the statement jacket

May 9, 2014

cute and casual outfit, M Loves M
One of my favorite ways to dress up a simple t-shirt and jeans look is with a statement jacket, whether it's leather, tweed, or maybe a brightly colored blazer. It helps the look stand out a bit, yet you can get away with being nice and comfortable. There are a few pieces in this outfit that are favorites and you've already seen them a few times. We have this favorite plain white tee by one of the coolest Made in the US brands, Everlane, a pair of brown sandals with a fun metallic heel that are so easy to walk in, and the most comfortable jeans I own with a cool distressed look. Pair that with a fun navy and white jacket and I'm one happy {and comfortable!} girl!
jeans and a t-shirt
statement jacket
fossil purse
brown spring sandals, M Loves M
classic aviator sunglasses, M Loves M
jacket Greylin {and on sale right now!}, shirt Everlane {100% cotton and soo comfy!}, jeans James Jeans {also available at Shopbop}, shoes {here too!}, purse Fossil {ooh on sale here for under $100!} sunglasses Ray-Ban Classic Aviators, nail polish OPI A Good Man-Darin is Hard to Find {free shipping, no minimum!}

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This weekend is going to be an interesting one. Matthew is having his shoulder surgery today {keep us in your thoughts around 12:30pm} so we have nothing planned except rest and recovery. I'm hoping there aren't any complications but he will be in a stylish little sling for a few weeks. He's such a strong guy and I'm hoping I can be a just as strong nurse. If he's feeling well enough on Sunday we'll be celebrating Mother's Day with my mama. I hope you all have a great weekend!!



  1. The tee is so cool and really good value for money as well... well fitted jeans and a little white tee...perfect..

  2. Nice jacket!

  3. I'll be praying for him. XOXO You look beautiful love the jacket.

  4. You look so pretty! Great day time outfit! I like the jacket very much :)

  5. Christina StormMay 9, 2014 at 5:02 AM

    LOVE that jacket! Looks perfect how you styled it!
    Have a great weekend! :)

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  6. So much to love in this outfit - those sandals are absolutely perfect and I adore the pattern on your jacket! Praying all goes smoothly with Matthew's surgery & he has a quick recovery :)

  7. Courtney ParkerMay 9, 2014 at 5:25 AM

    I agree layers definitely elevate a look! Adore your jacket!

  8. I am loving the jeans and jacket combination! this outfit looks so chic and so comfy.

    love, arielle

  9. I love the sandals!! great look!

  10. Love that mint bag! And your effortless style... thank you for staying true to yourself

    Happy Medley

  11. Also forgot to ask, which color bag are you wearing? It doesn't look like mint on the website picture


    Happy Medley

  12. You look awesome! I love this outfit. You do look super comfy.

    Good luck to Matthew & you. Being a nurse can be tough. I remember the first time John was in the hospital I told my mom it was so much easier to be the patient than it was to be the worried spouse! Sending good thoughts & positive vibes your way!

  13. Love how a simple statement piece can really take an easy outfit up a notch! I can't stop wearing my block heel sandals, so I just might have to get another pair :) Good luck to Matthew! Sending him healing vibes!


  14. Paige Cassandra FlammMay 9, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    The pattern of this jacket pairs perfectly with the mint bag! I totally love it!


  15. Been living in my jeans and tees lately and always feel so ho-hum wearing it about town...definitely a chic topper, especially for those chilly SoCal nights- fabulous mix love!


    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture Blog

  16. Dosta RadnjanskaMay 10, 2014 at 12:40 PM

    Love the print on your jacket

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  17. I love this look -- chic and casual. Hope Matthew has a quick and smooth recovery!! xo

  18. loving these heels! :)

    Ladies in Navy

  19. great look!!!

    xoxo from rome


  20. Love your jacket!

  21. 5th &amp; MagnoliaMay 12, 2014 at 7:42 AM

    Loving this casual look, the cropped jacket is perfect with the white tee.

    xo - margaret

  22. Love this look, H&M have a really similar jacket on sale at the moment...So pretty!

    Would love it if you could take a look at my blog and even follow!

    Chloe xx


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