Pep In My Step

Best Old Navy Spring Outfit

Burberry trench (from here) – Old Navy top and skirtSam Edelman shoes
vintage Chanel bag (from here) – Loren Hope braceletHappiness Boutique earrings c/o

I have a love/hate relationship with outfit posts.

Love: for my own outfit inspiration, discovering new designers, and they’re just pretty.
Hate: what they do to my wallet, and to yours.

I’m a sucker for a super-soft graphic tee, a draped jacket, or any kind of twinset.

And while I try to avoid the ‘buy-this-it-will-change-your-life’ rhetoric, I have to pause my rule for one specific thing.

Old Navy Floral Matching Set

This blouseskirt set from Old Navy.

It’s incredibly comfortable. It’s flattering. The linen-cotton blend is perfect for summer months.

Most importantly – it’s insanely versatile. You can wear the set together (duh), but also independently. The top looks fantastic with high waisted skinny jeans or a pair of distressed shorts. The skirt pairs beautifully with a chambray tied at the waist, a cropped white t-shirt, or thrown over a simple one-piece swimsuit.

And because the price is so good (on sale, snag it for $30!), I’d encourage you to purchase two sets – one for your home, and one to live in your weekender bag for summer trips. Because you’ll wear them all. the. time.

I would know. I packed them for France and wore both pieces (together and alone) constantly.

Happy Spring Outfit

Yes, it will make you literally jump for joy.

The Real Real Burberry Trench

Vintage Chanel bag

With the exception of a recent splurge in Paris, I’ve slowly investing in designer classics through The RealReal.

The luxury e-consignment shop is a true treasure chest. And like any consignment shop, it may take you a while to find exactly what you’re looking for (i.e. a Burberry trench). But sometimes you stumble across a gem that happens to be right in your price range (like this little Chanel, which was a steal because the tassel is missing from the ball).

Whatever the case may be, just be ready to purchase immediately. I’ve lost out on a handful of pieces by waiting a little too long.

Bonus – if you also sell through The RealReal as well, you can use the credit sold items to invest in new pieces.

It’s a vicious, stylish circle. One I’m in no hurry to escape, especially since I discovered their home and art sections.

I assure you that this isn’t sponsored by TRR – I just love this company, and wanted to share my secret to scoring my designer pieces with you.

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What’s your go-to outfit this summer? I’d love to know!



Photography by Bekka Palmer