Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Keeping It Casual In Old Favorites

Outfit Details 

Coat: H&M (old, love this) / Sweater: Charlotte Russe (similar) / Leggings: HUE 
Booties: F21 (old, similar) / Hat: H&M (similar) / Scarf: H&M / Bag: Prima Donna 

I brought out my favorite oversized blazer coat from last year.  I wore this so much and yet it still continues to be a beloved item in my closet.  I especially loved wearing it with the matching skirt.  As the seasons come and go we tend to get a bunch of new clothes, but there will always be those pieces that we love no matter how long we have had them.  That includes these booties and this hat too!  I wouldn't be surprised if you thought to yourself, "She's wearing that again?!" haha 
As I like to say, "Rework what you got!"

For this look, I just wanted to keep it really casual and laid back.  Oversized pieces are perfect for achieving this style goal.  I know that some of my fellow petites shy away from oversized pieces, but I am all for them.  Don't be afraid to try them out.  I wanted to keep the whole outfit neutral with the black & white and instead of my typical red lip, I went with a bold pink.  The scarf and hat helped to complete everything and added a winter touch.  

Enjoy the day! 

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Faux Leather & Leopard

Outfit Details 

Jacket: Dynamite (similar style) / Top: Tobi (similar) / Jeans: H&M (similar)
Shoes: Enzo Angiolini (also love) / Scarf: Dynamite (similar) / Bag: French Connection 

More leopard print!  Can't help myself.  
I wore this last week for an event & dinner in the city. I was not initially planning to shoot in this for the blog, but some of you asked for outfit details on instagram so I decided to do it. :) 

I have worn this faux leather jacket so many times and I still can't get enough.  It is definitely one of the best purchases that I made.  There are so many ways to wear it too, so that makes it even better.  When an item is extremely versatile, I don't mind spending more money.  This outfit ended up being something very last minute as I was rushing out the door and had no idea what I wanted to wear. Those  spur of the moment looks always become my favorite ones. Does that happen for you too?
 I wanted to wear something a bit casual but still chic and a little edgy.  I decided to keep the whole outfit neutral with the camel, cream, and black and then pop it out with the leopard print scarf.  One printed piece can make a huge difference with your outfit.  I definitely suggest getting some printed scarves for winter if you don't have any yet.  They are one of my favorite accessories! By the way, I love the scallop trim on the bottom.  It's those little details that make an impact.

Have a great Tuesday babes. <3

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Red x Black x Leopard

Outfit Details 

Coat: Dynamite / Sweater: F21 / Jeans: Paige Denim 
Shoes: Poshmark (love these) / Clutch: Clare V / Beanie: Target (similar)

I'm spreading some holiday cheer with this festive red coat!  You might have noticed that one of the buttons is missing.  It's not an optical illusion.  Right before I left the house I grabbed my coat in such a hurry that I somehow I ripped off the button.  Who grabs their coat by the button?  I mean really.  

I wore this outfit on Friday and it was the perfect mix of casual & winter chic.  It's most definitely beanie weather so I decided to throw one on to bring another element to this look.  I decided to go with black on black (always a good choice) and instead of just popping it out with the red coat, I also incorporated my leopard print clutch as well.  I really love this combo.  Once winter hits and the temps drop even more, it's going to be all about outerwear and cozy accessories.  Having a statement coat in your closet, whether it be a bold color or print, is such a great way to enhance your outfits.  I've been on the hunt for a white one even though I will get it dirty the first time I wear it. 

Happy Monday loves!

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Friday, December 12, 2014

The Perfect Holiday Clutch

Outfit Details 

Blazer Coat: OASAP (similar) / Dress: BarIII (similar) / Clutch: T&J Designs / Shoes: Aldo (similar)

I really can't believe that Christmas is coming so soon.  I've been wanting to do some holiday inspired looks before then so luckily I was able to do this one.  With this outfit, I wanted to show that you can do something festive without having to wear the typical red and gold colors.  Winter white is a big trend and one that I especially love.  I got this dress back during the summertime, but never got around to wearing it.  I thought it would be perfect for this time of year as well.  I decided to add a nice pop of pink with this long oversized blazer coat.  It gives this look a bit more of a relaxed feel, but it's still chic and dressy at the same time.

Now let's talk about this gorgeous clutch for a minute!  It really is perfect for the holidays.  The beading is even more beautiful in person.  I don't wear much silver and I don't have anything like this, so this was perfect for me.  It's such a great statement piece too and will add a touch of holiday glam to any outfit this season.  I really love it how pops against the white and pink with this outfit.  :)

Happy weekend loves! 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Lumberjack Chic

Outfit Details 

Cape: Nordstrom Rack / Sweater: H&M  (similar) / Leggings: Zara (similar leggings)
Boots: Khombu / Scarf: F21 (similar) / Bag: Charlotte Russe (love this)

This is what I like to call, “Lumberjack Chic.”  December is all about having fun with winter fashion, while making sure you stay extra warm and cozy.  I love finding new and different pieces, especially outerwear, so I got a little excited when I found this poncho/cape at Nordstrom Rack over the weekend for less than $50.  It’s so unique and I have not seen anything like it.  This red and black plaid print is right on trend and I especially loved the cream shearling collar.  It’s super relaxed with a feminine touch.   I decided to pair it with a black sweater, black leggings and my comfy combat boots for more of a casual look.  I also added a cream scarf to bring a nice contrast to the red and black outfit.  I think one of the best ways to make a fashion statement during the winter is with your outerwear so don’t hesitate to experiment with bold prints & colors.

December is also about holiday shopping and gift giving!  I went to Nordstrom Rack with my sister and carefully watched all of the things that she was lusting over.  Now I have to go back and get her a couple of those things for Christmas!  Hopefully she is not reading this post.  There was a great selection of cashmere beanies, gloves and scarves from 14th & Union.  She fell in love with a Michael Kors leather jacket that was marked down to $200 from $420.  The sweater section was another one of her favorites because there were so many styles to choose from, especially long & oversized cardigans.  If you still need to get your holiday shopping done, I definitely suggest heading over to Nordstrom Rack for great deals and a huge selection for everyone in the family. :)

Happy Wednesday loves. <3 

*This post has been sponsored by Nordstrom Rack.  All opinions expressed are my own and this has not been edited by any third parties. 

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