Jan 22, 2018
Happy Monday my sweet friends!
I hope you all had a great weekend and were able to enjoy the fairly warm weather we had! It's crazy how warm it can feel when it's in the 40s & 50s, when you've become so used to weather in the teens and 20s!
My sister and brother-in-law came over Saturday night to see Aviah, which was nice, since we haven't seen them in a while. They got her the cutest little dresses that I can't wait to put her in. As she gets older and the weather warms up, I'll have her make a few appearances :)
So, does this outfit look familiar? Perhaps it does because I wore almost the exact same outfit about a month ago during the holiday season. The only notable difference is that I omitted the scarf and switched up the footwear. Though it's nearly the same outfit done on repeat, it still looks entirely new and fresh, which goes to show that you can wear the same pieces in different ways in ways that can be refreshing.
I do want to mention some styling points on wearing white that I didn't necessarily mention the first time around.
We're at the point in fashion where many of the ridiculous "rules" that have been followed for decades are finally being broken, as they should be. One of which is the no white after labor day rule. There are so many endless possibilities to wearing it all year long, so the thought of limiting ourselves to only a few months out of the entire year is absurd. One way I love to wear it during the winter months is with a mix of beige and creams. It creates a nice soothing palette, especially when done in layers and a mix of textures. I know many of you have mentioned that it's challenging to wear white and not get dirty, therefore you tend to avoid it, especially when it comes to pants. You can try to go a bit darker with creams and if you're a mama, like me, wear it on a day that you know you'll be without the littles to avoid the absolute guarantee of getting dirty, haha. It's just so chic and good to avoid never trying at some point.
Another reason I've read many don't like wearing white pants is because it can make one appear larger. This is very true as it reflects light, which will in turn make the area(s) where it's worn appear larger. However, this doesn't mean that it should be avoided entirely. I suggest pairing them with an oversized sweater, half tucked and perhaps with a belt. This will help draw the eye up and have the eye focus on various parts of your outfit as opposed to just the legs, if you're insecure.
In regards to shoes, if you're mbracing the white boot trend, it would be the perfect addition to a pairing like this. Since I've opted out for now, I decided to add an earthy touch of olive green, which I feel pairs beautifully with the mix of white and cream. You could also wear a pair of beige pumps, which is what I did in the original pairing (see here).
Do you wear white in the winter and if so, what's your favorite way to style it? With pastels, neutrals, or other off white colors?
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope your week is as fabulous as YOU!
Jan 19, 2018
Happy Friday my beautiful friends!
This season, it's all about the statement. We've talked about the red color trend that's quite the statement these past few months, we've also talked about the statement sweater trend that's been going on. Today, we're talking about statement (faux) fur. As outerwear is becoming more and more of a fashion statement, as well as a practical need, we're seeing styles that look uber chic while keeping us warm and toasty. Remember our discussion on puffer coats? Yup, our winter coats are getting makeovers!
Jan 18, 2018
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Happy Thursday my sweet friends!
Today I'm sharing some boots (26 to be exact!) I've stumbled across and absolutely love. We've been talking a lot about winter fashion for obvious reasons, t's winter. I like to look for and share different ways we can make our winter outfits that much more visually appealing, without requiring much effort because most of us just don't have the energy (or desire) to sit and contemplate a stylish and practical outfit every single day in the winter.
Jan 17, 2018
Happy Wednesday my beautiful friends!
Have you noticed camo print making a comeback these past couple of seasons? It's always been a favorite of mine, though it does depend on the piece and the colors of the camo; I'm quite picky when it comes to this print. When it ticks all the right boxes, it can be such a great print to bring out come fall and winter and it can pair well with neutrals, of course, as well as other (interesting) colors, such as baby or powder blue.
Jan 16, 2018
Happy Tuesday my sweets!
Today, I'm sharing my thoughts on two products from Aveda's Tulāsara Wedding Masque collection, the night and eye creams. These products were sent to me to test out back when I was pregnant with Aviah, but I didn't begin using them until days after I came home from the hospital after having her because I was in dire need of some TLC. As I've mentioned in a previous skincare post, I didn't truly begin to take my skincare regimen seriously until after having Aviah. Not only have I realized the importance of taking care of my skin, but it gives me a few minutes of some me time. It feels good to know that I'm doing something that is good for me, too :)
Jan 15, 2018
Happy Monday my beautiful friends!
Anyway, an all black outfit is one that's classic and looks good on everyone, regardless of body shape, size, or skin color. There are a number of ways you can style a black monochrome outfit to prevent things from appearing boring. I personally chose to omit the use of texture or a belt because I wanted to create the illusion of a long lean and clean look, but mixing textures is such a great way to add interest and of course comfort during the winter months. I did do some layering; I'm wearing a black tank underneath the turtleneck for some added warmth.
Jan 10, 2018
Happy Wednesday my beautiful friends!
When it comes to winter fashion there are a few things that come to mind, aside from specific colors there are textures. Textures play a huge roll in keeping warm and can also be rather stylish, too. Who knew that when we pay more mind, winter fashion can be quite interesting and anything but dull! I particularly like sweaters and cardigans that have a fuzzy texture because they're often incredibly cozy and enhance that wintertime feel in appearance. When it come stop styling them one thing you really must consider are the other elements in the look. I wouldn't suggest combining your textured piece with more than one other piece in your outfit or else you risk looking like a teddy bear, haha. Pieces that have more structure pair great with this fabric, such as leather leggings/coated jeans, suede, or your classic denim.
Jan 08, 2018
Happy Monday my beautiful friends!
I hope you all had a great weekend! I was able to get some much needed cleaning done. Very exciting, I know! Haha. It's been so incredibly cold here in Connecticut with record lows, and we had a snow storm this past Thursday and in the midst of all this cold, our furnace gave out the day before the storm as mentioned in this post. We were supposed to get it fixed on Friday, but due to the storm, it's been postponed until today. The anxiety of not having working heat with a baby with record low temperatures and a snow storm gave me enough anxiety, but thankfully we've made it through and Aviah has been kept warm.
Jan 04, 2018
::SHOP THE SET::
Happy Thursday my gorgeous friends!
As I'm typing this, we're bracing ourselves for a supposedly major snowstorm set to hit the northeast and our furnace blew conveniently. Luckily we have a fire place, send all the positive (and cozy) vibes our way.
Anyway, you all know how much I love my outerwear. From fur coats to leather jackets and vest, I'm all for them. Why? They're not only practically in keeping you warm, but can make an entire outfit. In fact, during the winter, it can be an entire outfit, since we're so bundled up that not many get to witness the great amount of (stylish) effort we've put into what's underneath. That said, when there's an outerwear trend, my ears and eyes perk up. This winter, it's all about the puffer coat. It's a bit nostalgic for me having grown up in the '90s and owning so many different colors and styles. I'm glad they've made a comeback and though some of the colors and finishes (hello, metallic!) are very reminiscent, there are some more contemporary styles that have been added, such as velvet and the teddy fabrics, can you say ultra cozy!?
Jan 03, 2018
Happy Wednesday my sweet friends!
If there's one styling technique I love to turn to when I want to create an outfit that's unique and interesting it's juxtaposing. Though as I've mentioned in Monday's post, my style is evolving, but I still enjoy experimenting with various styles and vibes and that I don't think will ever change. It's reflective of my personality; I'm one that enjoys a little bit of everything.