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The Blanket Poncho

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Hi there! Good morning and happy thanksgiving eve :) I hope you’re all having an awesome week so far (#cheers to 3 day work week! although not so much for me…but I’m happy to be at your service during this hectic time).

Today I’m featuring a trend you’ve probably seen just about everywhere lately – the blanket poncho. Or maybe you’re like me and had no idea that’s what they were called?! I was trying to figure out what to name this post and I kept changing it – I went wrong fringe poncho to cape to blanket wrap and many more combinations…and then eventually saw this “thing” titled a blanket poncho on the Nordstrom website. So I went with that.

No but really, haven’t you seen these around lately? I’ve seen a few people belt them (like Blair did here), which looks super cute on some people; however, I seem to be too short to pull it off (ha! …WAY too much fabric going on for my 5 foot 2 figure)

I think my favorite way to wear these is with tall boots – ESPECIALLY tall boots with a heel! Which look (of these two…or anything else you’ve seen around town) is your favorite way to stye these blanket ponchos?!

On another note, I actually prefer the cut of this one that I wore a few weeks ago. For some reason, it doesn’t have as much fabric and it felt a little more manageable.


Shop Look One:

PONCHO: BP Reversible Geometric Pattern Poncho (under $40) // TURTLENECK: Chelsea 28 turtleneck Sweater (LOVE – also worn in this post w/ a blanket scarf) // BOOTS: Sole Society Rumer Boot // LIPS: YSL (No. 5)  // DENIM: Citizens of Humanity high rise skinnies // BAG: 3.1 Philip Lim Pashli Medium

Shop Look Two:

PONCHO: BP ‘Wanderlust’ Blanket Poncho (under $40 + MARKED DOWN 35%) // SWEATER: Trouve ‘Everyday’ Sweater // DENIM: Citizens of Humanity high rise skinnies // BOOTIES: sold out – similar  // BAG: Chloe Medium Satchell Bag in Tan // EARRINGS: c/o Baublebar (also avail at Nordstrom here)

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Winter Date Night

I was getting dressed for a date the other night when it was pretty chilly outside and thought….oh gosh, what a GREAT blog post idea! And it just so happens that on my most recent date, I actually wore this exact outfit (Look One Below which is the same as this instagram and also grammed this outfit from another recent date!). Anyway, I thought it would be fun to do a post featuring my GO-TO sassy staple: my faux leather leggings!

Getting dressed for a date is a challenge in and of itself, and then trying to look chic but not look like you’re trying too hard all while its’ freezing outside can be a bit of a debacle (especially if you’re in a huge hurry like I usually am!) Well I’m here to solve those problems and tell you just to go ahead and get yourself a pair of these faux leather leggings (only $28!)…you can thank me later!

They’re great for a night out with girlfriends (or of course date night), but they can also easily be dressed down for day time and running errands as well! I’ve even worn mine with my NIKE’s and it’s actually super cute!

I’ve put together two simple looks that will hopefully help you out the next time you’re getting dressed for a date (or night out) and can’t figure out what to wear! Let me know what you think!


(LOOK ONE) SWEATER (ON SALE!) // NECKLACE // COAT // FAUX LEATHER LEGGINGS ($28 – size UP – wearing size S)// Tory Burch Britten Convertible CLUTCH // SHOES (heads up, they’re super tall!) // LIP STAIN (color: Fiery) // Baublebar Starburst EARRINGS ($32 – GREAT gift!) // WATCH

(LOOK TWO) BLACK LONGLINE BLAZER (obsessed with this fit – wearing size 2) // NEUTRAL CHECK SCARF ($20! – great neutral color and awesome gift!) // BLACK V-NECK SWEATER (fits oversized – wearing XS) // RED COAT (old – similar by J. Crew HERE)


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What to Wear to Your Holiday Office Party

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At some point or another, I think it’s safe to say that we’ll all be invited to a company/office christmas party. And whether it be for your own company or that of your significant other, chances are you’ll be faced with the decision of what to wear to this type of event.

Every company is different and I’m sure there are exceptions to the rule, but for the most part (and in my experience), holiday office parties tend to be on the swankier side and definitely a little fancier than your average conference room lunch. For this post, I’m assuming a cocktail attire dress code and hope to shed some light on how to strike the perfect balance between festive and appropriate with your outfit.

You could always go with a basic black dress and take the safe road, but who wants to do that anyway? (#boring) You’ve got to be a little more festive than that, okay?! But you don’t want to be too festive or wear anything super ‘loud’ either. So like I said, it’s all about striking the perfect balance between holiday cheer (#festive) while still looking professional and appropriate.

After considering the different types of outfits I’d wear to this type of event, I decided that a subtly festive (like….festive but not too festive…make sense?) midi skirt is the perfect ensemble. It’s conservative and classy, yet can be festive and fun as well. All in all, a midi skirt is the perfect solution to your what-to-wear-to-an-office-party woes :)

As such, I’ve put together 2 different (but similar) looks with midi skirts that would both be appropriate (in my opinion) to wear to your (or your boyfriend/husband’s) holiday christmas party! Please let me know if you have any questions or any holiday parties where you need some help getting dressed!


Shop Look One:

SKIRT: c/o Eliza J Metallic Jacquard Midi Skirt // BAG: c/o Kate Spade Harmony // NECKALCE: old J. Crew (similar here) // TURTLENECK: old – similar here // LIPS: Stila Stay All Day Lip Stain in ‘Fiery’ // SHOES: old Dee Keller

Shop Look Two:

SKIRT: c/o Eliza J Metallic Stripe Skirt (wearing size 2 – but I had to get it altered a little in the waist fyi) // TOP: c/o Eliza J. Knit Top (wearing XS) // SHOES: Banana Republic // NECKLACE: c/o Gorjana Cress Shimmer Necklace // BAG: c/o Kate Spade Harmony