Back to Basics

Photos by Brandon Hill

Tee: Z Supply / Vest: NXSW (c/o) / Bralette: Ami Club Wear (c/o) / Pants: Helmut Lang (dupe here) / Purse: Coach (c/o) / Shoes: Choies

Hi!! Man it feels good to be blogging again! I haven't done a post in a while and that kills me, but I had some unforeseen health problems come up (if you're curious you can read more about that here) that put a lot of my blogging projects on the back burner. But I'm back and have lots of fun outfits and stuff to share with you!

Today's post is all about basics. This entire outfit is the epitome of some of my favorite closet staples, in my opinion. This is an outfit that I live in and is perfect for these random cold days we have in Colorado as we transition into Spring. Plus I just really love fur vests so I'll take any excuse to wear them before it becomes too hot. I really love this one from NXSW - the fit and color are great and it feels luxurious without the luxury price tag. I added this fun bralette for a little extra edge. I thought the front detail was super fun and adds a fun little something to the look. Anytime I'm struggling to put an outfit together, I always throw on this tee and my leather leggings and head out the door. Every piece in this outfit is a closet staple because you can get so much wear out of each item! Let me break it down for you.

1. White Tee: It should be no secret that I LOOOVE a good white v-neck tee, and this Z Supply tee is my absolute FAVORITE. I have it in 4 colors. Excellent fit, goes with everything and just super comfortable. White tees go with everything. Having the perfect one in your closet is a must.

2. Fur Vest: Instantly adds an extra little something to an outfit. Throw it on over your basic tee like I did to jazz up a simple outfit, pair with your favorite dress for a little extra something - the possibilities are endless. And there are a ton of great vests on sale right now so perfect time to stock up! I've linked some good ones in the tool below. 

3. Leather Pants: These have almost replaced my jeans. I live in these leather leggings. My first pair were faux leather because I wasn't quite sure how I felt about the trend, but after two years I'm sold. Investing in a high quality pair that will last forever was something I'm glad I did given how much I wear leather leggings. They seriously go with everything and, again, can add just that extra little edge to an otherwise simple outfit. 

What are your favorite closet staples? Thanks for stopping by!

P.S. Did you see my feature in Cherry Creek Lifestyle magazine? Talking about some of my favorite things! Check it out here.

Fur Vest

                   Photo Cred: Jathan Campbell

Vest: Zara (N/A) / Sweater: American Vintage (similar) / Pants: H&M / Shoes: Steve Madden / Sunglasses: Ray-Ban 

Oh, Colorado. Here we go again. Snow. In April. It's not that I'm surprised, I'm really just annoyed. I've moved on from winter. I've set my sites on fun spring outfits. And then it snows. All day. Sweet.

Ok well enough about my feelings on snow. Let's talk about this outfit. This was my favorite go-to outfit this past winter. Partially because of the pants (and I think I've gushed about these babies enough - you get the point), but mainly because of the vest. I was in the market for a grey-ish faux fur vest that didn't look cheap, but wasn't half my rent. I was about to give up hope when I came across this baby. The drawback? It's actually a size too big. But I knew I wasn't going to find a treasure as great as this, so I kept it. Now, I actually love how big it is! It's a little bit dramatic and definitely makes a statement. I say, "Yes please!" Keeping all my colors in the same family keeps the look tasteful, in my opinion. I don't need an oversized faux fur vest to be any more obnoxious than it already is, am I right? Paired with a simple sweater, my favorite pants (have I mentioned they're my favorite?) a good lace-up bootie and boom, we have ourselves an outfit.

Thank you, snow, for giving me a reason to gush about this vest. You may now return to hibernation. Or in other words, #byefelicia.