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I am all about the casual, cute look. Something that’s not fancy, still put-together, and entirely comfortable. Day-to-day, you won’t find me in anything else! And over time, I’ve landed on a few closet staples that always create the perfect foundation to that easy, ladylike look. A timeless pair of ballet flats, a versatile tote, and a J.Crew excursion vest!

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Let’s start with the ballet flats. Talk about one shoe silhouette that is always practical! Whether paired with jeans and a sweater or a light skirt or dress, it’s one shoe that stands the test of time. Needless to say, if you invest in a quality pair, you can literally wear them for years! After pooling together Christmas money and a few saved pennies of my own, I finally pulled the trigger on a beautiful, classic Chanel pair. Definitely a splurge, but one I’ve been thinking about for a while! So excited to debut them on Lonestar Southern today. :) For the same look (without the heinous price tag) check out this pair!

Next up? A versatile tote. I love a sweet clutch or small cross body for evenings with friends or weekend plans (I have my eye on this one for spring!) but when it comes to running around town day-to-day, a tote is a must in my book. I’m rarely seen without my St. Anne from Barrington or my Longchamp Le Pliage. Both beautiful, quality bags that are worth their weight in gold, in my opinion.

Last but not least, the J.Crew excursion vest. This bad boy has been around for a few years, and from the looks of things is not going anywhere. I’ve owned (and loved) one in navy for a few winters, but held out on a second color for the longest time, just sure they’d eventually go out of style. Silly me! My aunt gifted me the gorgeous beige shade I’d had my eye on for Christmas, and I haven’t stopped wearing it since! Lesson learned… you can never have enough vests.

Throw these three together, and you’ve got yourself a quick, easy and completely darling casual outfit. What are your favorite closet go-tos?

Love from Texas,


Photography by DallaStyle

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  1. Sara Kate said:

    I love this!! That skirt is adorable.

    Sara Kate Styling

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  2. Love this outfit!!

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  3. a great pair of boots with a sawter and a jacket with jewerly and purse and light makeup of course.

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  4. Kathryn said:

    Oh I love this look! Especially that skirt. Such a versatile piece to have.

    xx Kathryn

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  5. The rustic color of the hat still makes this outfit look dressed up! Love the combination <3

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    Maddy xo

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  6. Love this whole outfit! Those flats are a dream!
    -Angela & Amy

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  7. I wore my cream puffer vest today as well! So cute to pair it with the hunter green skirt, that’s a gorgeous color combination I never would have even thought of!


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  8. I love this color combination! This outfit is feminine and flirty — love it! The hat goes along really well and adds a sporty look to the outfit!

    Phyllis | http://www.prettypleese.com

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  9. Oh I am loving your photos lately! Plus, that skirt is too cute!

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  10. Katie said:

    This outfit is way too cute! Casual yet put together and I LOVE that shep shirt!


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  11. Anita said:

    Nice outfit.
    What size of the vest are you wearing??

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