Now that it's finally cold in Corona, Christmas music, hot chocolate, and cozy sweaters are in FULL effect. I'm happy that I can now get into the holiday spirit and dress for it too! I was feeling inspired by all the fall/winter booties dropping on my favorite sites, so today's post will be all about sharing my favorite pairs and how to style them. This post is a long one, so go grab a cup of hot chocolate (or coffee), snuggle up with your favorite fuzzy blanket and keep on reading...
Wear Everyday & Every way
From warm browns and solid black to snake and leopard print, everyday boots are easy to style because they go with everything! My favorite way to wear them is with jeans, but I also love how they look styled with a skirt and tights. Below, I show you I styled them each way (:
For my first outfit, I wore this pair of brown chelsea boots with an olive green, corduroy coat and jeans. I like to fold my jeans with these boots because they aren't long enough for my pants to stay in them which can cause them to scrunch up at the bottom and you don't want that! Folding your jeans so that you show a little skin also makes your legs look longer (WOOP!)
Button Up: Shein
For my second look, I styled a pair of black boots (similar) with a skirt and tights. I chose denim to dress down the look for a weekday, but the skirt can be switched out for a black, dark green or burgundy one for a holiday party or weekend outfit this season. I love the fun print of these tights and they keep me warm! You can shop them and the rest of my look below.
Sweater: MISSEE (use my code 'eclectic40' for 40% off!!)
Skirt (similar): ASOS
Shop my everyday boot picks below!
From classic holiday colors and bright jewel tones to velvet and suede, these bold boots are perfect for holiday parties and New Years (but don't let that stop you from wearing them other days too!)
For my final outfit, I styled a pair of velvet boots and you can find a similar pair here. I love velvet for the holidays and my forest green moto jacket went perfectly with the boots to create a low-key holiday look. I wore black denim so that the boots would really pop, and, since these boots are a bit taller, I was able to tuck my jeans into them. Try styling your boots this way for a clean, sleek look.
Sweater (similar): Forever 21
Jacket (similar): Nordstrom
Shop my favorite holiday boots below!
I hope you enjoyed today's post! Which pair was your favorite?
Black Friday is finally here! While many sales have been going on throughout the week, I wanted to wait until after Thanksgiving to go crazy (haha!) In today's post, I will be sharing some of the sales I know I'll be taking advantage of as well as some gift ideas for everyone on your list! You may even find a few things to spoil yourself with because, let's be honest, we have to take advantage of these great deals, right??
Nordstrom is a great place to shop for everyone all at once and they are having up to 60% off many of their clothing, home, and beauty items now through Monday. I've linked my favorite pieces from every category below!
For The Kids:
Everyone Else on your List:
Urban Outfitters is another store that offers everything from clothing to beauty to home and they are having a buy one, get one for the entire store (ends today!!) They also have an Afterpay option (which I looove), so you can spend a little more and split your purchase into four payments due every two weeks.
If you're looking for the most popular street brands and trendy clothing items, ASOS is the place to go! Currently, they're having up to 70% off their biggest brands and 25% off the entire site!
The fine print: Of course there will be terms & conditions for each of these sales. I linked each home page for every store mentioned, so be sure to read the site for more information! I also included a few things that weren't on sale just because they were too good to pass up (:
As always, thanks so much for reading! I hope this post makes your holiday shopping a little bit easier. Good luck!
Happy Friday, everyone (: Today, I'm sharing my favorite statement earrings for fall (and really anytime). While colorful tassels and beaded earrings were the trend for summer, fall statements are a bit more neutral and able to be worn year round making the more expensive ones worth the splurge and a collection of them ABSOLUTELY necessary (above is just a portion of mine!) Keep reading to see some of my favorites and where to buy them!
Animal print has been popping up in a big way in this season's fashion and earrings are no exception. Tortoise shell earrings are among some of my favorite for fall and they'll go so well with all your Earth-toned looks!
This is an easy one and one you probably already own. I tend to stick to silver jewelry, but I've found myself wearing more and more gold jewelry with my warmer-toned outfits this fall. I went a little crazy with this one, but there are just SO many to choose from!
If you bought any bamboo or wooden earrings this past summer, you're in luck because these materials easily transition to fall. I love the way these natural-looking earrings go with the fall leaves and all the shades of brown and beige in fall clothing. Pop a pair of these on and you'll blend right in with your surroundings (ha!).
Those bamboo hoops from Revolve are calling my name... which pair was your favorite?
I hope you all have a great weekend!
Hello, all! Today's blog is the second installment in my Trendy Tuesday series (you can find the first one here) and I am focusing on plaid. If you've been in any clothing store lately, then I'm sure you've noticed all the plaid pieces on hangers and shelves. This print has become one of my favorite fall trends, and I love that you can wear it in so many ways from pants to blazers and even hair accessories! Keep reading to see how I styled this fall trend two ways and to see some more of my favorite plaid pieces.
oUTFIT 1: pLAID sKIRT
I found this adorable plaid skirt at Forever 21 which immediately inspired me to write this blog. Because it is a pencil skirt and I wore it to the mall, I didn't want to look too business-y (I'm making this a word, okay? lol), so I styled it down with a balloon-sleeved sweater (similar) and my black Vans. You can also style this skirt with a black blouse, pointed-toe pumps, and a solid, long-line blazer for a more business-casual look.
outfit 2: Plaid Pants
For my second outfit, I styled these plaid pants for a more casual look. I paired them with a button-up sweater tank (cute for fall and great when it's still warm!) and my white Topshop trainers. You can also shop my bag here (goes with anything and the bag inside may be switched out).
Don't Stop There...
Try a Blazer:
I still haven't found the right plaid blazer (the sleeves are ALWAYS too long *que eye roll*) buuut I love all of these and there are still so many to choose from! They are also so versatile as you can dress them up with pumps and trousers for the office or wear them casual with jeans and a graphic tee.
My favorite accessory here has to be the yellow scarf! How fun is that reversible print?!
Go All In:
It's hard to find a favorite here, but if I had to choose, I would go with the babydoll dress from Zara. Soooo freaking cute and I just might have to get it...
Thanks for reading! What's your favorite trend this fall? Let me know in the comments (:
Happy Tuesday, everybody! Today's post is the first in my new series, Trendy Tuesday, where I will talk about one of my current favorite trends, and today I'm talking about pinafore dresses. I just think they're the perfect piece for those of us living with temperatures still shifting from warm to cool, but they can also be worn any season depending on the style. Keep reading to see how I style them for a cold or warm day.
Warm it up
For my first look, I styled this F21 pinafore dress for a cooler day by adding a cream balloon-sleeved sweater from Forever 21 underneath and a pair of tan ankle booties from Lulus. You can also style them with a high-neck top, chunky knit sweater, or tights for extra warmth!
Keep it Cool
One easy way to style a pinafore dress for warm weather is by wearing a basic tee and sneakers! I styled this F21 corduroy dress with a basic white tee and my lace up trainers from Topshop.
The wine-colored pinafore dress also comes in petite which you can find here.
Thanks for reading! Which look was your favorite?
Hello, everyone! Now that we're in mid-October and the weather is cooling down, it's really starting to feel like fall! This season, I want to break away from my (mostly) black and gray outfits and try adding some color. In today's post, I'm sharing a look with a bright pop of blue. Keep reading for outfit links and inspiration for adding pops of color to your outfits this season.
One easy way to add a pop of color to your outfit is through your accessories. I kept my clothing simple with a black and white color palette which made it easy to add any color accessories, in this case, a blue bag and earrings. You can also try adding a bright, colorful shoe or belt like some of the pieces below!
Play it Safe
Wearing a bright lip or sporting a colorful mani is another easy way to add subtle pops of color to anything you're wearing. I think fall is an especially fun time to play with bright lips because they're so unexpected!
Finally, for those of you who are brave enough, try adding a colorful coat or pant to really stand out this fall.
Thanks for reading!
Fall is finally here! While I tried to hold on to summer style for as long as I could, I am finally over it and ready for cooler weather. In Corona, it isn't chilly just yet, but at least the temperatures are now consistently below 100 (yes!). For my very first lookbook, I wanted to focus on fall styles for warmer weather for those of us who live in a city that just isn't quite cool yet.
look #1: Printed overalls
For my first look, I wore these floral overalls (different color) from Lulus and styled it for fall by adding a white, cropped sweater (similar) and these New Look ankle boots from ASOS. Adding a cute pair of boots to a skirt, dress, or romper is the easiest way to make each piece transition to fall.
Look #2: boy scout inspired
For this second look, I styled an old boy scout jacket my grandma gave me, so needless to say it can't be bought lol, but here are a few similar: 1, 2, and 3. Since it's still too warm for thick jackets and sweaters, I thought this lighter jacket would make for the perfect third piece! Another way to dress fall on a warm day is to simply wear fall colors which for me means earth tones. I kept it light with white and beige-toned linen shorts (similar) and sweater tank. The bag inside my bag may also be switched to match any outfit.
Look #3: overalls x floral blouse
I love a good fall floral and when I can wear a piece across multiple seasons. I bought this floral top in the spring, but slap on something black and BOOM, you've got yourself a fall outfit! But seriously, the pattern of this top reminded me of plaid which is very on trend for fall. This time, I traded in the boots for white sneakers from Topshop. I would highly suggest investing in a pair as they really go with everything from jeans to maxi skirts. You can shop my overalls here. My top is no longer sold, but here are some other floral tops for fall: 1, 2, and 3.
Which look was you favorite? Let me know in the comments below!
Just last week, I visited Los Angeles which is about an hour away from home. Even though I grew up here, I never really did all the tourist-y things like visit all the beautiful walls for example, so I packed up a few outfits and went on a wall hunt! As we were leaving Melrose Ave (where many of the famous walls are), my mom spotted the famous angel wings, but I was out of outfits (*gasp). I wanted to wear a white dress to really pop against the colorful background and complement the white in the wings, so I found this #lwd in a cute boutique called Avant Garde. Sadly, they do not sell their clothes online, but if you are ever in the Los Angeles area, you should definitely check out this shop for their cute boho dresses, and vintage levis jeans and rocker tees. The shop owner hand-makes all of her jewelry which you can shop here. I linked some of my favorite pieces below as well as a few white dresses I think are perfect to wear during these last few weeks of summer, so you're never stuck in a situation where you don't have one!
The jewelry of avant garde:
the little white dress:
1. F21:The length of this dress makes it easy to dress up with a pair of statement earrings and chunky sandals.
2. F21: I have been loving the babydoll style especially for those of us that are petite. The embroidered detail on this piece is so fun and allows you to add pops of color to your outfit by adding colorful jewelry, shoes, or a bright bag!
3. F21: This is actually a romper that can easily be worn as a cover up to the beach, or styled with strappy sandals and minimal jewelry.
4. ZARA: I love this t-shirt dress as it's a bit more casual and can easily transition to the fall with a pair of black booties, and a wide brim hat.
Thank you for reading! Which jewelry piece or dress style was your favorite?
A few weeks ago, the brand ILYMIX reached out to me to see if I wanted to collab with them and try out their new sunglasses. After some research, I learned that bloggers who worked with them in the past were happy with their collab and purchase, so I went ahead and picked the three pairs you see above. You can keep on reading below for a more in-depth review...
These first two pairs are called the Bangu sunglasses, and I got them in black and grey. The grey sunglasses are not grey at all, but a cute half tortoiseshell, half black color (I knew they weren't grey from the site photo, that's just what they are named). While I was a little nervous because they were shipped from China, the sunglasses are actually great quality! They do not fit loose on my head, or feel flimsy. However, these are not a style I would wear too often. They are oversized (which I do love), but (obviously) VERY round. Still, I thought they would be a fun pair of sunglasses to wear every now and then especially during the summer time! Overall, I would rate these 4/5 stars.
The final pair of sunglasses I picked are called the Cape sunglasses, and I got them in black. Again, these sunglasses are sturdy and high quality! They are also more of a traditional shape and a pair of sunglasses I can see myself wearing throughout the whole year. They were perfect during my Palm Springs trip, and I wore them everyday! I would rate this pair 5/5 stars.
In some of the blogger photos on the site, a soft case was included with the package. I thought mine would have one too, but all of the sunglasses came wrapped in tissue paper. Not a big deal, but I just thought I would mention it. Also, the products did ship from China, so I expected the package to take a while to arrive, but to my surprise, they arrived in 20 days which isn't bad for an international order. Overall, I love the quality of these sunglasses, and the wait was worth it! I can't wait to style them with more outfits. ILYMIX also provided me with a coupon code for $15 off your purchase which can be found here if you are interested! Which pair was your favorite?
When I graduated college in May, all I wanted was a small, black backpack to go with everything. That's when I went to the Premium Outlets in Cabazon and found this MCM backpack. If you couldn't tell from my Instagram lately, this backpack has been a closet staple for me this season and I take it everywhere from daily errands, to shopping, to vacations! I think a good fashion backpack is convenient and keeps your hands free when shopping or touring a new city. A black one is nice because it matches every outfit, but there are lots of fun backpacks out there! The one featured above is sold out, so I've linked a few of my favorites below!
When purchasing a backpack, it's important to consider its size. Try to find one that isn't too large (such as one that could be used for school), but also one that isn't too small. The one I'm wearing is a mini, but it has two pockets, and holds everything I need! When searching online, make sure there are pictures of the backpack on someone or compared to something similar in size as measurements alone do not show you how the backpack will look on. It all depends on what you plan on carrying, so keep that in mind (:
The Card Holder:
Another item I always carry in my backpack is this cardholder from ASOS. They are great for making some extra room if your backpack (or purse) is too small for a large wallet. They're also great in airports and on trips when you don't need every credit, store, and business card we all carry in our wallets! I've also linked a few cardholders below ♡