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Monday, February 17, 2020

How To Wear A Casual Blazer

Blazers really never go "out" of style, but the oversized, longline, dad blazer if you will, is kind of on fire right now. We've been given countless interpretations from the runway--like this season's Jacquemus or 3.1 Phillip Lim--to the likes of Primark and Target. Their consistent relevance is why I say the first and most important part of wearing a casual blazer doesn't even start with the outfit, really. It starts at the thrift store.
I found this gorgeous double breasted blazer, for example, at my local thrift. I knew I'd have the most luck and even the most options there because we've been here before with blazers, in the 80s and 90s. In fact I was just watching an episode of Living Single and laughed to myself a bit because the outfit Regine was wearing was so similar to what I put together here. Anyone who's been thrifting even once knows that it can take a bit of digging to find gems, but it's worth it to find on trend pieces without spending full price or consuming fast fashion.
My other favorite part of this outfit, never to be overlooked, is the beautiful set of mauve tassel earrings from H&M (which are sold out, but this pair from Jam+Rico is similar). I bought these two years ago to wear to Style Week FW 2018 and have truly neglected them since then which is a shame. I usually reach for necklaces so honestly most of my earrings end up a bit neglected, but this borderline proper outfit practically grabbed me by the arms and yelled, "I deserve something different and fun!", so here we are.

What I'm Wearing
thrifted long double breasted blazer (similar here and here) / Target ribbed turtleneck / H&M tassel earrings, high waist ankle jeans / Old Navy mint crossbody bag / Dr. Martens 1460 boots

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Be My Valentine?

Happy Valentine's Day, lovers and friends. How did you spend your day or your night? I can usually take or leave Valentine's Day, but as I mentioned last week, I've had my mind set on good food and a romantic atmosphere for a while now. I knew I'd been wanting to go to Metacom Kitchen, a local restaurant I found via Instagram, for ages it feels, but it was a done deal when I saw their prix fixe Valentine's Day menu. And if you're wondering, I decided to go with the carrot lavash then roasted duck breast, finishing with some amazing creme brulee (can you tell I was not disappointed?)
Aside from a great Galentine's dinner, I was so excited to wear this beautiful organza puff sleeve top from Femme Luxe. I talk extensively about how universal good jeans and a tee shirt are style-wise, but as I also mentioned recently, there's nothing like a stand out piece which you don't have to think twice about--you know immediately that it's love at first sight. Like, "that is the statement I want to make"; and that's what this top did for me.
I styled three more Femme Luxe pieces in my most recent IGTV video to share some V-Day outfit inspo, but I'm definitely trying to wear these looks for a regular date night sometime soon. This emerald green slinky dress I chose from their bodycon dresses collection is my fave! It seems so simple from the front but the super low back is such a killer look!
What I'm Wearing

This post is sponsored by Femme Luxe.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Wearing My New JW Pei Bag

Can you believe this is the first time I've been to a greenhouse? As someone who owns the title of "plant mom" very proudly, I'm actually surprised myself. But I'm lucky enough to live locally to some beautiful farms and greenhouses, and today I stopped in to Peckham's Greenhouse in Little Compton, Rhode Island. Long aisles of, seemingly, every plant variety meet you at the door and it's an instant mood boost. And I mean that seriously--caring for plants has been absolutely therapeutic for me over the past few years, so you can imagine how it felt being surrounded by that energy while visiting.
This outfit came together almost seamlessly, as it's comprised of some of my absolute favorite pieces to wear of late. I picked up this shaggy, fringe cardigan from Forever 21 back in November (I shared it in an unboxing video on my IGTV, too) and have thrown it on probably once a week since then. I love it layered over turtlenecks and satin dresses, too. My other favorite has been this beautiful vegan croc JW Pei Fae bag, which my best friend just gifted me for Christmas. I'd actually been lusting after several of their bags for a few weeks and I'll admit to you now that, yes, I screamed when I opened the box. They just came out with their new Rantan Collection too, and when I tell you I'm in actual love? I think we have a new favorite brand here, guys.

What I'm Wearing
Forever 21 fringe cardigan (SOLD OUT similar here) / Forever 21 high waist ankle jeans / JW Pei Fae Top Handle bag / Target ankle boots

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

2020 Valentine's Day Outfit Inspo

This Valentine's Day has been on my mind a ton in the past month, and if you asked, I don't think I'd know why! I'm completely single last I checked, and I don't even usually make extravagant plans for the day either way. I'm even usually of the belief that Valentine's Day is a liiiiittle unnecessary, shall we say...and then I remember it's like an international holiday dedicated to being romanced, and I'm back on board. Because my idea of being romanced for the night is being taken out to dinner, great atmosphere, great drinks, and even better food. I don't need anyone to take me out for those things, but who am I to say no to getting exactly what I want?
Well, like I said, I am single and not necessarily being "romanced" this year, but I was determined to have my boozy romantic night--so I made a date with my best friend!

I've been dying to share the looks I've been thinking up, so I put them into a new IGTV video of Valentine's Day outfit inspo!
Enjoy and be sure to follow me on Insta! x

This video features items sent from Femme Luxe.

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Candy-Colored Dreams

I don't have a lot of thoughts to share today, but I have been wanting to share this dreamy ASOS faux fur coat on the blog for a little while. If you follow me on IG, you've probably already seen it, specifically on my recent IGTV video. I talk about my love for different pieces a lot on this here blog (which would make sense, huh?) but I can't name another piece I've purchased with such utter quickness than this coat? Like if I'd recorded it I think it probably took :27 seconds from "select your size" to "thanks for your order!"
Like anyone else, I do make purchases occasionally that end up being purges and resells, but it's almost because of that that I love obtaining new pieces like this--where I love it from first sight. Those are the pieces I end up keeping in my wardrobe for years upon years.

What's your favorite love at first sight piece?

Click through here to see how I style winter coats in my new IGTV video!
What I'm Wearing
cow print faux fur coat: ASOS / white turtleneck: Target / classic mom jeans: Primark / red patent ankle boots: Forever 21