w&w weekly roundup

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We’ve made it to the weekend! My sister is flying in this morning to visit for the weekend (she was supposed to arrive last night and the snow storm got in the way – IS IT SPRING YET?!) We are seeing the new play The Audience starring Helen Mirren, going to eat at some of my favorite places and hit up a few museums.

I hope you have a great one & enjoy this week’s links! Be sure to check back on Monday for a new outfit and an awesome GIVEAWAY!

And in case you missed it…

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outfit // updated pencil skirt

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So despite waxing on about denim in yesterday’s post, this week’s outfits are all about being a bit more dressy. I’ve been busy with work meetings and events for the blog that have called for mixing things up a bit more and I’m still determined to wear things in my closet that haven’t gotten a lot of TLC lately.

Fun fact time…it wasn’t till hours after taking these photos that I discovered my sweater was on BACKWARDS. Seems fitting given it was #Monday. Le sigh…

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Anyhow, with loads of trips coming up this Spring (Dallas! Austin! DC! Nashville!) I am trying to shop less and actually wear the items in my closet I’ve spent money on. I bought these Stuart Weitzman booties on one of my first trips to New York back in 2010 and they remain so comfortable but often I reach for newer shoes first. I’m practicing what I preach about ensuring your investment pieces work hard for your wardrobe and don’t sit collecting dust.

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I used to be so against wearing brown + black together and navy and black but now I embrace it. While I can appreciate a head to toe black look, it’s nice to mix things up every once in a while. While I’ve always thought of pencil skirts as more matronly (they can be tough to style, be too fitted or unflattering) I was drawn to this particular one because of its material (faux leather) and the unsurprising front hem with the asymmetrical cut-out (p.s. it is on sale!)

The truth is, pencil skirts have come a long way. Instead of being in more formal suiting attire, they now come in fun prints, more modern lengths and updated fabrics that make them more universally flattering. Below are some of the best I’ve found that are currently available.

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And this sweater is like the gift that keeps on giving. While it was $$$, I have worn it so many different ways (see with floral pants here, as a layering piece here and with a skirt + over the knee boots here.)

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Outfit Details:

Cashmere Sweater

Faux Leather Pencil Skirt (on sale!)

Envelope Crossbody Bag

Stuart Weitzman Booties (last seen here; similar pair in black here)

Zara Scarf (on repeat- last seen here, here)

Celine sunglasses

Monogram necklace

BaubleBar Ice Slim bar necklace (c/o)





[Bekka Palmer Photography]

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the edit: jeans every girl should have in their closet

the edit: jeans every girl should have in their closet

There’s no doubt that I’m a jeans girl. They are my go-to on a daily basis and as much as I love dressing up (isn’t this blog a daily dress-up in its own right?), my denim collection speaks to my true style. That being said, I’ve amassed quite a variety of denim but recently got a reader inquiry about what types of denim every girl should have in their closet – so today I’m sharing my POV on the matter!

Below you’ll find the 6 essential denim types I deem important for every girl to have in their closet. Below each type I have linked to a variety of currently available styles. Of note, any of the styles available at Shopbop, you can take advantage of their sale going on right now (the rest of my picks can be found here)!

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1. The ankle length: This pair is best worn with pumps. Paired together, they’ll elongate your legs and allow you to avoid that dreaded bunch at your ankle. Also, keep in mind that if you find a pair that you absolutely love but they are too long, get them hemmed! (Remember my PSA about tailoring?!)

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2. The Distressed Pair: I live in my distressed denim. I dress up the pairs for work throughout the week and then wear them out on the weekends with a top, leather jacket + a favorite pair of heels. I’ve also been pairing them with my chambray tops of recent (case in point here & here.) I have these, these, these and these #obsessedmuch? My family members always ask if I pay more for the holes but hey, a girl and her denim love affair cannot be stopped…

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3. The Everyday Skinny: These jeans should be your go-to. You love them so much that you get them in two washes. They are the denim you turn to when you don’t know what else to wear. They make you feel good and they can be worn any which way. These are my go-tos. I bought them in a lighter wash, too and a high-rise version (for the days you really want to feel all tucked in – ha!)

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4. The Boyfriend Jean: I love a boyfriend jean when styled properly. If you’re on the shorter side, pair them with heels or heeled booties(I am only 5′ 5″ so I always stick to this rule of thumb), but if you’re taller, I actually love the look of boyfriend jeans with slip ons for a more tomboy style. I have these and they are by far my favorite. The fit is just baggy enough but they are still slim so they don’t look overly slouchy or undone.

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5. The Black Jean: These are underrated in my opinion. I think they are great for dressing up or dressing down and can be really flattering, not to mention a nice change from the every day blue jean. I own this pair (the “legging” fit is awesome) and also have a distressed pair for more casual days.


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6. The White Jean: Biggest mistake women make when it comes to denim, in my opinion, is not having a good pair of white jeans. Second biggest mistake? Thinking they are only to be worn in Spring and Summer. Wear them ALL.YEAR.LONG. They look so good when paired with cozy layers and I love all white looks, as seen above. Not to mention dressing in all neutrals (white paired with tan/cream/ivory/beige) is so chic looking.

 

So there you have it! My 6 quintessential pairs of jeans you should have in your closet. Hope you found this helpful & would love to know your favorite pairs!

[Bekka Palmer Photography]

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