Spring and Summer Shoe Staples

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Loafers: ONE | TWO | THREE Pointed Toe Flats: ONE | TWO | THREE Mules: ONE | TWO | THREE Slides: ONE | TWO | THREE Heeled Sandals: ONE | TWO | THREE

With spring in the air and summer here before we know it, here are the shoe staples to help take you through the seasons.

THE LOAFER

For desk to dinner (and everything in between), a loafer is truly a classic wardrobe staple you can take from the office to the weekend with ease. You can wear a loafer with trousers or denim in any style but they look great with straight leg styles for a menswear inspired look and feel. A loafer can often require the most breaking in, so I recommend looking for styles that have memory foam if you plan to do a lot of walking in them. This pair, for instance, has been wonderful for me—absolutely no break-in period required. There are also several loafers that convert into a mule!

THE POINTED TOE FLAT

After too many years despising this not-at-all “old lady” style, the pointed toe flat has to be my personal preference. Why? Because a pointed toe creates instant length. If you want to feel taller, have your legs look longer and make any outfit look crazy chic, a pointed toe should be your go-to. The most feminine of all the flats, these can help give a looser denim style (like a boyfriend jean) a little more structure, whereas a rounded toe can sometimes make an outfit feel—for lack of a better word—dumpy! A slingback style is also the perfect way to merry a flat with my second favorite—the mule!

THE MULE

Aka the flat with no back! This versatile style is perfect to take you all the way through summer. Equal parts stylish and breezy, they’re easy to slip on and look great with denim, dresses and even more casual outfits like shorts. Think of them like the close-toed version of a sandal. A mule or slide is the effortless style you’ll want to slip into in the warmer months—when you still need to hide your toes.

THE SLIDE SANDAL

Swap your everyday flip flops with this sandal—the slide—for an instant update to your summer style. A slide sandal gives your feet a bit more coverage and I personally find them incredibly comfortable in comparison. These are great to throw on with denim, dresses and shorts and are a must-have for vacation. It’s also easier to find slide sandals with a little more support than your average flip flop. This brand walked me all over Mexico last year and took me through summer with comfort and ease. I will never stop raving about them! I plan to purchase backups!

THE LOW-HEELED SANDAL

If you’re someone who feels pain even at the thought of heels, a low-heeled sandal with a block heel is a must in your wardrobe. You’ll want to have this style on-hand for spring events like Easter, Mother’s and Father’s Day, graduation parties, weddings and more! Tip: look for one in a neutral tone that most closely matches your skin tone for a leg-lengthening effect. Bonus—they’ll go with everything! Dresses in every color, from maxis to midis to minis. This pair from Madewell is my personal favorite!

Tell me—what’s your favorite style for spring?

As always, thank you so much for reading!

x Tyler

Spring Capsule Wardrobe Staples

From left to right in rows: Striped Top | White Button Down | Nude Thermal | Navy Cardigan | Straight Leg Jeans | Striped Wrap Top | Loafers | White Top | Block Heel Sandals | Nude Bag

Quality over quantity has been my motto lately and with spring (kind of) officially in the air, I’m taking this approach with me into the new season by focusing on building a spring capsule wardrobe. A capsule wardrobe is essentially made up of style staples you can easily pull together and mix and match with ease.

On a personal level, I know I feel anxious seeing my closet full of seasonal trends that may not have stood the test of time or didn’t last across multiple seasons. So my goal for a spring capsule is this: investing in basics I feel confident in. Less trends, more easy-breezy style staples. Creating a closet you can pull from to easily create looks you feel confident in. Isn’t that what shopping should always be about? Finding pieces that “spark joy”?

For me, I know I always feel my best in casual-chic basics with a flattering fit and feel. I also adore finding pieces with some sort of twist and tend to gravitate towards feminine styles more heavily in the warmer months. You’ll find me in wrap silhouettes, touches of floral here, lace and ruffles to name a few.

I want to start sharing more of what I have my eye on and a few things I’m currently loving for spring include: light wash denim especially in ankle lengths which looks really great with spring slides, fitted knits in neutrals and stripes, breezy white tops and neutral shoes in styles like loafers and slides. I really love having these classic basics you can literally throw on to feel put together in an instant. The beauty of a capsule wardrobe is that everything works together!

Spring Capsule Denim

Spring Capsule Tops

Spring Capsule Shoes

I’ve also been adding my favorite capsule wardrobe finds to the Shop Page of my blog!

What are you hoping to add to your spring and summer wardrobe this season?

As always, thank you so much for reading!

xx Tyler

The Details

Spring and Vacation Buys from the Shopbop Buy More, Save More Sale

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The other day, I shared wardrobe essentials from the Shopbop Buy More, Save More sale and today, I want to share styles that would be perfect for vacation and/or to get a head start on spring and summer shopping. I can’t stress enough how great of an opportunity this is to purchase those higher quality pieces that will last and last. It’s the sale I’ve snagged a lot of my favorite footwear in, bought several designer bags from and, of course, plenty of denim. With warm weather and vacations on the horizon, I thought it would be fun to roundup some must-haves. At the very least, their Vacation Shop is a great place for warm weather inspiration.

THE SALE DETAILS

Offer expires March 2 at 11:59pm PT

Buy More, Save More

Use code GOBIG19 for

15% off orders of $200+

20% off orders of $500+

25% off orders of $800+

TOPS

BOTTOMS

DRESSES and JUMPSUITS

SANDALS

VACATION BAGS

ACCESSORIES

Happy sale shopping and, as always, thank you for reading!

x Tyler

Wardrobe Essentials from the Shopbop Buy More, Save More Sale

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If you’ve been following along on my blog for a while, you know I’m always a huge proponent of taking advantage of major sales to make some of my best investment purchases. I can’t tell you how many of my favorite wardrobe staples were bought during the Shopbop Big Event. And how many of them are items in my closet I still wear, still reach for over and over, year after year. I absolutely adore Shopbop because they truly have high quality brands that offer really timeless staples. Are a lot of their items extremely high priced? Yes. Would I spend $200 on a t-shirt. Never. But what I will do and have done year after year is utilize this Buy More, Save More sale. sale to stock my closet with essentials. From some of my trusted, go-to brands like Levi’s and Madewell to my See By Chloe bags, Vince flats and more, this is THE sale I’ve snagged so many of them in.

THE DETAILS

Buy More, Save More

Use code GOBIG19 for

15% off orders of $200+

20% off orders of $500+

25% off orders of $800+

Since I still am truly trying to shop less, I’m focusing on wardrobe essentials (with somewhat of a spring-forward twist). I would highly recommend you think of what’s lacking in your own closet and concentrate on those particular items but I personally love adding an everyday, versatile flat or loafer to replace the countless Target or lower-quality brands I have. And I can never say no to stockpiling denim. If you’ve been eyeing a designer bag, this is a great opportunity to snag one. I also shared a post featuring a ton of great spring and vacation buys! You can find it HERE.

Without further ado, here are my capsule wardrobe essentials from the Shopbop Big Event

Tops

Bottoms

Outerwear

Shoes

Bags

As always, thank you so much for reading and happy shopping!

x Tyler

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5 Classic Buys from the Shopbop Sale on Sale

This post is done in collaboration with Social Root.

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Happy 2019! Yesterday, you may have seen my post on how I’m shopping less and a big part of that post talked about how I’m focusing on building a closet full of staples. Items that are classic and timeless and will hopefully stay in my closet for years to come. I have said this over and over but one of my favorite times to shop for these pieces is during the biggest sales of the year, i.e. anniversary sales, Black Friday, etc.

shopbop sale 2019

The end of 2018 saw a multitude of incredible sales and Shopbop is keeping that momentum going. For 3 days, they are having a sale on their sale merchandise where you can snag an additional 25% off select sale items with the code HELLO2019. If you missed something on your Christmas list or want to add something fresh and timeless to your collection for 2019, this is a great opportunity.

Below are my top 5 classic buys of this amazing Shopbop sale. Items that are timeless, can pair perfectly with each other or with things already in your closet and that leave you feeling good about the investment in your wardrobe.

Happy 2019 and happy shopping!

No. 1 / The Plaid Blazer:

I’m newly into blazers and am already fully on board with the value of this timeless wardrobe staple. I love how they can dress up a basic outfit in an instant and a plaid style elevates your everyday jeans and tee look. This is one of those layers that just makes you feel instantly chic.

No 2. / The Ankle Jean:

Ankle jeans aren’t just a spring and summer staple. They’re the perfect style to pair with ankle boots this season to let just the right hint of skin show. I love the added interested a frayed hem gives these classic skinny jeans.

No. 3 / The Striped Tee:

Perhaps one of the most important pieces in a well-curated closet is the striped tee. I love the twist on this everyday style for the colder seasons thanks to the long sleeves and mock neck, but you can really wear this style year-round. I also adore the Splendid brand. All of their pieces are high quality in terms of both fabric and fit.

No 4. / The Belt Bag:

A belt bag has actually been on my list for a while and I really love how this one is convertible—you can also use it as a clutch! This is one of those classic, cool-girl pieces to take your look somewhere new—and hands-free. 🙌🏼

No 5 / The Block Heel Ankle Boot:

I’ve actually had these boots in my cart for a while—since before they went on sale. Their current price point is such a steal and the oat color is timeless and versatile. I love the very subtle scaled texture for just the right amount of interest with a unique vibe. I can see these easily going from day to dressy and even paired with dresses in the spring time.

You can see more from the sale HERE and, as always, thank you for reading!

x Tyler

Sherpa Teddy Coat for Fall and Winter

Shop the Look Below.  Anthropologie Sweater Tee  | Madewell Jacket  HERE  and  HERE  | Levi’s Jeans  HERE ,  HERE  and HERE |  Shopbop Flats  |  See By Chloe Bag  |  Ray-Ban Sunglasses

Shop the Look Below. Anthropologie Sweater Tee | Madewell Jacket HERE and HERE | Levi’s Jeans HERE, HERE and HERE | Shopbop Flats | See By Chloe Bag | Ray-Ban Sunglasses

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cozy fall and winter layers

I fully believe everyone needs a teddy coat in their collection. They’re definitely a trendy style for the season but it’s also a style you’ll want to pull out each season when the weather changes. Since I snagged a couple low-end styles to test the trend last year, this year I decided to splurge a little on something a bit more high-quality and classic. Enter this perfect Madewell Sherpa Jacket

I absolutely love the silhouette of this one. It’s not overly oversized or too slouchy like some I’ve seen and actually has a bit of structure which, to me, helps it feel a bit more classic. I also love the golden brown tone that adds a rich fall hue to any outfit combination. It’s super soft and the inside is lined with silky fabric. This is truly something I’ve been reaching for morning and night to take the dogs out or just run outside. I even throw it on for extra warmth at my very casual office. It’s just a great casual layer for fall and winter and something you can reach for daily. 

I can see this teddy coat looking cute with any color denim (like black for an edgy look) and even a cute and comfy skirt + over the knee boot combo this season. For sizing reference, I’m generally an xs or small and went with the size small.

As always, thank you so much for reading!

x Tyler

Photos by Jessica Kay Photography

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Shopbop Sale - Up to 25% Off!

shopbop fall sale

The best time to shop is during a sale. 💯 🙌🏼 And one of my favorite retailers to shop via sale pricing is Shopbop—hands down. They have the best classic, timeless, cool and effortless pieces and it’s the first place I check for investment items. While some of their styles are very pricey, it’s one of the rare times you can snag new designer items at up to 25% off, plus I love shopping their under $100 price points and stocking up on a bunch of goodies, as well.

Here are all the details on this amazing fall sale:

Sale Dates: Tuesday, September 25th-Sunday, September 30th

Sale Details: 20% off orders under $500 + 25% off orders of $500 or more with code STOCKUP18

I’m rounding up some of my favorite staple items that will not only take you through this fall season, but be in your closet for years. 

Click to shop any of my favorites below

As always, thank you for reading!

xx Tyler

Shopbop Event of the Season Sale

Shopbop Event of the Season Sale

Get up to 25% off with code EVENT18

Valid 4/11-4/14

It's here! Shopbop sales are always my favorite because it's the perfect time to snag your favorite styles on, well, sale—duh. I always keep a running tab on things I want/need for the season and usually won't pull the trigger until it's on sale. Especially for those higher priced staples like denim, shoes and handbags. If you see a style you love on sale, walk, don't run.

20% off all orders under $500

25% off orders of $500 or more

Includes full-price and sale items!

Valid 4/11-4/14 with code EVENT18

Things I snagged this year? A couple Levi's, a new bag, white tees (why can you never have enough though?) and spring sandals. I highly recommend grabbing sunglasses if you're in the market for a classic, high-quality pair. I love my Ray-Bans

Happy shopping and, as always, thank you for reading!

x, Tyler

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