I am so ready for spring! Lately all I’ve been wanting to wear are lighter, brighter colors and I keep thinking that I really need a denim jacket to layer over spring florals. While we aren’t quite there yet, it’s been feeling like spring in AZ. I took full advantage of the warmer weather and decided to dress in spring pastels today. I love how crisp white jeans look and I’ve been waiting all winter to wear these! When I got this nude top with rose gold sequins, I knew it would be perfect to pair with these jeans. I added some gold and blush accents and ended up with what I think is a pretty cute spring-like outfit.
I have been really into sweaters lately. I get cold easily but I’m not a fan of wearing bulky layers or jackets, especially on my days off when I’m running errands or lounging around the house. As a result, I tend to end up wearing a uniform of sorts during the colder months- a cozy sweater with jeans or leggings and preferably some fun sneakers. It can definitely get a bit repetitive (especially since once I find a sweater I love, I tend to wear it for multiple days in a row) so I always look for pieces with something special. This lace up sleeve sweater from SheIn is my latest find and it’s been on repeat since I got it.
I’ve never been super into sporty clothes. Sure, I love comfy clothes and fun sneakers but you’ll never catch me running around in workout gear or tracksuits. But when I saw this velvet bomber, I had to have it. I’ve been into velvet and burgundy lately and I love how this jacket took a sporty silhouette and dressed it up a bit. Paired with a berry lip and glitter sneakers, it made the perfect outfit, even for someone who never envied Sporty Spice’s wardrobe.
It’s funny how there are certain articles of clothing we are drawn to over and over again. For me, it’s always a good tunic top. I think it stems from growing up, when I was super tall but living in a world of low-rise jeans- it was impossible to find a top that was long enough. Now I love them to be as long as possible and frequently wear mini dresses as tops (mostly because, again- really tall). This gray draped tunic is perfect. It has plenty of length and it also happens to be super comfortable and versatile.
I love giving gifts. It’s so fun taking the time and shopping around to find the perfect gift for someone. In fact, I usually have more fun giving gifts than getting them! I tend to go a bit overboard so I always try to find the best deals on everything. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are definitely some of my biggest days for buying presents. I like to indulge my giftees and buy them fancy things versions of things so I especially love shopping the sales at places like Neiman Marcus Last Call. I was so excited when they partnered with Rakuten Affiliate Network to send me a Black Friday / Cyber Monday preview bonus box and I couldn’t wait to try everything out. Full disclosure: I loved this box and I am so excited to share all of the products with you, especially since they are all on super sale at Last Call right now! This Bonus Box was a wonderful mix of products- I got to try a variety of food, home, and fashion items that would all make awesome gifts this holiday season.
I definitely go through phases with trends. Some days, I want to try everything and other days I want to stick to simple basics. Oftentimes (like what’s been happening lately), I will find one trend that I like and buy several different pieces to wear because I like it so much. Lately I’ve been into lace up details and cutouts. This lace up dress started it all. I’ve been wanting a short dress with sleeves and I loved the lace up neckline on this so much that I’ve been buying “all the lace up things” ever since.