Each year when the weather warms up, my style goes through a shift towards all things flowing, billowy, ruffled, and romantic. Sizzling summer days conjure up visions of 1970s music festivals and the Victorian revival styles that have always had a place in my heart. My more minimal basics move to the back of the wardrobe to make way for white lace blouses, floral dresses, and flowing maxi skirts. And speaking of flowing maxi skirts, let’s talk about the lilac-hued number I’m wearing in this post!
Happy Wednesday friends! I’m back with my third look for the spring 10×10 style challenge, hosted by Lee from Style Bee and Caroline from Unfancy! You can check out the ten pieces I chose by clicking here. As I keep on moving with this challenge, I am realizing how easy it is for me to get stuck in a style rut. Mixing up just a few items is challenging, but it’s injecting a much needed dose of creativity into what I wear day-to-day. Today’s look is the first to repeat items, borrowing the top half of the outfit from look no. 1. In spite of the similarities between the two looks, this ensemble feels fresh to me, and I love the accessories.
Ivory wide leg trousers + blush pink = oh-so spring appropriate!
Today I’m excited to finally share my winter capsule wardrobe for 2017! I surprised myself by minimizing even further, and ended up with a 24 piece wardrobe for the winter season. If you remember from my planning post, I confined myself to a color scheme this season, and I feel that taking that step has made my wardrobe much more cohesive. Many of these pieces will look familiar to you if you’ve followed me for the past few seasons, but there are some new additions as well which I’m excited about. As usual, I filmed my capsule wardrobe so you can get a good idea of what the pieces are like, and I’ve also included a listing of each piece with links to currently available items. I hope this provides some wardrobe inspiration for you!
Grab a cup of tea, cue the Sinatra, and enjoy the video!
I recently realized I was in need of some new jeans for the first time since switching to ethical shopping, and little did I know what a monumental task finding ethical and affordable denim would be. I love dark and mid wash skinny jeans with a higher rise for their classic and comfortable feel, so I had a good idea of what I was in search of. I took to Google, researching the ethics codes various denim brands, and attempting to find something in a lower price range. Most brands I found ranged from $175-$250, and while I do consider jeans a place to invest, I just can’t spend that amount at this point in my life. After a lot of searching, I was able to find three fair brands who make dark wash women’s skinny jeans all coming in at under $100! In this post I’ll be sharing the options available from these brands, as well as the jeans I ended up choosing for myself. Spoiler alert, I love them.
Grab a cup of coffee and a measuring tape, and let’s do some jean shopping.
For Christmas this year I received a pretty exciting gift: Everlane’s Foldover Crossbody! This bag had been on my wish list since it was released, and I’m so happy to have it in my closet. When I was originally researching this handbag, I struggled to find reviews or information about it, so I wanted to write down my thoughts on it for any of you who might be interested in it! Everlane orders these leather goods from a small factory in Spain that employs around twenty people, and the care and attention to detail really shows in the finished handbag.
Minimal design + blush color = practically perfect!