Holiday Party Looks

The holidays are here, which means any excuse to party, right? From office parties to New Year’s Eve, there are tons of events to look forward to in the next few weeks. Now let’s answer the age-old question – what am I going to wear? I’ve got you covered with some sweet holiday looks below, categorized by price range.

Pictured: ASOS Edition Floral Sequin Dress

Under $50

$50 – $100

$100 – $200

Accessories

Dress

Statement Coats

The days are getting shorter and colder — pretty depressing to say the least. One thing helping me brighten up those winter blues is fun outerwear. Check out my favorite statement coats below, including the one pictured.

Contrasting Details

Faux Fur

Puffer

Structured

Plus Size

Pre-Black Friday Sales Picks

Thanksgiving is right around the corner (like tomorrow!) so you know retailers are in a frenzy to get all your money this holiday season. I’ll indulge because I love a good sale, but only from the comfort of my bed. Hope you’ve been holding out for Black Friday/Cyber Week deals — they start now and they’re pretty good, especially if you’re looking to update your winter wardrobe. The prices you see below are before the discount is applied.

Let’s get dolled up for everyone’s *favorite* New Years Resolution — getting in shape. But seriously, I love working out, and looks that are both cute and functional help give me that extra push. Carbon38 has 30% off sale with code THANKS30.

J.Crew currently has 50% off your purchase and an extra 60% off sale for rewards members with code SHOPNOW.
GET. YOUR. INVESTMENT. PIECES. NOW.

Love Mango for sharp-looking shoes and accessories. They currently have 30% purchases over $100 and 20% purchases over $49 with code WARMUP.

H&M is giving members 30% off. It’s super easy and free to sign up — totally worth the perks.

Finally, pop into Nordstrom for some great deals on gifts for you and everyone on your list.

6 Trends to Try This Fall

Fall 2019 is here, and while I love summer, I’m ready to stop sweating and start layering. I love experimenting in the fall, especially since there are so many shapes and textures to work with. Here are the 6 fashion trends I have my eye on this fall. Have some fun and try one or all of them!

Remixed Animal Print

Animal print is here to stay and I’m loving it. Put a fresh twist on the animal print trend with pieces that break up animal prints with different patterns or animal prints in unexpected colors.

Lace-up Boots

Switch up your boot game with lace-up boots. From chunky heels to flats, to stilettos, there’s something for everyone.

(Faux) Leather Everything

One of the funnest parts of fall fashion is getting to play with texture. I’m loving all the silhouettes and pieces now available in vegan leather that add a touch of luxe to any outfit — crop tops, pleated skirts, wide-leg pants.

Exaggerated Sleeves

This year is taking some cues from the 80’s for exaggerated sleeves. I love how these sleeves offer structure that you don’t often get from simple tops and blouses.

Statement Headbands

Hey Upper East Siders, Gossip Girl here. Blair’s statement headbands are making a comeback and they’re bigger and better than ever.

Cool Girl Jumpsuits

I love a good jumpsuit because it ALWAYS simplifies the process of getting dressed. Looking put together without much effort has to be a girl’s favorite things. Plus, they’re super versatile — boots, sneakers, or heels all look good with an awesome jumpsuit.

How and What to Shop This LDW

Labor Day weekend is here and you know what that means — final beach days, back to school prep, and tons of SALES. I’ve rounded out some sales, tips, and picks under $100 to save you some time scrolling.

Here are some strategies for smart shopping.

  1. Look ahead. Retailers are trying hard to dump their summer inventory, but do you really need a new bikini in September? Instead, look for deals on fall and winter fashion.
  2. Pay attention to return policies. A lot of clearance items will be ‘final sale’, which is my personal hell based on the fact that sizing is far from standard. Skip yourself the pain. Additionally, opt for retailers that have free online and/or store returns.
  3. Stock up beauty products that you use every day. This one is probably the biggest money saver because you’re bound to use these! Look for deals on makeup, skin, and hair products that you use daily and buy enough to get you through Black Friday. 

Forever21 – 30% off regular priced items, 60% off sale

What to buy: If you’re tall like me, you know what a nightmare Forever21 can be when it comes to pants and short dresses, so I stick to tops here.

Bloomingdales – 20% off sale

What to buy: Shoes! Such great deals on quality pairs.

ASOS – Up to 40% off new season

What to buy: Fun weekend looks. Loving the colors, patterns, and cuts that range from brunch to wedding guest looks.

Topshop – 20% off full-priced items with cod LABOR20

What to buy: Cool girl jackets.

MAC – 25% off for MAC Lovers (free to sign up!)

What to buy: Everyday staples