Outfit Post: The Boyfriend

Coming in hot today from Puerto Rico. Seriously, it’s freaking hot down here. Makes me sweaty every time I open Instagram and see someone in a sweater.

I made a quick weekend trip down here for a high school friend’s beautiful wedding in Old San Juan. The ceremony was in a beautiful open air old church (and entirely in Spanish – so that was a first for me) and the reception was held El Convento – which is a gorgeous historic hotel that was once a convent. If you’re ever planning a trip down here, I would definitely recommend the hotel especially since it has a partnership with a couple other beach front properties so you can get the best of both worlds. Celebrating Marcel and Mariela was a blast and I hardly ever get to see friends from home so it was a lot of fun catching up. It was a solo trip since doing back-to-back destination weddings can be a hit on the budget and vacation days.  It’s been nice to have a couple days to myself although to be totally honest, I’ve done a lot more being lazy than exploring the island.

Heading back to Kentucky today for a busy week at work so I’m soaking up these last few quite minutes before dropping back in to the daily chaos. This outfit has been in heavy rotation since picking up both pieces at Banana Republic. Boyfriend jeans have always been a bit tricky for me – finding a pair that aren’t too tight around the thighs but then also aren’t too loose on the waist. This pair fits the bill perfectly. I know some people want to give the trend a try but aren’t sure if they can pull them off, rest assured you can, it’s just all about that fit. Give these a go and pair them with simple heels and your favorite top – boom! new dinner date outfit.

Boyfriend Jeans + Embroidered Tank * #itsbanana (6)Banana Republic Boyfriend Jeans + Circle Lace Tank (both on sale!) | Madewell Mira Heels
(my FAVORITE black heels – comfortable and chic. about to pick them up in blue or olive too)
Rebecca Minkoff Bag | Ray-Ban Aviators 

Boyfriend Jeans + Embroidered Tank * #itsbanana (5)Boyfriend Jeans + Embroidered Tank * #itsbanana (2)Boyfriend Jeans + Embroidered Tank * #itsbanana (3)Boyfriend Jeans + Embroidered Tank * #itsbanana (4)Boyfriend Jeans + Embroidered Tank * #itsbanana (1)
Photos by Whitney Neal.

Outfit Post: Downtown Field Jacket

How did Friday get here so fast? Usually that’s not something I’m complaining about but I feel like there’s too much left to do this week before I’m ready for next week to start.

It’s been crazy around our offices preparing for three big events we’re working on next week. It doesn’t help that they all fall on the same day. Next Thursday we’ll be running between the Idea Festival (doing a fun activation for a client), the Louisville International Film Festival Opening Night Event and an awards ceremony at the Muhammad Ali Center where Sports Illustrated is renaming its Sportsman of the Year award in his honor. Some very fun and cool stuff but enough to get your head spinning from all the details and moving parts. I love my job but sometimes the timing of things could be a little better!

Today I’m trying to wrap up as many details as possible before heading down to Puerto Rico for a friend from high school’s wedding. I hardly ever get to catch up with friends from home since everyone is spread out and we don’t make it home for the holidays as often, so I am really looking forward to it. But again, the timing is crazy so it will be whirlwind trip. I get down there tomorrow around noon and will be going straight to the hotel for a presto-chango before the wedding. I’m sure I’ll be snapping the whole thing – so follow me on Snapchat if you want to keep up with the antics.

I am a little bummed to miss this year’s Nulu Festival which is one of my favorite local festivals. I feel like whatever day they pick is usually one of the nicest day of the year, weather-wise, so I’m hoping that the rain holds off for everyone. I snapped these pictures in Nulu wearing one of my favorite, easy fall outfits. I’m obsessed with these jeans and now have them in three colors (yes, it’s a problem). Paired them with some old favorites – these boots, despite needing a good cleaning – are still my #1 all-time favorites and I may wear this t-shirt at least 2x a week. Topped off with this jacket and it all pulls together to avoid looking a little too haphazard.

I scored this jacket last year on sale and I suggest you do the same this year. It’s 25% off now and I wear mine throughout the fall. It fits perfectly layered with fall sweaters or flannels and is the first thing I grab when it’s just a little chilly out. A little bit of a splurge but one you won’t regret at the end of the season.

J.Crew Downtown Field Jacket * Fall Outfit Ideas * NuluJ.Crew Downtown Field Jacket (25% off now with code SHOPFALL) | Urban Outfitters Project Social T-Shirt | J.Crew Highrise Lookout Jeans | Banana Republic Brown Suede Booties (old, seen before here; similar here) | Ray-Ban Aviators (55mm)

J.Crew Downtown Field Jacket * Fall Outfit IdeasJ.Crew Downtown Field Jacket * Fall Outfit IdeasJ.Crew Downtown Field Jacket * Fall Outfit Ideas * Brown Flat BootsDistressed Highrise Lookout Jeans * Brown Flat BootsPhotos by Whitney Neal.

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