A week in outfits #13

This post I’m going to go over some of my favorite outfits to wear on the weekends (and one workday outfit at the end)! You can see I’ve been a little jorts obsessed lately… I’m loving these 2 pairs I got from Poshmark and they’re truly awesome! What’s your current clothing item obsession?

Victoria’s Secret Atlanta Braves Top (old) | Jorts from Poshmark | Ninewest boots (old)

Lou & Grey Signature Linen V-Neck Tee | Jorts from Poshmark | Birkenstock Arizona

Lou & Grey Windowpane Mesh-Trim Tee | Jorts from Poshmark | Free People Sunchaser Shoeboot

Lou & Grey Tank Top (similar) | Jorts from Poshmark | Birkenstock Arizona

Lou & Grey Top | Ariztia Midi Dress (similar)

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A week in outfits #13

Capsule Wardrobe key items | Spring & Summer 2015

For this capsule wardrobe, there are a few key items that I’m extremely excited about and would love to share with you guys! Below are some new addition for my spring and summer wardrobe. I really love them all and hope that they would be helpful for those who are looking to add a few pieces in their wardrobe!

  1. Zara TRF Leather Jacket with Zip (similar here)
    I’ve been searching, searching and searching for this jacket ever since I saw it on Claire’s leather jacket video (also in love with the music), after searching all over the internet, going through many ups and downs and almost giving up on trying, I found one for $95 on eBay! It was such a bargain I could not believe my eyes when I first saw the listing. The jacket arrived a few days ago and it’s as dreamy and amazing as I imagined it to be! Though it might be a little too warm now that we’re a little far into spring and closing in on summer, I’m so excited to have it for the fall, winter, next spring and so on!
  2. Free People Sunchaser Shoeboot
    I finally bit the bullet and got these beauties! And honestly, even though the reviews online are not all great, personally I love them. I love the beautiful, complicated details on the shoes, they’re one of those statement shoes that as soon as you put them on, they elevates your overall look. And I also like how easy they are to get on and off with the zipper on the back.
  3. Lou & Grey Windowpane Mesh-Trim Tee (similar but solid color here)
    I got a size S which is 1 to 2 sizes larger than my usual size because that was the only size left, but I really love the flow of it and the windowpane patter is not overwhelming like some of the other options I’ve seen since it’s only at the front torso area. It is also extremely comfortable like all the other Lou & Grey items.
  4. Lou & Grey Duo Tee 
    I used to be scared and can almost say I felt negatively when it comes to buying white clothing, I thought it will get dirty too easily and the upkeep is going to be obnoxious. After so many years of wanting white but avoiding getting them, I finally gave in and got a white tee. I really love the mix material and the bottom shirttail flows so beautifully! White really is a great color for the warmer weather because it makes you feel so refreshing when you wear it.
  5. Birkenstock Arizona Soft Footbed Suede Sandal 
    This has been on my mind since last year, but since I wasn’t really sure how I would like the style, I got a similar style/cheaper pair on Zara to test out the water first before investing a lot of money on a real pair. I actually didn’t wear the pair from Zara other than trying it on at home and for blog pictures because the color was a little too out there for what I wanted. I ended up selling that pair on Poshmark and getting a pair of Birks to replace it, and I’m so glad I did. They’re so comfortable and the neutral color and relaxed style is exactly what I was looking for!
  6. Lou & Grey Tees (also love this and this)
    I don’t really have a lot of short sleeve tees other than a few I got from Target years ago that are at the end of their life, so after studying my wardrobe and seeing what I’ve been reaching for the most this past few weeks, which are all Lou & Grey tanks and light weight long sleeves, I decided to get a few short sleeve basics from Lou & Grey to add to my collection (yes I’m obsessed). I really love the quality of their shirts and the color for this spring is just too cute. Spicy orange anyone?
  7. TOMS Majorca Suede Bootie
    This pair is simply amazing. They’re on trend, stylish and so so comfortable! I spotted these on Nordstrom a while ago and when they were doing their triple points event, I immediately grabbed them. Even with the 2.75″ heel they are still very easy to walk in, and the perforated detail is gorgeous and make wearing them in the warmer months bearable. If you get one new pair of footwear this season, get these!
Capsule Wardrobe key items | Spring & Summer 2015

Sunning checklist

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Happy summer!  With a beach trip right around the corner, I think it’s a perfect time for me to make a beach essentials list to share and compare with everyone that’s planning trips to the beach this summer.  I don’t take a lot of things with me to the beach mainly because I don’t like them being exposed to the sunlight and heat for an extended period of time, so today I’m going to expose what’s in my beach bag (see what I did there?), sharing with you my necessities for the beach.

Sunscreen(face) – My mom always tells me to use different sunscreens for my face and body because the formula for regular sunscreens might are too oily for the face.  I’m taking my Sisley Super Ecran Solaire Visage Broad Spectrum Facial Sunscreen with SPF50+ for my face, It protects and prevents my face from getting too tan and at the same time doesn’t make me feel uncomfortable and overly oily.

Sunscreen(body) – I picked the Copperton Sport SPF30 for my body, choosing something not as intense as the face sunscreen because I would like to get a little more color on my body.  I like this because it’s not too sticky and it’s water resistant, which is perfect for when you’ll be going in and out of the water.

Lip balm – Your lips need to be protected from the sun as well, with the wind blowing and sun burning, you should reapply often to keep your lips hydrated and protected.  I packed my EOS lip balm as they’re my new love, this will be my first trial run to see how it’ll hold up in the heat.

Hat – A hat acts as a secondary sun protector for your face when you’re on the beach, and also a cover for your face when you lay down.  I got this adorable hat at Target, I picked it over the other ones because it has a wider brim that can provide more coverage.

Hair tie – Flowy hair in a picture on the beach looks beautiful, but the reality is it gets way too hot and sweaty for you to keep you hair down.  Always keep a spare hair tie or two in your bag in case you’re sick of the heat, wind blowing your hair all over the place, or just want to get it out of your way when you’re ready to get in the water.

Sunglasses – Sometime a hat provides enough shade for you eyes, but for times when it doesn’t, or if you opt for a no hat look at the beach this summer, a pair of good sunglasses is a must!  These Rayban Classic Aviators are great for protecting my eyes from the sun and keep me looking stylish.

Sandals – A must for your feet when walking on the burning sand.  I got these from the Georgia Tech bookstore right before I graduate because I wanted something I can wear on a daily basis that reminds me of my alma mater.  They’re actually very comfortable and easy to walk in, the wide straps provide enough support for the top of my feet so it doesn’t eat in my skin when I walk.

Towel – This Tropicana beach towel was a freebie from Tropicana in the late 80s I believe, my family have had it since I was a baby.  I don’t even think you can find this on eBay now, a serious vintage item if I do say so myself (jeez I feel old).  Despite how old it is, it’s still in great condition!  The color is still vibrant, and I love the old school graphic design.  This has been my beach stable my whole life and I plan on keeping it that way.

Technology – I try not to be on my phone as much when I’m with people, but it is nice to know you have the option to go into the zone and get some mental alone time when you want.  I also like to document my vacation so being able to snap a quick shot when things are happening is a must.

Bag – Going to the beach you should definitely opt for a bag with material that can handle the sun light, heat and water, also avoid dark color bags because it absorbs heat faster and might overheat your belongings.  I’m taking my large Longchamp bag because it has a zipper so you can seal the bag and prevents sand from getting in and making a mess, and the long handles are easy to carry by hand or as a shoulder bag.

What are your must haves for the beach this summer?

Sunning checklist