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~ Rome Destination Art Tee, J.Crew ~
~ Frayed Tweed Short, Banana Republic ~
~ Seville Espadrilles, Navy, J.Crew ~

I’m ripping the tags off and wearing some recently purchased items. These tweed shorts are not lined but were surprisingly not hot to wear, especially in August. I bought every design of the destination art tees from J.Crew. As long as the quality holds up, I should be able to wear them through the Fall and into next year. The Seville Espadrilles are some of my favorite shoes and I own several colors. Both the black and metallic are part of the 20% off LOTSTOSHOP promo this week.

And here are a few more outfit ideas with some tees and tweed.

Happy Shopping!

I’m in Singapore now, visiting my brother. We will be off to Thailand on Friday! I cannot wait for the beach! I have a another version of this first outfit for my time in Singapore. That popover is one of my J Crew faves. I need to find it in a size bigger (size 8!). The Tory Peasant Blouse and Denim Skirt are “Husband-approved” separately and as an outfit.

~ Striped Linen Popover, J Crew (one, two, three) ~
~ Sunday Slim Chino Shorts, J Crew  ~
~ Flip-Flops, Toms ~
~ Floral Peasant Top, Tory Burch ~
~ Denim Front-Slit Skirt, J Crew (one, two) ~
~ Strappy Sandals, Tory Burch (one, two) ~

This H&M Jumpsuit/Romper is perfect for the beach. It’s lightweight and easy to slip on or off. I’ll definitely use it as a cover-up.

~ Patterned Jumpsuit, H&M ~
~ Strappy Sandals, Tory Burch (one, two) ~


I love my Bailey 44 dress and knew it would come with me on my trip. I tried to find it in a different color on ebay, to no avail. The Old Navy dress is a very lightweight, but not see-through jersey dress. It will be good for night-time shenanigans. The J Crew Shirtdress in Vintage Plaid (originally the Madras Shirtdress) runs big. I figured it was like the Lame’ Shirtdress and ordered a Small but I think I could fit into an XS without any problems. It’s a sack with arms. :-/  The cardigan is from H&M and very sheer and lightweight. It will be good for the plane trip to Thailand along with keeping my shoulders covered, if needed. The striped dress is older J Crew and “Husband-approved”, so it had to come along.

~ Maren Midi Dress by Bailey 44, Anthropologie ~
~ Jersey Knit Swing Dress,  Black, Old Navy ~
~ Shirtdress in Vintage Plaid, J Crew ~
~ Shoreline Stripe Dress, J Crew (one, two) ~
~ Fine Knit Cardigan, Light Beige, H&M ~

I was obsessed with the Madras Shorts immediately. I debated on ordering them, hoping my store would get them in. Last Sunday, there was a 30% off promo. I was going to order the shorts but decided to check the store one last time. They had just gotten a shipment on Saturday with these shorts! Which was great because when I got home, they were sold out in my size online. The yellow and mint colors are in the shorts, though very subtle. 

~ V-Neck Pocket Tee, J Crew (Bright Butternut, Sunwashed Aqua) ~
~ Sunday Slim Shorts in Patchwork Madras, J Crew ~
~ Flip-Flops, Toms ~

And, lastly, my beachwear. I love the brown straw Panama Hat. I already have the Natural/White one but don’t want it to get dirty.

~ Cover-Up, H&M (one, two) ~
~ Bikini Top & Bottom, H&M) ~
~ Checkered Bikini, J Crew (top/bottom) ~
~ Panama Hat, J Crew (Factory) ~


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I am on my vacation! Husband and I are on our way to visit my brother in Singapore. We have our layover in Tokyo so we have extended our stay. After a couple of days in Tokyo we’ll then be off to Singapore. After that, we will be heading to Ko Lanta, Thailand for 5 days on the beach! I’m so excited! I did want to share the outfits I plan to wear over the trip. I was originally going for a color story but after seeing the potential weather in Tokyo, compared to Singapore and Thailand, I had to just pick what I would feel comfortable, warm and weather-proof wearing.

This first outfit is my travel outfit. I wore this to Tokyo. I’ll wear it to Singapore and I’ll wear it home. I always want to be comfortable on a plane but also cozy, especially on long flights.

~ Cocoon Over1sized Cardigan, Victoria’s Secret (one, two) ~
~ V-Neck Tee, Madewell ~
~ Jersey Maxi Skirt, J Crew (Factory) ~
~ Heathered Scarf, J Crew ~
~ Melanie Slip-ons, Frye (Mule, T-Strap) ~

The next two outfits I feel the most “me” in. The Cora Shirtdress is one of my favorites and I was lucky enough to get it in two prints. They are paired with leggings and some fantastic boots I found on The Real Real. Anyone shopped at The Real Real? I started out selling before I made a few purchases. They accept and sell quality brand clothing for you. No J Crew here. Think Tory, Kate, Manolo, Louis, Chanel. You send in your items to them. They look over them and accept what will sell. They have a list of brands they take and will return any items to you that weren’t accepted. They decide the pricing and you get 60% of that price.

I’ve since bought a couple of items and these boots were a steal at $95. The boots are Tods and the most supple leather. I was really worried that they looked a bit masculine but they are “Husband approved”! They are really comfortable and look great IRL with the leggings and shirt-dresses. 

~ Cora Shirtdress, Tory Burch (one, two, three) ~
~ Leggings, J Crew Factory (Hue)~
~ Refined Silk Cashmere Scarf, J Crew ~
~ Ankle Boots, Tods (one, two, three) ~

These next two outfits include the J Crew Ponte Wide-Leg Pants. I love these pants. I originally bought the size 6 in-store in the Navy but then ordered the Petite 8 which were an even better fit and were cropped on me. I then ordered the black in the regular size 6. I will wear the first outfit during the day. The second, with the black pants will be for night/dinner. 

~ Denim Jacket, J Crew (one, two) ~
~ Short-Sleeve Popover in Oxford Blue, J Crew (Factory) ~
~ Ponte Wide-Leg Pants, J Crew ~
~ Heathered Scarf, J Crew ~
~ Zerogrand Perforated Oxford, Cole Haan ~


~ Cashmere V-Neck Cardigan, J Crew ~
~ Drapey Popover in Clover, J Crew (one, two) ~
~ Silk Blouse in Santa Fe Print, Tory Burch (one, two) ~
~ Ponte Wide-Leg Pants, J Crew ~
~ Refined Silk Cashmere Scarf, J Crew ~
~ Ankle Boots, Tods (one, two, three) ~


I’m also taking the Via Spiga Trench. I planned all my outfits on my iPad with the Stylebook App. I love that app, especially for pattern mixing.

I hope to at least post some images from my travels this week. You can always follow me on Instagram, @audreybellatx, where I’ll be posting all my pics!

I hope everyone had a nice Easter. We had a busy weekend running all over San Antonio and then spent Easter with my mom to celebrate my dad’s annual Easter BBQ. It’s something he always did and all the family came. Though he passed away a month before Easter a few years ago, he made my mom promise to have it that year and every year after. And she has. More than any other holiday, I think we miss him the most at Easter.

If you can’t tell from my other posts, I’m really excited about the Wide-Leg Ponte Pant. I rarely wear pants, opting for jeans, shorts or skirts. But I would wear these pants every day, instead of jeans. I have two sizes in the Navy and ordered the Black as well. Below are some options on how to style the Wide-Leg Ponte Pant in Navy but you can surely sub in the Black instead.

~ Tippi in Gingham, Vivid Canary (Cardigan, TopShop) ~
~ Wide-Leg Ponte Pant, Navy ~
~ Cleo Fabric Loafers, J Crew (pricey, on sale, espadrille) ~

I thought the yellow would be really nice to pop from the Navy pant and then the shoe just makes it a lot more fun. I don’t have the Tippi in Gingham but I do have a older lace shirt in yellow from Talbots that will sub in for this color Tippi. I love my Cleo Fabric Loafers I purchased a few years ago. I always get compliments when I wear them, especially since they are pretty noticeable.

 

~ Cropped Linen Top, Zara (similar, eyelet) ~
~ Wide-Leg Ponte Pant, Navy ~
~ Plaid Espadrille, J Crew (Flamingos, Coffee, Toms) ~

This is a little more casual with the airy linen top and espadrilles. I really wish the Plaid Espadrilles would have worked for me. I found a few other fun espadrille options though. Soludos has so many different styles to choose from and TOMS is in the espadrille game too. I like theirs because they have the elastic in the middle allowing the top to stretch a bit.

 

~ Silk Cap-Sleeve Top in Midnight Bloom, J Crew ~
~ Wide-Leg Ponte Pant, Navy ~
~ Sylvia Patent Wedges, Navy, J Crew Factory (Nine West) ~

This next option is good for the office or date night. I have the Sylvia Patent in Navy but you can chose any heel option you want. I also have several silk tops in my closet, with the Silk Indigo Floral Blouse being one of my favorites to wear.

 

~ Denim Jacket, J Crew ~
~ Striped Racerback Cami, J Crew Factory ~
~ Wide-Leg Ponte Pant, Navy ~
~ ZeroGrand Perforated Oxfords, Cole Haan (Comme de Garcons, Converse) ~

This is a sporty look adding some cool sneakers. If these pants looks good with Toms and espadrilles they’ll look good with sneakers. I have the Striped Racerback Cami on it’s way to me. I am hoping it will be a cool option for my trip.

I would be nice if J Crew would bring these in a khaki or chocolate color. I don’t think white or anything light would be good as the ponte might then start to become a bit see-through. Especially if they keep the same weight of the pant and not make it thicker.

How else would you style the Wide-Leg Ponte Pant?

I finally ordered the Betty Sunglasses in Grey since I could never get them on promo and my store never brought them in. The come in a flexible leather and suede rectangular case. That won’t fit into my small cross-body so I’ll need to find another case for it.

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It comes with a cleaning cloth for you lenses. I don’t know if all are polka-dotted like the one with the Grey Betty but I would expect they are all in a fun print.

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These are oversized enough for me on my face. I chose the Grey color in the Betty Sunglasses because they were not the normal black or tortoise I see on everyone. I use sunglasses almost every single day, including those “bright” cloudy days. I have cheaper ones with lighter lenses for those days. It’s just so much easier on my eyes when they are protected.

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I also bought these sunglasses from H&M to take on my trip. I’ll probably take the Betty Sunglasses as well but leave them behind when we head to the beach. I would hate to lose them or scratch them up.

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I ordered the Lightweight Wool-Blend Scarf in Navy. I am glad J Crew changed the name of this. It was the Heathered Wool-Cashmere Blend Scarf but there’s only 10% Cashmere in this. It’s really lightweight and cozy. I’ve already been wearing it quite a bit and it will be a big accessory on my trip.

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During the SHOPMORE promo from almost two weeks ago, I ordered the Wide-Leg Ponte Pant in 8 Petite. They are perfect. The cropped length is exactly where I like it and the fit is just like the regular size 6. I don’t recall if the Black color came in Petite so I ordered the regular size 6. These are so comfortable and a nice break from jeans for me. This is exactly how I wore them yesterday, with my Loft Softened Tunic, Lightweight Scarf and Chambray Toms.

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Have a Great Day!