Black & Layers

                              Jacket: H&M (similar) / Black Tee: Nordstrom (similar, similar) / White Tunic: Inspyre Boutique (similar here) / Jeans: Inspyre Boutique / Shoes: Nike (my color here) / Hat: Nordstrom / Purse: Pimke (similar here) / Watch: Michael Kors / Silver Necklace: Chloe & Isabel / Silver Bracelet: House of Harlow (from Rocksbox) / Earrings: Urban Gem (from Rocksbox)

Oh New York. Where do I even begin. I fell in love with the city this weekend. The lights, the energy, the buildings - everything about it just made me swoon.

I spent the past weekend in New York City with my mom - we had a much needed girls weekend and boy was it fun. We stayed in Soho and explored all the major neighborhoods, shopped, ate, drank and enjoyed all the city had to offer. We had pretty decent weather for the most part, though it was a little chilly some days. Hence this outfit.

Our last day in the city we spent brunching and exploring. Translation: lots of walking. So I layered. I scored this white tunic for $10 a couple weekends ago from Inspyre Boutique at their blowout sale. It's a size bigger than what I would normally buy, but I actually love that it's a little big so I can be a little more versatile with it. I layered under this tee from Nordstrom (that I have in like 5 colors) and I loved the extra detail and visual interest the combo gave my outfit. It was fun and flirty but not too fussy. Paired with my favorite leather jacket, I felt polished and chic rather than frumpy and touristy for our final day in NYC. I just recently purchased these black destroyed skinny jeans and I'm so glad I did! I feel like black denim can look a little harsh sometimes, so the rips and tears add that extra something to take the outfit down a notch. I also love a good floppy hat, especially for those pesky bad hair days - this one always delivers. These sneakers will always be a favorite - they are super comfy and super cool. They are always a stand out. My favorite thing about this outfit is the combination of the unexpected. Layering under a shirt that looks perfectly fine on its own, a statement hat and finished with unexpected sneakers - its 100% me and will definitely be a repeat. I'm so simple and basic with my outfits - I love mixing and matching and paring the unexpected.

Now let's talk about my jewelry. I received this silver necklace as a gift from Chloe & Isabel. I found their jewelry on Instagram and immediately fell in love. They have beautiful statement pieces and a wide variety of styles so there is something for everyone. I encourage you to check them out and see for yourself!

The earrings and bracelet I'm wearing I received in my latest Rocksbox set. And I am OBSESSED. I've worn this bangle almost every day since my set arrived. I just love it! It looks great stacked with my watch, or great on its own. Simple yet statement. Right up my alley.

If you haven't tried Rocksbox yet - GET ON IT! I am obsessed and I know you will be too. BEST NEWS? You can try Rocksbox for FREE! Sign up and use the code 'SWEETANDSAUERBLOGXOXO' at check out. And hey, if you don't want to continue your membership after the first month, you can cancel right away, no charge. Let me know if you end up trying Rocksbox!

Have you paired anything random and ended up with something fun? If so I'd love to hear! Happy Monday, friends!


Rocksbox Review & Code!

Well, I had my first blog fail. I meant to post this on Wednesday, but life got in the way. My sincere apologies. Now on to the good stuff... Rocksbox! This seems to be the latest thing in jewelry and so many awesome bloggers are participating, myself included. When Rocksbox approached me to be an RBItGirl I was flattered! I LOVE jewelry and the Rocksbox concept is perfect for all jewelry lovers.

Here's the gist. The concept is kind of like Netflix and Birchbox combined. You fill out a style profile and they send you three carefully selected pieces each month. From there you can either keep any of your pieces by paying 20% off the retail price, or send them back and receive a new box of pieces to try out. Monthly subscription price is $19/month.

I was a little skeptical at first - renting jewelry? But I'm definitely a fan of try before you buy and discovered Rocksbox is pretty legit! You can wear your jewelry with your wardrobe, and if it doesn't work, send it back! So far I've been pleasantly surprised - from the pieces I received to the selection of jewelry they offer, Rocksbox is on point.

I loved my first box! I received a ring, bracelet and statement necklace and I loved every piece! I definitely wore the necklace the most as it really paired well with both dressy and casual outfits. The ring and bracelet were also beautiful, but I decided I wanted to wait and spend money on more statements pieces.  The bracelet was great for stacking with other pieces in my collection, and the ring was very unique piece that was simple enough for everyday wear while still having a special element to it that made it stand outd.

Overall I'm very excited about Rocksbox and I can't wait to see what my next box has in store! See details of my box below.

All the pieces come wrapped in this cute little box!

Wanderlust + Co Double Spike Silver Cuff

I love the simplicity of this bracelet and the visual interest the spikes add.

I'm not a huge ring person, but this ring I really loved! Simple, yet unique.

Kristine Lily Druzy POP Ring in Black Quartz and Silver

SLATE Chromium Crystal Necklace

How gorgeous is this?! I love how it paired with my Aritzia tshirt.

I also wore it with a black tshirt and blazer and it stood out perfectly (horrible pic, but you get the idea).

Want to try Rocksbox for yourself? Get your first month FREE using the code 'SweetAndSauerBlogXoxo' at checkout (you have to enter a credit card for verification but you won't get charged).