Thursday, November 20, 2014

Chilly Weather x Office Style

And that's it. It's officially too chilly to bare-leg it to the office anymore and the holiday party invites are flooding my inbox. This is all happening too fast for my liking. I haven't even created gift guides for y'all and too be honest if they aren't completed by black Friday, then I'll give myself some leeway and forgo them this year or create it on Pinterest instead.

Earrings: c/o Kendra Scott  Necklace: c/o Kendra Scott  Jacket: HM  Scarf: Steve Madden (similar hereSweater: Express (similar here)
Dress: Buckley K  Tights: Calvin Klein  Booties: Easy Spirit  Purse: Coach (similar here)

But back to this chilly weather style chat.

When it comes to wearing tights, Eva Chen said it best "hold off on tights until the last possible second because once you succumb, they're on for nearly five months in New York City!" - truer words have never been spoken. I generally follow Eva's rule, but unfortunately, this cold front sweeping the midwest and northeast has sealed our fate. The tights are out and are here to stay until March (#sadface). 

I'm not entirely bashing on tights, I do have fun with them when not in sub-zero weather. The solid black color scheme offered by black tights do give me a chance to play with wildly printed dresses and patterns that may have otherwise been a little hard to dress for the office. For today's look I paired my striped Buckley K dress with a thick sweater (why are offices always so cold!!), super comfortable booties, thick tights (for that added posh factor), and gave it a touch of color with a few pieces from Kendra Scott's bold neon collection. I actually loved the entire look so much, it's definitely going to be repeated throughout the vortex - just swapping out these thick tights for these fleece tights instead.

Don't forget to enter the giveaway below!!

Photos by Lydia Hudgens.

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GIVEAWAY TIME!! This time two of you have the chance to win sunglasses from Nectar - enjoy the sweet life in them or gift them to a friend this holiday season.

Enter below and best of luck!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Sakroots' Newest Print: Songbird

Yep, you heard correctly! The newest print from The Sak's sister brand, Sakroots, is called Songbird. The beautiful print from Brooklyn resident & painter, Josana Blue, will be available this upcoming spring.

Before we continue any further, I do want to point out that Sakroots encourages their shoppers to "Choose their Karma" every time they purchase a specific print from their artist circle. Gotta love it when shopping gives back! But let's get back to Songbird - this amazing print has a whimsical and musical theme featuring a peacock to symbolize how 'music and rhythm gives us infinite love." This rings true to me, certain songs will even bring me back to moments that were filled with so much emotion. 

Like what you're reading so far and curious what'll be in the collection? Well, I'm only carrying the wallet in the above snap, but keep in mind that like all the other artist circle prints the Songbird print will also be available on canvas bags, footwear, travel gear, and as a wristlet.

Now for the good part, the Songbird print will support the Harmony Project - a nonprofit dedicated to providing musical education to youth in low-income communities. How awesome it that. I think it's so important to be able to experience as much as you possibly can and learn as much as you can, and for some that is a little bit easier said than done. So, kudos to the organization for being there and kudos to Sakroots for recognizing this organization and sending donations their way.

In the meantime check out the current prints and charities Sakroots is supporting by visiting here.
While you're there check out their gift guides as well, a few great gifts to be found!

Photos by Lydia Hudgens.

Don't forget to enter last week's giveaway here!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Edit: Festive Dresses for the Holidays

The holidays can be such a stressful time when it comes to staying warm and dazzling guests at your own holiday party or mingling with clients and office-mates at the company's soireƩ - so let me make it a little bit easy on ya. Here are my top contenders to help you shine at any holiday shindig. And if it's chilly, I highly suggest investing in fleece tights - major lifesaver!

What are you planning on wearing to the holiday festivities?

Gift yourself something nice and affordable.
Remember if you like any of the the pieces shown above just click it for more info (price, store, etc.).