Bells and Lace

One of my biggest wardrobe flaws is this: I never ever get anything hemmed. I’ve only ever gotten 3 things hemmed as an adult: two pairs of jeans and one gown I wore to a wedding last year. Honestly, I regret hemming the jeans, it changes the whole shape and look, so I’m really hesitant to ever hem anything. However… these velvet bells… they could stand to see a least a centimeter go I think.

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FOREVER21 TOP (old, similar here) || YJL BRALETTE C/O || SOUTH MOON UNDER VELVET FLARES C/O || H&M JACKET || DITTO SHADES || LINEA PELLE BACKPACK

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These velvet bells were part of my holiday wardrobe last year, AND this year. I love that they’re still in style. Truth be told, they’re so comfortable and flattering I’d wear them even if they weren’t. Follow your own trends, I say! I wore this exact look to my boyfriend’s company’s holiday party this year. He works at a gym so I was like what’s the dress code? He gave the usual guy answer, “just wear whatever you want.” As I expected, some people were dressed up and others literally came right from the gym, so I thought this was a good middle ground look. Not TOO fancy, but festive none the less.

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See what I’m saying about these pants being a hair too long? I feel like clothing companies do not make clothes for the average sized human being. Like yeah I get it.. some girls are 5’9 and 110 pounds… but hi, not me. It’d be nice if everyone made clothes for petite lil ladies like myself, and KUDOS to brands that do!

Sorry for the lack of posts lately. It’s so hard to get motivated to go out and shoot when it’s legit freezing outside. ;]

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Day to Night and so on

Remember my post on Monday talking about smarter shopping? One of my favorite things to do is invest in pieces with versatility and wearability. What I mean is, they can easily be worn from day to night, dressed up or down, with just a few key changes. This full skirt from Closet London may not look like a day time pieces at first, but paired with a simple tank top and sandals it’s an easy look to pull off.

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CLOSET LONDON SKIRT C/O || H&M TANK TOP || LINEA PELLE BAG (similar) || CHARLOTTE RUSSE SANDALS || ROMAN LUXE NECKLACE C/O || URBAN OUTFITTERS SHADES (similar)

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Again, this is a great item to wear to work! My office is more on the casual side so I’d probably wear it this way, if you have more of a fancy schmancy office environment you could opt for a crisp button up or blouse. And you may want to throw on a cropped leather jacket now that the weather is starting to cool off.

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Side note! This skirt also has pockets! Holler. Pockets just make life easier, don’t they? So next week I’ll be showing you guys how I change this look up from office appropriate to out on the town. Check back!

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Holy Day

It’s getting far, FAR too cold in my neck of the woods to do outfits without some serious outerwear much longer. This look was shot weeks ago when the temperatures were not exactly bone chilling yet. I miss those days…sigh.

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H&M SWEATER (similar) || FOREVER21 JEANS || STEVE MADDEN BOOTIES || LINEA PELLE BAG (sold out, also love this one!) || H&M HAT  (similar)|| RAY BANS SHADES

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These are my favorite jeans. Every time I wear them I get a ton of compliments; everyone thinks they are so expensive. $19 can go a long way sometimes. Am I right? When the temperatures drop I can’t bring myself to pack these away just yet so I layer lace or embellished tights underneath for an updated look and extra warmth.

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I love cozy knits this time of the year, my closet is filled with them. This one is super comfortable, but not the best for cold weather, perhaps. It’s quite holy. I’ll definitely have to pile on a thick coat and blanket scarf the next time I step out in this ensemble.

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Linea Pelle Vintage Belt GIVEAWAY!

Good morning loves! The time has finally come to announce my amazingly fantastic giveaway! I’ve written a few times about how much I love this designer (read my most recent post here) and I am now lucky enough to team up with them to give one lucky reader a chance to fall in love as well! LP designs everything from the most beautiful leather handbags, to iPad covers, to amazing vintage leather belts…. which is just what we want to give you! Take a look…

This beautiful leather belt is known as the Jesse vintage wide hip belt. It’s valued at $187.00, but you can get yours for free!

There are three things you can do to increase your chances in this giveaway and they’re all super easy.

1. Become a fan of Linea Pelle on Facebook if you aren’t already by clicking here.

2. Post a comment on this post below with your name, where you’re from, and how you would style this belt with any outfit.

3. Follow me on Twitter and retweet any tweets you see about the giveaway.

It’s that simple folks! We’ll announce the winner this time next week, so you have plenty of time to enter and plenty of chances to win. The more you participate the better your chances, so don’t miss out! Good luck!

*please note this giveaway is only open to US residents.