how to dress up distressed denim: black and white edition

how to dress up distressed denim // black and white top, d'orsay flats, foldover clutch, chain link necklace

Lately I’ve been loving the idea of dressing up distressed denim. There’s just something about the juxtaposition of more casual jeans with a dressier top, shoes, and accessories that really does it for me. It’s like the perfect blend of dressed down dressier or uptown and downtown. For whatever reason, it really just works for me.

1/ celine silk blouse // 2/ distressed jeans // 3/ amy necklace // 4/ oxidized lace ring // 5/ triwa watch // 6/ oyster foldover clutch // 7/ amalia skimmer

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summer office style: blush, bronze, and grey

summer office style with monochromatic accessories // click for outfit details

Ever since I created my newest jewelry line, I’ve been into pairing bronze necklaces with similarly colored tops. Now, don’t get me wrong. I still love the pop that comes from a great contrasting necklace. But I love how well these necklaces still work on days where you want to be a little more subtle.

1/ fern top // 2/ pale grey skirt // 3/ droplet post earrings // 4/ melissa necklace // 5/ pyramid link watch // 6/ cherlin pointy toe pumps

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what to wear to a casual summer conference

what to wear to a casual summer conference: boyfriend jeans, button down tank, chain link necklace // click for outfit details

In just a few weeks, many of my friends will be converging on Portland for the annual World Domination Summit, a conference for online entrepreneurs and unconventional living. Sadly, I won’t be there, but I was able to help my friend Brigitte plan some of her wardrobe. This is one of the outfits we came up with – it’s casual enough for a conference where the dress code isn’t always super fancy, but has enough style to make you feel good!

1/ tipped tank // 2/ distressed jeans // 3/ amy necklace // 4/ oyster foldover clutch // 5/ amalia skimmer

PS. In my world, conference style is all about the accessories. That means a necklace that makes a statement but won’t get in the way and a clutch that’s big enough to stash a pen, notebook, and smartphone for those all important conference Instagram posts.

Amy necklace // black and silver chain link necklace oyster foldover clutch purse // painterly fabric

jeans, t-shirt, and a statement necklace

jeans, t-shirt, and a statement necklace // via megan auman // click for outfit details

It’s amazing how much accessories can change an outfit. This one is as basic as it gets – just jeans and a grey t-shirt. But with the addition of a fabulous statement necklace, great shoes, and a clutch, it’s instantly transformed into something you’ll feel good leaving the house in.

1/ jersey t-shirt // 2/ distressed jeans // 3/ melissa necklace // 4/ oyster foldover clutch // 5/ patterned flats

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what to wear to dinner when you’re the boss

what to wear to dinner when you're the boss // via megan auman // click for outfit details

I originally was going to title this post “what to wear to dinner with the boss.” But then I remembered it’s more fun to be the boss. Which you totally could be in this outfit.

This outfit would also work well for date night. Or anytime you want to feel a little more like, as my assistant would say, a fancy lady. Or a take no prisoners, kick ass lady.

Because, like I said, it’s more fun to be the boss.

1/ fosca dress // 2/ amy necklace // 3/ remnant foldover clutch // 4/ steel toe pump

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how to wear black in summer: seaside sophistication

how to wear black in summer: maxi dress, straw hat, lightweight scarf // click for outfit details

Your summer wardrobe doesn’t have to be all brights and whites if that’s not your style. Truthfully, I love black for summer. There’s something about classic black against tan summer skin that screams sophistication to me, especially in a chic outfit like this. You could even toss this dress on over your favorite swimsuit (black, of course) and effortlessly go from the beach to dinner and drinks and look completely classic and pulled together the entire time.

1/ straw hat // 2/ woven maxi dress // 3/ magpie lightweight scarf // 4/ square sunglasses // 5/ dollop flat sandal

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