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
Alex and Ani Bracelets
Love. This. Trend. Flowy pants rock. It feels so fresh to wear something other than my skinny jeans. Not giving them up, but a break is nice and they’re much more light and airy in this awful northeast heat and humidity. The rope belt actually came with the pants. I usually get rid of belts that are attached at purchase because for the most part they’re cheesy, but go Zara ’cause this one’s adorable! Confession… I have to wear heels, platforms, flatforms or something so that I don’t trip on the pants! The high waist is also the only way you’ll ever see me in a crop top. I’m not one to walk around with my midriff saying hello to the world. I admit that it took me a while to embrace the crop. I was having such a hard time with the concept. I’m the flowy top girl. The fact that this one wasn’t too fitted was the selling point and the lace pattern made for a fun mix with those adorable little polka dots. Say hi to Lubi! Enjoy!
Wide Leg Pants – Zara
Crop Top – ASTR (Nordstrom, Not Available, Love This!)
Flatforms – Aldo
Sunglasses – Prada (Tortoise Here, Contact Me For Blue)
Lubi the Chihuahua – Martha Stewart Leash & Harness (Petsmart)
Sorry for the absence. Sometimes life just gets in the way! Anyhoo… the jeans — the trendy splatter paint. My husband said he could have done this on his own but I found them at TJ Maxx and they were such a steal that I couldn’t resist. I’ve never owned Paige Premium jeans before but they’re super soft. More please! I love the super cool zipper detail so I utilized the nonchalant “half-tuck” to show it off. To chic them up a little for nighttime a flowing black top from BCBG and black open toe booties did the trick. Yup. It’s that time of year again. Not my favourite as I prefer the chill of winter, but unavoidable nonetheless. My little Lubi was looking particularly dashing so he got to share the spotlight today. Isn’t he adorable?
Jeans – Paige Premium (TJ Maxx – Similar Here)
Top – BCBG (Bloomingdale’s – Similar Here)
Open Toe Booties – Louise et Cie (Nordstrom – Similar)
Shades – Prada (Available Here)
Bracelets – Alex and Ani, Nomination, Trollbeads
I admit it. I totally coveted this sweater from the day I saw it at Free People. I watched it, visited it, knew I absolutely had to have it. However, I never spend full price on anything, especially when it’s that expensive. It’s just a sweater. I could wait. And wait I did. Finally — 50% off! Woohoo! Mine! Since the sweater itself is such a statement I chose funky, but all black to wear with it so as not to overpower its awesomeness. Like it?
Sweater Jacket – Free People
Black Faux Leather Top – ASTR (Nordstrom, Similar)
Black Coated, Ruched Pants – Joe’s Jeans (Neiman Marcus, Available Here)
Booties – Marc by Marc Jacobs (Bloomingdale’s, Similar)
Not every night during holiday season calls for full blown cocktail attire. For dinner with friends I wanted something fun and holiday”ish” but we weren’t going anywhere fancy. Layers are key for me. Even when it’s chilly out I’m always way too hot when I’m inside. While most of my outfit was in accordance with my standard black uniform, the top added shine and fun fringes. People make fun of us Northeasters for all of our black clothing, but there are so many pluses to the colour. Black is chic, slimming and elongating. When black pants are paired with black shoes or boots with one seamlessly fading into the other they trick the eye seeing long thin legs. Not so bad huh?
Cardigan – All Saints (Old, Love this One)
Ruched Pants – Joes (Neiman Marcus, Available Here)
Gold and Black Tank – ASTR (Nordstrom, now at Rack)
Booties – Marc by Marc Jacobs (Bloomingdale’s, Similar)
Casual Sunday doesn’t have to mean boring. If look good, you feel good. This outfit was completely casual and comfortable but cute and put together at the same time. It is possible! On my way through Nordstrom, which is the best place to park at the mall, I walked by this #OOTD tee shirt and couldn’t resist. Hey, it’s what I do right? I made a mental note to pick it up on the way back after I accomplished what I had really gone to the mall for in the first place. I now don’t even remember what that was. Then I walked by the sweater. Uh oh… Loved that too. It was bright and happy and fluffy. Mental note number two. When I walked back into Nordstrom said sweater was missing. Where had it gone? It was there an hour ago! I walked through in a panic that I’d missed it only to find it on… the clearance rack! Score! Less than half price! That said, I did buy it in two colours, but it was still less than the price of one just an hour prior!
Sweater – LA List (Nordstrom)
Tee Shirt – Recycled Karma (Nordstrom)
Jeans – Free People
Boots – Ash (Neiman Marcus Last Call, Similar)
Sunglasses – Alain Mikli
Ever walk through a store and something just catches your eye and you know you have to have it? This shaggy sweater vest which reminds me of a sheep had my name written all over it! Of course the tunic I’m wearing underneath was hanging next to it and it went too perfectly to just leave hanging there. Story of my life — shopaholic blogger problems. I decided to stick with a neutral grey palate throughout which included these amazing coated/waxed AG pants (if I ever see them in the store again I will buy an extra!), and my grey suede Prada wedge boots which give you height but are totally comfortable for walking. Important today because in a moment of grace earlier on I drove my knee straight into the corner of the coffee table and it’s not moving so well at the moment. I figured wedges were a safer bet than heels. Good thing it’s not summer or you may have all had to see the pretty bruise! I’m thinking of replacing all of our square furniture with round items so as not to have dangerous corners!
Shaggy Sweater Vest – JOA (Nordstrom)
Side Slit Tunic – ASTR (Nordstrom)
Leatherette Denim Leggings – AG (Saks, Available Here)
Boots – Prada (Saks, Similar)
Bracelet – Trollbeads