Letting this black jumpsuit by Just Female speak for itself with this look. I particularly am fond of the small collars and cross front style that makes this jumpsuit flattering and easy to wear. Since it was a colder day I decided to bring out my new Topshop faux fur coat that I recently purchased for my upcoming trip to New York.
Happy almost 2017! I’ve been reflecting a lot during the Holidays as well as stressing. A New Year always feels good, refreshing, and a great time to get a new start however the end of a year can seem overwhelming, stressful, and seems like time is running out to get everything you need finished. I’ve been blogging since 2012 and it’s been a whirlwind. This year I saw real growth on all fronts of my blog plus, I achieved my major 2016 goals, attending Fashion Week and traveling more. With trips to San Francisco, New York, Florida, and Big Bear, it really was a year to look back on with pride.
Avalon Velvet Lace Up Bodysuit – PoshSquare | Flared Pants – NAKD | Zipped Leather Biker Jacket – Mango | Gucci Logo Belt – Neiman Marcus | Studded Wooden Heel Ankle Boots – Jessica Buurman | Saint Laurent Sac De Jour – Trendlee
Checking in with more Holiday attire featuring this gorgeous emerald green lace up velvet bodysuit. I decided to throw on a pair of high waisted wide leg trousers for a nice balance and a look you can wear to an office party event or to your Holiday family dinner. I really love having a comfortable yet edgy look that really plays into the roots of my style.
For my second look with Grana I decided to go more casual. This is something that I would wear to work or to run errands while the weather has begun to cool. I haven’t been able to go ANYWHERE without this Cashmere cardigan by Grana. It’s silhouette is beautiful and not to mention its as soft as can be. Working in an office space where it is often freezing it’s helpful to have a cute cardigan that you can wear with just about any outfit that also allows you to move and function while at work.
So I’ve never been a huge fan of tube tops, to me it says something of Miami in the early 2000s. However a recent update to the piece we all once knew has made me go strapless. By utilizing structured fabrics and creating clean cut lines this once casual weekend top has transformed into a classic work week piece. One of my favorite looks is pairing the strapless piece with high waisted ankle grazing trousers in a fun print or bold color. Throw on a pair of flats and you have the perfect balance of skin on top and a more professional feel on the bottom. If you’re looking to go out after work, throw on some pointed toe pumps and a leather jacket to complete the look. I never knew I’d be such a huge fan of the trend but I must say to everyone that you should at least try and embrace it once, you won’t regret it!
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Quick post during a lunch out with some of my homies (one of them being an amazing photographer). Threw on my Reformation high neck bodycon striped dress underneath my latest (and favorite) piece, my denim high waisted skirt from American Apparel. Purchasing from Reformation means I’m making an investment into my wardrobe for pieces that will be timeless and are amazingly flattering. Buying a dress doesn’t mean you have to be limited on how you wear it. Case in point, bodycon dresses are perfect for throwing on denim or a-line skirt which allows for you to tuck without showing all the lumps and bumps of the dress underneath. You can also throw on a cute jacket or button down shirt that can be belted. As we mention being belted, this western style belt is exactly what I had been searching for. While I haven’t had time to get into some thrift stores to find a beauty such as this, I opted for this option on ASOS after months of searching. This little beaut I got in an XXS so I can wear it with my high waisted items and I’m so happy with the purchase and my impulse to buy considering it sold out in most sizes a few days later!
I really do enjoy making a classic corporate casual outfit into something trendy and fun for the weekends. Updating the pencil skirt & blouse combo into a high waist denim mini skirt and cotton button down shirt mix. I love the way you can dress up a denim mini nowadays and with the high waist you still get some great leg action without looking too much like you just time jumped from the year 2000 (ripped denim minis from A&F anyone?). I wanted a piece that had that vintage look without any of the “wear and tear” you might find on them. Not to mention with finding jeans or skirts in my size at the GoodWill I’m somewhat short on luck. Usually things are too big or wayyy too small on me. This was the LAST mini skirt I found in store at the American Apparel by my house. Boy was I lucky to take a second look before I left the store empty handed. I have already worn this baby a handful of times as its so easy to pair with anything! Especially my growing (and already large enough) collection of cropped tops.
I was recently introduced to CSBLA and instantly connected with their amazing array of high quality basics. Living by the principle that you can be comfortable without sacrificing style and fit, Cosabella (CSBLA) brings Italian luxury into your everyday wardrobe. I am a firm believer in investing in staple wardrobe pieces that will last you through the years. One of my favorite bottoms that I can always count on are my thrifted Calvin Klein high waisted jeans which I paired with my CSBLA Rimini Crop Top. To add a little something extra I threw on my new flat top fedora hat from Yellow108 (one of my new favorite hat companies). With the recent heat wave striking So Cal this crop couldn’t have come at a better time. Not to mention the jersey fabric sits on your body like a dream. I was a little hesitant to move back into the realm of crop tops but I must say pairing them with high waisted denim and high waisted, loose fitting trousers has really sparked up my interest once more.
Let’s all take a minute to give thanks go the fashion gods for bringing some 70s fashion back into modern times. As with all trends, they usually are just reestablished trends from the past, but with some upgrades. I have a feeling my spring wardrobe will consist of suede minis, gladiator sandals, knee high boots, denim mini dresses, and plenty of subtle fringe accents. My spring trend color palette will also consist of khaki, army green, white, dark denim, and of course brown. My take on this trend: a mix of 70s textures and patterns but with a mod twist (short hemlines, clean lines, etc) Shop my picks above!
Here in Orange County the weather is being bipolar as usual. One day its high 70s low 80s and the next its in the 60s. I suppose I can’t complain, it allows me to bust out my new babies, these thrifted Guess Jeans styled with my taupe oversized Turtleneck Sweater from H&M (on major sale, shoutout to my sister). Anytime I pair two oversized pieces I love to add some length and slim down my legs with cute heels. I also had to cuff this particular pair of jeans and decided that with the tapered leg I could scrunch them up a tad to also help elongate my legs. It’s been awhile since I’ve omitted from wearing all black but it felt right on such a sunny and cool day. This turtleneck sweater is the perfect combination of a thick knit with subtle detailing which includes a rad asymmetrical hemline. I also found these vintage Guess jeans for a score at GoodWill, by vintage I most likely am referring to the 90s but hey nowadays these “mom jeans” would be considered vintage (also a man repeller).
Side note: I have been living in this reversible tote bag lately from Nordstrom. I love being able to flip it to either brown or black (depending on my outfit and mood). I’m unfortunately that girl who has literally EVERYTHING in her bag, but on the off chance that you need eyedrops, bandaids, allergy medicine, etc, I got you covered!