Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Pink Ruffle Hem Tee & Tassel Clutch

Since graduation I really think I've started to grow up a bit. Instead of always choosing to wear athletic clothes when running errands and doing things at home I've actually chosen to wear cute clothes. This is a major win if you ask my mom since she is always complaining that I have to many cute clothes but instead always look like I just finished a workout. This isn't an all the time thing since I still find myself reaching for college t-shirts (at what point am I too old for my sorority shirts? probably soon...) and comfy shorts on occasion. I think this shift to cuter clothes has come since student teaching. When teaching this past semester I had to gravitate towards more professional clothes which left some of my cute spring and summer tops hanging in my closet with little hope of being worn. Fortunately, I've started to discover some pieces that will be perfect to transition into my teaching wardrobe come August without looking to teacher-esque now thanks to fun accessories! 

Let's start with this  top from H&M. It's under $20, is the cutest pale pink color, and has a peplum hem. You can bet it took me no time at all to decide that I needed to try this on and once I did I was sold. It is essentially an upgrade of my KD t-shirts as it is equally as comfortable but definitely raises the bar in the cuteness department. I've already worn it a number of times with jean shorts but love how with a pair of white jeans this simple tee can look a bit more dressed up. I lived in the brown sandals you see here last summer and that trend is already taking shape this summer as well although I am thinking they are going to need a replacement before too long thanks to how much wear they have been getting. 

Now onto my favorite part about this outfit, the  tassel clutch. Woven bags have had a strong presence in the accessory realm for a while now and I definitely think that with fun additions like tassels they appeal to a variety of age ranges. The brown leather along the top makes it perfect with other tan accessories and the pops of colors offered by each tassel makes it that much more playful. The interior of this clutch is lined and I was shocked as to just how much I could fit into it. When I do have to go back to more professional teacher-esque clothes I think I'm going to tuck this clutch into one of my bags to hold various things just to make work a little bit more fun! 

top // jeans // sandals // tassel clutch (c/o) // watch (c/o) // bracelets ( 1 & 2 ) // rose gold bracelet 

Hopefully you are all coming to terms with just how much a tassel clutch like this one can add to your wardrobe! And while you are all pondering that purchase I wanted to take a minute to introduce you to one of the coolest new online shops,  Dear Keaton. With home decor, resort wear, accessories, and more it is the most wonderful collection of curated finds that would have me equally as excited to decorate for a summer soiree as dress for one (and that's saying something). While I am pretty much drawn to everything on the site I decided to include some of my favorites with y'all instead of solely add them to my cart and naturally I had to include my tassel clutch! 

If you're in an extra shoppy mood with the holiday weekend approaching and beach trips sounding more and more inviting I included some of my other favorite H&M items for you to peruse as well. 


  1. I love your shirt. It's perfect for Summer.


  2. I absolutely love that shade of pink!

  3. The ceramic pineapple might need to be purchased for my nightstand. Its so cute!


  4. This outfit is so cute on you, Dorothy- I love your top!



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