Making a statement

Guess what! It FINALLY snowed here in Wisconsin. Ok, it might have only been a dusting but still I’ll take it. Growing up in Milwaukee has always meant loads of snow every winter for the holiday season, so I have to admit, this fairly dry winter is making it hard to get in the Christmas spirit lately. But waking up to a dusting of fresh powder has definitely put me in full on winter mode now. Baked some Christmas cookies, watched Elf and of course busted out a fabulous winter coat while running errands.

This coat makes me feel like a total badass, like I’m channeling my inner Cookie from Empire. Plus it’s so cozy! Since this coat is such a statement piece it is key to keep the rest of the outfit toned down a bit. So I kept the look very monochromatic in all black; leather leggings, thigh high boots and a chiffon top. But trust me no matter what you wear with this coat you are sure to turn heads!

Coat: C/O Simply be

Leggings: Express

Top: C/O Simply be

Boots: C/O Eloquii


Holiday Shopping with Pleasant Prairie Premium Outlets

Holiday shopping is a favorite part of the season for me. I tend to put a lot of time and thought into the presents I get for people and love the hunt for finding the perfect gift that I know my loved ones will truly LOVE. That being said holiday shopping can also be stressful, time consuming and costly.

One of my go to spots to get everyone crossed off of my Christmas list is the Pleasant Prairie Premium Outlets! All the best shops in one spot and at discounted prices! Coach, Michael Kors, Timberland, BCBG, UGG,Ghirardelli, North Face and so many more! It literally is a one stop shop to get all of your shopping done and still saving some money to buy yourself something nice too. And if you are anything like me, I tend to buy more stuff for myself when shopping for loved ones.

** this post was sponsored but all of the opinions are my own ***

2017 Holiday Gift Guide: The Techie

1.Google Home Mini: I have just added this little gadget to my home and let me tell you, I’m obsessed. It has voice recognition so all you have to do is ask it anything ” hey google turn on 90s music” or ” hey good turn on Bravo tv” and she does it for you:) 

2. DSLR: Who doesn’t love to capture memories with a good pic. Give them the gift of timeless moments with a DSLR camera. 

3. Virtual Reality: Give the techie something that they might not get themselves. Like virtual reality goggles! They are fun, futuristic and inexpensive 

4. Home Security: The gift of safety is truly priceless so give them the piece of mind by gifting a home security system that they can check from the comfort of their own Phone. 

5. Headphones: Wireless headphones are a great gift! Wear them to the gym, traveling or wherever your heart desires. 

6. Wine opener: This Coravin wine opener is amazing, it allows you to enjoy your wine without ever uncorking the bottle! So you can have a glass here and there while preserving the wine longer 

7. Newest IPhone: They techie needs to have the latest and greatest phone on the market l. 

8.iPhone Printer: We all have a million good pictures on our phones but we never take the time to get them printed off. Now you can print them off right away! 

9. The Tile: Never lose anything ever again with the TILE! Attach it to anything you don’t want to lose and then you are able to track where it’s at on your phone so you never misplace it! 

10. Portrait Frame Tv: This one is def pricey! But this is the most beautiful tv around! This one turns into looking like framed art when it’s not in use! How cool is that! 

4 sleeves are better than 2 

What is better than a normal 2 sleeved sweater? How about 4 sleeves?!?! Lol jk  Yes, at first sight it looks like this sweater has 4 sleeves but this sweater is so unique and a total conversation piece. The mustard yellow is stunning and looks great with navy, black or brown. And the waist tie is so flattering to show off some curves! 

Paired with some fringe bottom jeans, a bakers hat and metallic oxfords for a chic fall look with a lot of unique twists to it! Why be boring with your basics when you can stand out! 

Sweater: C/O Universal Standard

Jeans: Target

Shoes: Bloomingdales

Hat: American Eagle

Sunglasses: Ray-ban

Holiday Gift Guide 2017: The Beauty Junkie 

We all know that woman who always is watching the latest makeup tutorials or looking for the next big thing in all thing in the beauty industry. Well this is the gift guide for her! 

1. Anti aging Technology:  I think every beauty junkie is also a skin care addict. The NuFace facial toner helps with anti aging and elasticity for the skin. Since great skin is the perfect canvas to put makeup on an anti aging tool will be the perfect addition to their regimen. 

2. Luxury Skincare : Continuing with the skin care trend, getting someone some luxury skincare is always a good gift. These products are something most woman have wanted but never spoil themselves enough to purchase so give them the gift of luxe skin this season. 

3. Chic cosmetic bag: You can never have too many cosmetic bags especially for a beauty junkie! Plus this one is so damn cute:) 

4. The IT brand: Literally anything from the beauty brand of the moment, Fenty Beauty, will be a perfect present for this person! Especially  the gold highlighter that is stunning!!!! 

5.Fragrance sampler: Buying fragrance for someone can be hard because everyone’s taste is different. But a fragrance sampler where they can try smaller bottles of multiple perfumes so they can find their fave scent is perfect! 

6. A good blow out: Who doesn’t love a good blowout? But sometimes we get to busy to go to the salon and get one every week! So give them the luxury of a getting a great blow out at home with this Drybar giftset! 

7. Variety sets: Give them a full face of makeup with a variety gift set. The ones at Charlotte Tillbury give you literally everything you need for an amazing look. 

8. PALLETES: As a beauty junkie I love a good eyeshadow pallete. Neutral colors like the Tarte Toasted or a fun colors, any pallete will be a hit l. 

9. Silk: Silk pillowcases and eye masks are so great to prevent aging and keep healthy hair! This will literally make sure that they are getting beauty rest. 

10. Brushes: Some fun, quality, and festive makeupbrushes are always a hit. They are great for makeup application but also so pretty that you could display them on your vanity 🙂 

Black skinnies and sexy florals 

I admit, my fall wardrobe usually consists of a lot of black basics and maybe a pop of color in the mix. So that means I have a TON of black skinny jeans, but this year I have found my favorite pair to date. These skinnies from Loralette are comfy, flattering and the material goes with everything! Dress these up or down! 

Now let’s talk about this top, because it is ah-mazing! The floral, the mesh, the fit, literally everything about this top is perfect! It’s semi sheer so pairing it with a sexy black bra underneath to have that peek out a bit makes it a bit more scandalous, and I love it! 

Pants: C/OLoralette

Top: C/O Loralette

Shoes: Steve Madden

Bag: C/O Charming Charlie

Holiday Gift Guide 2017: The Hostess 

These gifts can be for the Hostess that is hosting Christmas this year OR the one who loves to be be the Hostess with the mostest all thru out the year. 

1. Cookbook: This person loves to have company and entertain, so a cookbook that gives them some new, tasty recipes is a great present option for them. 

2. A cute doormat: Great way to show some of this Hostess personality! From sweet to sassy you can find a doormat that is perfect for every Hostess you are shopping for.

3. Chic kitchen appliance: Something that this Hostess wouldn’t mind keeping on there counter year round. Like this chic AF citrus juicer. Perfect for fresh squeezed juices for breakfast or a cocktail! 

4. Bar accessories: A good entertainer has to have a bar cart or some sort of bar. So an accessory for there entertaining bar is a must! This decanter is so stinking cute too! 

5. A luxe candle: Get this Hostess a candle that makes their whole place smell delicious all the time! 

6. Cozy blanket: There is nothing better than a cozy blanket to wrap up in and relax. Which makes it the perfect present. 

7. Succulents: Getting a Hostess a plant that is not only chic but also has very little upkeep is key. 

8.Fun mugs: These fun emoji mugs from Bloomingdales are perfect for the entertainer since the emojis act as a drink charm .

9. French press: Give the gift of amazing coffee with a super chic French press. 

10. Good Champagne: For the Hostess you can never have too much champagne on hand. Plus you never know when you’ll need to celebrate something. And there is always a party when Veuve is around. 

Holiday Gift Guide 2017: The Fashionista 

Let’s be real, woman who are fashionistas like you and I tend to be super hard to shop for! This is because they already have an extensive closet and a style game all there own. So what do you get them? Stick to presents that are classic and never go out of style. 

1. Wide brim hat: this is great for the girl on the go, perfect way to hide a bad hair day and to tie practically any casual look together.

2. Oversized plaid blazer: The Fashionista can wear this with anything. Boyfriend jeans and a graphic tee, leather skirt and over the knee boots, or black jeans and booties. This will be a staple in their warobe. 

3. A stylish coffee table book:  Most fashionistas don’t just limit their style to their wardrobe. Their houses are just as chic, so a stylish book will be the perfect addition. 

4. The coveted item: Ever Fashionista and blogger are wearing the coveted item of the time. Right now it’s a Gucci belt. This will be able to be worn for years to come and the Fashionista will be so pumped that she is able to rock this piece. 

5. Pop of color clutch: Sometimes all an outfit needs is a little color. Give a little pop to the Fashionistas wardrobe.

6. Statement earrings: The Fashionista can never have too many accessories and these will perfect for a night out for NYE. 

7. Sleek over the knee boots: In the cold winter months every girl needs boots that will not long keep her warm but also still be stylish. These boots will be a hit for seasons to come and are a warbrobe classic. 

8. Chic mug: Make even her morning coffee a stylish part of her day! Get her a chic mug from Henri Bendel or Tiffanys and a bag of her fave roast. 

9. A unique tote: This girl is always on the go so get her a tote bag that has some personality like this one with bracelet handle. 

10. Oversized watch: Who doesn’t love a little arm candy?!? This statement watch will pair perfectly with all of her other accessories she can layer. 

It’s wine o’clock

In my early 20’s I was a white wine only girl, actually, more like a Franzia boxed wine only girl. But now that I’m fastly approaching the big 3-0 I have learned to have a love for all things red wine. I mean I love it so much I have even incorporated the color into my fall wardrobe this season! 

When I got this wine colored velvet suit in from Eloquii I couldn’t decide what to wear with it. Do I put lace with it? Leather? Black? White? There were so many options. Then I hit me, why try to break up the color? So I embraced this color and made my entire look monochromatic. 

I added some furry wine colored heels and a leopard bag to have so extra texture elements to the look and make it more interesting. Best part about it? I can spill my wine and no one will ever know! 

Pants: Eloquii C/O

Jacket: Eloquii C/O 

Tank: Target 

Shoes: Target

Bag:Sole Society

90’s vibes 

I’m loving that the trends from the 90’s are coming back!  Track pants and cute hats make me feel like I’m in a 1999 Britney Spears music video and I’m totally on board with it. 

These pants are comfy, sporty but also dressy! They are a very sturdy material and cute while also being cozy. The racer stripe down the side gives an added element of style to the look. Paired with a cute hat, off the shoulder top in the it color of fall, Grenidine  and round sunnies. This look brings your street style game to another level and the whole outfit is under $150! 
Pants: Target

Top: Rachel Roy old ( Similar)

Hat: exact is from Walmart for $6 but linked Similar

Sunnies: ASOS