Yesterday’s post addressed what to wear to a daytime or informal wedding. Today let’s tackle another wedding related question I get – what to wear as a guest to a bridal shower.
If ever there was a time not to wear black this is it. A bridal shower is a fun, happy event and you want your outfit to reflect that! On the opposite end of the spectrum, do NOT wear an all white dress (or all white outfit) since this is the bride’s moment to shine.
So let’s talk about what you can wear! If the bridal shower is more informal, then you can wear a pretty sundress (like the one I’m wearing in this post) or a skirt and top. Because the shower is informal, you can pair your look with sandals if you want. However, if the bridal shower is taking place at a more fancy venue, then switch out the sandals for a pair of heels and you’re all set!
Of course, I can’t end this post without talking about the dress I’m wearing in these photos. I love the pattern, which is cheerful and fun and the length is perfect (be careful of wearing a dress that’s too short to a shower – remember you don’t want to take attention away from the bride). Aside from those characteristics, I really love the price; It is an identical duplicate of a Zimmermann dress, but at a fraction of the cost ($69.90 vs $850.00).
I’ve shared some other options which would be perfect to wear as a guest to a bridal shower so make sure to check them out and I’ll be back later this week with another wedding related post – what to wear to to your OWN bridal shower! As always let me know if you have any questions in the comments below!
Ah, wedding season! Of all the questions I receive what to wear to a wedding tops them all. I’ve written several posts about this topic before (for example here and here) but today I want to talk specifically about what to wear to a daytime or informal wedding.
One quick note – if it’s a daytime wedding but the invite says “black tie” than this post is not relevant and you should do exactly the opposite of what I’m recommending in this post!
So assuming you’re attending a daytime or informal wedding, you want to avoid any long gowns or sparkly dresses (say no to sequins). If possible, you should also try and steer clear of black dresses as they can come across as more formal. And this should hopefully go without saying but no matter how informal or formal the wedding is never wear white unless the bride specifically requests you too!
The best choice for an informal daytime wedding is a maxi dress (by definition a maxi dress is always long). If the wedding is really causal you can wear a skirt and top or sundress. The maxi dress I’m wearing in this post is a great example of what to look for when shopping for a dress. The fabric is flowy and has an ease to it (which reads less formal than a stiff fabric), the length is long, and it’s colorful! I personally love this maxi dress too because of the cut (which emphasizes the shoulders) and the color (which would be flattering on both blondes and brunettes)!
I’ve shared some other dresses which would be perfect to wear to a daytime wedding below so make sure to check them out and I’ll be back tomorrow with another wedding related post – what to wear to a wedding shower! As always let me know if you have any questions in the comments below!
One of the best parts of my job as an influencer is that I can make my own schedule. While you might think that means I have more time off, the opposite is true. Chances are I’m working late at night or on the weekends, which is why when I finally get to settle down for the evening it’s really important for me to get an amazing night’s sleep!
Enter luxury bedding. The key to me sleeping well is how cozy and comfortable I am and the quality of these Sferra sheets is amazing. Aside from the comfort level the quality also ensures that these sheets will last, so even though you pay a bit more at the start, the investment pays off over time.
So where should you look for luxury bedding? I’ve personally found that Bloomingdale’s has a great selection. They carry a lot of the brands that I love (e.g., Sferra, Matouk (they make great towels too!), and Frette). I fell in love with these sheets from Sferra because they remind me of the bedding you would see in a luxury hotel (which is probably why they are part of the Grande Hotel collection).
What are your thoughts on luxury bedding? Let me know in the comments below!
Aside from the warmer weather, another reason I love spring is because I can say goodbye to heavy, dark clothing and hello to a warmer color palette and lighter fabrics.
One of my favorite sites to shop on is The Dreslyn because it is so well curated, which in turn makes shopping so much easier and fun! There were a lot of spring pieces I wanted from The Dreslyn, but ultimately I decided on this look because I LOVE the feeling of warmth and airiness that this color palette invokes. Plus, on a practical level, the pieces can easily be incorporated into my current wardrobe since they are the perfect neutrals, which pair with everything.
Of course, I couldn’t resist including some of my other favorite finds from The Dreslyn, which you can find at the end of this post. Now is the perfect time to buy them because The Dreslyn Friends and Family Sale is under way, which means you can get 25% off by entering the code yaelsteren at checkout (certain exclusions apply; sale ends on 4/21 at midnight PST).
As you know I have always been a proponent of style over fashion. I’m not averse to trends, it’s just that I won’t wear something simply because it’s in fashion. That being said, it’s always fun when my style aligns with a trend, which is the case with wide leg jeans!
While I love my skinny jeans and don’t plan on giving them up any time soon, I am also a huge fan of wide leg jeans. Nothing creates the illusion of longer legs better than a high rise jean with a wide leg!
Of course, as much as I love wide leg jeans, you know I have to talk about the sweater I’m wearing since I’m obsessed with all things rainbow! Aside from the aesthetics of the sweater, functionally speaking it’s the perfect weight for spring weather. A lot of people tend to only associate sweaters with winter, but if the fabric and material of a sweater aren’t too heavy, it’s a great option for spring. I’ve gone ahead and found some other lighter-weight sweaters that I think would be perfect for spring and attached them below!
I’ve talked about my love for tulle skirts several times on the blog before (for example here and here). Today, I want to show how to style a tulle skirt in a completely different way. My inspiration for this look comes from the Dior Resort 2019 Collection.
Because a tulle skirt has so much volume, 9.9 times out of 10 I will pair it with a crop top or a fitted top, which I tuck into the skirt, in order to balance out the skirt’s volume and draw the eye’s attention up to the waist (the thinnest part of the body). Although I love Dior’s idea of pairing a tulle skirt with a blazer, I decided to create a hybrid of the looks in order to create a more flattering outfit.
In the photo on the left the model isn’t wearing any belt. The blazer is fitted, which helps draw attention to the waist but the fit alone doesn’t bring as much focus to that area as I would like. In the photo on the right the model is wearing a belt, but the belt doesn’t give the model any shape because of the blazer’s length.
In order to create definition at the waist (and draw attention there), I decided to wear a belt on top of the blazer. Placement of the belt is key – always position the belt at your natural waist (if you bend to the side a crease will form at your natural waist; it will be the smallest part of your midsection).
One quick note before I end this post. There is no need to purchase a designer tulle skirt. I have gotten all of my tulle skirts, including the one I’m wearing in this post from Chicwish (and it’s currently on sale for only $69.90). I’ve linked to my other favorite tulle skirts below!
Let’s talk about one of spring’s biggest color trends, which also happens to be a favorite color of mine – lavender!
When you think of lavender, the adjectives that likely come to mind are girly, feminine, and delicate. And those descriptions are completely valid. But, that doesn’t mean that lavender has to be styled and worn in that type of way. So today I want to show an unexpected way to wear lavender!
Even though my underlying outfit (darker blouse, overalls, and sneakers) could be described as casual with more of “masculine” vibe it still pairs perfectly with the lavender cardigan. Note that I purposefully chose an oversized, chunky cardigan to balance out the softness of the lavender color and tie in the vibe of the rest of the look.
What are your thoughts on lavender? Let me know in the comments and make sure to check out some of the other amazing lavender pieces from Chicwish below!
One of my favorite finds to date is suede leggings. Not only are they amazingly comfortable (and trust me, they are), but they also keep you really warm in the winter!
Suede leggings are expensive and what I refer to as an investment piece. When deciding on a pair to purchase, make sure to choose leggings that have a timeless color (i.e. black, brown, dark grey) and stay away from trendy colors! If you don’t have the means to purchase a pair of suede leggings fear not. The beauty of winter is that it eventually ends and that means you can probably get a pair of suede leggings on sale! Another great option is to buy a pair of faux suede leggings and if you end up loving them you can always invest in a higher end version at a later time.
Now let’s discuss what to pair the leggings with. My favorite way to style suede leggings is with a chunky (or oversized sweater) and sneakers. I LOVE this sweater I’m wearing for several reasons. First and foremost it’s cozy (I don’t really understand the point of wearing a sweater if it’s not)! Second, I love that the pattern of the knit is different on the sleeves and back. Details like this make the sweater look more expensive and also more visually interesting. Finally, I am a huge fan of the balloon shaped sleeves. Lately I have been gravitating towards tops that have volume in the sleeves, just like this sweater!
What are your thoughts on suede leggings? Let me know and make sure to check out some of the other Chicwish sweaters I found that would be perfect to pair with suede leggings below!
With Paris Fashion Week right around the corner I thought it would be fun to create an outfit inspired by Parisian style!
To me, Parisian style can best be described as effortless, timeless, minimalist (not too fussy) and, of course, chic! Once I decided to do this post, I knew I wanted to wear a beret – does anything convey a French vibe more than a beret? I chose a pink beret (as opposed to black) to play off the burgundy boots and give the overall look a more feminine feel.
Next I choose this gingham midi skirt. Both the fabric (gingham) and shape (midi) are timeless, a key component of Parisian style. Because the fabric is slightly busy and Parisian style is known for being minimalist I paired it with a solid cream sweater. For the final touches I choose these burgundy knee high leather boots which are super chic and a burgundy belt (to play off the color of the boots and beret).
Do you love Parisian style as much as I do? Let me know in the comments and make sure to check out some of the other Chicwish items I found that have a Parisian vibe below!
Hair accessories are having a major moment and I’m all for it! Headbands are at the top of the list and are an easy way to add visual interest to your look.
If you want to try out this trend but aren’t feeling quite so adventurous, choose a headband that is similar to your hair color so that it blends in. On the other hand if you want a stand out look, opt for a headband that contrasts with your hair color and also keep an eye out for headbands that have texture and more volume (for example this headband).
Even though this post is about headbands, I can’t end this post without discussing this heart sweater (if you’ve been following the blog for awhile you know I love all clothing with hearts on it)! Sweaters with pom poms are big right now but some of them have too many pom poms or the pom poms are weirdly placed and remind me of chicken pox (what can I say, I’m particular!). The placement of the pom poms on this Chicwish sweater are perfect and the fact that they form a heart is the cherry on top of the cake!