an outfit that transitions from winter to spring

an outfit that transitions from winter to spring // military jacket, button down tunic, distressed denim // click for outfit details

Despite a bitterly cold brutal winter, every so often, we do seem to get a day that reminds us that spring isn’t too far off. (I hope.) This outfit is perfect for those days when 38 degrees feels like 50 and you just can’t stand the thought of putting on your winter coat and hat.

1/ military jacket // 2/ shirt dress // 3/ boyfriend jeans // 4/ karen statement necklace // 5/ stem print wallet // 6/ chain and leather watch // 7/ ankle boots

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inspired by Leslie Knope

political style inspired by Leslie Knope // click for outfit details

Last night, one of my all time favorite shows came to an end. It’s amazing that a fictional show could provide such an amazing role model, but that’s what Leslie Knope is. She showed girls (and, let’s be honest, women) that it ok to be smart and weird and outspoken and ambitious and passionate and caring and kind, all at the same time.

I can’t help but love Leslie Knope because there’s a part of me that is Leslie Knope. I was the overachieving girl, participating in student government and Model UN and the Congressional Youth Leadership Conference, all while dreaming of being the first women President. But I also love Leslie Knope because we need more characters like her (and Donna Meagle, who brings a different type of role model to the show) on TV. The strong, confident woman who inspires girls to be themselves and go after what they want.

As for Leslie’s outfit? She could totally wear this to a swanky DC party. (Perhaps at Joe Biden’s house?)

1/ color block dress // 2/ karen statement necklace // 3/ leather clutch bag // 4/ point toe pump

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a comfy way to dress up distressed denim

a comfy way to dress up distressed denim // click for outfit details

I’m a big fan of distressed denim. Maybe it’s because it’s a little softer (and so much more comfortable). Or maybe it’s because the jeans I wear when I’m working in the studio are now suddenly perfectly on trend. Either way, I really love distressed denim. But the key to keeping it from looking too sloppy (or too 90s grunge) is to pair it with a few chicer pieces. Add a statement necklace and a nice shoe and, even when paired with a more casual cardigan, it’s a look that perfectly appropriate for a number of places.

1/ v-neck top // 2/ rip and repair jeans // 3/ sculptor cardigan // 4/ karen statement necklace // 5/ d’orsay wedge

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a warm dress for a cold day

this dress looks perfect for the freezing east coast temps // click for outfit details

It is freezing on the East Coast right now, but something tells me this dress would be nice and warm, especially when you add in a pair of cozy tights!

I’ve also become a little obsessed with wearing black jewelry over black clothes. It somehow manages to be subtle and dramatic at the same time!

1/ wool long sleeve dress // 2/ tulip print messenger // 3/ february statement necklace // 4/ apple watch // 5/ heeled booties

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casual weekend style

casual weekend style: oversized sweater and statement necklace // click for outfit details

One of my favorite things about a statement necklace is that it instantly elevates any outfit. This is pretty much my casual uniform of late – boyfriend jeans and an oversized cardigan – but add in a statement necklace and some heeled booties and you get casual and put together at the same time.

1/ wonderful stories tank // 2/ new look cardigan // 3/ destroyed boyfriend jeans // 4/ february statement necklace // 5/ leather tote // 6/ who’s next boot

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