Thursday, December 18, 2014

Christmas Party Style

With this weekend being the official last-Holiday-party-weekend-before-Christmas, I thought I'd round up some of my favorite Holiday inspired posts.


When it comes to Holiday party attire, it's safe to turn to sparkles or faux leather - bonus points for metallic shoes! (And an honorable mention for last year's jumpsuit obsession.) While midi's and faux leather pants are investment pieces I'll wear over and over again, it's nice to be able to turn to dress rentals for stand out pieces.

What Christmas party style are you turning to this season?


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

NYE Party Dress

Would you believe me if I told you NYE is two weeks from today? (yikes!) It comes and goes every year, and I always wait to the last minute to make plans and end up scrambling for an outfit. Not this year though, The Stylist LA has me covered!


This year I've been all about the sparkles when it comes to my Holiday party attire, and lately I can't get enough of silver. This silver sequined Parker dress is so fun and flirty, with a total twenties vibe. And what better way to ring in the New Year than with a party dress Gatsby, himself, would be proud of?

Parker Dress via The Stylist LA (borrow for $75) c/o
Aldo Shoes



Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Stripes + Fur

I wore this outfit for Thanksgiving and can't believe I'm just now getting around to posting it. It proved to be the perfect cute/casual look for a day spent with friends, family, and plenty of eating. 

I love this striped shirt (as you can probably tell from my wearing it all the time!) Best of all, it was only $16. #winning I'm seriously considering picking up a couple more to have on stock, just because I know I'll never find one so perfect. Speaking of perfect, don't you just love Sole Society? I realized that most of my accessories are from there, and there's good reason for that. These boots and bag are from last season, but I've linked to similar styles at SS below.


By the way, I have some super cute items for sale in my Poshmark closet, including some amazing faux leather leggings from Piperlime that I ended up with two pairs of, since I had purchased them already when they sent me pair! 

Happy Shopping!

Shirt: Nordstrom // Jeans: Tarjay // Boots: Sole Society (old) love these & these
Sunnies: Sole Society, c/o // Bag: Sole Society (old) super similar
Bracelet: ILY Couture // Necklace & Earrings: Tarjay (old)
Watch: Michael Kors // Ring: San Diego Street Fair

Friday, December 12, 2014

Christmas Photos: Through The Years

For years, decorating the family Christmas tree has been one of my favorite traditions. Since I was a child, it's been part of a huge tradition in our family that goes something like this: pick up granny, set out assorted Christmas cookies, order take out, then deck the halls tree. And every time, once it was finished, granny would declare "it's the prettiest tree I've ever seen."

Granny is no longer with us, but our tradition has lived on, and I still head up to mom and dad's every year to help them decorate. I still have my tree to decorate too, but I love it, so the double tree duty doesn't bother me.


A couple of weeks ago, Boohoo contacted me about recreating an old Christmas photo, and gave me this sweater to help me recreate one. My mom set out to start looking for photos, and what's funny is that all she could find were photos of me either in front of the tree or on Santa's lap. (I almost went the route of an awkward 28 year old crawling up on ol' Santi's lap, but for the sake of my husband and his embarrassment, I refrained myself.) 

Head over to Boohoo to check out all their amazing Christmas sweaters, which I fully intend to pick up a few more of. They have the cutest fair isle, and snowflake patterns, with a huge assortment of sweaters that are sure to get you into the Christmas spirit! 

Btw, what's your favorite Christmas tradition?

Sweater: Boohoo, c/o

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Sales For the Procrastinator (Plus Gifting Under $50!)

I'm happy to report that I have finished all of my Christmas shopping - with the exception of one or two things I need to pick up for the parents and in-laws. I understand that some of you may just be getting started though, so I've rounded up some fabulous sales that are currently going on. Along with my top picks for gift giving - all under $50! 

Happy Shopping!


  • Ann Taylor50% off full-price sweaters and pants with code JOYFUL50// extra 40% off sale
  • Anthropologie: 25% off all sweaters and an extra 30% off sale styles with code EXTRAMERRY
  • ASOS20% off select brands, including Boss Orange, French Connection, and  Zadig & Voltaire
  • Banana Republic: 35% off with code BRMOMENT
  • French Connection: Up to 40% off select styles
  • Gap40% off with code FESTIVE
  • J.Crew: Up to 30% off with code MERRYMERRY
  • J.Crew Factory 30% off everything including new arrivals
  • Kate Spade Saturday
    • $25 off $100
    • $50 off $150
    • $75 off $200

  • LOFTfull-price sweaters and tops 50% off // plus an extra 50% off sale styles
  • Madewell: UP TO 30% off with code GOFORIT
  • Nordstrom: Up to 40% off select new markdowns
  • Piperlime30% off select holiday styles with code CELEBRATE
  • Net-a-Porter: Up to 50% off and free shipping/returns
  • Stuart Weitzman
    • 35% off the first pair 
    • 45% off each additional pair (select styles only)

  • Neiman Marcus: Up to 50% off regular-price items
    • up to 65% off cashmere.


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Little Black Holiday Dress

The time has come for our annual Black and White party, 
and this year it's all about the sequins.


There's really no replacement for the classic LBD. She's a staple piece that has stood the test of time. Still, there's no reason you can't kick it up with a sparkly sequin number, and there's no better time to shine than the Holiday season.

Lately I find myself turning to dress rentals versus buying my own. (Mainly because if I add another dress to my closet, it may collapse on itself!) Luckily, The Stylist LA has come to my rescue, providing so many cute options for all sorts of occasions. #ProblemSolved

Be sure to head over and check out their sweet selections, like this dress - borrowed for $60! Stay tuned for another fun look I'll be sporting this season, thanks to The Stylist LA.

Dress: Adelyn Rae via The Stylist LA, c/o // Heels: "Romy" Shoemint (old)

Monday, December 8, 2014

Holiday Casual

This year, it seems I've turned to green over red, when it comes to restocking my Holiday wardrobe - and this oversized knit sweater follows suit.


In my book, you just can't go wrong with oversized knits. They are so cozy and chic. I'm particularly crazy about this green one - which is just perfect for a super casual Holiday party. I wish I had scooped it up in multiple colors!

Btw, I've been stepping out of the "neutral" world playing around with bold lips lately. It's a little out of my comfort zone, since I'm totally a nude lip kind of girl, but I'm pretty crazy about this color from Vincent Longo. What do you think?

Sweater: Chicwish // Pants: (old) // Sunnies: Sole Society, c/o
Boots: Michael Kors via TJ Maxx, similar // Bag: LuLu's, c/o - exact
Earrings: Sears, c/o (sold out) // Lips: Vincent Longo "Vanguard", c/o
 
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