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

Easy Outfit Of The Day | All Black With A Little Color

02 Feb 2015 Permalink

all black outfit with a bold red sweater

all black outfit with a bold red sweater

all black outfit with a bold red sweater

 

all black outfit with a bold red sweater

all black outfit with a bold red sweater

I recently picked up a few pairs of black skinny jeans, and I have no idea how I’ve managed this long without them!

They’re definitely easy to wear…very versatile too!  Black jeans can go from casual to super sexy in no time.  Here I’m wearing them with a bright vintage sweater, but last Saturday I wore a pair with a white button up and some killer heels for my brother’s birthday.  It was the perfect look for a night on the town!

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Outfit of the Day | Black Friday Shopping Outfit

26 Nov 2014 Permalink

Outfit of the Day | Black Friday Shopping Outfit @AprilGia

Outfit of the Day | Black Friday Shopping Outfit @AprilGia

Outfit of the Day | Black Friday Shopping Outfit @AprilGia

Outfit of the Day | Black Friday Shopping Outfit @AprilGia

I know some of you have already gotten underway with your holiday shopping.  I started ordering a few things online last week.  I’m still debating whether or not I want to venture out on Black Friday once the turkey settles.  But if I do decide to go, you can bet that I’ll be wearing something like this…

A THICK SWEATER – One thing that I can’t stand about shopping during the cooler months is having to schlep around winter coats and accessories.  When I have the privilege of hitting up the stores by myself – meaning without kids – then I wear a thick sweater and leave my coat in the car.  It limits the layers that I wear and keeps my outfit simple so that I can focus on tackling that shopping list.

SKINNY JEANS – I like to keep my outfits balanced.  This means that if I wear something bulky, like a thick sweater on top, then I go with a more fitted bottom.  Besides, skinny jeans – or leggings – are the only pants you should wear tucked into boots.  Anything too baggy tucked into those knee-highs will give off a pirate appearance.

KNEE HIGH BOOTS – These boots are perfect for all the right reasons.  They look great with skinny jeans and they heel is the perfect height for hours of shopping.  Plus, this pair really helps protect me from the elements!  They’re warm and slush or snow wipe off super easily.

CROSS-BODY BAG – No shopping outfit would be complete without a cross-body bag!  How else can one conquer the stores without both of her hands?!  I’ve been using this Phillip Lim for Target beauty a lot during the past few weeks.  I love that it can be worn during the day for shopping, and then transitions nicely into my hand if I’m meeting up with friends at night.  Gotta love a bag that can be worn multiple ways!

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