Monday, December 28, 2015

black denim skirt

{top: Anthropologie (similar here, also here); skirt: ZARA (also love this one);
shoes: Jeffrey Campbell; hat: Brixton; bracelets: H&M (old); sunglasses: Prada}

Our friends had us over for dinner on Boxing Day and it was very warm and although I was holding off wearing this skirt with a cropped sweater I also bought at ZARA (the one pictured with the skirt), I finally gave up waiting for cooler weather and wore it.  I originally was going to wear it with a shirt tucked into the skirt (it would look great with this top, which is currently in my shopping cart), but since I would be eating all night I decided to pair it with this flowy Anthro blouse I bought earlier this year.  Of course I've had this skirt for about a month and now ZARA is having a big sale, but the original price was under $40 so I don't feel too bad about it.

Here are some other great finds from the #zarasale:

Striped Sweater (bought this one, it's super cozy!)

Hand Made Coat (I love the mustard colour!)

Happy Shopping!

Saturday, December 26, 2015

fair isle & skinnies

boots: Isabel Marant (sold out, love these); Urban Outfitters Felt Slouch Fedorasunglasses: Prada}

I hope everyone had a great Christmas!  We spent it at the beach.  I can't say I'll ever miss a snowy Christmas.  It was t-shirt and shorts weather and the sun was shining.  It was perfect.  Although I wouldn't mind sweater weather.  Last week I was able to wear this cozy, festive sweater, although it seems a little silly to wear surrounded by palm trees.  Although my new favourite jean is the boyfriend jean (I never thought I'd say that!), I desperately needed a new pair of skinnies since I lived in my other 7s (clearly skinnies have never been a real favourite of mine).  I went straight to 7 FAM since I knew I loved their fit.  Their 'Slim Illusion' jeans are seriously so comfortable and, yes, slimming!  I love the shredded knees in this pair, they're not overly distressed.  Plus, they're currently on sale @Macy's!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

cozy stripes

{sweater: ZARA; jeans: FRAME (also here)Jeffrey Campbell Lace-Up Flat (also here)}

We had "sweater weather" again for maybe a day, or two.  I took advantage and wore this very cozy ZARA sweater I ordered weeks ago.  It hasn't been quite sweater + boots weather yet (unless you're wearing shorts) so these shoes have been on repeat.  It's quite humid today but our house is cool so I've been able to bring out my favourite cozy red sweater to get me in the mood for Christmas.  It's definitely different celebrating in the South, with the weather the way it's been.  We'll probably spend the day at the beach tomorrow!  

I'll be back with a new post on Friday.  I hope everyone has a great Christmas!

Monday, December 21, 2015

fair isle & boyfriend jeans

{sweater: Free People (fair isle here and here, sleeveless sweater here and here); 
jeans: ZARA (old, similar here, just ordered these!};
boots: Isabel Marant (sold out, love these); hat: Brixtonsunglasses: Prada}

Talking about fair isle sweaters in my last post reminded me I had this one in my closet from last winter (see here how I styled it with skinny jeans and over-the-knee boots).  I had to wear a long-sleeved tee underneath last time (and was still probably freezing!), but this time was able to take advantage of the sleeveless style because of the mild weather in the South.  I paired it this time with boyfriend jeans and booties for a cozy, casual look.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

the Christmas sweater

{Wildfox Meowy Christmas Sweatshirt (also here, little girls' version here!}

Ah the 'ugly Christmas sweater'.  Although fun(ny) to wear, your Christmas sweater doesn't have to be ugly.  Wildfox makes the cutest Christmas sweaters (see above).  They're great to wear Christmas morning when you're opening up presents, or running around doing last minute Christmas shopping.  Or when you're stuck at home with the flu (which is what happened to me a couple of years ago and I lived in mine).  They're super comfy!    

I've been eyeing this adorable reindeer sweater.

You can never go wrong with fair isle for the holidays and this way you can wear it all winter long.  I ordered this one, which looks super cozy but also lightweight for the warmer days we've been having.  

These tees are a cute alternative to a sweater seeing as it's supposed to be warmer this Christmas.

Happy shopping!

Monday, December 14, 2015

mint chip

Wildfox Couture makes THE best sweaters.  They're super cozy and oversized and just amazing.  This sweater is lightweight enough to pair with cutoff shorts for the gorgeous weather we've been having.  I love the button details and the distressed look.  We were about to head to the beach but then it started spitting out so we didn't take the chance.  We should've went in the morning or the day before when it was super sunny.  But then it might've been too hot for this sweater and I've been dying to wear it so I was okay with just going grocery shopping and cooking my hubby dinner for his birthday.    

Have a great week!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

green sweater, lace up shoes

I fell in love with this sweater as soon as I saw it.  I've been buying a lot of neutrals lately, but I looooove colour and this green is beautiful.  I love the distressed look and the bubble sleeves.  I was going to pair it with jeans, but I might have to pair it with cutoffs since the temp is going back up again.  (It actually said it was going to snow today - insert laughing with tears emoji!)

{Jeffrey Campbell Atrium Lace-Up Flat (also here, also love these and these heels);
Free People Elsa Blouse (also here); jeans: 7 For All Mankind (similar)}

I'm obsessed with lace up shoes, but so far have only bought sandals.  So I've been on the hunt for closed-toe ones (you know, because of the snow we're supposed to get ha), but I didn't want to pay a fortune.  (If you want to splurge though, these Aquazzura ones are gorgeous.)  These Jeffrey Campbell ones are quite comfortable and a practical price.  I went with the camel colour because it's one of my favourites for fall this year, but I might have to get the black also.  They'll look great with everything from skinny jeans to dresses.

Happy shopping!

{Photos via Instragram}

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

soft grey top

{top: ZARA; jeans: Frame (also here)
boots: Isabel Marant (sold out, also love these (on sale!);
bag: Free People; hat: Urban Outfitterssunglasses: Prada}

We went to Broadway at the Beach to watch the parade.  The weather was perfect.  This top is thin enough that I wasn't too hot in the beaming sunshine during the day and although cozy and warm it's perfect for layering under another sweater, which I did with my Wilfred Diderot Sweater (the one that everyone and their mother has because it's so good) while we watched the fireworks later that evening.  

Sunday, December 6, 2015


bag: Free People; shoes: Vans; sunglasses: Prada}

I love wearing white in the fall/winter.  I could have went all white everything with white shoes, but I like the contrast of the tan/brown accessories, it's softer than the typical black/white combo too.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Friday, December 4, 2015

booties, ripped jeans & cozy grey sweaters

(sold out, also love these (on sale!)}

{top: ZARA (also love this sweater); jeans: Frame Denim (also here)}

Happy Friday!  It was shorts/t-shirt weather the other day, but it's cooled back down again thankfully.  I was hesitant buying some cozy sweaters and jackets during the Black Friday sales since it was starting to warm up again, but so glad I can wear them as they're coming in the mail.  These boots are heaven on my feet and they replace a pair I've been looking to replace for years, but everything I kept seeing had a heel and I wanted a complete flat.  I love that I'm still able to wear distressed jeans and these are probably the most comfortable you will find (tip: size down).  And lastly, I love colour, but is there really any other combo better than black denim and grey knit for fall/winter?  I really don't think so.  But then again, I do love my stripes (ordered this and similar to this sweater) and I might change my mind when this mint green sweater arrives.

Have a great weekend (shopping)!