We’re halfway through the week and on the downhill slide to a long weekend! Yay!! And for the fashion friendly, it’s like Christmas in May with Nordstrom
kicking off their Half-Yearly Sale
, which includes up to 40% off on Women’s, Men’s, Kid’s styles, Shoes, as well as Handbags, Jewelry, Watches and Home. I’ll be sure to show you the best deals on Friday in my weekly Weekend Steals & Deals post
If you happen to be a regular reader, you’ve probably noticed that in my fashion posts lately, I’ve been highlighting the things that are my tried and true more casual go-to’s, which I’ve dubbed “HWH Everyday Favorites
“. I figured it would be a good idea to put all of those HWH Everyday Faves
into one post, so you could have them all in one spot.
It took me awhile, but I think I compiled ALL of my favorite Spring/Summer Tops, Bottoms (shorts & Jeans), Dresses, Shoes, Accessories, Bags, Workout Wear and Intimates here into this Mama Jama of a blog post! Phew! I need a nap! I hope these Spring/Summer staples help give you some ease while getting dressed on your casual days.
p.s. for size reference, I put my size next to the item (I’m petite, 5’1, 107 lbs).
Topshop U-Neck Tank
(pink, white, grey and black)(4)
The U-Neck tank is great for running around in. I love the cut and have it in three colors.
Lace Sleeve Top (XS)
This top is perfect for cooler Summer nights. I want to wear it all the time!
This jean jacket goes with me everywhere these days and is so perfect because it’s soft and the material feels in between a regular jean jacket and a denim top. This jacket goes in and out of stock often, so you may have to check back for this particular item, otherwise, I linked two similar styles.
Vintage Military Shorts
I’m living in shorts already and these have been my go-to! They have more colors too. They are well-made and the zips are a fun touch.
These are the same shorts pictured above with the Swing Tank. They are super comfy and the pattern adds interest.
These white jeans have also been a staple on repeat. White jeans in the summer are perfect because you can dress them up or down, and wear with flats, heels, wedges. I tried on so many white pair and ended up splurging on these (although they were on sale) because they fit so well and because they were the best jean material, less like a jegging and more like a jean. With white jeans, a jegging is not flattering.
Lush Knit Maxi Dress
, $38.90 (XS)
Maxi dresses are a favorite because they instantly make you looked dressed up without the effort! I love the print and color on this one, but Lush makes lots of great maxis at a great price
Zoe & Rose Crochet Knit Dress (XS)
After wearing this dress last weekend for the first time, I’m already dubbing it an everyday fave! So cute and easy to wear with different accessories.
My go-to sandals have nearly every kind of outfit covered! You’ll be cute and comfy all day!
Vince Camuto Effel Sandal
$118.95, $79.90 (6)
Havianna flip flops
For the beach, pool, just running around or good times in general, Havianna’s are the way to go!
I wear this all the time in my love’s initial, J. It makes a great gift too.
I’m crazy over this ‘low’ version wrap bracelet. Now that I have it, I can attest the quality is as good as the ‘high’.
Kate Spade Watch
This simple, but large faced gold face with sweet pink spade and second hand is still going strong. It goes with everything and makes for a great arm party!
The white watch you often see me in lately was bought at Christmas-time last year during a crazy-good sale that didn’t last long. I’ve been wearing it non-stop lately and even while I work out, but I found a great, lesser-priced Michael Kors (white + gold!) version below. But, I see it’s ON SALE again now 40% off ($207), so if you want one, better snatch it up before the sale ends!
Michael Kors Runway Watch
Bebe Aviator Sunglasses (
Sephora Tinted Self-Tanning Mist
I couldn’t leave out the self-tanner!
Vegan Reversible Tote
This bag has special meaning to me since it was the last Christmas gift I received from my Mom and Dad last year. I get compliments on it everywhere I go.
You’ve probably seen me with this bag next to me in my workout pics! I carry it everyday to the gym. Makes me think I need to wash it!
Y’all know I’m serious about my workouts (most of the time!) and definitely need good quality workout clothes in material that I feel good in. And I prefer it to be cute too!
Nike Dri-Fit Running Shorts (XS)
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the fit, comfort and quality of these and I have tried on a million pair of shorts in the last few months! I’m ordering the other color too! I only wish they were on sale- they’re pricey at $60, but I will get every last penny out of them I’m sure. I prefer my shorts on the short side and these are, but they’re not too short. No booty is hanging out if you know what I mean.
Nike Pro Classic Sports Bra – various colors/patterns
This bra holds you in, but isn’t too restrictive. I like the bold pattern too. I’m 34D and wear size Medium.
Under Armour Heat Gear Sports Bra (M)
Before I found the Nike bras above, these were my go-to! They are just easy to wear and also supportive. I even run in these. (These are old pictures from when I was in great shape last summer- but I’m working on getting back there now!)
My then 4-year old and I had walked to the neighborhood playground on this day and he told me I needed to sit with Mickey on the bench. When I asked him, “Can’t I go play on the playgound too?” he replied, “No, you’re a little bit too old for that!” Hmmm.
Zella Z5 Tee (XS)
If you like to wear a tee when you work out, this is the one for you! The rushing and v-neck are perfect! I always workout in tanks, but this is one tee I don’t mind.
Zella Socks (9/11)
I’ve gotten particular about my socks in my old age. It drives me crazy when socks shrink or fall into your shoe while you’re working out. These stay put, my feet are comfortable in them, and they don’t make my feet super sweaty. They come in white and other colors.
ASICS Running Shoes
I like Nike shoes for the gym, but usually run in ASICS. I find they fit my feet the best and the quality is so good- they’ll last a long time.
This visor has been a staple for so many years. I wear it running outside and to the pool. It’s seen some good times. I even found a pic of me wearing it four years ago, when my son was just about to turn one!
Last but certainly not least, let’s talk intimate apparel. The four bra/panty items below are on repeat nearly daily. The Spankx (my first one) helps control the tummy so you can relax and not feel like you have to suck in all night when you’re wearing a form-fitting dress. I liked that this Spankx went up to right under your chest because it made for the most seamless midsection – no lumps, bumps or ripples from where the other Spankx naturally stopped at the waistline.