Yellow Gingham Smocked Top

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yellow gingham top

Don’t get me wrong—I love gingham but sometimes it can feel a little overly preppy for my personal taste. For this reason, I tend to gravitate towards black gingham or styles that are a bit edgy, feminine or unique. This Urban Outfitters gingham cinched sleeve blouse is just that. 

I love the smocked style which I always find super flattering. It gives a fitted bodice look without being “uncomfortably” tight. The sweet ruffle sleeves and puff detail adds such a great feminine flair and the golden yellow is oh-so-gorgeous for every season. I feel like this is one of those colors to help you branch out of your typical neutral tones because it still feels muted. It does also come in a pretty soft blue. 

Of course, I paired this top with my go-to summer denim, these 501 Levi’s, for an effortless vibe but I’ve seen it tucked into denim skirts. 

I’m wearing a small here but I probably could have gotten away with an x-small, as well. The sleeves do tend to slide off the shoulder but it works with the off-shoulder vibe. 

As always, thank you for reading! 

xx, Tyler

Photos by Sarah Eichstedt Photography

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Everlane Striped Tank and Cheeky Jeans

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Have you ever shopped at Everlane? If you love classic, effortless, easy, chic, high-quality-yet-affordable "basics" from a totally transparent brand, Everlane is for you. If you're looking to curate a capsule wardrobe, Everlane is definitely for you!

As I'm getting a little bit older, (hello 30's!), I'm more and more interested in creating a closet full of staples I can reach for again and again, with every season. You know those pieces that don't go out of style? We all need those—at any age. Everlane truly makes doing this so easy—and affordable! Without sacrificing quality.

I recently snagged this Cotton Double V Tank that launched this month in navy/white stripe which is truly a wardrobe must-have. It's 100% cotton and the perfect wear-every-season piece. It's not only comfy as can be but easy - b r e e z y, too. I love the classic vibe the stripes give for summer and how you can just as easily layer it up into fall. It also comes in crisp white, black and topaz i.e. the most gorgeous warm orange tone. The best part? Just $18. 

This piece effortlessly tucks into your favorite jeans but also has a swingy silhouette left untucked. I can also see this being a great lightweight staple layered under a blazer or cardigan for the office. Personally, I'm a jeans girl so I wore it with these Everlane Cheeky Straight Jeans. These are just $68 but I'd honestly pay double. Everlane says these jeans are "engineered for the perfect rear fit" thanks to the perfect pocket placement and a raised back that lifts and tightens, and if that isn't the best thing to find in a jean then I don't know what is. For reference, these are in Sky Blue and I'm wearing a size 26. I am usually a 25 or 26 and they fit perfectly. This is also the ankle length and I'm 5'6". 

I also grabbed this Everlane Day Market Tote in Light Taupe to use as my work bag and I am absolutely head over heels with the color, style, how much it fits, just everything. It's so roomy but doesn't feel bulky at all, is easy to carry and it's 100% Italian leather for under $200? Yes, yes, yes! This comes in several classic colors and they also have a magazine tote. 

As always, thank you for reading!

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Striped Tank

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Market Tote

xx Tyler

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

Ruffle Sleeve Tee and Summer Jeans

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When you find an easy tee, you buy it. And you wear it nonstop. This Free People tee is literally called 'So Easy' and it really is just that. I love having a twist on a basic tee and the ruffle sleeves give it the perfect something extra. I find this fit and silhouette to be super flattering (I'm not always a huge fan of my upper arms) and it's also incredibly lightweight for the season. It has some length but since it's so thin, it's very easy to tuck. 

If you're looking for the perfect 'summer jeans'—these 501 Levi's are IT! Levi's have been my go-to lately and I've been getting a lot of questions about fit. I have admittedly been in between sizes lately (25 & 26) and have been sizing up to the 26 in almost all my newest Levi's. The styles with higher cotton content (for instance these are 100% cotton), tend to "bag out" with wear and have very little stretch, while the styles with more spandex obviously have more stretch and don't lose their shape. 

If you want a pair that is super tight and stays that way, I recommend these 721 Levi's with 93% cotton and sizing UP, since they fit pretty tight.

The 501 Levi's in this post are technically a skinny style but I find they almost have a straighter, Mom-jean-like fit, which I LOVE. They're basically the best of both worlds (skinny and straight) and the lighter wash and distressing make them appropriate for summer wear. I also love the length of these. I'm 5'6" and the 28" inseam hits my ankle at just the right spot but you could easily cuff them, as well. I honestly feel so effortless when I wear these.

If you're in the market for a new pair of summer denim, I highly recommend them! You also really can't beat the quality for the under $100 price point. Let me know if you have any specific fit questions and I'm happy to help! For reference, I will leave my sizing on some of my Levi's below:

Levi's 501 High Waisted Skinny Jeans in 'Can't Touch This' - size 26. These are NO stretch. Bag out with wear. TTS to small, I sized UP.

Levi's 721 Ripped Skinny Jeans in 'Worn and Torn' - Size 26. These are HIGH stretch. Do not bag out with wear. Run small, I sized UP.

Levi's 721 High Rise Skinny Jeans in 'Rugged Indigo' - Size 25. These are NO stretch. TTS. 

Levi's Mile High Super Skinny Jeans in 'Shut the Front Door' - Size 25. These are NO stretch. TTS. 

Of course, I slipped into my favorite white slide sandals to complete the look. 

I am also linking to several retailers below because I think they each show a different fit. I bought them from Nordstrom but I personally think the fit shown on the Revolve or Shopbop sites are more accurate.

As always, thank you for reading!

xx Tyler

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How to Wear a Printed Jacket

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I don’t normally reach for prints (besides a good floral blouse) but there was something about this Tart Collections Azaria bomber that screamed spring and summer to me. It has the softest, silky feel, which makes it perfect for the warmer months and I absolutely adore how it’s reversible! It's essentially two styles in one and is so easy to dress up or down. The fact that it's reversible also makes it a fun and easy way to try a print without the full commitment. 

I sometimes have a hard time layering, especially in the warmer seasons when you don’t want anything heavy, stuffy or overly fussy. A silky-soft bomber adds the perfect amount of interest and is something lightweight that you can grab-and-go to toss on for the office, date night or air conditioning. I instantly knew I wanted to pair this one with crisp white so I reached for an effortless white tank (this Free People one is so good and only $20!) and these Levi’s jeans but this also looks cool and casual with cutoff shorts for the season.

If prints are intimidating to you, trying something versatile in a layer you can pop on and off is perfect. It really adds a fun vibe to your basic jeans and tee look and makes a stylish "looks like I tried" outfit in an instant. The fact that this one is reversible means you can really experiment with subtlety. The backside is the prettiest soft, muted green tone that's incredibly versatile. I can easily see this worn into fall with light sweaters and booties and it does also come in a darker olive/black tone for an edgier vibe.

Do you like to wear prints?

As always, thank you for reading!

x, Tyler

Photos by  Sarah Eichstedt Photography

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