I bought this J.Crew beanie on sale over the holidays and it has quickly become one of my favorite things to wear. It just feels so cheerful, because we all need that happy pop of color especially when it’s gray and dark outside.
Yesterday I shot this outfit with my two friends, Emily and Abby who run the blog, The Wanderlust Girls. As I walked upstairs from my closet, I looked at Emily and said, this is such a “me” outfit, isn’t it? She definitely agreed, I happily grabbed my purse and off we went!
I have to say I really love it when I feel and look like me in something I put together. Don’t get me wrong, I love to experiment, but I feel most like myself when wearing some type of striped number and anything camel colored because in my opinion, both are versatile and classically chic.
I’ve also really been into flared, and slightly bootcut flared denim. I’ve had this pair from Paige for years now and still love them. But I have also been wearing a great black pair from Zara a lot lately too. It’s a nice change from just wearing skinny jeans, you know?
Have a great rest of your week – not long before it’s the weekend! xo
It’s getting to be that time again where it’s so cold outside that the idea of wearing anythingother than fleece sweatpants, a flannel, UGGs and a huge sleeping bag coat makes me cringe. Because let’s be honest, it can be really hard to feel cute when it’s 20 degrees outside!
Shop my favorite shift dresses here:
The thing is, I find that when it comes to my wardrobe, I don’t really ever put anything away for two reasons. One, because I don’t have the storage (welcome to, New York) and two because I never know when I might want to pull out a piece, remix it up and challenge myself to making it work during an off season.
For instance, take this lightweight shift dress (first posted here). In May or June, I’ll probably style this piece by rolling up the sleeves and pair it with a Panama hat and a pair of open-toed mule sandals. But during the colder months like February and March, I like to layer up by slipping on a turtleneck and a pair of tights underneath, with tall boots (plus the obvious coat and scarf). Et voila! I’ve easily transitioned a dress traditionally meant for warmer weather!
I guess the moral of this blog post is, with the right kind of layering, you can break away from that cozy loungewear, revamp those summery shift dresses and make them winter-chic appropriate by just a few easy steps. Woohoo!
Anyway, I hope you all are getting excited for NYE – can you believe it’s only a few days away! I still need to find a sparkly dress, so if you guys have any links of pretty options you want to send my way, feel free!
Whenever I come home to Seattle I always head down to where I grew up, which is an area called Richmond Beach. I love walking all the way down to the beach, sitting on the sand and taking in the expansive view. But I also love standing at the top on the bluff, which is so breathtaking.
The thing about Seattle is, it can be stunning with its surroundings, but it can also be gray, rainy and kinda gloomy, which can make it very hard to take outfit photos! It can be drizzling (or pouring) one minute and then all of a sudden there will be a sun break.
So when I got up the other morning and put this outfit together, I wasn’t quite sure if my new suede boots would get ruined (seeing that we had a torrential downpour the day before) or if I would luck out and hit a sweet spot. Luckily, by the time we arrived at the overlook, the clouds had started to part, the sun began to shine through, and the different contrasts and dimensions of the sky were silvery and calm.
My Dad getting the perfect detail shot. :) He’s the best.
Anyway, we snapped a few photos of me for old times sake in front of my favorite backdrop and I was so taken with how my outfit blended perfectly with the sky! I kid you not, it started sprinkling shortly after we finished. Oh, Seattle.
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