May Flowers

If this Ali & Jay dress doesn’t scream spring then I don’t know what does! 

Dress: Ali & Jay/ Jacket: Cupcakes and Cashmere/ Booties: Qupid (Similar)

 

As soon as I saw this beautiful floral dress on Rent The Runway I knew I had to wear it for Mother’s Day brunch! It was fluttery and ethereal without being too over the top and hid my food baby beautifully! To tone down the super feminine nature of the outfit I paired it with the Cupcakes and Cashmere leather jacket that I’ve been living in the last few weeks (I finally parted ways with it this morning since I found myself falling into old habits and not mixing things up more) along with some booties that have been buried on the top shelf of my closet for some time. It turned out to be the perfect outfit for the perfect day–I spent the day celebrating the moms in my life with brunch, coffee and then spent a lovely afternoon catching up with girlfriends over wine and cheese. It doesn’t get much better than that! I hope all you Mom’s out there had a spectacular day and weekend as well!

Blue Lace Cami

Lace camis are a closet staple that I can’t live without!

Top: Goldhawk Clothing (Similar) / Pants: Minkpink / Jacket: Cupcakes and Cashmere/ Shoes: Bandolino (similar) / Necklace: Cost Plus World Market

Along with good denim, I believe that you can never have too many camisoles. They are the simplest way to elevate an outfit or even loungewear. I have a collection that spans many different colors and brands, but the one featured about was a gift from a girlfriend last year from the Goldhawk sample sale (she turned me onto the brand when she used to work there and it’s been my favorite for years). The silk and lace are perfect for adding a little extra something when you just want to wear jeans but want to add a bit of pizazz. I love layering them under a good leather jacket to play with the textures and style of the outfit–I don’t tend to like overly feminine looks. I also decided that it was too perfect to pair with these Minkpink jeans (last seen here) for an outfit remix before I part ways with them (although I’m still tempted to buy them).

Baby Blues

This baby blue Cupcakes and Cashmere leather jacket is perfect for spring and beyond.


Jacket: Cupcakes and Cashmere/ Top: Lulus/ Pants: Elizabeth and James

Every spring my leather jackets seem to get tucked away in the back of my closet until colder months are once again here. When I saw this one on Rent The Runway I knew I had to wear it and immediately started bookmarking pieces both online and in my own closet to pair it with (It’s still quite chilly in the mornings and evenings here, plus I’m a weather wimp who loves a good jacket). It paired beautifully with these wide leg Elizabeth and James pants as well as with the floral dress I wore earlier on the week. It’s a truly versatile piece and the light blue shade a refreshing change from the darker leather jackets I own. It’s a fresh take in a classic cut that can be dressed up or down and worn in many ways. It’s turned out to be one of my favorite pieces I’ve rented so far.

The Perfect Date

A perfect pair for the perfect date. 

Jacket: Bobeau/ Dress: Cupcakes and Cashmere/ Shoes: Reaction by Kenneth Cole

The muted colors of this floral dress are what drew me to it and I knew as soon as I saw the floral embroidery on this lightweight trench that I had to absolutely had to wear them together. The coat downplayed the sweetness of dress—as someone who spent most of her childhood in dresses that mostly resembled bedspreads better left in the 80s that’s something I’m always conscious of! The ties on the sleeves were a fun detail that helped keep them pushed up past my elbows when it warmed up later on that day. It was the perfect outfit for the perfect date— April 25th— not too hot and not too cold.