Today is a really good day so far! It’s a nice mild cloudy day with a slight breeze. There is nothing I love more than overcast weather…I know, I’m weird for liking slightly gloomy weather. That’s me though!
One of the reasons today is such a good day is because my hair looks pretty damn good. I even posted it on Instagram.
Today I went with a pair of dark wash blue jeans and a royal blue top along with a hooded kimono/cardigan. I’ve been gravitating towards this color blue this whole season…I’m honestly not sure why either.
Jeans: American Eagle
Sandals: Sam Edelman
I love (faux) silk tops for breezy, mild days like today. They’re so effortless and simple, but can easily be dressed up or down…I think I may need a few more in more colors – preferably neutral colors.
Well, that’s all for this wonderful Friday, I hope you guys enjoyed this week’s posts because I sure loved writing them!
I didn’t post yesterday, but there’s a really good reason for that…I didn’t know what to post about. Then I thought about how well my whole “braless journey” is going especially now that it’s hot again.
Last summer I gave up the boob panties aka the bra. That’s not to say I don’t wear bras anymore, but I more often than not opt out. If you want to read my Pt. 1 about going braless last year then click here.
Even in the winter, I didn’t really choose a bra because of the bulky layers I would be wearing. It wasn’t until Spring started that I would reach for a boob holder. I’ve traded in a good portion of my bras for pasties, bralettes, and the occasional bandeau. Now that Summer is right around the corner….so long bras!
I’m a huge fan of bralettes! For one, they are extremely cute and they are surprisingly comfortable. American Eagle, Urban Outfitters, and Free People have some of the nicest bralettes, even for the big busted ladies out there.
I also really love pasties. I was so afraid to wear them at first, but now I’m pretty much hooked on them. I prefer the silicone ones over the stick on ones, but the silicone pasties do tend to gather sweat more so than the stick-on pasties. You can find many many types of pasties on Amazon. If you do plan on getting some silicone pasties, then make sure to read the reviews to see if you’re getting the good kind that lasts longer.
One thing I did notice about going braless was that my “girls” actually got perkier! Either I’m just getting older or the lack of restriction is letting them breathe and promoting growth (lol.) Anyway, my “braless journey” is still going very well and I recommend considering doing so. The freedom is amazing! Thanks for reading!
It’s been awhile since I’ve done a fashion post so why not now? I think the rest of the week and next Monday I will be posting just fashion…unless of course that changes. Okay now onto the outfit!
So, it’s a really mild day today, in fact, it’s pretty chilly out. I decided to where my new Lucky Brand boyfriend jeans that I am so in love with and a long sleeve black shirt. I also grabbed my new North Face rain coat and slid into my gray Zara sneakers. Obviously, I didn’t do it up with my outfit, but I LOVE this look because it’s still so chic yet comfortable.
I didn’t realize how much I needed boyfriend jeans until I actually had them. I love how they can go with just about anything, including heels or a nice crop top.
I also didn’t realize how essential a raincoat was until I didn’t have one for the last two years. Fun fact about me, I lose umbrellas like nobody’s business. I just purchased an umbrella about three weeks ago and I’m pretty sure it’s lost into oblivion.
I’ve worn this look so many times already and I just can’t get enough of it. I really am excited to change it up as it gets a little bit warmer. I’ll be sure to keep you guys in the loop when I do.
Sometime this month I have a trip planned to go to Miami! I’ll still be blogging, so don’t worry! I’m celebrating my dad’s birthday as well as going on a mini vacation. I am beyond excited because I’ve never been to Miami before and I hear (and see) that it’s pretty great.
When I found out that these were the plans, my inner fashionista came out to play and damn near ruined my slow fashion journey. Don’t worry, I didn’t go out and buy a bunch of dresses, crop tops and shorts…but I did buy SOME items.
Since I am going on a little vacation and also plan to go on another one later this year, I decided to shop at Lulu’s. Lulu’s has some amazing pieces that are trendy(ish) and stylish. I’d consider shopping there for other pieces throughout the year as well.
I ordered three items that I can wear part of the year and are just my style of course! I bought two dresses and a romper that are amazing summer pieces AND vacation pieces.
The first one is this cute chambray like dress that has a triangle bodice and an empire waist. Normally I don’t really like empire waist garments, but this is a very flattering dress I must say! It’s on the shorter side and it’s backless, but hey, I’m going to MIAMI TRICK!
The next garment is a romper that has these navy blue striated vertical stripes. I adore stripes of all kind so this was a must-have! This is another backless piece that I think is the most stylish out of them all. I would pair this with some brown espadrille wedges and go to a nice lunch.
Of course, I saved the best for last – a cute t-shirt like dress that I know I’m going to live in the majority of the summer. The best part about this dress is that it’s made in the USA! Technically, it’s slow fashion or at least ethical fashion! YAY! Lulu’s has a ton of items that are made in the USA – just type it in their search bar and you’ll see! This is a simple blue dress that’s sexy yet casual and has a kind of a racerback thing going on.
Those are all the pieces I purchased – now all I need is a swimsuit and I’m set! Should I go for a cute little one piece number?
I don’t know if you noticed but all the items are blue or have blue on them and that was all by accident! I guess I like blue for the summer!
When I truly like something I hold onto it and cherish it for as long as I can. I always try to do the same thing when I’m shopping. I try my best to find items that I truly love and will hold onto for as long as possible. With all the constantly changing trends and enticing fast fashion stores, this can be extremely difficult. This is why I really like shopping at Madewell and why it has become one of my go-to fashion stores.
Even though Madewell does tend to have pretty trendy items, there’s always this one section in the store that I feel that calls out to me. Okay technically it’s not a section but the items I’ve always grabbed are in the same vicinity to each other. It’s where they sell all of their basics – t-shirts, muscle tees, tanks, and even cropped tops.
I think you all know I’ve got heart eye emojis for Madewell’s Whisper Cotton muscle tees. I’m pretty much obsessed with my light olive green one that I wear non-stop. So, I took it upon myself to buy two more…they were 2 for $30 so why not?
I purchased a white and a gray muscle tee. I love muscle tees, to begin with, but for some reason, I really love this style. I’m pretty sure I like it so much because it makes “the girls” look great (lol.)
Another reason is that these tees can go with pretty much anything and can also be layered. I foresee many outfit possibilities with these babies. I’d say this was a great purchase because I know that I’ll wear them without a second thought.
Before I go, I’d like to reiterate for those who don’t know that I am still on my slow fashion journey and would like to have a slow wardrobe along with a capsule wardrobe. Every time I make a purchase I usually replace at least two items that I know I probably won’t wear again or as much.
That’s all for today and this week. Thanks for reading as always my lovely readers. Until next week.
I think it’s a trend for me that I never know what to write about, but usually come up with something! Today, I thought hey why not write another fashion related post. At first, I was going to rant about my love for Madewell clothing, but that’s pretty specific I think. So I decided to talk about some of my current fashion favorites. So let’s stop wasting time and jump right into this post!
I’m not a huge fan of the warmer months because of the heat and the allergies, but I decided that this year I would embrace my personal style along with the weather. Normally, I would wear my usual jean shorts and racerbacks/white tees, but I decided to change it up!
So you guys know that I love Madewell, as mentioned above and in multiple other posts. I especially love my new tops that I purchased at the end of March. If you’ve been on any of my social medias or have even seen past post then you know about these tops. The green muscle tee is probably my favorite because it goes with everything and it’s also extremely soft and breathable!
This bracelet also from Madewell goes with everything! I love that it’s adjustable and that trendy rose pink that is everywhere! If they’re still selling it, I may get the navy blue one! You all know that I could go on and on….and on about my love for Madewell, but I’m going to stop here. I’m sure I’ll have another post about it sometime next week.
Speaking of the trendy rose pink, remember I featured this top a few weeks ago? I love the color and of course the style. I hope the off the shoulder trend stays for awhile because it’s perfectly feminine and can be dressed up or down.
So I was planning to get sandals from Madewell, but I liked these Sam Edelman ones a whole lot more! Also, they were cheaper and have little cushions. I wouldn’t walk for too long in these because they do get really uncomfortable, but I think that could be said for most sandals. I believe these will be my “holy grail” sandals until they completely deteriorate.
Who doesn’t love bralettes? I know I do! I could definitely buy some more to wear with my muscle tee(s) which will probably happen in the near future. I’m still on my braless journey which I’m fully enjoying. I finally invested in some silicone pasties that I wear ALL the time. It’s probably time to buy a new pair, but I’ve gotten at least 20 wears out of these babies. They can be pricey ($12-$25) but they’re absolutely worth it in my opinion.
Of course, I can’t forget about dresses. Well, I only have one dress that I can wear with pretty much everything – Vans, sandals, heels, etc.! That dress I got from American Eagle a couple of weeks ago is the one I’m speaking of. I don’t know what to say except….I love the dress!
So, those are my current fashion favorites, you guys! I hope this was an interesting post! I love all of these items because I can pretty much wear them all throughout both Spring and Summer. I’m glad that I changed up my style a little bit because I have to say, it’s a whole lot more fun. Thanks for reading!
I think I might be a little strange because I like to plan out my purchases. Obviously, I don’t plan out just any and every purchase, but anything over $75 I do. I have this wish/need list that I should finally start purchasing from, but I always get sidetracked by skincare and makeup. At this point, the only makeup I need is a new foundation which can be a tinted moisturizer or BB cream. And I MAY have to let my skincare obsession suffer for a few months in order to get the items on my wish list.
So what are these items that I speak of? Well, some of the items I do actually need and the rest are just items that I want. For instance, all of my jeans are slowly getting tighter and tighter. There is nothing more uncomfortable than tight jeans that don’t fit that well. I’m not getting fatter or anything, I’ve actually been working out and toning my body which causes some plumpness…especially in the booty area. I have a $20 off coupon at Madewell for some jeans, but since it’s getting warmer I can wait on that purchase.
I also could use some new sandals. I’ve worn the same sandals from TJ Maxx for three years and they are sadly falling apart. I figured I could just replace them with some new Madewell sandals. I told you guys, I really love Madewell’s clothes and accessories!
The next item, I’m not too sure I need or just want. I haven’t tried on my shorts from the last two years, so I’m not certain they fit or not. Just in case, I may purchase some in the near future from…you guessed it…Madewell!
The rest of the items are just things that I want. Since I’ve stopped purchasing fast fashion, it’s a little bit harder to just go out and get them whenever I want. However, this saves me from purchasing crap as well as making impulse buys!
I’ve had my eye on these Vince Camuto block heels for awhile now! I have shoes like this that I’ve had for years and it’s finally time to renew them with something a little more substantial. I love any shoes from Vince Camuto because the quality is great and the comfort level is amazing! I used to have some platform heels from Vince that were super high and I could dance, walk and do flips in those babies. Now, I don’t really wear heels that high simply because I don’t go out as often anymore.
This next item most definitely leans to a frivolous want. I went to Bloomingdale’s the other day and saw this tee dress that I felt like I needed to have. There are those days that I don’t really feel like getting dressed and how easy would it be to throw on this cute slightly oversized tee dress with some heels, boots, or sneakers? The only problem is that because it’s an Alexander Wang brand, it’s pretty expensive for what it is. However, I’m sure this dress would last FOREVER if I do decide to purchase it.
Last but not least, I saw this Pop & Suki bag a few months ago and I knew that I just had to have it. I don’t see too many people with it IRL and that is always a plus to me. What I like most about it is that it’s a convertible bag! I can get a shoulder strap or backpack straps…how cool is that?! If you’ve read my blog before then you know that I’m all about versatility when it comes to clothing and accessories. I love backpacks and I love small bags so this is perfect. It is near $200, but it is a handbag and completely worth it in my opinion. I’m not sure when this will be mine, but I’m hoping very very soon!
So that’s my Spring Wishlist you guys! I was going to do a March favorites or essentials but they honestly haven’t changed that much from February so I thought this would be better!
What are some items that are on your wishlist? Comment down below, I’m curious :).