While many thing winter can be a drab time of year, it’s actually one of my favorite times to wear white and color! And while I tend to usually add color with my tops or shoes – sometimes, I like to go bold with a colorful coat.
This statement coat by J.Crew has been one of my favorites for many years. I love to layer it over neutrals like all black, all grey, winter white, and even softer shades of pink. For this look, I opted for distressed jeans, my favorite cashmere turtleneck (I think grey sweaters are heaven-sent) and a nude heel to ground my look. Of course, being a Florida girl – no look is complete without sunglasses! I found this pair in the most gorgeous shade of ruby red on sale at Anthropologie! Yes you heard me right…they’re not designer, and in fact…they’re less than $40!
Sometimes adding a pop of color to a Winter look can make all the difference. I love adding in another color (or another touch of the same color) to add some more whimsy. So this winter, re-think the all black and give going bold a try!
Happy New Year Dolls! Can you believe that 2017 has actually begun? While 2016 was pretty crazy, I really enjoyed the last couple of weeks of the year spending time with family. We spent the holidays laughing, shopping, and eating and drinking way too much. It’s been fantastic!
If you follow me on Instagram then you might have seen my story spending New Year’s Day getting a massage and relaxing at the One Ocean Spa, overlooking Atlantic Beach. It was so relaxing and serene! P.S. If you don’t follow me on Instagram, then head over to my page because I share exclusive content via my page and Instagram stories. Check it out HERE!
Between spending time with family and visiting the beach, I’ve been hitting my old stomping grounds around Jacksonville. I actually showed Jason the old surf shop where I worked in high school, which is unfortunately going out of business now. I made sure to pick up some stickers and surf T’s to remember the good ol’ days. Besides the surf shop, we visited my favorite art museum, and my favorite neighborhood in the city. Little 5 points is a young and energetic area that feels a little artsy, edgy, and has the cutest stores, bars, and restaurants. There is actually an old movie theater which was once a venue where I went to my first concert. Oh the memories! We thought the neighborhood was the perfect place to capture my outfit of the day and snap some photos in the sunshine. For our afternoon exploring the city, I wore some casual, dark jeans from H&M. I actually got these on sale for $7. What a steal! I paired my jeans with a navy pinstriped blouse from Zara. I’m absolutely obsessed with the flared sleeves! I finished my look with my new taupe Saint Laurent bag (more on this to come), and my go-to spiked Louboutins. I felt a little bit classy, a little bit rock and roll. And in my world, I think that’s a perfect combination!
Hope y’all had an amazing start to 2017 and stay tuned for more posts coming soon!.
Bell Sleeve Pinstripe Top: Zara (In-Store). Slim-Fit High-Waisted Jeans: H&M. Sac de Jour Calfskin Handbag: Saint Laurent.
They say that home is where the heart is. And it’s hard to believe that 2017 will mark a decade since I first left mine in the great (and crazy) state of Florida. It seems that just yesterday I packed my bags for Nashville, then started my post-grad life in Atlanta, and now this southern transplant has ended up in the big apple. I have to say that growing up, I always saw myself leaving home to experience cities and discover new adventures. However, every time I visit Florida I instantly remember why it’s such a great place to grow up. While I love the flash, class, and energy of the big city, there’s something about driving with the windows down, listening to Southern rock, and enjoying a slower pace with sunshine on your cheek that can’t be replaced. After a stressful couple of months in New York, I think my trip home was well overdue. It’s funny because when I arrive, I sometimes feel funny wearing the New York uniform of all black and a leather jacket. I remember my past life of sundresses and a cardigan, or jeans and a t-shirt. So for this trip, I combined a little bit of my New York attitude with some good ol’ Southern rock and roll. Let’s start with my Lynyrd Skynyrd band t-shirt that I caught on sale. Many people don’t actually know that these “Freebird” and “Sweet Home Alabama” legends are actually from my hometown of Jacksonville, Florida.
Instead of pairing my tee with jeans, I opted for a more seasonal pair of velvet high waisted pants. They’re comfortable and can be dressed up with a nice blouse, or worn with a tee and some stylish sneakers. Of course I had to throw on my leather jacket and a pair of aviators to add to the overall rock n’ roll aesthetic. And let’s not forget the nude spiked Louboutins which are actually quite comfortable and versatile because of the soft leather and neutral shade. I love this outfit because I feel like it’s the perfect combination of my current style and the home I love so much. But at the end of the day, it’s my family that makes home so amazing, and I can’t wait to spend more time with them over the upcoming holidays. I hope y’all stay tuned to the blog for more posts this month on my holiday style, and of course….gift guides!