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
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) ♥
Nothing says I am ready for date night quite like a LBD ♥ Although I am currently single, one of the only things I enjoy about dating is being able to get dressed up for a nice night out. Whether it is dinner at the newest LA hotspot or heading to a comedy show or concert, I tend to dress for success haha :p What can I say, I am a girly girl through and through 😉
Wearing a Little Black Dress has been my go to for every special occasion (big or small) since it is just timeless + classic. You can never go wrong with a great LBD and then just add a blazer, a moto or denim jacket or a cardigan to dress the look up or down – one key piece with the ability to be styled multiple ways…what gets better than that?
I actually found this floral cardigan for only $10 at Burlington (it’s Philosophy and I was pretty stunned / thrilled when I found i on the clearance rack). When you aren’t sure of where your date may be or even if you will be heading out after work, I like to layer a cardigan with a little black dress so the ensemble is classy but not overly dressy and leaves a little room for a casual feel as well (just pick shoes to best match your mood of course :p).
This pairing is somewhat in between ‘dressy‘ and ‘casual‘ making it a great look to replicate with just a few signature pieces you will want to mix + match within your wardrobe for the rest of 2017!
The lighting is a little off in these shots because I made the mistake of venturing out to shoot during the day…bad idea haha Now I know why although it is a pain in the you know what, it is well worth it to wake up at 5am to shoot first thing in the morning before the sun is too bright 😉 #TheStruggleIsReal If you ever thought blogging was a walk in the park, let me be the first to tell ya…it’s not :p
Despite the lighting, the look itself is on point…
I can’t honestly remember where I purchased this dress but I found a few similar options below along with two cardigan options since mine was a stroke of luck clearance find that I haven’t been able to track down online anywhere else.
All options are budget friendly at under $50!
I kept my shoes + bag classic black and simple as well – you can never go wrong with the basics 😉
Happy Monday Loves ♥ It’s no surprise that I love to dress up and I absolutely LOVE a classic LBD…Little Black Dress! So, it made perfect sense that I partner up with the ‘Little Black Dress of fruit‘…Dole Dippers! This was such a fun shoot because I actually got to snack while I was posing (anyone who says blogging is easy clearly hasn’t experienced the exhaustion of outfit shoots hehe :p). These yummy treat made shooting this classic look that much sweeter…
I clearly enjoyed snacking a little too much :p #SorryNotSorry
I mean can you blame me…these mini dark chocolate covered fruit packs range from 60-100 calories making them the ideal snack for when you are having one of those sweet tooth cravings!
I teamed up with Dole Dippers because they are partnering with Gilt.com for a ‘Chic Essentials’ sale LIVE now (you know I love a good sale…especially one that consists of ‘chic’ must-haves)! Not only is there a huge sale, but there is also a fabulous sweepstakes you can enter!!!
Dole Dippers & Gilt are giving YOU a chance to win a Style Essentials Consultation with a Gilt Stylist AND a $500 Shopping Credit!! Talk about a D R E A M♥ Enter HERE!
Just like every woman has a little black dress in her closet that she can count on to make her feel good to go, Dippers are that better-for-you staple indulgence available in her freezer when a chocolate craving hits. It makes perfect sense that Gilt (the source for your style essentials) & Dole Dippers (the little black dress of fruit) partnered for this exciting sweepstakes and sale!!
The quality is amazing (even though it’s only $12) + the shipping was pretty quick so it’s an easy last minute affordable buy for a surprise event or commitment!
My black python clutch is from Michael Kors and no longer available but I found two similar styles below that are actually more wallet friendly + great quality. I love when affordable picks actually look expensive.
My gorgeous bling is courtesy of Jade Treasures. I love when affordable jewels look expensive and these stunning gold bangle bracelets with crystal stone accents do just the trick! They are great to add a little sparkle to any look!
Happy Monday Babes ♥ I am so excited to share this shoot because I finally spotted one of the most popular places to snap photos at in LA…the Made In LA sign over in WeHo! It’s funny after I moved out of WeHo + to Burbank, I found all of the cool spots to shoot at there haha oh well, guess that just means weekend field trips to West Hollywood! :p
I can’t get enough of this striped Merona top from Target. Crazy to think it’s become one of my favorite summer tops considering it’s only $10 (I am stocking up on this style of tank in a variety of prints + colors it fits so well and it is such great quality)!
I feel similarly about my Old Navy Rockstar Jeans. For years they have been my go-to without fail. They have survived countless washes, date nights, weekend adventures + traveling cross country…they are truly my favorite pair of jeans + I stocked up on them in every color 🙂