Hello all! So my biggest struggle in the winter is staying warm while also staying cute. My immediate reaction is to throw on the biggest sweater in my closet, some boots, and be done. But that gets boring really quickly and is definitely not work appropriate.
Hello all…happy Tuesday! This week has already been crazy and it’s only going to get busier. But, I like staying busy, so it’s good for me. It’s also going to be good for you because I have had tons of great blogging ideas already that I’m hopefully going to be implementing in the next couple of weeks so stay tuned for those! I’m already so excited!
One of the things that I love about North Carolina is our crazy weather. Two weeks ago it was in the 90s, but a good portion of last week barely made it into the 80s. Although it is kind of hard to prepare for, the nice part about varying weather is it means I can experiment with outfits.
This look for example. I would typically only wear this hat in the fall and the winter because it was felt. But, I needed a little something extra against the wind and this outfit kind of fell into place. That is something that I love about fashion. Sometimes, the least planned outfits, but the ones that just happen turn out to be the best ones.
Although I love this top, I’ve had a surprisingly difficult time integrating it into my wardrobe. It is a thicker fabric, which is great because you obviously can’t wear an outer layer with the ruffled sleeves. I’ve struggled though to find the right bottom combination and jewelry. I like how the dark jeans and darker necklace both pop against the top and make it look more pink than a slightly darker skin tone.
Lots of great outfit and lifestyle posts to come this weeks so make sure to stay tuned! Until next time, XO
Hat: J.Crew, similar here
; Necklace: J.Crew, similar here
; Top: Anthropologie, similar here
; Watch: Omega
; Jeans: JBrand
; Purse: Vintage Coach, similar here
; Shoes: Madewell, similar here
Hello all! Happy Turtleneck Thursday! At its most basic function, a turtleneck is supposed to keep you warm. So what do you do when your turtleneck is a warm knit, but it is too big to wear a coat over and it is a little loose? My solution was to layer a more fitted turtleneck underneath it. This way, you stay warm, but you also add some extra color, and in this case pattern as well. Plus, with two turtlenecks, you definitely don’t have to worry about a necklace!
Our message this week? Wearing a turtleneck does not limit your layering options to hiding said turtleneck under a regular sweater. Turtlenecks are fun and versatile so experiment! We would love to hear what you come up with! XO
Jumpsuits have always been a love of mine and this brightly geometric, billowing 70s silhouette is no exception. I love jumpsuits not only because they are easy to wear and super comfortable, but also because they are a statement piece all in themselves. Not very many people are willing to wear a jumpsuit so wearing one at all sets you apart. However, they are also great to wear with fun jewelry, chunky heels, or a sweater. I love the versatility a jumpsuit allows and the fun outfits you can create wearing one.
For me, the hardest part about wearing a jumpsuit is finding shoes to wear with it so the pant legs don’t drag against the ground. These heels were the perfect addition to the outfit today because they also have a 70s vibe which fit so well with the jumpsuit. With all of the pattern, I didn’t need a chunky necklace so this pearl strand was perfect. The hat was the perfect final addition to give this look a fun, summer vibe. XO
Hello all and happy Friday! I hope you have had a wonderful week- mine has been a little busy as I get back into the swing of school. Today though, we didn’t have any school as I am snowed into my apartment. As I write this I sit with a cup of tea under my heated blanket trying to stay warm! This time of year is always a little difficult for me because I am very cold natured and always have a hard time staying warm. The key is layering, which you are going to be seeing a lot of in the next couple of weeks. For me, the most important parts of my layering combination are my base layer and the last thing I put on. My favorite base layer is a turtleneck and this one is perfect because it is a thinner material, which makes it easy to put under multiple sweaters at the same time. The middle steps aren’t as difficult for me, but by far the most important step is the last one. In this outfit, my last step was the scarf. I already had on the hat and sweater and felt pretty good and cozy, but the scarf really tied everything together (no pun intended!) and added that extra layer of heat that I needed! More layering tips and more fun outfit posts coming soon! XO
Hello my dear friends! I hope all is well. All is good here, although it was freezing today. Temperature wise it wasn’t that bad, but the sun never came out and it just felt so cold! However, that is great for my new urges to wear hats every day. Thank goodness I had added to my hat collection recently. Moral of the story, expect to see lots of hat this winter!
In other news, I have some very exciting news for y’all…Lefty Living Life now has an app! It is completely free and is another awesome way for you to keep up with Lefty and all of my fun adventures if you don’t already subscribe to our weekly newsletter (you should still subscribe because the newsletters are extra fun every week!). Just go to the app story and search Lefty Living Life, I’m the only thing that comes up! Lots more exciting things going on this year so stay tuned. Also notice today that I didn’t wear pink or sequins- quite an accomplishment for me 🙂 XO
P.S. the scarf is from Zara and is one of my favorite things because I use it as a blanket as soon as I sit down. It wouldn’t go into the widget so here is the link!