Lately I’ve been hearing about “winter florals” as a trend, and all I have to say is that I’ve been wearing florals during winter (and all year round) for years. It’s not so much a trend for me as it is a lifestyle. 😉 Today’s outfit is inspired by impending spring, if it ever wants to come around. I like mixing complementary colors and found the bright yellow of my purse looks so nice against the pink floral embroidery.
I have been searching for a embroidered/embellished skirt for a couple years now, and the world stopped turning when I saw this one at Zara. Unfortunately it was out of my price range a few months ago, but I managed to snag it on sale recently and I can tell it’s going to be one of my favorite pieces for a while to come, and that’s because it’s so versatile. It’s important to buy clothes knowing you’ll be able to wear them many different ways, to many different places. This is a skirt I could wear to work, out with friends, and for parties. And because it’s got all these gorgeous primary colors woven into it, the styling possibilities are endless!
I know, I know. Valentine’s Day is kind of a silly, made-up holiday. But if you’re into it, it’s really just a great excuse to celebrate the people in your life, and yourself. Valentine’s Day is not just for people in a relationship. It’s for best friends, families, and for you. So if you’re inclined, here are some ways to treat yourself this Valentine’s Day.
Sheer tops in winter. How smart of me. BUT I can’t help it! Winter dressing is such a bummer sometimes, and there are only so many sweaters in the world. I do like to change it up and try new styles, even if it means I have to layer up a little bit more. And what better time to try sheer tops than Valentine’s Day? This gorgeous top is perfect for this romantic season.
I’ll say it straightaway: two days is not enough time to see Los Angeles. But since I was recently there for a weekend working, a few hours each day was all I had to see the sights. I’m an unapologetic tourist (hashtag) so I, of course, went to a couple major tourist destinations and wandered around.
Even if you’re not in a relationship, especially if you’re not in a relationship, Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate. There’s a clear-cut excuse to eat chocolate and wear pink, and that’s always a good idea in my opinion. If you’re single, make the day all about pampering and self-love! This week I’m sharing the first of two Valentine’s Day outfit ideas, whether you’re going out on a date or out with your friends. If you’re staying in, ditch the dress and stick to comfy sweatpants with your chocolate. 😉
It’s been an excellent season of reading. I got some awesome new titles for Christmas and I’ve been happily shutting myself away for hours reading, in part because it’s been so damn cold out. But that’s exactly why I like winter: with nothing much to do but stay in, there’s plenty of opportunity to snuggle in with a book or a TV show and relax until spring comes! Here’s what I’ve been reading lately, that I think you’ll like too.
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Post-holiday season, my hair is always a mess. I try not to heat-style my hair too much at all, since it seriously dries out my naturally wavy 2B hair and makes it flat and frizzy and gross. But during the holiday season I’m constantly curling it for parties and events, and come January, my hair is lifeless. This year, I attempted to repair the damage by using a new haircare regimen: the Schwarzkopf GLISS® Hair Repair™ shampoo, conditioner, and mask.
January has been a lovely month so far. I’m starting to chip away at my goals for this year, and I’m looking forward to doing a lot of traveling in the next few months! Next week, thankfully, I’ll be going to LA for work, which is perfect timing because it still hasn’t warmed up enough in New York. It’s definitely been an uncommonly harsh winter, so some warmer weather, palm trees, and sundresses just may be enough to thaw me out—at least for a weekend. 🙂