Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Blush



Blush Coat: Zara found here. Blush Knotted Sweater: ASOS found here. Tractr Jeans: Nordstrom Rack found here. Camel Sock Booties: Alice & Olivia via Marti & Liz Shoes found here.



After the holidays is the perfect time of year to purchase a great piece of outerwear. I had a lot of time off work post holiday, and spent a good amount of that time scouring the internet for the best sales. There is no surprise that ZARA had some of the best pieces for amazing prices! I scored this amazing creme coat with blush detail and I'm so glad that I snagged it.

 If you are like me, and follow a ton of bloggers then you know that the Teddy Coat has been a huge trend this winter season. This piece reminds me of the Teddy Coat in a less plush way. The shearling and fur detail at the bottom are such a chic combination. I love that this piece isn't like anything that all the other bloggers are wearing! Don't be afraid to try trends in different interpretations! I love that about fashion. You have the ability to make any trend your own. 

There are always 3 things that I keep in mind when purchasing a nice piece of outwear. Color, versatility, and comfort!

Color: There are so many fun coats this season!! From faux fur, to bright, fun colors, and neutrals. I, myself am drawn to the neutral palette (blushes,camels, cremes, grays) as these colors are easily transitional between seasons and over the years. Finding a neutral piece of quality outwear can last you a good 5 years. 

Versatility: There are so many variations and styles of coats. They can range from dressy to really casual. Your outerwear selections all depend on your everyday style. For me, I spend most of my days in the office and in dressy/casual pieces for work so I like to have something that will match that same vibe but could also be dressed down! Versatility in outwear is super important! Make sure your selection is aligned with your everyday style and you will be sure to get your fair wear out of whatever piece you chose.

Comfort: Comfort is key in wearing anything! This coat literally feels like I am wearing a shearling blanket and I love it. The first time that I wore it to work, I seriously debated just keeping it on the whole entire day. It's just that good. 

What are some of your favorite outwear trends this season?

xoxo,
Shauntel

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Fresh Start






Orange Balloon Sleeve Sweater: Target found here. Frayed, distressed Denim: Tractr Jeans via Nordstrom Rack. Bucket Bag: Zara. Snakeskin Booties: Steve Madden found here.



It's the second week into January, and I may be a little late to the game with my first post of 2018 but hey I'm here now and that's all that matters! There is nothing like a fresh start to truly put life and goals into perspective. I love that clean slate feeling about the new year. 2017 was an incredible year! I'm truly grateful for the places I was able to travel to, the people I was able to meet, and for the opportunities presented to me. 

One of the things that I love to do in the new year is a vision board. This just started as of last year and I feel like it really gives me focus and inspiration to go after my goals whether they be little or small. On New Years Eve, my cousin, her friend and I all sat down and made vision boards for the New Year and spoke out loud the accomplishments we were proud of in 2017, as well as what we wanted to change/achieve in 2018. 

Amongst my list of goals, one of my goals which really stood out to me was to be more confident and to be unapologetic. It's funny how being a blogger, you find yourself catching up with people in person and they think your life is a dream and that everything is picture perfect! Don't get me wrong, I love my life however, it is far, far from perfect. I go through high highs and low lows just like the next 29-year-old gal. In 2018 I'm vowing to love myself flaws and all- which isn't easy! It's a constant battle in the mind but the Lord knew what he was doing when he created me- every cell, every strand of hair, every piece of me was designed to serve a purpose that no one on this earth could ever compare to because there is no one like me! And, there is no one like you! There is beauty in knowing that there is no one else like you. No one else can do the things you do, the way you do them. So, OWN IT! I want to own that, and never be sorry for it. I am feeling so inspired, and ready to conquer another year. I truly believe this self-love can change things! It will easily change your perspective on life, and how you handle situations thrown your way. So, who's with me?! What are some of your 2018 goals? Would love to hear them. Leave me a comment below.

xoxo,
Shauntel

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Fa La La Mens Look for Less

Olive Green Sweater: Old Navy. Gingham Button Down Shirt: Old Navy. Gray Scarf: Old Navy. Mens Khaki Pants: Old Navy. Shoes: Ben Sherman.






It's finally the most wonderful time of the year!! I absolutely love the hustle and bustle of the holidays. The Christmas parties, the nostalgic tunes, the movies, sweet treats and cozy winter nights. There is not a time of the year that I love more than Christmas time. With the holiday season comes the pressure of putting together different holiday looks for company parties or holiday photos. I personally like to start adding these pieces to my wardrobe long before December just to ease the pressure and stress of finding something to wear at the last minute. 
Mens style isn't something that I chat about a lot here on the blog, but mens style is so dapper, and timeless when done right! I had the pleasure of styling my dad on today's post inspired by mens looks from Bonobos. They are the perfect mens brand to reference when it comes to what's trending. They also have stylish pieces that won't break the bank! I love finding inspiration around me and recreating those same looks for less. I was able to gather together my inspiration and also now have my eyes on a couple of  pieces to gift for the holidays. 
My dads look features pieces that were all under $40 and are completely re-wearable even after the holidays done. I will say that that is one thing I like to keep in mind when filling my closet with pieces for this time of year. I always want to get my fair share out of every piece of clothing I invest it. You can easily shop my dad's whole look below for your boyfriend, fiance, husband or brother! This look is perfect for a casual office Christmas party, or for family photos. The key here is all about layering, and adding touches of holiday color like the pops of gingham. I styled this olive colored sweater (olive is totally trending right now !!) with this gingham button down shirt, casual khaki pants, a cozy grey scarf and these Ben Sherman shoes. Styling this look was so much fun, and effortless  because his style is already on point! There isn't a thing I would change about my dads style. He wears what speaks to him, and doesn't care what anyone thinks! His style is unique and representative of his sense of humor and personality. 




How do you prepare your closet for the holidays?

xoxo,
Shauntel