I so enjoyed the simplistic comfort of the outfit in this post, that I decided to recreate it with similar/same pieces. Plus, I wanted to share this Free People look-a-like I just scored at TJ Maxx.
When you find styles that you love and/or are comfortable in, there is nothing wrong with buying a few of them. It will make getting dressed much easier. For these outfit combos, the basics are a pullover dress with an elastic waist and a long, flowy cardigan. From there, you can belt it or not, change out your shoes, and switch up your jewelry.
Floreat Castle Lake Dress - Anthropologie
American Age Maxi Cardi - TJ Maxx
Belt - Old Navy
Apt 9 Sunglasses - Kohl's
A-Leigh Wedges - Crocs
The Anthropologie dresses I used in both posts are eBay deals since I missed out on them when they were in stores. Both have fun prints that you really have to study - the one in my previous post has lovely flowers but when you look closer you can see an equestrian vibe (pretty horse heads and riding gear). Today's dress has a nautical theme with large ships, villages and fish (see close up below).
Okay, so let's talk about this cardigan. In my referenced post, the peach one I am wearing is by Free People and retails for $78. I was happy getting mine at Nordstrom Rack last year for $30. When I was at TJ Maxx the other day, I spotted this oatmeal colored one. It is EXACT to the Free People one. It's label is American Age - and it was $16.99!
It is so perfect for chilly summer mornings, and air conditioned offices. It is a very thin material and super soft. There is so much you can do with it too. Dressy, casual, buttoned, unbuttoned, belted, not belted. You get the idea. It's a great layering piece. I would recommend it to anyone, especially at TJ Maxx's price! I mean, even if you just wear it around the house as a lounge piece - well worth it!
Did I mention that when the wind blows, it feels like a cape? Bonus! Seriously, go to TJ Maxx and get one!
Photos by Kristen.