2021 Style Goals: Adapting To The Moment

Happy New Year again, my friends! I just love the the fresh start that a new year ushers in. So, I thought I’d tap into that positive energy and share a few 2021 style goals. There have been some major career changes in my life that’ll surely shape my style this year, and I’m excited to see where that goes. In the meantime, here are a few of my goals for styling this year.

2021 style goals

What I’m wearing:

Sweatshirt dress | Scarf (latest styles by same brand) | Boots (also here) | Saint Laurent Toy LoulouBag

Kendra Scott earrings c/o | Kendra Scott bracelet c/o | Kendra Scott ring/ring c/o | Lip: Pat McGrath “Elson”

2021 style goals

2021 Style Goals

1. Wear clothes for how I want to dress now.

2. Choose styles comfy enough to wear at home and beautiful enough to wear outside.

3. Be more discerning about new purchases.

4. Dress up on occasion for no reason.

5. Find my style in my new tech career (more on that later).

6. Embrace color for eccentric everyday style.

2021 style goals

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.

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Have a sparkling and stylish New Year!

Cozy Chic Outdoor Style For The Current Times

The holiday season is surely going to be different this year. Gosh, 2020 has brought us all kinds of new experiences. When I need a break from being safest-at-home, I head outdoors to explore my city. Enjoying outdoor activities gets tricky as it gets colder, but I’m committed to extend that enjoyment. So, I’ve been searching for a new puffer to make sure my outdoor style is on point.

I partnered with Everlane to create some Instagram Stories yesterday. When I pulled my featured outfit for those stories, I knew immediately what I wanted–the ReNew Long Puffer. This puffer was exactly what I didn’t know I was looking for. And, it is inspiring my cold-weather, outdoor style

outdoor style

What I’m wearing:

Puffer coat | Turtleneck top | Leggings | Boots (new version, option) | Bag

Kendra Scott earrings | Kendra Scott ring | Lip: Pat McGrath “Elson” | Face mask

outdoor style

The Everlane puffer jacket immediately caught my eye because of its overall luxe look. Do you see those oversized button flap pockets? I was all the way sold, though, when I saw it came in 3 colors including this right-on-trend Chestnut hue. When I received it, I was blown away by its high quality. And, when I wore it, I was blown away by how warm and cozy it is. I’m actually looking forward to colder temps because I’m ready with my outdoor style.

outdoor style

On frigid days when my coat needs to show up and rep my style, this puffer jacket will be the one. Such a statement coat doesn’t even need much help to create fabulous outfits. I’m wearing it here with a turtleneck top and leggings. That’s it!

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Location: St. Louis Union Station

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How To Wear Fall’s Favorite Shades of Brown

All black outfits for fall have a certain level of timelessness and functionality. But, if you’re looking for an alternative, shades of brown can deliver on both fronts. Brown is an IT color of fall this year. You can have so much fun styling your favorite hues in the color family, from chocolate to toffee. In today’s post, I’m sharing how I’ve been rocking the must-wear color.

Brown Fashion Trend

What I’m Wearing:

Coat (size M) | Turtleneck (size S) | Joggers (size M) | Sneakers | Telfar small shopping bag

Kendra Scott Mayra earrings, bracelet, and ring (c/0) | Charlotte Tilbury lipstick (Red Carpet Red)

Brown Fashion Trend

Nothing exudes sophistication like a monochromatic outfit. Whether you choose to block the exact same color or color block in the same family of hues, the result is sharp when done right. In this outfit, I’m rocking some basic jogger pants and a sleeveless turtleneck. The look comes alive, though, because of the colors, a little toffee mixed with copper mixed with chocolate. These rich, deep, complementary tones mix so well together. They also provide the perfect backdrop to pop a contrasting color, like the deep olive on my Telfar bag.

Since these hues are popular, the options will be plentiful. My joggers and top are from Zara (linked above). My coat is a beautiful Theory find (get it on sale here). It’s pricey for what it is (an unlined, wool/cashmere, one-button coat), but the quality and overall look are worth every penny. It goes with everything too (see it also worn here). I got it in a size medium for an even more oversized fit.

7 Outfits That Prove Combat Boots Are Essential

You’re not still on the fence about combat boots are you? No worries, I was there too. I had reservations about embracing the military-inspired boot this time around. Gosh..what age was I when I was obsessed with my Dr. Martens? I can’t remember, but I do know that since getting my Stuart Weitzman combat boots (see the new version here) earlier this year, I’m yet to find an outfit they don’t complement. Seriously, they go with so much, my other boots are getting jealous. Not yet convinced. Check out these 7 outfits I couldn’t image without combat boots.

1. Mini skirt + Chunky sweater

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Zara sweater | Topshop ruffle skirt | Boots (similar)

2. Maxi dress

Combat boots

H&M dress | Gucci belt bag | Saint Laurent sunglasses (options here) | Kendra Scott earrings | Boots (similar)

3. Shorts suit + Tights

Combat boots

Endless Rose blazer and shorts | Banana Republic trench coat | Saint Laurent bag | Boots (similar)

4. Short dress + Tights

H&M dress | Saint Laurent bag | Boots (similar)

5. Jogger set

JoyLab for Target sweatshirt and joggers | The Jacket Maker jacket | Telfar bag | Wool fedora | Boots (similar)

6. Jogger pants + Turtleneck

Choosy Sweater (option) | Zara joggers (similar) | Theory coat | Gucci sunglasses | Boots (similar)

7. Oversized layers

H&M dress (similar) | Theory coat | H&M scarf (similar) | Saint Laurent sunglasses (options here) | Boots (similar)

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