Happy Monday Loves + Happy Summer! ♥ I have been busy getting myself into a new fitness + healthy living routine…talk about a challenge but I am doing it. From finding a new gym to literally gutting my kitchen of all junk food, I am ready to finally get that ‘summer bod‘ back on track (better late than never…right? :p) Anyways, that’s why I haven’t been blogging as much since I am trying to jump into my new lifestyle which with work takes a little bit of a time commitment #TheStruggleIsReal…honestly, there just aren’t enough hours in the day! But…something there is most certainly time for? A new summer look that combines some of my favorite trends of the season – Off The Shoulder Tops + Platform Wedges!
This look is one of my favorites as of late…it’s comfy, casual + is great for those business casual days at the office or just for hanging with friends or date night. My top is from Wild Blue Denim but is no longer available so I linked to some similar styles below 🙂 I paired it with a bandage skirt since I feel like I haven’t worn one in a while and figure why not right? 😉
Happy Monday ♥ Time for another busy week but I am actually excited about the weekend being over because it means we are that much closer to Thursday which is when my dad is flying out from NY to visit me! I am SO excited since this is going to be the first time he has seen me in LA since we road tripped here for my big move 2 years ago (it’s officially 2 years as of June 8th)! Crazy how time flies huh? Here’s to TWO years + many more successful years to come in LA LA Land! Anyways, my dad will finally see his little girl all grown up with her own place (and TWO walk in closets), settled in just fine. Maybe there will be a new ‘walk in’ closet for every year I am in LA…hopefully next year brings three haha I am sure I will accumulate plenty of more clothes + shoes by then :p
I spent the weekend trying to get my apartment in tip-top shape…I have never felt so domestic lol Between cleaning, laundry + cooking, I am officially ready to change my name to ‘Missy Stewart‘ haha move over Martha 😉
Besides hanging home I did a little shopping at one of my favorite stores to get the best ‘Looks For Less‘…Old Navy!
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 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 Thursday! I am keeping this post short + sweet because I am practically falling asleep while writing this (no joke…check out my Instagram story…it was a struggle to decide to post since I’m so exhausted from work this week)! I am working on planning a bunch of events (totally fun but definitely draining haha) and figuring out a strategy for Instagram Stories which I am currently obsessed with! I was never a huge SnapChat fan and now Instagram Stories is practically the same thing except all in one place and you can get higher viewership without building up a whole new following! YASSS!