Cozy Chíc

Nothing is better than wearing a comfortable chunky sweater when its cold out. For the last couple of weeks this has been my favorite go to piece. I like the neutral color which means it can go with almost anything and the fact I can dress it up or down is also a plus! This day I wanted to be comfortable yet still a little stylish so I went with a high waisted corduroy A-line skirt and wedge boots (can’t forget my favorite red lip color:)) for a cozy and chíc look! What do you think?

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Chunky Sweater and Corduroy Skirt H&M/Suede Boots -Aldo

Trending: Pastels

Nothing is more refreshing then wearing cool toned colors in cool weather! Spring was all about wearing pastel colors and could be seen anywhere from clothes to make up and even hair! Today we are still seeing the trend and a great way to rock it is with a great outerwear piece like this Asos biker vegan leather jacket! Rocking it with skinny jeans,  a cute blouse,  jewled clutch and other fun accessories is just the beginning of endless looks that can be created with this jacket.

Similar styles on sale now for $123.18 on their website!

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Tuxedo Dress

One trend that I have noticed over the past couple of years that has been increasingly popular has been the tuxedo dress. The menswear style has come along way since Yves Saint Laurent created the first women’s tuxedo in the 1960’s. Today, the style has evolved to the super sexy yet chic tuxedo dress.
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If you brought in the New Year watching Dick Clark’s annual “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve,” then you saw pop singer Fergie rocking her tuxedo dress by Aryn with a Balmain stripped blouse and gold skinny pants by Wes Gordon. She added pumps by Giuseppe Zanotti and completed her look with a very long side braid that had me thinking of Madonna’s one time hit Vogue!

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Others who have sported the look include (clockwise):

Miley Cyrus in Jean Paul Gaultier/Elizabeth Banks in Aletier Versace/Kim Kardashian and Fergie in Balmain/Daisy Lowe in Jean Paul Gaultier/Julianne Hough and Jennifer Lopez in Rachel Zoe

If you want to try the hot trend at a somewhat affordable price, check out the styles below available at Neiman Marcus.

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Rachel Zone Tuxedo Leather Collar Dress $395

Monica Rose for Lovers + Friends Kenton Tuxedo Mini Dress $238

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Bring It In With Style!

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I couldn’t let 2013 end without showing you a few of my favorite styles to help inspire your New Year’s Eve party look! Whether your tall and thin, short and curvey or just a little of everything, there is a look for all!

Counter Clockwise:

*Hailey by Adrianna Papell Body Con Dress $118 (also in black)

*Adrianna Papell Metallic Pattern Sheath Dress $318

*Phoebe by Kay Hunger Faux Leather Trim Printed Flare Dress $298

*Aidan Mattox Spaghetti Strap Sequin and Tulle Dress $158

*Keepsake the Label ‘Sweet Life’ Foiled Leopard Print Dress $168

*ASTER Faux Leather Bustier Wide Leg Jump Suite $84

If your interested in any of these looks, they can be bought at Nordstrom.com or in store. Now lets bring in the New Year in style!

Holiday Gifts

There is still time to buy the people you love the perfect gift this season. Whether your a last minute shopper or your having second thoughts, here are a few of my favorites new and old that are sure to be a hit!

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Clockwise:
1. Bahmin Melbourne “Mini Amo” Satchel- It’s classy and sophisticated for a working woman on the go! It has a crocodile texture covered with glossy leather. It includes a zipper closure with plenty of pocket space, a key clip, metal feet and more. Also, available in black. Nordstrom-$215

2. Burberry Men’s Watch-I think this is one of my favorites for him because I gifted a similar one to my husband for Christmas a couple of years ago. I thought it would be cute to get each other matching Burberry watches our first year being married! This watch has leather straps, is water resistant and includes date display. Your guy will look handsome in this piece! Saks-$395

3. Stila Lip GlazeTalk about a great stocking stuffer! The set of 3 has different color combos to choose from and they all give incredible shine. Not to mention, they  taste and smell yummy too! This is a limited edition. Sephora-$28

4. Beats by Dre Pill Wireless Speaker-Like to party? Besides being sleek and stylish, the sound and quality on this little thing is amazing! You can use your phone or computer to connect and has blue tooth capability. Whether it’s red or any other amazing color that it comes in,  he or she will love you for this one! Target-$199

5. North Face Oso Fleece Child Hoodie-This warm and fuzzy pieces is great for your young girl or boy. It can be worn on its own or layered under a coat and comes in 10 different colors to choose from. Don’t be surprised if you want them all! Also available in adult sizes. Dicks Sporting Goods-$99

6. Jack Black Gift Set-My Pastor told me about this line some time ago when were talking about skin care and he shared how much he loved it. I in turn got the same set for my husband and when he tried it, he instantly became a fan. This will be a great stocking stuffer for the guy in your life who likes not only look well groomed, but feel like it too! This is a limited edition. Nordstrom-$32

7. Marc Jacobs Enamel Logo Disc Logo Earrings-I actually fell in love with these when I gave them to a friend a couple of years ago as a birthday gift. These are cute and trendy and come in several different colors. The color featured is my favorite called “Pop Pink.” Nordstrom-$48

8. Nabi Jr.-Love! I got the original one for my son earlier this year for my birthday. That’s right, mommy was getting her a tablet and he had to have one too! This is a tablet designed for kids with yet all the functions for an adult. It comes with bumpers for when the inevitable happens and it falls because it will, many many times. It includes Wi-Fi, a parental control feature, touch screen, takes pictures and best of all comes with over 30 preloaded games. No doubt this will be the best gift ever! Wal-mart-$99

Happy Holidays!!!

Top Trends

Just incase you haven’t heard, these are a few of the most current fashion trends for the season!

1) Leather-Get it in a motorcycle style jacket, skirt or dress, for a look that is timeless.

2) Animal print-whether its the “eye if tiger” or a fun leopard print,  this can take your look to a whole other level. Try a printed shoe, handbag or headband for starters.

3) Color-Whether its your coat or your accessories are sure to make any outfit pop. Right now variations of blue,  green, purple and winter white are the must haves.

4) Plaid-This one has come a long way from it’s “picnic” association or your farmers look.You will see this trend decked out anywhere from monochromatic matching top to bottom or in a stylish coat.

5) Oversized coat- I liken this style to menswear. It’s big yet tailored in just the right places for that feminine feel.

6) Black turtle neck-Now this is one that has been around for ages,  however not everyone feels they can wear it. For some they don’t like the restrictions felt around the neck and for that I say try to find a mock neck for a looser fit.

7) Over the knee boots-Super sexy especially styled with a short mini skirt or dress. Don’t forget your opaque tights though,  its cold!

8) Oversized bag-always a great statement piece especially in a bold color!

9) Midi skirt-not too short, not too long, just in the middle!

10) Textured sweater-this can be a chunky cable knit or wool sweater.  Pair it back with a button down blouse for the office or a long sleeve tee for casual.

Good Luck!