Holiday Velvets

December 19, 2017

Old Navy Velvet Wide-Leg Jumpsuit

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Old Navy. All opinions are 100% mine.

When it comes to fall/winter fabrics, nothing is more quintessential than velvet. It’s one of my favorite that I can’t get enough of, and they’re heavy in my wardrobe rotation as soon as the temperature drops. They’re also my go-to for holiday party wear. But for this year I decided to change it up a bit — Instead of going for the regular dresses, I added a jumpsuit into the mix.

Obviously, since I disclosed above that this post is done in partnership with Old Navy, you’ve probably deduced where the jumpsuit comes from. But if I hadn’t mentioned that, would you have guessed that this outfit came from there? They have some seriously gorgeous and luxe velvet items in their current collection that you should really check out. And since they’re Old Navy, you know they’re also going to come at a great affordable price. Read on to see more of this outfit and some of my favorite velvet items from Old Navy.

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Winter Ready with Cougar Boots

December 14, 2017

Cougar Anton Waterproof Boot

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cougar Shoes. All opinions are 100% mine.

Before I moved to New York City, all boots were the pretty much same to me. Shopping for them were much simpler as there was really only one main requirement: they need to look good. As my everyday walking mileage was a lot lower, having them be comfortable was just a nice added bonus points.

Well fast forward to the present, things have changed quite a bit. Although the main requirement of “looking good” still holds, I’m taking on quite a few additional asks. The boots need to be comfortable, of course, but most importantly they need to also be season appropriate. New York winters are known to be temperamental and the nastier days can involve tons of snow. So the boots not only need to keep you warm, but also have good tread so that you don’t risk slipping and sliding on the icy pavement. Lucky me, I found Cougar Shoes, which met all of the above requirement. I just love it when form and function come together.

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Holiday Festive + H&M Gift Card Giveaway

December 12, 2017

H&M Jacquard-weave coat

Holiday season is in full swing. If you haven’t already, soon enough you’ll probably be going to lots of holiday parties — from Christmas to New Year’s, ’tis the time for celebrations. While you might have your sight set on the dress you’re going to wear, you may not have given much thought on what outerwear you’re going to wear it with. Nothing ruins a party outfit and mood quite like a bland puffer jacket.

Lucky you: not only do I have my picks of favorite coats and jackets (almost all are under $100), I also got a giveaway for a $70 H&M gift card. Read on to see more of this outfit, my picks, and how you can enter the giveaway.

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5 Things Every Fashionable Four-Eyes Should Know

December 4, 2017

Main And Central Thursday in Brown Tortoise

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Coastal. All opinions are 100% mine.

I can’t say that I’ve always been a fan of glasses. I still remember getting in trouble with my teacher in middle school for stubbornly refusing to wear my glasses (and not being able to read what was on the whiteboard at the front of the class). The school nurse actually had to have a conversation to convince my mom to buy me contacts. Back then, if I had to pick between wearing “uncool” glasses and not being able to see, I’ll pick the latter any time of the day.

Well a lot has changed since middle school. Glasses frames prices has lowered considerably and the amount of options has increased exponentially. Or at the very least, the internet has made them easier to find and shop for. Also, my style has matured — I no longer see glasses as something annoying I have to wear, but rather as another opportunity to express my style. On top of that, I started having problems with chronic dry eyes, a condition that can be aggravated by wearing contacts too often. Because of all this, about a couple of months ago I made the conscious decision to switch from contacts to glasses.

In the two months I’ve been a glasses wearer, I’ve learned so much. Boy there sure is a huge difference between wearing your glasses a couple of hours a day at home vs. spending your whole day with them. If you ever think about switching to glasses, here are five tips and hacks that’s guaranteed to make your four-eyed life a lot easier.

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Oversized Cookie Monster Coat

November 28, 2017

DKNY Brushed Wool Coat

This jacket reminds you of anything? Welp, I kinda gave it away with the blog title, didn’t I? Someone once told me that it looked like I killed cookie monster to get this coat LOL. Don’t worry, no muppets were harmed in the making of this jacket.

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Thanksgiving Oversized Sweater Club + $400 Nordstrom Giveaway

November 16, 2017

H&M Oversized Sweater

Ah Thanksgiving, one of my favorite time of the year. Mostly because it’s one of the times where its socially acceptable to stuff yourself senseless. This is definitely not a time to be donning a tight skirt or a bodycon dress. Of course, you can always go for the sweatpants route, but just in case you want to look a little more put together without the threat of a tight waistband, I got the solution for you: oversized sweater. It’s super versatile as you can style it with tights, leggings, jeans, or even comfy pants. And if at some point of the night you have to loosen your belt (or maybe even undo that top button) no one would be the wiser LOL.

Read on to see more of this outfit and some of my favorite oversized sweater picks. And of course, as the title suggest there will be a Nordstrom gift card giveaway at the end of this blog.

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Sherpa Lined Denim

November 14, 2017

Old Navy Sherpa-Lined Denim Jacket for Women

It’s not much of a secret that your homegirl loves her some denim. I love it so much, I’ve been known to rock the triple-denim, aka Canadian tux, every once in awhile. Out of all the pieces in my closet, my favorite is the oversized denim jacket. It’s super versatile, and literally goes with everything from a casual flannel shirt to a luxe velvet dress. Sadly since my favorite jacket is unlined, the cold November temps has forced me to retire it from my outfit repertoire.

I was feeling lost without a denim jacket in my arsenal, but fortunately Old Navy is here to the rescue. Their sherpa-lined denim jacket is warm enough that I can rock it even through the Fall-to-Winter transition. And since it’s Old Navy, you know I’m not going to have to pay a fortune for it. You can get your hands on this beaut for less than $50!

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Leather and Boobies

November 10, 2017

So the origin of this outfit started off a bit randomly. I don’t know what came upon me, but I decided to look up boobies t-shirt (actual true story and yes I know I’m a bit behind on the “free the nipple” movement). And whadya know, the best place to find them turned out to be Etsy. Also, who would think that there were so many option for this — I ended up getting two of them (blog of the second one to come soon).

And of course, what pairs better with an edgy graphic tee than leather jacket and boots. Top it off and with a baseball hat and tortoise thick-rimmed glasses, and I got myself an (unintentionally) hipsterish look.

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Cool In Leather

November 6, 2017

BCBGeneration Asymmetrical Zip Lamb Leather Moto Jacket

Let’s talk about Fall/Winter essentials. No matter what your style is, whether you’re more into the girly or edgy look, I bet you I know an item that will go with pretty much every piece of F/W clothing you already have in your closet: the leather jacket. I have a pragmatic outlook when it comes to fashion. If I can’t think of how to pair an item with at least two or three things that I already own, then I won’t buy it. The leather jacket is about as pragmatic and stylish as one can get. Not to mention that it adds a automatic “cool points” to your outfit.

Although it’s true that not all leather jacket is the same, there’s definitely no need to pay an arm and a leg for a good quality one. Also, if you’re not into wearing things that used to graze, there are tons of vegan options available. Read to check out the full outfit and to see other leather jacket picks from that you’re gonna want to add to your closet ASAP.

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That Incognito Cat Lady Brand

November 2, 2017

Ripndip Nermal Leaf 2 panel hoodie

I am never one to limit my shopping in the ladies department and definitely not shy about wearing things that are meant to be for guys. When you’re a fan of the oversized trend, the world is your oyster. There are some of my husband’s button-ups that I’m pretty sure I’ve worn more times than him. So when I found the brand Ripndip, I could give two meows that it’s supposed to be a guy’s skater clothing brand. All I know is that they have the sassiest cat, who likes to give people the middle finger, as a mascot. This brand speaks to my inner cat lady so much that I sometime wonder if it’s incongito started by a cat lady LOL. So to say that I am obsessed is an understatement to say the least. I have been slowly building my collection and am definitely not done yet.

Read to check out the full outfit and to see what other favorites I’m planning to add to my Ripndip collection.

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