black, silver, and distressed denim

black shirt, silver jewelry, distressed denim // click for outfit details

Lately, I’ve been all about keeping my style simple, and then making an outfit pop with great accessories! A fun pair of shoes and a statement necklace have always been my go to, but now that I launched my newest earring collection, I’m having lots of fun playing with earrings too!

1/ short sleeve blouse // 2/ ripped boyfriend jeans // 3/ small curve post earrings // 4/ melissa necklace in silver // 5/ foldover clutch // 6/ ankle boots

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a simple and chic way to dress up distressed denim

dress up distressed denim for a casual date night or weekend brunch // click for outfit details

I love mixing distressed denim with dressier pieces for a perfect casual but put together look. This outfit would be perfect for brunch with the girls, picking up the kids or running errands (and not feeling like a slob), or a casual date night. It’s so simple to put together, but looks effortlessly chic!

1/ silk blouse // 2/ boyfriend jeans // 3/ royal necklace // 4/ oyster clutch // 5/ pentagon fragment ring // 6/ wedge pumps

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how to wear black for spring

how to wear black in the spring // click for outfit details

Spring is just around the corner. And that means so are spring colors. But if you’re like me, you can still make your black and grey wardrobe work for spring. The secret is choosing silhouettes and fabrics that are perfect for spring’s warmer days. Like a breezy printed mini skirt and a blouse with sheer panels and plenty of decorative detail.

1/ embroidery blouse // 2/ printed mini skirt // 3/ royal necklace // 4/ steel and silver droplet bracelets // 5/ wedge pump

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black and white for work

black and white outfit for work // click for outfit details

I’ve always been a little obsessed with black and white, but thanks to Paris Fashion Week, I’m head over heels for this combo right now. This outfit screams cool, intimidating, and totally in charge. Exactly how you want to look (and feel) at work.

And speaking of things I’m obsessed with, I could also totally picture this outfit on Leslie Knope. Did anyone else notice how much better her style got in the later episodes? It was a subtle shift, but her pant suits (not to mention her hair) were so much better in the final season. It’s like as she came into her own professionally, she came into her own style-wise as well. Well played, costume department. Well played.

1/ black blazer // 2/ silk zip front top // 3/ lia trousers // 4/ the royal necklace // 5/ watch and bracelets // 6/ leather ankle boots

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real world look: upgrade a basic outfit with a stunning necklace

the perfect outfit for a casual spring date night // click for outfit details

While most of the outfits I share here are meant purely for inspiration, every so often I like to share a version of something I put together in real life. I put together this outfit to wear to dinner with my husband’s family last night. I wanted to show off my new Royal Necklace, but I still wanted something fairly casual. (Since it was a pretty casual dinner.)

And now that we’re finally heading into spring, I get to wear one of my favorite combos, distressed boyfriend jeans and d’orsay flats! It’s the perfect mix of casual and chic! (Elevated even more by a killer necklace!)

1/ striped tank // 2/ knitted cardigan // 3/ distressed boyfriend jeans // 4/ the royal necklace // 5/ droplet bracelets // 6/ amalia skimmer

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the royal necklace

the royal necklace // dendritic opal in a custom setting on an adjustable length handmade chain // designing by megan auman

the royal necklace // dendritic opal in a custom setting on an adjustable length handmade chain // designing by megan auman

I created this one of a kind necklace using one of the stones I brought back from my trip to India last fall. I’m calling it the Royal Necklace, because that’s how I feel wearing it, even if it’s just with jeans and a cardigan.

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fall 2015 trend: black and white

black and white for work // click for outfit details

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I’ve been more than a little obsessed with all the black and white that showed up at Paris Fashion Week. It looks like black and white is going to be a big trend for fall, and I couldn’t be happier!

Of course, you don’t have to wait until fall to rock this trend. Black and white is timeless and chic anytime of year, as exemplified by this outfit, which would be perfect for work, spring or fall.

1/ roll sleeve blouse // 2/ leather midi skirt // 3/ AM statement necklace // 4/ laptop case // 5/ d’orsay pumps

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