When we think festive outfits, usually red, green, metallics, and sparkles come to mind. Even though I love those things and have a tendency to dress like Mrs. Claus around the holidays, it’s always a fun challenge to make unexpected looks merry and bright.
This midi dress fits the bill and then some, giving off some jolly vibes in muted holiday hues and luxurious mixed knit fabrics. Striped sweaters will also forever bring me back to the whimsical ones from Gap Christmas commercials growing up (anyone else?!), so the nostalgia factor is real here too. I styled the dress with a leather jacket and round sunnies for a bit more edge, neutral booties, and my loyal leopard clutch, because obviously.
Dress: Asos | Leather Jacket: Sanctuary (similar) | Shoes: Aldo (currently marked down to $50!) | Sunglasses: Ray Ban | Clutch: Clare V | Rings: Baublebar
A huge thanks to my long lost babe, Jess of The Smiths do Love, for editing these photos to perfection!
Sometimes you just don’t mess with perfection, and the classic Thanksgiving outfit is one of them. If you ask me, the ideal Thanksgiving outfit algorithm is an oversized sweater, stretchy jeans (give me all the pie), and a plaid blanket scarf. Done and done. If I were just going to be snuggling up at home I would throw on my favorite slippers and swap my sunnies for my spectacles, but for a more social outing I like to jazz it up a bit (duh).
To avoid looking like a little troll getting ready to hibernate for the winter, first I did some serious elongating with these amazing OTK boots. Taking this cozy outfit on the road to glam, I also went with my leopard clutch, tortoise shades, tassel earrings, and favorite fall lip kit.
Are you going comfy-cozy or dolled up this Thanksgiving? As usual, I’ll probably be a combo of both. Hey, on Thanksgiving, we don’t have to choose. That’s why I’ll be having both apple and pumpkin pie. #blessed
Sweater: Free People | Jeans: J.Brand | Boots: Steve Madden | Clutch: Clare V | Scarf: Asos | Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Earrings: Forever 21 (similar) | Rings: Baublebar | Lips: Kylie Cosmetics (‘Posie K’) | Nails: Essie (‘Bahama Mama’)
Hope everyone has a happy Thanksgiving!
Something about fall just makes me want to grab every print I have and layer it all together. Am I alone in this? Using a simple black dress as the base (that is the MOST flattering, btw), I paired together two of my favorite prints, camo and leopard. To throw one more pattern into the mix, I topped off the outfit with a little merlot-hued bandana that IMO, kind of makes the look. Last but not least, my go-to sunnies, peep toe booties, and simple jewelry.
What are your favorites prints to mix and match?
Dress: Leith | Camo Jacket: Forever 21 (similar) | Bandana: Madewell | Shoes: Amazon | Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Clutch: Clare V | Rings: Baublebar | Lips: Kylie Cosmetics (‘Koko K’) | Nails: Essie (‘Bahama Mama’)
Fall layering, oh how I’ve missed you. Whoever says they like dressing for summer more than fall is seriously disturbed (#ellewoodsforever). When I got this tiered top over the summer, I was obviously excited to wear it on its own with jean cutoffs or white skinnies, but I also could not wait to style it for autumn.
To bring my gingham well into the cooler months, I paired it with my all-time favorite slouchy sweater of the season, some dark denim flares, and open toed booties. Since October has been so fickle in DC, an outfit like this is ideal for chilly mornings and sunny afternoons.
As for my accessories, I went with a pop of merlot (unfortunately not the wine) with my go-to fall hat, some oversized sunnies, my basket bag, and simple jewelry. Fall, can you please stay forever?
Gingham Top: Madewell | Sweater: Free People | Flares: Loft | Shoes: Amazon | Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Bag: Ellen & James | Hat: Forever 21 | Lips: Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip (‘Echo Park’) | Nails: OPI Gel (‘What’s the Hatter With You?’)
I bought this sweet little sweater during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale over the summer, and now it’s finally cool enough to wear it in DC! It is so incredibly soft, goes with everything, and the bell sleeves are such a fun addition. Now I want it in every color!
Next up in this look: my favorite distressed white skinnies (now on sale!). Because I’m anti-Labor Day laws, I love wearing my white jeans well into fall – and as great as this sweater looks with regular denim, it really pops against the white. As for the rest of my outfit, I opted for these peep toe booties which have been on major repeat, and my go-to embroidered crossbody. I accessorized with rose gold sunnies and these layered necklaces from Baublebar, which I’ve honestly been wearing probably too much this fall. Oops! *insert shrug emoji*
Happy weekend, friends!
Sweater: Nordstrom | Jeans: J Brand | Shoes: Amazon | Crossbody Bag: Francesca’s | Sunglasses: Amazon | Necklaces: Baublebar | Earrings: Forever 21 | Rings: Baublebar | Lips: NYX (‘Pale Pink’) | Nails: Essie (‘Bahama Mama’)
So I’ve never been a big yellow wearer, but I could not say no to this happy little maxi dress. I love that it’s wrap-style (hellooo flattering!), and the fluttery sleeves are such a fun touch.
To accessorize, I went with my new favorite peep toe booties for fall (from none other than Amazon, what?!), my basket bag, and round sunnies. I topped off the look with a gold choker, ear crawlers, my favorite rings, an oxblood lip, and of course, a topknot.
Dress: Lulu’s | Shoes: Amazon | Bag: Ellen & James | Sunglasses: Ray Ban | Choker: Baublebar | Earrings: Forever 21 | Rings: Baublebar | Bangles: c/o Moon & Lola | Lips: MAC (‘Studded Kiss’)| Nails: Essie (‘Topless & Barefoot’)
Nothing like bidding summer adieu in a little white dress! This cold shoulder eyelet number with delicate floral details has been a favorite all season, so it felt like the perfect piece to wear for LDW before it goes into hibernation for the cooler months.
For the rest of this look, I went full-on SUMMER. Panama hat, Cult Gaia bag, espadrilles, navy tassel earrings – the works. Gotta make good use of them before fall hits!
Hope everyone has a happy Labor Day!
Dress: Loft | Panama Hat: J. Crew | Shoes: Steve Madden | Bag: Cult Gaia | Earrings: H&M | Gold Ring: Baublebar | Lips: Charlotte Tilbury (‘Sexy Sienna’) | Nails: Essie (‘Bikini So Teeny’) | Wine: Pearmund Cellars Petit Manseng (SO good) 😉
When life gives you lemons, you squeeze the last few possible drops out of summer. That’s how the saying goes, right? I bought this fun little frock for my bestie’s bridal shower a couple weeks ago, and it was one of my favorite purchases of the season.
You may notice in the dress link below that it was originally long sleeve, but when I tried it on I felt like all that fabric was swallowing me! So I went to the tailor to get it taken in, and then also decided that it would be way better with the sleeves chopped off. I was super happy with how it turned out – and I was way cooler on the 95 degree day of the shower.
For the rest of my outfit, I of course opted for my Cult Gaia bag (since it was pretty much made for this dress!), nude heels, rose gold sunnies, and white ball drop earrings. Anyone else now in the mood for a glass of lemonade?
Dress: Asos | Shoes: BP | Bag: Cult Gaia | Sunglasses: Amazon | Earrings: Amazon | Rings: Baublebar | Bangles: c/o Moon & Lola | Lips: NYX (‘Pale Pink’) | Nails: Essie (‘S’il Vous Play’)
Well hello, all my favorite seasonal pieces in one outfit! Who knew summer lovin’ also applied to clothes? I’ve been a serious outfit repeater with all these items separately, so it only made sense to compile a look with all of them, right? This pineapple top finally went on sale at J. Crew so I scooped that up a few weeks ago, and have been wearing it for both work and play ever since. I love that it can be worn on or off the shoulder – perfect for day-to-night. I paired it with my favorite jeans of the spring/summer(/maybe ever?!) and these sweet pearl sandals that have been making the blogger rounds for the last few months. Turns out the hype is real, though – they are SO comfy and go with everything.
As for accessories, my Cult Gaia bag has been one of my top purchases of the season. Not only do I get compliments on it wherever I go, but my favorite part is that so many sweet older ladies will come up to me and tell me that these types of bags were super popular when they were young! That makes it feel even more special and unique (even though everyone and their mother has it, but whatever guys). To finish off the look, I opted for my Karen Walker shades, navy tassel earrings, dainty bangles, and another fave repeat offender – my mood ring. I don’t know why I ever stopped wearing one because they are so much fun and make me feel like I’m 12 again. Plus, the colors are all really pretty (unless I’m stressed and it turns black). #y2kproblems
What are you lovin’ on this summer?
Top: J.Crew (on sale!) | Jeans: Levi’s | Shoes: Steve Madden | Bag: Cult Gaia | Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Earrings: H&M | Gold Ring: Baublebar | Mood Ring: Etsy | Bangles: c/o Moon & Lola | Lips: NYX (‘Summer Breeze’) | Nails: Essie (‘Topless and Barefoot’)
If there’s ever been a piece that perfectly transitions from work to happy hour, it’s these flippin’ pants, y’all. And best of all? They feel like PJs! I gazed at these babies all spring trying to decide if I really needed them, but then they finally went on sale (and it turns out, yes, I definitely needed them).
Since the pants are enough of a statement by themselves, I kept the rest of the outfit pretty simple. A white tank, a neutral bag and shoes, and a denim jacket was all this look needed to let my party pants shine. Of course, I couldn’t resist adding in a couple fun details – the embroidery on my bag, ball drop earrings, and rose gold mirrored sunglasses.
Top: Old Navy | Pants: J. Crew | Heels: Steve Madden | Denim Jacket: Gap | Crossbody Bag: Francesca’s | Sunglasses: Amazon | Earrings: Amazon | Rings: Baublebar | Lips: NYX (‘Pale Pink’)