Style Mood Board: Looks I Have Been Loving

Style Mood Board: Looks I Have Been Loving

Lately, I’ve been working on defining my style and revamping my closet. Quarantine has really given me the time to go piece by piece of my current wardrobe and ask “does this spark joy?”.

To get some new outfit inspiration, I took to Pinterest and created a style board. 90+ pins later, I started to see some common trends and a color palette.

Here’s a summary of what I’ve been loving:

Puffy Sleeves. Admittedly, I have not always been a fan of the puff, but now I can’t get enough. They are fun and add an interesting dimension to any look.

One Shoulder Crops. These tops are so cute yet so simple. The asymmetrical look can really upgrade an outfit without much effort.

Midi Skirts. Are these all over your Instagram feeds too? They look so comfy, flow-y, and carefree.

Embroidered Crewnecks. I have always been a fan of comfy crewnecks. But, not all of my crewnecks are what I’d consider *fashionable*. Embroidery gives crewnecks a cleaner look.

Frills. Need I say more?

High-Waisted Pants. Personally, I find high-waisted more flattering on my body than low-waisted. If we went back to the early 2000’s, I may feel differently.

Pastel Colors. Greens, pinks, and tans have been my go-tos lately.

My current closet holds some of the listed looks, but I am still on the hunt for others. I may have to jump on the “thrifting my Pinterest board” bandwagon…

Which looks do you love? Where do you shop? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments or on Instagram. Let’s chat!

The Shirt-Skirt Style Hack

The Shirt-Skirt Style Hack

This fashion DIY is one I have used and loved for a while. It requires no cutting or sewing, and you most likely have all you need in your closet.

I first discovered this hack when I was getting ready for a concert. I had a shirt and shoes picked out, but I didn’t have bottoms to complete my outfit. I knew I wanted to wear a skirt, but none of mine seemed to match.

I looked through my closet a bit more and came across a pattern that would match perfectly. When I pulled out the item, I realized it was a button-up shirt. I noticed it was a bit oversized which got me thinking.

I took the shirt’s arms around my waist and tied them. I then buttoned the shirt down my thighs. It ended up being the skirt I never knew I had.

Now, whenever I need a little variety or a pop of color, a shirt-skirt is my go-to. It makes for a cute and fairly effortless look that’s perfect for summer. It’s easy to imagine me going to a farmer’s market or on a coffee shop date in this outfit:

The next time you are stumped on what to wear, try it out!

Have you ever worn a shirt-skirt? What’s your favorite style hack? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments or on Instagram. Let’s chat!

Steal That Look: Micro Bags

Steal That Look: Micro Bags

Since Lizzo’s look at the American Music Awards, micro bags have been in the spotlight. Dupes on dupes on dupes of her bag have been created. But, that is just the tip of the trend. The average consumer (that is not walking down the runway everyday) has created a market for micro bags that are compatible with the day-to-day life.

As YouTube personality Blair Walnuts says, you need enough space for “tampons, a will to live, and lipgloss” in a bag. Fair enough. She has been sporting a micro, Jacquemus bag on her Instagram with room for just that. I will admit, when I saw this in my feed, I went right to the online store to check it out.

self-coined her “titty bag”, loves it

The micro Walnuts has goes for $750 USD when bought directly from Jacquemus (not including shipping and handling). There are other sites where you maybe able to score a deal, but it will still cost a few hundred. The bag is very cute, but it’s not too attractive on a bank statement (in my opinion).

check out her aesthetic page, @blairwalnuts

If you want to steal the look *affordably* you can consider some dupes. Fashion Nova has some pretty good ones. The “Dare to Handle Me Mini Bag” ($19.99 USD) comes in rose and black; it has similar features to the designer version, but it differs with a gold chain strap. The “Our Little Secret Bag” ($24.99 USD) looks almost exact to the real Jacquemus, except for the gold lettering of course. The only catch is it only comes in red, but hey if that’s your color, perfect!

Fashion forward, adorable, and now fairly affordable…the micro bag may find its way into your purse collection (& I’ll admit, mine as well). We can complain together about how our phones don’t fit in it.