There is just something about velvet textures that just screams luxury. Velvet is back with a vengeance in the fashion world, and we aren't at all mad about it. Versatile in styling, its the perfect way to add something unique to your outfit.
& Guess what? Now is the perfect time for you to explore the velvety world of fashion!
Target has marked down hundreds of beautiful velvet pieces all under $21! ($20.98 lol)
Below you'll find tons of my picks, along with gorgeous plus size options as well!
I couldn’t find my dress online. BUT, the t-shirt form is linked below for $5. Literally, $5 y'all!
I'm all smiles about that.
Trust me, you'll be feelin' yourself in any of these fabulous numbers. Literally, feelin' yourself. I'm so corny.
Stay lovely out there ladies.
& Just like that, we are at NYE! I wanted to share some of my favorite sparkly outfits from my closet that may help inspire your style! Something about sequins and New Years just goes hand in hand. Plus, who doesn't love getting a little bit glam?
There isn't a more appropriate time of year to whip out the sparkle! Sequins come in so many options. Perhaps you like just a touch, or maybe head to toe?
This lined shift dress is on the simpler side. Adding a statement bracelet for some extra oomph really compliments the subtle geometric pattern of my dress.
Play with textures, add some leather for a touch of edge. Don't be afraid to play with color.
Whether you're going out on the town, or having a quiet night in, I hope you have a marvelous New Years.
Lets make 2018 our best year yet!
Is wearing an "ugly" holiday sweater....I mean singing loud for all to hear is great as well, but nothing beats rocking an amazing sweater!
When I first started teaching, Jane was on my math team. She was amazing and during the entire month of December she would wear a ridiculous Christmas shirt, sweater, or vest. She was my spirit animal and I have since then obtained many different holiday varieties. I love all my Christmas and Hanukkah sweaters and it works out that they're "trendy" now so I can actually buy more without scavenging through thrift stores and Kmart. This party snowman sweater is one of my absolute favorites and I linked some other great ones I found for girls and guys for those last minute Ugly sweater and family parties! Happy Christmas & last day of Hanukkah!
I also linked some men’s as well because if your significant other likes to play along they have some awesome sweaters as well!
I don't know about you but I love a basic style that can be dressed up or dressed down. A simple button down dress can be worn so many different ways to create multiple looks. I love a neutral color so that I can pair it with cardigans, belts, boots, and so much more to create the style I'm aiming for. With this highs in the 60's I decided to go for a more "winter" look today.
Theselayering tanks are lifesavers with dresses that don't have the length needed. I pair them under so many dresses to add length and to also give the look a different feel with the lace added. Add a belt, cardi, OTK boots and viola - a winter look made for a sunny, cool, day.
Shop my style below!
Mind over matter, its exactly what it sounds like.
It is the ability to overcome your physical limitations through willpower.
This statement speaks so highly to me. Often times I am discouraged by my shoulder injury. It never stops spasming (literally 24/7 vibrations course through my upper body and right arm), it would be so easy to wallow in self pity. Why would I though? Why bring myself down, why share that negative energy with the world, henceforth bringing others down with you? Yes, it sucks. NO, I will not let it consume me. We all have something in our lives, physical or emotional. Its up to you on how you handle it all.
Mind of matter, y'all.
We have all seen them at this point. Pointy toed, embellished with the perfect amount of class and sass. The Valentino T-Strap Pump.
Aren't they beautiful? Not to mention they are available in 4 colors. If a $995 pricepoint is doable for you, more power to you! I mean, lets be real. We ALL want these shoes in our closet, even if its just to look at. But also, adulting. That pretty close to a home mortgage. Oh my, just look at the red ones.
PS: I hear that they run small, order a 1/2 size up!
Oh goodness, just all heart eyes.
I personally could never spend that much on shoes. So obvioooously, I had to find all the best dupes!
'Tis the season for... my favorite.... Holiday socks!!
Great for a comfy lounging day at home, but perfectly functional for warmth or keeping your pants in place under those boots. I've linked a few of my favorite striped holiday socks for him and her below!
Happy Monday! My day started off unusual with jury duty this morning. Thankfully I was dismissed, otherwise it would have been a 4 day trial! I'm so glad to finally be home to finish cleaning and lesson planning, but I decided to take a break to share some of my fave Cyber Monday sales!
American Eagle - 40% off online + free shipping
All their sweaters are $25 and amazing! I linked a few of my favorites.
Macy's - Extra 20% off + free shipping at $25
I'm loving all their cardigans and sweaters.
Express - 50% off everything online + free shipping
Fighting the urge to buy everything on here with their half off sale!
Nordstrom - Extra 20% off selected sale items + up to 40% off designer clearance.
Crushing on so many shoes right now.
I wanted to be comfy today because I didn’t know how long I would be at the court house, so I wore my favorite Sawyer Striped Dress from Junky, my new leopard flats (which are on sale for $10 today!), and the coziest lace up sweater. The exact dress and sweater are out of stock, but linked some similar as well.
The holidays are here! Thanksgiving comes first, then Christmas, followed by a simple hop, skip and a jump to New Years. Don’t you just love the holidays? We certainly do. The world is just filled with so much extra joy, sparkle, and kindness. We love the festivity of the season, the family traditions carried on for years, and the new traditions created. It is a time of year to be surrounded by friends and family. It’s truly is all so magical.
To celebrate this joyful season, we are hosting our next style challenge to carry us through the holidays! We can’t wait to see all your fabulous and festive looks. Do you dress up or keep it casual? We want to see! Our challenge will extend through 6 weeks, stemming from Thanksgiving week and into the New Year.
At the end of those 6 weeks, will will select THREE winners. Thats right babes, we have three winners, meaning three prizes. Participants must be following all hosts sponsors to have a chance at winning. We will be selecting our winners on January 1, 2018. Can you believe the new year is coming so quickly?
Prizes include: a personalized acrylic necklace from Harper and Jewels, a Holiday designed shirt from Trendy Teacherz and a Lipsense color and gloss set from Brittany.
We are so looking forward to seeing your looks. Remember, prompts are open to your interpretation!
Here are some tips and suggestions, if you’d like a little extra guidance:
Nov. 19 - 25 Grateful for: Tis the season for giving thanks. Gratefulness should really be a year round thing. Lets kick off this holiday season giving thanks for all things, big or small. May it be material or something intangible, we want to know what you’re grateful for!
Nov. 26 - Dec. 2 Welcoming Winter: Winter comes in many forms. Here in Az, we still have days that call for t-shirts and sandals. Show us how you wear your favorite winter looks!
Dec. 3 - 9 Textures and Layers: Now is the time of year for all the textural fabrics. Leather, chenille, cashmere, velvet, suede, there are so many amazing options out there. Layer them, mix them, match them, it's entirely up to you.
Dec. 10 - 16 Keeping It Cozy: December is in full swing, all we want to do is snuggle by a fire with a glass of wine or a warm cider. A little warm where you are? I promise, we don’t discriminate against blasting that AC. Those fuzzy socks are dying to be worn, whatever the cost!
Dec. 17 - 23 Twas the Week Before Christmas: and all through the world, people are scurrying to finish their shopping. Maybe your’e done, so now is the time to relax before the fun.
Dec 24 - 31 Sparkle and Shine: Christmas Eve to New Years Eve, if there was ever a time more appropriate to add some extra sparkle… now is the time. Show us your sequins, your glittery gems, however you like to sparkle and shine!
Thanks again for joining us as we celebrate the holidays in style. We can't wait to see all your fabulous and festive looks! Remember that the prompts are simply here to inspire. Just do you, that is what makes fashion so wonderfully unique.
Don't forget, to be eligible to win, you must be following ALL hosts and sponsors on Instagram. Accounts: Ashley (@smashinglydressed_), Alexis (@mrsmathfashion), Harper and Jewels (@harperandjewels), Trendy Teacherz Boutique (@trendyteacherz) and Brittany Burgin for Lipsense (@lipqueensbybrittany).
Winners will be selected the first week of January 2018.
Velvety suedes are all the rage for Fall 2017, and guys, its all just so good.
Suede is personally my favorite seasonal trend, there are so many different ways to apply it to our wardrobes. Textural fabrics can add a varying detail to any outfit.
I like to pair mine with other noncompeting pieces. I started with a clean slate, dark wash denim and a crisp white button up, both staples in any woman's closet. By adding suede accents, the texture of the fabrics becomes the eye popping detail, similar to how a pop of color would play. The contrast transforms this otherwise simple outfit to an eye catching look, perfect for any occasion.
Playing with textures is a great way to portray your personal style. Shop similar pieces below!