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!