Can you name that song? If you can, you’re my kind of people!  I couldn’t think of anything clever to rhyme with leather (HA, I just rhymed…), when all else fails, quote Sifl & Olly!

I’ve been on the lookout for a faux leather jacket for a while now, and for some reason I have issues buying a jacket made entirely of leather, but not leather shoes. Weirdo right here! I had been stalking this jacket on Forever 21’s site for a while (since the SF store NEVER has the same stock as online, boo!), but I was hesitant to buy since their sizing is inconsistent. Plus I didn’t want to spend $50 to get the free shipping. I finally received a free shipping code, so I went online and bought it!

I went a little “rocker” and paired this with my Taryn Rose booties, a printed tunic and polka dot Rock Star jeans from Old Navy.

Outfit Details:
Faux leather jacket – Forever 21 (buy me!)
Polka Dot jeans – Old Navy (similar here)
Suede booties – Taryn Rose (similar here)
Arrow necklace – Forever 21 (similar here)
Bullet earrings – Urban Bazaar SF

Speaking of Urban Bazaar, if you are ever in San Francisco and happen to be in the Inner Sunset, you HAVE to stop here. All the products sold there are either local and/or fair trade. I always find the best gifts there and some great accessories for myself, too! The best part is the stock is always changing, so every time you go in, it’s like a new store!

Back to fashion talk! It’s been way too warm/humid this summer to really wear this jacket out. Every time I do, I get overheated and end up taking it off any way. Ugh! I can’t wait to wear it when it’s cold enough this winter.

How do you like to wear leather in the summer? Maybe it’s time to invest in a leather skirt 🙂

Ok, that title is pretty bad, but I couldn’t think of anything witty! I recently purchased one of a girl’s wardrobe essentials after a long search: a denim jacket! I hit up Old Navy last week in search of an affordable option. I was in luck, the San Francisco flagship store is always well-stocked, but it was like a denim explosion when I walked in the store. They had all different kinds of washes, I really wanted a dark denim jacket, but I wasn’t able to find my size. I did, however, find the next darkest wash, “dark worn.” To my surprise, the XXL was too big (for my shoulders at least), so I got the XL and went on my merry way.  I’ve pretty much been wearing it every day since I got it, and it really goes with everything! That’s why I wanted to do this post, to show how versatile a denim jacket can be!

First up, casual/weekend outfit.

Outfit Details:
Purple Print Dress – Nordstrom (Similar style here)
Denim Jacket – Old Navy (buy me!)
Orange Leather purse – Linnea Pelle (Similar style here)
Black and gold sandals – Target
Feather earrings – Forever 21
Necklace – Fab
Chunky clear bracelet – Marc by Marc Jacobs (Similar style here)

Denim jackets are okay for the work place, too! I would wear it on your casual day if your office has a dress code, or any day if you work in San Francisco (ha!).

Outfit Details:
Floral high-low top – Xhiliration by Target (available here)
Teal trousers – Mossimo by Target (Similar style here)
T-strap Mary Janes – Pikolino (Similar Style here)
Leather Crossbody bag – Cole Haan (similar style here)

This can easily be dressed up with blazer or a cardigan if the denim jacket is too casual for your office.

Now onto evening! I just switched out my accessories, bottoms and added a brighter lip.

Outfit Details:
Purple top – Nordstrom Rack
Black skinny jeans – Old Navy Rockstar denim (available here)
Rose Gold Pumps – Corso Como (similar here)
Red Crocodile Clutch – Cole Haan (Similar here)
Copper earrings – Etsy

There you have it! Denim three ways. If the lighter wash doesn’t work for you, go for the dark denim. That wash has a lot more polish to it, so you could wear it more often in a professional setting.

Are there any pieces you have problems working into your wardrobe? If you have a piece you have but aren’t sure how to wear it, I would love to help. Just shoot me an email!

“Hey, in some parts of the universe, maybe not in contempo-casual, but in some parts, it’s considered cool to know what’s going on in the world.” Josh from Clueless

I really just wanted an excuse to quote Clueless, that movie is full of great one-liners. Plus it ties into today’s theme: Casual wear! We ran out of our beloved pink Himalayan salt, so I had to venture out to Trader Joe’s. I had to get ready pretty quickly, so I threw on my “new” dress from Crossroads with a brown belt, black leggings and a boyfriend cardigan. Since it was gloomy in San Francisco, I wore my riding boots and topped it off with a plaid scarf. Who says you can’t be comfortable and cute?

Snarky McSnarkerson at your service!

Side detail of hair

Outfit Details:
Floral dress – thrifted from Crossroads Trading
Boyfriend Cardigan – Forever 21
Black Leggings – Target
Riding Boots – Naturalizer

I’m so excited that my hair is finally long enough to wear up! As you can see from the very back, it’s not quite long enough to stay, but WHATEVER, it’s cute hehe.  I am horrible at doing hair, but thanks to Youtube, I have found SO many short hair tutorials.  This is called a rope braid, which is essentially a French braid with two pieces of hair.  This lovely young lady made a great tutorial if you’d like to learn how to rope braid!

So if you’re looking for a cute outfit to run errands in AND be super comfortable, try an outfit like this out.

xoxo

One of my favorite things to do with color is mix it up with other tones in the same family. Here, I’m wearing cobalt blue slacks with a navy blazer. The way I break up the color is to throw in a printed blouse in a neutral color underneath the blazer and pair it with warm metallic accessories (rose gold, yellow gold and chocolate metal). The earrings have turquoise, which is in the same family as the blues, so it works! The final touch are my Miz Mooz Nash oxfords. I absolutely LOVE these shoes, so much that I have them in black and brown. This is the kind of outfit I would wear to work on a “dressy” day or to an interview.  To make it a little less formal, I’d throw on a cardigan in navy or beige.

Outfit Details
Navy Blazer – Forever 21 (similar style)
Cobalt Ankle pants – Target (similar style)
Leopard print blouse – Forever 21
Brown Oxfords – Miz Mooz Nash
Necklace – Forever 21
Rose Gold Watch – Michael Kors
Gemstone rings – gifted by husband <3

Looks like I’ll be doing Instagram outfits for a while, at least I have a lot of material to work with!

xoxo

Today’s post is about southwest print! See what I did with the title there, eh? Albuquerque is in the southwest…get it? HA! I love bad jokes 😀

I wanted to post this outfit before I have to retire the shirt.  I really love it, but it’s from Forever 21, where clothes have a shelf life of 1 year max.  Even though I wash it on delicate and hang dry, the damn shirt still shrinks! C’est la vie! This is a reason I love Forever 21 and other affordably-priced clothing stores; if you’re not sure whether or not a new trend works, you can buy a cheapie version and wear it a few times before making a decision! Now that I know I can pull off the print, I’ll keep an eye out for a piece that will have a longer shelf life.

This top is super versatile due to all the colors in the print.  I’ve worn this top with red pants, black pants, dark denim and seen here with grey denim. I paired this outfit with a black boyfriend cardi from The Gap, a taupe layering tank (tami by Old Navy, my FAVORITE tanks!), and Jessica Simpson black flats. I would wear this out for errands on a weekend, lunch with friends or even a casual Friday at work. The outfit is just as versatile as the top is!

Southwest stylin’

Southwest and Sassy!

Outfit Details:
Southwest-style print top – Forever 21
Boyfriend Cardigan – Gap (similar style here)
Grey denim pants – Forever 21 (similar style here)
Black flats – Jessica Simpson
Rose Gold Watch – Michael Kors

Clothes! You will soon find out that I love clothes, oh and shoes, handbags, make-up…

First up, hearts on hearts! I have this dress in blue/aqua polka dots as well.  I tend to buy a piece in multiple prints if I like it.  I can dress this dress up or down super easy with the change of a belt, adding a blazer or a cardigan.  ANYHOO before I start going off on outfit tangents, let’s get down to the nitty gritty details:

 

Outfit details:

Heart print dress – Forever 21 Plus
Heart necklace – Forever 21
Earrings – Kenneth Cole (purchased at Nordstrom Rack)
Shoes – Miz Mooz “Nash” in Black
Tights – Target in Black
Watch – Marc by Marc Jacobs (not the exact watch, but the closest I could find)

I have a ton of photos I’ve edited from the past two months of outfits, expect more posts soon!