Back to the Basics (numéro deux)

DSC_0975 (2)My first post ever on Style Sound was Back to the Basics. I’ve been so disconnected from fashion and posting lately that I decided it was time to get back to the roots that started this awesome partnership I have with Haley. Fashion goes in waves and circles, it goes from trend to trend with so many ups and downs;  but there is always the  constant you can go back to that never fails, the LBD that beats out any crop top. Don’t get me wrong, we all know Haley and I love a good crop top (case in point: here, here and here… or even check out the minor midriff I’m showing in this post), but a good pair of denim jeans and a classic white button up will never seize to prevail. The best part about the basics is you can accessorize or adjust them slightly to wear in different/fashion forward ways to bring some life into them without having to spend half your  monthly budget on new clothing. After you make the initial investment all you need is some minor cash to add some seasonal flavor.
DSC_0955 (2)Gap button up and jeans | H&M hat | gifted necklace and bracelets | Espadrilles borrowed from my sister | thrifted Coach saddle bag

It may be nearing peak fall, but on this beautiful sunny 75 degree day I couldn’t bring myself to pull in any fall colors. I kept my basic high-waisted jeans feeling effortless with a tied white button up, accessorizing with fresh neutrals and a chunky Indian necklace.

DSC_0964 (2)Did I mention my VINTAGE COACH SADDLE BAG FIND? Sorry for the ALL CAPS but that is how excited I am!!! I have been searching for 5 years for a used one in both good condition and worth the price and I found this gently used baby at my local Ballard Buffalo Exchange. It’s the perfect size to take me from a day at work to a night out for drinks with friends. This basic leather bag is sure to keep coming back in posts for the years ahead…
DSC_0958 (2)The next time you go shopping and want to buy  three different trendy tops I challenge you to take a step back and invest in a good solid basic. I promise you, even though the choice may feel boring at the time, it will take you places you may not have thought possible.

Have a fabulous weekend!





My first try at the crop

First off, man does it feel good to be posting again. I have a laundry list of excuses… one of which being I haven’t had one free weekend in July… but I finally made myself find the time to sneak off at one of my best friend’s (Alekzandria – check out her blog here)  rehearsal dinners back home on Sugar Island near Sault Ste. Marie Michigan. I had purchased this crop top to wear with a mini skirt for her bachelorette party and when I saw it hanging in the closet next to my favorite skirt I knew they were meant to be worn together. I love how the pleated long maxi skirt elevates the crop top and makes the fun bold pattern and style more sophisticated. It was fun to mix up the a-line silhouette dress I usually wear to rehearsal dinners.


Zara Top | Shop Ruche Skirt | Target Shoes | Clyde’s Rebirth by Merl Kinzie custom necklace |



You can see the tent for the reception in the background of this last photo – for pictures of the actual wedding you MUST check out her photographer’s website here. The wedding was so beautiful and phenominal… and these pictures definitely do it justice.

Have a great weekend. Cheers to August!



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