Photos by SukiLynn
Dress: ASOS; Boots: Sam Edelman; Bag: Rebecca Minkoff; Necklace: Bauble Bar; Watch: Michele; Earrings: Gorjana; Ring: Henri Bendel; Sunglasses: Chanel, old; Nails: OPI Ink
My favorite part of a season coming to an end is always the amazing sales! I’ve noticed over the past couple of weeks that several stores are putting wintery items on the sale racks….jackets, boots, and gloves! I look at this as a great opportunity to see what my pieces my closet needs for the next season and stock up! I snagged these over the knee boots on a recent sale, knowing that if I don’t have much more time to wear them this season that I will already have them come next fall!
What items are you looking to buy at all the end of season sales?!
Photography by Sukilynn
Jacket: ASOS; Tee: Madewell; Jeans: Express; Heels: Christian Louboutin; Necklace: Lana; Lariat: Lana; Belt: Gap; Bag: Saint Laurent; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban; Watch: Michele; Hermes Cuff; Ring: Henri Bendel; Earrings: Gorjana; Lips: MAC Ruby Woo; Nails: OPI Inked
I didn’t even know how to prepare for the weather in NYC.
The day I checked the weather app on my iPhone, it said that one of the days while I was here that the weather would be 1 degree. 1 DEGREE. Did you hear me?! 1 FREAKING DEGREE. I don’t even know how to process 1 degree?! What does a person do with 1 degree?!
You pack some faux fur. That’s what you do.
You dress in a all black and splash in some fancy red wherever you can….and you cross your fingers, and you bundle up, and you hope for the best.
Pray for me….pray for me and my warm blooded soul this weekend.
1 EFFING DEGREE! (Sorry, I just can’t get over it.)
What are your tips for staying warm, yet still looking fashionable?!
Blazer: via Couture in a Can; Tee: The Fifth; Jeans: c/o Express; Booties: Steve Madden; Belt: Gap, old; Clutch: c/o Rafe, old; Watch: Michele; Hermes Cuff; Earrings: Gorjana; Necklace: Bauble Bar; Lips: MAC Ruby Woo; Nails: OPI Ink; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban
2 things I can’t live without:
- Boyfriend Jeans
But when you throw in leopard print on top of that….its almost too much for my fashionable heart to handle.
And gimme red lips, too? Oh. Em. Gee.
Jacket: Zara; Tunic: Show Me Your Mumu; Leggings: Spanx; Boots: TopShop Unique via Net-A-Porter, old; Necklace: Bauble Bar; Small Necklace: Lana; Bag: Rebecca Minkoff; Sunglasses: Burberry, old; Rings: Gorjana; Watch: Michele; Earrings: Gorjana; Hermes Cuff; Nails: OPI Ink
Several stores have already started teasing me with Spring ’15 arrivals…..AND IT’S KILLING ME!
A recent browsing turned shopping session at Zara got infused with spring fever when I laid my eyes on this great powder blue coat….I couldn’t resist it…I couldn’t fight it….and by golly, I was gonna find some way to work it into my winter wardrobe! (Remember when I had to also do that a couple weeks ago in this post?!)
I assumed the over the knee suede boots could kick any spring outfit’s ass and make it winter appropriate…am I right?!
Trench: Kensie, old; Sweater: Nasty Gal; Leather Pants: Nordstrom x Topshop; Boots: Guess; Bag: Nasty Gal; Earrings: Gorjana; Watch: Michele; Necklace: Bauble Bar; Ring: Gorjana; Nails: OPI Big Apple Red; Lips: MAC Ruby Woo; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban
A couple years ago while I was shopping a MAD (and I do mean insane, mad!) sale at Macy’s with my mama, I snagged this red trench coat for about $36. It had been marked down from like $129, to $99, to $75, and then if I used my Macy’s card I got an additional 40% off…or something like that. Regardless of the ridiculous details, it was practically free! I remember looking at my mom and being like, “I really don’t NEED a red trench coat in my closet, but I feel like when it’s this adorable AND this cheap, you kindof have to buy it, right?!” And all thoughts of necessity went out the window.
Fast forward about 3-4 years, and this red trench coat is still one of my favorites in my outerwear closet….it spices up any basic look, gives a pop of color that you can’t resist, and without a doubt, is a full-on showstopper.
$36 bucks well spent, if you ask me!
Top: c/o Marchesa for ShopStyle (Identical available at Nordstrom Rack); Pants: Old Navy, old (Similar); Heels: c/o Nine West; Clutch: c/o French Connection, old; Watch: Michele; Hermes Cuff; Double Bar Cuff: Gorjana; Kyle Bow Necklace: Gorjana; Zig-Zag Necklace: Gorjana; Earrings: Gorjana; Ring: Henri Bendel, old; Glasses: Chanel, old; Lips: Nars Timanfaya; Nails: Orly Kiss the Bride
This week it was hit an almost record breaking 80 degrees in Dallas (sorry to my Northeasterners about Juno!), and I’ve had to put most of my cold weather clothing on a temporary hiatus.
It was the perfect week to mix & match one of my favorite (and seriously ANCIENT) pairs of cargo pants from Old Navy with a girly silk blouse….then spruce it up with a pop of color in my shoes! I was so excited about a slice of Spring weather, and didn’t want to go too over the top…I think I balanced it out well, right?!
When the temperatures warm up in your city, what’s the first item you’ll be wearing?
Sweater: Milk & Honey Boutique; Top: c/o Nasty Gal; Jeans: 7FAM; Shoes: c/o ShoeDazzle; Bag: Saint Laurent; Earrings: Gorjana; Ring: Gorjana; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban; Nails: OPI Big Apple Red; Lips: MAC Ruby Woo
Another week, another Monday.
One of the perks of my many jobs that I have is that, typically, I never have to dress up past denim. But one of the challenges of this is continually finding ways to spruce up yet another pair of jeans.
There are days that I want to forget the casual and wear a pencil skirt, or a suit, or a great fitting, business casual dress…..but sadly, its just impractical for meetings and the radio station! But on this particular day, I found a way to wear the ladylike elements of a 9-5 gal, but pair them with my traditional denim!
How do you give your denim a dressed up look?
Hoodie: c/o Express; Tank: c/o Express; Athletic Bra: c/o Express; Leggings: c/o Express; Watch: Modify Watches; Sneakers: Nike; Earrings: Gorjana; Necklace: Lana; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban; Nails: OPI Big Apple Red
When it comes to most situations in life, you gotta pay to play. For me and my life, this saying is best suited to eating versus working out….and if I want to tex-mex & margaritas 3 times a week, then I gotta get my ass to a gym just as much…if not more!
And with all my New Year’s resolutions in full effect, now is as good a time as ever to get back into a routine with a weekly workout regimen! But before I hit the pavement and for for a jog, or hit the gym with my personal trainer, new workout clothes are obviously necessary…am I right or am I right?!
Luckily, right in time for my return to the world of fitness, Express has launched their Core Performance Collection where (thankfully!) “fashion meets fitness!” And not only does Express and their collection offer sport bras, to running leggings, to zip-up jackets, but in case you need some motivation, the website includes great workout tips!
But honestly, is there any better motivation than new workout clothes?! Whoever said that fashion has no place in the gym has clearly never been a style blogger!
What style approach do you take in the gym?
Jacket: Zara; Bodysuit: Nasty Gal; Jeans: 7FAM; Heels: Schutz, old ; Necklace: Bauble Bar; Bag: Rebecca Minkoff; Earrings: Gorjana; Rings: Gorjana; Watch: Michele; Hermes Cuff; Nails: OPI Big Apple Red; Sunnies: Ray-Ban via J.Crew
Ahhhhh, the classics.
Lately it seems as if I have been retrieving the same items from my closet time after time: An oversized blazer, hug-every-curve denim, and the perfect nude accents. It’s simple, it’s timeless, and its classic.
And aren’t those the pieces that a wardrobe is ultimately built around? The never-fail, stand the test of time, and style, essentials?
What’s your go-to look as of lately?
Blazer: ASOS, old; Skirts: Cameo; Tee: Vince; Boots: Dolce Vita; Bag: Saint Laurent; Necklace: Lana; Watch: Michele; Hermes Cuff; Ring: Gorjana; Earrings: Gorjana; Nails: OPI Every Month is Oktoberfest; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban
Don’t you hate when someone says, “Patience is a virtue,” or “It will be worth the wait?”
These phrases usually drive me mad, as I am probably the most impatient person there is…especially when it comes to clothing. Thankfully, my shopping habits are pretty trained in the “buy now, wear now” mentality, meaning I shop in the moment…for the now…aka, for TONIGHT…which means, I never have to wait to wear a new, favorite article of clothing!
But every once and a while I slip out of this train of thought and purchase something knowing that it will be perfect upon a climate change, or for a certain trip or vacation. Example: This Cameo skirt.
I knew it was absolutely spot on for spring time, and I already had an outfit planned with exactly how I would style it. But quite frankly, its been sitting on a rolling rack in my apartment taunting me…and one night, I couldn’t take it anymore. I decided that I was gonna try to mix it up with some cold weather attire and boots and take it for a spin….NOW!
How’d I do?!