Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Winter White (& Black)

dress-eShakti(similar here), cardigan-Anthropolige(similar here), scarf-J.Crew Factory(similarish here), boots-Lifestride via DSW(similar here

This dress from eShakti will be a go-to this coming winter. It's super comfortable, work-appro, has pockets, and when worn on it's own gives me frontier-nun-schmatta realness, which is NOW a thing. Paired with this oversized cozy cardi and windowpane infinity scarf I'm bringing all sorts of winter white (& black) realness to your Tuesday!

Yes, things are VERY real here today. 😁#fingersnaps 

Monday, December 11, 2017

Holiday Dressing--Sweaters

Fair Isle and Foxes! 🦊

cardigan-J.W. Anderson for Uniqlo(similar here), pants-Uniqlo(similar here), shirt-Old Navy(similar here), boots-Zara(similar here

In holidays past, my sweater game leaned toward the ironic/ugly, as seen in this post from last year. I've pivoted with this cardigan from Uniqlo, which definitely has a festive feel, but isn't overtly "holiday" and should have many more wears this coming winter.  I ran with the colors from the fair isle neckline in picking these window-pane trousers and fox-print shirt. 

I will say this sweater would probably come off a bit more flattering unbuttoned with a half-tucked shirt, but I REALLY like the "geek chic" effect of being all buttoned up!  

For more Holiday Dressing "ideas" check out these posts here and here

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Holiday Dressing--Tuxedo

vest/leggings-Zara(similar here and here), shirt-Asos(similar here), boots-Nine West(similar here), cuff-Vintage(similar here from Poshmark)

I love experimenting with unexpected ways to outfit for the holiday season, as seen in this post from Monday. And this androgynous take on a tuxedo fits that mandate to a T! The white, pleated bib of this shirt is doing the heavy lifting to bring out the tux vibe of this vest and black leggings combo. The boots and studded cuff give it a badass/edgy twist. 

Check back next week for another installment of this year's gift guide. Part 1 & 2 here and here. And for more alternative holiday outfitting. 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Gift Guide Part 2--Bombas

Last week I highlighted some unique and affordable gift options from Rituals in this post. Today I want to feature a new take on a more traditional gift--SOCKS! Particularly, fun and functional socks instead of the boring ones your Aunt Lucy used to crookedly knit for you each year. 
I've recently discovered Bombas!  

"Derived from the Latin word for bumblebee. Bees live in a hive and work together to make their world a better place. They're small, but their combined actions have a big impact on the world. We like that. That's why our mantra is bee better. We knit it on the inside of every pair of Bombas as a reminder that you helped someone in need with your purchase. And a reminder that little improvements can add up to make a big difference.
Socks are the #1 most requested clothing item at homeless shelters. We started Bombas to make an impact on our community here in the U.S. For every pair you purchase, we donate a pair to someone in need."
So, not only do these socks make great stocking stuffers, they also provide for the less fortunate this holiday season.  

I super-duper love they have a separate section for performance socks! 

These are fun! 

And what Lady couldn't use more knee-high socks for winter? 

For the menfolk

Same as above, but bigger! 

And while these dress socks aren't as "fun" as the ski & snowboard patterns, they are still a solid gift. 

For the kiddos.... 

You can never have enough clean socks when it comes to a 2-year-old. Here we come 12-Pack! 

The coolest socks on the block! 

While these gifts ARE on the pricey-er side, the quality and the charitable benefit can't be beat. Plus, if you're going to give socks as gifts they better pretty swank. Swanky socks=solid gifts! 

Monday, December 4, 2017

And So It Begins... Holiday Dressing!

skirt/cardigan-J.Crew(similar here and here), henley-Gap(similar here), boots-DSW(similar here), necklace-Gifted(similar here on Etsy), watch-Wenger

It can be difficult to pull off seasonally-appropriate novelty prints during the holidays without coming off as gimmicky. And while this skirt, doesn't scream "Xmas" by any means, its library motif and rich/dark colors definitely speak to a comfy/cozy, yet polished aesthetic of the season. That's quite a tall order for a skirt, eh?  I topped it off with a studious cardigan--another great, yet subtle piece for holiday outfitting. Also, hello evergreen background, just another nod to the season for this OOTD!

Check back later this week for Part 2 of my Gift Guide. See Part 1 here

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Shiny Happy Culottes

culottes/cardigan-J.Crew(similar here and here), tunic-Gap(similarish here), necklace/ring-Jewel Mint(similar via Poshmark here and here), boots-DSW(similar here)

The sheen on these shantung culottes is giving me LIFE!!!! They really amp up the chic factor on this OOTD, while this grandpa-esque cardi brings in some low-key balance. This outfit was originally inspired by a cardigan styling slideshow from Refinery 29, here's the original inspo pic:

I took the general idea of culottes topped with an oversize striped cardigan and made it my own with more of a navy palette, plus boots! Really pleased with the results, what say you? 

Winter White (& Black)

dress-eShakti(similar here ), cardigan-Anthropolige(similar here ), scarf-J.Crew Factory(similarish here ), boots-Li...