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Happy Monday my friends!

One of many ways to look chic in the winter (and all year long) is to go monochrome. We've talked about the power of monochrome quite a few times on the blog, but I wanted to break it down a bit more in this post and we all know that repetition and the more examples make for better understanding and inspiration. At least that what works for me! So, I figured it would be a great idea to compile them all into one post







Usually, when monochrome is done in the winter, it's often done in black. Hopefully, this winter I've given you some ideas for creating the effect with other colors. We've already created an outfit with winter whites. Though that outfit was broken up a bit with the addition of the olive green boots, as seen above. Another idea is to go all grey, but with the addition of silver metallic. Metallics not only add a nice sheen that makes the outfit more vivid, but when done in clothing in particular (think a metallic maxi skirt) it adds nice fluid movement, which is quite lovely and really helps to bring the outfit to life. 

The key things to consider when creating a monochrome outfit, particularly in the winter, is to mix and match textures in neutrals which is super easy to do. Since many of us are wearing knits to keep warm and cozy, a sweater would be a great option to start with. The second piece (the bottom) could be in the form of denim, leather or suede to create a notable contrast. If you opt for a blouse on top and pair it with slacks, unless the top is tucked in and a bit on the flowy side, it can look one dimensional and doesn't present the same chic factor. 

As mentioned, I suggest working with neutrals because it'd be easier for you create your outfit without having to go shopping. For the most part, I'm sure most of you have either grey, black or white jeans in your wardrobe and perhaps a pair of brown bottoms? Plus, it's a great way to make a statement that isn't too bold, as it would be if you were to go for an all pink monochrome, which I'm all for, but know that it wouldn't necessarily be the most favorable option for some.

When it comes to footwear you can go for boots or pumps, depending on your weather situation. This is where it can get a little fun. Don't limit yourself to only a solid colored pair because you can further enhance the effect with a metallic or printed pair! Though when we work with prints, there are often other colors incorporated, the color that you're working on top and bottom would pull out the same color in the print, making it appear more dominant than the rest, keeping the monochrome going. 

Out of the different winter monochrome outfits I've worn, I think today's outfit is the most comfy for the simple fact that suede is a softer and therefore cozier option to leather and denim. The next comfy option would be denim and leather would be last. I'd honestly go for leather if it were an event at night, where it's more about dressing up than being comfy. 

What's your favorite color to wear when creating a monochrome outfit? 

Thanks so much for stopping by my sweet friends! What did you do this weekend? I did get a chance to sleep, which felt quite amazing and I feel ready for the week. Aviah is doing much better, so this week is looking good! 



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Happy Monday my beautiful friends!

Since I've been doing some online shopping these past few days, I figured it would be a good idea to share some of the things I've ordered and some things I've been eyeing, in case you plan on doing some shopping yourselves and want some inspiration. Most of the things I've purchased and are eyeing is from H&M and I ordered one of the white mules I featured in Friday's postnumber 6. As much as I wanted to get everything that made my eyes look like the heart eyed emoji, I know my wallet would tightly close on me, so I got what I knew I'd get the absolute most wear out of for the start of spring and into summer. On that note, the pieces with the heart eyed emoji are the ones on my wish list, everything else is what I purchased.


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Happy Friday my lovely friends!

I'm sure many of you know that white boots are quite the trend this winter and have been since the start of fall. I personally don't see the white shoe trend slowing down this spring and summer. In fact, I think it'll only gain more momentum, since they'll be more practical to wear during the warmer months. I mean, let's face it, though white boots may look uber chic, they aren't necessarily the shoe of choice when it's raining, snowing, or there's a mix of both, which basically defines winter; at least in the northeast. It's almost inevitable that you'll get them dirty and it can be annoying to try and wipe them clean again. 


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Happy Monday my sweet friends!

Being a fashion blogger, I do challenge myself to think outside the box and wear clothing that perhaps I wouldn't otherwise wear and through doing so, I've found that some pieces I'd perhaps turn my head to are actually quite practical, one of which are faux fur coats. Before blogging, I would've most likely thought, though stylish, they wouldn't be at all practical for everyday kind of wear and save them more for special occasions. Honestly, that couldn't be further from the truth. Perhaps some of you feel this way and for that reason alone don't own one, feeling as though you'd never get any real use out if it. These three outfits are ones that I feel can be easily worn on the regular. It all comes down to how you put the pieces together to make it more practical and less forced.


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Happy Friday my sweet friends!

When it comes to creating a chic and stylish outfit that's easy, you're best bet is to seek out black pieces. You'll always get plenty of use by styling them with other colors and prints, but they look all sorts of chic when paired together. Key pieces to have are a pair of sunglasses, a top, bag and pair of shoes. Since we're styling for the colder months, the top can be in the form of a sweater or turtleneck. What I love about the turtleneck in particular is that it looks so chic when done with just about any bottom. However, I love it even more when it's paired with denim. There's something about the simplistic combination that's effortlessly edgy and sleek. 


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Posted by Jalisa on Jan 31, 2018 under

COAT | SWEATER C/O TURTLENECK | JEANS (same collection, different style) | BOOTS C/OSimilar 




Happy Wednesday friends!

Are you in a winter outfit rut? The best way to snap out of it is to do a little pattern mixing and the easiest and most classic pattern mix of all time is leopard and stripes. There are so many ways you can work this mix. Today, I've chosen to do a bit of layering for the cold winter days by wearing a striped turtleneck underneath a sweater paired with leopard printed boots


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Posted by Jalisa on Jan 29, 2018 under


Happy Monday my lovely friends!

You know I love my color and even though I've been reaching for neutrals more lately, I will always return to my pops of color to add a cheerful vibe to my basic outfits, especially during the winter months when we so desperately need a bit of cheer with all the dark grey skies. If I were to guess what colors most tend to avoid, I'd say both orange and yellow are the top two and I can understand why, to be honest. 


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Posted by Jalisa on Jan 26, 2018 under

HAT: Similar COAT | SWEATER: Similar | JEANS: Similar  SHOES: Similar 




Happy Friday my friends!

I'm sorry, I have to keep it short and sweet for today's post. I've had a very...


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Posted by Jalisa on Jan 24, 2018 under

SWEATER: Similar | Jeans: Similar | Scarf: Similar Sunglasses | Boots c/o: Similar | Bag: Louis Vuitton: Get it pre-owned here



Happy Wednesday my sweet friends!

How's everyone's week going so far? Mine has been one of these weeks where I wished it were Friday on Monday, lol. It's been one thing after another and I'm ready for the weekend. Jut one of those weeks, ya know?! 


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Posted by Jalisa on Jan 19, 2018 under

COAT: Similar TOP BELT | BOOTS | SUNGLASSES: Similar | GLOVES: Similar | BAG: Similar  




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! 


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