It’s back to school this week, and although I’m feeling the pains of routine (i.e. getting the kids out the door by 8am), it’s good to be back. This winter, it’s all about upping your layering game. And apparently January in LA mandates all the layers as its been so chilly and wet. Here, I paired a bell sleeve sweater and studded military jacket with simple jeans and heels. I love that I could also pair this sweater with a black leather jacket for a black and gray look. Stylist tip: order one size up in sweaters or tees to get that cozy off-the-shoulder-look. And THANK YOU for entering the Jane Pope ring giveaway! If you missed it, you can still sign up till the 13th, details in this post. Happy Tuesday!

jeans LEVIS :: sweater (sz small) :: ring JPJ ::



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Partnering with Nordstrom is always a favorite job because their style and selection never disappoints, which makes my job that much easier. Today I’m going to go out on a limb and make a case for the lesser known cousin to traditional denim, the coated denim. With all the denim everywhere, it’s always good to mix it up. Here are my top 5 faves from Nordstrom.  The burgundy denim boasts a post-Christmas, binge-friendly lycra waistband, a flattering leg, and not to mention, an awesome price. As soon as these arrived in the mail, I tried them on, did my usual tight-jean dance and called these a winner. As for styling tips, I went with my usual size and paired it with an oversize distressed sweater and my husband’s scarf. The latter was meant to be a Christmas gift to him, but like I always tell the kids, “Sharing is Caring.” See also how I styled a scarf with Nordstrom HERE and shop my coated denim look below. Which was your favorite?

Thank you Nordstrom for partnering on this post! All opinions are my own.

burgundy coated denim 1822 DENIM (I’ll try these next) :: sweater ZADIG & VOLTAIRE SIMILAR :: scarf BURBERRY :: sunnies CHLOE :: nude strap heel Similar

Sometimes you need one coat in your closet to spice things up. Well, this is it. I’m loving this combo – lots of gray (preferably off the shoulder and cozy) and multi-colored faux fur. Even though I cannot wear this coat past 11 o’clock or so in LA, I make the most of it. This sweater is lightweight and perfect for layering. For Christmas, I just wanna get all my sisters sweaters because they are so good. I hope you are more ahead on the Christmas cards and gifts than I am. I also styled faux fur here and here, if you missed it. Happy weekend!

grey sweater :: faux fur coat here too :: leatherette pant (cropped version) :: sunnies ::

Boots and similar boots

photos by Ryan Chua

For weeks now, I’ve been eying these boots. Recently, I welcomed them into my closet and styled them with my go-to sweater dress. Just in time for the chilly 50 degree weather. So COZY. Eighty percent cashmere for 55 degree weather. Yes, please.


I’m loving all knits this season and here are a round up of my top 5 favorite! Oversize and chunky knit are a must. Even in SoCal, we’re experiencing a chilly December, dare I say a real Winter? I’m loving oversize sweaters with jeans, and leggings. Stay cozy, and don’t forget my shop page is open 24/7.

5 Sweaters I’m Loving:

sweater JETSET DIARIES SIMILAR :: jeans EXPRESS (size down) :: trench TOPSHOP :: OTK boots VINCE CAMUTO (on sale!) ::

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shalice-50 shalice-95 shalice-88 shalice-86 I partnered with Express to share some of my favorite cozy basics: jeans, suede and knits. Express has been killing it in the layer and knit department and it would be wrong not to share my favorites with you. We are off to see family in Laguna Beach.What are you doing for Thanksgiving?

Snag these pieces while they’re 50% off on sale.

Happy (almost) Thanksgiving!

Thank you Express for partnering on this post and making shalicenoel.com possible.

distressed jeans (size down) :: deep V cable sweater  :: suede jacket :: similar heel :: I also like THIS :: and ordered the coverup cardi :: cami 




Like my previous blush outfit, I simply love mixing different textures of the same color. In this case, gimme all the grays with a pop of sequin. I’m headed to a fun event in WeHO with my little guy today.

Happy Humpday!

sequin skirt :: grey sweater (small) :: black booties :: grey overcoat :: sunnies ::

Cozy has new meaning when you’re a mom, here are some soft favorites that are on my Christmas list. What are yours?

1.  cozy cardi :: 2. face mask  3. candle  4. cardi 5. henley 6. jeans 7.V neck sweater 8. fur mask  9. OUI clutch

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I partnered with Nordstrom to share some affordable Fall essentials. I love a good striped sweater, ripped jeans and raspberry heels. The best part is, these picks don’t break the bank! This sweater is only $66, the jeans are on sale, and this camel coat can be styled a billion ways. Just look at my grams. There you have it: 3 Fall essentials leaving you extra moolah for mistletoe.  Hope you have a cozy Monday!

Thank you Nordstrom for partnering on this post!

sweater NORDSTROM (size up!) :: coat TOPSHOP (I got a 6US):: jeans JOES JEANS (runs big):: pump VINCE CAMUTO (I also like these flats) :: ring (only $32)

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Even though we moved to southern California, I refuse to give up all the knits and cardigans. Namely the oversize ultra-cozy layer known as the boyfriend cardigan. I prefer it in a marled oversize knit over just about anything. <Sigh,> I love Fall. Monday, I may throw it over a lacey cami, Wednesday over a striped tee, Friday, over a mock neck turtleneck. As much as the options are endless on top, they are also on bottom. For example, you can wear the cardi over jeans (I prefer skinny’s or THESE to balance the oversize cardigan), coated faux leather jeans, leggings, or sailor shorts. Despite Fall temps only lasting till 10am PST on a given day, I will relish every hour of it, with a cup of tea in hand.

BF cardi BP NORDSTROM  :: Mock Neck Turtleneck TWENTY SIMILAR 

shorts EXPRESS :: shoes ASOS :: (I also like THESE BOOTS back in stock and VELVET booties)