One of my favorite things about winter style is the popularity of cozy textures in neutral hues like sand and camel. There’s just something so luxurious and sophisticated about camel tones. When I spotted the Laila Jayde panel seamed leggings in sable, then, I knew my winter wardrobe needed them. Want a pair too? Use the code economy25 to get 25% off your entire Laila Jayde purchase and free shipping.
Outfit with Camel Tones:
Jacket (similar) | Shirt | Leggings c/o (use economy25 for 25% off + free ship)
Booties | Belt Bag | Hat (option)
There are some color combinations that make my heart flutter. And, the combination of camel, mustard, white, and black is one of those special color stories.
Winter might not be my favorite season, but it does offer cool opportunities to play with layers and cool hues. For a weekend event, I paired my leggings with a white button-up shirt, my Gucci belt bag, and my favorite mustard jacket. And, my twill fedora? It pulled the entire look together.
Location: The Grove, St. Louis
By the way, I’ve been shopping for a pair of booties with a low shaft and a stacked heel for a minute now. I finally found them! I was strolling through Nordstrom and was stopped in my tracks by this Vince Camuto pair. Find out more about them here.
Remember this old Laila Jayde favorite?
I’m a huge fan of wrap dresses and shirtdresses because they’re effortlessly stylish and also versatile. Remember my DVF wrap dress that I wore as a cardigan (see more on that here)? In today’s post, I’m doing something similar with my under-$30 shirtdress (shop the dress here) because restyling dresses gives your existing wardrobe new life.
Shirtdress | Camisole | Jeans | Booties | Belt | Backpack
My duster might look familiar because it’s the affordable dress I featured before (see that post here). I was instantly drawn to the dress because of its vertical stripes in black and tan. Just so you know, the dress is also available in navy and cream stripes.
I was also a fan of the dress because I could envision many styling possibilities. Its storm flaps give it the feel of a classic trench coat, so I knew it would be perfect as a topper. If I close the buttons above the waist, the dress would look fabulous as a high-split top as well, perfect for wearing with leggings. Not bad for a dress that’s under $30, right?
Location: South Grand, South City, St. Louis
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Cheers to a fabulous weekend, my friends! Planning to do some shopping? Need something new for Valentine’s Day? Starting to organize your transitional style? Whatever the case, this weekend is a good time to shop. Lost of goodies are on sale at some of our favorite stores. See my favorite weekend sales below.
Madewell: 20% off fun Valentine’s Day styles
Anthropologie: Extra 25% off sale
J.Crew: 30% off Valentine’s Day stuff
Express: 30% off dresses
DSW: 30% off boots and booties with code “boots30”
Nordstrom: Big markdowns in women’s sale
Hautelook: Gucci sale starting at 10am CST today
How to save for the special items you really want
I really got my workout groove back last year, which made it easy to jumpstart my 2018 fitness goals. Since I’ve been spending more time in the gym, I thought I deserved some new gear. New year, new gear, right? Naturally, my workout style reflects my overall style. More importantly, I like activewear that supports the activities that I perform when I’m in the gym. I look for high-performing pieces that are moisture wicking, soft, stretchy, and durable. Also, I only wear black in the gym because I sweat a lot, but I don’t like to look sweaty. Don’t ask, it’s just my thing. Lol.
Anyway, here are a few of my current favorite styles for the gym. I especially swear by Nike Flyknit trainers because they’re such a durable, all-around gym shoe. I’ve been buying them for years (see old faves here and here). This year, the sleek black on black style had me at first sight.
Fabulous and Functional Workout Style:
Support tank | Stripe capri | Nike Flyknit trainers | Cap | Water bottle
A trench coat is a wardrobe classic. I can’t think of a more essential piece in my closet for bridging transitional weather. And, since winter in St. Louis has been a roller coaster of temperatures, I’ve already been getting a lot of wear out of my new trench. It’s the beautiful Lilly Pulitzer Qynn trench coat (shop it here). Didn’t know Lilly Pulitzer created outerwear? Now you know!
Trench coat c/o Lilly Pulitzer (shop it here) | Chambray shirt | Jeans | Flats (old, option)
You know those pieces in your wardrobe that garner attention when you wear ’em? Those items that prompt strangers to start talking to you? This coat is one of mine. Its details, from the texture to the silhouette to the buttons, scream luxurious. I absolutely love that style can serve as a powerful connector among women.
By the way, if you’re missing the usual Lilly resort flavor, no worries, the trench is lined in a classic Lilly print. When you roll up the sleeves, you can give a peek.
Location: View of the St. Louis arch from the Malcolm W. Martin Memorial Park
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