Holiday Jumpsuit

Getting dressed should be simple because – let’s face it – life gets crazy. I find the two best ways to do this are (a) a highly curated closet and (b) one piece staples like dresses & jumpsuits.

The holiday season may be the craziest time of the year with work, traveling, events, and gifting. This tomato red jumpsuit from Zara is a perfect space saver when it comes to packing and completely food-baby friendly with its crossover silhouette. I don’t have to think much when I throw it on, plus it’s a stand-out jumpsuit that doubles as a maxi dress from the front. Even better – it’s super affordable, but looks high-end.

Did I mention I’m in love?

I coincidentally had an old clutch the same shade of red as the jumpsuit, which I thought paired well without looking too basic or over-the-top. Adding in a black jacket and black shoes (pictures coming soon) pulled it all together without taking away any of the jumpsuit’s shine.

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Zara Jumpsuit / Kut From the Kloth Jacket / BCBG Generation Shoes / H&M Clutch (similar here and here)

3.5 Ways to Wear a Poncho

Ponchos! I grew up with a mom and grandma who would wear dark ones to stun on the fabulous side whenever they were going to events, while I wear them now for a more boho feel. Ponchos are super versatile – they can be worn as outerwear, as a top, or even as a scarf. AND they look good on everyone, so what’s stopping you from falling head over heals in love with one this autumn?! I’ll show you a few ways that I wear mine:

  1. Asymmetrical Over-the-Shoulder

    Drape the poncho over your shoulders as you normally would, then grab one side and drape it over the opposite shoulder for an effortless, yet chic look.
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  2. Belt-It

    This is where the .5 comes in since I like to belt my poncho two different ways. The first is to belt the whole thing. Grab your favorite waist belt and go!IMG_7386 IMG_7389IMG_7390The second is to belt the front half of the poncho for a cape-like look. Superwoman, anyone?
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  3. Scarf
    Yes, most ponchos can be folded into a scarf and it’s amazing. For this one, I would suggest playing around with how you fold your poncho for a bit. Mine has fringe so I made sure that it was lined up so that most of the fringe would hang at the ends when I wrapped the poncho around as a scarf.IMG_7528IMG_7533

H&M Poncho / Uniqlo Jeans / Lien.Do by Seychelles Shoes (similar here) / Zara Top (similar here) / Street Level BagJ.Crew Blazer

Cozy Chic

What’s that silly saying – no white after Labor Day? Yeah, not in my book. I love my bootcut white jeans, a year-round closet staple for years. Since the cooler months are slowly peaking in I decided to pair them with an ultra bright, comfortable sweater and basic black booties for this fall outfit.

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Forever 21 Cropped Sweater / White Jeans (similar here & here) / Clarks Booties / Forever 21 Clutch

All in the Details

I’m such a sucker for unique twists on anything and everything, this bag and jumpsuit are no exception. You wear clothes every day (unless you’re part of a nudist colony or work from home naked), so why not make sure that they’re fun?! I was lucky to find this beautiful jumpsuit with crochet and pompom details on sale while walking around the city a few weeks ago. I paired it with the most colorful purse I own for instant happy vibes.

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The Jetset Diaries Sao Paulo Crochet Jumpsuit / Love Birds LA Friday Clutch

 

Camel Crush: Update Your Fall Wardrobe

This fall I’ve been seriously crushing on camel tones. It’s dark enough for the colder seasons, but light enough to easily mix with black. Here are three stylish camel pieces (all under $50, yay!) to quickly and painlessly update your fall wardrobe:

  1. Fringe Poncho ($34.99)
  2. Suede Over the Knee Boots ($49)
  3. Deux Lux Varick Backpack ($39)