It's very easy to play it safe when it comes to outfits and accessories. For the new year we have challenged ourselves to using at least five accessories! At first, five sounds like a lot of pieces, but the pieces add up quickly. Check below to see how we pulled this challenge off!
This week's theme is to pick 5 different accessories to coordinate with our outfits. I truly believe in the "less is more" mantra, especially when it comes to accessorizing. Of course, I shied away from anything too loud or flashy with my clothing choices, and I tried to let the accessories speak for themselves.
I chose a black, mid length dress to start. The added layer of fabric around the waist makes this otherwise basic dress a little more interesting. I like how it cinches in my waist and gives me a slimmer appearance. The longer length and longer sleeves makes it a perfect fall to winter piece. The fabric has really nice movement and is also really soft! It feels really classy and simple.
Since my dress is so plain, I decided to try and add small pops of neutral color in my accessories. Fringe is so popular right now, so I chose some fringe earrings and a necklace to match.
The earrings are really different from a lot of styles I've ever worn. Typically I wouldn't go for a dangle earring, but I really enjoy stepping outside of my box each week to see if there's something new I might like to incorporate into my wardrobe at home. I love the different tones of brown and white running throughout these dangles and I really appreciate the gold element to them too. It adds a little sparkle to my very "boring" outfit.
This gorgeous mustard toned necklace compliments the earrings so well! There is something so eye catching to me about yellow. I've really fallen in love with mustard over the last year and it's now become a staple.
I added a small hammered gold cuff to tie in with the rest of the gold I had going on. I love the simplicity of a cuff, but it really does hold it's own and makes a really nice statement.
For my last two accessories I chose a floppy fedora and a fun patterned scarf to go around it. I like how I was still able to keep my outfit fairly monochromatic, but have slight color variances here and there. The green wasn't off putting or too loud and I think it adds an element of surprise to the outfit overall.
Putting together an outfit is always more fun when you have a bunch of accessories to choose from and spice up the style! To be honest...I always forget to accessorize with my outfits but the times I do I feel ten times sassier!
I dressed up in a comfy black long sleeve shirt with one of my favorite pairs of blue denim distressed jeans. Now, this outfit is simple enough to wear anywhere, but the accessories are what really creates the look. I'm not much of a hat wearer but this gray hat will for sure be turning heads and makes the biggest difference.
I went with a basic black belt to keep the colors of my outfit on the same scheme. But to add a bit of color I wore a dainty turquoise half circle marble necklace! The bright color against the dark colors of everything else definitely stands out a lot! I finished off my look with two little silver rings that, although small, help add to the outfit in a big way!
I had a lot of fun wearing different accessories and will start including them in more of my looks! The accessories are what adds to it and makes the whole outfit complete!
Accessorizing is one of the best parts about putting an outfit together. You can let all your accessories do the talking for your outfit with big pieces, bright colors, or patterns. Or you can keep it more simple and delicate if your outfit wants to steal the show.
For my outfit I chose to choose one of the best go to outfits, a jumpsuit. I layered a light cardigan to keep me cozy. For the first accessory I chose to add a black belt to help tie the waist in of the jumpsuit. Sometimes if your jumpsuit doesn't have an extra tie or a prominent waistline it's easy for your body to be lost in them, a belt helps cinch it all in. Next up is this adorable velvet bow hair tie. I mean, it doesn't even need an explanation for why it's here, it's so cute.
For the jewelry portion of my accessorize I kept it pretty simple and delicate. If I do end up doing a big statement piece of jewelry it usually is an earring. But for this outfit I chose a dainty little gold necklace with this fun hand detail. I added the sweetest little crescent moon ring and finished it off with these wood earrings. Wood earrings! How fun and unique are those. Whether it's big or small, your accessorize can say a lot. And as girls can we have have too many?
Accessories are a great way to dress up any outfit! They can elevate basics and provide a pop of color or a focal point.
For this outfit, I chose the following five accessories: a hat, a bracelet, a belt, a tote bag, and a neckerchief. I kept the jewelry minimal and instead used different types of accessories to keep the look stylish but functional. The hat is of course a great way to protect yourself from the sun and the bag is large enough to hold all of your daily essentials. The neckerchief can easily transition from bag charm to hair band to cute scarf.
The heart-shaped belt is perfect for bringing a touch of whimsy to this outfit without going overboard and the marble cuff incorporates the neutral tan color of the mock neck long sleeve for a more cohesive look. The best part: you can throw everything into the bag at the end of the day!
I'm usually plain jane when it comes to accessories, but I am totally working on it! This week's theme was really pushing me out of my comfort zone with wearing five accessories. I wanted to show that you can wear more accessories while also wearing multiple colors and textures for an almost maximalist look.
For my outfit I went with our new dark night navy bodysuit paired with a marsala skirt. The bodysuit and skirt are also outside of my realm of comfort but I'm so GLAD I tried both pieces. I absolutely loved them together! I typically don't wear fitted things but the bodysuit felt so slimming and the skirt was a great length for me.
I added a denim jacket with sherpa lining for warmth. I also like the different fabrics mixed together. One of my accessories is a tote bag to help keep all my items!
To help keep my hair in place I went with our new velvet bow scrunchie in a leopard print. I don't have much leopard print but loved how the scrunchie looked with my pony tail! Since I had a loud scrunchie and a long necklace I opted for simple circular stud earrings.
It wouldn't be a Josie outfit without a long necklace. This time I went with our new scallop bolo chain necklace. The bottom has a vertical bar hanging. On my wrist I opted for my favorite snap bracelet. To give the look a casual street wear vibe I went with my rust Superga's in navy!
We hope this post has inspired you to adding more accessories to your next look! See you next time.
Happy 2019 everyone! For many people a new year brings new resolutions and goals. We thought it would be fun for us to each try out something new that we wouldn't typically wear. After all, you won't know if you'll like it if you don't give it a shot!
Stepping out of your comfort zone in any aspect of your life can always be a little scary, from the biggest to smallest things, but it's usually always worth it in the end! This week is a fun theme which required me to step away from what I'm used to. I don't tend to stray away from my neutral color pallet and pretty much all cream wardrobe, whoops.
For my outfit I chose this fun striped jumpsuit that had many colors I wouldn't normally wear, but I still managed to sneak a little cream in there. I added a super fun hunter green long sleeve underneath it to add a pop of color that I would normally never do! And just like I said earlier, it was so worth taking that risk! It turned out to be so cute and exciting.
To accessorize it I paired it with an adorable layered necklace and big earrings. I added a white boot to add some height, because your girl needs all the help she can get. I hope this posts help inspire you to step out of your comfort zone and enjoy the risk!
Okay...how is it 2019? I literally blinked, Christmas came and went, and now I'm two weeks into the New Year trying to find the strength to leave my glutenous habits of 2018 behind me. Whoa! To kick off the New Year, we are choosing outfits that we would normally never wear. I love this idea! Nothing better than starting fresh with something new and challenging.
Let's be real, if I could get away with wearing all black every day of the year, I would. Color has always been a bit scary to me and I'm not really sure why... I guess I like to blend in rather than stand out. I really wanted to step outside of my box and try something different, so I chose this gorgeous striped jumpsuit!
If you've been following our blog for a while, you'll know that I'm super into the retro bohemian styles. This piece screams late 60's vibes to me and I. am. here. for. it! This apple-cinnamon color is NEVER something I'd lean towards, but when I actually got the jumpsuit on I was in love! The vertical stripes are unbelievably flattering and I actually really enjoy the different colors running throughout.
I paired the jumpsuit with some tan wedges, which was perfect in my opinion. It made my legs look a mile long! I love the crisscross cut of the neckline, and that the waist is more of an empire cut. Together, they make the already flattering stripes even more flattering (especially for those of us who have had babies...mom bod helloooo!). I never thought I could rock a jumpsuit, let alone a LOUD colorful one, but this was such a pleasant surprise. If you've been hesitant about this trend, I really urge you to try it. You'll be surprised just like I was!
To keep along with the 60's trend, I paired this outfit with a long fringed necklace. The details on this piece are beautiful. I am really into statement necklaces as of lately and I've had my eye on this one for a hot second. The hues are nice and warm, which ties in perfectly with the tones of the jumpsuit.
These wooden earrings are fairly out of my box too, but I felt like they were neutral enough to go with the outfit. They give off a fun, retro vibe too! They're super unique and not something I've seen anywhere else.
I hope the New Year is treating you well! Step outside of your box and try some new things, you'll be surprised by how fun and exciting it can be!
New years are all about taking chances and becoming a better you! Going into 2019 it's time to step out of the comfort zone... even if that means wearing something you normally wouldn't! I always see super cute outfits but think "I can never pull that off" but why not!
This week I decided to wear an olive green overall jumpsuit with a brown mock neck long sleeve. This is definitely one of those cute outfits I see styled all the time on Instagram but never dared to try and to my surprise I loved it!
I actually never wear earrings so I went with a pair of big snakeskin dangle earrings that really stood out. I topped of with a small and simple gold necklace that perfectly laid underneath the neckline of the long sleeve shirt. Both of these accessorizes go nicely with the warm colors of my whole outfit!
I loved the way I felt in this outfit and am adding it to my wardrobe list of favorite outfits to rotate during special occasions! Lol. It's perfect for these cold Sacramento days when you throw a large coat on!
Getting out of your fashion comfort zone can be difficult, especially as you age, change weight, etc. But sometimes grabbing an item that looks crazy on the hanger ends up being a chic blessing in disguise.
Personally, I tend to go for more structured and tailored bottoms. I have never worn a wide leg trouser out in public ever. It looks absolutely cute and effortless on others but I always felt too short to try it. I decided to try this trouser and pair it with a form-fitting top to balance out the volume of the lower half. Since I'm not used to such a statement pair of pants, I kept the accessories simple.
Next time you're out shopping, consider grabbing that crazy piece on the hanger. Even if it never leaves the dressing room, you might learn something new about yourself.
Happy New Year everyone! A huge trend right now is animal print. My style is a lot more relaxed and casual, so animal print is something I typically shy away from. However, I'm really feeling it this time around!
Even though the top is wild for my tastes I decided to take this theme to the next level (for myself) and pair it with a fitted hunter green suede skirt! WHO AM I? Actually, I ended up falling in love with the skirt! It has two layers to create the tied look and I loved that the double layer helped hide any lines from the bodysuit. The knot in the front was flattering and the gathering also helped conceal my tummy area.
I went with gold accessories for this outfit to add even more pizzazz! I really like the mixed materials of the earrings. To me the earrings look like the "dark side" of the moon combined with the sun. My Y necklace is a simple, dainty piece that I tucked into the top. Since I don't really wear heels, I only had black flats, but this outfit would be great with heels!
We hope this post inspires you to try something new this year.
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With gift giving on our mind it's easy to forget about making an outfit for Christmas. Whether you go all out or dress down we have six styles to help jog some Christmas outfit inspiration. Best of all? These looks are affordable and stylish!
When it comes to the holidays, it's all about comfy and cozy for me! Taking a walk on Christmas Eve to see the lights or staying in with hot cocoa and Elf - ♪ these are a few of my favorite things. ♪
This outfit was chosen with those things in mind. Stay warm but still cheery in this locally hand-knit pom-pom beanie, while stretchy jeans means comfort for those last-minute shopping sprees (and room for more cookies).
The neutral color palette allows infinite possibilities for accessories - mix and match metals for an edgier look or keep it cute with on-trend tassel jewelry.
Cheers and happy holidays!
Sarah L.'s Style
When it comes to family get togethers for the holidays, I usually choose comfort over style. We’re usually just hanging out at my in-laws, eating, and drinking the day away, so the last thing I want to wear is something tight or super fancy. But I still want to feel nice and pulled together! I decided to go with our newest jumpsuit because the colors are all of my favorite tones to wear. It fits perfectly throughout the top without the worry of my bra popping out, but still low cut enough to wear a pretty layered necklace. I added one of our zodiac necklaces, as well!
Another reason I went with this gorgeous jumpsuit was because it has elastic to accentuate my waist, without being too tight fitting. Because we all know a food baby is inevitable.
Finally I topped this look off with my favorite boat hat that we carry at our midtown location! The elastic inside makes this hat the perfect fit and goes with so many of my outfits. It also doesn’t give me “hat hair” so once I’m settled at my family's house with Prosecco in hand, I can take it off without worrying about losing volume in my locks.
Merry Christmas! It's absolutely the most magical time of year, I love everything about it. Especially all of the fun parties and family gatherings that happen all month long.
For this weeks theme I'm dressing for Christmas dinner! My whole entire family usually gets together and has dinner on Christmas so it's a fun time to get dressed up with everyone. I chose this adorable new skirt that we just got in. I paired it with this coffee mock neck top. These tops are seriously such a favorite of mine and are great paired with everything. I chose that color to help bring out the florals in the skirt. I added a cream sweater as well to add some warmth and color as well!
To accessorize it I chose to add black tights, just because it helps keep me warm and adds an extra layer. I added an adorable layered gold necklace to top it all off! I hope this inspires some of your outfits that you may need for this season and may you have a Merry Christmas!
It's Christmas! But Christmas in a forgiving climate is the most fun! Sacramento has just enough chilly temperatures for fashionable outerwear, but not too cold to sacrifice style.
With those benefits in mind, I decided to wear a beautiful pink crushed velvet pleated mid calf skirt! It's an amazing statement piece that deserved subtle details to enhance it. I styled it with a black off the shoulder bodysuit, and an off white fuzzy jacket.
A gold layered detail necklace, a gold detail bangle, and gold hoop earrings with rose details brought my look to life. I'm ready for any Christmas gathering and the comfort is unmatched. Happy holidays!
Sarah R.'s Style
It feels like we were just longing for colder days and now Christmas is already upon us! I don't know that I'm quite ready for the holiday yet(my kids were awfully difficult to shop for this year), but I am really looking forward to all of the extra time I get to spend with family. It truly is one of the most wonderful times of the year.
Every year my boyfriend's cousin hosts an amazing party where all of our kids get to participate in a big gift exchange. This is really the only opportunity I get to dress up, so I try to be as festive as possible! This week's outfit is all about showing off your Christmas best, so I chose these fun linen overalls and paired it with a mock neck top.
The color of this top is gorgeous! Hunter green is very on trend for the season, and I feel like it's one color that actually flatters my fair complexion. The mock turtle neck on this top is also very flattering and adds something special to an otherwise basic shirt. The contrast of the green top against the black overalls is really pretty, too. If green isn't your color of choice this top also comes in a variety colors like white, plum, coffee, and mocha. Any of these choices would look great with these overalls!
The way the pants move is so beautiful! I love how flowy they are! There is just something so classic and effortless about them. The double strap detailing on this one adds a nice element. It also has pockets! The thing I like most about it is how versatile it will be. It's definitely something you can wear all year long!
There are so many different ways you can dress this outfit up! I chose a few delicate and shiny gold pieces because I felt like the outfit needed a little bit of sparkle. This long necklace makes a statement without being too loud. The tassel detail is also very on trend right now and has really pretty movement, just like the skirt! These studs are so classy and a perfect way to tie in another element of gold. Last, but not least- a classic red lip! It instantly makes ANY outfit look festive this time of year.
It's that time of year - short days jam packed with gift shopping, tree decorating, and cookie baking! ;) It's so easy to get wrapped up running around wearing an oversized sweater and leggings, so it's fun to dress up on Christmas.
For my festive look I went with a shimmery green dress. Again, I am loving these jewel greens. It looks so elegant and it's a nice step away from the typical red you often see this time of year. The sleeves help stay warm and the cross over neckline is flirty and fun.
I kept my accessories dainty since the dress has a bit of shimmer in the fabric. I went with a gold necklace that has little tabs throughout the chain. It wouldn't be my look without something celestial, so I opted for our new crescent moon stud earrings.
With the weather being much chillier now I added a pair of tights to stay warm. It'll be the perfect balance when indoors. I also kept it on the casual side with flats because I want to be comfortable when we do our after dinner walk to see Christmas lights. Have a wonderful holiday!
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