Tropic Taste

Top: Old Navy / Pants (yes they’re pants): Zara / Shoes: Circus by Sam Edelman / Purse: Summer & Rose vua FabFitFun / Sunglasses: Wildfox

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.

Not so Lost

Blazer: H&M / Top: Wildfox Couture / Shorts: Old Navy / Shoes: Gap / Purse: Bally / Headband: Amazon

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.

Funky vs Classic

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. 

Pineapple Vice

Jacket: Veda / Top: Old Navy / Jeans: H&M / Shoes: Circus by Sam Edelman / Bag: Summer & Rose  / Sunglasses: Diff via FabFitFun

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! 

Happy Friday!

Xoxo,

Jess

The Ultimate Hack

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!

Lovely Lilac

Coat: Scotch & Soda / Top: Gap / Jeans: H&M/ Boots: Zara

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. 

All Dress(ed) Up

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.