Comfy LifeStride Sandals for Spring

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LifeStride Sandals for Spring | www.girlmeetsgold.com
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If you’ve followed along with my blog and Instagram for a while, you probably know I don’t wear heels very often. Though, let’s be real, of course I love the lift and length they give. What woman wouldn’t? But because heels are generally not functional for my lifestyle, my idea of the perfect heel is one that’s low, practical for both day to night, and—most importantly— comfortable! 

You could call me a bit of a low-heeled sandal connoisseur and I was so happy to find this Roxanne Heel by LifeStride from Zappos that checks every single thing on my must-have list: low heel (i.e. under 2 inches 🙌🏼), strappy style (love the double strap) and comfort above all else. LifeStride shoes are on-trend, easy to wear, perfect for 24/7 dressing and affordable. ✔️✔️✔️✔️

They’re all about creating comfortable footwear for every aspect of life, whether that’s work, weekend or everything in between and these sandals truly nail it. They’re cushioned with memory foam for all-day comfort (major yes!) and they’re the effortless footwear staple to take you through the season. I had absolutely no break-in period required and I love how the strappy silhouette can do double duty from dressy to casual, whether paired with dresses and jumpsuits for a spring wedding or denim for date night. Did I mention this pair is only $59.94? That’s an incredible amount of wearability for the price.

I also love the light taupe tone, or "Putty Lotus”, of this pair because it’s a color most people might be missing in their collection. I know I was! These do also come in black but a light, neutral tone always helps create added length down the leg line, which is always my personal preference. Basically, the closer the color to your skin tone—the more streamlined the look! These look great with blue jeans and white denim as worn here for a spring-casual ensemble or throw them on with a little white dress or simple black t-shirt dress all summer long. How cute would this spring look be for a casual Easter brunch?

These would even be great for a casual office paired with cropped dress pants and a chic blazer in the summer months, so if you’re looking for stylish and comfy shoes for work, LifeStride’s Roxanne heel has you covered!

Also, I have to mention I absolutely love shopping at Zappos because they have incredible customer service, offer free expedited shipping and you can often find pieces you love for less. It’s the first place I look when I need last-minute items for a trip or special event because I know I’ll find something great that comes fast and doesn’t break the bank.

As always, thank you so much for reading!

xx Tyler

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LifeStride Roxanne in Putty Lotus

Photos by Jessica Kay Photography

Spring Capsule Wardrobe Staples

From left to right in rows: Striped Top | White Button Down | Nude Thermal | Navy Cardigan | Straight Leg Jeans | Striped Wrap Top | Loafers | White Top | Block Heel Sandals | Nude Bag

Quality over quantity has been my motto lately and with spring (kind of) officially in the air, I’m taking this approach with me into the new season by focusing on building a spring capsule wardrobe. A capsule wardrobe is essentially made up of style staples you can easily pull together and mix and match with ease.

On a personal level, I know I feel anxious seeing my closet full of seasonal trends that may not have stood the test of time or didn’t last across multiple seasons. So my goal for a spring capsule is this: investing in basics I feel confident in. Less trends, more easy-breezy style staples. Creating a closet you can pull from to easily create looks you feel confident in. Isn’t that what shopping should always be about? Finding pieces that “spark joy”?

For me, I know I always feel my best in casual-chic basics with a flattering fit and feel. I also adore finding pieces with some sort of twist and tend to gravitate towards feminine styles more heavily in the warmer months. You’ll find me in wrap silhouettes, touches of floral here, lace and ruffles to name a few.

I want to start sharing more of what I have my eye on and a few things I’m currently loving for spring include: light wash denim especially in ankle lengths which looks really great with spring slides, fitted knits in neutrals and stripes, breezy white tops and neutral shoes in styles like loafers and slides. I really love having these classic basics you can literally throw on to feel put together in an instant. The beauty of a capsule wardrobe is that everything works together!

Spring Capsule Denim

Spring Capsule Tops

Spring Capsule Shoes

I’ve also been adding my favorite capsule wardrobe finds to the Shop Page of my blog!

What are you hoping to add to your spring and summer wardrobe this season?

As always, thank you so much for reading!

xx Tyler

The Details

How to Wear a Belt Bag in a Chic Way

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Ask a lot of people their opinion on a fanny pack and their mind might immediately go to something neon and 80’s style or velcro and meant for travel only. But the truth is, today, fanny packs have really evolved into a chic and stylish accessory, more lovingly referred to as: the belt bag.

A belt bag is not only a unique statement piece that can turn heads but it’s also a practical style, allowing you to be hands-free. Great for travel and would be a wonderful accessory option for mom life. Think walks, trips to the zoo, bike rides and really just daily life. Keep in mind, you can still wear a belt bag slung over your head and shoulder.

This & Other Stories O-Ring belt bag is my first foray into the style but it’s something I chose with a lot of intention. I chose black because it’s timeless and can cover both day and night. I chose snakeskin embossed leather because it gives just enough edge to make an intentional statement. And the O-Ring because it adds the finishing touch. Basically, this belt bag has the perfect amount of detail so it doesn’t fall flat. And it really adds a chic flair in an instant.

A belt bag can really help pull a look together and can truly be the perfect finishing touch to elevate a basic outfit. Grab your everyday go-to combination (mine is always jeans and a tee) and try a full or half tuck. I have personally been loving and living in these H&M jersey tops (only $14.99) and they have a comfy, flattering fit that’s not at all messy. They tuck really well but also sort of hold you in. The black on black in this look gives a monochromatic touch that works well for both day and night but you could just as easily top with a brown suede jacket like this one or add an olive cargo jacket (like the one from this post) and sneakers to keep things extra casual.

As we head into spring and summer, belt bags can work incredibly well belted around t-shirt and flirty dresses to add a bit of shape. I personally can’t wait to wear mine with a little white dress but the options are truly endless.

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How to Wear a Belt Bag | www.girlmeetsgold.com
How to Wear a Belt Bag | www.girlmeetsgold.com
How to Wear a Belt Bag | www.girlmeetsgold.com
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How would YOU wear a belt bag—would you?

As always, thank you for reading!

X Tyler

Photos by Jessica Kay Photography

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5 Classic Buys from the Shopbop Sale on Sale

This post is done in collaboration with Social Root.

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Happy 2019! Yesterday, you may have seen my post on how I’m shopping less and a big part of that post talked about how I’m focusing on building a closet full of staples. Items that are classic and timeless and will hopefully stay in my closet for years to come. I have said this over and over but one of my favorite times to shop for these pieces is during the biggest sales of the year, i.e. anniversary sales, Black Friday, etc.

shopbop sale 2019

The end of 2018 saw a multitude of incredible sales and Shopbop is keeping that momentum going. For 3 days, they are having a sale on their sale merchandise where you can snag an additional 25% off select sale items with the code HELLO2019. If you missed something on your Christmas list or want to add something fresh and timeless to your collection for 2019, this is a great opportunity.

Below are my top 5 classic buys of this amazing Shopbop sale. Items that are timeless, can pair perfectly with each other or with things already in your closet and that leave you feeling good about the investment in your wardrobe.

Happy 2019 and happy shopping!

No. 1 / The Plaid Blazer:

I’m newly into blazers and am already fully on board with the value of this timeless wardrobe staple. I love how they can dress up a basic outfit in an instant and a plaid style elevates your everyday jeans and tee look. This is one of those layers that just makes you feel instantly chic.

No 2. / The Ankle Jean:

Ankle jeans aren’t just a spring and summer staple. They’re the perfect style to pair with ankle boots this season to let just the right hint of skin show. I love the added interested a frayed hem gives these classic skinny jeans.

No. 3 / The Striped Tee:

Perhaps one of the most important pieces in a well-curated closet is the striped tee. I love the twist on this everyday style for the colder seasons thanks to the long sleeves and mock neck, but you can really wear this style year-round. I also adore the Splendid brand. All of their pieces are high quality in terms of both fabric and fit.

No 4. / The Belt Bag:

A belt bag has actually been on my list for a while and I really love how this one is convertible—you can also use it as a clutch! This is one of those classic, cool-girl pieces to take your look somewhere new—and hands-free. 🙌🏼

No 5 / The Block Heel Ankle Boot:

I’ve actually had these boots in my cart for a while—since before they went on sale. Their current price point is such a steal and the oat color is timeless and versatile. I love the very subtle scaled texture for just the right amount of interest with a unique vibe. I can see these easily going from day to dressy and even paired with dresses in the spring time.

You can see more from the sale HERE and, as always, thank you for reading!

x Tyler

White Peplum Button-Down and Denim

spring sandals
white top, jeans and black bag outfit
white peplum top outfit
summer sandals
classic style white top and jeans

There's nothing I love more than a crisp white top and this one from Madewell is the perfect blend of classic, effortless and feminine. It has that breezy feel to update your denim for the season and the ruffle details give off a flirty vibe that's not overly girly. Just pure and simply chic style.

A peplum silhouette is a really flattering way to create a waist and while this top is slightly breezy and oversized, it has enough structure to maintain your shape. I loved pairing it with my trusted distressed Levi's skinny jeans in a light wash for a casual twist but you could just as easily pair with dark wash denim or black pants for work. Add a black moto jacket and you have an edgy vibe for date night. Sizing note: I did size UP in the jeans!

I added Madewell slide sandals in the perfect goes-with-everything tone but a pair of loafers in any color would work great or you can dress it up even more with classic pumps. If you're like me, a neutral crossbody will be the obvious choice. Try a circle style for an on-trend touch this season. I love this one by Rebecca Minkoff and it's easy for both day and night. 

As always, thank you for reading!

x, Tyler

Photos by  Sarah Eichstedt Photography

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