There’s something so classic and effortless about the perfect striped tee. Maybe it’s our obsession with French culture or perhaps the versatility it carries with everything we can wear with it. And once you’ve found the perfect one, you’ll find yourself doing laundry 3x as often because you’ll always be wearing it. It’s casual-wear’s major key. I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite striped tees below - do you have your go-to striped tee yet?
Slowly but surely, I’m figuring out what will become my go-to Fall fashion formulas (say that 5 times fast!) I’ll be honest - deciding which trends to follow along with can be difficult. It’s funny, I was actually talking with my friend Tammy the other day - and we both agreed that while we love to implement classic pieces into our outfits, we love incorporating current trends into our wardrobe too.
I think sometimes being “trendy” can get a bad rap, but I have always been about wearing what you love. And if what you love is on-trend, who cares?! However, I’m still very much a proponent of finding classic styles you’ll wear for years.
I invested in this silk Rag & Bone dress a few years ago. It’s a classic shape, and hits me right above the knee, which is the most flattering style on me. I wear it throughout most seasons - with sandals in the summer, with a jacket in Fall and with a turtleneck underneath and black tights for winter.
Can we all take a quick moment and just push everything aside - like the insanity that is this political season, the equally-insane feeling that coming into work on Monday creates...to just remember how INCREDIBLE this past weekend was? I know it's so passé to talk about the weather but ALSO it's not my fault is was so gorgeous out.
Wore this dress for a dinner date with the hubby this past weekend - it's the perfect lightweight silk material and in all my favorite Fall shades. I found it at one of my favorite local shops, Take 5 Boutique, and couldn't resist. Can you blame me?
It always amazes me how slowly the week goes by. It’s not like the weeks really ever change much, but man it feels like the weekends pass by at the speed of light and before you can blink it’s over.
That’s why I love Fridays so much. You can taste the weekend, and everyone is in a better mood in the office because they know that tomorrow they’ll be able to sleep in. Unless you have kids. Then God speed to you.
Let’s share what happened this week, shall we?
I started off the week with a visit to one of my favorite local wineries, Bluemont Vineyard. The wine here is really good, but the views are even better. I wore my new favorite cozy sweater from one of my favorite new brands, MO:VINT, which is now carried at South Moon Under! I paired it with my highest waisted denim that I snagged at the opening of Tuckernuck last week. I’ve basically been wearing them non-stop.
Monday and Tuesday were kind of a blur…we had a big project at work that consumed my life essentially, but I did go to yoga on Monday. My saving grace!
I don't know about you, but when I’m exhausted and tired, I tend to do more shopping…maybe because I'm trying to fill this big void where all my free time used to be? Ah, jokes. But really. ANYWAY I bought this super cute scarf from Everlane, and the hubby this hoodie he's been eyeing for a while. Can't wait to surprise him with it!
Wednesday I found out I needed glasses. LONG STORY SHORT I had to renew my license and the vision test was a struggle. However, I found this adorable pair from a local boutique so it’s all good, friends.
(Speaking of awesome food, did you catch my post this week sharing my favorite taco spot? It's right down the street from South Block!)
After work, I went to the Washingtonian Style Setters party with the hubby. Before though, I met up with local photographer Dennis Turbeville, who's so cool and talented! Can't wait to show you more photos we took, but here's a little sneak peek below!
And in case you missed it, the Shopbop sale ends tonight (just about everything is 25% off with code MAINEVENT16)I did quite a bit of damage and I'm eagerly waiting for my finds to arrive! Shop my favorite finds below and have an amazing weekend!
You know the magical feeling when you meet someone and you just CLICK? How great it feels to have a friend where the relationship is seamless, easy, fitting, if you will. Is there a greater feeling?
I talked about my love for Fitcode before, so it’s no secret that I have the worst time finding jeans that fit my body. But with Fitcode, they personalize the shopping experience by categorizing denim by MY body type (take this little quiz to find out yours!) so you’re not buying pants that you end up returning time after time.
One thing I really, REALLY love about this quiz is the language. SO OFTEN we get down on ourselves for being curvy or not being curvy enough…but they have images titled “Ooh la la” and “Girly girl” to describe body types. Which is something I can’t help but want to support.
I took the quiz and ended up being a 710, meaning I often have trouble finding fits that are fitted at the waist without being too tight on the legs. So of course, even though I’ve tried Fitcode before with an amazing experience months ago, I always get a bit antsy when jeans arrive. But I didn’t need to. This pair from Hudson Jeans were absolutely PERFECT. And the hubby has proclaimed (multiple times) that they're his favorite pair of jeans on me.
I ran around DC one afternoon with my best babe Erin to test ‘em out. They’re so flattering (if I do say so myself) and stretchy enough to fill all the coffee we drank! I also wore my go-to fancy flats from Ukies (so comfortable) and my favorite new sweater from Take 5 Boutique. It’s LITERALLY the softest sweater I own. And because I’m always trying to embody French effortlessness, I tied one of my new favorite scarves from Odeme (which also arrived in *the* cutest box - I’m a sucker for good branding!) To finish off the look, I painted my nails the prettiest shade of bright navy blue, also from Odeme (my millennial sister would be proud.) Expect to see it in my nail polish rotation all Fall long.