I’m not sure what it is about velvet, but I have developed a serious obsession. I can’t seem to go shopping (online or in-store) without grabbing something… VELVET! There are times I tell myself I’ve gone completely overboard, but I just could not pass up on this velvet military blazer. The structure, gold trim & button details, and dark colored green velvet are everything. You get the luxe look and feel with an affordable high-street price tag…which I’m always about.
A velvet military blazer was another item on my wish list for Fall/Winter 2016 because I saw so many of my favorite designers (like Saint Laurent, Burberry & Balmain) showcasing jackets of this sort during Fashion Week. I had my eye on this one Ralph Lauren military jacket and will probably still get it to be honest, but this green one is so chic and classic.
I’m always on the hunt for an investment piece at the beginning of each season, and this Fall it was a suede belted coat. One that exudes luxury but is also extremely practical in terms of wear….this French Connection suede belted coat was exactly what I had my mind set on. This camel suede coat is so soft and perfect for layering this time of year. I can’t wait to wear it on cooler days with a pantsuit underneath or draped over a sweater with some distressed denim & sneakers. It definitely has me begging for cooler weather here in Texas!
P.S. I will be hosting an event in Austin, TX at Hemline (cutest boutique ever) with French Connection on November 5th. If you’re in the area, come stop by and say hi…would love to chat with y’all! (see event invite with details below)
If theres’s something I’ve learned to fully embraced in my closet, it’s definitely sweaters. For the longest time I didn’t like wearing sweaters because I thought they were all itchy and too bulky/thick. Usually I would opt for a coat & multiple layers to keep warm in the past, but after building up a collection over the last few years, I have a nice little sweater section in my closet. I now have a decent mix of both high and low end sweaters, but regardless of the cost there’s something so chic & classic about a sweater. Right now I’m particularly into the mock neck sweater because I think it adds such a chic flare to any look and the hair tuck is an added bonus 😉
After my last post I did on how I stay fit, you guys asked if I could start sharing my workouts and what I actually do at the gym so I am going to be making more of an effort to do so! Since going full-time with my blog and working from home, its been a challenge for me to avoid getting lazy with my workouts. I signed up with Class Pass (#notsponsored) and have really enjoyed going to some of the different classes, but sometimes I don’t feel like driving to a gym/studio or participating in a class and just want to get a quick workout in at home. When doing so I always try to incorporate a mix of cardio & circuit bodyweight training, because for my body, that’s what makes me feel good. Scroll down for few little circuit workouts that you can do at home (or the gym)…enjoy and if you try it out, let me know your thoughts!!
Since the first day of Fall was September 22nd, it’s officially acceptable to breakout our UGGs. I don’t know about you guys, but at the end of every winter my UGG boots have seen their days. I’m loving this new updated style though for Fall, the Quincy boot.
On the rare occasion I am perusing through the mall (instead of the internet), I often wander into the jewelry section of department stores just to take a peak. I recently stopped by Macy’s to grab a few of my favorite beauty products and per usual, got distracted. I was immediately drawn to this jewelry collection called Nambé because the pieces are classic, unique, timeless and practical…the kind you get a lot of use out of. I walked away with this pretty silver wrap ring, but with the new house almost being ready (eek!), I added a few things to my wish list after seeing the gorgeous Nambé collections of dinnerware, serveware, barware, and home decor.