9 THINGS - ALL SEASONS CLOSET ESSENTIALS

Sunday, January 13, 2019

With HOT summers and FREEZING winters, my wardrobe needs to be full of layers and styles that are appropriate for any temp. But just because I experience the four seasons, doesn't meant I have a separate wardrobe for them. I have a lot of pieces in my closet that can be rotated in and out no matter the time of year. Below I put together my top 9 ALL SEASONS CLOSET ESSENTIALS - items I wear all year round and couldn't live without!

    
    
    
 

TOP ROW

White Sneakers // Veja
Denim Jacket // H&M
Dress Pants // H&M

MIDDLE ROW

High Waist Straight Leg Denim (Light-med wash) // Nordstrom - TopShop
LBD // Everlane
White Tee // Everlane

BOTTOM ROW

High Waist Skinny Jeans (Black) // Everlane
Duster Cardigan // Nordstrom - Leith
Black Ankle Booties // Everlane

OUTFIT COMBOS

Look # 1
Layer a duster cardigan over a LBD and some ankle booties for an effortlessly chic look, perfect for the office or a night out! Ditch the cardigan for summer days, but add it for cooler ones - throw on a pair of thick nylons for winter temps and add a scarf or beanie if needed!

    

Look # 2
I reach for this combo a lot for casual office days, but also on weekends for running errands or grabbing coffee. Pair with sneakers, boots, sandals - anything! Layer a puffer coat and boots for colder temps, and keep the jacket on hand during the warmer months for wearing at night when the temps drop a few degrees.

    

Look # 3
I prefer longer cardigans because they're equal parts warm, cozy and stylish. Add a pop of a pattern with a striped tee under the cardigan, or dress it up a little with a white button-down or silk cami.. even with the sneakers it'll still look elevated. I still wear cardigans and jackets during the warmer months because, for those of us who work in an office setting, you know that summer outside usually means winter temps inside! #ACblasting

    


What items in your closet get love all year round?? Share below!



DAINTY GOLD PRETTINESS WITH WIND BLOWN JEWELRY

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

"We aim to help women realize their beauty and worth by providing them with truly everyday pieces of jewelry that can transcend trends."
I've shared before how much I love supporting small, women-owned businesses, and today I'll be telling you guys about a company that I just recently discovered and fell in love with that is both those things!

THE BRAND

Wind Blown Jewelry is small jewelry business based out of Wake Forest, NC. All pieces are hand sawed, soldered, textured and forged by owner and creator Rachel Calhoun. Rachel has been creating jewelry since she was just 8 years old and has turned her passion for design into a career!

Rachel creates her brass and gold jewelry with inspiration from simple lines and shapes. Her styles are effortless, minimalist and meant for everyday wear. Right up my alley!

THE RISE NECKLACE

Wind Blown's RISE NECKLACE is one of those pieces that you can literally wear with anything from a white tee to a LBD. I love the 16 inch chain that lets the pendant sit at the perfect spot on your neck, and the size of the pendant itself is just bold enough, while still being dainty! The quality is lovely and I don't feel like I need to baby the necklace - it feels sturdy and all the seams in the metal are closed well. The clasp is a good size and is easy to put on without looking - always a plus!




LOOK #1: DRESSED UP

I love the subtle sparkle this necklace gives a more formal look, while still being minimal and cool. I layered this beauty with other dainty pieces to edge up this simple white dress and I love how the different chain lengths adds interest to the whole look.




LOOK #2: DRESSED DOWN

The Rise necklace is the perfect touch to a jeans and sneakers look. I love how it pokes out from the collar of a button-down and adds just a little extra somethin' to the outfit.




LOOK #3: MIDDLE GROUND

I love gold and black together and the contrast of this necklace against a simple black sweater is just perfect. I kept the rest of the outfit pretty basic so that the necklace (and hat) are my statement pieces!




DESIGN I LOVE

I love all of Rachel's designs, but some of my very favorites are the Hammered Knot Ring, Faithful Ring (paired together!), and the simple circular design of the Radiant Studs! You guys should definitely check out the rest of her work on her website, and the beautiful imagery on her Instagram feed!

Follow Rachel on Instagram @windblownjewelry



HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2018

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Holiday season is HERE and that means gift giving and gift receiving. I put together a few of my favorite things that I think would make kick-ass gifts for everyone! It's a mix of fast fashion, sustainable fashion, and some personal faves. Hope you guys enjoy!


FOR THE GALS

    
    

Everlane // The ReNew Fleece Half-Zip *Sustainable! Made out of recycled plastic bottles! No sales, but for Black Friday they donate all profits to charity!

Veja // ESPLAR Leather White Black Sneakers *Sustainable!

Windblown Jewelry // Horizon Necklace *Handmade! Black Friday: Buy one, get one 50% off
Small Biz Saturday-Cyber Monday: Free pair of Staple earrings with purchase over $40 

Sephora // LANEIGE - Lip Sleeping Mask *YOU NEED THIS! It's seriously like crack

Nordstrom // THREAD & SUPPLY - Wubby Fleece Pullover

Nisolo // Simone Crossbody Shopper *Ethical! (15% off with code EXTRA15)


FOR THE GUYS

    
    


Everlane // The ReNew Lightweight Hooded Puffer *Sustainable! Made out of recycled plastic bottles! No sales, but for Black Friday they donate all profits to charity!

Nordstrom // BARBOUR Danby Beanie Hat

SOLO Eyewear // Dominican Sunglasses *Sustainable! (30% off for Black Friday)

Amazon // Northern Brewer Brew HomeBrewing Starter Set (5gallon)

Credo Beauty // Josh Rosebrook - Nourish Shampoo *All natural! (Free gift worth $100 with any purchase over $125)

Nisolo // Diego Low Top Sneaker *Ethical! (15% off with code EXTRA15)


FOR EVERYONE

    
    


Yeti // Rambler 30oz Tumbler

Smile Brilliant // cariPRO Ultrasonic Electric Toothbrush *Enter to WIN one!

Target // As Seen on TV 2.4qt Power AirFryer XL

TJMaxx // TAHARI - Hand Knit Oversized Throw

Target // Ultimate Ears WonderBoom Wireless Speaker

Credo Beauty // Vertly - Hemp-CBD Relief Lotion


STOCKING STUFFERS

    
    

Target // NATIVE Deodorant

Morrocan Magic // 6 Piece Organic Lip Care Gift Set

Color Street // Nail Polish Strips

Nordstrom // INVISIBOBBLE Original Hair Tie

Credo Beauty // Non Gender Specific - Everything Serum

EMS // Summit Wool Socks, 2 Pack