Not every night during holiday season calls for full blown cocktail attire. For dinner with friends I wanted something fun and holiday”ish” but we weren’t going anywhere fancy. Layers are key for me. Even when it’s chilly out I’m always way too hot when I’m inside. While most of my outfit was in accordance with my standard black uniform, the top added shine and fun fringes. People make fun of us Northeasters for all of our black clothing, but there are so many pluses to the colour. Black is chic, slimming and elongating. When black pants are paired with black shoes or boots with one seamlessly fading into the other they trick the eye seeing long thin legs. Not so bad huh?
Cardigan – All Saints (Old, Love this One)
Ruched Pants – Joes (Neiman Marcus, Available Here)
Gold and Black Tank – ASTR (Nordstrom, now at Rack)
Booties – Marc by Marc Jacobs (Bloomingdale’s, Similar)
Casual Sunday doesn’t have to mean boring. If look good, you feel good. This outfit was completely casual and comfortable but cute and put together at the same time. It is possible! On my way through Nordstrom, which is the best place to park at the mall, I walked by this #OOTD tee shirt and couldn’t resist. Hey, it’s what I do right? I made a mental note to pick it up on the way back after I accomplished what I had really gone to the mall for in the first place. I now don’t even remember what that was. Then I walked by the sweater. Uh oh… Loved that too. It was bright and happy and fluffy. Mental note number two. When I walked back into Nordstrom said sweater was missing. Where had it gone? It was there an hour ago! I walked through in a panic that I’d missed it only to find it on… the clearance rack! Score! Less than half price! That said, I did buy it in two colours, but it was still less than the price of one just an hour prior!
Sweater – LA List (Nordstrom)
Tee Shirt – Recycled Karma (Nordstrom)
Jeans – Free People
Boots – Ash (Neiman Marcus Last Call, Similar)
Sunglasses – Alain Mikli
OK, not me… the shirt. Another find from my love, the Savvy Department at Nordstrom. I do find it glamorous when at least part of your outfit is oversized and leaves something to the imagination. I’ve never been a big fan of body conscious or “body con” dressing. Putting it all out there from the get go is so not me. I do believe, however, that when you are wearing something oversized it has to be styled properly so that you don’t look like a frump. Since the shirt was the focal point of the outfit I paired it with simple rolled up jeans and nude wedges. Of course I piled on the jewellery though. Like my new watch?
Chiffon Printed Blouse – Glamorous (Nordstrom Savvy)
Jeans – Joe’s Jeans (Nordstrom)
Wedges – Dolce Vita (Similar Here)
Watch – Michele (Nordstrom, Sold Out, Similar Here)
Bracelets – Troll Beads, Alex and Ani, Others
Sunglasses – Italia Independent
Yesterday I celebrated my birthday. This hasn’t been a fabulous year for me having been diagnosed with breast cancer and having been through all of the things that go along with it. This year my birthday wasn’t about a number. It was about celebrating life with my amazing family. I had my hair done earlier in the day at Sparks to pamper myself a little bit and in the evening we had supper at my mum and dad’s with my family and my husband’s family. Since dinner was at the house it wasn’t fancy, but I wanted to wear something kind of special for my day. I had been waiting for the right evening to wear this amazing ASTR cardigan from Nordstrom Savvy. I love that it’s black and blue — one of my favourite colour combinations — and the fringes are so much fun! I paired it with a simple black silk tee underneath and these amazing J Brand jeans with little holes up the back. While I wanted some height, I didn’t feel it necessary to prance around the house in stilettos so I chose these simple booties with a chunkier heel. They are comfortable and didn’t distract from the rest of the details in the outfit.
Cardigan – ASTR (Nordstrom Savvy)
Tee – Leith (Nordstrom Savvy)
Jeans – J Brand (Neiman Marcus)
Booties – Dolce Vita (Nordstrom)
Bracelet – From Portugal
Ring – I stole it from Mum
Necklace – Orogami (Italy)
Makeup – NARS (Saks Fifth Avenue)
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