I had a pretty busy weekend – between last minute holiday shopping, prepping for my upcoming trip to London for Christmas (just a week and a half away!! ahh) + last but not least…I picked out my new car!!! I can’t wait to get it – such a busy month for Missy. Anyways…I wrapped all of Mike’s gifts (in Minions wrapping paper of course hehe :p) and began putting outfits together for London…more tourist shots are going to be popping up all over your Insta feed – beware haha
As I am prepping for the upcoming cold temperatures in London, I am excited about wearing my cozy coats + sweaters but I was melting in LA all weekend long. So what is the perfect piece to layer when winter in LA feels more like fall or spring? Easy…this Coalition LA vegan moto jacket.
This jacket is perfect transition temperatures like there are in LA now. Some days it is super hot + other days it is windy + breezy, so this jacket is the perfect in between!
Best part? It is VEGAN so it is PETA approved + animal friendly 🙂
With the holidays quickly approaching I am sharing some holiday looks that will be easy to put together + last ya well after the season is over! From velvet dresses to a bell sleeve top + skirt combo like this, mixing + matching pieces to create the perfect festive look is one of my favorite parts of the holiday season. Statement making blouses has been quite popular over the past year, so when I got this top in a blogger mail package I couldn’t wait to style it!
I have to say I am loving tops with fun designs or sleeves. They are a great way to dress up any look + make an ordinary blouse dressy!
This top is great to style with pants, leggings, jeans or a skirt like I did here. Appropriate for year round wear for work or play…it makes dressing for the holidays easy.
As for the skirt, this black bandage skirt is an oldie but a goodie. I think a bandage skirt is essential for every gal to own since it’s easy to style with just about everything (especially during the holiday season)!
My shoes + bag are classics that will never go out of style.
Black ankle strap heels are always a good idea – dress them up, dress them down, either way they are an easy go to + will always match with any look!
Oh Chanel – a classic investment that I will be wearing to all holiday festivities this season…I don’t even think we need an explanation here 😉 Do we? hehe
The first few days back at the office after a long holiday weekend are always tough…that’s why I had to take a mini blog break the past few days since I needed to A) Open all of my Black Friday + Cyber Monday packages (which was a TON) hehe + B) Catch up on some sweat sessions after a turkey filled weekend! Funny enough, it doesn’t feel like winter time here in LA…it was actually like 85 degrees on Thanksgiving + I have been melting ever since. So what is a gal to do when she wants to rock some of her favorite cozy fall styles without the bitter cold weather? Style them with a skirt, duh!
Tobi.com has become my go-to for key pieces to add to your wardrobe over the past few months. From cozy sweaters like this cowl neck one to nude booties I will be rocking all season long…Tobi has everything I need to transition from fall to winter + any temperatures (from warm LA to cold London…these pieces will be life savers).
If you ask me, a cozy cowl neck sweater is always a good idea. Whether you style it with jeans, leggings or a skirt like I did here, they are bound to keep you looking chic while keeping you warm + toasty as well.
I opted to style it with a faux leather skirt since LA is too warm for pants at the moment haha So a skirt it is!
P.S. this outfit is great for family gatherings as well!
My sunnies are from Diff Eyewear – I am truly obsessed with their sunnies because they look like Raybans but at half the price! Plus, they work with a bunch of influencers + celebrities to create capsule collections that are too stylish to pass up. These ones come in various colors and are under $100!
With Thanksgiving this week + the holidays quickly approaching, it’s time to get your holiday party looks ready to go! My current obsession this holiday season? VELVET! All kinds – from handbags, to shoes to dresses to pants, tops, bodysuits + more, I am loving velvet + everything that comes in it!! I rounded up my favorite velvet pieces from some of my go-to retailers (which will be running amazing deals for Black Friday + Cyber Monday, so now is the time to snag these beauties). Ready to get your velvet on? 😉
Searching for the perfect dress to wear to your office holiday party, family get together or NYE night out? Well, a velvet dress is the way to go! Honestly, I already stocked up on a few velvet dresses to wear this holiday season (including one velvet dress I fully intend on wearing to ring in 2018)!
I picked out a bunch of velvet dresses that range from long maxi styles to mini dresses + everything in between, this way there is an option for every event you will be heading to this season. A shorter style to wear out for happy hour (after spending a few too many days at home with the fam), a long sleeve mid-length dress appropriate enough to wear tooffice gatherings + some longer styles that work perfectly for a winter wedding.
Tops + Bottoms
If you aren’t a ‘dress person’ or you simply love velvet as much as I do + want to style it a few different ways, separates are a great option.
From a chic pair of velvet pants to a fun velvet body suit, mixing + matching velvet pieces with regular pieces can help you create a few different holiday looks without looking like a repeat offender! My personal favorites are these velvet pants + this velvet body suit.
My favorite part of any outfit? The shoes + bag…duh! Velvet bags are all over the place this season, from Gucci to Rebecca Minkoff, there are all types of velvet bags to rock this season at all price points! Which one am I lusting after? The Gucci Marmont bag of course hehe :p
Finally, a Monday I am excited about! I don’t know about you, but a three day work week sounds beyond thrilling if you ask me hehe :p I spent the weekend putting together some amazing gift guides for ya’ll – ICYMI check them out HERE + I began putting together some great looks for the holiday season! One look I shared last week is perfect for Thanksgiving with friends or family + today’s look is another great option for Thanksgiving wear as well.
I will be staying in LA for Turkey Day this year…which gives me extra time to take advantage of some great Black Friday + Cyber Monday steals + deals (which are starting even earlier this year, leaving more time to shop)! I will put together a full guide by Thursday so you can shop after your yummy feast (oh how I love turkey + stuffing).
One Black Friday / Cyber Monday sale I am excited to shop is Old Navy’s! While I am not sure of what their promo will be yet – it is always a good one year after year. Old Navy has been one of my favorite go-to stores for head to toe style at an affordable price point for years now. Whether it is their chic outerwear, on trend shoes or cozy knits + sweaters, Old Navy always has what I am looking for…including what to wear for the holiday season or how they like to call it, HoliYAYs!
One of my current favorites of the season is this fall fresh look I put together thanks to great styles at Old Navy.
I have always been ‘mad for plaid‘ so when I spotted this plaid button down top in a soft washed fabric I knew I needed it! What I love about this blouse is that you can wear it various ways. Since I decided to pair it with this suede button up skirt, I felt tying it in the front would add a little ‘somethin somethin‘ to the look 😉
I also styled it loose with a pair of jeans + heeled booties (stay tuned for that look). This skirt is something I typically wouldn’t have went for but I decided to give it a shot + I am so glad I did! It comes in maroon, navy + a camel hue – all great options for fall occasions + get-togethers.
Velvet is all the rage this season! From dresses, to bags, to blouses + even shoes…this material is my favorite since it is festive for the holidays + is so chic to style.
I’ve always felt that Old Navy had the best selection of ‘on trend’ shoes for an affordable price, and these velvet ankle strap sandals are no exception. These babies are under $35 + come in maroon, black + leopardprint. Style them with jeans, skirts, dresses + more…the best part? They are comfortable!!
Since I always like to throw in a designer bag with my look to mix + match high and low, I paired this look with my Chanel.
Let the countdown begin!Thanksgiving is just days away + that means time to come up with exciting topics to chat about at dinner with family and/or friends + most importantly what to wear! I am getting myself on track with healthy eating + portion control this season, so what better way to be mindful of what you are eating on Turkey Day than by wearing skinny jeans that will be sure to let ya know when you’ve had enough stuffing for one night hehe :p
I had to dress up the jeans with a little hint of orange because I always think ‘orange‘ when I think Thanksgiving. The perfect top? This ruffle asymmetrical sweater from Pleione. It is cozy, stylish + isn’t too dressy for a family lounge session after dinner but also isn’t too sloppy to be seated next to grandma at the dining room table haha…
These jeans are super comfy because they are a jegging like material but they also button so they give ya the warning when chowing down on delicious turkey.
If you are in a cooler place for the holidays, this top is great to layer with a faux fur vest as well! When I was in NY I always opted for a vest because…why not right? 😉
This Louis Vuitton Pouchette Metis bag is my obsession + I highly recommend it to be on your holiday wish list however tracking this beauty down is a bit of a challenge because it is currently a year long wait list for it (no joke) haha However they have similar styles available now at certain LV locations.
These nude ankle strap heels are amazing. Not only do they match with everything but they are great for dressed up or casual occasions.
My sunnies are from Diff Eyewear! I have been dying to try out their sunnies so when these beauties got sent my way I was beyond excited! These ones will be on sale for Black Friday so be sure to snag yours as a ‘gift to you‘ next weekend!
On Tuesday’s I wear pink or maybe it’s just anytime I am at Peggy Porschen in London hehe ♥
I am sure you saw this little pink slice of heaven all over my Instagram story when I was in London last month (if you missed it, don’t worry – this post is pink filled to the max + will make you want to hop on a plane to London right now!) Before I headed off to London I made a thourough list of all the places I wanted to visit AND a list of all the places I wanted to shoot new outfit photos at…a place that made it to the top of both lists? Yep, you guessed it, Peggy Porschen, the home of the cutest insta photo spot + delicious treats (which naturally I had to try in between shots) + a great place to people watch as passerby’s looked at me like a looney for taking endless photos of my white tweed jacket with faux fur trim while my photographer was stopping traffic to get the ‘insta worthy shot‘ lol The things we do for the blog + social media #TheStruggleIsReal :p
I am BEYOND obsessed with this girly look: 1) because it involves my brand new Chanel I purchased in Paris the day before AND 2) it includes pink, tweed + faux fur…what else does a fashion obsessed gal need in life? Am I right? 😉
The jacket makes such a statement and matched perfectly with the feminine design of the cafe along with my pink skater skirt. I broke up the light colors with hints of black from my bodysuit, shoes + bag.
I loved wearing this bodysuit with skirts around London since it doesn’t ride up, sucks everything in haha and it is really comfy no matter what you style it with. I was always terrified of bodysuits (the thought of having to take it off to go to the bathroom scared me haha) but I got over it + I am SO glad I did.
In between snapping photos, my photographer and I had to try some yummy treats that Peggy Porschen is well known for. One of their signature cupcakes is this beauty below (sorry guys but I can’t remember the name of it for the life of me but I assure ya it was delicious).
Fun Fact: I am not a coffee drinker, so anytime I have coffee in a photo, it was purchased for that sole purpose…the photo 😉 haha That was the case with this cup that had to be snapped because who doesn’t love lips in their coffee?!
My shoes + bag are timeless classics. Black never goes out of style…neither does Chanel or a chic pair of heels…this outfit happens to have both!
These black ankle strap heels are currently on sale at Nordstrom + are a MUST HAVE for every wardrobe. Mix + match them with any look you are going for no matter how dressy or casual…they literally go with everything.
Ready to sip on a ‘lip’ covered latte at this pink cafe? Me too! London here I come…well in another month (December can’t come soon enough) ♥