American Hustle

This dress makes me feel some type of way. A few ways really… like a sexy Christmas mermaid and Jennifer Lawrence in American Hustle at the same time. Makes sense, right? If you can’t muster up the courage to wear this dress to a simple Christmas party (not many of my family holiday parties are that fancy) it’s a killer friggen dress for a New Years celebration.

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SOUTH MOON UNDER DRESS ℅ || BOOHOO FAUX FUR COAT ℅ (sold out, similar here, & here) || FOREVER21 HEELS || FOREVER21 CLUTCH || ROMAN LUXE RING

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I do have to mention that this coat is amazing. It’s cozy and comfortable and while it’s a long faux fur coat the hood gives it somewhat of a casual vibe. Basically you can pair it with a fancy ass sequin dress or jeans and a white tee and it would look just as great.

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So do you love this dress or what? It makes me want to step up my classy game, that’s for sure. I think this would make an amazing outfit for a New Years Eve celebration, no matter where you’re planning to spend it. Oh! And side note… my new favorite color this season is Burgundy! When pulling looks for these posts every single thing I grabbed was either black or burgundy. Not on purpose, but I do love the way they all look together. :] I’m sure you’ve figured that out by now, haha!

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I Definitely Have a ‘Type’

One thing I’ve noticed while sifting through my wardrobe picking out outfits daily is that I definitely have a preferred color palate this fall and winter. Historically I would have been found in a lot of blue jeans and probably a navy and white striped shirt of some sort. Lately I’m noticing I have way more black and olive in my closet and I’m into it.

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H&M JACKET ||  PAC SUN JEANS (similar) || MARMI BOOTS ℅ || MOLLY & ZOEY BAG (similar here, here, here) || DITTO SHADES ℅ || URBAN OUTFITTERS SCARF || ROMAN LUXE RING

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The amount of Nirvana ‘themed’ clothes I own is a tad alarming. I liked this tank top because it wasn’t the typical shirt you find when shopping for band tee’s, plus I was all over that floral print. And if you don’t know who ‘KURT’ is, bless your heart. Go listen to some Nirvana and thank me later.

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I showed this outfit with and without all of the outwear, one because I wanted to show my new tank that I’m in love with, and two because the weather we have been having lately has been so damn weird you can literally wear this outfit with or without all the layers in the same day. When you leave the house it’s a warm 70 degrees and by the time you arrive to your destination it’s a bitter cold and windy 50. Makes zero sense to me, really, but whatever. ALSO! Don’t forget to use my code THERACHELROSS at ditto.com to get your first month free to borrow designer sunglasses. It would also make an amazing gift idea with the holidays coming up! Hint hint, wink wink, nod nod!!

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Back in Black

If I were a big celebrity in the pages of People Style Watch and I was in the “I really love my…” section, it would definitely be with these boots. I seriously have not been able to stop wearing them, but I’m not mad at it. I think the thing that really gets me about these beauties is how comfortable they are. I wore them to a concert last weekend, standing the entire time, and then out after and never once stopped to think to myself how uncomfortable I was. They are worth every penny guys, promise.

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URBAN OUTFITTERS DRESS & SWEATER || STUART WEITZMAN BOOTS || REBECCA MINKOFF BAG ℅ SOUTH MOON UNDER || ROMAN LUXE RING

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This dress makes me want to twirl around… which is probably why they call it the ballerina dress, I’m sure. Fun fact, this is also the first wrap dress I have ever owned. Quite shocking but now I feel like a grownup, ha. I love layering on this cozy cardigan for warmth and to add a bit of a casual vibe to the ensemble.

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I went on a crazy shopping spree at Urban Outfitters last weekend and this sweater and dress were two of my favorite purchases. The cardigan has been a staple of my wardrobe every single day since I bought it, I kid you not. The dress comes in a few other prints which are deliciously boho and flawless for fall. With the amazing weather we have been having lately simply throwing on over the knee boots with my favorite mini dress has been a uniform lately. Throw on a cozy cardigan when the sun goes down and you’re good to go!

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Jump into Jumpsuits with Nikki Poulos

Last year as the summer came to a close I realized I did not have nearly enough light and airy sun dresses for the sweltering days when you’d honestly rather just go naked. This year I made a promise to myself to stock my closet with these very dresses, so I pretty much assumed they would be my wardrobe this summer and boy how wrong I was! I’ve been living in jumpsuits and billowy pants this whole time. I’m not mad at it.

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NIKKI POULOS JUMPSUIT ℅ (view entire collection here) || CHANEL BAG || FOREVER21 SHADES || ROMAN LUXE NECKLACE ℅ (similar) || COSMOPOLITAN SHOES (similar)

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I love the versatility that jumpsuits offer, they’re such a fun alternative to maxi dresses or regular pants. This jumpsuit by Nikki Poulos is one of the softest, most comfortable garments I’ve ever worn. I love the tie around the waist which really accentuates your curves and reaaaallllly gives the illusion of a much tinier waist, ha!

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I kept my accessories relatively simple because the print is sooo bold I didn’t want to overwhelm anyone… or myself with a whole bunch going on, ha. The Roman Luxe necklace is my jam guys! I love the thick acrylic chain and gorgeous crystal flower. This particular necklace is no longer available but I’ve linked to some similar styles above. Happy shopping!

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City Slickers

Remember those insanely comfortable shirts from Holister I was raving about a few weeks ago? They’re back! I wasn’t kidding when I said I bought a few of them to basically live in… and you should too!

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HOLLISTER SHIRT (similar) || VICTORIA’S SECRET BRALETTE || LULU’S JEANS (similar) || STEVE MADDEN SHOES || ROMAN LUXE NECKLACE (similar, on sale!)  || ROMAN LUXE BRACELETS || RAY BANS SHADES || CHANEL BAG || ROMAN LUXE RING

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I really can’t even tell you guys how long I’ve been trying to get my hands on this python pendant from Roman Luxe! When I hosted their trunk show at Bloomingdale’s a couple weeks ago I jumped at the chance to get my own and I have been wearing it ever since. It literally goes with everything; a comfy button up, a plain white tee, a solid black crop top and maxi skirt, eeeeeverything. Oh and did I mention it’s on sale? YUP!

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I’m still wearing these comfy lulu’s jeans too! I seriously live in these when it’s a little cooler out and I wanna wear jeans instead of a dress or skirt. Between the super soft fabric of this shirt and the insane softness of these jeans it’s like being out in pajamas…it almost feels wrong wearing this out in public. ALMOST.

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I realize this is the second time you’re seeing this skirt this week. Apparently it’s on heavy rotation. I’m sorry but I can’t stop wearing it! Don’t judge me.

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TOP: H&M || SKIRT: J CREW (similar here) || SHOES: CHARLOTTE RUSSE || SHADES: URBAN OUTFITTERS || BAG: MOLLY & ZOEY (similar) || NECKLACE: C/O ROMAN LUXE

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Soooo something kind of major…. Blake Lively wore this necklace on an episode of Gossip Girl once! ::squeal:: It’s from one of their older collections, so unfortunately it is no longer available on their site, BUT it is on major sale at Max & Chloe! I linked to it up above!

IMG_0205 IMG_0210 IMG_0212 IMG_0213So I wore this little number on another date night with the hubbs. We’re very into wandering into restaurants we’ve never visited before lately. We’ve been two for two so far! The Highlands is serving up some seriously tasty eats, so if you’re ever in that area stop in Copper Canyon for their insane guac sampler or Christine’s for a very romantic dinner with an incredibly attentive chef! But seriously… this guacamole sampler… there are no words. Spicy feta guac and a bacon guac. That’s all you need to know. (incredible)

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White Hot Summer

My husband and I went out for a date night over the weekend and it was an incredibly beautiful night! One of those nights you don’t need to even consider bringing a jacket because it’s not going to cool off. I got a little taste of summer and I’m so excited. It was the perfect night to throw on my new white jumpsuit from Juno Boutique.

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JUMPSUIT: C/O JUNO BOUTIQUE || SHOES: COSMOPOLITAN || SHADES: CHANEL (similar) || BAG: CHANEL

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I’m big into jumpsuits lately. They can be quite tricky because the fit has to be borderline perfect or else it could be horribly unflattering and unforgiving. I’ve tried on a million since last year and this is the first one I have fallen in love with. I had one from ASOS’s maternity line that I wore throughout my entire pregnancy with Kennedy and I’ve tried to wear it a few times since then and it just looked silly, ha. So I’m glad I’ve found another one I love!

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NECKLACE: HOUSE OF HARLOW C/O ROCKSBOX || BRACELET: GORJANA C/O ROCKSBOX || EARRINGS: C/O ROCKSBOX || ARROW RING: C/O ROMAN LUXE || CROSSOVER RING: C/O JUNO BOUTIQUE (similar)white jumpsuit IMG_0198

Ok I know you have heard me say this a million times, but I’m keeping this necklace from Rocksbox… seriously this time. I say that about everything they send me but surprisingly the earrings I’m wearing here are the only things I’ve kept so far. I’m adding the necklace to that short list. I am a sucker for anything with layering capabilities and I love the fact that I can double it up or wear it long. IMG_0199 IMG_0200 IMG_0201 IMG_0202

When I tried this jumpsuit on in the store I walked out of the dressing room having a full blown J. Lo moment, I felt so damn fabulous, haha. It was perfect for a fancy schmancy date night with the hubs. I haven’t played with it myself yet but I feel like this jumpsuit in particular could probably be dressed down, too. May have to challenge myself with this one!

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Black, White, and Fringe, oh my!

There may be giant snow piles in the background of these photos, but make no mistake, spring it on its way! I’m kind of excited that this will (hopefully) be one of the last outfits I post with a winter vibe to it. I’m looking forward to injecting a lot of color into my wardrobe the next few months! I love my black and white looks but I also love me some color!

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SHIRT: DOR LA’DOR RED BANK || VEST: H&M (similar) || LEGGINGS: FOREVER21 (similar) || BOOTS: OLD NAVY (similar) || NECKLACE: C/O ROMAN LUXE (no longer available) || SHADES: URBAN OUTFITTERS || BAG: H&M || SNAKESKIN RINGS: C/O ROMAN LUXE

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I keep forgetting I own half my wardrobe, that ever happen to you? A few weeks ago my husband and father-in-law redid my closet so I finally got a chance to organize it the way I usually do and I found like 20 different things I thought I had lost, this bag being one of them, haha.

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This necklace was my everything, I was so in love with it… and about 3 minutes after these pictures were taken Kennedy chewed right through it. WAHH! Thankfully my mother-in-law caught all the beads so hopefully we can string it back together. Until we meet again, favorite necklace, until we meet again.

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Dark Shadows

This weather is seriously the pits. I wouldn’t even mind the cold so much if the sun would come out JUST a little! We had a gorgeous day earlier this week and what a tease that was! In any event, all this gray scenery makes me swoon for all things dark and gray.

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Want to know the totally amazing and wonderful thing about these shoes? They are BCBG, and I found them at Marshals for $30! I found these beauties right before the holidays and they were only marked down to about $7 0 from $90,  and I was like nahhhh can’t do it! And I went back a few days after Christmas and there they were, $30 and the last pair in my size. I found them online and they were originally $139! Thank you fashion gods!

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How do you guys stay warm and stylish during the cooler months? Everyone says layer, layer, layer, which I am partial to. I also like throwing on thicker materials and fun hats. This top is a maternity sweater but I feel like my bump has a lot of growing to do before it really looks good in this shirt, hah. For now it just makes me look……shapeless. BLEH. But I still love it none the less, it’s super cute!

HAT: TARGET || TOP: A PEA IN THE POD || LEGGINGS: H&M || SHOES: BCBG || NECKLACE: ROMAN LUXE (ON SALE NOW)

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Meow.

Date nights (or any night that includes just getting out of the house) have been far and few between lately. When my parents finally came home from Aruba right at the peak of Char’s separation anxiety phase, we jumped at the chance to go out to dinner, even if it was only for like an hour! #parentingproblems

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I’ve had this skirt for a few years now but it’s one of my favorites. I love the zipper in the front. My husband always insists I’m wearing it backwards. Sometimes I just wanna hit him… ;]

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TOP: MOLLY & ZOEY || SKIRT: URBAN OUTFITTERS || SHOES: KELSI DAGGER || SHADES: CHANEL || NECKLACE: C/O ROMAN LUXE

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You can see a little peek of my tattoo! Well, you can see all of the bird, but only a smidge of the music notes. Actually the detail of the back is why I bought this top in the first place. I wasn’t crazy about the fact that it was a crop top, never really knew where I would wear it. But I was sold on the back. I paired it with my high waisted skirt and I think they worked pretty well together.

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RING: C/O ROMAN LUXE

Roman Luxe has the most amazing cocktail rings! They are so big and blingy and fun! I swooned over all of them, seriously. Aside from my wedding rings I probably wear RL rings the most. Definitely visit their site, they’re having the most amazing sale!

About 2 weeks ago I decided I was going to cut my hair… like.. chop it all off! I was just so sick of having to do so much to it every single day to even get it to look somewhat tame. However, I got a blowout this weekend and changed my mind. Honestly, what the hell was I thinking? Someone must have slipped crack into my cheerios because I never want to cut my hair! hah! I had a traumatic experience in high school and swore I would never cut my hair past my shoulders again. Thank goodness I’ve come to my senses! But with fall coming up so soon I will need to make some kind of change… any suggestions? And on that note, that’s all for now kiddies! Have a great day! Kisses!