Holiday Gift Style: Sequin Pencil Skirts in XS-6X!


Pencil skirts are flattering on every body type & should be in regular rotation for a variety of occasions. However, as the holiday season is upon us, incorporating a little extra glam & holiday cheer into our separates makes for a fun way to express some joy, but also prepare for parties & fun social events. With that, try a sequin skirt!

SHOP: sequin high-waist ruched pencil skirt in black @New York & Company (on sale: $64.97, available in sizes XS-XXL) & solid sequin zipper split hem skirt in black @Bloomchic ($25.80, available in sizes 10-30).

Try this skirt with any of the following options: tucking in a pullover sweater with a statement necklace, an animal print blouse & drop earrings, an embellished cardigan set & velvet pumps, & a button down with polka dot tights & ballet flats.

How would you style this skirt? Have you been eyeing sequin pieces this season? What’s your go-to skirt style? For more stylish posts, check out: tunic sweaters from New York & Company, a fashion flashback with Sarah Hyland, & festive envelope clutches from Ardene! Happy Styling!

Holiday Gift Style: A Classic Plaid Dress from ModCloth—40% Off with Code: FRIYAY!


Now that the holiday season is in full swing & the deals are rolling in, it’s time to think about what you’re going to wear to all the upcoming holiday soirées! ModCloth has 40% sitewide using code: FRIYAY!

SHOP: Yours Truly long sleeve dress in red plaid @ ModCloth (on sale: $41.40, available in sizes XS-4X).

This can be dressed up or down if you’re headed to Happy Hour drinks after a day at the office, a brunch with girlfriends before seeing family, & for special occasions out with a loved one. Try a statement necklace & blazer with satin peep toe heels, an embellished cardigan with opaque tights & ankle boots, a holiday broach with ballet flats, or a denim jacket & suede ankle boots—all playful & festive styling possibilities!

How would you style this dress? Do you love yo wear plaid this time of year? How often do you wear dresses during the holiday season? For more stylish Black Friday posts, check out: ponte leggings from LOFT, Target’s bargain bold drop earrings, & jogger pants for 40% off! Happy Styling!

Holiday Gift Style: Ponte Leggings from LOFT for $29 with Code: YAY!


When search for a dressy leggings to wear for a special holiday event, something in a Ponte material works best. LOFT has just the style this Black Friday weekend, using code: YAY at checkout to get the best deal this weekend!

SHOP: plaid ponte leggings in navy multi (on sale: $29.00, available in sizes XXS-XL), shimmer plaid ponte leggings in black multi (on sale: $29.00, available in sizes XXS-XL), snake print ponte leggings in black (on sale: $29.00, limited availability in sizes XXS-XL), leopard print ponte leggings in black multi (on sale: $29.00, available in sizes XXS-XXL), shimmer ponte leggings in black multi (on sale: $29.00, available in sizes XXS-XXL), & houndstooth leggings in black multi (on sale: $29.00, available in sizes XXS-XXL) @LOFT.

Which legging do you like best? How would style these? Where would you wear these leggings? For more stylish Black Friday posts, check out: earrings for under $6, ribbed tops in over a dozen colors for 40% off, joggers in sizes XS-4X, & sparkly sweaters by Ava + Viv! Happy Styling!

Holiday Gift Style: Bargain Earrings for Any Season for Under $6!


I love a bargain! So do many Style Darlings this Black Friday weekend, especially if you’re shopping Target! If you’re in need of a stocking stuffer for a stylish loved one or can’t resist a sparkly deal for yourself, check out these earrings for under $6!

SHOP: Universal Thread twisted oval hoop earrings in gold (on sale: $5.59), A New Day filigree chandelier drop earrings in gold (on sale: $5.59), A New Day leaf drop earrings in gold (on sale: $5.59), & A New Day pearl drop hoop earrings in gold (on sale: $5.59) @Target.

SHOP: A New Day hoop earrings in gold & silver (on sale: $5.59), A New Day medium tear drop earrings in silver (on sale: $5.59), & A New Day filigree drop earrings in silver (on sale: $5.59) @Target.

Which earrings do you like best? Do you often give fashion jewelry as gifts? What’s your go-to earring style for the holidays? For more stylish Black Friday posts, check out: ribbed tops for 40% off in over a dozen colors, jogger pants in sizes XS-4X, & fuzzy cardigan sets on sale TODAY only! Happy Styling!

Holiday Gift Style: Versatile Ribbed Tops for 40% off in Over a Dozen Colors!


Fall’s must-have versatile top is a ribbed pullover, perfect for a work, party, or casual look when you want to add texture to an already bold companion piece, such as a faux leather pencil skirt, velvet leggings, trim-accented joggers, abstract print pants, studded jeans, or jacquard skinny pants. TODAY ONLY: Women’s clothing is 40% off @Target, so here’s your chance to add this trend to your wardrobe rotation!


SHOP: A New Day long sleeve ribbed t-shirt in 14 colors @Target (on sale: $7.20, available in sizes XS-4X).

SHOP: A New Day long sleeve ribbed scoop neck t-shirt in 6 colors @Target (on sale: $7.20, available in sizes XS-4X).

How would you style these tops? How often do you dress up basics like these? Where are you shopping for the best Black Friday deals? For more stylish posts, check out: jogger pants for 40% off, my favorite picks from Target for an even better deal now, & fuzzy sweater sets on sale today! Happy Styling!

Holiday Gift Style: Jogger Pants for 40% Off in Sizes XS-4X!


Joggers are the pants of the season, being a cozy & chic bottom that combines casual athleisure with luxury, depending on how you style a look. If you haven’t tried joggers yet or are looking to expand your collection, TODAY ONLY Target’s A New Day ankle jogger pants in black, olive green, blue, & gray (on sale: $16.79, available in sizes XS-4X).

Try styling these with a plaid shirt & ankle boots, a velvet top & evening sandals, a cardigan & blouse with kitten heels, or an oversized pullover sweater & tennis shoes. Which color do you like best? How do you like to style jogger pants? Where are you shopping for the best Black Friday deals? For more stylish posts, check out: past favorites from Target on sale for an even better deal now, cardigan sets by A New Day, & Ava + Viv sparkly sweaters! Happy Styling!

Holiday Gift Style: My Favorite Items from Target on Sale TODAY!


I’ve always been a big fan of Target, especially their A New Day, Stars Above, & Universal Thread brands, as well as SUGARFIX by BaubleBar jewelry collections. In fact, now that Black Friday weekend is upon us, most items I’ve featured on Style Darling Daily are on sale at an even better price for the season—TODAY ONLY. For example:

This post from August, SHOP NOW!: The Best Summer-To-Fall Pants for Work & Play from Target:

SHOP: A New Day’s high-rise slim straight pull-on pants @Target (on sale: $15.00, available in sizes XS-4X).

From Holiday Gift Style: Festive Earrings from SUGARFIX by BaubleBar @Target:

SHOP: SUGARFIX by BaubleBarDear Santa Statement Earring 3-piece set (on sale: $11.89), Season’s Greetings Statement Earring 3-piece set (on sale: $11.89), Sweet Tooth Statement Earring 3-piece set (on sale: $11.89), & Happy Hanukkah Statement Earring 3-piece set (on sale: $11.89) @Target.

SHOP: SUGARFIX by BaubleBarClaus Couple Statement Earrings in light & dark (on sale:$10.49), Merry & Light Statement Earrings (on sale: $9.09), & All is Calm All is Bright Statement Earrings (on sale: $6.99) @Target.

SHOP: SUGARFIX by BaubleBarHome for the Paw-lidays Statement Earrings (on sale: $9.09), Cat in a Hat Statement Earrings (on sale: $9.09), Jingle All the Way Statement Earrings (on sale: $9.09), & Winter Wonderland Statement Earrings (on sale: $9.09) @Target.

SHOP: SUGARFIX by BaubleBarIf You Know You Snow Statement Earrings (on sale: $9.09), Hog the Eggnog (on sale: $9.09), Tree Spirit Statement Earrings (on sale: $9.09), & Eight Nights Statement Earrings (on sale: $9.09) @Target.

Lastly, from my previous post entitled: SHOP NOW!: The Perfect Cami for Work & the Holidays!:

SHOP: A New Day v-neck cami in black or copper @Target (on sale: $12.00, available in sizes XS-4XL).

What are you looking for deals on this weekend? What’s on your holiday wardrobe list? What’s your favorite Target brand? For more Black Friday posts, check out: fuzzy cardigan sets for 40% off, sparkly sweaters by Ava + Viv, tunic sweaters from New York & Company, & holiday bling from Macy’s! Happy Styling!

Holiday Gift Style: Sparkly Sweaters by Ava + Viv!


I love a sparkle, obviously! When I saw the Ava + Viv lurex v-neck sweater @Target (on sale: $15.00) marked down 40% off, I knew I had to have one—& I knew I had to blog about it!

Not only is this a cozy & glamorous sweater, but it’s perfect for the season for shoppers who wear X-4X. Also, this is a great topper for an oversized look in black, green, cream, & burgundy. I bought the black since the green wasn’t available in stores at the time I was shopping. I can’t wait to style this with velvet leggings & embellish flats, a faux leather midi skirt & satin pumps, or skinny jeans & ankle boots.

Which color do you like the best? Do you usually wear this much sparkle? Where are you shopping for the best holiday deals? For more stylish posts, check out: a fashion flashback with Modern Family star Sarah Hyland, cozy tunic sweaters from New York & Company, discounted jewelry organizers, & holiday sparkles from Macy’s! Happy Styling!

Holiday Gift Style: Tunic Sweaters for a Cozy & Chic Season!


It’s definitely sweater weather & the only thing better than a pullover sweater is, specifically, a tunic sweater! New York & Company has just the piece for all the styling possibilities of the season—for work, weekend, a night out, or casual loungewear!

SHOP: essential bateau-neck tunic sweater in black, blue, berry, purple, gray, oatmeal, & red @New York & Company (on sale: $11.99, available in sizes XS-XXL).

Try this top in any color (or multiples!) with quilted or sweater leggings , skinny jeans & a jeweled belt, satin ankle pants & stilettos, or pull-on pants & ankle booties. Here are some suggestions for putting together a sleek outfit with this featured sweater:

SHOP: pull-on scuba-suede legging in olive (on sale: $24.97, available in size XS-XXL), pull-on faux leather pintuck legging in camel (on sale: $29.97, available in sizes S-XXL), pull-up faux-leather piped zip legging in red (on sale: $29.97, available in sizes XS-XXL), studded slit-hem legging in black (on sale: 29.97, available in sizes XS-XXL), & high-waisted houndstooth-stripe pocket legging (on sale: $19.48, available in sizes XS-XXL) @New York & Company.

How would you style the tunic sweater? How often do you rotate leggings into your wardrobe? Where are you shopping for the best holiday deals? For more stylish posts, check out: fashion flashbacks with Sarah Hyland & Scarlett Johansson, holiday earrings from Francesca’s & Target, & Jennifer Anniston’s Allure cover shoot! Happy Styling!

Holiday Gift Style: Stylish Jewelry Organizers for 30% Off from Target!


Along with my previous posts about my cloffice & home jewelry organization, my absolute favorite piece that I’ve included hasn’t been available to shop since last year, but Target recently re-released it & it’s currently 30% off!

SHOP: A New Day faux leather jewelry organizer in cream & gray @Target (on sale: $24.50).

I have 2 from last year that are more in a taupe color, which I love because they’re so easily stackable & match the color scheme of my bedroom. They hold the most essential of my earrings collection, as seen below:

Would you buy these jewelry organizers? Who on your shopping list could use a present like this? Which color do you like best? For more stylish posts, check out: Black Friday holiday bling from Macy’s, Sarah Hyland’s best red carpet moments, velvet pull-on pants from Walmart, & sparkly special occasion envelope clutches! Happy Styling!

Holiday Gift Style: Cheers to This Sweater for 61% Off in Sizes XXS-3X!


‘Tis the season for festive style! As all the Black Friday deals are hitting shelves & the web, now is the time for cheer—literally! Today only, J. Crew Factory’s “Cheers!” Teddie sweater in black is 61% off ($34.50, marked down from $89.50)! What’s even better is that the fashionable topper is available in sizes XXS-3X!

To style this top, break out a sequin or faux leather pencil skirt with patterned tights & ankle bootie when heading out to a holiday gathering. Also, for a chilly weekend getaway with the family, try the sweater with paneled or velvet leggings & riding boots. Not to mention that plaid trousers or boyfriend jeans with ankle boots will also work! Check out these recommended items:

SHOP: paper-bag pull-on mini skirt @J. Crew Factory (on sale: $46.50, available in sizes XXS-3X), floral print tie-waist a-line scuba skirt @New York & Company (on sale: $39.97, available in sizes XS-XXL), high-waisted Rockstar super-skinny velvet pants in dark walnut @Old Navy ($49.99, available in sizes 00-30), extra high-waisted faux-leather zip ankle leggings in black @Old Navy ($44.99, available in sizes 0-30).

How would you style this sweater? Where would you wear it? What jewelry would you recommend? For more stylish posts, check out: Jennifer Aniston’s Allure cover shoot, an affordable ponte blazer from Aldi, a fashion flashback with Rachel McAdams, & Jennifer Lopez for Vogue’s December 2022 Issue! Happy Styling!

Buttoned Up Bargain!


This Thanksgiving-Black Friday weekend was a whirlwind for me! There was plenty of time spent with family, showing off our dazzling daughter, but there was lots of shopping too! Of course, gift lists were made, but I couldn’t help & treat myself here & there when a great buy was discovered.

As a part of my daily uniform (for work mostly–my at-home mom style has become more of function than fashion), I love a cute blouse-skirt combo with a cardigan, or at least to wear a cardigan over a dress. I was never one for structured jackets (although I can appreciate their visual appeal), so cardigans are my go-to & I can be quite obsessed with them. I’m always on the hunt for a patterned cardigan that I don’t have, especially one that allows me to experiment with pattern mixing too.

When I least expected to find some major style, the Laura Scott houndstooth cardigan found me @Sears. Black & white is always a great way to go when it comes to patterns, that way I could really highlight bright colors to match up; however, I was very interested & attracted to the purple-black combination.

Laura Scott houndstooth cardigan @Sears

For the price I paid, I could’ve very easily bought both colors & been done with it, but keeping my budget in mind for the holidays for my whole family, I limited myself to the purple option. The fit was just what I look for in a cardigan, so I was definitely all set. My mind is already swirling with styling ideas for this cardigan for the rest of the fall and throughout the colder months.

How do you like to style cardigans? What’s your best Black Friday fashion find? For more stylish posts about affordable fashion, click here, here, here, & here. Happy Styling!

Essential Outerwear Accessories On Sale Now!


With Black Friday just days away, a lot of stores are already forging ahead with their big holiday sales. Whether you’re shopping for someone else or spoiling yourself with the latest stylish wares, now is the time to find a great deal. This includes the latest & greatest in fashionable outerwear accessories, including hats, scarves, & gloves. Essentials like these are perfect for jazzing up any coat or jacket, especially when on the go when the temperatures are dropping. Here are just a few of my favorite affordable pieces & gift sets from New York & Company–a favorite source of mine for all of my cold weather needs.

3-piece sequin, hat, scarf, & gloves set

fringe scarfcable-knit gloves

faux fur head wrapmittens

pom pom hatpom pom scarf

What I love most about this variety of cold weather accessories is the color & sparkle combination. This includes the pattern of knits with special details like pom poms, zippers, cable-knit, & faux fur, which instantly elevate your outerwear look.

Where do you like to shop for winter accessories? Do you like to match each piece exactly or do you collection options depending on your mood? What colors do you typically prefer to match with your jacket or coat? For more stylish accessory ideas, check our previous posts here, here, here, & here. Happy Styling!

 

Holiday Shopping Head Start!


‘Tis the season to be gifting! Thanksgiving is next week, which means that it’s time to make that gift-giving list (if you choose to do so). There are so many useful, cute, & affordable gift options out right now to fill your most fashionable friends with style & joy this season. Personally, I don’t buy gifts just for the sake of buying meaningless stuff to give to  anyone. I like to pick special pieces that will really please a recipient & serve a function—even if that function is indulgence & luxury.

When compiling your shopping list, consider if an item is something that they’ll actually use, that it’s not just a filler gift. Also, jot down their interests by their name on your list so that if you can look out for something particularly perfect for a friend or loved one. Lastly, I’ll often discuss with people close to me if they want to exchange gifts (& if so, establish a spending limit) or if they’d prefer to go out for dinner instead. Sometimes arranging a night with a group of friends with dinner & drinks is the best way to go. However, listing, shopping, wrapping, & giving are my favorite ways to put me in the holiday spirit.

All of the below ideas are not just stylish, but they’re all under $15.

beanie @Charlotte Russebook @TJMaxxgift set @Ultaearrings @Francesca’sscarf @H&M

I love discovering accessories as gifts because they add just a little bit more sparkle, which I know I’m always seeking for myself. What kinds of gifts are you shopping for this season? Where do you shop for the best deals this holiday? Happy Styling!

 

#BlackFriday Sale Update: EVERYTHING $20 & Under @Charlotte Russe!


Charlotte Russe is such a fun store to find affordable must-haves for shoppers of any size, including sweaters to outerwear to shoes to jewelry. For their big Black Friday sale, The entire store is $20 & under, which is like shopping catnip! I’ve been patrolling the website on & off all day, especially their skirts & ballet flats, which are my usual bargain finds. When shopping for your gal pals or trying to upgrade your look, try out something unexpected like a statement necklace in a bright color or a playful tote for a weekend away!

SHOP: quilted puffer jacket, plus size utility jacket, Aztec cardigan, chevron fringed poncho, graphic tote, scuba skirt, pointed over the knee boots, buckled ankle booties, velvet dress sandals, taupe stone necklace, & emerald bib necklace @Charlotte Russe.

Happy Styling!

#BlackFriday Sale Update: Up To 75% Off @New York & Company!


I’ll admit that I’ve been pretty generous with myself lately when it comes to stocking up on new favorite fashions for the season, & it’s no secret that New York & Company is one store that I always keep one eye on because of their reasonable prices & lush styles. This is a store that I know I can always turn to for sweaters especially, which is why I’m showcasing six pretty adorable & winter-appropriate sweaters that are on sale up to 75% off for Black Friday.

SHOP: jacquard sweater, pink fair isle sweater, red split neck fair isle sweater, chic shopper sweater, sequin joy sweater, & lace-up ribbed sweater @New York & Company.

Happy Styling!

#BlackFriday Sale Update: Up To 50% Off @ALDO Shoes!


‘Tis boot season, which means that at least a few days a week, your wardrobe should consist of a tunic sweater & leggings, a turtleneck & skinny jeans, & a cardigan & boyfriend jeans. I’m pretty psyched to get the most use out of my favorite fall / winter shoes to reinvent staple pieces in a new way. Footwear is the easiest way to spruce up any look, especially when you can consider adding extra texture & detail in suede, laces, & metallic accents. ALDO Shoes is currently celebrating Black Friday with up to 50% off select styles, with FREE SHIPPING on purchases until 11/29!

SHOP: gray boots, brown boots, black ankle booties, tan suede booties, red lace-up booties, peep toe toe booties, bordeaux bag, & cognac bag @ALDO Shoes.

Happy Styling!

#BlackFriday Sale Update: 30% Off Everything @Francesca’s!


Francesca’s is one of my favorite stores where I can indulge in accessories, especially jewelry! There’s always something unique & extra sparkly to select, even if you’re shopping for some fashionable friends this holiday season. For Black Friday, the entire website is 30% off & also the regular-priced boots are up to 40% off (no code necessary) until tomorrow! Consider a token bag, cute cape, or sassy suede footwear when putting together your next special occasion look with some of these stylish & affordable suggestions!

SHOP: toggle cape, crossbody bag, cluster earrings, beaded belt, suede wedges, bead statement necklace, strap platform, drop earrings, & dome ring @Francesca’s.

Happy Styling!

#BlackFriday Sale Update: 50% Off Everything @GAP!


Happy Thanksgiving & early Black Friday! I tried to stay disconnected from technology for most of the holiday, but I just can’t take it anymore. There are so many awesome sales going on right now that will not only help build up a killer winter wardrobe, but also check off some stylish names on your gift list. Once I filtered through the dozens & dozens of emails, I couldn’t start posting fast enough.

For classic styles to wear from season to season, GAP is the place to shop, especially for their big Black Friday sale of 50% off everything with the online code TGIF50.

SHOP: plaid dress, stripe sweater, pleated skirt, star scarf, ballet flat, knit hat, & stripe belt @GAP.

Happy Styling!

Holiday Gift Styles: Cozy & Cute Sleepwear!


As we gear up for all the Black Friday fuss, start making your lists now of what you’re getting your loved ones, especially those stylish ones. A holiday favorite when it comes to gifts is sleepwear because everybody likes to cuddle up in style, feel relaxed & perhaps with a little sense of humor, don something cheeky (literally too, but this isn’t that kind of post). Everywhere I go, I see all sorts of fun holiday & season-themed pajama sets, night shirts, pajamas, slippers, & socks. I know winter isn’t as bad everywhere like it is in the northeast, but keeping it cozy & chic on heavy snow days & chilly evenings with a cup of tea always warms my heart & wardrobe. Here are some sweet suggestions on how Santa can help dress you & your friends for the season! 

SHOP: black sleep set @dressbarn, santa pajamas @Target, one-piece microfleece pajamas @Kohl’s, lace print pajamas @TJMaxx, Terry kimono robe @Macy’s, green sleep tee @Victoria’s Secret, & pink sleep tee @Victoria’s Secret.

SHOP: leopard slippers @Soma, knit slippers @H&M, penguin sock @Old Navy, & leopard socks @Old Navy.

Where do you like to shop for sleepwear? Do you prefer matching sets? What patterns or colors do you shop for when considering sleepwear? Happy Styling!

2013 Black Friday Style: 10 Can’t-Miss Sales Going On Right NOW!


Since I’m only one Style Darling & can’t possibly share every single awesome Black Friday deal going on in stores & online right now, I thought I’d put my limited graphic design skills to work & share bits of my favorite sales based on the emails that have been jamming my inbox!

Ann Taylor

Ann Taylor - 50% off everything with code ANNTHANKS.

Topshop

Topshop - 30% off select merchandise.

Sole Society

Sole Society - 33% off Boots & Booties.

New York & Company

New York & Company - 50-70% off Everything

GOjane

GOjane - 40% off sitewide with code THANKS40R.

Betsey Johnson

Betsey Johnson - 30% Off sitewide with code SHOP30.

Neiman Marcus

Neiman Marcus - 20-50% Off.

Banana Republic

Banana Republic - 40% off online only with code BRBLACK.

J. Crew

J. Crew - 30% off online & in stores with code HOLIDAY.

Arden B

Arden B - Additional 50% off clearance.

Which sales have caught your attention? What are you shopping for this weekend? For more Black Friday shopping posts, check out stylish sweater sales from Dress Barn & Old Navy, fabulous flats for any occasion, black & brown outfit ideas with pieces from Target & H&M, & cold weather accessories from LOFT & Zara! Happy Styling!

2013 Black Friday Style: White House Black Market’s 25% Off $100 Sale!


One of my favorite stores (in life!) is White House Black Market, so needless to say, I was super psyched to see what was going on in celebration of the Black Friday excitement. If you’re looking to update your wardrobe, for now or later, this sale is a great way to snatch up stylish deals on the most classic & contemporary separates that you can mix & match with many different looks. These items include: patent snake embossed reversible belt ($14.99) in black, floral scarf ($19.99) in imperial, blanc couture slim ankle jean ($19.99) in pink, & removable tie silk blouse ($19.99) in white.

White House Black Market - snake belt $14.99, slim ankle jean $19.99, floral scarf $19.99, & silk blouse $19.99.

Wrap the belt over a sweater dress with knee boots & hoop earrings. Or try the floral scarf with a pullover tee & skinny jeans with ballet flats. I love the bright pink jeans for a tunic sweater & pointy toe pumps. Lastly, the uber-elegant blouse would upgrade any work look with a pencil skirt, patterned tights, & a cardigan.

For more Black Friday-related posts, check out sweater sales from Dress Barn & The Limited, fabulous flats from Steve Madden & Forever 21, cold weather accessories from LOFT & Zara, little black dresses inspired by Jennifer Lopez & Natalie Portman, & ankle booties from Nine West & ALDO. Happy Styling!

2013 Black Friday Style: Fabulous Ankle Booties For Under $50!


So maybe getting a pair of ankle booties for about $50 isn’t the biggest bargain you could score for Black Friday, but I’m smitten with so many new styles, which can be worn in so many different ways. I love the variety of textures like suede & leather, or details like studs, snake embossed finish, or a wedge heel. Ankle booties are the perfect footwear choice for transitioning from fall to winter, while staying on-trend.

Aldo - Koubova booties $34.99, H&M - boots $39.95, Forever 21 - Standout lace-up booties $34.80, & Piperlime - Qupid Prevail bootie $49.97.

My favorite picks include the following: Koubova bootie ($34.99) in taupe @Aldo, suede boots ($39.95) in black @H&M, Standout lace-up booties ($34.80) in tan @Forever 21, & Qupid Prevail bootie ($49.97 + 40% off using code GIFT) in garnet @Piperlime.

How do you like to wear ankle booties? Which designers are your favorites? For enviable luxury brand ankle booties, check out these to-die-for designs by Alexander McQueen, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Oscar de la Renta, Tory Burch, Prada, Christian Louboutin, & Diane von Furstenberg. Happy Styling!

2013 Black Friday Style: Watch Out For Cold Weather Accessories!


‘Tis the season for cold weather accessories, & they always make for a great gift for the holidays. However, if you’re looking to mix up your outerwear look, but love your classic coat, changing up your hat, scarf, & gloves will do the trick! I’m a big fan of scarves, wearing them with my coats & coordinating them with my tunic sweaters & other essentials.

Avenue - Metallic Headband $12.00, Zara - Short Faux Leather Gloves $25.90, Charlotte Russe - Ruffled Open Knit Scarf $12.99, LOFT - Pearlized Gem Embellished Hat $34.50, & Kohl's - Croft & Barrow Ombre Animal Fringed Scarf $9.99.

Some suggestions that break that break the conventions of neutral cold weather accessories include the following: metallic headband ($12.00) in camel @Avenue, short faux leather gloves ($25.90) in navy @Zara, ruffled open knit scarf ($12.99) in rust @Charlotte Russe, pearlized gem embellished hat ($34.50– use code ENJOY for 40% off) in pale berry pink @LOFT, & Croft & Barrow’s ombre animal fringed scarf ($9.99) @Kohl’s.

I’m such a big fan of patterns when it comes to scarves, especially polka dots or houndstooth, which is why I also wanted to feature these other accessories for more shopping fun: Aeropostale, Wet Seal, Ann Taylor, QVC, Joe Fresh, & Urban Outfitters. Happy Styling!

2013 Black Friday Style: Fashionable Flats For Your Shopping Frenzy!


Whether you’re spending the holidays with family or hitting up the stores in search of the biggest & best deal, you’re definitely going to need a fabulous pair of shoes to help you along the way, which is why I’m happy to feature flats as a part of my 2013 Black Friday Style series. Having so much retail experience, I can tell you that flats are a stylish lifesaver to the working woman’s feet. I’m most inspired by details print & pattern, texture, shine, & menswear inspiration, which are essential ingredients to make any holiday season all the more special.

Forever 21 - plaid flats $16.80, GOjane - glitter flats $23.80, H&M quilted ballet flats $9.99, Steve Madden - patent KINGG flats $41.98, & Payless - Christian Siriano smoking flat $26.99.

Shop these: bold plaid flats ($16.80) in red multi @Forever 21, chain-ge glitter flats ($23.80) in gold @GOjane, quilted ballet flats ($9.99) in beige @H&M, patent KINGG flat ($41.98) in fawn @Steve Madden, & Christian Siriano crimson smoking flat ($26.99) in black @Payless.

I know I’ll be breaking out my most comfortable & stylish flats this weekend (working the 2nd job!), thinking about all the ways that I can style my flats with leggings & tunic sweater, blouse & skinny jeans, & a cardigan & A-line skirt with tights. How do you like to wear flats? Which style is your favorite?

For more suggestions on must-have flats, check out these picks from White House Black Market, LOFT, Nine WestCharlotte Russe, Kohl’s, Wet Seal, & Tilly’s. Happy Styling!