Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Classic Linen Shorts | Take 2

Sunglasses: F21, another option HERE
Earrings: Old
Blazer: c/o HERE
Shorts: c/o HERE
Handbag: Vintage, thrifted
Shoes: Old

Today's post features the 2nd way that I styled my linen shorts. Although both takes are appropriate for wear to the office, Take 2 gives me true boardroom vibes (see Take 1 HERE). I love the oversized feel of the blazer. It can comfortably be worn over a blouse, open or closed. Which take is your favorite?
When I consider adding new items to my wardrobe, I always try to visualize a number of ways that I can style an item with things that I already own. Versatility is key, and helps to ensure that I don't end up making purchases that I don't truly love.
Until next time,

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Classic Linen Shorts | Take 1

Earrings: ZARA, another option HERE
Top: ASOS, try this one HERE
Shorts: c/o HERE
Shoes: ZARA; Check out a different pair HERE

Just like that, the long weekend has ended and we're back to work ๐Ÿ˜ฎ How was your Memorial Day? I spent mine eating, taking walks, and enjoying a binge-watching session. The Invisible Man was probably the highlight, although I was a bit taken aback by the way the movie played out...Something seemed off to me with the sequence of events, however no spoiler alerts here - I'll move on ๐Ÿ˜
Today's look features a classic pair of linen shorts, ideal for summer wear to the office and elsewhere. I can also see them styled for fall with a pair of tights and boots...
As quarantine restrictions begin to lift across the country, there is a measure of excitement as well as fear. How are you feeling about things? Fashion is a welcome diversion for me ๐Ÿ˜‰
I love the bold orange hue in this top, along with the colorful embroidered detailing. It makes an excellent companion to classic neutrals, like beige. 
Since my post(s) on styling gingham shorts was well received last week, I decided to share another double take! Today's post features Take 1 of how to style linen shorts - Take 2 is coming up next!

Monday, May 25, 2020

Lighten Up

Earrings: Nordstrom Rack
Dress: HERE ; Check out additional options HERE & HERE & HERE
Bag: Old, try this one HERE
Shoes: Old, TopShop. Similar HERE & HERE

Hey Babes! Hope you're enjoying the long weekend ❤
Today's look features an all-white fit that is loaded with textural interest + ultra-feminine details ๐Ÿ˜ I love the dress, and am currently considering purchasing it in another color...
What are you up to today?
Until next time,

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Gingham Girl | Take 2 of 2

Earrings: Nordstrom, old; Another option HERE
Top: Old
Shorts: HERE (I'm wearing size 12)
Shoes: Old, other options HERE & HERE

Hey Babes,
I'm back with the 2nd way (see 1st way HERE) that I styled my newest pair of gingham shorts (see another pair styled HERE)! For this look, I opted to take a roll in blue by way of statement bauble earrings, a striped OTS (off the shoulder) top, plus blue satin/strappy heels.
Which look is your favorite - Take 1 or Take 2?
Until next time,

Monday, May 18, 2020

Gingham Girl | Take 1 of 2

Earrings: Old, other options HERE + HERE
Top: HERE + similar HERE
Shorts: HERE (I'm wearing a size 12)
Shoes: Similar HERE

A print that is synonymous with summer fashion in addition to florals is G I N G H A M. 
Traditional gingham prints are often presented in the classic color duo, black & white. 
I'm of fan of the expected, however diversions from the beaten path appeal to me equally. 
This pair of gingham shorts from Lane Bryant stood out to me online instantly because they're RED, my favorite color ๐Ÿ’ž  
When they arrived in the mail, I was pleasantly surprised by the excellent fit (size 12) and functional side pockets. In my head, there should always be pockets...however I've digressed! Note: There are also faux pockets on the rear of the shorts, however I'm not fond of faux pockets...
I loved these shorts so much that I opted to style them not ONE, but TWO ways ๐Ÿ˜‰
Today's post features a monochrome look, red from head to toe is never too much in my book!
Stay tuned for the second way that I styled this pair of gingham shorts...

Friday, May 15, 2020

Summer Whites

Sunnies: OLD
Earrings: J. Crew, sold out; Another option HERE
Top: HERE (Currently on sale, BOGO 75% off) HERE
Shorts: HERE (Currently on sale, BOGO 75% off)
Handbag: Similar option from the same brand HERE
Shoes: HERE

With the official start of SUMMER 2020 just under 6 weeks away, my mind has already drifted to the glory of EVERYTHING that is summer style๐Ÿ˜ Admittedly, this summer will no doubt be one for the record books - much of the world will continue to work to avoid a surge in COVID19 occurrences.  We each play an integral part. Additionally, many of us are actively grieving the loss of loved ones. Others are battling a fear of the unknown. Many have concerns about the economy, and what form normalcy may take on after everything is said & done.
That being said, thankfully the human spirit is one of resilience. Inevitably - at some point, we either consciously or unconsciously will make the choice to shift our attention towards lighter & brighter moments. 
My intention is to lean into happy moments conciously on a regular basis. Expressing my individuality through personal style has always been a 'happy medium' for me. It is no surprise that I choose to draw my attention towards colors, textures, unusual combinations, and things that in general make me feel happy to be alive.
Today's look features a classic all-white ensemble, with textural detail by way of cotton eyelet fabric, a bamboo bag, and leather mules. I can easily see this look as the epitome of summer style for the office. Not only is it cool and comfortable COTTON, but the entire ensemble effortlessly transitions to a much needed happy hour at the end of a long day. 
Enough about me! Do share what happy moments you've been leaning into during this uncertain time.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Orange Crush

Headband: Old, another option HERE & HERE
Dress: Nordstrom, options HERE & HERE
Wood handbag: ZARA, another option HERE
Silk sandals: HERE

Hey Loves!
I'm popping in briefly with a rush of color to say HELLO + to remind you (and me) that brighter days are coming ๐Ÿ’ž 
I hope you and your families are safe and in good health!