Happy Monday, friends! Thank you for all the birthday wishes, and love on last week’s posts. Especially for our new baby! We are in puppy heaven over here, and it’s so fun to watch each of us grow more attached to her each day. Even Maggie.
Today I’ve got two things for you…but it also happens to be my Yes Day (read about our birthday tradition here), so I’m going to make this short and sweet! There is birthday fun to be had!
I’m kicking off a new Five Ways series around one of my favorite closet staples: black jeans! Every day this week I’ll share new ways to style your black jeans for work, date night, weekend and more. And since you asked, there’s also a girlfriend gift guide at the end. Whew!! Let’s get started!
I thought it was only fitting to kick the week off with my girlfriend uniform…this is pretty much the combo I wear for meeting girlfriends for lunch, shopping, or whatever!
Jeans, boots and a sweater is an easy combination that never fails, but adding statement accessories like a scarf or jewelry makes it extra stylish. This scarf is a new addition this year, and I love the light, gauzy material, and gorgeous leopard print.
But how can we have a Five Ways around black jeans, without me telling you about my favorite pair!? These are mid-rise, with just enough stretch to be comfortable, while still holding their shape. They aren’t stiff like a traditional jean, so nothing digs in…I’d say they’re a cross between jeans and jeggings. They are my only pair of black jeans, if that tells you how I feel about them!
Fit Tip: They are true to size, I wear a 26. I do need to cuff them to pair with booties, so they’re longer for you tall girls.
Taupe booties are forever my go-to shade…they pair so well with both browns and blacks. And every color in between.
But sometimes your day isn’t conducive to scarves (like when tacos are on the agenda), so I add a pendant necklace instead. Obviously you know I’m obsessed with this one, since I’ve worn nothing else lately! It has all the best Fall colors, making it perfect for so many outfits.
Easy, comfortable, chic…perfect for a day with the girls!
Speaking of the girls, y’all asked for gift ideas for your daughters, sisters, son’s girlfriends, teachers…and every other awesome woman in your life…so I rounded up my Nordstrom top picks in several price points.
Basically, these are the things I have and love, or would love to have! (Santa, are you listening?!) And as always, there’s free shipping and returns….and everything comes in unmarked boxes, so the snoopers will never know!
Flannel PJ Set (tons of patterns!) | Leopard Dish (perfect for small jewels)
Plaid Infinity Scarf | Tassel Earrings | Lipstick Sampler | 5-in-1 Travel Adaptor | Marble Phone Case | Fleece Lined Slipper Socks (on my own list!) | Cozy Cardigan (nothing softer!)
Candle Trio (split it up for 3 small gifts!) | Cocktail Cookbook | Plush Throw
What’s on your list this year? What go-to gifts do you love to give your girlfriends? Stay tuned all week for more black jeans inspiration…tomorrow we’re dressing them up for the office. Hope your Monday is great, lovebugs!
*Photos by the darling & talented Mary Summers. This post created in collaboration with Nordstrom, but all styles, opinions & wishful gift-scheming are my own. Thank you for supporting Hi Sugarplum sponsors!*