What a great time to be alive during these fashion trends. I mean… ruffles, pompoms, and off-the-shoulder tops! Then there are slides, athleisure, and the T-shirt trend! How lucky are we that comfy is in style?!
The T-shirt Trend
So when I saw that the t-shirt trend was in, I was elated! Anything that is in style that makes me more comfortable is always a huge plus!
Although I love the t-shirt trend, I didn’t want to spend more than $30 for a t-shirt. I searched online on all the websites of big retailers and I just couldn’t find a shirt that was small enough for my frame but also didn’t cost too much. Let’s be real, it still is just a t-shirt!
When Jesus and I decided to walk around Hillside Village in Cedar Hill, we decided to stop at Hollister. Now, I haven’t shopped at Hollister since high school. It’s literally one of the stores I shopped at throughout high school and once I left high school, I felt as though I needed to start shopping elsewhere because in my mind, it was a store for teenagers.
Since I have a petite frame, Hollister has always been a store I know I can fit into. They have my size unlike the more “grown up” stores where sometimes I don’t fit into their XS shirts because they’re too wide for my frame.
As I entered Hollister, I got a huge reminder (in the form of a big whiff) of another reason why I stayed away for many years. I can pick out that Hollister smell (I wonder if it is cologne that they spray everywhere?) from anywhere!
Anyways, I was slightly hoping that they would have some t-shirts available that would fit me, though I didn’t think they would cost below $30. I always remembered Hollister being expensive because it’s something my family didn’t justify spending that amount of money on clothes. I didn’t grow up in a family where I always got to go shopping. When we did go shopping, I always hit up the sales section at Hollister because it was more at our price point!
It only took a couple of minutes, but I finally came across the PERFECT t-shirt for petites! Y’all, this t-shirt is so freakin’ comfy and fits my petite frame! To make it even justifiable, it only cost $15; half the price of what I thought I would have to spend on a great t-shirt!!
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Bottoms & Shoes
Another store that I haven’t shopped at in a while is American Eagle Outfitters. We recently stopped by this store and they were having a sale so I went and looked at their shorts and found some amazing ones!
Shorts are another item that is very hard to find for my body type. My waist is small for the size of my thighs. I know what you are thinking, as everyone tells me – I have tiny legs. But what you don’t know is that I have always played soccer and always had muscle in my thighs from playing soccer so they were always disproportionate to my waist. Although majority of the muscles in my thighs are now long gone, I still have this issue!
These AEO shorts are perfect for my waist and are stretchy on my thighs so that they aren’t suffocating under the fabric like I’ve seen others do. Usually when I shop else where, I have to up the size of the shorts so that they will fit my thighs, which in return I would have to wear a belt to keep the shorts from falling off! But thankfully the AEO shorts solve that problem for me! So if you have that weird waist-to-thigh ratio (like me), AEO shorts are great for you! BTW, the shorts are less than $40, so run and get them!
Tory Burch espadrilles have taken over majority of my heart. I had bought some from a Tory Burch Sale over a year ago and have worn them too many times than I should probably say.
If you need a casual shoe but don’t want to wear sneakers, espadrilles are perfect for a casual look to wear with the t-shirt trend! I linked similar Tory Burch Espadrilles above because the ones I am wearing in the pictures are no longer in stock!
This Francescas hat first appeared on my Birthday Wishlist post. My sister gifted it to me for my birthday and I love the color and saying it has on it! The letters “#SQUADGOALS” is stitched on the front of it and I thought it would be perfect to pair up with a casual outfit like this one! The baseball cap shown in the pictures is also only $10!! Since this one is almost sold out, this and this hat are just as cute! Plus, they also have adorable phrases on them!
This look would not be complete without my adorable JORD watch! When Jaci from JORD watches contacted me regarding a collaboration with the brand, I was stoked!
I had seen JORD watches on other fashion bloggers’ blogs and I fell in love with them! I loved the way everyone styled them and I couldn’t help but be excited that JORD would be able provide me one to style and in return, I would write a review!
Like always, all opinions are my own and they are true, honest opinions of what I thought about that brand/watch!
If you skipped over the first picture of a close-up of the watch, go take another look. The packaging it came in is amazing! When I first opened the package and came across the beautiful wooden box that it came in, I was in awe! I also love that it comes with a little pillow so that you can secure your watch to it so its not just bouncing around in the box. Besides the awesome wooden box and pillow, it also came with a cleaning solution and small cloth to keep the watch clean! I mean, how awesome is that?!
What makes JORD watches even better is that they are made specifically for your wrist size. As you must know by now, I have a petite frame. My wrists are also abnormally tiny and my JORD watch fits perfectly! What is so great is that when you order your watch, you send JORD your wrist size! I tend to shy away from watches and bracelets because they usually just fall off my hands but with JORD watches, that isn’t a problem!
When I first originally heard of JORD watches, I thought, how could a watch made out of wood fit into my fashion? I didn’t like them at first because I thought they were more manly. Like I mentioned above, I saw so many fashion bloggers style them and I ended up falling in love with the look!
I specifically asked for the Frankie Dark Sandalwood & Emerald watch because I LOVED the dark wood it came in and the beautiful green on the face of the watch! Even though I had seen these watches all over Instagram, I was not prepared for the beauty or quality of watch that came in that adorable wooden box!
Guys, the wood on the watch is absolutely stunning and the craftsmanship on it, is not even explainable in words! The watch is made so well and is a jaw-dropper. (I think that is the best way I can explain it!) It is so easy to style because it’s such a great looking watch!
I enjoyed styling it with the new T-shirt trend because it can easily be worn casually but it can also be dressed up! There will be another post featuring the watch with a more dress up look!
I am so excited that I get to team up with JORD watches to host a giveaway for my readers! Below, I wrote more information about the giveaway! If you have any additional questions, please let me know!
What can I win?
- You can win a $100 gift code to the JORD site! Isn’t that just awesome?!
But what if I don’t win?
- You will still receive a consolation prize of $25 to the JORD site, so EVERYONE is basically a winner! The consolation prize will be given to you once the giveaway ends!
When does the giveaway close?
- The giveaway closes on June 25, 2017 at 11:59 PM.
When do I need to redeem my prizes by?
- You have to redeem your prizes by September 30, 2017.
How do I enter?
- To enter the JORD giveaway, just click on this link!
I hope you enjoyed this outfit post and don’t forget to enter the awesome giveaway! Are there any trends I didn’t mention that you have fallen in love with this year? I would love to hear about it!