Category Archives: wardrobe essentials

Wardrobe Essentials: Ankle Boots

3 ways to wear Sam Edelman Petty Ankle Boots

 

night out: shirt, vest, clutch, jeans, boots
weekend: shirt, scarf, jeans, boots
work: shirt, necklace, tote, pants, boots

 

Happy new year! I hope you all had as relaxing and fun holiday break as we did. It was the perfect mix of family time, being active outdoors and just hanging out. We were productive without having a miles long to do list. I’m excited to get back on track here on Luv in the Bubble in 2016. I’ve got an editorial calendar full of exciting ideas!

 

It’s no secret the Sam Edelman Petty ankle boots are my #1 choice this fall and winter. I wear them at least 4 days a week. They’re so comfortable and the perfect height for constantly being on the move. So it made sense they’re up next in my wardrobe essentials series.

 

Proving they’re versatile enough for a night out or weekend wear, they were the only pair of shoes I packed when we spent Thanksgiving in Napa. The “putty” is my favorite color of the 4 options. They work just as well with black pants for a day at the office as they do with your go to denim on the weekend. And as a bonus, you can wear them with shorts when it warms up!

Wardrobe Essentials: The Leather Jacket

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night out: jacket, tee, jeans, heels, bag
weekend: shirtjacket, jeans, boots
work: shirt (this one also gets great reviews), jacket, pants, flats, handbag

 

Today’s edition of wardrobe essentials is focused on the leather jacket. While it’s an investment piece, if you choose wisely it’s one you’ll wear for years. I finally found one last fall after searching for over a year. My requirements were 1) reasonably priced, 2) soft, quality leather and 3) a timeless style. Like many essentials, it can be dressed up or down and is the perfect topper for a variety of styles. How would you wear a leather jacket?

 

Other essentials in the series include plaid shirttrouser/flare jeansgrey sweatergraphic teewool pea coat and black jeans (& maternity basics for the mom-to-be).

 

REAL AND FAUX LEATHER JACKETS OPTIONS:

Wardrobe Essentials: The Plaid Shirt

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night out: plaid shirt, pants, shoes, clutch
weekend: plaid shirt, jeans (on sale!), shoes, vest
work: plaid shirt, skirt, shoes

 

I was going through some old blog posts this weekend and came across my wardrobe essentials series from earlier this year. I’ve missed it (and I hope you have too)! As we head into the fall and winter months, I’ll be focusing on a seasonal item that I believe is essential to a complete wardrobe and showing you three ways to wear it: for a night out, a casual weekend and a day at the office. If you have any items you’d like me to cover, let me know!

Other essentials in the series include trouser/flare jeans, grey sweater, graphic tee, wool pea coat and black jeans (& maternity basics for the mom-to-be).

 

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Wardrobe Essentials: The Graphic Tee

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night out: tee; skirt; clutch; heels
weekend: tee; jeans; sneakers
work: tee; blazer; pants; flats

 

The graphic tee might just be my favorite wardrobe essential. It can be worn dressed up for a night out, casual on the weekend or paired with a blazer and pants for the office. It’s versatility is exactly the reason it’s such an important part of your wardrobe. I usually stay away from bright colors, but I absolutely love the neon yellow skirt. Let’s be honest, I’d wear that outfit to the office too!

 

J. Crew originally had the market on graphic tees and it’s still a great place to find one. A lot of other brands have joined in on the fun. I’ve also found many local, small businesses that have really cute graphic tees (I picked up this j’adore tee from Olive Lane a few weeks ago and can’t wait to wear it).  These are some of my current favorites:

Favorite Graphic Tees these are the days; legit; fashionably late; you & me oui; hello (on sale + 30% off promo)

 

For more inspiration, see how I styled a graphic tee here, here and here.