walking on the wild side

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It’s not uncommon to find a clothing item you love, but veto purchasing it because you’re stumped on what to wear it with.  We tend to get stuck inside our style boxes, making it impossible to envision anything outside of them.  And then we wind up wearing the black version, envious of the person who had the courage to take a chance on the leopard print.  Playing it safe can land you in a fashion funk, wondering why there is no excitement in your wardrobe.  And most of the time, the riskier version works just as well as the basic.  I recommend adding a few less predictable items to your closet for days when you want to embrace your daring side.  This River Island sweatshirt can be found in solid colors anywhere and it’d probably get way more mileage if you went that route, but today why not give the animal print a-go. Sometimes we all need to take a walk on the wild side.  Happy Monday!  xx

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leopard sweatshirt

SHOP IT:  1. River Island sweatshirt // 2. Current/Elliot denim skirt // 3. Dannijo joan earrings // 4. Topshop moto jacket // 5. Clare Vivier oversize clutch // 6. Zara high heel sandal

sexy sweats

sexy sweats 2I put this photo on instagram over the weekend and after a friend commented that she “must own these pants”, along with another chiming in, “agreed”, I decided to put together a post.  Sweatpants are now a staple in my wardrobe since traditional silhouettes have evolved to slimmer and more fashion-forward fits.  While I understand that weekend days are a time to kick back, there is no reason why you can’t be comfortable and still look good!  The ones I’m wearing are H&M from last season with limited sizes left, but here’s a few current styles that will surely do the trick.

sweatpants

SHOP IT1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 

splurge vs. steal: denim

spring denim

I have been gushing about GAP boyfriend jeans for a while now, like we discussed here.  Needless to say, I have literally not taken them off my body ALL WINTER LONG!  It’s just too easy to grab them from my closet chair in the morning when one eye is half open and I need to throw together a comfortable and easygoing ensemble.  With spring close by (thank god!), I’m looking for my next go-to pair and after perusing the likes of net-a-porter and shopbop where designer styles average around $200, landed myself right back at GAP coveting these at $69.95 each.  In case you need help with the math here, that’s basically three pairs for the price of one!  For real.  Mega steal, no?  These will definitely become closet staples in my spring wardrobe so don’t be surprised when you spot me here wearing all three as such…

Happy shopping & weekend! xx jenny

look 1

URBAN BOHO: 1. topshop racerback satin cami I 2. gap high rise skinny I 3. vanessa mooney double cuff bracelet I 4. mango adjustable waist parka I 5. vanessa mooney unicorn ring I 6. clare vivier oversize leopard clutch I 7. steven madden wedge mules

look 2

EDGY PREP: 1. j.crew keeper chambray shirt I 2. gap patched skinny I 3. bite beauty high pigment pencil in pomegranate I 4. jerome dreyfuss canvas backpack I 5. topshop tailored blazer I 6. 3.1 phillip lim d’orsay flats

look 3

VINTAGE: 1. topshop floral print cami 2. gap bleached skinny I 3. aritizia chevalier jacket I 4. house of harlow aztec bangle I 5. vanessa mooney handpiece I 6. monserat de lucca shoulder bag I 7. sigerson morrison sandals

shear genius

tumblr_mxi3s8Iui21rm66sdo1_1280Although it’s a brand new year, we still have three looooong months of cold weather ahead of us.  I’m inspired by this Isabel Marant’ish look and loving obsessing over the shearling coat!  This ensemble simultaneously reads edgy, bohemian and cozy which is a mega win in my book!

Style Tip:  Wear a sexy tank underneath the sweatshirt to easily transform this winter outfit from day to night.  Plus, it will give you an extra layer of warmth!

PS: Does anyone know who makes the above coat???  I can’t find it on the interweb and need it in my life.  I’m assuming it’s a vintage one-of-a-kind.  Confessions of a shopaholic!  Happy Monday!  xx jenny

shear genius

GET THE LOOK: 1. TOPSHOP SWEATSHIRT // 2. VINCE LOW RISE SKINNY JEANS // 3. RAYBAN AVIATORS // 4. NIXON MENS WATCH // 5. ARITZIA CAMISOLE // 6. UGG SHEARLING COAT // 7. REBECCA MINKOFF RING // 8. ENZO ANGIOLINI BOOTIES

 photo via maja wyh

shiny happy people

shiny happy peopleI’m a total sucker for anything with holiday bling, but there’s only a small window of “appropriate” time to wear it (think now through January).  With thanksgiving around the corner – peak season for glitz and glam is about to pop off.  I can already hear the jingle bells jingling (literally).  Here are a few cute and affordable sparkly options, each under $100!  No need to break the bank on seasonal styles with little wearability.  One or two items in your closet will suffice to pull a holiday party ensemble together in a snap.

Style tip:  Save your pennies for the classics!

SHINY HAPPY PEOPLE
  1. Zara sequin and fringes scarf, $39.90, zara.com
  2. Nina bootie, $74.99, zappos.com
  3. River Island geometric mini skirt $56, riverisland.com
  4. Express mini skirt, $59.90, express.com
  5. Topshop crop tee, $90, topshop.com
  6. J.Crew resin earrings, $75, jcrew.com
  7. LOFT ankle pants, $44.88, loft.com (available in store only)
  8. River Island midi skirt (also in pink), $80, riverisland.com
  9. Topshop bodycon dress, $98, topshop.com

photo via man repeller