It’s no secret that I long for Spring and warmer temperatures
….and finally getting to wear lighter fabrics and bring out my Spring wardrobe pieces. Friends, I am ready for a lot more sunshine, a lot more warmth, and looking forward to seeing flowers and leaves on trees bloom to brighten up the scenery! It seems like this Winter has been a rollercoaster of temperatures and I am so ready for Spring. To keep up with our Texas climate, I have put together this look so you can see how to layer a trench coat over lighter pieces since we all know how our beautiful temperatures can go from 70F degrees in the afternoon to 30F degrees by night-time :).
First, this trench coat from Banana Republic has been one of the best investments I’ve made over the years. I have worn this coat during past years as we transition from the Winter into Spring months, and it still holds true to its value. I have linked a similar Banana Republic trench coat here. As we get into Spring, I also like to begin wearing midi skirts and depending on the weather, closed toe shoes or booties. In Dallas, there is hardly a need for stockings or thermal unless absolutely necessary. In this outfit, I have layered in a few pieces on repeat like my lace top and black pumps shoes.
I think you can almost always never go wrong with a black and white look. Do you agree?
White House Black Market
Can we take a moment to talk about this WHBM swingy, satin full skirt with the pretty floral prints? I love how it visually contours the waist. Besides, a midi skirt is such a fun piece with a lace embroidered top and pumps for work and doubling for a night out with strappy heels for a more elongated silhouette. This skirt is so perfect for Spring and the print makes me happy!
The Fourth of July is all about celebrating independence day in the United States! Whether it is inviting your friends and family over for an epic Fourth of July BBQ bash, or spending time by the pool, or enjoying the fireworks, you would still need to keep in mind comfort and a fashion theme that matches the occasion.
Fourth of July has become one of my favorite holidays! I love watching the fireworks and seeing the excitement in my children eyes. Most importantly we get to gather around with friends and family to enjoy food and good company. On this day we plan on visiting friends, having the grandparents over, and then ending the evening by watching fireworks at our neighborhood park. For my friends who are not familiar with this holiday, it is the United States federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Okay, I know you are more interested in the outfit, so without further ado, let me talk about how I plan to brighten up my look for the summer but also for Fourth of July.
“Fashion is not necessarily about labels. It’s not about brands. It’s about something else that comes from within you.” – Ralph Lauren
So I decided to keep my outfit bright and fun this summer. The colors are also the perfect choice for Fourth of July sticking with the red, blue, and white theme. I recently picked this cute top from ASOS because it just matches well with the theme. The top has this knot in the front that makes it quite different from a regular t-shirt look and allow extra room for all the outdoor food and desserts! I could have gone with shorts but decided to stick with jeans. What I love about jeans is how versatile it is. For me, it is all about comfort as I sit on a blanket at our neighborhood park later that evening to watch the Fourth of July fireworks.
I decided to pair the outfit with a few favorites. The Fossil Morgan Traveler Leather Crossbody bag is an old timer and a classic. It is so easy to match with most of my things, so every now and then I pull it out of my wardrobe. Isn’t the bright red color just gorgeous? The size also allows me to carry a few essentials, like my camera, makeup, phone, and hand sanitizer. For the shoes I wore this adorable Marc Fisher LTD shoes. They add a touch to the outfit and easy to slip on and off.
An interesting fact, when I had long hair, I hardly wore a lot of earrings. Now that my hair is a lot shorter, I have been enjoying playing with different size earrings as you can see here. These earrings are from ModCloth and my watch is Michele. If you are outdoors, then you should know that sunglasses are a must-have in the summer sun because they are functional. Everything goes so well together. What are your plans for the fourth?