The Good Ol’ Classics

It’s May! How is that even possible? Time is flying by and I’m not that ok with it.

Ok, time to talk about the classics…

If you can’t tell by now, I’m not super into trends. Sure, I’ll play around with accessories, shoes and bags. But overall, I like to keep my style pretty classic. Most of the clothes I feature on the blog are tried and true. They’re pieces that I’ve lived in and loved throughout the years, and I want to share the wealth because I think you’ll love them, too.

I bought this jacket from J Crew  5 years ago, and I wear it ALL THE TIME. It’s a 3 season jacket (and maybe even 4, if you live in Chicago). It’s made from water-resistant waxed cotton, which means it’s super durable and will stand up to gross spring weather. It’s been a total staple in my closet. (And J Crew calls it the “quintessential cool-girl jacket, so there you go.)

J Crew is the perfect place to find classics. Some of the pieces can get pretty pricey, but they often have great sales. Also, I love J Crew Factory. It’s my go-to place for tees, denim shorts + jewelry. Cus mama likes a deal. 

If you follow me on Insta, you’ve witnessed my love for the new + updated Converse kicks. Well, the love fest continues. If you’ve loved your Chucks for years but haven’t tried this updated, more feminine version, it’s time. You will LOVE them. And, they slip on. YES.

I’m just not sure you can get more classic than a white tee + denim. And a Yorkie. <3

Here’s to a wonderful week!


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DETAILS  J Crew Downtown Field Jacket // Gap White Tee (old) // 7 For All Mankind Distressed Denim  // Chuck Taylor ‘Shoreline’ Sneakers // Yorkie (old + timeless)



  • Morgan

    Now that I plan on not having more babies for at least a while, I’m looking to build my wardrobe with more quality basics that I’ll love for a long time – this is such a great place to start!

    • suzanne

      Thanks, Morgan! Quality basics are totally the way to go 🙂

  • Jasmine Hewitt

    Classics never fail and its good to always have a few tried and true pieces

    • suzanne

      So true!

  • Christine

    That is a sweet jacket!I just love J. Crew. I like to keep my clothes simple and basic.

    • suzanne

      Me too! So good.

  • Lee Anne

    Love that jacket and those jeans!!
    Lee Anne

    • suzanne

      Thanks, mama! xo

  • HilLesha

    I love this outfit, especially the jacket. It is so laid-back and effortlessly chic!

    • suzanne

      Thanks, lady!

  • Brit Strawbridge

    YES! Love this! That is my ultimate favourite outfit!! Beautiful mama xx

    • suzanne

      Thank you, Brit! xo

  • Ellie Augustin

    Your outfits are just awesome! That jacket is awesome oh everything is rocking.

    • suzanne

      So sweet! Thanks, Ellie 🙂

  • Melissa

    Great casual outfit!

    • suzanne

      Thanks, Melissa!

  • Lauren

    So if I wear the jacket then I become a cool girl, correct? That’s what I’m hearing. 😉 I love the whole outfit, super cute!

  • Shannon

    Such a perfect, casual look. Classic pieces are always a must!

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  • Lindsey McClure

    Love your style…it’s similar to mine! I have a jacket like that too from Old Navy, and I wear it all the time! And my Chucks are my favorites! 🙂

  • Cara

    You look adorable! I love how classic, and laid back this look is! 🙂

  • Nicole @ Work|Wear|Wander

    Perfect comfy/casual look!

  • Allison Cassidy

    Have the same jacket from jcrew and wear it all the time! Love seeing stuff I actually own on such a cool girl blog 😉 Seems like we have similar styles, and its also fun to see things I may not have gravitated to be used in that same style. Thanks!

  • Jessica Bradshaw

    So cute!! I love that combo. I always forget about JCrew.

  • Ruthie Ridley

    Love a good pair of Converse! This is so cute =)

  • Patricia @ Grab a Plate

    Great (classic) outfit! I love what I can find at J Crew & J Crew Factory, too, and love it when those classics become favorites and pieces you can count on!

  • Ashley

    Such a fabulous look! I love that jacket!

    xo Ashley

  • The Home Loving Wife

    Oh I love that jacket!! And, I’m excited to check out the shoes too!! Thanks for sharing, gorgeous mama!!

  • Sherry Keezer

    I love that jacket. My sister has the exact same one and I often try to borrow it from her closet. Love your look!

  • Yvonne

    I probably own Chuck Taylors in every possible color. They’re so timeless and comfy!

  • Stacy

    This is my approach to dressing as well…I love classics. You can find me in pretty much an identical outfit the one you featured on any given day! I love this jacket, thanks for sharing!

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