Month: April 2018

Sequin Bomber + Midi Skirt

I can say with certainty that each day when deciding what to wear it all boils down to two options: be chill or do the most. That’s it in a nutshell. I’ve come to accept this truth. I also know that I’m not alone. There are plenty of other women just like me. Women who toggle between being low key or completely extra. Women who will wear a button up and denim on a date but go to work in let’s say… a sequin bomber and a metallic midi skirt. Yes beloved, today’s look is actually what I recently wore to work. Not a night out with the girls or a concert on South street, this was worn to the office.

By now you know that my employers have gotten rid of our strict business dress code.  Instead, we now have a wear what you feel atmosphere. Denim is no longer limited to Casual Friday and neither are sneakers. So I’d say I am well within compliance. The awesome thing about this new dress code is that I’m rediscovering my creativity. I woke up and decided I wanted to wear my sequin bomber jacket. Then I built an entire outfit around that piece. Can you believe this vintage jacket was a gift from my bestie in high school?! There are times when I want the jacket alone to be the focal point but this wasn’t one of them.

Instead of just wearing a pair of jeans with the jacket I opted to finally pop the tag on this beautiful pleated midi skirt. It’s been collecting dust in my closet since October but the weather is finally warm enough to give it a go. The skirt is paper thin and practically sheer. When I wear it in the Fall I’ll definitely need tights underneath. The hardest decision regarding this look was choosing my top. A white shirt seemed too predictable and a graphic tee was overkill. I decided a plain gray sweatshirt was the perfect mix of casual cool. The neutral color brings out the gray in the fish scale pattern of the sequin bomber jacket. It also allows for the blue color in both the skirt and jacket to be seen. However, my primary reason for the gray shirt was so I could wear these pom-pom sneakers, lol.

Don’t hate, but I found these babies on the clearance rack for just $10! They slip on so you know they’re super comfy. The faux suede fabric is easy to clean and the furry pom-poms are a trend I’ve always secretly wanted to try. I love seeing the contrast of such a bold jacket and elegant pleated skirt against a casual sweat shirt and sneakers. The pieces can all stand alone but they don’t clash or overpower each other. It was a risk but I went ahead and added some statement jewelry to finish the look. Why not? If you’re gonna do the most then do it hunny. Here’s to all the extra ladies slaying sidewalks everyday. I see you boo, XO.

Jacket//Vintage , Shirt//H&M , Skirt//Zara , Sneakers//Kmart , Jewelry//Burlington Coat Factory

Copper Jacket + Striped Track Pants

Lately, I haven’t paid much attention to seasonal trends. In times past I would’ve had at least three posts about 2018 spring trends by now. Which colors are in or out. What fabrics are current. What to stop wearing. Which designers are on the cutting edge, etc… Instead I’ve been more focused on getting back to my own “happy place” of style. This means wearing what I want and trying new combinations. Today’s combo features a cropped copper jacket and striped track pants.

I’ve had this jacket for years. It sits in the back of my closet and rarely sees the light of day. Which is odd considering my love for all things metallic or sequined. If I’m being honest I just plain forget about the darn thing. It’s not until I’m cleaning out my closet that I stumble upon this jacket and think, “Oh yeah! I should wear this”. Now that it’s back in my sights I’ll definitely keep it in rotation. Maybe throw it over a cocktail dress for date night, or wear it with denim. I’ll be sure to post future ensembles.

Although I haven’t been to H&M in months (thanks to that whole ‘monkey in the jungle’ fiasco) I saw these striped track pants on my last visit. As soon as I saw the wide leg and high waist I squealed. Not to mention the hint of pastel purple and copper in the stripe itself. Sure you can barely see it, but against the jacket it works! It was the glittery fabric that sealed the deal for me; it adds the right amount of extra. So after years of collecting dust in my closet this jacket finally sees the sun. I paused for a moment before shooting this look thinking: Would this be more appropriate for evening wear? Maybe. But who cares?!

Jacket//H&M , Pants//H&M , Shoes//Ross , Earrings//Burlington Coat Factory

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