Day to Night Outfit

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Blazer, Peace of Cloth (old), similar on sale here
icon| Jumpsuit, Maeve (old), similar on sale here or here| Shoes, Jimmy Choo (old), similar here, budget-friendly version here| Bag, Balenciaga City

Hubby and I went out on Monday night (gasp!) to a special United Mileage Plus cardholders event at the Griffith Observatory.  It was windy and chilly (for LA in September), but so much fun as they opened just for our group.  We loved geeking out to the Planetarium movie and all the exhibits, and the views of course were spectacular.  (You can barely see it, but that is the Hollywood sign in the background of the first photo).

I had sent this blazer to ThredUp, since I didn’t quite know how to style it.  The fit is a little boxy, and I never reached for it.  Luckily, ThredUp didn’t want it and sent it back and I rescued it, as boxy blazers are back in for the fall .  The color and fit makes it somewhat casual and I can dress it up or down.  I tried a black blazer with the red jumpsuit, and all of a sudden I looked more formal, more serious, and older (not what I was going for, and definitely not fitting in with my Effortless California Polish style).  Definitely keeping this one!

Black Jersey Jumpsuits are like PJ’s


Jersey Jumpsuit, Splendid (old)

Tote, Madewell Medium Transport
iconSandals, Ann Taylor Gretel
iconSunglasses, Ann Taylor Butterfly
icon(a steal at $25!)

Bracelet, David Yurman X

If you’ve been following my style journey posts, you know that comfort is key to my wardrobe.  Comfort was a factor before I had a baby, and it certainly is even more important now.   That’s why this jersey jumpsuit from Splendid has been on repeat often this summer.  It feels like wearing PJ’s, yet can be dressed up or down.  I paired with cognac slides and tote to help lighten up for summer.  Both were great recent finds, and the tote is the perfect size to carry around daily.  See below pic from a recent Starbucks run.  (Did I mention that I’m a coffee addict?)


Finally, since I’ve been trying to define my style, and which pieces I turn to most often, I am going to list the number of wears for each item (I track clothing, shoes and handbags, but not accessories, workout clothes, lingerie, etc).  One note is that I only started tracking this year, so my older items are undercounted.


Black Splendid Jumpsuit –  5 wears

Cognac Madewell Tote – 3 wears (newer)

Ann Taylor Slides – 6 wears (newer)




Navy Striped Jumpsuit – Summer Workwear

I love jumpsuits for summer – they feel like pajamas yet make me feel put together instantly.  I get a lot of compliments on this one!  The cropped leg necessitates a nude shoe on my 5’2″ frame – while a higher heel would probably look better (probably true for all outfits), the 1-inch block heel on these sandals makes them very walkable.

Jumpsuit – 1. State (old)

Cardigan – Ann Taylor cropped cardigan (old), similar (40% off) here
Sandals – Vince Rianne sandals (old), similar here

Bag – Gucci Soho Disco

Earrings – Vintage Chanel, rented here