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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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Easy with Plaid

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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Relieve Your Stress with Style!

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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Mini Skirt Central

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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Red Lips and a Little Edge…

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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Instagrammed <3

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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