Suede Utility Jacket And Pointed Loafers

I’ve got a funny story for y’all. You see this jacket that I am wearing in this look? Well, I originally ordered it on the first week of December from, a website that I love to shop from. Unfortunately it got stuck in customs and did not get here till the third week of January. Boohoo was kind enough to provide a full refund of the items and gift them to me for free- TYSM, Boohoo. It took such a long time for this jacket it to get to me and I feel like I’ve been in a long distance relationship and am finally seeing it after so long- LOL. Safe to say I was super eager to wear it. The Smiling Sweetheart is coining a new phrase in this post and it is inspired by my mom. It’s called The Great Foundation: representing the ultimate, easy-going, and all-black canvas for any look.

Regardless of what anyone tells you, there are absolutely different shades of black. I used to HATE mixing them. I have grown to actually really like mixing different shades of black. I’ve blogged about these jeans before. They’re my fave black jeans/pants from ASOS. As these washed out I liked the edginess that they brought and decided they’d be the perfect type of jeans to fray. I love frayed denim with loafers, mules, or slip ons. These loafers are one of my fave shoes in my closet. I’ve had them for 3 years and don’t plan on giving them up anytime soon. The bag in this look was originally just a clutch with a super small chain to hold with your hand. I wanted to clutch to be more wearable for day to day looks so I took a trip to Michael's and bought a dark metal chain and with a little tweaking here and there I added it onto the chain on the bag and made it a crossbody. I loved the color coordination of the crossbody and the jacket.

LOLing real hard here because this shot reminds me of the Arthur meme.

Total B.S. Details:

Suedette Utility Jacket (Shop Plus Size Here, Tall Size Here) *I am wearing the plus size one

ASOS Ankle Grazer Jeans (That I frayed myself) (Shop Similar Here)

Steve Madden Loafers (Shop Here)

Fringe Bag (Bag featured in this post is unfortnately out of stock, here are some similar styles I love: Women's Mellow World, Tevolio Womens Woven Satin Clutch, Lenore by LA Regale Chevron Clutch )

Check out my guest feature that I did for Bronwen Goodbar, the blogger behind All Kinds Of Me. She was one of the features in my It Starts Within Series where she wrote about the value of confidence and charisma (See again here). She kindly invited me for her monthly feature, Breakthrough Besties. You can find my post on her blog here. Be sure to follow Bronwen on her social medias to stay updated on ways to embrace the imperfect you.