Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Statement Coat








Outfit Details 

Coat: Desigual (on sale!) / Sweater: H&M (love this) / Jeans: Target
Shoes: Prima Donna / Bag: olivia + joy (similar style)


It's a snow day over here in Jersey, but luckily we didn't get hit with as much as they were expecting.  #Juno, the snowstorm of 2015, was supposed to bring us at least 2 feet in the NYC area.  I'm happy that it wasn't so bad.  I know that some areas got hit much worse, so I hope you all stay safe and warm!

I wore this outfit over the weekend and was in the mood for some color.  How cool is this ombré shaggy coat?  I love the color mix and the detailing on the two front buttons.  It's really warm too, which makes it that much better.  Initially, I had no idea how to style this.  It's such a statement piece, so  I wanted to keep the rest of the look somewhat subtle.  I did want to brighten things up a little more though, so I decided to wear this mustard sweater.  I really like how it mixes with the colors in the coat.   The only bad thing about this sweater is that it wrinkles in literally 2.5 seconds.  [Boooo!]  I went with distressed denim because it also adds a little bit of edginess, which I love.  If you get stuck with outfits this season, just grab a statement coat and keep the rest of your look simple.   It will still be "winter chic." ;)

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Casual Monday










Outfit Details 

Sweater: Target (love this one) / Leggings: HUE / Sneakers: Reebok 
Clutch: ClareV / Beanie: Target (similar)



It's casual Monday! Ever since I've gotten back in the gym, I've fallen in love with the comfort of sneakers all over again.  I used to wear them all the time.  I had a crazy sneaker collection when I was younger and then as I got older I just got more into heels.  I want to get a few new pairs so there will probably be more outfits with them from time to time. :) 

Styling casual looks, especially with a pair of kicks, is a bit more of a challenge for me since I don't do it very often. I wore this outfit last week and it was just one of those days when I really didn't want to get dressed at all.  I 100% went for comfort!  You can't go wrong with a pair of leggings and an oversized sweater during the winter season.  I also wore a long sleeve tee underneath, since the cold air can easily seep through the holes in the sweater.  I added the scarf and beanie for some extra warmth as well.  I love burgundy and leopard so much, so I decided to use this clutch to bring a fun element to the outfit.  If I could, I would wear something like this all day every dayyyy.  Seriously, it's one of the most comfortable things I have ever worn.  On another note, I've been into nude lipstick a lot more lately.  This one is Naked2 from Urban Decay. 

We are about to get hit with a huge snowstorm.  They're saying 18-24 inches! 
 Hope you all stay safe and warm.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Boho Cozy Chic








Outfit Details 
Cardigan: H&M (love this-shorter style) / Dress: H&M (similar) / Boots: JLO / Hat: Prima Donna
  Scarf: AMI / Bag: French Connection / Necklace: Max & Chloe


I'm not really sure what to call this look.  I guess we can go with "Boho Cozy Chic."  Did I make that up?  Probably not, but let's just go with it. haha 

I wore this a few days ago for a fun night in the city (plus a coat) and it was just one of those days where I did not want to get super dressed up. I wanted to get creative with my outfit, but without putting in too much effort, if that makes any sense.  This oversized cardi is so comfortable so I immediately gravitated toward it.  I wore it before with jeans and booties, so this time I decided to throw it over a simple cotton dress with these OTK boots to make it a bit more dressy.  I then put on the hat for a fun element and this long necklace, which instantly adds a more boho feel.  If you have cardigans like this one, but feel stuck at times with how to wear them, try pairing them over a simple dress.  

Not sure if you have noticed, but lately a lot of what I have been wearing are older pieces and things that I have worn before.  I love reworking things in new ways because each time I come up with a different look.  I promise that this will happen for you too.  So the next time you feel like you have nothing to wear, even though that closet is overflowing, take a minute to pull out some of your favorite items.  Lay them out on your bed and challenge yourself to put together something new! 

My new blog design should be up in just a few more days! 
Wishing you all a happy weekend. <3


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