Thursday, September 18, 2014

Everyday Outfits


Tank- Target, Vest- Urban Outfitters for similar, Jeans- J.Crew, Shoes- J.Crew, Bracelet- Giles and Brother, Watch- Michael Kors, Necklace- Katie Amend, Short Necklace- Nordstrom for similar

I'm loving my sweater vest right now. It's a perfect piece to wear while we transition from summer to fall. 

Tee- Anthropologie, Jeans- Citizens of Humanity, Shoes- J.Crew, Necklace- Madewell for similar, Short Necklace- Julie Rhodes but online at Shopbop, Earrings- Argento Vivo, Watch- Michael Kors

I love how this green tee gives this outfit the army/fatigue look that's so in right now.

Tank- Splendid, Shorts- Old Navy for similar, Button down- Ralph Lauren Vintage, Shoes- K.Jacques and here for similar, Necklace- Kendra Scott for similar, Bracelet- c/o Kendra Scott, Earrings- Argento Vivo 

Lately, I've been love tying things around my waist. Apparently it's the thing to do right now, at least that's what my friend told me.  No wonder I'm loving it -ha!  Anyway, this outfit needed some color. 

Top- Nordstrom for similar, Tank- Target, Jeans- J Brand, Booties- Via Spiga, Necklace- c/o Kendra Scott, Bangle- c/o Kendra Scott, Bracelet- Giles and Brother

This day, I felt like dressing up for church. Yes, this is my dressy church look -ha!

Top- Zella, Leggings- Nordstrom, Tank- Target, Bra- Lululemon, Rain boots- Roma, Bag- Stella McCartney smaller version, Necklace- Julie Rhodes but online at Shopbop

 I've started to throw these leggings on when I get home to be comfy around the house.  Love them!

Top- J.Crew for similar, Shorts- Old Navy for similar, Shoes- J.Crew, Hat- Red Sox, Earrings- Argento Vivo, Watch- Michael Kors

Top- Everlane for similar, Jeans- J Brand, Necklace- Katie Amend, Earrings- Argento Vivo, Shoes- Calvin Klein


High top Converse, jeans and a tee. Classic, easy and comfy.

Top- Here and here for similar, Shorts- Anthropologie, Shoes- Converse, Watch- Michael Kors, Earrings- Argento Vivo 

Tee- J.Crew, Pants- Paige, Shoes- K.Jacques and here for similar, Bag- Madewell, Necklace- Madewell for similar, Short Necklace- Nordstrom for similar, Watch- Michael Kors, Earrings- Argento Vivo

Dress- Here and here for similar, Necklace- Katie Amend, Shoes- K.Jacques and here for similar, Earrings- Argento Vivo

I didn't like the length of this dress, so I tied it on the side.



Top- Nike, Leggings- Nordstrom, Sandals- Havaianas, Bag- Stella McCartney smaller version, Necklace- Julie Rhodes but online at Shopbop











Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Off The Deep End






I swear I haven't gone off the fashion deep end, I promise. Ha! When my bestie came in town for a visit, she was wearing Converse high tops, and I immediately said something like, "I don't think I could ever pull that look off".  But, the more I saw her wear them, the more I fell in love with the look and the more I wanted to give it a try.  Now, I'm sold.  And for those of you who have been wearing Converse high tops for years, disregard this post and act like I've been wearing them for years, too -ha!


But for those of you who are in my camp and are feeling a little trepidatious, here's my best look to try and convince you. Now, just imagine this basic outfit with another cute shoe. I immediately thought of a black bootie. And while yes, a black bootie would be really cute, the Converse seem to take the outfit to the next level by giving it a casual yet cool look.  And you know I can use all the extra cool I can get.  Plus, it's a sneaker and you know I'm a sucker for practical!


I owe a big thanks to Nicole for being my fashion inspiration for this post, and for many years. We've been having fun with clothes since 3rd grade, and have both ended up working in fashion. We all need someone to keep us trying new things as styles evolve.  She is that person for me, and my hopes is to pass on that fun, inspirational thing we have.  So try some high top Converse! You may feel really LA cool in them -ha!  Yes, I really did just say that. 

Outfit links:
Top (on sale)- Urban Outfitters, Tank- for similar Mossimo, Pants- Citizens of Humanity, Shoes- Converse, Bag- Coach, Watch- Michael Kors, Tassel Necklace- c/o Kendra Scott, Crystal Necklace- Katie Amend, Bracelet- c/o Kendra Scott, Earrings- Anthropologie, Sunglasses- Ray Ban

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Just Like Junior High

Wedges, Via Spiga, Nordstrom, J.Crew, J.Crew Style Guide, Stella McCartney, Moto Jacket, Edgy,

Once in Junior High, I was trying to figure out my outfit with a friend, and I was having trouble because the shirt and pants didn't match exactly. My friend looked at me like I was crazy and said something like, "Yes, you can wear those together, they're in the same color family!". Well, I took her advice then and, as you can see, I still benefit from her advice! I just love a monochromatic look! Not to mention, it's easy to put together. 

Stella McCartney, Wedges, Via Spiga, Moto Jacket, Monochromatic, Edgy, Style, Nordstrom, J.Crew, J.Crew Style Guide

But, I'm always trying to do something a little unexpected when styling outfits. It makes it a little more fun...for me at least -ha! Pairing these wedges with this grey outfit reminded me of these two principles: go monochromatic and adding the unexpected.  I think J. Crew has mastered these two principles, which is one of the reasons I love flipping through their Style Guide (aka catalog)!

Jacket, Moto, Edgy, Deal, Wedges, Stella McCartney, Nordstrom, J.Crew, J.Crew Style Guide, Monochromatic
Jacket- Nordstrom, Tee- J.Crew, Pants on SALE- Paige, Wedges- Via Spiga, Necklace- Madewell for similar, Bag- Stella McCartney smaller version, Earrings- Argento Vivo, Bracelet- Giles and Brother, Watch- Michael Kors

Plus, I had to share my major find with you all.  Well, I can't take the credit. The sales associate at Nordstrom showed the jacket to me, because she knew I'd love it.  She was right and the price is even more right!  Plus, it's cotton and it feels like you're wearing a sweatshirt.  You'll be seeing it a lot more as the cooler weather arrives.  If you've been on the fence with the moto/edgy look, this jacket is a great way to try the look out because it's not too expensive.