My Style

3 Ways to Style a Striped Blazer

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I’m sure you know by now, about my love of stripes. So when i saw this Zara blazer, it was an automatic purchase for me, because I knew I’d be able to wear it so many times, in so many different ways.

Although you don’t see them often here, I wear jeans a lot in my every day life. They’re easy to throw on, whether with sneakers, boots or heels, and you can wear pretty much anything with them. For a simple look, wear your striped blazer with a plain tee, a pair of distressed denim and a cute pair of pumps. I added a floral pair…because #mixedprints, but any pair will do!

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More in line with what you see me in on a regular basis, I styled my vertically-striped Zara blazer with a diagonally-striped dress! I purchased these pieces at the same time, but didn’t think to wear them together until I took them both out of the box. I mean… they really couldn’t be a more perfect match!

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Keeping with adding more color to the look, I paired the blazer with a pair of red pants and a grey graphic tee. I threw on a bold statement necklace and a pair of rhinestone booties to complete my rocker-mom chic look.

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I need a break.

I need a break.

So I'm taking one. Sounds simple, but it took me a lot of soul searching for me to reach this point. I've felt like Vêtu de Joy was my *thing* - like it's what made me special, having a shop full of these gorgeous clothes, and I wasn't yet ready to give up on that. I had toyed with the idea to give it a rest while I was pregnant with Elle, which is why I took a bit of time off then as well. But I felt re-invigorated and decided to go full-steam ahead once she was a few months old.

Leggings ARE Pants...

  Billie Jean Moto Preggo Leggings  (I'm usually a size 6/8 and I'm wearing a L)

Billie Jean Moto Preggo Leggings
(I'm usually a size 6/8 and I'm wearing a L)

...when you're pregnant, at least.

One thing I I'd always been adamant about, was that I wouldn't wear leggings as pants. That ALL changed during this pregnancy! They are pretty much all I wear around the house, and I've been wearing them outside of the house too - to work, to events, even!

I've recently found the BEST maternity leggings ever in Preggo Leggings. Not only are they super comfortable, but they don't even *look* like leggings! I have the Billie Jean Moto pair and I am SO in love with them. The belly band is big enough to cover my 35 week belly, and while they fit nice and snug, they don't feel like they're too tight or constricting.

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For this look, I paired them with a black turtleneck, layered under a printed shirt dress and vintage wool blazer. I really had intentions to not get any (or many) maternity clothes this time around, but I'm SO happy with this pair of maternity leggings. They will be easy to dress down as well, with a pair of riding boots or sneakers, a sweater, leather jacket... so many options! 

How would you wear them?

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If you're looking for the perfect pair of stylish & comfy maternity pants, check out Preggo Leggings! I promise, you won't be disappointed.

All about the boots.

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These boots were a Christmas gift last year, and I've only worn them a handful of times - even though I'm madly in love with them! The color, the fit (I can't say they're too comfortable, though), the fabrication... they just take any outfit to another level. I bought this dress at Zara, in a size larger than I'd normally wear, thinking that I'd later be able to either belt it or wear it open as a second layer. For today, it's the perfect non-maternity, maternity dress. :-)

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Matchy, matchy.

It's not often that you'll see me wearing a super matchy outfit. But when I found this blazer that perfectly matched the Walk Away Pants currently in my shop (only 1 pair left in a sz M!), I had to buy it. I've had this blazer for a while, and surprisingly, have only worn it once before even though I'm completely obsessed with the stripes! For this look, a black black, fitted, v-neck tee was the simplest pairing, and to add a little color & interest to the look, I wore my orange pumps.

How would you wear it? Would you wear both pieces together or separate them? Let me know in the comments!

The Kimono: Pt. Trois

I've got this thing for kimonos. The brighter, the better. So when I found this one at Forever21 (now sold out, unfortunately), I had to have it! Because the color is so vibrant, I decided to pair it with a simple pair of jeans and white tee. I threw on some gold jewelry to add some interest, and voila!