Hey Crew! Checks are EVERYWHERE. Big, small, bold, neutral….EVERYWHERE. This shirt is a great combination of checks, embroidery and detailed sleeves. Before I get to how I styled this top, I want to touch on  shopping outside of your comfort zone. Most people have certain stores they frequent for numerous reasons…price point, customer service, clothing style, etc. However, often times we get stuck in a rut or things start to look the same because we are staying in our “comfort zone.” The blog has really helped me find fun pieces at unexpected places, don’t get me wrong in this case, Bloomingdales isn’t a place you have never heard of, but it is definitely a place that I don’t shop at regularly. However it is now on my list–they currently have lots of exclusive pieces at great price points (including the below) that are unlike other things you have seen.

This was a great addition to my closet.  Below I have styled it two ways, one more traditional and casual and the other a bit more fun. Check them out below:

Photos by the AMAZING: Beth Caldwell Photography

Look 1

This top just gives skinny jean and booties that little something extra. Easy outfit to throw on and look put together (my favorite kind), AKA high maintenance look, low maintenance pieces.

Top: http://shopstyle.it/l/jbIf

Jeans: http://shopstyle.it/l/jYxp

Boots (can’t say enough about how much I love these, if you haven’t noticed): http://shopstyle.it/l/jYAO

Earrings: http://shopstyle.it/l/jYBj


Look 2

It is easy to dress this top up with a skirt and some heels. I added this fun purse that is currently my go to, it can be worn as a crossbody or carried as a clutch.

Top: http://shopstyle.it/l/jbIf

Skirt (under $20): http://shopstyle.it/l/jYy8

Purse (under $25): http://shopstyle.it/l/jYwG

Shoes (old, similar): http://shopstyle.it/l/jYBA