Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Style Inspo: Fringe + Gigi Hadid

Fringe has been super popular this year, and I'm totally on the bandwagon!  Even better?  Fringe on sweaters (even though this winter has been pretty mild so far)!

Gigi Hadid has easily become one of my favorite fashion inspirations!  Anyone who can (and does) rock fringe is a friend of mine.  She makes anything she wears look so effortlessly cool.

Since I unfortunately do not have her bank account, I re-created this particular favorite of mine, with all pieces that were under a hundred dollars (I admit to being a shopaholic, but I'm one on a tight budget).  It's such a simple look to throw together: sweater, jeans and boots; but the pieces themselves add interest: fringe on the sweater, ripped jeans, and a sleek over the knee boot.  In other words: perfection; you could wear this look anywhere.

Pic from Pinterest
Pic from InStyle

This fringe sweater from Aerie is by far my favorite sweater in my wardrobe (I have both colors it comes in, and wish it came in more hues...burgundy perhaps, I'd fill my closet).

I love the fringe sweater because it's super easy to throw on and still look cool and put together at the same time (which is great for all my fellow lazy girls out there).  I can wear this to work, out with the friends, or just running errands (or all three in one day without having to change multiple times!).

Shop my look alike outfit here!

Sweater: Aerie (on sale, and under $50!) || Jeggings: American Eagle Outfitters || OTK Boots: old sales find (similar to G.H.'s here) || Sunnies: Wish app (only $2 and $1 shipping!)

Friday, December 25, 2015

Christmas Sparkle

Merry Christmas guys!!  

This year my family's having a super quiet celebration this year since my dad woke up sick, but that doesn't mean that I'm not going to dress up (dressing up is my favorite)!  ...a girl's always gotta add a little sparkle to the room, right?

This gold skirt is actually my dress for New Years Eve!  I couldn't wait til next week to wear it (how can you say no to sparkle?).  I toned it down a bit and made it more Christmas casual by throwing on a comfy cozy flannel...and then added the bow for fun.  

Flannel: Aerie || Gold Dress: Charlotte Russe (similar here) || Hat: Aerie || Sunnies: Wish app || Glasses Bangle: Kate Spade || Watch: c/o Fossil || Booties: Old Navy (under $40!)
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A Ballerina Christmas Eve

Merry Christmas Eve guys!! 

I have to say, Christmas Eve is actually more exciting for me than Christmas Day, always has been for me. My sister and I are really close to my three cousins and Christmas Eve is the day we've always celebrated together. We have a huge dinner and then play some silly games. Christmas Day is much quieter and relaxing, and the night before is rowdy and filled with lots of laughs (mostly at each other, haha). 

This year, I needed an outfit that did double duty since I'm working all day before heading to my aunt's house for our usual holiday celebrations. 

How gorgeous is this Perry Street necklace that I got in my Rocksbox this month?!

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Dress: Aerie (it's actually a nightie!) || Fur vest: Aerie || Wrap Sweater: Aerie || Lace Up Flats: Poshmark (similar here) || Drawstring Tassel Bag: American Eagle Outfitters || Necklace: Perry Street, from Rocksbox || Sunnies: Wish app (only $2, plus $1 shipping!) || 
Crossover Bralette: Aerie || Watch: c/o Fossil

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Christmas Eve Eve

Merry Christmas Eve Eve guys!

I know I've been M.I.A. for a while now, but juggling two jobs now is taking up all of my time, and has left extremely little time for blogging (although I've been faithfully Insta-blogging!).  But, I just had to share today's OOTD; it's so simple and comfy, I was in love as soon as I put it on!

I was only at one job today, and had a TON of running around to do afterwards, so this outfit totally fit the bill.  It was work appropriate, comfortable, and always a must: stylish.

Nobody loves accessories on the cheap more than me!  These awesome shades that look just like Dior?  Only $2 (plus $1 shipping) from the Wish app (a must download if you love stocking up on accessories without breaking the bank!).  You can't beat $3 sunnies!!  I ordered a pair for my mom and then ordered another for myself in a different color, #sorrynotsorry.

And this golden beauty I'm wearing around my neck?  Part of the two for $10 deal at Charlotte Russe; how could you go wrong?!  It's times like this that I stock up on accessories, because you never know when you'll need a good statement necklace (hint, hint, they also make an awesome last minute prezzie!).

Blazer: Old Navy || Turtleneck: Aerie || Ripped Jeans: American Eagle Outfitters || Metallic Oxfords: J. Crew, old purchase (similar here, here, and here) || Sunnies: Wish app (only $3!!!) || Watch: c/o Fossil || Drawstring tassel bag: American Eagle Outfitters || Necklace: Charlotte Russe


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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Lazy Girl, Fancy Pants

For someone who loves being dressed up all the time, I have to admit, I'm a bit lazy... I'm the girl who sleeps til the very last second because I'm cranky if I don't get enough sleep (I am not a morning person, haha), but I'm also the girl who refused to wear sweats out of the house (and even in my house, jeggings are pretty much the closest I'll come to sweats like 98% of the time).  My solution?  Pieces that look fancy, but are super comfy...enter modern-day lounge wear.

What's better than rolling out of bed (or off the couch, haha), and being able to get up and go by throwing on a sweater?  Instant presentability at it's finest; lazy girls everywhere rejoice!

The dress I'm wearing today, is actually an Aerie nightie, with a sweater (also Aerie!) thrown over it, and paired with tights and OTK boots (score!)!  It certainly doesn't get any easier for a girl who only leaves herself fifteen minutes to get ready in the morning (oops!  haha).

Sweater: Aerie || Dress: Aerie || OTK boots: Rock and Republic, old Kohl's sales find (similar here) || Glasses bangle: Kate Spade || Watch: c/o Fossil || Earrings: J. Crew, old sales find (similar here) || Sunnies: Paper Doll Vintage Boutique (similar here)


Monday, November 9, 2015

On the (Overalls) Bandwagon

I'll be the first to admit, when I first saw that overalls were making a comeback, I was skeptical.  I wore the in all sorts of styles when I was younger (I was a 90s kid, so I had multiple pairs, haha).  But a few weeks ago, while I was at work, I spotted these Aerie overalls that had just come in...I had to have them.

Sunday I had to be up extra early (yuck) to babysit.  Running after three kids calls for super comfy, moveable pieces; and having to go to work right after, means that comfy also has to look chic.

This burgundy Aerie hat takes this outfit from lazy Sunday morning to chic and stylish.  I love that this look is fun, and comfortable, and still makes a statement even though it's pretty much made up of all lounge wear (Aerie for the big win on that one!)!

Adding some bold accessories kicks it up a notch: a statement clutch and bold, classic gold watch, adds some interest to what would otherwise just be lazy girl loungewear.


Overalls: Aerie || Striped Turtleneck: Old Navy (similar here) || Watch: c/o Fossil || Clutch: Marshalls (similar here) || Hat: Aerie || Sunnies: Old Navy (similar here + here only $10!)

How do you take your lazy girl wear to stylish and chic?  :)

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Autumn Shorts + WIWW

This weather has been really funky lately, like Mother Nature's confused whether it's finally fall, or if summer should linger a little longer; the mornings are cool and crisp, but then by the afternoon it shoots up to seventy degrees (ugh!), and then early evening the weather cools down again.  This makes getting dressed a bit of a pain, because I never know what the weather's going to be like.

I love the whole shorts over tights look, it's the perfect solution to the inconsistent weather that is the beginning of fall; you're still wearing shorts, so you won't be too hot, but the tights are great  for the chill early and later in the day!

Confession: I can't tie a proper bow like this for the life of me.  My sister tied this for me, lol.

I'm never without my gold Fossil watch, and I've been wearing it every day since it arrived in the mail!

...and this tassel saddle bag is quickly becoming a staple.  Best ten bucks I've spent at a vintage store. Ever.

OTK boots are everything for fall.  If you don't already own a pair, do yourself a favor and invest in a good pair--totally worth it.  They're sleek and sexy, you can really add some oomph to any outfit just by sliding a pair of these bad boys on!

Menswear meets sleek and chic is such a fun look to wear; it's comfortable, easy for running around, and it's such a fashionable look.  It's a great way to turn that plain while button up into something other than boring, typical office wear.

Vest: Marshalls (similar here, here, here + here) || White Pullover: old Old Navy purchase (similar here + here) || Sunnies: Paper Doll Vintage Boutique (similar here, here, here + here) || Shorts: Old Navy (on sale, under $10!!!) || OTK Boots: old, Rock 'n' Republic (similar here, here, here + here) || Nail Polish: Essie 'tuck it in my tux' + 'bobbing for baubles' || Watch: c/o Fossil || Saddlebag: Paper Doll Vintage Boutique (similar here)

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Sunday, November 1, 2015

Insta Round Up: October Faves

So yesterday was Halloween (aka my fave holiday), and what a blast!  I even had three different costumes!

But it's also November first, can you believe it?!  Thanksgiving is close by (so is Black Friday, all my fellow retail workers, I hope y'all are ready for the craziness!), and Christmas is on deck!  So today I'm doing an Insta-round up of my October faves!  :)

What were your October faves?  :)