Winter White...

What I'm wearing...white denim: Jennifer Lopez (similar), sweater: Charlotte Russe, booties: ShoeDazzle, bag: Forever 21 (similar)

Happy first day of winter! I don't know about you guys but I still have some last minute Christmas shopping to do! Only 4 days left! I usually save all of my wrapping for Christmas Eve, but I'm trying to get a jump on it this year and start early. This is definitely the busiest time of year, and even though I love it, I'm looking forward to the new year when things start to quiet down! 



Tailored Layers...

What I'm wearing... zipper ankle denim: H&M (similar), striped long sleeve tee: Target, sweater: Land's End (similar), heels: Charlotte Russe, bag: Lotus Boutique (similar), watch: Movado

Layering a patterned button down or long sleeve tee under a sweater is a great way to add warmth and a little interest to an otherwise basic look. Even just the smallest pop of color or pattern can really elevate an outfit, making it look more tailored and polished. 



Front Tuck...

What I'm wearing...sweater: Charlotte Russe (in different color), denim: Jennifer Lopez, heels: Charlotte Russe (similar), black clutch: Steve Madden (similar), necklace: Ann Taylor Loft, sunnies: Electric

I'm on the shorter side and big cozy sweaters like this tend to overwhelm my frame. This sweater is on the longer side so I tucked it in a little in the front making my legs appear longer, and therefore, making me look taller! This is just a simple styling trick that can change the look of your whole outfit! 



Long Layers...

What I'm wearing...distressed denim: Old Navy (similar), black tank: Target, long cardigan: Forever 21 (similar), open toe booties: Charlotte Russe (similar), bag: Forever 21 (similar), necklace: Forever 21, sunnies: Forever 21 (similar)

I can't tell you enough just how comfortable this long cardigan is! You guys, it feels like I'm wearing a bath robe in public, yet somehow it's socially acceptable. Really, I feel like I'm getting away with something! If you don't have one of these babies in your wardrobe yet, I would seriously think about making it your next addition! It's the perfect layering piece and it instantly elevates any look! 



Keeping it Cozy...

What I'm wearing...sweater: Target, heels: Charlotte Russe (similar), bag: Lotus Boutique (similar), necklace: Forever 21 (similar)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         I'm in love with this cozy new hooded sweater from Target! I just love the split side detail and how flowy and comfortable it is! A cozy outfit like this is perfect for running errands and getting my Christmas shopping started. I'm feeling really behind this year! I haven't even ordered my Christmas cards yet you guys! Only 23 more days until Christmas!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 -S                                                                                    


Back to Basics...

What I'm wearing...white tee: Target (similar), chambray button down: Kohl's (similar), brown boots: Charlotte Russe, cross body bag: Forever 21 (similar), watch: Michele

Nothing says casual Friday like a pair of leggings and flat riding boots! This is one of my most basic casual outfits that is both comfortable and looks pulled together all at the same time. Happy Friday everyone! Have a great weekend! 



Sweater Dress Cinched...

What I'm wearing...black sweater dress: Target, leopard print belt: Target, leopard print heels: Charlotte Russe (similar), gold clutch: Michael Kors 

This new sweater dress from Target is so comfortable! I added a belt to cinch it in at the waist and give me a little more shape. I dressed up this look with a little leopard print and my gold clutch, but you can also dress this down with a pair of tights and some flat boots for a more cozy look.



Open Back Again...

What I'm wearing...open back top: Express (similar), distressed denim: Target (similar), black side zip booties: Charlotte Russe (similar), black clutch: Steve Madden (similar), necklace: Forever 21 (similar), watch: Michele

I know, I know...enough with the open back tops already! Sorry guys but I just love this trend so much I couldn't resist! This is the last one, I promise...maybe! Besides, things in CT just got really cold really quick so it's time to start transitioning into those cozy sweaters and coats that I've been storing away! I, for one, am not a huge fan of winter but I am a fan of the total wardrobe change!!



Edgy Midi...

What I'm wearing...tank dress: Charlotte Russe, faux leather jacket: Forever 21 (similar), ankle strap heels: Charlotte Russe (similar), clutch: Steve Madden (similar), watch: Movado (similar)

I wore this look out for my birthday dinner, which ok...was about a month ago now! Sorry guys, I'm just now getting around to editing and uploading the pics! I was looking for a simple body con midi and when I walked into Charlotte Russe, that's exactly what I got! You can't beat the price either my friends! I edged up the look a little with my faux leather jacket and black accessories. Happy Monday everyone!!



Classic Combination...

What I'm wearing...distressed denim: Old Navy (similar), split back top: Express (similar), peep toe booties: Charlotte Russe (similar), gold clutch: Michael Kors, gold watch: Michael Kors

Olive and black has quickly become my go to color combination for fall! This olive color seems to be popping up everywhere in stores and in magazines and I love how it pairs so well with black. This is one color combination that I've had on repeat lately!