May 1, 2017

How to Dress Up a T-Shirt.

     A navy striped t-shirt is such a basic closet essential, but you can wear it so many ways. This outfit gives a simple navy-t a look that's a balance between dressed up and dressed down, and I think I kind of love the end result!

Photography by Deeana Kourtney Photography

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     I'm not sure if I've ever worn an outfit in this color palette before (navy, white and pale pink, with pops of black), but I really like how it all came together! I bought this basic navy t-shirt for my Italy trip since I knew it would match a lot of things that I was packing (versatility is so key for a one suitcase vacation!). I ended up buying this gorgeous scalloped pink jacket and these beautiful statement earrings while on my trip, and I love the way they dressed up the t-shirt. Now that springtime is in full bloom it's definitely white jean season again, so I broke those out and finished the look with some of my favorite chunky sandals. This was a great outfit to wear during my last weeks in Charlotte!

     If you're looking to dress up a t-shirt, adding a leather jacket or fitted blazer, a nice pair of denim, and cute heeled sandals or dressy flats are always a go-to solution! Color-coordinating accessories (like the statement earrings that I wore here) can be the perfect touch to finish off the look.

     On a side note- this outfit was one of the last ones that Deeana and I shot before I moved! I am glad that we had the opportunity to "over shoot" so that I have plenty of content to share with y'all still for the next few weeks, as well as more Italy posts. I have found another photographer here in Vermont who I'm excited to begin working with soon, but it's been nice to have all of my photos ready to go while I've been settling into my new job. But at the same time, it makes me sad to know that I won't be working with Deeana anymore! We always had the best time together shooting and finding cool photo spots all around Charlotte. Y'all know that I had a strong weakness for the views on top of Charlotte's many parking decks, so I was very glad to cross the one in today's post off as a blog photo spot before the move.

      Hope everyone is having a great Monday! I'm still adjusting to having Mondays as my day off. 😊

      God Bless,

      xoxo Annaliese (or Charlotte XO on the radio!)


  1. Such a pretty and feminine look – I love everything about it! I'm loving these photos as well!

  2. I love to dress up a comfy tee. Those heels look really cute and comfortable too. Can't wait to see outfit photos from Vermont! Yay!

  3. I really love this outfit!! You look so fabulous lovely :)

  4. I LOVE this jacket! The ruffle hem is too cute!

  5. Your hair is so gorgeous!
    Adore the sweet little ruffles at the bottom of this jacket.
    xo, Shell

  6. You look so god babe, I am loving that jacket.

  7. Off topic but you have amazing eyebrows! Serious 90s supermodel vibes happening! And I need that jacket! The ruffles are everything! xoRach |

  8. That jacket is so stinkin' cute! Love the pink and navy together!
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

  9. I love how you dressed up your tee! That jacket is so cute.

    Greta |

  10. That jacket is adorable with the peplum hem!

  11. I think white jeans makes every outfit look a little more classier and I love the blush jacket!

  12. Oh this is such a cute outfit!! I am obsessing over your blush jacket!

    The Classic Brunette

  13. Girl, I'm totally in love with this look and you look amazing in it! Totally love when a winner look comes together with unexpected pieces!

  14. Love this peplum jacket! It is so cute.

    xo //

  15. The power of a good blazer/jacket is underrated! It's such an easy way to make an outfit look more put together!!

    - Danielle |


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