Thursday, March 22, 2018

Pearl Embellished Blazer

Blazer (similar style here & here) | Shirt (similar style) | Leggings | Heels | Purse - under $40! | Earrings | Jeweled Cuff | CuffSunglasses

Spring has officially started, but it never goes out of style to wear an all black ensemble. I must admit, I don't wear black all that often, but when I do, I feel effortlessly pulled together.

This pearl blazer has the perfect touch of flair, and is so fun and girly. Can you believe it's under $10?! Unfortunately it's only available in XS (I'm wearing a small), but I found a similar style here and here that are both under $25!

 I love kitschy updates to closet staples, and pearls have been so on-trend lately. Here are some of my favorite pearl embellished pieces! 

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

How to Wear White Year Round

If you caught my post on Friday, I talked about how I love wearing white year round, especially white denim. With so many mixed messages, opinions and rules about white, it's hard to know how to navigate this trend. Whether it's winter or spring, there are several easy ways to master wearing white year round. Here are a few of my foolproof tips!

Add layers. Wear a button up and a trench coat, or a sweater and plaid scarf

Pair white denim with a chic black turtleneck and OTN boots to winterize your look 

White boots or pumps pop against an all black ensemble 

Use texture - think suede and velvet

Slip white into your wardrobe year round by wearing a white coat with jeans or leather leggings

A white dress goes perfectly with black ankle booties and a moto jacket 

Wear a chunky white knit to get your daily dose of the color 

White sneakers pack a punch when worn with a dress or another casual look

Spice up your outfit with white accessories - a bold statement necklace, scarf, or ceramic bangle

Denim jackets are effortless when paired with white, like this over-sized boyfriend style I'm wearing  

Whatever way you wear it, remember, out with the old and in with the new - white is acceptable to wear everyday of the year. I'd love to hear what ways you incorporate white into your wardrobe this season. 

Friday, March 16, 2018

The Perfect Go-Anywhere Dress

Dress | Bag (budget friendly version here) | Wedges (here & here) | Earrings | Bracelet | Sunglasses

TGIF, everyone!

Okay, I cannot start this post off without telling you a quick side note about these photos. This was the last look Lauren and I were shooting the other week, and as we were getting ready to start snapping away, I felt something fall on my head/face. Instinctively I screamed and assumed a bird had pooped on me! Nope, it ended up being a ton of water that was dripping from the rain ducts at this building, and I just happened to be right under it. I don't think I've ever seen her look so concerned - she definitely thought it was way more serious than water! Haha!

Anyways, on to my outfit. This dress is the perfect thing to be wearing rolling into the weekend! It seriously has me itching for vacation and summertime. I wanted to play up the summery colors by pairing it with these bold fuchsia earrings (only $20), and white wedges. You have no idea how many times I've considered donating these shoes. I don't wear them often, but then every once in a while an outfit comes along that goes perfectly with them, so I'm grateful I didn't give them up.

Speaking of white, with Memorial Day right around the corner, I'm so excited start wearing all my white again. In all honesty though, I feel like that "rule" doesn't really exist anymore. Everyone in Houston wears white year round (I think because it's always warm), and I never give up my white denim...even in the middle of winter!

I hope you guys have a wonderful weekend and have a fun St. Patrick's Day! Don't forget to wear green!


design + development by kiki and co. creative