Thanksgiving Outfit Planning: Trendy & Chic

Thanksgiving is exactly two weeks away, and I’m sure most of you have plans that involve sitting around a table with family and/or friends.  In my case, Thanksgiving is traditionally held at my aunt’s house, which is nearby, so I don’t really have to travel.  My mom and dad aren’t close unfortunately, but my aunt, uncle, cousins, and grandma are.  My hubby and I attend every year, and in addition to family, we see some other friendly faces that we only catch a few times a year.  I like to look nice for Thanksgiving, and usually err on the fancier side, wearing a dress of some sort.  That’s not to say a casual Thanksgiving look is out of the question…there’s something very comforting about being cozy while you eat and drink yourself silly.  But either way, I like to plan my outfit in advance.  This year I got to thinking about how to incorporate some major fall trends into my Thanksgiving outfit.  Contrary to popular belief, trendy doesn’t have to be tacky.  It’s easy to incorporate seasonal styles in a way that’s chic and timeless.  So here are some ideas that would be easy for anyone to recreate.

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April Shopping Haul: Spring Style With Kohl’s

I’m NOT typically one to shop at Kohl’s for clothing.  However, I popped in there last week on a mission to find semi-affordable bedding, when I was derailed by an eye-catching floral kimono.  Kimonos are trending right now and I happened not to own one, so I decided to try it out, and of course found a few other things in the process.  Without further ado, I give you my (accidental but worthwhile) Kohl’s shopping haul… p.s. Please forgive the crazy wind that was blowing when we snapped these pics!

Items 1 & 2: Mudd “Chiffon Kimono” & “Core Cami” (I paid $24.99 & $14.99 )
I knew I needed the kimono because I seriously fell in love with this print, and I’m into lightweight, flowy pieces right now.  I happened to spot a matching tank, and liked the idea of wearing them both with some summery black pants.  Styled here with a JewelMint beaded necklace and lace flares from Nightcap.

Item 3: My Michelle “Geometric High-Low Tank” (I paid $25.99 )
Again, I was drawn to the colors/print, and even though this isn’t a to-die-for piece, it’s very nice quality for the price.  I like the fishtail back, and would most likely wear this with a structured blazer for a fun business casual ensemble.  Styled here with a Forever 21 choker, JewelMint pendant necklace, and BaubleBar cuff.

Item 4: Joe B “Border Print Wide Leg Pants” (I paid $24.99 )
I’m obsessed with these lightweight, high-waisted palazzo pants!!  The rayon fabric is airy and breathable, perfect when the weather heats up.  The high waist creates the illusion of a long and lean silhouette, ideal to pair with a trendy crop top.  And of course I looooove the colorful border print.  Note that the stock photo does not do these justice, and my snaps are more true to color.  Styled here with a JewelMint necklace, vintage crop top, and BCBgeneration wedges.

Items 5 & 6: So Rad “Ponte Crop Tank” & “Crepe Printed Midi Skirt” (I paid $11.99 & 16.99 )
Tbh, I’ve had my eyes peeled for a matching top/skirt set for a while now. Most of the ones I’ve liked were a bit outside my budget, and a lot of the cheaper styles weren’t doing it for me.  This set turned out to be an ultra cheap, but still relatively chic option.  I adore the pale minty green with black and white palm print!  Styled here with CRAP Eyewear sunnies, a vintage necklace, and Jessica Simpson wedge sandals.

Sooooo seriously, the crazy part is that I paid less than $120 for ALL of these items.  That’s nearly a whole new spring wardrobe for the price of like one item!  And even though most of these pieces are on the trendier side, I don’t mind because I love the colors/prints regardless, and I know they’ll see wear throughout this spring and summer.

Annnnnnnd btw, did you know Michelle Smith of Milly is doing a collab with Kohl’s?!  Can you even believe it?  The collection is in stores April 23rd, but you can preview it here!

Tuesday Shoeday: Festival Style With Vince Camuto

As if you haven’t already heard enough about it, right now is “Festival Season”.  For anyone who doesn’t know, festival season refers to the spring/summer barrage of (outdoor) music festivals running wild across the country.  The most popular of these is Coachella, which takes place out in the California desert.  The ideal So Cal location makes it a haven for celebrities and fashion bloggers, not to mention fashion brands.  Festival style is a huge part of festival season.  Some people go JUST for the fashion. And as you might guess, festival style is all about mastering the art of laid-back boho.  For this edition of Tuesday Shoeday, I decided to style some festival inspired looks paired with Vince Camuto sandals.
Festival DayI absolutely adore the Vince Camuto “Evel” sandal, especially in midnight blue.  I think it’s a great casual chic daytime option.  I love the idea of wearing this shoe with denim cut-offs and a midi-length printed kimono.  A fringe crossbody bag would be the perfect handbag to complete this look.  Don’t forget sunscreen and a straw hat to protect your skin for long days in the sun!!  You can easily fake a tan with some golden bronzer if desired.
Festival NightDress it up at night with the Vince Camuto “Troy” sandal.  This high-heeled gladiator is equal parts sexy and boho.  Pair with a floral print flowing mini dress and feathery statement earrings for a boho glam party look.  Don’t forget to top it off with some vampy red lipstick!

Winter To Spring Transitional Style

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The weather in So Cal has been kind of crazy lately.  Just two weeks ago it was cold and rainy and even snowing in some parts.  Now our high is peaking close to 90!!  Overall though, spring is easily So Cal’s most beautiful season.  Once the weather levels off, temperatures tend towards ideal (70-ish) with a warm spring breeze, and of course flowers are blooming everywhere.  The foliage here is not to be beat…even the weeds are pretty, lol.  During this season it’s not quite warm enough for summer clothes, but a lightweight knit would do perfectly.  I spotted this slightly cropped, oversized sweater at H&M a few weeks ago and knew I had to have it…I love the silhouette and the embellished neckline! Here I paired it with a (super old) printed maxi and some wedge gladiator sandals that I’ve had for years and absolutely love.  The jewelry is by JewelMint (i.e. cute and affordable).  This look was shot strolling around my local neighborhood at the foothills of the San Gabriel mountains…

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Photography by Jessica Kircher