This week's video will hopefully give you all some ideas and inspiration for your Thanksgiving get-together next week. Can you believe that Thanksgiving is already next week?! I know I can't! Before you know it, it'll be 2015! Anyway, before I become stressed by how fast time is flying (lol), I came up with three different looks that I feel are perfect for the holiday. Watch the video below and check out the photos for a closer look of each piece (click the comment button to take you over to the photos!)
DOLMAN TOP: Marshalls//LEGGINGS: Daily Look// CHARM NECKLACE: ALDO// FRINGE BRACELET & RING: Kendra Scott//BOOTS: Christian Siriano for Payless//PURSE: Errelleventidue (TjMaxx)
Last night, Eddie and I dined at a restaurant with a bit of a casual feel; I knew before hand because we dined there for the first time in the beginning of September. That time, I dressed a bit more dressier, but nothing too over the top. This time around, I kept things a bit simple, yet there was a bit of a dressy feel, due mainly to the texture and style of the dolman top. I love dolman tops because they're versatile; they can easily transition from day to night or from a casual setting to a more business causal one. This one in particular has such a soft and feminine texture; extremely cozy and perfect for a fall night out. Fortunately it wasn't too cold, so I was able to get away with not wearing a jacket on top, which I was happy about because I think a jacket would've spoiled the look a bit.
Speaking of the complete look, I decided to create a pairing that mixed a couple of shades of grey with navy. Grey blends so nicely with blue, especially navy because grey has a cool undertone and so does blue. Colors that share either the same hue or undertones, are guaranteed to work well together. Something I touched on briefly in this week's video on another fall color I love, orange.
Navy and grey are a combination that looks stellar on those who have cool undertones, most commonly those with very fair or very dark skin. They bring out those cool undertones and as a result, provide a nice healthy glow to the skin. This is not to say that those who have warmer undertones cannot wear them or don't look good in them either. Some colors just tend to flatter certain or specific skin-tones more than others and that's okay!
I also wanted to briefly discuss the top I'm wearing. It's dolman top, which has a very flowy style, which I personally find cozy. It's also a piece that can be worn during the day or night, since it shares both a dressy and casual tendency. It's also super flattering on most body shapes. For us pear and rectangular shapes, they provide a bit of volume to help fill out our smaller upper bodies. In the case of the apple shape, depending on the length of the top, it can help conceal and flatter a larger bust and midsection. The reason I mention the length is because if it ends before the widest part of the hips, it'll make the upper body appear larger. If it stops where the hips are, it'll have the opposite effect, creating a longer and leaner upper body. So these may want to consider these suggestions when shopping for this particular style of blouse.
I hope this outfit inspires you to recreate it on yourself or one with a similar look the next time you're out with your ladies or bae :)
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VEST: Tjmaxx//TOP: Cynthia Rowley (Marshalls)//JEANS: New York & Company (HERE)//SCARF: Charming Charlie//PURSE: Tory Burch//BOOTS: Coach (Marshalls)//BEADED BRACELETS: Gifted by a friend//MONOGRAM BRACELET: c/o Gorjana
As many of you know and can see, the blog has gotten a makeover! I'm really excited about it and I hope you are, too! We're still making some changes and updates, so if anything looks a little weird, it's because of that :) Oh, I'm also really excited about the translation option, which can be found at the top right corner of every page on the site. Now, you can read all of my blog posts in over 60 different languages, which makes me really happy, since I know that I have readers from all over the world!
As for my outfit, I wore this out shopping with Eddie yesterday. Both of our birthdays are this month, his actually passed (it was two weeks ago), but he wanted to go to the outlet stores to do a little b-day shopping, so he held off until yesterday. It was drizzling on and off, so I decided to break out my pink rain boots. I'm telling you, these boots make me feel so happy and cheerful, even on the most rainy and gloomy days because they're super pretty. I actually feel excited when I know I'll be out in the rain because I can wear them :) I now want a red red pair, so my eyes will be on the look out for a great pair and deal, but these, these are totally fab!
I purchased this fur vest about a week ago at Tjmaxx, as well as the burgundy one you all saw in my fur vest video. Remember I told you that I was on the look out for more fur vests a few weeks ago? Well, while strolling through Tjmaxx, I just stumbled upon those two and had to get them, especially since they were only 20 bucks each! This color in particular can be hard to find, especially for a good deal, which is why I had to snag it right away and suppressed any thoughts of holding off. For the outfit, I felt that it looked great with the pink boots and blended well with the leopard printed scarf, although it kind of reminds me more of a tiger's coloring just with leopard spots.
Overall, I felt comfy while looking chic on a rainy day, which is always great and surprisingly not so hard to do, as long as you have few eye catching pieces that are practical enough for you to wear all day. So what do you think of the look?
BLOUSE: Victoria's Secret (old)//SHORTS: Marshalls//EARRINGS: Express//BRACELET: Kendra Scott//WATCH: Michael Kors//SHOES: Steve Madden (Marshalls)
Happy Monday, loves!
This weekend was super fun, since I was celebrating my boo's birthday, which I thank you, once again, for your extended birthday wishes and love! Yesterday I shared my look for what I wore to his birthday brunch and today I'm sharing what I wore for his dinner celebration on Saturday night. I of course wanted to wear something that exuded fun and excitement and I feel anything sparkly does that, so I wore these sheen textured shorts and silk blouse. It was a pretty fancy restaurant, so to prevent the look from being just too much, I toned it down with this luxuriously silky and feminine blouse. I love this blouse because well, it's silk and who doesn't feel so fancy schmancy in anything silky?! Plus, I feel it was a really good score from Victoria's Secret. They can have some really great pieces that last a long time, and if you can catch them on sale or clearance, like I did with this blouse, it's even betta!
I hope you're all having a fun weekend so far! As many of you know, it's Eddie's (my husband) birthday today! We thank all of you who've been sending him birthday wishes this entire weekend, you've helped make it extra special!
Last night we went to one of his favorite restaurants for our date night and today he wanted to go for brunch. I chose to wear this fun and playful outfit for such a fun and exciting day. I love cropped tops, but I personally don't like to show skin, so wearing them with high waisted bottoms gives me the ability to work with them and I hope it gives you an idea on how to wear them if you feel the same. What I also like is that they help to create some volume up top for those of us gals with smaller busts. The structured silhouette of the sweater is balanced out nicely with a feminine skater skirt. I suggest when wearing a structured piece, either top or bottom, select a more feminine one for the opposite piece, to balance things out and prevent from appearing too boxy or stuffy, especially if you're a rectangular shape. The silhouette will exaggerate your natural shape and make you appear extremely boxy, so balance it out with a more feminine silhouette to help soften things up ;)
I hope you all have an awesome rest of the weekend!