White Washed

Happy Monday, friends!  Hope you all had a great weekend!  Ours was filled with home renovation projects, friends, and lots and lots of sunshine and biking.  BUT despite the fantastic weather, there was definitely still a chill in the air.  And this time of year, when temps are still in that in-between phase, I find that a denim jacket is the perfect weight to layer on over your outfit to keep you warm and stylish.  And I am loving this pale blue, white washed version from Nordstrom.  It’s a nice change-up from tried and true blue and gives me different options for styling than my go-to JCrew denim jacket.  Plus, something about the pale color just feels extra fresh for Spring…

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Denim Jacket: Nordstrom, my other favorite is here | Buttondown: Gap (old), similar, similar | Black Skinnies: 7 for all mankind | Necklace: Raven+Lily | Bracelet: JCrew (old), similar | Ring: Kendra Scott | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Bag: Tory Burch | Pumps: Jessica Simpson

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Print Mixing

I love that it’s perfectly acceptable to mix different prints together (thank you Jenna Lyons!).  I mean really, a couple of years ago, I never would have thought to wear leopard and tribal prints together. In the same outfit.  But for whatever reason, it works.  And perhaps more importantly? It’s FUN.  And in my book, fashion should always be fun, don’t you think?

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Jacket: H&M (old), my other favorite black faux leather jacket | Sweater: H&M (can’t find online, but check in store-it’s only $9.95 and comes in TONS of colors!!!!), similar, LOVE this | Peplum Top: Gap, love this | Skinnies: 7 for all mankind | Necklace: Raven + Lily | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Bag: Clare Vivier, clutch version | Pumps: Joe’s Jeans (under $60 and really comfy!)

Happy, happy Friday to you and yours!  Hope you guys have a fantastic weekend!  Thank you so much for stopping by and I will see you Monday!!

 

 

 

TGIF

I can’t even begin to tell you guys how happy I am that it is Friday!  Why does the first full week of the year always seem to go by so slowly?  Just another one of life’s many mysteries, I guess!  Anyway, today I wanted to share a super casual outfit with you all that is one of my go-to looks.  As much as I love color, I am obsessed with gray and love it paired with white-especially when you throw in a pop of cognac.  I don’t know if it’s the dreariness of January or the post holiday blues, but this is a combo I’ve been reaching for all week. And don’t forget to scroll to the bottom of the post to see if you won the $50 Bohme Boutique giveaway!

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Sweater: Super Dry via TJMaxx, similar, LOVE this one (on sale for $11.99!) | T-Shirt: H&M (old), this is my favorite tee EVER | Denim: 7 for all mankind | Necklace: Raven + Lily (fair trade, AND it’s on sale!) | Sunnies: Karen Walker, less expensive version | Bag: Tory Burch | Booties: Anne Klein via DSW (SO comfy and I’m obsessed with the cute little tassels!)

And the lucky winner of the $50 Bohme Boutique Giftcard is:

NICKI JOSEPH

Be on the lookout for an email from me or the ladies at Bohme to coordinate!

Happy weekend sweet friends!!!!

Winter Pastels

I am loving the pastel trend this winter.  To me, there is just something so soft and beautiful about wearing colors like lilac during the crisp, white, winter months.  And not only are pastels an unexpected (and fun!) choice right now, but they are a nice transition from the bold holiday colors of red and green (not that you can’t still wear those colors now too!!)…

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 Lilac Top: JCrew (sold out online-check in store), similar, JCrew Factory version| Faux Fur Vest: Macy’s (sold out), LOVE this one, similar | Skinnies: 7 for all mankind | Necklace: Raven + Lily | Rings: Suz Somersall | Sunnies: Ray-Ban | Bag: Coach (sold out), similar, obsessed with this one | Pumps: INC (SO sparkly and comfy-I’m obsessed!)

Can you believe the holiday season has come and gone and it’s January again already?  To be honest, I’m kind of nursing the post holiday blues.  And the fact that it’s Monday certainly doesn’t help matters, does it?

But regardless, cheers to the new year and all of the new adventures it holds!  And don’t forget to CLICK HERE to enter for your chance to win a $50 gift card to Bohme Boutique!  Winner will be announced on Friday!

Up On The Roof

I love anything that sparkles.  Especially if it adds an element of fun to an otherwise classic piece.  So when I saw this jacket at Express while I was in SF last wee, I knew it was a perfect addition to my closet.  I wear denim jackets all the time (especially this time of year), and I love that I now have a bit of a dressier option in my closet.  I can tell this jacket is going to be on heavy repeat in my closet this year!

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Jacket: Express (obsessed) | T-Shirt: JCrew, also love this and this | Skinnies: American Eagle, similar, similar | Cuff: Fair Trade | Sunnies: Ray-Ban | Clutch: Michael Kors (last year) this year’s version | Watch: Michael Kors  | Pumps: Nine West (old), similar (under $30!), similar 

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend!

Happy Monday!!!!

Back To Black

Sometimes there is nothing better than a LBD.  Especially this time of year when paired back to a black leather jacket and a pop of leopard.  There is just something so chic, yet so effortless about it. Talk about an easy way to look like you dressed up without even trying!  And in my book, fashion shortcuts and pieces you can style all year long are the best.

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Dress: BarIII (on sale for under $25-such a fantastic staple piece!) | Jacket: BlankNYC (best faux leather jacket ever and it’s under $100!) | Necklace: Merle Norman Draper, similar, similar | Cuff: Fair Trade, LOVE this one (also fair trade) | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Karen Walker Number One | Clutch: Clare Vivier | Pumps: Joan and David, similar, similar

I should also note that I am wearing two of items from the Ultimate Fall Shopping Guide that I posted last night (clutch and jacket).  They are both things that I’ve had a for quite a while, but classic pieces that will be important items in my wardrobe for seasons to come!

Happy hump day!

 

 

American Eagle Feature

I was beyond thrilled when American Eagle contacted me a few weeks ago and asked me to be a part of their Bloggers Do It Better series (ok, I was more than beyond thrilled).  I mean seriously, to have the opportunity to work with one of my absolute favorite retailers on a collaboration is literally a dream come true.  Somebody pinch me please!! And so today, I am incredibly excited to share with you what we have been working on!

The challenge that was given to my by AE was to style their Contrast Strap Bootie (in leopard) three different ways.  And while we revealing all three looks today (head on over to AE’s blog to check out my feature), I will release the specific details about each outfit one post at a time!  And so, without further adieu, I leave you with my new favorite booties, styled not just one, but three different ways!

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OUTFIT #1: Oktoberfest

Outfit #1

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Leather Sleeve Tee: Guess | Jeans: Joe’s | Bracelets: Fair Trade| Sunnies: Rayban | Bag: JP and Mattie (special order), similar| Beaded Headband: American Eagle (old), similar| Booties: c/o American Eagle

So not only did I have the opportunity to be a part of this fantastic collaboration with AE, but I also found my new favorite booties of the season in the process.  And let me tell you people, these booties are truly fantastic.  Not only are they super cute and comfy, but I have literally had people stopping me on the street to ask me where they are from.  Be sure to stop by tomorrow for details on Outfit #2!

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Thank you so much for stopping by!!!

****This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own****

Geometric

I love a good geometric print, but it’s not very often that I’m drawn to one enough to actually purchase and wear one.  I suppose it’s one of those things that just lies outside of my fashion comfort zone.  And to be totally honest, even though I write a blog chronicling my daily outfits, believe it or not, it is still pretty easy to get stuck in a fashion rut.  So I am constantly reminding myself to step out of that comfort zone and try something new.  Even if it’s something as seemingly small as trying out a new pattern…

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Jacket: Forever21 (old), similar | Dress: BarIII | Necklace: Stella & Dot | Bracelet: Fair Trade Cuff | Watch: Michael Kors | Ring: Decofox | Sunnglasses: Karen Walker | Shoes: Vince Camuto (old), similar

I would love to hear how you all step out of your fashion zone!  Or if you don’t yet, what is it that feels out of reach?

Hope you are all having a wonderful week!  Thank you so much for stopping by!

Graphic

I am really into graphic tees right now. Like, really into them. I love the idea of throwing on a tee-shirt back to a ripped up pair of jeans and then adding fancy heels and accessories to dress up the look. I guess maybe it makes me a feel a little rock and roll. Plus, it’s a great way to be super comfy while looking put together at the same time.

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Tank: TJMaxx, similar, loving this one, and this one | Jeans: American Eagle | Feather Earrings: Forever21 (old), similar | Cuff:  Fair Trade (local boutique), loving this one | Sunnies: Target (old), similar | Bag: Steve Madden (old), similar | Pumps: Sole Society

So I have to say, as much as I love graphic tee’s, I do find it a little difficult to find a good one.  It seems to me that more often than not, the sayings on them tend to be a little young, or too cliché for me to want to broadcast on my body.   So if you are on the hunt for one (and you should be!) the best luck I’ve had in finding cute, age appropriate graphic tee’s is at JCrew, JCrew Factory, American Eagle, and TJMaxx.

Hope you all had an amazing weekend.  Can you believe that it’s almost Labor Day?  I know that I sure can’t.

Summer Nights

Last night J and I went with some of our best friends to see one of our favorite musicians at one of the most beautiful amphitheaters ever-Michael Franti and Spearhead at Red Butte Gardens. It was an absolutely perfect night and we had an amazing time. And even though it was a little hot, we still decided to ride our vintage cruisers to the show so we didn’t have to deal with parking-and it was well worth the sweat. A perfect summer night that only served to remind me why I never want to see summer go…

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Tank: JCrew (on sale for under $10!) | Jeans: Rich & Skinny (old), similar | Cuff:  Fair Trade | Earrings: GroopDealz, LOVE these| Sunnies: Nordstrom | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Flip Flops: Dini’s Los Angeles for Havianas

While this outfit is extremely casual, I have to say that I am loving all of the playful colors.  Red and pink are a favorite color combo of mine and I am loving the pops of neon back to the mirrored aviators.  Who says comfort can’t be fun?

Hope you all had a fantastic weekend!