January 16, 2018

Belt Bag

Ok, so let's talk about belt bags, aka fanny packs. 

I was such a hater for a while but have kind of changed my
tune in recent weeks. Yes, this Gucci belt bag is the ultimate
in chic fanny packs, but let's be serious.... the steep price tag
is less than ideal. While I find this to be a trend (aka, short lived),
it's one that I'm willing to try for its practicality. However, I'm
more in the let's buy a cheap one to see how this goes mindset.
So, I found a few options on Amazon (all under $30) and a couple
on Nordstrom that are all worth a shot. If I wear it once, it won't
feel like a total waste of money. 

Shop my fanny pack picks here:

January 12, 2018

Side by Side

Finally, they're calling for a little bit of snow where I am.
However, I'm heading south for the weekend so I'm going 
to miss it! This is what I've been waiting for and I'll be gone
when the fluffy white stuff arrives. Bummer.

Stay safe this weekend whether you're getting snow, rain, or sun.

January 11, 2018


A pop of red still seems to be the answer to cure the
winter blues, especially when paired with sequin booties.
Hello happiness! 

January 10, 2018


Is anyone else fascinated by Meghan Markle and Prince
Harry? Fascinated might be too strong of a word.... interested
is more like it. I'm interested in everything they do, everything
she wears, every detail about their upcoming nuptials (will anyone
else be up in the middle of the night watching their ceremony, 
because I definitely will be). It doesn't hurt that she's been killing
the coat game lately. She stepped out yesterday in this long overcoat,
matching scarf and black wide-leg pants. Overall, completely chic
and simple. 

But, I wonder... how does she take her coffee? Or does she nix
it all together opting for tea instead? Any insight into this would
be much appreciated.

January 8, 2018

Golden Globes 2018

Last night's Golden Globes red carpet became a sea of black
as Hollywood took a stand against sexual harassment in the 
work place. It was a moving sight to take in as everyone stood
together in solidarity for the #timesup movement. Learn more
about the movement here. While the focus was more on motive
than fashion, I can't help but point out the trends that took center

Velvet has been a huge texture trend this season, so plenty
of stars showed up in black velvet (Jessica Chastain and Zoe
Kravitz being two of my favorites). Also a major trend of the
night was a pop of emerald green. It made the perfect accent 
to all the black on the carpet (it's also my birthstone, so I've always
been a huge fan of the deep green hue). As expected on any carpet,
there were loads of sequins and sparkle (Kerry Washington in particular).
A more casual carpet than other award shows, I was a huge fan of the 
shorter hems on some of the gowns. Ankle-grazing gowns that show your 
shoes is the perfect way to make a look a little less fussy. 

On the other hand, countless stars showed up in pants, a welcomed 
change from the sea of evening gowns. (The Queen) Claire Foy and 
Hollywood royalty Kyra Sedgwick were both donning perfectly tailored
power suits. 

As I've been doing some pre-spring shopping, a trend I've noticed 
becoming more and more popular is a hint of boho, a nod to the 70s.
Alicia Vikander (one of my red carpet favorites) wore a long sleeved
peasant gown that makes me long for the warmer days of spring.

But let's all stop and slow clap for the true queen of the night, Oprah.
Am I right or am I right? Go Oprah.


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