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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Vici Kimono Dress

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What's better than throwing on a dress and feeling instantly effortless? Honestly, not much. 💯I always love how Vici has affordable dresses that can do double duty from day to date night to wedding to everything in between and this Kimono Wrap Dress is just that. This is the mocha color which is a brownish-dusty rose tone but it does also come in a few other colors like camel, navyhunter green and more! For sizing reference, I'm in a small and am 5'6" and normally wear a small in Vici dresses.

From the photos on this site, I thought this dress would be a bit "silkier" than it is but I actually love the thicker feel which is 100% opaque i.e. not at all see-through. It also buttons down the front so you don't have to worry about it opening up. It comes with a removable tie and I found that letting it slouch a little at the waist gave the most flattering fit but there's definitely room to play. 

I think this style is so flattering on any frame and the color will take you into fall perfectly with a pair of booties, felt hat and denim jacket.

As always, thank you for reading!

xx, Tyler

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Madewell Fall 2018 Collection - San Francisco Event

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One of the things that makes fall shopping in 90-degree summer heat a little bit easier...is when you can still wear those fall styles in the summer. And the new Madewell Fall 2018 Collection nailed it. 💯

I got to check out the new collection in-store at Madewell San Francisco Centre this weekend and not only was the collection amazing but so was the store, associates, everything. If you're a Madewell girl and you ever find yourself in SF, it's a must-go. We snacked on sweets and sipped box water and I shared my favorite fall finds + style tips with some amazing locals with already killer Madewell style. It's always so fun to see how others style the same pieces you know and love. 

The new collection has the effortless vibe you expect from Madewell with little Southwestern-like twists. I think this makes a fall line extra wearable in terms of transitioning from summer to fall. Those vibes definitely work well with shorts and sandals to finish out a hot, hot season.

One of my favorite pieces from the collection? This Highbury Sweater Tank. This is a closet must-have that can do it all. Wear it now with your favorite shorts and skirts or layer into fall with utility jackets and long sleeve styles. I cannot wait to wear this with jeans and a black moto jacket for an edgy vibe. 

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Here it is layered over this Madewell Surplus jacket (which is also such a must-have, wearing xxs). I am typically an XS in Madewell but went with the small in this sweater to have a bit of a relaxed fit. I was able to tuck into high-waisted denim but it looks just as perfect left untucked and still has some structure. Also comes in mustard yellow for a fall-ready spin. 

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Another instant favorite was this button-down cami in 'full bloom'. This print popped up in several styles (from tanks to tees to skirts) and I adore the almost moody-like fall floral. This is the perfect way to take floral with you into fall thanks to the deeper color and vibe. Another wear now, wear later piece. I sized up to a 4 in this. Try it with cutoff shorts now, layered under a blazer for work or cozied up with cardigans as the weather cools.

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I will always love a great relaxed sweater and give me one with a feminine yet still effortless feel—I'm all about it. This swingy ribbed pullover kind of has the perfect relaxed fit. It's definitely swingy which gives a flirty feel but it's certainly not over the top. This is another one I can see cozying up in this season, throwing on to run errands or wearing now with shorts. Basically, I can see myself living in this. I'm wearing a small. 

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I get a lot of questions about denim and let me tell you—next to my Levi's, Madewell tops the list for fit, quality and feel. I already own these 9" high-rise skinny jeans in another wash but couldn't resist snagging this updated 'Frankie' wash. These have always been pretty true to size for me but I will say: I was a true size 25 for years but have been sizing up to a 26 in most denim lately. The 25 in these still fit perfectly. I know Madewell also tends to suggest sizing down since their denim does stretch. So, if you're in between sizes, size down. To me, these stay fitted through the leg all day long and have a really great cool, comfy, easy fit. 

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This is that same sleeveless sweater in the 'Naples Yellow' which I also adore. This would be a great color to update your fall wardrobe if (like me) neutrals are typically your thing. It has a rich vibe that looks gorgeous with light and dark denim and would be so sweet tucked into a suede skirt paired with over-the-knee boots. Your holiday outfit, done. ✔️Of course, I love it worn casually.

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I had a bunch of questions about these Remi Mules and with good reason. They're classic, cool, effortless and another footwear must-have. I always love this rich English Saddle tone for every season but especially for fall. These are padded and super cushiony and comfortable but do run small. I'm typically an 8 or 8.5 and snagged the 8.5 but could have almost done a 9. I'm thinking they'll mold to my feet pretty easily but do be aware!

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I ended up wearing this easy combination for the event and everyone shopping thought I worked there, so I think that's a win. Though it could have also been the fact I was standing next to my little rack and all the snacks.

I love how you could add a bandana to this look for a little bit of extra interest and wear this exact combo with booties for the fall and (California) winter season. 

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All in all, the Madewell Fall Collection is 💯and I hope you guys check it out! I'm adding more of the styles I loved below and would love to hear your thoughts! Any favorites catch your eye?

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As always, thank you for reading!

xx Tyler

Madewell Fall 2018 Collection Favorites

2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - Final Days to Shop

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Happy weekend! FYI, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale ends Sunday, August 5th! Prices will go back UP on the 6th, so if there's anything you've been debating, now is definitely the time to pull the trigger. I like to do one last sweep to see if there's anything I missed or anything I loved that might have come back in stock. 

I'm rounding up my personal favorites still in stock for you below!

You can find more of my purchases from the sale HERE, my Early Access favorites HEREhow I shop the sale HERE and my home favorites HERE.

Happy shopping!

xx Tyler

2018 #NSALE Favorites Still in Stock

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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xx Tyler

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