Sunday, December 27, 2015

Winter Glow


Hey guys! I hope everyone had an absolutely amazing Christmas. I've been home in Santa Cruz for a few weeks now and it has been wonderful being able to relax, unwind and enjoy the holiday season with family and friends. It has also been so ridiculously cold! Maybe I've been living in LA for too long now, or maybe this month just happens to be a lot colder than usual, but I've been bundling up like crazy every single day for weeks on end. Tights, layers upon layers, faux fur jackets, scarves and an infinite surplus of sweaters have been making up my outfits as of lately. The weather difference between here and LA is ridiculous - I haven't necessarily been able to rock the breezy style that I generally present on here, so it will be quite the transition going back next week and having a complete change of wardrobe.

I've been really into turtlenecks lately, and have accumulated quite an impressive list of tops, dresses, sweaters and bodysuits that have the style. The one I'm wearing here is by Target and is probably one of the coziest tops I own. It can be worn as either a top or an ultra light sweater, and it acts as the perfect layering piece as well. I paired it with my insanely cozy duster cardigan from, yes again, Target and button front skirt from American Apparel.  Everything was finished off with my lovely OTK boots from Public Desire, which are also surprisingly warm and cozy. Looks like bare legs in winter is a possibility after all! As for accessories, I am obsessed with my new ChloĆ© sunglasses* and have been trying pretty hard to not wear them in every outfit I feature on here. Judging from both this and my California Dreaming shoot, I'm not doing so great. :p

Lastly, my apologies for not updating this blog in a while! Its been a pretty busy month (as I'm sure many of you guys can agree with), but now that things have finally settled down, I'm ready to get content back up and running on here. I have to say, its been pretty unsettling not being able to update for a while. I really do enjoy running this blog, as I love posting fashion inspiration whenever I can. I'm so thankful to have this outlet, and I'm even more thankful that there are people out there who read this blog and hopefully gain some inspiration from it themselves. I have so much planned to put up on here, and I can't wait to share it with you all. Stay tuned!

xo,
Sydney

*The linked product is a slightly lighter shade from what is featured here.
















Outfit Details

Top & duster cardigan: Target
Skirt: American Apparel
Boots: Public Desire
Sunglasses: ChloƩ
Bag: Michael Kors

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

What's Underneath


Few things make me feel more confident than a fabulous pair of lingerie. I recently had the pleasure of participating in the College Fashionista x Undies partnership, and I couldn't have been any more excited as I for one am a huge advocate of wearing under garments that make you feel wonderful. Regardless of whether anyone sees it or not, the fact that it makes you feel fabulous and sexy is what counts! Undies has an amazing selection of cute, affordable bras and underwear, so definitely make sure to check them out. 

A trick of mine that I like doing when I do want to show off these pieces is by pairing them with a slouchy, off-the-shoulder sweater. And seeing as we are just now stepping into prime holiday season, what better item to rock? For this look, I matched both their Triangle Bralette in Noir and Iceberg with my favorite shimmery cream sweater. I also threw on a few gold accessories here and there to add that subtle touch of luxe that I always like incorporating in my outfits. The overall look is cozy, glam and perfect for keeping things stylish during the holidays.


xo,
Sydney







Friday, December 4, 2015

A Touch of Gold


When it comes to jewelry, I love to keep things simple and chic. And to me, nothing looks better than a delicate touch of gold + rose gold here and there. These pieces from Azil Boutique are the perfect, everyday accessories to rock: this large bar gold necklace adds a hint of glam to anything you're wearing and this double bar thin cuff in rose gold is just as elegant as it is simple. Wear them on their own like I did, or stack them with other fine jewelry favorites! It's the perfect time to begin glitzing your outfits up for the holidays, and a touch of gold will certainly take you far.

xo,
Sydney