One thing I have had on my style bucket list this past year was a leather pencil skirt. I’ve honestly been trying to snag myself one for an absurdly long time now and thanks to Shein my dreams have finally come true! I love the edge that leather ads to this otherwise everyday look.
H&M TOP || SHEIN SKIRT C/O || BOOHOO FAUX FUR COAT C/O (similar here, here) || PAYLESS HEELS (similar) || DITTO SHADES
Thank god for this little faux fur coat because when I tell you it was COLD the day we shot this look, it was COLD. Like, take a break between shots to warm up your fingers and toes, cold. This coat keeps me warm and toasty every time I wear it!
I have always wanted a leather pencil skirt for the office. I’ve never been one to wear simple black dress pants and a button up to work… snore, so I’m always looking for a way to elevate my look. This little pencil skirt is a new favorite of mine!
Actually I wore this shirt on my birthday outing to Liberty Science Center! That night I paired it with faux leather pants and my Stuart Weitzman over the knee boots. And I must say… I legit did the climbing wall in my high heel boots! Crushed it. So yeah, I have a thing for pairing this top with leather bottoms. They were, how you say, made for each other! ;]
So guys! I hope you all had a happy and healthy holiday season! I took the week between Christmas and New Years off and, honestly, I’m glad to be back at work! I was starting to forget what day it was… who I was… I was like 2 more days off away from not showering anymore, you know? Getting back into the swing of things feels good! Did you set any goals for the new year? Or New Years Resolutions? I want to cut out sugar… but that’s not realistic. So I’m just going to try to eat as healthy as possible as often as possible! ALSO. I gave up alcohol. I’m going to cut that out, and soda, and start eating “clean-ish” while working out 4-6 days a week and see what my body can do! I’m 2 days in for all of the above and I feel good! Talk to me in like a week… we’ll see where I’m at. HAH.
Here’s the other outfit I mentioned in my last post. I wore this the night I got these amazing shoes out to a casual dinner… but I haaaaad to wear the shoes immediately, so I dressed up these jeans & sweater a little bit.
FOREVER21 SWEATER (old!) || H&M JEANS || TARGET HEELS & BAG (similar) || SMOKE X MIRRORS SHADES ℅ DITTO
This is legit one of my favorite sweaters. It’s way old but it isn’t falling apart yet, which is something to be said for Forever21 ha, so I’m just going to continue wearing it until it does! It’s comfortable but light enough to wear through the spring without overheating. I’ve searched the internet for a while now but I can’t find anything similar to link to… sorry guys! I’ve had everything in this post for years, minus the shoes, and glasses (that are borrowed from Ditto!) Sometimes it’s about putting together an outfit with favorite pieces you already own rather than splurging on new things all. the. time!
Alright girls. If there is one thing you buy off of my blog, make it these shoes. I gushed about them in my last post and I’ll do so again now! They’re comfortable, super flattering, versatile, and BEYOND affordable! They are worth it, promise!
PS! Don’t forget to use my code THERACHELROSS at Ditto.com to get your first month of membership for free! With the warm summer days just ahead of us you’re definitely going to want to start testing out new shades!
Say hello to the high slit, again! I’m telling you guys, I’m obsessed. I like this dress in particular because I feel like it’s going to be a staple piece I will be able to wear all year round. When it gets a little cooler I’ll be stoked to throw this on with my Stuart Weitzman over the knee boots… but I don’t even wanna go there mentally right now because I’m enjoying this warm weather.
SHEIN DRESS ℅ || LINEA PELLE BACKPACK || COSMO SHOES (old, similar here) || SHADES ℅ DITTO || ROMAN LUXE RING ℅ || FOREVER21 CHOKER (similar)
One thing I will say about this dress, the slit is sometimes a little too high, and it is very much see-through. So if you don’t have the nude, second skin type granny panties from Victoria’s Secret or something, throw this on with some leather leggings just to be safe.
Now that it’s warmer I’m starting to get a little more motivated to do some blogging. I fell into a seasonal blog depression and just could not force myself to do it, hah. The sunshine and warm weather makes me giddy and I get excited to get out and take pictures. So PLEASE for the love of god, Mother Nature, don’t screw this up!
If there is one item of clothing that is going to be everywhere this spring, it’s definitely off the shoulder tops and dresses. These pieces in particular are already on trend overload. Here I’m styling my favorite flowy off the shoulder top from Uphoria Boutique from like 3 years ago, hah.
UPHORIA BOUTIQUE TOP ℅ (old, similar here, here, here) || H&M FAUX LEATHER PANTS || SOUTH MOON UNDER NECKLACE ℅ || MOLLY & ZOEY BAG || SMOKE X MIRRORS SHADES ℅ DITTO EYEWEAR (use my code THERACHELROSS to get your first month free!)
Even though it was actually pretty warm the day I took these pictures, I decided to style this top with leather pants instead of something with a more Spring-y feel. I figure I’ll save those outfits for when it actually really is warm, ya know?
I love off the shoulder tops because they have such a laid back feel to them. They’re really easy to style with a few key accessories, as well, especially if you opt for a top with in a solid color like this one. A bold statement necklace, long tassel necklace, or delicate charm all works with a shirt like this. I am dying to add a few off the shoulder dresses to my wardrobe now that they’re popular and pretty much everywhere. I don’t know why I don’t already own one, to be honest.
Over the years I’ve added a ton of fun and festive sunglasses to my collection. The price tag on something like shades doesn’t matter to me, in fact, my favorite pair cost me a whopping $5 at Forever21. That said, I am addicted to shopping for new shades on Ditto.com! A new pair is always ready for you at just $24/month and when you’re over those, send them back with a provided pre-paid shipping label and get a new pair. This service is my new guilty pleasure, and it can be yours too! Use my code THERACHELROSS to get your first month free!
H&M JACKET || TWO ARROWS BRAND DAISY PRINT TOP & REBECCA MINKOFF BAG ℅ SOUTH MOON UNDER || SHEINSIDE DENIM ℅ || FOREVER21 HEELS || DITTO SHADES ℅ || ROMAN & SUNSTONE NECKLACE ℅ || ROMAN LUXE RING ℅
I adore these sunglasses! They are so bright and fun! I’ve been really hesitant to try the round shape trend because it can be tricky to pull off but when I saw these with the bright pink mirrored lenses I had to try them out. Side note! How cute is this top from Two Arrows Brand? They just started selling in my favorite store, South Moon Under, and I already want everything! They have a very laid back vibe and I’m pretty sure I’ll be living in their clothes all summer.
It’s starting to feel like Spring already and I’m not mad at it! I’m sure we’ll have a few bitter days before the winter really leaves for good but I’ll take it. I can’t wait to swap out my boots and heels for some open toes and gladiator sandals, amiright?
photos by Lauren Ashley Photography
So I have discovered that I have somewhat of a uniform on the weekends lately. It involves distressed black denim, a plain white tee or striped tee, leather jacket, scarf, booties. I’m comfortable but chic and it has become my go-to!
H&M JACKET & T-SHIRT || PAC SUN JEANS (similar) || FOREVER21 BOOTIES (similar here, here) || URBAN OUTFITTERS SCARF || DITTO EYEWEAR SHADES ℅ || JUNO BOUTIQUE RING ℅ || NICKY HILTON X LINEA PELLE BACKPACK
I’ve also given up on trying to force color into my wardrobe lately, ha. Black is my thing and I’m just admitting it and accepting it from here on out. If I need color I’ll put on a bright and bold lipstick and call it a day. Also! Don’t forget guys you can still use my code THERACHELROSS at Ditto.com to get your first month subscription for designer sunglasses free! This is quite possibly my favorite subscription service yet as I am a sunglasses ADDICT, so definitely check it out!
These booties are so comfortable! Forever 21 has really stepped up their shoe game guys. They were also on sale for like $15 too, so you really cannot beat it. I wasn’t expecting to like them as much as I do when I bought them, I was just kind of in the market for this type of shoe and they have become my favorite pair of boots. I love a good casual outfit for running around on weekends, don’t you?
Spoiler alert: I fucking hate the cold! I’m against it. I am against it every single day of the year except for Christmas. I want a snowy perfectly white Christmas and then after that it has to be like a steady 60 degrees or more. I suspect I live in the wrong state… anyway…. my choice of outerwear for this look poorly prepared me for how damn cold it actually was. FRIGGEN BRRRR.
BOOHOO TOP ℅ || H&M JACKET (similar) || FOREVER21 LEGGINGS (similar) || LULU’S BOOTIES ℅ (similar here, here) || MOLLY & ZOEY BAG (similar options here, here, here) || DITTO SHADES ℅ (use my code THERACHELROSS to get your first month free!)
I’ve been eyeing up a slit sweater top like this for so long now, I’m thrilled to actually have been able to add one to my collection. And, surprise surprise! It’s olive green. That was my color for fall, and I’ve noticed as I have been putting together outfits for future posts or shopping that black and burgundy are my colors for the winter. I’m obsessed. But you’ll see more of that soon enough.
SEE. It was so cold this day! It was weirdly cold though, like I left my house with just this leather jacket because it was warm there (I’m a few blocks in from the beach) and as I got near the beach it was FREEZING! Obviously I know it’s always a little cooler by the water but the change in temperature was drastic. I was not at all prepared for that, ha. I’m so not looking forward to this whole winter BS.