Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Little White Jacket

Wearing //
H&M cami, recent check stores
Zara pumps, similar
Chanel bag, look for less
Beauty //
Essie nails in Limited Addiction

There are certain things that I truly believe every woman should own in her wardrobe. Most are fairly obvious, and if you've flipped through any fashion magazine I guarantee that these will be there . The little black dress, a nice button-down shirt, a tailored blazer, classic black pumps, a timeless trench. That's stating the obvious, right? But may I add something a little less unexpected to that list. I am convinced that a white jacket can carry over into any season, and it looks just as crisp and classic as any other jacket you may reach for. I never realized how much I loved this one in particular from Target, until I finally got the sleeves hemmed last week. It had been sitting in my closet for months and I had no idea what to do about it until I came to my senses and took it to be altered. The alteration was very simple, and in two days, I had my perfect little white jacket ready to be worn. I paired it with other classic pieces for a fool-proof outfit that will be in heavy rotation. 

Notice the pretty leaves at my feet? I'm so happy that they are finally changing color here. There's a part of me that gets giddy over them each year because the time for them to fall is fleeting. I hope it's just as beautiful where you live. 

Thursday, November 19, 2015

The New Classic

Wearing //
Express cami and jeans
Sole Society pumps, similar
Chanel bag
Beauty //
MAC lipstick in See Sheer

You know I love something when I've worn it several times in just one month. I still gravitate towards classic pieces that I can mix and match into my existing wardrobe, and there's something about a structured blazer that instantly pulls together any look regardless of your age, size, or personal style. The cape trend is just a modern twist, and I can't get enough. I love throwing it on with dark jeans and pretty shoes, even better in a classic color combination. Black, white, and pops of red are fool-proof for looking polished. I've never been good at math so I can't say much about formulas but this is one that I can fully grasp. I love this cape so much that I'm seriously considering it in white as well. 

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Closet Staple: Leggings

Wearing //
Sole Society booties, similar here and here
Chanel bag, look for less
Nordstrom long necklace (old) but similar
Beauty //

Leggings are truly one of fashion's greatest pleasures, and also one of its best kept secrets. When I used to think of leggings, I pictured a frumpy mess (mostly because in college, I wore them to frump around the house in when I was too lazy to get dressed. In fact, I still do on my days off). But leggings don't have to be so casual that you still can't look pulled together and polished! Quite the contrary. There's nothing more casual chic than tucking them into a great pair of booties like I've done here, or even dressing them up for night by adding beautiful accessories and simple pumps. I always make sure to balance out the look by wearing a longer sweater, jacket, or cardigan on top. These leggings are a bit sheer, so I highly recommend covering at least your bum if you have a similar pair. Next on my shopping list are faux leather leggings that I can wear to holiday parties and out to dinner with friends. Tis the season to go glam and get dolled up, but even better when you can do so in comfort too. Now pass the chocolate chip cookies, please. 

I currently have three pairs. How many leggings do you own? What's your favorite way to wear them?