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Everyday Outfits + TGIF 1/5/18

Happy Friday! I hope those of you on the East Coast are staying warm and safe in the Bomb Cyclone! The name alone is pretty terrifying! Even though I don't use Snapchat much anymore, I do like checking it for things like this because they'll do compilations of stories shared by people who live in the area. It just makes it more understandable to me when I see what everyday people are going through rather than by just looking at satellite images of a weather pattern. I'll spare you the details of San Diego weather this week and just get straight into this week's everyday outfits. It was all about comfortable, casual, vacation mode!

Outfit Recap Part 1:

Black Sweater, White Jeans:
Black Sweater (c/o) | Jeans | Boots | Handbag (c/o Shopbop) | Necklace | Nail Polish "Beyond the Pale Pink" 

Fit Notes: I'm wearing a size Small in this sweater which is pretty normal for my sizing at SheIn/Romwe, but similar to an XS in brands like Express or LOFT. All other pieces ran true to size.

Camo Sweatshirt, Jeans:
AE Camo Sweatshirt (Same Brand, SimilarSimilar, Similar) | Jeans | Boots | Handbag (c/o Shopbop) | Necklace (Customized) | Nail Polish "Stick to your Burgundies"

Fit Notes: My exact sweatshirt is sold out, but I linked a few similar options above, including this one that says it's "made for leggings." All other current pieces ran true to size.

Mocha Cardigan, Leggings:
Cardigan (c/o) | Lace Tank | Leggings | Bar III Leopard Boots (Similar) | Half Moon Necklace | Nail Polish "Stick to Your Burgundies" 

Fit Notes: I'm wearing a Small in the cardigan and lace tank: neither of them come in XS and they do fit a bit bigger than a standard XS but they still worked for me.

Outfit Recap Part 2:

Fleece Jacket, Charcoal Jeans:
Fleece Jacket (Regular Sizes) | Black V-Neck Tee | Jeans | Boots (c/o) | Bag (c/o) | Nail Polish "Stick to your Burgundies"

Fit Notes: This jacket runs pretty big. I'm wearing an XS Petite here and I rarely take petite sizes. I originally tried the regular-sized version and it came almost to my knees (I'm 5'4"). It's not my most flattering jacket but it's definitely my most cozy! It's warm and incredibly soft. Everything else ran true to size for me.

Pink V-Neck Sweater:
Sweater (c/o) (Similar) | Jeans | Belt | Boots | Necklace | Bag (c/o) | Identical Earrings |  Nail Polish "Beyond the Pale Pink"

Fit Notes: You can find my original post for this outfit here. My jeans and boots are true to size, and unfortunately my sweater sold out since I posted it, but I found a similar option with lots of great reviews to help you get the sizing right.

Striped Corset Waist Sweatshirt:

Fit Notes: The full post for this outfit is here, but everything ran true to size.

On Fridays I share a few little extra tidbits here to go along with my outfits. Since most of these outfits have already been posted on Instagram or in a full post, I like to have something new here for my regulars! I don't want the entire post to be redundant content. I use the T.G.I.F. acronym to share whatever random words and topics come to mind for each of the letters. Here's my list this week!

T. Trends...for 2018
I liked this Elle article with 6 trends that are in for 2018 and 6 that are out. The one I'm most inclined to add to my closet will be white shoes and accessories. I tried white ankle boots this winter and just didn't like it on me, but I'm up for trying again with a different style of shoe or bag like some of these:

The article mentioned that chokers are out, and while I enjoyed that trend for a hot minute I've  phased mine out so I won't miss them. It also said sayonara to cold shoulders, and I was surprised to see that one since a lot of the new Spring items in stores are cold shoulder/off the shoulder tops. I don't think I'll get rid of all of mine, but I probably won't add any new ones either since they do tend to be fussy.

G. Gangsta...not "Gangster."
If you don't know the difference, it could cost you $3200 on Jeopardy. I really can't stop laughing at this for so many reasons!

I. Inconceivable!
This week I received a notice in the mail that People Style Watch will no longer be published and the remainder of my subscription will be filled with People Magazine. I was shocked to see that because I always thought it was quite popular. That same day I saw the news that Playboy is considering the end of its print version as well, and while I won't miss that one, I do think it spells bad news for magazines and print media in general. It's hard to believe...and yet not when I really analyze it. Digital media dominates, but someday our kids might be telling their kids about these antique artifacts we used to get in the mail called "magazines."

F. Fresh....Cream
For Christmas my friend Kristi got me a tube of Philosophy Fresh Cream Body Lotion and I've been loving it:

It smells so good! It's a nice vanilla scent that manages to be more fresh than sweet, and it moisturizes well without being too greasy or sticky. I loved it so much I bought myself a gift set with the spray perfume on an after-Christmas sale.

Thanks for reading today and I'll see you back on Monday!

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  1. Love seeing all your outfits like this, so much inspiration in one post :) I love the white bag trend but I had a white bag once and was so scared to carry it often as I was always worried I'd get it dirty, haha!

    Hope that this first week of 2018 is going well for you! We've had such a relaxing week here, really appreciated after a crazy year last year! It's funny how different our weather is though, we have severe warnings for this weekend and the roads are melting in the heat, so different!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  2. So many cute looks and your sherpa jacket looks so comfy. My love for chokers was short lived, I realized that I don't like trendy jewelry. I'm a simple stud and charm necklace girl. It would be great if cold shoulders and statment sleeves could go away.


  3. This looks are all so cute and cozy! I love the white accessory trend, I just worry about keeping them clean! I had a white bag years ago and it was so cute, but I spent so much darn time cleaning the thing! I might have to give it another shot though, the bags you linked to are fabulous!

  4. def considering getting a camo sweat shirt love looking forward to these post for outfit ideas.

  5. For some reason I thought that Playboy already stopped its print version...oh well. Not a loss for me either ;) I used to be subscribed to People (through airline miles) and didn't know they had a separate magazine for style!

  6. You are gorgeous!
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  7. Lots of cute outfits. I've been saying for quite a while that blogs are the new magazines. I use to love reading magazines and no longer have time because of reading blogs. (and you can become friends with bloggers, not the magazine people....LOL). Happy Sunday!


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