Wednesday, March 14, 2018

black pleather mini

I found this faux leather mini at H&M a couple of weeks ago and I grabbed it to try. I originally wanted to style it for a night out or a date night look [ and I will ], but then I started imagining it with my navy blazer and a white cami underneath. I think this could be a really fun, but work appropriate look. It's edgy, but the blazer and pom pom flats make it a little more of a day look. And how cute is it with my glasses?! I love pieces like this. They're so much fun to wear and there's countless ways to style them. I also want to pair it with a white button up, like this one or how cute would this be with sneakers for a casual day look?

[ I would size up in the skirt, I got the 6 and it fits perfectly ]

white cami
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Monday, March 12, 2018

new favorite espadrilles

I wore this outfit to go eat Mexican food with friends and this top was perfect for that. Lose and airy and really great at disguising alllll the chips and queso I consumed. It's sold out now as I snagged it on sale, but I've been finding lots of similar options, so I'll link below! 

I found these espadrilles at Target. They're Universal Thread, one of their new brands; I've been loving their stuff. I've worn these to work and worn them out and I really like them. I have a pair of cork platforms that I really need to replace soon and I think these will do that. However, size down. I was hesitant to give sizing recommendations on these because I have really narrow feet and often times, shoes in my size will still feel slightly loose, but even other reviewers said to size down. I got my normal size and it's not the end of the world if you don't got a smaller size, but they're a little loose.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

great basics

I think it's worth mentioning that I got new sunglasses! Or not, this may or may not be exciting to you. But they're from Anthropologie and inexpensive enough not too be upset with the scratch that's on the corner from dropping them on the sidewalk already...

This outfit is a compilation of pieces that I wear multiple times per week. I think they've become wardrobe staples now. When I first started my job, I really didn't want to just buy clothes that I'd only wear to work. And I've really stuck with that. All of these pieces are items are wear weekly, but I wear them elsewhere, too! Especially my flats and cami!

I bought these drapey black pants months ago and the cost per wear must be cents by now as I've nearly worn them into the ground. I didn't how much I'd need them until I had them! I think anyone can wear these and they look look especially great with silk or light sweaters!

I bought this grey satin cami from Express and I never thought I'd wear a cami. I'm more of a blouse or button-up kind of girl, but the soft material makes it more elevated. 

Years ago, my closet was 87% cardigans. Now I own two. I just prefer regular sweaters I think. But this one has pearls in place of buttons and it's lightweight, so I can wear it in spring! Also, I think pearl embellished anything is my favorite trend right now. I really want a pair of jeans!

Everyone needs a pair of flats that can be dressed up or down. I found these and intentionally bought them to wear with a dress, but knew I'd wear them with a ton of other items in my closet. They are so cute with jeans! And Sole Society makes the most comfortable shoes. These took no breaking in whatsoever.

 I also feel like by dressing in classic pieces, it makes it really fun to incorporate trends! Like my white bag I've been carrying everywhere. 

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

favorite nike's

I posted an Instagram of my Nike's. Basically, apart from my one pair of flamingo Vans, I didn't actually have any sneakers. I tried on 3 different pairs and these were easily the most comfortable for me and while I was a little disappointed that the blush pair I found didn't work out, I love the two-toned grey!

Monday, March 5, 2018

body-con dress

This was not the the outfit I had planned to post. But then I bought this dress and everything changed. I was so skeptical about this dress. It feels like every blogger has it and it looks amazing on them. Not to make this post about body image, but I never wear clothes this form fitting, I usually don't feel that comfortable. And I had tried this dress on a few month's ago and ended up not getting it. But I was out shopping this weekend and I tried it on again and it really is a flattering dress. I also started imagining every way I would style it and it started to feel more like me. 

Chunky heeled booties are my favorite shoe style. I've had this pair forever, but I have a black pair I wear all the time and I am dying for a white pair, too! I keep looking at this pair... We're going through a cold front, so it was the perfect opportunity to throw on the best grandpa cardigan. You can actually wear this with anything. This was the last outfit we shot and afterwards, I threw on a cropped sweatshirt and my Nike's and it was super cute and comfy.

Also worth mentioning, since you can finally see them now that my hair is up, are these hoops! I tend to forget to add the little details. I love the outfit and shoes and I wear the same jewelry every time, but I've been working on choosing accessories that I love enough to remember to wear. These are it. They're kind of retro and simple and never get stuck in my hair :)

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

tweed mini

As I'm writing this, I'm sitting on my bed after driving home from having dinner with two best work friends and two new ones :) We no longer work together, but we got together for Mexican food tonight and one of them had her sister's in town! It was so fun! And so good, because queso. I'm lucky to be back where my childhood bestie is, but it's amazing to have new friendships, too. I think it's so important. Every city I've lived in, I've always moved there alone for college, but I always had a really close group of girlfriends that came together along the way. I'm still friends with some of them and regardless of whether or not we still are, I've loved what we did have at that time.

And social media definitely helps. I love seeing what everyone's doing because most of us are in entirely different phases of life!

This tweed mini is so fun and I questioned on whether or not it was too short to wear to work. It is short. But I kind of just go with it. I spend most of my day in a tiny office with two other women, so why not? And it's really different. It's ruffled with a raw hem, yet the fit and material makes it feel work appropriate, especially with the white oxford [ my fave from BR ]. It also looks great with a short sleeve sweater!!

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Monday, February 26, 2018

5 things for spring

Whenever I have to be somewhere in a hurry, this is what I wear. I don't even have to think twice about it. The best bf jeans ever, I seriously wear them with everything. And this simple ruffle tee is from Zara; the sleeves make it a little less basic and I loved how it looks with my bomber jacket, which I kept with me in case I got cold when going in and out of buildings with the AC on.

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I've been thinking about what I want to add in to my closet for spring and I kind of just want more easy basics that will update and elevate my wardrobe. I'd thought I'd share 5 things on wishlist!

1. High Waisted Pants | in a soft color + flattering fit; perfect for work. I've been loving this style!
2. Twill Trench | I'm going to Seattle in May, how perfect is this?!
3. White Flats | I think they're so chic. And I've had my eye on these.
4. Pretty Blouse | How pretty are those details?! I need more of this in my closet.
5. Denim Shorts | I always struggle with denim shorts, but I really want to try these!