While I love that we have all of the season here in North Carolina, I have a love/hate relationship with our weather. The past few days it has been absolutely beautiful here. I mean 70 degrees, warm wind, and sunny. While I have loved the warmth, it is just going to be that much harder when it inevitably gets cold again. However, I am trying to enjoy this glimpse of spring while I can!
Hello all! Happy Saturday! I hope you are having a wonderful February so far. Today, I want to talk about one of my favorite subjects, transitioning pieces from season to season.
Especially after dealing with tiny closets in college, I had to become really deliberate about my wardrobe. I didn’t have the space or money to have a completely separate wardrobe for each season so I needed pieces to work easily no matter what season.
The key for is always making colors and patterns that are typically summery and toning them down for winter. For example, gingham is definitely a summer pattern especially when it is pink and white. But with dark jewel tones on top and dark tights and shoes, this skirt works well for winter.
Whenever you have a summer piece, adding dark colors, especially jewel tones can really help to make it more fall/ wintery. Obviously my favorite options are black, navy, and burgundy but you could do the same thing with dark browns, grays, or greens. Really anything to tone down the pastel. But at the same time, don’t let the fact that it is a “summer piece” limit you. It is almost always possible to wear something multiple ways. Until next time…
Ok, so we all know that I love to make a statement, but I acknowledge that I am a lot more adventurous than most. But I think we should all try and be adventurous and I think we so easily get pigeon-holed with these fashion rules and I just think that is silly.
Growing up in the South, I was always told no white after Labor Day. Well, let me tell you, I think that is a load of crap. I hate rules that tell me I can’t do things. Especially now that winter white is a trend, don’t be afraid to break the rules a little. Of course, wearing a white lace dress in the dead of winter probably isn’t the best plan, but a white wool skirt is perfect for transitioning into cooler weather and brightening up your winter wardrobe. Pair it with some dark neutrals and some bright details and you will be set.
Don’t forget that all of the pieces in my outfits are linked below in the pictures. Just scroll through until you find what you want! Until next time, XO
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!
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!
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.
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
Hello all! I hope your week is going well so far! This week has definitely been hard for me what with it being my last week at my job and I’ve been struggling a little with my health. As some of you know, I’ve been having stomach and digestion issue for almost two years now since my gallbladder stopped working. It is mostly under control, but then there are days like today, where it really bothers me and that definitely affects my mood and my day to day life.
Typically, I am a pretty happy person. The person you see on here and who you know from reading my posts is actually what I am like most of the time. But, that doesn’t mean that I don’t have down days just like every one else. Whenever I am having a down day, I try and wear something that makes me feel happy and beautiful to off-set it. Today’s outfit was all about my favorite things.
First there is this fabulous purse. Pink is just one of the things that always makes me happy, especially hot pink. In addition to pink, of course, I had to have some sparkles. I just got these shoes at J.Crew and I am already obsessed. They are comfy and oh so sparkly and I love it. Finally, this dress is new and when I put it on this morning, I felt awesome. That didn’t exactly translate to my photo shoot this evening, but sometimes you just don’t feel good about your pictures and that’s ok.
What are your tricks for perking yourself up on a down day? If you need a little pick-me-up, check out my Instagram story
. I live streamed my baking evening for the first time ever and had a blast! I’d love your feedback. Until next time…XO
Hello all! Happy Sunday! Today is Lefty Living Life’s five year anniversary, can you believe it? It seems like just yesterday I decided to start a blog with no plan, no vision, and absolutely no idea what I was doing. We’ve come a long way in five years and I want to take this time to say thank you. Your support, continued following, and feedback mean the world to me and make this whole process so much more fun! So thank you for sticking with me and here’s to another five years!
With today marking five years, it seemed only fitting that I wear one of the pieces that has been with me for almost the entire time. This New York Times graphic tee is by far one of my favorite pieces in my closet and it is one of those pieces that I keep coming back to time and time again.
Normally, I would say I’m not a t-shirt girl. But if there is any tie between my outfits and my style over the years, it is that there is no such thing as too many sparkles and I love dressing up an outfit. Whether it is dressing up jeans and a t-shirt or a sundress, I love experimenting and finding ways to make my outfits a little nicer and a little more sparkly.
The inspiration for this probably all comes from my high school English class when I was introduced to Oscar Wilde. Wilde has become one of my favorite authors and my favorite quote is from him: “You can never be overdressed or over educated.” I connected immediately with this quote because I always seem to overshoot the mark when it comes to formality whether I am trying to or not.
This t-shirt for example, is perfect for dressing up. The neutral color palette makes it easy to pair with almost anything whether it is a tulle skirt
, lots of pink
, or big earrings and a suit jacket. Suit jackets are great whether you are wearing them to work or otherwise. I love the look of a t-shirt and big jewels with a jacket. There is something so classic but fun about it, that is right up my alley.
So, thank you again for sticking with me these past five years and have a fabulous Sunday! XO
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.
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.
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.
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