Photos by Taylor Cole
With all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it's so nice when you find versatile pieces that can work from day to night, from work to holiday party. This little ivory dress from Piperlime's collection is definitely a dressed up little party dress at first glance, but in a pinch, it works just as well for a day around town. Add on a military-inspired jacket (this one from CAbi has been on major rotation lately), booties, and an easy crossbody to take a lacy number from night to day. Once the sun goes down, switch up the footwear to heels, add a dressy jacket, and grab a clutch to fit right in at the holiday soiree. How are you making your holiday chic a little easier this year?
Piperlime dress (c/o); CAbi jacket; Steve Madden booties (c/o) Piperlime; Joelle Hawkens bag (c/o); Henri Bendel sunglasses; Michael Kors watch
For the beauty lover or girly girl on your list, you can't go wrong with a great makeup collection or kit, and bareMinerals has a ton of great ones. I'll be wrapping up a couple of the above kits for gals on my list and saving a few for myself. (I mean, they're too good to give them all away, not gonna lie.) Check out the eight gifts below to give the gift of beauty this holiday season.
Metaphor sweater and skirt (c/o) Sears; Call It Spring heels (c/o); French Connection bag (c/o); Ray-Ban sunglasses; bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie lipstick in Risk It All
Today I'm once again showing a little easy holiday style, and once again I'm featuring the newly re-launched Metaphor Collection from Sears. With easy mix-and-match separates, holiday dressing doesn't have to be high maintenance. This quilted and embellished sweater can go casual with jeans or dressed up with a flippy neutral mini skirt like this cream version. An oxblood heel, simple clutch, and bold lip complete the look for throw-on-and-go option when you're pressed for time. Hope everyone has an amazing weekend!
Photos thanks to Taylor Cole Photography
When it comes to holiday dressing, the options in my closet can get pretty old pretty quick, but I've got a couple black jumpsuits that always seem to pull me out of a jam. It may seem unlikely, but a black jumpsuit is definitely one of my go-to pieces for the holidays and anytime really. They're so versatile and pretty unexpected in a sea of LBD's and sparkly things. This season, I'm teaming up with Sears to bring you a little gift-giving and holiday style, and this jumpsuit is a total score from the recently re-launched Metaphor Collection from Sears. While it's on sale for less than $25, you really can't go wrong. Add a jeweled belt, heeled sandals, and statement clutch (also from Sears), and the look is instantly day-to-night sleek. (And bonus: in soft, slinky fabrics, they're as comfortable as they are on point.) If the upcoming holiday parties have you in a wardrobe rut, I'd definitely recommend jumpsuit-ing yourself, and no better place to start than Sears.
It’s more than a gift. It’s the joy of the season.#MoreThanAGift
Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Sears via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Sears.
If you still haven't shopped for mom, there's no time like the present to grab those last-minute Mother's Day gifts. From a cozy robe to pretty baubles or a fancy new take on her morning cup o' joe, above are a few of my favorite picks for your family's leading lady. And if you're feeling lucky, don't forget to enter the C. Wonder $500 giveaway here and the Olay Regenerist Luminous Giveaway below. Good luck, and happy shopping!
1. Eberjey Estelle Stretch Jersey Robe $100
2. Adia Kibur Petal Earrings $30
3. Commodity Goods Fragrance in Gold $108 (55% off with code SOMUCHWIN)
4. C. Wonder Aviator Sunglasses $78
5. Nespresso Vertuoline Chrome Coffee and Espresso Maker $299
6. Gorjana Cross My Heart Ring $35
7. Scotch & Soda Sweat Blazer $115
8. This Works Deep Sleep Bath Oil $148
With Mother's Day just around the corner, have you picked out that perfect gift yet? C. Wonder is a definite go-to for me when it comes to any holiday, but I find it's especially perfect for Mother's Day. The store and website are filled with those special, can't-find-them-anywhere-else gifts that moms probably wouldn't buy for themselves. From signature totes and fun jewelry to home goods and that mug that just might become her favorite, there's something for any mom to love. My personal pick? How adorable would the "Mom" plate be on a dresser with jewelry in it? For more gift ideas, head over to the site and shop the Mother's Day gift guide at C. Wonder! (And for added savings, check out the C. Wonder codes at Coupons.com!)
And now for the good news. If you haven't shopped for mom yet, you're in luck because I'm teaming up with a few favorite blog ladies and Coupons.com to give away a $500 gift card to C. Wonder! Whether you're a mom yourself or entering on behalf of one, best of luck, and happy early Mother's Day!
1. Passion Fruit Scented Candle $28
2. Printed Stripe Signature Tote $78
3. Whale Cheese Board $38
4. Porcelain Word Plate $18
5. Classic Flat Espadrille $48
6. Bling Stud Earrings $28
7. Pierced Ginger Jars $68 - $78
8. Pave Cube Monogram Necklace $38
9. Pave Edged Love Cuff $48
10. Printed Stripe Zip Top Pouch $48
11. Porcelain Monogram Mug $10
Like what you see here and want to get your hands on some great gifts for mom? I've teamed up with Oh to Be a Muse and other bloggers to give you the chance to win a $500 C. Wonder e-gift card when you enter this Mother's Day Giveaway courtesy of Coupons.com. The giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends May 9, 2014.
Ahh, love is in the air! Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and whether you're spending it with your main squeeze, your best gals, or yourself, couldn't we all use a little treat from me to me? Above are a few of my favorite pink and red and love-themed "little nothings", and from a fun new lipstick to a bold new bag for spring, what better time than Valentine's Day to treat yourself?
1. C.Wonder Infinity Double Knuckle Ring $48
2. CoverGirl Lip Perfection Jumbo Gloss $7
3. Dents Classic Smooth Grain Gloves $82
4. Halogen Leta D'Orsay Flat $90
5. True & Company Amandine Bralet $36
6. Eberjey Millie Lace-Trimmed Jersey Robe $105
7. C.Wonder Script Love Cuff $48
8. Nordstrom Regal Cashmere and Silk Scarf $98
9. Juicy Couture Heart and Arrow Stud Earrings $38
10. Tory Burch Robinson Wallet on a Chain $295
Aritzia dress (similar); Urban Outfitters fur stole; DV Dolce Vita heels (old); clutch via T.J.Maxx
I can't believe it's already New Year's Eve. We're headed to a friend's to ring in the new year, and although I love a heavy dose of sparkle for the evening, sometimes you just can't beat a well-cut LBD. I picked up this one in New York and have been waiting for a fun night to put it on. (What's better than a new dress that you kind of forgot that you had?) Today I can't help but reflect a bit on the past year, and even more, I can't help but feel so blessed and grateful. Thank you so much for all the love and support in 2013, and here's to an even better 2014! So cheers to you, my fabulous readers, and cheers to party dresses, bold lips, high heels, and even higher spirits. Happy New Year, everyone!
Looking back on all my posts from 2013, I can't believe how much this little blog has grown. Over the past year it's given me the chance to meet so many amazing people, travel a bit, and genuinely do what I love to do. I am so very thankful for all the brands and campaigns that have made My Style Diaries possible and mostly for you, the readers. Through your clicks, Tweets, "Likes", and votes (and votes and votes and more votes), you've helped me to grow so much, and I'm so excited for what's ahead in 2014. So cheers to you, and wishing you all a fabulous New Year!
P.S. - For full outfit details, click on any picture for the full post.