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!
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.
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: 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!
Dress: Tara Jarmon / Boots: Circus by Sam Edelman / Purse: See by Chloe
Ever since falling in love with this Scotch & Soda dress I’ve been trying more and more long sleeve styles. It’s something that never used to be on my radar, but I immediately fell in love with all the dainty details on this Tara Jarmon dress and definitely see my star prints in my future. I love the structure of the puff sleeves and shoulders—it’s a good way to ease into the playful style without completely going all in—the last time I went all in let’s just say it’s a good thing I had a charming personality and was 4! My penchant for dainty details has faded over the years, but I’m learning to embrace it once again thanks to pieces like this one.
Dress: DVF / Shoes: Circus by Sam Edelman / Purse: Olivia + Joy / Sunglasses: Banana Republic / Earrings: Lucky Brand
One thing you may or may not have figured out by now is that I’m a pretty big nerd. I love Harry Potter, Buffy and most things fantasy and I play Dungeons and Dragons every week with a group of friends. When I saw this dress I got extremely excited because at first glance I thought it was covered in phoenixes. Turns out they’re actually macaws, but I still love it all the same. It’s kitschy and fun, plus my kiddos love it. And happy toddlers lead to a happy nanny, just sayin’!
The classic combo of a blazer over a graphic tee and a great pair of jeans is a classic for a reason. It’s a look that can go from day to night with an easy shoe change–it pairs just as well with sneakers as it does with a heel, and an extra swipe of lipstick for a refresh and you’re all set. Who doesn’t love something so low maintenance? I also love being able to share little tidbits of my likes and hobbies as well (for example I happen to be a huge Harry Potter fan). It’s fun to take a closer look and even start a conversation–I’ve started friendships by simply asking about a shirt. Give it a try!