Monday, January 30, 2023

Wearing My Heart on My Sleeve

 
Now that it's almost February, I'm officially ready to delve into all things heart-themed this week! While a lot of stores have some cute heart-themed items, no one did the heart and Valentine's Day theme better than J. Crew Factory this year, in my opinion! This is one of two Valentine's Day looks that I will feature from them in the coming weeks on my blog. I love this cute, yet classic, heart button down shirt to celebrate Valentine's Day! It can be layered under a sweater or, as I am wearing it here, with a pair of white jeans and some red accessories.

 
Speaking of jeans, are you a fan of white jeans in the winter? Years ago, I would have never thought of wearing white jeans during this time of year, but now they are one of my go-to staples in the wintertime! White always looks so chic with red and/or pink, so these white jeans are perfect for all of my Valentine's Day looks! Plus, despite the cool weather, spring is right around the corner, so why not start anticipating the new season with some fresh white jeans?

 
Shirt: J. Crew Factory here
Jeans: Talbots here
Shoes: J. Crew similar red pumps here
Sunglasses: YSL here

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Monday, January 23, 2023

It's Never Too Early For Valentine's Day!

 
I filmed this red and pink outfit, complete with heart bag, a couple weeks ago, which was the beginning of January. My husband's response was, "Isn't it a little early to do Valentine's Day content?" (Actually, I'm not sure if he used the world "content"!) Anyway, it's never too early for Valentine's Day, in my opinion. Plus, I think everyone is in a little bit of a slump after the holidays are over, and the January blues start setting in, so looking forward to Valentine's Day is always fun. Last of all, many of the pieces that I picked up on clearance after Christmas can be converted into Valentine's Day looks! Take, for example, these pink lace pants and this red jeweled turtleneck. Both pieces came out for the holiday season, but I repurposed them for Valentine's Day. Because I am in love with these lace pants, I have linked to a few more options below!


 
Red and pink is one of my favorite color combos for Valentine's Day. In addition to the colors, I think the accessories really make this a Valentine's Day look. I purchased this heart bag at Target a few years ago and it's definitely one of my go to bags this time of the year! I also get a lot of use out of these YSL heart sunglasses. Again, getting back to my husband, he asked if I only wear them around Valentine's Day, and I told him I wear them around Christmas too, because they are read and really can be worn all year round! Come to think about it, my husband takes all of my pictures, so I'm not sure what the deal is with these questions!
 


 
Pants: J. Crew here and similar lace pants here
Shoes: J. Crew similar red pumps here
Bag: Target similar here
 
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Monday, January 16, 2023

Color Crush

 
I wore this outfit a few weeks ago to celebrate the New Year with my family and watch the Rose Parade (on TV of course, not in person!). Originally, I purchased this Liberty button down shirt to go with a blazer that I thought was supposed to be the same color, but when I got the shirt it wasn't quite the right match color-wise. The shirt did end up being just the right match for these purple tie pants that I recently got from Ann Taylor. I love the way the orange-ish pink color of the shirt looks with the purple color of the pants!

 
I accessorized my look with some bright green pumps, my leopard clutch and these new Gucci sunglasses that I got as a Christmas gift this year. Much like the shirt, the sunglasses are supposed to be pink, but in reality I think they are more of an orange color that is reminiscent of terracotta. Regardless, the color is beautiful in my opinion and a perfect match for this outfit! I also look forward to wearing them much more in the new year!

 
Shirt: here
Pants: here
Bag: here
Sunglasses: here 
 
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Sunday, January 8, 2023

Baby, You're a Firework!

 
Originally, I intended this to be a post leading up to New Year's Eve, but I somehow got a little behind on blogging, even though I have a lot of content to post! I love the time between Christmas and the New Year when time just ceases to exist and you don't know what day it is. I wasn't very productive, but I was very relaxed! Anyway, I thought this would be a perfect New Year's Eve post at the time, because my skirt features these fun stars and firecrackers, which are very festive! Luckily, this skirt is now on major sale, so you can still get it and wear it for just about any occasion, not just the New Year!

 
In addition to the firework motif, the other thing that I love about this skirt is the fun explosion of colors! As usual, because of all of the colors, I had trouble figuring out which colors I should pair with the skirt. I decided to pretty much just go for all the colors and completed the look with a cozy orange sweater, pink satin bag, and the finishing touch of these green satin bow shoes. Just like the skirt, my outfit is also an explosion of color and texture!

 
Skirt: here
Sweater: here
Shoes: here
Bag: similar pink satin bag here

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Monday, January 2, 2023

Sparkling into the New Year

 
Happy New Year! This is my first post of 2023 and, of course, I had to do a little something extra and fun for the new year, like wearing a sequin skirt! I love sequins all year long but, obviously, they are usually associated with the holidays, especially New Year's Eve. I love mixing something dressy with something casual, so I decide to pair this blue sequin pencil skirt with this winter dog tee from J. Crew Factory. The tee shirt has a lot of the same pastel blue colors in it, so I thought it would be the perfect match! It was also a little bit chilly, at least for Southern California, so I also added this light blue wool cardigan to add some layers to the look. I love all of these icy blue colors for the winter season!

 
To accessorize my outfit, I wore my light blue Teddy Blake bag, again, to bring out the pale blue colors in the look and a lavender beret. I went a little overboard with berets last year, but I added this one to my collection a few weeks ago. I think at this point I'm probably good when it comes to berets but who knows, as one can never have too many berets! If I find a beret in a cute color or style I don't have, I will probably add it to my collection this year. Maybe one of my resolutions for 2023 should be no more berets or just clothes in general...or not!

 
Tee: J. Crew Factory here
Cardigan: J. Crew here
Skirt: Anthropologie similar sequin skirt here and here
Shoes: J. Crew similar lavender pumps here
Bag: c/o Teddy Blake here
Beret: Zara similar here
 
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Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Just a Little More Plaid!

 
I did a poll on my Instagram Stories the day after Christmas that asked how many people were sick of plaid. I asked that question because I know some people are already ripping down their Christmas decorations after having them up for a month or more, so I thought people might also be sick of plaid. As it turns out, the vast majority of people love plaid and are excited to wear it at least another week until the New Year. As a result, I feel that it's safe to do another plaid post featuring one of my favorite outfits of the season. The outfit is something old from J. Crew, which is this paper bag plaid skirt and something new, which is this very versatile striped tissue turtleneck top.  While the skirt is no longer available, below are some other green plaid options that I love!

 
 
 

 
I feel that, among the skirt, which is from years ago, the bow belt, and the pattern mixing of stripes and plaid, this could easily be a "blogger outfit" from about a decade ago! The thing is, plaid never goes out of style, and I think pattern mixing is here to stay, at least for a little while, so the outfit still feels fresh. I also added another holiday staple to the look: velvet shoes! I love all the combined elements of bows, plaid, greens, reds, and a little velvet for the perfect holiday look! It certainly was a hit at the grocery store, which is where I wore it to do some last minute shopping for the holidays!

 
Top: J. Crew here and similar here
Belt: Kate Spade here

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Sunday, December 25, 2022

Merry Christmas!

 
Merry Christmas! I can't believe that Christmas is already here! Over the last few days I have been busy wrapping gifts, baking cookies and getting ready to entertain family for the holidays. I am sure most of you can relate to the hectic frenzy that comes with the Christmas season! In the midst of all of the preparations for Christmas, I found a little time to squeeze in a visit to one of my favorite Christmas trees, which is the Christmas tree at Pasadena City Hall. I wore this Christmas plaid suit that I just got the other week at J. Crew for the occasion. I love the plaid blazer and the matching plaid pants combined for a Christmas power suit! It's so festive for the holidays and if it wasn't going to be 80 degrees today (sorry for those of you who are facing very frigid temperatures right now!) I would probably wear it for Christmas dinner!

 
I wish that plaid season would last a little longer than just the month of December, but I've really tried to fit in all the plaid I can in the last couple of weeks or so. Given all of the plaid items I have in my wardrobe, I should really just wear plaid all December long! For those of you who are also plaid lovers, now is the time to stock up, as the sales are amazing on many holiday items including anything plaid! I was lucky to score a few other plaid pieces on major sale at J. Crew. Most likely they will probably be saved for next holiday season.

 
Blazer: J. Crew here
Pants: J. Crew  here
Sweater: Macys here

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