floppy hat

| Sweater - Forever 21, $20 |
| Chambray - Madewell, thrifted for $2 at Salvation Army |
| Jeans - Old Navy, $26 |
| Booties - Sam Edelman via Marshall's |
| Necklace - American Eagle, $3 |
| Bracelet - Marc Jacobs, $10 |
| Hat - American Eagle, $15 |
| Purse - Cynthia Rowley via TJMaxx, $120 |

The perfect casual chic look. I recently saw this pin and fell in love with everything about it. I immediately thought of all the things I already had in my closet to create my own version. I love when you can shop your own closet to re-create something you saw in a magazine or on the streets. No shopping needed. When I see an outfit I like, I usually go into my closet and try to use what I already own before hitting the stores. 

Also this is the good thing about having a lot of basics and staples in your wardrobe. They can easily transition from look to look. A black bag, timeless and goes with everything. A simple knitted sweater is super comfy and can be layered to create multiple outfits. Chambray is a necessity in any wardrobe, I'm sure you all know that by now. A nice fitted pair of dark denim, is the best thing any girl can own. And a neutral pair of booties, these can be worn in the summer with a flowy sun dress and in the winter like I did here. The simple statement necklace, a floppy hat, and a red lip were all I needed to complete the look. 

It's hump dayyyyyy!

Mercedes Richelle

| photos by my husband |