Metaphor sweater and skirt (c/o) Sears; Call It Spring heels (c/o); French Connection bag (c/o); Ray-Ban sunglasses; bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie lipstick in Risk It All
Today I'm once again showing a little easy holiday style, and once again I'm featuring the newly re-launched Metaphor Collection from Sears. With easy mix-and-match separates, holiday dressing doesn't have to be high maintenance. This quilted and embellished sweater can go casual with jeans or dressed up with a flippy neutral mini skirt like this cream version. An oxblood heel, simple clutch, and bold lip complete the look for throw-on-and-go option when you're pressed for time. Hope everyone has an amazing weekend!
When it comes to holiday dressing, the options in my closet can get pretty old pretty quick, but I've got a couple black jumpsuits that always seem to pull me out of a jam. It may seem unlikely, but a black jumpsuit is definitely one of my go-to pieces for the holidays and anytime really. They're so versatile and pretty unexpected in a sea of LBD's and sparkly things. This season, I'm teaming up with Sears to bring you a little gift-giving and holiday style, and this jumpsuit is a total score from the recently re-launched Metaphor Collection from Sears. While it's on sale for less than $25, you really can't go wrong. Add a jeweled belt, heeled sandals, and statement clutch (also from Sears), and the look is instantly day-to-night sleek. (And bonus: in soft, slinky fabrics, they're as comfortable as they are on point.) If the upcoming holiday parties have you in a wardrobe rut, I'd definitely recommend jumpsuit-ing yourself, and no better place to start than Sears.
It’s more than a gift. It’s the joy of the season.#MoreThanAGift
Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Sears via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Sears.
Sweater, skirt, and necklace (c/o) No Rest for Bridget; JustFab heels (c/o); People by People sunglasses (c/o); bracelet (c/o) Lilli & Tori
Have you started your holiday shopping yet? I keep telling myself that I need to get a head start, but it's just not happening yet. Today I'm excited to team up with Lilli & Tori, a beyond adorable accessories site, and a few other bloggers to give one lucky reader a $150 Visa gift card, just in time for the holidays. So click around below and cross those fingers because who couldn't use a little extra cash during the holidays?
The holidays are fast approaching (seriously, really really fast), and it all can be a little overwhelming. Parties to plan and even more to attend. Outfits to coordinate and gifts to check off your list. Today I'm teaming up with H&M to bring you a little holiday fashion and a whole lot of gift giving for any fashionista on your list. When it comes to holiday dressing, a cocktail dress is always fun, but well-planned separates will give you much more mix-and-match potential and a lot more bang for your buck. I'm a big fan of pretty much leather anything, so when I saw these shorts, I planned my entire outfit around them. (If your weather doesn't really allow for shorts, layer them over fleece-lined tights, and add a big coat.) A lightweight blouse, heeled oxfords with over-the-knee socks, and a scarf helped create a party-friendly look that I could easily change up and wear again and again. A fur clutch and bold red lip added the finishing touch.
Now that your outfit is planned, it's time to cross some names off of that list of yours. From stocking stuffers to splurge-worthy cashmere, below are a few of my favorite finds from H&M's holiday collection. Which pieces will you add to your wish list? Head over to H&M for great style and great gifts.
1. Rhinestone Earrings $5.95
2. Fleece Robe $34.95
3. Beaded Hairband $12.95
4. Short Sequined Top $34.95
5. Cashmere Cardigan $99.00
6. Faux Fur Clutch $39.95
7. 3-Pack Lipstick $6.95
8. Shimmer Powder $6.95
9. Leather Bag $79.95
10. Over-Knee Boots $59.95
Need more ideas? Head over to my holiday-themed Pinterest board with H&M for more gift ideas, holiday style, entertainment, party beauty inspiration, and more!
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by H&M through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about gift guides, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make My Style Diaries possible.
Metaphor top (c/o) Sears; Dittos boyfriend jeans (c/o); Call It Spring heels (c/o); H&M clutch and necklace (similar); C.Wonder sunglasses
The hunt for the perfect boyfriend jean is pretty much never-ending, but when these arrived from Dittos, I decided I was done for a while. They're an easy, slouchy, but not too baggy, fit, and I love all of the distressing. Paired with a flowy top and textured heels, these are perfect for running around town. Today is my 28th birthday, so I'm off to enjoy the day - hope everyone is having a great week!
Photos thanks to Kaela Rodehorst Photography
H&M top; Laila Jayde suede sweats (c/o); Report booties (c/o) Alloy Apparel; Gigi New York clutch (c/o); Ray-Ban foldable sunglasses; Michael Kors watch; bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie lipstick in Risk It All
I've said it before, but the dressed-up sweats trend is a train I will ride until the very end. Whoever decided that "comfort clothes" (as Eric refers to them) with heels and accessories is an OK thing is my hero and Anna Wintour's nightmare. (The devil does NOT wear sweats.) And then I found these, in the softest faux suede you ever will see. My day was officially made. They're ridiculously comfortable, and worn with a little something embellished up top, it's pretty solidified that you're not headed to the gym. Peep-toe booties, accessories, and a bold lip finish off the look. What do you think about non-workout sweats?
SheInside dress (on sale!); Sam Edelman boots; Loeffler Randall clutch; Nordstrom hat; Ray-Ban sunglasses
Is there anything better than a simple and slouchy t-shirt dress? I think not. And with long sleeves in the fall, it's definitely one of my go-to pieces. (And pssst! This one is currently on sale for $15.) Worn with short booties, it's comfy enough for running errands or sitting at my desk all day, but with over-the-knee boots and piled-on accessories, it makes the switch from day to night easily. During these first weeks of fall, I'm loving an all black break from summer's brights and looking forward to t-shirting my way into the weekend. Happy Friday, everyone!
P.S. - Hope to see all my Orange County loves tomorrow night at No Rest for Bridget!
When I first moved to Newport Beach, No Rest for Bridget was one of the first local boutiques I discovered, and I was immediately hooked. There's a little bit of everything there, from party dresses to staple tees and sweats, to a full range of great accessories. To top it all off, there's a location that's walkable from my house. Dangerous. This Saturday I'm so excited to team up with a few favorite bloggers for a fun shopping event at the store in Huntington Beach. There will be styling, shopping, drinks, food, music, and an all-around fun night. If you're in the Orange County area, I'd love for you to come by!
Photos thanks to Kaela Rodehorst
Diesel shorts (similar); BDG plaid shirt (here in green); Ecote poncho; Sam Edelman boots; Rebecca Minkoff bag; People by People sunglasses (c/o); H&M jewelry (similar)
When it comes to outerwear, the poncho is the unofficial champion of girls like me who are perpetually living in warm weather. It's one of my go-to ways to look fall-ish without sweating to death. (Layering it over a plaid button-down and slapping on leather shorts and over-the-knee boots are however not encouraged when trying to keep cool. Just FYI.) These photos are finally making it up on the blog from last month's trip to Louisiana, and this day was a particular scorcher in New Orleans. But you know, when you pack your bags with "cool front" in mind, there's just no stopping the layers that will happen. Hope everyone is having a great week!
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One beauty product that readers always ask about is an affordable eye cream that actually works. The undereye area is a concern for so many woman: from bags to sags, dark circles to thinning skin, there's a complaint for every age group. For my own eyes (sometimes puffy, sometimes incredibly tired-looking), I've recently discovered this eye concentrate from SkinOwl. It smells like cucumbers and feels like aloe to the touch, and once you put it on, it's so incredibly cooling and has a tightening effect I can actually feel. (And on a recent trip home, my mom couldn't get enough of it before bed as well.) It's safe for morning and night, can be applied under makeup, and can even work as an all-over face treatment. A little goes a long way, and it's amazing straight from the fridge. For me it's a little pricey at $46, but I definitely think it's worth a try if you've tried everything and just can't seem to find an eye cream you like. I'd love to hear: what eye creams and potions are you guys obsessed with?