It’s officially December, so you know what that means?!? It is Christmas time! Who has finished their shopping and has their decorations up? Shopping no, decorations yes for me! As I look at my events for this holiday season, I am wondering what to wear. Do you have the same problem? If so I find the easiest way to address this is to shop your closet first by pulling out some staples. For this outfit, my staples are leggings and a button down blouse. Most women own tons of leggings and a large majority have a nice button down. Since I am a big fan of layers I added a faux fur vest to the outfit and then I accessorized with knee boots and a fancy clutch.
You always need a statement piece to wear during the season. I am loving this necklace from 7 Charming Sisters, which is an amazing company that has designed 7 different lines of jewelry (hints the 7 sisters). One of the lines is definitely going to be your style! The 7 sisters are from all aspect of life and bring their unique tastes into the line. Pick from earrings, necklaces and bracelet. You will have a hard time picking your favorite, especially since it is at a great price point.
When you are in the Concrete Jungle you have to create your own style. In a city where almost anything goes you want to stand out. So that is exactly what I set out to do!
For my NYC style I paired an inexpensive gingham print button down with a more “fancy” skirt. Pairing expensive and inexpensive is idea when building your wardrobe. I then added a fur vest to really make my outfit pop. I love to mix and match patterns because it makes an otherwise boring outfit new and fresh. With that said I added the leopard print clutch, which is one of my favorites. I finished the outfit with knee boots, a tassel necklace and red lipstick to give it an overall polished look.
What is your favorite outfit to wear in the city? Shop mine below.
A fur vest is one of my favorite winter accessory. It can take a boring outfit and add a little more style or a slightly different twist to it.
A fur vest can be paired with many pieces such as jeans, leggings or even a dress. I
love a good vest because it can be worn to social outing, work (depending on your job), or even to church. I usually wear mine in place of a coat in the fall months. Below I chose to style it with a dress and knee boots. This dress, which is linked below, is only $20 and it is one of my favorites. I kept it casual and simple with not too many accessories, because the vest is the only big accessory you need. I bought this vest last year but I have linked similar ones. Shop the look below. Hope you enjoy!
I just recently stumble upon the Luna Shoe
company, which is predominantly known among Spanish speaking people. This company just recently made their way to the US and you need to check them out. If you are a shoe girl like me you are going to love them.
They are so comfortable, well made and fit true to size. Each shoe is handmade in Venezuela. Luna has a variety of flats and oxfords to choose from. Their mix of patterns and colors are unique and can be worn with many different styles of dress. Such as pairing their flats with a dress or their oxfords with jeans or leggings. You can check out the great styles that Luna has here and see how I styled their red oxfords below. I have also linked my outfit details below. Hope you enjoy!
Shoes c/o of Luna Shoes. Follow them on Instagram.
Since we are now in the the first full week of 2015, we have had a couple days to reflected on 2014 and set our goals for 2015. I have always heard that if you do not write your goals down or talk about them, you are more likely not to be motivated to reach them. So here I go…..
1. Reach 1000 followers + on my Instagram blog page by 2016. So go follow me at Absolutely_Alli
2. Have at least two post a week on my blog
3. Collaborate with more bloggers and companies
4. Do more product, fashion, and food reviews
5. Eat less, exercise more
6. Read more
7. Save more
8. Complete the 2 half marathons I am doing in a decent time
9. Go to bed earlier
10. And tell people I love them more
It’s a lot of goals but I can handle it. What are your 2015 goals??
Below are a couple #OOTD and details from this week.
Snow! Snow! Snow!
Happy Tuesday ya’ll! Lol! Is everyone ready for Christmas? I am almost there. I have a couple more gifts to wrap and I will be ready. So on Sunday I had a little photo session in the Highlands in Louisville with TrulyBeIconic. Check out her blog here. I was driving up Bardstown Rd and saw this building with great wall art and said “I need a shot in front of this!” So below are the shots from my sunday photo shoot. Enjoy!
The Highlands, Louisville Kentucky
Having trouble figuring out what to get your favorite girls for Christmas? From a lower end budget to a higher end budget, these gifts are sure to please.
Chanel 2.55 Small Double Flap Bag
Michael Kors Women’s Runway Black Bracelet Watch
Plaid Tartan Blanket Scarf
Express Skinny Jeans
Forever 21 FurVest
Smashbox Double Exposure Palette
Nars Nail Polish
Dolce & Gabbana Animalier Polarized Wayfarer Sunglasses
Sonia Kashuk Make-Up Brushes
Frye Riding Boots
Plaid Long Sleeve Shirt
Bar Snake Chain Bracelet
What has been your favorite Christmas gift from years past? Mine? Last year I received a KitchenAid mixer. I love it!!!
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