Black and White Stripes and Flared Jeans

05 Mar 2015 Permalink

Flared Jeans and Black and White Stripes

Flared Jeans and Black and White Stripes

Flared Jeans and Black and White Stripes

Flared Jeans and Black and White Stripes

Flared Jeans and Black and White Stripes

I’ve been working on cleaning out my closet and keeping only the pieces that I truly love.  Pieces that not only fit me well, but ones that I can get multiple uses out of.

This black and white sweater is a great example of that.  It made a great outfit for work when I paired it with black cigarette pants and red heels, and it obviously looks just as put together with flared jeans and booties.  That’s exactly what I want my closet to consist of…clothes that can easily be dressed up or down depending on what I need to accomplish for the day.

striped sweater – thrifted // flared jeans – Joe’s // bag – Phillip Lim for Target

White Button Down and a Gold Charm Necklace

24 Feb 2015 Permalink

white button down, ripped jeans, red heels

white button down, charm necklace

white button down, ripped jeans, red heels

charm necklace

I’ve started purging my closet.  I’m not waiting for spring to start the cleaning!  There’s just too much stuff…and I don’t even wear half of it!  It definitely feels good to get rid of the extra clutter.  I’m basically keeping only the items that I truly love (meaning that I love how they make me feel when I wear them).  Anything mediocre or ill-fitting is getting the boot.

I’m not sure how much I’ll actually be left with once I’m done tossing my castoffs, but at least I know I’ll be left with a bunch of great pieces.  Pieces that will become my closet workhorses.

Sometimes the best outfits are the ones put together from classic staples.  A white button down shirt, killer heels, and a great fitting pair of jeans can make any lady look chic within seconds…of course a red lip helps finish off the whole thing!

A little jewelry in gold or silver helps to elevate the look, too.  This charm necklace from Merci Maman is perfect!  Kate Middleton was spotted in the boy charm version of this The Duchess Necklace after Prince George was born.  My necklace is engraved with Julia’s name.

And just as I’ll be saving my favorite clothing pieces to pass on to Julia (she’s already asked me for some of my vintage DVF silk dresses!), when she’s old enough, I’ll give her this necklace as well.

Outfit of the Day | Vintage Cocoon Coat

17 Feb 2015 Permalink

vintage cocoon coat, black skinny jeans, black booties, winter outfit, street style

vintage cocoon coat, black skinny jeans, black booties, winter outfit, street style

vintage cocoon coat, black skinny jeans, black booties, winter outfit, street style

vintage cocoon coat, black skinny jeans, black booties, winter outfit, street style

I’ve been wearing this vintage cocoon coat a lot recently.  Which is actually pretty surprising!  For starters, I always felt that shorter people shouldn’t wear longer coats, but this one falls right above my calves and looks very proportional.  (It’s been keeping my legs nice and warm during this cold spell, too!)  And, I usually try to stay away from lighter colors since I can be a bit of a dirt magnet…but the cleaners must have put some sort of magical dirt repeller the last time they washed it.  Now if I could only get some of that special potion to use on my hardwood floors…

vintage coat – thrifted // booties – Steven // bag – Phillip Lim for Target

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Outfit of the Day | Military Inspired

09 Feb 2015 Permalink

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This winter has really been getting to me!  You know that whole mood change that hits during the dark days of winter…seasonal affective disorder?  I’m completely there.  And I’m so sick of it!  Thankfully Saturday brought sunshine and temps above 30 degrees!!  I honestly don’t know how I’ve lived in the Midwest this long…

I have been trying different things to put me in a better mood like working out more and shopping.  I picked up these Steven Pammie Open Buckle boots from Shopbop.  I love how they’re a little more edgier than my other booties.  Perhaps stepping a little outside my comfort zone will help me hold out until the spring!

coat – Loft // sweater – J. Crew // jeans – Banana Republic // booties – Steven // sunglasses – Sunglasses Warehouse