Check Mate

Hey guys! I just realized that it’s been awhile since I’ve done an outfit post on here. So this post is timely…I got this black and white check top from Joe Fresh last year when they first released shipping to the U.S. If you’ve never heard of or tried Joe Fresh before, you definitely should check them out. They are a Canadian clothing company that sells quality basics at a reasonable price. And when they have sales it’s a great time to stock up! #youllthankmelater ๐Ÿ™‚

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Lately, I’ve been gravitating towards more basics and neutrals. It seriously makes it so much easier to get dressed in the morning and I’ve learned that I’m more comfortable in them too.

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Top: Joe Fresh (old, almost identical and only $21!) // Jeans: BlankNYC on sale for 25% off right now! // Heels: BCBGeneration (old, super similar here and here) // Crossbody bag: Forever 21 (old, identical) // Watch: Daniel Wellington // Monogram bar necklace: Bip&Bop // Sunnies: Jason Wu via DITTO c/o (rent designer sunglasses for $24/month and use to code STYLEINASMALLTOWN to get your first month FREE!

Speaking of comfort, enter, these jeans, a new addition to my closet. To be honest, they are a little more than I normally spend on jeans (and yes, Dad, I bought them with the holes in them!) but I was in need of new boyfriend jeans and I’d been lusting after these for a long time. So I had already been saving for them!ย  I bought them right before I went to Nashville a couple weeks ago and pretty much haven’t worn any other jeans since. #truestoryย I love it when you find something that it so comfortable and exactly how you hoped it would be, that you keep wearing it all the time! It definitely makes the cost per wear go waay down! Do you have any clothes like that?

Do you have any clothes like that?

Any plans this weekend? If you saw my Instagram this week, you saw that I have a big trip at the beginning of next month that I’m already starting to pack for! I’m so excited to share with you guys where I’m going, but you’re going to have to come back to find out! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Have a great weekend and as always, thanks for reading!

xoxo, Hillary

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  • LOVE this look! So chic yet kinda casual too, perfect. Will for sure be borrowing this look from you ๐Ÿ™‚ Imitation is the greatest form of flattery, right?

    http://www.thedaycationdiary.com

    • Hillary

      Thank you! Yes, it totally is! I’m so happy to hear that I’ve inspired you! Thanks for reading Megan!

  • Hillary, I love this top! I’ve been going crazy of checks and gingham lately! I hope you had a lovely weekend! <3

    • Hillary

      Thanks girl! I have too! I hope you had a nice weekend, as well! ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  • This top is adorable! I love those shoes too!! Xoxo Mindy

    • Hillary

      Thank you Mindy! xx

  • Those are the perfect pair of distressed denim! You look gorgeous XO

    • Hillary

      You’re so sweet! Thank you! xx

  • Loving this outfit & the rips in the knees look fantastic and insanely trendy! xx adaatude.com

    • Hillary

      Thanks Adaleta! They’re my favorite jeans for sure! xx

  • Love this top! I have those jeans and they are my absolute favorite jeans, I wear them a little more than I care to admit!

    xo Bree || http://bree-west.com

    • Hillary

      Lol – I have a feeling that’s going to my problems too! Thanks Bree! xx

  • You are looking beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚

    Nice post !

    fashionfresta.com

    • Hillary

      Thank you so much! xx

  • Such a cute top!

    • Hillary

      Thanks Tori! xx

  • I love an all black and white look! You look fab!

    xx,
    Amanda || http://www.fortheloveofglitter.com

    • Hillary

      Thanks Amanda! So do I, it’s so easy to just throw on and go! xx

  • This is fab go-to look. Can be worn pretty much anywhere. Love the jeans.

    • Hillary

      Thanks Cheryl! xx

  • Anna

    LOVE this look! The distressed denim are so good! My parents make fun of me all the time for buying “jeans with holes” – so glad I’m not the only one! ๐Ÿ™‚ XO

    Anna || A Lily Love Affair

    • Hillary

      Lol – oh definitely not! I’ve even been to a party where people started passing around a hat to collect money for me so that I would be able to buy a pair of jeans that didn’t have holes! They just don’t get it! xx

  • Wonderful post and look Hillary! I am in a packing phase too ๐Ÿ™‚
    Wishing you a beautiful weekend!
    Stella http://www.stellaasteria.com

    • Hillary

      Thanks Stella! Hope you’re going somewhere fun and had a great weekend, as well! xx

  • Love oversized gingham! And with the distressed jeans, purse and shoes … perfection! xx http://www.wentworthway.com

    • Hillary

      Thank you so much! xx

  • I have these jeans and I love seeing a new way to style them. The plaid shirt is super cute!!

    xo, Alicia | Alicia Tenise

    • Hillary

      I love it when I see someone wear something I already have! I’m so happt you were inspired to try something different! Thanks for reading Alicia! xx

  • This outfit is so cute and fresh on you!

    • Hillary

      Thanks Erin! xx

  • Love this outfit and Joe Fresh! And LOL to the dad joke about buying jeans with holes in them (I think every dad, including mine, makes this joke). They don’t get it. #whatever haha.

    -Erika
    http://www.blackwhiteblonde.com
    Miami Beach, FL

    • Hillary

      That’s Erika! I’m such a fan of theirs, they have such cute stuff! Lol – I’m sure glad I’m not alone! xx

  • Love this cool look Hillary! The jeans, the shoes, the top, and bag work perfectly together. I want to imitate this look for this weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

    • Hillary

      Thanks Kathrine! It would look great on you! Hope you had a nice weekend! xx