April 3rd, 2015

Bohemian: Free People

I tend to think of my style as more ‘classic and feminine’. However, every now and then I crave a more relaxed bohemian style. And when I do, Free People is always my one stop shop for different, eclectic dresses and tops. This dress in particular caught my eye with the bell laced sleeves and floral print. Truth be told, I was admiring another women wearing it when I was out one afternoon and decided I had to try it on for myself! It ended up being perfect for my best friend’s bridal shower this past weekend. I’ve listed below a few other Free People favorites!

 

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Dress: Free People (also available via Zappos – 1 day shipping!) l Heels: Vince (last season, almost identical pair here and here for less) l Bracelet: Lucky Brand (identical one here)






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March 31st, 2015

Black & White

If you’re new to reading Purely Peanut, you’ll notice quickly that I have a love affair with black and white. It is a simple color combination that works every time. I love the versatility of a basic stripe tee. Just like a great pair of black loafers, a stripe tee is considered a classic in my world. You can mix and match to create endless combinations.

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Skirt: Zara (similar here) l Shirt: J.Crew (30% off w/code SPRINGSTYLE) l Loafers: J.Crew (old, similar here) l Clutch: Jimmy Choo (old,similar here) l Sunnies: Chanel






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March 10th, 2015

Austin, TX

Bats and barbecue, rockin’ rockabilly and swinging country – Austin revels in its nightlife. After a weekend getaway trip to the music capital of the world, I could see why over 200 people move there daily. The city exceeded my expectations and left us with some great memories and experiences.  I’ve listed a few things to do/restaurants to check out in case you should be in the area some time soon!

Things to Do:

  • Lady Bird Lake (Bike, Paddle Board, Canoe)
  • Zilker Park
  • Rainey Street (Street full of historic houses turned into bars – a favorite spot of ours)
  • Dirty 6th Street (not my scene, but worth the experience)

Restaurants/Food Trucks:

  • Gordough’s Donut Truck
  • Torchy’s Tacos (Austin staple)
  • La Condesa (tapas style Mexican)
  • Mighty Cone Food Truck
  • La BBQ (expect over an hour wait. It was GOOD, but not sure I would ever wait again!)

You can see more photos from our trip on my Instagram feed!

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Vest: Madewell (old, similar here) l Tank Top: Chaser l Jeans: Paige Denim’ Fiona Flare’ (also here) l Purse: Rebecca Minkoff l Wedges: Vince Camuto (similar here) l Bracelets: Free People, Alex + Ani &  Lucky Brand l Necklace: Lucky Brand






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February 12th, 2015

Leather Moto

A leather moto jacket, ripped skinny jeans and a silk blouse blouse makes for the perfect combination as the weekend is drawing near. I’ve been on the road traveling for work with back to back client meetings each day. Sometimes it’s feels so nice to come home and step out of my more professional work clothes and slip into something more casual with an edgy vibe. Here’s to a fun weekend ahead and this soft,buttery leather moto jacket!

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Jacket: Zara (similar above) l Jeans: J.Brand l Blouse: Joie l Heels: Nicholas (old, similar here)






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February 11th, 2015

Classic Trench Coat

A classic trench coat is a wardrobe staple because it never goes out of style and you can wear it just in about any season. If you stick to a classic trench coat, it will last you for years. I’ve listed some pointers below if you’re still looking for the perfect trench!

Choose a style and length that gives you the look you want - Because I’m on the petite side, it took me a little longer to find one that wasn’t too short nor was drowning me. I also wanted one with a belt that would allow me to accentuate my waistline in contrast to my shoulders and the overall volume of the coat itself.

Make sure the coat fits in the shoulders – A must when purchasing any coat.

Choose a staple color - Trench coats come in all sorts of colors, however, in my eyes I think the ‘light beige’ is the most classic color. Whether your investment is small or large, try to stick to a color that you can wear for years to come.

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Trench: Zara (similar above) l Sweater: J.Crew l Jeans: Paige Denim l Loafers: J.Crew (via Net-A-Porter – also available in gold) l Clutch: Nordstrom (under $50)

 






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