Jersey Girl, Texan Heart: How to make the most of your Closet
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How to make the most of your Closet

4:00 AM

I’m still away on vacation, but for today’s post I wanted to show all of you a few ways to get the most out of your closet.  A lot of times we buy things as an impulse buy and aren’t really sure how we will wear something without wearing it with the same outfit.  I know I definitely have this problem.  Below are a few ways to wear pieces that when I first got I wasn’t sure if I would wear it more than a few times, but I’ve been living in them!  Also, after all of my outfits I also added some more ideas for y’all too.

Original Post Top:  Ralph Lauren (Ewa Bazaar) // Pants:  Ralph Lauren (gifted, thanks mommy) // Shoes:  Betsey Johnson (Marshalls, old) // Bangles:  Lilly In Pink // Necklace:  Prima Dona // Clutch:  Ralph Lauren // Sunglasses:  Gucci

Left: Original Post  Top:  Ralph Lauren // Shorts:  Ralph Lauren // Sandals:  Birkenstock (old, Famous Footwear) // Bag:  Louis Vuitton

Right:  Original Post Tank:  Ralph Lauren // Pants:  DKNY (really old) // Sandals:  Birkenstock (old)

Green Ralph Lauren Flowy Top

When I first got this green top from my mom I fell in love.  The colors, the cut, the fabric, was all just so fabulous.  I thought that maybe this was going to be an impulse piece because it’s so bright and unique that I wasn’t sure if it would match with everything I have.  Well, I actually wore that first outfit to my brother’s graduation because it was perfect.  I am loving loose fitting tops lately because since I’m currently in between sizes and my weight has definitely been fluctuating (hence the lack of fitness posts this year, my metabolism is definitely slowing down) so this top is perfect.  Another great part, it dries extremely fast.  Every time I go to the bathroom at work I always splash myself but by the time I get back to my desk, it’s dry.  It’s seriously a great top!

Original Post Hat:  Old // Top:  Ivon LA // Pants:  Ralph Lauren // Bangles:  Ivon LA

Left: Original Post Crop Top:  Denim and Supply (Macy's old) // Pants:  Ralph Lauren (gifted, thanks mom!) // Boots:  Cavenders Corral // Sunnies:  Prada (Nordstrom)

Right: Original Post Pants:  Ralph Lauren (gifted) // Shoes:  Betsey Johnson (Marshalls old) // Top:  Ralph Lauren (old Ewa Bazaar)  // Flag:  Target // Sunnies:  Prada (Nordstrom)

White Pants

The day I got these I wasn’t too sure about them.  They are white and corduroy pants.  I haven’t worn corduroys since the 6th grade and I try not to wear light colors, because for some reason I ALWAYS get them dirty.  Here are a few ways that I’ve worn them in both cold and warm months, and I will definitely be wearing these after Labor Day.  Whoever came up with that fashion faux pas was a little odd.  I mean, isn’t every day for the rest of the year considered after Labor Day?  So that would mean you can only wear white on Labor Day.  Yea, a bit ridiculous and if the fashion police come and get me so be it!

Original Post Top:  Lord and Taylor (old) // Pants:  Burberry // Boots:  Nine West (old) // Bracelet:  Born Pretty Store

Left: Original Post Earrings:  Lord and Taylor // Pants:  Burberry // Top:  Old Navy // Scarf:  Born Pretty Store // Shoes:  UGG Australia (Marshalls, old) // Bangles:  Lilly In Pink

Right: Original Post Top:  Guess (old) // Pants:  Burberry // Shoes:  Sam Edelman (old) // Jewelry:  Macy's // Clutch:  Marshalls // Bangles:  Lilly In Pink

Burberry Pants

These were an awesome deal!  At first I wasn’t sure because of the color and the little bit of shimmer that almost makes them look like leather pants.  As soon as I put them on I was convinced that I needed them in my closet.  Then came the time to start wearing them and I was stumped.  How am I supposed to wear these pants?  What do I wear them with?  How do I make it look new and fresh every time?  Here are a few different looks that I had with these pants and I love every single one.

Original Post Top:  INC (Macy's) // Bag:  Burberry // Belt:  Vintage (Mom's Closet) // Shoes:  UGG Australia (Marshalls, old) // Dress:  Rosegal

Left: Original Post Top:  Ralph Lauren (Ewa Bazaar) // Shorts:  Thrifted (Boston) // Shoes:  UGG Australia (Marshalls old) // Sunnies:  Armani // Scarf:  Target // Bangles:  Lilly In Pink

Right: Original Post Scarf:  Born Pretty // Top:  Ralph Lauren (Ewa Bazaar) // Shorts:  Ralph Lauren (Ewa Bazaar) // Shoes:  UGG (Marshalls, old) // Bangles:  Lilly In Pink // Earrings, Necklace, Pinky Ring:  Rocksbox // Sunnies:  Gucci // Clutch:  Gifted (Ellen from Ask Away)

Black Peep Toe Ugg Booties

Actually, in the last outfit idea with the Burberry pants I’m wearing these UGG lace up peep toe booties.  I bought these at Marshalls probably about 3 or 4 years ago, and they STILL complete every outfit.  I have no idea how that is even possible.  I’ve had these shoes for so long and they are still trending.  When I first got them I wasn’t sure how to wear them and I honestly didn’t wear them more than 3 or 4 times, then after a few months I was living in them.  Not only are they comfortable, but they are such a statement shoe.  

White Tshirt two different ways

Denim Shorts Two Ways

Jersey Knit Dress Two Ways


Also, don't forget I'm on vacation but I'll be back next week!

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  1. I love how you styled these pieces Monica. The green top is a dream. I love it with the flare pants and the denim pants too.


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