Jeans and a Teacup

Thursday, October 8, 2015

3 Ways to Tie a Silk Scarf

It's still too warm here in California to wear chunky knit scarves so in the meantime I'll be rockin' my lightweight silk scarves! I'm showing you my three favorite ways to wear my silk scarves below.

The Ascot Neck Wrap

This is my favorite way to wear my scarf when I need a little extra warmth because it covers the whole neck area.
Ascot Scarf FInal

The French Twist is so classic and chic! I love to wear it this way in place of a necklace.
The French Twist
French Scarf Final

This style is a little more menswear inspired. It's fun because you can adjust the knot higher or lower for a different look! 
The Fake Knot
Tie Scarf Final

What is your favorite way to style a silk scarf? 

P.S. I love to pick up unique and inexpensive silk scarves at thrift or vintage stores. I got this one for around $10 at Playclothes Vintage!

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

A Fall Shirtdress

Greylin Shirtdress, Black Booties
Greylin Stuart Relaxed Shirtdress, Tan Shirtdress, Greylin
Gold Jewelry, Gold Rings, Layered Necklaces, Gorjana, Fall Shirtdress
Copper Shirtdress, Greylin Dress
Tan Shirtdress, Layered Necklaces, Stella and Dot
Greylin Dress, Shirtdress, Black Booties

This is another item I've gotten for free by collecting my "coins" everyday at! All you have to do is sign up and browse the website until little coins pop up and click on them. You can collect up to three coins a day which equals $6. If you do it everyday you can get up to $180 in store credit to cash in on the 24th of each month. That's it! It's so easy. 

I love shirt dresses because they are so easy to throw on and they are comfortable. I really liked the copper color of this dress too. I thought it would transition nicely into fall. It's a silk/rayon blend and has some weight to it which I like. I know I got this dress for free but I actually really like it and I think it's worth the original price. Greylin is starting to become one of my favorite brands. Here's another Greylin dress I got at 

The neckline of this dress is really low cut so I added a black lace tank. It would also be a good opportunity to wear a bandeau. I have worn it without a tank top. You just have to be careful not to bend over! 

Outfit Details:
Greylin Shirtdress via ifchic
Black Lace Tank 

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Project Gravitas

Project Gravitas

A few weeks ago I was invited to dine with some local bloggers and meet the Project Gravitas team to learn more about their company. I'd never heard of Project Gravitas and after browsing their website I was really excited to hear more about them.

Project Gravitas specializes in classic dresses that will make any women feel like a million bucks. It was founded by Lisa Sun who started Project Gravitas after being told in a professional review that she "lacked gravitas" and should "buy a new dress and wear big jewelry and great shoes". Of course, having confidence or gravitas goes deeper than what you are wearing but Lisa realized that how you dress can have a big influence on how you present yourself. So she set out to create the perfect dress and Project Gravitas was born. 

While the Project Gravitas team was in town they set up a pop up shop at the W Hotel in Beverly Hills and I stopped by to try on some of their dresses. What I love about all of their pieces is that they have shapewear built in! I hate when I buy a new dress and then realize I don't have the proper undergarments to make me look my best. Even for someone skinny like me I still like shapewear to smooth everything out and keep everything tight! 

Above are a few of my favorites. The Katherine fit me perfectly! I also like The Hedy and The Lucille

Love the crop top illusion of The Clara

I think my favorite pieces from Project Gravitas are the Josephine cape and the Marie vest. These pieces instantly make any outfit look amazing! I've seen and tried both of these pieces on in person and they are so well made and definitely worth the investment. These pieces are classy and trendy at the same time and will be a staple in any closet! 

Project Gravitas literally has a dress to fit any shape! Check out the chart below to get an idea of what might work for you. 


I also have to mention that the Project Gravitas team is so sweet and generous. I had a great time talking with them at the dinner at Del Frisco's Grille in Santa Monica. I also got the chance to catch up with Carly who helped organize the event and meet bloggers Andrea, Erin, Romy and Stacy who were down at my end of the table! 

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Monday, October 5, 2015

The Perfect Boyfriend Jeans

Distressed Boyfriend Jeans, Everlane Structure Top, History and Industry Necklace, Panda Sunglasses
Panda Sunglasses, Bamboo Sunglasses, History and Industry necklace, Everlane Shirt, Jord Watch
Ripped Boyfriend Jeans, Pink Tee
Pink Everlane Structure Tee, Wood and Bead Necklace, Wood Watch, Wood Sunglasses
Everlane Shirt, Forever 21 Jeans, Statement Necklace, Wood Sunglasses
Panda Sunglasses, History and Industry, Handmade Necklace, Pink Tee, Everlane

I've been searching for the perfect pair of boyfriend jeans for FOREVER. For some reason all the bf jeans that I would try on were too short. Isn't the idea that you stole these jeans from your "boyfriend" so shouldn't they actually be too long? But I swear that all the jeans I would try on were basically cropped - even when I would unroll the hem. I just wanted them to hit at my ankle! Is that too much to ask?!

As a last ditch effort I decided to try some on from Forever 21. I don't usually have a lot of success at F21. The fit is always off. So I was really shocked when I tried these on and they actually fit - and were long enough! As an added bonus the rips were perfectly placed and not over the top. I mean, I want my distressed denim to look like slightly worn out - not like I got into a fight with a rabid dog

I also want to mention this necklace. This is my 5th piece of jewelry from History and Industry and I love every one. They are a little out of my price range so I wait until they go on sale when I'm able to get them for under $50. But these necklaces are so unique and well made that I think they are worth the price tag. 

Outfit Details:
Madewell Sandals

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Flashback Fashion Fridays Link Up #15 + Grey Booties

Naturalizer Booties, Distressed Denim, Blush Jacket, Statement Necklace
BB Dakota Blush Jacket, Neutral Outfit
Naturalizer Maureen Booties, Grey Suede Booties, Naturalizer
Naturalizer Shoes, Grey Suede Booties, Blush Asymmetrical Jacket, Black Denim
Blush Moto Jacket, ILY Couture Necklace
Asymmetrical Faux Leather Jacket, Black Denim, Grey Sweater

When I want to "dress for fall" but it's still a little warm outside, light layers and booties are the key. This jacket is light enough and easily removable if it gets too warm and this sweater has an open back which makes it nice and breezy. 

Booties are also a must have going into fall. You can pair them with skirts in warmer weather and long pants in the winter. So when Naturalizer asked me to style a piece from their Fall 2015 collection I jumped at the chance to add something cute (and comfortable) to my transitional wardrobe. I loved the mix of suede and leather on these booties and the heel height is perfect. I also love that they have a cushioned footbed which makes super comfortable! 

I decided to pair these grey booties with a light grey sweater and blush jacket. The colors seem a little off in these photos but the grey, blush and black color palette really goes great together. 

Outfit Details:
Express Open Back Shirt
ILY Couture Necklace
H&M Sunnies

*I received these booties 'courtesy of' in exchange for review but all opinions are my own.

It's Friday and that means it's time for Flashback Fashion Fridays! Here's an outfit from October 3rd last year. I actually forgot I had these pants! I really like the mix of the lace with the printed pants. Looks like I need to put this outfit together again sometime soon.


Adri and I would love for you to join us this week and link up your flashback fashions! You can include a link or photo in your post to an outfit from last year, month or even week! It's fun to see how our style choices change over the year. 

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