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Fashion Friday: Edition because basics are good


This is going to be quick because it took me longer than usual to find things and then I procrastinated some more and, long story short, I am a terrible time manager.

But I did manage to find a few things.

1. casa del sol global dress


This falls in a category of a dress that I wouldn’t wear as a dress. But I think it would look really great paired with white jeans as a tunic.

2. one for the books knit cardigan


I think this is really pretty and would work as a great thing to throw on over a tank or a t-shirt.

3. gap fluid tank


I’ve had my eye on this for a while. It’s great to wear alone with shorts or jeans during the summer and under sweaters or jackets all year round.

4. knit lace tee

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I was looking around on the internet as I tend to do on Thursday evenings and thinking to myself that I would love to find a good lace t-shirt. And then, suddenly, there it was before me. Like a fashion miracle.

This can be dressed up with black pants for the office or worn with jeans out to dinner or with shorts on the weekend. It’s very versatile.

5. j.crew clare cardigan


Listen. I believe I’ve stated before that I am not really a cardigan person. But I always think they look nice on other people. And this one from J.Crew comes in a bunch of great colors and is on sale for only $20.

6. j.crew layering v-neck tee


Here’s another great deal. These t-shirts also come in a ton of colors and are on sale for $14.50. It’s a great way to add a little color to basic outfits.

7. face the breeze top

I cannot get this picture to work and it’s late and, well, serenity now. But this top is really great. It’s a black and cream stripe with crocheted detail on the side.

8. keep me v-neck tee


I realize I’ve featured these tees a bunch of times, but they’re on sale at Zappos in several different colors. I cannot express how much I love them. They are the softest thing ever and I love that they’re long enough that I could even throw them on over my swimsuit this summer as a coverup.

9. pleated stripe flounce skirt


I’ve been on a serious hunt for a good shorter skirt for summer. I have an orange one I bought at Gap like 100 years ago that is on its last legs and I will mourn for it when I have to finally toss it because it’s so easy to put on all summer long.

This skirt isn’t as good as my orange one, but it does have potential.

10. black & turquoise pendant necklace


I’ve been meaning to feature this for the last few weeks because it catches my eye every time I see it. I love the black and turquoise together and it would be a great pop to any outfit.

And that’s it for today.

See? Quick.

Have a good Friday.

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  1. 1

    FYI – I bought the Gap fluid tank online. I personally didn’t care for it and didn’t think it really flattered me. Of course, what looks good on one person may look great on someone else. I’m 5 foot 6 inches and wear size small or medium in most tops. I personally think this tank would flatter someone who is taller.

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      I agree. would highly recommend trying this shirt on before buying. the “tail” makes some of us look like the Geico Gecko.

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    Can you update the one for the books knit cardigan? love it. Link didn’t work. I love reading your blog and fashion Friday too!

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    Did you see the striped rugby skirt at gap? I think it’s so cute but haven’t tried it on yet.

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    It’s crazy but I am a cardigan person. Big time. I try and buy other types of sweaters or jackets and cannot shake the cardigan. My mom has always worn them (she’s a pretty stylish lady) and now my infant daughter has several teeny baby cardigans. I don’t even know where they came from. Obviously, whether or not you’re a cardigan person is genetically determined.

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    SO…my Minnetonka black fringe wedges arrived today and I’m in LOVE! I’m also in love with these– wore them to IKEA the other day, which I think was the ultimate test: OTBT Women’s Bushnell Wedge Sandal in gold

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    Hi Melanie – Just found your blog and it is amazing! I just ordered your first book the other day, which led me to you. Can’t wait for it to get here. By the way, the white lace tee is so pretty, but I love anything white. Have a great weekend :)

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    Hannah p says:

    I have the gap fluid tank in orange and grey and I wear them constantly. You can’t tell from the picture but they have inside out seams which adds a little something. I’m tall but the sides are such that my skin shows a little on the sides but maybe just a long torso/low ride jean problem

  8. 9 is usually the place to go for those t’s and they are on sale most of the time. i have them in tons of colors.