2014 Holiday Gift Ideas for Her

Nov 28, 2014

When it comes to holiday gifts, I'll admit that women are pretty hard to shop for. We all have different tastes, likes and dislikes. It's tough! I've been approached by a few people during my holiday shopping, and they all come up to me for the same thing. What can I get my daughter? What can I get my sister? I assume they aren't alone, so I put together some great gift ideas for the women and teenagers in your life. If you are shopping for a girlfriend or wife however, you probably want to go with more personalized gifts or fine jewelry. If you need help with this just leave me a message in the comments and I'll be happy to help you out!

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Cozy Chic | Chambray Top & Mixed Jewel Tones

Nov 20, 2014

Today's post was created thanks to some outfits I saw on Pinterest. Yes, I said it. I'm normally not inspired by Pinterest outfits, but today was a different kind of day I guess! The outfits used a mixture of jewel tones and autumn browns, and it really inspired me when I created my outfit today. 

I love that this look is slightly risky as well. Mixing jewel tones? It sounds cliche! Growing up I was told to never mix gold with silver, or blue with black. But I obviously didn't listen. As some of you know, I was the kid that grew up wearing heart shaped sunglasses everywhere I went....even in the winter. 

So my take on today's outfit was to pair my favorite chambray shirt with wine colored pants, an emerald green bag and some polished brown boots. I think the deep aubergine color of the pants really help emphasize the emerald in the bag, as well as the tortoise toggle! To make the outfit a little more fun I also added some of my favorite jewelry. I hope you guys love it as much as I do!

Top: Cotton On (old), similar here
Pants: American Eagle
Riding Boots: Gilt (old), similar here
Handbag: Target
Ring Set: In Pink
Necklace: In Pink (old), similar here

**FYI: All In Pink jewelry is 40% off with the code FORTYNOV ....whoo!

Hope all is going well with everyone! Wishing you all a wonderful week as always! Thanks so much to my latest followers! I'm at 110 on Pinterest and I almost had a heart attack when I saw it.


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Aubergine Fall Fashion

Nov 2, 2014

Aubergine is a key color for Fall that evokes a royal sophistication. The color can be found in many Fall/Winter collections, including one of my favorite designers, Dolce & Gabbana. Aubergine has always reminded me of some of my favorite elements of the holiday season. The hot brewed tea, dark cranberries and wine colored leaves. So to feed my love for the color, I put together a list of some beautiful, affordable Aubergine pieces in stores right now, and more importantly-how to wear them!

Coat: BlackFive, $58.99 // Eye Shadow: Clinique, $15
Lip Crayon: Forever 21, $8 // Lip Cream in Copenhagen: NYX, $6
Floral Headband (top) : Miss Selfridge, $18 //  Floral Headband (bottom) : Forever 21, $6.90
Mini Skirt: Topshop, $55  //  Heels: Gilt, $99 (My invite link to the site is here)
Dress: Dorothy Perkins, $35 // Purse: Nine West, $99

Aubergine also reminds me of MAC lipstick in the 90's. Isn't that kind of weird? I have fond memories of always wanting a deep plum MAC lipstick when I was little, and being entirely too young to own one. Think I wasn't fashionable when I was 5? Don't be mistaken. I was going through a box of my old things last week from Kindergarten and the amount of sunglasses, cheap purses and beaded necklaces I had hoarded was unbelievable! I should definitely post a picture of it someday because it's not only hilarious, but proof that my love of fashion started very, very early.

Anyway now that I've rambled (sorry about that), here are some tips for creating the perfect Aubergine outfit of your own....

How Do I Wear It?:

1) Add Neutrals - When in doubt, mix Aubergine with what's already in your closet. Black, whites and neutrals all work perfectly. A tan color can really make your outfit look seasonal too!

2) Monochrome -  If you're more daring, have your entire outfit be based on one shade of Aubergine. From your heels to your lipstick! The result will be stunning and quite simple to pull off!

White Blouse  + Black Purse + Black Heels + Skirt = Sophisticated Lady!

Wishing you all a wonderful week! How are you enjoying Fall so far? Let me know below in the comments!

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