Inspiration Tuesday – Simplicity

Simplicity - Vivian and Violet

Happy Inspiration Tuesday! Keeping things simple has always been my motto. There is something about the beauty of the simple that always gets me. I believe tackling your week with elegance and simplicity will bring you more confidence. Have a beautiful week loves!

Nautical

Nautical - Vivian and Violet

Nautical - Vivian and Violet

Nautical - Vivian and Violet

Nautical - Vivian and Violet

Forever 21 Jacket (similar style) | Madewell Shirt | Vintage Levi Jeans | Old Navy Sandals | Sam Edelman Sunglasses

You can’t go wrong with stripes and sailboats. Sprinkle some denim in and you have timeless look. I paired mine with lace up sandals and a leather jacket to give it a bit more edge. This is a great quick outfit idea for running around on a Saturday or a Sunday brunch. It gives you that balance of put together without looking like you tried.

On another note, denim is a staple of my wardrobe that I absolutely love. I have been getting a lot of use out of mine in this mild Bay Area weather. You can dress it up or down and these Levis are some of my new favorites. I have been cruising the internet for a vintage pair for quite some time. I ended up finding mine at a Goodwill in the men’s section. I always love a good treasure hunt, especially when it involves clothes. Below, I have included some links if your looking for that perfect pair of worn in denim. Are you getting good use out of your denim this summer?

Looking for vintage denim? Here are some places to look online! 

Shop Future
Re/done
Denim Refinery 29

Also don’t forget some of the best places to look are at local vintage and second-hand stores. Happy hunting. 🙂

Summer Flowers

Summer Flowers - Vivian and Violet

Summer Flowers - Vivian and VioletSummer Flowers - Vivian and Violet

Forever 21 dress (similar style | Forever 21 hoodie | Madewell jean jacket | Madewell cross body bag | Sam Edelman sandals (similar style) | Sam Edelman sunglasses

Summer always makes me think of sundresses and whats better then adding in some floral prints. This brings me to my summer flowers obsession. Sundresses can make anyone feel feminine and beautiful. I probably don’t wear them as much as my husband would like, but today i’m bringing you a layering option when the weather is in-between. I feel layering is key here in the bay area. In the morning its cooler, by the mid afternoon the sun can be beating down and at 5 o’clock you probably need a jacket. I paired my favorite sundress with a loose hoodie and jean jacket. Keeping in the summer weather, I added in my favorite sandal slides. How are you wearing your sundresses this summer?

P.S. How incredible are these murals! The Mission in San Francisco is full of them. If your in the area be sure to check them out along with the fabulous Mexican food.

Spring Flare

Spring Flair

Spring Flare

Spring Flare

Paige Jeans | Cynthia Rowley Top (similar, similar) | BCBG shoes (similar) | Banana Republic Bag (similar) | DIY Chocker Necklace | Forever 21 Watch | Vintage Bracelet

I finally took the plunge and bought a good pair of flare jeans. I absolutely fell in love with these from Paige Denim. I’m a little behind on this trend, but it is probably because I swore I would never like another pair enough to purchase. That was my younger self-talking of course. My tune has definitely changed. This pair is high waisted with a dark wash making them so flattering and hug in all the right places. The best part about them is being a shortie at 5’3″ I usually need my pants altered and these are the perfect length with a heel. They make your legs look longer and who doesn’t love that.

To add to this spring vibe, I styled mine with a white crocheted top, nude snakeskin heels and a green leather bucket bag. I gave my girly look a little edge by adding a suede choker. I always love mixing feminine pieces with more edgy jewelry. Are you loving the flare jeans trend as well?