Creme de la casual

Truth be told, I want to dress up everyday. I want it to be all heels and lace and fancy dresses. I want date night every week and wish everyday were a good hair day.

But my life doesn't always call for fancy, good hair days require a trifecta of perfect conditions, and my dates are more likely to include sitting at the bar of a Mexican restaurant at 3 p.m. (Sean and I have pretty much mastered never going out to eat at what is considered to be an actual meal time) than somewhere with table linens at 7 p.m.

Clinging desperately to my desire to be dressed up, I felt the least I could do was throw on my silver pumps with my sweatshirt and boyfriend denim...

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The Rundown
Creme de la Creme Sweatshirt Tobi similar
Boyfriend Jeans Old Navy similar
Silver Pumps Kate Spade via Coco's similar similar$
White Mini Satchel Tignanello via TJMaxx similar
Earrings Taken for Granite similar
Watch c/o Caravelle by Bulova via Lucky Fabb
Bracelet Thrifted
Gold Twisted Bracelet The Cavernous Jewerly Box similar
Gold Wrap Ring gift from Meg similar
Crystal and Pearl Open Ring Forever 21 similar
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx
Nail Color "Da Bush" Essie

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  1. I love the outfit! Indeed one cannot be dressy as always but still even when we are not always dressy we can still look fab.

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  2. Yep, I'm one of the 'let's go eat early to avoid crowds' person myself, haha. This is such a lovely outfit, I do love that sweatshirt

  3. I am all for perfect hair all the time - not that I am lucky to have it very often. But as for the rest, I have to admit that as I grow older I find myself gravitating more towards these kinds of put together casual styles. I still love a good lace dress, of course, but in the past few months especially I find I'm more inclined to put one on with clogs and an oversized hat then heels and a clutch; jeans, heels and slouchy sweaters (or, as it warms up, silk tank tops) seem to by my everyday go to. Maybe it's because I finally have the confidence to think I can pull it off. Make no mistake - putting on a dress and heels is easy, but there is an art to putting on jeans and heels and making it look stylish. Frankly, you seem to have mastered it :)

  4. Haha, I love getting dolled up, too, and sometimes, just for the heck of it, throw on the best pair of shoes or bag I have to dress things up! I love the look, the shoes add the perfect amount of glam to the outfit, and I LOVE your bag!

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  5. Such a cute top! And I love these photos!
    xo Southern Style

  6. I am usually so sloppy when I go casual that this seriously just kills me - you look insane!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  7. This is s perfectly styled casual look, I say no need for lace and all the frills when you can look this cute in a comfy outfit!

  8. Loving this casual look! You styled it so well and I really love that sweater!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

  9. I want to dress up every day, too! Alas, that rarely happens. But, I love your shoes! Such a pretty way to dress up a casual look :)

  10. Forget dressing up, I want to be THIS. Seriously, I want this whole outfit, complete with your effortless-chic top-knot. I like dressing up occasionally, but I'd much prefer to mix dressy with casual, pretty much exactly like you did here.

  11. Love the casual look with those shoes!

  12. I love dressing up too! This look is great, the sweatshirt is so cute! I'm stopping by from the Confident Twosday Linkup!

    Crumbs & Curls

  13. This looks great. Boyfriend jeans look good on you.

  14. love the messy bun and this relaxed look.


  15. The silver heels look amazing with this! I love how it dresses the whole look up!

  16. love how you dressed up this casual look! So chic

  17. I love that top!
    melanie @

  18. I am always looking for reasons to dress up too!! I am totally diggin' the entire outfit!!

  19. Cute + casual! I love it!


  20. I love the silver pump/sweatshirt combo. I totally know what you mean. Sometimes I want to get dressed up just to wear my fun clothes not because the occasion actually calls for it.
    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  21. These pretty heels really elevate the outfit! I wish I could dress up and look perfect every day too but like you said, it's not reality :)


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  22. This is wonderful look. I like to mix up dressy with casual or feminine with masculine. I think you did perfect job dressing up casual jeans.

  23. Love your metallic heels with this outfit !I think wearing 'fancy' accessories or something that makes us feel a little special is a nice way to dress up, it doesn't have to be full formal wear for us to feel special and extra pretty :)

    Away From The Blue

  24. Loving the laid-back vibe of this outfit! That top is so cute and I'm dying over your heels!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  25. Super chic!!!!!

  26. Sigh, I wish I had more opportunities to dress up too…
    I think your heels worked with the denim, you could never go wrong with that sweater.