I absolutely love the process of getting dressed in the morning. Pairing items that that create a cohesive look or mixing different types with a coveted juxtaposition alike give me a tremendous amount of joy every week. Creating outfits is one of my favorite activities (and a fundamental propellant behind this blog).
However, I’d be lying if I said there weren’t some days when getting dressed made me want to pull all of my hair out. Sometimes I’m in a rush, others the creativity just isn’t there, and sometimes I swear I have “absolutely nothing to wear” (which couldn’t be further from the truth).
On these days, black is my savior. Does black ever not look chic? I hardly ever go the all-black route. In the winter months, this means lots of black and red combos. When the weather starts to turn a bit warmer though, it means incorporating bright whites into ensembles to add some much needed contrast and positive vibes.
I’ve mentioned that my dad is a man of distinguished taste. Any time he gives me the stamp of approval I know I’ve found a winning item. You’ll never catch my dad wearing what everyone else is wearing, and the clothes and shoes he likes are almost exclusively statement pieces. When he gave me the coveted stamp for these Topshop espadrilles (and my favorite TOMS) I was elated-what’s better than a stylish pair of flat shoes that are easy to walk around in?! As if I needed another excuse to wear these all spring long…
Outfit Details – Sweater: Banana Republic (sold out, similar here) | Jeans: LOFT | Espadrilles: Topshop (more sizes available here) | Purse: Kate Spade New York (similar here) | Necklaces: Bauble Bar (here and here) | Earrings: Nordstrom | Lipgloss: ‘Petal’ by Bobbi Brown
Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!
Cinderella has been on my mind consistently lately with the new live-action movie just released this weekend! My younger brother was in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella this past weekend, and I went to see the Disney movie for a fun girls’ night last night with my mom and sister! The entire movie was absolutely transcendent, from the set and screenplay to casting and acting, but I had a particular soft spot for the breathtaking costumes and majestic makeup! With so much Cinderella on my brain, I’ve been noticing shades of pale blue everywhere I go! It’s definitely been popping up a lot this spring, so I felt inspired to whip out this peasant blouse from Francesca’s that I’ve had for about two years now! The color is right on trend with pastels for this spring, and perfect to wear to the movie tonight!
Outfit Details- Blouse: Francesca’s | Jeans: Lucky Brand | Earrings: Bauble Bar | Purse: Urban Outfitters | Boots: Urban Outfitters
I also love this bucket bag, bauble necklace, striped skirt, scalloped dress, pleated skirt, lace top, leather pencil skirt, and lace sheath dress!
As a certifiable Lauren Conrad fanatic, I’m personally obligated to tell you how much I adore her Cinderella collection for Kohl’s. The tulle skirt and feminine dresses (in pale blue hues, of course!) are just to die for.
In other Cinderella-related news, you are probably all too aware of the fact that MAC released their own take on “the most iconic Disney princess of all”- a limited edition Cinderella colour collection! It comes in the prettiest pearlized lavender blue packaging and gold lined boxes! The magical and sparkling collection has sold out pretty much everywhere- I called about a dozen MAC/Macy’s stores trying to hunt down the “Royal Ball” lipstick with no success. However I was able to snag the other lipstick “Free as a Butterfly“, a lipglass “Happily Ever After“, and a gel liner “Little Black Bow“. I walked into the store not even thinking about the liner, as I had my mind dead set on the lipstick, but the saleswoman convinced me to try it on and I fell in love with it on the spot! I have always shied away from liquid and gel liners in the past, but this one has convinced me to give more of them a try in the future! MAC’s “Fluidline” can even double as an eyeshadow just by switching up your brush, which creates a really cool monochrome look. The “Free as a Butterfly” lipstick was much lighter than I’m used to wearing, but with some persuasion (and a strategic lip liner pencil) I think we managed to create a really cool look with just the right amount of princess shimmer on top!
Have a wonderful weekend!