6 ways to style: plaid shirt!

 It’s that FESTIVE time of year and I’m excited to bring you some great everyday looks that are perfect for dressing up or down for the holidays. Sometimes we need an extra special outfit for a celebration or event but other times we just want a little dash of plaid for our everyday looks to keep us in the holiday spirit. Whatever you prefer I have a look just for you! From distressed jeans to winter whites to a twirly skirt I have it all for you today! Let’s take a look at the outfits…

Oh, but first let’s chat this plaid shirt. It’s the perfect classic plaid and nice and crisp. I went with a size 4, fits like a small.

Outfit 1 (above)
This plaid shirt is great for layering for just a pop of plaid. I love it with a half zip sweater for a cozy everyday look. 
Shop the look: plaid shirt (I’m in a size 4, fits like a small), sweater, jeans, boots

Outfit 2 (above)
I can never resist a little winter white this time of year. It’s just so pretty and these jeans are the perfect creamy white. Paired with a sweater around the shoulders this is a preppy and festive look for a casual get together.
Shop the look: plaid shirt (I’m in a size 4, fits like a small), jeans (similar, original color “vintage canvas” is sold out), sweater, mules

Outfit 3 (above)
Looking for a simple everyday look that’s casual but festive? Loafers, distressed jeans and a cardigan are perfect for everyday wear with plaid.
Shop the look: plaid shirt (I’m in a size 4, fits like a small), jeans, loafers, cardigan

Outfit 4 (above)
Super cozy AND festive this sherpa paired with boots is the perfect winter outfit for December!
Shop the look: plaid shirt (I’m in a size 4, fits like a small), jeans, boots, sherpa, hat

Outfit 5 (above)
Perfect for the office or a holiday happy hour I love pairing a sweater blazer with black jeans for a sleek and classic holiday outfit. 
Shop the look: plaid shirt (I’m in a size 4, fits like a small), jeans, sweater blazer (runs big, go down one size), flats

Outfit 6 (above)
Dress a plaid shirt up for a holiday part with a pleated skirt! It’s so easy and fun to wear and this outfit comes together in a snap. 
Shop the look: plaid shirt (I’m in a size 4, fits like a small), similar skirt, heels

jillgg’s good life (for less)

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Do I own a lot of coats? Yes. Will it ever be enough? No. Living through Michigan winters has made me an expert in the coat department. I know a good one when I see it and I like to have plenty of options on hand! From now until spring coats are essentially my ‘outfit’ when I leave the house, so I like to have some beautiful and very functional options on hand. Today I’m partnering with Nordstrom to feature some of the gorgeous coats they are stocking for fall and winter. From a practical quilted puffer coat to a beautiful wool-blend herringbone coatNordstrom has an incredible selection of coats for women this season. 

This quilted puffer coat is perfect for casual mom-on-the-go days over sweaters or sweatshirts. It’s lightweight but warm, so it’s perfect for layering. I love it with jeans and sneakers for holiday errands but it would also work over leggings for post-workout too. Plus, it has fleece lined pockets for those extra chilly days.  This wool-blend herringbone coat is SO gorgeous in person! It’s a nice weight and is super cozy while still being really pulled together. It’s great for the office, holiday celebrations or to be honest, throwing over leggings and a sweatshirt for a refined athleisure look.

I love shopping Nordstrom because they make it so easy with services like Reserve Online, Try in Store or their Curbside pickup or their always FREE shipping and returns. They make it so easy to find the best pieces for my closet and great gifts for the holiday season. On top of all that their selection is incredible… I rounded up TONS more coats below for more shopping inspiration! Nordstrom has everything you need to keep warm and stylish this winter season.

jillgg’s good life (for less)

If you follow me over on Instagram you will know that I usually document my daily outfits over there in Stories. I don’t post everyday, but many days a week I try to snap a quick photo of what I am wearing that day. It’s a good mix of everything from rainy days to sunny days, slow summer days around the house or those go-go-go days. It’s always a good snapshot of my mood and my mom-life and of course, there’s often junk on the dining room table and dog toys in the background. It’s not super staged or made to look ultra pretty, but instead a real glimpse into my daily life. 

Today I rounded up 14 of those looks… my days are mostly filled with driving kids around, working from home, running errands and the like. I realized I wear jeans or dresses most week days – when I am home more – and tend towards shorts on the weekend – when I am outdoors more. Hopefully these will give you some good ideas for outfits if you are feeling stuck with your summer wardrobe…

(above) Perfect for those super hot days, when you still need an extra layer in the AC. These shorts and this tee are super lightweight and great for hot weather.

(above) I love an easy button front top for summer. It’s a light layer that works both when it’s warm outside and cool inside. This is the perfect work from home look mixed with running some errands. 

(above) Linen is my best friend in the summer. It’s so comfortable, always looks pulled together and works for errands, appointments and hoping on a zoom. 

(above) What to wear when the weather looks iffy but you’ve got to be out and about? I wore this to my sons track banquet as rain loomed in the distance. Thankfully we stayed dry but a simple tank dress and these flip flop style Birks work rain or shine!

(above) Maybe you are noticing a trend… jeans, cute top & sandals are my summer go to. It’s definitely what I feel most comfortable in. This swingy top is super affordable and cute!

(above) We’ve been patio dining as much as possible these days and sometimes it can get a touch chilly in the evenings. I love this linen top because if you are sitting in the sun you can roll up the sleeves and if you are in the shade you’ve got a little extra coverage. With flare crop jeans it’s a cute and easy look!

(above) I’m not wearing leggings as much these days, but some days just call for it. Wow! I forgot how delightful they are… this outfit was a favorite. These drapey tees are so easy to wear and look great with everything!

(above) I’m a big fan of the short sweatsuit. This one is so comfy and soft for lounging but also works for errands or carpool too. I put a tee underneath the sweatshirt for cooler moments.

Shop the look: shorts (run big, go down a size), sweatshirt (true to size), tee (true to size)

(above) Throwing on a dress is as easy as it gets for a busy summer day. This empire waist dress is super soft and comfortable and looks pulled together for whatever the day holds.

(above) A rare summer day that calls for layers is a-okay in my book. I love this lightweight striped sweatshirt and it layers well with a jacket too (as needed!).

(above) You really can’t go wrong with a t-shirt dress. It’s summer-cozy and errand or lounging ready for whatever the day holds. 

(above) This slightly cropped tank is a nice thick material that looks pulled together but is super easy to wear. I love it with white jeans and Birks for all the summer mom-duties. 

(above) We recently went to a baseball game with another family. It was so fun and so hot! Thankfully our seats were in the shade after not too long, but this outfit was perfect for a super hot night. I didn’t end up needing the sweater on my shoulders and this tank and linen short combo kept me nice and cool. 

(above) I think I wear more black in the summer than any other time. I simple black t-shirt always feels pulled together and easy with jeans. 

8 under $50 finds from Nordstrom for summer!

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

Thank for you for supporting the brands that support this blog.

What’s your favorite season to get dressed in? I just love fall sweaters and cozy pieces, but summer is a very, very close second place. Easy and lightweight layers and sandals are hard to beat. Everything feels fresh and ready for summer fun.  

It’s hard to believe June is half over already… summer needs to SLOW down since I’m having way too much fun finally getting dressed again. From summery tees, to shorts, to sandals and yes, even a little athleisure thrown in there – the summer outfits are popping these days. Nordstrom’s selection of summer pieces from their Nordstrom Made brands are the easy and effortless pieces that I am looking for this summer. Today I am sharing lots of great wardrobe staples for summer under $50 from Nordstrom that I think you will love. With FREE shipping and FREE returns, I love shopping Nordstrom knowing that my items arrive quickly and returns will be no problem at all. 

I hope you find these looks inspiring for all your outdoor concerts, backyard barbecues, kids summer sports and mom duties this summer!

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These scoop neck tees (under $50!) are perfectly soft and lightweight and are available in lots of colors. I love them paired with these adorable knot sandals (under $50!).
Shop the look: tee (true to size), jeans, bag, sandals (true to size), necklace, necklace

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This is the ultimate summer sweater (under $50!)… and I love a summer sweater. It’s super lightweight with an open knit and I love the slouchy fit and stripes. Paired with shorts and these braided sandals (under $50!) it makes for a perfect casual summer look.
Shop the look: sweater (runs big, I went down a size), shortssandals, totenecklacenecklace, sunglasses

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I always keep my jeans in rotation for the summer and love to pair them with simple tops like this puff sleeve tee (under $50!) for everyday mom duties. These minimal strap sandals (under $50!) are perfect for everyday wear too! 
Shop the look: top (runs big, I went down a size), jeans, sandals (true to size), sunglassesnecklacenecklace

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No way I’m ditching athleisure ANY time soon. A fantastic pair of joggers (under $50!) and a cozy short sleeve puff sleeve sweatshirt (under $50!) is the perfect off-duty or rainy day look. I love these slides for errands too, they are so comfortable!
Shop the look: sweatshirt top (runs big, I went down a size), joggers (true to size), slides, sunglassesnecklacenecklace, scarf scrunchie

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