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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Boutiqueaholics

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For boutique lovers like myself, Boutiqueaholics in Las Vegas has everything you love in one container. Literally. It’s in Container Park, which is a fun retail, dining and entertainment development in Downtown Las Vegas.

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Boutiqueaholics is a boutique within a boutique. Several fashion lines and stores from around the world sell their trendy pieces under one roof. Clothing from Lili Boutique, one of my favorite local shops, can also be found here. Other lines include Sugarhill from London, Growze from Los Angeles, LuxC Closet from Miami, Babel Fair from New York City and Hey Gorgeous from Orange County.

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Not only are the clothes adorable, but so is the decor! I love the simple, vintage style. Using the books about high-end designers to display jewelry is such a creative idea and adds a chic touch.

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Whether you are looking for a fancy frock to wear out on the town or a casual, oversized sweater, you can find it here. I love the jeweled neckline on this pale pink dress. It’s right on trend with the pastel color palette that is popular this spring.

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This lace top with the subtle, sweetheart detail is a fun, feminine piece from Sugarhill. The Eiffel Tower print tank is another piece from this London-based boutique. Doesn’t it just make you want to be a jetsetter and eat colorful macarons in France ?

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Floral is my favorite trend this season. The patterned sleeves take this cropped bomber jacket from being simple to making a fashion statement. It would look great paired with a basic white tank, distressed jeans and d’orsay flats or heels. These unique styles are definitely worth checking out next time you are in Las Vegas.

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Website: boutiqueaholics.com // Twitter: @bbaholics // Instagram: @boutiqueaholics

 

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! :)

Weekend Looks

Ah, the weekend! Time to take a break from the work clothes and show off your casual sense of style. On days off, I love taking advantage of being able to wear trends I wouldn’t sport at the office. Sometimes a girl just wants to wear a funky graphic tee and distressed boyfriend jeans. These outfits are proof that comfy and casual can also be chic.

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Give your hair a rest from heat and styling. A loose, messy bun is perfect for the weekend – stylish, simple and sophisticated.
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Cozy up in an over-sized sweater paired with black skinny jeans or leggings. A faux-fur infinity scarf creates a glamorous look.
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Fall and flannel go together like peanut butter and jelly. For a sophisticated style, choose a plaid pattern that is subtle and incorporates neutral colors, such as tans and blues. Create this weekend-chic ensemble with distressed denim, a leather jacket and a knit infinity scarf.
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Graphic tees with distressed boyfriend jeans create a fun, laid-back vibe. The studded heels dress up the look, but fashion-forward flats would look great, too. The camo jacket and cross-body bag complete this trendy look.
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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.

Crazy for Chambray

I love the chambray style that has been popular this past year. Chambray shirts are so versatile because you can dress them up, dress them down and make them look girly or edgy. I’m so glad that sleeveless versions are easy to find this summer… and affordable! Target and H&M have some great options. Here are some of my favorite ways to style these trendy tops.
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Make a statement. Spice up these simple, neutral tops with a statement necklace! It adds instant color and style. Another way to stand out is to pair it with bold bottoms, such as a patterned skirt, colorful jeans or floral shorts.
Howdy, y’all. I’m a country girl at heart, so my cowboy boots are a staple in my wardrobe. For a complete cowgirl look, I like to wear them with a chambray top, flowy skirt and girly accessories. Keeping it casual and feminine is the key to getting this style.
Girly girl. Paired with pastels or florals, chambray tops look soft and feminine. Add dainty accessories, but don’t overdo it. Top it off with soft waves and natural-looking makeup.
Edgy. Pile on the studs and layer a button-up chambray top over a graphic tank to get this look. Finish this fashionable ensemble with black skinny jeans and heeled booties.
Wrap it up. Even though it’s summer, a light, breezy scarf is a cute way to accessorize. A fedora and cross-body bag are the perfect addition for a day of strolling in the sun.
Fancy pants. Just because it looks like denim, doesn’t mean it has to be casual. Pair with a dressy skirt, heels and some classy accessories. Just the right attire for a night out on the town!

Christmas in July… AKA Nordstrom Sale

Yes, I am talking about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! I was born a Nordies girl. Every summer my mom would hire a babysitter on that first Friday of the sale and come back with matching leggings and turtlenecks for my younger sister and I (typical ’90s fashion… so stylish). Once I was old enough to go by myself I loved to hit up opening day. With the excitement of new clothes for a new season and crowds of shoppers that are equally as eager, it’s impossible not to get into the spirit of the sale.

This pair of Halogen heels is my prized possession this year. I love that they look like booties and can be dressed up or down. They are really comfortable, too! I broke them in while working a restaurant grand opening, which might not have been a bright idea. However, after being on my feet for 6 hours I was still able to stand and even wore them again the next day.

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I paired the heels with cuffed skinny jeans and a peplum top for a casual, yet trendy look. Can’t forget the studded bracelet, too!

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Shoes: Nordstrom

Jeans: Citizens of Humanity

Top: Peridot Boutique

Bracelet: Peridot Boutique 

Happy Shopping :)