loving lately, March!

 Today I am rounding up a few things I purchased and loved this month… I’m really enjoying refreshing my closet for spring weather. Now I’m just waiting for the spring weather to arrive ūüėČ Lightweight blouses, fresh sandals and some other great basics and my closet is officially ready for warmer weather and spring break too! Let’s take a look at some of my favorites from the month… they may be your next new favorite!

white dress (runs big, I went down a size to XS) – I love that this dress is super chic while also being easy to wear since it’s thick t-shirt material. It also has pockets!
stripe swim cover up (true to size, I went with my usual size small) – I adore this swim cover up. It’s almost long enough to be a dress so it covers nicely whether you want a break from the sun or are heading to the snack bar for pool treats!
black blouse (true to size, I went with my usual size small) – I am having a MOMENT with black blouses for spring this year. I love that they look pulled together but aren’t fussy. 
stripe sweater (true to size, I went with my usual size small) – This cotton sweater is SUCH a classic. It’s so beautiful in person and is the perfect winter to spring transition piece. 
birkenstocks (true to size) – After running my previous pair right into the ground (literally?!) I was definitely overdue for a fresh pair of Birks. These are just endless comfortable and I know I will wear the heck out of these (again).
balloon sleeve blouse (runs big, I went down a size, but you could go down 2 sizes too) – This top is super affordable and just stunning in person. I love it with shorts or jeans and it could even double as a swim cover up for spring travel.
mother jeans (I went with my bigger size, this brand runs small for me) – These jeans are just heaven. They are super soft and stretchy but also very flattering. I love the lighter rinse for the warmer months.
crochet sweater top (true to size, I went with my usual size small) – I am really loving feminine details like this sweater right now. It’s so beautiful in person and another great transition piece as the weather warms up!

jillgg’s good life (for less)

¬†Easter is on the horizon and I’m so thankful it’s a little later in the year this year. It often falls during spring break, so it’s nice to have the two events separate this year. I can’t resist making Easter baskets for my kids no matter how old they are – I’ll probably do it the rest of their lives! – and it’s so fun putting together some teen baskets. New socks (cheesy, I know!) are always a good idea and truly my teens’ socks get so dirty (how!?) that they are always practical and a little indulgent too. Some fresh cologne or perfume is always fun and small toiletries like lip gloss or chapsticks are other great items that walk the line of practical and a fun treat too. My son loves these¬†joggers¬†and my daughter is always in the mood for some new¬†leggings,¬†so those are fun to throw in as well. Both my kids love these¬†birkenstocks¬†which are really affordable and come in so many fun colors. They are super comfortable too. For Christmas I got them these monogrammed¬†zipper pouches¬†and they are so fun and practical for chargers, toiletries, snacks, sports bags, etc. There will also be plenty of candy and sugary treats from the Easter bunny too!

gals: lavender birkenstocks, stripe socks, marc jacobs perfume set, strawberry lip balm, pink leggings, Olive & June nails

both: zipper pouches

guys: olive green birkenstocks, polo sock set, replica cologne mini, lip balm trio, joggers, pop socket wallet

denim favorites!

I’ve had quite a few requests for sizing and questions on denim for spring. I have a feeling a lot of people are updating their denim selection as the season changes and today I thought I would share my current favorites with sizing info to help if you are in the market for denim right now. Historically spring isn’t a big season for new denim but I know for myself that some of my denim that I wore a ton over the winter isn’t feeling so fresh anymore. If you are needing some FRESH new denim for spring here are my favorites…

crop boot cut, high rise with a small flare at the hem, plenty of stretch
Sizing: This pair runs a little big, I went with my smaller size.
I just love this style for spring and summer, it’s sporty and fun and looks great with a little ankle showing with sandals or flats. This pair is extremely comfortable and a great spring and summer staple.
Shop the look: jeans, sweater, sandals, sunglasses

distressed straight leg, high rise with a straight leg, medium amount of stretch
Sizing: I always go with my bigger size with this brand
This is the pair I grab for the most for all seasons. I think this pair is super comfortable and casual with nice thick denim and distressed knees. This pair is for sure part of my mom uniform.
Shop the look: jeans, sneakers, sweater

white straight leg, high rise with a straight leg and the perfect amount of stretch
Sizing: This pair runs a little big, I went with my smaller size.
This white pair of jeans has been my spring and summer go-to for multiple seasons now. I adore this pair of white jeans for everyday wear or dressing up a bit with a blazer or blouse. This pair is a little more creamy white than a stark white and seems to work well with so many looks.
Shop the look: jeans, top, mules, hat, necklace, sunglasses

distressed crop flares, high rise with distressed knees and hem with a flare at the ankle
Sizing: This brand runs small for me, I went with my bigger size.
I own this style in black and love them so much I got another pair in a lighter blue wash for spring and summer. The fabric on these is super stretchy and so, so soft (feels like pjs!) I love the light wash for warmer weather.
Shop the look: jeans, sweater, mules

mid-rise straight leg, mid-rise with a straight leg
Sizing: This pair runs a little big, I went with my smaller size.
This mid-rise pair is the perfect mom friendly jeans while still being super modern. The mid rise is super comfortable to wear and the straight leg keeps it very modern. This pair has been a bestseller for multiple months. 
Shop the look: jeans, sweater, loafers

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wear to where: spring events!

 This spring is going to be a BUSY one with graduations, baby showers, weddings and of course, Easter is coming up soon too! I’ve had tons of requests for dresses to wear to spring events. Today I pulled together four GORGEOUS dress looks for whatever is on your spring social calendar. 

(above) Who can resist a gorgeous floral dress for spring? This one has such a such a gorgeous neckline and ruching which is so flattering.

(above) A little black dress works for ALL seasons and I especially love it in eyelet for spring and summer! 
(above) This floral is so unique and beautiful. I love that it’s BOLD while still being classic. This is the perfect feminine piece for spring events.

(above) I can’t ever resist a gorgeous white dress. This one is lined with a breezy cut for all body types. I love it with rattan accents for a super summery look. 

10 spring must-haves!

 Today I am rounding up 10 spring essentials for your closet… you may own some of these styles or types of pieces already or you may find a few holes in your wardrobe that you could fill from this list. These are the types of items that I use a base for almost every spring outfit. From classic white jeans, to everyday sneakers and plenty of easy to wear basics like a spring sweater or pretty blouse. It’s so easy to mix and match outfits for everyday wear when you have some really great basics to depend on. 

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jillgg’s good life (for less)

What is better than the promise of spring? I am loving the longer days and (slightly) warmer weather. The spring shopping has been insanely good this season too… like, hello! I want ALL these gorgeous new finds! Today I rounded up some really beautiful pieces for spring that are catching my eye right now… I’ll just be over here trying to figure out how to snap my fingers and make them all appear in my closet.¬†

#ootd 86

 Mood: Spring sports mom in full effect. 

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mini spring capsule with Walmart!

This post is sponsored by Walmart and ShopStyle Collective. All opinions are my own.

Thank you for supporting the brands that support this blog.

I’ve got a one track mind these days. All I can think about is sunshine, flowers, warmer days and of course prepping and planning my closet for all that spring brings. When seasons change I always like to carefully plan my new clothing purchases. I prefer to purchase items I know I can mix and match and wear lots of different ways for the upcoming seasons and beyond. Versatility is key and what is more versatile than a mini capsule collection for spring? 

Today in partnership with Walmart I’ve pulled together 3 tops and 3 bottoms for a mini spring capsule collection that mixes and matches SO easily for the warmer days ahead. These are perfect everyday pieces for busy moms. From errands to zoom calls, to trips to the park to watching kids sports – all of these pieces are so easy and comfortable to wear this spring as the weather turns warmer. 

For this mini spring capsule I chose navy leggingsstraight leg jeans and white skinny jeans to pair with a tunic length white sweater, a perfectly oversized stripe button front top and this ultra classic navy/white striped sweater. I love each of the pieces and you will see from all the outfits below how easy they are to mix and match. Some highlights are the navy leggings that are seamless so they work for everyday wear and workouts and are also available in some GORGEOUS colors for spring. I also really loved this oversized stripe button front top which works with leggings or jeans or would make a great swim cover up or zoom top – talk about versatile! I can’t recommend this navy/white striped sweater enough, I love the boxy cut and what is more classic for spring than white and navy stripes? I outlined detailed sizing info below for all of the pieces to help when you shop online.

Walmart has FREE 2-day shipping with all orders over $35 and some of my pieces arrived even faster than 2 days, which is amazing. If you need some pieces in a hurry for warmer days or upcoming travel it’s so convenient with Walmart!

Links to shop and sizing information:

bottoms: navy leggings (runs small, I went up a size to medium), straight leg jeans (true to size, I’m in size 4), white skinny jeans (runs small, I went up a size to size 6)

tops: white sweater (I went up a size to medium), stripe button front top (I went up a size to medium), navy/white striped sweater (I went up a size to medium)

Madewell must-haves for spring!

It’s the best time of the year for Madewell shoppers! It’s the INSIDER sale! You can sign up for free to become and INSIDER and get 20% off your order including jeans and leather (which rarely go on sale!) and if you are a STAR or an ICON you get 25% off your order. It’s a great time to stock up on spring pieces, jeans and maybe a new handbag for spring too! 

Today I rounded up some of my long time favorites alongside some fun new pieces for spring… happy shopping! 

 

crochet sweater tee, woven sandals, cream cardigan, long t-shirt dress, linen muscle tee, striped tank, black eyelet tee, coin necklace, denim shorts, white straight leg jeans, mid rise straight leg jeans, cropped flare jeans, leather tote, huggie earrings

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styled x3: skirt and tank set!

Matching sets from 2020 – think matching sweats – have gotten a major update this spring and summer with matching skirts and tops. I’ve seen a few styles around already this spring and I’m excited to see more from retailers. I instantly loved how versatile they are for everyday wear or especially for packing for vacations. The skirt and top work beautifully together in what becomes a modern take on a dress – is it a dress or is it a two piece set!?!? It’s impossible to say! And each piece works on it’s own as well. The tank pairs perfectly with jeans or shorts and the skirt can be paired with tees and tanks as well. 

Today I styled a darling top and skirt set into three fun outfits that I just love for spring and summer. And again, versatile pieces like this are PERFECT for packing on spring break. It’s so easy to pull together outfits with these pieces!

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