Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Grabbing Coffee in Lou & Grey

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Are you guys familiar with Lou & Grey yet?? If not, after reading this post, I hope you are! They've been a brand I've been a fan of since collaborating with them a couple years back when I was living in Las Vegas. Flash forward to now living in Portland, and I am loving Lou & Grey more than ever! I recently got a pair of their sweatpants and it was a complete game changer for me. They're honestly the softest sweats I've ever owned. Since I work form home, comfort is really important to me and they've been a staple for me the past few months.

Even though they do make casual pieces, they also have some great pieces that can be dressed up for on the go. These linen pants and tee are a part of their new garment dye collection and they're so nice and breathable! They would be perfect for traveling, or grabbing a cup of coffee like I did here. I decided to dress them up a bit with a wedge sandal just to elevate the look a little more. Pairing casual and girly pieces together is always one of my favorite ways to style.

Make sure and check out their new garment dye collection, there are some really great pieces for summer! One of my favorites is the Tie Up Blouse, I loveee the yellow! There's just something so fun about wearing yellow this time of year.


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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

On the Beach

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Does anyone else have the Neil Young song stuck in their head now? I hope at least one of you does because I am naming this post after that song. When I first started blogging, I would always try and come up with catchy titles for my blog posts usually after songs. So I decided, why the hell not do it again, seems better than my usual "white puffy blouse and denim" title that I will probably go back to after this.
These photos are some of my favorites yet. Despite the fact it was a really rainy, overcast, gross typical Oregon spring day. Covering my hair under my coat to make sure we could at least capture a few shots was so worth it. It was fun to run around barefoot on the beach in the rain. It felt a little risky because I still had more outfits I wanted to shoot and freeing to run, spin and let my hair go a bit. Definitely a little different than some of my outfit posts lately.

Also, I know I do wear variations of this outfit a lot...but there's a reason for it. If I had to live in an outfit the rest of my life, it would most likely be a vintage inspired white or lace top, vintage 501 levis, a wicker bag and my Mari Giudicelli mules. I just feel most like me when I am in this outfit.

Photos taken by Dawn Photo in Florence, OR.

What I'm Wearing: Top: Rebecca Taylor via Shopbop, Jeans: Vintage 501 Levis (Similar here and here), Basket bag: Doen (Similar here), Shoes: Mari Giudicelli, Coat; Vintage Max Mara

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P.S. Check out the sandals I am loving right now! Comfy and under $100!


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Friday, May 4, 2018

Morning Coffee With JTV

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This post is sponsored by JTV. I was paid for this post and received JTV jewelry pieces as compensation.

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Dress them up!

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Or sip in a cozy sweater.

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Mornings are my time. After I take out my dog, I can finally focus on making coffee and having a moment to myself. I take time to make my coffee the way I like and it's really just a time for me to slow down for a bit before I conquer a busy day. It's fun to really go all out and make the morning for myself by putting on a cozy outfit and a few special pieces like these diamond rings from JTV. I love that they still go perfectly with my everyday looks while still adding a bit of fun to my outfit. I'm not usually one to wear diamonds but this ring is so beautiful and match my favorite and go to color palette so well!

If I am really feeling like adding a fun pop, I love wearing this green emerald as well! Green is actually my favorite color and I love being able to express that in simple ways through my style.

I really recommend you trying this out one of these mornings! Take a moment to yourself. Sip on your coffee in some of your nicest jewelry and just relish in the moment. It will be a nice way to do something for yourself. Make sure to use code "JTVFREE" to get free shipping on your oder as well!

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Ready for Spring in Sam Edelman


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Spring weather is finally here in Portland! We had some really incredible, sun filled days this past week and I was finally able to break out some Spring pieces! Sandals are definitely one of my favorite things about Spring and Summer style. Having sandals that are really cute and easy to slip on is the best! They make getting dressed so easy and effortless and are great for if you're in a hurry to get out the door and enjoy the sun!
These sandals from Sam Edelman go perfectly with my style too! Super classic and still have a bit of a vintage flair to them. They're going to be great with mini and maxi dresses too but I loved pairing them with these linen pants....nice and light for the hotter temperatures too. What are your favorite sandals styles? Do you prefer slides too? Or something with a bit more of a heel? Make sure and check out the selection Sam Edelman has right now at Zappos! Perfect for all of your upcoming Spring and warm weather looks!

What I'm Wearing: Tee: Rag & Bone, Sunglasses: Lucy Folk, Pants: Reformation, Purse: Vintage, Necklace: Missoma London, Sandals: Sam Edelman via Zappos


*This post was in collaboration with Sam Edelman and Zappos but all opinions are my own!

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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Camel Coat at the Coast

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A little bit of a throwback to a couple of weeks ago on a rainy day at the coast, definitely a drastic change from the amazing sunny weather we're finally having in Portland! I thought I would get one last late winter/early spring look in while some of you are still having chilly weather! This coat has been such a staple for me this past year. It instantly pulls together a great outfit and I love how it matches my closet color palette so well. 
I've been leaning towards more classic and simple outfits lately. I'm sure eventually I will want to start exploring more unique looks and style but right now I have just been drawn to simple, clean, no fuss outfits. I don't wear heels too often but these glove shoes from Everlane are the perfect height especially when worn with denim. And when the weather starts to get better, I love pairing coats/jackets with slides and mules! Finally time to show off your toes again!

Do you remember me posting about this bag on instagram? I was super on the fence and hated the super small size of it. But guess what...it's grown on me! I kind of like the small size! It forces me to really be minimal and only carry the bare essentials with me. 

This warm weather has me so excited for more Spring and finally Summer! Here are a couple of brands I am currently drooling over and can't wait to wear as the weather heats up:
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What I'm Wearing: Coat: Max Mara (Shop coats here), Denim: Vintage Levi's (Shop Levi's here), Shoes: Everlane, Bag: Simon Miller

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Plant Shopping in Lou & Grey

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I've talked about this before, but being comfortable is such an essential part of my personal style. If I'm not feeling good in my outfit then it's hard to be really confident and my true self. I love brands like Lou & Grey that are SO comfy and cute too! Being able to go out and do my usual errands, such as plant shopping (because you can never have enough plants right) is incredible when you can do it in a CUTE pair of sweats. I'm not lying to you guys when I say these are the softest, most comfy sweats I've ever owned! I have the same pair in grey that I am wearing right now as I type this! haha

Make sure and check out Lou & Grey! They're a new go-to of mine for leisure and casual basics. And everything pairs so well with all of my favorite sneakers!

Here are a few of my current cozy favorites from the Lou & Grey site:
1. Upstate Sweat (as seen here in the photos)
2. White Signaturesoft Top (as seen here in the photos)
3. White/Navy Stripe Tee
4. Feminist Stripe Tee

Let me know what one is your favorite too!

*This post was in collaboration with Lou & Grey but all opinions are my own.
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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Pairing Designer and Vintage

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I started The Moptop in 2011 based on mostly thrifted and vintage pieces. I was still in high school and didn't have much of a budget for clothing so I really relied on finding cool pieces at local thrift shops and vintage stores where I lived. My love for the "thrill of the thrift find" still is very much there but I still find myself loving designer and modern pieces as well. That's why I love outfits where I can combine both vintage (thrifted too!) and designer pieces together. This might be something that some bloggers find as a taboo but I think most people prefer to dress this way! 
Can you guess how much I got this beautiful vintage coat for? Five bucks. Yep. I couldn't believe it either. Especially since it looks similar to so many modern pieces for sale in stores right now. Pairing a vintage piece with a designer bag or shoe instantly makes the outfit more elevated I think. You wouldn't be able to tell this coat was from a thrift store unless I told you right?

I thought I would share this simple trick with you all! I'm trying to find more time to go vintage shopping and I have finally been getting back into it more. I recently found an incredible rattan rocking chair for eight dollars and my butt hasn't left it since I got it! haha Did you see it on my instastories? I would love to know what your favorite vintage finds have been lately! Let me know in the comments!

Photos by Snezhana Malik

What I'm Wearing: Coat: Vintage, Top: Reformation - sold out (similar here and here), Jeans: Vintage Levi's 501s, Bag: Gucci via StockX (similar here), Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell


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Last but not least, the winner of the instastory Urban Outfitters bag giveaway is....

*DRUMROLL*

@_melxm !!!

Thank you all so much for entering and commenting/liking my photos! I will be doing more giveaways as a thank you for always engaging in my photos! I read all of your comments! It really means a lot. <3
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