There seem to be three types of girls in the world. The first type has only a few necklaces and rings and wears the same ones daily. The second type of girl has some, but forgets to wear it or doesn’t like it enough to let it be a part of her outfit. The third type has tons of jewelry, enough to match any outfit!
I’ve always been the first type of girl. I never had a lot of jewelry growing up, except for a few necklaces and rings (or occasionally a bracelet I would make out of embroidery floss) that I kept in my tiny jewelry box in the closet I shared with my three sisters.
Part of why I don’t have a lot of jewelry is that I am allergic to nickel, a main metal in most inexpensive jewelry pieces.
More recently I’ve been working on growing my jewelry collection with quality and interesting items because a general key to a killer outfit is a great statement necklace or show-stopping earrings!
Meet Beckett if you don’t know him already. He’s charming, well mannered, and a sharp dresser. That was one of the things I noticed about him when we first started dating. Even if he was sitting in his apartment playing video games all day he would still put on jeans, a button down, and (usually) a sweater. He literally never looked like a slob. His apartment though, that was a different story… haha
Although Beckett dressed well before we met, I still can get credit for getting him these shoes for Christmas. I will link a bunch of similar and inexpensive pairs below because these sold out.
Button Down: Burberry, similar option on Gilt (the deals on designer items are worth signing up for this website. I’ve ordered from it multiple times and have not been disappointed).
Pants: True Religion (Under $70!!!!) A word of advice…. ONLY get these from Nordstrom Rack like I linked above. Don’t pay full price at the True Religion store. Nordstrom Rack almost always has huge racks of these for about $70/pair and at True Religion you wont find a pair under $170!
Almost everything I linked above is on major sale now and if you’re thinking your hubby’s jeans or shoes are getting a little ratty, now’s a great time to update them!
Those classic sweaters are always winners in my book too because they are cozy enough that your husband or bf can be comfy while still looking good!
Buying a lot of classic pieces like this can be initially expensive, but it ultimately pays off because they are high quality and will last lots longer than that inexpensive brand that still looks good. We bought Beckett these jeans (I think) 3 years ago now and they are all still in great shape.
Also, when shopping men’s clothes, consider the colors. Make sure he has 5+ nice button downs that will work for each season. Get some lighter colors and fabrics for spring and summer, browns and jewel tones for fall, and a few more dark grey and black shirts to add to the fall rotation for the winter months.
If your husband deals with customers at work, get him lots of navy blue, grey, and black sweaters. Those colors will help people trust him more.
If he teaches or works with patients, feel free to add in a few more fun colors this spring like orange or a slightly muted yellow. Mainly stick to classics though.
And even if your husband wears a uniform or doesn’t want to ruin nice clothes at work, build him a classic wardrobe so that he feels as fresh, comfortable, and sophisticated as you do when you two go out!
This necklace’s only $16 too and like I said in my last post about Blue Annie, when you buy something from the shop, a portion of the $$ goes to good causes concerning women. The first cause is The Freedom Challenge, which raises money through fitness events and gives it to efforts to help women get out of the sex slavery industry. The second cause is The Endometriosis Foundation, which advocates, trains, and funds further research.
Blue Annie started when Tracy, its founder, wanted to provide women with beautiful, quality jewelry for less. She had been in the jewelry industry for awhile when she started to be baffled by how expensive a lot of the options were! She eventually started Blue Annie as her response and wants to use it as a platform for social issues regarding women as well as a business.
For today’s look I teamed up with Blue Annie (blueannie.com), a small online jewelry store that focuses on bringing you beautiful, unique, well-made jewelry for a fraction of the price of other similar brands.
Use code: KELLIEWITZKE to get 10% off your purchase of anything at mscb!
I knew the minute I saw it that I had to share it with y’all because the fit is PERFECT since it’s a little oversized and the laces don’t go down too far so it’s a great everyday sweater. Oh, and did i mention it’s like $26!?!
The shirt runs true to size. I’m wearing a size Medium and I love how comfy it is and that the fabric is forgiving. It doesn’t cling and it has a little bit more structure than most ribbed shirts have.
For errands yesterday morning I wore it with heels and my Michael Kors bag.
Then, I ended up putting on a pair of Uggs before heading over to see family last night and between the shirt and the boots I felt so so cozy!
It’s been really nice in MN lately (and by nice I mean low forties or high thirties….:\) so I don’t feel like I need to bundle up as much lately. I did throw a jacket on before running errands though.