Look: Ruffled and Blush

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Blush Ruffle Sleeve sweatshirt dress: Pull & Bear (only $35!!!) | Sneakers: Adidas Originals  in Rose Gold stripe| Grey long coat: Forever 21 (old, similar versions here and here) | Bag: Proenza Schouler | Sunnies: Ray Ban

This ruffled or exaggerated sleeve is a super huge trend right now– everyone gets their 15 minutes of fame they say, so heck, why shouldn’t the lowly sleeve get some attention?!

I’ve been loving sweatshirt dresses lately, and when I came across this one, I knew that it would be super fun to style– its in a blush/pink color I rarely wear, so I liked the challenge of dressing it down and giving it a tomboy edge.  Pink, ruffly things are usually not my fave, but the fact that this dress is made out of comfy sweatshirt material (also ideal for washing  baby spit up out of!) made it seem more casual and sporty.  I dressed it down with crisp white Adidas sneaks (rose gold stripes! get them HERE, because these ones are hard to find if you’re an Adidas fan!) and a menswear inspired grey coat (which hides the sleeves, but i love the contrast in length with a short/sporty dress).  Even though it’s the middle of January, it was warm enough to go bare-legged today, for those of you who are like whaaaaatttt is this girl doing with bare legs!?!!?  I wore this look for a ramen date with Tim and Nolan (who had mashed sweet potatoes- not quite ready for ramen yet)– I plan on remixing it with olive OTK boots, white booties and fishnet tights in the near future!

Shop my exact dress, which is well under $50, through the links above!

xo, ❤

Christine

 

 

Look: Velvet, Dressed Up

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Black Velvet T-Shirt Dress:(on sale!) Urban Outfitters | Black suede OTK Boots: also on sale for under $200! Bloomingdales | Sunnies: Saint Laurent |Motorcycle Jacket: Mango (old, similar here and here)

Happy 2017 guys! This year, like last year when I was pregnant, we stayed in at night, watching movies and snuggling.  We did a New Years Eve brunch with Nolan in Brooklyn at Colonie, followed by some shopping and day drinking– then we headed home for an evening in pjs…a perfect NYE if you ask me! The night before, I had gone out for dinner with some girlfriends (a much needed friends catch up time!), where we exchanged Secret Santa gifts and shared lots of delish food and drinks– I wore the look above for this event.  The black velvet tee shirt dress is tomboyish in shape, which I like, not too body conscious with the over the knee boots, which when paired with too many tight or feminine things, can appear a little too Julia Roberts pre-make over in Pretty Woman, if you know what I mean.  So I went with an all black look, so that the velvet would stand out, and paired it with the suede OTK boots (leaving a few inches of skin between the pieces), a black leather moto jacket for edge, and my black and gold Chanel (best investment I’ve made!).  Both the dress and boots are on sale, so shop them through the links above while sizes last!

Wishing you all a HAPPY, HEALTHY, and fashionable New Year!

xo, ❤

Christine

Look: Velvet, Dressed Down

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Red velvet slipdress: Nordstrom | Grey printed sweatshirt: Zara (old, similar here and here) |Combat boots: Zara (similar ones I love here) | Blush mirrored sunnies: RayBan

Velvet is EVERYWHERE this season, so if you don’t have a piece at this point, not sure what you’re waiting for! Its a great texture/fabric for the winter months, and even though the holidays are over, velvet will carry you through at least March.  It’s def a 90s reference, so here I paired it for daytime with grungy combat boots, a casual grey sweatshirt (peeking out is “Call your MOther” lol), and a black velvet choker.  Even though most people assume velvet can only be worn at night, I made it work for day by dressing it down with the unexpected sporty sweatshirt underneath and the tough boots.  Sheer stockings are everything to me right now — if I’m wearing tights , they’re either sheer or fishnet, currently.

Shop my post through the links above! (Sweatshirt, dress and boots linked for under $50 each!)

xo, ❤

Christine

 

Look: Sweatshirt Dress & OTK Boots

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Sweatshirt Dress: Zara (Similar ones I also love here and here) | Olive and Gold bomber: Zara (other options here and here) | Over the Knee Boots: Zara (other options under $150 here, here and here)

So apparently I’m pretty much the ONLY fashion blogger out there who didn’t start off this season with a pair of OTK boots in her closet– this was one trend that I was admittedly hesitant to try since I’m barely 5’3– I wasn’t sure that they would look good on me or if they would swallow up my whole self.

Well.

I am SO happy I tried them! I actually scored these ones at Zara, available at a special price in stores for only $50, which is a great deal for a trend that I wasn’t sure if I was going to love or not.  Now, knowing now much I love this style, and how many new outfit options it opens me up to, I may spring for a pricier version once the holidays are over.  Being a petite girl, it was important to me to find a pair that didn’t come up TOO high– I’m not shooting for a Pretty Woman look here after all (lol).  These hit at the perfect height, as do these other options (here, here, and here).  I paired the boots with a super casual grey sweatshirt dress and olive bomber, which dressed down the boots for a look that def says “day”.  Tip– when wearing OTK boots, make sure there are a few inches of skin showing between the hem of your dress/skirt and the top of the boots– otherwise its way too heavy of a feel.   I wore this look to take Nolan to Rockefeller Center to see the Christmas Tree for the first time<3

Shop my look through the links above, including my picks for OTK boots under $150- maybe add them to your list for Santa!

xo, ❤

Christine