Quilted Florals

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Quilting is not just found on classic Chanel handbags anymore. The trendy texture is on everything this fall, from leggings and skirts to leather jackets and cardigans. This quilted crop top initially caught my eye because of the gray floral pattern with a hint of pink, but the final selling point was the fun, feminine texture.

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I love the juxtaposition of a feminine item paired with something edgy, so I balanced out the girly top with a leather skirt and caged sandals. To accessorize, I added some simple studs and basic black purse.

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Top: Nordstrom (Savvy)

Skirt: Kohl’s

Caged Sandals: DV by Dolce Vita

Links and Leather

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One of my favorite finds at Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale is this mixed metal necklace. I’m a sucker for statement necklaces and loved the edgy, yet feminine look of this stand-out accessory. The pastel stones soften the heavy-metal look of the chain links, creating a modern necklace that can instantly glam up an outfit.

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I wanted the mixed-media necklace to be the focus of my ensemble, so I paired it with a simple white tee. Staying with the edgy look, I finished the outfit with a leather skirt and lace-up booties. It’s a great feeling when you piece together an outfit that makes you feel confident and that is exactly what this outfit did for me.

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Thanksgiving Outfits for Every Dress Code

Tomorrow is the big day! From fancy to festive and everything in between, these four outfits are perfect for a variety of Thanksgiving plans.

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For a casual gathering at home with family and friends, cozy leggings (hello, elastic waistband!) paired with an oversized sweater and infinity scarf creates a stylish, yet laid-back look. The sequin elbow patches glam up this basic sweater and add a trendy touch.

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Heading to a festive, fancy soirée? The gold embellishments amp up this little black dress. Show a little skin – but not too much. This tight, short dress is balanced with the long sleeves and high neckline, which creates a sophisticated style. Accessorize with dangly earrings and heeled booties or pumps for a glamorous look.

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Friendsgiving calls for more of a funky, relaxed vibe. Layering a feminine lace dress with an edgy leather jacket definitely achieves that look. It’s all in the details – the studs on the jacket and turquoise ring bring this outfit together.

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‘Tis the season for sparkles! Sequins aren’t just for New Year’s Eve. As LaurenConrad.com shows, a chunky, knit sweater can dress down a metallic skirt. Complete the look with tights and booties for an effortless ensemble.

I hope everyone has an amazing (and trendy) Thanksgiving! :)

Tuesday Trends: Thanksgiving Edition

Only two more days until Thanksgiving! Time to eat, drink and be merry! Check out my favorite turkey day trends for decorating, dressing and dining.

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DIY banners are a fun decoration for any occasion, especially when made with pretty ribbons and beautiful calligraphy. Burlap banners, which have also been popular on Pinterest, add country charm and are a favorite of mine. This dessert table from Paddington Way, complete with a DIY pom pom garland and several tiered cake stands, is a simple, stylish way to serve sweet treats this Thanksgiving.  Hello, mini pumpkin pies!

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For a trendy twist on this traditional fall decoration, try DIY chevron pumpkins from My Sweet Savannah. With a little bit of paint and patience, this front porch staple is transformed from simple to stylish.

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Whether you are spending your turkey day at a fancy soirée or at home dining with your family, you can’t go wrong with a simple dress paired with a sparkly statement necklace. The tailoring and conservative style of this leather dress, found on ador.com, make it look classy and feminine. A statement necklace and simple cross-body bag are the perfect accessories for this polished, sophisticated look.

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Nailed it! This color-block mani featured on NailPop will match any Thanksgiving outfit. The jewel tones topped with gold studs  create a glamorous look and are perfect for fall. b974d59a22a878f6ecb6b8e00c862c29

Give thanks this Thanksgiving with customized place mats. This simple DIY project doubles as decoration and a fun activity. What am I thankful for? My family, friends, health and job, just to name a few. Plus fashion, food, Pinterest… the list could go on and on.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Fall Fashion Show with Lili Boutique

20131020-150830.jpgOne of my favorite work events to attend is Fabrik Fridays, a weekly fashion show at SHe by Morton’s. The runway winding through the dining room of this stylish steakhouse plays host to fashionable collections from local boutiques and designers.  Lili Boutique recently opened in Las Vegas and put on a great show! With gorgeous dresses, trendy accessories and fresh designs, Vegas fashionistas are in for a treat. 20131020-150835.jpgLeather is my favorite trend this fall. The mesh cutouts on these leggings make them extra edgy. Complete the look with a high-low graphic tank or t-shirt and some studded accessories. 20131020-150841.jpgSHe’s bringing sexy back. With black lace and an open back, this stunning dress is perfect for a date night or bachelorette party on the Strip!20131020-150849.jpgStatement necklaces can take a dress from simple to super-stylish in no time. Toss on a sparkly, Peter Pan-style necklace for instant fashion flare. Heeled booties will also take the look to new heights. 20131020-150854.jpgDon’t put your shorts away just yet! The blush and nude tones of this outfit make this summer style  autumn appropriate.20131020-150900.jpgChunky, tribal print sweaters are everywhere this season! With so many colors and patterns, it’s hard to decide on just one! They pair perfectly with dresses or leggings. 20131020-150907.jpgBlack and white is always chic. The sheer sleeves and plunging neckline is subtly sexy. A black and white mini skirt is very versatile and can be worn with black tights when temperatures start dropping.20131020-150924.jpgI think we can all agree that wearing white after Labor Day is a fashion faux pas of the past. This lovely lace dress looks stylish in any season.

Looks to Keep

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Don’t do too much spring cleaning! There are still some styles from winter that are popping up everywhere this season! Here’s how to transform them from winter wear to spring staples!

  • Peplum. This figure-flattering trend is here to stay! Whether it’s a skirt, dress or top, go for a bright color or fun pattern. A leather peplum top will look great with some mint or neon-colored skinny jeans!
  • Studs. The trendiest detail around! Mix this “tough girl” look  with pastels or lace for a more girly vibe.
  • Leather. Instead of heavy coats think accents: panels on dresses, trims on tank tops and shoulder patches on sweaters.
  • Statement necklaces. Accessories are a great way to add a pop of color, such as mint or coral. The Peter Pan style is also popular to wear with a top or dress that has a simple neckline.
  • Patterned pants. Look for colorful floral prints or brighten up a dark-patterned pair from winter with a pastel or neon top.