Thought matching sets are nothing new in the world of fashion, my obsession with them certainly is. Though there are some who can make a sweat suit look chic, I am not one of them sadly, and due to this I’ve just never thought to try an alternative, until now. The material of this Fifteen Twenty skirt set is not only as comfortable as sweats on a hot LA summer day, it’s effortlessly pulled together and chic. Consider me a convert and expect many more matching sets to come!
Yesterday the boss and I took the kiddos to World of Fruit and I knew as soon as she bought the tickets last week that I was going to be wearing on of my many fruity tops. This pineapple shirt is my most recent purchase, so it jumped to the top of the list and paired perfectly with the breezy Zara palazzo pants. It was perfect for the interactive museum, and while the Museum of Ice Cream still remains my favorite, World of Fruit comes in a close second. Whether you’re an adult or a kid, or a kid at heart like me, if you’re in LA it’s worth checking out.
Sometimes inspiration for an outfit comes from just staring at my closet, but sometimes I find it from looking at other bloggers or articles online. When I’m feeling blah, looking to others has helped me realize that items I already have can be mixed up in a completely different way. I have followed Emily Schuman of Cupcakes and Cashmere for years and when I saw her pair a blazer with cut offs and a playful headband I knew it was a look I wanted to recreated with my own flare. It’s perfect summer uniform and one I will be turning to for many more days in the future.
In recent years I’ve really focused on not losing control and giving into the urge to shop aimlessly. Impulse purchases were a thing I was known for, and after watching many items in my closet sit there unused with tags still attached I made a promise to myself to reign it in. That being said, sometimes it’s good to loosen the reigns a bit, and lose control. Now, some of my favorite purchases are impulse buys–but that’s because they’re so few and far between these days. Nt only do they feel like an indulgence, they tend to be unexpected pieces that go with many of the other items already in my closet–like these jeweled Steve Madden sandals I came across while killing time the other day. Did I need them? Of course not. Am I happy I snagged them? Hell yes!
After a much needed break and reset after traveling, I’m jumping into this week with some extra pep in my step after the long weekend. I made sure to schedule in some much needed down time, and am happy to say I feel fresh and ready to tackle the week and month ahead! Summer is always a hectic time for me, so I enjoy simple outfits that feel pulled together. My usual go to would have been to just throw this jumpsuit on and run out the door, but when I saw all the clouds spanning the sky I took it as an opportunity to layer on a few other items to create a more unique and playful look. It still feels summer appropriate with the crochet and denim, and I love the modern 70s vibe I get with all these pieces combined.
The mornings have been exceptionally cold and gloomy these past few days, so to combat that (and my need to match the sky apparently), I forced myself to turn away from all the greys and blacks in my wardrobe and embrace spring colors. I pulled out my favorite pastel pink coat, and threw on my favorite new booties. As another unexpected playful pop, I embraced my inner 90s child and added a string rainbow of hair clips across my head.
Jumpsuit: The Fifth Label / Camisole: Goldhawk Clothing / Jacket: Old Navy/ Shoes: Alberta / Purse: Luella
Most women I know would have the same complaint as I do when it comes to jumpsuits–stripping bare whenever the needs arises to relieve ones bladder. But, sometimes its simply worth it. This jumpsuit as lovely and chic as it is, was simply too lowcut to wear to work, so I brainstormed for a bit, and decided to see if I could layer a silk and lace camisole underneath it for a bit more coverage. Not only did it add an extra layer and element to an already fun outfit, it also made every trip to the restroom that much more comfortable!
Shirt: Ross / Dress: H&M / Shoes: Sam Edelman / Purse: Luella
Now, don’t get me wrong, not all concert tees are created equal, but whether you prefer vintage or just a good design that pays homage to a band that you love, when you find one that speaks to you it’s worth the splurge! They are the ultimate closet staple (possibly right after a good pair of denim), and a very personal one at that. They speak to the kind of music you like, or bands you love, and it’s such a great way to add interest to any outfit! I grew up listening to AC/DC with my dad, so when I saw this on a random trip to Ross I had to buy it. It reminds me of found memories and is a piece that makes me smile every time I spot it in my closet now.
On my continuing kick of pattern play, I whipped this outfit up in less than a minute (my typical Monday morning strategy). By sticking with a very basic color palette of black and white in classic silhouettes, in pieces that I always feel my most confident in, I was able to create a fun and effortless look. It’s one of those outfits that is the brain child of lack of clean laundry and a severe case of the Mondays, but I can safely say it will be making the regular rotations now. Dressed down with white booties it was perfect for work, though would pair just as perfectly with some cute heels for a date night or even some mules for weekend wear and warmer temps.
It’s been popping up for months on feeds and in fashion articles, but it wasn’t until i was scrolling my own actual closet that I even consider trying it out for myself. When I think monochromatic dressing my first instinct is to reach for blacks, greys, whites or even dramatic colors.
Beige is a color that for whatever reason seems to get a bland rap. However, as the runways have proven (at least to me) when paired all together it creates a classic look that still has an easy casual vibe that says, “I just threw this one before running out the door”.
Will this be my go to color from now on? No, but I will definitely be reaching for it way more often now!