The softest clothing you can now afford

Remember back in the day in junior high when you had to beg your mom to spend buku bucks on a super soft Abercrombie hoodie? Well, I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, the brand has made some major changes and one of them is keeping the quality high and prices very reasonable. Now that sweater weather is in full force, Abercrombie has been one of the main places I visit to get some new knits.

I’m loving the classic look of this puff sleeve sweater. I’m all about layering, so I styled the sweater over a henley and paired it with brown pants, black patent loafers and a trench coat. You can never go wrong with the classics!

Fall layering tips

Fall outfit idea

Fall layering tips


Fall styling tips

Classic Trench Coat • Abercrombie & Fitch • $160

Puff Sleeve Sweater • Abercrombie & Fitch • $46.80

Long-Sleeve Henley • Abercrombie & Fitch • $28

Super Skinny Sateen Pants • Abercrombie & Fitch • $68

Black Patent Pointed Loafers • Missguided • $42

-Happy Styling-

*Thank you Abercrombie for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own.


Ruffles and embroidery

Embroidery and ruffles are all the craze right now. From shoes, handbags, tops and denim – you’ll see it everywhere this season. Luckily with fashion, history has a tendency to repeat itself, so naturally I already own an embroidered bag I picked up a few years ago from a local thrift store. I styled the bag with a pair of my favorite boyfriend denim shorts from Abercrombie [P.S. ladies who have a little more of a romp – boyfriend jeans are your BFF this summer]. The short style is comfortable, does not ride up when you walk, and are the perfect amount of loose. The bright ruffle blouse completed the look.

womens boyfriend shorts

Embroidered summer bag

Embroidered summer bag


Ruffle tie front blouse

Womens ruffle blouse

H&M • $14.99  | Cold-Shoulder Ruffle Blouse • $24.99–44  | Cable & Gauge • $26.99 | Moon River • $75

Womens boyfriend shorts

Boyfriend shorts

3×1 • $195  | Lovers + Friends • $52.99  | Miss Me • $79.50  | Lucky Brand • $55.99

Embroidered clutches

Animal Clutch – Black • $75  |  Grace • Oryany • $129

-Happy Styling-

How to style overalls

Overalls are something I haven’t really considered adding to my wardrobe. Along with jumpsuits, it takes me forever to find the right one [since one piece items are not the most versatile]. When I came across these black denim overalls, I was a little skeptical thinking I might look ridiculous. Once I put them on they were so comfortable.

Some things to consider if you’re buying overalls:

— Do you want a lighter / medium denim? Great, go get ’em.

— If you’re worried about standard denim looking to casual, opt for a dark denim like gray or black.

— Worried about fit? There are all kinds of styles from skinny, boot cut, cropped, flared, shorts and loose boyfriend fit. No matter your body type, I’m sure you’ll be able to set your heart on one!

I styled my overalls with pumps, a military inspired cardigan, striped top and chic top knot. The pumps add an instant dressed up feel and the cardigan adds some contrast vs. wearing the overalls alone [which I’m probably going to ease into the more I wear them].

Vanessa Renae Blogger | Black denim overalls

Vanessa Renae Blogger | How to style overalls

Black denim overalls


Abercrombie denim overalls

Abercrombie overalls – $98

white overalls

Ivory • BDG • $89

Asos denim overalls

Noisy May • $58

Free people overalls

Spell Womens AZALEA EMBR OVERALL • $185


BDG Jessy Wrap-Front Overall Mini Dress • BDG • $69

-Happy Styling-

Spring wardrobe essentials

Who else has been loving the warm weather lately? I hope that groundhog was wrong because the days are getting longer and warmer and I want it to keep up. With transitioning seasons comes transition wardrobe pieces and outfits. I’ve rounded up some spring wardrobe essentials to keep you stylish as the weather gets warmer.


The most classic, light weight coat to keep you warm during cool mornings and easy to carry during hot afternoons.

Tan belted trench coat


Tan belted trench coat

Tan trench coats

See by Chloe • $299  | Ava & Aiden • $130  | Jones New York • $180  | Lucca Couture • $69.30


Skinny jeans have been taking a back seat lately, so what better way to incorporate trending denim into your wardrobe than with light weight culottes? Breathable, fashionable – perfect for spring.

Denim culottes


Abercrombie denim culottes

Shop denim culottes

Denim culottes • $177.50  | Genetic Los Angeles • $59.97  | Bullhead Denim Co. • $19.99  | Frame • $182


Tired of your plain old white button down? Try a button down with contrasting sleeves.

Contrasting sleeve button down



Button down shirts

Free People • $39.99  | Vince • $103  | GUILD PRIME • $144.78  | Boohoo • $22


Any outfit can be brought to life with color, so why not carry it and put it on your feet?

Spring outfit idea


Spring accessories

Louise et Cie • $49.94  | Pom Pom Tote • $170  | GiGi New York • $178  | Jessica Simpson • $79.21

-Happy Styling-