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Holiday

 

Boxy Pullover // Silk Midi Skirt // Sparkly Sandals // Tan Towels

I’m not crazy about ugly sweaters, or overly glittery tops or bodycon dresses. The latter especially doesn’t work while nursing. So, when I saw this combination at my local Nordstrom, I jumped on it. I love the combination of a knit sweater (with slight metallic thread) and a satin skirt in the same green color scheme. ‘Tis the season right? I’ll admit it’s a color I don’t wear often but love it in this shade! Speaking of shades, since most of the world does not have sun tanning weather like SoCal, I’ve got you covered. I live by these tan towels when I need a quick “real” looking tan for a night out or special event. Hey, even hubby uses them but don’t tell him I told you. Now, back to traveling to Chicago to see the family, show off Levi and my fake tan. What’s your favorite holiday look?

Happy Monday!

 

More Cute Skirts

More Cute Knit Options

 

See my latest looks on Instagram. Click on any image to shop:

 

girls camo parka // boys blue parka // red stripe parka // girls stripe puffer // boys navy sweater // boys reindeer sweater //

girls plaid shirt // girls black denim skirt // girls jeans // boys ripped jeans // boys skinny jean // girls hat similar // boys hat

It’s ironic that I hate cold weather but I love buying new coats for the family each year. I love seeing my kids all bundled up in layers. Perfect for cozy long weekends at our A-Frame up in the mountains.

 

Wearing our new winter coats, we decided to string popcorn and cranberries for a cute/ugly little pine tree we found next to our mountain A-Frame. The kids had a blast decorating the tree we found. Thank goodness for battery operated LED lights. They gave this sad little tree a little sparkle. After some popcorn fights, we moved up the hill and the kids built a pretend campfire as they ate candy canes and talked about what they want for Christmas. The air smelled of pine trees and was refreshingly crisp.

As we plan on spending lots of days in the snowy mountains this winter, I’m lining up key must-have winter basics your kids will actually wear. No fights, right!?

I’ve learned a few things on what to look for when selecting kids outerwear.

1)     Purchase coats that aren’t too bulky or stiff. If the kids aren’t comfortable moving in it, they won’t wear it.

2)    Look for coats that have attached hoods. No more losing hats!

3)    The coat needs to be easily cleaned and machine washable.

I found our coats at Abercrombie Kids. Their outerwear kid’s collection is on point and as a stylist, I approve. I’m especially fond of the Essential Puffer Line and the shiny color options, which the kids loved and I know the material will clean up nicely after they’ve played outside.

The girls are wearing the Essential Puffer Coat and the Adventure Parka. The girls’ coats have faux fur hoods and the color/pattern selection will please any kid. My youngest girl chose the shiny navy blue stripe and my oldest, outdoorsy, daughter chose the cute green camo with pink faux fur lining.

For the boys, the Essential Puffer Coat keeps their movement unrestricted while they play. The sherpa-lined hood is so cute and cozy too.

I layered the kids with plaid button-down shirts, zippered sweaters, sweatshirts and ripped denim jeans with patches. When the temps drop lower, my daughter will wear tights with her black denim skirt. I love how their outerwear all pulled together nicely. We are ready for a real mountainside campfire and some s’mores. Happy wintering!

FYI Click HERE for today’s cyber Monday deal:

40% off sitewide + free shipping and 50% off jeans

I have such a soft spot for tweed and all things red. I mean, pardon the fact that I’m wearing a red baker boy hat on repeat on Instagram. However, tis the season right? This red coat and gold buttons is a total beauty. I love it dressed up and down and a total statement! My in-laws will be here over Christmas and I can’t wait to bust this out with black jeans, a sweater and sneakers.

I just love this tweed off the center skirt too. I had to adjust the belt since I bought it too big, my bad, but I still love it! What are you wearing for the holidays?

red coat // skirt // boots // sunnies // belt

 

jacket // bare arm sweater and similar // skirt // boots (now 30% off!) // bag  // earrings

We land today in Colorado and I cannot wait. The kids are super excited to attend ski school and I feel all the weight of packing all 6 of us for a big ski trip. Insert tired mama! I am, however SO grateful we can do this and even more excited to share our experience with you! Meanwhile, there are some sales going around the web this weekend. Look below for some great gift-giving ideas that I know I am going to take advantage of for my family in the Midwest and friends. The sweater I’m wearing here is sold out but I linked similar and my boots are 30% off, which seldom happens. Take advantage of this time to gift to others on your list as well as pick up a couple new threads for yourself. I’ve done the same but also been donating to the Salvation Army and slowly selling on Poshmark. It feels good to make space by cleaning out! That said, are you done with your shopping? See more gift guide ideas here.

JCREW extra 30% off select with code BUNDLEUP

ASOS extra 30% off sale

LOFT extra 60% off sale

ABERCROMBIE & FITCH extra 30% off with code 11175

EXPRESS up to 50% off select. You may not know this, but some of my best jeans are from there!

Have you ever not attended an event because you didn’t feel like you had the right #ootn (outfit of the night)? Well, rest assured, a good dress, trusty pumps and earrings can take you from casual to chic easier than you think. And if you were thinking you may not have enough time for a proper makeup application, rest assured Nordstrom is offering complimentary makeup application for your holiday fête. So, what are you waiting for? RSVP +1 and enjoy yourself.

no. 1 EARRINGS  // no. 2 BAG  // no. 3 DRESS // no. 4. PUMPS

See More Sequin favorites for that Chic Occassion:

Fourth of July has to be one of my favorite holidays to dress for. Who doesn’t love red, white and blue. Here, I’m showing some of my hand-picked favorites from graphic tees to a fray skirt (I just ordered) to the comfiest red sandals to the essential wrinkle blocker straw hat. Happy fourth of July to you and yours! Shop my picks below:

3 FRAY SKIRT  I also like these $60 cutoffs

Check, Check

by Shalice Noel

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There’s nothing like a checked coat to spice up my all black uniform. Read, desperate attempt to get out of my all black rut. Thankfully, its been chilly enough here in LA to actually layer. See this post on how I styled a leopard coat. I’m excited my family from the Midwest comes in today. Let the holidays begin! As always, my shop page is open 24/7 and updated daily. Thanks for all your support!

check coat (I also like this one) :: jeans :: sandals similar :: similar sweater :: sunnies  :: feed bag 

While we all know the perfect gift isn’t wrapped under the tree, but the people who sit across from us at the dinner table and love us despite all. It is however, a kind gesture to find that little special gift to say, “I love and appreciate you!’ I asked each of our four children (and hubby), what little things they would like to see under the tree, with some help from Moi. Note, a lot of the items are on sale now. What are your favorites?

WOMEN :: iPOD:: velvet blazer (I got a sz 6 US)::  tassel charger :: velvet heel :: Skintint :: also LOVE this (size down, I got a 00)

MEN henley :: Nikes :: 3D Doodler  :: navy tee :: DSLR backpack 

GIRLS sweatpants :: necklace :: star sweatshirt (so soft!):: monster purse :: bracelet (40% off with code HOLIDAY)

BOYS NATIVE :: Little Patient :: wood guitar :: sweater ::  BATMAN PJ’s

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Tis the season – for parties and sequin pants! I think we all know that moment when we stand in front of our closet trying to find that perfect outfit for the holiday party–pizzaz and wow, without Too Much or Overdoing it. It’s a hard balance, folks. And here is where the sequin pants make their blessed appearance. Sequin pants (the one’s I’m wearing are $25!) and a black bell sleeved top is a great choice for pretty much any holiday event. It’s classy and sparkly, and affordable! Throw in a statement heel, and you’re set. I’ve shown some fun options below. Off to enjoy some almond milk egg nog! Cheers!

Sequin pants :: similar :: Bell sleeve top by STAUB similar and similar ::

Star heels :: or Velvet Leopard :: Sunnies 

:: Sequin Pants ::

:: Heels ::

 

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Tis’ the season for velvet and plaid. The hottest combinations this holiday, and did I mention the skirt is $53? I’m loving it layered with a camel coat for an added neutral accent. I’d wear this to a holiday party or lunch with a friend. If this week’s weather continues, I’ll ditch the coat. Happy layering!

plaid skirt ASOS (tall version) similar BURBERRY :: velvet top SANCTUARY :: boots VINCE CAMUTO :: camel coat TOPSHOP

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