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.

Lucky Find

Coat: H&M / Sweatshirt: H&M / Jeans: H&M / Boots: Sam Edelman

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! 

Pile It On

Coat: Forever 21 / Top: Gap / Jeans: M.i.h. jeans / Boots: Circus by Sam Edelman/  Purse: Souvenir from Greece / Necklace: Cost Plus World Market / Headband: Scunci 

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.

Thrill of the Thrift

Top: Thrifted / Jeans: B.O.G. / Boots: Circus by Sam Edelman

It’s been ages since I last went thrift shopping, but this blouse was one of the last items I picked up (probably well over a year ago). It’s one of those pieces that caught my eye as I was heading to check out and I simply grabbed it on a whim—can you ever go wrong with a classic striped button up? It’s an item in my closet I reach for time and again, and proves that sometimes those impulse buys are worth taking the risk. 

Black Mamba

Sweater: Cynthia Rowley / Top: Gap / Jeans: Levi’s / Boots: Zara

I love a good monochromatic look, but sometimes find myself wanting a bit more. Playing with texture is the easiest way to do this. Not featured cause the sun (finally) came out is my big black teddy bear coat, which added another layer of fun material to step up this all black look. As the weather continues to warm up I plan on playing around with monochromatic dressing even more– I’m thinking pinks, yellows, and maybe even lavender, but am open to suggestions!