An Easy Way to Style a Utility Jacket

I love the edginess of a utility jacket and would wear it every single day if I could. If you are wanting to look like a total BA then you NEED one of these in your closet! There are so many cute ways to style a utility jacket from pairing it with a girly floral dress, to layering it over a white tank and your favorite pair of jeans. You really can't go wrong with this jacket and it is the perfect light coverage for those cooler days and nights. 

We were in Tennessee last week and let me just tell you, this jacket came in handy! I am just not used to those 50-60 temps anymore now that we live in hot and humid Texas.

I was a little unsure at first pairing a dark navy top with dark denim, but I love how it really made the olive green utility jacket pop. I also played up the colors with these super cute studded sandals in caramel brown that I have been living in lately ($under 40)

Here are a few of my favorite utility jackets available now for you to shop: 

Friday Favorites: Statement Earrings

Good morning and Happy Friday!!

This weekend calls for a celebration because we are finally pre-approved for a home loan and could not be more excited! After living in Houston for almost 2 years now, TJ and I have grown to love it more and more everyday and are so excited to purchase our first home here. So now comes the hard part, finding that perfect home. But unlike searching for the perfect home which can take days, months, or even years (please don't let it be years guys), finding the perfect pair of statement earrings is a lot less stressful and less expensive! These are the earrings that you will have fun with all spring and summer long, but don't have to be a long term commitment because they may be out of style next year. 

This season it is all about bold colored statement earrings and I am loving it! I love thinking outside the box and adding a random pop of color to an outfit to give it more depth. Instead of an arm party, think more of an ear party! Bright colors, fun textures, and lots of drama. The bigger the earring the better! 

So here are a few of my favorite statement earrings out right now so you can get your ear party started! 

The Cold Shoulder Trend for Under $20

Top [c/o] Floerns Shorts Express | Necklace [c/o] Charming Charlie | Sandals Steve Madden | Hat J. Crew | Bag Gigi New York

One of the most popular trends for spring and summer is the cold shoulder trend. Of course we all love that the off the shoulder trend has come back around for another year of glory, but this season we are adding in a peek a boo shoulder too. I love that this is a cutesy more conservative option to the off the shoulder trend because you can choose how much skin you want to show off. 

With trends coming and going every season, one of my favorite things to do is to find my favs at a lower price point to try them out and if I am in love, I will then splurge on the pricer more high quality pieces. This is also great for trends that you know will probably only last one season because you can get your wear out of it and not have to break the piggy bank. 

So if you are thinking about trying out the cold shoulder trend but are on the fence, try one of the must haves below that are all under $20!!!