I picked up these cropped jeans at the beginning of winter (see them in a previous post) and love that they are still so perfect for spring. While I have been pairing them with sweaters for the cold weather, I am looking forward to styling them with off the shoulder tops, cropped shirts and blouses. As someone who has an incredibly short inseam (normally 26" or 27" will come down to the base of my ankle), I am thrilled to see cropped pants becoming so popular. This particular style is flattering because it darts in at the waist, yet has a straight wide leg. They run quite large so I went down 2 whole sizes, but the high waist makes them comfortable and also helps to elongate my legs. The dark denim is an easy neutral base, though I am loving many of the lighter color versions for the warm weather. J.Crew has a ton of great options now and are always the go-to site for cropped styles, so I linked a few of my picks as well as a couple other brands/colors/patterns that I thought were cute.
1. The transition to spring will be starting soon (next week it will be in the 60's here), so I love a good trench coat for that time. I've had my eye on this blush one and this one with faux leather detailing.
2. I'm on the fence about picking up a few colors of this new Tom Ford launch. I can't decide if I will really get a ton of wear out of it.
3. This enzyme powder cleanser comes in individual packets which I think is genius. I would have loved to have something like this with me during my recent trip to LA.
4. In the spring and summer, I always want to try a backless shirt option but really struggle with finding the right bra. I have heard great things about this one that allows for a backless look.
5. These gold aviators are really speaking to me for the warmer weather. I love the reflective lens.
6. I have a trench coat and a puffy winter coat, but the one thing missing in my closet is a raincoat. This one is definitely bold but seems like it would be a fun addition.
7. La Prairie launched a new product that is really intriguing to me. It is both a day cream and night cream in one bottle - not sure how difficult it would be to dispense each separately though? Hmmm....
I've reached that point in the winter where my ability to be creative with my outfits is beginning to dwindle. Do you ever have that? It's cold and the thought of putting together a cute outfit becomes nearly impossible because I just want to wear my fuzzy robe and pjs all the time. That's often why I reach for a sweater and jeans because it can look pulled together when I'm not feeling inspired or even motivated to get dressed. Topshop has been one brand that is always easy to go to for cute, fun, and relatively inexpensive pieces to make a sweater/jeans combo a bit less boring. Though I have to be honest, it's normally hit or miss with me when shopping their items because I either love everything they have out at a certain time or nothing appeals to me. I've been on a streak with them recently and am really enjoying many of their pieces including this ruffle sweater I'm wearing, this blush colored hooded sweatshirt and this embroidered number. I rounded up a bunch of other items right now from them that I'm loving in the widget below.
Stan and I are off to explore D.C. today and to do some eating. Ha! There are so many restaurants there which were our faves from NYC that we can't wait to hit up some of them. And this place does adorable coffee/latte art so I'm looking forward to going there this afternoon.
Sisley's Phyto Twist collection continues to expand now including these new Blush Sticks. I am already a huge fan of these and these for the line, and was thrilled to see a blush added. The texture is smooth and creamy without being too slippery or greasy on the skin. There are 4 shades currently that cover the range of neutral to bold, and they have a medium pigmentation that can be sheered out if desired. The bolder shades give a pop of color on the cheeks but it's simple to control without the risk of ending up with clown cheeks.
My favorite is the pale pink (shade 01) though the coral looks beautiful and gives a fresh radiance to the cheek. The shimmering gold offers just the right amount of highlight for the cheek and the bright fuschia is my favorite to dab on the apples of the cheeks for a flushed look. The quality is what I would expect from Sisley and the stick glides on effortlessly on the skin and has the softest and smoothest feel when on the face. Though I typically advise though with combination skin like myself to move towards powder blush so as to avoid any additional shininess on the face, these wear beautifully with getting oily or greasy throughout the day. Those with drier skin will immediately love these and find them to be stunning on the cheeks.
The swatches above are shade 1, 2, 3 and 4 from left to right. As you can see, the pigmentation is even and smooth as this was only one swatch on my arm.
I wasn't always a sneakers person other than to wear them when working out, but over the past year I have picked up a few pairs and they have really grown on me. I remember shopping in Barneys and seeing Golden Goose sneakers and thinking how I would not be willing to splurge on something like that because I am never that casual with my outfits. Since I work from home now, my style has become a lot more relaxed and I wanted a different option besides flats when running errands or dressing more casual. I bought these and these and wore them a ton, so I knew that I would now get use out of a splurge pair of sneakers. My only complaint with buying the Golden Goose brand in particular is that because they are so popular, certain colors and styles only last online for a few days or even a few hours in certain instances. And every pair I had wanted was always sold out so I never wanted to invest in a color or pattern that didn't excite me. I saw the style I am wearing and knew instantly that I loved them, but sadly I checked back a few days later and they were all gone. Months went by and I was perusing the Bergdorf Goodman website one evening and they were there! In all sizes! I immediately added them to my cart and checked out before they disappeared. While I knew the print and design would be a hit with me, I was not anticipating them to be this comfortable. Holy cow! They are lightweight, breathable, fitted but not too tight - I wore them my first time for 10 hours straight and it felt like I was barefoot the entire time. THAT is how comfortable they are on my feet. Knowing they were that easy to wear made me feel even better about splurging on them, and since they arrived I have worn them at least 4-5 times a week. In the pictures I had them untied and actually like them that way, but I have tied them as well and find them just as comfy. (for sizing reference, they run true to size for me)