I hope you all had a wonderful NYE last night! I wanted to kick off the first of the year with a casual look. I am still ironing out some of my goals for 2016 (more about this later on this month), but one of the things I have as a top priority is narrowing down my wardrobe. I've lost a few pounds over the past few months through changing my lifestyle choices and I think it's time to sort through old items. I decided to take a different approach than I have in the past - if it's not something that screams "me" it's being donated or sold.
That concept lead me to think about what kind of style I really am. What do I really want my wardrobe to look like? I'm a little bit feminine, preppy, but with a whimsical twist. I love floaty layers and structured pieces. I love blush, camel, light blue, and navy. I like to play with texture and mix something masculine with feminine. You'll be seeing a whole lot of changes on my social media over the next few months to include a reorganization of my Pinterest boards/pins.
For the first post of the year, I thought I would share something that really felt like a perfect mix of what my style truly is... I wear dresses more than pants, and love boots. These boots were bought when I traveled to Lake Tahoe a few years back. I needed something warm and cozy at the time. I knew as soon as I laid eyes on them they would be a classic staple for years to come. Our temperatures dropped over the past week, and so they emerged from hiding in the back of my closet.
I wore a classic button up from Banana Republic underneath a simple striped dress. It's preppy, classic but still fun! A structured purse and soft curls were the perfect touches to this look. A good way to take a summery dress into the Fall or Winter is to layer tights and a long-sleeved shirt underneath. The outfit is comfortable and still appropriate enough for a day at the office or lunch with the girls.
I love getting feedback from all of you and want to hear more about what you would like to see in the coming months. Feel free to leave a comment, shoot me an email or send me a message over any social media platform. Your comments are dear to me and I really take them into consideration with future posts.