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One Shirt, 7 Ways

Hi my friends!

Many of us have been on a Shopping Detox for the past month or so and today is the last day.  As you know, I pretty much shop for a living, but I made a conscious effort not to buy anything for myself during this time.  January and February are a pretty easy time to do this, but the retailers sure make it tempting with all the clearance sales.

I confess I had some moments of weakness, including a lavender sweater from Loft that I bought and kept…and love (and it’s on sale now for about $20).    I almost forgot about that one until I sat down to write this post.  Oops.   I did cave on a couple other items, but returned them; no harm no foul.

The top I’m talking about today was my other cheat that I bought several weeks ago with Valentine’s Day on my mind.  I made a deal with myself  to keep the tags on it and decide after the Detox if it was a keeper or not.

My hub and I are celebrating Valentine’s Day tonite instead of tomorrow (2/14 is also Ash Wednesday – not the best night for this Catholic girl  to go out to a decadent dinner;)

So today I decided to pull out the Cheat Top as I am calling it.  I have to say, I LOVE it too.

Nordstrom calls it “The Perfect Shirt” and I can see why.  Besides the hot pink check that initially caught my eye, I love the button up styling.

Unlike traditional button up shirts that can be stiff and wrinkly, this little number is made of 100% viscose so it has a nice drape and flow to it.  Easy to wear untucked, tucked or half tucked.

I noticed in the reviews that many people recommend sizing up for shoulders and arms. I got a small and like the fit.  I also noticed the care instructions are  hand wash, line dry which may be deal breaker for some.  But for hot pink checks, I’ll deal with it;)

I’m wearing my trusty peach “undershirt”  as it’s still cold here, but it’s not too sheer to wear without as well.

I put on my (old) paige dark wash jeans and grabbed a bunch of wardrobe staples from my closet to come up with these 7 looks (and I could have done many more… this is all without changing my pants;


Look One:  I buttoned up the shirt, added a funky necklace  on the outside, a classic black belt with gold buckle, my trusty flirty ruffle wrap, and vionic leopard flats (on sale for 42% off).


Look Two: I tied the front of the shirt for a different look, added my and my hot pink suede loafers and my  Kendra Scott Rayne Pendant.


Look Three:  All I did was add a white blazer to make a more polished look.  You could wear this to the office with black ankle pants and black pumps or flats.  


Look Four:  Next, I dressed it down with a grey v-neck sweater and slip on sneaks


Look Five:   Ready for spring showers with  classic trench  and my Hunter boots (on sale HERE!)

Look Six:  This jacket got a lot of interest in my Facebook Live video from today (catch the video  here).  It’s the new peach anorak and it replaces my Old Navy cargo jacket that I’ve had for about 5 plus years (which is getting pretty ragged). 

I love the chic, sophisticated,  yet sporty look of this jacket.  It would be great in an office environment too, and is perfect for travel.  It has great drape, won’t wrinkle and can be cinched on the sides for flattering look.  Wear it open or zipped too.   Versatile.  


Look Seven:   Last but not least is the outfit I’m wearing out to dinner tonite.  I’ll wear some  heeled booties, and my (old) faux leather jacket.

My layered necklaces can be found here and here.  And my hoops and right hand ring here.  Phew!  That does it! 

Thanks for hanging out with me and have a very Happy Valentine’s Day!  ♥ 



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