Cool Girl Chic

Sweatshirt: Horn Please! / Jeands: J Brand / Shoes: Circus by Sam Edelman / Bag: Like Dreams 

The “effortless cool girl” look is one I’ve always struggled to achieve. The point is to look like you’re not trying too hard, but most of the time that’s easier said than done. What I have learned over the years is that it comes down to pieces that make you feel cool and chic, because as cheesy as it might be, confidence is key. From the color graphic on this awesome sweatshirt to the leather details on these J Brand jeans, I was definitely feeling less like my awkward self, and more like one of the cool kids. If you’re confident in what you’re rocking, then that comes across more than anything else!

All Covered Up

Cover up: Amazon / Tank Top: Gap / Pants: Cynthia Rowley (similar) / Shoes: Nine West / Sunglasses: Ross
When I purchased this sheer cover up a little over a month ago I never could have imagined just how versatile it truly is! Not only is it perfect for throwing over a swimsuit, but it can just as easily be paired with nice slacks and a tank top to spice up what would otherwise be a very simple outfit. It’s a piece that without fail earns me compliments every time I leave the house! I will definitely be playing around more as the temperatures cool down more and find more fun and creative ways to wear it. And I’m definitely open to suggestions! 😁

Fringe Benefits

Blazer: H&M (Similar here & here) / Top: Goldhawk Clothing / Shorts: Free People (similar) / Shoes: 14th & Union (similar) / Earrings: Amazon / Bag: Elizabeth Arden (similar)

It has taken me years to hop on the statement earring trend–partly due to laziness and partly due to the fact that when I had my ears pierced at age 12 I had a pair of larger gage earrings put in, and after trying regularly sized ones back in high school I had to restretch the holes to my larger gaged hoops 2 weeks later–after that painful experience I decided to just stick with my classic silver hoops cause OUCH! However, in the past year, I decided I would rather have the freedom to play around and embrace the ability to switch out my earrings daily. I’ve slowly been growing my collection and when I found this cheap collection on Amazon I added it to my cart immediately. And I am so happy I did!

What’s your favorite accessory to throw on and spice up a basic outfit?

Key Kimono

Dress: Bailey 44 / Kimono: Amazon / Shoes: Report (similar) / Bag: Ross (similar)
There is something so lovely about having simple “go to” pieces that you can run out the door in, even when you’re running late. In summer, I tend to lean hard on simple cotton dresses that breath (thank you LA heatwave…), and this kimono is one of my favorite finds to date this summer! I purchased it as a beach cover up, but it pairs just as beautifully with shorts and a tank as well as over a variety of different dresses in my closet. It takes this simple cotton midi dress from casual, to ooh la la in a matter of seconds! Anyone else having a moment with kimonos too? Where are some of your favorite places to buy them from?

More Mint

A little bit of everything… 💚 🌈 🍃

Top: Minkpink/ Jacket: Gap (Similar)/ Jeans: Levis (Similar)/ Shoes: Bandolino (Similar)/ Clutch: Ross (Similar)

Sometimes there are days my outfits are incredibly well thought and planned out. Other days I throw on a bunch of stuff until I find something that sticks (or I run out of time and need to run out the door for work). The outfit above was definitely more of the latter. I knew I wanted to wear this gingham top but had no clue how to style it. After a few attempts, and fails this was the final result–and yes with just seconds to spare. Overall, I’m happy with the results and although my bedroom still looks like a tornado blew through it, this mish-mosh of pieces doesn’t reflect that. I’m also happy to report that as the day went on I thought of more and more ways to style this top, which I will be sharing next week. Stay tuned!

Next Up

When the weather starts warming up I immediately start shifting towards lighter more breathable colors. I love the casual cut of the jeans, while the embroidery dresses them up slightly and plan on wearing them with both the patterned tank top above as well as a simple white t-shirt. They’ll go just as well with flip flops as they will with little kitten heels.  As for the jumpsuit, that was more of an unplanned rental (I tend to steer away from white because it doesn’t stay that color long in my presence), but couldn’t resist this one. I love everything from the sweet bow to the cutout and cropped wide-leg design. Now I just need to figure out where to drag the boy so that I can show it off. Any suggestions?

ASTR Mara Jumpsuit

Cooper & Elle Sanne Tank

Minkpink Wildflower Scando Jeans

In A Cinch! 

This is not the first pair of high-waist trousers that I order from Rent the Runway, and they certainly won’t be the last!

Pants: Fame & Parnters / Top: Gap / Shoes: Kenneth Cole Reaction

To dress them down for a casual day of running errands and playing D&D (yes, I’m a nerd–judge away) I paired them with a simple black tank top to let the details of the high waist truly shine and threw on a charcoal sweater to stay warm. I threw on my silver mules to add a playful touch to the outfit (and also because shiny things simply make me smile—anyone else?).  And if I’m being honest I love a shoe that I can just easily slide on.