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5 Pieces to Chic Up Your Travel Style

5 Pieces to Chic Up Your Travel Style

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Last year was a pretty big travel year for me with two trips to London and a family friend’s wedding in Ireland! This year has been a bit more tame with a few amazing trips this side of the pond. But I’ve been jealous watching everyone else’s getaways on Insta this summer! This got me thinking about how much I love airport and travel style (for real…Pinterest board dedicated to inspo here). Usually I opt for my go-to athleisure favorites for traveling. But when I shot this travel look, I started to think how it would be a great option for a more chic approach to travel style. It still has every element of comfort that I look for when I travel – just a little more structured!

Today, I’ll be sharing 5 travel style essentials to be comfortable and still look chic. Make sure to scroll down to find out what they are!

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Shop my Travel Look:

Trench Coat | Silk Shirt | High Waisted Jeans | White Sneakers | Bag

Top 5 Travel Style Essentials:

1. Casual Drape Trench

Are you one of those people that’s always cold? Because I AM, and I think I’d have a panic attack if I went to the airport without a jacket or trench like this! A drapey trench is a very chic, classic alternative to a sweatshirt or oversized cardi. You can also wear it with so much, so style it with your outfits on your trip – less to pack! This trench would be the perfect option. I have my eye on it – it keeps going on sale and I need to get it ASAP!

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2. White Leather Sneakers

If you’ve heard me say it once, you’ll hear me say it again: A pair of white leather sneakers are a must-have for your wardrobe in today’s world. Especially for the airport with all of the walking, and I don’t know about you, but I just want a closed toe shoe option when on the plane. And now with pre-check it’s easier to wear sneaks because you don’t have to take your shoes off. (Or opt for a slide-on sneaker for easy removal if you fly without pre-check!) There are so many styles out there; you’re bound to find one that you love and that flatters you!

Sharing some of my favorites below:

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3. Stretchy High-Waisted Jeans

There’s nothing I love more for my travel style than a high waist. That tucked in/sucked in feeling is hard to beat! These jeans would be the only ones that I would *ever, ever, ever* fly in because they are so comfy. Jeans can be just as cozy as a legging but formalize a look just a wee bit more!

4. Sleek Backpack OR Structured Leather Bag

I’ve always been one to grab an oversized tote for travel. But mostly traveling in a carry-on this year has really forced me to learn #minimalism. Enter the backpack. I found a backpack by this brand at TJ Maxx and have loved it ever since. It fits SO MUCH and the nylon is easy to wipe off if anything gets on it etc. Just the way it’s made allows for me to fit my must-haves or suitcase overflow into it easily and still stay organized!

On the other hand, a very structured, perhaps smaller leather bag can be a great travel option to house just your essentials you’ll need on the plane: headphones, makeup/toiletries, water, a book? I love a bag that’s small so it can slide under a plane seat easily but still roomy on the inside. Madewell and Cuyana have amazing options at really great price points. I also recommend choosing a pebbled leather option because it’s a bit more durable and stain-resistant than other leather textures!

5. Comfy Button-Down Blouse

Last but not least, there’s definitely a way to wear a silky or button-down blouse to the airport and still be comfortable. Athleta has an incredible line of athleisure clothes that are specifically made for travel and even work! I love this button down; it would be such a breeze to throw on and go. The silk shirt that I’m wearing in this post is from Everlane – very comfy and very affordable! They have so many classically tailored options that are designed with real women in real life in mind. You don’t have to look far for comfort from them – take a look here!

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Shop my Travel Look:

Trench Coat | Silk Shirt | High Waisted Jeans | White Sneakers | Bag

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Dainty Gold Jewelry under $100 You Can’t Live Without

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It always shocks people that I’ve found so much of my everyday dainty gold jewelry on Amazon for under $100 (not sponsored – I wish! Just have to share!). Since I’m not one to withhold my shopping secrets, I wanted to spill all the details on the best dainty gold jewelry pieces I’ve found. These delicate and classic earrings, rings, and necklaces are perfect for wearing nonstop. This is for the glitz and glam lovers who always need solid basics and for those just looking for an everyday touch of sparkle!

How to Find Affordable Dainty Gold Jewelry on Amazon

Before you start, know the difference between gold-plate, gold-filled, and solid gold

For starters, it’s important to be educated about the descriptions of these pieces. You’ll see gold-filled, gold-plated, or solid gold pieces. Each will make a difference in the price and durability of your purchase. Gold-filled and gold-plated are alloys that blend gold with another base metal such as brass or sterling silver. Gold-filled typically lasts longer than gold-plate and doesn’t tarnish as quickly. Brass tends to break out people’s skin, so I always buy gold-filled with/over sterling silver! Real gold is the real deal that definitely won’t tarnish. You’ll see that the price will increase as the quality of gold increases. I purchase 10K and 14K gold pieces for more affordable everyday pieces. 18K and 24K are really nice but involve a much heftier price tag!

Gold Huggie Hoops and Earrings on Amazon

I’d say that one of my most-asked questions is where I got these gold huggie hoops. They’re 14K gold, $33, and I now own three pairs because they’re so good. I’m sharing some more of my favorite small hoop and delicate everyday earrings below…

These $21 teeny tiny gold ball studs are perfect if you have more than one piercing on each lobe. With three piercings per ear, sometimes other earrings can interfere if I want to wear statement earrings up front. I pop these studs into piercing two and three to have something there but to not distract from the earring in piercing one!

I spent well over $50 on a pair of earrings like these before I discovered this $9 pair! These add an edge to your look and something different with the dangling spike!

A lot of the time I like wearing three hoops on each ear. I have been so impressed with the quality of these pave CZ hoops and have worn them for weeks on end. These black pave hoops just came in, and I haven’t taken them out since! A pair of rainbow pave hoops (and these ear threaders!) are on their way to me, so I can’t wait to wear the white, black, and rainbow hoops all together!

Gold Rings on Amazon

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SHOP MY LOOK:

Thin Gold Rings | Dress | Bag

My mom will call me “Ringa” (a play on Ringo, ha!) when I’m loading on #alltherings. I don’t know why, but I have been drawn to rings as long as I can remember! I love simple, dainty gold jewelry when it comes to my rings, too. Always go for the classics so that they’re easy to style and go with everything you wear!

Wear this gold wedding band style ring as an everyday, classic statement.

This rope-textured ring is inspired by a David Yurman version and less than half the price. This would be a great stacking ring if you ordered more than one. Or a great texture for mixing and matching!

I also love wearing whisper-thin gold rings all over my fingers like in the photo above. This $18 version from Amazon is to die for. Click on the seller’s name to find the ring in your size! (I bought mine from Etsy.) Buy a few in your ring finger size and then a few bigger to put on your pointer, thumb, or middle finger!

My pinky ring was custom made for me as a gift, but here is a very similar version for under $65!

Gold Layering Necklaces on Amazon

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SHOP MY LOOK:

Blazer | Tee | Jeans | Heart Necklace

Who else can’t get enough of the layered coin necklace look?! I think it’s so chic while also being so cool and on trend. To get the layered look, try to space them out by necklace length. I usually go with a 16 inch, 18 inch, and 20 inch when I’m wearing my layered coin necklaces. This way they won’t be laying right on top of each other!

Here is a $23 coin necklace that would be a great way to start or add to your layering! Then consider adding in an oval shaped option in like this.

As I mentioned, I’m not usually one to go for gold-plated brass pieces, but this necklace is said to be made with high-quality brass that does not cause breakouts. This $12 necklace reminds me of the Missoma version and would be a really cool addition to a layered look!

I’m always one to go for a personalized touch. This initial disc necklace is a must-buy for $8 or this one for $15! I’ve found that shopping for children’s gold jewelry can lead to some major price cuts and steals!

This rosary-style necklace is so cool and makes for a simple statement all on its own!

It’s also always a classic and easy move to just wear a simple, elegant gold chain. I love the open link look of this one. Or this ball chain style could add some texture!

You can never go wrong with something simple with just one pendant like this one!

Here is a dupe of the Tiffany’s Elsa Perretti heart necklace for $75! This would make an amazing Mother’s Day gift.

This gold bar necklace would be amazing on its own or a great option for engraving to personalize it!

Last but not least, I have been loving Amy (Fashion Jackson)’s and Ashley (The Teacher Diva)’s delicate ball chain bracelets. I was thrilled when I found this $10 version on Amazon! I ordered two to stack them.

I hope these affordable, dainty gold jewelry finds add a luxe touch to your everyday look. I always link my jewelry and accessories here or on my LIKEtoKNOW.it profile so that y’all can stay updated!

P.S. You may not know that I’m a bit of a junkie when it comes to discovering deals on Amazon! Don’t miss my post on the best designer dupes you can find on Amazon. Think amazing dupes for the Goyard tote, Valentino shoes, and more!

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5 Winter Essentials You Can Repurpose for Spring

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The fact that it’s March has me thinking that it’s technically spring already. And that we should all technically be wearing spring clothes. I gotta keep dreamin’! With recent bitterly cold temps, I’ve been thinking about the winter essentials that I’ve kept around while I’m transitioning my wardrobe. There are five that I’ve thought of that you shouldn’t stow away just quite yet. You’re probably thinking, “Um, duh, it’s freezing.” I mean don’t stow these 5 winter essentials away once the temps are consistently 50 and above 🙂

Top 5 Winter Essentials to Wear in Spring:

Transitioning your wardrobe from winter to spring is all about the art of layering. A layer to keep you warm in the mornings and evenings. Then a layer to keep you cool when the sun is shining its brightest!

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1) Loose, Cozy Knits

If you have any looser, more open-knit sweaters, get ready to bring them out for spring transitional! These cozy knits are the best layering pieces over tees, camis, tanks, etc. I’m linking to some of my favorites under $50 below!

2) Suede or Leather Moto Jackets

Moto jackets are not only on my winter essentials list but also my wardrobe essentials list. That’s because you can wear them in almost any season! Both my suede and my leather moto jackets are key pieces in my transitional wardrobe.

3) Ankle Booties

The underlying concept behind layering still kind of applies here with shoes. Strategically wear ankle booties with lighter weight pieces like dresses and skirts. This pair of booties are my favorite when it comes to ankle booties. They have been a hit from my Amazon designer dupes post!

4) Trench Coat 

Eventually, when the temps stabilize, it will be time to put away wool coats and parkas. But for those days when it feels cold enough out for a coat, that’s where a trench coat comes in. I love wearing mine to work for that extra professional touch to an outfit. A trench also dresses up a casual outfit with jeans. I got mine from Club Monaco, and I feel like they have some of the best designs and styles on the market for trench coats.

5) Faux Leather Leggings

Did you catch my blog post all about the Spanx faux leather leggings? Read it here! I’m excited to say that these leggings can be winter essentials AND a go-to in the spring as well. Wear them with a tee, jean jacket, and sneakers for the perfect, layered spring look!

If your spring fever is as strong as mine, head here to start planning your spring shopping list or to my spring outfits board on Pinterest!

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4 Effortless Valentine’s Day Outfits for Any Plans

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Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays! I love celebrating how much I love my family, my pets, my best pals, etc. And obviously, I love that the whole holiday is focused on the colors pink and red. So whether you’re having a Galentine’s or Valentine’s this year, here are 5 easy, effortless Valentines Day outfits for any plans you have!

Valentine’s Day Outfit for a Formal Dinner Date:

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SHOP THIS VALENTINES DAY OUTFIT:

Dress (old, linking similar here and here) | Shoes | Coat

There’s nothing I love more about Valentines Day outfits than the chance to wear a pink or red dress. Pop a tailored black coat over it to stay warm and pair with your trusty nude block heels!

Valentine’s Day Outfit for a Casual Dinner Date:

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SHOP THIS VALENTINES DAY OUTFIT:

Tank (sold out, linking similar) | Cardigan | Jeans | Heels | Hoops

This look is easy and comfy while still being very chic for a more casual dinner date vibe.

Valentine’s Day Outfit for Valentine’s Day Drinks:

You really can’t go wrong with a bodysuit for a drinks date.

  • I love the neckline of this bodysuit for something new and different (and it’s on sale for $26!). It would look great with some layered coin necklaces!
  • This light pink velvet bodysuit is a dream and couldn’t be more perfect for V-Day!
  • Last but not least, this one-shoulder option with the ruffle detail just screams date night.
  • Drape a leather jacket over any of these and pair with some button-front jeans or an edgy mini skirt.

Valentine’s Day Outfit for your Dinner with Gal Pals:

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SHOP THIS VALENTINES DAY OUTFIT:

Coat (old, linking same in navy) | Turtleneck | Jeans | Booties | Necklaces from Hemline

I mentioned these booties in my Amazon designer dupes post, and I can’t recommend them enough! They’re an amazing $67 option for a pair of boots that’s normally $1300+. I let them do the “talking” for my outfit and just pair them with neutral, basic winter wardrobe staples like a fitted turtleneck and wrap coat.

Valentine’s Day Outfit for your Galentine’s Movie Night:

Cozy joggers and an oversized sweatshirt make for one of the coziest Valentines Day outfits ever. And perfect for a movie night with all of your Galentines!

  • These soft, cozy joggers add a bit more structure to a movie night look. They could also be great for traveling!
  • If you get this sweatshirt, you’ll be wanting to find a way to wear it with every outfit…trust me!
  • Slide on these fuzzy slippers and your outfit is complete!
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Ten out of Ten: Work to Weekend Clothing

10 Winter Work to Weekend Clothing Outfit Ideas

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Welcome to the very first Ten out of Ten! I’m so excited to be introducing all of you to this new monthly series that I dreamt up over the holidays. I really got to thinking about creating helpful and actionable content for my readers, so I decided to style TEN outfits a month to serve YOUR needs. Next month, I’ll ask y’all to submit your votes to me via DM or email about what you’d like to see on the next Ten out of Ten!

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A lot of you ask me about how to get the most out of your wardrobe and which pieces are essential for both work and the weekends. So today’s Ten out of Ten is all about work to weekend clothing: how to style it, the most versatile pieces, and more! When it comes to work to weekend clothing, there’s really no reason to have two separate wardrobes. It all comes down to rethinking some of your favorite work outfits in terms of the weekend and vice versa. (Of course, there will be pieces that just don’t work for both – and that’s okay!) Think about how some of your wardrobe staples can bridge the gap. How could you style your favorite work blazer for a weekend dinner? What could you wear a patterned sweater with for the office? Solidifying your work to weekend clothing will become a lot easier once you start asking yourself questions in that frame of mind!

10 Work to Weekend Outfits:

OUTFIT 1 | WORK

When I shop or get dressed, I aim to think in terms of outfits instead of about the individual piece of clothing I’m wanting to wear. I think about where I’m headed (the office, brunch, a night out, etc.) and the overall look and level of comfort I’m going wanting. That’s when I start to realize that the white turtleneck tunic I’ve worn to work that week with my beloved Spanx leggings would be perfect with suede knee-high boots for the weekend!

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Turtleneck sweater | Faux leather leggings (wearing size M) | Coat (old, linking similar) | Boots (sold out, linking similar) | Bag | Earrings

OUTFIT 2 | WEEKEND

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Turtleneck sweater | Faux leather leggings | Leather jacket | Boots (sold out, linking similar)

OUTFIT 3 | WORK

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Sweater (linking similar) | Leggings | Blazer (linking similar) | Boots (sold out, linking similar)

OUTFIT 4 | WEEKEND

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Sweater (linking similar) | Skirt  | Boots (sold out, linking similar)

OUTFIT 5 | WORK

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Dress | Coat | Boots | Bag

OUTFIT 6 | WEEKEND

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Dress | Boots | Hat

OUTFIT 7 | WORK

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Turtleneck sweater | SkirtBoots

OUTFIT 8 | WEEKEND

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Turtleneck sweater | Jeans | Suede Jacket | SlidesBag

OUTFIT 9 | WORK

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Turtleneck | Coat | Trousers | Pumps (linking similar) | Bag

OUTFIT 10 | WEEKEND

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Turtleneck | Blazer | Trousers | Sneakers

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Designer Dupes on Amazon: The Best of the Best

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Do y’all get the Amazon carousel ads on Insta and swipe through all of the items?! It gets me every.dang.time whether it’s for clothes, kitchen appliances, or home decor! I just have to see what kind of deals are out there and which brands I haven’t discovered yet. As a result of all that ad swiping and additional digging, I’ve now developed a pretty solid list of, in my opinion, some of the best designer dupes on Amazon. I’ve purchased some of these designer dupes so I can speak to their quality and similarity to the real deal. I’m also an avid reader of product reviews, so you better believe I’ve read those for the items I haven’t purchased to get more insight.

If you’ve been reading Never Without Lipstick for a while, you probably know that my shopping philosophy is to shop smart. Invest in classic, high-quality wardrobe staples and buy trendier items under the $100 price point. All of that to say that I do appreciate investing in real designer items when I know how much I’ll use them and how timeless the style or design is. But there are some designer items that go through a trendy period and it just makes more sense to spend less on a great lookalike item instead. That’s what guided my selection for these designer dupes on Amazon list!

Keep reading to see the deals you can score on amazing Amazon dupes for some of the hottest designer items right now…

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The Best Designer Dupes on Amazon:

  • Valentino Rockstud Pump Dupe: Kaitlyn Pan was one of the first brands I came across when searching for designer dupes on Amazon. I was amazed at how many designer dupe shoe options were available from this brand and all of the rave reviews. These pumps are a very good dupe of the real Valentino Rockstud pumps (I owned a pair of the real ones and compared!). They’re genuine leather, made in tons of color options, and the studs are a dead match for the Valentino ones!
  • Valentino Rockstud Sandal Dupe: I’ve got my eye on these dupes for the summer. I’d be wearing them with anything and everything!
  • Stuart Weitzman Lowland Dupes: I mentioned these boots on my Insta story a while back. Another winner from Kaitlyn Pan! Saving over $700 to get an eerily similar pair of boots? Done. Do beware that these OTK boots are pretty fitted through the leg so that they stay up. I’m only able to wear mine with skirts and dresses, not over jeans or leggings. Just something to consider before buying! Kaitlyn Pan also has dupes for the Stuart Weitzman Hiline and Tieland boots.
  • Chloe Susannah Bootie Dupes: These booties are currently on their way to me, so I will immediately update all of you once they arrive. I looked through a lot of different brands offering similar booties, but this pair seemed to be the highest quality based on the reviews. Not to mention the wider range of color selection!
  • Goyard Card Holder Dupe: This card holder has been selling so much on NWL! It’s so convenient to keep all of my cards in one small, easily transported place. I can throw it into any size bag and it never weighs me down like a traditional size wallet did! The Goyard print isn’t hard to replicate especially on such a small item. It’s genuine leather and I’ve had many people think that it was real! It’s always fun to surprise people with the fact that it’s only $20 on Amazon 🙂
  • Hermes Clic-Clic ‘H’ Bracelet Dupe: This is another item that really isn’t hard to replicate and could be mistaken for the real deal so easily. Or if you do have the real version, consider buying this bracelet in the same color. You won’t be devastated if you lose it or it (God forbid) gets stolen when you’re traveling!
  • Chloe Nile Bag Dupe
  • Goyard Tote Dupe: This tote would be perfect for work or travel! Such a throw-everything-in-and-go option. I’d also love to get this clutch in the large size to use as a laptop case!
  • Hermes Oran Sandal Dupe: These sandals in white are also on my spring/summer wishlist. This is one of the best dupes of this sandal that I have seen based on how the “H” looks. This is one of the designer dupes on Amazon I’d recommend adding to your wishlist now! Check back in as we get into spring for more sizes to become available.
  • Celine Square Sunglasses Dupe
  • Gucci Fanny Pack Dupe: This is a great example of what I was talking about above. The Gucci fanny packs are SO cute, but I don’t see any reason to spend upwards of $500 on one! Better to get the same idea for much, much less with this dupe.
  • Gucci Belt Dupe: Make sure to carefully read the sizing before ordering!
  • Celine Belt Bag Dupe
  • Hermes ‘H’ Belt Dupe
  • Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene Wallet Dupe
  • Hermes ‘H’ Blanket Dupe: What a classic gorgeous staple for your home! And for MUCH less – I think you’re saving in the thousands here. I’d love it on my couch or at the foot of my bed.

Have you discovered any other great designer dupes on Amazon? Let me know in the comments below or over on Instagram, and I’ll be sure to check them out and share!

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What to Wear to a Holiday Office Party: 10 Must-Have Pieces

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What to wear to a holiday office party? Always a loaded question.

There are so many different holiday festivities that come up: after-work dinners, parties at a co-worker’s house, holiday lunches, etc. It’s hard to know what exactly to wear when the invites come through! But there are most definitely some key pieces that you can count on to be perfect for all of the different office holiday events that come up. Think velvet blazers, plaid pencil skirts…keep reading to see what other pieces make the list…

10 pieces to answer the question, “What to Wear to a Holiday Office Party?”:

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Velvet Blazer: A velvet blazer is what came to mind immediately when a friend asked what to wear to a holiday office party at her co-worker’s house. It’s an easy yet festive piece to pop over a business casual blouse-and-slacks look or work dress.

Embellished Jeans: Heading to more of a casual holiday office event or work in a casual office? Add in jeans like these with golden dots or sequins down the side for a festive touch!

Sequin Skirt: This skirt can surprisingly go casual or dressy quite easily. For a casual look, wear a chambray button down. To make it fancy, add pointy toe pumps and an off-the-shoulder sweater!

Plaid Pencil Skirt or Mini Skirt

Silk Tie-Neck Blouse

Wide Leg Velvet Pants: I styled a similar pair of pants in this post last year for a casual office holiday party look, but I love this cropped style for more versatility!

Tartan Hair Tie: Adding this hair tie to your everyday work look might just be the easiest way to get in the spirit for any office holiday sitch. You can wear it in a ponytail, bun, half-up/half-down, and your look will be merry and bright for under $17.

Velvet Wrap Dress: Always a classic option for casual or dressier events. Head here if you’re looking for more holiday party dress options under $100!

Winter White Sweater Dress: I styled this dress in gray here, but the winter white has the perfect wintery touch to it!

Metallic Statement Earrings: Along with the tartan hair tie, statement earrings are one of the easiest ways to get your outfit holiday office party ready. You can truly wear them with anything, BUT a velvet wrap dress would be a great option 🙂

Loving these tips on what to wear to an office party? Click here now for more Holiday essentials!!

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Style Spanx Faux Leather Leggings for Work

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It took me over a year to give into the SPANX faux leather leggings hype, but I’m so glad I did. Multiple friends told me how they’re the most flattering item in their closets. That 100% convinced me to order them right then and there! I immediately popped over to Pinterest to start gathering outfit inspo.

There are so many ways to wear the Spanx faux leather leggings, and I wanted to feature a very chic option!

You could wear this look out for dinner, an evening event, a holiday party, or even a work event! These SPANX faux leather leggings are seriously a winter wardrobe staple because they’re easy to dress up or down for tons of occasions.

Scroll down to see how I’ve styled the SPANX faux leather leggings!

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SHOP THIS SPANX FAUX LEATHER LEGGINGS CHIC LOOK:

Turtleneck (old, linking similar) | Blazer (old, linking similar) | Leggings | Boots (under $200 dupe here)

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SHOP THIS SPANX FAUX LEATHER LEGGINGS CHIC LOOK:

Turtleneck (old, linking similar) | Blazer (old, linking similar) | Leggings | Boots (under $200 dupe here)

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SHOP THIS SPANX FAUX LEATHER LEGGINGS CHIC LOOK:

Turtleneck (old, linking similar) | Blazer (old, linking similar) | Leggings | Boots (under $200 dupe here)

Tips on Buying & Wearing Spanx Faux Leather Leggings:

  • I went with a medium in these just so that I knew I wouldn’t have to do that struggle dance you do to get too-tight leggings on if I’d gone with the small 😉 The fit is very true to size!
  • The length was a bit long in my opinion (I’m 5’7 for reference) and I plan on wearing these leggings with a bunch of ankle height booties. I took mine to the tailor and hemmed them to hit right at my ankle bone!
  • This might be TMI but here we go…I’d definitely make sure to wear seamless undies with these leggings! Anything else will show lines – ah, no!
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25 Holiday Party Dresses under $100

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It’s officially the season for holiday party dresses! I’ve been sick with a mini stomach flu bug so looking at these pretty dresses was the perfect pick-me-up. My friend actually enlisted me to go out shopping to look for holiday party dresses which got me thinking…

There were so many good options, but it seemed like a lot were overpriced! Holiday party dresses shouldn’t be outrageously unaffordable in my opinion. They’re usually meant for one occasion or one time of year, so your investment should match the expected wear you’ll get out of the dress!

Scroll down to shop some of this season’s cutest and most festive holiday party dresses under $100.

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  • When it comes to the holidays, I usually avoid heavily sequined or metallic dresses. But this mini and this mini would make for the perfect tailored and tactful shiny option!
  • You can truly never go wrong with a velvet wrap dress for holiday parties! This $88 emerald number is one of my favorites in this round up of holiday party dresses.
  • If you’re heading to a more formal event or something for work, consider a midi dress like this one!
  • Last but not least, you can’t go wrong with a classic fit-and-flare party dress. The ruffle detailing on this burgundy mini dress gives it an updated yet feminine feel!

SHOP THESE AFFORDABLE HOLIDAY PARTY DRESSES UNDER $100: 

 

Go-to pieces to accessorize your holiday party look:

  • As I mentioned in this post, these block heels are the BEST shoe option to pair with any of these holiday party dresses. You can also easily pair them with jeans, too, to get lots of use out of them!
  • The holiday party dresses featured above are all relatively classic silhouettes. That means they’re perfect to match with a statement earring! I love everything that Gresham of Gresham Jewelry makes. Her designs are modern and so affordable!

I’m also sharing some more affordable holiday party dresses in this post, so take a look for more inspo!

Looking for the right gift to bring along, head here and here for my gift guide to hostess gifts!

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Top 10 November Amazon Favorites

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There’s little I love more than an amazing Amazon find and, according to the numbers, it looks like y’all agree!

I discovered lots of new Amazon favorites this month and wanted to put them all together in a post. It’s a bit of a random assortment of items but I just love that you can find this stuff on Amazon and have it delivered via Prime – yay!

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THIS MONTH’S TOP 10 AMAZON FAVORITES:

  • Fuzzy Pullover: The minute this pullover came in I knew it would be on my forever list of Amazon favorites. It’s so cozy and actually really warm. I’ve slept in it, worn it over my workout clothes, and thrown it on for running errands. I ordered a large but definitely could have gone with a medium as it’s only slightly on the side of too oversized for me. I’ve also washed it a few times now and it hasn’t lost its softness or changed in its fit! The best and coziest $32 I’ve ever spent!

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  • Faux Fur Slippers: I’ve seen slippers like these all over Instagram and they looked so dang cute and cozy. They should definitely be on your list of Amazon favorites especially for a perfect gift for you or a gal pal! Everybody needs this $14 pair <3
  • Ribbed T-Shirt (short sleeve & long sleeve): I raved about this tee on my Insta Stories on Friday, and the obsession is still going strong. These tees are the perfect wardrobe staple and they’re both under $20! They’re so easy to tuck in, perfect fall/winter layering pieces
  • Goyard Card Holder Dupe: This came in last week and I was pleasantly surprised with the quality! This is the perfect thing to have to throw into smaller purses or just to carry on the go. It’s a pretty dang good designer dupe for just $20!
  • Gold 8×10 Frames: Did you catch a peek at my newest additions to my apartment decor this weekend on my Insta Stories? If you missed it, you can get a look below! These gold frames were perfect for my teeny gallery wall. They’re great quality, lightweight, and were incredibly easy to hang! I’m obsessed with this little nook of my room now all thanks to these gold glam little Amazon favorites 🙂

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AMAZON FAVORITES DETAILS:

Ooh la la print | Boobies print | Paris map print | Eiffel Tower print

  • Hyaluronic Acid Serum: I mentioned this serum in this post, but I just wanted to brag on it again. It’s a clean beauty product that’s high quality and so affordable! I use it as my nighttime moisturizer and sometimes in the mornings depending on my dryness!
  • Waffle Knit Henley Tunic: This tunic is so perfect and comfy for traveling or running errands. I got the medium and it’s the perfectly oversized fit.
  • Stainless Steel Reusable Straws: On the mornings that I make smoothies, I love having these straws to use to take them to go. They’re easy to clean, too!
  • Inflammatone Supplement: My co-worker told me about this supplement and it has been life changing. It’s a completely natural supplement with all natural ingredients that reduce inflammation in your body. It has completely eliminated my bloating. Yeah…you read that correctly. It’s a bit of an indulgence but totally worth it if you struggle with bloating regularly!! I’d recommend that you start with taking two a day and then up it from there just depending on the results.
So, what are your favorite Amazon favorites for the month? Let me know in a comment below!

Let me know if this is something you’d like to see every month in the comments below or over on Instagram!

You can also see the 19 Amazon favorites I bought to decorate my apartment here or 20 affordable, cozy Amazon finds for the fall here!