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!
If you're like me and you have tomorrow off - holla! - you're definitely celebrating that today is your "Friday". I'm so grateful for the three day weekend to rest and prepare for the craziness coming up in life.
I love clothing items that can be worn multiple ways and styles, and thisMona Dress is one of them! Although it is a little tighter than I would like across my hips, I dressed it up and dressed it down for two different looks. Read more to see how I styled this dress.
I'm a believer in basics. I love simple pieces that can be mixed and matched year round. But every outfit needs a pop, something unique that makes you look twice. For me, that usually comes in shoe form. Y'all know I love my shoes. Occasionally though, I find a bag that just makes a statement all on its own.
There’s nothing better than finding the perfect utility shirt that just screams fall. I scored this gorgeous blouse at Loft’s last 50% off sale and had to resist buying every one they had. Shop my look below and check out the other gorgeous styles I’m crushing on!
I have found the perfect fall flat at (you guessed it) Target! Loving the new brands that have been brought in, especially a new day! I’ve slowly started a collection and I can’t get enough of their adorable styles.
Of course I linked a few of my favorites for all ya'll.
These suede-esque flats are perfect for any fall outfit. Pair them with skinnies and a blouse, tights and a skirt, or leggings and an oversized tunic, and they’ll add the perfect pop of color and texture. Shop the look below!
I'm all about the tunics this time of year. Let me introduce you to one of my favorites:
the 'Lucy' from Junky Trunk Boutique.
This bad boy is currently available in 8 colors. I actually have 8 of them myself, however different colors have been offered over the years. But really, they are just that good. It comes in two sizing options: S/M (which I wear) or M/L. (I'm ususally a size 2 dress, or small for reference). I believe the biggest difference between the two sizes is in the arms, as they are fitted there. For just $25, you won't want to miss out on this one.
With fitted sleeves and a loose bodice, it is flattering on absolutely everyone. Wear them with leggings, tights, knotted up with some skinnies, or wear it on its own! I'm 5'7 and (with a layering tank under to be safe) it totally works as a dress. It is just so versatile when it comes to styling
Fall has finally come to Arizona and I couldn’t be more excited. Sweater weather is my favorite, and when our temperatures are between 50 and 85 degrees, it’s completely acceptable to break out the fall wear. Read more below to see some of the different ways I styled these sweaters and where to find them!
Being married to your best friend certainly has its perks. I mean, its your best friend. Through thick and thin. you have vowed to stand by one another amidst all things. Nothing is better than that. To make it even more fun, there are so many fabulous ways you can let the whole world know:
you're off the market baby!!!
I've been married for over two years now and I still find that I wear my 'wifey' tops A L L T H E T I M E.
Shop my favorite "Wifey" tees below!
Not quite a wifey? Got you babes covered too!
To all the brides out there, old and new, we wish you a happily ever after.
Here in Arizona, we are still dreaming of cooler temperatures. Fortunately for us, we can slowly begin incorporating our fall pieces in gradual ways. I like to start with one item, and build my outfit around it. Typically I start with the shoes and build up, it’s my staple for any outfit
Find your perfect staples that will last!
My top 4 pieces for Fall
- classic dark wash denim: they're slimming and you can pair them with just about anything. Plus my favorite style tip is any pair that had a touch of stretch for added comfort
- kick ass booties: Flat or heeled, pick a pair that makes you feel fierce and fabulous.There is nothing wrong with feeling: like you can take on the world.
- blanket scarves: so happy this 'trend' is still around. Paired with a simple tank & your fave denim, instantly chic.
- a cable knit sweater that isn't bulky: I searched high and low for my perfect sweater. This one flares slightly at the sleeves, yet isn’t too cumbersome, effortlessly draped on my shoulders. It’s unfortunately no longer available. I’ve linked a comparable one below because this one is from last season and out of stock. I promise, its fantastic.
Here is the goal ladies, effortless elegance.
Don't forget, use discount code JTBMCNAUGHT for 30% off these booties, denim and scarf. Yes, please.