January 31, 2015

Buckled Up

Sometimes adding a good belt to an outfit makes all of the difference.  I really like when I find beautiful feather pieces that represent my maiden name Quill.  We were in Tucson back in November and I saw this handmade leather belt with a golden feather buckle, and I instantly fell in love.  I didn't buy it because I was focusing on buying gifts for other people.   My thoughtful husband saw how much I loved it and surprised me with it for Christmas!  I have been using it to belt almost anything; dresses, sweaters, and coats!

Coat: J. Crew- old, similar Here 
Denim: Rag and Bone- Legging Jeans
Belt: Mast- Feather Belt
Shoes: Valentino- Rockstud Ballerina Flat
Bag: Mark and Graham- Everyday Leather Tote

January 25, 2015

SAG Standouts

After three years of doing red carpet roundups, I realized I have never done the SAG awards.  Now that I have the red carpet routine down, I figured I would add to the recap list!  The dresses that walked down the SAG red carpet were really stunning.  I would go as far as to say, I was more impressed than I was by the Golden Globes.  This red carpet was graced with a plethora of understated elegance and Hollywood glamour personified.  As always it was hard to pick, but here are my top ten standouts!

Emma Stone in Dior

Felicity Jones in Balenciaga

Rashida Jones in Emanuel Ungaro

Sarah Hyland in Vera Wang

Julianna Margulies in Giambattista Valli

Tatiana Maslany in Oscar de la Renta

Sophia Bush in Vivienne Westwood

Joanne Froggatt in Honor

Reese Witherspoon in Armani

Keira Knightly in Erdem

All photos by Getty Images

January 24, 2015

Cape Crusades

Weekends are all about casual comfort.  Recently I have been throwing on boyfriend jeans and a cozy sweater pretty much every Saturday.  To mix it up a little bit, I added a sweater cape to my normal uniform.   I would be lying if I said, wearing this cape didn't make me feel more ready for a good weekend adventure!  After a long week,  I also wanted to take a second to wish everyone a very happy and cape worthy weekend!

Sweater: Gap- Turtleneck Sweater
Cape: J. Crew, old- similar Here and Here
Denim: J. Crew- Boyfriend Jean
Shoes: Sam Edelman- Petty Bootie

January 20, 2015

Midi Moment

I have a thing for midi skirts.  Normally I prefer a full circle version, seen Here or Here.  For a change of pace, I picked up this jersey pencil midi on sale from Topshop.  The jersey fabric makes it easy to dress up or down, which I also have a thing for!  During the cold winter months, I actually enjoy pairing dresses and skirts with tights and layered tops.  Winter ready skirt and dress ensembles are such a contrast from throwing on a sundress with a pair of sandals.  It is fun to add in the weather appropriate layers to create a completely different look!

Skirt: Topshop- similar Here and Here
Top: Topshop- similar Here
Blazer: Madewell- similar Here
Tights: J. Crew- Solid Opaque Tights
Booties: J. Crew- similar Here and Here
Necklace: Bauble Bar- Courtney Bib

January 15, 2015

Tickled Pink

I don't usually wear a lot of pink.  I don't have anything against the color pink, I actually really like all things pink. But, it is just not a color I tend to wear.  After the holidays I was browsing Zara's current online sale, and saw this coat.  I love the feminine silhouette combined with a cozy faux fur vest detail.  So I decided to go for it!  Pink jacket with fur trim, why not?  The awesome sale price was an added bonus!

Coat: Zara- Fur and Wool Coat, vest option Here
Dress: Marabelle- Printed Shift Dress
Tights: J. Crew- Solid Opaque Tights
Shoes: Oscar de la Renta- Gilt find! 

January 13, 2015

Cloaked and Cozy

I am currently in the process of adding some simple layers to my wardrobe.  Recently it has been all about warm sweaters and wraps.  I have been looking for a cozy poncho for a while, and wanted something that would go with everything. Topshop has some really good options in solid and prints, see a round up at the bottom of this post!  Normally I love a good pattern, but I chose to stay simple with solid black. With the colder weather, I have been adding simple warm layers like this to all of my outfits.

Cape: Topshop- Super Soft Wrap
Sweater: Everlane- Cashmere Tunic
Denim: Rag & Bone- Legging Jean
Shoes: Converse- Chuck Taylor
Socks: J. Crew- Camp Socks
Hat: American Apparel- similar Here

January 11, 2015

Coming Up Gold

Awards season is finally upon us!  I personally use the awards season as an excuse to head to the movies and catch up on the years best films.  Just last weekend we went and saw two of the many wonderful movies nominated for awards.  This year's Golden Globes was a good one.  It was filled with great nominees, exciting winners, and an awesome red carpet!  Some unexpected colors walked down the red carpet this year, most notably yellow.  For everyone who didn't spend their Sunday afternoon watching red carpet specials, here is an abbreviated look at the many beautiful gowns and women who walked down the red carpet.  Or in other words, my top ten picks!

Allison Williams in Armani Privé

Anna Faris in Reem Acra

Naomi Watts in Gucci

Claire Danes in Valentino

Emily Blunt in Michael Kors

 Laura Carmichael aka Lady Edith in vintage James Galanos

Jenna Dewan-Tatum in Carolina Herrera

Chrissy Teigen in Zuhair Murad

Emma Stone in Lanvin

Taylor Schilling in Calvin Klein

All images by Getty Images

January 1, 2015

A Year in Review

As a new year begins, it is always nice to take a moment to look back and process all of the memories, occasions, and events that made up the previous year.  2014 was really wonderful.  Filled with many milestones and accomplishments.  I am so grateful to look back on a great year and am ready to see what 2015 will bring!  I am also excited about some changes coming to Chicly Coastal!  To all the faithful followers, thank you for reading along, and look out for new updates coming soon!