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.
Skirt: Moon River / Tank Top: Old Navy / Button Down: Gap / Shoes: Tory Burch / Purse: Summer & Rosè / Clip: Amazon
Of all the trends I’ve seen popping up recently, I would have said the one I was least likely to try would be neon. Outside of some super bright swimsuits, it was something so out of my comfort zone it just never really entered my radar. I have however been obsessed with this cheetah print Par Realisation skirt since it first started showing up on my instagram feed all over last year—I just couldn’t justify the price point because I simply don’t wear skirts often enough, but this Moon River one in neon green immediately reminded me of it. Though I may invest in a more classic style like the more traditional Par Realisation one, this helped to scratch that itch for now.
Summer’s just around the corner, and I absolutely cannot wait! I’m heading to Palm Springs a week from today, and though I’m not poolside yet, I couldn’t help but wear this top that I bought for my trip. Its bright, fun and makes me even more excited for the rising temperatures and summer adventures yet to come!
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!
Scotch & Soda has quickly become one of my favorite brands over these last few months. Unfortunately it’s been too cold to rock any of their dresses, so when I spotted this pretty lilac number I thought it would be a perfect spring transition peace. The mustard and burgundy stripes on the collar keep it from being overly feminine and to let the coat shine through I kept the rest of the outfit simple with a white top and skinny jeans. I love how a good piece of outwear can change the simplest of outfits into something unique, special and playful.
Coat: H&M / Dress: Slate & Willow / Jeans: H&M / Boots: Circus by Sam Edelman / Purse: Souvenir from Greece
I’ve been trying to find a way to wear this dress since I rented it, but unfortunately the weather wasn’t cooperating. After almost giving up, I was scrolling through Instagram and came across one of my favorite bloggers posts, Beth Jones of B. Jones Style, and it reminded me that I’ve seen her wear countless dresses over pants or jeans. It’s something I’d never quite felt confident enough to do, but by unbuttoning the dress halfway it allowed me to dip my toes into the style, without fully committing. I love that I was able to find a way to wear this dress before returning it, and super grateful for the reminder to think outside the box. I’ll definitely be playing around with this more in the future.
Coats are one of the items that I find myself renting most often—living in LA there’s not much reason to have an extensive collection of winter coats, but that being said they’re one of my favorite articles of clothing. A good coat can elevate even the simplest of outfits, and they are one of those items that I believe are worth the investment. After it being unseasonably cold last few weeks, I decided to continue my hunt for a good camel coat—it’s a piece I’ve always wanted, but just hadn’t found one that called to me. It’s a classic piece that will never go out of style, and I was fully ready to spend a decent amount on one that would last. However, while browsing H&M a couple weeks ago I came across this beauty, on sale no less! I immediately added it to my cart (along with a few other items, shhh don’t tell) and anxiously awaited its arrival. And it did not disappoint!
When I rented these pants I had a simple, but chic formula in mind—White T-shirt tucked in, white booties, white bag, let the pants shine. What ended up happening was a lack of white shirt being available (the laundry monster has finally caught up and got the better of me), so I was forced to think outside the box I’d created for myself. What ended up happened was probably closer to a mad scramble as I tried to get ready for work, while not being late, but overall I’m quite happy with the result. It’s nothing I would have imagined or brainstormed, but that’s the beauty of this outfit— It’s wacky, fun and eclectic. And also a good reminder that sometimes planning ahead can corner creativity.