Thursday, November 22, 2012

happy thanksgiving!

this year, i have so much to be thankful for: good family, good friends, good health, and a bright future. Although i am missing some key players this year, i am so excited to spend the time catching up with the loved ones who are here and of course stuffing my face with turkey, mashed potatoes, and my aunt's famous pumpkin cheesecake. 

i hope you all have a wonderful day, no matter what you have planned. now, go enjoy it!


Monday, November 19, 2012

sweatpants for the win

i just had one of those weekends that was so hectic that if i could just hit the do-over button, i would definitely shut myself in, put on some sweatpants, curl up with a book, and drink bottomless mugs of tea. but, since that wasn't the case, i decided to put my thinking cap on and find a solution for the best of both worlds... a way to rock the sweatpants, in public, without looking like a total slacker. 

see? totally acceptable i think. new cold weather sunday morning wardrobe: found. especially that bag. i couldn't be more obsessed...kate spade totally hit the nail on the head with that cheeky hashtag. the key to being publicly cozy is wearing sweats that are slightly tailored and slim legged so you don't swim in them and look sloppy. also, keep accessories simple but still fun, to show you were capable of putting some effort in when you got ready that morning. a little sparkle nail polish goes a long way!

//hot pink down vest//cat-eye sunnies, so you can get away with minimal makeup//golden arrow earrings/ cozy cable knit sweater/ adorable pompom hat//gold glitter polish//aaaah, the acceptable sweatpants//hangover bag/ /warm winter boots//

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

frozen petals

i'm a girl who loves everything about fresh flowers: the bright colors, the intoxicating smell, the softness of the petals... i could go on and on. but it seems like every year in fashion as soon as the leaves fall, all things floral disappear. i've tried to make my summertime prints work in the colder months, but for whatever reason those pretty little flowers just look weird when paired with winter boots and a down jacket.

but oh, imagine my joy when i discovered these pants by Citizens of Humanity... a winter floral!!! and they made it in the 'rocket,' a high-rise jean that's oh-so-soft and flattering, making it one of my favorites for the past couple years.

obviously, i sprinted right out and bought myself a pair of these awesome jeans. i've been pairing them with chambray shirts (like the way they were styled on CoH website), but also with chunky sweaters, boots, or high heeled booties. The muted gray-blue of the pants keeps them winter appropriate, but the rose pattern is a fun and flirty nod to the summer months to come. 

below i've posted some of the other great winter floral pants that i've seen since i bought the Citizens. i'm terribly infatuated with the pair by 7 for All Mankind. Which are your favorites? Do you have a favorite way to make florals work in the darker months?

{images via Shopbop}