Embellished

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I feel very sparkly and happy in the sun, which finally revealed itself after hiding for a week in favor of rain. Which here, in California, is basically unheard of. Four consistent days of rain, what a concept. It has really been a blessing though because it allowed me to catch up on the important things in life. I caught up on all my real housewives, my books and of course my online shopping baskets.

The second New Year hit it’s like everything went on sale. There I am hitting up Zara (hello 50%) online and then the next day, I go in store to buy more. I felt like I was addicted, and not in a cute way, but regardless I look very cute in this fun embellished sweater along with my obnoxious sunnies. I love these sunnies, but I find I have a hard time wearing them because I feel like they are so in everyone’s face. I love them because they are the accessory I can wear for function and fashion. They block out the sun, but the the lenses aren’t totally opaque to where I am rude and not making proper eye contact with you during a very serious life changing conversation, you know?

However, since they are so sparkly, I feel like it takes away my credibility to which, I say, when did fashion become someone else’s game and not your own? Just because you want to wear sparkly sunnies, or all black, or a silk dress in the winter time, why is someone else’s opinion your problem? This may be really random, but it was something I was thinking about this week.

We all have different interests and different hobbies, and invest in different ways, and the best thing about fashion is that it’s a fleeting medium. So I say wear the sequins in the day time and buy an embellished sweater while you’re at it.

Life is too short for boring.

Love,

Moi

V-Neck Checked

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Well fancy seeing another sweater dress on this blog.

Okay, I feel like everyone feels something about a V-neck. It is the most controversial of all the necklines (or is it the scoop?) regardless, it’s controversial with my sister and I guess that’s the only opinion I have in this random little research experiment I have just now conducted. Very scientific, I know.

But any who, a sweater dress really is a saving grace in climate that is chilly in the early mornings and evenings, but warmer during the middle of the day. Also, it’s like a no-brainer and totally comfy for when you are up before the sun trying to glue yourself together from the night before. I also love that it’s a v-neck because it gives me some room to BREATHE, girlfriend.

Winter is all about being bundled and I am OVER IT. So over it. Let my ankles be free, let my arms feel the sun, let my hair blow in the wind as I drive down the highway in my convertible. I want to feel the heat again, and while this little pocket of sunshine is nice, it won’t last, so that is why I turn to my oversized v-neck sweaters. They give me some wiggle room and let me have a scarf that is optional. As in, it can be removed and I can pretend it’s 90 degrees outside even though it’s just 60 and sunny. And yes, 60 degrees is cold.

Any who, this is going a bit off topic here. Shop fun v-necks below to give your neck a break and breathe.

Love,

Moi

A Nice Burgundy

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It is no secret I love a sweater dress, however, I have come to find I have NO sweater dresses.

Nada, like, none.

It is a very depressing revelation when you find your self gunning for your legs to be free of tight denim, and something more forgiving like spandex paired with a nice oversized cozy garment. Well, since I did’t have any, I took to Zara late one night and perused their site (which is 50% off right now) and set out on a goal to find a sweater dress. Well, I got away with maybe one oversized sweater I could get away with calling a dress, and really just wait length sweaters that I will have to pair my high waisted skinny jeans with. Goal not achieved. Blah. And I bought also, wait for it, a slip dress. Because even in the dead of winter I am dreaming of sipping mimosas in the hot sunshine with a silky slip dress. This winter thing is not my friend this year.

So take to shopping some oversized sweaters below, and hopefully you can achieve what I failed to: which was self control.

Love,

Moi

Nude

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Now, this can easily go into some basic post about basics and how they’re good for the soul.

Which is true, and on the surface this is what it looks like, but I am not going to wax poetic about a $1,400 dollar purse that will change your life and your styling game in a way to make this purchase more relatable and not so ridiculous. I’m going to instead direct your attention to the nude sweater and tell you, once more, how much I love the camel hue. Everyone loves a neutral, it’s what make us human. While I’m writing this, I’m thinking about how I wanted to add more shimmer into my life. Maybe the glittering purse handle can make up for that? Well, that, and also I have so much glitter on my eyelids it’s INSANE, but my broken camera lens can’t pick up that minute detail, so you will have to believe me.

Anyways, running around in something easy fun and accessible is what I aim to do, and having fun while doing it is an added bonus to otherwise mundane things that life throws at you. So if you love a hue wear it till the color makes you dizzy. Soon the sun will be out and I’ll be able to sit on a beach somewhere and take 82398293 pictures of the four white frocks that look the same but are totally different, and I have a feeling this will be something you’ll be doing too. So, see you there?

Does this make sense?

Shop below my obsession.

Love,

Moi

A Touch of Shine

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Well now the Holidays have come and gone and here we are. In January.

Depending on your field, this month can look very different for many people. It can be the start of busy season, or maybe the kids are finally back in school and it’s the beginning of a more rhythmic season, or maybe it’s all the same and now it’s just January and the cold doesn’t seem so novel anymore. Whatever January symbolizes, something I’ve been thinking about is why must the glitter and fun and soirées stop on January 1st?

Life is one big party and should be celebrated, and to commemorate the fact that there are another 300+ days only on one night seems absurd. This is why I have taken to adding glitter to my make-up whenever I can and pulling out shiny pieces and making them more wearable. Take a lamé top, pared down with a blazer and some jeans, it goes from disco to casual real quick, and it’s still fun. It makes people smile and makes you smile in return. Finding ways to wear clothes that are interesting, but still also versatile is what I want to perfect. That way, when I make a purchase on a sequin shirt and wear it around, it’ll seem casual because I will always be doing something like that.

Then maybe more people will feel inspired and begin to do the same. Then it will look like everyone is going to one big fun fashion party. And what couldn be more exciting than that?

Love,

Moi

Holiday Gold

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The theme of my Holiday is gold.

It’s easily been gold since Thanksgiving. I have done at least 20 gold face masks, my eyeshadow has been gearing towards gold glitter, and now I have this beautiful tuxedo dress in, none other than, gold. Perhaps this is an omen for things to come? If a color follow you around enough, and it’s as bright and cheery as gold, that can only mean good things, right?

Perhaps that’s wishful and untrue thinking, but it was something that caught my eye, much like this dress. I love a good menswear inspired piece. I even love a good menswear proper piece, and when I snagged this beauty form Zara I was overjoyed. With so many social events lining up, there may be some that are more serious and some that are more fun. This I would constitute as more serious because, hello, it’s basically a blazer turned dress, but it’s still fun enough to not be totally boring.

And the fishnets give a bit of a retro vibe to the whole look, which is always an added bonus.

Love,

moi

Holiday Errands

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I feel like this is very neutral toned and I’m loving it.

While I am gearing towards colorful frocks for all of my fêtes, I definitely like to tone it down whilst running errands around town, and nothing makes me feel like my life is more streamlined than soft neutrals paired seamlessly together (don;t get me started on tan sweaters). Now, we all know I am not one for athleisure wear, and I remain to keep it this way, but when I perusing Goop so innocently one Thursday evening after Thanksgiving I came across this yoga set that I have been eyeing for some time for half off! The combo purchased together was less than the pants alone!

For that price, I can justify wearing this in public to my local juice bar pretty easily. On top of it, running Holiday errands can be a chore and more of a workout than yoga, so I need some sweat wicking material on hand, and this set provides just that. On top of it being a cute blush it holds everything together, because, seriously, the last thing I need to worry about is if something is tugging or pulling me while I’m trying to find the best deals and snag a free gift wrap.

Now I’m far from welcoming athleisure wear into my rota, but this set definitely makes it feel less offensive.

Love,

Moi

Pieces on Repeat

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Well hello!

This perhaps isn’t anything ~new~ but really just an iteration of a mesh top and leather skirt. Which we have seen on the blog definitely thus far.

While this may not be something terribly eye catching or shocking, it’s definitely been on repeat for me as the weather still fluctuates from sunny to freezing and vice versa. For instance it is raining right now, like practically torrential downpour status of rain, and yet earlier this week? Hot and sunny with no clouds in sight. A leather skirt is my personal favorite for this kind of fickle weather, or really any sort of skirt/bootie combo.

It also lets you play around with some fun tights perhaps. This initially was going to be paired with a cute little pair of fishnet sparkle tights, but alas, I forgot them, and there just was absolute no time for a reshoot. So imagine them if you will and shop them below for perhaps a better idea.

Here’s to the tried and true.

Love,

Moi