Two years ago, if you had asked me would I’d buy into the wide-leg crop trend, I would’ve told you that you were crazy. But in reality, I think it’s one of the most stylish silhouettes! Honestly, because of my body type, I have to be selective. But I have a couple of pairs that I feel really work for me.
One such pair is a recent purchase I found on-sale! Tibi has always been one of my favorite brands, and this white pin-striped set had me sold. In addition to the wide leg shape, the pants have wide belt loops that can either be covered with the matching top, or accentuated with a fun belt and a blouse tucked in. For the top itself, the front is all business – but the back is where the fun is at! A crossover/button detail gives a peekaboo of skin and is the flirtiest unexpected detail.
For my look, I capped off the white with my straw hat to accentuate the Summer vibes. Threw on my favorite summer sandals and grabbed one of my new vintage purchases for my bag. The accessory that really took my look over the top? The most stunning statement earrings by a local Atlanta jewelry designer. Her pieces incorporate metals, jewels and fresh florals. Yes, you heard right! Fresh florals! When the petals fall off, you’re still left with an amazing piece that can be worn over and over again. Check out all of the links below for more details…and the pinstripe set is now on sale! Xo
Do you ever find yourself sticking to colors, silhouettes, or just general styles that you feel work best for you?
For me, I feel like it’s a fit and flare dress or a full skirt. I find it’s the perfect shape to highlight my waist and looks amazing on pear shapes.
When I first started Brown Paper Doll – this look was the very first outfit I shot! I felt it perfectly showcased my style – feminine, but you can totally throw a leather jacket on top. Well, a year and a half later I’ve upgraded that same look with a new take on some black and white favorites. For our recent trip to Charleston, I wanted something upscale but not stuffy for dinners and cocktail hour. I opted for a full skirt (my favorite shape) and an off-the-shoulder blouse that shows some skin, while also letting me feel covered.
While switching it up is what fashion is all about – there’s something to be said for sticking to favorites that you feel work for you. What about you dolls? Is there a look you turn to over and over again?
Heading back to work after a long vacation can be daunting to say the least. I spent a full two weeks at home in Florida, enjoying the sunshine, spending time with family and just plain ol’ relaxing. While my day-to-day pace had slowed down, I had time to focus on Brown Paper Doll and goals for 2018. The brief hiatus gave me time to reflect on the past year and what I hope to achieve in the future! I hope to expand my network, partner with brands I’m passionate about, meet more like-minded individuals and find more joy in the growth process. While I can’t wait to achieve those goals, it’s back to work in the meantime!
Many people don’t know that I work a full 9 to 5 job, and boy is it stressful juggling these responsibilities with my blog. Even though I do love my job, I’m falling into a bit of the blues having less time to focus on Brown Paper Doll and the goals I’m so eager to achieve. It’s all a balance and I’m just figuring it out as I go.
Speaking of blues, while I was home I repurposed the navy Tibi skirt that I wore for one of my holiday special occasion looks! I love taking a piece and with a little bit of creativity, making a brand new outfit! For this look – I kept it all Tibi, pairing it with a houndstooth print crop top with tie sleeves and my marigold mules. These shoes are literally my favorite, and I can’t wear them enough. The sunny shade of velvet makes me January blues just fade away!
P.S. How gorgeous is this Inn in Jacksonville! Jason and I almost rented it as accommodations for our wedding and every time I drive by it makes me smile.