Today's Everyday Fashion: Black Jeans

 
Inspiration: Express

Inspiration: Express

 
 
Black tee, black jeans, cognac accessories
 

There are two things I love about my inspiration photo: the simplicity of black jeans with a black top, and black paired with cognac brown. I did both in my own copycat outfit, although the addition of the turquoise necklace may have un-simplified it a bit (an easy fix if you prefer the subdued version). During the day I'd switch out the clutch to a cross body in the same color. Overall this is such an easy outfit idea that I'll be keeping in my arsenal anytime I need to throw something on and go!

Tee: Lamixx c/o, $20 (similar, similar)
Jeans: American Eagle, $37 (similar below)
Shoes: Dolce Vita, $50
Clutch: Limited, $23 (similarsimilar, similar)
Necklace: H&M, $17 (similarsimilarsimilarsimilar)
Ring: My Stella & Dot, $39
Approx. dates: Tee and clutch are 3 years ago. Jeans are 1 year ago. Shoes and necklace are recent.

Distressed black denim under $100

Target  /  LOFT  /  Express  /  Blank  /  Gap
Rachel Roy  /  Asos Petite  /  American Eagle  /  Free People  /  Express

Today's Everyday Fashion: Ode to Summer

 
Tiny pineapple from our backyard
 

Summer... I just can't quit you. I like other seasons: during fall I'm having fun reminiscing about summer, during winter I'm craving summer and then spring is a lovely prelude to summer. This summer was particularly good. We had way too much fun hosting more pool parties than I can count, a couple trips to the beach, and enjoyed the backyard. For our "fiesta" themed pool party last weekend, we made pina coladas and a taco bar, and JJ brought me the cutest surprise - two tiny pineapples he found in our yard! (We used them for decor and haven't attempted to eat them yet, although we did have some home grown strawberry guava.) 

Another great memory from this summer was our mini-vacay to St. Pete two weekends ago. Check out our photos below (some were previously posted on Instagram and others are new). I'll be relishing these last few weeks of summer and I'm already looking forward to next year! 

Today's Everyday Fashion: Sailor

Bow top, three ways
 
$20 bow top with black shorts
$20 bow top with black skirt
 

I am completely undecided about this shirt. On one hand, I love everything black and white right now, and I've always been a fan of bow blouses. On the other hand, it feels a bit like something I'd dress a little girl in, and it possibly has a sailor theme going on? (ps. If I have a little girl someday I will be dressing us in matching outfits. I am not above putting a black bow on a onesie so we can match.) How do you vote - two thumbs up, or too much like a costume?

Top: J.Crew Factory, $20
Shorts: J.Crew Factory, $31 (similarsimilar)
Sandals: Call It Spring c/o, $40 (similarsimilar)
Clutch: My Stella & Dot, $59
Pants: J.Crew Factory, $24 (similarsimilarskirt)
Skirt: Bloomingdale's c/o, $68
Heels: Charles David c/o DNA Footwear
Purse: Michael Kors/Macy's, $270 (similar)
Approx. dates: Purse is 3 years ago. Pants, shorts, heels and sandals are 1 year ago. Skirt and clutch are recent. Shirt is new.

Bow tops under $100