I love the holidays. I never used to. I used to hate it with a passion, but ever since I left retail/wholesale, I love November and December. A lot goes on during these two months including 2 whole weeks off for holiday break. Last weekend I went to our team holiday party. I have to say, I am very lucky to have a group of coworkers that I enjoy being around. I was a party animal and did not get home until 1am. We had a nacho bar, white elephant exchange, played King’s Cup and a whole lot of shenanigans that I can’t repeat (but may have been posted on Snapchat).
Anyway, this was my lovely outfit for the holiday party. My closet is not filled with red or green, but I do have this red flannel scarf and red lipstick that I love to wear during the holidays. I bought this scarf last year and it is the warmest, thickest scarf that I have. For these cold winter days we have been having in SoCal, it is the best! The red lipstick? I got it for free from NARS & Sephora for my birthday and it is one of the best reds for Asian skin tones ever. It’s called Cruella which is the best name for it. I paired these two with a comfortable, soft sweater, slim boyfriend jeans, slip-on Converse and I was good to go!
Also, some insider scoop for my readers out there. My favorite store Madewell has a ton of stuff on sale and they have been doing an additional percentage off on top of it! Start looking!
Outfit Details – Scarf: Madewell (similar is on sale!) | Sweater: Nordstrom | Jeans: Madewell | Shoes: Converse | Handbag: Goyard | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Watch: Michele (similar) | Lips: NARS
I have been super busy at work. One of my colleagues left for bigger and better things, which means I get to take over her old program. It has turned out to be quite fun since I like to be busy. Work hours pass by very quickly, but that also means that when I get home I just want to sit on the couch and watch tv. So, I have pledged $25 at my local Orangetheory Fitness to NOT gain weight this holiday season. If I gain weight, I donate the $25 to the local Alzheimer’s Association. Since my father has dementia, this obviously means a lot to me. They weighed me last week, which was a horrible experience. I hope I can exercise, eat somewhat health, and at least maintain my current weight. If you have any tips or want to workout with me, let me know!!!
I love this BP.Nordstrom green utility jacket. I have had it for a few years and in 2 other colors (navy and grey). I even bought it for my mom and sister, I loved it so much! It’s thin enough that I can wear it in LA’s warm weather and perfect for layering if it ever gets cold here. It’s perfect for that weekend casual look. I purchased the Dolce Vita booties when I was in Utah for work on sale, and now they’re on sale again! Lucky you! They’re incredibly comfortable right out of the box and I don’t have any tan booties, so I figured why not? There are a ton of good reviews on the website as well. If you’re looking for a new pair, you should definitely try these!
It’s Thanksgiving week which means that I only have to work 3 days. I can’t freaking wait! I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving, eats a ton of food, gets some great deals on Black Friday, and spends time with their loved one.
Until next time….
Outfit details – Jacket: BP. Nordstrom (similar) | Tank: Madewell (on sale!) | Jeans: CurrentElliot | Booties: Dolce Vita (on sale!) | Handbag: Madewell | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban
There’s so much I want to tell you guys in this post.
- I went to Utah for work a few weeks back and scored some awesome deals at Madewell. Sleeveless shirts and tanks may not do well in SLC, but they definitely do in my closet!
- This shirt has tassels. Black ones at the bottom, that blend into my jeans. You can’t see them that well but know that they’re there and that they’re wonderful.
- I am obsessed with Charlotte Tilbury’s cosmetic line.
So let’s start at the beginning. While in Utah, I had 6 hours to kill before my flight back home. Everyone was suggesting I go walk around Temple Square in Salt Lake City. Of course, I found the mall across the street and every single store I went into just happened to be having killer sales. I scored this tassel top along with 2 other sleeveless peplum tops at an additional percentage off. Lucky for me, it’s still pretty toasty in Southern California so I can still rock sleeveless tops all through Fall. Oh the woes of living in LA.
Now let’s get to my Kim KW lipstick. I can’t get enough of the Pillow Talk lip liner and Kim KW lipstick combo. I have to say that I had my doubts, but seriously. This stuff is amazing and all the buzz? It’s true. It’s a bit pricey, but if you can splurge on just one lipstick and one lipliner, this is it! Charlotte Tilbury 2.0 Haul post is on it’s way. I’ll be showing swatches and reviewing this more in depth. Stay tuned!
Final note. If you like my black tassel top and don’t mind that it’s boxy and loose (and who actually minds that!?! hello fat shirt!) – it’s still available and on sale! You’re welcome.
Outfit Details Top: Madewell (sale!!!)| Jeans: CurrentElliot | Tote: Madewell | Booties: Madewell | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelet: David Yurman | Lip Color: Charlotte Tilbury Kim KW | Lip Liner: Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Pillow Talk
Outfit Details – Jacket: Casting LA (similar from TOPSHOP)| Tank: Madewell | Jeans: Current/Elliot | Shoes: Via Spiga | Handbag: Alexander Wang | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Watch: JORD
I cannot tell you how long I have waited to wear all black again. Summer is cool and all, but the light and bright colors just ain’t my thing. What is my thing is ALL BLACK. #alldayeveryday
No, but seriously…I love black. You can ask my coworkers. I wear black probably 4 out of the 5 days that I work. I wear it so much people probably think I wear the same exact outfit every single day. Black just makes you look put together, chic and did I mention slimmer? Who doesn’t love that?
I was in Little Tokyo during the summer and my good friend who I stole this dress from, was looking at a green bomber. I had always wanted a BLACK bomber – so hence, that’s how I got this nifty little jacket. I have been waiting so long to wear it and now, I can wear it! It’s supposed to “rain” today in LA. Do I believe it is going to “rain?” No, but you can bet that I will be wearing boots and this bomb ass bomber!
Also, I must mention that I am wearing my new Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Bond Girl. I will be doing a review very soon on the items I bought during my haul, but it’s my new Fall Lip Color and I love it!
Don’t forget that there is still time to enter my JORD Wood Watch Giveaway! It ends in 6 days on 09.18.16. Click HERE to enter!
I LOVE abandoned buildings. I don’t know what it is, but whenever I pass one – I can’t help but wonder why it’s been abandoned and what spirits may be in there. Once I was in the Pismo Beach area and there is this beautiful 3 story white colonial house on a hill that’s been abandoned. The windows are boarded up and the paint is coming off. After driving by it few times, I finally drove to it so I could explore. Well, a big fence kept me out, but I asked a few locals about the story behind it. Supposedly the owner went completely crazy and put cement in all their pipes. Back when I was in my early 20’s, that was just the most fascinating thing ever. It’s probably not true whatsoever but when I’m in the area, I still always look for it and stare in awe at the mystery of its past.
Well, when I went looking for a place this weekend to take some photos – I stumbled upon what appears to be a few abandoned buildings and immediately fell in love! The sun was about to set, the buildings looked dilapidated and it turned out to be THE perfect backdrop from my Summer Trench photoshoot.
However, after walking around a bit – it looks like it’s just a strawberry and onion farm. The buildings probably aren’t really abandoned but it’s okay…
I wore this green trench vest in my Runaway Railroad post when I first started this blog, and it is still one of my favorite pieces to throw on to give my outfit that extra edge. My striped tank is from Madewell and I already own it in 3 colors. It’s the perfect tank to just throw on with some jeans and run errands. It’s long in the middle and short on the sides – the best cut in my opinion. AND it’s on SALE! Oh, and those pointy-toe heels? Great Italian leather at an even better price! Working in the shoe industry for a decade, I can tell you – there are some great brands out there who use really nice leather but assemble in China to keep the cost down. So don’t judge the quality just because of where they’re made.
I think I’m going to be living in this outfit for the rest of the summer – if only it would stop being over 90 degrees in Southern California…..
Outfit details: Trench Vest: Anthropologie (Similar) | Tank: Madewell | Jeans: Rag&Bone (Similar) | Shoes: Via Spiga | Handbag: Alexander Wang| Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelet: David Yurman | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban