Saturday, April 30, 2016

Field Jackets + BF Jeans

It's no secret that I love my boyfriend jeans; dressing them up or down (or in between, with a little street style action!), to fit whatever style mood I'm in (like when I'm feeling preppy AND a little 90s grunge), I basically live in my BF jeans a majority of the time.  But sometimes you need to add a little something extra to fit the season and shake things up a bit.

Enter my new J. Crew field jacket (it comes in three colors and their having a sale!!).

I seriously am in love guys.  It's a classic piece, nice and light weight for spring, but can easily be layered over a sweater and scarf in the colder seasons!  It's a win-win!

And just like my boyfriend jeans, this jacket is super versatile!  It's a classic shape, and olive is a great neutral.  It's great to just throw on and go (my preferred plan of styling), and looks great with a simple white tee and jeans (probably my favorite outfit combo).

Jacket: J. Crew || Tee: aerie || Jeans: GAP || Booties: Old Navy || 
Watch: c/o Fossil || Bag: Kate Spade (F21 has a great, similar bag for under $30!) || 
Bracelet: J. Crew, clearance (similar) || Sunnies: Wish app (similar)

I feel ready for globe-trotting adventures; how about you?  :)

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Casual, Coachella Inspired

Coachella is here!!  ...and sadly I did not get to go.  I've got some serious wanderlust going on, seeing everyone's Instagrams and Snapchats, and everything in between.  It's definitely high on my bucket list. Especially seeing all the amazing fashion that's happening!!  Boho chic for the win, for sure!

So the other day when I decided to treat myself to a wee bit of retail therapy since I've been so busy, running around and working non-stop; and I stopped into one of my faves: H&M.  I know that whenever I wander into there, I'll fall in love with something (or a couple of things!); so obviously, when I went in I found a couple of Coachella-inspired pieces that I just had to take theme home with me!

Jacket: H&M || Shoes: H&M Coachella Collab || Watch: c/o Fossil || 
Bag: c/o Fossil || Jeggings: American Eagle, clearance find (similar) || 
Buddha Bangle: Alex + Ani || Sunnies: aerie 

First of all, this jacket?  I just had to have it!  It's bold, and fun--such a statement maker!-- but it doesn't look crazy.  It's boho meets sophistication, and I love pairing it with a pair of comfy jeans to dress up a jeans and tee combo, and still being able to run around without feeling restricted.  I can't wait to rock it on a cool summer night out, and then transition it into my fall wardrobe!

And these lace up chunky heels?  They're such a fun and fresh take on the super popular lace up flats!  They're perfect for dressing up a summer outfit without looking like you're going to the ball, and still looking cool as hell--I'll have these bad boys on repeat all summer for sure!

Anyone else have Coachella on the brain?  :)

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Friday, April 15, 2016

Me + My Mini Me

Fun fact!  What a lot of y'all might not know about me is that in addition to blogging, I'm also a member of the Babysitters Club.

And one of my favorite babysitting stories to tell people is that one of my younger cousins (she's 10), thinks I'm famous because of my blog and Instagram; it's the sweetest thing ever!  So the other day when I went over to watch the kids, I decided to do a mini me outfit shoot--so much fun!

It's so funny because, we're not actually blood related (she's the daughter of my aunt's sister-in-law, and my aunt's married to my dad's younger brother...I know, complicated, lol), but we look SO similar!

Gabrielle's turning out to be a little fashionista herself (possibly future blogger like her favorite babysitter even? haha), so today I'm sharing her favorite graphic pullover picks with all of you! 

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Taking It Easy + Style Inspo: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Stuck on what to wear for the day (or night)?  My first go to is usual Pinterest (I also have a running list in my phone of outfit ideas that pop into my head!).  I go to one of my fashion boards (I got a || street style, celeb style, general fashion inspo, for your fancy-shmancy events), and scroll through quick to help me out in the morning.

As I've mentioned before, one of my favorite ways to find an outfit for the day, is to look towards stylish stars for a little inspiration.  It's a nice little accomplishment when you can recreate a celeb's look for a fraction of the cost!

I've recreated a few of my favorite celebs so far: Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Kourtney (here's a second one, cuz she's my favorite Kardashian lol) and Kim Kardashian; it's always a fun challenge!

And today I've channeled the beautiful Rosie Huntington-Whiteley!

pic from WhoWhatWear
I love Rosie's look for a lot of reasons:

1. It's super easy for anyone to recreate because it's completely made up of wardrobe basics: ripped jeans, a comfy striped tee, and a good spring jacket (as well as some cute accessories that can be styled with a ton of different outfits!).

2. It's casual and comfy, but not sloppy.

3.  I love ripped jeans and striped tees; and together, I'd wear them every day if I could!

Jeggings: American Eagle || Stripe Tee: H&M, old (similar) ||
Jacket: Forever21, old (similar) || Hat: aerie, old (similar) ||
Sunnies: Old Navy, in store (similar) || Bag: Kate Spade, outlet find (similar) ||
Shoes: Target, old (similar) || Watch: c/o Fossil

How do you do easy casual?  :)

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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Easy Peasy, 1,2,3!

Sometimes getting an outfit together in the morning is a big ol' pain; blank stares into your closet, wondering what the heck you're going to wear today.

I have a super simple solution.  Break it down; just like your would one of those unnecessarily long math word problems.  When you dissect an outfit piece by piece, I've found it's much easier to pull something together than when you're just thinking of the whole outfit.

Pick one piece that you love, and then go from there.  Today I chose a fun, vintage inspired jacket.

Step 1: Start with your basics.  When I'm styling a fun, detailed jacket, the rest of my outfit is composed of basic pieces so that the jacket is the crown jewel of my look.  Today I'm wearing this nice, light aerie button up top (perfect for the warmer weather, or in this case, layering), paired with a pair of classic black American Eagle jeggings (perfect for any clean, classic look!).

A statement piece is only as good as it's basic base.  At least to me anyways.  If you feel good in your base pieces (the fit, comfort, etc), then you'll have the confidence to rock the hell out of your statement, no matter how bold it is!  When you feel good, you'll look good (never underestimate the power of confidence!).

Plus, a good basic outfit can be style in a hundred different ways, depending on what other pieces you decide to add on; it's basically your blank canvas, to dress up any way you want!

Step 2: Add one or two fun elements...but don't get too crazy!  Again, you want the jacket to be the star of the show.  I added this recent purchase, a J. Crew suede clutch (goes with everything!), and a pop of color in the form of a vintage silk scarf (this one is great too!).

Step 3: Add that statement piece!! this case an awesome jacket!

I found this awesome vintage inspired military jacket (similar here!) on Poshmark (use code PNXBH when you sign up to get a $10 credit!).

How do you cut down time on morning styling? :)

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Not So Basic Tees + WIWW

Who doesn't love a good jeans and tee combo?  It's basically the cool girl uniform (just add leather jacket, lol); but, some days you just need a little extra oomf to your usual go-to...but not too much, just a nice, happy medium.  Essentially, the not-so-basic tee is your ticket to being dressed up, without having to get dressed up.

So what's a gal to do?

Tee: American Eagle || Jeans: GAP || Sunnies: Wish app (similar) || 
Sneakers: ZARA via Poshmark (similar, similar; sign up + use code PNXBH to get $10 credit) || 
Clutch: J. Crew (under $50!) || Watch: c/o Fossil

The What I Wore Wednesday Link Up (hosted by the lovely: Jenna, Brenna, and Grace) is live, so make sure you join up!

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Personally, I've become a huge fan of pairing my jeans with simple tees that have a little something extra, enough to make my outfit interesting, but without the overkill.  A simple tee and jean combo can become so much more when your tee has some added detail: some ruffle at the hem (like my current fave from American Eagle; it comes in a few different colors, I got the cream and dark charcoal ones!), or maybe some monochromatic embroidery, even a little bit of embellishment around the collar!  On of my favorite details?  Stripes!  I cannot get enough!!

And sometimes just adding a cute accessory or an edgy leather jacket can make all the difference of turning your favorite plain white (or any color, like this grey one!) tee from 'ehhh' to 'OMG'!!

Some of my favorite places to score a great tee are American Eagle, Forever21 or J. Crew.

If I could splurge on a statement tee, it would definitely be this white tee with a giant black flower detail from Rosie Assoulin!  Sadly, I don't have $855 to drop on a shirt (*cue the tears* hahaha).

Next time you're in the market for a new tee to go with your favorite jeans, forgo the plain white tee, look for a little something more: a peplum waist, some nautical stripes, or a little bling around the collar!

How do you rock your not-so-basic tee?  :)

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