If there’s one thing I absolutely can’t live without during pregnancy it’s a good pair of maternity jeans (or several apparently, as illustrated in my video all about this subject). I’ve been loving the ones A Pea in the Pod and Destination Maternity have to offer, and they just came out with a new pair of boyfriend jeans in their own line that’s been getting a lot of wear over here. Today I’m excited to be a guest editor on their blog, sharing 3 ways to style these jeans. Hop on over there to see the rest!
When it comes to pastels, it doesn’t get more soothing than a dusty blue. The thing about this color that mystifies me is how natural it is to style in an edgy way (hi Givenchy Pandora). It’s soft and subtle yet makes a big statement for anyone (like me) who avoids wearing color. I’d work this into my wardrobe as a neutral any day. As we head into LA’s June Gloom, I’m ready to embrace the mist.
Last weekend I had a strong urge to bring some life into our apartment with flowers. I go in phases with remembering to do this, but when I do, I really feel like it totally upgrades the whole vibe in the house. I love anything white and plush, especially hydrangeas because they last a really long time and just a few go a really long way. There’s nothing more springy than an outing to the flower shop, and this outfit felt right in line with that. This jacket has saved me from some rainy days yet works in the sunshine just as well. I bought these Acne boots a little late in the season but they had been haunting me forever and they’ve been my go to ever since. As for the top, you guys know how much I have loved Gold Hawk’s feminine yet edgy luxe pieces (like this dress, these pants, this faux jumpsuit, and this top to name a few). Well, the same designer started a new line called Falcon & Bloom, offering more romantic silk staples that are already starting to dominate my closet. Their website is still in the works for e-commerce but in the meantime you can find it on Shopbop (hello this) and Planet Blue (their silk shorts are absolutely necessary for everyone). SO to celebrate Falcon & Bloom, I’m hosting a little giveaway of a couple of their signature pieces. Details below…
DETAILS: If you’re new to Gold Hawk or Falcon & Bloom, the first thing I would tell you to buy is a cami and shorts set. They come in every silk/lace color combo and you can wear them together as lingerie, or separate them and wear them out. The camis are perfect to layer under sheer tops or on their own with a blazer and jeans. The shorts are comfy with a t-shirt for lounging around at home OR with heels and blazer for date night. I love the versatility these pieces offer. That’s why I’m partnering with Falcon & Bloomg to give a set away to one lucky winner! It can either be this set shown here OR you can have your pick of another color. Winner’s choice! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and tell me how you’d wear them and follow @falconandbloom on Instagram! You don’t want to miss out on this one. The winner will be chosen at random on 5/4/15. Open to US residents only. Good luck!
Western wear is in full force this year, and while fringe plays a big role, there’s a color that is stronger than ever. Camel is everywhere you look this season. Pick up any fashion magazine this month and you’ll find suede jackets, skirts, and sandals in this golden hue. It’s a color that reaches for warmth as we’re getting closer to summer every day. You could go full 70’s and wear this color with a pair of blue flared jeans or keep it simple by just throwing on that trench coat you swore you needed. Wear it in a structured jumpsuit or romper for more of an African safari look. Camel instantly makes you look and feel richer, which is why brands like Chloe and Saint Laurent are churning out multiple pieces in it this season. Have no fear though, it’s only a matter of weeks before the color trickles into H&M and Zara so all of us can get a little taste of this timeless tone.
I hesitate to call attention to the fact that I’ve been a little absent from the blog these days by making it a topic of conversation right now because chances are you haven’t even noticed and I could have gotten away with it. But I’m a person who likes to put things out on the table in case we’re both thinking it. While I love sharing all my inspiration and style obsessions with you guys in a regular editorial schedule, the truth is that blogging with that kind of consistency (and with quality content) is a full time job. The blogging world is pretty competitive. If you don’t post at least five times a week, readers tend to leave you for the blogs that are run by people who have made it their full time job. Don’t get me wrong, some girls have managed to juggle another job and post everyday, and maybe I need to take those girls to lunch to learn their secrets. But for me, when the other half of my job gets busy, those projects take over my life and the blog gets a little quiet. I hate that I can’t do them both in full force all the time, but for me it’s just too hard. I hope you guys will still stay with me even when posts are a little less frequent from time to time. Please know that this blog is very much a love of mine and I always come back to it whole heartedly when styling slows down. Right now I think I’ve reached a point where that’s the case, and I can reemerge on here. This is part of why I love my new website so much, because it shows the entirety of my business, so you guys can see what else I might be up to if there’s fewer posts to check in on. Also, no matter what I’m doing, I’m always posting on Instagram and Snapchat both at @thelifestyled so you can check in on me there! Phew, I’m glad to get that off my chest. On to the outfit… As you know I’m not much of a color girl, but blues tend to be my jam especially when the temps warm up and black seems a little heavy. I love this top for it’s quirky pattern and neoprene fabric of the outer layer. It’s obviously not a weekly rotation kind of top but I’m trying to gravitate more towards special pieces when I shop to avoid too much wardrobe basic-ness. I’ll keep you posted on how it goes.
If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you may have figured out that I have a real nerdy side. Exhibit A: my dinosaur obsession that goes back to kindergarten when we had to sew stuffed animals (how/why they were giving kindergartners needles escapes me at the moment) and I of course chose to make a brontosaurus over a bunny or a cat. Or… in junior high I had a t-shirt that said “DNA is life – the rest is just details.” Remember those? Yeah, no basketball (or anything cool) here. I thought I was so clever. Well, now I’m a full-on adult and I wear shirts with light sabers on them. I don’t know what to tell you. I get the most excited about an outfit that has a playful nod to something that’s not fashion related at all. This getup feels fit for a networking event on Mars. Useful as can be…