Many stylish people have a specific go-to print of choice that might include plaid, polka-dots (another one of my favorites), or cheetah/leopard print. Mine is defiantly floral prints; “Hi I’m Kelsey, and I’m a floral-print addict.” I can’t even keep them clear of my closet in the fall or winter! You can take all the solid-colors, plaids, leopard, or whatever your favorite print or non print of choice might be, but please don’t deprive me of my florals!
I will find a way to incorporate floral prints into my fall/winter wardrobe, and this blouse just makes it all too easy. The blouse by Australian label Spell & The Gypsy Collective, caught my eye immediately, as it is splashed with a beautiful floral print in shades of yellow and orange that more resemble the changing fall leaves, as opposed to the typical floral garment that is normally adorned in pastels and bright colors. With this blouse I can still get away with wearing floral print, while sporting a classic fall color pallet.
The finishing touch includes these awesome side-ruffle jeans by Citizen’s of Humanity, my classic gucci GG belt, and my Gucci Marmont bag and fringe slides. It’s still not cold enough to pack away mules and slides, so I’ll hang onto them until my it’s strictly time for closed toe shoes. Once that happens I would pair this outfit with nude boots and add a faux fur cream vest. The blouse also won’t be packed away with much of my fall/winter wardrobe come spring, as it will work beautifully with white pants or shorts for warmer weather seasons. Xo Kelsey
So white lace tops have pretty much been dominating the style set for the last few seasons. This year showed no slowing down in this flattering trend that is now at classic status. Now that we are finally having a cool down in the weather and fall is in the air, it feels right to pack away summer’s white lace tops. But you don’t have to do it! Your white lace tops can still be worn for fall and winter and this includes long or short sleeves, and even sleeveless styles. You can layer them over a black or white matching turtleneck (as long as the lace top isn’t too fitted), or incorporate them into your layering routine which is always a great option for the colder months ahead.
Even though I don’t show you how to layer my sleeveless white top below, it’s easy to add a black leather jacket or sweater (or both) into this look. Click here for another way I’ve styled a lace top. The white lace top can also be fancied-up with a pleated skirt in satin or velvet, or dressed down with jeans and boots. I like to incorporate whimsical touches to my outfits, like this adorable Gucci inspired bow-brooch with white flower I found from a fantastic independent designer on etsy. She makes them in other colors too!
I’m still seeing white lace blouses in style for spring of 2018 so it’s never a waste to purchase a few in different styles and sleeve lengths, because this popular garment definitely has strong staying power for many seasons ahead! xo, Kelsey
Blouse by Chicwish
Brooch by Olga Re on Etsy
Bag by Saint Laurent
Pants by Asos
Shoes by Tory Burch
Bracelets by Hermes and J.Crew
Jean jackets are such a huge style maker for 2017 and they are so easy to layer, dress up, or wear casually all year long. As opposed to years past, this year’s popular style of jean jackets have included fun design elements including embellishments like pearls, embroidery, and patches. Back in June I posted my other adorable jean jacket that features embroidered rose patches. I didn’t stop there with that jacket, and found myself drooling yet again over this pearl embellished style. It features a longer bodice that my other jean jacket with a more deconstructed fabrication, which toughens up the feminine pearls and rhinestones.
Every time I’ve worn this jean jacket out on the town I get stopped and asked, “OMG! Is that THE jean jacket from Pinterest?!” No, that one is high-end designer, probably Givenchy or Balmain, or something that costs waaaaaay too much to even consider. Lucky for me, I was able to snag this knock-off version on Asos for less than $200. Of course it sold out the day after I bought it. Popular items can go very fast on Asos, something I’ve learned quickly. That is why, a few times each week, I check the Asos app for their newest arrivals. In my last blog post I wore a Missguided lace kimono that also sold out in a day. Sadly, this jacket had the same fate. Hopefully the designer River Island will produce a some more of these so people can get their hands on this gorgeous jacket. For now, I’ll just feel lucky that I have it in my collection. It’s going to be a great layering item to wear all year long. Another reason why I didn’t hesitate to click and buy as soon as I laid my eyes on it. xo -Kelsey
Jacket by River Island on Asos
Jeans by GAP
White peplum top by Lulu’s
Shoes by Steve Madden
Vintage silver clutch