pretty things no. 31

Happy Saturday! Today is the first edition of pretty things for 2019 and there isn’t much of a topical theme, it’s mostly just a collection of gorgeous pieces that work together. Lately, I’ve been loving classic style, great silhouettes and earth tones, with a few dramatic elements to spice things up.

The teddy coat trend has been going strong for quite a long time now and I think it’s here to stay because they look cute, but mostly because they are so nice to wear on super cold days. They truly make you feel like you’re wrapped in cocoon. I like this one from Vince, though, because it’s a little more subdued and comes in a nice gray that’s good for pairing with any other color.

One of my favorite style elements in the entire world is volume. I absolutely love a dress or top with big, billowing sleeves to pair with straight skinny jeans because it creates such a visually appealing silhouette. One designer who has always done volume really well is Caroline Constas. This white top of hers is perfect for every season. I love it with denim shorts and sandals in the summer, then black skinny jeans and a boot in the cooler months.

If you need a new statement shoe, I find this pair from Rejina Piyo super inspiring. I think they’d look cute with vintage jeans and a t-shirt or even a little black dress for going out. They’re the kind of thing that would work really well with messy hair and a red lip, which is obviously why I like them so much!

If you’re looking to get out of skinny jean world, I highly recommend venturing into the world of wide leg trousers. I thought they wouldn’t work for me, but now that I’ve tried them, they’re kind of my favorite thing. This pair from J.Crew is so cute and can be dressed up or down.

In the winter, I love a luxurious, warm scent and, yes, it has to be packaged in a gorgeous bottle like the Oud perfume from Francis Kurkdijan which has notes of oud, patchouli, Bulgarian rose, chamomile, violet, and vanilla.

My favorite piece on this list, by far, is this bag from Staud because, oh my god, it is gorgeous. It’s so chic and almost has a midcentury vibe to it. To me, it’s the ultimate statement bag and a total measure of great personal style. You could literally wear black Lululemon leggings and a white t-shirt but this bag would make it insanely chic.