Here are a few beachy summer looks I am loving, inspired by our Mexico babymoon:
Gotta have a big hat to protect you from the sun, especially while pregnant since hormones can make your face coloring spotty from too much sun exposure! Better believe I packed mine.
So yesterday when I was searching for my blanket sweater on Forever 21 so I could link you guys, I came across this awesome top. Where was this bad boy when I was in the store?! I love it.
I’m currently debating an online purchase….but it’s hard to shop non maternity when you are sporting a small basketball under your shirt without trying it on. Blurg.
Things are still pretty chilly here in the LA area. Well, you know, chilly by LA standards. This week the forecast lows are all in the 30′s. So before the weather changes, while I welcome it, I want to savor looks like this one by J.Crew. Love that coat!
Leather has been touted as being a big thing this fall/winter. But you might find yourself intimidated by it and you aren’t sure how to wear it. I love a little bit of ‘rock and roll’ so I have been embracing it. While we were in Europe I bought several pieces that were leather (or pleather). And since I’m really loving the look right now I thought it might be fun to share a few inspirations to help you pull the look off yourself!
I think leather is best done when its mixed with neutrals. It makes a nice buttery texture that mixes well and can make basic items look all the more sexy/exciting. It looks great paired with creams and you cant go wrong with black on black. Wanna kick it up a notch? Going out for the evening? Add a red lip.
So, our European adventure starts soon and naturally I’m thinking about…..
WHAT TO WEAR?!
Seriously, it’s ridiculous. I’m sure we have many more things to worry about, but my biggest concern seems to be – not looking like a tourist. We like to be sort of spontaneous when we travel. We make a general list of things we would like to see or do, but for the most part, we play each day as it comes. Taking things slow, and absorbing the culture. It’s fun to pretend for a while that you are a local in this exotic local. Which may be why I want to try to look like one.
The idea of packing for a long trip is somewhat overwhelming. I hate the idea that you might pack stuff and then find yourself away from home and not want to wear the stuff you packed. But I know I need to pack light for many reasons. And I know we will definitely do some shopping in Europe as well. So I think my plan is to pack mostly neutrals. (Don’t the French believe in the power of black? It’s always in style and it’s slimming?) And then bring some accessories since they take up much less space, and make all your outfits much more versatile. And probably a few items of one color…maybe blue. That way you can easily mix and match and get more mileage out of what you bring.
Although we will be doing a lot of walking around and exploring, I dont want to look to….. “American”. In other words, too casual, frumpy, nerdy, touristy. So I’m thinking about bringing a few chiffon tops, because they fold up small, handle wrinkles okay, are light weight enough for walking around all day, and easily hand washable. And some loose cotton tees that can be jazzed up with accessories. Shoes area whole other story that I have yet to figure out and I don’t really want to talk about. ha.
So here are a few looks that I am loving:
I’m debating bringing my Panama hat. I haven’t really had a chance to wear it and summer is nearly over. But traveling with a hat can be a total pain in the butt. You have to wear it on the plane, carry it when traveling from one location to another and hope you dont squish it along the way….we shall see.
Accessories like my leopard scarf should be good for mixing and matching to dress up neutral basics, without taking up valuable luggage space.
A Parisian striped piece? how could I resist? Even if it is cliché.
sheer polka dots, gold and summer cut offs.
It can be all to easy to get stuck in a fashion rut come winter. It’s cold and you really just wish you could wear your slippers and sweats all day, right? maybe, a little? Sometimes I need a little inspiration for my winter wardrobe and I thought you might too. Here are some looks I am loving.
Some of my favorite go-to winter items that are cozy and comfortable but still look pulled together are a stretchy skirt over leggings (if its super cold you can layer black tights underneath the leggings), legwarmers peeking out of boots or knit thigh highs layered over tights, and giant infinity scarves that you can bury your face in when its chilly!
(all items from my pinterest fashion board)