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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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A Casual Valentine's Day Look

Outfit Details 

Blazer: Charlotte Russe (old, love this) / Jeans: Dittos / Sweater: Old Navy 
Shoes: Aldo (similar) / Bag: Galian / Scarf: Charlotte Russe 

Today's outfit involves lots of color for that mid-week slump.  I've been on a red kick since the holidays and since Valentine's Day is coming up soon, I decided to do a casual look for the day of L-O-V-E.  Even if you are single, you can still go out and celebrate with your other single girlfriends.  That's exactly what I will be doing.  I mean, it's another reason to go out for dinner and drinks.  Am I right?  Annnnnd 50 Shades Of Grey comes out that weekend too!  Still a little bummed that Chris Hemsworth is not playing Christian Grey, but I am going to see the movie anyway. :) 

For this look, I layered my bold red blazer on top of a simple white sweater.  This is another way to wear sweaters this season.  I added a printed scarf to bring a bit more dimension to the look.  My scarf collection is seriously getting out of control, but thankfully I have a bunch of options to help me get through the rest of this winter season.  I guess you can never have too many.  I went with distressed denim and a gold studded bag for a little edginess.  I like the balance of both dressy & casual with this outfit.  Something like this is perfect for celebrating Valentine's Day if you don't want to get too dressed up.  It's simple, but still bold. 

Do you have a valentine?
Have a fab day! <3 

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Leopard Pumps & Disco Pants

Outfit Details 

Sweater: Dynamite / Pants: Girls On Film  / Shoes: Tamar Collection 
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff / Scarf: H&M (similar) / Bracelet: T&J

A little bit of sunshine and I act like it's spring!  I swear when the temps go up, even if just for a little bit, the coat comes off.  

My leopard obsession is pretty obvious at this point.  I didn't even realize how much I have been wearing it lately.  So crazy how a few years ago I was not a big fan of it.  I guess now it's safe to say that I just can't get enough. Does this ever happen to you?  Lately I find myself gravitating more towards solids as the basis of my outfits and then incorporating a printed piece into the mix.  Leopard heels, especially since they act as a neutral, are the perfect way to do this.  I have been having fun trying to pair different colors with this print and I fell in love with this coral and black combo.  This is the same V-neck sweater I wore in a post last week just in a different color.  When I love something so much, I sometimes like to get more than one. :)

 I know I have been wearing black bottoms so much lately, but these have got to be my new favorite pair.  They're similar to the disco leggings at American Apparel, but I like the fit better on these.  They're high waisted and have zippers at the ankles too.  The shine is also a nice way to dress up some outfits this season.

Happy Tuesday!

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Winter Whites

I will never follow the whole, “No white after Labor Day” rule.  In fact, winter whites have been such a big trend for a while now.  Target challenged me to create three different looks focusing on the whole winter white theme.  I also had to do this by reworking some of the pieces in my current wardrobe.   There are seriously so many different outfit combinations hanging in our closets, especially when it comes to the color white.  It’s such a staple that can be styled in an endless amount of ways.  Here are the three white looks that I put together, from bold to subtle.

Outfit Details

Coat: OASAP / Shirt: Target / Pants: Love Culture (old, similar
Bag: Tommy Hilfiger (love this) / Booties: Prima Donna 

For outfit 1, I wanted the base of my outfit to be all white, so I tucked a long sleeve tee into a pair of white pants and added a white tote.  I decided to incorporate some pink and neutral tones by wearing this coat, printed scarf and booties.  This is a great way to wear a lighter color palette during the winter season.  I definitely suggest stocking up on some plain white shirts. They are especially great for layering. 

Outfit Details 

Coat: Target (similar) / Shirt: Target / Pants: Charlotte Russe (old, similar
Shoes: Tamar Collection / Clutch: Rebecca Minkoff / Necklace: Prima Donna 

For outfit 2, I went with a monochrome look.  I wanted the focal point of this outfit to be the white coat.  I have wanted a white coat for such a long time and finally came across this one at Target.  It was on clearance for only $20!  This can literally be paired with anything and it will instantly give your outfit that “chic factor.”  I also added a pair of printed heels to break up the solids. 

Outfit Details 

Sweater: Aeropostale (old) / Button Down: Target / Jeans: Mossimo
Booties: Prima Donna / Bag: H&M 

For outfit 3, it was all about layering.  The white button down is extremely versatile, as you have seen me style this one top multiple times.  I especially love wearing it underneath sweaters.  I think it’s time for me to get a few more of these.  I added a white bag too, so that the white would stand out a bit more.  This is a more subtle way to wear this color this season. 

How will you wear winter whites? :) 

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