Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Another Way

how to wear a zara tartan blanket scarf

Yes, I am wearing "the" tartan Zara blanket scarf that has been seen on almost every blog, Instagram and pinned Lord knows how many times. I still love it and all the other oversized scarves that I own. You can take a peek at my other posts wearing them here and here. 

I have been playing with alternative ways to wear and style this ever-so-popular accessory and wanted to share the idea with you guys since you most likely own one too. Instead of wrapping or tying the scarf, I chose to neatly drape it around my neck and sort of tuck it under my quilted vest. I opted to belt the vest and scarf to create a less bulky look and to keep both in place. The warmth of the blanket scarf is still there, but this option allows your neck to have a little breathing room.

PSSSSST...Here is a GREAT website with some of the BEST plaid blanket scarf options + some fun jewelry too!

This is a perfect Thanksgiving Day outfit, one for holiday family photos, travel or for Christmas day.

And yes, I am wearing my Spanx denim leggings and Vince Camuto (on SUPER sale) again. I just can't help. I finally found a pair of denim that do not lose shape or form after a few hours. I also do not have constantly adjust and pull my waist up to avoid sagging booty. The boots, well, they just speak for themselves and go with just about anything and everything.

oversized plaid blanket scarf belted with a quilited vest
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Casual holiday outfit and style ideas
Red Quilted Vest (old: option here and here) // Tan Blouse (option here) // Zara Blanket Scarf (option here and here) // Spanx Denim Leggings // Vince Camuto Boots // Costa Del Mar Sunglasses (option here) // Michael Kors Watch c/o The Jeweler's Wife // T+J Designs Leopard Bangle c/o (sold out: option here) // Gorjana Teagan Ring c/o


I hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving, has their eating pants ready, will be enjoying time with family and gearing up for the Black Friday madness. I will be posting my wish list Thursday afternoon and sharing some great steals and deals. See you then.

Thank you for all your support this year! It means the world to me and my gratefulness is overflowing! xoxo

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Collegiate Prep

I posted an almost identical outfit here a few weeks ago on Instagram. This striped collegiate sweater was one of the pieces I chose for this month's Golden Tote (You can read more about Golden Tote here). It is currently available in their boutique. The entire style made me feel young I was back at Texas State studying for final exams. Okay, maybe not exactly, because most likely I wasn't wearing oxford shoes or a cute sweater. It was probably more like a sorority t-shirt, sweatpants and flip flops. Regardless, it was a fun look to put together and wear for a day of running errands.

Collegiate Prep Style Outfit Idea with Golden Tote

We are gearing up for our first round of Thanksgiving festivities today. I will be back tomorrow and also Friday to share my favorite Black Friday sales. Be sure to check back. If you are traveling this week, be safe and enjoy the blessed time with friends and family.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Liquid Black

lookbook store balck faux fur vest

Friday I posted more of a classic black and white holiday style idea. Today is the same basic color scheme, but a little on the edgy side. I am not sure this would be considered a holiday look, but definitely one that would be fun for date night or girls night out.

I got this black fur vest from Lookbook a few months ago. I have a similar one from last year, but like this one a little better because of the longer length and it's ability to cover my backside. If you have yet to purchase a faux fur vest, I highly recommend this one. With it's affordable price and quality, it is money well spent and a piece that can be dressed up or down over the next several months. 

I was going to pair the vest and Forever 21 top with black skinny jeans, but mustered up the courage to go with black faux leather leggings from Wallis. They are more or less liquid leggings instead of pants. I have been on the fence about actually wearing them because of how form fitting they are, but I will definitely be playing around with other ways to style them again soon. I suggest wearing a loose fitting top if you are interested in trying out a pair for yourself. They are a fun change of pace and a chic, modern alternative to skinny denim.

How to wear liquid black leather leggings
Faux fur vest and black leather leggings
forever 21 black and white southwestern print button down top
long faux vest vest that covers my bottom
french connection elite tote
classic, but modern and edgy outfit idea
Lookbook Faux Fur Vest c/o // Wallis Faux Leather Leggings c/o (almost sold out! another option here) // Forever 21 Southwestern Printed Top // Forever 21 Boots (old: option here and here) // French Connection Elite Tote c/o (on sale!) // Forever 21 Necklace (sold out: option here) // Wrenn Jewelry Rings and Bracelet // Michale Kors Watch c/o The Jeweler's Wife (option here)


I hope everyone had a great weekend! We got our Christmas tree and indoor decorations up. It's tradition in our house to get everything decorated the weekend before Thanksgiving. That way, once we get home from visiting family, we can sit back and enjoy. I may or may not have almost burned down an entire 3-wick Peppermint Twist Bath and Body candle over the last 48 hours. It's a serious addiction this time of year.

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