Preppy in Pink

Preppy in Pink - Lefty Living Life

I feel like this look is about as classic to my typical style as you can get. Top knot, lipstick, pink, lots of jewelry, overall super girly and preppy. As much as I like to experiment and try new things, sometimes it is nice to stick with what you know too. And a button-down under a sweater with a skirt and a big necklace is second nature for me.

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One Pair of Pants, Two Ways

2017, summer, OOTD, chambray, tuxedo jacket, pink,

2017, summer, OOTD, chambray, tuxedo jacket, pink,

2017, summer, OOTD, chambray, tuxedo jacket, pink,

2017, summer, OOTD, chambray, tuxedo jacket, pink,

2017, summer, OOTD, chambray, tuxedo jacket, pink,

2017, summer, OOTD, chambray, tuxedo jacket, pink,

2017, summer, OOTD, chambray, tuxedo jacket, pink,

2017, summer, OOTD, chambray, tuxedo jacket, pink,

2017, summer, OOTD, chambray, tuxedo jacket, pink,
One of my favorite things to do is be able to style a certain piece so it is perfect for two completely different situations. These pants for instance. At first, they are super boho, which is a little out of my comfort zone, but I love it. They are also perfect for dressing up because it is almost like wearing a maxi skirt. As soon as I saw them, I knew I wanted to do a post about styling them, so here goes. 
For the first look, I really wanted to enhance the boho vibe and it was just what I needed for a food truck festival I recently attended. The tank top and the necklace were my two constants with the outfits. So, I added a tied chambray to dress it down and add a little more to the boho vibe. Plus, with the flowy-ness of the pants, I wanted something to enhance my waist a little and the tied shirt acted as a belt. A cute headband and girly sneakers were the perfect way to finish this look. 
For the second look, I wanted to make an outfit that was good for a date or a night out. Heels were obviously a must and the tuxedo jacket was the perfect way to finish the look off. A sparkly clutch and pink lips were the girly details that I needed to make this outfit more me.
Being able to change the look of a certain piece can be hard, but it is normally worth the effort. How would you have worn these pants? Until next time, XO. 

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Chambray and Leather

J.Crew, 2017, summer, leather, chambray, pink, Lefty Baking Life, food, OOTD,

J.Crew, 2017, summer, leather, chambray, pink, Lefty Baking Life, food, OOTD,

J.Crew, 2017, summer, leather, chambray, pink, Lefty Baking Life, food, OOTD,

J.Crew, 2017, summer, leather, chambray, pink, Lefty Baking Life, food, OOTD,

J.Crew, 2017, summer, leather, chambray, pink, Lefty Baking Life, food, OOTD,
Hello all! It’s Monday for me and I am excited about the start of a new week. There is just something about the beginning of the week that gives me such faith. I always seem to have my best ideas at the beginning of the week and so far, I’ve had quite a few about outfit posts, things to bake for Lefty Baking Life, how to decorate my apartment, and other random things. Hopefully, I’ll be able to accomplish some of these ideas this week and they won’t just sit on my to do list. 
Quick word about baked goods before we talk about this outfit. If you didn’t see yesterday’s post, it is for a fabulous and classic lemon bar recipe. I love the juxtaposition between a tart lemon curd and a buttery crust! Also, I am excited to announce this week’s goodie for Lefty Baking Life…caramel brownies! These are some of my favorite chocolate desserts and it has been so tempting not to eat all of them! If you want some, comment below, message me, email me or text me and we will work out the details! You also can go directly to our facebook page or the go fund page. Also, if you have any requests for Lefty Baking Life goodies, let me know! I always love trying new things. 
I always struggle with what to wear this time of year. My mind is already thinking about fall clothes but when it’s at least 80 degrees, I want as few a layers as possible. So, I’ve been wearing some of my more transitional clothes without the layers and with fun pops of color to keep them summery. Chambray and leather are my two go-tos when it comes to transitional pieces because they are lighter but easy to layer. Without the layers though, they make the perfect fun outfit. A little pale pink and hot pink were the perfect additions to give this outfit that extra summer kick I was looking for. Until next time, XO

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Stripes and Chambray

2017, summer, OOTD, chambray, stripes, personal, pearls, J.Crew, sparkly,
Hello all! Happy weekend! It is still early here because I’m writing this in advance to publish later, but I have lots going on today! I’m starting off this morning with one of my new favorite activities, the Farmer’s Market! I love being able to support local farmers, plus I love the food. I’ve been a couple of weeks in a row and the hand pie lady (no surprise there since I get one every time) and the tomato people now recognize me! It feels like I am finally a regular in a town I’ve lived in my whole life! 
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After the Farmer’s Market, I am off to work at the Gallery. I am so excited about the show because it is finally all hung and it looks amazing! I want to buy it all for myself! But it is so exciting to be able to walk in every morning and say I did this. I could not be more excited about this job and this opportunity!
2017, summer, OOTD, chambray, stripes, personal, pearls, J.Crew, sparkly,
Finally, my parents are fabulous and are delivering the last bit of my furniture to my apartment! Now all I have to do is finish getting everything set up and decorate! I am loving the apartment so far and  I will definitely be posting more about it once it is all set up.
2017, summer, OOTD, chambray, stripes, personal, pearls, J.Crew, sparkly,
Well, enough about that for now, let’s talk about clothes for a minute, this is a fashion blog after all! It has been pleasantly cool the past couple of days, which has been the perfect chance for me to start experimenting with layering and transitional pieces. I love wearing a chambray or a jean jacket as an outer layer with fun patterns underneath it. It just adds an extra dimension and the sparkly shoes were the perfect finishing touch. Until next time, XO
Necklace: Similar here; Top: Anthropologie, similar here and here; Chambray: J.Crew; Jeans: J.Crew; Purse: J.Crew; Shoes: J.Crew; Bracelets: Here, here, here, here, and here; Glasses: The View on Elm.
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Sequins and Chambray

2017, OOTD, sequins, chambray, pink, J.Crew,
Hello all! I hope your week is going well soon. Just a little note before we talk about sequins…there are going to be some changes on the blog coming up. I am very excited about them and I can’t wait to show you. So make sure to stay tuned over the next couple of weeks and as always, feel free to leave feedback in the comments or email them to me! 
2017, OOTD, sequins, chambray, pink, J.Crew,
As you probably know, Jenna Lyons is one of my main style icons. Obviously she has great style, but I really connected with her when I discovered her in high school. She was wearing sequins and looked perfectly undone, but she was also wearing this giant, bold glasses on the red carpet. I have always loved my glasses, but to see someone wearing dramatic glasses on the red carpet was incredible and encouraging. Since then, Jenna has continued to inspire me and my style. 
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When I saw this skirt on J.Crew Factory, I knew I had to have it. I could already envision so many outfits just from seeing it online. So, on a whim I ordered it. As much as I love sequins, a sequined mini skirt is a little out of the box for me. However, I am already in love with this skirt. It was the perfect pairing to a chambray and pink sneakers. 
2017, OOTD, sequins, chambray, pink, J.Crew,
As you know, I love to dress up certain pieces or wear them in interesting ways. These pink sneakers are so adorable and I love wearing them with big jewels or a dress. It makes them so much cooler and way more fun. They were the perfect pairing with the sequined skirt because I was trying to dress down the skirt so it worked for every day life. 
2017, OOTD, sequins, chambray, pink, J.Crew,
I am a huge fan of chambray shirts because they are way more versatile and fun than just a plain old button-down. The chambray worked perfectly with this skirt and was also a great opportunity to channel Jenna with the perfectly undone…half-tucked/ half-untucked top. 
2017, OOTD, sequins, chambray, pink, J.Crew,
The final touch for this look was simple jewelry and accessories. When you have a sequined skirt, knowing the limit is important and I think a big necklace or earrings would have pushed this outfit over the edge. Until next time, XO 
Skirt: J.Crew Factory; Shoes: Cole Haan; Top: J.Cew; Purse: Vintage Coach, similar here; Ring: David Yurman; Watch: Omega; Bracelet: J.Crew; Nail Polish: Butter London; Sunglass: Oliver Peoples, similar here
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Denim on Denim

2017, OOTD, summer, chambray, sparkly,
Hello all! Happy Tuesday! As it is for most people, denim is a staple in my wardrobe whether I am dressing it up with heels and big jewelry or just hanging out with a t-shirt and jeans. I also love chambray shirts. They are great tucked into a skirt or worn as a cardigan over a sun dress. But I hate the idea of not being able to wear two of my favorite pieces together. Here are my two secrets to wearing denim on denim without wearing a Texas Tuxedo. 
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1. Do not wear the same color wash. Make sure your two washes are very distinct. This is the one time when matching is bad. The more contrasting your wash colors, the more cohesive your outfit will be without looking like a matching set. 
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2. Do not be too aggressive with your denim. If you are already wearing a denim shirt and jeans, you do not need to add a jean jacket. My rule of thumb is two denim items per outfit. That typically keeps me from going too overboard. 
2017, OOTD, summer, chambray, sparkly,
Of course, there are probably all kinds of rules we could come up with, but I try and not get too bogged down with that kind of stuff. When in doubt, stick with your gut and some sparkles can never hurt! Until next time, XO

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Chambray and PomPoms

2017, spring, chambray, pink, J.Crew, OOTD,
Hello all! It has been a tough and emotional past couple of weeks, hence the sporadic posting. But I am hoping to get back into my grove as of tonight and I have some big plans for posts next week. So, make sure to stay tuned and subscribe to the email list so you don’t miss any updates! 
2017, spring, chambray, pink, J.Crew, OOTD,
One of my favorite materials to wear during transitional months is chambray. It gives you that extra warmth you want and is great for layering, but the material itself isn’t so thick. There is just something so classic about a chambray button-down. 
2017, spring, chambray, pink, J.Crew, OOTD,
For me, the perfect chambray color is a little lighter so it creates a nice contrast with my darker jeans. I love denim in all forms, but I don’t like when all of denim shades match. A little too “Texas tuxedo” for me! 
2017, spring, chambray, pink, J.Crew, OOTD,
The great thing about chambray is that it is so easy to accessories. If you wear it with jeans, you basically have a blank slate that is just begging for some statement jewelry. I just picked up these earrings at J.Crew and I am in love. 
2017, spring, chambray, pink, J.Crew, OOTD,
The color is the perfect pop for summer or with a black dress. They are made of a papery material so they are incredibly light and easy to wear all day, no matter what you are doing. Statement earrings are definitely my go-to accessory right now! Until next time, XO

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