whenever i head out on the town with girlfriends, we naturally start a group message to see what everyone is planning on wearing. this past weekend my reply was, “the usual”. my friends know i love a bodysuit, high waisted jeans and boots. i usually go for a black top, just because i know i’ll feel comfortable in them and let’s be real if i spill or sweat you can’t tell LOL. depending on the night i may throw on a jean jacket, a leather jacket, fuzzy coat or a trench.
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as you have seen, i’ve been obsessed with this affordable teddy coat from Forever21. my favorite part about it, is it’s reasonably priced. though i love shopping, i really do pick and choose what i splurge on, and coats are not one of those things (i think everyone in CA should invest in a nice leather jacket and that’s about it).
there’s something about leather that is just so sexy. leather boots, jackets, skirts and leggings are always a good idea. i will say, if i wear leather it’s a big ticket item that i’ve spent months saving up for. i’ve wanted leather leggings for years, but the helmut lang pair that i want are over $600. i decided to give up on my legging hunt, until i found these bad boys.
there’s nothing like cozying up in your favorite sweaters when the cool weather hits. i’ve become obsessed with sherpa and shearling this Fall, thank god it’s “in” right now. wrap me up in the biggest jackets and sweaters and i can go anywhere.
i love me a good romper. if you’ve been following me for a bit, then you already know it’s sort of an obsession. i always go for one that ties or synchs at the waist, looking for one that is tight at the smallest part of my body (you’ll never see me in one that is tight around the lower part of my hips). i feel like the key to finding a good romper is where it hits you on your hips/waist. whatever your shape is, you just need to find the style that works with your body type.
you've probably seen this jumpsuit everywhere & if you haven't then you've most likely seen it a bunch on me, because i've literally worn it at least once a week since i purchased it (no shame in my re-wearing game). there are so many reasons i love this jumpsuit, but i'm going to share why i'm obsessed and why i bought it in two different colors.
some of my favorite things this summer are wide legged pants and bodysuits. there's just something so sexy about a bodysuit and something so comfy about wide legged pants. whenever i'm in the heat and headed out to dinner in the summer i love some flowy pants (or skirt) and a flattering top. this look is so so easy for you to recreate and i'll be linking my favorites that are similar to this look below.
i can live in beige, blush and tan all summer long. am i the only one who is all or nothing with colors? i will go all bright colors head to toe or all neutrals. not only do neutral shades look better on us in the summer when we have a little more color, they are the perfect shade to wear then add a hint of color with a fun accessory you want to show off. i chose this chloe & isabel teal earring to add some flair to my neutral look.
the craziest thing to me is when i get more compliments on an outfit that i just threw together than an outfit i put a ton of thought in to. growing up in california, i think us californians want easy, cute and simple looks. we are busy people, just trying to look effortlessly cute. the perfect summer uniform is a fun tee, jeans (or jean shorts), sandals, sunnies and a fun bag. nothing too fancy, but when you throw it all together you get a great look.
want to know a little secret? nothing i bought that i'm wearing in these photos was expensive. the shoes are from old navy, the jeans on sale from revolve, the top from nordstrom rack, purse from marshalls and the sunnies were a steal from nordstrom bp. sometimes to be fashionable, the good finds make the best looks. i'm going to link my favorite affordable summer finds with you below. i hope you can throw together your own fun summer look, if you do, be sure to share it with me!
it's wine wednesday ya'll! if you know me you know i love wine. it's my go to drink & living in the bay area it's the perfect place to be for good wine. i now want to talk a little bit about my favorite wineries to head to in wine country, because your girl has been to so many i want to spare you the bad spots. if you're heading there you can now go straight to the fun ones.
if this outfit doesn't make you want you to head to wine country, vacation or a wedding then i don't know what will. a floral dress with fun (low) heels is always my go to for a day in the sun at a fun event. i decided to throw this on before brunch and the whole look was a hit. it doesn't hurt that these shoes and dress are both super affordable!
when it's sunny in San Francisco, us San Franciscans live to be outside. Dresses, skirts, booty shorts, chubbies & frat tanks are everywhere. It's one of those cities that is breathtakingly beautiful on warm days and no one takes it for granted. just head over to Fort Mason, Golden Gate Park, the Marina Green or Dolores Park. you'll see they are packed with people having picnics, playing football or volleyball, listening to music and of course drinking (LOL)!
the average person sure as heck doesn't wear a dress to work everyday. they want to be cute & comfy, while functional to wear. we've all tried to wear something to work that looks super cute, but an hour in to the day realize it's super uncomfortable. there are so so many amazing looks you can pull together for work that are extremely comfy yet stylish.
spring and summer are months where i live in maxi dresses. they are comfortable, flattering and i tend to have a ton of fun events i need to wear dresses to during the summer months. buying a new dress for every event i have can break the bank, so i focus on getting nice yet affordable looks.
i just got back in to town from a week long vacation & i am feeling so so refreshed. i spent 8 days lounging, swimming, snorkeling, paddle boarding and sippin'. i couldn't feel better. that being said, we all know when we're traveling we want lightweight, vacation-esque & affordable looks.
my style has always been inspired by my family. my aunts have the absolute best style & we've always chatted about fashion. my aunt Lori has always put a 70's twist on her look. she always has a blonde shaggy haircut with fringe bangs, fun floral maxi dresses and the absolute best jumpsuits. style is one of those things that goes back centuries and we pick up little inspiration throughout our lives, it shapes our style today. i'm so grateful for my funky family to pass on some of their bay are hippie style.
whenever i'm planning on going to an event that i want to wear a dress to, it is usually hard for me to find one that isn't too low cut. i have found that off the shoulder dresses cover up my chest and allow for me to share off other areas i love like my legs. this dress has a bunch of slits so it makes me feel like i can still be cute and show a little bit of skin without having to have my boobs out. anyone else feel me here?
the weather is slowly starting to heat up here in the bay area that it is giving me all the desert vibes. there's something about this weather that brings my obsession with rompers to full force. i always find the coolest, most comfy rompers in the summer. this patterned one is my current favorite. it's perfect with these boots and hat to give it a festival look. you can also pair it with heels and a fun jacket to dress things up a bit.
i'm heading out on vacation next month and i have been brightening up my wardrobe as much as i can to match the island vibes i'm waiting for. i am over the moon excited to be at the beach & i feel like this top is the perfect addition to my spring and summer closet. i can wear it out to brunch on the weekends in SF with jeans or pear it with jean shorts and sandals and head to the beach.
this Easter Sunday is extra special in the Nolan house. it's not only Easter, April Fools Day, but it's also my mama's birthday. i am so excited to head over to my parents house to have a beautiful big brunch with a ton of my family. we will celebrate easter & watch all the kiddos go on an egg hunt, celebrate my mama & afterwards we will be heading to see the new Cirque Du Soleil (a family favorite).