Having been on maternity leave for the past few months and
having my leave fall over the holidays means that mama doesn’t have tons of
extra funds to spend on new clothes (and let’s be real, I buy for L now anyway
because baby clothes are the cutest!). I
thought it would be fun to create a timeless collection series! This series will focus on re-wearing classic
pieces that I already have in my closet and making them fresh by pairing them
with different accessories.
As a fashion lover, I’ve definitely jumped on board with my fair share of trends. However, the older I get the more I value timeless pieces that I can wear over and over again. For example, this pink gingham blouse that I’m wearing in these photos, I bought two summers ago. I wear it all year round and probably on a weekly basis.
The gingham print and button up style are so classic and will never go out of style. I love switching up how I wear it. Sometimes it’s with a different statement necklace, sometimes it’s with jeans, and many times in the warmer months I style it with white shorts. I love layering it with other pieces like I did with this particular knit sweater from Gap. The sweater is great because it’s slightly oversized and it’s lightweight, which makes it perfect for layering.
Another timeless piece that is worth investing in is a
puffer vest. I’ve had this navy one from
J.Crew for about three years now and I
wear it all the time. It’s perfect to
wear in the fall – just layer it with a sweater. I also wear it underneath my rain coat or winter
coat if it’s extra chilly.
I’m a huge advocate for purchasing winter items that will
last season after season. My khaki coat
is from five years ago and it will always be in season because of the classic
trench cut. The fur hood adds the little
extra warmth that you need for these cold Ohio winters. And of course I love my Hunter Boots! I was gifted this green pair for Christmas
and I’ve been wearing them on repeat – especially when I wear navy, which is
basically every day. Although they don’t
keep your feet warm, they do keep them dry and they are the best boots for not
slipping and sliding on the ice and snow.
I add an extra layer of socks for added warmth.
And there you have my first timeless collection pieces. Hopefully this inspires you to invest in
classic items (that may be a little more expensive) that you can wear season
after season and year after year.
Nothing gets me more than a cute navy blue, nautical
outfit. My mom surprised me with this
adorable sweater from my favorite Rhode Island boutique for Christmas. It’s 100% cashmere and the one of the coziest
pieces I own. Everything about the
sweater is totally my style – from the navy and white color scheme, to the
block “SAIL” letters, to the perfect anchor.
I don’t own many cashmere pieces, but it’s seriously the most
magical fabric. You can wear it in the
winter and be all cozy and snug or you can wear it in the summer on a cool
night. I loved styling it with a classic
white sleeveless button down, jeans, and my Hunter Boots for this post. I’m already planning a fun outfit idea for
spring/summer where I pair it with white shorts and my Jack Rogers.
You guys all know I’m a huge fan of the East Coast brand
Kiel James Patrick. I’ve been following
the brand and Kiel’s wife, fashion blogger Sarah Vickers, for years (serious
life goals right there). When Rob and I
first started dating he bought me my first anchor rope bracelet. Fast forward seven years and he’s still
buying me new pieces for every birthday and Christmas (he’s the best!).
This year he gifted me this adorable pearl bracelet that uses nautical flags to spell out your monogram. LOVE. IT. And what’s particularly lovely is my nautical monogram actually bears some resemblance to the Scottish flag. All my favorite things in one!
This was the perfect outfit for a coastal jaunt along the
river. You can never go wrong with navy
and white and a pop of prep.
Ever since I was a little girl I’ve been fascinated by fashion. I love the art that is couture fashion, but I also love studying fashion from decades past. My absolute favorite time period for fashion is the 1960s. All the styles were so classy and stylish. I even went through a phase in college where I tried desperately hard to dress like I was living in the ‘60s.
Nowadays, I still love and appreciate the runway and all the current trends. However, my personal style has evolved into something much more preppy and timeless.
I particularly enjoyed styling this outfit because each piece was bought in a different year and everything is still in fashion. The hot pink mini skirt is from my retail days working at The Limited (would you believe that I’ve owned this skirt for six years!). I adore this skirt, not only because it’s hot pink, but because it reminds me so much of something from the 1960s. It instantly reminds me of Swinging London.
The cable knit sweater is always a classic choice and everyone should own one for those cold winter days. I bought this one last year from Gap and it’s just perfect for layering. The fit is flattering and the soft cotton material feels so good.
If you follow me on Instagram you will have seen this J.Crew navy gingham blouse before. I literally wear it all the time. I love the fit; plus,gingham never goes out of style. I also have this shirt in pink and denim. It’s definitely a staple that everyone should have in their wardrobe.
I’ve always enjoyed pairing bright colors together. That’s probably why I love the Lilly Pulitzer brand so much (and the silhouettes are so 1960s – sense a theme?!). I could have paired this skirt with black, white, or gray, but the pop of blue and the gingham pattern just make it so much more fun.
Hopefully this timeless outfit provides some inspiration for your wardrobe or holiday attire. I’ve linked each item below so you can shop the look!