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.
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.
Sweater: 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target / Jeans: Current Elliot / Boots: Sam Edelman / Earrings: H&MIf you look back to my posts a year ago, you never would have seen me mixing so many prints and colors as I am these days.
These bolder combos I’ve been trying as of late are definitely inspired by my Instagram feed most of all. The fun prints and bright colors remind me of less gloomy days, and I’m utilizing them as a way to block out the consistent gloomy weather we’ve been having in LA. Though I own a pair of Current Elliot jeans that are almost identical to these, they’re in a light grey, and I’ve been getting enough of that with the sky these days. The red is a fun ode to Valentines Day (I know it’s been a while since it’s passed, but I’m still very much on my love kick), and this sweater never fails to bring a smile to my face.
If one were to describe my style I don’t think it would ever fit into a neat little box. I’m neither preppy, or completely funky, but I love finding ways to combine the two into a perfect, balanced mixture. My style changes day to day based off my mood, and that’s what makes fashion so fun!Who says ones style needs to be something that fits into a perfect box or category? People aren’t that easily explained, so why should how we dress be?