Archives for May 2013

Styling Leggings in Cold Weather

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Andrew Marc leather jacket (similar), vintage turtleneck, J.Crew Pixie leggings, J.Crew boots, Zara bib

After a glorious couple of days this weekend, Sunday rolled around and it was like we were living in an entirely different city. The temperature dropped so drastically that I found myself pulling out my favorite cold weather leggings, cashmere turtlenecks and boots. I always have a tougher time styling leggings but have found that by following a simple methodology, I always look clean and put together.

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1) Pick a blouse-y top. A looser fitting top will help you feel more comfortable as the leggings tend to cut into our stomach area

2) Layer. See point above. Thin layers never hurt

3) Never, ever wear ankle boots. I always opt for knee-high boots when wearing leggings and haven’t yet found a way to wear sandals or ankle boots with them. The higher line allows for the feeling of a cleaner silhouette and avoids truncating the leg line.

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On an unrelated note. Welcome to the roof of my building! Our apartment specifically has access to the roof which we use often for entertaining. I hope you enjoy another peak into our place!

Officially 23!

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J.Crew Factory blouse, Sweet & Spark necklace, Target belt, Banana Republic Jeans, Nordstrom Rack sandals, Prada sunglasses

I’m officially 23! Whoa! This past Saturday was my birthday and all I wanted this year was to be very low key with my boyfriend. We spent the weekend eating amazing food, walking around parts of the city we had never seen, visiting the Fort Mason famers market and meeting friends at Off the Grid. I couldn’t have asked for a better weekend, better weather, or a more wonderful city to spend it in.

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I wore some variation of this outfit for the majority of the weekend as it was in the low 80’s most of Friday and Saturday. I’m getting more and more comfortable with pegged jeans and find them to be so versatile for Spring/Summer.

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Lastly, this lipstick i’m wearing is my new obsession from NARS. The prettiest hot pink color.

Thank you all for your kind birthday wishes and for making me feel even more special!

VIDEO POST: What’s In My Bag

Bag: LV Speedy 30, Pouch: Rebecca Minkoff (adorable option)(bag version here), Sunglasses: Prada (in tortoise shell), Wallet: Coach

Just a quick discussion of the massive amounts of stuff I keep in my bag on the daily! All products listed above or in the info box of the YouTube video on my channel.

Thanks for watching and be sure to let me know what you want to see next!

Trend/Pearshape Solution: Black and White + J.Crew Midi Skirt Review

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My Outfit: Banana Republic tank, J.Crew skirt, Sam Edelman shoes, J.Crew bracelets, Chanel WOC, Gap belt (similar)

This month on the Trend/Pearshape Solution post I am collaborating with the lovely Megan from Step-Brightly! A longtime blog friend of mine, Megan and I decided to both style the popular Spring trend of black and white. We had total free reign to create any look we wanted in this color palette based on our tastes and bodies, and as you can see, they couldn’t be more different. Just further proof that fashion trends can apply to women of all shapes and sizes!

Megan opted for a black and white striped sweater, black skinnies and ankle booties: perfect for her petite frame. The scarf brings some added interest upwards while the fully black bottom is streamlining.

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For my look I decided to pair this stunning J.Crew midi skirt with my tried and true LOFT striped trench. I wanted to avoid wearing horizontal stripes on the lower half of my body for this particular trend as I feel like they add bulk. A black and white skirt in a gauzy, fluid fabric allows me to still experiment with blacks and whites without adding width.

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This particular skirt has a thinner waistband and less pleating allowing it to just graze my bottom half rather than adding to the bulk. I paired this piece with some basic accessories: my favorite black Gap bow belt for added girliness and metallic sandals to give me some height.

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And can we talk about the shoe print on this skirt…dying.

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Thank you Megan for participating in April’s Trend/Pearshape Solution post! Be sure to pop over to Megan’s blog for more amazing fashion inspiration.

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