Friday, August 23, 2013

Neutral Grounds

WHAT I AM WEARING:
Old Navy Raglan (here) // Old Navy Denim (here) // Forever 21 Wedges (here) // Target Bag (similar) (similar) // Lookbook Store Necklace c/o (here) // H&M Glasses (similar) // T+J Designs Watch c/o (here) // Bracelets: Wallis c/o (here), Laura and Lily (here), Sophistifunk c/o (here) // Forever 21 Earrings (here) // Nails: OPI You Don't Know Jacques (here)

I am usually a color person. Bright and bold tones are what I am typically drawn to most of the time. When I saw this metallic raglan at Old Navy I knew exactly how I wanted to style it; simple and on neutral grounds. The "K.I.S.S." acronym of Keep It Simple Sister popped in my brain when it pulled together this style. Sometimes less is more, meaning accessories, patterns and colors.

Each piece is basic, versatile, timeless and effortless. Most importantly I was super comfortable wearing it all day and still felt put together.

I think this top will be showing up on the regular over the next few months; with a jacket, vest, layered over an oxford top or dressed up with a leather pencil skirt. The possibilities are endless with this one and that's why it came home with me. These days, it's all about shopping smarter in my house.

In other other, non-related news, today is our last day of summer break. I am not counting the weekend. School starts on Monday. How did this happen? My girls found out their who their teachers are last night at the annual "Welcome Walk" and this afternoon we will head up to their school and  drop off supplies. Life as we've known it for the last three months is officially over. I am not sure how any of us will adjust to early bedtimes and 5:45 AM wake up calls. Sorry in advance if none of my posts make a lick of sense next week. I fully intend to blame it all on shifting back into a gear that has been dead and gone since early June. Bear with me.

Happy weekend. I am off to soak up every last morsel before the bell rings.

Shanna

53 comments:

Sybil@PeaceitallTogether said...

I really love this look! That top is so great!! This week has been quite the adjustment for my family...getting the kids off to school. I will be thinking of you guys next week as you begin a new school year.

prettyanddelectable.com said...

Love this outift! That raglan tee is so cute with that statement necklace. My girls don't start kindergarten for another week... thank goodness because I'm still not sure how I'm going to peel them out of their beds in the morning! :P

Rachelle (http://pinksole.com/) said...

Love this simple look, the necklace is a great touch.

xo
http://pinksole.com

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

GREAT look! Love how you styled that awesome top!

birdie to be said...

Loving this sparkly baseball tee! Happy Friday!

Susan Jeffries said...

I think I just figured out what I am getting with my Old Navy gift card! Love this look! My kiddo started school this week and we are like zombies! It takes a few weeks to used to doing anything but swimming and reading;) Susan

Kimberly said...

I am all about the baseball tee right now and love that this one has a little shine to it to make it special. I know what you mean about school starting back up - I can't believe both my kids will be gone all day...sniff sniff :(

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Nina Piccini said...

What a great look Shanna!! Love love love pairing multiple neutrals together!

xo, NIna
afterthe40barfinish

Victoria Mason said...

I just realized I have six more days with the kids not counting the weekends. Need to make them count!

BTW, I freaking love this look. It is my fave of the week! I just bought new aviators from F21 so I think I need the rest of this look to complete them. Ha.

sandy sandhu said...

Love this outfit. The shirt , necklace and shoes are amazing

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Because of Jackie said...

You look so good in this! I agree with simplicity most of the time, it just fits into everyday life and works, you know? I have another week before school and I am looking forward to getting into a routine again, but getting up and out of the house early? No bueno. Happy weekend!

Heidi said...

Love this look!

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Amy Shaughnessy said...

5:45?!!! NOOOOOO!! That is too early. I love this simple, neutral look. I love color but I love neutrals just as much.

Amy


Fashion and Beauty Finds

Lauren {Fizz and Frosting} said...

I'm really liking this neutral baseball tee! I have a classic white and navy one, but I just might need to add another one to my closet!

Lauren
Fizz and Frosting

Always Maylee said...

You look so chic! I love the necklace too. I can't believe it's back to school already, summer definitely flew by! Enjoy your weekend, savor every minute!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Rebecca Barnes said...

I'm right there with you! Our two oldest had open house last night. The beginning of the school year is so exciting but SO sad because summer is over. You look amazing, Shanna!!!

TheTinyHeart said...

That statement necklace is stunning with the neutrals! Hope next week goes well for everyone! I'm not even going back to school and I'm getting bummed that summer is almost over.

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
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Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Love simple looks like this that have a huge wow factor.. gorgeous!

Happy Friday! :)

Helene in Between said...

i got so excited bc I actually own something you're wearing! love the top, now i feel fashionable!!

Ladies in Navy said...

great tee shanna! you look fab
kw ladies in navy

Darby Hawley said...

Shanna I'm totally digging this outfit! How do you manage to make everything look so perfect together; you're such a fashion rock star! I've got to copy this outfit this weekend :-)

Niki Caron said...

I love the neutral tones on you, Shanna! That top is awesome, I can definitely see it being worn through the fall! I hope you and the girls enjoy the weekend and I'm hoping the start to the school year goes smoothly!

Ashley said...

Love this girly casual look!! So pretty..

xo,
Sincerely Miss Ash

Kayla Gilbert said...

LOVE this look Shanna! Totally something I would wear too! : )

Kayla
www.lovelucygirl.com

Jane {In the Pink and Green} said...

I love this outfit lady, it's relaxed yet still pulled together, plus I love the neutral palette! xoxo

Katie said...

really cute outfit. I'm more of a neutral kind of girl so this is right up my alley.

I am obsessing over that purse. I was totally bummed when I went to the links you listed and it wasn't the exact purse.

MorganizewithMe said...

I love that shirt, such a fun way to do a neutral look! Happy Weekend!

Hallie Oceanside said...

love the laid back simplicity:) you look amazing!

Carly said...

I love that top, so cute!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Meredith said...

I'm loving this outfit! I'm actually wearing something similar today on my blog! That top is fabulous. I may have to get one of my own!
Meredith
createthatoutfit.com

Laura said...

I love your outfit Shanna, the neutrals look beautiful on you! xo

JMc said...

I absolutely love that you pull together such a comfy yet classy outfit without having to get expensive pieces. This is super cute.

Berty Morales said...

I really like this look. Love that top, and adoring the shoes.

Jeans and a Teacup said...

Is that top shiny?! I love the metallic sheen! And I really need to get that necklace!
~Jessica
Jeans and a Teacup

Nikki said...

Love love that top! And I love the way you styled it. Enjoy your last weekend of summer! My husband went back to law school this past week, and it has been tough!

Nikki
thefashionablewife.com

joliene wade said...

I love this look! I am prone to more simple looks with one or 2 small pops, which is exactly what you've done here! Love how the necklace looks on this outfit.

Thanks for sharing,
Joliene
Young SF Lady

Katie Manganaro said...

OMG you are absolutely ROCKING that top...and I can't believe - and I'm SO excited - it's from Old Navy (because that means I can get one too!) I love all your looks, but there is something about a nice, neutral look that I am drawn too. Plus your statement necklace makes it just fancy enough. :)

Susan Liberatore said...

I really like this. The top is too cute!

Krista Ketterhagen said...

I love this look, just like you said it is simple yet elegant and looks uber comfy. I think this top needs to make an appearance in my closet ASAP.

~Krista
www.kristiesbluejeans.blogspot.com

Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

love the baseball tee on you pretty lady! And that necklace is fabulous!
xx
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jenn~the stylish housewife said...

awww, hope you guys have a great weekend! my son starts preschool in a couple of weeks and I am freaking out. It's only two days a week for 3 hours but still! where does the time go?!?! LOVE this casual outfit btw. comfy & chic!

XOXO, Jenn The Stylish Housewife

Stephanie X said...

love this outfit! i like white, beige and denim together!
xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.blogspot.com)

Ashleigh said...

I love the light top against the dark jeans. The heels and necklace make it. So chic Shanna!
-Ash
www.thestylizedwannabe.com

fleurani said...

I really like the wash of the Jeans, has a 70'y touch. Plus that necklace is such a versatile pretty Piece :-)


ani
www.fleurani.blogspot.de

FitTravelerAJ said...

Love the baseball tee! So similar to the JCrew one but a way better price! And seeing you in neutrals is almost like a palette cleanser..ready for more color and patterns next week!

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.com

Shannon said...

Literally went to Old Navy tonight and bought that shirt thanks to you. It's a little out of my comfort zone with the sheen but I love it. Thanks so much for the inspiration, now I just have to find the cute accessories to pair it with. Love your blog and all your cute clothes! :)

SimplyxClassic said...

love this outfit! so chic and simple! totally my style! <3

JP Lord said...

I LOVE this look! I mean I love all of your looks but you nailed the neutrals girls! :)
xo

Rebecca said...

You look fantastic in the most KISS of outfits Shanna.....MORE power to School's DAY 1! It's one day I used to dread back in the day! :-)

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Jessie Marlowe said...

Love the neutral look!

XOXO Jess

www.fashionlifeofmarlowe.blogspot.com

Alissa Kelly said...

I LOVE LOVE that top! So amazing and perfect with the rest of the outfit!

Alissa
FeelingGoodStyle.com

Dee Kay said...

Beautiful top! you styled it perfectly! Love the shoes and bag. Cant wait to see how you style it next.
Dee Of Ms Dee Kay

Kelsey Long said...

Love the necklace from Lookbook store! Totally dresses up the outfit!

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