With so many holidays and holiday parties right around the corner the age old question of what should I wear to such and such event is starting to pop up. This season try something a little outside of the box besides just a skirt or a dress. Try a jumpsuit or a romper like I did below!
Dust off your lava lamps because the biggest trend from the seventies is back! That’s right…FLARES! Flared jeans are back and bigger than ever. I love flares, they are so much fun to wear. Something else that is extremely back is the all denim look, also known as the Canadian Tuxedo! I am always a bit weird when I have to pair denim on denim but with this outfit I could not wait to pair the two together.
Spring is just around the corner and I just found the best Trina Turk dress from Nordstrom Rack that is absolutely perfect for this spring season. The dress that I am wearing in these photo’s is a drop-waist dress and to be honest I was not sure how it would look on me. Sometimes I think drop-waistes can make people look weird but I decided to try it and I fell in love with it! It is so fun and stylish to wear. I also have the best prop ever with me for this photoshoot, a GIANT H balloon!
Since Spring Break is just right around the corner I thought I would talk about my favorite swim suit brands! Finding swim suits is always a challenge for me because well… boobs. Having big boobs make it so you can’t just go to Target and buy the first cute skimpy suit you see. For me it took a lot of research for me to be able to find suits that are cute AND supportive. I can’t be flouncing around in the water unless the girls are secured!
This VIX suit is THE BEST. This suit is great because it comes in cup sizes and not just Small, Medium, Large. This suit is also great because it comes in so many fun colors and patterns. While this suit does not have underwire in it, it is still extremely supportive and by far my FAVORITE suit to wear! In this photo I am wearing Tory Burch Sunglasses and Flash Tattoos.
I love, love, LOVE, this Seafolly suit! Seafolly is great because they make cup sizes as well! Australians must have the same conundrum as me! Seafolly suits never disappoint and I highly suggest them! I am wearing RayBan Sunglasses in this photo! This brand also make the cutest cover-ups!
Let’s just say I am beyond obsessed with arm candy. If I don’t have all of my bracelets on I feel naked! I recently just got back from a vacation in Saint Martin and I bought a bracelet from a brand called Halcyon Days. Halcyon Days bracelets are so cute and they are from London! Halcyon Days bracelets also have all three royal warrants, which is extremely rare! Love the hype around Kate and all the Royals? Well, they wear this brand! Halcyon Days are popular for their hinged enamel bangles that come in three different sizes. I absolutely love my Halcyon Days hinged bangle and I cannot wait to get more so I can layer them all together! Kate Spade also makes some great arm candy for layering. I love Kate Spade jewelry because it is a good price point and it wears really well. Not to mention, she makes the cutest jewelry and it works as a good addition to bangles you may already own.
We cannot forget that arm candy is not complete without a watch! My favorite watches to wear are Marc by Marc Jacobs and Ted Baker. I am also dying to get a Tory Burch watch so once I get one I will be sure to review it and let you all know how it is. The great thing about adding a watch to your arm candy is that it is a functional accessory. You can look good while being on time!Shown in the photo above is my Halcyon Days bangle, Pandora charm bracelet, and my Marc by Marc Jacobs watch
Some other bracelets I like pairing with my arm candy is tons of Alex and Ani bangles, my Pandora charm bracelet, as well as my beloved David Yurman bracelet. The best part of arm candy is that you can pair designer pieces with low-end pieces. It is about how they all look together, not necessarily how much they cost!
What are some of your favorite arm candy pieces to wear!? Be sure to let me know.
I hope everyone caught my first vacation wear post (http://vestdressed.com/2015/01/vacation-wear/) ! I am just going to show you all the rest of the outfits I wore because I know spring break is approaching in just a little over a month and everyone is going to need ideas for their spring break getaways! This post shows some very preppy clothes for vacation wear but I would not want it any other way!
As the holiday season is quickly approaching the fun of buying gifts for you BFF, sister, or Mom can sometimes be so difficult! As you all know I absolutely love shopping and I actually like buying gifts too! It’s fun because you can give them what you would wear (in hopes to borrow it, hehe)! So in light of some people having a difficult time thinking of gifts to give their sister’s and mother’s I have put together some gift ideas for this holiday season!
First I HAVE to talk about this micro Kate Spade purse!! I saw these when I was home over Thanksgiving break with my Mom and Sister’s and I just fell in love!! These purses are TINY but so so perfect for your phone, wallet, and of course lipstick! This purse is the perfect purse when you do not want to lug around your whole life with you! Just slip it on your shoulder and go! Seriously guys, I’m obsessed with it! Marc by Marc Jacobs and Michael Kor’s are making little micro purses too!! Only six inches wide, I cannot get over how cute they are!
What could be cuter than black and white polka dot Betsy Johnson flannel pajamas?! That’s right, nothing! I love cute pajama sets and every winter I love getting a new set to wear while I’m home for the holidays! If your parents live in a very cold state like mine do then this Barefoot Dreams robe, slouchy beanie by Ugg Australia, and UGG slippers would also make for perfect gifts and they will keep you Cozy chic all winter long!
What Mom, Sister, and BFF doesn’t like getting new lipgloss and candles?! You cannot go wrong when it comes to the Bobbi Brown lip gloss! They come in a nice pack of four (and gift with purchase if you are ordering from Nordstrom, win)! Another perk of this awesome lip gloss is that it is not sticky! I hate when I buy a new lip gloss and it is super sticky but this Bobbi Brown lip gloss is not sticky at all and completely smooth! The Kate Spade candle collection is so cute and so much fun! Each candle has a different saying on it and during the winter months is my absolute favorite time to light candles, makes the whole house feel so warm and cozy!
Perfume is always a great gift to give someone! Most women use perfume everyday so getting new every year is always much appreciated. I have always loved how the Chance by Chanel smells, it is one of my go to perfumes! And last but not least, the lovely Tory Burch has a new watch collection out that I love! This Tory Burch watch would be such a fun layering piece to add to your arm candy! It is a wrap around watch so it is a bit more unique than just a normal watch band.
I hope I have helped some of you out when it comes to giving gifts or maybe gave some of you some ideas of what to add to your wish list this year!
Fall is such a lovely time of the year! From just getting back from Iowa this North Carolina weather is just what I needed! It feels like a perfect fall/spring day out! I am not even wearing a jacket today!
Brandy Melville Milan Top// Nine West Illusion Lace-Up Wedge Booties// J.Crew Cashmere Scarf in Plaid// David Yurman ‘Crossover” Bracelet// Marc by Marc Jacobs Watch// Mini Tory Burch Nylon Tote// Joe’s Jeans
I absolutely love the booties I am wearing! I have been wanting a pair of lace up booties since last fall and I finally found the best pair! They are not only super cute but also super affordable! What could be better than those two combinations?!!? They are by Nine West so of course they are veryyyy comfortable! I am wearing the brown ones!
Brandy Melville will forever be my favorite spot to get the most comfortable t-shirts. These shirts are so soft you will never want to get out of them! After trying one on I had to buy this top in all the colors it came in! Definitely my go to shirt!
This scarf is so warm and cozy!! It is also so big that I can use it like a blanket which is great because I get cold so easily! Unfortunately the color scheme of the one I am wearing is sold out but all of the other options are just as great! Also it is PLAID, which by the way I am OBSESSED with anything and everything plaid!
Who else is absolutely loving this beautiful sunny fall day?! I know I am and I have to soak up all the Carolina love as possible since I am leaving in just 7 short days!
MMMMM who is soooo full they can’t move?!? I know I am! Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays; mainly because it is surrounded by delicious food and of course all of my loving family!
Here is my Thanksgiving look!
J.Crew Tights// Steve Madden ‘Whysper’ Nubuck Bootie in Black// Topshop floppy wool felt hat// Betsy Johnson Coat// Free People Plaid Skirt// Small Gold Ring –‘Marina’ Midi Ring// Marc by Marc Jacobs Watch// Trouve Top// David Yurman ‘Crossover” Bracelet// David Yurman ‘Cable Classics’ Ring
I have to say, I have been looking for some cute black booties for a while and these Steve Madden one’s are just what I was looking for! Not only are they super cute but also extremely comfortable. If those two things aren’t enough these booties are also under $100!! What could be better?!? I mean seriously? They are my perfect fall bootie!
The hat I am wearing I am currently obsessed with! I want to put it with every outfit possible! Hat’s make every outfit look just that much better!! The Betsy Johnson Coat is my FAVORITE trench coat. This coat is so fun because it is not a traditional trench coat. This coat flairs out at the bottom and has just the cutest flower buttons! It is just darling! And of course this Free People Plaid Skirt I am just swooning over!! It is so chic and fun, perfect for the holidays (and it has pockets, which makes me love it even more)!
For Thanksgiving I am home in Iowa and it is FREEZING. It is currently 3 degree’s out so I am inside by the fire drinking some hot chocolate! Here are some pictures of the food my family made for Thanksgiving! My special dish I make each year is the Sweet Potato casserole (obviously the best dish of the night)!
Phew! I am in a complete food coma, so I must go watch a movie now! I hope you guys enjoy this post!
What is everyone’s favorite Thanksgiving dish?!? Be sure to comment and let me know!