Levi's Shorts and Comfy Summer to Fall Flats

Levi's Shorts and Comfy Summer to Fall Flats

There’s been lots of talk of fall on Instagram but I’m personally still holding onto summer and these warmer temps. I am, however, slowly adding more fall-ready staples into my closet. My biggest summer shopping trend was not focusing too much on, well, trends. I tried my best to think about how every new addition to my closet would really work in my wardrobe. And not just work for one event, one Instagram post, one outfit…really work beyond those boundaries.

One of my favorite summer shoe staples I’ll 100% be taking into fall: the Everlane Day Glove. I have these in the Caramel color and they are buttery-soft, leather ballet flats that fit like a glove. I gravitate towards nude shoe tones because they not only go with everything but they really elongate the leg. It’s just a flattering look down the leg line. I also usually prefer a pointed toe for this reason but there’s something about this ballet style that just feels just as chic and effortless. FYI, these come in tons of colors and even new suede options.

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An Easy Way to Wear a Lace Cami

An Easy Way to Wear a Lace Cami

Two things to keep in rotation in your closet no matter the season: lace camisoles and duster cardigans.

A lace camisole is an easy step-up from your basic cotton cami and a silk or satin fabric so easily makes your look feel elevated and effortless. I recently added this white lace cami from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (similar in-stock options linked below) to my collection and it’s a fresh addition to my basic black, navy and olive camisoles. The styling options are endless for a cami in any color, whether worn alone or layered up. I love how it can make a pair of jeans (or even denim shorts) feel instantly dressed-up.

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A Black & White Summer Outfit

A Black & White Summer Outfit

This summer, I’m trying to say “no” to too many trends and keep my closet as classic as can be. So, easy and effortless outfits have become my favorite summer go-to. I’m not saying I won’t try anything trendy and fun for the season (I love a good printed midi dress or skirt as much as the next person) but there’s something that just makes you feel good when you know your seasonal items are going to last through the season and beyond. And when you can wear them in so many ways. 🙌🏼

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A Day Trip to Napa

A Day Trip to Napa

Whenever the weather starts to warm up around here one of my favorite things to do is head to Napa Valley. It’s a pretty quick trip for us living in the Bay Area (about a 45 minute drive), so it’s easy to do a day trip for a little wine tasting, eating, relaxing, shopping, exploring—really anything that suits you. It’s just a beautiful place to spend your time and you can’t go wrong with any avenue you choose. We went for an early birthday celebration and I typically get a lot of requests to share our itinerary, so I wanted to dedicate a post to our quick day trip!

You can also see what we did for my 30th birthday weekend in Napa last year and my sister’s bachelorette party a couple years ago.

Also—skip to the end of this post to see a full list of Napa recommendations.

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White Jeans with Grey Tee and Denim Jacket

White Jeans with Grey Tee and Denim Jacket

Usually, I’m sharing an outfit with a white top and I’m sure you all know that’s my go-to outfit by now. But when I want an easy way to mix things up, I swap out my light wash jeans for black or white denim. I recently pulled out these white Everlane high rise skinny jeans I got last year and they’re a great effortless style for the season. I sized up in them last year and they’re an ever-so-slightly slightly relaxed fit on me. If you want them skinnier, I would definitely stick to your normal size, as they do bag out slightly. FYI, I’m 5’6” and have the ankle length and am wearing a size 26. They’re also a great price at $68!

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An Easy Go-To Outfit Formula for Spring and Summer

An Easy Go-To Outfit Formula for Spring and Summer

You know those outfits you throw on and feel instantly good, instantly like yourself? Every woman has one. Your go-to outfit formula. It can be anything from your favorite comfy dress, a great blazer or those jeans that fit just right. For me, it’s always some version of jeans and a white tee. My effortless outfit combination—always.

To start, these Levi’s 501 jeans are “mom jeans” that are actually flattering. 👏🏼High waisted, true denim feel, light wash. These are the lived-in, relaxed jeans you’ll love and there’s something about the silhouette that just makes any outfit feel instantly casual-chic. I think the distressing on these combined with the light wash lends to the perfectly casual feel. There’s something about this was that just screams effortless and I always reach for light over dark when I want that vibe. They truly pair so perfectly with everything from flats to sandals to sneakers to heels. I wear these for everything from weekend to dog walks to date night.

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Comfy LifeStride Sandals for Spring

Comfy LifeStride Sandals for Spring

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. ✔️✔️✔️✔️

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Everlane Striped Tank and Cheeky Jeans

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Have you ever shopped at Everlane? If you love classic, effortless, easy, chic, high-quality-yet-affordable "basics" from a totally transparent brand, Everlane is for you. If you're looking to curate a capsule wardrobe, Everlane is definitely for you!

As I'm getting a little bit older, (hello 30's!), I'm more and more interested in creating a closet full of staples I can reach for again and again, with every season. You know those pieces that don't go out of style? We all need those—at any age. Everlane truly makes doing this so easy—and affordable! Without sacrificing quality.

I recently snagged this Cotton Double V Tank that launched this month in navy/white stripe which is truly a wardrobe must-have. It's 100% cotton and the perfect wear-every-season piece. It's not only comfy as can be but easy - b r e e z y, too. I love the classic vibe the stripes give for summer and how you can just as easily layer it up into fall. It also comes in crisp white, black and topaz i.e. the most gorgeous warm orange tone. The best part? Just $18. 

This piece effortlessly tucks into your favorite jeans but also has a swingy silhouette left untucked. I can also see this being a great lightweight staple layered under a blazer or cardigan for the office. Personally, I'm a jeans girl so I wore it with these Everlane Cheeky Straight Jeans. These are just $68 but I'd honestly pay double. Everlane says these jeans are "engineered for the perfect rear fit" thanks to the perfect pocket placement and a raised back that lifts and tightens, and if that isn't the best thing to find in a jean then I don't know what is. For reference, these are in Sky Blue and I'm wearing a size 26. I am usually a 25 or 26 and they fit perfectly. This is also the ankle length and I'm 5'6". 

I also grabbed this Everlane Day Market Tote in Light Taupe to use as my work bag and I am absolutely head over heels with the color, style, how much it fits, just everything. It's so roomy but doesn't feel bulky at all, is easy to carry and it's 100% Italian leather for under $200? Yes, yes, yes! This comes in several classic colors and they also have a magazine tote. 

As always, thank you for reading!

Outfit Details:

Striped Tank

Cheeky Jeans

Market Tote

xx Tyler

This post is in collaboration with Everlane. All thoughts and opinions remain my own.