Happy holidays! I love this time of year because there is never a shortage of glitz and glamour.¬†I love to wear dresses this time of year but let’s face it – baby, it’s cold outside! ūüėČ As such, it was hard to resist getting a pair of sequin leggings. I am definitely going to be using these bad boys for holiday parties and New Years Eve festivities.

I chose to pair my leggings with an embellished top. A velvet blazer adds a chic, festive look that you can use all year long. If you prefer to have a blazer that is shorter in length,  you can get one here. Add your favorite statement earrings and ankle boots to complete your look and you will be on your way. What are your favorite pieces that you are going to be using this holiday season? Feel free to leave me a comment below!


Blazer: Target in S ; shorter blazer here & here || Leggings: Express in XS ; similar here & here || Top: Banana Republic in XS ; similar with bow here & sleeveless option here








Dress: Calvin Klein | Clutch: INC in black | Bracelet: Boho Betty | Lipstick: Stila in beso

Welcome December! The countdown to Christmas has officially begun. There is nothing I love more than adding sparkle to my look during the holidays. The black sparkle dress I am wearing is by Calvin Klein. The dress has sparkle to it without the worry of having glitter transferred off.


Black is chic color. That is why I love to pair black with gold accents. The clutch featured in these images is by INC. It is the perfect size to take to a holiday party as it has enough room to carry your phone and keys.

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When comes to dressing up for the holidays, I am a firm believer of makeup that stands out. You truly can never go wrong with a bold red lip color (mine is Beso by Stila). I used liquid eyeliner to draw out my dramatic eyeliner (mine is by LORAC. I also love a liner by Kat Von D).



Thank you for reading! xoxo.


Noticeably from my previous blog posts, I have a huge love affair with LC Lauren Conrad’s pieces from Kohls. Who can resist floral prints and feminine details?! I can’t anyway. During a recent shopping trip to Kohls, I discovered the latest Disney collection that Lauren Conrad designed: Snow White. I find it slightly amusing that my dark hair is very light in lue of this collection. Se la vie, right?


Dress: LC Lauren Conrad in 2 | Heels: LC Lauren Conrad in Wine | Lipstick: LORAC liquid lipsticklipstick in Berry Red




Photographer: Belkin Images


Photographer: Belkin Images


Photographer: Belkin Images

The dress that I am wearing is the Snow White Tulle Fit and Flare dress. The color that I am wearing is in critter peach. The dress is very light. My favorite part of this piece is the illusion of a sweetheart neckline. The black sash on this peach dress is a nice contrast that truly puts the look together.¬† I usually avoid dresses that are sleeveless¬†because I am very subconscious of exposing my arms (don’t judge now. We all have areas of our body that we are not thrilled with haha).¬†Thankfully, this is a piece that I feel completely comfortable with. When ordering this dress, keep in mind that it is true to its size. I am wearing this piece in a size 2.

This particular dress also comes in four other color options. Two of them are floral patterns. The last two designs are solid colors with flat sequins added to the dress’ pattern.¬†Nonetheless, this dress is certainly going to be a great pick for any important upcoming events. I was able to wear this dress to work by throwing on a crop black cardigan for a polished look.

This piece is very delicate. Since it is made out of polyester, be sure to hand wash this piece. After it is washed, lie it flat. Exposing polyester pieces to heat can destroy the fabric. ¬†All in all, this is a dress that is sure to please! Have you had a chance to try on some pieces from this collection? Feel free to leave a comment and let me know! Don’t forget to enter my MAC Selena Giveaway-it ends in a few days!


Thanks again to Belkin Images for sponsoring this post! <3



I was literally just in Long Branch yesterday and it was seventy degrees! I cannot believe that there is snow on the ground today here in the east coast. Nonetheless, Thanksgiving is right around the corner. I know finding the right outfit for the occasion can be tricky. I for one, love to indulge (I mean really, who can pass down stuffing and pumpkin pie!?). That is why I found a look that is chic and hit a full belly. ūüėČ


Blouse: Banana Republic in SP | Vest: Banana Republic in S | Jeans: Levi’s in 3/26


Blouse: Banana Republic | Hat: H&M | Vest: Banana Republic


Even though it was seventy degrees outside, when you are by the by ocean it can get really cold. I figured that pairing a bell sleeve blouse, vest and jeans would be a great to walk on the beach in. One of my favorite trends of the year is the return of bell sleeve blouses. This pink multi print blouse is so darling! I am not usually one to wear pink but this print was too pretty to resist (plus, I love wearing white all year round). The blouse hits right at your hip so you can wear it tucked in or as it is. The top is made out of polyester so it is machine washable. This is sure a fun top to wear because it pair great with a skirt or jeans.




I chose to pair my bell sleeve blouse with a quilted vest. This is a great look for Thanksgiving as you can ensure you will be warm bringing in Thanksgiving dishes. Since the vest is quilted, it will hug your frame nicely. I purchased this piece in store in regular XS. It also comes in petite sizes! While this vest is made out polyester, it should be dry cleaned. I absolutely love how light this piece is. If there is one thing I cannot stand about layers, is feeling like I am being swallowed by my pieces. The cable knit hat that I am wearing is from H&M and it comes in two other colors!

November is almost over. That means you only have a few days left to enter my MAC Selena giveaway. Be sure to enter – you might just be the winner! ūüėČ



When is comes to layering for the fall, it is great to reference men’s fashion. Let’s face it: men are masters of layering their jackets with sweaters and shirts. In my latest Trunk Club box, my stylist Dana sent me Free People midnight bomber jacket that has become a new favorite of mine. I am wearing it in the color moss. It also comes comes in two other colors: wine and black.


Jacket: Free People | Jeans: Express | Boots: BP | Sweater: Target | Bracelet: Boho Betty



The jacket fits just above the waist line. I love that the sateen finish of the jacket because it gives a fun shimmer to it. The metal detailing of the zipper and the front sash pockets truly set this trendy piece apart from other bomber jackets. This piece is made out of one hundred percent polyester, so it is safe to machine wash.

I chose to pair my new bomber jacket with a striped pulled over sweater from Target. I am wearing it in a size S. The embroidered jeans that are featured in this shoot are from Express. I can never resist any type of floral patterns after all! ūüėČ

During this shoot, I decided to keep my accessories to a minimum. Instead, I chose to stand out with a bold, red lipstick color. I am wearing Stila’s stay all day liquid lipstick in beso. I chose to whip out my Snow White wrap bracelet from Boho Betty for a touch of sparkle to add to my look.



My style icon is Selena Quintanilla Perez and this is certainly a piece I believe she would have worn if she was alive. Who is your fashion icon? Be sure to let me know by leaving me a comment. Don’t forget to sign up for my MAC Selena giveaway. There are only a few more weeks until it closes!


Nothing says fall like getting your hands a great wool jacket. When you find a great wool jacket, it is so much fun to add layers to it. Time and time again, Banana Republic continues to wow its customers with classic, timeless pieces. This camel melton wool short trench is no exception.

I am one of those girls who is cold-all the time! I am one of those girls who wears layers all year round. Needless to say, this jacket is great for layering and has kept me warm. I love the collar of this look because it gives an illusion of a taller neckline. I also love the belt of this jacket. It gives a flirty, hourglass silhouette. This jacket is offers high versatility for all of your special events or even a night out.


Jacket: Banana Republic | Scarf: Target | Jeans: Express | White Bracelet: Snow wrap wrap by Boho Betty Boho Betty |


I am wearing this melton short trench in petite size 2. The length of this jacket also makes it a great piece to pair with a high-waisted pants or skirt. While this jacket is able to keep me warm it is also very light. I have also been using it in place of a blazer at work. Since the jacket is made of out wool, it is a piece that needs to be dry cleaned.



I chose to layer my jacket with a  striped pulled over sweater in size S from Target. For an extra layer of warm, I also layered my look with blanket scarf (also from Target). The jeans that I have on are from Express. I am wearing them in a size 2. I am also wearing BP botties in 6 size (if you have a wide foot, defintely got for half a size up). This is a fun, classic look that you ae going to want to wear and restyle all year-long. Feel free to leave your comments below and do not forget to enter my MAC Selena giveaway that is ending at the end of the month.