Banana Republic

White Jacket

Hi Everyone!! I want to share this great jacket I found at Banana Republic. I usually am not one to go for white, but I am in love with this jacket for summer! It is a combo of a blazer and moto jacket, so you can dress it up for work or dress it down for dinner, like I did. The details are understated so wear this jacket with your favorite jewelry to add color. I wore a bright top to complement the white…why not wear bright bold colors during this nice warm weather?

What do you think about this jacket? What would you wear it with?

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Turtlenecks

As you saw in our recent post “Turtlenecks and Tunics” we are totally crushing on turtlenecks for this time of year! For some reason we always associated turtlenecks with our moms- not to say they aren’t fashionable (they totally are), but these sweaters were something that they would wear. Maybe it’s because we are older, or maybe because we are more mature with our style, but how did we not wear these sweaters before?!?
As you can see from our pictures below, turtlenecks are totally following the oversized sweater trend, which is warm and comfy for the upcoming chilly days. The chunky knits are great with skirts and denim as a stand alone piece or layering over a collared shirt! On the other end, the delicate, thinner turtlenecks are also perfect for layering and can be dressed up a little easier with whatever you want to wear. We really think these are one of the staple items you need for this winter!
We have been seeing turtlenecks all over the place. From Nordstrom and Aritzia, to Gap and Zara, you can find a variety of knits, colors, and fits. Banana Republic has some really cute turtleneck outfits we suggest checking out!
Happy Wednesday!!
XO Danielle & LaurenTurtlenecks

Ring in the New Spring Bling

This WAiSTEDD Wednesday we are showing you some of our favorite jewelry pieces for the upcoming Spring season. Of all these trends, we are loving pastel, links, and different dimensions. There is sooo much out right now that we can’t get enough of. Here’s why:
Watches. Watches are timeless pieces (pun DEFINITELY intended). But this doesn’t mean you need to go with something simple. Practicality can get the best of us when we are investing in jewelry, but isn’t the point of jewelry to spice up an outfit and add some bling? So go for it. There are many ways to do this with a watch. Plus for your practical self, you can pretend you will actually use it for time (and not your phone). From the selection below, we have featured an assortment of musts for the upcoming seasons. Let us explain from left to right. The Michael Kors wrap pave chain watch is great because it can double as a bracelet, plus the statement this watch will make is unreal. It also is versatile with gold and silver, depending on your preference for the day. Second-the Karl Lagerfeld watch is to DIE for. Again, it mixes the gold and silver; trendy right now, but will always be in style. Third and fourth- pastels are always great for Spring, but we think these colors will carry forward. Personally, Lauren’s favorite color is mint green and this color can compliment any summer, fall, or winter color you wear.
Links. Chain link jewelry is trendy and chic. Links don’t all need to be circular- we love how Michael Kors is mixing up the geometric shapes with rectangles. Not only are designers mixing up the shapes, but also materials. This makes jewelry versatile and helps you wear it with more colors and the two tone elevates the look. Chain links can be found in rings, bracelets, necklaces-you name it! We have featured some great chain linked jewelry on the blog in past outfits go check it out (Marc by Marc Jacobs, F21, J.Crew)!
Dimension. We have been seeing a lot of different shapes of earrings in stores now-studs, links, lines, squares…the list goes on. The three earrings below we think show a wide variety of what you can find. Some of the brands we are WAiSTEDD on for earrings are Rebecca Minkoff, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Kate Spade. They all offer very different aesthetics depending on your style.
March Jewelry