December 17, 2014

to beanie or not to beanie is the question

Fringe Trim Ruana  // Turtleneck old - similar here and here // Bottoms old - similar // Shoes old - similar // Bag old - similar on sale // Watch

I mentioned this ruana a while back and ended up ordering it. Until I made up my mind what color to get, gray sold out (you might know I LOVE anything gray). Can't really go wrong with any of colors still available.  It's such a perfect little number to throw over an outfit when you need just a bit of extra warmth (or just for the looks). I think this one will be perfect for Summer months too, for restaurants that keep it way too cold inside, or any overly air conditioned place. Also love this one with the faux fur collar.

This was one of those times when I wished I could have pull off a beanie.  Fact - I can't pull off a beanie. Sad but true. I think a cute beanie would have given this look an nice twist (plus they save you from a bad hair day).  Like this ladybug one (unless you prefer butterflies) or this bejeweled one  - how cute are they - would have looked so cute. Or one with a pop of color, like this one in pink or this optic dot one. And there are the adorable pom hats. I'm actually every tempted to order this one and just pretend like it looks completely amazing on me.
Or maybe I'll just stick to floppy hats. 

Sponsored by Nordstrom, all expressions made are mine, as always.

December 15, 2014

Short boot review

...the review is not short, the boots are...
Since the weather was supposed to be around 50 degrees yesterday, I thought I'll give these leopard loafers a go. But it did not quite feel like that, it was a bit chilly.  Having a pair of short boots in my car turned out to be a great thing...(and a pair of heels, and two scarves haha...) so I switched to booties. 

Coat: c/o ChicWish
Sweater: Club Monaco (cashmere - on sale + extra % off)
Jeans: Joe's old (similar style now 40% off + get great reviews)
Booties: J.Crew Factory - now 50%   // Loafers - similar
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (LOVE it in bright red - on sale)
Scarf: J.Crew old (similar here - take 20% off,  here - also on sale, LOVE this one - 30% off now w/code GIVETHIS
Watch - on sale (a classic piece)  //  Bangle - come in set of two // Tassel Bracelet - J.Crew - sold out online? 
Hat: Sole Society - sold out - similar

Did you all have a great weekend? 

I thought I'd "review" these booties today in case any of you're interested. 
I got them during Cyber Monday.
 I've been wanting a black pair of booties and feel in love with these. They're pricey and I couldn't seem to justify them since I've have a pair of flat short booties in brown (if I really needed them I might have invested because they'll last for years and years). 

When I saw these Factory ones online at half off I though I'd give them a try.  They're quite narrow (but they do look especially great with black skinny jeans/skinny pants hehe).  I'm in between sizes and I should have sized up. First mistake. Second mistake - not exchanging them for half size bigger. I figured I'll wear them for a bit and they'll hopefully stretch. 

Did they?  A tiny bit. They do fit a lot better than they did the first a couple of times I wore them. 
Unfortunately they're not leather (for what the original price is they should be).  

Would I recommend them?  Yes, but I'd suggest going up half a size specially if you'd like to be able to wear somewhat thicker socks.  Like all other shoes, they might not work out for everyone. 

These Frye ones are on sale and are similar to these Factory ones, if you're on the hunt for a pair, and Frye are better quality of course. 

 Let me know if you ladies have any other questions about the boots. 


December 12, 2014

faux leather skirt

Coat: J.Crew old (similar here, here, here)
Cardi: Loft old (similar here)
Skirt: Ann Taylor - on sale + extra 60% off today
Booties: c/o Sole Society - sold out (cute option here, love these)
Necklace: BaubleBar
Bag: Target old (cute option
Bracelet: J.Crew - not available online (love this one - on sale + extra 30% off)

I've been eying this skirt for a while and it finally went on sale. Plus extra % off. My kinda sale. 
I actually ended up getting it in Petite as I didn't want this one in the midi style.  I've worn it with riding boots, booties and of course it would look great with heels too. 

Happy almost weekend!