Holiday Lookbook 2018

Holiday Lookbook 2018

Hey guys! I’m sharing my holiday lookbook with you all and I’ll talk through each outfit so you kind of have a better understanding. I choose to pick a few different outfits from Zara and Revolve. I love Zara because for the most part, its pretty affordable. For Revolve, I love it because they have so so many different brands and basically I want everything on the website. I tried to reuse different pieces from each brand so that you can see how you can use pieces different ways but I also tried to include a few basics like black jeans, white shoes, heels, etc that you can use from your own closet!

Zara:

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Day: Left
Zara beaded fringe sweater | $69.90
High rise straight cut jean in black | $39.90
High heeled leather ankle boots | $99.90
Mini City Bag with Round Closure | $69.90
Night: Right
Zara beaded fringe sweater | $69.90
80’s high waist jeans in black | $49.90
Animal print leather heel | $89.90
Marbled Minaudière | $69.90

I picked this sweater from Zara to use as the key transitioning piece because it looks so cozy for the day time but also super easy to transition to a going out look. For day time, I paired this sweater with a super casual pair of straight leg jeans which I’ve been living in recently because they’re really comfortable. I have the black booties that I paired this look with and love they look with an outfit. For night-time, I switched the bag, jeans and shoes to create a more elevated look. I swapped the straight leg jeans for a pair of high-waisted skinny black jeans, something I also live in and a pair of leopard heels! I think the leopard adds a really fun element to this outfit and gives it something without trying too hard. The red clutch is a super easy way to add a pop of color with it being pretty minimal and not too in your face.

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Velvet Jacket | $149
Animal Print Bodysuit | $49.90
80’s high waist jeans in black | $49.90
Marbled Minaudière | $69.90
Squared Broche Earrings | $19.90
Black Leather Heel | $69.90

Call your man, it’s date night! I wanted to pick an outfit that you’d be comfortable in but also look really cute. Staying with the same skinny jeans from my day to-night outfit, I pair this leopard bodysuit with a velvet blazer. I’m loving animal print this season and it’s pretty much anywhere you look. Throwing a blazer over your top and leaving it open gives a really put together look but again, not trying too hard. By mixing the velvet and leopard, it creates a really fun look! I also used the same red clutch from the day to night look because I really love a pop of red and find it really easy. I kept the earrings simple and choose a gold broche looking pair but you could easily wear gold hoops!

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Fringed Dress | $49.90
Geometric Print Minaudière | $69.90
Triangular Pendant Earrings | $19.90
Black Leather Heel | $69.90

Whether you’re hitting the town with some friends or going to a get together, this look has you covered! This black fringe dress is my favorite because I love the way it moves, as you can see from the picture. I choose a black pair of heels to keep the base simple but then picked a really fun geometric colorful bag to go with it! To tie in the bag, I picked a geometric looking pair of earrings with similar colors.

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Ombre Sequin Dress | $119
Beaded Crossbody Bag | $69.90
Jewel Earrings | $19.90
High Heeled Vinyl Sandal | $49.90

Okay now if you have plans where you’re wearing an outfit like this please let me know so I can tag along. Who doesn’t love a sequin midi dress? Sign me up and give me an excuse to wear this. I figured its New Years Eve so I wanted to do a pretty out there look at least once on this post. If this isn’t your style, you may like the Revolve option better! I saw this sequin midi on the Zara website and knew I had to include it. To keep this very extra look, extra I choose a sequin bag and sparkly earrings but kept the shoes simple to keep the eyes looking up at the real masterpiece, the dress. The bag and the earrings could easily be used for the more casual NYE look from Zara as well.

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Day: Left 
1. STATE Mixed Cable Knit | $119
NBD x Naven Zara Pant | $148
Rebecca Minkoff Backpack | $245
Wanderlust + Co Lunette Earring | $29
Joie Dabnis Stripe Sneaker | $298
Night: Right
Lovers + Friends Bodysuit | $88
NBD x Naven Zara Pant | $148
Sancia Mieke Clutch | $194
Wanderlust + Co Lunette Earring | $29
Kendall x Kylie Bootie | $160

For this day to-night look, I wanted to pick a fun pair of pants that could be used in a few different ways. While I didn’t use these pants in an outfit for the office, you totally could! For the day outfit, I kept it simple with a super cozy white turtle neck sweater and these platform white sneakers. Again, feel free to use any white sweater/white sneakers you have in your closet. I also pair this look with a black backpack because 1) I find them super cute and 2) they’re really great for throwing on while you’re running errands! For the night-time look, I switched the white turtle neck for a fun black bodysuit that would also look good with my date night look! Switched the sneakers for a pair of white booties which I’m sure you all have by now but I really love the zipper detail on these. I used this clutch a few times but I really love the fringe detail on it! To tie in the gold chain on the bag, I used these horn looking earrings.

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H:ours Slater Bodysuit | $148
Levi’s 501 Skinny | $98
Sancia Mieke Clutch | $194
8 Other Reasons Hella Hoop | $33
Stuart Weitzman Nudist Heel | $425

This look can be used for date night or for a night on the town with your friends! I’m obsessed with this bodysuit and I think that the sparkles makes it extra festive this holiday season. I pair it with a pair of Levi’s 501 jeans. If you don’t have a pair please run out and buy some right now. Or go buy these from Revolve because you’ll wear them every single day like I have been. To enhance the gold on the top and the earrings, I picked a pair of gold heels. Yes, these are $425 Stuart Weitzman heels that I would never make you buy but I live in my Stuart Weitzman heels and if you’re wanting to invest, I probably wouldn’t suggest gold but these are still really fun! You can use any gold heel that you like.

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NBD Smyth Dress | $218
8 Other Reasons Hella Hoop | $33
Schutz Cadey Lee Heel | $170
Rebecca Minkoff Leo Clutch | $95

This is my sparkly more casual look for New Years Eve and let me just say, I’m OBSESSED with this dress and if there’s one thing you buy, please buy this dress and rock the hell out of it. I picture this look with either a super sleek high pony or your hair behind your ears. I switched up the bag for a more simple option and choose to keep the shoes simple as well. I find that with a dress like this, I really like to keep my shoes simple but you can totally go crazy if you choose! You can’t really tell but the sparkle in the dress is sort of gold so I wanted to bring that out with the detail on the clutch and the earrings.

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NBD Smyth Dress | $218
8 Other Reasons Hella Hoop | $33
Schutz Cadey Lee Heel | $170
Rebecca Minkoff Leo Clutch | $95

Now, for all of you who didn’t like my formal Zara look, this one is probably more you’re style! I love this dress and if you saw pictures from when I competed at Miss Missouri USA, I wore a mini dress that had a similar top and a jumpsuit for check in with a similar top. I kept the same heels and clutch that I used in my more casual look but opted for a fun pop of color with the earrings.

I hope you liked the looks I put together for this holiday lookbook and if there’s anything else you want to see or want outfits for, let me know and I’d be more than happy to do that for you! Like I said a few times, don’t rush out and buy pieces from here when you have something similar already. I have about two pairs of jeans that I only wear because I love them and I’m a big fan of using pieces again in different ways.

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Spring Break Picks

Spring Break Picks

It’s almost spring break for a lot of people so here are some of my top picks and what I’d wear if I was going on a warm trip!

REVOLVE:

 

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ALISON SHORT

 

 

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PARKER CUT OFF SHORT

 

 

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HALLIE CUT OUT MINI

 

 

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SEYCHELLES BIKINI TOP

 

ASOS:

 

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ASOS Woven Top with Knot Front in Stripe

 

 

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ASOS DESIGN tea jumpsuit with cut out and tie detail in linen

 

 

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ASOS New Retro Print Pom Pom Tie Front Beach Co-Ord Top

 

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ASOS Mix and Match Deep Band Tanga Bikini Bottom in Stripe Print with Hook and Eye

 

 

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PrettyLittleThing Square Neck Tie Detail Bikini Top

 

 

 

 

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ASOS DESIGN off shoulder stripe top with lettuce hem

 

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ASOS Tropical Print Tie Front Beach Co Ord a caption

 

 

 

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Motel Crop Top With Cut Out Detail

 

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PrettyLittleThing Stripe Wide Leg Beach Pants

 

ZARA:

 

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OPEN KNIT SWEATER

 

 

 

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ASYMMETRIC SWEATER WITH TRIMS

 

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PRINTED RUBBERISED DRESS

 

 

 

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Seeing Stars

Seeing Stars

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Guys…I’ve jumped on the star print bandwagon and I don’t plan on getting off anytime soon. I really don’t know what it is about stars but everybody is wearing them this season and I’m all for it. With me being all for it, I saw a sheer print star shirt and I had to get it. Sheer shirts are something that’s also realllly in this season coming in different variations.

The top that I’m wearing is from Zara and what I really love about it is that it wasn’t over $80 like some brands are charging. Sorry but I’m not spending $80 on some mesh fabric with stars on it, I’ll stick to my under $20 version.

For my pants, I kept it really simple with these black paper bag pants from ASOS! This shirt would also look super cute with black jeans if you wanted to be more casual!

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Top Zara Fall Must-Haves

Top Zara Fall Must-Haves

Tops:

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Bejewelled Drawstring Sweatshirt

Sweatshirts are a huge part of my fall and winter wardrobe but I don’t have any “dressy” sweatshirts! To me, I could wear this to dinner and feel somewhat put together but I could also wear it with leggings and be casual! I think this is really cute and a different take on a sweatshirt.

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V-Neck Sweater

A good sweater is a must have for the fall and winter. I really like this oatmeal color with the black along the sleeves and the hem. I think that the almost bell sleeves make this sweater different from others. The color is also something that matches with almost anything!

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Printed Tulle T-Shirt

I saw a girl wearing a similar shirt with a black bralette underneath with black trousers and black shoes and that’s when I knew I needed to include this. I think sheer tops get a rep for being anything but put together but her outfit was so cute and she didn’t look bad. I think by wearing pants, it still looked like she was covered up and she wasn’t showing as much skin as it looks like one would in this top!

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Tunic With Contrasting Stripes And Fringe

How cute is this?! With this being a tunic and me being short, I could probably get away with wearing this as a dress but I LOVE the different colored striped together. I think the shape is really nice and would look good and so many different body types. Also, the fringe is really cute in my opinion!

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Tasselled T-Shirt

This picture is a little misleading for how cute this shirt is. Seriously, go look at it on the website and be prepared to buy it! I love how the tassels are the same color as the shirt so it doesn’t take away from it being a nice white top. But they add texture which I really like! I can already see myself wearing this our so I’m definitely getting this shirt.

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Ruffled V-Neck Top

Ruffles are the new craze this summer and it appears they’re carrying into fall. I tend to gravitate towards stripes so I really like them on this top! I like that it’s appears to be a button down but it doesn’t have a collar and it has a v-neck. I really like this top and I think it would be easy to carry you into various seaons!

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PomPom Top

Okay. This shirt is amazing. I love the pom pom detail and the colors! A white top is essential for me and if you’ve been reading my other posts, I keep wearing the same H&M top because it’s super easy to match to anything! I could see myself wearing this with jeans and tennis shoes/sandals to dress it down but I also see me wearing this out! Also, this is something I could wear to work so that’s really nice!

Bottoms:

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Trousers With Front Knot

Pants with the slit front and knot detail are huge this season! I really like these because they look so comfortable and can be worn to work or out with friends. With the material being what it is, you could easily just wear a white t shirt and still look dressed up.

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Floral Bermudas

Shorts are’t your typical Autumn item but in Missouri, it could be warm in October or it could be cold. With that being said, it’s nice to have a good pair of shorts like this that you can pair with a sweater or a long sleeve shirt to incorporate it into your Fall wardrobe. These shorts are also nice because you can get wear out of them in the Spring and Summer.

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Corset Mini Skirt

The corset detail has been done on tops and it’s not my favorite. I think it’s something that has to be done WELL and not many people are doing that. But for this skirt, it would be really hard to mess this up! Just like a lot of other items in this post, this is super easy to dress up or down depending on the event. I’d definitely pick up this piece.

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Mid Rise Jeans

Zara always does a good embroidered denim. I like the grey color because they’re not too light but they’re not too dark making them a washed out black. Also, with the orange, red and green tones, these are perfect for fall! I sense a bit of a 70’s vibe with the colors and the pattern but none the less, I love them for that reason. I think we are going to see more 70’s style coming into play this season and this is only the beginning!

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Damaged Skinny Jeans

I live in black skinny jeans. They’re my favorite jeans to wear casually and to wear on a night out. I particularly like these because of the rips and the raw hem! The raw hem is something we’ve seen for a few seasons now but it’s definitely here to stay! You can’t go wrong with a pair of black skinny jeans.

Dresses:

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Mini Dress With Frills

Black dresses ALWAYS get wear out of them. This one is nice because it’s suuuper comfortable since it’s a loose fitting dress. This has the ability to be dressed up or down because of the shape and simplicity. The ruffles give this dress a girly take but they aren’t too over powering like a lot of the ruffles on clothes these days.

Outerwear:

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Biker Jacket

I bought a jacket like this while in England over Christmas break and it’s quickly become one of my favorite jackets! It’s super warm AND it looks cute while being functional. It’s what all the girls were wearing in England which can only mean that it will be coming here this fall/winter. I recommend getting this while it’s still in stock. For $130, it’s a bit pricey for an “on trend” piece BUT I wore mine every day during the winter and I still love it.

 

Accessories:

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Leather City Bag With Knot Detail

I used to not like black accessories whether it be black shoes or black bags but since I’ve started wearing more black, then I’ve also started wearing more black accessories. This bag is functional with the handle and the long strap gives you the ability to wear it as a crossbody. I like the knot details on the shorter handle to give it some detail while still being a super simple bag.

Lace Up

Lace Up

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While in New York, I picked up this top form Zara! I feel like the “lace up” t shirt trend has somewhat come and gone so now brands are looking for different wanys to incorporate it. I’ve seen a ton of lace up jeans, shorts/skirts and variations of it on tops and sweatshirts. My mom actaully saw this top and showed it to me first! What I like is that it’s your “basic” white shirt but it’s different with the black lace up detail. This one is similar that I found online. I really like this one as well!

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For my jeans, I again wore my Levis 501’s! They’re so comfortable and they’re also really easy to wear. Some jeans that I have, I then have to worry about which top I pair with them. With the 501’s they’re a classic that everybody needs!

 

 

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For my shoes, I can’t stop wearing these platform espadrilles by Steve Madden. They no longer have this color, but they do have them in black and in a jean color. These shoes have been my go to’s for when I want to wear heels but want to be more casual. I’m only 5’2 so I’m short and every inch of height I can get definitely helps me out.

Here are other jeans I like that are similar to my Levi’s:

Distressed Levi’s

Patchwork Levi’s

Distressed ASOS

Patchwork Urban Outfitters