Obsession of the Day: My New Forever 21 Utility Jacket

Okay, honestly? My weekend was totally boring. Besides Friday night, I did basically nothing except nap, read and hang out with my boyfriend. I guess I needed the rest and the blah-ness, considering the last three weekends I was on vacation (does that sentence even make sense?), but it was still not the best time.

The one good thing I DID do was go shopping. I only went into Forever 21, but I scored some really pretty shirts and finally bought something I’ve been searching for for what feels like forever – a green utility jacket.

Yeah, a utility jacket might not sound like a big deal, but trust me… it is. To me, at least. Every fall and every spring, I walk through the streets of New York City and encounter hundreds of green or khaki utility jackets. And every time I see one, I think, “I want that“. At first, I tried to forget about them. But then I started searching for them online – but since I didn’t know the official name for them, I had basically no luck. The ones I did find just weren’t what I was looking for.

Until I found this one:

Forever 21 Utility Jacket

Love 21 Life In Progress Hooded Utility Jacket, $34.50

This jacket is perfect for those in-between months where it’s not cold enough for a winter coat, but it’s not warm enough to wear nothing. Also, it looks pretty awesome in the rain. I’m not sure why, it just does. It’s chic, totally cute, practical and casual all in one. And I’m totally obsessed.

You can buy it on Forever21.com if you love it as much as I do. I know it doesn’t look super special right now, but seriously guys… I am literally SO excited for the day I get to wear it.

Obsession of the Day: Nautical Inspired Jewelry

Anyone who knows me knows that I love the beach. Actually, love might not be a strong enough word. Let’s go with “obsessed with the beach”. I wait approximately 8 months of the year to spend every possible minute I can laying on the beach and soaking up the sun. So, naturally, I love all nautical-inspired things… especially jewelry.

Wearing nautical jewelry during the summer months makes the most sense, obviously, but I love mixing it in during the fall and winter too. When I look at my nautical jewelry around my wrist or neck, I’m reminded of my happy days at the beach and the warm sun. I love it. Here are a few of my favorite nautical jewelry right now:

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Ettika Starfish Leather Bracelet, $50

As soon as I saw this Ettika Starfish Leather bracelet on their Facebook page, I knew I had to have it. It comes in a variety of colors, but the blue was my favorite – I love the way it mixes with the gold. This bracelet is casual but still super stylish, and you can wear it with pretty much anything. Plus, I love starfish, so this was definitely a must-have for me.

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Gorjana Anchor Bracelet, $50

This Gorjana Anchor bracelet is easily one of my favorite pieces of jewelry – and honestly, I don’t even like gold that much. It’s super small and delicate, but still stands out on your wrist.

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Pandora Sea Shell Charm, $65

Yes, I shelled out $65 for this extremely tiny charm for my Pandora bracelet – don’t judge me! It’s one my favorite charms and was totally worth the money. For one thing, I love the touch of gold on my bracelet. For another, every time I look down at it, I smile.

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Tiffany’s Flower Charm Necklace

Alright, so maybe this isn’t the most nautical piece, but it reminds me of Hawaii and beach flowers, which is why it’s on here. Honestly, I don’t even think Tiffany’s sells this anymore. I got it from an ex-boyfriend in high school (AKA a few years ago), and it was the one gift from him I didn’t close up in a box when we broke up. I still wear it on an almost daily basis and it has to be one of my favorite pieces of jewelry I own.

What’s your favorite nautical jewelry? Give me some inspiration!