Ladies how do you start your morning? What is your one must have morning routine that gets you ready for the day and keeps you going despite the busy schedules, and to do lists? I always say; for me, after a good breakfast, that one thing is my habit of drinking tea & coffee.

I’ll show you how I carry my tea & coffee around town when I am running from one place to another. I am also sharing one of falls hottest trends; bell sleeve sweater paired with a jacquard A-Line skirt. Make sure to check out my style tips, and outfit details as always.

BELL SLEEVE RUFFLE NECK SWEATER & JACQUARD A-LINE SKIRT
BELL SLEEVE RUFFLE NECK SWEATER & JACQUARD A-LINE SKIRT

During weekdays, my mornings start by getting the kids ready, driving them to school  (unless my husbands morning is not too packed and he can take them which happens rarely) and continues with volunteering at said schools, various errands, blog work related meetings/conference calls, writing at home, and workouts at the gym. After I pick the kids up, the cycle of the day restarts with going from one activity to another until we come home around 6 to 7. When I say I NEED my tea & coffee I am not exaggerating; I feel like I run on them.

BELL SLEEVE RUFFLE NECK SWEATER & JACQUARD A-LINE SKIRT
BELL SLEEVE RUFFLE NECK SWEATER & JACQUARD A-LINE SKIRT

I love life when there are a variety of things to do, many people I love to see or talk to, different activities to attend. I think it would be fair to say I thrive on this crazy schedule. I love the feeling of accomplishing seemingly small things like getting the kids to their games on time, or finishing a photo shoot before it starts to rain, or even cooking my favorite recipe without burning anything haha. When I start my day right, I feel like crushing it, with these small to others but victorious to me daily achievements, comes easier.

How do I start my day right? Like I said above, I have to have my tea/coffee with me. When I am running from one place to another, my choice of containers are disposable cups.

Dixie® To Go cups are perfect as they keep me safe while enjoying very hot beverages, the lids are leak resistant, and I can just throw the cups in a recycling bin once when I am done. (Between you and me I am known to lose way too many tumblers. Hubby would make fun of me if he heard 🙂 ) Unless I am staying at one place, I keep my tumblers at home, and take my Dixie® To Go cups with me. One less thing to worry about right?

BELL SLEEVE RUFFLE NECK SWEATER & JACQUARD A-LINE SKIRT
BELL SLEEVE RUFFLE NECK SWEATER & JACQUARD A-LINE SKIRT

Style Tip: If you ladies remember, with my sweater picks under $100 seen here, I’ve shared this bell sleeve, ruffle neck sweater. Bell sleeve tops are very on trend this season, and they add such a dramatic effect to even casual outfits.

Jewel colors, and feminine fabrics such as jacquard & velvet ( to be featured soon) are also in style. I paired my bell sleeve navy sweater (has a tinge of purple in it though the light here made it more so) with the beautiful green jacquard A-Line skirt that has mustard colored design. I love how the very feminine top balances the retro inspired skirt.

This particular day, I stopped by my friends boutique, ran some errands, and had a conference call before I picked up the kids. I styled the pieces casual chic with the addition of a practical cross body bag, warm tights, and my booties that go with literally everything. (and under $100 too 😉

BELL SLEEVE RUFFLE NECK SWEATER & JACQUARD A-LINE SKIRT
BELL SLEEVE RUFFLE NECK SWEATER & JACQUARD A-LINE SKIRT
BELL SLEEVE RUFFLE NECK SWEATER & JACQUARD A-LINE SKIRT
BELL SLEEVE RUFFLE NECK SWEATER & JACQUARD A-LINE SKIRT

OUTFIT DETAILS 

Top: Bell Sleeve Sweater | Skirt: Jacquard A Line Skirt | Tights: Navy Opaque | Shoes: Neutral Booties | Bag: Brown Tassel Crossbody | Jewelry: Rocksbox (Get your Free Month here with CODE: theboxqueenxoxo)

BELL SLEEVE RUFFLE NECK SWEATER & JACQUARD A-LINE SKIRT
BELL SLEEVE RUFFLE NECK SWEATER & JACQUARD A-LINE SKIRT

RECREATE THE LOOK 

 

BELL SLEEVE RUFFLE NECK SWEATER & JACQUARD A-LINE SKIRT
BELL SLEEVE RUFFLE NECK SWEATER & JACQUARD A-LINE SKIRT

OTHER BELL SLEEVE TOPS I LOVE 

 

BELL SLEEVE RUFFLE NECK SWEATER & JACQUARD A-LINE SKIRT
BELL SLEEVE RUFFLE NECK SWEATER & JACQUARD A-LINE SKIRT
BELL SLEEVE RUFFLE NECK SWEATER & JACQUARD A-LINE SKIRT
BELL SLEEVE RUFFLE NECK SWEATER & JACQUARD A-LINE SKIRT

How do you drink your tea or coffee in the morning? Do you keep drinking them throughout the day like me? Do you like bell sleeve tops? Have you bought them this season?

If you would like to see the easy to use Dixie® To Go cups, you can check them out here.

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Have a wonderful day lovely ladies! Stay your amazing selves, and stay stylish! XOXO,

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  • Sophia

    I drink coffee on the go all the time. I’ll keep these in mind for those days I make my own coffee. Your bell sleeve sweater is so stylish. I also like the Free People option.

    • Theboxqueen

      The Free People option is fab. It’s high on my wishlist. Thanks Sophia! And by all means check out the cups, so convenient for on the go! XOXO, Elif

  • ADA

    Love this so much Elif. The skirt and blouse are both gorgeous. The combo of dark hunter green and navy is so cozy and pretty for Fall.

    Hope all is well pretty mamma. <3 Ada.

    • Theboxqueen

      Thanks my dear Ada! Hope you are having a wonderful week so far! XOXO, Elif

  • Chris

    LOVE those colors together from head to toe!!!

    • Theboxqueen

      Thanks so much Chris! XO, Elif

  • Cheryl

    Love the dark green and purple combo! I´m usually the milk and cereal girl although these days I´m warming up to coffee too. 🙂

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    • Theboxqueen

      Thanks so much Cheryl; I find myself wearing green and purple quite a bit lately. And milk and cereal is a great combo too 🙂 XOXO, Elif