I was so excited to see this trend make its way back into our lives! I am all about COMFORT when it comes to outfits. Wide leg pants, maxi dresses, sports bras, and of course yoga pants … those are my go-tos! Not sure how some people can rock jeans every single day … more power to them! Anyway, back to my excitement about this wide leg comfy pants trend! They totally remind me of those gaucho pants we used to wear in like middle school. Super wide, flowy and soft. I was unsure if I would find any that would fit me right, now that I am a grown woman and all (HA), but I did find TWO pairs that I love! I am pretty short (5’2 on a good day) so I definitely have to wear them with wedges but that’s okay!
The first pair I bought are from Target, I mean would you expect anything less?! #targetforlife (here is the link) I got an XS and they fit perfect. I am usually not a “navy” girl but the thought of wearing these with a burnt orange top sold me. SUPER CUTE.
I was randomly browsing TJMAXX the other week and found a second pair, which I obviously snatched up! These are black and white striped and look great with a black tee for work or a black tank. It may be harder to track these down since they are from TJ’s but still may be worth a look there to see if they have any in your size. The brand of these is “JOLT” and they are a size S.
So to say I am excited is an understatement! These are not only cute and comfy but also super functional and work appropriate. My eyes will be peeled for any more cute ones that I stumble into this summer!
I will try to do a post like this every few months and feature my favorite deals and items. This time they all happen to be fashion finds. In future posts I plan to also share food finds, health/wellness products and whatever else I find and love!
Here are four of my favorite fashion finds lately!
#1: BaubleBar Granita Beaded Tassel Earrings $38 from Nordstrom: I got them in the “blush” color and they dress up any outfit. I have seen different versions at Target who now has a BaubleBar line too. I got a black tassel pair from Target but these are my top faves. Nordstrom Rack sometimes has these for only $20 but they go fast – so keep your eyes peeled if you are trying to get a pair.
#2: Black Jump Suit$30 from Amazon: I was so intrigued about this one! I follow “Living in Yellow” on Facebook and she always posts outfit ideas. This was one of the ones she recommended. I was hesitant because I am only 5’2 and usually everything hangs off me. I got an XS in black and LOVE IT! I did have to iron it quite a bit to get the wrinkles out but now it looks perfect! I wore it with some low heels and it was the perfect length too. In the picture below I am also wearing the earrings mentioned above so you can see them in action!
#3: Kate Spade Leopard Keds$110 at Keds: I have been searching high and low for leopard print slip ons! These were in my top 2 and I ended up trying these. I LOVE them and they are so comfortable! I can’t wait to wear these more this spring and summer. If you sign up for the email club on the Keds website you get 15% off your order!
#4: Fossil Logan Printed Tab Clutch Wallet $58 at Macy’s: I was in need of a new wallet that would match with any bag I use. I stumbled upon this one and really loved the pattern. It fits all my stuff in it and will match my bags or look cute if I carry it alone sometimes. You can usually find a Macy’s code/deal/sale so watch their website!
I am both excited & nervous as I begin this post! This is the beginning of a new journey for me. I’m going to start with a little bit about myself & what the purpose of this blog will be.
So without further ado … I am KAITLYN. I won’t bore you to death with details, I’ll just give you the “need to knows”. I am thirty years young & live in Uptown, Minneapolis. I have lived in this neighborhood for about five years now & absolutely love it. The perfect mix of city life & outdoor space with the lakes right down the block from me. Almost three years ago I rescued my main squeeze MIA. She is a min-pin chihuahua dachshund mix from Kentucky. We have been inseparable since she arrived … two peas in a pod. I am passionate about crunchy living, health & wellness. Taking care of my body has become a huge priority for me over the last few years. I love cooking & trying new recipes with a glass of red on the side. Reading & yoga are also things I try to fit into my life. You’ll notice that I’m an introvert at heart & one hundred percent okay with that.
I am an elementary science specialist in South Minneapolis. I have been in this current role for the last three school years. Prior to that, I taught for seven years in North Minneapolis. I was a classroom teacher in kindergarten, first grade & third grade over those seven years. My time in North Minneapolis has truly shaped who I am as a person & teacher.
As much as I love teaching & my current role, my heart & soul have been longing for more. That’s where this blog & writing comes into play! I have always enjoyed writing as an outlet … my teachers & mom used to tell me I was “such a great writer” (HA). I have blogged before but lost touch with that over the last few years. I journal a lot and find that to be the best way for me to spill out all the thoughts in my brain. I plan to use this blog to not only chronicle my life & adventures but also to showcase some other pieces of writing I will be working on.
Topics of interest to me include: health, wellness, food/recipes, workouts, teaching, product & restaurant reviews, fashion, fur parenting and life in the city as a 30 year old female.
Thank you for coming on this journey with me. Cheers to the future!