Nude Cami with White Pants and Denim Jacket

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If you follow me on Instagram (or read my blog), it’s definitely no secret that my go-to outfit formula is blue jeans + white top + XYZ shoe and done. ✔️And as we head into fall, I tend to keep this formula but with one minor twist added into the outfit rotation. I’ll sometimes swap the blue jeans for white or black denim to make layering with a denim jacket a breeze. 😎Is this a mind blowing outfit? No. Does it make you look and feel chic as hell? Definitely.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for a good Canadian Tuxedo (i.e. denim on denim look) but there’s something so chic about a denim jacket paired with white pants and something innately “cool” about a denim jacket worn with black jeans. Visual in this post! It’s truly one of those “I have nothing to wear” formulas that works…and if it ain’t broke…

Nude Cami with White Pants and Denim Jacket | www.girlmeetsgold.com
Nude Cami with White Pants and Denim Jacket | www.girlmeetsgold.com
Nude Cami with White Pants and Denim Jacket | www.girlmeetsgold.com
Nude Cami with White Pants and Denim Jacket | www.girlmeetsgold.com

For this summer-to-fall look, I chose white pants, pairing my favorite Everlane straight leg pants with this And Other Stories nude cami and then threw a denim jacket into the mix as an easy layer. I love how the pants and pointed toe Cole Haan flats elevate the outfit just slightly but you could just as easily try skinny jeans and white sneakers for something ultra-casual. Coming from someone who’s typically a ‘skinny jeans only’ type of person, these pants have become my absolute favorite flattering straight leg style. They still have plenty of structure and I love the ultra-high rise and subtle flare. I found these run a little big. I’m normally a size 25 or 0 in denim and had to go with the 00 in these.

Nude Cami with White Pants and Denim Jacket | www.girlmeetsgold.com
Nude Cami with White Pants and Denim Jacket | www.girlmeetsgold.com
Nude Cami with White Pants and Denim Jacket | www.girlmeetsgold.com

And a tiny tip for making any out feel more chic than casual on the casual-chic spectrum—or even from heading into sloppy territory? Your neckline! It would be so easy to reach for your favorite relaxed tee here but…! Instead of the lived-in, v-neck style you always reach for, try one with a crewneck or square neck. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good relaxed, comfy tee but anything that droops or gapes or just hangs there can so easily read as sloppy. If you opt for styles with a bit more shape (whether it’s in fabric or neck line or both) there’s an added element of structure that I promise will make you feel just as comfortable—and ten times chicer. 👏🏼

For reference, I’m wearing a US 2 in this nude camisole and it runs true to size.

What’s your go-to outfit formula as we head into fall? Do you have one?

As always, thank you so much for reading!

x Tyler

OUTFIT DETAILS

And Other Stories Top c/o | Everlane Pants | Topshop Denim Jacket (old) linked similar | Cole Haan Flats | Ulla Johnson Bag | Ray-Ban Sunglasses

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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February Trunk Club

February Trunk Club | www.girlmeetsgold.com

I got my second Trunk Club Trunk last month and my Stylist, Lauren, nailed it. If you’re interested in scheduling your own Trunk, you can use this link to be paired up with Lauren. I scheduled mine to come every two months but you can select your own shipment preferences. To find out more about Trunk Club and see my first Trunk, check out THIS POST.

To be totally honest, I was a little hesitant to start because I’m pretty particular and have also been trying to shop and spend less. But I found myself shopping less in between each Trunk and Lauren helps me build up wardrobe staples and also try a few things I wouldn’t normally. I also love how you can see your Trunk before it ships and make any requests or changes. It’s fun because she also includes outfit pairings within each Trunk AND shares how things can work with items you kept from your previous Trunks.

February Trunk Club | www.girlmeetsgold.com

If you follow me on Instagram, you probably already saw me rave about this floral wrap bodysuit. Unfortunately, it’s almost gone but I highly recommend keeping an eye on it and I’ll be sure to update with any restocks!

I’ve told Lauren date night style is something lacking in my wardrobe and I absolutely adore both the classic fit and feminine silhouette of this top. It’s beyond flattering and I love how it can serve so many purposes from work to play, season after season. How cute would this look paired with cutoff shorts and strappy sandals this summer? It’s a great price at just $45 and I have it in an xs. Be aware, it’s pretty open in the front but I found it easy to sort of tuck it to keep it in place.

February Trunk Club | www.girlmeetsgold.com
February Trunk Club | www.girlmeetsgold.com

Lauren also sent this ALLSAINTS striped knit top and it’s incredibly soft and tucks beautifully into high rise jeans. To be honest, it’s more expensive than I would prefer to spend but I can also see this working for every season and I’d truly rather splurge on quality and make purchases that will last, rather than having multiple striped tops that fall apart. 

I told Lauren I’d be interested in some Topshop jeans, since I love how they fit. She sent two super skinny styles (which I love) in an Indigo wash and a pair in dark blue that almost looks like faded black. They’re both high rise and fit tight all the way through the ankle. This style instantly makes me feel more feminine and somehow put together. These do run a bit small, so if you’re in between sizes, I would size UP. I’m in a 25.

February Trunk Club | www.girlmeetsgold.com

I also paired the striped top with this BlankNYC suede skirt Lauren sent. It’s funny because I was actually wanting a classic, neutral skirt so I was really excited to see this one. Unfortunately, this ran a little big but Trunk Club let’s you easily exchange, so I’m awaiting a smaller size. 

February Trunk Club | www.girlmeetsgold.com

Lauren sent these Sam Edelman knee high boots which I didn’t initially think I would like but they ended up surprising me. I didn’t end up keeping them mainly because they were a little big and not something I felt I needed in my wardrobe at this time. 

February Trunk Club | www.girlmeetsgold.com

Before my shipment, I told Lauren I loved this plaid trench coat and I was happy to see it in my Trunk! It’s a classic style I feel good in and often find myself needing something lightweight to layer over sweaters and basics. 

February Trunk Club | www.girlmeetsgold.com

Lastly, I told Lauren I’d love to see athleisure pieces in my Trunk and she sent so many things that were literally on my own “need” list. I kept a new pair of Zella high waist leggings in black to replace a couple worn-out pairs, as well as this Ultrasoft Recycled Pullover Hoodie. It really is incredibly soft and I actually wanted something exactly like this for morning walks with the dogs. I love how it has thumbholes, a hood and a pocket.

A few more things not pictured that were included in my Trunk:

Zella Ultrasoft Recycled Jogger Pants

Zella Twist Cowl Neck Pullover

Beyond Yoga Lounge Around Jogger Pants

Beyond Yoga High Waist Midi Leggings

Have you tried Trunk Club? I’d love to hear your thoughts and experience. Again, you can be matched up with my Stylist, Lauren, by using this referral link.

As always, thank you for reading!

x Tyler

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Leopard Bodysuit and Trench Coat

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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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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

Photos by Jessica Kay Photography

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Faux Wrap Sweater and Denim Shorts

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I hope you're all having a wonderful start to the week! I wanted to share this Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Leith wrap sweater that's easily one of my favorite purchases from the sale. I wore it to work the second day I got it and then again this weekend for a day date with my sweet mama. I love how it can do double duty dressed up with work pants or denim and also worn casually with cutoff shorts.

I think a wrap style is such a flattering silhouette on any frame and I really adore the slouchy fit on this one. It's also a faux wrap, which means less fussing. It feels effortless and relaxed, still with a hint of sex-appeal thanks to the v-neck. It's also super soft and lightweight enough to wear now without feeling like you're in a bulky, heavy sweater—perfect for a/c and offices!

I'm wearing a small in the sweater and it's the 'tan etherea heather' color. It comes in several other colors—I still have my eye on the white!

I paired with these Levi's 501 shorts and my Vince Darlington flat. The shoes are also part of the sale and come in several colors but I can never resist nude! I'm in between an 8 and 8.5 and sized UP! 

As always, thank you for reading!

xx Tyler

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Rose Pink Pullover and Denim Shorts

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Summer style doesn't just have to mean short sleeves. Fancy sweatshirts? I'm all about it. Try updating your fall and winter pullovers with a fresh style to pair with shorts for a comfy-casual look for cooler days and summer nights.

I went out of my color comfort zone with this Free People pullover and I'm so glad I did. I had to stop myself from snagging it in the ivory but it's the most gorgeous rosy tone for the season and has the sweetest sleeves. This is definitely a piece you'll wear year-round and I promise this will be your new favorite sweatshirt, both in and out of the house. 

I paired it with my new Levi's wedgie shorts and I really love the fit on these. They're high rise and have a slightly longer length, which covers yet still gives you that cut-off fit and feel. For size reference, I am between a 25/26 lately and sized UP to a 27 in these! I love the lighter wash and unique pockets.

I also have to share this little Free People wallet crossbody with you. It's the perfect small bag to slip on for when you don't want to carry much with you. It has slots for your cards and cash and I was also able to fit my iPhone 8 Plus inside. Great for coming summer days and nights!

Thank you for reading!

x, Tyler

Photos by  Sarah Eichstedt Photography

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White Boho Top Outfit for Spring

Outfit c/o  Vici :  Top  |  Jeans  |  Shoes  |  Clutch

Outfit c/o Vici: Top | Jeans | Shoes | Clutch

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There's not much I like more than an effortless white top and denim outfit and this cotton gauze blouse from Vici takes the cake for the easiest everyday style for the season. It's super lightweight thanks to its 100% cotton fabrication and I love the billowy, bohemian feel. This does run a bit oversized but it tucks perfectly into high rise jeans (I'm wearing the girlfriend denim from Vici) for that effortless, lived-in, cool-girl look.

The tassels give off a summery vibe and I can see this being the perfect top to throw on over a bathing suit and a pair of shorts for a summer day at the beach or pool. These ankle strap flats are also incredibly versatile, especially for the price point—just $34!—and add such an easy interest. 

I finished the look with a fringe clutch but you could also add a great fringe bag for something that's more wearable for the day-to-day but still has a bohemian, summer-ready feel. 

As always, thank you for reading!

x, Tyler

Photos by  Sarah Eichstedt Photography

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