fair isle style

Fair isle top (also in ivory or burgundy); Current/Elliott Stiletto high waist skinny jeans in Yucca wash (old, similar here & here); High top slip-on sneakers in grey flannel (old, similar).

Happy Wednesday to you! The above was my outfit on Monday and I wanted to provide a review of the fair isle top. It’s a recent purchase (discussed here) and I am very pleased with this top. The fair isle yoke is wool free while the rest of the top is a thick and warm thermal cotton material. The overall top looks like your typical fair isle sweater, yet it has the unexpected texture and comfortable feel of a thermal top. This may be a good option if you’re allergic to wool or simply want a cruelty free fair isle option. It’s true to size, I’m wearing a size Small.

Also, I highly recommend this top in black. I also ordered this same top in ivory but it wasn’t as striking in ivory as it was in black. The ivory also seemed to have a smaller fit despite ordering the same size, but I didn’t measure them to actually compare. In the end, I was definite feeling the black since it has such a flattering fit.

Have a great day! xx

rainbow stripes & lined jeans

Rainbow stripe turtleneck in grey (also in yellow); Lined skinny jeans in angel island (left pic); Lined skinny jeans in midnight gray (right pic).

A quick try-on session today as my first shipment arrived from my recent Free People online order (discussed here). The cotton knit turtleneck is a winner, it’s true to size (size Small) and the rainbow stripe on the side is smile-inducing. It reminds me of J.Crew’s tissue turtleneck tops but not as fitted and the turtleneck is looser around my neck. It’s a great stand alone top or a cute layer underneath your favorite vest or sweater.

The skinny jeans in both pictures are lined for warmth and in a size 4 petite (the length is perfect for my 28″ inseam!). I’m definitely keeping the blue pair since the fit is spot on for me. Unfortunately, the grey pair ran a bit big despite being the same size. I’d like to try on a size 2 petite pair because I really do love grey jeans (grey matches with everything), but I will wait for the Black Friday discount (I believe it’s 50% off everything). I love that the brushed interior lining is warm without adding any bulk. Warmth is a must for those cold days at the playground or the long walks around the neighborhood.

Enjoy your Tuesday evening! xx

fun with faux (sherpa)

Faux sherpa jacket in ivory (also available in navy); Hooded sweatshirt in grey (also in black); Black fair isle print leggings; High top slip-on sneakers in grey flannel (old, similar); Ray Ban Light Ray Wayfarer sunglasses (old, similar).

Hope you enjoyed your weekend. Are you ready for Thanksgiving? We are, especially since we are not hosting haha. Funny because it’s true.

I can already tell that I’m going to wear this outfit a ton in the coming months. The jacket is long enough for a lot of my tunic length tops and the faux sherpa is soft to the touch and cozy warm. Even the front pockets are lined with sherpa! I’m wearing a size Medium in the jacket (I size up for my jackets and coats so I can wear a sweatshirt or sweater underneath).

I picked up the hoodie sweatshirt during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and the fit is extremely flattering for a sweatshirt. The fit is so good that I purchased this hoodie in black as well as navy. I sized up to a Medium in this because it’s a slimmer cut overall.

Leggings are life for me since they suit my mama lifestyle. I’m wearing my usual size Small in these printed jersey leggings. I also picked the same legging in a blue plaid print as well as a side faux leather stripe. I’ll feature them in a future post.

Have a great Monday! xx

free people refresh

Romper (also in blue or white); Rainbow stripe turtleneck in grey (also in yellow); Fair isle top (also in ivory or burgundy); Sweater leggings; Striped midi dress (Similar); Striped cotton knit dress in neutral (also in red/pink).

Hurry there’s a flash sale ending in 10 minutes (Free People extended it for an extra 2 hours). My purchases are above and discussed on my Instagram post. Also, I’ve included handy links for your online shopping ease. Have a great weekend!

11/28/18 Update: So, everything arrived from my Free People online order and I’m only keeping the rainbow stripe turtleneck top (see review here) and the fair isle top (see review here). Everything else was not working for me. The strapless coverup was too much fuss in figuring out the straps. The sweater leggings were unflattering, you must be stick thin like the model since it was a thick chenille knit. The long sleeve cover up or dress was okay but not great. The fit was too big and looked like a nightshirt. Lastly, the striped sweater dress was way too short to wear as a dress and I didn’t need another tunic sweater to wear with leggings or skinny jeans.

get your party (dress) on

I can’t believe Thanksgiving is next week. Then the holiday season and the celebratory parties commence. Here are my picks for what I’d wear to a cocktail party. You’ll notice they are all long sleeve as I get cold easily. But they still bring it with a hint of sparkle or full on sequins.

Metallic twist-front dress (also in cordovan); Green sequin dress; Metallic side-twist dress in black/gold (also in black/silver); Ruffle tier dress (also here); Red bell sleeve dress; Sequin dress (also here & here).

Have a great weekend. xx

coat weather

I admit that Fall and winter are my least favorite of the seasons but a comfortable, warm and stylish coat or jacket helps eases me into the cooler temps. I have a thing for outerwear because it’s what everyone will see, more so than what’s worn underneath. So, I up my coat and jacket game. Below are my picks for the season. You may notice the coats are midi length which works for keeping your butt warm yet looks great for pants/jeans as well as skirts/dresses.

Moto vegan leather & shearling long jacket in grey, black/black, whiskey (also here) and black/bottle green (also here).

This longer length moto jacket comes in four different color combinations. I bought this on clearance this past spring in the black vegan leather and black faux shearling. It’s surprisingly very warm and you can zip and buckle this all the way up to your chin when the chill requires bundling up. It’s tough on the outside and tender (soft and cozy) on the inside. It’s generously oversized so I purchased a size Small (I’m normally a size Medium for my outerwear).

Faux fur leopard coat (similar here & here).

If you know me, you know leopard print is a must. It’s adds so much to an outfit and the print just makes me smile. I bought my leopard coats a couple of years ago (see them here) and I relish wearing them.

Faux sherpa jacket in navy and ivory.

I just purchased this in the ivory in size Medium at 50% off and the half-off sale is going on now through the weekend. It’s such a luxe looking piece and looks and feels more expensive than its price. It’s machine washable and I like to cuff the sleeves so you can see the tan trim. It was love at first sight when I spotted this jacket on Instagram, it looks and feels even better in person. It’s a great deal at under $43.

Are you a coat and jacket lover like me? Have you spotted or purchased a new jacket that you love?

Have a great weekend! xx

leopard athleisure

Leopard sweatshirt hoodie & Leopard sweatpants.

This sweatsuit is a recent purchase, I waited for the sweatshirt hoodie and sweatpants to go on sale (and it’s still on sale–woo hoo!). I’m smitten with this set, it looks so cool together as well as wearing each piece with clothes I already have. I’m thinking the hoodie will pair well with my black vegan leather miniskirt or pants. And the sweatpants will look right at home with a bomber jacket and sneakers.

It’s true to size, I’m wearing a size Small in both the top and bottom. The sweatshirt has a loose fit and I like that it’s not cropped. The sweatpants are more fitted and I’m thrilled the length works for my short 28″ inseam (as you can’t really hem sweatpants with a bottom cuff).

I also love that it’s 100% cotton since I’m making an effort to not purchase animal products anymore. Also, I’m also trying to cut down on buying synthetic fabrics so as not to add to the microplastic pollution of our water and marine life. I need to buy a filter for my washing machine, anyone purchase a Cora ball or Guppyfriend laundry bag? If so, do you like it?

Happy Wednesday everyone! xx