Sense of Sarah: My Personal Style

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

I don't know if I've ever mentioned this before on the blog, but clothes are my passion.  I almost majored in fashion merchandising/retail instead of English because I dreamed of working for a big department store as a buyer.  Instead, I felt like God was calling me to teach English--that'll be a post for another day!

I was so excited when I saw that Andrea was hosting a Show and Tell Tuesday today to share your personal style because that also fit perfectly with a Sense of Sarah post!

Before I describe what I feel like my personal style is, I thought I would ask a few of those closest to me to tell me what they think my style is--they were all really nice with what they said about me haha!

"Casual and sophisticated"-Kristi

"Classy southern"-Dustin

"Fashion forward, trendy, bold.  You are braver than me with patterns and such."-Sarah

"Kate Middleton"-my mom (love her haha)

"You are good at taking classic, staple pieces and making them look ultra trendy."-Hailey

I tend to describe my style as classic, but I like mixing in a lot of different styles, too.  My favorite stores are Anthropologie, GAP, Banana Republic, and J.Crew.

I love my Patagonia and I wear it year-round.  I know that sounds crazy but it keeps me warm in the winter and then doesn't make me sweat during warmer months when I get cold.  It has got to be the fabric that makes it like that!

And I wear these shoes anytime I want to dress down skinny jeans and look casual.  They were the best during the fall and winter months!

I am long-waisted so when I find a romper that fits, I buy it!  This one came from Anthropologie, but they're already sold out.  
Find one similar here and here.

And these Sam Edelman sandals are my #1 favorite!  I have the both the nude and black and I'm looking to add leopard print this summer--that's a neutral right?

 I LOVE chambray.  I would wear it all the time if I could because it's so comfortable and it goes with everything!  This chambray dress is similar to mine.  This one is a cheaper version.  
And if you're a teacher, you need these OTBT shoes.  I can stand all day in them and my feet never hurt.

 So another chambray item :)  This top is an older Cloth and Stone shirt from Victoria but this is similar.  I love the Cloth and Stone brand--it washes well and is ultra-classic.  

These jeans are new and are my new obsession.  I used to have a pair of white Lilly jeans when I weighed a lot more, but since I lost weight, I haven't found a pair that lived up to my old Lilly jeans.  I also didn't want to pay the $180 price tag on the Lilly jeans.  I tried on a million different white jeans and just couldn't find a pair that wasn't see through.  Then I walked into J.Crew.  These jeans in the matchstick fit are the most comfortable jeans and aren't see through at all!  Plus, J.Crew gives a teacher discount!  Oh yeah!

 I got this dress to wear on our cruise, but I'm wearing it as much as I can before we leave!  I love Lilly so much, but I go through phases where I want to wear bold clothes with crazy prints and then I don't.  Right now, I'm in a bold and bright phase :)

I really love the back of this dress, too.

How would you describe your personal style?

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  1. Love everything! I definitely need to check out that Patagonia and you know I love that Lilly dress! Your chambray top looks so comfortable, too.

  2. You are the cutest!! You know I adore that Lilly dress but you rock Chambray like mad!! So adorable and I LOVE that your mom said Kate Middleton..well, out re super classy, beautiful like she is and sweet as a button!!

  3. I am loving all of this! It's so nice to see other "teacher clothes" because I know I stay stuck in a rut with what I wear to work. Both of those chambray pieces are calling my name!

  4. Chambray is one of my favorite types of shirts to wear! You may have just inspired me to wear one today! :)

  5. I love all the bright colors that Lilly clothing offers. That dress is adorable!

  6. Chambray just looks great on you :) I run into the same issue with rompers, girl! Haha! They're usually so short, so if I find one that fits, I grab it!

  7. I'm so with you on the cloth and stone brand - it's so soft - I love it! Great classic style! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  8. I bet your students are obsessed with your fashion!! You are so cute! Would love to come shop your closet. :) I love your "Sense of Sarah" posts. They're my fave. :)

  9. Love all of this so much! And that Lilly dress is amazing!

  10. Darling looks! Loving the chambray + white combos and of course the Lilly P :)

  11. I love that you bought some of my favorite clothes before we were even really friends! When I get sad that I don't have them any more.. I can be happy that you have them, haha! :) I'm telling you.. you're ROCKING that Lilly dress. It's seriously so so flattering on you! XO

  12. We have very similar styles! I love that chambray top and I'm so with you on finding a romper for a long waisted body! I have long legs and a long torso so rompers are near impossible for me to find. Love the one you have! -xx Leah || Chasing Texas

  13. You have great style! I always love what you are wearing. :) Chambray is one of my favorites too. You can never have enough!

  14. I love the chambray and white jeans. That look has become a staple in my wardrobe. Thanks so much for linking to Waiting On...Wednesday!

  15. Just found your blog through waiting on wednesday. I love your style! And I love your blog! I'll be sure to keep reading:)

  16. I have always loved your style! The lily dress gives me all the heart eyes, and I may have to steal the white denim/chambray look ;)


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