Top c/o: Rosegal
Leggings: Kyodan Active
I am loving plaid lately and I used to just think it was for Fall, but boy was I wrong. My sister gave me this coat and I fell in love. I love how big and baggy the fit is (I’m wearing a medium). I saw this coat and envisioned a mustard shirt with dark denim. And that’s just what I wanted until I realized I do not own one mustard shirt. I drove my booty over to H&M and found this linen shirt for $5! Not to mention while I was there I also got these three necklaces, all under $6. So yea, they are having a huge sale, like every other store right now trying to rid winter merchandise. Man time flies by, and today is thirsty thursday so whose having a drink? I hope I will be!
Shoes: Dolce Vita
Today I turn 29. Yes I am a proud Capricorn, I love starting off every new year a year older and wiser. It feels good it feels the same it feels special. This is the last year of my life I will ever again say I am twenty-something. I was and never have been a “birthday” girl. I never was the type to let the world know it’s “my day”. In fact, ever since I was younger, like elementary days I would play hooky and not go to school and as I got older I would call out of work. Every year. I never wanted to make it all about me me me. That isn’t my personality. I always want others to shine and I want to make them laugh and feel good. I never ever wanted the attention, that never felt right to me and still doesn’t. Hence the reason why I don’t plan to ever marry. One night of all eyes on you sounds like a nightmare to me. You’re probably thinking this is coming from the girl who posts an #ootd on Instagram everyday. Why yes, I do that to hopefully inspire others in my outfit choices. That is the one thing I am confident most in, my outfits, my expression to the world without saying a damn thing. Other than that I never ever wanted the attention. I use to wear a wedding ring in college so men wouldn’t hit on me. I worked at Express and Michael Kors in college and they made me a “greeter” and I would BEG to do go-backs in the fitting room just so I could be in my own little shell. But this is 29. This year is different. Maybe it’s because I’m hitting 30 next year and I feel like THAT means big business. As in, I’m really no longer a spring chicken anymore. Life flies by and it is quite scary. It’s petrifying. I can say my 20s were the BEST years of my life. I partied my ass off in college every single night in NYC, and I mean every single night. My mother had a 12 hour successful spinal fusion surgery, my father battled leukemia and fought that mother fucker (sorry not sorry for my French), my brother was in a motor cycle accident and is fine, my sister changed her career path and took a huge risk and is happier than ever, I moved out of my childhood home, my parents divorced and I was okay but now it really hits close to home for me and I’m working on it, my old boss at the law firm I worked at for 7 years who I was super close with passed, he was one of the best men I ever knew. Lots of my friends got married and had babies, I rekindled old friendships/relationships, I realize things now that I never realized in my teens. I get why they say youth is wasted on the young. I started my blog which I love doing and love curating new outfits all day everyday, that makes me happy, I have the bestest friend a girl can ever ask for, I don’t even consider her a friend, she is my soulmate/soul sister. And most importantly, and I mean most, i met the love of my life, the man who gives me any/and everything, who would drop the world for me. He is the nicest, sweetest man and from there we had the most gorgeous little boy. I am healthy, Andrew is healthy, Mason is healthy. That is all in my life that matters. I am really lucky and I think about how lucky I am everyday and every decision I have made that’s led me to where I am. Now we have opened our own business and its super successful and we are overwhelmed with positive feedback. I love my family, I love my life. 2017 is going to be one of the best years yet for me. I am so thankful for the years who have made me, me. Bring it on 29, I’m feeling it. (Sorry I wrote this extremely quick and did not proofread!)
Top provided by Mad Glam Boutique
Pants provided by Lyssé
Happy Merry Christmas Eve! I tossed and turned all night like a toddler waiting to hear Santa’s footsteps on the roof. I don’t know why I was so anxious, maybe for today’s festivities but as a result of zero shut eye, my eyes are red, swollen and burning and I already need a drink. Since I have to hold off for mimosas til company gets to my house, I will successfully drown myself in coffee. I also woke up extremely moody but coffee has saved the day. I took these pictures yesterday, well my mother did, as the UPS men were staring at us like we were crazy but I just kept thinking, my coat is amazing and I need these pictures! It’s not too often you buy something on the rather cheap side and it is carefully made with such precision and intent. The lines of the lapel make for a classic movement and will forever be a staple in any wardrobe. This coat exudes elegance and sophistication. Hence I needed to throw on a pair of fake specs! The quality of this coat is pristine, it’s heavy and firm. Oh and the kicker, it has POCKETS!! I could wear a paper bag if it had pockets. I think any and everyone is obsessed with apparel with pockets. Well I can go on and on about this coat but you need to order it for $25 and see the beauty for yourself. Of course I will provide a link* below and I hope you like today’s post. I know, who posts on Xmas eve? Oh well I do! It’s for a great cause (because everyone should own a wool coat that doesn’t break the bank!)
*Coat provided by Sammy Dress
The only bad thing about real fur is that it’s real. The only bad thing about fake fur is that it’s fake. It’s like a double edged sword or a catch 22. You can’t win. Or can you? I hit the fake or shall is say “faux” fur jackpot when I ordered this baby. Not only is the chevron touch appealing to the eye, it is appealing to the touch too. It doesn’t feel like fake fur, it feels real!! Fake it til you make it right? But don’t actually make it because then that would mean killing a poor little animal. It’s so bittersweet, animals I mean. You don’t want to eat them but you also need iron and don’t want to be anemic, you don’t want to wear them but you also need that warmth in the winter that a regular coat just can’t provide, you drive a BMW and really don’t want leatherette seats, I get it. I’m telling you this is something you need to experience for yourself, this coat I mean. It looks good without looking cheesy like most fake furs. And there were no animals harmed in the process. And PETA won’t flowerbomb you! The best part? It’s on sale for 1/2 off! $33 bucks to look furbulous! Okay now THAT was cheesy. Go get your vegan coat and of course as always, I will provide a link*
*coat provided by Zaful
*leggings provided by Lysse
Top: Vintage Havana
Boots: Steve Madden
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I’ve been away from my blog for a hot minute. There have been many changes going on in my life, amazing ones and I don’t have the time anymore for anything! I still manage to post outfits on my Instagram but to get into major detail on my blog, it’s been on the back burner. Today I am making the time. After all, everyday is Christmas for a blogger, just with deadlines ha! So this camel coat I was so ecstatic to receive and it is on sale for under $30. I mean, REALLY? This is a staple I can keep in my closet forever ever ever!!! And ever. I’ve always wanted a Kevin McCallister “dad” coat (Home Alone anyone?) and now I finally have my hands or arms in one! I didn’t want to distract the eye from the coat so I paired it with all black and I think the look came out amazing. I would say people around me did too because they couldn’t stop staring. When something is good, it’s neck break worthy. The ONLY thing I wish this coat had was a tiny slit up the back but I can always create that with my handy dandy scissors. Slay or sleigh (”tis the season) the day ladies! Please keep in mind I don’t edit my photos so yes that’s a hormonal pimple on my chin. I really don’t care to edit it out. I like to keep things real around here.
Pants: Free People
Shoes: Sam Edelman
Coat c/o: SheIn
After 5 long dreadful days, my Father was finally discharged from the hospital today. I am back to being the happiest girl ever and really couldn’t ask more. My Dad is the strongest person I know, besides my Mom and I just can’t even contain how excited and blessed (#blessed lol) we all are. Without our health, we have nothing, so always always always do whatever it takes to be super duper healthy! With th exception of chocolate and ice cream because let’s be real. Okay and the occasional glass of wine or martini. Okay I’m done.
Today is so hot that it’s another black dress for me. Black to hide my sweat and short to keep things nice and breezy! I am loving the minimalistic approach and not too sure how I am feeling about chokers lately. I absolutely love wearing them, but EVERYONE wears them now and I just don’t quite know my thoughts yet about it. I’ll probably stick with them but every chick I see is rocking a choker. And they really do look so cute on everyone. Just adds that little bit of sass to any outfit. And obviously sneakers again because mother to a threenager over here! And yes, that’s a Thomas the Train band-aid on my ankle. Once you have kids, nothing is ever normal🙋🏼😂