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Olive Green As a Neutral | | Madewell

May 15, 2017

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Last week, I was finally able to go on vacation for a full 6 days! We drove down to Phoenix, Arizona, where we were expecting temperatures in the triple digits all week. To our pleasant surprise, the temperatures stayed in the high 70s, and it even felt a little chilly at times. I was really grateful I packed a jacket for the trip as a “just in case” item, because I ended up wearing this piece multiple times during the trip. This cropped jacket was so cute with my sun dress (featured here), a pair of high waisted black denim, and even a red striped tee. I have linked my outfit here, and a few other pieces I think go really well with this neutral colored jacket. I will definitely be wearing mine as long as this cooler air persists in Los Angeles!

 

Madewell Jacket: here

Dress from Poketo

Black Mules: here

 

Items I LOVE with an olive jacket:

Adorable Red Striped Top: here

Little Black Dress: here

White Wide Leg Jeans: here

Floral Print Dress: here 

 

 

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Why Shopping Vintage is So Important

April 10, 2017
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Everything I am wearing in this post is vintage! Each piece was thrifted at one of my favorite second hand shops, and I wear them more often than some of my brand new pieces. Buying clothing second hand didn’t use to be one of my favorite things. The idea of digging through mounds of clothing searching for that perfect piece, and usually just settling for something ill fitting that I only wore a handful of times, sounded exhausting and unrewarding. I’ve changed my approach for shopping vintage by going into it with a general list of things I’d like in my wardrobe and stay focused on that. Shopping vintage instead of, or in addition to regular shopping, is important because:

1. Each Piece of Vintage Clothing Has a Soul

It’s guaranteed that a silk blouse you find at a thrift store has a lot more character than a polyester gem you discovered in a Forever 21 somewhere. Each piece was crafted, worn, and taken care of enough to make it to this point and it says more about you than having the same shirt as most other girls your age.

2. Shopping At Thrift Stores Helps the Environment 

Instead of that piece of clothing being tossed in a landfill somewhere, you are giving it a second chance at life and that helps slow down the waste that comes from the fashion industry.

3. Your Wardrobe Will Be More Unique

Have you ever walked into work, school, or anywhere else for that matter, and ended up wearing the same top, dress, or outfit as another girl? I feel like every store lately has similar variations of the same style. If you want a cold shoulder top, walk into any department store and I can find you 10 that look and feel exactly the same. When you shop vintage, your wardrobe becomes one of a kind, and in turn the way you put together outfits will also become more unique and one of a kind.

 

Overall, I’m a big advocate for shopping vintage. I feel like it has definitely stepped up the quality of my closet, while also reducing my carbon footprint!

 

Poppy Red Silk Blouse: here

Vintage Levis: here

Gucci Loafers: here

Fave Vintage Stores for clothing: Maeberry Vintage – Salt Lake City

Copperhive Vintage – Salt Lake City

Gossamer -Los Angeles

Wasteland – Los Angeles

 Ay, que Vintage – Los Angeles

Squaresville – Los Angeles

 

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Everyday Attire

March 2, 2017
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The thing is, it’s never too late to refine your style. For me, the past year has been a learning experience on how I approach clothing. There are so many fashion bloggers, and stylists on social media that it is easy to get caught up in the materialism and the constant need to perpetually buy clothing. I told myself I really didn’t want to be that person who is constantly buying things just to be able to have things to blog about, or to take photos of. So how do you make your wardrobe feel special, when you aren’t buying mounds of clothing on a weekly basis? For me, it means thinking outside of the box; layering new pieces together, finding new accessories to change the feel of the outfit, and shopping more vintage to find really unique statement pieces to change it up. As far as every day attire goes, my favorite color palette is black, grey, and white because it is simplistic and classic. (Don’t get me wrong though, I do love my share of color as well!)

Refining your wardrobe needs to start with your every day attire; the clothing you reach for on your least crucial days. The outfit I have featured here is one of my favorites, a simple button up blouse, slouchy black boyfriend jeans, and a gray wool hat to top it off. It’s super low pressure, I wear this outfit  to grocery shop, to shoot photos, or to grab lunch with friends.

 

White button up:  here

Black slouchy jeans : here

Grey wool hat: here

 

 

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5 Winter Wardrobe Basics

December 23, 2016
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With the lower temperatures in December, I constantly find myself grabbing anything knit and wearing it as much as possible throughout the week. Even though I have a great love for fashion, and for new trends, I am really trying to concentrate on collecting pieces that intermingle well with my wardrobe and I can wear on a daily basis as opposed to throw away pieces I can only wear one way. My 5 winter wardrobe basics for any closet include:

  1. Turtleneck sweater

I love having a turtleneck sweater to wear casually or dressy! This salt and pepper knit I have is constantly getting worn because I can throw it on over a dress, or pair it with my favorite skinnies. I’m obsessed with a couple of different styles here and here

      2.Black jeans

Currently I am living in my black cropped flares, because they’re a nice change from my usual skinny jeans, but a good pair of high rise black skinnies get the job done too!

      3. Oversized dressy coat

This one is absolutely key because a dressy coat can definitely bring an outfit together, be it dressy or casual. I love casual wool coats that you can throw on top of an outfit, or that you can tie around your waist, and have it be the main piece in your ensemble. Here are my faves: here + here

      4. Leather tote

A simple carry-all to take with you everywhere this winter is definitely an essential! The only one I carry: here

       5. Booties

I am in love with my little black booties with a small heel on them. I wear them with jeans, dresses, and everything in between. It’s the perfect shoe to pull all your winter staples together. Obsessed with the ones linked here

Happy Winter everyone!

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Seeking the Cold

December 13, 2016
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I hate to admit it, but I’ve missed the cold. I’ve been missing that sharp air that stings your face when you first walk outside, the need to layer clothing, and the beautiful magic of a fresh snowfall. Jord and I both went to school in Utah, so we are used to cold winters and white Christmases. Since we moved to California, we’re still getting accustomed to the whole “60 degrees winter” situation. Being that it is technically fall, and heading quickly into winter, we decided to go on a drive to find a cooler climate to really start celebrating the change of seasons. (Also, not to mention, an excuse to break out one of my favorite flannels!) On an overcast day, we drove north along the coast into the hills and spent some time out of the city chaos. Even though Malibu isn’t quite the grand mountains of Utah, it still had a beautiful appeal to it. Where have you adventured to lately?

 

Some of my favorite flannels right now: here ; here; &  here

Brown wool hat: here