Parka Weather

12.30.2014


Parka: Nordstrom Rack (similars: 1, 2, 3) // Top: Forever 21 // Pants: American Eagle // Shoes: Calvin Klein (similar here) // Lips: Revlon 'Cherries in the Snow'

Blacksburg is an incredibly cold, windy place in the winter. I mean the windchill here is ridiculous and the cold will freeze your bones. I spend a lot of time here bundled up, but I also like to look a little glam from time to time. I found this parka at Nordstrom Rack and it was soo warm and comfortable when I tried it on that I just had to buy it. Now that it's officially parka weather, it's time for the annual challenge of trying to look kind of cute while also trying not to freeze. I thought this parka was perfect, so I kept it simple with an all-black look and some nude suede pumps. Granted, some boots would have been more comfortable (and warmer), but some sacrifices have to be made ;).

Do you guys have any tips for staying fashionable while it's freezing?

Thanks for stopping by! xxouts





Pop of Pink

12.15.2014




Hat: Forever 21 // Coat: H&M (sold out, other options: 1, 2) // Top: Forever 21 // Pants: American Eagle // Shoes: Nike via Nordstrom Rack (similar)

I wear a lot of black, cream, camel, and grey in the winter. I love an all-neutral look, but it's also really fun to add pops of color. Here, I chose my hot pink beanie to add some extra oomph to this outfit (and to also keep my ears warm). I love cold-weather accessories because they can be both fashionable and practical. Adding a hat or a scarf of a bright color or cool pattern can change an entire outfit and make it a lot more fun.

Thanks for stopping by :) 
xo

Gray + Berry

12.10.2014



Coat: Tahari // Top: Forever 21 (similar) // Skirt: Forever 21 (similar) // Boots: Ivanka Trump 

This coat and these over-the-knee boots are my two favorite items in my winter wardrobe this year. Both were splurges for me, so I try to get as much wear out of them as possible. It helps that this jacket is super warm and that these boots are comfortable. 

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Nikes

12.08.2014





Sweater: Forever 21 // Jeans: Urban Outfitters // Shoes: Nike via Nordstrom Rack (another pair I like here) // Clutch: Etsy // Lips: MAC Ruby Woo 

The sporty-chic trend has been around for a while now, but I could not figure out how I felt about it. I picked up these Nikes from Nordstrom Rack for a great price and decided to try to incorporate them into my non-gym attire. I have to say, it's really nice to wear sneakers out and about. I hope this trend sticks around because it's so comfortable and fun.

Thanks for stopping by! 
Alexandra xo

December Inspo

12.07.2014




All Images via Tumblr

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Sunday :) 
xx

Neutrals + Pops of Red

12.03.2014



Sweater: Forever 21 // Jeans: Urban Outfitters // Shoes: Calvin Klein (old, similar here) // Clutch: Etsy // Hat: Target // Lips: MAC Ruby Woo

I am obsessed with this new clutch I got from a vendor on Etsy named "Anything But Plain Jane". The clutch is great quality for a good price, and the seller was so kind and accommodating. I highly recommend her shop (and no this is not an ad or anything!). I had the choice of a black or red zipper, but I liked the idea of a pop of red. With this outfit, I went with this theme and applied my red nail polish (which is Thrill of Brazil by OPI) and my favorite red lipstick. 

Thanks for stopping by!
Alexandra xx

Coffee Run

12.01.2014



Coat: H&M // Scarf: H&M (old, similar) // Shirt: Forever 21 (another option here) // Jeans: American Eagle // Bag: Target (similar) // Shoes: TJ Maxx // Lips: Cherries in the Snow by Revlon

Last year I snagged these boots for FIFTEEN dollars at TJ Maxx. They're surprisingly really comfortable and I can't resist buying cute boots on a sale, so the comfort and versatility of this pair made them a winner. It is definitely a cold one today, so I had to pack extra layers, proven by the thick plaid scarf hanging out of my bag.

I hope you guys are staying fashionably warm!
xo



Plaid & Stripes

11.24.2014


Jacket: Michael Kors (similar) // Top: TJ Maxx (similar) // Jeans: American Eagle // Booties: Steve Madden // Hat: Target // Scarf: H&M (old, similar here

So my scarf is covering most of my shirt, but mixing patterns is a fun and easy way to make any outfit more fun and interesting. I snagged this fedora from Target for 17 bucks and it's perfect for pretty much any outfit - especially when your hair is greasy haha. Something about hats just make all my outfits feel much more put together. 

What are you thoughts on mixing patterns? yay or nay?

Thanks for stopping by! xo

Wishful Wednesday

Fall Accessories

11.17.2014




Hat: Forever 21 (similar) // Shirt: Target // Jeans: American Eagle // Bag: Steve Madden via TJ Maxx (similar) // Scarf: H&M (similar here) // Boots: Ivanka Trump


My favorite thing about fall is all of the accessories: hats, scarves, boots, and new bags make fall twice as fun. I have been majorly crushing on all things plaid and fringed lately, so I've been all over my fringed bag and oversized plaid scarf.

Thanks for stopping by! xx

Fall Inspo

11.16.2014





Images via Tumblr

Happy Sunday!