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The Christmas Shorts…

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Merry Christmas, everyone!  I wish I had a great story about these shorts, like maybe that they’re vintage Missoni, passed down from generation to generation, and I wear them every Christmas or something.  Nope.  Not the case.  They’re Trina Turk, and I simply found them on sale at Nordstrom, and decided they were the coolest dressy shorts I’d ever seen, and I had to have them.  The waistband and front pocket lining is a faux-leather embossed chevron print, too.   Such a gorgeous detail!  And they’re still a pretty great Missoni knock-off, don’t you think?

I paired them with the Jimmy Choo OTK ‘Gypsy’ boots (last seen here), but I’m already dreaming of pairing them with my Kiki ballet flats from J.Crew for a more conservative work look, and then also with my super rad Acne Pistol ankle boots, for an edgier look.  Both with and without black tights…

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The shorts are on sale now… try them out with your wardrobe, you won’t be sorry!

(…and more beautiful photos by Kari at www.karijenkinsphotography.com)

Shorts: Trina Turk.  Top: J.Crew.  Boots: Jimmy Choo.  Coat: Zara (similar here).  Necklace: Zara.  Bag: Alexander Wang.

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Friday Sparkle & Sale

Happy Friday!  Today is the perfect day to add a little sparkle to your basics… this is my absolute favorite look: a cozy sweater, with an unexpected statement necklace thrown over it.  Makes me smile just thinking about it 🙂

You can also check out the new crop of sweaters with jewelry built in, maybe as a sparkly collar or shoulder detail.  Here’s one I’ll be buying!

Sweater: J.Crew (sold out, but loving this one & this one)  Necklace: Zara (also love this one)

** all 40% off right now at J.Crew, with code: GIFTNOW **

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Yup. Valentino.

photo-2I’ve had a pair of Valentino Rockstud kitten heels for awhile now, the black patent with nude leather trim, you know the ones?  But I was craving another pair.  Something more fun, more edgy.  I saw the leopard rockstuds on presale at Saks, and I waited patiently for them to arrive… six months later.  It was torture!

But now I’m having so much fun pairing them with just about everything… skirts, skinnies, leather, denim, etc.

This is also the first photo “shoot” with my best friend of 15 years, when I was visiting her for Thanksgiving and just knew I had to start this fashion blog.  She told me to stop dreaming, go put on one of my outfit obsessions, and to get my fanny outside so we could start documenting it and making it a reality!

And she was right.  She always is.  Cynthia is an amazing attorney, but she also makes a pretty freakin’ amazing fashion photographer, don’t you think?!?!

There is no one like your bestie to tell you to “suck it in, your stomach looks weird”.  And it’s not even offensive… it’s the person who knows you best, and wants you to look and feel your best 🙂

So, I hope you like the little journey we took in these gorgeous Valentinos… there is more to come!  Stay tuned!

Shoes: Valentino.  Skirt: ASOS.  Top: J.Crew.  Necklace: J.Crew (sold out) (similar here)  Bag: Alexander Wang

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Who knew?!  J.Crew has the best bling! photo-3

Lulu Frost for J.Crew.   J.Crew jeweled triangle necklace.

For years I have found great costume jewelry from J.Crew, but lately… WOW!  They have really stepped up their game, and might be THE best place to get statement pieces these days.  And they’re always perfect for layering, too.

My favorite thing to do is throw on two sparkly beauties with a simple crewneck sweater, skinny jeans, and ankle boots (Rag & Bone Harrow?  Acne pistol?).  It instantly ups your style quotient, without much fuss.

Have a great fashion day!