One item I love wearing over and over again during the colder winter months: printed tights. You can get them thick or thin, textured or sparkly, the possibilites are endless and they never cease to liven up your look.
I picked a few of my favorite HUE tights to share with you all. Whether you’re looking for sheer, opaque, printed, knit or lined, HUE always has an option and they’re incredibly affordable. If you’re looking to spend a little more money I totally recommend Commando tights. These are the most comfortable tights I’ve EVER worn!
Sara B from Glitter and Grace and I had such a good time collaborating on How to Wear Denim on Denim, that we decided we needed to do it again. Since Sara has such an amazing collection of party dresses I knew it’d be perfect to create a dressed up and down Thanksgiving themed post. So, if you’re at a loss as to what to wear this Thursday you can narrow down your options by asking yourself, “Is my soiree a dress it up or dress it down event?”
Sara’s beautiful jewel tone frock and leopard sweater are perfect for a fanciful dinner with families and friends. She did an awesome job at re-purposing this dress by wearing a leopard sweater over her dress. All she did was fold up the bottom half and belt it, and it was a whole new holiday outfit. Ladies I’d keep this tactic in mind when dressing for the holiday’s. Make sure you pick up some pieces that you can layer with to mix and match your options.
My go to dressed down holiday look always, ALWAYS involves a plaid print of some sorts. Make it red or green and hello you’re set. I opted for my favorite J.Crew Tartan print button up, comfy boyfriend jeans and my taupe puffer vest. Throwing some variation of these three pieces together guarantees you’ll be looking chic and be comfortable all at the same time. Whether you’re casually celebrating with your family, or you can’t make it home for the holidays and are attending a Friendsgiving, plaid, a puffer and denim always work.
Make sure you head over to Glitter and Grace to see her complete look! P.S she took these fabulous photos!
You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will live as one
-Imagine, John Lennon
Everytime I wear this John Lennon shirt Imagine runs on a non-stop loop in my mind. There’s something so soothing and so magical about this song, and I find myself gravitating towards this tee more often than not. Not only does it make for pleasant “if my life today were a movie background music” (you know what I’m talking about), but it also is sleeveless and oversized, so it makes a perfect base layering piece.
Mint + Pink Forever 21 Shirtdress (most similar one I could find) | Random Belt | Jeffrey Campbell Super Nova Boot (last season, here is a similar Steve Madden Boot)
Happy Halloween! Yes, I know I know, it’s Halloween and this post has absolutely nothing to do with that holiday. I apologize, but I haven’t really been able into the Fall season just yet. The weather here in So. CA has been anything but Fallesque, so I’m posting one of my last warm weather outfit posts while I still can. I’m hoping this shirtdress and bare legs combination won’t be in the cards next week, but we’ll see what kind of temperatures November brings. Hope you all have a lovely All Hallows Eve!
I’ve been wearing this vest on repeat non stop. It’s been a great light layer for the daytime and over long sleeve button-ups for when the temps fall at night. It was made for layering. But… it wasn’t that long ago that this pre-vest 3/4 sleeve length jacket was hanging in the back of my closet, because it was one of those pieces that ended up being way too tight on my shoulders. I decided to do something about it, and I had documented my steps on my lovely iPhone, but that phone died a few weeks ago and I lost those pictures. Since so many of you have asked me how I made it, I’ll try and share the steps below and cut-up another jacket I’m ready to part with soon to illustrate the steps in detail.
How to DIY a Military Inspired Vest
Step One: Select a thick button-up or jacket that you’re a) ready to part with or b) doesn’t fit you properly in the sleeves or shoulders
Step Two: Flatten the jacket and sleeves on a table. Take a pair of fabric scissors and cut the sleeves off from the top to the bottom of the seam. Make sure to make the incision right below the seam, meaning the seam should still be intact after the sleeve has been removed. This way you don’t have to worry about the fabric fraying as much and you won’t necessarily have to seal the seam.
Step Three: Start layering. I’ve worn this under jackets, over tank tops, over button ups, etc – the options are endless.
Words cannot describe how excited I was to finally wear my plaid tunic and quilted vest! So lame I know, but it had been so hot in California I was looking forward to getting my Fall on. CK took these photos of me against this fun graffiti wall near the Highline right after we picked up some sweet treats from Billy’s Bakery in Chelsea. Unfortunately yours truly is still a huge gossip aficionado (I’ve tried to fight the addiction unsuccessfully , so I was quite aware of the fact that it’s Katie Holmes’ favorite bakery and was semi-bummed we didn’t catch a glimpse of fierce Siri. But, I guess it’s for the better, I’m sure Siri would have made me cry after she gave me and my outfit the once over.
You know that saying that Mom knows best, well for CK and I mom has been spot on 99.7% of the time. If she says it’s going to rain, it will rain (this happened at the Brooklyn Flea, no lie) and she’s always been great at picking out items for us to wear. Whether it’s a pair of shoes (CK bought the pair she found at Bloomies) or rings, her picks always seem to suit us so incredibly well. This most come from true motherly instinct.
CK hasn’t been shopping in oh so very long since she’s been on quite the budget, so we decided to head out to the Forever in Time Square on our first night there. We walk into the store and this blouse was the very first thing my mom picked up and sure enough it fit CK like a glove. The blouse is lightweight enough to layer and lovely enough for an interview or some boyfriend jeans. CK wore it for our first day of sightseeing with some harem pants and military boots to dress it down and give it some edge.
Happy Friday everyone! I love a good black monochromatic look, so I decided to put a spin on my usual all black outfit and give a shout out to my other fave, the neutral palette. I picked up the Free People Trapeze Dress almost a year ago now and I absolutely love how versatile it is. I can wear it during a heat wave as a lovely slip, or I can layer a thermal over it for Fall temperatures like I did in NYC. Come winter I can pull on some leggings, layer a flannel over the dress and pile on a thermal and vest to keep myself warm in the mountains. It’s the perfect boho piece for layering and comes in a plethora of colors… in case you didn’t get the hint I highly recommend it.
My mom and I just got home last night after spending a wonderful week with Carolina in NYC! I had a quite a bit of catching up to do with work, so I’ve got a short and sweet post for you all. But don’t you worry, I’ll have plenty of CK and NYC pics up on the blog next week!
A few weeks ago I wore this gray maxi dress to Fashion Island to get some work done on a hot, but lovely Sunday afternoon. This dress will be perfect to wear once the temps start to fall, it’s a thicker material so it’ll keep me warm and the color will transition well. I’ll probably layer a chambray or plaid over the dress and add the vest to give some more warmth and flair. I’ll be sure to post the updated look once our temps finally drop here in So. CA. Um, it’s still in like the high eighties low nineties, this is not normal!