Thursday, December 8, 2016

Quilted Down Vest + Stripe Rib Tee

We had our first little bit of snowfall here in Seattle on Monday of this week, with more on the forecast for tomorrow! Monday it was too warm for the snow to stick, but was so pretty to see! With temperatures below freezing in the mornings and evenings now, I am gravitating toward warm layers like this quilted down vest that I purchased during J Crew's Black Friday weekend sale. I know that this vest is not a new item by any means--between the regular J Crew version and the J Crew Factory version this has become a fan favorite over the last couple of years. I purchased a regular XS, but I love that this vest is also available in petites! I also purchased this Stripe Rib Tee at the same time as the vest because it was a great deal and let's face it--you can never have enough striped tees. The rest of today's outfit is made up of several of my closet basics: J Brand skinnies, comfy booties, a bucket bag, and a bright scarf. Please scroll through for more photos, outfit links, and more of my picks for quilted vests to style your own layered winter look.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Off the Shoulder Top + Coated Jeans

I can hardly believe that it is now the first week of December and Christmas is less than three weeks away! Evenings and weekends in December can be full of holiday events with colleagues, family, and friends. The toughest part about all of these social events is what outfits to wear. Most of us cannot buy a new outfit for every party, so I like to create outfit ideas with pieces that are already in my closet. You can see a few of my past holiday outfit ideas here, here, and here. Today's outfit is made up of some newer items from my closet, some older, and would work well for a casual holiday party.  I started with an off-the-shoulder sweater and coated jeans, then added my new lariat choker necklace, orsay heels, a leopard clutch. Black, white, and leopard is a great combo that can really be worn any time of the year! Please scroll through for more photos, outfit links, and more of my picks for off-the-shoulder tops at affordable prices to style your own holiday outfit.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Lariat Choker Necklace

The choker trend is one that I have not worn since the late 90's.  When I saw fashion bloggers start to wear chokers again last year I had some high school flashbacks to outfits that were cool at the time but that I would never wear today! This season's chokers range from thin & simple to layered & wrapped; there are plenty of options to suit your personal style. I recently purchased this Lariat Choker Necklace from Baublebar with my birthday discount and am loving the layered look. This choker has a single clasp in the back, but it totally looks like a more complicated piece than it really is! For this first styling, I started with a red skater skirt and tan sweater. I then added a faux fur vest, tights, and boots for winter warmth. This choker and my go-to Smartphone Charging Tote completed the look. I can also envision wearing this choker with an off-the-shoulder top for an evening out! Please scroll through for more photos, outfit links, and more of my picks for stylish chokers to create your own winter outfit (Dr. Martens and butterfly clips optional).

Monday, November 28, 2016

Double Hooded Sweatshirt & Cyber Monday Sales

If you have been following me for a bit, you already know that I have several Double Hooded Sweatshirts from Mindy Mae's Market. This couple behind this online boutique designs their own line of clothing and jewelry to ensure that you are purchasing unique, special pieces at a great price that you will not see anywhere else. Today I want to share with you an athleisure outfit featuring the first Double Hooded Sweatshirt that I purchased from Mindy Mae's Market roughly a year and a half ago. This sweatshirt is a classic black & white style that has worn so well and still looks/feels as good as the day I bought it (although it probably helps that I have two other colors of this same sweatshirt to rotate!). See how I styled it in the past here, here, and here. In today's outfit, I paired this striped hoodie with faux leather leggings to run some weekend errands. I added glitter rainboots since it was a dreary day, and grabbed my current go-to Smartphone Charging Tote that fits everything I need. I also want to let all of you know that Mindy Mae's Market will be having a huge Cyber Monday sale starting at midnight MST Monday November 28th! Click through my affiliate link here to see all of the amazing deals, and please scroll through more more photos, outfit links, and more of what I think are the best fashion Cyber Monday sales with details!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Vintage-Inspired Polka Dot Dress

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and were able to spend time with family and loved ones! Today I want to share with you this dress that I recently received from Rosegal. I am loving its vintage shape--this dress totally makes me think of the actress Lucille Ball and the I Love Lucy show! This dress is a perfect style and length to wear to the office, and the material is a substantial cotton so it should wear well. Rosegal has a huge selection of affordable clothing, bags, and accessories and currently has a large number of items on sale for Black Friday weekend! You can shop these deals with my link by clicking here.  Shopping at Rosegal is a great way to purchase gifts and pieces for yourself without spending a fortune. Please scroll through for more photos, outfit links, and more of my picks for vintage-inspired dresses currently available at Rosegal.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Over the Knee Wedge Boots

I hope you had a wonderful weekend! My weekend flew by with birthday festivities, celebrating both with family and dear friends. I am very much looking forward to a day off this week for Thanksgiving to spend time with family as well. Today, though, I want to talk about this winter's biggest footwear trend. Over the knee boots are a must have--you can purchase a variety of options, style them for day or night, and get a ton of mileage out of your choice. You can pick a high heel to elongate your legs or a low, walkable heel like I am styling here today. These suede Stuart Weitzman Over the Knee boots have a two-inch covered wedge heel that make them incredibly comfortable to wear for a full day of work and beyond. I purchased my pair last year, but these exact boots are still available in six colors and currently 54% off (+ free shipping with code "SHIP99") with many sizes still available! I had been thinking about purchasing the black leather version, and when I saw this price I went ahead and purchased a second pair! In today's outfit, I styled these boots with an old favorite striped skirt (also still available and under $45), cropped sweater, and red accessories. I have worn this outfit both to work and to go out, you really can't go wrong with something this versatile. Please scroll through for more photos, my outfit links, and my picks for more over the knee boots starting at just $60.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Long Vest + Distressed Skinny Jeans

One of the fall trends that I am currently loving is the long vest. A vest is a great third piece that can really pull a fall outfit together any time of the year, but is especially perfect for fall layering. If you live in a warmer area where you do not yet need substantial layers, a long vest can be a great alternative to a jacket or scarf. I first shared this outfit on my Instagram account a couple of weekends ago when I paired this vest with a thin turtleneck, distressed skinny jeans, and bow pumps on a sunny Seattle Sunday. This outfit is perfect as is for a casual weekend, but you could easily swap out these distressed jeans for a more office-friendly pair of pants or skirt. If you would like to see an example of a work outfit, you can click here to see how I previously styled this same vest with a pencil skirt and a smartphone charging tote! Please scroll through for more photos, my outfit links, and more of my picks for long vests to create your own layered look this fall.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Style Remix: Plunging Bodycon Dress

I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Today I want to share with you another way to style this Plunging Bodycon Dress I recently received from Tobi, an online fashion label and boutique based in Los Angeles. This dress is a perfect choice for a night out, and you can see my first fall styling here with lace-up pumps and a leopard clutch. I love the thicker cotton blend material of this dress--it holds its shape very well when worn and the choker collar neckline is right on trend! Our Seattle weekend weather has been dreary and rainy lately, but I was so glad to find a break in the rain recently for a photoshoot with Bello Photography. In today's outfit, I am showing you another fall styling option with over the knee boots, a classic Burberry trench, and a bright clutch. Please scroll through for more photos, links, and more of my picks for bodycon dresses currently available at Tobi.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Floral Pleated Shirtdress

You might remember this look from on of my Instagram posts a couple of weekends ago! A shirtdress is a staple year-round piece for a work wardrobe, particularly if you work in an office environment like I do. I found this dress at Banana Republic on what was supposed to be a quick trip to the downtown Seattle store to return a few items purchased online. I returned the online purchases, but then started looking around at new arrivals and the next thing I knew I was in the dressing room talking myself into buying this Floral Pleated Shirtdress because it fit perfectly. I ultimately decided on a regular size zero over a petite size two because of the extra length, but both options fit very well. The burgundy dress that I fell in love with is here, and there is an alternate navy color here that is equally as lovely. There are a number of styling options for this Floral Pleated Shirtdress, but today I opted for a leather jacket and booties for a look that can go from office to happy hour or the weekend. Please scroll through for more photos, outfit links, and more of my picks for fall-perfect shirtdresses.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Sleeveless Sweater

 It is officially sweater weather, now that Daylight Savings Time has ended and we really notice that daylight hours are shrinking. One sweater trend that I'm currently loving is the sleeveless sweater because it is perfect for layering! Depending on where you live, it is probably not cold enough yet to need thick sweaters and a sleeveless version is a great alternative. You can add stripes underneath, like I did here, or another fun print. I recently found my sleeveless sweater on sale at Nordstrom, and although it is now back up to regular price it still reasonable and available in both tan and black. In today's outfit, I layered this sleeveless sweater over a striped tee and added my longtime favorite J Brand Lovestory flares. Leopard pumps and my go-to Angela & Roi saddlebag complete this casual weekend look. *Newsflash* I just received a new discount code for my readers to use at Angela & Roi! These products rarely go on sale, so this is a rare treat! Use my code "AmberR10" for 10% off your order between now and November 30, 2016!

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