The Bright Tweed Blazer

Pink Tweed Jacket - Conversation Pieces, sold out (similar), White T Shirt - Alloy, crew neck style sold out (v-neck version), Ripped Boyfriend Jeans - Joe's Jeans, no longer available (similar), Sandals - Zara, no longer available (similar), Crossbody handbag - Rebecca Minkoff (in nude), Statement Necklace - J.Crew, on sale in stores (similar), Watch - Michael Kors, Cartier Inspired Bracelet - Heart Boutique

I love the look of a chic tweed blazer. It's so chic, so Chanel. I have a black and white tweed jacket from H&M but I knew I wanted something more lively. When I saw this on sale at Conversation Pieces, I had to snag it. It's such a great color, and I know I'll be wearing it it death. I loved pairing it with my distressed boyfriend jeans (which after a year, have become the world's best, lived-in, softest, boyfriend jean) and a pair of nude heels. I would easily switch out the heels for flats for a full day on my feet or switch out the plain white t-shirt for a fun graphic printed one. 

How do you style your tweed?

xoxo, Courtney


White + Blue Denim

Chambray T-Shirt - Velvet Heart, White Jeans - Forever 21 (no longer available) similar, Sandals - ShoeMint (no longer available) similar, Crossbody Handbag - Rebecca Minkoff (in nude), Sunglasses - Nordstrom, 2 'V' Shaped Midi Rings - Forever 21 (no longer available) similar, 2 Silver Rings With Stones - Article Consignment
This look showcases two of my favorite things: a chambray shirt (a twist on the traditional button down for this one), and a killer pair of white denim. Both go flawlessly with everything, and when paired together, look effortless. 
I plan on wearing my white denim as much as I can before the temperature gets too unbearable (for me, that's about 85) then I will switch to white cut offs. 
I will challenge myself to pair this denim lyocell t-shirt with as many looks as I can. Lyocell, btw is the material of Gods. It's perfection. I wish everything I own was made of lyocell.
These wedged sandals were love at first sight. I purchased them a year ago and they are it. The perfect color combo, heel height and comfort level. Even though these are no longer available, this style is super trendy, so finding a similar pair will be a piece of cake. 

Just don't eat that cake in your white skinnies!

xoxo, Courtney

Photos by BKD Signature

50 Shades of Blue

'Merci' Graphic T-shirt - J.Crew (sold out), Lace Skirt - Forever 21, Denim Vest - J.Crew, Statement Necklace - J.Crew Factory (sold out) similar, Crossbody Handbag - Rebecca Minkoff (in nude), Gladiator Sandals - old (similar)

When I look at these pictures, I realize a few things: I lost my tan from Cabo really fast, and I am really starting to pair unexpected pieces together, and I am liking the results of my bravery. 
I called this post "50 Shades of Blue" because it was the color blue that was the element that made the pieces work.  This blue lace skirt is so comfortable and versatile from day to night, at less than $20 it was a no brainer. 
French print graphic t's are so popular this season, I managed to accumulate a handful with my discount at J.Crew. Although I am still waiting for this one to go on sale. Since I bought my denim vest, I have been wearing it non stop! It's such an easy layering piece, and adds a hipster-chic vibe.
I love my nude Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC I got from my boyfriend for Christmas. The color obviously goes with everything, and you can remove the chain strap (which not many people realize) so you can use as a clutch! 

xoxo, Courtney

Photos by BKD Signature 

Spring Essentials

Left to Right: Maxi Dress - H&M, Mirrored Aviators - Nordstrom, Tunic - Conversation Pieces, Panama Hat - J.Crew, Lace Up Wedges - Nordstrom, Bucket Bag - Zara

This spring I plan on taking a few pieces, and re working them into my wardrobe to create new looks throughout the season. A maxi dress is a must, and as every girl knows, probably the easiest and most comfortable item to wear during spring. When in doubt, a maxi is always a good place to start. 
I picked up these mirrored aviators from Nordstrom BP after seeing the more expensive Ray Ban version all over the blogisphere. They are definitely a little out there, but like a great piece of jewelry, they make a statement, and they are so much fun. A bonus, they were only $12 at Nordstrom. I keep seeing tunics sold everywhere right now, and I ordered this one from Conversation Pieces for my trip to Cabo in 2 months. It's a little more dressy cover up, but you can also pair with white shorts and a panama hat for walking around town. I have a straw fedora from Forever 21 that I got for $6 that's paid for itself tenfold. However, I feel like a wider brimmed panama hat is more of an upgrade, and will cover more sun off my face. 
These lace up wedges from Dolce Vita are on my lust list. They have everything I want: a nude color that will lengthen and match any hue, a heel height that will cause no pain, and the lace up trend that I've been dying to try. The only downside: $178. Darn you! Lastly, bucket bags have become a trendy staple, and this colorful version from Zara is amazing. I love the colorful tassels.

What are your spring essentials? 

xoxo, Courtney

Revamp your Basics

Coat: H&M, sold out (first appeared here) ,Sleeveless Chambray Shirt: Forever 21 (similar), Sweatshirt: JCrew, sold out (similar), Crystal Statement Necklace: Jcrew (old), Michael Kors Watch (gift), Black Skinny Jeans: Old Navy. Animal Print Loafers: Franco Sarto (in grey), Crossbody Handbag: Conversation Pieces (also available in brown) 

I chose to do this look as my first real outfit post because every woman should own every element of this look. I get so much wear out of all these pieces, and styled different ways, they will seem much more than  "basic." What I love most about any basic is a multifunctional one! I found this amazing crossbody from Conversation Pieces that really has 3 bags in 1. I added a magnetic closure for extra security, and I can honestly say it's the perfect bag!

xoxo, Courtney  

Photos by BKD Signature

Oscar Fashion: Two Thumbs Up

Unlike my typical Best, Worst and Honorable Mention categories, this year is unlike any other. I was shocked with the ladies of Hollywood this year. There were so many stellar looks on the red carpet, I decided to showcase all the amazing ladies (plus one guy) from last night's show. (Which by the way, was so great! Minus the slow beginning, Ellen was fantastic and it was hilarious!)
Sandra Bullock
Cate Blanchett

Angelina Jolie
Charlize Theron
Jennifer Lawrence
Lupita Nyong'o
Best Dressed Couple: Olivia Wilde & Jason Sudeikis
If I HAD to chose a BEST: Kate Hudson

I never thought I would pick Kate Hudson for Best Dressed. Admittedly, she isn't my pick for Best Actress on any given day, but she nailed it last night. Obsessed!!! What do you think? Were you impressed as much as I was? 

xoxo, Courtney

Splurge vs Steal: Chanel Espadrilles

Chanel Espadrilles $395 +
Yesterday I found my very affordable version of the very sought after Chanel espadrille. I love the espadrille trend this spring, and Chanel, of course, nailed it. But I can't afford the $395 price tag (and that's what they were retailing for, since they sold out, they are reselling for double that online!) so I have been searching for something similar.

Bamboo Two Tone Canvas Sandal  $21.40
 Exactly the same, right? I haven't received these yet in the mail, but I have my fingers crossed that I got the right size before I spread the good news and all the sizes run out! The only downside of sharing good deals... :)