Out & About OOTD

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Out & About OOTD

Hey! This past weekend, I did a whole lot of nothing and it is exactly what I needed. For the most part, I became one with my couch but, Johnny and I did have a few errands to run on Saturday. Since Saturday is our picture day anyways, I decided to keep things simple and put together a look for going out and about in. Our errands ended with Taco Bell for lunch so, as luck would have it, I even got to post up at a different brick wall! Check it out:

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Who? What? Wear?

Leopard Print Blazer: Christian Siriano, TJMaxx

The Room T-Shirt: Christmas gift from my sister

Distressed Jeans: American Eagle Outfitters

Heeled Boots: Olivia Miller, TJMaxx

Cross Earrings: EmLeigh’s and Mama B’s

Floppy Hat: Brandy Melville, PacSun

During the work week, you can always catch me in jeans and a hoodie because I don’t go out into the general public very much, if at all. So, during the weekend, it only feels appropriate to get dolled up even if it is just for going out and picking up some odds and ends. This is probably one of the most casual OOTDs that have been featured on lifewithlilred recently. However, I used a few tricks up my sleeves to elevate it from the basic base of jeans and a T.

When I am not working or hanging out at home, I rarely wear T-shirts. This is mainly because when Johnny and I do go out, we take OOTD shots and I’d rather have a cute top on. This past Saturday was different, though, because it was actually really nice out and a sweater or heavier jacket would have been much too warm. So, I decided to use the heat wave as an opportunity to create a walk through on how to make an errands outfit more special.

For my T, I went with one of my favorites from one of my favorite bad movies of all time: The Room. My sister gave it to me a few Christmases ago and I LOVE it. Since the base of this outfit was composed of All Black Everything essentials, I chose my distressed AEO jeans to add some visual interest. It was also my only option because a dog slobbered on my unripped pair when I was walking lol but that’s neither here nor there!

Once the jeans and T were selected, accessorizing was key. I knew that I needed a light jacket and had just the one in mind: My knit blazer by Christian Siriano. This blazer was just right in terms of the level of warmth I needed, but its main purpose was the leopard print. I consider animal print to be an accessory in itself and the blah base of this OOTD immediately got spiced up by simply slipping the blazer on.

Prior to styling this look, I was having a bad hair day and knew that I wanted to wear a hat. I tried on several less bold hats in my collection and ended up going with the one I tried on first: The Brandy Melville. This hat is old as the hills, but it adds so much drama to a look because of its shape and movement. And, if it covers up a bad hair day? Even better!

After the main base for my outfit was sorted, it was time for shoes and jewelry. I also wanted to focus on adding length for a nice, sleek silhouette. To accomplish this, I put on my heeled boots by Olivia Miller. These boots blended seamlessly into my jeans so as not to break up the leg line and the chunky chain added some bling. To better accentuate my neck with the hat on, I popped on a dangly pair of bejeweled cross earrings. The result? I felt way taller than 5’1 and much more stylish than how this outfit first started out!

To crank up the heat on an Out & About OOTD, accessorizing is key! Use patterns to your advantage, choose pieces with movement, opt for big and bold hats, sunglasses, and accessories… And, as always, a little bit of bling goes a long way. This look is very easy to recreate and you will turn anywhere you need to be into your own personal runway!

Do you dress up to run errands? Do you have a more casual or dressy style? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

 

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