How to Style a Teddy Coat + FF Link-Up

Teddy Coat: Local Boutique [Similar here and here], Turtleneck: J. Crew, Jeans: Madewell, Boots: Vince Camuto, Bag: Gucci, Red Beanie: Express
Happy Wednesday! Guys it has been one of those weeks and we're only halfway through. Fortunately, my two best friends are coming to visit this weekend which will definitely lift my spirits! That being said, it's going to be a super busy morning so I'm just going to jump right into the link-up. Thanks for stopping by and joining in!

[Also linking up with The Blended Blog, Trend Spin, Style on the Daily]


5 "Trendy" Pieces that are Worth Buying

Happy Monday friends! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Friday, I'll be honest we were TOTALLY pooped since it was our first full week back in a while so we ended up just staying in and ordering take-out. Saturday, we met new friends of ours for brunch and got to meet their precious baby boy for the first time! It's so nice that we're starting to make friends in our new city. After that I got my nails done and Sunday pretty much just cleaned and worked on getting our apartment ready for my two best friends coming in town this upcoming weekend!

I think I'm pretty selective when it comes to investing in anything overly trendy. I really (especially over the last 5+ months) have been trying to only purchase items that I know will get years of wear and I purged my closet of a lot of pieces that don't stand the test of time. There are a few trends that I personally like that seem to be here to stay at least for a few more years! These trends I think are worth adding to your closet and don't always come with an outrageous price tag.

1.) Leopard anything--Leopard pieces have been "on trend" for so long that I don't know if you can really call it a trend anymore. Fall/winter 2018 in particular we were seeing a TON of it and I'm not mad about it. Since leopard can really be a more muted print, I think it's a more "classic" trend and definitely worth adding to your closet. Here are a few of my favorite leopard pieces below:

2.) Teddy Coats/Jackets--Even though I ADMIRED teddy coats on other people for the last 2-3 years, I never added any pieces to my closet until this season! I feel like the teddy trend is also one that has been around long enough and probably will be around at least for the next year or two more. I definitely have seen some teddy coats that are a little over the top for my taste but below are a few that I LOVE and think are super wearable:

3.) Checkered blazers--This is another trend that took me a while to buy into and I don't even know that I "officially" have. Even though I love and have a TON of blazers, I only have one checkered in my closet and I do love it. I REALLY love the look on other people, I just don't know how I feel about it on myself which is why I haven't purchased any more. I don't know that you need a closet full of them but I really think it's worth the investment to add one to your wardrobe! My favorite way I've see them styled is paired over a graphic or band tee! Here are a few checkered blazers I have my eye on:

4.) Distressed hem jeans--I LOVE this trend and hope that it will be around for a few more years. It's such a fun way to spice up a pair of jeans and I love the way a distressed hem looks over booties or flats. I think Levi's really has the best "distressed-hem" options but I have a pair from J. Crew linked below that are probably my favorite pair of jeans of all time!

5.) Baker-boy hats--If you've been following my blog for a while, you would know that I've always been a big fan of hats. With the baker-boy hat trend, I actually LOVE the look of them but if I'm being honest, I haven't found one yet that I like on myself [the one pictured above didn't fit my head right so I donated it]. I feel like it's a matter of finding the right color/print where I'll actually get a lot of use out of it. Here are a few I have my eye on:

Let me know if y'all enjoyed this post! For 2019, I'm planning on doing more fashion advice/informative content like this.
[Linking up with Biana from B Loved Boston]

My Favorite Moto Jackets + FF Link-Up!

Jacket: Zara, Sweater: BP, Jeans: Paige, Boots: Vince Camuto, Bag: Gucci
Happy Wednesday friends! Hope you are having a great week so far. This cold has just been lingering since last Thursday and I'm definitely ready to finally kick it! I have been absolutely in love with moto jackets for the last few months and wanted to share a few of my favorites. My collection is getting a little bit obscene. Whenever I get a package in the mail, Steven asks "Is it another jacket?!" I just love them! I think they're great to wear casually, for work, for going out on the town and they're also perfect transitional pieces once the weather starts getting warmer again--although for Boston I assume that probably won't be for about 4-5 more months. Yikes! PS--my mom took the last two pictures of me while I was home. Didn't she do a good job?!

[Also linking up with The Blended Blog, Trend Spin, Style on the Daily]