This is a super simple pairing from my Instagram of a moto jacket, black jeans + tee, but the fit of each piece helps elevate the full look. It's not easy to find the perfect slimming, stretchy black jeans nor a tee shirt with just the right casual cut and amount of slouchiness. To avoid fading on black jeans I recommend machine washing inside-out and keeping them out of the machine dryer, unless they've stretched out and you need to machine dry them back down to size. My favorite black jeans that you guys always see are the J.Brand "Maria" style which I got hemmed. I've linked the Alana style up above (reviewed here), which I confirmed are the exact same cut and fabric but with a shorter, petite-friendly 26.5" inseam instead of 29" on the Maria.
I got lots of questions on the nail polish colors in this IG post so will share the info again here! From left to right: Essie Hot Coco, Chinchilly, Topless & Barefoot, and Blanc. I often layer a coat or two of different colors (esp. the last two) to get either a lighter or darker shade of each color.
Also wanted to share this try-on photo of the dress I reviewed at the bottom of this post! If you missed out on my floral fit & flare dresses from Anthropologie or True Decadence in years past, this is a similar option with a little less fulness in the skirt. I was very surprised by the close fit - this is a US 2 / UK6 and fit me as shown, with a little room in the bust area but not too noticeable. Here's the measurements of the US 2 again: 12" across the waist, 15" across armpits, 33.5" front length and 35.5" back length. The dress is made well with a medium-weight material (has some sheen), an emerald grosgrain ribbon which is flattering at the waistline, and is fully lined with an invisible back zip. The maker is "London Dress Company" which I've never heard of but am now a fan of!
Need a dish idea for Easter brunch or potluck? I saw these adorable deviled egg chicks all over Pinterest and finally tried my hand at them last weekend. Here's one of the many step-by-steps I found, and I agree with the commenters - would try olive pieces as the "eyes" next time so the entire egg is edible!
This was a snap from yesterday morning's mini snowstorm - it was beautiful for a few hours and thankfully has melted away by now. I'm ready to store away my winter gear once and for all!
Out of curiosity, I tried this "cherry blossom frappuccino" (strawberries, cream, matcha green tea, and white chocolate) in honor of Japan's sakura festivals and it was a little too sweet & rich for me. It did look pretty, though, I'll give 'em that! This featured drink ended last weekend, but a few ladies mentioned you can just ask for a mix of their usual strawberry frap and green tea frap and get matcha powder on top. My lace-up flats are from last year and the color seems to be gone, however Halogen came out with a very similar pair starting in a size 4, plus available in blush and with good reviews!