Obsessed with thisUNO de 50 Cristal Ring
Leona Collection dress (on super sale); H&M jacket; Urban Outfitters heels; UNO de 50 jewelry
On Friday night I co-hosted a fun little bloggers' party at UNO de 50 along with blogger buddies Melanee, Joann, and Donna. The dress code for the night was red, so I immediately knew I'd wear this favorite printed Leona Collection dress. UNO de 50 took care of the statement jewels for the night, including this ring that I can't stop thinking about. Overall it was the perfect little Friday night, and I got to meet some really great fellow bloggers. Hope everyone had a great weekend!
Ripley Rader jumpsuit (c/o); The Limited belt; H&M clutch; Calvin Klein aviators; NARS Velvet Matte lipstick in Dragon Girl
On day 2 of my new sparkle belt addiction, I'm partnering up with a few favorite gals and rocking full-on holiday style because four looks are always better than one. This year my absolute go-to for holiday style is this classic (and oh-so-comfortable) Ripley Rader jumpsuit. My love of all things Ripley Rader (including the designer and all-around cool girl herself) started back in the spring and really hit its peak when I got to wear one of her sequined masterpieces a few weeks ago. I'm a huge fan of these easy jumpsuits, and this classic black one is timeless and seasonless. Paired with a little bling and a lotta red lip, it's fool-proof. For a few more holiday ideas, hop on over to Lou What Wear, Out and Outfit, Seersucker + Saddles, and Side Smile Style to see how these lovely ladies do party dressing. Happy Friday, everyone!
P.S. - And speaking of the holidays, I hope to see you all at tonight's UNO de 50 Blogger Party!
Walter Baker dress via T.J.Maxx (similar); Antonio Melani heels; The Limited belt; vintage clutch; Nars Velvet Matte Lipstick in Dragon Girl
If your upcoming weeks are packed with cocktail this and gift exchange that and every like soiree in between, it can be a little stressful coming up with enough party-perfect looks. The best way to keep your sanity without blowing your budget is to focus on dressed-up accessories. I picked up this sparkly little belt at The Limited recently, and it has completely changed my holiday wardrobe. It adds an extra special touch to even the simplest LBD, and suddenly anything in my closet can be holiday-ready in a snap. For a little cocktail party recently, I layered the belt over this little purple Walter Baker number (super duper score at T.J.Maxx) and added a subtle leopard heel. Insta-party. Hope everyone is having a great week!
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With all the entertaining and party-going, fancy dinners and gift exchanges during the holiday season, it's always nice to plan a little girls' night in. My girlfriends from high school and I did it for years. We'd all get dressed up and get together for dinner and cocktails, plenty of gossip, and a gift exchange. For a fun holiday girls' night, champagne is usually the drink of choice, but this year, there's a new bubbly to help get everyone in the holiday spirit. Sauza Sparkling Margaritas are the first ever ready-to-serve sparkling margaritas, and they're delicious.
Available in Original Lime, Mango Peach, and Wild Berry, these are an excellent alternative to champagne, and using Pinterest (everyone's favorite party planner), there are tons of ways to serve them up. Add fun (and yummy) garnishes like cranberries, blackberries, or mint, and give your guests a little added sparkle with gold-topped stirrers. Set out a couple of your favorite party dips (for me guacamole is a must), and deck the halls. (My favorite way to decorate for the holidays is to cut the bottom branches off of the Christmas tree and scatter them throughout the house. It's beautiful, and the smell is amazing.) So what are you waiting for? Pop open the Sauza, throw on something sparkly, and call the girls because the holidays are here, and it's time to get the party started.
Above images via Pinterest
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Margaret O'Leary sweater; Nordstrom skirt; Hue tights; BCBGeneration wedges; C.Wonder and Michael Kors bracelets; Gorjana rings; Michael Kors watch
Ohh, the tummy ache. Yesterday we celebrated Thanksgiving like many Americans, surrounded by family and friends and way too much food. We spent the day with my family in Louisiana, and somehow I survived two gigantic meals (with little self-control). With all the craziness of catching up on work, travel, and preparing this and that, sometimes I forget to relax and remember the best part of the holiday season. I'm reminded how incredibly lucky I am to have such a supportive family, an equally supportive and loving boyfriend, a job that I love, and readers like you who make it possible. I hope everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving with family, food, and lots of love. And if you're shopping today, then Happy Black Friday! (My personal fave? Head over to the Gap for 50% off of everything in store. Everything.)
Zara pants; Nordstrom sweater; Zara scarf; Clava bag (c/o) VAULT; BCBGeneration booties; Henri Bendel sunglasses; C.Wonder bracelet; Gorjana rings; Besame Cosmetics lipstick in Cherry Red (c/o) Wantable
Yesterday we made the trek from California to Louisiana to spend the Thanksgiving holidays with my family, and it's so good to be home. (I'm already well-fed and well-rested, and it's only day one and a half.) For trips home, or any trips through the airport really, it's always a balance of finding something to wear that's comfortable and at least a little bit styled. (Not to mention that on an airplane, I will always freeze.) It can be hard to look decent while schlepping your crap from terminal to terminal (I'm a pretty bad over-packer), but with this season's slouchy pants, it's all a little easier. An oversized sweater and my new favorite scarf finished off the look. And as for the bag... it's a sweet little bottomless hole that fit my computer, camera, mass amounts of chargers, a couple of magazines, and pretty much a million other things - just what I need for a flight. Plus, I love the two-toned leather and snake-print of the bag. It's one of those bags that I know I'll have around for years, and it was a pretty sweet VAULT find. If you're traveling this week, hope your travels are safe, free of smelly plane neighbors, and in the end, are filled with family and friends. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, everyone!
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by VAULT, but all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make My Style Diaries possible.
LOFT jeans; ASTR leather top; Gap jacket (similar); Zara heels; Nine West bag; Calvin Klein sunglasses; Boera ring
Well Mother Nature, she is a fickle little wench. The temps this weekend were constantly up and down, necessitating shorts at times and cozy fireplace fires at others. It's days like these that I'm very happy that I stocked up on a few new lightweight blazers this "winter". Paired with skinny jeans and a fun leather tee, a lightweight blazer is all I need for these sort-of chilly days. I'm headed home to Louisiana tomorrow for a few days, and I'm pretty excited for some actual colder weather. (Just one problem: packing everything I've been dying to wear.) Hope everyone's Thanksgiving week is off to a great start!
Blank Denim vegan leather pants; Vintage Havana sweater (c/o); Report Signature flats; Urban Outfitters fur stole; Forever 21 and Karen London necklaces; Henri Bendel sunglasses
Weatherman's predicting rain and gloom for the rest of the week, and I pretty much couldn't be happier. Time to pull out the sweaters and leather and fur (oh my!) and get ready for the holiday season. I can't believe that Thanksgiving is already next week, and we're kicking our celebration off a little early with a neighborhood potluck tonight. These leather pants (last seen here) just get better and better with each wear, and paired with a cozy sweater, they've been a go-to look lately. I picked up this fur stole a few seasons ago, and every time I pull it out I wonder why I don't wear it more. A pair of flats, aviators, and a holds-everything (and I mean everything) bag, and I'm out the door. There are approximately five million things to do before tonight's dinner, and I'm on the clock, people! Hope everyone is having a great week!
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H&M sweater; Diesel leather shorts; Sam Edelman boots; Forever 21 clutch; Nordstrom hat; Henri Bendel sunglasses; OK1984 necklace (c/o); Kluster beaded bracelet (c/o); Gorjana rings; Michael Kors watch; Nars Lipstick in Majella
Things lately have been...busy. In a sort of "can't come up for air", "can't believe I missed that email", "can't wait for the weekend" sort of way. And also in a "can't believe I have this opportunity", "can't believe this is my life" kind of way. I've been blessed with so many great projects in the works, and on top of that, the holidays are coming up. It's my absolute favorite time of year, and yesterday I got to step back and remember that for a bit. We did a little impromptu shopping for Christmas decorations, and after hurrying home to start decorating (a smidge early, I'll admit), I can't wait for the weeks ahead. I was also reminded that I'm so fortunate to live only a couple blocks from the beach. When things start to pile up, there's really nothing better than taking in a beach sunset and enjoying a little wind in your hair. (And perhaps a jog after your hat that's now flying down the beach...but I digress.) As the holidays approach, I hope everyone can remember to take a step back and appreciate the good around them. Here's hoping your week is off to a great start!
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Dinner with GLAM and Sauza Sparkling Margaritas
So in love with this Ripley Rader sequin jumpsuit. And her studio is pretty rad as well.
Dinner and girl gab with Jenn
Last night I attended A Sparkling Soiree hosted by GLAM and Sauza Sparkling Margaritas, and as usual with GLAM, the night did not disappoint. The fete was held at the Petit Ermitage hotel, a little gem in West Hollywood with the most amazing rooftop situation. On the menu for the evening: an amazing salmon and steak dinner, Sauza Sparkling Margaritas, an ice cream sundae bar (complete with edible glitter), and plenty of time for chit chat. We ended the evening with a fun white elephant gift exchange, and it was so fun seeing girls eying (and stealing!) each other's gifts. The dress code for the night was "Dress to Dazzle", and there's pretty much nothing more dazzling than one of Ripley Rader's sequined jumpsuits. I met the line's adorable designer back in the spring, and she's a total doll. Yesterday I swung by her amazing studio in Los Angeles (which I totally did not want to leave) and scooped up this beautiful number for the evening. I'm so bummed that I don't have better pictures of it, but below are a few favorites from her collection. (If you aren't really a sequin kind of gal, her basic pieces are pretty much anything but basic and very much beautiful.) I felt like a million bucks in that jumpsuit, and really, shouldn't all of our clothes make us feel that way? Thanks so much to GLAM and Sauza for having me, to Ripley Rader for dressing me, and hope everyone has an amazing weekend!