Happy Thursday Lovers! I titled this post ‘Snow Flake’ because the combination of the baby blue cable knit sweater, ivory tulle skirt and metallic accessories made me instantly think of snow flake holiday decoration that is hanging in one of the windows of my house at the moment. Snow flakes, like this outfit are simple yet elegant, they glimmer at night or during the day and are always bound to make you smile 🙂 I love wearing tulle skirts because they make me feel like that little girl that wants to be a princess (hell maybe that’s still me…oops). They are always an extra special piece to wear for any occasion…especially the holiday season. At times wearing a tulle skirt can be seen as ‘too much’ but styled the right way…totally do-able!I paired this LC Lauren Conrad tulle skirt with a cable knit sweater from Old Navy. I love the touch of baby blue especially because it can even be worn well into spring when the weather is still a tad cool in the early months. While I love this one from Old Navy, I found similar ones here + here (both for under $50!).Now time to break down my metallic accessories…because every snow flake wants to shine right? 😉 My silver pumps are from Christian Siriano for Payless (now on my Poshmark here) and are no longer available but I found a similar pair from DV By Dolce Vita on sale at Macy’s here!Next up? This metallic silver zip clutch is perfect for the Holiday season because it can be worn with absolutely EVERYTHING! Metallic is always statement making and dresses up any look. This clutch is from Carolinna Espinosa (on my Poshmark here / similar Steve Madden clutch here) and is no longer available but I found a similar one from Clare V. at Neiman Marcus here.And once again…had to rock my favorite piece of candy…arm candy I mean from Caravelle NY…the best piece to match with any Holiday ensemble…On a side note, I’d like to share a little personal update from the world of Missy. My little buddy Charlie just came home last night from having emergency eye surgery at the animal hospital. I don’t know about you, but my feeling is that Charlie isn’t just our family dog, he is truly a member of our family and to go through this little hiccup during the holiday season has been stressful on all of us. So with the merriest time of year upon us, always remember to be thankful, grateful and appreciative of what you have…whether it be family, friends, health or even your pet! | Click To Shop This Look |
Happy Wednesday Loves! Usually the holiday season makes us think of glitz and glam…now don’t get me wrong, I love some sparkle just like the next gal but sometimes when you are around close family or friends all you need to wear for the holidays is a classic sweater…a cable knit sweater! Sorry but I never really got into the whole ‘ugly sweater‘ deal for the holiday season…I opt for a more trendy yet timeless sweater…the cable knit sweater. I scored this one at Old Navy and I wear it all the time…whether it is dressed up or dressed down, a cable knit sweater is an essential for every gal no matter what age. Because I hate wearing pants…yes I said it…I hate pants haha I paired this cable knit sweater with a maroon skater skirt (which can be worn year round, not just for the holiday season).I dressed the look up a bit with my black suede knee high boots which I constantly get asked where they are from…well the answer is H&M…2 years ago so unfortunately they are no longer there but I found similar ones on sale now for under $100 at Lord & Taylor here.And I am bringing leopard back this holiday season with this Betsey Johnson bag (similar style from Ralph Lauren here). I love wearing little hints of leopard from time to time…especially when the hues match so perfectly like they do in this ensemble. It wouldn’t be a true street style look without some killer sunnies…I never knew J Crew had such great sunglasses but I fell in love with these beauties the second I spotted them in store + on sale (the word sale always helps determine a good buy haha)!This is one of my favorite looks so far this month…it’s cute, simple and also kind of sexy by adding the knee high boots 😉 So you can wear this around the fam and also out for date night…win/win!| Click To Shop This Look |
Happy Wednesday Lovers! Time to share a look for one of my favorite times of year to dress for…the holidays! Ok, so I may not love the cold NY weather and I may or may not end up buying more gifts for myself than others (oops but hey with the amazing deals happening this time of year I can’t resist) but one part of the holiday season I do like? Dressing up…duh!You can never go wrong with a simple black and white ensemble…timeless, elegant and perfect for any holiday party (even the work holiday party that you always rush around trying to find an outfit for…don’t worry I know how it goes 😉 )Let’s first start with a simple white wrap blouse like this one from Dora Landa NY. I love this blouse because it is flattering on every figure and in addition to a crisp white look (which can even be worn to the office!) it has black lace detailing that adds a little glam for a sweet holiday look.Skirt wise I opted for a black bandage skirt…once again it is a piece that can be worn well past the holiday season and it can be dressed for work or play. While I honestly can’t remember where or when I got this skirt, I found a similar skirt here (for under $50). Ok as for my accessories let’s get down to it. I am obsessed with this Michael Kors bag (similar here)..the python pattern is so unique and it’s the perfect clutch that doubles with a shoulder strap to wear for any holiday bash.And behold…my solution to the Valentino Rockstud Pumps…these gorgeous black suede studded pumps from Necessary Clothing and guess what? They cost under $30!!! Yes ladies…affordable and comfortable…win/win 😉As for what to wear jewelry wise? A simple monogram statement necklace that once again can be worn wherever and whenever…I love monograms and it makes a great holiday gift idea 😉 😉 You can shop tons of styles from BaubleBar here.P.S. if you missed my first holiday outfit idea you can see it here (it includes sequins!).
Happy Thanksgiving Loves! Time for some turkey, family time and of course shopping! I can’t believe how Black Friday now became something that starts on Thanksgiving so get ready, get set and start shopping…beginning with my super glammed up look here 😉 Hey why not look spectacular while eating five thousand calories in one sitting right?! My shaggy coat is the perfect holiday gift because A) it’s warm and B) it’s stunning duh! I love it <3 Super snuggly and it’s just the proper dose of glam any look requires. Under my shaggy coat is a simple white Old Navy sweater…a piece that every fashionista needs. As if my shaggy coat wasn’t snazzing up the look enough…I had to add a dash of Carrie Bradshaw with a tulle skirt…this time it’s in black so it can actually be worn for any occasion without seeming ‘Sex and the City’ esq like it looked in pink in my ‘J’adore Friday‘ post here.Can’t go wrong with a little bling 😉 You can shop some of my pieces from my Gift Guide here!I’m wearing my ever favorite Rebecca Minkoff ‘Affair’ Bag…and ladies this makes the PERFECT holiday gift for the fashion lover in your life. It reminds me of the quilted Chanel I will forever lust after but it’s a fraction of the price and just as fabulous 🙂 My shoes are from Nine West and are no longer available but I found two similar pairs of T-Strap black pumpshere + here!Be sure to check out my holiday gift guides:
Happy Tuesday Lovers! As holiday prep continues one thing almost every fashionista is doing this holiday season is commuting or traveling from place to place to be with family and friends! Well, I got a jump start on what I’ll be wearing to commute around this holiday season (and it may or may not be 100% practical but hey…a girl sometimes needs her heels even when traveling if Beyonce can do it so can we!)One of the ways I commute day to day is via the LIRR (Long Island Railroad). As a Long Islander, if you want to get to Manhattan, JFK or anywhere without encountering traffic…you are usually opting for the train so that’t where today’s outfit shoot took place. My number one issue I have while traveling is outerwear. Because I may be cold waiting for a train, plane or bus…but the second I take my seat I begin to get hot and bothered (and not in a good way! haha) So I decided a lightweight canvas jacket is the way to go. I scored this one on sale at Old Navy and in my opinion this would make a great gift for a relative as well! The next piece of business to take care of…the pants. I hate wearing sweat pants and everyone wears leggings and Uggs while traveling, but hey why not snazz things up a bit with a pair of jeggings like these dark olive ones from Hue (on sale at Macy’s here). Now for the accessories…like I said this look is and isn’t practical. I believe every fashionista needs a convenient little bag that makes a statement. A bag that is great quality, moderately sized and can fit the essentials without being a huge tote that becomes home to everything including the kitchen sink…so my solution? The Ralph Lauren ‘Newbury’ mini bag available in multiple colors here.Ok, ok so maybe I wouldn’t wear these shoes while traveling but they just looked so damn cute with this outfit #SorryNotSorry! I love these camo heels and by the looks of it, the camo shoe trend is one that is taking over. I found camo heels from Carlos Santana, Sole Society and Shopbop (click to shop).A travel essential every gal should have? A great pair of sunnies! Planes, trains and automobiles all require a killer pair of sunnies that make a statement and instantly dress up a simple commuter ensemble. For this look I went with tortoise shell sunglasses like these (on sale from Target).And last but not least…a killer manicure and some sparkling bling! Red nails are always a safe bet for the holiday season and rather than wearing a million different pieces of jewelry, all it takes is one great piece like this Kendra Scott druszy ring (a popular pick for the holidays) available here.| Enter My Elizabeth Arden Giveaway HERE |