In the spirit of saving money and shopping less and finding more time in the day…

….I have the best idea.

No more over-fashion thinking. Let’s talk through a week’s worth of outfits.

I found some of the cutest things that you can wear on date night.

And lunch with friends.

And sweet tea on your back porch.

And an afternoon with a really good book.

And the best part?

All the clothes are from different retailers at a variety of price points (most of it is SUPER affordable) and looks and ideas and fashion finds for spring.

Don’t you love a friend who shops for you?

Oh, good.

Me, too.

|| black flower belt || pink shirt with zippered sleeves (use code THISTLEWOOD15)||

|| cropped wide-leg black pants (use 50% off coupon)|| black sandals ||


First up in the spring department (well actually the anytime department) are these black pants and this fuchsia v-neck blouse with these zippered sleeves.

The pants are SO FLATTERING.

They are stretchy (but the kind of knit that’s a little sturdy and holds up well). The pants have pockets and wide legs and narrow in at the waist with a wide waistband. I have them in three different colors and get so many compliments when I wear them.

And there’s a 50% off coupon right now with them.

I got this shirt from a local boutique that ships everywhere (and you can use my code THISTLEWOOD15 for an additional 15% off). The color is so pretty and the sleeves zip up and down so you can adjust the cuffs to whatever height you want.

And then?

I added this flower stretchy belt that’s the perfect spring accessory.

You can see the flower belt here.

|| blue ruffle tiered dress (use code THISTLEWOOD15) ||


This dress is SO COMFORTABLE.

I wore it Saturday and it took me from shopping to dinner to game night. It has ruffles and pockets and it’s made from a cotton material that feels so high-end. It fits true-to-size and it hits me right at the knees. I’m 5 feet for reference.

You can see the blue ruffle dress here (and make sure to use my code THISTLEWOOD15).

|| pink sweater dress || heels || clip-on bows ||


This dress is so versatile.

It’s actually longer than this (you can see it in the pictures on the website).

But when it came to the house and I tried it on, I gathered it up and pulled it over the belt that comes with it. It’s a lightweight knit and runs true to size. There are layers of hot pink and red in the dress layered in with this zig zag pattern.

You can see the pink sweater dress here.

I love these block heels, too. They are made of a knit fabric with these clip-on bows that you can add to the front or the back.

You can see the block heels here.

|| these AMAZING jeans (that in sad news are sold out) || pink sweater (use code THISTLEWOOD15) || neutral sandals ||


These jeans are so amazing. Perfect amount of stretch. Perfect faded color.

But in sad news they are sold out now.

I’ll keep you posted and let you know when they restock.

But the sweater is still stocked. It’s called “The Jackie” with the softest cotton, wide bell sleeves and a mock turtleneck. You can wear it out or front tucked like I did here.

You can see the pink sweater here.

|| eyelet bell sleeve top || jeans || espadrilles ||


I love mixed media tops.

This navy top has the prettiest eyelet sleeves with a knit t-shirt center.

I’m always looking for tops with slightly longer sleeves to hide the tops of my arms (which are NOT cute) and this top is perfect and I love the way it fits and that the knit is slightly longer in the torso.

You can see the top here.

The jeans are the right color and the right weave and they fit true to size (and these jeans are in stock).

You can see the jeans here.

|| pink puffed sleeve t-shirt ||

|| cropped wide-leg black pants (use 50% off coupon)|| black sandals ||


This pink puffed-sleeve t-shirt is so cozy and flattering. I love the longer sleeves on the shirt as well as the little puffs on the sleeves. It runs true-to-size.

You can see the pink puffed t-shirt here.

I already mentioned these pants (but they are worth a second mention) and they are SO FLATTERING.

They are stretchy (but the kind of knit that’s a little sturdy and holds up well). The pants have pockets and wide legs and narrow in at the waist with a wide waistband. I have them in three different colors and get so many compliments when I wear them.

And there’s a 50% off coupon right now with them.

|| blue and white dress (use code THISTLEWOOD15) ||


You know how much I love blue and white.

And a blue and white dress with ruffles?

Umm. Yes, please.

This dress is lined with ruffles at the neck and the prettiest pattern.

It’s perfect for Easter and Mother’s Day.

You can see the blue and white dress here.

|| white eyelet mixed media sweater (use code THISTLEWOOD15)|| || these AMAZING jeans (that in sad news are sold out) || neutral sandals ||

And one bonus outfit for the road with this incredible mixed media sweater with eyelet sleeves!

I hope you enjoyed this episode of “fashion through the week.”

I’m so happy that spring is here.

How about you?

Here’s to all the bright colors and patterns and SUNSHINE.

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  1. Image for JC JC

    So cute! I especially love anything in fushia pink or sapphire blue. It's so bright and cheery! Thanks for sharing these.

  2. Image for Bluwatergal Bluwatergal

    Hi Karianne! Sooooo pretty! And proves the saying, “We gotta wear clothes, pants and top at least, and it is just as easy to put on something cute!” Plus it feels good to wear cute clothes. Have an amazing week 🌺 Bwg

  3. Image for Patricia Patricia

    Look at you, Fashionista! Me too on the not-so-cute upper arms so I'm always looking for a sleeve. Your post reminds me of something I've been trying for the last three weeks. In order to get me back into my colorful spring clothes (and not just grabbing what's right in front), I've been assembling five or six outfits to get me through the week. I try to pull out the stuff that's been hibernating all winter and look for necklaces and scarves for that extra step. So far, it's been working. Faster and more fun getting dressed after my workout.

  4. Image for Nancy carr Nancy carr

    You are adorable in those clothes. I need skirts longer at my age. The first pink blouse is pretty. Does it wrinkle? I see it’s 100% cotton. Thank you

    1. Image for KariAnne Wood KariAnne Wood

      I get it! I have a few dresses from Walmart that I just got in that are longer! Stay tuned! Happy day KariAnne

  5. Image for Lisa Lisa

    Karianne, you look so cute in each outfit. I love the pop of vibrant color, just right for Spring. You look great. Happy day to you. xoxo


    KariAnne, your outfits look so beautiful on you! The colors just say "spring"! Thanks for doing all the shopping for us! Have a blessed week!

  7. Image for Auntie G Auntie G

    These are so cute Karianne, but I am a retired teacher and most of these are just too expensive for me even with the discounts and coupons. I did love looking at them though.

    1. Image for KariAnne Wood KariAnne Wood

      I get it! I have a few dresses from Walmart that I just got in that are even more budget-friendly! Stay tuned! Happy day KariAnne

  8. Image for Diana Diana

    Well this was fun and cheerful. I love the last blue and white dress and the elbow sleeve pink top. These colors say yes to Spring and hello Easter. I'm feeling happier already.....

  9. Image for Jodena Beale Jodena Beale

    Love the clothes. All so pretty and you put them together so well. I love the blue and white but not mad at the bright pink either. Thank you for showing all the cute items.

  10. Image for V V

    Is this site broken? I counted at least 16 ads, some of which repeated, in the content and 13 in the comments section. I couldn't even focus on the content. I understand making money, but this is a bit much? Especially the ones now popping up and shifting the box I am now typing in. Sheesh!

  11. Image for Karen Karen

    The blue and white Valerie dress is just adorable on you, as is the white eyelet sweater with jeans! Way too cute!

  12. Image for jodie filogomo jodie filogomo

    Of course I love the blue and white dress but can we talk about the shoes too?? Wowza, BTW, that flower belt is fabulous. Those are exactly the kind that work for every woman...even if you don't have a waist per se. XOXO Jodie

  13. Image for Becky Becky

    Love the blue and white. Does it run true to size? I am 5’2” was wondering if it would be too short. Thoughts?

  14. Image for Kathy Kathy

    You look cute as a button..prices were not working for me, a lot to expensive even with discount and coupons..but enjoy seeing items!

  15. Image for Debbie Debbie

    I’m sorry that I’m late to the party. Lol I love that pink on you and the blue and white, along with those ‘oh so cute’ shoes….love the ones with the bows. You just make me smile from ear to ear my friend!

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