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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All Black Outfit with Brown Faux Fur

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There’s something about an all-black outfit that makes anyone look instantly cool. I swear. I love the edgy vibe black distressed denim adds to any outfit and there’s something so sleek and effortless about pairing black with even more black. When I used to work for Stitch Fix, one of the biggest misconceptions I heard from Clients was that you can’t pair black with brown or navy—and that couldn’t be further from the truth!

I personally love the way black pairs with brown and this BlankNYC faux fur coat (currently back in stock HERE!) gives this all-black outfit a dose of needed warmth—not to mention a luxe touch. I really love how this faux fur style can so easily go from casual to dressy. You can see another holiday look wearing it with white lace in my post HERE. This jacket has been in and out of stock in the brown, so I made sure to link a few more styles below. It does also come in a few more in-stock color options like the prettiest winter white! FYI, I have the size XS.

I’ve also been loving these Madewell jeans in this washed black color. Madewell truly makes great denim you can live in—stretchy, comfy and flattering. I am typically in between a 25 and 26 and always wear a 25 in Madewell jeans.

As always, thank you so much for reading!

x Tyler

Photos by Jessica Kay Photography

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More Faux Fur Styles to Love

The Softest Grey Free People Sweater

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UPDATE with Black Friday Sale Info:

Free People Sweater - 30% off HERE, 30% off + additional 25% off with code SCORE HERE

Levi’s 501 Jeans - 40% with code INDIGO

Rebecca Minkoff Bag - Currently on sale + an additional 25% off with code THX 25

Slingback Flats - Part of the Buy More, Save More sale; up to 25% off at Shopbop

I found one of the softest sweaters of the season and it’s this Free People Break Away pullover. I think having a classic grey sweater in your collection is a must—there’s just something effortless about them—but this sweater does also come in a few more fall-ready tones like mustard, olive and a dark, pinky burgundy color that would be great for holiday festivities.

I’ve worn this sweater with my go-to Levi’s 501 jeans shown here, tucked into skirts paired with boots and tossed on over my faux leather Spanx. It’s a really great, versatile piece and I love the mock neck. It does run a little oversized (as most Free People pieces do), but I think it just lends to the lived-in, effortless, cozy look. It also tucks well but looks great left undone, as well.

Whenever I need a quick outfit for on-the-go days, I reach for an outfit combination like this one but now that it’s finally cooling down, I’ll be swapping my flats out for booties!

FYI, this sweater is currently 30% off at select retailers! Check the first two links below. I’m wearing an xs.

As always, thank you for reading!

x Tyler

Photos by Jessica Kay Photography

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Spanx Faux Leather Leggings and Sneakers

Shop the Look Below.  Nordstrom Rack Sweater  | Spanx Leggings  HERE  and  HERE  |  Nike Sneakers  last seen in stock and on sale  HERE  |  Madewell Jacket  |  Rebecca Minkoff Bag  |  Ray-Ban Sunglasses

Shop the Look Below. Nordstrom Rack Sweater | Spanx Leggings HERE and HERE | Nike Sneakers last seen in stock and on sale HERE | Madewell Jacket | Rebecca Minkoff Bag | Ray-Ban Sunglasses

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*Sneaker Update as of 12/16/18—last seen in stock and on sale HERE.

I am now fully convinced every woman needs a pair of Spanx in her wardrobe. 💯Faux leather Spanx? 10 times cooler. This is my first pair and I can’t believe it’s taken me so long! I think we all know Spanx are meant to hold things in and, of course, they do just that. But I also love how they’re crazy comfortable and don’t flatten out your, um, other side—ok, your butt—and they’re even center-seam free which means no camel toe. 🙌🏼

Even if you’re not looking for tummy control and all that other fun stuff, a high-quality pair of faux leather/liquid/coated leggings is such a great wardrobe staple. Swap them out for your everyday leggings and they make any outfit look instantly cooler, elevated and edgy. But if edgy style isn’t quite your thing, they still look sleek and chic dressed up with pretty sweaters or blouses and heels this season or you can dress them down with sneakers, as I did here.

You can basically recreate this outfit a thousand times over. I went with a go-to white sweater (this one comes in a few colors and is on sale for $19.97) with this Madewell Surplus jacket tied around the waist, but any color sweater with a denim jacket or chambray shirt works just as well. Since these leggings are so flattering, you can even wear them with shorter tops.

For sizing reference, I’m normally a 25/26 in denim and I’m wearing the size small. I’m also 5’6” and they still have plenty of length but don’t look bad scrunched up a bit at the ankle. They do also come in PETITE! These will look great tucked into boots and booties, too!

I’ve gotten so many messages saying you guys snagged these Nike sneakers and I’m so glad to hear you’re loving them, too!! They’re still on sale for $60.97 and I can’t recommend them enough. They truly go with everything. These are true to Nike sizing!

As always, thank you so much for reading!

xx Tyler

Photos by Jessica Kay Photography

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Sneakers in Stock

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Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale

I think I've probably mentioned this before, but I'll say it again. While I love designer goods, I don't love shelling out the money unless it's something really special. I almost always try to snag things on sale, because...well--I just feel better about it and if you get something on sale you pretty much MADE money. Right? Somehow...I think that might be right. The Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale is one of those occasions where I just might snag a new lust worthy item.

You can save up to 40% until 5/31 with FREE shipping and FREE returns!

Woop! I rounded up a handful of my personal faves. I've been dying over dressy sandals lately and I always love neutrals and blush tones. My Michael Kors watch is on sale too! And it's seriously a steal at $134. And THIS Kendra Scott cuff is only $39! 

Definitely head over and take a look! Thanks for reading!

xo, 

Tyler