Spring Greens

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It is finally spring, so this calls for some transitional knits.

While I have been filling up my shopping cart with all things summer, the clouds still hover overhead so I have been styling some of my thinner knits to help keep me warm while still being breathable during those randomly hot afternoons. Also, can we just take a minute for this skirt. This is something I will be styling and wearing a lot in this coming season, which is fun since styling a skirt can be a bit tricky. Honestly, the way I look at it is like a pair of pants. For the most part if the skirt is a neutral color, which in this case it is, it’ll pair like most of my high waisted jeans would. I can throw on a button dow, tie up a t-shirt or wear a flowy blouse. The body hugging knit acts like a catch all base, so pairing something that flows on top is a nice balance. Also, when in doubt, cinching it all together with a belt makes everything right again. Focusing on this skirt though, I love that it’s a beautiful cream color, which is very new beginnings, no? Adding a light hue to a spring capsule wardrobe is always a delight after pulling gray and blacks all winter. I also love that it’s body hugging while being modest in length.

This can be an errands look, an office look or a night out with the girls moment. Also, I am OVER pants. Like done, girl, bye.

I have noticed that I did not love pants as much as I used to. I mean, pants are wonderful and I will never turn my back completely on them, but a skirt is nice for when you just want your legs to be free, and after a winter of bundling up my legs in everything from tights to over the knee boots, I’m done.

So let’s be free together, shop some fun winter to spring pieces below.

Love,

Moi

Sailor Inspired

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Have I met a sailor?

I can’t say for sure.

Do I still think this is sailor inspired?

For sure.

Now I tend to find myself wearing the colors red, white and blue very often. My whole family does really. It’s like subconsciously we’re drawn to these colors, or they just match really well? So when I pulled this together I thought, “Ahh, definitely going to look patriotic,” which is what I normally think. However, what I really thought was: take me out to sea because today I am a sailor.

It could be the folded over collar of the top, and the fact that the stripes add to a nautical vibe, but in an effort to try patterns and colors in an ever gloomy storm, I thought I’d pair these two together and sure enough, some sort of magic happened. I love when an outfit is put together so effortlessly, it proves that all the random pieces you buy can actually work together and play nice.

I fall prey to buying one off pieces that are so fun and interesting but are a nightmare to pair. You know the one dress that can only be worn with this slip so it isn’t see through, which can then only be styled with those shoes because the colors match, but not those pants because they hit at an awkward length, and I don’t have another dress that exact length to balance out the shoes and it just goes on really.

I find most things high waisted works for me, add a stripe, and that’s basically a safe neutral outfit match made in haven. And it fulfills pattern quota. Wasn’t that easy?

Love,

Moi

Polka Dot

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Excuse my extremely pale extremities, but here we are.

Pretending it’s spring amidst all this rain and pockets of sunshine, that I so bravely walk out in mini dresses in. I must say, even if the weather shows no signs of stopping, styling a fun color or pattern does give me hope that there is sunshine out there just waiting on the horizon.

A pattern also doesn’t have to be something tricky to pair, we saw a few blog posts ago, the tweed number I was bopping around in (which is still a favorite), and now we have a fun polka dot number, with an open back no less. When I got this I was very excited that it looked just as cute in person as it did on the site. I am not one for ruching near the derriere, I know the consensus is that it makes your curves curvier, but I ifnd it to be a bit aggressive and distracting. However, my sister commented on it and said it was fun, and she hates most everything I wear, so maybe there is something to be said for butt ruching?

Also, the minute I got this I thought of the prefect spring fête to wear this to: a bridal shower! Right? During spring when the sun is starting to warm up the earth, and your surrounded by gal pals new and old and you want to look nice, but not too over the top, it’s perfect for something like that. And polka dots make it whimsical, no?

Love,

Moi

Satin Shimmers

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Have I worn something like this before, probably yea, but it’s okay because that shows this is tried and true.

I love a great slip dress, it’s no secret, but with the winter weather showing no sign of stopping, pulling my beloved pieces can be tricky. While I am unable to show you all that this dress can do (yes there are drawstrings involved) I still wanted to wear it in some fashion. The satin is super soft! Which is nuts because, no offense to In the Style (which this piece is again part of Lorna’s fabulous collection), I find that more price conscious pieces that have a satin type fabric involved are on the more scratchy side. which is not a slight to the retailer’s choice of fabric, satin is polyester as it is the poor man’s silk (let’s be real) so in general it’s hard to find a nice satin.

However, this piece did not leave my skin feeling like sandpaper, and made me want to cozy up even more with a favorite oversized sweater. The sweater can obviously be tied at the waist to give me a shape, or draped down to lend a hand to a cozier vibe that’s still a little polished. I also love how the satin fabric plays nicely against the textile of the woven sweater. This dress has a cowl neckline which is something I shy away from as it is not the most flattering, but honestly, it’s great for winter to layer, and come summer it’ll be fun to sashay around in any beach patio I happen to find myself seated at. The fabric is gorgeous, feels luxurious and the color is oh so flattering, even for a ghost like me.

I mean, who doesn’t feel sophisticated in something that shimmers?

Tweed Jacket

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I love this jacket! It’s comfortable, cute, stylish and still a neutral.

When I first got this jacket I was obviously very excited because it’s from the In The Style x Lorna Luxe collab, but when I really got this in my precious hands I realized, tweed is not the funnest to style. I know tweed is a neutral pattern, as demonstrated by Chanel (a moment of silence for the legend that is Karl Lagerfeld, may he live in our hearts forever RIP) but once you really are first hand experiencing the pattern, all of that knowledge flies out the window.

I tried to pair it with something other than a turtleneck, and while I am wearing a turtleneck and some simple light-wash denim with this jacket, I found that you really can wear anything underneath. At first I thought my sequin sweaters clashed with the woven blue of the tweed pattern, but if the jacket is closed, you can’t really tell what ‘s underneath. So when you walk in people are loving the jacket, and when you take it off, still a really fun piece lies beneath. Also, this work great with a simple white tee or a bias cut slip dress. The peplum silhouette gives the pieces some dimension, which in turn give you a flattering shape even if what you wear underneath is low-key.

It’s the perfect stated, yet understated, tweed piece. Shop fun coats to add to your wardrobe below to remind yourself that winter can still be fun.

Love,

Moi

A Spot of Sun

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Ahhh a moment of sun is found during these trying times of winter.

It is truly crazy how much rain California is getting, and I’m sure those who are living in states that experience actual weather are rolling their eyes, but I must say this California girl is getting tired of the misty sprinkling we call “rain” and having everyone duck for cover at the sight of it. It’s not even proper rain, and when there is a proper downfall it lasts for about ten seconds, approximately, so no one can really enjoy it.

Any who, I found a spot of sun the other day and had to share. Also, with this yellow wall and blue ensemble, I was feeling a bit of a spring in my step, I must say, which reminded me that soon spring will come. While Spring won’t bring with it crazy hot temperatures, it will still bring the promise of heat, and that heat will soon begin to melt away the coldness of winter.

Alas, we are very far away from that, so for now I will soak up any sun spots I find.

Love,

Moi

Sequins and Stripes

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Again with the spooky trees.

I must say, everything is either dying or dead around here. What can you do.

And normally I would like to try and find something colorful, but when I found this sparkly sequin top at Zara for $12, I thought sticking to my resolution of glitter and sequin was far more important, even if it is silver and black. When I bought the tank top, I realized though that I probably wouldn’t be able to wear it for a while, given that it’s raining, but we don’t need to hear me harp on about the weather once more.

So I decided to do what any practical female with too many clothes does: layer. So here we have a whisper thin, in no way will keep me warm, cashmere sweater under a cute sparkly, in no way will keep me warm, sequin tank top. Together, they keep my torso nice and warm. Paired with a coat, it’s the perfect outfit to ferry me between building and car.

Also, the pattern is super fun, and this top fits like a glove. Ugh to find a tank top, made out of sequins, that fits just right is unreal. So hopefully I will wear it still. I have learned about myself that when it comes to loving a piece, I rarely wear it for fear of ruining it, which is absurd! Clothing is made out of already decomposing materials. So when people say, “ohhh it’s such great quality, it will last me forever,” that’s actually a lie. Clothing, in all forms, are made to disintegrate. It is a material that can only withstand so much, which is a weird thought.

Whatever, I’ll tackle one problem before solving another.

Love,

Moi

Fuzzy and Warm

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Well Valentine’s Day is right around the corner ( as in tomorrow) and there is nothing more fun to do than dress up in pieces that are fun and funky and definitely not of the norm.

While Valentine’s Day may have a lot of talk around it about what it should look like and how one should feel, I think that there is nothing better than to recognize it for what it is: which is a day all about love.

A day about loving your significant other, yourself, your friends or family. It’s also a great pick-me up to have a holiday that is right in the middle of winter. During a time where there seems to be no trace of life or color around.

Honestly, there is nothing better than going into a store after trekking in the gray and colorless streets of any town, city or neighborhood and seeing a rush of bright pinks and deep reds just begging for your attention. How can one be upset for long while looking at a beautiful array of happy hearts and chocolate kisses adoring each and every corner, all just reminding you to love! There is no better time for a reminder that winter will soon be over and spring will come once more, but until then, hold the ones you love close and wait out the storm.

And do so in all the fun frocks.

Love,

Moi

Set, Match

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I know it’s past Halloween, but does this tree not look a little Sleepy Hollow. Also, this black ensemble is just making it all the more ~SpoOkY~ Well, like a sophisticated spooky.

This seems to be the buzzword of the week.

When I found this sweater set, let me tell you, we were meant to be. Are you ever perusing online, find something that makes your heart flutter, your blood rush and hair stand on end? That feeling of finally finding something you have been looking for, yet you didn’t even know it, but the fashion companies you shop with just know you so much better than yourself, that you feel understood by finding this one piece? Just me?

Any who, this was the feeling I had. And since I don’t like to make emotionally charged decisions, I put it in my basket and slept on it, fully knowing it would be there in the morning and my emotional state would most likely not change. Go to purchase it the next day and SOLD OUT. GONE. NEVER TO BE SEEN AGAIN (so I thought).

My heart broke.

I hit that “notify me” button for when it came back in stock so fast, and about a hundred times. They had a cream one that I initially had my eye on, because hello 90s housewife Malibu realness, but when the black came in stock first, I took no chances. I hit buy like nobody’s business. I think it turned out better for it. When I opened that beautiful package, it was a bit more see through than I thought, but since it’s black you can’t tell, and it is from their beach line, which i speculated. Will this stop me from buying the cream one, no. But now that I sent at least a hundred notify me’s I can wait a little longer and do it all over again.

What can I say, I love a rush.

Love,

Moi