Graphic Tee Time #2: No Place Like Home

Florida Home T with denim jacket

Let me preface this by saying that when Priya and I first started emailing about this collaboration, I was envisioning this tank tucked into a swingy skirt topped with the denim jacket (kind of like these outfits). But no… Philadelphia was all like, “Remember that heat wave in March? It was a false promise and it’s too cold to go bare legged without tights.” (I am not putting tights on again until the fall. Refuse.)

You can take the girl out of Florida, but you can’t take the Florida out of the girl.

Florida Home T with denim jacket

If you don’t already own a Home T for your respective state, get on that. They are so soft and the dark gray is perfect. (They also have v-necks and baseball tees and totes and I want all of them. Did I mention they’re made in the U.S.A. and help support M.S. research?) My tank was actually a really thoughtful bridesmaid gift last year. I loved growing up in South Florida (and I always have to make that distinction), and I miss it constantly. (Yes, even though Floridians are constantly trolls and trolled on. It’s fine.)

Florida Home T with denim jacket

Anyway, back to the outfit. Seeing as the temperatures in Philly are not nearly as warm as Florida, an extra layer was a must. I love the pop of color the denim jacket adds (but goodness the color is really starting to fade after a few years — last seen here). The look was still missing something, so I added this floral necklace (remember accessories really elevate basic looks). The blues are an almost perfect match. A tinted lip balm and sunglasses, and you’re good to go.

Florida Home T with denim jacket

Some other notes…

  • I promise I own more than this pair of flats
  • I did not intend for most of these photos to be so ~smirky~
  • Yes, I know I need to get my hair fixed up ASAP
  • Go visit Priya’s blog to see how she styled her California tee!
  • Two more weeks until our #GraphicTeeTime linkup! Hope you’re enjoying all the inspiration, and don’t forget to join us!

California Home T

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Teapot graphic by Taylor

~ Sarah

Florida tank: The Home T (gift)
Denim Jacket: Easy Pickins (similar)
Ponte leggings: Kohl’s
Flats: Old Navy (similar)
Necklace: Avon (similar)

Graphic Tee Time #1: Fly

Flyers tee

I’m not sure when I became the type of girl who owns two Flyers shirts, but here we are. (I blame my boyfriend.) The Flyers are in the middle of a playoff push, so I figured this tee would be a good choice to kick off my graphic tee collab with Priya. (Hopefully I don’t bring bad luck on them this week!)

When I pick out a tee, I almost always default to jeans. I mean, it’s what I wore nearly everyday to high school for way too long. So you can understand why I wouldn’t want to pair my flares with sneakers, and instead opted for pointed flats. (My first choice really would’ve been black ankle boots, but I still haven’t replaced mine…and now I actually want black clogs for summer. Hello.)

Flyers tee with flared jeans

I also think that accessories make a big difference. I’m still obsessed with my earpins (better seen here), though I’ll admit that they slip a bit when I wear headphones. I wish I had a good layering piece, but since this tee is off-black, it doesn’t go with too much. (Also on my shopping list, a gray textured cardigan. At hockey games, I definitely need a layer or two.)  I do love the retro-inspired graphic though, so it’s not the end of the world that I can’t cover it up — with the jeans, there’s a bit of a rocker vibe I think.

Flyers tee with flares

Don’t forget to check out Priya’s post today too! Super excited for next week, since we’re both styling our Home T’s. (Granted, I actually have a tank but work with me here.)

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Teapot graphic by Taylor

Ohhh and even better? Priya and I are sharing outfits every Thursday in April, and on April 28th anyone and everyone gets to join in on the fun. So get those shirts ready, people!

~ Sarah

Flyers Tee: Mitchell & Ness (similar)
Jeans: LOFT (similar)
Flats: Old Navy (similar)
Cuff: c/o Wild Lilies Jewelry
Watch: Fossil (similar)
Earpins: EarDivine (in onyx)

March Budget

March 2016 BudgetGAP Factory Skimmer Jeans, $59.99 $21.60 (40% off jean sale, plus additional 40% off Friends & Family Sale)
GAP Factory Layered Crewneck Sweater (similar), $54.99 $11.99 (clearance, plus additional 40% off Friends & Family Sale)
Dear Mushka Home necklace, $32.00 + free shipping
NYX Microbrow pencil (in Brunette), $9.99

Total Spent: $75.58

Total Saved: $81.39 ($156.97 – $75.58)

Much better with my budget this month! I still don’t have an actual figure in mind, but I spent about $120/month (on average) in January and February. I also scored better deals this month, and only bought one item (the brow pencil, which was a backup after I misplaced my IT Cosmetics one) at full price. So overall, not bad. 👊

Not to mention, I absolutely love everything I purchased. The jeans? They make me feel great (though I could do without the feathering), and I wore them multiple times a week.  (They need a good vinegar soak though, because there’s still some dye rubbing off.) The sweater is surprisingly warm, and I love the visual interest the floral fabric adds. I’ve also been wearing my Florida necklace constantly. And yes, I’ve worn all of these together. Even the brow pencil, while I wish had a more tapered pencil, is a pretty good dupe, and I actually prefer the spoolie.

As for shopping in April? I really hope to not do much! Still have my eye on these ankle boots from Target, but I’m waiting for a good sale. I’ll also most likely at least browse the next Target collab to see if there’s anything really spectacular. I also would love to add a colorful saddle bag, but I’ll try to be responsible! Even after decluttering and a new organizing system, my drawers are filled to the brim. The lesson: just say no to more blue sweaters and graphic tees.

Speaking of graphic tees… Priya from perfectly Priya will be doing a fun graphic tee styling collaboration! We’re hoping that some of our favorite bloggers and readers will linkup with us the last week of April. Check back for our first outfits on Thursday!

~ Sarah

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