Happy Wednesday. This is my favorite post of the holiday season so far! I grabbed my fur vest and headed over to my photographer’s house for a holiday shoot. I’m OBSESSED with the holidays if you couldn’t tell ;) Here’s how I’m styling my fur vest for the holidays:

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Outfit details: Faux fur vest // Tee // Cords, old (similar) // Necklace // Earrings, old (similar) // Flats

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I never want to take away from the fur, so I always pair this vest with a muted/solid color tee or turtleneck. The vest should be the focus of the outfit, so that’s why I keep the shirt underneath pretty “calm”. Nothing is better than black & gold, so be sure to throw on some gold jewels.

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Any other Kendra Scott lovers out there? She’s such an inspiration to me as a businesswoman in my career and as I grow the blog. Her jewelry (and now home) collections are beautiful! I collect these necklaces, and I love pairing them with casual outfits. To me, they really add that “pop” to dress up an outfit!

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This bag is a popular dupe for a designer version that is over $2,000. Trust me, you’ll be just as happy paying $23 for this version. It’s sold out in maroon but comes in a pretty gray or cognac! I love a good deal!

I also thought it would be fun to throw on my favorite (under $20) plaid scarf. This thing is SO warm! It will keep you cozy in even the coldest weather. The colors just scream fall to me. I also have the pink/navy version!

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Happy holidays y’all! I would love to see your holiday outfit posts, so be sure to comment below! I’m also going to be starting a weekly review newsletter with styling tips and more, so you can sign up here!

PS: If you’re still shopping for the holidays, I highly recommend my watch from this post.



(photos by D. Keener Photography)

How to Wear Animal Print
By Ever Pretty US

From a zebra print dress to a pair of snakeskin shoes, animal print is a daring style choice, but one that is not as hard to pull off as many people think. Unlike other patterns, animal prints are unique in that they are rarely the fad of the moment, but they are almost never completely out of style either. Even small items with animal print are eye-catching, and destined to be the centerpiece of an outfit, so choose your signature animal print clothing and accessories carefully. Here are some tips for wearing animal print like a true fashionista.

Don’t Match Large Print Items

Head-to-toe animal print is almost always a major fashion faux pas. This doesn’t mean that you can’t wear a single large item like a printed dress, but make sure to pair it with neutral shoes and bags. If you animal print items are smaller then they can be paired with a matching small accessory to create symmetry in your outfit.

Pair Prints with Neutrals

Black, brown, gray, navy and white are the neutral shades that are generally safest to pair with any animal print. Strive for complementary colors – browns with leopard print, black with zebra – but don’t go so overboard that the overall effect is one of a costume.

Add Bright Colors

If matching neutrals more you, it’s also possible to pair your favorite animal print with a bright contrasting color. This tends to look best with more subdued prints, but even bold prints can look good in the right ensemble. Choose a solid color item that contrasts with the print, or, in other words, is located roughly opposite on the color wheel, to create a more dramatic effect. As is the general rule with animal print, keep your accessories simple to avoid an outfit that is too busy.

Incorporating animal print into your wardrobe is a great way to feel exciting, stylish, and like you’re destined to be the center of attention.

What are your favorite animal print pieces?

Hey y’all! I hope you had a great Labor Day weekend & holiday! Shopbop is a fabulous website on my top 3 visited pages per day where I love to get inspired with the latest trends!

The Fall Checklist

I’m super glad to see relaxed denim (boyfriend jeans) are still on the list. I’m also excited to see that white denim is okay after Labor Day…I’m declaring it now. I refuse to not wear my white jeans.

I know it’s still hot outside, but it’s time to start looking for your favorite coat! Below I have highlighted a couple of my favorite items (including the most amazing quilted moto jacket!):

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