It’s Official

It’s Official

You know it’s summer when I step out in white jeans. OK. I’m old school. I cannot wear white pants or shoes before Memorial Day. Everyone says it’s a fashion rule to be broken. I disagree. That said once Memorial Day does hit I can’t stop rocking the white jeans. I have “nice” ones that are work appropriate and destroyed ones that are weekend appropriate. The key to white jeans? Don’t pair them with anything that will make you look like a nurse! Unless you are one of course. Here I paired my first foray with a breezy Free People dress and my new rose gold Birkenstock sandals. Love them! Oh… you know those sunglasses with flat lenses that are so hot now? Check out these Kate Spade!

7 For All Mankind Jeans
Free People Dress (No Longer Available)
Rose Gold Birkenstock Sandals
Kate Spade Sunglasses
Apple Watch
Alex and Ani Bracelets

Cheers!

Il Mantello

Il Mantello – Italian for a cloak, mantle, coat, casing, blanket, wrap. I remember asking my mum years ago to bring one back from Italy. She had one and I loved it and she always referred to it as a mantello. After all, mantello sounds much classier than blanket right? I’m so glad they’re all the rage this season. I was eagerly awaiting cool temperatures to whip it out. The rest of my outfit was inspired by a story on WHOWHATWEAR.COM called The It-Girl Secret to Looking Taller & Leaner. How did I do? I honestly don’t care about being short. Not a big deal to me. I do love a good layering technique though! This is also great way to wear a cropped top or sweater without bearing skin.

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Mantello

Layers

Sweater Over Dress

Mantello – A Gift (Like this one)
Sweater – Free People (Bloomingdale’s, old, Like this one)
Dress Worn as Top – June & Hudson (Nordstrom, NLA Like this one)
Black Jeans – 7 For All Mankind (Bloomingdale’s)
Booties – Jeffrey Campbell (Bloomingdale’s, Last Year, Love These)
Sunglasses – Ray-Ban (Available Here)

Cheers!

Boho

While I’m the furthest thing possible from a hippie, I do love a good boho chic outfit. Free people always makes the best flowy tops. I have to be careful not to buy too many! I paired my boho top with not so boho coated skinny jeans but did play up the vibe with some cool beaded jewellery and fringed booties. I like taking things to a new level, mixing and matching styles to make them my own. Creativity goes a long way and can make your outfit really stand out from the crowd.

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Boho Chic

7 For All Mankind Purple Jeans

Purple Floral Outfit

Free People Lingerie Top

Painted Threads Cardigan

Painted Threads Crochet Back

Beaded Chamsa

 

Purple Floral Camisole – Free People (Bloomingdale’s, Available Here)
Purple Coated Skinny Jeans – 7 For All Mankind (Neiman Marcus)
Fringe Booties – Sam Edelman (Bloomingdale’s, Last Year)
Crochet Back Cardigan – Painted Threads (Nordstrom)
Sunglasses – Smoke & Mirrors
Various Jewellery from Various Places

Show Me Your Baby Blues

My outfit was inspired by these amazing baby blue ankle boots I found at DSW. The colour screamed “boots you can wear in spring!” They’re Crown Vintage which is a brand exclusive to DSW, as far as I can tell, and I’ve found it to be both very comfortable and well made. The tank I got last year right before my surgery. I didn’t realize at the time that my post mastectomy self would not lend well to tank tops. I held it up next to my new boots and voila — a match made in heaven. The weather was incredibly blustery so layering was essential. Jean jackets seem to have made their way back into the fashion world as of late and this one is actually kind of special. It’s an old Levi’s jacket that was my brother’s in high school. I stole it and kept it. Sorry dude! There’s even a little “signature” rip by the cuff that always told us it was ours.

Layers

Layers 2

Levis Jacket

Italia Independent Sunglasses

Abercrombie Sweater

Windblown Hair

Leith Hi Lo Tank

Crown Vintage Boots

 

Jean Jacket – Levi’s (Vintage?)
Cardigan – Abercrombie & Fitch (Last Year)
Tank – Leith (Last Year, Nordstrom)
Blue Pants – 7 For All Mankind (Neiman Marcus)
Ankle Boots – Crown Vintage (DSW)
Sunglasses – Italia Independent

Cheers!