the spring trench & boyfriend jeans

if there ever comes a day when we can't be together, keep me in your heart and i'll stay there forever. --Winnie the Pooh

a huge thank you for all your comments and sympathy on the loss of my 16 yr old doxie; Xi. it means so much to me. <3. these pictures were taken a few weeks back. last week was really tough i honestly didn't feel like posting anything, so this is much delayed. i needed time to grieve and still am but i know i have to find the courage to smile and laugh again. my friend sent me an article about the purpose of a dog's life from a 6yr old, when asked why dogs have shorter lives than humans, the 6yr old responded, "People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life -- like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right? Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don't have to stay as long." kids... they say the darnest things. but i felt he put things in perspective for me. everyone who has passed away in my life has suffered some sort of pain and the only thing that consoles me is that they are resting comfortably and peacefully, this goes for Xi as well. i miss him so much. 

i have been on the fence about the boyfriend jean trend the past few years. these are old, but i struggled to find a pair that fit me without making me look like i was swimming in them, then there was different washes and levels of distress to add into the mix. style tip: the key is to look for boyfriend jeans that look nothing like your boyfriend's jeans. #howisthatforadvice? go for a straight fit or more fitted distressed jeans or even petite sizes so they aren't too baggy in the thigh area. 

i went with a light wash -- somehow light washes are always great for casual looks which i think the whole boyfriend jean vibe gives off. in addition these aren't really distressed. in fact, by the end of this shoot, the hole ended up growing like 2x. LOL. this top is actually cropped, so i spent a lot of time pulling it down. another styling tip to wearing BF jeans: opt for heels! seriously. this kind of look needs something very feminine to elevate it and no better way than a pair of heels! also, as we transition into spring, of course i had to bust out the trench -- such a great piece, even when it is not raining! 

currently on my playlist: piece by piece by Kelly Clarkson -- what a heartfelt performance and song. 
currently reading: me before you by Jojo Moyes


what i spend most of my time doing during these shoots... laughing at myself.

top | H&M striped crop top (old) -- similar / similar 
denim | Gap 1969 boyfriend jeans (old)  -- similarreally LOVE these
jacket | Banana Republic classic trench in khaki (old; wearing an XS petite, don't ask me how i even got myself to fit in this) -- similar / similar with a ruffle hem
bag | Celine micro luggage tote in navy -- pretty good dupe
shoes | Manolo Blahnik BB pump in nude patent -- similar
earrings | Kendra Scott sky earrings in white pearl
necklace | BaubleBar gold ra bib necklace
watch | Michael Kors darci watch in gold -- check out this one with a MINT face!
bracelet | BaubleBar pearl taylor cuff -- great deal in a set
rings | Vita Fede ultra mini double cubo crystal ring in gold / BaubleBar arrow wrap ring / BaubleBar diana midi ring / BaubleBar ice chevron midi ring / Etsy stacking & midi rings
sunglasses | Coach casey sunglasses in dark turquoise -- similar 
lipstick | MAC amplified creme lipstick in brick-o-la
nails | essie nail polish in topless & barefoot (finally, i found a nude polish!! all nudes are not created equally)

rock the BF jeans & trench,