About six months ago and after cleaning out my closet to make room for the renovation, I rediscovered a very special necklace. Blake and I dated in high school, and for an anniversary he gave me a teardrop necklace with a beautiful oval amethyst front and center. I wore that necklace ALL the time for years. In fact, there are so many of my old high school photos with me wearing it (when I say I cleaned out my closet, I mean it, ha! Down to the printed digital camera photos!). When I found it again, I held it in my hands and thought of two teens very in love and how much that necklace always meant to me. Though the style felt dated for me now, I really wanted to be able to wear it in some way. That’s when I considered repurposing the amethyst into a piece of jewelry I would wear today…
I have followed the jewelry designer, Shaesby, on social media for ages. They are PROS at dreaming up stunning custom pieces and repurposing old jewelry into something fresh and new. I also love the entirely handcrafted approach…the whole process is so incredibly special, start to finish. I was lucky enough to meet with Travis, the head designer at Shaesby, to help me create the most beautiful ring – and see the process in action. From our first design meeting to the ring casting and my final try-on, I had the absolute best experience…and totally teared up after putting on the final ring (and maybe cried seeing progress images along the way, ha)…crazy how sweet it is to wear something with so much history. Heart bursting kinda feeling!
Also – I want to mention that I do still have my wedding ring for those curious! But with two wiggly toddlers and diaper changes 24/7, wearing something with prongs doesn’t work right now. I usually wear a thin rose gold band, but once this ring was in the works, I knew it would be so perfect for my ring finger. Eventually I will have it resized to fit another finger when I can wear my wedding rings again.
Gotta be honest, at first I wasn’t so sure about this trend, but after slipping into these insanely buttery soft and comfortable (can you tell I reaaaally love these pants?) leggings, I am 110% sold! They’re surprisingly flattering and add a fashion forward feel to an otherwise regular pandemic outfit! (Ya know what I mean?). If you’re on the hunt for a new everyday legging, this pair is IT! Wearing a size small. I also scooped up this pair in black (wearing them as I write this post haha) and they are equally magical! Outfit details below.
In normal life, I am a neutrals gal through and through, but when it comes to workout gear, I am having so much fun playing with color! FP Movement is a brand I’ve adored for ages…I mean, Free People really can do no wrong! So it’s no surprise their movement products are equally awesome. Also…this fleece jacket! SO warm (it was literally freeeezing when we shot these photos) and between takes I would bundle up and was surprised at just how warm it is. Makes sense why it sells out so fast! Sharing full details below.
Sharing another favorite combo: black and camel. Always, always in stye no matter the season or year. If you’re an OG reader, you’ve seen me style all of these pieces for ages. When you invest in timeless neutrals, you get a lot of bang for your buck! Though some of these items aren’t available anymore, I’m linking to either exact or similar options at the end of this post. Also – I generally try to create outfits with pieces you likely have in your closet, too. Any black sweater, jeans that make you feel great, and camel shoes, belt and handbag. Throw on your favorite necklaces for layering and voila, draw inspiration here, but make it your own. read more
A darling, whimsical piece (that makes me want to go on a Valentine’s Day date): blush silk cami. Very comfortable, flirty and the print and color makes it feel less lingerie-ish and more everyday wearable. Pair with a duster cardigan, high rise jeans and go-to mules and you’re set for an effortless and fun day look. Make it an evening outfit by pairing with nude heels, nixing the cardigan and pulling your hair into a chic low bun. Voila!
Things I love: a high quality moto jacket, a yummy scarf and platform sneakers. Recipe for a forever-in-style look! I’ll admit I used to feel sort of like an imposter when wearing this jacket. It never felt completely “me” – it was just out of my comfort zone until I figured out to style it that felt right! Of course a leather moto can lean edgy, but pairing with some fun Vans platform sneakers and a go-to tee is the perfect combination of dressed down and approachable for me. Details below…
I don’t know about you…but I’m feelin’ 2022. Okay okay, that was the ultimate cheese but I just couldn’t resist. While the last two years were a literal blur, I am really hoping to keep my head above water in 2022. My goal is to remain hopeful and optimistic, because even though oftentimes I feel like the world is caving in, it’s really about perspective and knowing that I am in control of how I feel. So! Onwards into the new year giving myself grace, not making a single resolution, but feeling motivated to tackle a new set of tangible goals. And you know what really amps me up stepping into 2022? A blazer. I mean, what can’t you do in a power blazer?
I usually gravitate towards classic cuts, but the sweater polo trend caught my eye this year. It’s an interesting take on your usual sweater silhouette, with a cool retro vibe. It reminds me of the 1950s relaxed yet structured polo by the pool feel…I’m into it! I shared a flatlay featuring this sweater on my Instagram feed and had a handful of folks ask me to show how I’d style it on…and with that, I give you this post. 😉 Sharing more sweater polo options below!
Of the “things I love” in my life, stripes is on the list. As I write this, I am wearing my lounge pants and a striped long sleeve tee that I’ve had for years and just can’t part with. If it was a solid color, it’s very likely it would have not lasted this long in my closet…but because it’s striped, it remains. Simply put, stripes bring me joy. And this neutral outfit combination with a pop of stripes is one that will instantly be a classic go-to.
Ohh the beloved Scarlett Jumper by Sezane. Truly, worth the investment! A camel knit sweater is so timeless, a piece to wear every fall and winter, and so versatile. Excited to share how I’ve styled it three different ways (hello, more bang for your buck!), it’s felt so good to curl my hair and get dressed lately! Also going to share a handful of other camel knit options for y’all at the end. Hope you love these looks as much as I do! Ps. Wearing size small in the knit.