I LOVE the fourth of July. Watching fireworks on a summer night with friends and family, what’s not to like? I also love playing with the day’s color scheme. If you’re not careful, it can be easy to look like Fourth of July threw up on you. I could have opted for red shoes but I chose to keep the red subtle in this outfit so as not to go overboard. So I added red lipstick, red trimmed sunglasses, and a red scarf. BTW, how cute is this animal print scarf? Love it! I absolutely love this embroidered stars top too, it’s not only perfect for Fourth of July but for all summer! The extra wide, oversized sleeves are dreamy! It also comes with a cami underneath since the top is crocheted. This is definitely an outfit I’ll be wearing many times this summer.
This off the shoulder blouse trend has been around for a while and it’s still going strong. I found this top at H&M and it was too cute to pass on. Apparently, everyone else thought so too because it already sold out. But I did link two very similar ones. This off the shoulder blouse has summer written all over it. It’s lightweight, casual, and effortlessly chic. Wear it with jeans or tucked into a skirt, either look is perfect for summer. Also, I have to talk about this hat again. It’s the perfect summer accessory and it’ll keep the sun off your face—so practical! And it’s under $20!
This is one of my favorite go-to outfits when I don’t know what to wear or am too lazy to pick out an outfit. I like it for a few good reasons, 1) it’s comfortable, 2) it looks put together, and 3) it’s easy to throw on. You just can’t go wrong with a white blouse, skinny jeans, and a good wedge. These jeans are in constant rotation in my wardrobe. I wear them almost every day. They are seriously so comfortable and they go with everything!
Another item heavy in my wardrobe rotation is this pair of wedges. They are so cute and they also go with everything. Don’t you just love it when you find an item that you can seriously style 100 different ways? The best part though is that these wedges are inexpensive, they’re under $35! They’re perfect for pairing with summer dresses, shorts, jeans, skirts. Really, they go with everything— I love it!
We’ve been having a lot of wind storms in Las Vegas lately. When that happens, I always break out a light jacket because I don’t like my shirt flying all over the place. This is a casual and functional go-to look. My top is a nursing tank so I’m always ready to feed my baby without much maneuvering of clothes. And these jeans are my new favorite. I love the edgy style and the zipper and cut-off detail at the ankles. They’ve been on repeat more than I care to admit. The best part—they’re on sale! Originally $189, they are now marked down under $50!
Zipper ankle jeans—yes please. I love love love this denim pair of Joe’s Jeans. They are soft, stretchy, and I absolutely love the raw hem and zipper detail. I’ve been wearing them with casual tops and sandals for a casual, everyday outfits but they look equally cool with dressier tops and heels. This is one of the more comfortable pairs of jeans that I’ve ever purchased. They’re currently on sale for 70% off!
I wanted to do an outfit post with these shoes as soon as I got them. You’d think I’d be sick of seeing them since it seems like everyone and their mother owns a pair, or two five. Well, there’s a reason why Valentino’s Rockstud pumps have stuck around for so long, they’re awesome. They go with practically everything and are possibly the easiest way to give an outfit a little edge without going overboard. They’re also comfortable. I opted for the higher heel (4 inches, they also come in 2.5 inches), however, they feel much lower than 4 inches.
This military overcoat is one of my favorite pieces from my wardrobe. The fabric is heavy and has a velvety-like texture to it, it’s such a luxe piece. This coat doesn’t see the outside of my closet too often because it’s never cold enough to wear it. These past few weeks have been chilly though so I decided it was time to take it for a walk. I love the subtle details of this coat. This is one of those investment pieces that I never get tired of seeing. There are so many cool military overcoats out there, it’s hard to choose from all the different styles. The navy color and the subdued details drew me to this particular one because it’s simple enough to wear over any outfit but it still has some texture and cool details.
These black cross strap cut out ankle boots by BCBGMAXAZRIA are perfection. Ankle boots or ankle booties, whatever you call them, in my opinion, are a closet staple. There are so many ways to wear them. Today I’m wearing mine with black coated skinny jeans. I love a great black pointed-toe boot. When paired with black pants, this style of boots will help elongate the legs and make you appear taller and slimmer.
“…this style of boot will help elongate the legs and make you appear taller and slimmer.”
Personally, I’ve never owned a cutout ankle boot before, I’d always opt for a regular black leather ankle bootie. However, this time around, I haven’t been able to find ankle boots that I like so I broadened my search and found these beauties. The cross strap and cut out design make them stand out and give them an edgy vibe. From the front, they appear to fully cover the foot which makes them great for pairing with pants. Conversely, the cut out sides give them the appearance of pumps, making them easy to pair with dresses and skirts. It’s a wonderfully versatile boot.
How to style ankle boots
Ankle boots can sometimes make the legs appear shorter. Sometimes you have to be careful how you style them based on your height and silhouette. Next week’s outfit post will feature these same boots paired with a skirt, and with a dress. I’ll be talking about proportions, dressing for your body type, sharing some tips on how to style ankle boots with anything, so stay tuned for that! If you like these boots, make sure to check them out and buy them asap! I got them a while back and they’ve already sold out in all department stores. Click the links below to shop.
This leather purse is perfect for toting around everyday. The side pockets are ideal for keeping your cell phone and keys easily accessible, and the color goes with just about everything. Saffiano leather has a crosshatch pattern that makes is easy to identify. This type of leather is easy to clean, most liquids just glide right off. I’m loving this new tote, it’s pairs very well with a casual look and equally with a sophisticated one.