing gorgeous black pieces with a pop of color simply on your lips that makes any girl look glamorous, and as though they shouldn’t be messed with!

I am wearing my favorite high waisted black trousers. These are perfect for work or going out with the girls. They have an elastic waist, which can be tightened with a drawstring and have zipper pockets on the side. I paired these with my favorite Astr top. It is short sleeve with a beautiful jeweled neckline. You don’t even have to worry about jewelry with this one! It also buttons up the back, which adds a classic touch to the modern piece. I layered on my leather jacket over to keep warm and threw on some adorable leather flats. To finish it off, I put on some classy ruby red lipstick, and a pair of aviators.

This is the look to have right now!Black on black is the easiest way to achieve perfection without have to match patterns and colors. The top is especially my favorite because of the jeweled neckline. It adds a touch of glamour to the entire look without having to layer pieces of jewelry.

Try the look! You’ll be surprised at how one color can change everything!

Pants: 344     Top: Astr (Nordstrom’s)     Jacket: American Rag     Shoes: Steve Madden    Lipstick: Sephora    Sunglasses: Rayban

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-XOXO Navy and Lace

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So excited! New post will be up tomorrow on my new site for Navy and Lace! Thought I’d instagram a sneak peak of what I will be wearing! These pieces are just to die for! Could you guess what I’ll be wearing it with?

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Stay tunes tomorrow to see! And don’t forget to subscribe!

-XOXO Navy and Lace

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I have been a sale addict lately! I cannot get enough of finding quality items for cheap prices! I was recently searching through the sale rack, when I stumbled upon an adorable “fuzzy,” white dress! It reminded me of snowflakes, so I knew it was a must have purchase!

I am wearing my tweed/fuzzy dress with short sleeves and a V-neck. I then layered over my favorite army green jacket to add a little edge and everyday wear to it. I then paired a pair of black, opaque tights with chestnut riding boots and finished the look with some charm bangles and my Tory Burch wristband.

I absolutely love this fuzzy fabric! It is so warm and definitely not itchy! Stores like Nordstrom carry some adorable sweaters in this material from Wildfox Couture. The material brings back so many memories from my childhood!

So try wearing one of these adorable and absolutely comfortable pieces! They are fuzzy and sure to be stylish for any girl!

Dress: Nordstroms    Coat: H&M   Tights: Hue    Boots: Sam Edelman   Bracelets: Alex and Ani & Tory Burch

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-XOXO Navy and Lace

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Like many other girls, I have a J-Crew obsession. Their timeless, elegant pieces are worth being recognized and worn by every beautiful woman. I rarely wear their pieces together, but when I do, it is worth documenting! Throw together a couple of their classic pieces, and you too can feel classy without losing your sassiness.

I am wearing a red, cotton blouse with a “flannel pattern” as I like to call it. The blouse is very light and not heavy like a flannel, which is great for days when you want the flannel look, but not the flannel feel. I paired it with a simple, light gray skirt, which has an elastic waist at the hips. Pair these with some black, opaque tights and brown riding boots, and you are almost ready! I wanted to tie in one of my favorite Leavitt and Co pieces also (as seen in my previous blog Fun with Color), so I am wearing the Babs Flower Necklace in turquoise. It adds a nice pop and contrast to the blouse, pulling out the hints of blue in the stripes. I also added a romantic touch with my coral lips, making it girly with some sass.

Although J-Crew is pricey for most people, I completely understand. I can’t afford their pieces at regular price. So, my trick? Hit the sales! J-Crew, like other high end stores, have fantastic sales. I got this blouse and another short the other day for a great deal! They were giving an additional 50% off all their already marked down sale items! It was fantastic! They also give discounts to students! So, if you are a “broke” college student, have no fear! You can find a way!

So try a semi-preppy, classic look! You will be surprised at how easy it is to combine easy, timeless pieces and make a fabulous outfit!

Top: J-Crew     Skirt: J-Crew   Boots: Sam Edelman   Tights: Hue    Necklace: https://leavittandco.com/

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-XOXO Navy and Lace

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I have always been a fan of black and white. Looking in my closet, it is the majority of my pieces. However, wearing black and white straight up is plain boring! You have to have fun and use it to your advantage! Add pops of color with big, statement necklaces!

Over the past year, I have discovered an amazing jewelry and clothing company. Leavitt and Co is a close to home company that sells gorgeous and fashionable pieces. Dana Leavitt herself is so chic, and you can tell has fun with all of her jewelry!

I am wearing some of her newer pieces, which can be found at the link below! My favorites would be the the Babs Flower necklace in pink and turquoise. This is a steal at $34. I love how you can wear it with a T-shirt or a loose white blouse. Another fave is the Mint Cameran Necklace. The layers of beads are such a statement piece and would turn any bland outfit into a fun candy-coated explosion. This is also priced at $34. I am also seen wearing the Moxey Statement Necklace, which is such a spin off of a classic old hollywood piece! This is reasonably priced at $36. Each piece may come in different colors, along with matching bracelets or earrings.

Her site is so cute and definitely worth checking out! The J-Crew inspired pieces are perfect for a girl on the budget and on the go!

Jewelry is a necessity for every girl, so check out Leavitt and Co for amazing jewelry and steals! It’s worth it!

https://www. leavittandco.com/

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-XOXO Navy and Lace

 

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New blog post will be up today! Not sure which one to post since I have two fabulous styles I need to show! Either way, both will be up on the blog this week! Pardon my long break of no posts! I was sick this past weekend. But keep up to date with all my posts! They will be great!

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-XOXO Navy and Lace

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