3 Ways to Wear

I rarely wear form fitting dresses. As you can tell in the first pic, I have HIPS. Over the years I’ve learned what does & doesn’t work for my shape so I usually shy away from fitted dresses and pencil skirts. BUT, I never turn down a fun challenge. I recently stopped by my fave local boutique to check out the new arrivals (oh, who am I kidding…Swirl is my home away from home) and Lisa (the owner) threw this dress in my fitting room. She pretty much knows my style by now but challenged me to give this dress a whirl and style it three ways. My first instinct was to go cardigan & booties but I wanted to really see how many ways I could make this dress work with my wardrobe. So here it is…worn casually for school pickup/dropoff, a little dressier for a day date with my girlfriends and then slightly edgier for drinks with my hubby. So, what do you think? Which one is your fave?

Outfit Details:
(look 1) Jcrew Factory Denim Jacket, Striped Dress c/o Swirl Boutique, Kohls SO Sandals, F21 Crossbody, Madewell Tracecraft Bracelet
(look 2) Striped Dress c/o Swirl Boutique, Faux Leather Full Skirt via Nordstrom Rack, Topshop Heels, Chinese Laundry Fedora, Baublebar Necklace
(look 3) Striped Dress c/o Swirl Boutique, H&M Cropped Sweater, Ann Taylor Heels, Bag c/o Justfab, ASOS cuff

3 Ways to Wear Collage3 ways collage

Striped Dress 3 Ways To Wear

P.S. This dress is available at Swirl Boutique in their Encinitas & San Clemente shop and is ONLY $29!!! Not local, call 760-753-0870 to order.

Poncho CardiganWaterfall Fringe CardiganRomper, Cardigan, Booties  Swirl Boutique Blanket Cardigan  Waterfall Cardigan

I kind of went nuts for rompers over the summer and probably have at least ten of them in my closet. Which is funny because I actually wrote a post a couple of years back about how much I disliked them. My how things have changed. I don’t know about you but I am running around like a chicken with my head cut off (pretty sure I use that expression too often) most days so not having to think about what to wear is a great time-saver. Rompers have saved the day on more than one occasion. Now that it’s cooling down, I am pairing them with cardigans and booties. Pretty sure this is going to be my fall uniform.

Outfit Details:
Navy Romper via Swirl Boutique
Waterfall Cardigan c/o Swirl Boutique ($53, Call 760-753-0870 to order!)
Booties c/o Ross Dress for Less
Crystal Necklace c/o The Shine Project
Forever 21 Crossbody Bag (sold out)

Flannel DressSwirl Boutique Plaid Flannel Dress  Shearling Vest Plaid & Shearling Plaid Flannel Dress

Yay! Another fall-ish outfit! I’ve been looking for some new plaid pieces to add to my wardrobe so I was SO excited when I came across this plaid flannel shirtdress last week. And you know I’ve been talking about shearling forever so I had to have this vest too! It’s still been too warm for my leather bomber jacket (with shearling trim) so this vest is the perfect choice for this Indian summer we’ve been having. Hope you guys have a great weekend!

Outfit Details:
Plaid Flannel Shirtdress c/o Swirl Boutique ($45, Call 760-753-0870 to order!)
Shearling Detail Vest c/o Swirl Boutique ($56, Call 760-753-0870 to order!)
Shoemint Booties
Urban Outfitters Saddle Bag (on major sale! and available in other colors!)

Yoga Tree PoseFableticsOctober Fabletics

Now that I go to the gym 3 days a week, I am even more excited for my monthly Fabletics outfits to arrive. I usually always reach for black/grey/white when it comes to workout clothes but this cobalt blue was so pretty that I decided to go for it. I also have these capri’s in black and camo print. They are my favorite fit..they suck you in but are still comfy (and don’t ever get baggy)! In other news, I learned another yoga pose…the tree. It is a lot easier to do in the studio without socks/shoes but I also wanted to share my new tennies! A friend from high school shared them on Facebook and I immediately asked her where she found them. They are super light and probably the prettiest tennis shoes I’ve ever owned.

P.S. Is it weird reading “tennis shoes”? That’s what I call them but writing/reading “sneakers” looks better. West coast/East coast thing, I think.

Outfit Details:
Lima Capris c/o Fabletics
Vaasa Sports Bra c/o Fabletics
Aventura Tabk c/o Fabletics
Adidas Boost Running Shoes

Swirl Boutique Black Mini Dress

LBD

Palm Springs For Matthew Who Loved Art

Faux Leather Detail LBD

All Black Everything

Swirl Boutique Faux Leather Detail LBD

Justfab Gold Detail Booties

I’ve been dying to share these pics with you! We went to Palm Springs again (our fave weekend getaway destination) this past weekend and I FINALLY stopped to take pics by this mural. Every time we’ve driven past it, I’ve wanted to stop but for one reason or another we never made it back. Plus I couldn’t wait to show you my new little black dress! It can be worn casually as I have here or throw on a strappy heel and some red lipstick and you’re ready for a night on the town! You can never have too many LBD’s if you ask me!

Outfit Details:
Faux Leather Detail LBD c/o Swirl Boutique ($49, Call 760-753-0870 to order!)
Raye Gold Detail Booties c/o Justfab
Kenneth Jay Horn Necklace
Deux Lux Fringe Bag
Target Fedora
*linking up with The Pleated Poppy & Because Shanna Said So