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From Flatlay to Real Way- Casual Chic Winter Outfit

Welcome back! How’s the holiday shopping going?! My mom helped me finish up most of the wrapping today. It’s dizzying, isn’t it? I thought I’d take a break from wrapping and dive into fashion with a new “From Flatlay to Real Way!” (It’s where I think up outfits, lay them out, and then put them on!) You can go many places in this winter outfit… Have a holiday happy hour for work? Wear this look to work and head on out to the bar! (You may want to wear flats during the day.) It’s the perfect winter casual chic and classy holiday outfit. read more

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The Cozy Gift Guide

Here’s the first guide in a series of gift guides this holiday season!  Right now, I am in such cozy mode that I am craving all the cozy things!   Give me all the soft sweaters, slipper socks, scarves… You name it, I want it!  I’m sharing reasonably-priced cozy gifts from my favorite retailers!

The Cozy Gift Guide for Her

The Cozy Gifts

I plan on curating guides specific to many different kinds of recipients.  Please leave a comment on this post with a guide you would find useful, and I’ll get on it right away!

    1. Knit Tech Gloves ($9.99, come in 4 colors)  Everyone could use a pair of these!  Who wants frozen fingers when  handling their phone at a tailgate party or at a holiday parade with the family?!
    2. Velvet Slipper Socks ($10, come in 3 colors)  Happy feet.  ‘Nuff said.
    3. Fleece Onesie Pajamas (about $35, come in 6 variations and have pom pom drawstrings!)  I have never had onesie pajamas, and I am a sucker for the red holiday print!  These jammies are footless, which I love because I’m tall.  When I was a kid, the onesies pajamas with footies were always stretched to the max on me.  I hated it!  It was either that, or they were 2 sizes to big to accommodate length!
    4. Chenille Leggings ($58, come in 3 colors) These are sooo soft. I want to LIVE in them.
    5. Crackled Glass Candle in Mulled Wine ($34) I just bought this cozy candle yesterday.  At first, I was drawn to the pretty presentation, but once I took a whiff, I was a goner!  Smells sooo good!
    6. Faux Fur Ear Muff ($24, come in 3 colors) Faux fur anything is always so cute, and I love that these ear muffs look like a headband!
    7. Patchwork Fair Isle Knit Scarf ($79.50, but 25%  off right now with code READYTOPARTY, comes in 2 colors) How charming are the colors and the fringe?  Bonus: Scarves fit everyone!
    8. Faux Sherpa Open Hoodie ($79.50) This cozy number has a shirttail hem and side slit pockets.  It’s an amped up version of your standard cardigan!
    9. Sweater Dress (on sale for $98 for a limited time, comes in 4 colors) Throw this on and look chic but feel like you’re in pajamas.  It’s perfect for days when you’re not sure if friends and family are stopping by your house.
    10. Long Sleeve Cozy Henley ($24.99, comes in 3 colors) This is not your average henley!  It has a relaxed fit and isn’t as form-fitting as others.  Where are my large-busted girls?!  This one won’t make you feel like you’re on display!
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    Clothing Items to Stock Up on This Moment

    All the adorable winter styles are on sale right now, so it’s the perfect time to stock up!  Even if you think some of these clothing items are a little trendy, they may still be in style in the fall!  Plus, trends tend to come full circle every few years.  And if you’re not paying full-price, all of these pieces are well worth the risk!

    Faux Fur Leopard Coat

    boots // Good American jeans (Khloé Kardashian’s line!) // similar graphic sweatshirts here, here, and here

    These were and still are a huge trend this season!  I was lucky enough to find my faux fur leopard coat half-price on an Anthropologie sale rack, and while that one is no longer available, I have linked some other (on sale) viable options for you!

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    Cute and Inexpensive Sweaters I’ve Been Wearing

    I love shopping so much! It honestly makes me happier than pretty much any other pastime.  (Can I call it a pastime?!)  So I’m so glad I discovered Zaful, because they have the cutest stuff for the best prices.  If you’ve seen my previous outfits from Zaful, you probably already understand!  And of course, have a look below at the cute and inexpensive sweaters I’ve been wearing from Zaful.

    Layered Sleeve Faux Pearls Sweater

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    J Brand High Waisted Jeans // Love Moschino Quilted Bag // Sam Edelman boots // Daniel Wellington watch– 42% off! // Alex and Ani bangle set– on sale!

    It’s no secret that I am obsessed with this shade of pink, and when I saw the layered ruffle sleeves and pearl details on this sweater, I couldn’t resist!  This top is so adorable and trendy, and right now, it is only $21.14!!  And if you’re not a fan of pink (gasp!), never fear.  You can also buy this sweater in red, army green, or white!

    Not only is this sweater (and everything else I’ve gotten from Zaful… Check out this post!) chic, but its quality is pretty stellar.  I just cannot get over the low prices!  If I didn’t know about Zaful, I’m pretty sure I would overspend on similar items from other retailers.

    Boat Neck Loose Sweater

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    Frame Distressed Cropped Skinny Jeans // Merona belt // Rebecca Minkoff bag // Converse Unisex Shoes // Alex and Ani bangle set– on sale!

    This sweater is so soft, and it comes in 6 other colors!  And get this, it is only $11.99!  Right now you can snag a second one for 30% off!  They are totally worth stocking up on because you can wear them on almost any occasion!  I think I would go for the wine red shade next! read more

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    Cozy Cardigans I’m Wearing this Winter

    Hey, everyone!  It’s pretty chilly over here now (I hope it stays that way and isn’t 60 degrees on Christmas day!), so I wanted to share with you some cozy cardigans I’ve been wearing this winter!  They are so cozy and warm that I plan on wearing them on repeat all winter long!

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    Pocketed Eyelash Cardigan // Amour tee // cocktail dress (25% off with code FRIENDS) // Similar Gucci bags here, here, and here // MAC lipstick // Metallic Bow Hair Ties // similar booties here and here

    Cozy Cardigans I'm Wearing this Winter
    Free People cardigan here and here 

    Femme tee sold out- very similar one here // Velour Joggers (softest pants EVER) // sneakers (on sale) // Silk base wigs (almost out of stock!) // Daniel Wellington watch

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