Christmas gel nails! Emerald green and sparkly silver. Feeling festive.
My first impression was that this whole outfit looks pretty expensive and unattainable. But then I realized that the whole purpose of this blog is to show that high fashion looks can be recreated on a budget. I can’t be thinking… “oh looks too expensive” and keep scrolling. So instead, in the words of Barney Stinson, I said to myself… “challenge accepted!”
I believe a good comfy cotton striped shirt, one good statement necklace and a beige trench coat are staple items for ones wardrobe. They are versatile and can be worn a million different ways a million different days (I just made that up, can I coin that phrase?). So there’s 3 things from the outfit right there that I realized I actually already have. If you don’t have them, you absolutely should and can for CHEAP!
The top I used is a little fancier than what’s needed here, but you can get a top like this (minus the sequins) anywhere… Target, Forever 21, JC Penny…etc. I got this trench coat at Marshall’s for maybe 30 bucks and you would never know it. The necklace I got at Forever 21 for maybe 15 bucks. So there ya go!
A pink A-line skirt however isn’t exactly a necessity for your closet, but I actually had this one (which I’ve yet to wear), from YEARS ago. It is from Target. I never really could decide what it would look good with, which is why scrolling through Pinterest is great inspiration. So voila! I’ve made a very creative outfit with it. I think this outfit would look equally as cute though with a black A-line skirt or really almost any solid bright color.
So there ya go, a very classy expensive looking outfit recreated from honestly some of the oldest, cheapest items in my closet.
Necklace: Forever 21
Trench Coat: Marshall’s (Miss London brand)
Bag: Michael Kors
It’s almost Christmas and that means low 60’s in LA… BRR! Just kidding…I’m from Michigan. This is awesome.
But that doesn’t mean I don’t still rock winter fashion. It’s still pretty chilly at night and a sweater, peacoat and boots is completely reasonable to wear. Thank god for that because if it was too warm to wear fall/winter clothes here I would feel so unfulfilled fashion wise! Comfy sweaters and cute boots are what I live for!
Last night I went to The Grove (awesome huge outdoor mall in LA) with my boyfriend to walk around and soak up the Christmas atmosphere there. It’s beautiful. Huge Christmas tree, Santa, lights everywhere… but I must admit, the moment we walked into Nordstrom was when I really felt all warm and fuzzy inside. ….What? I’m Jewish anyways!
Then we saw American Hustle and if this were a movie review blog I would go on and on about how amazing it was, but I’ll just say… see it!! SO good… and awesome fashion too 🙂
So, who says you can’t wear brown, black AND navy together? Not me! You totally can if you do it right. With this outfit I paired an oversized navy knit sweater with bright seafoam green jeans (lovely color combo) and THEN added accents of brown with my shoes and bag… or what I like to call “camel” more so than actual brown. I also wore a black peacoat over it and thought it all came together really well.
I particularly love these pants because I think the color can be appropriate all year round, winter summer spring or fall (in case you didn’t know all the seasons of the year?).
The last touch was the navy and gold statement necklace to lay over the navy sweater. It subtly pops (oxymoron yes, but it’s true). If you’re going to match the color of your necklace to your shirt make sure it has one other color in it even if it’s just silver or gold and that’s all you need to make it pop!
Happy Holidays everyone!
Bag: J. Crew
Booties: Urban Outfitters
Coat: Anne Klein
Pretty holiday nails!
Happy Holidays guys! I’m feeling pretty good. I volunteered at a clothing and food drive on skid row today. It really helps put things in perspective. (I know a writing buff is cringing at my use of “pretty” and “really” within the first 3 sentences…or just my use of it in general 😉 ) It’s not always easy but remember how blessed you are and make it a point to stop and appreciate the little things!
Happy Sunday guys! Ok late Sunday night…for those of you on the East coast… Happy Monday!!…. hmm do I procrastinate or what? And to add to that procrastination, I don’t actually have a Pinterest recreation for you this week– BUT be rest assured… next Sunday it will be ABSOLUTELY AMAZING (and ABSOLUTELY anticlimactic after that description).
I decided to show you guys my favorite look from this week. Maybe… just maybe… I’ll start posting more than once a week so you can get both my fave look AND a Pinterest recreation. Could you imagine how exciting that would be? Maybe guys…maybe.
K now that I’m done rambling like a crazy woman, lets talk this outfit:
I love this sheer top. It’s modest, sexy and flattering all at the same time. I love anything that has those three qualities. The longer V-back is awesome. It looks great with skinny jeans and the black and white pattern is so neutral, it really could go with any solid color of jeans. Throw a black leather jacket over it to go out on the town and you have a stylish yet effortless look.
I paired this outfit with a dark blue skinny jean, black combat boots and a bright statement necklace. I love having a good balance of feminine and edgy. Maybe it’s because I consider myself both of those things at different times 😉
I also just have to brag about my Miracurl again (see my “It’s a Mircacurl!!!” post)… I just can’t get over how great it makes my curls!
Alright guys, I’m gonna go back to listening to Fiona Apple and pretending I’m a heartbroken teenager because that’s what I do with my time.
Top: Urban Outfitters
Watch: Michael Kors
**Apologies for the poor quality of my pictures. I’ll be working on that 🙂