How to Dress Up Your T-Shirt and Jeans

Feeling MUCH better today!

Must have been the bear claw…hehe…jk.

Thanks so much for all the Wednesday night TV suggestions. The most popular show is obviously Modern Family. Must be good for so many people to like it!

Your fave Wednesday night TV Shows:

  • Modern Family
  • Cougar Town
  • Hellcats
  • Criminal Minds (I do like this show, too)
  • The Middle
  • Better With You
  • Law and Order: Special Victims Unit


Today I felt like being comfortable but looking a little more professional than normal at the office. I decided to go t-shirt and jeans with a twist.

So, how do you dress up a t-shirt and jeans?


Throw on a blazer and call it a day. This blazer is one of my faves from Banana Republic…back when I could afford to buy suits and stuff. lol

By the way, you’ll also need some semi-dressy shoes to match the style of your blazer and pull the look together. 🙂

Having the right accessories (jewelry, purse, shoes) can also help you dress up a simple top and jeans.


I celebrated Bagel Day Friday a day early and got a pumpkin bagel with pumpkin schmear (tastes like pumpkin pie!) and autumn roast coffee.


Sweet, creamy deliciousness.


I had lunch out again because I did a poor job of packing lunch (read: didn’t plan eating in at all). I got a turkey wrap and steamed veggies from Jason’s deli.


Plus a mini sundae, which I quickly whisked back to my desk to enjoy.

Not sure how the weather is where you are, but it’s gorgeous here. Blue skies, bright sun, and cool, but not too cold, air.


I rolled the windows down on my way home.


The fresh air was so wonderful.


Did you know Costco is now selling some of the new Larabar flavors? You bet! We scored this box of peanut butter chocolate chip and chocolate chip cookie dough when we re-stocked on coconut water this past weekend. I do wish Costco still had the other flavors, though…I really like Cherry Pie!


I enjoyed a Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Larabar as a pre-workout snack before teaching zumba tonight.


I was feeling pretty tired today, but was full of energy in class! Woohoo! I guess it helps you find energy when you know so many others are depending on you.

I’ve been working really hard to try to grow my class by printing out special post cards with “first class free” notes, etc and distributing them around the side of town where my class is. I estimate I’ve now given out about 100 post cards, but I think I’ve only seen about 3 come back. Yikes! Bring your cards in people!

Either way, I had my biggest class yet tonight with 18 people, which was really exciting for me! Hazzah!


I wore one of my favorite Zumba tops, which I cut awhile back (tutorial here if you want to cut your shirt too).

Here’s this week’s playlist:

  1. Ain’t No Other Man
  2. Loba
  3. Tambourine
  4. Say Na Say Na
  5. Work
  6. Amarte es un Problema
  7. Shawty Got Moves
  8. Beware of the Boys
  9. Tik Tok
  10. El Tratra
  11. Chaiyya Chaiyya
  12. Jai Ho
  13. Tu No Eres Para Mi
  14. El Alacran
  15. Billionaire

How do you dress up a t-shirt and jeans?

14 thoughts on “How to Dress Up Your T-Shirt and Jeans”

  1. You know, I requested El Tratra for Total Request Zumba last week because we hadn’t done it in a while here in Roanoke. I had forgotten how EXHAUSTING that song is. Love it! And I’m stealing your pattern and cutting up one of my tanks like yours for next week. 🙂

  2. where do you teach? i live in charlotte and right now i just do zumba occasionally at my local YMCA or at tease fitness. but i’d love to check out one of your classes… 🙂

  3. I have that exact same blazer! I got it a few years ago and I still wear it, often with a t-shirt and jeans as well. I work in a pretty formal environment but I like to think that “a blazer covers over a multitude of jeans.”
    … I’m still employed so I guess it works.

  4. I do the addition of a blazer as well. A printed scarf/wrap and crazy beaded earrings and/or bright shoes (::cough:: my dark red boots ::cough::) is a good default too.

    Overall though I think the material of the tshirt and the color of the demin is really important. I feel more dressed up in darker denim and a t – even if it is cotton with slightly more stretch (think it hangs better.)


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