An Easy Way to Wear a Lace Cami

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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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An Easy Way to Wear a Lace Cami | www.girlmeetsgold.com
An Easy Way to Wear a Lace Cami | www.girlmeetsgold.com
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But possibly my favorite pairing (for any season!) is with a cardigan. Not just any cardigan though—a duster cardigan.

My love for duster cardigans runs deep, you guys, and you can truly wear them spring, summer, fall and winter—from first thing waking up in the morning to dog walks to work to weekend to lounging. I think the length on a duster or longline style is much more flattering than a traditional cardigan and that in itself lends to the effortless appeal. Throw one on with a silky cami and you get that casual-chic, oh-so-subtle sex appeal that's still approachable—and most importantly, SO wearable! Not to mention how comfy and cozy they are.

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An Easy Way to Wear a Lace Cami | www.girlmeetsgold.com
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An Easy Way to Wear a Lace Cami | www.girlmeetsgold.com

For an easy outfit, try a lace camisole paired with high-rise jeans (these Levi's Wedgie Jeans are so good with the raw hem) and slip into (wait for it) ANY shoe! I've worn this exact outfit with everything from sandals to white sneakers to heels and every combination feels put together without looking like you tried. If you're going for something a bit more dressed up, I highly recommend these Everlane sandals. They're a low block heel (2 inch) and incredibly comfortable. You'll wear these everywhere from date night to vacation to weddings. I’m in between sizes and always size UP in shoes in Everlane.

This particular cardigan is also from the #NSALE and is currently out of stock in this color but the beauty of this look is that it works with any neutral cardigan. A light grey is also SO incredibly effortless. See how I've worn one with my favorite navy cami in this post.

As always, thank you so much for reading!

x Tyler

Outfit Details

BP. Lace Camisole | Leith Cardigan | Levi’s Wedgie Jeans | Everlane Sandals c/o | GiGi New York Bag c/o | Ray-Ban Sunglasses

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How to Wear a Striped Turtleneck

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You guys know I’ve been all about curated a capsule wardrobe lately: shopping less, buying with intention, wearing more of what I own. One of those wardrobe staples/must-haves is easily a striped knit top. With so many variations, I think it’s smart to have this style in a few silhouettes. One style favorite? The striped turtleneck.

If you want a quick way to look and feel Parisian chic, a striped turtleneck is your new best friend. It’s an effortless staple that not only keeps you bundled up in colder months but transitions beautifully into warmer weather. Think white denim, cropped denim and espadrilles…the options are endless.

Here I tucked mine into these ripped Levi’s jeans that are ultra flattering. A high rise style definitely helps make tucking a breeze and I love how clean and polished a full tuck looks. I slipped into these black Marc Fisher ankle boots but a pair of loafers in cognac or nude would really pull the look together into spring.

FYI, my exact top is a couple years old from Madewell but there are plenty of perfect dupes out there to recreate the look and I linked several below.

I topped the look with a felt hat but you can again take the look into warmer weather with a straw boater hat!

Here are a couple more looks you can create with the striped turtleneck:

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How to Wear a Striped Turtleneck | www.girlmeetsgold.com
How to Wear a Striped Turtleneck | www.girlmeetsgold.com
How to Wear a Striped Turtleneck | www.girlmeetsgold.com
How to Wear a Striped Turtleneck | www.girlmeetsgold.com
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How do you like to wear your stripes?

As always, thank you so much for reading!

x Tyler

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Casual Style with Creamy White Shearling Jacket

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Fact: One of the quickest ways to comfort is shearling. From shearling and sherpa socks to sherpa sweats, pullovers and sweaters…having this ultra-soft texture in your closet this season can help make you feel cozy in an instant. It’s one of those looks that oozes casual comfort and, in my opinion, is a great staple style to have in your collection. 

With the start of fall and all through winter, out come the teddy coats in shades of brown like tan, camel and cognac. These are great for adding warmth to your wardrobe but there’s something about creamy winter white that gives a fresh and lighter feel this time of year—something that’s so often welcome and needed as we’re wishing for and dreaming of spring.

Like I mentioned, I love the way these cozy styles like sherpa, fleece and faux shearling add an almost instant casual appeal to any outfit. When a silky or satiny top feels a bit too dressy or a fitted knit seems too “slick,” adding this texture in a layer can have a really great casual-cool effect. It’s also just an easy layer to throw on with almost everything for day-to-day wear, especially in a creamy tone like this—it goes with everything!

I layered mine from Nordstrom (similar here) over a really great long-sleeved knit knot-front top I picked up recently from Madewell and also available here. I love the fit and feel of this one and it’s one of those staple styles you can wear every season. 

Of course, I pulled out a trusted pair of high rise Levi’s 721 jeans (tts) and slipped into my M.Gemi Corsa ankle boots for all day comfort. I can totally see this cozy white sherpa style taking me into spring with white or cropped denim and sneakers or even being great beach days and summer nights with cutoff shorts. 

As always, thank you so much for reading! 

xx Tyler

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The Perfect Holiday Bag You Need

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I’ve cracked the code to making any outfit look holiday-ready and it’s this little velvet and sequin clutch. Paired with sweaters in any color or as a way to take your work look from desk to holiday dinner, it’s the quickest way to festive attire and just adds the perfect finishing touch and sparkle for the season. I promise.

In this look, I added it to this & Other Stories bell sleeve sweater that can go from casual to dressy with ease. I love the deep green for the season and it instantly feels holiday-ready. Mock neck style sweaters are also a great staple that’s right on-trend. I know turtlenecks aren’t for everyone but a mock neck can bridge the gap to give off that chic and bundled look without sacrificing comfort—or feeling stuffy. Personally, I love having sweaters with just a little something extra and details like mock necks or bell sleeves give basic styles the perfect twist to elevate your holiday look. 

Of course, I tucked this sweater into my Levi’s Wedgie jeans that have been getting plenty of wear this season. I love how well they pair with booties and how chic they look with my M.Gemi Corsa boots underneath. These booties are sheer perfection, I swear. I have a hard time finding ankle boots that aren’t too high yet still have a bit of a heel, so they don’t feel frumpy. These are 2.15 inches and are really manageable. I love how they come up higher on the leg and look great with dresses, too. So far, they haven’t needed any breaking in period and are really comfortable for all-day wear. 

They’re definitely a splurge but you can get $60 off with code TYLER60 and I promise the quality is incredible. I’m in between sizes (8 and 8.5) and went with the size 39 which fits perfectly.

As always, thank you so much for reading!

x Tyler

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Tan Faux Suede Jacket and Dark Green Blouse

Shop the Look Below.  H&M Blouse  |  Levi’s Jeans  | Jacket old - similar  HERE  |  Shopbop Flats  |  Rebecca Minkoff Bag  |  Ray-Ban Sunglasses

Shop the Look Below. H&M Blouse | Levi’s Jeans | Jacket old - similar HERE | Shopbop Flats | Rebecca Minkoff Bag | Ray-Ban Sunglasses

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It’s finally feeling like fall (actually winter) here in the Bay Area and I’ve been pulling out all my favorite outerwear. I adore this color for the season and a faux suede moto style is such a chic and easy basic both for dressing up and down. I bought this specific one a couple years ago from Shopbop and, unfortunately, this exact one is sold out but I found some nearly identical styles at a great price point like this one from H&M. 

I wore it with this pretty dark green blouse and my Levi’s wedgie jeans, which are a chic base for any look. I slipped into python flats but you could add booties for colder weather, as well. If you’re looking for a good outerwear option to take you through the season, I highly recommend something faux suede and in this color—it goes with everything! I linked several faux suede styles at multiple price points below. 

I hope you’re all staying warm this season and thank you so much for reading!

x Tyler

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The Comfiest Plaid Blazer You Need

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Finally found the blazer to make you want to live in blazers. 🙌🏼This Max Studio houndstooth plaid jacket (also in stock HERE) is, in my opinion, a must-have in your wardrobe. It’s the epitome of fall and winter and I’m quickly noticing it makes any outfit look (and feel) instantly elevated. I’ve worn it for daytime, workdays and date night, over sweater tees (like the one here from Anthropologie that’s so good), layered over satin lace camisoles and paired with an olive mini skirt—as seen in my Apple Hill post. It just works anywhere and everywhere. And if you swap out your usual cardigan for this blazer, I swear you will feel so GOOD.

In the past, I’ve thought of blazers as stuffy and stiff, too structured or just not right for my lifestyle. But I was wrong and I have no shame admitting it. I love how this one is more of a slouchy boyfriend style that’s still the perfect amount of fitted and flattering. It’s also a rayon/nylon blend with spandex, which adds the perfect amount of stretch to keep it comfortable. I’ve worn this on car rides and in the movie theater and felt just as comfortable in it as I would have been in a cozy cardigan. That I can promise.

I feel like I’m going way over-the-top hyping this blazer but I just can’t tell you enough how much I love it. And I know you will, too. It’s not stuffy. It’s just really wearable and effortless. For sizing reference, I’m in between xs and small and went with the small, which fits perfectly.

I paired it with black distressed jeans for a more casual vibe here and slipped into these python slingback flats for a little pattern play. Tip when mixing patterns. Stay in the same tones (like the black tones here) and you can’t go wrong.

As always, thank you so much for reading!

x Tyler

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Ivory Tweed Sweatshirt with Fall Hat Under $50

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Comfy fall style that’s also cute? Yes, please. Sweatshirts you can live in are always a must-have for every season and it’s a total treasure finding styles that are just as pretty for dressing up as they are for lounging at home. I grabbed this Anthropolgie Boucle Sweatshirt to kick off the fall season and it’s officially become my favorite thing. And it’s definitely not your average sweatshirt!

It’s a boucle fabric which is French for “buckled tweed.” Basically, it means it’s textured yet soft and it gives this slouchy sweatshirt style some structure. I love 100% cotton basics that are really not so basic. 💯

The $98 price point is definitely at the top of my typical budget for a sweatshirt but this is also not your typical sweatshirt. I can see throwing this on with cute jogger pants and sneakers, wearing it with denim in any color, dressing it up for the holidays with a bit of holiday sparkle or tucking into sweet little skirts and pairing with over-the-knee boots. 

I also want to quickly point out this Treasure & Bond panama hat which has become an instant favorite. Normally, I find it tricky finding a fall hat that fits me and stays on comfortably plus feels flattering. I think I have a high forehead, so maybe that’s part of it but I absolutely love this one. It’s adjustable so you can get your perfect fit and the taupe tone goes well with everything plus adds a casual-cool, fall-ready vibe. I will definitely be pulling this one out through winter. It’s a great price at just $39!

As always, thank you for reading!

xx Tyler

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Navy Lace Cami and Grey Cardigan

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One of my most-worn items from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has been this Treasure & Bond duster cardigan—hands down. 🙌🏼I love having easy, effortless styles I can throw on to feel chic and put together in an instant and I've always said a duster cardigan is the epitome of that. I love the casual-chic vibe of a grey heather tone but you really can't go wrong with black, tan, white—everything.

This one is a one-size-fits-all style and on my 5'6" frame it's a great length to wear with jeans, shorts and even dresses. I've paired this with a white slip dress to give it a casual vibe, it looks great with a black t-shirt dress and is the easiest thing to throw on over your favorite white tank or tee. Here, I layered a lace camisole underneath for a feminine touch and love how the cardigan drapes so effortlessly. This was the perfect look for a day filled with lunch and errands and I love how the cami dresses up your look over a plain white tee. Add sneakers for an extra casual vibe or booties to take the look into fall. 

This duster cardigan has truly been the first thing I reach for when I wake up to take the dogs out, when I have my morning coffee on the patio (or couch) and I love it for work when you're in a/c. There's just something about a duster cardigan that's effortless and easy and will surely be a must for your fall wardrobe. 

A note on this cardigan: It does have wool in it, so it has a slight scratch when you first put it on but I noticed it softened up perfectly and does not feel itchy. I linked to this exact style plus a few more favorites below.

As always, thank you for reading!

xx Tyler

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