My Outfit Details:
I know that it has been a short while since there’s been a new post up on NWL, but I am so glad to be back. I took a bit of a “blogging break” for most of this month to really dig into my brand and my mission/purpose with this blog. I want to be as helpful as I can possibly be to each one of you that reads my blog posts or my Instagram captions. So that’s what will be going into each post that I write on my blog and what you can expect from me! If there is ever a post that you’d like me to write about, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or just in general if you ever have a question on how to style a certain piece or what to wear to a specific event!
And now onto this outfit…
After two trips to California this summer (San Fran 3-day Guide coming on Thursday!), I think that the laid back yet edgy styles started to rub off on me. Whenever I travel I’m always looking at what other girls are wearing to get inspiration for my own wardrobe as well as some research, if you will, to be able to tell others what to wear to certain destinations. And this outfit is a blend of some of the key pieces I saw over and over again on my trips.
Where has this jacket been all my life?! I’ve always considered my jean jacket as a staple in my closet, but I had never really considered how versatile an oversized version could be. Especially when the temps start to drop and you need a bit more coverage than a more cropped jacket! It’s like wearing your favorite oversized cardigan but just in denim. I think it just adds the most edgy/cool/casual vibe to any outfit that I pair it with whether that’s with a mini dress or my favorite pair of black jeans!
Before I had even been in LA for a full 24 hours I knew that I needed a dress like this and was on the hunt right away. I can’t tell you how many cute Cali girls were wearing flirty and feminine dresses like this one. But what I love most about this style of dress is that it can so easily be styled a bunch of different ways. I’ve worn it so many times since it came in and I’ve been able to style it with block heels for a classic look or sneakers to keep things more casual. I also LOVE the fit on this dress; it’s so flattering with the tie-waist and a-line skirt. Every time I wear it I feel like I’ve lost 5 pounds because of how flattering this silhouette is!
I can’t believe I’ve been able to hold out on buying Adidas sneakers for a year now. So many of my study abroad friends were buying them while we were in Paris, but I just couldn’t commit. I just didn’t think that the Superstar was the right fit for my body type and style. The toe was just too rounded and it shortened my leg in a way that I just wasn’t loving. It wasn’t until I visited San Fran that I saw a girl wearing the Campus sneaker in ‘Clear Brown’ and knew that I had to have a pair for myself. She was wearing a sleek trench, skinny jeans, and these sneakers and it was just the perfect easy casual outfit to throw on over and over again. Not to mention comfy! I found these sneakers at Urban Outfitters for a much better price (they’re currently on sale for $50!!) and got a size 7 based on reviews that they run a bit big – they fit perfectly. These sneakers will be going with just about everything this season for me: skinny jeans, dresses, track pants, you name it!