Sunday, September 13, 2020

Fall into Denim with Lane Bryant

Striped Button-Front Tie-Front Top: c/o HERE
Signature Fit High-Rise Skinny Jean - Light Wash With Seam: c/o HERE
Ankle Strap Heel - Snake Skin Print: c/o HERE
Photography by A. Robinson

This post is sponsored by Lane Bryant. All opinions are my own.

Fall is officially nine days away. Around this time each year, I find myself switching out traditional summer bottoms for denim. Finding great fitting denim pants can be a challenge. I was excited when Lane Bryant reached out to me to try a pair of denim pants from their latest collection. I selected this pair of Signature Fit skinny jeans because in my mind skinny jeans will never go out of style. They look PHENOMENAL on curves! Plus, I LOVE the seam detailing on this pair. Of particular interest to me was the Flex Magic Waistband, which features a no-gap, stretch waistband that moves with you for all-day comfort. My waist size is significantly smaller than my hip size, having a waistband that actually fits is imperative! The jeans that I am wearing in this post are size 12, Babes the fit is AH-MAZING!!! There is just the right amount stretch to make moving around with ease effortless AND the jeans hug your curves 😍. I styled my jeans with a Striped Button-Front Tie-Front Top that can be worn during the day or night as shown here. The look is finished off with Snake Skin Print Sandals - which seriously go with EVERYTHING!
Over to you Babes, have you tried out Lane Bryant's Jeans Guide? If so, what do you think?!
Until next time,
Xx

Friday, September 11, 2020

Get Active in LIVI by Lane Bryant


LIVI Active Medium-Impact Cooling No-Wire Sport Bra: c/o HERE (I am wearing size 36 H)
LIVI Power Legging With Smoothing Control Tech: c/o HERE (I am wearing size 10/12)
Photography by A. Robinson
This post is sponsored by Lane Bryant. 
All opinions given are my own.

Today's post features two pieces from Lane Bryant's current LIVI Active Collection! What I love about the LIVI Active Medium-Impact Cooling No-Wire Sport Bra is the amazing support that it offers 😍 I literally wear it at least every other day for my a.m. workouts, it keeps my girls intact and cool! I pair it with the LIVI Power Legging which features excellent craftsmanship and a breathable blend of soft cotton and stretchy spandex. Both pieces pair well together and have superb functionality. 
In this age of COVID-19 plus working from home, I decided it was time for me to get serious about becoming more active. My goal is not to lose weight, but to improve my overall health. Exercise not only improves your immune system, but it also improves your body's ability to resist infections. It strengthens your bones and important muscles that you breathe with, which include your heart muscles.
Do share- what are you doing to boost your immune system?!
Until next time - stay safe Babes!
Xx

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Finishing Touches

Heart sunnies: Similar HERE| Earrings: Sold out, try  these HERE
Camo shirtdress: HERE + other options HERE, HERE, HERE 
Leopard Sandals: Similar HERE| Knee-high boots: Similar HERE
Photography by A. Robinson

Today's style story features my take on a camo shirtdress styled for transitional wear - from summer to fall. September usually signals the alarm for fall fashion, but sometimes temperatures don't quite match up πŸ˜€. I opted to style this shirtdress off the shoulders, although it was designed to be worn on the shoulders. Additionally, I styled it with both leopard print sandals and black knee-high boots. How you choose to style pieces in your wardrobe all depends on your personal preferences and needs! If it is warm out, I want this dress to be off my shoulders and paired with sandals. If it is a cooler evening but still sunny, I still want my shoulders out, however, I might add in a knee-high boot - plus a floor-length scarf πŸ˜‰
Over to you! How would you style this camo dress? The possibilities truly are limitless!
Until next time,
Xx

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Stylish Coverage

Sunnies: Nordstrom, old| Earrings: Nordstrom, old
Dress: Sold out, other options HERE, HERE, and HERE
Suede mules: ZARA
Photography by A. Robinson

Happy SEPTEMBER!!! It is undisputed that this has been a year for the record books in almost every single way imaginable. However, amongst everything that has/is transpiring - time still feels like it is moving rapidly. We have now entered the final four months of 2020!!! I find myself wondering - where does the time go?! Beyond that, I find myself in a space of personal reflection. This is my birth month, just as I have in years prior, I am reexamining my footing in the world. 
Questions that I am actively asking myself include: Am I living my purpose? What am I learning from my life experiences? What would I like to accomplish moving forward?  Am I living with intention? What are some areas that I would like to improve in? 
There are more questions than there are answers! Nonetheless, one thing is for certain: I am thankful to see another day!
Until next time,
Xx

Friday, August 28, 2020

The Catsuit Revisited

Catsuit: Old, similar HERE| Cutoff shorts: Sold out, try HERE 
Sandals Via Spiga, another option HERE
Photography by A. Robinson

With the cooler months of fall just over the horizon, we start to think about what we'd like transitional wear to look like. Layering is a classic staple for fall weather, even here in SoCal. Fall days are often sunny and mild, but the evenings can be starkly cool in comparison. 
I opted to turn a pair of cutoff summer shorts into optimal transitional wear by layering them on top of a full-body catsuit. I LOVE how this look came together! It would be ideal for date night, or a girl's night out. For even cooler temperatures, I would add additional layers in the form of a cropped jacket, perhaps a cute scarf, plus statement booties πŸ˜‰
Over to you, how do you like to style transitional clothing?
Until next time,
Xx

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Summer Snaps

Earrings: HERE| Top & skirt: Old, check out another option HERE| Sandals: HERE
Photography by A. Robinson

Hey Loves,
In a recent closet dive, I came across this summery two-piece lemon print set that I don't wear nearly enough 😲 The crop top is accompanied by a midi-length skirt, both have amazing ease of wear. Although this set sold out rather quickly, I've linked a comparable skirt above.
Fruity prints are the epitome of summer fashion, I wish that this set also came in peach and pineapple πŸ˜‰
Until next time,
Xx

Monday, August 24, 2020

All of the Brights

Top: ZARA, sold out| Pants: Old, similar HERE 
Mules: TopShop, similar HERE & HERE
Photography by A. Robinson

Hey Babes,

How are things going for you? We've been in a near record-breaking heatwave for the past week. Not only are the temperatures on the high end, we're also getting a rare dose of seemingly intense humidity which feels like πŸ˜“πŸ˜“πŸ˜“
According to current forecasts, we will finish off the month on a high note. Summer is historically my favorite season, but this intensity has me dreaming of fall days, LOL!
Today's look features two shade cousins, red + orange. This is a slightly different palette approach to my main steady, monochrome. I love how well these two hues bounce off of each other! This encourages me to pair them together more often in the future, preferably under cooler temps πŸ’—
Until next time,
Xx

Friday, August 21, 2020

A Very Berry Blazer Dress


Blazer dress: HERE, similar option HERE| Sunnies: Vince Camuto, old
Earrings: Nordstrom, old - similar style HERE| Shoes: Jessica Simpson, another option HERE 
Photography by A. Robinson


As we wind down the month of August, I found myself in the realization that fall weather/fashion is just over the horizon. While out & about the other day, it seemed like the sunset was super early (before 8p) - then I realized that the days are indeed getting shorter 😡Yes my friends, the signs of fall are making an appearance right now. 
When it comes to fall fashion, I love the idea and practicability of blazer dresses. The one pictured in today's blog post boasts a bold color, tailored cut, double front functional button placket closure, front welt flap pockets, and a full lining. 
Over to you, how do you feel about blazer dresses?
Until next time,
Xx

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Color Crush

Headband: Similar HERE| Sunnies: Sold out, try this pair HERE| Earrings: HERE
Dress: HERE| Patent leather sandals: Similar HERE

RED is my favorite color of all time. The sight of it always serves as an instant mood booster. It is a reminder to appreciate the little things deeply, even something as simple as saturated color. Reminders like this feel more helpful now than ever. 
As I look out at the uncertainty of the world scene, I feel compelled to do what I personally can to effect positive, lasting change. I feel encouraged to lean into hope, to repeatedly set an intention to lead with love. 
Until next time,
Xx
P.S. For more examples of me in RED, see HERE, HERE, and HERE πŸ˜‰

Monday, August 17, 2020

Legs for Daze

Hat: Vintage, thrifted| Sunnies: HERE| Earrings: Sold out, another option HERE 
Dress: Similar options HERE & HERE| Shoes: HERE

As days blend into weeks, weeks blend into seemingly nameless months - I find that creating space for things that bring me a measure of joy to be especially worthwhile. Crafting my personal sense of style has always been a creative outlet for me, a tool of self-expression. Even in the midst of a whirling international crisis, a pandemic of indescribable proportions, a fragile political landscape - I lean into what I know to be true: Love. Joy. Peace. Patience. Kindness. Goodness. Faith. Mildness. Self-Control. 
Sending love & positive energy your way ❤
Until next time,
Xx