J.Crew late summer try on session!

I found some really great new pieces from J.Crew that I am very excited to show you today! In the past I’ve felt like retailers went straight from summer style to fall styles with no in between. This year I’m finding so many really great transitional pieces that will take you from tees and tanks to cozy wool sweaters a little easier. Lightweight cotton sweaters and late summer hues like browns and pinks and taupes are a great way to ease out of summer fashion into fall fashion more seamlessly. Today’s finds from J.Crew are just that… and while I rarely love EVERYTHING I order, this order was a total love fest. Besides one pair of jeans I ordered and did not like and did not fit, everything fit great and was so gorgeous. Talk about getting lucky! 
Today I styled items with white jeans to give them a summery feel. Of course they will all look great with blue jeans too and can be worn that way now too. This way, with white jeans you can visualize how they work for now. Let’s take a look at the pieces! 
striped tee (above)
Sizing: True to size. I am in my usual size small. It is a little roomy, but might shrink up a tiny bit after being washed/dried.
Thoughts: I love a stripe tee… you all probably know that by know. This one in subtle taupe/cream stripes is perfect for late summer and early fall. This top works great with white jeans for a summery look now and will be perfect layered with a cardigan or jacket later this fall.
Shown with: jeans, similar sandals

Sizing: True to size, I am in my usual size small.
Thoughts: I saw this in person at the store a few weeks back and loved it but didn’t buy and couldn’t stop thinking about it. I had to go back and grab it. I love a cable knit sweater and this piece is so soft. I love the balloon sleeves and the cropped cut. All around a winner!
Shown with: jeans, sandals

Sizing: True to size. I am in my usual size small.
Thoughts: I love this piece so much! I have this in white from earlier this spring and when this new rusty brown color released I knew I would have to have it. I wore the white version a lot this summer, it’s a great lightweight piece that works with leggings, joggers or jeans. You can easily dress it up or down. 
Shown with: jeans, sandals

Sizing: Runs big. I went down one size to XS, you could even go down two sizes.
Thoughts: I just adore this. The sweater is SO soft and the dramatic sleeves and scoop neck are so fun and unique. I can tell it’s going to be an instant favorite this August and September.
Shown with: jeans, sandals

cardigan (above)
Sizing: Runs a touch big.  I’m in my usual size small, but you could go down a size if between sizes.
Thoughts: I have been eyeing this cardigan all summer and they just released new colors. I loved the white, but thought that black would be more versatile for fall for me. It works week with tees, tanks or dresses now and it will be a perfectly cozy layer for later this fall.
Shown with: jeans, tankclogs

clogs (above)
Sizing: True to size. 
Thoughts: I am LOVING that clogs are back in style this fall. I’ve been seeing them EVERYWHERE. This pair is surprisingly comfortable and while I am saying a prayer that I won’t trip and fall while getting used to wearing them again (I had a pair many years ago, but haven’t worn clogs in years) I am very excited to wear these this fall!


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last call for Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

 It’s LAST CALL for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! The sale ends SUNDAY and prices go up on Monday. It’s your last chance to snag amazing fall deals at great prices. There are still TONS of amazing pieces in stock so don’t let potential sell-outs get you down. Today I narrowed down tons of great basics that are still fully stocked in the sale. These are perfect pieces to grab on sale and own for years to come. I know many of my previous years NSale purchases are still favorites in my closet today. You can’t go wrong with the basics!

leggings, sports bra, running shoes, joggers

skinny jeans, straight leg jeans, black jeans, faux leather leggings

grey cardigan, v-neck sweater, cream funnel neck sweater, grey crewneck sweater

faux leather moto jacket, pale blue coat, trench coat, puffer coat

snakeskin crossbody bag, black tote, camel scarf, earring set

late summer new arrivals I’m loving…

New arrivals at my favorite retailers are popping up everyday! I just love seeking out what is new and fresh for each season and truly fall is one of my favorite seasons to shop for, so I’m particularly excited to see all these fun new pieces. While camel or caramel hues have been popular for fall for a few seasons now, this fall I am also seeing a lot more brown hues make their way into new styles. These stunning browns and caramels are gorgeous for fall and definitely invoke a cozy and warm vibe as the temperatures cool. I’m also loving a lot of the preppy vibe that seems to be prevalent this year with lots of classic pieces like loafers and timeless blouses or a canvas and leather tote. A lot of the pieces feel like old favorites, but in a new and fresh way. 
Here are some late summer new arrivals that are catching my eye right now!

jillgg’s good life (for less)

 I’ve got some really great late summer finds from Old Navy. I continue to be impressed by the quality they offer at such a good price. I love that they offer simple classics like cardigans and dresses with more trendy and of-the-moment pieces like chic sweatsuits and seasonal florals too. I found SO many good pieces here that work for now and transition to fall so well. Let’s take a look at the pieces…

Sizing: Runs big, I am in my usual size small and it feels too big on the torso and armpits. I would suggest going down a size if you are between sizes. 

Thoughts: Ladies, start your engines… it’s fall. I don’t know what about this tank just screams fall to me, but it has me a little giddy with excitement. The colors are just gorgeous, it’s a gorgeous color palette for late summer and early fall. It’s a great work top, zoom top or even teacher top if you are getting ready to head back to the classroom. 

Sizing: True to size, slightly oversized. I am in my usual size small.

Thoughts: I love this style. So much! You can wear it buttoned up like a pullover or unbuttoned as a cardigan over a tank or dress, making it so versatile and perfect as we change seasons. The fabric is REALLY great, super soft and stretchy/drapey. I highly recommend this one!

Sizing: True to size. I’m in my usual size small. 

Thoughts: WINNER! Winner! This cardigan is SO good. Soft and drapey with no itch and the perfect end of summer weight. I love it for over air conditioned spaces or cool mornings. It’s perfect for layering over tees or tanks as the weather changes this fall. This piece really great – I’m already looking at it in other colors too!

Sizing: The sweatshirt runs true to size, I am in my usual size. The pants run big, I’m in my usual size small and they are too big… a size XS would probably work much better.

Thoughts: I’m OBSESSED with this set. It’s airy but drapey somehow. The fabric feels like clouds. I am really missing lounge wear this summer and can’t wait to dig back into it this fall. The top fits oversized with dolman sleeves and a pretty cowl neck. The pants are a dream, I love that they don’t have a tie waist to make them more slimming and then pockets and dramatic wide legs. These are two more pieces I highly recommend. 

Sizing: True to size. I’m in my usual size small. 

Thoughts: If you are looking for a late summer dress, this is a great option. I love the creamy white and the rib knit is super comfortable and not clingy. It works great layered with a jacket, blazer or cardigan too. I realized I have a very similar dress already, so I won’t be keeping this one, but I still wanted to show you since I really like it. 

Sizing: I flubbed the sizing on this. I accidentally ordered a small petite and meant to order a small. It still works but it might be difficult to get a real feel for the true sizing. I’m guessing this one is a little shorter in the length and that the waist of the dress would hit lower if it were a true small. I would still say TRUE TO SIZE, but hey… good news, I’ve confirmed it’s available in petite for those interested. 😉

Thoughts: I just LOVE this. It’s great for weekends and casual stuff but also with back to school and back to work in mind I think it would work well for teachers, zoom calls and even a casual or creative work environment. This is another one where I realized after trying it on that I have something similar, so I likely won’t be keeping it (even though it’s tempting) but I really, really like and highly recommend it.

6 (more!) Nordstrom Anniversary Sale outfits!

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opens to the public today! Yay! Today I pulled together some fun outfit inspiration for you all with items that are still IN STOCK. There are still so many great deals and fall staples available in the sale and I hope you find lots of inspiration in todays post.  You can also find all of this years posts HERE if you want to see more inspiration for sale shopping. 

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is a great time to invest in fall basics. Everything in the sale are NEW products for fall and prices will go UP on August 9 so shop now to get the best prices on these new fall items!


6 ways to style mom jeans!

The mom-jean trend is here to stay… I’m not ditching my skinny jeans any time soon, but I do love this trend. I always feel hip and pulled together when I wear mom-jeans. I will say it’s not a style that everyone feels totally comfortable with right away. It definitely took me some time to get used to the feel and look of them. 

Today I am styling the Agolde Riley – I have this style in two other pairs and they are all quite different. This pair is no-stretch. I go with my bigger size in these jeans. If you are between sizes, I recommend going up a size. What I have learned with the no-stretch jeans by Agolde is that they won’t stretch, of course, but they do start to form to your body as you wear them. They take a few wears to break in and once they do, they feel so great. I love that you can dress them up or dress them down… let’s take a look at the outfits!

Outfit 1 (above)
These jeans work so well for mom on the go looks… just a simple tee and slides for everyday wear is instantly chic with mom jeans.
Shop the look: jeans, tee, slides, sunglasses, bag is Polene

Outfit 2 (above)
The mom jeans work great for work too with a simple sweater blazer and flats. I just LOVE this look!

Outfit 3 (above)
I’m having a MOMENT with button front tops, I want to wear them everyday. I’ve realized that I like them a little oversized. They are lightweight so they work for summer with the sleeves rolled up and they are so effortless and always look pulled together. 
Shop the look: jeans, top, loafers, bag

Outfit 4 (above)
Mom jeans are a staple for everyday for me with just a tank and sandals for summer. They are perfect for patio dining or date night. 

Outfit 5 (above)
I love pairing a simple summer sweater with these jeans for working from home and running errands.
Shop the look: jeans, sweater, sandals, tote, sunglasses

Outfit 6 (above)
I love these jeans styled more sporty too with sneakers and stripes. It’s a great mom uniform!
Shop the look: jeans, sneakers, tank, bag, bag strap

jillgg’s good life (for less)

 The items I ordered from the sale are here and I’m excited to show you what I bought and chat all things sizing in order to hopefully make your ordering process easier. A few things are already out of stock (sad!) but I have hope they will restock… so I’ll be sure to keep an eye on them. Instagram Stories is probably the best place to watch for those restocks!

My goal was to go with super classic pieces for this sale. The shoe selection was a little light in my opinion so I only got two pairs… one shown here and this pair of brown mules that haven’t arrived yet. I also thought the coat selection was slim or just similar to coats I already own, so I only purchased one coat. I will say the sweaters and jeans and bags I purchased are all BIG winners. I really, really love them. It felt nice to do a more edited shop for items I really, really adore even though it meant passing up some items I still liked. I also got these earrings – I will add them here soon!

sweater sizing: runs big, I went down a size. You could do your usual size if you wanted a slouchier fit.

jeans sizing: the size guide says they run large, but in my experience that is not true. This is a 2 and they are way too tight, a 4 would be perfect.

Thoughts: I just LOVE both pieces. These jeans are ultra flattering and I love the frayed hem and they have the perfect amount of stretch. They are super modern and on trend for fall without being overly trendy. The details on this funnel neck sweater are so pretty. This is an instant classic!

sweater sizing: runs big, I went down a size.

mules sizing: true to size.

Thoughts: These three are probably my favorite from the sale in all it’s entirety. So classic, so easy to wear. I can see getting lots of wear out of this sweater. This tote has been on my wishlist and I purchased it in a lighter color, but this darker color seems more practical for suede. It’s an instant favorite. These mules are different from anything I own and I love them. They are very soft and I love that they are modern and unique from other shoes I own.

Sizing: runs big, I went down a size to XS.

Thoughts: The colors on this are SO pretty for fall and winter. It’s making me crave apple cider! This pattern is way outside of my box but the grey and white and brown would match SO much in my closet and really be a statement piece! 

sweater sizing: runs big, I went down a size.

jeans sizing: I went with my bigger size and they fit perfectly. I’m between 26/27 and these are a 27.

Thoughts: This sweater is lightweight and airy but warm. I love that combo. The balloon sleeves are so pretty! This is an instant classic! These jeans are SO GOOD. I’m in love… do they come in more colors!?!? I’ll find out. They are super stretchy and soft like they’ve been worn forever, but also so flattering.  New favorite for fall for sure!

Sizing: one size fits all.

Thoughts: I just LOVE a cape, shawl, ruana… whatever you want to call it! Great for lounging, great for travel, great for throwing on over jeans, leggings, tees, sweaters… whatever! It’s so versatile and pretty!

Thoughts: This has been on my wishlist for a while. It’s technically a belt bag but can be worn crossbody like this too. I love that it’s modern and chic and instantly makes me feel more hip than I probably am. I also love that it’s not tiny and could still carry my full wallet. It’s going to be great for travel, sports, mom duty or anywhere you want to be hands free!

sweater sizing: runs big, I went down a size – you could go with your usual size for a slouchier fit.

Thoughts: This sweater is so beautiful in person. It’s very soft and quite thick and I love the v neck. I really wanted to go with timeless sweaters for the sale and this one fits that description.  I really love this layered necklace. Layered necklaces are so trendy right now and this one does all the work for you! It’s three layers with only one clasp – super easy!

Sizing: I’m in my usual size small. Fits true to size. 

Thoughts: This is a GORGEOUS cashmere sweater and an amazing price. It’s super soft and perfectly lightweight for layering or on it’s own. I’m in love!


jillgg’s good life (for less)

 Today I’ve pulled together TONS of outfit inspiration for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! I did this last year and it was one of the most popular posts of the sale, you all loved it! There are SO many good finds in this years sale. I feel like a broken record but I think this sale has one of the best selections in a few years! There is truly something for everyone here from dressy to casual, work from home, lounge, fitness and mom duties. I hope you enjoy this outfit inspiration!

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