Monday, December 22, 2014

Holiday Embellishments









Outfit Details 

Sweater: Maison Jules / Skirt: H&M (similar) / Tights: H&M (similar)
Shoes: PoshMark (love these) / Clutch: T&J Designs / Earrings: Wren & Glory 


Yay for Christmas week! 
I wanted to share this cute & simple look that I wore a few weeks ago.  I ended up having this on for only an hour and sort of felt like it was a wasted outfit.  Don't you hate when that happens?  I decided to shoot it over the weekend and just switched up my bag to make it more holiday ready.  It was my first time pairing a sweater with a skirt like this and I really liked the combo.  I swear there are so many different ways to style a sweater and this is a great way to dress one up.  I love the embellished details on this one and decided to take things a step further with this "blinged out" clutch.  An outfit like this works well for the holidays if you don't feel like getting too dressy.

Just a few more days till Christmas!  I finally finished all my shopping and gift wrapping over the weekend.  What a huge relief.  I know that this week is super hectic and exciting for everyone.  I'm looking forward to my annual Christmas Eve in the city with my mom & sis.  I love that we started this tradition 3 years ago.  I plan to recap that night on the blog again too. :) 


Have a lovely day! :)

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Friday, December 19, 2014

Flaunt It Friday











Outfit Details 

Dress: Xhilaration / Fuzzy Coat: H&M (similar) / Shoes: Aldo (similar
Clutch: Target / Necklace: Prima Donna 

Happy Friday loves! 
I’ve got another fun challenge with Target today and it’s my last one for this year.   This time, they have asked me to focus on one specific feature and flaunt it! I chose my legs.

Luckily, it was in the 50s the other day so I figured it would be the perfect opportunity to show off those legs with a fun little holiday dress.  I have been eyeing this one from Target for the past two weeks and finally decided to get it.  It’s only $24.99.  I love the wine color and jacquard print.  I decided to dress it up more by pairing it with this fuzzy white coat, a statement necklace and metallic clutch.  This is definitely something that I would wear to a holiday party.  It can be difficult to flaunt those legs during the winter, but you can still wear dresses and skirts.  My solution is to wear black or nude tights.  Don’t be afraid to work those features girl, even in the cold!

Here’s a fun little fact about me.  I took dance classes almost my entire life and was also a cheerleader all throughout middle school and high school.   My legs are actually the strongest part of my body.  Too bad I can’t say the same about the rest of me.  Haha :) 

Happy weekend!



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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Three Ways

Hey babes! 
Once in awhile on instagram, I like to post 3 different looks together that all have something in common.  This is a great way to show different ways to style a specific piece or show how the same hairstyle can look with completely different outfits.  So for today, I decided to keep things short and sweet by sharing a couple of these on the blog. :)


3 WAYS TO WEAR A LONG CARDIGAN


Long cardigans are the best things to wear right now.  As you can see, the common theme with all of these looks is that I kept them all neutral.  I tried to show how they can look dressed up or worn more casually.  I wanted to show the mix of textures by pairing the knits with faux leather and I also wanted to show the versatility of a cardigan by pairing it with a dress.  
Which one is your favorite?

3 WAYS TO ROCK A PONYTAIL


Ok, so this is obviously the same hairstyle, but I wanted to show how it looked with these 3 different outfits.  I used to wear ponytails all the time when I was younger and I just recently started rocking them again.  I think they can look super chic with any outfit, yet they also add a casual feel too. The first look is edgy with a bit of a punk feel, second one is more preppy and the last one is more casual/chic.  Which one do you like best? 

3 WAYS TO WEAR PRINTED SCARVES WITH KNITS


These are two of my favorite things to wear during this season so wearing them together is even better!  Printed scarves are a great winter accessory that not only keep you warm, but they can also enhance your outfits too.  Knits are extremely cozy, of course, and there are a bunch of ways to wear them.  I wanted to show their versatility as well by pairing one with boots, leggings and layered underneath a jacket.  All 3 looks have a different feel to them.  Which would you most likely wear?

Thanks for checking out today's post!








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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