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
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!
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.
Photos thanks to Kaela Rodehorst Photography
H&M top; Laila Jayde suede sweats (c/o); Report booties (c/o) Alloy Apparel; Gigi New York clutch (c/o); Ray-Ban foldable sunglasses; Michael Kors watch; bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie lipstick in Risk It All
I've said it before, but the dressed-up sweats trend is a train I will ride until the very end. Whoever decided that "comfort clothes" (as Eric refers to them) with heels and accessories is an OK thing is my hero and Anna Wintour's nightmare. (The devil does NOT wear sweats.) And then I found these, in the softest faux suede you ever will see. My day was officially made. They're ridiculously comfortable, and worn with a little something embellished up top, it's pretty solidified that you're not headed to the gym. Peep-toe booties, accessories, and a bold lip finish off the look. What do you think about non-workout sweats?
Photos thanks to Kaela Rodehorst
Diesel shorts (similar); BDG plaid shirt (here in green); Ecote poncho; Sam Edelman boots; Rebecca Minkoff bag; People by People sunglasses (c/o); H&M jewelry (similar)
When it comes to outerwear, the poncho is the unofficial champion of girls like me who are perpetually living in warm weather. It's one of my go-to ways to look fall-ish without sweating to death. (Layering it over a plaid button-down and slapping on leather shorts and over-the-knee boots are however not encouraged when trying to keep cool. Just FYI.) These photos are finally making it up on the blog from last month's trip to Louisiana, and this day was a particular scorcher in New Orleans. But you know, when you pack your bags with "cool front" in mind, there's just no stopping the layers that will happen. Hope everyone is having a great week!
P.S. - Don't forget to enter the Olay Regenerist Luminous Giveaway!
According to the calendar, fall is in full swing, but despite a few chilly mornings here lately, the days have still been pretty warm. So today is a little ode to resortwear (always a favorite of mine) and Kenna + Maxi, a beautiful new line of coverups and kaftans all made in Los Angeles. I can think of pretty much nothing I'd rather wear all day than a pretty, flowy kaftan that moves with every step or bit of wind. In less than a month I'll be heading to Hawaii for a friend's wedding, and I'm thinking this line has Hawaii written all over it. If you're heading someplace warm this winter, I'd definitely suggest taking a look at this line before packing your bags. Hope everyone had a great weekend!
Dress and booties (c/o) Marshalls; Rebecca Minkoff bag; La Mer Collections watch; Ray-Ban sunglasses; Kendra Scott ring; Gorjana bracelet; bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie lipstick in Risk It All
Last week I checked out the brand new Marshalls store in Hollywood, and today I'm sharing a couple of my Fab Finds. These little shoe/booties were one of the first things that caught my eye in the store, but because I need another pair of booties right now like I need a hole in my head, I tried to steer clear and stick with a few fresh clothing options for fall. One of my goals was to find an easy shift or shirt dress that I can wear now and into fall with a jacket and booties. When I came across this one, the fit was just what I was looking for, so I bought it in two colors. (Hey, it was early. I'm not great at decision-making at 7:00 am.) Then after a little more roaming around the store and just because I couldn't help myself, I swung back around for the booties, because, oh, what's one more pair? I love the black and white of this look paired with a bold lip, and I know these pieces will be in heavy rotation this fall...if fall ever gets here. Hope everyone is having a great week!
P.S. - Don't forget to enter the $500 Shopbop Giveaway!
Photos thanks to Taylor Cole
Wallis blouse and jacket (c/o); Sanctuary pants; Forever 21 clutch; Call It Spring heels (c/o); Ray-Ban sunglasses
It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of fur. Fur anything. (Well, almost.) Mainly fur jackets and vests, a favorite new clutch, and a throw blanket on my couch that I probably use when it's a little too warm to do so. Needless to say, when checking out Wallis' new "W Collection", this burgundy leather-trimmed fur baby was a definite standout. After styling this Wallis printed blouse for now in Monday's post, today I'm styling it for later, once the temperatures drop. I love pairing oxblood with light blue for the fall, and this pairing is no exception. Faux leather leggings and ankle-strap heels complete the look. Now if we could only get some of those cooler temps...
Photos thanks to Taylor Cole
Wallis blouse (c/o); Forever 21 shorts; Sam Edelman boots (similar here); H&M necklace, bracelet, and clutch
The British fashion brand Wallis has released a brand new, limited-edition "W Collection" for fall and holiday, and it is so good. (And psst, it's all on sale!) The premium collection includes high end basics like knitwear and leather pants and luxe standouts like this sequined dress, perfect for the holidays. While we're still in the middle of our Indian summer here in Southern California, I decided to take this printed blouse from the collection for a spin and style it for now and later (coming to the blog later this week). The shirt is a pretty strong piece on its own, so I kept things pretty simple with leather shorts peeking out, fringe suede boots, and a couple of statement jewels. It's an easy bohemian look that can go from day to night. Stay tuned this week to see this shirt into the winter months.
Riller & Fount dress; Paige Denim plaid shirt (similar); BCBGeneration sneakers via Fatal Obsessions; French Connection bag (c/o); People by People sunglasses (c/o); La Mer Collections watch
Last week I met up with Kathleen for happy hour at one of my favorite spots in Newport Beach, The Cannery. After much gabbing and a couple of cocktails, we snapped these photos right outside of the restaurant. I had plans of wearing a cute little dress and heeled sandals all day, but I lost track of time and threw on these glorified sweats on my way out the door. I love Riller & Fount's ultra-soft knitwear, and this little t-shirt dress is no exception. Since I walked the few blocks there, a plaid around the waist, wedge sneakers, and sassy shades helped finish off the look. Hope everyone had a great weekend!
P.S. - Don't forget to enter the Emploi New York dress giveaway!