My outfit from yesterday–I felt amazing (which should really be the goal of getting dressed–wear something that will brighten your day).
New blazer from Zara in Barcelona (the other part of my haul, in addition to those snake print pants). It’s going to be a new staple–I’m overwhelmed by the number of outfit ideas I have with it (BF jeans, navy tops, over a floral dress…). It fits like a dream and the color is so unique and fun!
Picked up some faded jean shorts recently, I had been looking for a good pair because I feel like I’ve started to wear my darker ones constantly. I was so opposed to jean shorts for the longest time, instead opting for chino-style shorts from J. Crew (really recommend them, come in a variety of lengths and great colors and prints every season), because I could never find comfy pairs. My aversion towards denim shorts started shifting when I found some really unique colors and prints in comfy styles, and now I also like the classic denim-looking ones. If you’re in the market, I also love the pairs in my collection from Gap, Marc by Marc Jacobs, 7 for all Mankind, Forever 21, and AG Adriano Goldschmied.
With a look like this, based on a bold piece paired with relaxed ones, a couple complementary (but not too attention-grabbing) pieces of jewelry make it. I got this butterfly pendant at a craft fair in Spain and I love it. I picked up these earrings on my trip too, at Accessorize, which is like European Claire’s but cooler. I love bold, colorful gems, and the teardrop shape of these make them so versatile. And they work with this look because they’re neon yellow and mint! I also added my pair of little gold Akira rings I’ve been throwing on with a lot this summer.
The only print in this look is my fave faux-snake bag from Stella McCartney, and my go-to nude flats keep it sleek and streamlined. With the boldness on top, I don’t want my feet stealing the spotlight!
What I wore yesterday:
- Zara blazer
- H&M Conscious Collection tank
- Old Navy shorts
- Boutique 9 flats
- Stella McCartney bag
- necklace from a craft fair in Spain
- Accessorize earrings
- Akira rings
Of course, the life and vibe of an outfit is enhanced by what you do in it. I had an amazing time yesterday seeing How to Train Your Dragon 2 (love those movies–too sweet) and chilling out at home with one of my BFFs. To give you an idea, it involved Facebook stalking pictures from prom at our alma mater, eating Chinese food, watching movie trailers and old episodes of Spongebob. Oh, and singing Shontelle really loud.
Title is a genius lyric from Frankie Fell in Love, by the one and only Bruce Springsteen.