Casual in Tassels

The tassel trend that is all over the place right now makes me very very happy. Why you ask? Because every time I wear a tassel necklace or a tassel top, I can’t stop playing with the tassels! Do you have this problem too!? Ha, it definitely keeps my restless tendencies preoccupied throughout the busy day.  😉 

On a recent trip to H&M, I found this gray tassel top hidden in a back corner, with only one size left, like it was waiting for me. At less than $20, I knew this casual closet staple was something I couldn’t pass up. (Plus, hello tassels!) The top sadly is sold out, but I’ve linked a few similar options below!
Usually when I shop, I tend to gravitate towards the dressier more “special” pieces. I guess I convince myself that it’s better to spend my money on that sort of thing? I’m not sure.  So when I go out of my way to purchase casual laid back pieces, it’s kind of a big deal.
And once I do, I always ask myself …. why don’t I do this more often!? 

I dressed this top up with dark skinnies, a plain (but statement making necklace) my favorite blue purse, and navy blue gladiator style sandals. (These sandals also come in gold & are now on MAJOR MAJOR sale at Anthropologie, I might add.)
When I do dress more on the casual side, I tend to add fun jewelry, bright purses or quirky shoes to my outfits to dress them up a bit. I’ve mentioned on the blog a time or two that I never like to leave the house without wearing at least three pieces. In this instance – the top, jeans & necklace are the three signature pieces, while the purse & shoes are outfit necessities that I also like to have fun with. This way I could be out running errands while also feeling dressed up enough to carry my look into dinner plans. 🙂
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Speaking of dinner plans! I have got to share this recipe for chicken tortilla soup that Patrick and I made last night! I found it on Pinterest a year or so ago and it has become our go-to tortilla soup recipe. It’s also on the healthier side as well. (That is, before you add sour cream & cheese on top, which I always do!) 😉 We usually save soups/chilis for the cooler months, but for some reason I was itching to whip a batch up this week. Maybe that’s why it tasted so much better than usual, because we haven’t had it in so long!
Get the recipe here: chicken tortilla soup
Hope you all are having a happy Wednesday! We’re halfway to the weekend! 🙂 
alice
photos by lauren beatty

  • So simple, yet so put together! Love it!

  • Super cute top, and adorng those sandals!

    Berty Morales
    Mad For Fashion For Less
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  • This is totally my style! I absolutely love this top. Totally want it!!

  • This look is so on point love! I swear I have the same perspective when I shop- I gravitate towards the "special" pieces, and then wonder why I have no basics when I'm at home trying to put an outfit together!

    x.o. Josie

  • Thank you for sharing the recipe! I LOVE chicken tortilla soup, but I don't have a great recipe. I'll have to let you know how I like it. On a different note I need this top. This is by far my favorite top I have seen on any blogger today. Mostly because its casual enough that I can wear it anywhere, but it is so fun and DIFFERENT. Very nice.

    –Samantha

    http://www.BesosFromAmerica.com

  • What a great outfit! I love the details on that sweeter, and the blue bag adds an awesome pop of colour.

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