Always On Trend – Military Style Jacket

I think I mentioned it once or twice, OK maybe 20 times: I love striped clothing! I can’t put my finger on the reason why, but I definitely love them. I also like is comfortable clothing, especially on days where I’m running around the city getting things done. I need to be focused and efficient and I can’t let my outfit distract me in any way… A lesson I learned that the hard way, believe me!IMG_9650IMG_9651

On a day like that, when the weather is warmer, an easy to slip on dress, a light jacket and a pair of sneakers are usually my goto outfit. They’re easy to wear and I know I’ll look well put together in no time.

I know this season was all about bomber jackets, but personally I feel a military style jacket is a little more timeless and effortless to wear. Just a year ago, bombers were a distant memory from the 90’s, but military style jackets seem always to be in style. Traditional military jackets are usually deep green or olive, that’s why I chose this particular one. It’s a little different. With patches on the sleeves, chest and shoulder, the monotone beige is broken with those subtle details.

These sneakers have been featured in my April favorites for a reason; I’ve been wearing them a ton lately (remember this outfit?). They are so comfortable for walking, perfect for my busy day in San Francisco. I recently ordered a white pair of Nike sneakers to shake things up a little, but until they arrive I’ll be living in these!

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This backpack has been my shoulders’ best friend! Not only I can fit my laptop, camera and a ton of other things, but it distributes the weight evenly so I don’t end up having one sore shoulder, like I usually do with my handbags. I wish it had a little zipper inside for my keys and wallet, but other than that it has been great for day to day.
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I hope everyone is having a great hump day so far, if not, cheer up you’re half way to the week end!

XoXo,

Tamara

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    • Tamara
      Author
      May 11, 2016 / 10:33 am

      Thanks Megan!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  1. May 11, 2016 / 7:50 am

    Your outfit is hella cute. Make me want to head out and get me a jacket. BTW, stripes are def you!

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 11, 2016 / 10:33 am

      Haha thanks doll!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 11, 2016 / 10:34 am

      I’m glad you liked this combo Bruna! Have a great day.

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 11, 2016 / 10:34 am

      Thank you Alice!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  2. May 11, 2016 / 8:47 am

    The dress is so pretty!!
    I’m such a striped fan as well!
    Jabeen x

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 11, 2016 / 10:35 am

      Thank you Jabeen! I’m glad there’s someone that likes them as much as I do.

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  3. Amy Arnold
    May 11, 2016 / 8:48 am

    Military jackets are always on trend! I wear mine all the time. Love this color option with your stripes.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 11, 2016 / 10:35 am

      Thanks Amy Ann!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  4. May 11, 2016 / 8:48 am

    I adore the way you styled this cute striped dress! You look amazing!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 11, 2016 / 10:36 am

      Thank you Dolls!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 11, 2016 / 10:36 am

      So I’m not alone … haha Thanks Rach!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 11, 2016 / 10:37 am

      Thanks for stopping by Kate, have a great day!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 12, 2016 / 7:53 am

      Same here! Backpacks are a life changer. Thanks for stopping by Andrea!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  5. May 11, 2016 / 11:10 am

    I love that backpack! I hate carrying a big purse because I always end up filling it up, and then the next day my shoulder is hurting! But this backpack is a great solution, and I love that it’s big enough that you said you could fit your camera and your laptop! What a great piece!

    Jess

    http://www.JessExplainsItAll.com

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 12, 2016 / 7:55 am

      You definitely need to invest in one too. Your shoulders will thank you later!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 12, 2016 / 7:55 am

      Thanks!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 12, 2016 / 7:56 am

      I have been loving wearing sneakers and dresses lately, so much more comfortable than heels or even flats!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  6. May 11, 2016 / 12:17 pm

    I’m with you on the stripes. Seriously obsessed! Love this look so much, especially with your sneaks! Super cute and perfect for a casual day around town 😉

    Xox Dana Ivy // http://www.iadorewhatilove.com

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 12, 2016 / 7:57 am

      Thanks Dana!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 12, 2016 / 7:57 am

      Thanks Rachel!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 12, 2016 / 7:58 am

      I’m glad you loved them Jillian!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 12, 2016 / 7:59 am

      Thank you Alecz, have a great one!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 12, 2016 / 8:00 am

      Thanks Kim, I’m lucky to have a hubby who’s a photographer!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 12, 2016 / 8:00 am

      Thanks Keri!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 12, 2016 / 8:01 am

      Amen to that, lol!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  7. May 11, 2016 / 7:46 pm

    Love the entire outfit, beautiful!
    Kisses, Raysa

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 12, 2016 / 8:02 am

      Thank you Raysa!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  8. May 11, 2016 / 7:56 pm

    Your look is so on point. I love how this is trendy, but still casual enough for running around the city. Great styling!

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina

  9. May 11, 2016 / 9:24 pm

    Nice! I love the utilitarian jacket with the stripes – very classic =) And your shoes are so amazing! =)

    – Che

    http://www.style-che.com

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 12, 2016 / 8:03 am

      I’m glad you liked them Che!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  10. May 11, 2016 / 10:34 pm

    I love the dress.

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 12, 2016 / 8:03 am

      I’m happy that you do Linda! Have a great day.

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  11. May 11, 2016 / 11:10 pm

    So beautiful.

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 12, 2016 / 8:03 am

      Thank you Lily!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  12. May 11, 2016 / 11:18 pm

    I love the entire look. The jacket is fab and the striped dress as well. And I wish I had this backpack!

    LUXESSED

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 12, 2016 / 8:04 am

      Thanks Anouk! You need to get your hands on a backpack, trust me your shoulders will thank you!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  13. May 11, 2016 / 11:38 pm

    Very beautiful!!!
    Chiara

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 12, 2016 / 8:04 am

      Thank you Chiara!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  14. May 11, 2016 / 11:51 pm

    This is a style I would totally emulate. I love military jackets, especially green ones!

    Hannah
    Floraful

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 12, 2016 / 8:05 am

      I’m so glad that you liked it!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  15. May 12, 2016 / 12:47 am

    The added belt totally gives the dress a cuter look! I need to get myself some belts to add to some dresses. I love the way they look! <3

    BlondieInTheCity.com

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 12, 2016 / 8:07 am

      I always love adding structure to dresses with belts, especially if they’re a little loose. Thank you for stopping by Hayley, have a great one!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  16. May 12, 2016 / 2:52 am

    Military jackets are the best and they’ll never go out of style. Perfect look, love how comfy it looks and that striped dress is a little perfection! 🙂

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 12, 2016 / 8:07 am

      It was indeed a comfy outfit. I’m glad you liked it Matea!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 12, 2016 / 8:08 am

      Thanks Yulia!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 12, 2016 / 8:08 am

      I’m glad you do Violette! Have a great day!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  17. May 12, 2016 / 4:52 am

    Such a great look! I love that jacket!

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 12, 2016 / 8:08 am

      Thanks Amy!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  18. May 12, 2016 / 5:14 am

    i love this look! my husband is a pilot so i feel like i can’t wear any bomber type jackets without doing being ironic….
    it looks great with this dress!
    Xx
    Kali
    http://www.lovelaughexplore.com
    @love_laugh_explore

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 12, 2016 / 8:09 am

      Hahaha, well, maybe when he’s out of town? lol!

      Have a great day Kali!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 12, 2016 / 8:10 am

      Thank you!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 12, 2016 / 8:10 am

      I’m so happy you do Marina!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  19. May 12, 2016 / 9:15 am

    I couldn’t agree more, I feel the same way about classic stripes, they’re just so versatile and easy! When running errands, I share the same mantra. I like to either wear one of my go-to rompers, which coincidently are stripes, or a graphic tee and jeans, both are SO easy and look instantly put together without all the fuss! I love your striped dress and how you’ve belted it, making it look so put together. It also looks perfect paired with the military jacket! I’m also loving both your bag and sneakers, too! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you’re having a great week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

  20. May 12, 2016 / 11:48 am

    I love that jacket! The details are just lovely, and you styled it so well!

  21. May 12, 2016 / 11:56 pm

    I love this look, it’s totally my style. Thanks for the ideas!!
    Have a lovely weekend 🙂
    Rosanna x

  22. Maggie
    May 13, 2016 / 5:41 am

    I love this look!! It’s definitely perfectly on trend and looks so easy and great for running errands or something 🙂

    http://www.maggiealamode.com

  23. Melissa
    May 19, 2016 / 2:45 pm

    I love how the military jacket breaks up the outfit! I will definitely be keeping an eye out for these jackets, so I can add one to my own wardrobe 😉

    http://www.pennyanddash.com

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