This season is all about over-sized cardigans, blazers, coats, you name it, the more over-sized it is the better. However, you need to be careful when wearing over-sized clothing, you don’t want to look like the clothes are swallowing you and you want to be sure you’re still showing off your silhouette. Here are 3 things to keep in mind when wearing an over-sized coat or cardigan:
1.) Choose slim fitting pieces to wear underneath the cardi, a pant or jean that has a skinny leg or slim boot cut would be ideal and keep your top simple and form fitting as well, this will ensure that you don’t look like everything you’re wearing is too big and you’ll still be able to show off your shape.
2.) Pair with a heel - this elongates the legs and makes you look and appear taller and thinner – always a plus which is why I wear heels 99% of the time.
3.) Opt for black – I just recently posted a quote on Instagram saying “I own too much black, said no women ever.” I couldn’t agree more. I think wearing black underneath an over-sized cardigan or coat is the way to go and here’s why – black is slimming and always looks so chic and sophisticated! When in doubt, wear black, you just can’t go wrong!
Thank you so much for reading my blog and shopping with me! Stay tuned for several amazing holiday guides! XOXO!!
Can you believe the holidays are going to be here so soon??!! I know I can’t!! I’m sure a lot of your husbands or significant others are wondering what to get you for the holidays so I wanted to create a gift guide you could easily share with your hubbys or boyfriends! Or, if you have daughters or friends you need to buy for this gift guide is great for that too! I have included various items at various price points to accommodate all budgets.
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Gray Fur Vest – Beautiful shade of gray – what girl doesn’t feel instantly glamorous in a fur vest?! You could wear this to a holiday luncheon or even on New Year’s Eve with some black leather pants – and of course it will so utterly cool styled with the boyfriend jeans from this post!
Kendra Scott Cocktail Ring – Every time I wear this ring I get so many compliments and everyone asks me where I got it, so I felt it was for sure worthy of making the holiday gift guide list. It’s so chic and dresses up any look instantly – wear this to all of your holiday gatherings!
Valentino Rock Stud Pumps – A splurge for sure, but worth the investment, these gorgeous heels can be worn with a simple black dress for a sophisticated and chic look, and yes, pair them with the fur vest and boyfriend jeans for a more edgy look!
Gray Scarf – Under $15!! A versatile color that can be thrown on with any ensemble to top your look!
Flower Bomb Perfume – I have been wearing this scent now for about a year and I adore it! It stays with you and it’s not too sweet, more of a musky scent, perfect for fall and winter!
Target Brush Set – Under $25! – I love the chic metallic pewter case that comes with this amazing brush set – a perfect gift for any girl on your list!
Essie Nail Polish – My all time favorite fall and winter nail color – burgundy! And a perfect stocking stuffer!
Thank you so much for stopping by today! I appreciate all of you!! Have a blessed week!
I was thrilled to be asked to appear on the Good Morning Texas show!! The style segment was put on by Jeanette of ChivviStylesblog.com and the topic was “The Do’s and Don’ts for Fashion Over 40“. What a great topic – as women over 40 we are all trying to find that balance between trying not to look too sexy and young for our age, but at the same time not looking frumpy and old either. There is a balance that can be achieved by creating looks that are chic and sophisticated…and age appropriate.
Jeanette was in charge of styling us and she chose a chicfloral crop top by Tibi for me that I paired with my own Alice and Olivia black leatherleggings (which I wear a ton). I paired my look with my current favorite black mules and an AMAZING over-sized clutch by Allison Mitchell. My shirt is a tad bit cropped – you could always add alace tank underneath if you aren’t comfortable showing any skin – I think the key to wearing a crop top over 40 is only showing a sliver of skin or none at all.
I hope you enjoyed the style segment! Have a great week!! XOXO!!
One of my favorite things to do is to style something so casual like a plaid shirt and pair it with dressier pieces like fun heels, a chic clutch, and an amazing cocktail ring and choker. This creates a look that is casual, yet still very chic and stylish. These fun pics were taken by my hubby while we were in Laguna Beach. What a gorgeous place!!
It just so happens that my entire outfit is on SALE NOW AT BLOOMINGDALES!! They are having their friends and family special - 20% off site wide with code HOLIDAY – sale ends Sunday, November 16th.
Have a great weekend!! Thanks so much for reading and shopping on my blog, I am grateful for all of you!!
One of my favorite places to visit is Laguna Beach, California! I’m turning 41 on November 16th so my husband and I decided to take a fun birthday trip to Laguna and stay at our favorite place, The Montage. The Montage is an amazing resort over looking the ocean and the mountains, the pool view is out of this world! If you are are looking for a romantic getaway or even a fun family vacation, I highly recommend staying at The Montage. The food is incredible, the spa is fabulous, the grounds are so amazingly lush and beautiful, and the beach is wonderful too! Here are the outfits I wore this weekend in Laguna:
Look 1 – My travel outfit – to and from Laguna – I always say you want to be comfortable when you are traveling so I typically wear a comfy pair of jeans and a jacket – the jacket I’m wearing was my birthday present from my husband – I’m in love with the color – pale gray – so versatile – it will go with so many things in my closet! I also recommend bringing a scarf with you when you travel since airports and planes seem to always be so cold!!
Look 2 – I wore this all black ensemble on our dressiest night there to The Studio restaurant at The Montage – we had drinks by the fire pit and then ate dinner outside over-looking the beautiful beach and mountains – so fun!
Look 3 – Alabama was playing football this night and for those of you who know my husband, he’s a HUGE Alabama fan. We rented a Cabana by the pool and had so much fun watching the game! I went super casual in my rails plaid shirt – (which is 20% off) at Bloomingdales by the way, and my favorite leopard heels.
Look 4 – Poolside – I always say that wearing all black by the pool is the only way to go. Here’s why – it’s super slimming and always looks so chic and sophisticated. A hat is a “must have for sure” when laying by the pool – it can hide your messy beach hair and keeps the sun off your face.
Thank you so much for stopping by today!! I really appreciate all of you!! Have a great week!!
It’s that time of year again. the tempatures are finally starting to drop and you’re probably in need of a warm yet stylish coat. I wanted to include all kinds of coats – dressy and casual – various price points – and all very chic! I adore wearing coats – they really add that finishing touch to any outfit. This year coats are very in, we are seeing lots of gray shades in various styles, faux furs and real furs, wrap coats, and the over-sized boyfriend style coat. All are represented above – my favorites from each style. Happy Shopping! Just click the links below to shop your favorite coat:
From Top Left to Right:
1.) Black Faux Leather Coat – You can’t go wrong with a black over-sized coat – this is a bit on the casual side, would look amazing with skinny jeans and ankle boots.
2.) Burgundy Wrap Coat – (ON SALE 33% OFF) I adore this coat – the wrap style is one of my favorites because it really shows off your figure – the color is gorgeous – one of my favorite shades to wear in the fall and winter. This coat is dressy and casual – pair with a black pencil skirt and a silk blouse for a dressier look and pair with ripped jeans and some killer black booties for a more edgy and causal ensemble. This coat also comes in black.
3.) Gray Wrap Over-Sized Coat(30% OFF)- This coat is the trend right now – over sized, very easy and casual, but can for sure be dressed up as well. This coat can also be tied at the waist which I love. Pair it with some black leather skinnies and pointy toe pumps – fashion forward and ultra chic!
4.) Leopard Faux Fur Coat – (ONLY $88!) This coat is amazing! Leopard is such a fun print to wear – I love wearing it paired with an all black look, it really stands out that way. It would also look really chic with some ripped jeans and a white tee and some black booties. Love this!!
5.) Shearling Faux Leather Coat – Shearling is so chic looking and it will keep you really warm. A great every day coat perfect to wear to a football game or just running errands – I would wear this with some gray or black jeans and a simple tee.
6.) Gray Faux Fur Coat – (GREAT PRICE) Such a beautiful coat – I love wearing faux fur…it looks so glamorous no matter what you pair it with. It really takes any look to the next level. I would wear this with black faux leather leggings and over the knee boots – so fabulous!
7.) Black Faux Shearling Coat – (33% OFF) Great price and I love the faux shearling! This coat would be perfect with some black jeans and a chic gray sweater and some ankle boots.
8.) Green Parka – I bought a parka last winter and I’m so excited to wear it again this winter! They’re everywhere and are being styled dressy and casual – to style it for a casual look pair it with some jeans and a gray sweatshirt and some flat ankle booties, to dress it up, wear it with leather leggings and a black tee and some leopard pumps – super chic!
9.) Black Wrap Coat (ON SALE) – Like I said before, I’m really loving the wrap coat style this season. It really flatters your waist line and looks amazing paired with coated skinnies and some killer leopard pumps or booties!
10.) Over Sized Leather Sleeve Coat – I’m obsessed with the leather sleeves on this coat and I love the colors, navy and black are a great combo. I would pair this coat with black ripped denim and some open toe black booties, very on trend and fashion forward!
I adore the color gray and this fall my closet seems to be full of it! I love pairing different shades of gray together and then adding a pop of something else to really make it stand out. I chose my “pop” to be the leopard mules I purchased a while back from Saks. If you don’t own a pair of leopard heels or booties I highly suggest adding a pair to your wardrobe. I have worn these so many times with so many different things from black leather skinnies and a simple white tee to a black pencil skirt and a silk blouse – the options are endless. Leopard shoes are so versatile – a “must have” in my book!
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I was so excited to be invited to the Bell’InvitoStudio to design my own personalized stationary. Their studio is absolutely beautiful! I believe the hand written note says so much more than say a text or an email. They don’t even compare in my book, the more stylish and chic way to say “thank you” or just to drop a simple note is for sure through a hand written note. At Bell’Invito.com you will be able to design your own personalized stationary that is extremely high quality and all of the designs are ultra chic – you won’t find stationary like this anywhere else! With the holidays approaching this is the perfect time to order some of their amazing stationary as a gift for someone special, or you can always treat yourself!
Thanks for stopping by today! I am grateful for all of you! XOXO!
Bell’Invito Studioopen 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday147 pittsburg street dallas, texas 75207 p: 214.741.1717
I found this dress at Intermix a few months ago. When I tried it on it was a little too long so I decided to belt it, which made the length perfect. The one I found and provided the link to in this post is super cute too, it’s on sale which makes it even better! It’s by Joie, one of my favorite designers, this one actually comes with the belt so that is great! You could wear this to a casual luncheon or a girl’s night out.
Thank you so much for reading and shopping on my blog! Have a blessed day!!
I’m so grateful that I have the privilege of doing this collaboration with Elaine Turner. She sent me this amazingly chic clutch that she designed for Breast Cancer Awareness month. I got the pleasure of meeting Elaine while I was in New York for Fashion Week. She’s such a wonderful and kind person! Her Mother was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was only 47 years old and I’m happy to say she’s a survivor!
50% of all profits made from this black patent leather clutch will go to the Cancer Support Community! How neat is that – you get to shop and contribute all at the same time. I adore this clutch so much because of it’s versatility. It will go with so much in any wardrobe – you can’t go wrong with a black clutch – chic and sophisticated – this clutch will take you many places in style!
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