Who is excited for the return of a new Scandal tonight after a brief hiatus! I know I am although I’m not happy about a winter finale. The torture of waiting to find out how the entangled lives of Olivia, Fitz, and now her mother will unfold. In honor of the return of my favorite show and t.v. heroine, I am featuring a classic Olivia Pope look. One of the best parts of her wardrobe are her coats and this cozy, wrap style is so luxe. It’s one of those items you can throw on top of anything and look sophisticated as ever. But of course, Olivia Pope wears it with a slick pair of trousers, a feminine blouse, and pearl jewelry. Are you obsessed with Olivia Pope? What’s your favorite look?
The only thing better than a great pair of boots is a pair of military-inspired boots. I first saw these Area Forte riding boots in Anthropologie last season and instantly fell in love….but not with the price. I scavenged the web and found the same boots for way cheaper on 6pm.com. I was delighted to add these unique boots to my collection. The subtle mottled look to the brown leather give them a vintage feel making them so intriguing. The design is also very interesting with a lace-up detail on the front and rustic silver buttons along the side. This is the type of boot that makes a statement even though it’s a classic that will be relevant for years to come. They were definitely worth the investment
Winter shorts. It seems like an oxymoron but it’s a look that I have embraced along with many other fashion-minded ladies out there. It’s a nice alternative to a dress or a skirt with tights and for some reason, it seems a tad more flirtatious. Last week I wrote a post about revisiting the classic look of houndstooth. I found these cuties years ago at Macy’s and they are still very relevant. The shorts speak for themselves so I usually just wear a solid top and tights and some sexy heels to accent the legs. Another cute idea is to wear over-the-knee boots and show just a peek-a-boo of thigh. The booties were an old purchase as well from Nine West. I honestly kind of forgot about them until I stumbled upon them a few weeks ago. There’s nothing like dusting off a great pair of shoes and giving them new life. Do you wear winter shorts? If so, I’d love to see how you rock them.
Are you still contemplating Thanksgiving Day outfit ideas? Here are two ideas you can toss around. Contrary to what most people think, I don’t think it’s a good idea to wear super loose and comfortable clothes on holidays. This just encourages the likelihood of you overeating and feeling bad about yourself later. Another tip is never go to a party hungry. Always eat a light snack before heading over so you won’t be the guest hogging the appetizer table. I feel you should be relatively comfortable, and of course, adorable. If you’re attending a more formal sit down dinner, I recommend an A-line or skater dress. This silhouette is feminine without being too restrictive. This River Island dress has it’s own pearl necklace embellishment which I paired with an edgier silver moto jacket so it wouldn’t be so girly. Adding opaque tights and classic patent Mary Janes helps ground the look (and keeps your legs warm for those in colder climates). For those attending a more casual gathering, try a nice pair of jeans with some stretch for comfort. I love this mixed texture moto knit jacket. The fur collar adds a touch of sophistication. You can’t go wrong with these sick pair of Marc Jacobs over-the-knee boots! I hope these ideas help you a little. Honestly, I’ll be at home with the hubby for Turkey Day and will be lounging in my fluffy leopard print robe all day
It looks like tartan is here to stay. The safe way to incorporate this look into your wardrobe would be to add a tartan blazer or shirt but why not be a little daring and try some plaid pants? I stumbled upon these adorable pair from Mango and was inspired to pair some looks with them. I will admit that wearing plaid pants can be a little tricky so I have created three different ways to rock this look. The first look is for someone with a more edgy personality. The addition of a cool leather moto jacket and Jeffrey Campbell booties to an otherwise preppy look gives it a London rocker, school-girl look. If your looking for a more work appropriate look try pairing the pants with a feminine silk blouse, a structured blazer, and pearls. If you’re a little self-concious about your rear, you can wear a long cardigan with a scarf and tall boots to provide a cozy and casual look.
Which look do you like the best? I would love to see what outfits you come up with so feel free to share!
Have you ever wanted to know what shoes would look like in say……the year 2050? I believe shoe designer Camilla Skovgaard has a fashion crystal ball. This Danish designer creates the most amazing footwear that is cool, rugged, edgy, and futuristic. These are the type of shoes that give a woman an instant strut and swagger to her step. Her sexy, tough girl look has been embraced by many celebrities including Halle Berry and Rihanna. I love how architectural her shoes are. They are literally like pieces of art almost too gorgeous to wear….almost. Take a peek below and try not to drool
If you’re looking to splurge on one of these beauties, they can be purchased at Saks Fifth Avenue or check out the website camillaskovgaard.com.
Houndstooth is one of those classic prints that never goes out of style. Once worn by aristocrats meandering the lush greenery of the U.K. duck hunting for sport is now worn by all. I used to not be a huge fan of this pattern because it seemed a little granny to me, but recently I have revisited this classic and I view it in a whole new light. It helps that designer have branched out from just coats and capes to flirty shorts and body con dresses giving this traditional look new life. I’m also loving the use of bright colors in leiu of the traditional black and white. Have you embraced this classic pattern with any key pieces in your wardrobe? Please feel free to share your favorite houndstooth looks.