I love love love the holidays. From the décor to the carols to the butter cookies with egg nog. Count me in! Not to forget the great festive looks you get to create as well during the holiday season. Fuzzy sweaters are always a good idea for a nice, festive look. Pictured here, I have a silver $5 H&M gem I purchased during the Black Friday promos. I mean fuzziness screams “it’s the holidays” and I liked the fact it was a bit over-sized so I could pair it with a fitted jean. I also recently ventured off in search for new denim. I felt as if I needed a fresh start and lucked up at Zara’s.
To my surprise I could fit some of their tapered skinny jeans. The light denim paired well with the silver so I decided to rock these versus a darker denim. I originally pictured me wearing this sweater with black but I’m glad I opted for a lighter denim. Okay, my next obsession is the rose gold Steve Madden pumps I’m wearing here. I fell in love with these when I first saw them at Nordstrom’s and decided then I had to own them. I went online to check out reviews regarding comfort and size comparisons and here we have it. My new prized possession. Silver and gold always compliments each other nicely when I think of interior design or fashion so I thought why not rose gold too. The picture-perfect Christmas tree on Rodeo Drive made for the best festive backdrop, don’t you think? Happy Holidays and enjoy time with your family and friends. Check out more from my festive look.
Sweater- H&M (sold out ☹) Similar sweater here
Shoes- Steve Madden
California has so many different things you can do for a celebratory occasion. For our 1-year anniversary, we stuck with what now seems like a tradition and traveled to Malibu to enjoy a day at a winery; Malibu Wines to be exact. I’ve only been to one other winery before visiting here so I was excited to see what this one had to offer. This winery gave me a very memorable experience and here’s a bit about what all happened that day.
So let’s start with my attire. Seeing that this was my 2nd vineyard trip, I wanted to steer away from a long maxi dress or a plaid top with jeans. I don’t know why but those make me think of vineyard attire. So I went with a plain white top with huge ruffled sleeves and floral printed light denim. I purchased both pieces a while back at H&M and decided this look would be perfect for a vineyard. I paired this with camel colored open toe Steve Madden booties and went about my day. The look was multi-purposed for sure; very comfortable for the safari and winery day activities but also easily complimented a scenic ocean view dinner at Geoffrey’s for later that evening.
Okay now back to the actual winery visit. The drive to Malibu itself can be very rewarding. The canyons and mountains are very beautiful to see and often makes me forget that I am even still in California. Upon arrival, we decided to grab kettle popcorn to take on the safari which wasn’t a bad idea. Perfect snack for the road 😊. Along the safari tour we fed llamas, zebras, and even Stanley the Giraffe. Stanley is a fan favorite of the safari and let me get some great pics! There are two stops throughout the duration of the safari. On the first stop you try the white wines. The second stop is saved for the stronger red wines. A huge thank you to our driver for the day that shared the extras from each wine bottle. I think I had two extra glasses for the road. To say we enjoyed our time at Malibu Wine Safaris would be an understatement. The tour guide, driver and amenities offered were all great and I will definitely be back. Especially since I haven’t used my wristband for the 15% discount of a wine purchase. Enjoy the gallery from the safari adventure below.
Living in New York, you come to learn that dressing comfortably is key. I eyed this t-shirt dress from H&M for awhile and finally decided to just grab a small and see how it fitted later. To my surprise, this dress fit perfectly! A great investment for the summer and definitely worth the $14.99. I paired it with a quilted rose gold patterned ‘Van-like’slip on shoe from Steve Madden. These shoes are pretty comfy as well. Pairing these with all black seemed to highlight the shoe more in my perspective and went well with this street comfy style. I was Soho ready with this look. Check out more pics below.
I am absolutely obsessed with jumpers this summer. I stumbled upon this little beauty in H&M of course; I think I’m a bit obsessed with this store as well. You can always find something cute to wear in here, even when you’re not necessarily looking for anything. I wanted a nice look for a dinner but mainly wanted to focus on comfort yet staying stylish at the same time. I’d been eyeing this jumper a few times and figured I would try it on to see how it actually fit. It was perfect! Wide legged, made with the perfect material to keep cool on a summer night and was the perfect length with the right shoe. This piece is something I feel you can wear for any occasion and can be dressed up or down, depending on where you’re going. I paired the jumper with BCBG sandals that I hadn’t worn in quite some time but went perfectly with this. With black, you can always add a pop of color with a shoe or accessory so I chose a hot pink sandal lined with black to compliment this outfit. Dinner date ready! More full pics below.
Although I have never actually been to the widely known Coachella music festival, I absolutely love when H&M decided to release a Coachella collection. The pieces easily become some of your favorites and I love the inspired festival looks. They are very fashionable and summery. Pictured here I have a nice patterned black and white cropped top paired with high waist black denim shorts. The pieces they put out are definitely fitting for the festival of course but can also be worn anytime during the summer too. This ensemble came together nicely with the black open toe booties I’m wearing as well. Hopefully, I can make it to Indio, California to conquer the heat and experience Coachella very soon. Until then, I hope H&M continues to release trendy collections each year with fun, fashionable pieces to add to my summer wardrobe.
Spring has arrived and it’s important to make good transitions with your wardrobe. In New York, it often doesn’t get too warm until May or June so I’m always looking for something that compliments the weather here. This lightweight sweatshirt from H&M was a hit for me. It’s perfect for the cool mornings and late nights. Not to forget the $9.99 price tag which made it an even better purchase. I paired it with an olive faux leather pant (also from H&M but purchased years ago)and added a pop of color with the blue suede shoe.
This patterned coat was a must have as soon as I laid my eyes on it at H&M. It can be paired with many ensembles and adds the perfect touch. You can never go wrong with all black and a pop of color here and there. I decided to add the brimmed hat for a bit of flair and the cherry wine oxfords just because they are my new favs and pairs greatly with this outfit. Don’t forget to grab a nice clutch or small purse for your necessities!