Pastel Paradise


Dress: Slate & Willow / Coat: Althea / Boots: Gap / Purse: H&M

The mornings have been exceptionally cold and gloomy these past few days, so to combat that (and my need to match the sky apparently), I forced myself to turn away from all the greys and blacks in my wardrobe and embrace spring colors. I pulled out my favorite pastel pink coat, and threw on my favorite new booties. As another unexpected playful pop, I embraced my inner 90s child and added a string rainbow of hair clips across my head.

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!

High Voltage

Shirt: Ross / Dress: H&M / Shoes: Sam Edelman / Purse: Luella

Now, don’t get me wrong, not all concert tees are created equal, but whether you prefer vintage or just a good design that pays homage to a band that you love, when you find one that speaks to you it’s worth the splurge! They are the ultimate closet staple (possibly right after a good pair of denim), and a very personal one at that. They speak to the kind of music you like, or bands you love, and it’s such a great way to add interest to any outfit! I grew up listening to AC/DC with my dad, so when I saw this on a random trip to Ross I had to buy it. It reminds me of found memories and is a piece that makes me smile every time I spot it in my closet now. 

Let’s Talk Snake Print


Though I’ve always loved the classic look of leopard and other animal prints I was hesitant when it came to snake print at first. It seemed like one of those patterns that could very easily veer from chic to cheap all too easily. However, as the spring approached I was swayed when I stopped into Zara on a random shopping adventure with a girlfriend. And ever since then I have been eyeing (and adding) other snake print pieces to my wardrobe. 

These are the other items I’m currently covering: 

1. A gorgeous satin skirt from that’s giving me major Réalisation Par vibes. 

2. A classic headband for a more subtle approach.

3. A handbag that can go from spring to summer to fall effortlessly and back again.

4. A one piece swimsuit that’s not only sexy, but on trend with both the pattern and attached belt.

5. And the perfect mules to add to my ever growing collection of snake print shoes.

Has this trend slithered it’s way into your wardrobe yet?

Stripe Story


Top: Thrifted / Skirt: Ross / Jacket: Max Studio / Purse: Amazon / Sunglasses: 99 Cent Store / Necklace: American Eagle

On my continuing kick of pattern play, I whipped this outfit up in less than a minute (my typical Monday morning strategy). By sticking with a very basic color palette of black and white in classic silhouettes, in pieces that I always feel my most confident in, I was able to create a fun and effortless look. It’s one of those outfits that is the brain child of lack of clean laundry and a severe case of the Mondays, but I can safely say it will be making the regular rotations now. Dressed down with white booties it was perfect for work, though would pair just as perfectly with some cute heels for a date night or even some mules for weekend wear and warmer temps. 

Heatwave White


Dress: Madewell / Hat:  / Boots: Gap / Clutch: Elizabeth Arden 
Spring is in full spring and it’s starting to feel more and more like summers right around the corner—and nothing screams summer to me more than a little white dress. I piled on accessories that I’d want to wear to the beach or to brunch, and though I wear this dress all the time, it felt fresh and new. I look forward to wearing it all summer long, both as a coverup at the beach and even out to dinner and drinks swapping my flip flops for some strappy heels and a mini structured bag. 

Beige on Beige


Sweater: Urban Outfitters / Pants: H&M / Shoes: Steve Madden / Bracelet: Forever21 

It’s been popping up for months on feeds and in fashion articles, but it wasn’t until i was scrolling my own actual closet that I even consider trying it out for myself. When I think monochromatic dressing my first instinct is to reach for blacks, greys, whites or even dramatic colors. 

Beige is a color that for whatever reason seems to get a bland rap. However, as the runways have proven (at least to me) when paired all together it creates a classic look that still has an easy casual vibe that says, “I just threw this one before running out the door”. 

Will this be my go to color from now on? No, but I will definitely be reaching for it way more often now! 

Xx

Jess

Let’s Talk Pearls



Pearls have been popping up for quite a while both on the runways and social media feeds, but in recent months they seem to have had an increased surge.

Now I for one am fully on board with this trend, especially in the form of hair clips. It adds an unexpected elegance and playfulness to even the simplest of outfits, and I plan on adding more to my collection.

In my opinion pearls are here to stay and I’m all for it! Below are some of the other pieces I’ve got my eye on currently:

A simple, yet chic statement bag

These slides that would pair just as well with cutoffs, as with a floaty summer dress

This sweater with just the right amount of embellishment

Statement jeans I never knew I needed before now

I would love to hear–do you love this trend too?

Xx

Jess

Taking a Moment

Blazer: Target / Top: Ross / Jeans: H&M / Shoes: Kenneth Cole Reaction / Purse: Furla

After many many weeks of constantly overbooked weekends, I decided it was high time to tackle the monstrosity that my roots had become. It wasn’t until I was leaving the salon feeling like a million bucks, that I realized how much I’d needed to just set aside some me time. It’s so easy to say yes to plans when they are all something I want to do, but I’m slowly discovering just how important it is to slow down and schedule in days where there’s either pampering to be done, or absolutely nothing at all. Consider this my own unique way of spring cleaning—cleaning up my schedule. 

Happy Monday everyone! 

Feelin’ the Green

Sweater: H&M / Dress: C/MEO Collective / Boots: Zara / Purse: Prada
Recently I’ve really leaned in to getting more use and wear out of even the simplest of items. This dress when paired with my camel coat and the same boots was perfectly elegant and chic for a date night, but wanted to make it more daytime appropriate. It’s a bit on the lower cut side, and all that white is asking for disaster when you combine it clutziness with toddler hands, so I figured why not try and cover some of it up? It completely changed the look exactly how I wanted it to and I’m happy to report that the dress is still (miraculously) white!