Happy Tuesday! Another crazy week ahead (when will it slow down? who knows :p)…I have been swamped with work + prepping to head home to NYC this week for the Holidays! Although I am excited about seeing my family, friends + most of all…my dogs hehe I am not looking forward to the freezing temperatures – ugh :/ Anyways, thinking of those cold NYC winter days has me cherishing the much less cold LA ones haha One of the reasons I love LA is that I can mix my favorite spring/summer pieces with my fall/winter essentials.
Take this look for example, mixing this cozy pink coat from SheIn with my favorite (as you may know by now, I have a slight obsession with white skinny jeans) white jeans! White jeans were my signature wear for summer (actually pretty much year round haha) + this coat is the perfect size + style for cooler temps in LA without a snowstorm haha (no parka needed here :p)
Faux Leather + Faux Fur for the Holidays? Count me in! Whether you are heading out with friends before spending time with your family or maybe you just want to be dressed up for your family gathering, mixing faux leather + faux fur can be really chic for the holiday season. I feel like there is always a struggling when styling faux leather + faux fur because there is a fine line between classy / elevated + cheap / tacky looking haha :p I have learned over time that how you style trendy elements make all the difference, mixing high + low and not overdoing any one type of trend is crucial to a polished holiday look.
I have been a longtime fan of these HUE Leatherette Leggings…literally for years. They fit like a glove + are pretty flattering (along with being comfy) if you ask me 🙂 They can be dressed up or down…especially for the holiday season!
While I styled them here with a faux fur shawl for a chic going-out look, you can make them casual with a pair of OTK boots + an oversized sweater. Don’t you love when pieces you adore can be styled multiple ways? 😉
I love a good platform heel year round just because of the comfort factor, but what I like about this pair from De Blossom Collection even more is that fact that they embrace the color block trend in a chic way 😉 They can match with anything! #Winning
We all know the best bag to wear around the holiday season is one that will stand out + sparkle, so that means pick a bag that is as good as gold! Two of my fav options are below:
Happy Monday! I am currently writing this at 1am because I kind of spent my entire weekend relaxing which left the blogging to last minute procrastination (oops :p). Any who, don’t mind me if I begin to ramble or seem a bit delirious while writing this post haha…You may wonder what I spent the weekend doing that lead to this late night post, well it’s simple…I officially got sucked in to Netflix. Yup, guilty as charged haha I have watched every episode of: Malcolm In The Middle, Family Guy, American Dad, Law and Order SVU, How To Get Away With Murder, Grounded For Like, The Office, 48 Hours, Dateline + now currently working on Last Man Standing (amazing show btw…Mandy is completely me, Mike Baxter is my dad + Eve is my little sister to a T).
My dad has been telling me to watch this show for years now + finally after exhausting all of my other go-to shows, I decided to give in + now I am obsessed (which pretty much happens to all things he recommends haha #ThanksDad). So there goes my weekend, watching my newest obsession + therefore me writing this Holiday Style Post at 1am while I am dosing off haha
One of my favorite trends to wear around the holidays is a great sweater dress. This sweater dress is from a year ago but I found two similar options below.
To make it a bit edgy, I layered over a faux leather moto jacket (a piece every gal should have in their closet to be completely honest) + I love that it really pulls the look together.
These nude caged heels have been a fav of mine since the summer + they match with absolutely everything.
My gold bag perfect for the holiday season is from Mezza Notte! I love the design + the chic look that makes it ideal for family get togethers, a night out + more.
Happy Monday Ya’ll! ♥ I know I am not southern, but I kinda feel like if I were to live in the South I would be a total ‘Southern Belle‘ + I would be saying ‘ya’ll’ a lot…haha :p Anyways, time to get back to the everyday rise + grind after a relaxing Thanksgiving Day Weekend! ICYMI – today is CYBER MONDAY + that means some of the best online shopping deals (luckily I rounded up my picks the other day for Black Friday + a lot of the sales are similar for today as well)!
One site that is having killer deals today is Zaful.com…where I got this color block maxi dress from (perfect for fall, winter or year round depending how you style it). Zaful is currently having FREE SHIPPING world wide – no minimum purchase required, that means you can shop the styles you love + not worry about those pesky shipping costs. My dress is available in multiple colors + is under $20! See it here.
I seriously LOVE this dress + even though it is lightweight, I layered my favorite faux leather moto jacket over it to give it an edgy look making it perfect for work or play 🙂
Here are a couple of my current favorite moto jackets (both under $100)
I still can’t get enough of these mirrored sunnies (two similar options below)
My shoes are from De Blossom Collection, I love the comfortable platform design + the mixed tone hues that can be dressed up or down for work or a night out (I shot a cute holiday look with these babies over the weekend so stay tuned)!
My trusteeLouis Vuitton Speedy Bag has been with me since high school and has been a great signature piece to have for all occasions.
Happy Tuesday + Happy Thanksgiving Week! I can’t believe Thanksgiving is just days away and it’s finally beginning to feel like fall/winter here in LA. ICYMI, Sunday it rained all day…naturally the day one of my client’s has a big event that is outdoors it rains in LA (ain’t that always how life works haha :p) But…even a little rain didn’t stop the city of Beverly Hills from coming together for the ‘Holiday Lighting Celebration‘ (more about that here).
Now that LA temps are getting lower, it’s time to begin dressing a little cozy…naturally that means wearing something I would wear in warm weather but layer over a faux fur vest. I always go through phases throughout the day where I am super hot one minute but freezing the next, so jeans, a cute top + a faux fur vest (like this one from Tart Collections) is the perfect winter outfit in LA!
I usually keep my jewelry pretty simple, but I LOVE this gold lariat necklace (especially around the holidays) because it is bold enough to make a statement but doesn’t look tacky (that’s always my concern when where less dainty pieces).
Here are two of my favorites:
So this look is pretty much black + white 😉 Black accessories + black shoes are always essentials for your wardrobe since they can go with absolutely everything!
The HOLIDAYS are Here! I seriously can’t believe how fast this year has been going by! Feels like just yesterday was summer (perks of living in LA, no seasons means endless sunshine year round haha). It’s been a year and a half since I moved to LA from NY and boy has it been a crazy ride. Moving from Weho to Burbank, switching up my career from in house to agency life, changing from beauty + fashion to luxury lifestyle…this year has been full of surprises (mainly good, a few eh, but overall…amazing)!
Anyways, one of the exciting clients I work with is the Rodeo Drive Committee (pretty suiting for a gal who loves the finer things in life, huh? :p) To kick off the holiday season, tomorrow is the annual Beverly Hills ‘Holiday Lighting Celebration’ where Rodeo Drive lights up with street performers, festive treats + celeb performances!
In addition to working on this fun event, I have been promoting the charitable endeavor of Rodeo Drive this holiday season with the #RodeoGivesBack initiative! Beverly Hills is a pretty amazing community, the people truly are amazing and I have had the pleasure of meeting so many of them who have in turn, really taught me about the history Beverly Hills + Rodeo Drive holds (call me a nerd, but seeing old photos of Rodeo Drive + the Beverly Wilshire pre–RHOBH is pretty cool if you ask me :p).
One of the best parts about the holiday season is giving back to those in need. Rodeo Drive is helping to give the gift of warmth by partnering with the Salvation Army to collect coat donations throughout November + December! How great is that? This has been just one of the amazing projects I get to work on. I planned a little photo shoot at the Beverly Wilshire with some of my favorite blogger babes to get the word out about this great campaign!
What’s better than giving back around the holidays? Makes the holiday season so much brighter!
Now to break down this holiday look! I have had a love affair with this black tulle skirt for years now. It just reminds me of something Carrie Bradshaw would wear (in fact I did a whole shoot wearing it in front of the New York Public Library here).
I think this skirt is great for the holiday season. You can style it with a simple blouse (like this one) or wear a crop top + leather jacket for an edgier look (the possibilities are endless)!
I love these T-Strap Black Heels for the holiday season. I feel like they are such chic classics!
My clutch is actually a toiletry pouch from Louis Vuitton. I seriously LOVE this and even though it has been sold out at all of the LV boutiques I was able to find it with the help of LYST!
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Join me as I party on Rodeo Drive tomorrow night at 4pm!
Happy Humpday ♥ I am getting back into the swing of things when it comes to the blog (seriously life gets so hectic sometimes that it makes it impossible to keep with my normal routine :p but I am back at it)! I honestly can’t believe that Thanksgiving is next week! It feels like it just creeped up on us all of a sudden…where has this year gone?!
Now while I will be sharing some cozy + dressy Thanksgiving looks later on this week + next week, today’s outfit is perfect for Thanksgiving Eve…you know the night before Thanksgiving where you head out with your friends + have plenty of laughs before hanging with your family the following day, because hey…you got to have some fun stories to share at the dining room table right? 😉 Whether it’s just dinner with friends, a drink at the bar or a night of dancing, a simple olive dress like this one paired with lace up heels is the ideal go-to (just layer a cardigan, a blazer or even a moto jacket depending where you are off to)!
I honestly can’t remember where I got this dress but I found two similar options below (both under $25 – talk about a steal for the holidays)! You can even repurpose this dress for Christmas time by adding some stockings, boots + a sweater. I love when pieces are so versatile!