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 I will be the first to admit that YES, I am shocked that I fell in love with a pair of velcro sneakers… but this is where I am at right now guys. I had seem them on a few other gals and wondered if I could pull them off. When they arrived I realized ‘hey, these are pretty cute in person’ and when I tried them on, it was love at first sight. I love that they are so modern and of the moment… trendy sneakers just keep going and going as far as trends go, and I am here for it. 

This pair also runs a touch small for Veja sneakers. Which for me works really well because many of the Veja styles I’ve tried (I think I’ve tried seriously EVERY pair) seem to run big. I’m between a 6.5/7 and this pair is a 37. I also wear size 37 in Golden Goose and Birkenstocks. That’s how I know Veja run a little big because I’ve had other brands in size 37 fit great and many styles of the Veja don’t. This pair fits JUST right. Here I styled them into 6 outfits I love – they make me feel *much* cooler than I actually am, so I’m really feeling myself over here. Haha! Also, while other Veja styles can be very stiff or take a while to break in, I was pleasantly surprised that this pair is very comfortable right out of the box.

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(above) Look 1

Simple classics like a striped button front top and sweater blazer are right on trend paired with these sneakers.

(above) Look 2

Sneakers and joggers are always a good idea. I love to throw in a slouchy sweater for a more pulled together athleisure look. 

(above) Look 3

Jeans and a button front top are such a quick and easy way to feel pulled together – paired with sneakers it makes for an easy everyday mom look.

(above) Look 4

I can’t wait until we can start wearing short sleeves again! These sneakers work great with spring looks too!

(above) Look 5

A sweatshirt and denim combo is always my favorite… it’s perfect to pair with sneakers too!

(above) Look 6

White jeans season is my favorite season… I’m waiting for some of the messy snow to melt before I officially dive in, but I love these sneakers with white jeans too!

#ootd 83!

Mood: Craving green and blue… preferably in the form of sunny skies and green grass. 

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#ootd 82!

 Mood: Low key Valentine’s vibe. 

romantic t-shirt, sweater blazer, sneakers, leopard headband, jeans, crossbody bag, heart earrings

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transitional pieces for winter to spring!

 While we are battling out the next few months of seemingly cold weather I know a lot of us have spring on the brain. Today I pulled together some simple looks that show how you can wear pieces now and later.  For both winter AND for spring. This time of year I’m on the lookout for pieces that can work now and also work for early spring and even into warmer months. I hope you find these NOW & LATER looks to be inspirational!

I love this simple beige ribbed sweater. It’s super versatile for now or for early spring…

For now wear it with: quilted puffer coatleggingsugg bootshat

For later wear it with: white jeanssandalsquilted handbagsunglasses

This green/white stripe top is super versatile for layering now or wearing on it’s own later. 

For now wear it with: cable knit cardiganskinny jeansknee boots

For later wear it with: denim shortssneakersstraw totenecklace

sweater blazer is a versatile year-long piece for a simple and classic look.

For now wear it with: white crewneck sweaterblack jeansChelsea bootshoop earrings

For later wear it with: blue jeansbraided sandalstoteblue t-shirtsunglasses

jillgg’s good life (for less)

Anyone else feel like January is never ending at this point? Wow. It’s just going on and on. I’m eager to get past these last months of winter and move on to spring. Like, extremely eager. These fun pastel hues are the perfect inspiration for the end of January. These pieces work now for chilly temps but definitely hint at spring in a MUCH needed way. I’m excited to add some freshness to my closet right now and there is so much good inspiration here!

 

blue white stripe blouse, lilac fleece pullover, light pink leggings, suede pink sneakers, pink sweatshirt,  cream jeans, blue Veja sneakers, woven cross body bag, crochet cardigan, love teeturquoise hoop earrings, floral headband

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The dead of winter is the perfect time to stock up on some essentials and wardrobe staples. Today I rounded up some items I either have my eye on right now or that I’ve recently purchased and LOVE. Simple classics that are comfortable are my favorite year round, but especially this time of year when getting dressed isn’t nearly as fun as it can be in the summer and fall. Let’s take a look at the pieces…

I’m obsessed with these black boot crop jeans, many sizes are limited but you can shop here or here or here. I went with my bigger size, this brand seems to run a little small for me. They are super flattering and comfortable and the small flare at the ankle is so fun!
I adore this puff sleeve sweatshirt, it’s casual and works with joggers or leggings but you can also dress it up with jeans. I own it in two colors. I find it’s true to size. I have one color in my usual size and another I went up a size for a roomier fit.
This cotton fisherman sweater is on it’s way to me right now! I loved the cashmere version so much I also bought it in cotton. I went up a size in this style for a more oversized fit. The price on this is so good!
I can never resist a stripe sweater – this one is perfectly oversized and super affordable!
These suede loafers were love at first sight! I love a loafer and this pair is going to be a perfect transition to spring piece.
I’ve had so many of you ask for recommendations on mid-rise jeans – this pair is AWESOME! It’s a modern straight leg but with an approachable mid rise. They are super comfortable and flattering too.
Do I need this charm bracelet? No. Do I really want it? Yes. It’s just so fun!
I’ve had my eye on this woven tote for a while. Now… to choose a color. This black color? Maybe white? Maybe a fun color?
This cashmere fisherman sweater is SO beautiful in person. Oh my goodness. And it’s about 1/3 of the price of similar options I’ve seen on Instagram. I went up a size for a roomier fit.

everlane favorites!

Today I am rounding up TONS of my Everlane favorites… from sweater to tees to leggings I just love Everlane’s simple and classic wardrobe basics.  There is a balance of some investment pieces with some really affordable pieces here and all of them are super high quality. I’ve owned some of these Everlane pieces for many years and some are newer to me. I’m always impressed by Everlane’s quality and that their pieces never seem to go out of style. 

For 24 hours only they have 25% off regular priced items sitewide… they RARELY do sales like this. I think the last one was 2 years ago! So super rare and it’s a great time to invest in some really quality basics for your closet that will last for many, many seasons to come. Let’s take a look at some of my long time favorites…

24/7 leggings (true to size)cashmere waffle knit mock neck (true to size), striped polo collar sweater, black smocked dress, camel mock neck cashmere (true to size), cashmere crewneck (true to size, I went up a size for a roomier fit), half zip sweatshirt (true to size), turtleneck sweatshirt (true to size), black t-shirt (fits oversized, I went with my usual size), sneakers (runs big, I went down a half size), cross sandals (true to size), black Chelsea boots (true to size), striped top
Here are three head to toe outfits I recently styled with the new Everlane leggings (which I can not recommend enough, btw) if you are looking for outfit inspiration!
(above) Shop the look: jacket (runs big, I went down a size), sweater (I went up a size for a roomier fit), leggings (true to size), boots (true to size)

(above) Shop the look: blue top (true to size), sweater (runs a little small), leggings (true to size), sneakers (run big, I went down a half size)

(above) Shop the look: tee (runs oversized, I’m in my usual size), sweater (runs oversized, I went down a size), leggings (true to size), sneakers (runs big, I went down a half size)

jillgg’s good life (for less)

 Today I’ve got a round up of inspiration from Instagram lately… I love pulling these posts together to see all the recent looks in one place. It makes for such good inspiration for daily outfits, especially this time of year when it’s so cold and it’s difficult to feel inspired. 

I’ve really been trying to get dressed everyday even with the bad weather we have had that has kept us mostly home and indoors. It helps my mental attitude to get ready and be dressed everyday. Plus, let’s be honest, it makes slipping into pjs or sweats at the end of the day that much more of a prize! 

Hopefully some of these looks inspire you this month…

(above) Sneakers and a puff sleeve sweatshirt are a great everyday look for keeping it casual but feeling pulled together.

(above) I’m loving blue hues for winter because they work so well right now and will work for spring too. It’s such a versatile color.

(above) Both of these Amazon sweaters have been two of my favorites this season. They are SO pretty and high quality in person. 

(above) I can’t resist a half zip fleece this time of year. Perfect for wearing around the house on ultra cold days or with layers for running errands on milder days. This one is so soft and affordable too!

(above) This super affordable cashmere is on serious repeat lately. The price is SO good and the quality is great. It’s actually one of the thicker cashmere sweaters I own. This sweater makes any outfit feel instantly pulled together.

(above) Anyone else on a daily sweater and jean rotation? I mean, I LOVE sweaters. And I’m not even sick of them (yet) this winter! These are some of my favorites!

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new arrivals I’m loving!

 I love the promise of a fresh start that January offers. I usually forget that it can also be a long and arduous month battling winter weather at it’s worst. And it’s been bad. Window shopping with spring in mind is a favorite activity this month to combat the winter blues… or at least it helps a little! 

I love finding items that feel FRESH this time of year and hint at spring but that also work for NOW. Soft hues that work on their own or layered are what I have my eye on. Soft and inviting pieces that are a little brighter than the usual fall and winter wear are just what I am craving right now. Here are some GORGEOUS new arrivals with just that mood in mind.

pink half sleeve sweatshirt, space dyed sweater, girl jeans, heart necklace, sneakerstan loafers,  white blouse, quilted coat, brown button cardigan, ribbed turtleneck sweater, gingham tote, velvet headband, frayed hem jeans

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wear to where: New Years Eve!

I am *most likely* staying home for NYE this year… however I’ve hardly thought that far in advance yet! But why not pull together some super fab looks for however you are spending the evening saying goodbye to 2021…

(above) This dress just screams ‘roaring 20s’ but in a super modern way. If you have ultra fabulous plans for New Years Eve I highly recommend this dress!
Shop the look: gold dress, black heels, clutch, earrings, coat

(above) Staying cozy at home for the holiday?!? Most likely me too! This star sweatsuit is PERFECTLY festive and looks oh so cozy for a movie marathon with a cheers at midnight.

(above) Can’t decide whether to dress up or dress down? This look is the perfect in between! Pair your favorite denim with a sparkly top and VOILA! It’s time to welcome 2022 with open arms…

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