Today's Everyday Fashion: Cobalt Runway

 
Inspiration:Β 3.1 phillip lim spring 2017 via popsugar

Inspiration: 3.1 phillip lim spring 2017 via popsugar

Black leather jacket, cobalt shirt, dalmatian skirt
 
 
Black leather jacket, cobalt, dalmatian print
 

The runway: where fashion is an art form, and for the most part, does not translate well into real life. Today's look is one exception, though, because cobalt, black and white is an awesome color combination that can be interpreted lots of different ways. So many ways, that I decided to put together two versions based on the runway inspiration. One could be for the office, the other for a date. One is more rock 'n' roll, the other is more retro.  I love that there are no rules in fashion, because really you can wear it anyway you'd like! Which version do you prefer?

Jacket: Victoria's Secret, $257 (similarsimilarsimilar)
Top: J.Crew c/o thredUP, $30 (similar, similar, similar)
Skirt: H&M, $25 (similar below)
Shoes: Dolce Vita c/o Amazon, $73 (similarsimilar)
Purse: My Stella & Dot
Earrings: Saks OFF 5th, $13 (similarsimilar)
Approx. dates: Jacket is 4 years ago. Shoes and skirt are 1 year ago. Top is 6 months ago.

Jacket: Victoria's Secret, $257 (similar, similar, similar)
Top: J.Crew c/o thredUP, $30 (similarsimilarsimilar)
Skirt: boutique c/o, $20 (similar below)
Shoes: Betsey Johnson c/o Ross, $32 (same)
Purse: Marc Jacobs/Saks Off 5th, $288 (similarsimilar)
Earrings: Saks OFF 5th, $13 (similarsimilar)
Approx. dates: Jacket is 4 years ago. Skirt is 2 years ago. Top is 6 months ago. Shoes are recent.

 
Black leather jacket, cobalt, polka dot skirt
Black leather jacket, cobalt, polka dot skirt
 
Black leather jacket, cobalt, polka dot skirt
Black and white skirts

New York & Co.  /  ASOS  /  Yook  /  Eloquii
Revolve  /  Amazon  /  Nasty Gal  /  Yook

Today's Everyday Fashion: My Perfect Sweater

 
 
 
 

If there's such thing as the sweater lottery, then I've won it. Because not only is this sweater the exact lace up style that I wanted, and the first one I've seen under $50, but it's also so soft and comfy that I've already worn it three times! Ivory sweaters have always been a mainstay in my closet, and today's easy look is one I will definitely be throwing on again and again. What makes a sweater "perfect" for you?

Sweater: Magnolia Boutique c/o, $46 (available in 5 other colors)
Jeans: Hudson/Nordstrom Rack, $79 (similarsimilar)
Boots: Steve Madden c/o Shoebuy (same)
Purse: Michael Kors/Macy's, $220 (similarsimilar)
Earrings: My Stella & Dot
Sunglasses: Jessica Simpson c/o Ross, $10 (same)
Approx. dates: Purse and sunglasses are 1 year ago. Jeans, boots are recent. Sweater is new.

Today's Everyday Fashion: The Beret

 
 

Guys, can we please make berets a thing, stat?! The inspiration is cute as a button, so I used a beret originally purchased as part of a Halloween costume to create an outfit with a similar vibe. While I love this look, there's also something about it that doesn't necessarily feel achievable for real life. It feels a bit like a costume (perhaps because that was the hat's original use?!), and the last thing I ever want to be in my clothes is self-conscious or distracted by what I'm wearing. I'm usually a fashion rebel but berets may not be mainstream enough yet, even for me. What's your take on berets?

Shirt: H&M, $6 (similar below)
Skirt: Macy's, $28
Shoes: Me Too/Marshall's, $28 (similar below)
Purse: Marc Jacobs/Saks Off 5th, $288 (similarsimilar)
Hat:  H&M, $10 (similar, similar)
Earrings: My Stella & Dot
Approx. dates: Shoes are 4 years ago. Shirt is 1 year ago. Hat and purse are recent. Skirt is new.