Happy Memorial Day to all of you!! I know that many parts of the country consider this their first day of summer, but technically that doesn’t come until the 21st of June. In Southern California we are strangely having real SPRING weather so I am taking full advantage of it! I love when seasons are changing because it becomes completely acceptable to mix and match items from two seasons. For example, when summer is changing to fall and I wear boots with shorts. And now, as spring is changing to summer, I love wearing shorts with sweaters. I actually run with this trend far into summer because I’m always cold from the elevated air conditioning levels everywhere.

To me, a closet staple that you can use year after year is a lightweight, perfectly white sweater. It goes with everything and adds a fresh crispness to any outfit. If it has any kind of lace up detail, strings, cutouts or ties… then it’s a must-have! The sweater I’m wearing is from last year and is only available now in one size, here. But I’ve rounded up a few other affordable white sweaters that fit the bill too. Just open this post in your browser and shop the thumbnail pics at the bottom.

My hair scarf is many, many years old and I have quite a few that I use all the time. The versatility of a small scarf can’t be beat… I use them as ponytail holders, headbands, neckerchiefs or as a pop of color on my wrist or tied to a purse. It is a great accessory! At the bottom of the post, I’ve linked a bunch of colorful small scarves as well as my tassel earrings (many of which are on MAJOR SALE right now). You can shop my fave round rattan purse here. My shoes are at least 12 years old if you can believe it! Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find any similar pairs to link but it just goes to show that if you find great classic pieces, there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy them for many years (or a decade in this case, hehehe).

Hope you have a safe and enjoyable rest of your holiday weekend!

Thanks for reading! xoxo, JB


  • Reply
    Jamie Yarbrough
    May 28, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    Love a good white sweater! I love to be covered in the summer because of the air conditioning too. I love that you have a range of pricing suggestions too!

    • Reply
      Jennifer Basa
      May 28, 2018 at 11:20 pm

      Thanks so much!! xo

  • Reply
    Isabella Thorp
    May 29, 2018 at 11:02 am

    Love pairing sweaters with shorts and love
    that I can still wear them in New England where the evenings are cool.

  • Reply
    Jennifer Basa
    May 29, 2018 at 7:57 pm

    Yes, I agree… that is such a great thing about New England!!

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