I was super excited to try these pants after having them initially removed from my first order (so far I’ve placed two and neither has been able to be completed with all my original choices 🤔).
Top: C&C California/ Pants: Kendall + Kylie/ Shoes: Report/ Sunglasses: Wildfox
And while I like them I don’t absolutely love them.
To even out the wide leg and high waist I paired them with my favorite white cropped tee and my favorite sunglasses by wildfox.
While the pants are cute and material is soft, they were clearly designed for someone less vertically challenged than I.
Perhaps when paired with a simple nude heel they will be a little more elongating. I definitely plan to play around a bit more before returning them to see.
Experimenting is whole the point of this challenge, right?
I was a little disappointed this time around because I had to replace not one, but two of the original items I had picked at the last second.
As a backup I chose this beautiful fuschia dress by Halston Heritage since I loved the previous one so much. I tend to steer clear of such bright colors normally, so I am excited to see if this is a shade I can pull off. Fingers crossed!
Halston Heritage Fuschia Rose Dress:
I selected this sweater to wear on its own as well as the burgundy dress featured below it. My hope is that it will dress it down enough for a weekend brunch or casual date night.
Brown Allan Gray Two Tone Sweater:
This dress was one of two I selected in hopes of finding something for Valentines Day. I love the deep burgundy shade in the picture and the lace detail makes it flirty and fun.
Nicholas Tuck Hem Bra Dress:
I had these in my first order, but had to replace them at the last second since they were no longer available. Excited to be able to try them this time around!
Kendall + Kylie Blue Fray Jeans:
How would you style these pieces?
This Endless Rose coat wins award for best underdog. I wanted to send it back immediately when I recieved it—the cut was wonky and it was tight in the arms in some weird ways.
Due to not having the right size return envelope I was basically stuck with it, so I played around and boy am I happy I did.
It spiced up any outfit I tossed it over, and was perfect for a casual stroll to brunch last Sunday (until it became 80 degrees halfway on our walk to our local spot).
I loved how it punched up this simple cotton dress I’ve had for years though. There was definitely a pep in my step, not just Sunday but every time I wore it.
I was sad to send it back, but excited for all the future possibilities coming my way thanks to this self-imposed rent the runway challenge.
I picked these pants out to wear to the wine festival at the Santa Anita racetrack this past weekend.
They were lightweight and incredibly comfy while also feeling incredibly stylish. The paper bag tie waist gives them a playful edge, while the cut remains streamlined and classic. I also felt that an almost all black ensemble was a safe play surrounded by all that wine.
I threw on a little coverup to avoid a (potentially very awkward) sunburn and threw on some slides so I wouldn’t hurt my feet or run the risk or tripping and wasting valuable wine.
To complete the outfit I pulled my hair back into a ponytail—it seemed an appropriate choice based on the venue—topped with a black velvet hair tie.
For whatever reason I have never quite mastered the cool girl layering thing. Whenever I attempt to put a button up under a sweater I look less chic and more ridiculously bulky and awkward.
Perhaps that is why I was drawn to this beauty 👆 above with the layering built it! Maximum effect, minimum effort.
However when I placed the order I was sceptical as to whether I’d end up wearing it (out of the house at least), but it ended up fitting perfectly!
I paired it with some of my favorite high waist 7 for all mankind jeans (which were perfect for streamlining and holding in any pudge I wanted to hide). For shoes I opted for a pair of burgundy booties to play off the beautiful blue of the sweater.
So my friends, if you’re like me and have not mastered “cool girl layering” I highly recommend an all-in-one item like this.
I’ve loved Halston Heritage for years, but could never justify the price tag for a dress I’d wear once or twice (I’ve always been terrible at rewearing my nicer dresses).
When I saw this beaded shift dress I fell in love and knew it would be perfect for a good friends birthday festivities.
I loved everything from the cut to the heading on this. It was extremely well made and dressy without being too extra.
I paired it with the Endless Rose coat I also rented and loved the combo of the two items together with a simple pair of black booties.
I ordered this sweater with my Uncle’s birthday in mind (on a side note if you’re in the LA area Laurel Point Seafood is definitely worth a visit).
It was perfect for a casual birthday dinner on a cold winter night in LA. The ties added that little bit of extra pizzaz and I absolutely loved it!
I paired it with my favorite 7 for all mankind distressed skinny jeans and grey booties along with a playful silver tassel necklace I got from American Eagle years ago.
It was a simple outfit, but I felt extremely stylish and confident in it.