Recycled Clothing Brand & Color Inspired Outfits

Vanessa Mooney is a brand I love because its locally made in Los Angeles, CA. A major bonus is that they use recycled fabrics! I love supporting smaller businesses that encourage environmentally conscious shopping. Though I do partake in fast fashion I’m trying to cut down. I love the romantic aesthetic of Venessa Mooney’s clothing and jewelry.

Another small brand I love is Telfar. I love the faux leather classic design and I plan on purchasing one to use this fall for my notebooks and laptop.  https://shop.telfar.net/

I gravitate towards the 70s and 80s inspired outfits because of two distinctive points in my life. 80s fashion is dear to my heart because I grew up during a major 80s clothing revival period during the mid-2000s. I vividly remember the transition from baggy pants to colorful skinny jeans sported in hues ranging from cherry red or emerald. I would always watch my older sister and her high school friends listening to Slick Rick while wearing thick gold chains layered over short-sleeved shirts. Later I grew a likeness for the 70s inspired clothing popular in California at the time. I still enjoy the 80s and 70s fashion wave.

Brands like Venessa Mooney and Stoned Immaculate cater to vintage-inspired looks and I plan on doing my spring and summer clothing shopping at both stores. Lately, I’ve enjoyed taking pictures of nature and creating outfits based on the colors I see. ❤

Color Inspiration

Shades of Blue

Urban Outfitters dress in blue

Pink, Peach, & Fuchsia

Vanessa Mooney Romper
Sunset colors in nails and earrings

Now that Spring is almost here, get inspired by the colors around you

Winter Look and Accessories ❄️

Winning Winter

For Love & Lemons Green Mini Dress ~ I wore this look on NYE and loved it! The quality of the sequins is fantastic and the dress sparkles perfectly in pictures. I saw that this dress is available for rent as well on Rent the Runway.

NYE

I’ve also purchased YesStyle accessories to get me into a wintery mood:

I think hearts and faux pearl fashion jewelry suits winter with Valentine’s Day in February. I also love the faux pearl hair accessories in the winter as well because they can dress up simple jean outfits. Accessories can help refresh boring turtleneck looks. There are limited options for what to wear in cold weather but a wide variety of accessories that can spice up everyday clothes. I recommend checking out YesStyle for inexpensive fashion jewelry.

Links:

https://www.yesstyle.com/en/isle-of-green-faux-pearl-heart-dangle-earrings-1-pair-hook-earring/info.html/pid.1069812324?cpid=1069812541

https://www.yesstyle.com/en/isle-of-green-marble-disc-drop-earrings-clip-on-earrings-hook-earring/info.html/pid.1065942465?cpid=1065942467

https://www.yesstyle.com/en/twin-bear-faux-pearl-flower-bow-hair-clip-black-one-size/info.html/pid.1073580587

https://www.yesstyle.com/en/isle-of-green-non-matching-faux-pearl-heart-dangle-earring-1-pair/info.html/pid.1068928638?cpid=1068928637

https://www.yesstyle.com/en/azalea-rhinestone-hair-clip-2-purple-champagne-one-size/info.html/pid.1073182107?cpid=1073182115

https://www.yesstyle.com/en/pouffle-rhinestone-hair-pin-as-shown-in-figure-one-size/info.html/pid.1072866970

Fall Looks & Accessories

I hope you’re doing well and feeling cozy this fall if wherever you are is experiencing autumn at this moment. The weather is taking a frigid turn on the East Coast of the U.S. I have been wearing accessories and clothes that fit current seasonal whims. One accessory I particularly like for its unique edge is my Marc Jacobs belly chain from Shopbop. The chain can still be purchased from the Marc Jacob site directly. It is a beaded chain that pays homage to the 90s Supermodel era. https://www.marcjacobs.com/beaded-belly-chain/M0014662.html

I wore it over a black sweater dress from Express I got on sale. I recommend this sweater dress because it is incredibly soft and warm and it washes well in a standard washing machine. https://www.express.com/clothing/women/ribbed-turtleneck-bodycon-sweater-dress/pro/07876074/cat3960001

I got a tan beret from YesStyle and the mustard top from Reformation. I love the quality of the beret, it is thick and stays put on my head. It doesn’t slide down during the day. The Reformation top washes well. I’ve re-worn this top countless times already and will keep it for years to come. https://cutt.ly/XeP1wNe

Excuse my ripped tights, I got the polka dot tights from Anthropologie and they ripped the first time I put them on, so I do not recommend them. The dress from For Love and Lemons I do recommend. The silhouette is retro with big puffed sleeves. I enjoy the deep rich royal purple color of the dress. I’m excited to dry clean it and wear it out again and hopefully take better pictures. I wore the dress during my sisters’ weekend trip last week in NYC and got many compliments! ❤

Autumn Celebration 🍂 Vanilla Perfume & Free People Sweater

I bought Floral Street Wild Vanilla Perfume as a fall scent. The 0.27 oz (pictured) costs $26 and 1.7 oz (full sized) costs $75. The key notes are Vanilla Bean, Cashmeran, and Ambroxan. The scent smells most like vanilla beans and jasmine to me. Sephora explains the fragrance has vanilla beans, blossom, cassis, citrus, jasmine, bamboo, and sandalwood. I love that the scent sinks into my sink very quickly and is not overpowering but still smells present. The vanilla scent smells sophisticated, not like cupcakes vanilla but gourmet hand-rolled vanilla bean ice cream type vanilla. This scent is a nice affordable way to change up my signature perfume routine in celebration of the new autumnal magic season. https://www.sephora.com/product/wild-vanilla-orchid-eau-de-parfum-P448129?skuId=2254753

I also got my first sweater of the season to celebrate from Free People ––– a pullover in burgundy. I love the color and look of the sweater. I purchased an extra small as advised by the comments and I’m happy about it because it does indeed fit super oversized. Online the sweater looks like it would feel soft and cozy but it doesn’t. It’s warm but not soft to the touch. https://www.freepeople.com/shop/angelic-pullover/?color=061&quantity=1&type=REGULAR

I got a pair of front tie black jeans too. They are super cute but not forgiving when it comes to sizing. They’re true skinny jeans that require a little bit of a wiggle to get into. I love them! ❤ https://www.freepeople.com/shop/crvy-high-rise-lace-up-skinny-jeans/ . ❤

Work Outfits

I’m in dire need of more work clothes. I think I plan on donating most of the clothes I have with me and slowly getting new things. Please ignore my shabby background.

I have two jobs, one casual one at a court house and another teaching position. Below are some work outfits:

Pink pants from New York and Company – shoes and snake-print hair bow from Topshop

Lily Silk top with gold pearl clip – the top feels weighted and of quality, I highly recommend this brand!

Same Topshop shoes and New York and Company button up, old necklace from like four years ago (I think Forever 21)

Old Ann Taylor silver chain necklace worn with a pink bell sleeve top from Versona. New York and Company pants and Kate Sade heels. ❤

Reformation Try-on

Reformation is currently having a massive sale, so it’s a great time to look into this sustainably made brand that pays workers fairly. Pictured above is the Lottie Top Black and Cynthia High Relaxed Jean Color: San Lucas. I got the jeans in a size 25 and I think I should have gotten a smaller size because they run a little big. I love that most Reformation pieces are hand-washable, including this top. Also, after hand washing the clothes, they do not look linty or worn.

The Nebraska Dress in the color Ochre — the straps are strong and supportive when tied. The color is beautiful in person, a definite show stopper dress that can last a lifetime.


This is an old picture from last fall — I wore the Proust Top. I love the fabric the shirt is made of because it feels thick. I hand wash it often and it still looks the same as the day I got it.

I have a few more Reformation pieces but have not had the time to wear them and take pictures. I’ve been locked away most of the summer studying haha. Hopefully, I can wear my Reformation dresses during future vacations. ❤