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: 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.

Valentine’s Day Lookbook – 5 Outfit Ideas

I’m so excited to share my first lookbook! These five outfits are pretty simple to recreate whether you are celebrating with a casual girl’s brunch or going out for date night. I tried to cover a variety of looks with different vibes, so I hope you love it!

Which outfit was your favorite? Should I do more lookbooks?

Weekend Wear: Star-studded Jeans

Denim days, everyday

I pretty much live in jeans. They’re comfortable and so versatile! I like to switch up the cut, color, and details so I don’t get bored wearing plain old blue jeans all the time.

This pair has fun little star studs all over. It’s a unique, playful detail that I love. Would you believe they’re from Gap?? I think they’re a year or two old now. Here’s a similar pair, but this would also be a super simple diy project!

This looser, boyfriend fit is so laid back and comfortable. They’re a bit big at the waist, but that’s perfect for tucking in a fitted turtleneck. This plain black one is from Splendid; I also love the J Crew tissue tees they bring back each Fall.

On a personal note, I can wear heels again! I sprained my foot back in November and it’s still not 100% for some reason (relevé during ballet is not my favorite right now). However, I threw on these Nine West pumps and they weren’t painful! Yay for little wins.

What’s your favorite denim brand?? I’m always looking for new pairs!