Saturday Style

Hey peeps!  Did y’all have a good week?  We’ve had the most BEAUTIFUL weather here in Dallas, I feel like frolicking!

This week called for about a zillion outfits – I had a road trip, two special dinners, and a baby shower mixed in with my regular run-of-the mill agenda.  Are you ready??

red sweater + plaid blanket scarf + leather booties + distressed skinny jeans + leather hobo bag

red sweater – American Eagle (similar) // distressed skinny jeans – Blank NYC // leather booties – Lucky Brand // leather hobo bag – HOBO // plaid scarf – Target (and similar) // gold studs (not pictured) – Etsy

Ah, this darn red sweater – I want to love it.  I wore this outfit to meet my friend’s sweet new baby boy, and then to some meetings and to check on the new build.  The morning was cool enough for the scarf (which I’m obsessed with) but by the afternoon I had to ditch it and then I didn’t feel nearly as sassy.  ;)

camel leather jacket + black tunic + black infinity scarf + black leather boots + black pixie pants + cheetah clutch + hoop earrings leather jacket – Bernardo (similar) // black silky tunic – Express (similar) // black ponte knit pants – J. Crew // black boots – Steve Madden // leopard clutch – Etsy // gold hoops – similar But then dinner time rolled around and I got to get fancy!  My husband’s birthday was over the weekend so we celebrated Friday night with a birthday dinner in Deep Ellum and a comedy club afterwards.  The comedy was so-so, but it was SO nice to do something fun and different!  What sorts of fun things do you do to get out of the dinner-and-a-movie rut? boden wrap dress + tan booties

wrap dress – Boden (similar and similar) // oxford booties – G.H. Bass & Co. // earrings (not pictured) – similar and similar // necklace (not pictured) – similar and similar

Saturday morning I hopped in the car bright and early to head to Austin for a friend’s baby shower – for her twin baby girls!!  I love these shoes, but I didn’t love them with the dress – but what’s a girl to wear on her feet to a baby shower when it’s still a little chilly outside?  I’m stumped.

olive vest + striped shirt + distressed skinny jeans + tan booties olive vest – Target // striped shirt – Banana Republic (similar) // distressed skinny jeans – Blank NYC // oxford booties – G.H. Bass & Co. // earrings (not pictured) – similar and similar // necklace (not pictured) – similar and similar After the baby shower I hung around Austin overnight with friends that I get to see all too infrequently.  Drinks on the patio rounded out a great day! striped shirt + tan booties + distressed jeans

striped top – StitchFix // distressed skinny jeans – Blank NYC // oxford booties – G.H. Bass & Co. // earrings (not pictured) – similar and similar // necklace (not pictured) – similar and similar

For the trip back to Dallas on Sunday I threw on the same jeans and booties but switched up the top – yet somehow, even with repeating much of what I wore, my overnight bag was completely full.  Funny how that happens, right?  Anyway, back at home it was my hubby’s birthday so we took advantage of the fabulous weather and frolicked with the girls at the park (we’re exciting like that).

black blazer + white tunic + black pixie pants + black wedges + long necklace + hoop earrings black blazer – Aritzia // white silky tunic – Express // black ponte knit pants – J. Crew // black wedges – Steve Madden (similar) // long necklace – Madewell (similar and similar) // gold hoops – similar And on Sunday night my dad’s law firm threw a dinner celebrating his recent lifetime achievement award!  We’re all so proud of him and it was nice to see him receive some well-deserved accolades. olive vest + white top + skinny jeans + gold necklace + white/gold sneakers

olive vest – Target // white top – Old Navy (with white tank underneath) // skinny jeans – Old Navy // white and gold sneakers – K Swiss (similar) // faux opal studs (not pictured) – similar and similar // long charm necklace – Madewell

You saw that right.  The olive vest is back at it.  I just can’t quit you it.  That makes 3 times in two weeks if you count this one.  No!  FOUR if you count the this one, too!  I have a problem.  But anyhoo, this was just a regular Monday, snazzed up with some gold-accented kicks.  Oh, and we bought another quick flip that morning!  More about that in the coming weeks.

tan cardigan + gray v-neck + skinny jeans + Vans hi-tops tan cardigan – Old Navy (similar and similar) // gray v-neck – Old Navy // distressed straight-legged jeans – Hudson // hi-tops – Vans // faux opal studs (not pictured) – similar and similar So I was going for one of those “effortless” neutral looks, but I think it just wound up looking frumpy.  Thoughts on jazzing it up?  Maybe a necklace?  Maybe having more contrast on top?  Anyhoo, this is what I wore to scope out the townhouse that we just bought – you read that right, we saw it AFTER we bought it.  Let’s pretend that’s not terrifying. black shirt + buffalo check + black vest + leopard sneakers + skinny jeans + gold hoops

black top – Old Navy (similar) / buffalo check flannel (first half of the day) – Old Navy (similar and similar) // black puffer vest (2nd half of the day) – Old Navy // skinny jeans – Old Navy // leopard slip-ons – Sam Edelman (similar and similar) // gold hoops – similar

So apparently I channeled my inner 90s again today and opted for the whole “flannel around the waist” thing.  I’ve seen other girls do it and look adorable – however, that was not the experience I had.  ;)  Maybe it was because the flannel I chose was such a bold pattern?  I may have to revisit this.  Anyway, it also got a little chilly so I made a half-day switcheroo into my black vest and I instantly felt like JLo with my giant hoop earrings.  Can’t complain about that.

gray sweater + distressed skinny jeans + white converse sneakers

sweater – Loft (similar) // distressed skinny jeans – Blank NYC // sneakers – Converse // silver bar studs (not pictured) – Etsy

Today we got green-tagged to go ahead and pour the foundation for the house we’re builting – woohoo!  Things have been crazy at work lately, like heading back to our desks after the kids go to bed, but we’re making lots of progress so all’s good.  It was such a BEAUTIFUL day today, I had to escape from my office for a few minutes to bask in the sun like a fat cat.  It was heaven.

We’re in for another hectic weekend, but it should be lots of fun – two kiddo birthday parties to attend and hopefully lots of time outside!  What do you have on the agenda?

P.S. Check out all the Saturday Style posts here – there are some real gems! ;)

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  1. Natalie says:

    I just found your blog – this is awesome! My husband and I recently purchased our first house to remodel from top to bottom! It’s a slow go and a huge learning process but so exciting. I look forward to being able to learn from you as we go!

    • Liz - It's Great To Be Home says:

      Oh goodness, how fun! You’re totally right about it being a learning process. Good luck!!

  2. Aimee says:

    Houses, babies, social life, working . . . don’t know how you fit it all in with style posts also.
    I have some lovely (eek!) black sweat pants that seem to go with everything I am wearing these days. Maybe I should cut them off when the weather turns super hot!?!
    You are my inspiration, Liz!

  3. kristin says:

    Movie and dinner rut? HAAAHAAA! I shouldn’t admit because many will frown upon me—-my hubby and I have yet to go on a “date”. We have gone to a few required work events, otherwise nothing. I really need to take him up on his offer/request. We haven’t been to dinner and a movie since pre kids. I won’t mention how old my girls are. :(

    • Liz - It's Great To Be Home says:

      I hereby DEMAND that you guys take yourselves on a date!!! :)

  4. Meghan says:

    The last picture, I have the same sweater from Loft. For some reason, I always dress it up… But you’ve inspired me to wear it with some casual shoes and jeans. Thanks!

    • Liz - It's Great To Be Home says:

      And it never occurred to me to dress it up, so now I have to do that! ;)

  5. Kelly P says:

    You have a very impressive collection of enviable sneakers!

  6. Gemma Spot says:

    Thumbs up to your saturday style. I really like it. Hooded sweaters usually tend to make juvenile, but with the combination shown it’s pulled off very well. Combined with khakis that’s totally trad, I can’t help my impression. And nothing goes over worn-in khakis anyway.
    Thanks for this post and greetings from across the Atlantic

  7. Pamela Tibbs says:

    This was amazing. I am so eager to see photos for styles. These outfits are really awesome.

  8. Hi Liz, nice to hear that you have passed such a great week! I am feeling Jealous really ha ha ha ! Keep such thing sharing continue :)