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Living in a shore town is proving to be quite a sartorial challenge so far. The weather can be so different here compared to my parents' house or my office. There's even a big difference between the coastline and my apartment four blocks inland! Once summer hits, it's just going to be hot all the time, and getting dressed will involve throwing a dress over a bathing suit. Since it's still spring and the temperature keeps fluctuating, I've developed a system to stay comfortable throughout the day with some transitional spring essentials.
Today I'm partnering with Betabrand to talk about these spring essentials. Betabrand is a company whose focus is on versatile and comfy clothes that make a statement both in the office and on the streets.
Admittedly, it's nothing truly groundbreaking, but my daily wardrobe (at least during the work-week) consists of a short-sleeve or 3/4-sleeve dress with leggings and moccasins. I also have a hooded sweater with pockets and a long shawl/scarf that I wear for the cooler mornings. By midday, if it starts to warm up, I can lose the leggings and sweater. If it starts to get windy or rainy, I can wrap the scarf around me like a shawl. Most of my pieces are neutral or similarly colored, so mixing and matching is easy and getting dressed in the morning is quick and painless.
Betabrand offers a line of women's pants that are great transitional pieces. Their office yoga pants are dressy enough to wear to the office, casual enough to wear out after work, and fall into my favorite category of clothing, "feels like pajamas/looks like a million bucks"! So great for making the transition between seasons!
It's always fun to step out of your comfort zone when it comes to fashion. Rompers and cocktail dresses aren't frequently a part of my wardrobe. I'm so grateful that the kind folks at Tobi.com recently reached out to me to review some of their products, because these two pieces will be in heavy rotation all through spring and summer. I think the next stop on the Comfort Zone Train is probably bodysuits, but let's talk about these day and night looks. The romper is blousy and comfortable and perfect for drinking beers on the beach. I paired it with sandals and a cool pin from a local AP shop. The dress is so unique, I decided to keep it simple with my favorite black velvet wedges and a little jewelry. It will be perfect for a night of dancing at Porta or Paradise (or both)! IMPORTANT: new customers at Tobi get 50% off their first order! Click over to shop dresses, jumpsuits, crop tops, and more!
romper: Jenalai Blousy Romper c/o Tobi - tank: J. Crew via Goodwill - sandals: Target - shades: Topshop
shawl: vintage via Goodwill - earrings: vintage from my grandma - pin: Red Moon (Asbury Park!) - bag: Madewell
dress: See Me Now Mesh Shift Dress c/o Tobi - shoes: Urban Outfitters - earrings: vintage from my grandma - glasses: c/o Firmoo
Photos by the amazing Diana Van Horn Photography!
Disclaimer: Product provided by Tobi, but all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting those who support this blog. :)
One of my favorite memories from my recent trip to LA was one of the first. As soon as I arrived at my friends' apartment, we decided to take a hike in Runyon Canyon. Now if you know me at all, you know I don't like exercising. I figured, "When in Rome," ya know? This was around 2PM PST when I'd been awake since 4AM EST without eating any food, so it maybe wasn't the wisest choice, but I regret nothing. The views were truly extraordinary, even on a smoggy, hazy LA afternoon. It felt good to get the ole heart pumping, even though at times I thought it was going to come out of my chest like The Chestburster. I was delighted that my new leggings from YogaOutlet were delivered right before I left (and that I decided to pack them) because they were perfect for the hike.
I chose the Teeki New Moon Black Hot Pants to review because I have a thing for the phases of the moon. The day of the hike, I paired the leggings with my pizza-phases-of-the-moon tank, because why not? Since returning from LA, I've worn the leggings to practice yoga a few times, and I even wore them to work under a dress (and got lots of compliments, by the way). A very versatile piece, for sure.
Disclaimer: Product provided by YogaOutlet.com , but all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting those who support this blog. :)
Greetings from 32,000 ft in the air! I'm currently somewhere over the Midwest? I can see the Rocky Mountains way in the distance? I used to know geography? Why isn't the map on my screen working, United?
I'm spending my flight slowly starving to death (One little wafer cookie, United? Throw a bitch a bagel!) and watching free movies (For real thanks, United!) Maybe I cried watching "The Force Awakens" and maybe I cried watching "Spotlight" — what about it?
Anyway, I'm off to LA for about a week to spend time with some dear friends and work on my tan. 😎 If you have any suggestions of things I must see or do out here, please let me know. Also follow along on Instagram or Snapchat (laurenwilkey) to join in on the fun.
One last thing, everything in the shop is on sale while I'm away. All vintage is 45% off + you can use code LAWOMAN for an additional 15% off!
Well, we finally got the snow I've been waiting for! About 20" fell on Asbury Park last weekend, and I was holed up on my friends' couch seven blocks from my apartment. We snacked, drank, napped. I watched "The Martian" and "The Revenant" and did some spreadsheeting™ for my job like a real nerd. Lots of shore towns experienced heavy flooding, but AP fortunately was spared. Diana and I took a trek out into the storm one night. The snow was up to our knees, the wind was wild, and we stayed out there for maybe ten minutes at the most. Sunday morning, we went down to the beach. The waves were insane and there was snow on the sand, which I've never seen before!
P.S. The "Let it Go" coloring book giveaway winner has been announced. Click over to see if you're the lucky winner! :)