If I had to pick which I prefer more – dressing up or dressing down, I would definitely say dressing up. I’m not uncomfortable in heels, love a gorgeous dress and overall it feels more like “me”. But I do like to have outfits in my closet that are more casual instead of opting for leggings and an old tee/sweatshirt combo. So I’m always on the hunt for pieces or a combination of pieces that are appropriate for a casual occasion but don’t make me feel schlumpy. I have always said (even since high school) that I don’t think you have to sacrifice being comfortable for looking pulled together. You can have both! I purchased a few of these t-shirt dresses from Old Navy at the beginning of my pregnancy since I felt they would be perfect for my expanding waistline without breaking the bank, and I absolutely loved them! Frankly, pregnant or not I find that they are such an easy piece to throw on and go – with sneakers like in this look or dressed up with flats like I did in this post. Though my days of tying a shirt/jacket around my waist are getting numbered, I still love how it breaks up the monotony of the striped pattern and┬áI always end up wearing it at some point during the day #nevernotcold. Swap out the baseball hat and sneakers for a cute straw hat and wedges for another option as well – a t-shirt dress is so versatile for this!

 

Dress – Old Navy (on sale for $16!) | Jacket – GAP | Hat – Nordstrom | Bag – Chloe | Sneakers – Adidas | Bracelet – Giles & Brother

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