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.

Jean Shorts & THE BEST T-Shirt



Tee: Z Supply (can purchase here) / Shorts: Zara  / Shoes: Qupid / Necklace: See below

Happy Monday everyone! Hope you had a great weekend! If you follow me on Snapchat (mallorysauer), then you saw I FINALLY went to Avanti! It's the cool new place to eat in Denver at the moment, definitelly check it out if you're in the area!

Today I'm sharing a very simple look - jean shorts and a basic tee. Now I know this is really simple, but I want to talk about how simple doesn't have to mean boring. I absolutely love wearing a good tee and jeans or jean shorts and dressing it up with fun shoes or accessories. Or even hair and a bold lip color. I saw a girl at a concert a week ago wearing a very similar outfit - jean shorts, basic white tee, colorful necklace, statement heels and a leather jacket. She looked awesome! Simple, yet so stylish. Throwing on a jacket over this outfit is the perfect way to take a look like this from day to night. Sometimes outfits can be this simple and work. No overthinking needed :)
Now let me tell you about this tee. RUN and buy yourself one because they are uh-MAZE-ing. I have this tee in 4 colors now. They fit perfectly, are beyond soft and comfortable, and seriously get better with age (or time I should say). And they are reasonably priced. There are a ton of great tees in the market, but are usually pretty pricy. Not these babies. Z Supply has a TON of great basics - perfect for simple outfits like this one.
Last thing I want to talk about is this necklace. I recently became connected with House of Gratia et Caritas, a company that provides coverage of charitable companies that give back fashionably. I love companies that give back, and I especially love being able to work with such brands that give back in the name of fashion. This necklace came from a company called Greenola Style - a fair trade sustainable brand from Chicago that pays fair wages and empowers artisans in India, Kenya and Bolivia. My necklace came from Bolivia. I love that it's hand-made with special meaning.
I have another giveaway coming to my Instagram this week - make sure you're following me so you don't miss out! Have a wonderful week!