Monday, December 21, 2015


Here is the final look in my holiday style series! I wore this outfit (with booties) to a charity holiday party, but I think this look is perfect for a corporate holiday party, Christmas dinner, Midnight Mass and so much more. With a simple switch of a shoe you can dress this faux leather skirt way up or way down. And the green and black combo is very seasonally appropriate. 

Where would you wear this outfit?

WEARING: gap sweater, skirt from nordstrom (SIMILAR ON SALE FOR $30), ALDO BOX CLUTCH, dolce vita boots (SIMILAR,SIMILAR)

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Monday, December 14, 2015


You can't have a holiday style series without an ugly Christmas sweater! And by ugly, I mean this super adorable snowman sweater. How cute is he? You're guaranteed to loose the contest if you show up in this. #WayTooCute.

What do you think? Is the sweater cute? Can I wear it outside of an ugly sweater party, on a regular Saturday afternoon?

WEARING: cotton emporium sweater (sold out b/c it's so cute but great option HERE HERE), BANANA REPUBLIC GRAY JEANScoat from nordstrom, target hat, dolce vita boots

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Monday, December 7, 2015


Black and white is always seasonally appropriate, but it's especially classy and classic during the holidays. I think this color combo is perfect on its own, but a lot of people like to pop it by adding color with shoes and accessories. I, on the other hand, kept the look all neutral and added a pop with texture in the vest and crystals on the bag and necklace. 

I think this look is perfect for a Friendsmas dinner. What do you think?

WEARING: MAX STUDIO FUR VEST, j crew necklace (VERY SIMILAR), pants from bloomingdales, bag from DSW (SIMILAR), nine west booties (VERY SIMILAR)

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Sunday, November 29, 2015


Well, the turkey's been cut and the stuffing's been stuffed, so now it's time to focus party season! Over the next several weeks I will bring you looks to get you in the spirit, and hopefully inspire some of your holiday style this season. 

*I teamed up with the uber talented Katrina of KATRINA DAVIS PHOTOGRAPHY on this holiday style series.

What are the holidays without some sparkle, right?! This look is a good way to kick off the holiday party season for a dinner date, post work holiday happy hour or any occasion where you want to show you are in the spirit without being totally committed to the season just yet :) 

The fun pencil skirt & denim top around the waist makes the look classic enough for everyday, but the bejeweled sweater adds the perfect touch to kick it up for this festive time of year. 

Where would you wear this outfit? 

WEARING: j crew top (option 1,2,3) zara skirt (CUTE OPTION), jean michel cazabat pumps, thrifted clutch, TARGET BLUE AVIATORS

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Monday, November 23, 2015


Before I started my current job, I got to treat myself to some 100% necessary retail therapy because my current gig is my only gig with a dress code.
 I headed straight to Banana and stocked up on some goodies including everything you see here.
 I had fun doing the whole business casual thing in the beginning, but now I think I'm over it. Ha! Or maybe I just need to go on another spree at Banana to get me excited about dressing up again.

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Monday, November 2, 2015


Back to outfit posts and starting fresh with a crisp white button down and an oldie but goodie, thrifted skirt in colors that are both fall and Halloween appropriate.
I got this skirt from my favorite Goodwill in Atlanta (Norcross) for $3. I thought I misplaced it during my move to California but low and behold I found at my spare closet at my parent's house! I love it when that happens. I feel like I went shopping without spending any money :)
And about the shirt, I believe when you find a white shirt that you like you need to buy it in multiples because you know they don't last very long. Or maybe that's just a problem I have because I wear them on repeat! How do you keep your white shirts bright and avoid those annoying armpit stains?

WEARING: gap white shirt (SIMILAR SIMILAR both $39) thrifted skirt & clutch (Goodwill), ISOLA BRIANNA SANDAL ON SALE FOR $60
WORN TO: work & church

Monday, October 26, 2015

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

As I said on INSTAGRAM the Grand Mosque is too beautiful for words, so please just enjoy the pictures. 

**Simply Chic Travel Tips: Sheikh Zayad Mosque**
Visit the mosque right around sunset. It's quite spectacular to watch against the white building and going around this time will allow you to see the mosque in all of its night time glory.

Also, women will be provided with an abaya to wear, but I think if you are fully covered from head to toe you don't have to wear what they give you. I wish I would have brought my own scarf for my head because the hood on the abaya kept blowing off.

 On another note, I HIGHLY recommend Rosewood Hotel in Abu Dhabi. I'm a self proclaimed hotel snob and this was by far the most, luxurious and high tech hotel I have ever stayed in. The whole room from the curtains to the lights to the television was controlled by the touch of an iPad (see the video) and we won't even talk about how fabulous this tub is! I'd go back just to stay here. No lie. 

(room tour)
(iPod controlled rooms)

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