Folk Motives and Embroidery Trends

My husband made me do it! Yes, he not only takes pride in taking my photos, but he picked this shirt for me.

I already talked about embroidery trends here, but there is something different about this top. The folk element of the embroidery along with the A-line cut make it that one-of-a-kind piece you need in your closet. Brace yourselves with the Zara Winter Sale currently going on, you can score this shirt for less than $40 here. Styled simply with a pair of jeans or a legging, you don’t even need any special accessories. I love the pairing with these Steve Madden OTK boots (I got last year on Zappos.com), but a pair of clean stilettos will make the look even more elegant.

Happy Holidays! xoxo, ❤

Embroidered Shirt: Zara; Denim: Stradivarius; OTK Boots: Zappos x Steve Madden 

Winter in Vegas

Gotta love winter in Las Vegas – no coat, no hassle! We tend to get cooler temps every now and then during the winter months, but we are fortunate with a mild season for the most part. That is why instead of investing in a pricey winter coat, I rely on several cute ponchos and capes to get through the season.

I purchased this fringed poncho last year from Goodnight Macaroon, and it’s still available here for less than $50. I love the colors, and the fringe detail is all it takes to make your outfit stand out. Regardless of the poor reviews of the site, I had a good experience and was quite surprised with the nice quality. In fact, you can browse more cute sweaters here and use XMAS40 for an extra 40% off storewide until Dec. 23.

On another note, these Sam Edelman Over the knee boots are probably one of the most unique pairs of shoes I own – not so much because of the style but because of the color and texture. They are also a last-year buy from Zappos.com. The compliments I receive every time I wear them make the splurge worth it. 🙂

How do y0u like to style your OTK boots?

Fringed Poncho: Goodnight Macaroon; High-waisted jeans: Stradivarius; OTK Boots: Sam Edelman; Beanie: Anthropologie

Styling a Basic T-shirt

When it comes to basics, I recommend investing in a nice pair of jeans and balancing your outfits out with affordable basics. For basic tops I rely on Target, H&M or Forever 21. These are plain tanks, T-shirts, long-sleeve shirts or turtlenecks. There’s no need to splurge on a basic top while you can style it in so many ways. In this post, I am offering a transition-to-fall look paired with a statement scarf that is my go-to accessory for the season.

T-shirt: Stradivarius; Sweater: old ; Jeans: Paige; Bucket Bag: Mango; Studded Booties: Guess Jeans; Sunnies: Ted Baker (similar here); Scarf: Promod

How do you like to style your fall outfits?

Casual Sunday

One of my favorite parts about living in Las Vegas is it never gets old! Granted new spots constantly pop up, and of course, everything is a must-do. Even by going to places I’ve already visited, I always discover something new. If you run out of ideas, The Strip is a go-to and offers numerous experiences from a casual stroll, to people watching and glorious entertainment. Below is the Bellagio Conservatory again, but in a fall theme this time – beautiful as ever.

I hope you enjoy the photos. Here, I opted for a comfortable casual outfit with a European twist, featuring some of my favorite brands such as Guess and Stradivarius.

Shirt: Stradivarius (similar here); Jeans: Guess (similar here); Shoes: Replay (similar here); Bag: J. Crew

Forever 21 Series – Part I: Blue Hues

When it comes to fashion and style, many think that expensive designer labels in one’s wardrobe are a must for looking trendy. Having a good taste and knowing your style well means that you have an eye for finding items that will fit your wardrobe, and at the same time won’t hurt your wallet! It is all about balance – for instance, you could wear a $5 plain tank top with a pair of affordable-priced jeans, and accent your outfit with designer heels or bag, a nice chunky necklace or piece of jewelry.

In the next few posts, I will feature several outfits with at least one Forever 21 item in each. For those of you who can’t afford designer labels, you will be convinced that it’s not all about the brand! Rest assured that you will be on trend while looking sharp.

Peasant shirt: Forever 21 (similar here, here, here); Jeans: Guess; Shoes: Miss Sixty old (similar here); Bag: Kate Spade

Sunday Stroll

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Jeans: Guess, Top: Guess (old), Vest: Guess old (similar here) ,

Shoes: Anthropologie (similar here), Bag: Michael Kors (similar here)