Friday, October 17, 2014

the statement piece

There's nothing like the go-to black and white combo, my favorite black jeans that I've been breaking in for YEARS and a simple (and forgiving) white collared tank are a great uniform for just about anything. I headed from work to dinner to an evening over at a friend's place and didn't have to change a thing about this look! Versatile? I think so.

I love a good statement necklace and I don't think I wear them enough. I've made it a goal to invest in more unique statement jewelry for the fall, and I started with this Conversation Pieces necklace. The navy/black rhinestone combo has inspired me to pair the two colors in my wardrobe as well.

Top: Brandy Melville
Necklace: Conversation Pieces
Jeans/Shoes/Hat: Forever 21
Bag: H&M

Thursday, October 16, 2014

casual cool

A casual cool look to wrap up the end of the week - sometimes just throwing something on turns out being the best option. This look was perfect for a temperamental day - it went from warm to cool many, many times.

I started with the basics - a tee, denim shirt, wool hat, neutral sandals... then I added a pop of color in a fun silhouette. The result, not bad.. not bad at all!

Top: Brandy Melville
Shorts: Clover Canyon
Shirt: GAP
Sandals: Forever 21
Hat: Forever 21

Monday, October 13, 2014

the up side of a hand-me-down

One of my favorite things in the world is free food... but I've come to realize that I'm definitely into free clothes too! Now, don't get me wrong - blogging for free clothes is some serious BS and that's not what I'm getting at here. I'm talking about hand-me-downs, clothing swaps, and the endless benefits to old clothes that feel new.

In this case, a dear friend ordered the wrong skirt and just gave this to me (seriously, amazing) and I wear it ALL THE TIME. It's from Urban Outfitters and I believe it was full price - something I have only committed to once at that store. Needless to say, I was really, really stoked. I paired this full priced (free) UO skirt with a clearance UO crop top... my kind of combination.

Top: Urban Outfitters
Skirt: Urban Outfitters
Bag: H&M
Shoes: Yellow Box