Monday, November 17, 2014

cheetah topper

sunglasses// Karen Walker 
earrings// Kate Spade {similar here}
turtleneck// J.CREW {similar here}
dress// Bella Dahl {similar here & here}
coat// vintage from Cheeky Vintage {similar here}
nails// Essie, Geranium 
tights// Hue {similar here}
boots// Topshop 

It is no secret that I'm a fan of pretty much any print that comes from the feline family. Leopard, tiger and cheetah are all modern-day neutrals that I love wearing. So it probably comes as no surprise that I had to snag this vintage cheetah topper when I spotted it back in July during 100 degree temperatures and stored it away for months. After all, for years I have been looking for the purrrr-fect feline coat and had finally found one.

Now that this cheetah love is out of storage and being worn in these cool temperatures, I'm realizing how practical and versatile a cheetah coat can be. It may sound nuts saying that a patterned topper will go with a lot, but this neutral toned, faux fur coat has gone with so much. Throwing it over otherwise simple looks instantly adds texture and pattern, and adding it to other prints is all the more fun. So if you ask me, a feline topper is a solid and versatile outerwear investment for this season and beyond. 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

give the hostess the mostess

It’s hard to believe, and so exciting, that the holidays are already upon us. It seems like yesterday we were celebrating that it was the official start to fall! With all of the holiday parties, get-togethers, trips and travel coming up it’s time to start thinking about gifts. And, who better to start with than the unsung hero of all our holiday fun, the hostess.

Whether I’m attending a holiday party, or staying an entire week, I like to show my appreciation for all of the work that the hostess put into making the holiday magic that we all enjoy. We know the standby hostess gifts…bottle of wine, holiday treats, but lately I’ve been loving to give something a little different.  Above are my favorite hostess gifts for the season that are sure to make your host feel appreciated and loved. Why not give the hostess the mostess?!

**Hostess gift giving hint…since we all have endless parties and things to attend, pick a couple of hostess gifts that you love and buy them in bulk so you’re ready to go for all of your holiday fun!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

pile it on

hat// Zara {similar here & here}
sunglasses// Karen Walker 
earrings// Kate Spade 
vest// Cheeky Vintage {similar here & here}
skirt// J.CREW {similar here}
bag// Balenciaga, City in black {also find it here}
boots// Topshop

This past weekend while getting ready for brunch in a hurry and not knowing exactly what I wanted to wear, I decided to simply pile on neutrals in cool tones. I started with this navy hat, added a blue skirt, navy stripes, a grey vest and black accessories, and I was out the door in no time feeling polished and put together. This little trick is easy and effortlessly chic. 

So, my theory on how to easily pile on neutrals is as follows. Stick to warm or cool tones. Black, blue, grey and white all work together. Just like gold, tan, brown, cream and black all work together to make a pleasing and easy-to-mix color palette. Piling on the neutrals is my new favorite get-dressed-in-a-hurry strategy. I highly suggest trying it the next time you're in a rush! 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

fall faves

Happy almost November! Wow, I cannot believe it's almost the holiday exciting. 

Today, I bring you my current fall faves. Here you will find everyday neutrals, a killer leopard jacket, fall florals, fun shoes and just about the best tassel earrings a girl could ever wish for. Along with a pair of ultra-glam mirrored sunglasses that I'm currently crushing on, and probably just need. I hope this makes you want to be as cozy and chic as possible on this lovely fall day. Happy styling, ladies! 

PS...use code EXTRA for 25% off Piperlime now through 11/2/14...yay!! 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

twigs & leopard

sunglasses// Karen Walker 
dress// Diane von Furstenberg {similar here & here
clutch// Clare Vivier
boots// Topshop {similar here}

A few years back, when Nina Garcia published her funny and fashionable style books, I remember reading that she loved seeing a DvF wrap dress paired with tough looking boots. Well, I kept that little style idea in my back pocket all this time and finally tried it this past weekend. And after trying out her style suggestion, I have to say that I LOVED it.

I most often believe that the best fashion pairs come when opposites meet, and this outfit is exactly that. The most feminine, and curve hugging, dress, paired with these of-the-moment chunky ankle boots, meet in the middle to create a totally cool, yet classic look. DvF’s wrap dress in her more than 40-year-old “twigs” print works when topped off with a bright lip and my always-reliable leopard clutch. Thanks, Nina, for inspiring this look years ago!