Racerblack Tank: Part 1

I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am about this weeks collection of posts. With summer, comes travel and wearing white (though I am an advocate of year round white). I try not to forget my trust friend black because it can be utilized in so many different ways. For travel, you can make bringing just your carry-on possible if you stick to one color pallet. Each look that I’ll be showing you this week vary’s in occasion and essentially only changes one item. Weekend getaway with a date night and one travel bag? Yes please!

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For this outfit, I’ve paired my essential (the black, racerback tank) with a high waisted skinny jean and a cognac peep toe booty. I wore this out to lunch and walking around town. The sun was shining and I’m all about skin protection! Take advantage of hats being so on trend and prevent future skin damage!

The racerback tank is now on sale at JCrew factory for under $25!!  Stay tuned tomorrow for the Saturday date night transition with this same tank AND shoes!

Black and White With Knots All Over

      

Spring in Virginia usually goes from freezing to bloody hot, but it seems we are getting the transitional weather that I’ve always envied of so many other areas.

 I love layering, and this time of year is ideal for it. In a perfect world, we can always utilize those layers so we don’t have to be holding a blazer haphazardly over the arm. This is an example of how to stylishly do so: the waste tie.

We are seeing it all over street style Instagrams. A chambray shirt worn intentionally to accentuate the waste, a long sweater wrapped around the waist giving depth to an already maxi-skirt, leather jackets strategically placed to cover up a stain from that park bench you sat on. The lists of potential functionality could go on, but I’ll stop short for your attention span sake.

Case and point is that you kind of can’t go wrong here.

Florence

  

This ensemble was inspired by a trip that I took to Florence, Italy almost two years ago. We were eating burrata at this beautiful restaurant and I couldn’t help but people watch. I saw a girl, who happened to be wearing black jeans, a navy turtleneck and an ivory lace top, and thought she looked so chic. I came home, and worked with what I had.

When I began to style it I started to think, we can’t really just put clothing on and expect it to look like what we are envisioning. We have to create the look (I think this is part of why I love fashion so much, because I am artistically challenged so I can “sculpt” my clothing and get creative in that way). For this, I kept the booties unzipped and topped it off with a cross body for an effortless, practical feel that was applicable to my life.

Have you ever traveled somewhere and been moved by what you saw around you? I’d love to hear about your travel adventures and if you’ve felt particularly connected to a certain location!

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