A Hop, Skip, and a Jumpsuit

Ah, fashion envy, we have all felt it. Whether its for those ladies who can somehow sport 4 inch heels all day without complaint (or falling over), or for the women who can somehow look chic in athleisure, we have all had our moments of coveting thy neighbors style. For me, there is one item that has definitely inspired a bit of the green eyed monster when I saw it on others. And that item my friend, is the jumpsuit. I would see girls rocking the crazy one piece ensemble and sigh and think “why not me?” And then I would try on a super cute romper and remember “ah yes, that’s why”; even in a petite, I looked overwhelmed and a bit like a toddler.

And then I discovered this striped beauty. I’ll be honest, when it came to culottes, I felt…well the opposite of envy. Basically, I did not want those suckers anywhere near my closet. But somehow, that wrong made this jumpsuit all right. So now when I see my fellow jumpsuit wearing chicas, rather than shooting them daggers of jealousy, I can acknowledge them with the head nod of mutual respect and admiration (which generally gets a slightly more positive response). Instead, I shall save my envy energy for girls who look amazingly effortless in floppy hats (AHEM, you know who you are).

Jumpsuit: Gap (Different ColorSimilar)

Jacket: Old Navy

Heels: Famous Footwear

Earrings: Target x BaubleBar





Mixed Metallics

When it comes to date night/dinner with the girls/vampire slaying/after hours chic, few things beat the mullet-like glamour of a blazer and jeans (you know, business up top and party on the backside?). Seriously you guys: boyfriend blazer, blue jeans, can’t lose. It’s equal parts dressy sophistication and down home chill – or if you’re anything like me, you can’t wait to trade your work pants for jeans, but are too lazy to find another top. The only downside is that it’s also basically the toast of outfits – real bland and crusty without something to jazz it up. So what’s a girl to choose? Metallics-duh (which coincidentally is the name of my fashion metal band – we wear all black [so fashion, very wow] and screamsing the articles from last month’s Vogue). Now, you could certainly pick one like gold or silver and build a whole look around that… orrrrrrr you could go big (cuz you ain’t goin’ home) and re-mix those metallics! Utilizing our lesson in color theory from a few weeks ago, pick a few shades that are similar, but definitely not the same. For example, the gold in this necklace is the perfect transition shade between the pale, champagne-gold of the clutch and the deeper bronze of the glittery flats. Leaning more towards the cool end of the spectrum? Try a bright white platinum, mid-tone silver, and deeper hematite/pewter! It’s a super easy way to dress up your basics without having to tear through your closet for the bracelet that matched the ring that matched the purse that matched the belt that matched the shoes that matched the…. (Trust me guys, life is too short to worry about whether or not your socks or your metallics match).

Blazer: Forever 21 (similar)

Cami: Express

Jeans: American Eagle

Glitter flats: Sole Society

Wink clutch: LeTote (similar 1) (similar 2)

Necklace: Rachel’s Grove (similar)

Ring: Charming Charlie (similar)