Category Archives: wardrobe essentials

Wardrobe Essentials: The Striped Tee




A striped tee is a definite closet must-have. Some might call it a wardrobe essential. :) It’s versatile enough to wear to work, casually on the weekend or to run errands and dressed up for a night out.


I love the peep toe ankle boots and would get them in a heartbeat if my lifestyle was a little different (i.e, I wasn’t running after a baby all day). As I mentioned in Friday’s weekend roundup, I’ve decided to jump on the birkenstock bandwagon. If they aren’t your thing, a pair of white cons would look just as cute. The work outfit might just be my favorite – a bandana scarf lends a funky flair and the cole haan sneakers embrace the athletic trend. They are so comfortable and perfect for running around the office from meeting to meeting.


night out: shirt, blazer, jeans (or these for less), shoes
weekend: shirt, jeans, sandals or sneakers
work: shirt, scarf,  skirt, shoes


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Wardrobe Essentials: Tweed Blazer

How to Wear a Tweed Blazer


night out: blazer, camisole, necklace, jeans, boots
weekend: blazer, tee, jeans, shoes
work: blazer, necklaceskirt, pumps


A tweed blazer is a great piece to have in your wardrobe. I especially love this version from J. Crew (less expensive option here). The fact it reminds me of my grandmother is a bonus!


For a night out, I’d wear it over a sexy camisole and add a delicate necklace or two. For the weekend, keep it casual over a striped tee, grey skinny jeans and oxfords. And finally for work, pair it with a pencil skirt, pumps and a pearl statement necklace (and my favorite black tights in the winter months).


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Wardrobe Essentials: Neutral Cardigan

Wardrobe Essentials: The Neutral Cardigan


night out: cardigan, vest, jeans, heels
weekend: tee, cardigan, jeans, sneakers
work: dress, cardigan, heels


While I don’t reach for a cardigan as often as some other pieces in my closet, I still believe one in a neutral shade is an essential part of a complete wardrobe. I was at J. Crew the other day and saw this one in grey (it also comes in navy with white stripes). The subtle stripes set it apart from more traditional cardigans. You know I love a good deal…this cardigan is on sale for 30% off through Sunday with promo GETSHOPPING.


For a night out, I’d switch it up a bit and wear a white tee and the striped cardigan as my base and then layer this fantastic green (faux) fur vest over it. Isn’t that a fun outfit?! I can see throwing on the cardigan over another striped shirt with skinny jeans and some converse for the weekend. And finally over a dress at the office. Why is it always so cold in office buildings? A sweater is almost a requirement no matter what season it is.


You might notice a few changes on Luv in the Bubble. More to come on them soon, but you can now find all wardrobe essentials posts by selecting the Wardrobe Essentials option under the “Series” header!

Wardrobe Essentials: Ankle Boots

3 ways to wear Sam Edelman Petty Ankle Boots


night out: shirt, vest, clutch, jeans, boots
weekend: shirt, scarf, jeans, boots
work: shirt, necklace, tote, pants, boots


Happy new year! I hope you all had as relaxing and fun holiday break as we did. It was the perfect mix of family time, being active outdoors and just hanging out. We were productive without having a miles long to do list. I’m excited to get back on track here on Luv in the Bubble in 2016. I’ve got an editorial calendar full of exciting ideas!


It’s no secret the Sam Edelman Petty ankle boots are my #1 choice this fall and winter. I wear them at least 4 days a week. They’re so comfortable and the perfect height for constantly being on the move. So it made sense they’re up next in my wardrobe essentials series.


Proving they’re versatile enough for a night out or weekend wear, they were the only pair of shoes I packed when we spent Thanksgiving in Napa. The “putty” is my favorite color of the 4 options. They work just as well with black pants for a day at the office as they do with your go to denim on the weekend. And as a bonus, you can wear them with shorts when it warms up!