Outfits lately

I used to always spend my splurges on my pants. It just seemed like the right thing to do. Expensive shirts – especially expensive tees – seemed like such a waste.
I don’t really know what or why I had a change of heart. Maybe it was the way my cheap shirts would warp or turn into tissue paper after one wash. Maybe it was the hourds of cute jeans I found at H&M & Target for under $40 bucks. Maybe it was the fact that my legs are kind of easy to please but my middle needs some special attention. Maybe it’s the fact that the older I get the less I want trendy pieces and the more I want classics I can re-wear and re-wear. Or perhaps it was the fact that every shirt I find ever is too see through.

Likely, a mix of all these things. At any rate. That’s how I’ve been allotting my budget these days and I’m loving it.



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Top: Free People
Shorts: Target
Shoes: Sold out 🙁 Similar
Flower Temp Tat: Tattoorary

Also, I’ve been looking for a flattering non-see through white shirt FOREVER. I was starting to believe that was a thing of the past until I found this one. It’s not completely opaque but it’s soo much more so that any other I have found. Also the neckline is just wide and deep enough to look flattering and not be showing my entire chest with one pull of Billy’s fists.



Tee: Free People FOR SALE TODAY at MACY’S! HERE (thanks Savannah for the tip!)
Jeans: Abercrombie
Ring: Etsy
Shoes: Forever21 (sold out)

Hope you guys are having a great week!


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    Jenny C
    August 13, 2015 at 3:50 am

    I’m obsessed with the Liz Lemon white tee from elizabethandclarke.com !! It is my new white staple. Flattering and almost completely opaque. Easy to dress up or down!

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    August 13, 2015 at 6:47 am

    love the tops! Love your tattoo is it permanent or a temporary one? Either way its very fun!

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      August 13, 2015 at 8:05 am

      It’s a temporary from the Etsy shop Tattoorary. She has some beautiful designs!

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    Meri Waldron
    August 13, 2015 at 6:51 am

    That ring! What Etsy store? Have a super day 🙂

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    August 13, 2015 at 8:38 am

    Wow that is such a great white t! I’ve been looking for one for a long time, and I’ll definitely have to check that out!

    Mary Kate


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    August 13, 2015 at 8:46 am

    If you’re looking for a non-see-through white tank that’s just thick enough to cover little bulges (basically, the holy grail of tanks), American Giant has the best! Good price point too:)

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    August 13, 2015 at 8:49 am

    You look amazing! I’m loving your hair lately! 🙂

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    Rhiana Moussa
    August 13, 2015 at 8:54 am

    Love those sandals! Where are they from?

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    August 13, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    Have you ever tried Everlane for tee shirts? I’ve heard good things about them.

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      Rachelle Reese
      August 14, 2015 at 10:54 am

      I just got my first order from Everlane a couple weeks ago! I love the fabric and the fit (I sized down a bit from what they recommend because I like them more fitted).One of the tees had a tiny hole and as soon as I contacted them about it they shipped me a new one! Amazing customer service. Plus, the prices aren’t much more than you’d pay somewhere like Gap and they use high quality materials and ethical factories.

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    August 13, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    My gosh, I completely understand your frustration at having things be see through. I literally tried on a $100.00 dress yesterday to find that there was no way that I would be able to even think about wearing it without a majorly opaque slip. It’s so ridiculous!

    Tiana xx // alwaysneedher.com

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    August 13, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    Talk to me about your temporary tattoo! I ordered some but haven’t used them yet. Did you love it? Any tips?

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    August 13, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    My search for the perfect white t-shirt ended with the Everlane v-neck because it doesn’t cling. Also, when I saw your shorts I immediately read your FAQ to see if you’re LDS. I am too!

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    Allison Velez
    August 14, 2015 at 9:05 am

    Jcrew vintage tees are awesome!!!! My favorite white t!!! 🙂

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    Savannah Paige
    August 14, 2015 at 9:27 am

    I am loving Free People lately too…really great casual comfy and roomy without being sloppy….all good things! The white T-shirt (and lots of other colors) is on sale today and tomorrow at Macys for $34 🙂

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    leticia justus
    August 14, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    Cara , LOVE the new look and feel of your Blog !

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    August 14, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    I love the new look of your blog 🙂 And I also love your style! You are a classic beauty 🙂

    Simply Rachel Nicole

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    Annie Wilson
    August 15, 2015 at 7:55 am

    Cara, you look SO MUCH like Adriana Lima here! I know how much you love her so I thought you’d like to know 🙂

    Also, if you haven’t tried anything from Fabletics, I highly recommend their tshirts. So flattering and comfy!

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    Jacqueline R
    August 15, 2015 at 9:36 am

    Love the new website design!! Looks fabulous 🙂 For a moment i was scared that I’d typed in the web address wrong. Great choice!

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    August 16, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    The new font you are using is quite small and could stand to be somewhat bolder. Overall design is a winner though.

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    Jessica Walter
    August 20, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    Target has the best tshirts for $12.99. They are so soft and flowy and come in a variety of colors!!

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