Transition from Winter to Spring with Awesome Street Style

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Spring Street Style Secrets

With warm weather hopefully just around the corner, I keep dreaming about my favorite Spring staples to pull out from the back of my closet.  It was a long winter wearing puffy jackets.  I’m ready for windbreakers, leather jackets, short skirts, and shorts!  At this time of year when the weather is still fairly unpredictable, (especially in some regions!) I like to wear layers.  Layering smart can help create some pretty chic street style.

I wore the above look to brunch and it was perfect.  I combined plaid and leather and sparkles, creating a look that was equal parts casual, edgy, and feminine.  This is the time to slowly transition from boots to sneakers…and then finally to sandals when the temperature starts rising!

I livened up my dark fall colors (i.e. black jacket and navy plaid shirt) by wearing fun Spring-y accessories like the bold pink handbag and sparkly pink sneakers.  Recently I’ve been obsessed with my extra large silver hoop earrings because they make every look a bit more boho.  I had more than enough excitement going on in this look so I kept my other jewelry minimal.

I wore this look out to brunch on the weekend.  When I don’t want to spend an hour getting ready, I take a few shortcuts.  I cut out hair prep time by doing my hair in a ponytail.  The big silver hoop earrings help make me look stylish without any added primping time.  I can jump out of bed and into the car in ten minutes or less with this look.

In the Spring, it’s easy to keep makeup minimal.  All you need is a freshly washed face a little mascara and a pink tint on your lips.

Here are six items to help you recreate this Spring Street Style look:

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Love,

Molly

 

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How to Play Up your Favorite Neutrals

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Take a closer look at my other posts and you’ll probably see that I’m a huge fan of bright colors! Pinks, blues, purples, are always a crowd pleaser.  However, experimenting with different looks is what keeps my days fun as a stylist. A couple weeks ago I had a wonderful get together to celebrate a friend’s birthday.  I wanted something comfy, something cozy, and something mature.

Fashion Neutrals Fashion Staples

I played up my faux suede skinny pants with a pair of crystal cowboy boots.

Women's Neutral H&M Jacket

On top I experimented with fur, a funky t-shirt, and a long necklace.  You don’t NEED color to create a stylish winter look.  When playing with neutrals, try experimenting with different textures in a look.  Here I have leather, suede, fur, and cotton knit.

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Shop more winter fashion favorites here.

Love,

Molly

 

Soundtrack and Style to Kickstart a Great Weekend

Rolling into the weekend with a feel-good addictive song in your head, while wearing your best duds, your metallics, your heels, and an I don’t give a fuck attitude, is how you have a good weekend.

On my playlist, I have Silence by Marshmello on repeat.

I won’t let the cold weather get me down.  I’ll be rocking pink sweaters and jackets and pink booties.

Weekend Fashion OOTD

Fall in love with these new winter weekend must-haves:

Women's sweaters

Gucci Coat

Gucci

Fendi Coat

Fendi

Love,

Molly

Five Jumpsuits to Wear to a Professional Networking Event

Deciding what to wear to a networking event can be tough.  On one hand you want to look classy, you will be meeting a lot of new people that could potentially become your colleague or boss.  But on the other hand, you want to look stylish AF because you’re tired of looking frumpy at work after being up at 6am and running out the door without putting more than two seconds of thought into your ensemble.  This is the perfect opportunity to actually coordinate your outfit with your shoes, the bag, the jewelry, the whole nine yards. All of these jumpsuits would also be great for date night with your SO.

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You know almost every woman will be showing up in their boring work clothes.  Why not be a dare devil and give this sexy red jumpsuit a try?

Holiday Party

Anthropologie

This sassy strapless green jumpsuit is anything but casual.

Off the shoulder jumpsuit

Bloomingdale

Hello, be a stunner in black with this off-the shoulder eye-catcher.

Christmas Party

Nordstrom

Very few people can pull off orange, but if you’re one of them, here’s your chance!

Style Blogger

Nordstrom

No one looks bad in blue. This bold jumpsuit will definitely stand out in the crowd.

Shop your Favorite Styles Here:

Red jumpsuit
Green jumpsuit
Black jumpsuit
Orange jumpsuit 
Blue jumpsuit

Love,

Molly

Funny T-shirts you Need in your Closet Right Now

TGIF shirts are so out.  We need wackier words to keep our increasingly more distracted audiences entertained. Although our clothing gives us a way to express ourselves more symbolically, sometimes we actually have to spell it out.  Most of us aren’t open books, but that doesn’t mean we can’t wear our thoughts on our sleeves every once in a while.

For the other shoe-a-holics out there…

This shirt spoke to me.  I’ve had many shoe flings.  And man oh man have I made my way through a shoe store a time or two.

The Trend Boutique ($40.80)

To the person who attempts their Dancing with the Stars audition every time they’ve had a few vodka sodas.  The truth doesn’t matter when you’re drunk.  Ignorance is bliss.

The Trend Boutique ($37.40)

For the cuddle-enthusiasts…

Promoting yourself a little never hurts.  The dating scene can be tough; assert your skills with confidence.

The Trend Boutique ($37.40)

For Canadians…

Cold weather affects us all differently.  Personally, it brings out my inner polar bear and that’s when I hibernate.  Sometimes we say stuff we don’t mean when the wind chill is below -30C and there’s snow in our boots, yeah we all know the feeling.

Wildfox

For the pet lovers…

a.k.a. for anyone who has a soul, doggies always come first.  Let’s get our priorities in line.

Zulily ($9.99)

For the caffeine addict…

It’s no secret that coffee is a great brain booster.  It would certainly be depressing to run out of that good stuff.

Zulily ($16.99)

Love,
Molly

 

Get Pumped for Spring

Before you go off and buy too many pairs of sandals, don’t forget that there’s nothing a high heel pump can’t solve.  I love these splatter painted pumps because they’re edgier than your typical “classy” pump.  Although I had to add those straps to keep them on my feet, I think the integrity of the shoes remained intact.

Believe it or not, pumps are one of the most versatile items you have in your closet.  They can take you from day to night with a simple outfit change.

 

Pair them with jeans by day and a dress by night.  Make them classy with a button down or make them edgy with a metallic bomber jacket.  The choice is yours.  Here are some of my hot Spring pump picks to shop now:

Sam Edelman

Christian Louboutin at Neiman Marcus

Badgley Mischka at Nordstrom

Christian Louboutin at The Outnet

Love,
Molly

This Spring’s Hottest White Tops to Buy without Breaking your Budget

For strategic reasons, I don’t often buy white tops.  They stain easily, they lose their bright white color in the wash, they’re sometimes see-through, they require white bras, and they turn yellow when you sweat.  Putting those common issues aside and focusing on style, there are so many different ways to complete your look with a white top!

The guide to buying the hottest white tops starts with one of the trendiest styles this season: the off-the-shoulder top!

There are so many off-the-shoulder varieties to choose, including:

The simple classic elastic band:

Nordstrom ($35)

The half on half off:

Nordstrom ($26.98)

The subtly sexy criss cross:

Nordstrom ($49)

The more conservative long sleeve:

Forever 21 ($22.90)

Shopbop ($19.50)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And finally, when you don’t want off the shoulder, the classic white peplum top is the perfect professional and chic top for work attire.

Macy’s ($29.99)

White tops are perfect to pair with your favorite skinny or flare jeans! When you want to make them work appropriate, pair them with wide leg trousers or a pencil skirt.

Love,
Molly

Accessorize with your Favorite Spring Items

Spring is an exciting time because it means more days wine touring, more open toe sandals, more floppy hats as protection from the sun, and more summery, youthful colors.

My go-to wine touring look always includes something girly (pink floral dress/pink handbag), something elegant and classy (wide-brimmed beach hat), and something fresh for Spring (light blue open-toe sandals).

I like to believe that what we wear is a reflection of our inner beauty.  In the Spring and Summer we wear light, airy colors to reflect the joy we feel about the warm weather.  In the Winter months we wear dark, bold colors to reflect our desire to hide ourselves from the harsh weather (unless you live in California!)

Here’s a collection of some essential accessories every woman needs for Spring!  Underneath your piles of Winter clothes, hopefully you can pull out some of your favorite light accessories because sometimes a blast from the past is exactly what you need to revitalize and inspire your style in the future!

Love,
Molly

 

 

Mastering the Art of a Costume Party

I’ve never really been that into costume parties, primarily because I always chose my costumes five minutes before the party.  Recently however, I’ve discovered how much fun a costume party can be if you LOVE your costume, and put more than five minutes of thought into it.

Several years ago my dad got me a pink hard hat and that’s when construction worker became my “go-to” costume.  I finished off the look with a construction vest and a pink tool belt for my waist.

Every costume needs something special to make it stand out.  While the pink hard hat is already pretty flashy, I wore 6-inch platform heels to feminize the look a tad bit more!

The best costumes, in my opinion, are the ones that are loosely based off something, and then bedazzled with your own burst of personality.  Since my daily style is typically ultra-feminine and girly, for costume parties it’s fun to play a different role, a more masculine role…Something out of my comfort zone, but oddly satisfying and quirky.  The construction worker costume fits all my requirements.

While I didn’t fix any pot holes this weekend (Sorry San Francisco!), I did have a lot of fun pretending.

Love,
Molly

 

5 Wardrobe Pieces Every Millennial Needs in their Closet

As millennial’s, we’re running from work to happy hour to our dinner dates often without being able to go home in the midle.  When time is limited and our style is important, how do we satisfy both?  The key for style success as a millennial involves five key wardrobe pieces.

The Edgy Leather Jacket

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Leather jackets are one of the most versatile pieces you can own because they give off a different vibe depending on how you pair them.

The Strapless Bra 

The strapless bra may be your most convenient piece in your wardrobe because it will work with a wide variety of outfits.  In the day of course you’re more than covered, but at night when you want to strip down to your strapless dress, you’ll be covered without those annoying bra straps showing.

Little Black Cocktail Dress

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This off-the-shoulder dress is the perfect example of a dress that will make you love the convenience of your strapless bras.  A sweater of jacket can make it more conservative by day.  It’s simple and elegant and can be dressed up with the perfect jewels for an evening out.

The Chunky High-Heeled Bootie

Of course we all want to impress when we say we’ve been wearing our high heels all day from the office to our walk home or to the bar, but who really wants to do it in stilettos?  A chunky high-heeled bootie with a cushy sole and a small platform is a woman’s best friend and best kept secret.

The Baseball Cap

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While I’ve never been much of a hat person, I recently found a brown leather baseball cap that has proven to be invaluable to me on many different occasions.

Whether you’re going to a sports game, hiding from the sun, running errands without makeup, or just trying to add some sportiness to your look, a leather baseball cap is a more stylish alternative to the typical sports baseball cap that many guys wear.

Love,
Molly

 

 

 

Airport Style Essentials to Keep you Comfortable

With Thanksgiving around the corner most of you will be jetting off somewhere to spend the holiday with family or friends!  While being with family and eating obscene amounts of food you’d never normally eat is the fun part, getting there via flying is the necessary hassle!

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There seems to be a common misconception that when you fly, the only way to be comfortable is if you look like you just got out of bed.  I remember a person once telling me that they would laugh at any woman they saw wearing heels in the airport.  Well, I’m definitely a woman that wears heels in the airport.  Just because I’m preparing for a journey through the sky, doesn’t mean I have to throw away my usual “style staples.”

Instead, there are a few style rules I follow when traveling.

  1. Layers: The only thing worse than being too hot on a plane, is being freezing cold on a plane.  I’ve definitely experienced both.  Living in San Francisco has taught me the art of layering.  It can be applied to airport style to give you ultimate comfort every step of your trip.
Net-a-Porter

Net-a-Porter

Alice + Olivia at Saks Fifth Avenue

Alice + Olivia at Saks Fifth Avenue

 

L.L. Bean

L.L. Bean

Alice + Olivia at Shopbop.com

Alice + Olivia at Shopbop.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. The pants you wear should be comfortable and soft.  Most importantly, whatever you wear should be long enough to cover your entire legs from touching those scratchy plane seats.  While many people choose leggings, a pair of soft flared jeans while give you even more style without compromising your level of comfort.

3. As for shoes, you should be able to walk quickly and efficiently in them.  That being said, there are a ton of heels that can be even more comfortable than flats!

Italist

Italist

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. A headband to keep your hair tucked comfortably behind your ears is always a plus.

Nordstrom

Nordstrom

5. Lastly, a cross-body handbag can go a long way when you’re juggling all your luggage.  The more time you can spend with nothing in your hands besides your passport and your plane ticket, the better.  A handbag with a cross-body strap will ensure you’ve always got your important items right on your person.

 

 

 

Love,
Molly

 

 

 

The Coziest Sweater Dresses to Scoop up Now

Sweater dresses are one of those hybrid trends that provide the style you want in your daily look, with the comfort you rarely achieve outside of your bed at home. Think of sweater dresses as the closest you can get to wearing a Snuggie in public.

Topshop at Nordstrom

Topshop at Nordstrom

While some sweater dresses are bulky and give you extra space all around (so you can eat a big Thanksgiving meal!), other sweater dresses are more tailored.

Adrianna Papell

Adrianna Papell at Nordstrom

In the cold Fall/Winter weather, sweater dresses look great when worn with stockings.

BB Dakota at Shopbop

BB Dakota at Shopbop

So when is the best occasion to wear sweater dresses?  Well, if you’re living on the East Coast, sweater dresses are probably a staple in your wardrobe.  Weather you’re heading to class, to work, or out to happy hour sweater dresses solve your problem of wanting to look dressy while staying warm!

If you’re on the West Coast where nine out of ten people live in jeans, a sweater dress is a great way for you to show off your femininity in a dress while keeping your general vibe still “casual and cool.”

You can go as crazy as you want with a sweater dress.  Sometimes a crazy pattern is the way to go because you’re certainly not gonna turn any heads with your safely tucked away cleavage!

Kenzo

Kenzo

Sweater dresses beg for our creativity.  Combine a layered look sweater dress with a pair of stockings and pumps, and you’ve got a killer look for the office.

Bailey 44 at Nordstrom

Bailey 44 at Nordstrom

It’s important to exercise one caution when buying sweater dresses.  It’s one thing to dress comfy, but it’s another thing to surround yourself in so much fabric that it would take an entire army to find your body.

Sweater dresses can be notoriously “boxy” and take away all the natural shape you have to offer, like that dreidel costume your parents made you wear as a kid.

Despite what people say, a sweater dress can be very sexy, especially if you wear it with a pair of thigh high boots.

Revolve

Revolve

Sweater dresses can even show some skin!

Splendid at Nordstrom

Splendid at Nordstrom

If you’re not convinced of the magic of a sweater dress by now, you’ve obviously never experienced snow.  Or you’re a man.

Either way, there are so many sweater dresses to shop, if you weren’t a fan before, you should be one now!

Love,
Molly

 

 

 

 

Improve your Workout Look with 3 Simple Steps

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Working out is way more fun when you’re looking good doing it.  That being said, trust me there are many days when I don’t care what top or shorts I’m wearing, I just want to sweat it out!  Other days, I want to feel good AND look good!

My three go-to tips:

  1. Straighten your hair before putting it into a pony tail.  A straight, silky line of hair swooshing around looks way better than the “I just woke up and this is how my bed-head looks in a ponytail” kind of look.
  2. Bootie shorts.  Enough said.
  3. Fitted top with a cool neckline.  Normally, I’m a t-shirt gal all the way.  An exercise top with an old tee thrown overtop and I’m ready to go!  But if you want to brighten up your look just a bit, pick a more stylish sleeveless top!

And there you go queen of the treadmill or master of the hills, your workout just got a lot more stylish!

Love,

J. Molly

Your Guide to Buying Crop Tops this Summer

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It took me a while to come around to crop tops.  I still think that there are limited times when a crop top is appropriate.  Nonetheless, this season we’re seeing almost every kind of crop top style you could imagine.

From knit to woven, off the shoulder to high neck, t-shirt to halter, colorful to monochromatic, here are some of the hottest crop top styles this season!

All available at FarFetch.

All available at FarFetch

Love,

J. Molly