The Direction + GIVEAWAY!

I recently spent the weekend in Atlanta for a work-related trip. While there, I wore this *amazingly comfortable* Ohio shirt from The Direction, a new apparel and novelty shop at Kenwood Towne Centre.

Ohio Tee from Shop the Direction | Closet Full of Cocktails

So many people on the streets of ATL yelled “O-H” as I walked by. Of course, I responded with “I-O!” just as a good Ohio transplant would 🙂

There was an endless amount of beautiful spots in Atlanta, so I couldn’t pass up the opportunity for a photo shoot. Here’s one of my favorite looks I styled with my uber soft and comfortable tee!

Ohio Tee from Shop the Direction | Closet Full of Cocktails

Ohio Tee from Shop the Direction | Closet Full of Cocktails

Ohio Tee from Shop the Direction | Closet Full of Cocktails

Ohio Tee from Shop the Direction | Closet Full of Cocktails

Ohio Tee from Shop the Direction | Closet Full of Cocktails

Ohio Tee from Shop the Direction | Closet Full of Cocktails

Top: The Direction c/o || Flannel: Old Navy (on sale now!) || Jeans: GAP || Boots: Express (similar) || Purse: Kate Spade || Watch: Michael Kors

The Direction is known for their super soft city and state pride apparel, but also sell novelty items in store, like coasters, mugs, jewelry and more. Needless to say, I’ll be back to pick up some gifts for my O-H-I-O friends soon.

You can check out their newest brick-and-mortar location at Kenwood by Nordstrom, shop online at shopthedirection.com or check out their Instagram for more of their fabulous tees.

Thanks Joelle (Le Cartier) for the beautiful photos. And special thanks to The Direction for the free t-shirt! As always, all opinions are my own.

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Mockneck: Day to Night

You know when you spot something in the store and immediately know you’re going home with it in *almost* every color? That’s how I felt when I laid my eyes on this mockneck tank (the turtleneck’s little sister, if you will). Not only is it one of the comfiest basics I’ve ever owned, it’s super versatile and slimming… what’s not to love?

Though I showed some restraint and only got it in two colors, I’ll definitely be back for more mocktanks before the season’s over!

To show how versatile this basic piece really is, here’s one way to style it from day to night, featuring my other current obsession: olive green.

DAY

Mockneck: Day to Night | Closet Full of Cocktails

Mockneck: Day to Night | Closet Full of Cocktails

Mockneck: Day to Night | Closet Full of Cocktails

Mockneck: Day to Night | Closet Full of Cocktails

Mockneck: GAP || Vest: Old Navy (similar) || Jeans: GAP || Sandals: Target || Necklace: Kendra Scott

It’s 5 o’clock… time to change!

Simply swap the vest for a bomber jacket and the sandals for some open-toed mules, and you’re ready for a night out 🙂

NIGHT

Mockneck: Day to Night | Closet Full of Cocktails

Mockneck: Day to Night | Closet Full of Cocktails

Mockneck: Day to Night | Closet Full of Cocktails

Mockneck: Day to Night | Closet Full of Cocktails

Mockneck: GAP || Jacket: Francesca’s (similar, also in pink!) || Jeans: GAP || Mules: Old Navy (similar, on sale!) || Necklace: Kendra Scott

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Classic Combo: B&W

No matter what the season, nothing is more classic than a black + white combo! Though the “white after Labor Day” cliche is looming, that’s never stopped me from wearing white all year long!

So whether it’s winter, spring, summer or fall, black + white is always “in” in my book 🙂

Classic Combo: B&W | Closet Full of Cocktails

Classic Combo: B&W | Closet Full of Cocktails

Classic Combo: B&W | Closet Full of Cocktails

Top: J. Crew Factory (similar) || Jeans: J. Crew Factory (similar) || Shoes: Target || Necklace: Gabe’s (similar)

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Nordstrom Summer Clearance Sale

Let’s be honest: I love Nordstrom as much as the next person, but that #postgradlife means I can only really shop there if there’s a serious sale.

First, there was the Anniversary Sale, now it’s Summer Clearance time.

And don’t be fooled by the name: Just because it’s a summer sale doesn’t mean there aren’t great fall pieces marked down, too.

So here are some of my top picks to make your Nordstrom Summer Clearance perusing even easier (but maybe more expensive)!

Nordstrom Summer Clearance Sale | Closet Full of Cocktails

Outerwear: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5

Bottoms: 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 // 10

Shoes: 11 // 12 // 13 // 14 // 15

Accessories: 16 // 17 // 18 // 19 // 20


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Denim Romper

Welp, I did it again… I let the busy life (and occasional laziness) get the best of me. So now it’s been two weeks since my last post! *Note to self: Be more accountable.*

Ranting aside, it has been a crazy couple of weeks. I’m finally settled into my new apartment and have the next few weekends booked with fun trips. Needless to say, I’ve been planning outfits like a crazy woman!

Enter one of my favorite go-to pieces for this summer/fall: the denim romper. Dress it up or down, this thing is going to get so much wear! You can wear it on its own with some bright accessories for a summery look, or layer it up with a chunky cardigan and felt hat for a more fall-inspired outfit. The possibilities are endless!

J. Crew Denim Romper | Closet Full of Cocktails

J. Crew Denim Romper | Closet Full of Cocktails

J. Crew Denim Romper | Closet Full of Cocktails

J. Crew Denim Romper | Closet Full of Cocktails

Romper: J. Crew (similar) || Shoes: DSW (similar) || Belt: Old Navy (similar) || Hat: Urban Outfitters || Lipstick: Urban Decay

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Olive Vest

As I start thinking about transitioning my looks to fall, I know this olive vest will be a wardrobe staple for many months to come. I purchased it last summer and have worn it to death ever since.

Though my boyfriend makes fun, saying I look like a safari photographer (is that even a thing?), I’m still in love with this vest. And olive. You’ll definitely see this color popping up in my fall outfits!

One of my first blog posts was about transitioning your look for the changing seasons. Especially for summer to fall, I’m a firm believer in the “one long, one short” rule: either a tank/short sleeve top with pants or a long-sleeve top/sweater with shorts. And #layers. With those in mind, I created this go-to transitional look. Enjoy!

Olive Vest | Closet Full of Cocktails

Olive Vest | Closet Full of Cocktails

Olive Vest | Closet Full of Cocktails

Olive Vest | Closet Full of Cocktails

Vest: Old Navy (similar) || Top: American Eagle (similar) || Jeans: J. Crew Factory (on sale!) || Shoes: Nine West (similar) || Necklace: Francesca’s (similar)

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