Happy Wednesday Everyone!
Over the weekend, Johnny and I traveled to Austin to celebrate our good friends’ wedding. It was amazing to be back in our old city, too! Johnny and I both graduated from the University of Texas, so Austin holds plenty of memories for us. Of course, Austin isn’t exactly feeling like Fall. Hence, I packed plenty of leather, burgundy and navy for us to still get in the fall spirit. However, I made sure to keep things light so we wouldn’t get too hot since Austin is known for its heat.
First of all, I love wearing leather during fall. I added this pleated leather skirt from J.Crew to my collection. It also comes in a beautiful burgundy color as well, but I went with black. While this can be considered a trendy piece, I think of it as a classic item. You can pair anything with a pleated leather skirt in the same way you would with a good pair of jeans. Together with a chambray shirt and heels, it’s a great casual look. Not to mention, you can also pair it with a tee and sneakers or style it with a silk top and over-the-knee boots for a completely different look. It’s a versatile item you can wear for multiple seasons, too!
Since Johnny trusts me with his wardrobe, I make all executive purchasing decisions. I ordered him two pairs of Bonobos chinos in both khaki and navy on a whim. As a matter of fact, Johnny loves them! He says they’re extremely comfortable and fit him well. Not to mention, they are probably low maintenance, which is great for Johnny. In addition to new pants, Johnny recently got new sneakers. Eventually, these navy New Balance sneakers landed in Johnny’s closet after lots of research. They are comfortable and I love the look. As a result, they’ll be a great shoe to add to Johnny’s rotation because he doesn’t wear the same shoe every day.
Hello My Beautiful Friends!
This post is focused on his & her’s special occasion style. As Johnny and I get older, we find ourselves going to more events where we need to dress up. Not that we don’t already do it randomly on dates 😉 Johnny loves being an entrepreneur because he can wear t-shirts and casual button-downs daily, but he still enjoys dressing up and looking “Fly AF” haha!
I purchased this dress during Black Friday sales and it has served as a special occasion staple for me. I grabbed the 00. I wore it to watch Miss Universe in Vegas, multiple dinner dates, cocktail parties, you name it, I’ve probably worn this dress there! (weddings are the exception of course) I love the fit of this dress as it really accentuates my curves and the stretchy fabric is extremely comfortable. This dress is a steal at its sale price of $53. I really like wearing colored shoes with all white or black outfits to add a pop of color. I’ve gotten a lot of wear out of these chambray suede heels and they’re currently 40% off!
As mentioned in earlier posts, it is very difficult to find suits to fit Johnny’s broad shoulders. We’ve been so frustrated and were almost about to get a completely custom suit when I discovered the Crosby suit at J.Crew. It was life-changing. We both walked in and I saw the catalog in the suit section. Johnny pointed to the man on the cover and said, “That’s me!” Then I opened the catalog to a page of five or more men wearing the suits. “They’re all mes!” Johnny exclaimed happily. He had a huge smile on his face. His fitting was effortless. A sales associate grabbed him a jacket and a pair of pants and it fit his shoulder perfectly. He did require further alterations to slim in the waist of the jacket and of course, hem his pants, but we saved a lot of money in the end. Now, when we have to put on our special occasion style outfits, Johnny feels confident and comfortable.
During summer, I love easy and effortless style. You may remember my gray obsession…now I’m bringing the summer casual gray version. I’ve been searching for a good t-shirt dress, but because of my petite frame, it’s been difficult to find one fitting just right. I was browsing through Nordstrom’s website when I saw this striped t-shirt dress and figured I would give it a try. Surprisingly, I loved the fit right off the rack. I’m wearing this dress on its own here, but it would look super cute with a chambray shirt or denim jacket tied around the waist. T-shirt dresses are so versatile and are those pieces you rely on and grab when you can’t find anything else to wear. This dress would be equally cute with sneakers or dressed up with a statement necklace or earrings. It’s very lightweight and really bounces with movement. I will say it is a tad prone to wrinkling, but nothing too bad.
As mentioned in this previous post, Johnny loves t-shirts from J.Crew. They fit him nicely and the quality holds up in the wash – especially with how he does laundry. He likes doing everything in one load, including towels and underwear! These shorts are proving to be a great staple for Johnny. He can wear them when he’s working at one of the local coffee shop he frequents or grabbing dinner with his Mom. Johnny does mention to me the inseam feels a little tight, but he might be spoiled by a pair of pants he frequently wears from Lululemon. To keep things fresh, Johnny paired a casual gray t-shirt with his light shorts so he can stay cool during summer.