Transition time!

The weather is still trying to figure out what to do and so is my closet. I’m not quite ready to bust out the spring wardrobe but new pieces I’ve purchased with spring in mind, seem to be slowly making their debut. It’s a welcomed transition that gets me excited for the days ahead of more time at the park, outdoor dinners, and all the good stuff warm weather brings.

I want to show you how to take a casual day look and turn it easily into a quick night look. Like most people with kids, you have 5 minutes to get ready when the babysitter arrives. Check out how I did it in under 5 minutes without changing my entire outfit and be sure to shop the links to grab the earrings I’m wearing. They are a total game changer!

stepping out

Day look (click the links to shop): Free people vegan leather jacket (this is an old piece I’ve had for years but this jacket would be a great spring investment), AG denim legging jeans, Target vest (I love this option and this option), Artizia tunic blouse (old, but love this one) Frye fringed sneakers CLICK HERE AND BUY THESE! I promise you’ll love them, Michael Kors Sunglasses similar style here, Necklace from Perch Home, and earrings from Stella and Dot  be sure to grab these, you can wear them 4 different ways!!

spring will make ya, jump, jump!

right this way

color pop

close up stud

quick change

touch up

on a mission

hurry up and wait

in the details

earring additions

Night look: I added pieces to the earrings (told you these things were game changers!), touched up with a little gloss, took my hair down (the messy kinks left from the hair tie blend right in to the curling iron waves I had done earlier that morning), added a Totem bracelet from Stella and Dot that compliments the earrings perfectly, changed my shoes to these little delights by Paul Green (which are super comfortable after a long day on my feet and also come in taupe!), and grabbed a clutch to finish the look.

If I were being timed, it probably took me 3 minutes for this quick change!!! I’m typically late for everything (it’s always my New Years resolution), so being able to switch up a look quickly to maximize time at my final destination makes me want to try to create more day-to-night styles. Stay tuned for more and HAPPY SPRING!!!

All images captured by the wickedly talented, Danielle Guenther Photography

everything’s gonna be “p”ine

Happy first day of SPRING!!! While I’m not yet prepared to pack up my winter coat since we’re supposed to get more snow today, I thought it was fitting to share my new favorite tee from Target that I plan to eventually rock with white jeans and sandals when the sky decides to stop snowing. Want it? Grab it here!

balancing act

Now for these jeans- one of my FAVORITE denim brands is Blank NYC. These are super comfortable, easy to “dress up” with a great pair of heels (I have my eyes on these), or dress down with flats and a plain tee. The best part about them is that I WON THEM!!! I haven’t won anything recently besides an intense game of UNO with my kiddos- so when BLANK NYC contacted me to let me know that I had won a $500.00 shopping spree with their New Year- New You Facebook contest, I was giddy. I filled up my shopping cart with 3 pairs of jeans and two tops before finally pushing the “place order” button, (yes, that’s a lot of stuff for 500.00!!) and I can’t decide which piece is my favorite. Stay tuned for more posts with my winning pieces. I bet you will want to add them to your closet too! In the meantime, grab yourself a pair of these “torn to shreds” boyfriend jeans here.

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it's all pine

My necklace is the silver Rebel Pendant from Stella and Dot. It’s my go to necklace, and adds a bit of edge and polish to any look. It comes in three different metal tones too! Click here to get yours!

point of focus

My beanie (it comes in different colors, click here!) and sunglasses are from Target. I love being able to add in affordable accessories that always seem to make a look complete.

distressed

My booties are the “Harrow” from Rag and Bone and I plan to wear them until I’m 72- I love them that much. My blazer is an oldie from BCBG and it’s one of those pieces that has been worn to so many “good moments” in my life that I sometimes feel like it’s my good luck charm. Do you have one of those in your closet? Here’s to an amazing spring, whenever it decides to show up, and as always thanks for stopping by! xo, Elana

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All images by Danielle Guenther Photography

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