Leopard Bodysuit and Trench Coat

Leopard Bodysuit and Trench Coat | www.girlmeetsgold.com
Leopard Bodysuit and Trench Coat | www.girlmeetsgold.com
Leopard Bodysuit and Trench Coat | www.girlmeetsgold.com
Leopard Bodysuit and Trench Coat | www.girlmeetsgold.com
Leopard Bodysuit and Trench Coat | www.girlmeetsgold.com
Leopard Bodysuit and Trench Coat | www.girlmeetsgold.com

January gave us a taste of warm weather with springlike temps that had me reaching for lighterweight staples. February, on the other hand, has seemingly made up for it with an endless amount of rain—and even the tiniest bit of snow! But while it’s almost an instinct to want to bundle back up when it’s cold and raining, I actually still prefer to stick to lightweight staples that are easy to layer. Enter my favorite rainy day style: the trench coat. 

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had plenty of anorak and cargo style rain jackets in my collection, which do the job, at least in California, but there’s something so classic, timeless and effortless about a tan trench coat. You can be wearing the most basic outfit and popping on a trench coat will instantly elevate the look and even how you feel. If you don’t have one in your collection yet, I promise it’s a style worth investing in and certainly a style that belongs in any capsule collection. 

FYI, this particular trench is a few years old by Andrew Marc and wasn’t a huge splurge in any way but it’s taken me FAR and through many, many seasons, rainy or otherwise. 

The day I wore this outfit, we actually had a break in the rain so I was able to slip into flats for work and paired these black Madewell skinny jeans with a leopard bodysuit from & Other Stories. I don’t typically go for leopard print but I love the almost-subtle pop when paired with black. The trench coat really helps tone it down for day but you could just as easily add a black moto jacket and black booties for an edgy look for night or slip into white sneakers for something casual-cool. 

One last tip when looking for a trench: if you’ll truly be wearing it in the rain, try looking for a hooded style—they don’t all have them!

Do you have a trench coat in your collection? As always, thank you so much for reading!

x Tyler

Photos by Jessica Kay Photography

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Trunk Club Women - My First Winter Trunk

Trunk Club Review | white mockneck sweater

Happy holiday weekend, friends! I had my first Trunk Club Trunk delivered this week and so many of you expressed an interest in seeing a roundup of what I received, so I wanted to get a post up here for you to reference and thought I’d start with a few FAQ’s before diving into the pieces.

What is Trunk Club?

Trunk Club is a Nordstrom-owned styling service for men and women. You are paired up with a Stylist and are able to request a Trunk when you need one or setup automatic deliveries—monthly, quarterly, etc.

How does Trunk Club work?

When you sign up, you fill out a Style Profile so your Stylist is able to get an idea of your style and what you’re looking for. You’re able to chat with your Stylist throughout the process and review your Trunk before it ships. You then have 5 days after you receive your Trunk to try everything on, keep what you want and send back what you don’t. You can schedule a pickup for your Trunk or drop your Trunk off at a UPS or Nordstrom location.

Is there a fee?

There is a $25 styling fee which is credited towards any purchase but this fee is waived if you’re a Nordstrom cardholder.

Do you have a referral code?

Unfortunately, I do not have a referral code but you can use my referral link.

Who is your Stylist?

My Trunk Club Stylist is Lauren Wenstrup. and if you use my referral link, you will be paired up with her.

Many of you may know I used to work for Stitch Fix, which is a similar service. I wanted to try Trunk Club because I already shop heavily at Nordstrom and know and love the brands they carry—the same brands I’ll see in my Trunks, while discovering new ones. I’m in the process of really curating a classic wardrobe I can rely on. I’m truly trying to shop LESS. So, I’m requesting wardrobe staples in each Trunk—every two months— while letting a Stylist help get me out of my box just enough.

My First Trunk Club Trunk

Madewell Sweater | Levi’s Jeans | March Fisher Booties

My first favorite piece is this Madewell sweater. I asked my Stylist for mock neck styles and she delivered. This one is a great weight and works well both tucked and untucked. It comes in a few colors and I’m wearing an XS. Fit is TTS.

I have it tucked into these Levi’s 501 jeans which you guys know I love. These seem to be a bit stretchier than the light wash, true-denim pair I always wear. I size up to a 26 in those but these fit great in the 25. I also love the raw hem detailing. I thought these were black at first but think they may actually be a really dark, inky blue—FYI.

I also asked my Stylist for everyday booties and these Marc Fisher booties were one of the two pairs she included—I LOVE them! They’re a great low heel for everyday wear but have a pointy toe and just enough edge to dress them up for night, as well. These might run a bit big. I’m normally between an 8 and 8.5. My Stylist sent the 8.5 but I will probably exchange to try the size 8.

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Madewell Sweater | Levi’s Jeans | March Fisher Booties

I swapped out the white sweater for this Madewell cashmere mockneck next, which is a thinner material that feels lightweight, yet warm, and is really effortless. It’s slightly cropped but still easy to tuck. I think this golden tone may be sold out but it comes in a few colors and is definitely a cool and classic staple. I’m in an XS.

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Twill Blazer | Levi’s Jeans | March Fisher Booties

I’ve been really into blazers lately, which I told my Stylist. She added this twill double breasted blazer and I absolutely adore the fit. It’s a slightly higher price point but the quality is there and I can see this working well for both work and play. I’d probably wear it more casually with light wash jeans and sneakers. I am wearing the size 0.

My First Trunk Club Trunk | www.girlmeetsgold.com

Madewell Wrap Top | Levi’s Jeans —also available HERE

I’m always looking for tops that I can dress up for dinner or an evening out—especially in these cooler months. I don’t know about you but my long-sleeve, dressy blouse collection is definitely lacking. I love the fall/winter twist on floral this Madewell Wrap Top has. I’m wearing the XXS and I’m normally an XS so I’m this runs slightly big.

My First Trunk Club Trunk | www.girlmeetsgold.com

I would probably wear this with a faux leather moto jacket for night time or even a cardigan for something more casual for daytime.

My First Trunk Club Trunk | www.girlmeetsgold.com

Leith Cardigan | Marc Fisher Booties

This Leith cardigan is also a Trunk Club piece and it is beyond soft! This is for sure a keeper and I may have to grab it in a few other colors it comes in—I know it’s currently on sale! It’s so soft and not at all itchy. I’m in the XXS and am 5’6” for reference.

My First Trunk Club Trunk | www.girlmeetsgold.com

Steve Madden Ankle Boots

The second pair of booties I received were these Steve Madden Chelsea boots. I honestly thought I might return them—I have so many brown ankle boots that somehow go unworn. But these are SO good and are somehow just what I was missing. I love the height, color, comfort factor—everything. I am always consistently an 8.5 in Steve Madden and these are tts. They’re also an AMAZING price at $99. 95 and come in several colors.

My First Trunk Club Trunk | www.girlmeetsgold.com
My First Trunk Club Trunk | girlmeetsgold.com

Madison & Berkely Midi Dress

This sweet floral midi dress was included in my Trunk and it’s such a fun, unique and feminine piece. I can see this working in fall and winter with booties and a wool coat, trench coat or moto jacket—or even for a winter wedding! I’m in an XS and I needed a bit of help zipping it, so if you’re in between sizes—size up!

In an effort to get this post up, I didn’t have a chance to share all 12 pieces in my Trunk but figured I’d start with my favorites. So far, I’m so happy with the process and what I received and I definitely plan to continue in the hopes to add some great new pieces to my collection. You can find out more and get your own trunk HERE.

Let me know if you have any questions at all and, as always, thank you for reading!

x Tyler

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All Black Outfit with Brown Faux Fur

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There’s something about an all-black outfit that makes anyone look instantly cool. I swear. I love the edgy vibe black distressed denim adds to any outfit and there’s something so sleek and effortless about pairing black with even more black. When I used to work for Stitch Fix, one of the biggest misconceptions I heard from Clients was that you can’t pair black with brown or navy—and that couldn’t be further from the truth!

I personally love the way black pairs with brown and this BlankNYC faux fur coat (currently back in stock HERE!) gives this all-black outfit a dose of needed warmth—not to mention a luxe touch. I really love how this faux fur style can so easily go from casual to dressy. You can see another holiday look wearing it with white lace in my post HERE. This jacket has been in and out of stock in the brown, so I made sure to link a few more styles below. It does also come in a few more in-stock color options like the prettiest winter white! FYI, I have the size XS.

I’ve also been loving these Madewell jeans in this washed black color. Madewell truly makes great denim you can live in—stretchy, comfy and flattering. I am typically in between a 25 and 26 and always wear a 25 in Madewell jeans.

As always, thank you so much for reading!

x Tyler

Photos by Jessica Kay Photography

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More Faux Fur Styles to Love

Zappos x Mavi Jeans

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I adore my blue jeans but there’s something about black denim that makes me feel instantly cool and a little bit edgy any time I slip them on. Whether worn with a simple tee + denim jacket and sneaker combo, dressed up with a pretty blouse or paired with cozy sweaters and tunics, they are certainly a staple to take you through fall and winter. Truly versatile for work, play and everything in between, transitioning from the summer to fall season is the perfect time to pull them out of your closet or invest in a new pair. 

These Mavi jeans from Zappos were the perfect style to fill a void in my collection and I absolutely love the fit. Sometimes it can be difficult to find jeans that are comfy, stretchy, flattering and hold their shape all at the same time and these Adrianna Jeans by Mavi nail it. 

Mavi says these are made in their “supersoft denim with superior fit retention” and that these keep their shape wear after wear. I found this statement to be 100% accurate and something I personally love finding in denim. Super soft, stretchy jeans that glide over your shape, enhance every curve and don’t stretch out? That’s these. These jeans are unicorn jeans. 

I love the “dark smoke” wash, which gives a soft, ever-so-slightly faded look that’s perfect for letting you dress down. This also really lends to the edgy vibe they can take on. In terms of fit, I’ve been in-between sizes and went with my smaller size, which worked out perfectly. I would say they are pretty true to size. They’re also technically a mid-rise but from a high-rise loving girl, I can attest to the fact that they sit a little bit higher up and still offer tummy control plus make tucking a breeze. 

These are under $100 ($98 to be exact!) and I love shopping at Zappos because of their incredible customer service and free, 1-day shipping. Like seriously—they are AMAZING and their customer service is beyond wonderful. If you’re in the market for a new pair of jeans to mix up your collection for the new season, look to Mavi for their classic, comfy, flattering fits. Perfect everyday closet staple. 🙌🏼

As always, thank you so much for reading!

x, Tyler

*This post is brought to you in collaboration with Zappos. Thank you for supporting the brands that support this blog! All thoughts and opinions remain my own.

White Ruffle Top and Black Ripped Jeans

Shop the Look Below. HM Top - see similar styles below |  Levi's Jeans  |  Nordstrom Sandals  |  Kinilush Bag  |  Daniel Wellington Watch  c/o |   Ray-Ban Sunglasses

Shop the Look Below. HM Top - see similar styles below | Levi's Jeans | Nordstrom Sandals | Kinilush Bag | Daniel Wellington Watch c/o |  Ray-Ban Sunglasses

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Disclaimer: I wore this outfit and wrote this blog post back in April and somehow never published it! I had somewhat put these rugged black 721 Levi's away for the hot summer months but now that fall is around the corner, they'll certainly be making an appearance in my everyday wardrobe rotation. And I just found them on sale for $49.95, so I thought I'd share!

I wore them with this white ruffle top from H&M paired with white slide sandals this spring but I can totally see this same outfit working with brown booties, a fedora hat or maybe an olive utility jacket or brown moto jacket for a fall spin. I really love the feminine vibe of this top paired with slightly edgy bottoms like these for a look that feels effortless and not overly girly. It's definitely easy to throw on and feel put together. 

Unfortunately, this exact top has now sold out but I did link a few dupes below for you. Definitely, don't hesitate to grab these jeans for fall! For sizing reference, I am in between sizes and sized UP to a 26 in these. I tend to do that with higher cotton-content Levi's styles. If it helps, I am also 5'6" and also cuff the hem to hit at the ankle. 

As always, thank you for reading!

x Tyler

Photos by Sarah Eichstedt Photography

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Striped Turtleneck and Camel Loafers

Shop the Look Below.  Madewell Top  |  Free People Jeans  |  Shopbop Jacket  - sold out, linking similar below |  Everlane Flats  |  Ray-Ban Sunglasses  |  Fossil Satchel  c/o

Shop the Look Below. Madewell Top | Free People Jeans | Shopbop Jacket - sold out, linking similar below | Everlane Flats | Ray-Ban Sunglasses | Fossil Satchel c/o

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Whenever I’m in an outfit funk, I remember I buy basics for a reason. It’s so nice having pieces you can rely on that just work. With everything. A striped top is just one of those things and it forever will be. I added this Madewell striped turtleneck into my wardrobe this season and I don’t see it ever leaving. It’s such a comfy piece that you can wear now layered with your go-to moto, anorak and cardigan or pair with cropped denim and cutoffs into spring and summer. Hello, perfect top!

I added it to my favorite Free People busted knee skinny jeans in black and slipped into these Everlane loafers in camel for a bit of a Parisian/Audrey Hepburn vibe. (Sizing tip: size UP in these, they run small!)

This is definitely one of those looks that just feels put together in an instant. You could easily swap out the ripped jeans for sleek black pants and pumps for the office. 

My camel faux suede moto jacket is old but I’m adding super similar dupes at a great price point below. 

Thanks for reading!

x, Tyler

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