I bought this Roxy skirt a few weeks ago and have been dying to pull it out, but it hasn’t been warm enough here in the Bay Area for the tank top I had originally envisioned wearing with it.
Being a naturally impatient person, I found myself rethinking my cropped tank top idea, and instead, pulled out a loose fitting sweater shirt I’ve had in my closet since high school. Once I tried it on, I fell in love instantly.
This look is my 2018 take on the classic 1950s sweater and poodle skirt combo. Iconic as it was, I think I prefer this modern spin.
Though I love a good poodle skirt, this longer, less obtrusive option is much more my speed. The effortless sweater not only keeps me warm while I’m waiting for summer, but it also adds a nice contrast to the fitted skirt.
Living in Santa Cruz has taught me to mix and match different seasonal pieces. Granted, I draw a line at Ugg boots and shorts, but in this case, pulling out a top I normally save for the winter months had me pleasantly surprised. Who knows, come Fall, I might pair this skirt with booties and a leather jacket!
“Negative results are just what I want. They’re just as valuable to me as positive results. I can never find the thing that does the job best until I find the ones that don’t.” —Thomas A. Edison
With school just around the corner, it’s time to start transitioning my wardrobe into Fall.
The Denim Skirt is the perfect piece to start the change. Paired with a tank and sandals it suits well for Summer. To adjust for Fall just add a leather jacket, tights, and a pair of boots!
Levi’s is my favorite denim brand. They’re true to fit and maintain a classic style. Check out a few of their other skirts that I love:
The Perfect Skirt
Button Down Pencil Skirt
“Clothes mean nothing until someone lives in them.” -Marc Jacobs
Wedding season is in full bloom. That means it’s time to figure out what to wear, which isn’t always easy.
If I’m unsure about the dress code, I try to pick something versatile–easy to dress up or down.
Summer weddings, particularly if they are set outside, usually imply a more casual look. I decided to pair the ensemble with my favorite wedge sandals, something suitable for the season. I also opted to wear my hair down with minimal jewelry. If it were a black tie event, I might have chosen an updo and pearl earrings.
Whenever I go shopping for a special occasion, I try to buy things that I know I will wear again. I decided on a two piece–high waisted skirt and cropped lace top to match. I’ve already worn the pieces separately since the wedding.
My last piece of advice is to pick something you feel comfortable in. You’ll be posing for many photos and dancing all night, so choose wisely.
On Me: Forever 21 Skirt & Blouse, Lucky Brand Sandals, Nordstrom Sunnies
Yesterday was the first day of March. Though it’s technically still Winter, I am automatically starting to transition into Spring mode. I associate the color Blush with Spring (despite the fact that I wear it all year long). It’s light, feminine, flowery, timeless, and ethereal. Check out some of my Blush favorites for Spring:
“The sun just touched the morning;
The morning, happy thing,
Supposed that he had come to dwell,
And life would be all spring.”
― Emily Dickinson
I know Spring is still aways away, but I can’t stop dreaming of warmer weather, sunny skies, and longer days. Midi Skirts have been on my wish list for quite sometime now. I mean, all of my favorite bloggers are wearing them:
Gal Meets Glam
Girl With Curves
Damsel In Dior
I think the reason I haven’t gotten around to investing in one is because I haven’t noticed much variety in stores. I prefer to try skirts and dresses on before a purchase, but I think I might just have to take the plunge this season (ordering online), even if it means there is a chance of a return/exchange (ugh).
Here are a few Midi Skirts I have my eyes on:
Our first day in Newport was so wonderful. What I love about SoCal the most is probably the weather. When it is a little overcast and a little foggy the overall temperature is still warm!
Being down there felt like a dream! The water was clear, the people were easy going, and time didn’t seem to matter as much.
Though we didn’t venture outside of our lovely state, every day still felt like an exploration. There’s something so exciting about crossing unfamiliar territory.
“Fashion is about dreaming and making other people dream.” – Donatella Versace
On Me: Express crop top
Chelsea Crew Sandals
Macy’s and Gap have had so many sales recently! Here’s what I bought:
These buys will be perfect for summer in San Fransisco, and warmer parts of the state!
Most of us picture holiday parties happening at night. However, many parties do occur in the day time. But what is appropriate to wear during the day?! I mean, it’s so easy to OVER DO IT.
Here is what I advise:
Holiday dresses can scream formal. Switching it up with a skirt and an eye catching top is a great alternative.
Velvet is a perfect material for the season. All you have to do is commit to a color scheme, and the outfit will appear as just the right amount of fancy and understated.
Wear heels, but something a little more casual– open toes to show off your fun holiday nails will do the trick! Don’t hold back on your accessories. Classy jewelry will keep your look whole.
If you’re every worried about what to do with your hair, just wear it down. It’s effortless, yet beautiful. Keep your make-up refined. A deep lip that matches the color scheme, and lots of mascara will be just enough.
On my sister: Urban Outfitters Top and Skirt
Steve Madden Heels
L’Oreal Blushing Berry Lips
Since it’s Halloween, I’m going to talk about how you can turn a costume into an everyday outfit!
Featuring my little sis, it’s easy to see how a few changes can really change EVERYTHING.
An outfit needs to have dignity, which means, show some self worth and cover up (a little). You can still show off your legs, just don’t show off everything. Maintaining curiosity is all part of the school girl demeanor. Wear flats, not heals. Keep the pig tails…and you’re ready for class.
For Halloween, it’s ok to go ALL out on make-up. In fact, check out this tutorial by The Western Wild. I LOVE costume make-up. However, switching to everyday mode calls for keeping things clean and simple. Urban Decay Naked 2 is the best natural shadow.
Outfit: H&M Tank
Similar Skirt by Brandy
Cathy Jean Flats