All Set

Top: Fifteen Twenty / Skirt: Fifteen Twenty / Clutch: Ross / Shoes: Nine West / Sunglasses: Simply Vera by Vera Wang

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!

Tropic Taste

Top: Old Navy / Pants (yes they’re pants): Zara / Shoes: Circus by Sam Edelman / Purse: Summer & Rose vua FabFitFun / Sunglasses: Wildfox

Yesterday the boss and I took the kiddos to World of Fruit and I knew as soon as she bought the tickets last week that I was going to be wearing on of my many fruity tops. This pineapple shirt is my most recent purchase, so it jumped to the top of the list and paired perfectly with the breezy Zara palazzo pants. It was perfect for the interactive museum, and while the Museum of Ice Cream still remains my favorite, World of Fruit comes in a close second. Whether you’re an adult or a kid, or a kid at heart like me, if you’re in LA it’s worth checking out.

(Lack of) Impulse Control

Dress: Vibe Sportswear via Ross / Hat: Forever 21 / Shoes: Steve Madden via Ross / Clutch: Gifted / Sunglasses: 99 Cant Store

In recent years I’ve really focused on not losing control and giving into the urge to shop aimlessly. Impulse purchases were a thing I was known for, and after watching many items in my closet sit there unused with tags still attached I made a promise to myself to reign it in. That being said, sometimes it’s good to loosen the reigns a bit, and lose control. Now, some of my favorite purchases are impulse buys–but that’s because they’re so few and far between these days. Nt only do they feel like an indulgence, they tend to be unexpected pieces that go with many of the other items already in my closet–like these jeweled Steve Madden sandals I came across while killing time the other day. Did I need them? Of course not. Am I happy I snagged them? Hell yes!

Lightweight Layers

Jumpsuit: J for Justify / Top: Ecote / Jacket: Old Navy / Shoes: Circus by Sam Edelman / Purse: Summer & Rose

After a much needed break and reset after traveling, I’m jumping into this week with some extra pep in my step after the long weekend. I made sure to schedule in some much needed down time, and am happy to say I feel fresh and ready to tackle the week and month ahead! Summer is always a hectic time for me, so I enjoy simple outfits that feel pulled together. My usual go to would have been to just throw this jumpsuit on and run out the door, but when I saw all the clouds spanning the sky I took it as an opportunity to layer on a few other items to create a more unique and playful look. It still feels summer appropriate with the crochet and denim, and I love the modern 70s vibe I get with all these pieces combined.

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