Plum Silk Top and Flared Denim

October 19, 2016

Categories: Fashion








Sunnies.  Top.  Jeans.  Bag.  Pearl Bracelet.  Shoes.

Alexandra Wolf Photography

I apologize for the little hiatus in blogging… I hope most of you have kept up with me via my Instagram @brittanypillard, but I’ve missed sitting down and typing out a post so very much. First, let’s discuss this outfit… Then I’ll tell you what I’ve been up to lately.

It’s no surprise that fashion is giving a major nod to the 1970’s this season. And there are so many easy ways to work this vintage style into your current wardrobe. I love this wine-colored cold shoulder top because it embraces the shoulder-baring trend in a really beautiful, feminine way… And because the stunning silk fabric catches every breeze to create dramatic flow and movement. The top runs true to size, but if you’re in between I would suggest ordering up because this top looks amazing when it’s loose and flowing.

An easy way to create that 1970’s look I mentioned previously is to pair a flowy top like this with flared denim and block heel or platform shoes. It feels just a little boho and vintage without feeling as if you’re in costume… (I mean, it’s Halloween but let’s not go overboard.) This is a look that’s very wearable; you can easily top this with a moto jacket thrown over the shoulders or with a shearling vest as the days get colder. Wear it to date night, happy hour, or to your weekend events.

Speaking of weekend events, I’ve had a lot lately and that’s why I haven’t been able to sit down and write a full blog post lately. I’ve mentioned before that one of my goals is to find a work-life balance (is it ever really achieved?!) and it’s definitely been difficult for me to manage lately. I had a friend visiting from Los Angeles, then friends visiting from New York and Hong Kong… And when they’re here, I never want to tuck myself away with work; I want to spend as much time as possible with them! I truly enjoy showing friends around Denver and taking them to my favorite spots. They even came to support me as I took over Southland Shopping Center’s social media accounts during their 10th Anniversary Celebration.

A couple days after my friends left, we flew to Las Vegas for my best friend’s wedding. I was so nervous to give my Matron of Honor speech… Thank you for your kind good luck wishes on Instagram; they worked!! My friend was beautiful, her groom was handsome, and we danced until our feet hurt!! We hurried back to watch Colorado University’s homecoming game with my husband’s family, and the next day I got very sick.

I have had so much going on since New York Fashion Week the beginning of September and I think my body just got tired before the rest of me did. How many of you encourage self-care and taking a rest day to others, but have difficulty following it yourself? I know I’m guilty of that. I feel there’s so many goals I’d like to reach and so many things I’d like to do that I often feel guilty whenever I take a break or a day off. But getting so sick was a gentle reminder to take on a little less, say ‘no’ a little more, and remember to take care of myself more often.

I know it’s difficult to do, but maybe we can promise each other to take a few hours for ourselves each week? Whether it’s to read a book, take a bubble bath, or just watch some trash tv… It’s so important to unwind and relax. What’s your favorite way to rejuvenate each week?

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