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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Today's look combines a few things that I really love: mixed prints, wide-brimmed hats, a bold handbag, and a really great, statement jewelry line, UNO de 50. Originally designed as a line with only fifty of each piece created (hence the name), UNO de 50 offers a huge selection of tough chic jewelry in silver and jewel tones. (On a side note, the earrings above make me wish I could actually wear earrings. Sigh.) Anywho, you want to know what's better than discovering a new favorite jewelry line? Celebrating that line with a little party and a few other bloggers. This Friday, from 6:30 to 9:00 at UNO de 50 at Fashion Island, join me, Donna, Joann, and Melanee for light refreshments, mixing and mingling, and viewing our favorite pieces from the line. (Plus, shop your favorites with 10% off.) One lucky reader will win the night's raffle of the best-selling Ibiza bracelet (worth $145). Hope to see everyone Friday night!
Get the Look!
1. Forever 21 Favorite Striped Dress $16
2. Topshop Chain Strap Leather Crossbody $56
3. Forever 21 Well-Traveled Panama Hat $16
4. Uno de 50 Mete Orito Ring $109
5. Uno de 50 Pinchame Earrings $85
6. Shoe Cult Leona Ankle Boots $98
7. Forever 21 Call of the Wild Jacket $53
8. Uno de 50 Tierra y Cielo Bracelet $109
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For those of us who prefer the comfort of shopping from home rather than battling the lines and insanity of Black Friday, there's Cyber Monday. (Grown women likely in a tukey-induced coma fighting over God knows what? No thanks. Sleeping outside of Best Buy for a few days? I'll pass.) There are tons of sales, and whether you're stocking up on gifts or just treating yourself, there's no better time to buy. Above, an A to Z list of some of the best Cyber Monday offerings. Happy shopping!
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.
It's that time of year again: I'm rounding up a few of my favorite things and talking holiday gifts for everyone on your list. I've got a few in the works, but I'm starting things off with a few under $30 finds that won't break the bank. So skip the headache and laugh at the lines because checking names off your holiday list just got a whole lot easier. My personal fave? Well let's just say I've already scooped up #10 for myself. (I've got to test things out and make sure they're worthy, right?)
Shop these Gifts!
1. Zara Short Faux Leather Glove $26
So chic and ladylike.
2. Gap Leather Mini Clutch $17
Fits the essentials.
3. Cover Girl Lip Perfection Jumbo Gloss Balm in Jam Twist $9
Give the gift of bold. She'll thank you.
4. Hive & Honey Pave Studded Cuff $26
An everyday piece that goes with everything.
5. Archipelago Botanicals Hope Tin Candle $16
For turning the 20-something apartment into a grown-up home.
6. Baublebar Ring Holders $12 each (Or, build a zoo - 3 for $30)
The most adorable jewelry organizers I've seen.
7. Forever 21 Everyday Faux Leather Tote $25
So luxe-looking for the price tag.
8. Lulu Faux Fur Infinity Scarf $24
Because what gift guide is complete without a little fur, and at $24, this scarf is a steal.
9. H&M Wool Felt Hat $18
On-trend outfit game changer.
10. Zara Checked Soft Scarf $30
My absolute favorite scarf that I've found this year, this plaid blanket-like wrap is classic, huge, and oh-so-soft.
11. C.Wonder Bling Coil Bracelet $22
Just a touch of bling.
12. Pinch Provisions Minimergency Kit $15
These clever little kits have everything a girl might need on-the-go, from stain remover to pain reliever and everything in between.
13. Baublebar Tiny Trillion Studs $22
I don't wear earrings, but if I did, these would be a pretty sweet everyday pair.
14. H&M 2-pack Rings $3
Cheap thrills - stack 'em, mix 'em, match 'em.
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!