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:
Since moving to LA I learned that just because the weather is warm and makes me want to wear dresses and bright colors all the time, LA natives rarely do! Isn’t it funny how NYers crave the warmth and light layers while LA natives desperately want to wear dark hues, coats and winter wear? I guess it’s like the old saying goes…you always want what you don’t have huh? 😉
I always thought wearing all black was a bit morbid but hey maybe it can be a little sexy? I am obsessed with this long sleeve criss cross top from AMI Clubwear — clearly it’s become a trend as of recent because I have been seeing tops like this all over…a few of my favorites are below!
I paired it with my favorite ‘going’ out pants…leggings haha (who said leggings can’t be sexy)! These leather leggings from Hue are great for work or play and paired with this top make for one #flawless look that’s both comfortable yet stylish!
With an all black look, the accessories really have to P O P + make a statement…these AMI Clubwear silver gladiator heels certainly do the trick! They are super comfortable (shocking I know) AND they can match with everything!! Win / Win!
M o n d a y…every week I feel like it comes sooner and sooner. I’ve been MIA this past week…sometimes you need to just take a step back, relax and take a moment to breath. After a busy week at work, a mini trip to San Francisco and experiencing my first ever USC football game over the weekend (I am a true Cali gal now :p) it’s about time I got back to the blog. A week long break was long enough 😉
As if the title and this outfit didn’t already speak for itself, the second I put together this look I instantly thought ‘Grease Lightening’! The leather pants and bomber jacket remind me of the movie Grease haha This leather look was shot last fall on Long Island (amazing the outfits I still have in my iPhoto library). Even though it is an oldie, it is still a goodie. These Hue Leatherette Leggings are my fall go to. They are comfy, sexy and now as the temperature in LA drops, they are perfect to wear.
Happy Thursday Honey Bees…somewhat appropriate for today’s post entitled ‘Buzz Buzz’. As if it weren’t already obvious, I’m rocking some black & yellow today and other than reminding me of the lyrics ‘black & yellow, black & yellow, black & yellow’ from Wiz Khalifa (somewhat rap obsessed), this look reminded me of a honey bee 😉 Little Fun Fact…Melissa in Greek apparently means Honey Bee, got to love when your parents buy you little poems and sayings as a child telling you all about yourself before you even know who you truly are! Ok, so this shot is my all time favorite! I looked and thought wow I look confident and sexy…while I try to have that attitude everyday, sometimes it doesn’t always happen, but in today’s post it definitely shined through, don’t you think? My bright yellow jeggings are from Hue. I love their bottoms because they flatter every figure…stretch is always a must for me when it comes to find the perfect pant, you want them to hug all the right places…work it at all times. My black silk top with a sexy little cut out in the middle is from ASOS. I’m definitely not adventurous enough to wear it without a black bandeau underneath, but I think it still does the trick. Back to my Rebecca Minkoff obsession. Another fun fact…I own the ‘Mini Mac Bag‘ in 4 different colors and I am still always tempted to buy more. It is a great going out bag; whether it’s a day trip or just a girls night, it has enough room for beauty essentials, your keys, wallet and anything else a gal may need. These fab black lace up heels are from Target! I love when designers make ‘Look For Less’ collections with affordable stores and these beauties are from the Prabal Gurung for Target collaboration a year or so ago.Shop My Look Below<3