Funky vs Classic

Skirt: Moon River / Tank Top: Old Navy / Button Down: Gap / Shoes: Tory Burch / Purse: Summer & Rosè / Clip: Amazon 

Of all the trends I’ve seen popping up recently, I would have said the one I was least likely to try would be neon. Outside of some super bright swimsuits, it was something so out of my comfort zone it just never really entered my radar. I have however been obsessed with this cheetah print Par Realisation skirt since it first started showing up on my instagram feed all over last year—I just couldn’t justify the price point because I simply don’t wear skirts often enough, but this Moon River one in neon green immediately reminded me of it. Though I may invest in a more classic style like the more traditional Par Realisation one, this helped to scratch that itch for now. 

Pineapple Vice

Jacket: Veda / Top: Old Navy / Jeans: H&M / Shoes: Circus by Sam Edelman / Bag: Summer & Rose  / Sunglasses: Diff via FabFitFun

Summer’s just around the corner, and I absolutely cannot wait! I’m heading to Palm Springs a week from today, and though I’m not poolside yet, I couldn’t help but wear this top that I bought for my trip. Its bright, fun and makes me even more excited for the rising temperatures and summer adventures yet to come! 

Happy Friday!

Xoxo,

Jess

Pajama Dressing

Top: Forever 21 (similar) / Pants: Marshalls (similar) / Shoes: Nine West / Clutch: Thirty One Gifts / Earrings: Amazon

After I’ve been sick I find myself wanting to be both comfortable, yet pulled together, especially when I’ve spent the last 24 hours in what feels like my rattiest pajamas. Enter the magical silk jogger –about as comfortable as pajamas (if not more so), yet completely chic when paired with a simple lace crop top and patent leather mules. They have been a godsend ever since I discovered them years ago, and more often than not have saved me from feeling extra blah after my body has decided to rebel (when you have an autoimmune disorder and work with small children it happens more often than not).

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?



Stars and Stripes

I will take any excuse to dress in theme and run with it–Fourth of July is no exception!

Dress: A.L.C. / Clutch: Ross Dress for Less (Similar) / Shoes: Naturalizer (Similar)

When I rented this dress I did not have it in mind for the fourth–I’m typically at a backyard bbq rocking some cut-offs and bathing suit sipping a cold beer-=one of the few times I venture away from wine, I know *gasp*. However, once I put it on and started digging around in my closet (I keep all of my purses on a shelf in my closet and quite a few fell on my head from my laziness and unwillingness to get out the step stool) this bag quite literally smacked me in the face. After my initial shock of a bag falling on my head, I immediately ran outside after completing my happy dance to take these photos.

 

Next Up

All DressedUp For Summer

There’s something so lovely about being able to throw on one piece and still make a statement. Though these dresses don’t have much in common I fell in love with both for their simple silhouettes and fun details. Both pieces can be dressed up or down depending on how they are styled, but for a hot summers day, all I plan on throwing on are some easy sandals or slides and some big cat eye sunglasses. How would you style these beauties?

Bailey44-Fennel Dress

Bailey 44 Fennel Dress

 

ALC-StripedCabreraDress

A.L.C. Striped Cabrera Dress

All Buttoned Up 💕

Loving this modernized take on a denim skirt by Elizabeth and James! 

Top: Nordstrom (similar) / Skirt: Elizabeth and James / Jacket: American Eagle Outfitters (Similar) / Shoes: Kenneth Cole Reaction / Bag: Amazon

I swore about 8 years ago when I was doing a closet cleanout that I would be saying sayonara to denim skirts for good. Fast forward, and I am happily eating my words! Whereas the skirt I am not so fondly remembering was ultra short, distressed and something out of the Mean Girls era, this pink version by Elizabeth and James feels nothing but modern and sophisticated, even when dressed down with a crop top and denim jacket. The buttons down the front add an eye-catching detail that is also elongating–something I adore given my short stature, and the belt helps cinch it in at just the right place. After discovering this piece I will be eating my words much more this summer and am looking forward to giving more denim skirts a try in the near future–stay tuned!