Maybe I’m alone on this, but I am SO not over overalls. It baffles me when anyone tells me that they don’t own any. I own at least three, and have been eyeing two pairs to add to my wardrobe for spring.
While I can’t physically force you to wear overalls, I get that everything isn’t for everyone, I wanted to share some of my Madewell faves.
As soon as the weather warms up, I want to reattempt a capsule wardrobe (a 10 x 10 challenge) and you better believe that a pair of overalls will be included. Maybe even two…
Regardless of whether you are a football fanatic or more like yay sports, you’re probably going to a Super Bowl Party tomorrow. You could always wear a jersey of the team you’re rooting for, but that’s definitely not you’re only option.
If you are rooting for a specific team, rep them by wearing their colors. As a New England Patriots fan, I will be rocking red, white, and blue. Even though I bought my jacket and flannel from the NFL Shop, you don’t have to. Huge football fan? By all means!
This particular outfit is not really New England weather appropriate, so I’ll be wearing it with closed toes shoes, a different pair of jeans, and with the buttons buttoned. But, if you’re looking for Super Bowl Party outfit inspiration, this look is easy enough to duplicate and tweak.
It may not be spring quite yet, but Madewell just released new styles for the season. I would have tried a little harder to restrain myself, but with my trip to Palm Springs for Alt Summit next week, I felt there were a few things that would make my packing 1000 times easier.
So many good options, but there were three pairs that, for me, are major must-haves!
10″ High-Rise Skinny Jeans in Hank Wash | If you haven’t switched over to higher waisted jeans, then what are you waiting for? I wanted a pair of lighter washed jeans and these are perfection. Zero fear of showing anything no one wants to see when bending over in these bad boys. Plus they make it look like you have legs for days!
9″ High-Rise Skinny Crop Jeans in Bruce Wash| Cuffing my skinny jeans has become almost second nature. I’m 5’4″ and if, like me, you aren’t tall enough to be a supermodel, then these cropped jeans are the answer to your prayers. I’m really hoping for more jeans this length.
In case you don’t live in New England, just let me tell you it gets cold! Like, frigid. The temperature can go from 60 degrees one day, to 20 (or less) the next.
These sudden drops are the worst!
To combat the cold weather, I’m a big fan of bundling up. Layers on layers on layers on layers. Think thick cozy sweaters, long sleeved bodysuits, and boot socks. Mostly because I’m a big baby when it comes to being cold.
And so is my skin. Trying Clarins Hydra-Essentiel serum and moisturizer has helped keep my skin moisturized in spite of how quickly the temperature and weather changes. So much so, that it stays hydrated all day.
So many people are surprised when they find out my age, and comment on my skin and how young it is. That is not case in the winter time. Well, at least, not before discovering Clarins Hydra-Essentiel products. So now, my skin can be quenched and radiant year-round!
This is actually the outfit I wore to see the Nutcracker in NYC. Minus the necklace, which I won.
The story behind this maxi dress is that I really wanted it (as did almost every other Madewell employee, shopper, etc.). But, I had literally just bought another dress (also from Madewell) to wear to the ballet.
Look at it, though! Passing up on it was not an option.
So, I got it and wore it instead. I received a handful of compliments, but was too sick to enjoy and bask in it.
I don’t share all of my outfits on here (believe me, if I could, I would). This one was just too fancy not to.
It’s also too pretty to not wear again for something else. Switch out the shoes, and it’s basically a whole new look!
My NYE party plans are looking more like staying in binge watching Stranger Things with the manfriend. Netflix, popcorn, and ringing in the new year with mimosas, is much more my speed. But that doesn’t mean that I’m above going out!
If I were up to partying, I’d definitely be wearing this exact look.
Show off a little skin.
Add a little glitz.
Keep it real.
Recognize the jeans? They’re my favorite pair. I wear them a ton and with literally everything.
If you want to wear sunglasses at night, then do it. I got mine for Christmas and they just so happened to match the sequins on the bodysuit.
And, because it’s cold out, don’t forget to bring a blazer. The one I’m wearing is from Madewell. It’s velvet.
I am obsessed with this outfit and that hope you are too!
To celebrate my amazing friends threw me a surprise party (if you didn’t see my #drakeonacake or our epic mannequin challenge attempt then you missed out!) and the manfriend whisked me away to NYC for my birthday weekend.
What these pictures don’t show is that I got really sick and even though I enjoyed my birthday getaway, it definitely would have been better if I was feeling 100%.
I really wanted to explore the city a little, but wasn’t feeling up to it. Andrew was great the whole weekend (I felt bad for ruining our plans, he just felt bad for me) and suggested taking some outfit photos while we waited outside for our car to be pulled around. Naturally, I had way overpacked, so I was able to pick out an outfit that was stylish, yet still warm.
Add lipstick, brow gel, sunglasses and not half bad!
After reading Victoria Beckham’s book and how she believed Ugg boots were something that should never be worn outside the house, I tried to make more of an effort to consciously curate my outfits before stepping foot outside.
While I will wear Uggs in public, you will not see me with my hair tied up or in sweats with holes. Not too long about if the subject matter had come up, I would have said the same about pajamas. But I decided to give the silk pajama shirt trend a try.
Sadly, I waited a little too long to jump onboard and missed out on a super cute burgundy one from J.Crew. I have my eyes peel for one in my size on Poshmark. Until then, I am practically living in this navy Madewell top.
Not going to lie, I’ve also slept in it!
And of course I have to try to play the matching game, by pairing this outfit with my Jord watch and my absolute favorite pair of jeans.
Femininity and feminine details aren’t really something that come rushing to the front of my mind when thinking about my personal style. However, I am still actively working on defining my style. One way to figure out if you like something is to try it. The same goes for defining you style.
When the latest Madewell et Sézane collection launched I’m going to be honest. I didn’t love it.
Not that I hated it, I just didn’t feel like it was for me. However, there was one piece that I kind of thought I maybe wanted. A sweater. But it was very feminine.
Fast forward to seeing that same swearer in store and trying it on (on two separate occasions). I knew I liked it, so I bought it. Even though I wasn’t sure how I was going to pull off styling it while being true to how I like to dress.
Jeans were an obvious choice. They allowed me to branch out a little, while remaining comfortable. So comfortable, in fact, that I even added heels to top it off.
As much as I love summer, fall fashion is worth the drop in temperature. The weather isn’t the only thing changing, though. I’ve been up to a lot!
Throwing out expired makeup, and donating clothes that I don’t wear, inspired by my recent failed attempt at a capsule wardrobe.
But my love of shopping is still very very strong. I try to be more responsible by shopping secondhand first. And for so many reasons.
I save money and, to an extent, the environment. I love it! And my new to me Madewell clothes from thredUP. For under $50 I was able to get three pairs of like new jeans and a nice cozy sweater. That’s literally less than half of a pair of brand new jeans!
If you’ve never used thredUP before, here’s a little incentive, save even more by using code YHJ75 for $30 off your purchase of $75 or more, or WQA50 for $50 off your purchase of $125 or more!