Friday, December 12, 2014

Sweater Weather

For the Thanksgiving holiday, we headed down to the desert.  We had a wonderful turkey day dinner with family.  For casual holiday parties I always like to pair a comfortable sweater with a  cute skirt or dress.  Since it was relatively warm and sunny, a simple silk shirt dress with a coordinating over sized sweater was perfect.  If I was somewhere colder I would have thrown on a pair of tights.  This combo is great for a relaxed party at home where there will definitely be eating and lounging involved!  Good news, J. Crew is having 40% off of sweaters right now with code GIVETHIS.  Happy Shopping!

Sweater: J. Crew- great options Here and Here (use code givethis to get 40% off)
Dress: Amour Vert- Brea Dress
Shoes: Sam Edelman- Petty Booties
Jewelry: Rings- Catbird; Bracelets- Margaret Elizabeth

Monday, December 8, 2014

Party Dressed

It is officially holiday party season!  With a few events coming up, I thought I would share some holiday event attire ideas.  First, the classic party dress.  For a work event, pair it with a blazer and simple shoes.  For a little more glam, skip the blazer and add some sparkle!  For seasonal soirĂ©es, It is fun to keep things bold and bright, and don't be afraid to pile on the jewels.  Kate Spade has some adorable party ready dresses, and for the next couple of days they are offering 25% off!

Dress: Kate Spade- similar Here (use code jackpot to get 25% off today and tomorrow)
Tights: J. Crew- Solid Opaque Tights (use code merrymerry to get 30% off through tomorrow)
Shoes: J.Crew- similar Here
Necklace: Bauble Bar- The Courtney Bib
Bag: Miu Miu- similar Here 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Fully Vested

'Tis the season for fur vests!  Something about the cold weather and holiday season, means the cozier the better.  Fur vests and coats help make cozy chic!  I am so excited to finish off many a holiday outfit with my fun new (faux) fur vest!

Hope everyone has a great start to the Holiday Season this weekend, and a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Vest: Zara- Long Fur Vest
Top: Joie- Tammy Sweatshirt
Denim: J. Crew- Toothpick Jean
Boots: Sam Edelman- Petty Bootie
Clutch: Miu Miu- similar option Here
Tote: Mark and Graham- Everyday Leather Tote

Friday, November 21, 2014

Wrap Me Up

Sometimes investing in an iconic piece is a wardrobe must.  I would say in my generation the DVF Wrap Dress is definitely an iconic piece.  Diane von Furstenberg actually celebrated their 40th anniversary of the wrap dress this year.  These days they have many variations, long, short, form fitting, full skirts, in many prints and patterns.  It may come as no surprise that one of these dresses has been on my wish list for a while.  I used to brave her NYC sample samples with the one goal of finding a great wrap dress. As a perpetual sale shopper, I freaked out a little bit when I found the exact dress I had been drooling over on Gilt at a great price!  That dress is the Abigail Maxi Dress.  Something about the long length just takes this iconic and classic piece to another level!

Dress: DVF- Abigail Wrap Dress (major Gilt score!)
Jacket: Love Moschino- similar option Here
Shoes: Valentino- Rockstud Flats
Jewelry: Bracelets- Margaret Elizabeth; Rings- Catbird

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Hat Trick

Last fall I dipped my toes in the water of the world of hats, with a floppy felt hat, last seen Here and Here.  This fall on my wish list was a new hat.  I looked for a while trying to find the right one.  I have been a fan of Eugenia Kim for a while, but was never quite ready to invest in one of her pieces.  For some reason I have always thought hat preferences are a very personal thing.  And since hats are a new experiment, I took my time in picking the perfect new hat! When I saw this navy wool fedora with an unexpected metallic band detail, I knew I had found my new favorite purchase! Even better, I snatched it up during a friends and family sale on Shopbop a few weeks ago.  I plan on wearing this hat on repeat through the fall and winter months!

Hat: Eugenia Kim- Florence Genie Hat
Dress: ASOS- similar cute option from Gap
Sweater: J. Crew- Rib-Stitch Open Cardigan
Boots: Sam Edelman- Petty Booties
Bag: Mark & Graham- Everyday Leather Tote
Jewelry: Bracelets- Hermes, Margaret Elizabeth

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Keep it Simple

When we headed to Hawaii last week I knew I needed  an outfit for a nice evening out with my family.  When I don't know the location or exact event, I tend to play things a little bit safe.  A very good investment for every girl's closet is a pretty black maxi dress.  Like this T-Bags Los Angeles dress.  I love the necklace halter detail and the nice jersey fabric, both make it the perfect dress to throw in a carry-on bag.  As I was putting together this post, I discovered that T-Bags has quite the assortment of black maxi dresses.  All simple and all cute!  I have included a round up at the bottom of this post, with some bonus romper picks!

Dress: T-Bags Los Angeles- Convertible Maxi Dress,
Mini version Here, and Romper version Here!
Sandals: Sam Edelman- Similar Here

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Beach Please

I am happy to admit that when given the opportunity, I enjoy nothing more than being a beach bum.  We headed back to Maui for a very quick trip to celebrate my Dad's birthday.  When I am home, especially for only a few days, I make sure to get in at least an hour of beach time everyday.  We were in Hawaii for all of 3.5 days and we managed to enjoy 4 different beaches.  Not too shabby!

For a quick trip home, I make sure to pack a few cover-ups, bathing suits, and a sunhat!  A flowing sundress, like this Pink Stitch Resort Maxi found in Shopbop's ONE by Boutique, is perfect for a day on Maui.  When a trip to the beach lands in the middle of a day running around the island, I always opt for a cover-up that also doubles as a dress.  A good day on Maui for me consists of a coffee run or tasty meal in Paia, beach time in Wailea, and visiting friends and family wherever on the island they may be!

Dress: ONE by Pink Stitch- Resort Maxi Dress
Swim Suit: Mara Hoffman- Here
Hat: Dorfman Pacific- other great options Here and Here
Sandals: Zigi Girl- Similar Here