Spring Jackets

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One of my favorite things about spring fashion is the jackets. I have always loved jackets, in my opinion, they just complete any outfit. They are also perfect when you have chilly moments throughout the day. Here in the DC area, I think we have finally entered into the spring season. Que, all the cute jackets.

If you are looking for the perfect jacket for spring think about the type of spring weather that will take place in your area. It rains a lot here in the spring, and some days it’s cold, some days hot. So I like to find jackets that can either be layered over a sweater on those cold days or can be worn over a simple shirt. I also like to wear a lightweight faux leather jacket as well. Whatever your style, any jacket would work as long as you’re warm.

Also, think about the color of your jacket. You want your jacket to go with a lot of your outfits. For me, I picked olive, in the warmer months I wear a lot of navy blue. Olive will also look great with white, black, and even yellow, some of my favorite colors to wear in the spring or summer.

 

Never Repeat an Outfit

Someone once asked me, “Do you ever wear the same thing twice?” I wish I would have responded in a kinder way than how I actually did. Instead, I made a funny face at them, of course, I wear the same things over and over! I didn’t realize that people don’t think to style their outfits or pieces in different ways. In case you didn’t know, you don’t have to wear the entire outfit that is styled on the mannequin in your favorite store. Here are my secrets:

  1. Determine a color pallet – We all have a certain color we gravitate to. After you figure that out, you will know what your color pallet. Personally, I gravitate to neutral colors. In my wardrobe, I have a lot of black, grey, and white with a few dashes of navy blue, mixed in are a few colorful pieces.
  2. Know your personal style – A few years ago I would have told you my style is trendy. After I realized where I shop the majority of the time, I noticed was wrong and that my style is actually classic. My favorite stores are (Banana Republic, Gap, J-Crew, and Loft). I do have a lot of trendy items but not too much because it is just not my style.
  3. Invest in really good basics – To make a great outfit you need to have really good basics. If you have a basic white shirt, you can wear that same white shirt with a great pair of jeans and change the exciting elements of our outfit.
  4. Accessorize – Remember that simple outfit, a white shirt, and jeans? You can make so many outfits out of that basic look. You can wear a super cool bomber jacket, or a blazer, or even just a scarf. With the same basic outfit, you created 3 different looks. You can do the same thing with your shoes too. So if you wear that bomber jacket with heels, boots or sneakers, your outfit will look different each time.

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Spring Staples: The Striped Shirt

A spring staple that never goes out of style (in my opinion) is a striped shirt. They are so versatile and classic, making any outfit have a bit of flair and class. Personally, I prefer to do a black and white stripe, but if your closet is more blue, a navy stripe may be better suited for your style.

I recently purchased this striped shirt and wanted to show you a basic way to wear this look.

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Here are a few of my favorites that would be perfect for the spring.

Outerwear I’m Loving

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This was slightly intentional and slightly not intentional. In my last Valentine’s Day post, I told you have I haven’t been into Valentine’s Day until recently. Hence this post, I have been looking for some coats and everything I have been loving is pink or red. Everything I found was from the Chicwish website and I have to tell you they have some really cute items. I would have to warn you it is not as inexpensive as I normally recommend. Most of the items are priced around $50 – still not the most expensive. Especially for coats. If they have an end of season sale soon, I plan to do a more in depth wish list on all coats I am loving.

I started to pick a favorite for you but honestly I couldn’t come up with a favorite. I think if I decided to pace myself and buy one item at a time I would start with the pink cardigan coat.  I have been loving the gray one (which I think I still plan on purchasing) and when I saw the pink one I was so excited.

 

 

All Neutrals

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Normally, I loathe wearing white pants. I never find a pair that is flattering on me. I really wanted a pair a few months back and found these in American Eagle, I did a blog post on them here. After wanting these pants so bad I realized I still can’t wear white pants in the winter. These pants are so comfortable, and because of that I am forcing myself out of my comfort zone and making myself wear these amazing wonderful pants.. All Year Long.

What is one way you are trying to force your self out of your comfort zone?

  T-Shirt: H&M similar here and here ~ Jeans: American Eagle similar here and here ~ Cardigan: Nordstrom ~ Shoes: DSW

BEST OF 2017 REPOST: Floral and Denim

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Hi Friends,

I hope you all had a great weekend. Honestly, I am shocked I was able to get this post edited and live today. Last week was such a crazy week. I felt like I didn’t even have a chance to sit down. I am glad to start the week off fresh.

On another note, lets talk fashion. This skirt I have been waiting to wear once stockings were no longer necessary. I wanted to pair it with a simple t-shirt and a denim jacket. There is still a chill in the air here hence the light jacket. Plus, I love denim with everything 🙂

Warby Parker Resort Line

Technically, I am supposed to wear glasses for reading, but I don’t because It is such a struggle finding cute glasses. I remember, when I was younger, actually wanting glasses so bad. In my mind it was an accessory that you HAD to wear everyday. Of course, things are not as great as they seemed. To my surprise, after receiving my prescription glasses, they didn’t turn out to be as cute as I thought they would be. Warby Parker is a game changer for the prescription glasses industry. From the comfort of my home, I took the short quiz to determine my style and picked out five frames. The frames will be sent to my home to try on.  I have five days to make a decision.  Oh, and they also have sunglasses too.

When I first heard about Warby Parker, I have to admit, I thought the name was really cool, but the idea is even better. Trying on actual glasses that you picked out at home, that is genius! They will allow you to test out five frames for five days. That is the perfect amount of time to decide if they are as cute as you expected. You will be able to ask your friends and family for their opinions, but I am sure you will naturally gravitate to your favorites anyway.

Every year when I get my eyes checked, I tell myself “this year I am getting prescription sunglasses”, but I never do.  I always tell myself I will come back and place an order later. Warby Parker is set up like a regular retail store. If I finally decide to order sunglasses, I can place an order online or go into one of the several locations just like any other store. This makes life so much easier for me.

Now, let’s pause here while you go check out the SUPER CUTE glasses they have! Don’t worry I will wait 🙂 Just this week they launched their Resort Collection which I am in love with. In this collection they are highlighting the mixed materials trend, and they do it so well! My favorite feature is the metal inlay that is visible only from certain angles. Sometimes you see it and sometimes you don’t. I have even seen people who love the glasses so much, they order them for personality glasses or just regular sunglasses. They are cute enough!

If you are in the market for new glasses (or sunglasses) check out Warby Parker. I mean you can’t go wrong. The price is great, they are stylish and on trend and you can try them on in the comforts of your own home. I ran into the store to pick out some of my favorites from the line, including a wild card that I couldn’t resist.

 

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Welcome to October! This is the month were I put away my summer clothes and break out my fall (and winter) clothes. That means it is not time to break out the high boots, and I am so excited about it. In the next couple of weeks Frank and I will be making our bi-annual shopping trip. I am making a list of all the things I will need for this season. I am such a nerd about how much I love planning and organizing my closet.

Top: T.J. Maxx similar here and here~ Jeans: Nordstrom Rack similar here ~ Shoes: DSW similar here and here

Playing Dress Up

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This is why I love TJ Maxx! This dress is Calvin Klein and I love it! I wear this to work all the time with flats, but this particular look I wore to a wedding. The necklace elevates this look and makes it more dressy.

I like to repeat my looks, I actually wore this dress in this post as well.

Dress: Calvin Klein ~ Necklace: Banana Republic similar here ~ Shoes: Kenzie similar here and here