Tis the season to deck yourself with some holiday cheer! Between my birthday and holiday parties there is no shortage of events to dress up for. While deep down I reallyy want to strut my stuff in something sparkly and fun (like you’ll see later this week!) for a family Christmas party, a classic dress is key! My love, Kymalexis, and I will be showing you guys our preferred holiday style this year.
DRESSES C/O SOUTH MOON UNDER SHREWSBURY
The blue dress I’m wearing is one of those things that you just never ever want to take off. It instantly makes you feel confident and sexy, but festive and chic! I really can’t resist buying dresses with lace these days. And this blue! I’m obsessed with the color. Jewel tones have my heart this year.
I don’t go to any hair stylist that runs the streets of Monmouth County, I go to Candace at West Ave Cutters in Atlantic Highlands. When I say she’s the best, I’m not saying it just so say it, I’m saying it because she deserves all the credit in the world for all the beautiful work she does! She’s the best kept secret. She created this updo on the spot when I told her I wanted something romantic but undone. I can’t wait to share more of her work! – Kymalexis
It is never too soon to start planning your Holiday wardrobe. During the few weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas the days fly by and all of the Christmas festivities seem to sneak up on me. I like to get a head start in my outfit planning so when the holiday actually rolls around I can focus on the more important things. This year my eyes are drawn to a lot of similar styles as last year: velvet, lace, deep, rich hues.
I found this dress while shopping for something to wear to a late November wedding. I ended up not attending the wedding, but it’s ok, because I think it’s perfect for the holidays anyway!
I’m obsessed with the color and fit of this dress. In a certain light the black almost looks like a very deep, rich navy blue. I actually stared at it for a long time hanging in my room when I was trying to figure out which shoes to wear with it because I couldn’t really say with 100% confidence that it was definitely black and not blue, haha. Eventually I went with the nude heel… just to be safe! If you also haven’t noticed by now, I never miss an opportunity to wear my little moto jacket with anything feminine. I love the contrast between feminine and edge.
Unfortunately, Molly & Zoey doesn’t have an online store, so I browsed the web and found some of my favorite little black lace dresses that are comparable in both style & price! Happy shopping!
Allow me to introduce you all to my girlfraaaan, KymAlexis! A few weeks ago this little love bug asked me to take some pictures of her for her business, and we quickly realized homegirl was a natural in front of the camera. Not only can she rock a pose like nobody’s business, she has killer style. So every now and then she is going to make a cameo on the here, and you can shop her outfits too! The rest of this post is written by the fashionista herself. Enjoy!
Back in the day there were some strict fashion rules, and in this generation rules were made to be broken. Wearing white was considered a post-Labor Day no-no, but then again, black was once only proper for mourning, ha! We all have 50% black in our closets and there’s no shame in my game. This south moon under sweater is hands down the most comfortable yet fashionable of the South Moon Under apparel that I own, and I’m about to go back and buy it in every color available!
You might see that my jeans are from Abercrombie and fitch and laugh because come on, we all shopped there in high school and never looked back; but i’m a 27 year old women who is 5’1 and 100 pounds so where in this world can i buy a pair of fitted pants and not have to hem them. Well here I am shopping and realizing that I can’t go wrong at this store for my height.
Chinese Laundry is one of my go-to for shoe shopping. They are comfortable and yet always at a reasonable price. The best part about this brand is if you bargain shop then you can head on over to marshals and find yourself saving some mula.
As a profesional organizer, my clients get to share their favorite stores and this is by far my favorite!!!! Pookie and Sebastians is a New York store that is basically a high end South Moon Under. You can’t walk out of this store without buying SOMETHING…. sorry not sorry…. worth every penny 😉
I love having a best friend who is a fashionista because she can share her style with the world and yet encourage us all to dress to impress ❤
On Thanksgiving I will only wear a loose fitting dress or leggings… or casual eating pants, as I call them. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year for two reasons: it’s one of the few holidays left where my whole family still gets together, and the FOOD! I could live off of mashed sweet potatoes, for real. Unfortunately, for the few days following the gluttony, it’s hard to shove myself into tight fitting clothes. Enter: high waisted skirts and baggy sweaters.
Also, can we talk about this bag for a hot minute… I love everything Rebecca Minkoff does. She is actual perfection. This cross body is the perfect size for me, it holds all the necessities; wallet, keys, phone, chapstick, and I love the hardware. It’s my new favorite bag. duh. ALSO! Speaking of Rebecca Minkoff, South Moon Under in the Grove is having a holiday event featuring a RM trunk show! On December 3rd receive 20% off all Rebecca Minkoff items, and enjoy a Winky Lux lip bar, light bites and sweet sips! Just in time for your holiday shopping!! Or ya know, if you want to treat yo’self. ;] (See full event details below).
These over the knee socks are my new jam. I bought three different pairs from Forever21 and I can’t stop wearing them. I bought a black pair to wear with my taupe Chinese Laundry OTK boots, and this pair, and a deep burgundy color. I love the way they peek out over the top of these boots. So cute! I had another special guest with me on this shoot. I can’t get enough of my little ham!
December 3rd, South Moon Under in the Grove Shrewsbury || 10am – 6pm || 20% off all Rebecca Minkoff handbags, small leather goods, and shoes.
I was the pink Power Ranger three years in a row for Halloween. Kimberly was my spirit animal. A few years back Forever21 carried a few different t-shirts and sweatshirts featuring some throwback shows and I grabbed this one without even really looking at it. It was a crew neck sweatshirt, which I didn’t love, so when I got it home I cut off the collar to make it an off the shoulder sweater. A little DIY up in this bitch, and I pretty much wear it once a week.
I rented these sunglasses last year from Shop Ditto and last week I decided I couldn’t live without them anymore… so I bought myself a pair to own and keep forever. Reunited and it feels so goooooood.
Normally I pair this sweatshirt with leggings when I want to be super comfortable and casual, or distressed boyfriend jeans, but to dress it up a bit I love pairing it with a skirt & heels. Normally during the summer months I wear it with a little white skirt, but that seemed a little too springy for the weather. The top is waaaaay old, but I linked to a similar graphic sweatshirt above!
If you love something… buy it in every color! For the last two years I have been obsessing over my Stuart Weitzman over the knee boots, trying to work them into every outfit during every season. On my last trip to South Moon Under I finally snagged a similar pair by Chinese Laundry in a neutral shade for a quarter of the price. Yahtzee.
This was one of my favorite dresses from the spring! One of my new year’s resolutions for my blog this year (yes I know I’m getting ahead of myself, deal with it) is to re-wear clothes on here more often. My least favorite thing about bloggers is when they are no longer relatable. We can’t all afford to buy a new outfit every time we walk out the door (I certainly cannot!) SO I’m going to wear my favorite things more often just re-worked in different ways. Hope you guys enjoy it!
GUYS. How amazing are these earringsssssss? I can barely contain my excitement over them! If you haven’t heard of Syd & Pia yet, go look them up ASAP. These hoops in particular are made with semi precious stones and they are like 10000 times more stunning in person! I’m obsessed. Also, get outside today and soak up this amazing weather because apparently come Thanksgiving it’s adios warm weather!
Bomber jackets are in every window of every store right now and I’ve been wanting to add one to my collection for months but couldn’t decide on a style. WELL. I found this pretty little thing from Closet London and it was exactly what I’ve been missing this whole time!
Also worth mentioning.. A fellow blogger friend of mine posted heels she got at Payless a couple months ago and I was like NO WAY. (Read her post here!) They were so damn cute. So I went there myself a couple weeks ago and found these beauties. They were on sale for about $20 and they are SO comfortable! I wore them to work last week and then I had a charity event and met a girlfriend for drinks, so I walked all over the city basically, in these heels and my feet didn’t bother me at all! It was fantastic, hah.
I love bomber jackets because they’re comfortable, and if you find the right one (like this one!) it’ll be really easy to dress up or down depending on the look you’re going for. This jacket would also look super cute with a pair of boyfriend jeans and t-shirt.
I love this ring from Moonstone Magic Jewels! It’s so beautiful up close. It sparkles like there’s a whole little universe in there. I can’t stop staring at it when I put it on. hah.
So I brought Charlotte with me to do these blog pictures and she completely hammed it up for the camera. As per usual! I say this all the time but I think I really need to make her her own blog. Homegirl would kill it. Always stealing the show.
PLEASE disregard her outfit. She had a dress on, got cold, put pants on underneath it, got colder, threw this shirt on over it, found the hat in the back seat of my car.. decided to throw that on too. I’m gonna need to start her a blog so people send her cute clothes, haha!
If you’re like me, you’re not ready to part ways with your favorite pieces from summer just yet! I wore a bodysuit last week, an off the shoulder mini dress with cutouts the week before… obviously I’m having some separation anxiety. This outfit is no exception.
These wide leg pants have gotten me through two summers and I just figured out I don’t have to pack them away just yet! Cue the “ah ha!” By pairing them with this cropped sweater I’m getting just a little bit more wearability out of them. It helps that it has been a super warm October so far, but still.
I usually wear these Billabong pants with a crop top of sorts during the summer but I love the cozy feel the sweater gives this look. SO lesson to be learned here; if you have pieces from your summer wardrobe that you are in love with, don’t pack them away yet! Mix and match with your fall favorites and you’ll be able to wear them just a bit longer!
It’s going to be in the 80’s this week… it’s mid October… I’m confused. I don’t know how to dress. BUT while the warm weather is here I’m going to take advantage of it by wearing my favorite bodysuit at least one more time.
The last time I wore this bodysuit it was the middle of the summer and my boyfriend and I were grabbing some rooftop cocktails. I paired it with an envelope skirt and heels, and I kind of thought this was just a summer piece and I wouldn’t really be able to wear it much after that, ya know? Threw these jeans on with it on a whim and I must say… I’m diggin it. The hat is a great fall accessory, and if the temperature decides to drop a little bit I’ll throw on my favorite moto jacket to top it off.
So I used to think that you needed the perfectly perky fake boobs to be able to wear plunging bodysuits… I wouldn’t even try them on, honestly. BUT I loved the way they looked on everyone else and I was like F IT! I’m gettin one. And now I’m obsessed! Of course I always wish I had the big fake boobs that hold themselves up, but whatever. Be comfortable in your own skin and you can wear whatever you want, right?
I am a sucker for the fall hues; burn oranges, chocolate browns, neutrals… they are all so very easy on the eyes. At least for me, anyway. I’m usually in head to toe black about 9 months out of the year, summer included, but these few months I love to pepper in a little of these earthy colors throughout my wardrobe.
Fun fact about this moto jacket… I had a similar one from Hollister that I LOVED! It was my go-to jacket for pretty much every outfit, but the fact that it was faux leather meant it didn’t have a long shelf life. It started to crack and peel a few months ago and my mom made me throw it away, haha! She was embarrassed for me… so I was on the hunt for a similar style that I could fall just as in love with and I found it within minutes during a trip to South Moon Under. The belt around the bottom is an added bonus as well, it makes me feel just a touch more badass. It fits like a glove, it’s comfortable and warm. Well worth the seriously low price tag of just $128! *steal*
I’m in love with these pants! I didn’t think I would be because they’re so different from anything I’ve ever worn, but they’re comfortable and they’re fun. They feel like a skirt but they’re pants so you don’t have to worry about any Marilyn Monroe moments. All in all, my fall wardrobe is growing on me this year. I thought I would miss the bare skin and laid-back approach to my summer style but you may just have a changed woman on your hands.