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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Weekend Wear

Shop the Look Below. Denim: ASOS. Top: Goodnight Macaroon. Hat: Jcrew. Bag: ASOS. Shoes: Dolce Vita. 

Shop the Look Below. Denim: ASOS. Top: Goodnight Macaroon. Hat: Jcrew. Bag: ASOS. Shoes: Dolce Vita. 

Weekends in my book are all about comfort. Honestly, sometimes I don't even change out of workout wear. And I probably didn't even work out. Just sayin. Typically, I'll throw on a pair of jeans and a baseball cap and call it a day, but I think you're kind of winning when your jeans and baseball cap are actually a little bit presentable. Distressed denim + sweater + baseball cap + leopard oxfords = out the door in the easiest casual weekend look.

This Jcrew cap was from last year, but they still have a similar style, or you can check out some of my current faves below. Leopard print and buffalo plaid?? Swooning.

Thanks for reading!

xo, 

Tyler

P.S. This Goodnight Macaroon sweater is sold out, but you can have them notify you when there are more available! 

 

Faux Leather and Layers

Shop the Look Below. Top: Goodnight Macaroon. Leggings: ASOS. Boots: Nine West via Marshalls. Bag: Forever21. 

Shop the Look Below. Top: Goodnight Macaroon. Leggings: ASOS. Boots: Nine West via Marshalls. Bag: Forever21. 

Hi, loves! I hope you all had an amazing weekend and Thanksgiving. Mine was filled with lots of family time, food, and wine, and I think that's kind of the best way to do any holiday. Needless to say, getting back into the swing of blogging and a normal work week after a weekend full of festivities was a little rough, so I turned to some of my easiest, don't-have-to-think pieces. Faux leather leggings and faux layers. I've become a huge fan of liquid leggings lately and I love how you can throw them on and look instantly put together, but still be completely comfortable. I honestly never expected them to be so comfortable and easy to wear. If you don't have any, check out my picks below and snag yourself a pair!

I also love the ease of just pulling on a unique, statement sweater, if you will. And any that give you that faux layered look without the layers are a necessity in my book. This one from Goodnight Macaroon is super soft and warm, has built in layers, and an added color blocking bonus. I love the subtle sweetness of the chiffon hem paired with the subtle edge of the leggings, and I adore the ease and comfort that liquid leggings and faux layered sweaters give you.

Thanks for reading!

xo,

Tyler

#golden

From Top to Bottom: Stella & Dot, TAudrey c/o, Forever21 (old.)

From Top to Bottom: Stella & Dot, TAudrey c/o, Forever21 (old.)

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Shop the Look Below. Top: Goodnight Macaroon. Jeans: ASOS. Shoes: Calvin Klein via Tjmaxx. Bag: Forever21. 

Shop the Look Below. Top: Goodnight Macaroon. Jeans: ASOS. Shoes: Calvin Klein via Tjmaxx. Bag: Forever21. 

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It's really no secret that I happen to love gold. A lot. My go-to method of accessorizing is always gold, and lots of it. I'm always looking for new ways to add touches of gold to any look and this hashtag plate from TAudrey is literally the perfect thing. It's handmade with lots of love and is one of those wear-with-everything, never-want-to-take-it-off pieces. Delicate, but substantial. Sweet, but sophisticated. All in all classic and perfect, and a great piece to go with any look. 

I had been wanting a nameplate bar necklace for a while and when I saw that TAudrey had customizable plates I knew that their hashtag plate was the way to go. TAudrey says to "rock this hashtag plate to show off what makes you "you"...for a little reminder to celebrate your individuality and elegantly flaunt what means the world to you." I mean...how cute is that? It really is the perfect piece to celebrate YOU and after a little deliberation, I knew I would be happiest embracing my love for gold and got myself a little reminder to always stay #golden. 

Thanks for reading!

xo,

Tyler


Make it POP

Shop the Look Below. Top: Tahari via Tjmaxx. Jeans: Jbrand. Boots: Dolce Vita via Marshall's. Sleeve Cuffs: c/o PoppyClips. Necklace: Stella & Dot. Bag: Forever21. 

Shop the Look Below. Top: Tahari via Tjmaxx. Jeans: Jbrand. Boots: Dolce Vita via Marshall's. Sleeve Cuffs: c/o PoppyClips. Necklace: Stella & Dot. Bag: Forever21. 

One of my favorite things about Instagramming is coming across so many amazing bloggers, connecting with so many sweet girls, and stumbling upon so many unique shops. One shop that instantly POPPED (wink, wink) for me was PoppyClips! If you're not familiar with PoppyClips, do yourself a favor and go check them out. They're basically a little strip of fabric with button and bauble details that when you fold in half are magnetized together, creating the cutest little clip that you can POP onto sleeves, pants, skirts, tops of shoes, scarves...really anywhere you can think of. You can even use them as a temporary hem for those annoying sleeves that won't stay pushed up. 

I have several adorable patterned ones, but was so excited to get a couple solid ones like these black ones with a GOLD honeycomb detail. They're so unique and fun and really do add a great pop of interest to any look. I instantly knew I wanted to pair the black ones against black, so that the gold really popped, and I can't wait to use them to add a touch of gold to sweaters and blouses this holiday season. Because really, I will never have too much gold in my life. Never.

My Jbrand luxe sateen skinnies, Dolce Vita ankle boots and a little leopard finished off this neutral look with a POP. 

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Thanks for reading!

xo, 

Tyler