Black and Blush

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I love the contrast between the black and blush in this outfit.  I am a strong believer that black goes with everything.  This blouse and high waisted pant would have paired great with nude shoes as well.  The black is just my preference.

Items found in this post at:

Rick Owens Coat at Thecorner.com

Zimmermann Rhythm Sateen Pant at Zimmermannwaer.com

Saint Laurent Cabas Chyc medium leather shopper at net-a-porter.com

Casadei Closed Toe at Shoescribe.com

ALDO Elysien Ring at Aldoshoes.com

Wolf & Moon Double Triangle Earrings – gold/black Glitter at Silkfred.com

Second Female Print Blouse at Graziashop.com

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Vest

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I really like vests and always have. This past year they have taken a new form and I love it. My favorites are the long ones. Vests are great for layering and can be paired with everything. You can dress them up or dress them down and they look great on everyone. Here are some of my favorites vests out now.

Items used in this post found at:

TOPSHOP Sleeveless Ponte Jacket at topshop.com

Jean Paul Gaultier Soleil polka dot long gauze vest at farfetch.com

Whistles Clean Longline Leather Gilet at whistles.com

Open stitch plus size sweater vest at maurices.com

Mariana Jungmann Leather Draped Vest at wolfandbadger.com

Shearling gilet at net-a-porter.com

Todd Lynn ‘Nightshade’ waistcoat jacket at farfetch.com

Dale of Norway Jeger Vest at backcountry.com

Band of Outsiders Cotton-blend sleeveless trench coat at theoutnet.com

Acne Studios Faith metallic coated mohair and wool-blend vest at theoutnet.com

Barbara I Gongini ‘Curro’ vest at farfetch.com

Slater Zorn Sleeveless Long Vest at slaterzorn.com

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Effortless Style 1

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I see this look all the time and I love it.  The best trick to looking like the most effortlessly stylish girl in the room is to pair dressy bottoms with a worn crew neck sweatshirt or tee shirt.  I am all about versatility.  Before I purchase a bottom I have to be able to style it with at least two other things that I already have in my closet.   I do that because I want to get my money’s worth out of the garment.  However, we have all been shopping for a special occasion and found that perfect over the top bottom that we just had to have.  Before you know it that dressy bottom that you loved so much finds a home in the back of the closet never to be worn again.  Whether it is sequin shorts, a velvet skirt, or colored leather pants they will all pair great with sweat shirt or tee shirt.  Play around with some of your old sweat shirts and tee shirts and you’ll see that with the right accessories, those dressy bottoms will become your favorite go to items.

Photos used in this post found at:

Black blazer and shorts: lolobu.com

Laughing: lecatch.com

Black sweatshirt and red pant: stylepantry.com

Grey tee shirt and nude shoes: lamodallamafia.com

Holy Chic tee shirt: media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com

Grey sweatshirt and black Shoes: everydayfacts.wordpress.com

Black hat and red pants: chictopia.com

Red purse and red shoes: lookastic.com

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Full Skirts

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Ever since I was a little girl I have loved full skirts!  When I was little I used to refer to them as “cheerleader skirts”.  I just remember being so fascinated by how playful they were and how they swayed as you walked.  I cannot even begin to explain how the feeling I use to get as a young girl twirling around in my skirt!  So you only imagine my excitement when I noticed that they are now trending on tons of fashion sites!  I like the full skirt option compared to a tight mini.  Tight mini skirts will always have a special place in my heart, however they are not appropriate for all occasions.  Full skirts long or short can be perfect for any occasion if styled right.  

Items used  in this post found at:

Tibi Escalante Stripe Full Skirt at shoplesnouvelles.com

Diane Von Furstenberg Knee Length Skirt at thecorner.com

Plein Sud a-line skirt at farfetch.com

Chicwish Faux Leather Belted Midi Skirt in Olive at chicwish.com

Temperley London Leather skirt at theoutnet.com

Balmain Black Leather Pleated Skirt at montaignemarket.com

MONOMANIA – Deconstructed Bomber Mini-Skirt at hlorenzo.com

Grey Pleated Skirt in Wool at yoins.com

FAUSTO PUGLISI Leather/Wool Pleated Mini-Skirt at stylebop.com

KENZO Coated Wool Bubble Skirt at stylebop.com

MSGM printed A-line skirt at farfetch.com

Red Valentino Velvet Printed Bubble Skirt at harrods.com

Kenzo ‘Monster’ flared skirt at farfetch.com

Chicwish Denim Skater Skirt in Blue at chicwish.com

Fausto Puglisi short asymmetric skirt at farfetch.com

H&M Bell-shaped skirt at hm.com

MSGM textured skirt at farfetch.com

MSGM Color Block Cotton Skirt at stylebop.com

Print Skirt at allydress.com

Alice + Olivia Pleated leather mini skirt at theoutnet.com

Chicwish Daisy Embossed Skater Mini Skirt in Red at chicwish.com

Karl Lagerfeld Abby faux leather-trimmed jacquard-knit skirt at theoutnet.com

Chicwish Quilted Faux Leather Mini Skater Skirt in Black at chicwish.com

Fausto Puglisi asymmetric skirt at farfetch.com

Chicwish Symphony Scrolled Hem Mini Skirt at chicwish.com

MARNI Abstract Printed Skirt at brownsfashion.com

House of Ronald Bullet Skirt at wolfandbadger.com

Chicwish La Diva Pleated Maxi Full Skirt in Green at chicwish.com

Chicwish Amore Tulle Midi Skirt in Ice Orange at chicwish.com

Amitis patchwork wool-felt midi skirt at net-a-porter.com

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Two Piece Sets

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In the past year, two piece outfits have been so popular. I must say I am a huge fan of them. My favorite ones are the solid color crop tops with the matching high waist skirts. Lately I have been seeing a lot of patterns of two piece outfits that I like too. Two piece outfits are great because you don’t have to think about them too much, just find shoes. Weather you like shorts, skirts, or pants there is a fabulous two piece out there for you. Here are some two pieces that I found that I really like.

Items used in this post found at:

Black and White Skirt at asos.com

Nude Set at chiccoutureonline.com

Shorts Set at boohoo.com

White Set at asos.com

Blue and Red Set at shopkosmios.com

Green Set at Klosetenvy.com

Black and White Hoodie Set at pnkelephant.com

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Winter Essentials

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My winter essentials are camel color coats, leg warmers, long vests, scarves, nude nail polish, and any type of boots. Of course during the winter months the goal is to stay warm and be cute at the same time. During winter I always love layering and making out of season pieces work with winter ones. I love mixing bold colors with different shades of grey and black and I am so obsessed with long nude nails. I am excited to see all the different combinations I come up with my winter essential this year.

Items used in this post found at:

Jarbo Coat at farfetch.com

Merona Oversized Plaid Scarf at Target.com

Burberry Grey Booties at couture.zappos.com

Zara Hand Made Long Waistcoat. at Zara.com

Black Rag & Bone Wool Leg Warmers at therealreal.com

Uniqlo Heat Tech Knitted Grey Leg Warmer at Uniqlo.com

Opi Nail Polish at  asos.com

Black Sid Neigum Square Vest at farfetch.com

River Island Cocoon Coat at RiverIsland.com

Gianvito Rossi Over Knee Boot at Brownsfashion.com

Check Wrap Scarf at Yoins.com

Butter London at thehut.com

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Pjs

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It has been brought to my attention multiple times that I need to purchase pajamas. The thing is I don’t like to buy them and they cost too much. In most women’s eyes they are an essential. I guess I have just gotten so accustomed to picking through my husbands old shirts to find my night attire. I am a strong believer of if you dress better you feel better. That applies at home too, so I have been looking all over to find some I like. Do not get me wrong the oversized 1X shirt will still be in rotation. I can not help it they are too comfortable to let go. Here are some of my favorites I have found so far.

Items used in this post found at:

Oberjey Gisele Boxer-Short Jersey Pj Set at Neimanmarcus.com

Make + Model Warm Me Up  Pjs at Nordstrom.com

Kensie Cozy Applique Thermal Pjs at Nordstrom.com

Betsey Johnson Waffle Knit Thermal Pjs at Nordstrom.com

Aby Alfani French Terry Pj set at Macys.com

Cotton Mayfair Boxer Pjs at Victoriasecret.com

Ava Flannel Check Oversized Night Shirt at boohoo.com

 

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Ugly Sweaters

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This is the one time a year in fashion where the uglier the better. I have already been invited to at least three ugly sweater parties. Five years ago I would have never thought ugly sweater parties would be such a hit, but now everyone is having them. Me being the fashionista that I am I don’t care how ugly the sweater is I still have to look fabulous. Have fun when picking your ugly sweater and keep in mind you can make anything look good with a little imagination. Here are some ugly sweater outfits I came up with.

Items used in this post found at:

Outfit 1

Red Cute Winter Warm Womens Reindeer Ugly Christmas Sweater at pinkqueen.com

Women’s Topshop ‘Ronnie’ Faux Leather Biker Jacket at nordstrom.com

GIVENCHY Crystal Star Earrings With Pendant at luisaviaroma.com

Burberry Heritage Check Cashmere Scarf at burberry.com

7 for all mankind THE SKINNY Slim fit jeans star shadow at zalando.co.uk

Adornia Silver Blondie Ring at ahalife.com

Onyx Lasso Bracelet at pinkice.com

Carolyn Pollack Jewelry Sing, Live, Dance, Love Necklace at carolynpollack.com

Burberry City Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch/38MM at saksfifthavenue.com

Laura Mercier Smoky Suede Eye Collection Palette at johnlewis.com

Women’s Michael Kors ‘Large Miranda’ Colorblock Leather Bucket Bag at nordstrom.com

NARS Cosmetics Radiant Creamy Concealer at lookfantastic.com

La Bella Donna Mineral Mascara at zappos.com

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Ishtar Ruched Suede Knee-High Boots at brownsfashion.com

Outfit 2

Santa Panda Very Merry Sweatshirt at idilvice.com

Givenchy Beauty Liner Couture Precision Felt Tip Eyeliner at net-a-porter.com

LAUREN by Ralph Lauren Il Pellicano 31mm Etched Metal Clickit Hoops st 6pm.com

Eddie Borgo Black Enamel Two Finger Ring at intermixonline.com

Miu Miu Over-the-Knee Suede Boots at mytheresa.com

Christian Louboutin Rouge Louboutin Nail Color at saksfifthavenue.com

Pretty Polly Curves Gloss Pantyhose at barenecessities.com

Current/Elliott + Charlotte Gainsbourg The Short leather shorts at net-a-porter.com

Dolce & Gabbana Leopard Print Large ‘Anna’ Bag at profilefashion.com

Michael Kors Watches Large Skylar Bracelet Watch at julesb.co.uk

Outfit 3

Sweater at Pinterest.com

Handbag at chanel.com

Marc Jacobs Shorts at vestiairecollective.com

Givenchy Nude Leather Shark Lock Column Wedge Boots at ssense.com

Triwa SORT OF BLACK GOLD Watchfarben at zalando.co.uk

TOM FORD Extreme mascara at selfridges.com

House of Harlow 1960 Jewelry Meteora Drop Earrings at metroparkusa.com

Burberry Grainy Leather Wraparound Bracelet at burberry.com

Bohemian Deer Antler Pinky Ring at stylemoi.nu

Gorjana Anika Stackable Ring Set at barneyswarehouse.com

Tom Ford Cheek Color at bloomingdales.com

Tom Ford Beauty Ruby Rush Lip Color Matte at bergdorfgoodman.com

Tom Ford Beauty Correcting Pen at bergdorfgoodman.com

Cartier Love Bracelet at therealreal.com

Berkshire Queen Fishnet Pantyhose at barenecessities.com

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What to wear to the Holiday Party

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Finding an outfit for a holiday party can be a pain. They are a pain because I always ask myself “what am I going to wear”? “Do I already have something that I can make work”? “Do I have enough money to get something new to wear”?!! Those are the 3 questions that go through my head when someone mentions a holiday party. Holiday parties are fun because of obvious reasons, you get to dress up, do your makeup, and do everything else that goes with the word party. The key is not to stress out about the attire whether it is job holiday party or one you are attending with friends. What I like to do first is look in my closet to see what or if I have any options to work with without spending any money. As much as I shop that often works for me. However, every now and then I can not come up with anything. I then look at all my favorite stores to see what great versatile items are on sale. The thing about shopping for holiday parties is you always want to keep in mind, can I wear this again? I never want to buy something for a holiday party that I can not add something to make it look different. There are so many options to choose from that you can later transform for a night with the girls, date night with your boo, or even work. Here are some items I would love to wear at my next holiday party.

Items used in this found at:

Grace Mesh Sleeve Top at bebe.com

Lace Cowl Jacket at bebe.com

Suzy Crop Tee at nastygal.com

Sequin Jumpsuit at asos.com

Yale Lace Panel Fit and Flare Dress at Nordstrom.com

 

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How to Remove Lipstick from Clothing

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It doesn’t happen often to me but when it does it is always my favorite shirt or scarf and I literally feel like I want to die when I see it. It is never nude lipstick it is always bright red or hot pink and it is screaming hello! Removing lipstick from a shirt can be such a pain because the more you try to gently rub it out or blot it you just work itself more and more into the fabric. The very same reason you love that creamy vibrant shade of lip color is the very reason why it is so hard to get out of clothing. Oils, waxes, and pigments which are all lipstick ingredients create completely different type of stains (housecleaningcentral.com). There is a easy solution to this that actually works on clothing that does not have to be dry-cleaned. Hair spray will remove lipstick from clothing. Spray the fabric with hair spray and let it sit for a few minutes. Then dab the stain and place in the washer (hapererbazaar.com).

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