LIGHT AS A LEATHER (JACKET)

Aviator Sunglasses (old, similar here) / Express Faux Leather Jacket (and one I’m coveting here!) / Boyfriend Denim Shorts (old, similar here) / Michael Stars Black and White Stripe Tee Shirt / Layering Rings / Lip Color / White Converse Shoes
Let’s face it; in the Summer, we often have to store our favorite Fall jackets away until it’s abrupt re-arrival in mid September. I know, it’s illogical (and downright uncomfortable ) to break out your thickest fur jacket or heavy duty trench coat, but who’s to say we can’t break some of them out a little early? I’m talking about those simple layering jackets hanging out in your closet waiting for a little loving. Those jackets are perfect for cloudy or unpredictable summer days! Yes, your light trench coats, favorite staple blazers, and one I can’t seem to be able to take off: the perfect (faux) leather jacket. This Express jacket (I call it my “LBJ”) in particular not only goes with everything, but also gets complements left and right. I have yet to find an outfit it doesn’t go with and a person who isn’t infatuated with it. In fact, I’m even looking into purchasing a another one for it’s quality and versatility. Quilting may play a minor role in that too, because, I mean, quilting – I just can’t get enough. 
Shop some of my favorite leather jackets here:

What jackets are you thinking of breaking out early? Any particular way you plan to style it? Let me know in the comments!

xoxo


WEEKEND WANDERLUST

Aviator Sunglasses / Ralph Lauren Fitted Boyfriend Shirt (similar GAP one here, use code “EXTRA”for an extra 25% off!) / White V-Neck Tee (only $12!) / Fringe Denim Shorts (old, similar here) / F21 Layered BraceletsDiamond Stud Earrings / MIA Thong Sandals (old, similar here
For the past few weekends, we have been heading out of our suburbia to the smaller surrounding cities to walk, eat, and catch up with one another. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t utterly in love with this and the unique cities and shops we visit, if you’re following me on Instagram I’ve probably been blowing up your feed with photos! On these days I like to wear simple pieces, but I still mix in a few light layers for our unpredictable weather, and in the event of spilling on my white shirt (Instagram followers, you know what I’m talking about). I’m excited to see what next weekend holds, the cities seem to have so much to see and do that one trip never seems to be enough, so maybe (if I’m lucky) we’ll even return! 
xoxo

STRIPES ON STRIPES

I love incorporating a scarf into my daily ensembles in order to have it on hand in case the weather decides to interfere with my look (like it decided to do while taking these pictures, darn wind!). That, and keeping my hair up or braided, helps to ensure that my hair stays out of my face.

GAP Striped Shirt (on sale and get an extra 30-40% off with code THANKS) / Stripes AE shorts (similar for less than $20 here) / Dolce Vita sandals (on sale here and here!) / Layered Bracelets / Similar Rings here and here / Diamond earrings / Betsey Johnson Cat-Eye sunglasses (on sale!)
If you ask me, stripes are a staple print in any closet. While I may be a little impartial (maybe a little more than a little) to simple, solid colors, I can’t help myself when it comes to stripes. So much so that I layer them on top of each other, I mean even my shoes are “striped” here! 
The GAP shirt I’m wearing here has quickly become one of my favorites as well, I wear it on almost a weekly basis in some way or another; whether tied around my waist, as a swimsuit cover-up, un-buttoned, or like above. In full honesty, I own at least 10 different button down shirts. “But they’re just so versatile!” is my honest excuse. You can wear them season to season and for a number of occasions while looking perfectly put together. Can you say “perfection”? Because these men’s style shirts sure can. Shop some of my favorites below: