Wednesday, November 25, 2015
I wanted to do a blog post with some cute fashion styles and outfits that can be worn for winter in warmer climates. Not everyone has cold winters where we can wear layers of clothes. Here where I live we do get cool fronts, we actually have one right now but cool is mid 60-70's and during the day with the sun it feels warmer. I love all the winter trends, sweaters, puffer vests, quilted jackets, coats, tall socks and boots, leg warmers and hand warmers, you name it. I honestly own a lot of cute winter items but honesty I countdown to these cool fronts and usually they aren't anything like what they predict or call for once in awhile we will get a drop down to the 40's at night but during the day it may stay in the upper 50's to mid 60's but usually I end up hot in my sweaters or layers.
I found some really cute winter trends that those of us who live in warmer climates can wear and dress up to still have the cute winter looks with out being super hot. Of course layers are the best idea because as the sun comes up and the day starts to get warmer you can take off a layer. I always buy oversized sweaters or off the shoulder style ones that can be worn with a cami or tank underneath. Also I stick with light weight layers. I love flannels and plaid button downs but I look for lighter weight ones that aren't so warm. Most of my jackets are light weight I own a few quilted or thicker jackets but for traveling mostly. We usually go to NC every spring and it is always cold and we have gotten lucky to have been on our trip when it snowed also. Floridians are always excited to see snow. I was not born in Florida but I was 6-7 when we moved here so I am pretty close to being a true Floridian. I was born in NH and we lived in Maine. I love snow but I am so happy we moved to Florida I can't imagine scrapping my windshield and shoveling snow every morning just to go to work lol. I give everyone major props that live in a cold climate where it snows a lot.
Onto my cute outfit ideas for winter for warmer climates. I found these really cute dresses at Tilly's, I was lucky to get a gift card to purchase a few items from their new collection and after looking at everything I decided to put together this post and wanted to go with some light weight options for winter that can be dressed up for work, date night or play. My first dress is a gorgeous blush color fit and flare lace dress. As soon as I saw this dress in their catalog I knew I wanted it. It looked so gorgeous and the color is amazing. It fits perfect and flatters all figures or body types being a line fit. It has thin spaghetti straps but if you are self conscious about your arms like slot of women are just layer a button down or cardigan over top, it looks so cute with layers. I tried it with gray and cream leggings, stockings in a cream color with a knit pattern and tall socks whether knee height or thigh high both look amazing. Same with boots you can wear a ankle boot all the way to a tall thigh high boot, this dress looks good with everything. I love the combat boot look with this dress, there is something about a girly lace or floral print dress and combat boots I love.
As you can see here I wore knee high socks and they can also be worn thigh height also but I slouched them down some because my boots weren't tall enough for the thigh height socks. I went with a mid calf height brown combat boot with laces by Steve Madden, but I also have Freebird brown boots with back laces that look great with the dress as well. I accessorized with gold and crystals, my bib style crystal necklace is also from Tilly's but it is older got it last winter, the crescent moon and crystal pendant is by Black Black Moon and can be purchased from the Ehlers Co, Passion for fashion on eBay. I have their link on my favorite shops in sidebar but will also add a link to this post on the bottom. If you mention my blog when purchasing or bidding on auction style sales, Pam the owner, will give you a 20% discount. Just tell her Melissa from Dlitefultrends sent you. My bangle is handmade by Adam Rabbit jewelry on Etsy and her link is also in my favorite shops as well as many previous posts.
My cardigan is Hollister boyfriend fit and you can also find some similar in the current Tilly's catalog, and online.
I also paired it with a fringe shaggy cream vest I got off eBay and have featured previously. It looks great with so many styles. One of my favorite pieces I have for fall and winter.
Next up I am going to dress up this cute floral long sleeve, v back with straps, cute dress. I have some leggings, stockings, tall socks and boots along with jewelry. This is just a peak into my fun shoot styling outfits for winter, I will have the real photos and post shortly. I just loved the look and wanted to share.
Links will be up shortly, hope you enjoyed. Xoxo Happy Thanksgiving.
Monday, November 23, 2015
My 70's inspired looks thanks to Rag and bone, Simply Quinn's, Asos, Target and Pacsun.
Rag and Bone jeans, Dre skinny and Elephant boot cut. Love them both.
Necklace by @Simplyquinns on IG and Etsy will add link below. Top is from Target and is a off the shoulder dropped top with crochet neckline.
Extra long knit duster vest from PacSun and jeans are all Rag and bone on this post.
Top by Asos and is a cold shoulder style long gauze peasant style top with bell sleeves with crochet trim.
Bracelet is a Disney find with my girls names and a heart charm cost was $9.95. Love it.
Jeans are Rag and Bone elephant jeans I got off eBay for under $40.
Loving my new hair color which is a mix of the pravana vivids red, violet and wild orchid. Love the depth and vibrancy.
Love my graphic tees and this off the shoulder tee is a older style I have had by Pebby Forevee and paired it with some distressed Silver Boyfriend jeans and a Old Navy flannel. Was going to get my hair done so went with the off the shoulder cut so I didn't have to worry about dye on my clothes.
My new hair color, pravana vivids violet, wild orchid and red. Olaplex is my life saver best product ever created. Keeps my hair healthy and shiny. Makes my color look so bright and vibrant. My tee is a long sleeve striped dolman style tee from Pacsun and black Hudson skinny jeans.
The vest is old and by Jessica Simpson from Dillard's. Necklaces are from Fawninginlove, the long blue and gold horn and then the crescent upside down moon was from Pacsun but Fawninginlove from Etsy has a better quality one in silver, gold and rose gold.
Necklaces from Adam Rabbit Jewelry on Etsy. Love my newest addition the longer amethyst slab style pendant. Have wanted one like this for awhile so I was super excited when I saw she posted one she has found to list.
Love my camo tee from Tillys, these are the best light weight cotton tee shirts love how soft and light they are. My bra is from VS pink and it's the bralette style with criss cross staps. I couldn't find one of these large enough to fit me but was thrilled to see VS had this one and the large fits me well. Could be a little bigger but it does the job.
My arm stack is Lacey Ryan and a amethyst gem I found by my friend on Instagram @Gypsyhavejewel.
This lovely Aztec sweater is a cowl neck style light weight sweater from Maurices.
The necklace is from Forever21.
Shoes are old faux suede ballet flats with gold studs and jeans are the same Vigoss brand distressed black. Throw on some Alex and Ani bracelets for just the right added touch of arm candy.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
What says fall more than S'mores, Campfires, Hayrides, and Boots. I love my new graphic tee shirt from Robby & Dee Studios on Etsy. I paired it with an inexpensive flannel I found at Walmart for $12.88 which beats some I was eyeing for $30-50 online. I also found some amazing deals on eBay I will link below for flannels under $15.
The necklace I got today also in the mail from one of my favorite jewelry shops on Etsy, Adam Rabbit. I have been wanting an Amethyst like this and she had found one she posted on IG so I made sure to scoop it up for her birthday weekend sale.
Here is my cute graphic tee styled with the flannel from Walmart. I also am wearing Vigoss jeans Tomboy, distressed style black jeans. Had these in blue and had to get the black because I love the fit.
I will have more photos coming soon of this graphic tee styled with a cute pencil skirt, a pair of leggings and of course Boots lol. Can't wait to wear this tee shirt more love the quote for this time of year. Links below for shopping.
A little glimpse at some of my Adam Rabbit collection. Missing is a ring I got for my daughter and some lovely amethyst earrings. Be sure to check out her shop on Etsy as well as her new shop on Amazon Handmade. Love the Amazon Handmade shops, same idea as Etsy and I have seen a lot of cool creative items already I love.
Coming soon, will have my Nita Angeletti feature done been working on getting photos of all the items I wanted to feature and will also have some great pieces from Fawninginlove, another great Etsy shop, Simply Quinn's which is on etsy also and is offering 20% discount for all my followers check out the link in my favorite shops and use code Gypsy20 for your discount. Also next week will have some great fall and winter dresses, yes dresses. Styled with tall over the knee socks, boots, leggings and more. This is for all my warm winter weather peeps out there that still love the winter and fall styles but don't necessarily get to wear the heavier pieces, I am giving some amazing cute options for outfits that are for the warmer climate but still have the cute trends for fall/winter 2015.
Everyone have a great Friday and weekend, check back Sunday for more fun ootd posts from this week and other features. Xoxo ✌️❤️
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
We have had some over cast and rainy days here in South Florida, so it has been a little cooler then our normal 80-90's with sauna like humidity daily. I took advantage to wear some sweaters and sleeves this week. Tuesday was work then took my almost 16 year old daughter to the mall for some shopping fun. Kept it simple but stylish still.
My top is an over sized V-neck tunic from Maurices.com paired with ripped extremely distressed black jeans from Fashion Junkee. I have some simple ripped on the knee only black skinny jeans then these really distressed skinny jeans that I love. I got these over a year ago and the rips have held up amazing also they black has not faded like so many other black denim jeans do. Also keep in mind I use to dry clean some of my clothes but now I have a steam dryer so I don't use the dry cleaners anymore. Between my amazing top load washer, we had a front load but they grossed me out, is amazing it has a gentle and delicate setting but my dryer is awesome. We have the Electrolux and it has a rack for steam cleaning clothes. I also can clean the kids sneakers on this setting. It's awesome and worth every cent. We got our dryer at the outlet scratch and dent because it's in a closet off the garage, but you can't even see the sent or scratch it's on the side. Also I hang a lot of my tee shirts and jeans to dry then throw them in for a few to soften. My shoes are my gray ankle booties from ShopSophieMay, link in side bar and prior post on boots.
My necklace is a pretty long chain with dream catcher, has some chains, a feather and a pretty opal like stone. Bracelets are Lacey Ryan beaded gold and black tones with a black leather wrap bracelet that has studs and a rhinestone infinity symbol. My bag is from Bohemian Vibe boutique and is a boho, fringe, black large tote. I love it and everywhere I go everyone thinks it is a high end designer bag. People always ask me is that Stella or another brand I forget. Love it, got it when they had their Christmas in July 50% off entire site sale for $30. Best $30 I spent this year.
Wednesday was dare to flare jeans, my Suki Silver Jeans in flare fit. Love being an ambassador for Silver Jeans, they are the best fit and quality haven't ever had a pair I didn't love. Paired it with an of the shoulder crop top in strip pattern from forever21 and some Alex and Ani bangles. Wearing some Jessica Simpson distressed leather heels with studs.
Mid week can't wait for the weekend, we have some cold weather heading in and will be wearing all my winter and fall looks for sure. Also excited to be doing a shoot with a lot of hot new trends from Tilly's and some great products I have been sent to collab or feature here on my blog. Excited to share some new designers and shops with everyone just in time for Holiday shopping. Yay. Have a good end of the week. Xoxo
Fashionjunkee.com Black ripped jeans, will add direct link shortly having issues with internet
Monday, November 16, 2015
Monday blues, not today. Found out I won some bracelets on IG and then my Fashion Junkee package arrived.
I was so excited they sent me this gorgeous rust color, cowl neck, chunky knit sweater. It is gorgeous and really I see myself wearing this a lot this winter.
Looked gorgeous with my vintage watch necklace from Exalted Heights and bohemian wrap bracelet from Bohemian Vibe boutique. Below I will post links to all items.
Paired it with a pair of my Jbrand jeans with ripped knees and the black ballet flats. Looked amazing and really trendy for fall or winter. Luckily living in south Florida these shoes can be worn year round.
Above are the ballet flats that I posted about last week, they are amazing. Love them. They fit very good, run true to size and are very comfy. Can't wait to style these with jeans, skirts and more. They retail for $25 link below. These flats also come in camel, brown color on the site.
Wanted to add this photo below with some leggings I found at Forever21 that match the sweater perfectly.
Also found the gold necklace at Forever21 and a pretty rust color stone, triangle necklace that sits perfectly right on my collar bone and can be seen with the fold over neck of this sweater excellent. I got all the items in the store not online but they should have them on the website also. I will look tomorrow and if they have them I will put up links.
Hope you enjoyed my quick post and links below to find items. Be sure to check out the entire site at FashionJunkee.com they have awesome sweaters, accessories, jeans, dresses and so much more. I always have at least 5-10 items on my wish list between paydays lol. Happy Monday. Xoxo ✌️❤️
Where to find:
Thank you and hope the links help. Also some amazing sales, the J Brand jeans are marked down over 50% off I am going to order another pair myself, I got them for $94 but $79 is awesome. Love bargains and finding deals on fashion. XOXO
Rustic, Nature & Plaid, Fur Holiday Accents
From Target.com and Pinterest.com
Below are a few of my favorite items from Target.com and Target stores for the holidays. I am using a lot of items I own already then some of my Fall decor will stay for Christmas. I got some amazing plaid and cable knit pillows and throws which I plan to add a few of the new holiday accents with for a more Christmas feel.
To me the easiest way to decorate your home and keep it simple but warm and inviting at the same time is using textures, patterns and colors in your decor theme choice. I am going with metallics, then some rooms I like a little red and green while other rooms I like to stick to gold and silver with some burlap or white accents. I have two trees so one is a winter theme and the other is more of a natural woodsy theme with antlers, deers, and owls or outdoor style nature items. Our family tree with ornaments for our family and from our travels is the more nature themed tree. This year I am looking for a new fake tree, we use to always get a real fresh tree but due to my daughter whom is asthmatic and has allergies then our cat that enjoys eating the tree we have since gotten fake trees over the years and I love them. You can find full fake trees that you cannot tell are fake, everyone who visits my home has always thought my tree in my living room was real and this year I plan to retire that tree to the family room and purchase a new led lit tree that is a little taller but same fullness. A few things will change this year. I found some antlers on sticks at Cracker Barrel along with a deer style tree topper similar to the one below from target which is meant to be wall decor I believe but the one I got is a tree topper.
Target Indoor Christmas Decor
Target Indoor Christmas Decor
I am keeping it simple with clear and white lights, gold and silver, mercury glass, burlap, a lot or nature. White Birch wood and then knits, plaid and faux fur. I want everything to feel like a warm cozy Christmas cabin feel. I already have my scents slowly transitioning from fall to winter this week and working on making a few pieces for my mantle. I was tempted to order cute burlap personalized stockings but my kids like their old ones, a lot of memories connected to them.
Enjoy my collages all items from Target.com and keep an eye out this week I am working on a styles shoot for the holidays and we will be pulling a lot of props earlier in the week for the shoot to style the back drop and I will for sure be keeping some items for my home, I will share my favorites in an upcoming post. Hope everyone had a great weekend and have a fab week. Xoxo. ✌️❤️
We have recently lost our pet bearded dragon so now I have space for a bar cart but for the time being will being using the wood buffet console I had his tank on for decor. I love these deer decor accents and trees. Hoping to do something similar in my entry way with a Merry Christmas banner and some garland on the mirror with a boxwood or berry wreath.
I love white birch, we are from Maine and my family sends us fresh cut white birch logs for by the fireplace every year. My box should arrive next week. I also love these small Charlie Brown style trees and the red boxwood style rose wreaths and mini trees. I have a few from passed years similar.
I adore these deer accents. They have a large and small in silver, gold and copper. I would like to get a small gold and large copper for my mantle or entry. I also love the white deer and they have a standing one same style. Deer and moose are favorites of mine being from Maine and NH we have always loved using them along with antlers for decor. My mom also is a fan and has been for many years after moving from up north to Florida. We enjoy the cabin northern feel during the holidays.
I love little trees in all different natural style elements. I also love mercury glass and metallics. Last year I made a few trees using styrofoam and pine cones, burlap and we also used some small glass ornaments. I like to arrange them in different colors and material or textures then of course multiple heights on tables, consoles or counter tops for a little accent.
I adore marquee lights and purchased two last year one that says Christmas and another that says Noel. I also have some metal stars. I love these marquee lights and the deer head on top right is similar to my cool wood deer head I got at Cracker Barrel (mentioned above) to use as a tree topper. I love the count down to Christmas sign also with blocks, I have an old one we have used for years the can be hung but has seen better days thinking about maybe replacing with this cute one from target.
I love banners and garland for the entry table and mirror, my mantle and the kitchen window. Love the snow ball garland and the one with red snow flakes. Tempted to make my own I have snow balls I got a few years ago from Joann's for wreaths and tree filler.
My favorite and I think a lot of ladies favorites are textiles, like blankets, pillows and rugs. I love to again mix prints, patterns, textures and colors. Love the faux fur stool looking for something similar for under my new long table and this is perfection.
You can never have enough throw blankets unless you ask my hubby. Lol. I have baskets filled and then throw them over the back or arm or sofa and chairs. Again love mixing patterns and textures.
While looking online tonight I ordered the gold deer head pillow because it said online only and hoping to find the red antler then top left Christmas mixed metallic pillow for my living and family room sofas and chairs. Love that deer head pillow. It will go so good with my plaid and knit pillows I got for fall.
That wraps up some of my favorite Christmas and winter items from Target.com. Be sure to check out your local flyers and the cartwheel app for sales this week. I will add links to my fave home decor tab this week along with other items from other stores I love for the upcoming Christmas holiday season. Can't believe how close it is. Sleep right and happy decor dreams. Xoxo ✌️❤️
I love rustic style decor but simple with a touch of glam with using metallics and white. Below some Pinterest inspiring photos I loved to share.
Quick note or addition to post, after the below comment was left I wanted to clear up a statement I made in a post about faux fur, I did not like the Target clearance faux fur vest but had stated I was tempted on clearance to buy it but knew I wouldn't get much wear with the warmer weather here. I love the style on many models and other bloggers just not so much on me and I can't imagine spending the money when I know I wouldn't wear it much, it is so hot here. I love faux fur for decorating and I even love the look of some of the fashion styles or trends that I was excited to find some of those looks made of a lighter weight material that is more of a fringe or shaggy material not fur. Sorry if that comment offended anyone or led to any confusion when I posted this piece using some faux fur items. I own a few blankets that have a faux sherpa feel or some may feel like or look like fur but aren't really. I love the texture and warmth. Also it feels so soft, I have never worn real fur I don't even own any items except an old jacket that has a removable fur collar which I wore once when it was cold in NC and then threw on for a photo once, other then that I was not trying to discriminate against faux fur, I would not ever wear real fur or use it to decorate my home but I do like faux fur, one of my favorite decor looks is rustic with deer heads and antlers that calls for some faux fur y'all. Happy Monday ;)