Sunday, March 26, 2017

GINGHAM

Hi babes!

Been a sec since I've gotten a blog post up, I've been super busy with regular life stuff you know? ;) 
I'm so excited it's finally Spring! As much as I love a good long coat in the winter, and the ability to layer up my wardrobe when it's cool - I can just get so much more creative in the warmer months! Let's be honest - when it's cold you literally have to think of everything, coat, hat , gloves, scarf, pants, shirt, socks, and after all that will your shoes go with your outfit? I love the fact that in the Spring, the coats get lighter, but it's not much to think about! As it gets warmer, you can literally throw on a dress and call it a day right?

Since it's not all the way warm yet, but some days warm enough to not dawn a heavy coat - I opted for my new favorite blazer from J Crew! Love, love, looooove J Crew blazers because no matter what color, or pattern is on them - they always have such a classic fit. I love blazers in general because they are cute for work, but I dress mines down and don them with a pair of jeans and a basic v-neck tee. I also switched it up a bit and paired my blazer with a denim button up along with my jeans! I'm not one to do denim on denim, it just never looks good on me. But, with this patterned gingham print, it broke up my look. Or maybe I was just in the mood for blue. :)










Blazer: J Crew (similar here and here) | Button Up: Free People ( similar here and here) | Jeans: Express (similar here and here)

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Skirts, Skirts, Skirts

Hey ladies and gents - hoping everyone's week is off to a good start! Since were obviously starting to shift into the spring (but not quite yet) , I wanted to share one of my favorite staple pieces I have in my closet! I am so picky when it comes to skirts because I was blessed with hips and a butt, a gracious gift from my mother :) But I'm so picky because not all skirts fit right on me. I'm not a size 2 either, so pulling anything with pleats is a no-go, and miniskirts are truly hit or miss. I try to stick with skirts that are either pencil skirts, which is usually my go to, especially pencil skirts that have stretch to them. Or, i'll go for an A line skirt. I just think us curvy girls look so much better when the very thing that makes us stand out, is highlighted or accentuated in the looks we choose. You can find an A line anywhere - just make sure the top of the skirt is more narrow than the bottom. The bottom sure flare out ( imagine the letter "A") Simple right?

I found this perfect leather skirt at Zara! I love it because 1. it's an A line skirt and 2. it buttons in the front! Leather material gives over time, and the material softens, so I don't feel constricted or stuffed in when I wear it! I usually pair any skirt that I wear with a nice blouse that can be dressed up or down with a cute pair of pumps, booties (pictured) or if you're going really casual, a pair of riding boots!








Top: LOFT | Skirt: Zara | Boots: Aldo | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Watch: Kate Spade


Peace and Light Babes,
 

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