One Piece, Three Styles || Black Jacket

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This year is already flying by and it is time for another One Piece, Three Styles post! I chose to wear this black jacket because I am sure everyone has something very similar to this in their closet. The one I am wearing seems to be a cross between a blazer and a coat. This black jacket is an easy go-to item that can be thrown on over any type of outfit. See the three looks I styled below.

Work Wear Appropriate //
Sweater dresses are great to wear in the cooler months and perfect to wear to work. To make this look more conservative throw on some tights. The jacket makes this look perfect for the office. I am currently loving sock booties! The ones I am wearing are from blogger Arielle Charnas of Something Navy, she launched her own collection a few months ago and there are a few pieces I have of hers that I absolutely love!
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Elevated Casual Wear //
Our tops are getting shorter and our pant rise is getting higher. Luckily the two go together and here I am wearing a basic cropped hoodie from H&M and some mom jeans from Abercrombie. I needed to reall elevate my basic outfit because it felt a little too juvenile for me. Adding a heel of any sort helped dress my outfit up and adding this long jacket took the outfit to the next level. I love that you can dress up your hoodies by layering a jacket. cropped hoodie blogger cropped hoodie blogger cropped hoodie blogger

Street Style Edge//
Some outfits just make you feel good and this is one of them. These pants aren’t the most flattering but I love wearign them. The first time I wore these pants I wore a solid black bodysuit which was a safe choice. To add more personality to these pants I added a graphic tee and a this black jacket. Mixing prints is ok just don’t mix more than 2 printed items (or 3 prints if multiple prints are in one piece) so I added this snake print bag.leopard joggers jeans leopard joggers jeans  leopard joggers jeans

The Breakdown:
Who would have a thought a leopard skirt could be worn in so many different styles. I didn’t until I started putting outfits together, along with these three I’m sharing I also wore this skirt to a baby shower! You know I am a fan of mixing high and low fashion price points and these outfits include a wide range of fashion brands. Below are are the details.

The One Piece//
jacket | H&M ‘Long Jacket’

Look 1: Workwear Appropriate//
sweater dress | Abercrombie (similar)
bag | Rebecca Minkoff (similar here and designer version here)
shoes | Something Navy ’Nix Bootie

Look 2: Elevated Casual Wear//
hoodie | H&M (similar here)
jeans | Abercrombie ‘Ripped High Rise Mom Jeans
shoes | Alexander Wang ’Tina Booties
bag | Balenciaga ‘BB Round Small Embroidered Bag
bracelets | Sashi ’Tilu 3 Stack

Look 3: Street Style Edge//
t-shirt | Zadig & Boltaire ‘Give Us Hope
pants | Denim x Alexander Wang ‘Jogger Pants’ (similar here and here)
earrings | Amazon- Jules Smith ‘Imogen Earrings
bag | Top Shop ’Taylor Crossbody Bag’ (similar here)
watch | MVMT
shoes | Steve Madden ‘Daisy Pointy-Toe Pump

Live votre rêve!


What Is Too White to Wear to a Wedding?

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When I first saw this white striped ruffle dress I thought it was a jumpsuit. The way the bottom ruffles and slits form make it look just like a jumpsuit. I was pleasantly surprised when I tried it on and it was a dress. The bow detailing on the sleeves is so darling and really made this dress standout. I got this dress days before I would be attending a rehearsal dinner and it got me thinking, is this dress too white to wear and what is too white to wear to a wedding?
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Bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, and weddings are the three events that women have to be really thoughtful with what they wear. It’s always up to the bride to decide if you can wear white, cream, ivory, off-white, etc. to their big events. If you don’t know the bride don’t even think about wearing any shade of white. If you are friends with the bride or she is family ask if her she cares what you wear.

For my wedding, I wanted my mom and mother-in-law to wear cream with gold or silver undertones because they looked tied in with the bridal party and made pictures look great. If a wedding guest wore white I would have been like “what the heck?” but I would not have let it bother me because it really doesn’t matter. For my rehearsal I didn’t wear white myself and it didn’t bother me one bit if anyone else wore white.

One time I wore a cream lace dress to my friends bridal shower. I asked if she cared and she said she didn’t. She was the type of friend I knew wouldn’t mind but I wanted to ask anyways. I also attended a wedding where the bride walked down the aisle in a stunning red Vera Wang gown and the wedding guests were required to wear white or black!

You’re better safe than sorry and I’d stay aways from white, cream, ivory or off-white when attending anything wedding related unless you are given the OK from the bride! Beware, she may be offeneded by just you asking if you can wear white.
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The Breakdown:
This dress is so much prettier on than hanging on the hanger. Once I had it on I felt like I had to have it. I wasn’t sure where I was going to go in it, but somewhere. I didn’t end up wearing this to the rehearsal dinner but I had my birthday and our anniversary in the same week and knew I’d wear it to something! I stuck with nude shoes to help elongate my legs and a simple earring. There is a lot going on with the strips and ruffles so the dress doesn’t need much. I thought I wanted to wear a necklace but none looked right, I think it was because the bow detailing on the sleeves. Sometimes you need to try a few things on until you get the right feeling.

Would you wear white to any wedding related events??

dress | Misa Los Angeles ‘Rosa Dress
shoes | Alexander Wang (similar)
earrings | from Rowe Boutique  (similar)
ring (on index finger) | GorjanaSkyler Cuff Ring

Live votre rêve!