Navy Pier

Navy Pier

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FullSizeRender[Outfit Details: Blouse: J.Crew; Shorts: J.Crew; Hat: Banana Republic; Bag: Fossil; Sandals: Madewell]

If I could insert all the sun/sand/lobster roll emojis in this plain text environment, I WOULD. This weekend was finally spring-like, with strong summer undertones. I was not complaining.

I spent the majority of time outside, and didn’t want to spend too long worrying in the shadows of my closet. Easy dressing was key. I’ve spoken fondly of my kinship with monochromatic dressing and navy, so it was only a matter of time until the two were married here on Steeped in Style.

Both the top and bottoms are from J.Crew and are super relaxed (either blousey, or elastic banded) which works well for a low-key vibe. The sandals and hat are two new additions this season, both will appear in many more posts I’m sure.

Again, shout out to Banana Republic for having L/XL size hats, for those with big brains like myself.

Now, who’s ready for another blissful weekend? What will you be wearing?

Rompin’

Rompin’

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 [Outfit Details: Romper: Nordstrom Rack; Sandals: Target (old, similar); Sunglasses: Warby Parker; Purse: Ralph Lauren]

Some pieces of clothing are straight up not “practical.” Non-functional, short-window clothing, are those items that you LOVE but only work for specific occasions, in specific climates while you’re in a specific mood. Anyone else feel me on this?

This romper/playsuit/jumper, whatever you want to call it, is one of those pieces. For now it’s slated for any warmer spring days, and cooler summer nights. And hey, maybe even early fall days, or with tights in winter?

Whether a prize piece has a long wearability window or not, the lesson I want to leave you with is this: If you like something enough or the way you feel wearing it, it should have a home in your closet.

That’s all for today (stepping off my style soapbox now).

Boyfriend Jeans//My #LDR

Boyfriend Jeans//My #LDR

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[Outfit Details: Jacket: J.Crew; Sweater: Gap; Jeans: LOFT (Similar here); Shoes: Superga; Sunglasses: Warby Parker]

I’ve fallen fast and hard for my new favorite boyfriend.

Boyfriend jeans that is. In all honesty, it’s the only long-distance relationship (LDR) I’ve ever had; I longingly think of them all week, until that moment on Saturday morning where we’re reunited for another weekend of blissful adventures. I take my clothing seriously! This is a style blog after all.

I’ve been really into the loose-fitting, semi slouchy, pant with a playful sneaker. Not really my signature look, but sometimes it’s fun to play in all the sandboxes.

What are you all lovin’ on fashionwise recently?

Good things come (Spring, that means you)

Good things come (Spring, that means you)

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[The Details: Top: Banana Republic, Skirt: F21; Necklace: Random, Pumps: Nine West]

As we all know, Spring has been quite late in arriving this year … even now I am patiently cuing up new items to debut. In the meanwhile though, I thought I’d share this outfit from my Easter weekend. I was inspired by an outfit (featured here) and had to test out my own version.

I think red paired with peachy pinks, or even a more icy blush tone, would work nicely no? Don’t worry about me, I’ll just be here planning spring outfits that will see the light of day in May (if we’re lucky).

Signing off on a high note,

Happy weekend!

Trial Safari

Trial Safari

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[The Look: Dress: F21, Shirt: J.Crew, Necklace: F21, Boots: Unisa]

I’ve already shared how much I love animal prints – but this outfit was really created out of a frustration with my current closet, and the same old same old weather. Starting with a simple sheath dress, try adding a button down shirt- either tied at the waist like I did, or open and loose for a more relaxed look. I went with a statement necklace and a classic pair of brown boots. You could also pair this look with heeled booties, and more jewelry for an off-duty weekend look.

Remember that your closet always holds more potential than you think it does! Happy weekend friends. xo

Fields of Green

Fields of Green

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[The Look: Embellished Sheath: The LOFT, Blazer: Vintage, Jeans: Rich and Skinny, Flats: Calvin Klein]

This title is inspired by my dear co-worker and friend who told me my top and blazer looked like a fresh and clean spring field. Apparently I have embodied my longing for warmer weather? Don’t hate it. I wanted to keep this look simple and wearable for work and after hours. I feel like a white blazer is such a crisp way to update other simple pieces and feel a tiny bit fancy. Also, I may be celebrating St. Patty’s day just a little early …. ?

Thanks for enduring these inside shoots too – I can’t wait for the warmer weather (yes, this is a occurring theme of my life) and being able to take some photos outside!

Once again, thanks for following along! xo

Emerald & Burgendy

Emerald & Burgendy

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[Sweater: Zara, Jeans: Paige, Smoking Slippers: DKNYC, Bag: Target, Nails: Essie Sheer Bliss]

Just a quick outfit post with a few of my seasonal favorites. I paired a dark lip with my shoes, and complemented it all with this side bag from Target. Always a great place for those trendy pieces that you want a taste of but don’t want to spend a bundle on.

March Forward

March Forward

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[Top: Banana Republic, Skirt: Old Navy, Flats: Nine West, Bracelets: F21, Nails: Essie Sand Tropez, Tart Deco)

Obviously couldn’t contain my excitement for MARCH any longer. I was giddy all week thinking about this fateful day and all the good things this season will bring. Wanted to celebrate with a ruffled top, and some peach accent on my nails and lips.

Happy weekend ya’ll!

the space between

the space between

I hate to say it, but we have now reached the point where winter sweaters seem dull, itchy, and overdone. To make matters worse, the store windows are already showcasing bright blouses, colored jeans, and ballet flats in candy colors. Sadly, the winter weather stretches on and on, and the calendar perpetually marks January, February …. you get the picture!

What we need is a way to stay current, fresh, and inspired in those in-between weeks (though it may feel like months) baring us from spring.

Here are a few of my recent attempts on this seasonally perpetual dilemma:

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1. Mix mint (or any other pastel would work) and gray for a look that only hints at springy pastels, but stays grounded with the winter neutrals (gray, browns).

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2. For a casual office approach, swap tailored shorts and tights for the usual black pants (only attempt if over 30 degrees out) with a complementary blazer.

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3. Layer a collared shirt with a loose fitting tunic for a fresh (but not trying too hard) feel – remember to pick patterns including colors in the same family though! In this case I chose blue on blue.

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4. Lastly, jazz up a simple look with a statement piece of jewelry/matching top with a simple bottom.

In the face of adversity we must rise to the (fashion) challenge. Am I right, or am I right? And someone please, let me know when spring finally arrives.