Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Style Must Haves: Winter Edition

With winter approaching FAST, I bet most of you fashionistas are wondering, how am I going to bundle up to stay warm, without looking frumpy? After seeing one of my favorite, fellow bloggers Naty Michele's most recent post about '10 Winter Must Haves' I figured I would do my own personal version.

Toggle Coats: In the past, this style of coat has been more for toddler to elementary school kid chic, but now can be found at almost any and all department stores for women and men. Gorgeous black, nude, red, and purple hues make for wonderful winter wear. This Victoria's Secret toggle should definitely be at the top of your Christmas List!

Envelope Clutches: These statement bags are a definite MUST. I'm in love with their look and shape. Over the last few years we went from oversized handbag trends to now more of a minimalism look. Though it's oversized for a clutch, the envelope shape and thinness is just the right size for a girls night out or romantic dinner with your main man. Great for nights out for carrying few items. This Jennifer Lopez snakeskin envelope clutch is SO cute and versatile! 

Oversized Sweaters: Who doesn't love an oversized sweater? I mean, really. Us girls love wearing boyfriend's/husband's big baggy sweatshirts as frequent as possible, and lucky for us, these are a great alternative, and much more feminine. You'll love the comfy, cozy, feeling and feel stylish knowing this must have is a winter trend. Check out this adorable black and white piece from Urban Outfitters!

Fringe Boots: I have never been a real fan of fringe anything, but once I started seeing fringe boots on display everywhere I went, I was sold. They look so great on and can be worn in so many different looks! Pair with a sweater dress and tights, or over some skinnies with an oversized sweater, you can rock these boots so many ways! I'm obsessed with these red fringe booties from Qupid at Pacsun.

Printed Blazers: Blazers in general can turn a casual, jean and top combo into a fabulous look when wearing the right one. Printed blazers are a real statement piece this season, and I am DYING for this soft, floral blazer from SABO SKIRT.

Beanies: We all hated wearing them as children, but now they're slowly but surely becoming our adult best friend. Not only do they keep your head warm, but they look cute on. Finding the right beanie can often be a  challenge due to many details such as color, fit, how they hang off your head, etc. Nonetheless finding the perfect one will only complete your winter wardrobe. Forever 21 has what seems like an endless supply of beanies for the season, including this awesome one seen here.

Statement Earrings: Personally, I've always chosen huge, dangling earrings over flat studs. I love how elegant or pretty they look and can make you feel. Wearing the right statement earrings can really transform an outfit, and even a basic hairdo like a pony tail. These Vera Wang Gold Tone Swag earrings are on sale for $7.20 what a steal!!!

Trends are always changing and evolving so hopefully this style update helped some of you!

Have a fabulous rest of the week followers/readers!


Sunday, November 25, 2012


Hey dolls! So I obviously have been slacking this month on posting :( SO sorry! I've been distracted between working my new job, celebrating my little one's 2nd birthday, and two short vacations in the past week! My boyfriend and I had a short weekend getaway to Vermont, where I was excited to shoot a post complete with mountains in the background, HOWEVER as soon as we arrived we noticed our camera was dead. Bummer! We then a few days later headed up north to Michigan to visit my family, which ended up being amazing! I missed them so much! My stylish cousin, Jenny surprised me with a clothing giveaway of pieces she loved but needed to get rid of and I just so happened to end up being a lucky receiver! No doubt there will be a few sporadic pieces from her in my next posts!

Today, since I slept in and did not make it to church I kept my look casual, but definitely cute. COZY is the best word to describe it (of course with the exception of my heels). I'm loving all neutral looks this fall. Since wearing neutrals all year long is acceptable, it's also a very classic style as well. 

What I wore:
Top - Alexander Wang
Sweater - Vertigo Paris
Pants - Marshalls
Bow heels - Elle (Kohl's; old)
Necklace - Forever21
Bracelet - Hand-me-down; old

How was Thanksgiving break for all my fellow bloggers? Hopefully as happy and full of love as mine! I'm definitely feeling blessed this time of year! Have a great week fashionistas ;)