Last year, I showcased one of my favorite color schemes to wear in the dead of Winter: January Blues. So this year, I thought it was only appropriate to update the look for 2019! Again, I looked at one of my favorite designers…Tibi!
A pleated midi skirt and a matching sweater is a ladylike combo that I love to wear to work and off-duty. I especially love the shade of this blue, because of the skirt trends more on a rich teal that pairs well with other jewel tones. The sweater has exaggerated sleeves that makes it more fashion-forward. To complete my look, I added some of my favorite accessories: an oversized rancher hat from Lack of Color and suede sandals from Maje that I picked up in Barcelona.
This Fall my best friend got married to the love of her life in the most elegant wedding I’ve ever been to. The event took place in the Berkshires, MA – a location that I’ve only heard about, mostly in the context of Real Housewife getaways.
I was actually in this wedding so I didn’t have to worry about what I was going to wear to the ceremony and reception. However, If you’ve ever been a guest at a destination wedding – you know there’s more than just that one outfit to worry about. Plus with the beautiful guest list and luxurious location, I felt the pressure on the wardrobe front. There’s welcome receptions, rehearsal dinners, and can’t forget the brunches!
Well, while I was in Barcelona in August I came across the prettiest dress that was appropriate for such an event. This Maje number had sheer sleeves, a pleated skirt and tiny daisy details that add a touch of whimsy. Of course, I had to get this dress that went with the Maje western heels that I fell in love with.
I thought this was the perfect look for a Fall wedding brunch. The midi length is lady-like, and the sleeves are perfect for Fall days with a tiny chill in the air. Of course, I loved wearing this during my best friend’s special weekend, but I can’t wait to edge it up by throwing on a leather jacket and even some ankle booties. What can I say, I’ve never met a little black dress that I didn’t love! Of course, I added some luxurious details like my Saint Laurent structured tote to match the elegance of the location. We stayed at the wedding site called The Wheatleigh, which is one of my favorite hotels I’ve ever visited. From the views, the luxurious details, and the attentiveness of the staff, everything was perfection. Of course, I expect nothing less from my girlfriend for her special day. In addition to loving this dress so much, I’m so happy that I now have beautiful memories to go along with the outfit. Now every time I put on this dress, I’ll remember that perfect weekend!
I recently debuted my newest pair of heels – a black suede sandal that’s right on time with the latest trend – Western details! While I do love trends, I look for ways to incorporate that don’t break the bank, because sometimes trends are over quickly and you don’t want financial regret. If it’s a pricier item, I look for ways to adopt the trend more classically so I’ll feel comfortable wearing the item in seasons to come.
That was the case with these lovely Maje sandals that Jason bought me in Barcelona! While I love the western detail, I feel like it’s not overwhelming and I’ll be excited to wear these for years to come. The classic silhouette and undertested black suede will fit right in with the rest of my wardrobe! Well, I wanted to share the link of where you can buy this pair – not only because they are so cute, but they incredibly comfortable! And while I’m sharing my newest obsession, I thought I’d share some other Western-inspired items that caught my eye.
Western Flat Sandals: If you’re not a heels person, never fear! This Birkenstock-inspired pair is comfy, cute with jeans, and right down the street on the shelves of your local Target.
A Western Boater: I’m slightly hat obsessed and ready to hang up my straw boater for a more Fall-friendly version. You’ll be the chicest gal on the ranch!
The Belt: Last but not least is an easy way to incorporate the western trend – the belt! Here is my favorite (more suede!) courtesy of Free People and another slightly cheaper variation from Urban Outfitters.
What do you dolls think? Are you on board with this trend?