Outfits of the Week: May 2018

Rounding up a few recent outfits

It was a really busy week for me, so here are some quick snapshots! My cousin visited for Memorial Day weekend and we had the best time running all over the city. The weather varied from perfect at 85 degrees and sunny to chilly and 65*, so my outfits incorporated both Spring and Summer styles. I’m still obsessed with my birthday jacket, picked up this adorable midi skirt, and am thoroughly enjoying the square neckline trend.

Loft lace trim cami, layered necklace

Scotch & Soda printed bomber, Loft split hem jeans, Nordstrom gold slides,

Kate Spade crossbody

Loft heather tank, fabric belt, J Crew shorts (sold out), black sandals

J Crew tank top, Loft midi skirt, Gunmetal bow slides

Loft square neck tank, dark wash jeans

What Spring and Summer trends have you been loving lately?

Weekend Wear: Casual Birthday OOTD

Relaxing in my old age 😉

I didn’t want any gifts for my birthday this year – instead I was so happy to have a laidback day full of my favorite foods and the new Avengers movie! We had Doughnut Project and Bantam Bagels for breakfast and then went to Tao for dinner. It was a dream.

While we were out and about, I spotted this jacket at Scotch & Soda and fell in love. S&S is one of my favorite stores – I love how they mix fabrics and textures and that their clothes usually have unique, thoughtful details.

For example, this bomber is actually reversible and done so in a really useful (versus cheesy) way. You can see a sliver of the triangle pattern here – it looks like a lining, but it’s actually the entire inside. I like that the patterns are so different but have a similar warm color scheme that I’m really into lately. Both sides also have pockets which is nice. So you basically get two jackets for the price.

By the way, how adorable is this Frenchie t-shirt?? I just had to wear it on my birthday because it makes me happy! My mom also sent me the matching socks because she’s the sweetest person ever.

I finished off the outfit with my favorite star jeans that I’m sure you guys are sick of hearing about… and new gold loafers that are so comfortable. Like I said, laidback but exactly what I wanted!

I hope you’re having a great week! It’s 80 degrees here which just feels amazing. What’s your weather like?

Weekend Wear: Wedding in Chicago (ootd)

Bridging winter and spring

Reed and I went to a wedding in Chicago a couple weeks ago and I was torn about what to wear considering it was April, but the weather was in the 30s! Suffice to say I froze while taking these pictures (notice the RBF and neck tension… 🤦🏻‍♀️😬), but I just had to show off this stunning floral dress.

I’m obsessed with the heavier fabric combined with a short sleeve silhouette and brighter print. The black lace grounded the dress and it felt appropriate for the weather paired with a warm wrap. However florals are very springy and celebratory as well.

This was a great Anthropologie sale find that fit perfectly since it’s from Eva Franco’s petite line. I love the flirty ruffles and red pattern detail on black lace. It’s an intricate dress that doesn’t overwhelm my petite frame, which is rare. It’s quite short for me, so I was glad it has more of a relaxed swing silhouette.

I’m also loving these black strappy sandals. I purchased them for a wedding we went to last October and I’ve gotten more wear out of them than I had original figured for a bolder shoe. The simple color and comfortable heel makes these my go-to fancy sandal for nights out or events. Here are a couple similar pairs under $100 or under $35.

We finally had some 60* weather here in the city, so I’m hoping Spring is here for good and I’ll have more outfits to share! In the meantime, do you have a go-to look for weddings? How about any recommendations for comfy shoes that still look cute?

March Favorites!

There were several products I was loving this month, from a hydrating lip and cheek tint to a Trader Joe’s must have. Here is my first favorites video! Let me know what you think!

Here’s the cliffnotes version in case you don’t want to hear me chat about makeup and then get really excited about food for the last 3 minutes:

What were you loving this month? Do you have any Trader Joe’s favorites I should try??

Weekend Wear: Happy Spring! (ootd)

Excited for warmer weather

The temperature reached 50* twice this week and it feels like Spring is finally right around the corner. I can’t wait to start wearing sandals, short sleeves, and skirts! It’s still a little chilly for this outfit, so I also was wearing a jacket and scarf, but I wanted to show off this adorable top! I love the mint green shade, tiered bottom, and ruffled sleeves. Here are some similar options.

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I’m not sure how well you will be able to see them, but I’m wearing these fun threader earrings my mom gave me. I think these are the perfect mix between dainty and statement earrings. They catch the light nicely and have a pretty movement to them as I walk around. This pair is really similar, but you can find these at BaubleBar and Nordstrom as well.

I’m also loving these jeans from Loft – I have the lightest wash and love the split hem detail. These fit like a dream and are super comfortable. The petite length perfectly grazes my ankle as well. I generally wear darker wash skinnies, so this lighter option is perfect for transitioning into spring and summer.

How do you feel about this mint color? What spring outfits are you looking forward to wearing?

Weekend Wear: Stripes (OOTD)

Wearing all blue

I’ve worn this striped sweater several times lately. It’s warm, but still lightweight and I love that the stripes line up at all of the seams. It’s something I look for when buying patterned pieces because it’s a sign of higher quality design and construction. I’m also still obsessed with these earrings… They go with every outfit and make a subtle statement! Can’t get enough. I linked some similar options in this post.

These Gap Girlfriend jeans are my favorite for casual looks. They fit a lot better than your typical boyfriend jeans – which can sometimes look silly or overwhelming on me because I’m so short. I also love the medium blue wash and statement pockets. Here’s a pair with similar distressed details. I cuffed mine to show off these shoes…

I’m finally wearing these booties I bought back in November! My sprain has almost completely healed, so anything with a heel is an option again! Spring starts next week, so velvet is now on the way out… but it’s supposed to snow tomorrow! So I think I can get away with them for a bit longer thankfully. Plus I love everything about these booties from the deep blue color to the floral embossed pattern. Here are some similar options if you’re looking for a fun style while it’s still chilly:

Sam Edelman Case Velvet Booties • Sam Edelman • $150
Vanessa Wu Metallic Booties • $99.95
Sam Edelman Petty Suede Booties • Sam Edelman • $65
Jack Rogers Jr Bailee Suede Booties • Jack Rogers • $64
Marc Fisher LTD. Women’s Cassidey2 Velvet Booties • Marc Fisher • $110.25

Are you guys ready for Spring? What are you most looking forward to wearing? You know I love my jeans, but I’m actually excited about dresses right now.

Weekend Wear: Scarf Belt

Loving the Spring-like weather

When it’s been freezing for months, anything over 50* seems like Spring here in the city, so I brought out this adorable blush scarf to celebrate! I love wearing these skinny scarves in my hair, tied onto my handbag, or as a belt. I think it’s a unique detail with a feminine touch. You can find tons of them on Etsy or in vintage stores, like this classic silk one or this sweet plaid version. I also love this fun leopard print and this gorgeous illustrated one.

I can’t remember where I got these earrings, but I love them! They look great with practically any outfit and they’re really lightweight, so I can wear them all day. Here are some more gorgeous delicate statement earrings: somewhat similar hematitegold ones, this pair, and another fun option.

I’m not usually one for pastels, but I tend toward soft, girlier colors in the transitional months before Summer. This pink scarf from Loft actually has tiny pretzels all over it – so cute! I paired it with high-waisted jeans for a flattering silhouette, a plain black tee, and these comfy booties.

Are you guys getting excited for Spring? What’s your favorite color to wear in the warmer months?