One of my favorite looks to walk into the weekend with! Nothing beats some classic vintage denim and a structured poplin shirt. I decided to add something extra to the outfit by pairing it with my new Donya Vogue longline vest! I love how the off shoulder action of the shirt and the vest create your own version of a “cold shoulder” blouse. To feminize the outfit more I threw on my lace up pointed toe heels from Aldo. These are the greatest shoes, not only are they cute, but they are also really easy to wear seeing as the heel isn’t super high! I love pairing this with a cute day look which can easily transition to evening. I also love the look of classic wash denim with black and white, theres just something about that medium wash that makes these jeans timeless. Sometimes I get in a mode and steer away from jeans, but this weekend in particular I was wearing this pair continuously as the weather decided to lighten up on us. I highly recommend going to your nearest thrift store and scoping out the denim (even the mens sections!) you never know what great pair of denim you’ll find. I’d grab as many pairs as you think will fit and try them all on. The cuts will be different on each but you can always get them tailored (as a good friend of mine pointed out). I tend to fit the waist of a lot of pants but the leg isn’t as tapered as I would like, instead of rushing off to buy from ReDone, you can always hit up a local tailor and get the legs tapered to your liking.
I call this look, the urban cowgirl. I recently grabbed this Lack of Color Prism Fedora from Pacsun (on ridiculous sale might I add) and just knew I had to have it! I’ve been lacking in a good black fedora so it only made sense! I decided to keep it super casual with some of my go-to edgy pieces. In the mix is my favorite pair of lace up trousers from Zara, a Forever21 mock neck sweater, thrifted Lee black denim jacket and of course my Aldo buckled chelsea boots. Nothing says edgy more than leather and denim. While I might have received some looks at the office, this is the perfect casual edgy look to run around town in. I can definitely see this as a thrifting outfit!
Quick little outfit post because its FREEZING in Southern California and I don’t know what to do with myself. I decided to go the only way I know how to when its this cold, layer, layer layer, like an Olson twin. I threw on a few of my favs, my black Zara culottes pair perfectly with my Simmi Shoes square toe, square heel boots. I love the look of a slender boot with cropped trousers!
On top I kept it super casual with a soft somewhat fitted white tee, a super old yet chunky infinity scarf and my Zara go-to cozy cardigan sweater. Let me tell you, I wore this complete look at the office all day but when it came to walking to my car I had to throw on another jacket, cold + me = no thanks.
I’ve partnered up with an up and coming eyewear company called Milk Eyewear to give their frames an at home try-on and to learn more about this inspiring brand!
Milk Eyewear provides premium quality frames starting at just $95. Along with providing stylish lightweight eyewear and sunglass frames, Milk also has partnered with New Eyes for the Needy providing a “get one pair, give one pair” program for all Milk Eyewear customers. Milk provides at home try-on services that allow you to test out 5 pairs of glasses prior to purchase for five full business days (all free of course!). There is also the free virtual try-on service that allows you to literally picture yourself in your new pair of Milk Eyewear frames. And finally, the icing on the cake, or should I say glasses, you can get a personal engraving of up to 10 characters on your frames!
Milk has set themselves apart from other eyewear brands by focusing on their customers, understanding and embracing that everyone is unique and has a different story. Their Frame Yourself Campaign focuses on a movement to tell your story of self-discovery and embrace the differences that make you unique. There is a point in everyones life where you begin to question who you are, where you are, and where you want to be. Milk encourages everyone to share their personal stories by using #FrameYourselfWithMilk on social media. It’s one of the main reasons I’m a big fan of Milk! I began my at home-trial by selecting five of my favorite frames to test out at home. I spent a few minutes in front of the mirror, in front of my phone camera (selfie mode) as well as my DSLR to pick out my favorite. Oh, and I also clearly had to put them on my dog he didn’t enjoy it as much as I did. The entire process was fun and most importantly inspiring because it made me really think about how I’ve “Framed Myself” these past few years and how different my life is compared to where I thought I’d be. Read more about my story below!
Frame Yourself: There have been points in my life where I questioned what I wanted to do in my life, after college I was set on getting that 9-5 career and pursuing a happy and successful life as my parents had, while avoiding the mistakes they had made. I had never been a person to be flashy, center of attention nor step up and introduce myself to people. When my boyfriend (now husband) had suggested I begin taking some slightly more professional photos of my outfits I loved putting together I was hesitant at first. Would people think of me as trying to be a “model” would they mock my fashion sense or my love for dressing up for even the smallest occasions? My love for fashion, creating content & writing surpassed my fears I took the leap and have never looked back. From that point on my entire outlook on my future “dream career” and what I want to accomplish in my life was less about maintaining a safe and secure job and more about adventure, coming up with new ideas and continuously learning.
Ribbed Funnel Neck Ribbed Sweater – TopShop | White Tunic T-shirt – H&M (Similar) | Grey Raw Hem Denim Jeans – Zara (Similar) | Large Aviator Sunglasses – Ray-Ban | Neck Scarf – H&M | Lace-up Ballerina Flats – 2020ave | Black Denim Jacket – Thrifted
Nothing quite like the look of layers, if done appropriately! (not talking thin and thick strapped tank tops, hello early 2000s). I threw on a few of my favorites for todays look! I always love going into my closet and pulling some of my favorite items because lets be honest, we can’t always have a new piece to show off! If you want to spice up an oversized sweater I recommend pairing it with a longline t-shirt in a different color to add a little dimension to your look. In this case I grabbed my TopShop navy knit oversized sweater and an H&M tunic. I also threw on a neck scarf instead of a necklace since my lack of prints (and color) made the outfit a little bland. I love mixing textures and colors so I threw on a denim jacket over my shoulders and my lace up flats and I was ready for a casual day in the office.
I’m also in love with these Ray-Ban aviators if you haven’t noticed. I am a big fan and supporter of investing in good sunglasses so it’s been such a pleasure to be part of DITTO and their monthly sunglass subscription service. Use code: UnconsciousStyle for your first month free! With your subscription you have access to a large assortment of designer sunglasses that you can interchange out whenever you please! For people like myself, its an incredible service to have new sunglasses whenever I need!
Lola Sleeveless Duster – BooHoo | Wide Leg White Denim Trousers – Mango (Similar) | Grey Ribbed Turtleneck – PoshSquare | Studded Bag – Zara
Decided to dress a little more upscale today at the office and opted for a pair of wide leg denim trousers and a sleeveless coat. Also the weather has been really odd lately and we have been experiencing some warmth so I could go without a heavy jacket. I decided to go with a tighter top to balance out the heavy bottoms and for some reason I’m opting for outfits that include camel, grey, and white in them. I love that this look really adds a lot of professionalism but is casual enough for my work environment. Any wide leg denim adds a little sophistication to an outfit so I’d highly recommend grabbing some!
Decided to dress a tad more sophisticated today but with a little added comfort. I feel like this is a true We Wore What style outfit mixing a sexy pencil midi skirt and sneakers! Also, it might be hard to see but these slip on vans are made up of leather blush material, so needless to say they are #goals. As I’ve mentioned many a time, I’m obsessed with the color blush right now so I’m slowly but surely incorporating it into my entire wardrobe. I threw on this pencil midi skirt with a white t-shirt and a camel colored coat for the ultimate in New York streetwear style. Mixing business and comfort, even though we drive everywhere here in good ole Cali.
Mustard Knit Sweater – COS | Button-Front Corduroy Skirt – Urban Outfitters | Neck Scarf – H&M | Janine Over the Knee Boots – EGO | Studded Structured Handbag – Zara
Adding a little color into your wardrobe can be fun, especially when you mix colored chunky knit sweaters into your fashion routine. I picked up this mustard yellow knit sweater from COS the other day during their big sale. I am a big fan of COS however I have resisted the urge to splurge during the year and opted to wait it out for their sales. At 50% off you can’t go wrong, their quality is impeccable and I’ve already worn the pieces I’ve purchased from them at least a handful of times (more than a lot of my other wardrobe can say) I decided to throw on a cute mini skirt and a neck scarf to really add some 70s vibes into this look. This is the perfect outfit to go shopping in and catch up with some friends. It’s simple but looks extremely thought out, with the right accessories, the pop of color and over the knee boots, you are sure to turn some heads.
I also picked up this studded doctors bag from Zara (also on sale) and I’m so in love! Its the perfect size for my crazy amount of things I carry with me plus it has that tinge of edge that I have been missing from my recent purse purchases. In the past, every single bag I owned had some sort of stud on it. I’m still recovering from this past weekend at IMATS, I must say that I”m becoming quite the beauty snob haha, hopefully practice makes perfect with my newfound makeup techniques!
In love with this blouse, if only I had remembered to take the coat off during this shoot! But this blouse is beyond adorable, with it’s tie neck collar and sheer chiffon pleating you can’t go wrong. Not to mention (if you could see the sleeves) they have an elastic band on them and have a bit of a kick flare at the end! The perfect top for transitioning from day to night by throwing on a pair of heels and a leather mini! I also finally threw on my wood platform heels as I needed a pair of open toe shoes to get my nails done. I refuse to wear flip flops if I’m going out after getting my nails done haha! This outfit is pretty simple, all black outfit with my newest coat addition from Forever21 that was on MEGA SALE. I was on the hunt for another camel colored coat that was a tad more fitted than my Zara coat and also more lightweight for the coming Spring months! Before you know it, Summer will be around the corner.
In love with my latest addition to my family of heels, these Simmi Shoes strappy sandals. They are the perfect piece to transition from day to night. Throw them on with a pair of distressed boyfriend jeans and a cute blouse for the perfect daytime look OR create an evening look (like above) with a camel t-shirt dress and overcoat with a crossbody bag.