Cheers to Fresh Starts in 2021!

Happy New Year, style friends! It’s been a minute since my last check-in, but I had to swing by to thank you for your support and wish you the happiest 2021! Cheers to fresh starts and sharp style, even if it remains at-home style for a while. Sending you all lots of love and gratitude.

fresh starts 2021

What I’m wearing:

H&M dress (sold out, shop more H&M dresses here) | Pat McGrath lipstick (color: Elson)

I’m currently working on style goals for 2021. What about you? Here’s a look back at my 2020 style goals.

fresh starts

Have a sparkling and stylish New Year!

How To Achieve Effortless Fall Style In Monochrome Outfits

Rocking head-to-toe hues can be a daring choice. But, it can also be an easy choice for effortless style. And, since you can choose colors that speak to your style sensibilities, you have every reason to try it. This fall, I’m definitely favoring colors like chocolate brown and maroon. So, I’m busy planning monochrome outfits, like today’s featured look, that build around those deep tones.

Monochrome Outfits

What I’m wearing:

Maroon dress | Jacket c/o | Booties (old) | Earrings | Lip (Color: Elson)

Monochrome Outfits

This particular outfit is built around the deep maroon dress from Zara. It has an all-over wrinkled pattern, and it’s sleeveless with shoulder pads. To make it ready for fall, I added my Jacket Maker leather jacket. In addition to the custom fit on the jacket, I adore its “Smolder Black” color. It sometimes looks like a deep aubergine or even a deep brown (see what I mean here and here). All in all, it’ll be the perfect finishing touch to all the monochrome outfits I’ll create in this color scheme. Of course, tis bootie season, so I also added my old favorite, peep-toe booties.

For a pop of contrasting color, my nails (manicure and pedicure) are a beautiful light blue/mint-ish gel color. I usually gravitate to colors like black or OPI’s Lincoln Park After Dark this time of year. But, I’m especially loving how light blue goes with fall’s IT colors.

I had a blast at a spa day recently at Beauty Brands where I got my nails done. Beauty Brands is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a huge sale. I partnered with them on social media to promote a special 25% discount, good on any salon & spa service through 11/30/20. If you’re near a Beauty Brands, be sure to grab my coupon code here.

Monochrome Outfits

This Affordable Brand Slayed The Dress Game This Summer

I’ve shopped H&M more this year than I’ve ever shopped the brand. Like ever. The selections have been incredibly stylish. The price point has remained low. H&M is having a great year, and my wardrobe is grateful for it.

You’ve already seen some of my favorite dress buys this summer (like this Turquoise number, this puff-sleeved orange beauty, this white eyelet stunner, and this black off-shoulder fabulousness). You would’ve even seen more, but the inventory has been selling out so quickly, I missed the chance to get.

I thought I’d check in with another find that’s perfect for enjoying the rest of summer.

H&M smocked dress

What I’m wearing:

Dress ($34.99) | Denim jacket | Fenty ‘$Sweetmouth’ Gloss Bomb

Favorite lashes | Nails: OPI Funny Bunny | Earrings (similar)

This blue-white dot dress is airy and comfy. The combination of a midi length with spaghetti straps at the top is sophisticated. It screams summer and can take you from a walk on the beach to brunch.

Le Méridien St. Louis Clayton

Sizing? As a heads up, the dress runs large. I sized down one size to an XS. The smocked bodice is very stretchy.

Have you been shopping at H&M more too?

Le Méridien St. Louis Clayton

Location: Le Méridien St. Louis Clayton (opening Fall 2020)

A Glimpse Inside A Boutique Brand Coming To STL

How are you doing? It’s crazy how much our world has changed and continues to change. Like you, I’m continuing to adjust to the new normal. Lately, I’ve been appreciating all that my city of St. Louis has to offer. From walks in my neighborhood park to quick trips downtown, being able to explore the city feels super special now. Talking about special, I had a unique opportunity to explore Le Méridien St. Louis Clayton. It’s a boutique brand that’s totally our aesthetic and vibe. It’s expected to open in Clayton this fall.

Today’s post shares a little sneak peek into the hotel. Stay tuned for more though. By the way, I’m holding the 2020 A-List Issue of St. Louis Magazine. It’s on shelves right now! Not in St. Louis? Check out my feature in the issue here.

Le Méridien St. Louis Clayton

What I’m wearing:

Zara dress  | Fenty ‘$Sweetmouth’ Gloss Bomb | Favorite lashes | Nails: OPI Funny Bunny | Earrings (similar)

Le Méridien St. Louis Clayton

Le Méridien St. Louis Clayton

Location: Le Méridien St. Louis Clayton (opening Fall 2020)

St. Louis Magazine A-List Awards 2020

Now Live! Shop The Gibsonlook Road Trip Collection

Today is the day! The Gibsonlook Road Trip collection is now live. You can shop it HERE. It’s been such a joy to partner with Gibsonlook, along with Ashley Hargrove, Jessica Fay, and Natasha Stoneking. This opportunity was such a huge one for me, and allowed me, in a tough year, to check a major goal off my list. So, I hope you enjoy the Gibsonlook x Economy of Style Off the Shoulder Tie Waist Dress and the entire collection.

The collection features 8 styles with 14 variants. It’s filled with everyday wear staples that’ll suit your summer needs no matter what you’re up to. Quarantining at home? We got you. Road trip? We got you. Staycation in your city? We got you. The sizes on each item range from XXS to XXL. The prices are affordable too, ranging from $42 to $85. And, there’s more. Use the code PSYCHE25 to get 25% off your purchase. Without further ado, here’s the Economy of Style dress and my personal favorites from the line.

The Gibsonlook x Economy of Style Off the Shoulder Dress

I get my love of off shoulder styles from my mom. Showing a little clavicle is always in. And, this dress, available in a black gingham seersucker and a navy daisy print, has a striking, fuss-free off shoulder silhouette. Don’t you hate when off shoulder styles don’t stay put? You won’t have that issue with this dress. This fun and flirty dress stays in place.

Gibsonlook Road Trip Collection

Sizing? The dress fits true-to-size. For reference, I’m wearing a size small in both print options (and every other style I’m wearing in this post actually). You can also find the Gibsonlook size guide here.

Gibsonlook Road Trip Collection

In addition to the striking silhouette, I love how versatile this must-have is. You can dress this up for a summer soiree (whatever that looks like this year) or pair it with sneakers for a day of running around town. Talking about versatility, you can wear the style on or off the shoulders as well. You pick the vibe, this dress can hold you down. I hope you feel as amazing in it as I do every time I rock it.

In these times, I especially appreciate styles that can work overtime and make you feel good at the same time.

Be sure to save some coins by using the PSYCHE25 discount code for 25% off your purchase.

Gibsonlook Road Trip Collection

The navy print daisy version of the Economy of Style dress is my favorite for travel. It packs so well and is ready to wear when you unpack it, no ironing needed.

Gibsonlook Road Trip Collection

Just like gingham, this navy print is so summer.

Gibsonlook Road Trip Collection

It moves well too.

Gibsonlook Road Trip Collection

Want to see the entire collection? Go HERE. Of course, I’m sharing my all-time favorite picks below.

Other Gibsonlook Road Trip Collection Favorites

It’s a shame that I won’t be attending my usual white parties this year because the Gibsonlook x Hello Happiness Puff Sleeve Smocked Maxi Dress would be my go-to. Whatever the case, everywhere I wear this light and airy number will be festive.

Who doesn’t love a cute romper? The Gibsonlook x Hello Happiness Off the Shoulder Tie Waist Romper in this gorgeous Coral Canyon color gives me that I’m-on-a-tropical-vacay vibe.

A fit-and-flare silhouette can be such a flattering style. And, the Gibsonlook x DTKAustin Fit and Flare Belted Halter Eyelet Dress gets it so right.

The ruffled skirt is a style staple this summer. The Gibsonlook x Jess Fay Tiered Skirt is a winner. Pair it with the coordinating Gibsonlook x Jess Fay Smocked Detail V Neck Blouse or rock it with a white tee. You simply can’t go wrong with separates this sharp.

I hope you’re as thrilled as I am about the Economy of Style Off the Shoulder Tie Waist Dress and the entire Road Trip collection. Remember to use the code PSYCHE25 for 25% off your purchase. You can see the entire collection HERE. Happy shopping!