Sunday, December 30, 2012

Dress the Part: New Year's

Dress the Part

When I think New Year's, gold, glitter, and champagne run through my head. Staying true to my idea of New Year's festivities, I choose eight dresses than best capture the night. With a majority of these sequined beauties and one feather frock, I would wear a pair of black tights with black booties or heels. Keep jewelry and other accessories to a minimal. Dresses like these need nothing extra. The make a statement all on their own. Finish of the look with a small gold or black clutch to hold necessities, and you are on your way to ringing in the New Year with style and class. How will you start 2013?

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Looking Back at 2012

This past year has been incredible. I have done things I still have a hard time wrapping my head around. I finally moved to the city in the Fall followed by promptly landing an incredible internship with Disciples of Haute and attending New York Fashion Week just two weeks after settling in. Even writing this now, I have to stop, pause, and pinch myself. I am so blessed for everything that has come my way this past year. While I am very excited to see what 2013 has in store for me, it is bittersweet to say goodbye to 2012. It has been a year to remember!

*All photos taken by me. Some photos also used by DOH.

Friday, December 28, 2012

My Holiday

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season! My Christmas was full of family fun, relaxation, and magic all at the same time. 

 Next up... Ringing in the New Year!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Happy Holidays!

The past few weeks have been a whirlwind! Finals, Christmas shopping, and spending a few days in Parris Island for my brothers gradation from basic training for the Marines had me running all over the place this December. It is finally Christmas Eve, and all of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is winding down. I am looking forward to relaxing and enjoying time together with my family and friends. This Christmas is especially wonderful with my brother home after three months of basic training. I missed him terribly and so proud of his incredible accomplishment. Our family is so lucky to be able to spend the holidays with Steven. Thank you to everyone who is serving our country and sacrificing their holiday this year. I wish you a safe and wonderful holiday season, and I pray you come home soon.

Cheers to a warm and safe holiday!
Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Accessorize Your Winter Coat

Accessorize Your Winter Coat

Finding a great coat for the winter weather is half the battle when it comes to being fashion forward. Accessories are just as important as your coat for battling the cold weather and looking stylish and chic. Fur collars are very in this winter, and what better way to spruce up a camel colored coat than a faux fur leopard scarf! Studded gloves can add an edgy vibe to a black and grey jacket. Hats are perfect to keep your ears toasty and add statement to your tan trench. I love infinity scarves. A grey infinity scarf is a great way to soften a leather jacket and keep you cozy. I recently picked up a maroon beanie from Forever 21 that would go great with a green parka. Cape coats are also very in this season. Some cape coats have 3/4 sleeves. These patterned arm warmers will add texture and style.
What accessories do you love to pair with your coat?

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Animal Print Sweaters

Animal Sweaters

I may be jumping on this band wagon a bit too late, but I am loving the animal print sweaters! My favorite is the beige Wildfox Couture sweater. I am definitely going to be checking out my local Forever 21s and H&Ms to see if they have designed their own version. Pair this with an oxford button down underneath and a fun necklace with skinnies or a tweet skirt and you are good to go!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Tis the Season

I love the holidays. The lights, the smell of balsam, and the cheerful spirit of the season. This is my first time being in the city around Christmastime and it has been such a treat. There are lights on every street, avenue, and tree. The smell of pine and balsam is on each corner where trees and wreathes can be found for sale. I think it is safe to say this will be a very memorable holiday.

Hope you are enjoying the holiday season!