Sunday, November 19, 2017

Build your winter wardrobe with basics

Hey Lovelies, winter is well on its way and also comes with a change in wardrobe. Sweaters, thigh high boots, cardigans, denim jackets, and more, but most importantly...layering, layering, and more layering. When it comes to building your winter wardrobe, it's best to start by incorporating basic and classic pieces into your wardrobe. So, let's get into how to build your winter wardrobe with basics. 

1. Start off with an over-sized sweater or turtleneck.

The most basic clothing piece that everyone should start off with their winter wardrobe is an over-sized sweater or turtleneck. It's such a versatile piece to have in your wardrobe, as you can create several layered looks with a sweater or turtleneck. 

2. Go for neutrals.

Basic neutral clothing pieces can be paired with anything when creating an outfit. When building your winter wardrobe start with the neutral clothing pieces you may currently have in your wardrobe.  You can continue building from there by purchasing basic inexpensive clothing pieces in black, white, tan, brown and gray. Additionally, footwear in neutral colors also brings a look together. 

3. Classic pieces to have in your winter wardrobe.

These are few of the classic pieces that you could include in your perfect winter wardrobe for creating multiple layered winter looks.

 - Crew neck sweaters/sweatshirts
- Cardigans
- A-line Skirt (with tights)
- Basic Neutral Tops and Tees
- Turtleneck or mock neck sweaters
- Blue Jeans
- Black Jeans
- Fashion joggers
- White Collared shirt
- Bold/Printed Collard shirt
- Dainty everyday jewelry
- Denim jacket
- Trenchcoat
- Faux fur coat or Parka coat
- Leather moto jacket
-The Little Black Dress

4. Make sure everything is tailored to your liking.

You don't have to spend much money on basics, but make sure that the basic pieces are of good quality and fit your style and body right. When clothing fits your body right and is of good quality, you can end up creating a look that fits you perfectly.

5. Trendy pieces to have in your winter wardrobe.

Now, with every new year comes new trends people follow. And this is especially true when it comes to seasonal trends. However, it's unnecessary to follow every single fashion trend because that doesn't help you build a winter wardrobe tailored to your personal style. Grab a couple of trends you like and pair them with basic clothing pieces. From there, style the clothing pieces to your personal style. These are a few of the trendy or statement pieces that you could choose to incorporate into your winter wardrobe.

- Graphic t-shirt
-Leather moto jacket
-Faux fur coat
-Oversized denim jacket

- Black sunglasses

- Cheetah print faux fur coat

- Striped collard shirt
- Courdoroy button front skirt
- Plaid skirt
- Oversized infinity scarf
- Plaid mini dress
- Courdoroy pants
- Plaid pants
- Denim skirt
- Color Block Windbreaker

6. Winter fashion layering inspiration

The key to cute layered winter looks is when it's done to your personal style but can also keep you warm during the winter. For example, you may love wearing skirts, but you can keep it winter friendly by wearing tights underneath. Winter fashion layering can be as simple as pairing an oversized sweater with an infinity scarf and wearing a pair of jeans and boots.

Tip: Wear a tank top (or two) underneath clothing for extra warmth. Also, wearing a pair of tights under jeans is great for extra warmth during the winter.

You can grab inspiration from anywhere (like Pinterest, Magazines, Instagram and so forth.) to figure out how to layer with your style for winter. Check out a few of my Pinterest boards by clicking the links below for some winter fashion layering inspiration!

Curate looks to your personal style when layering and mixing up basic and statement pieces in your winter wardrobe. 

Thanks so much for reading loves! Until next time for more in fashion.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Aesthetic Friendsgiving Ideas

Hey Lovelies, the holiday season has officially begun and I'm super excited about all the festivities to come. Thanksgiving is in a couple of weeks and I can't wait to spend that time with family and pig out on all the food, hunty. Aside from spending the holidays with family, Friendsgiving is a great way to kick it with your squad during the holiday season!  

Now, you can kick it with your squad in style, for a fun and aesthetic Friendsgiving. These are four theme and decor ideas for inspiration to style your next Friendsgiving dinner party. Not only will you enjoy amazing food while, having a great time with your friends, but now you will have a cute setting to take some aesthetic photos in. 

Bohemian Backyard Friendsgiving

This boho theme can also be styled indoors but is brought to fuller effect in your backyard. You can style a bohemian themed backyard and dinner table using key decor to bring your backyard to life. String lights hung throughout the backyard and throw blankets on top of the chairs are a great way to start decorating your backyard with the theme. Decorate the dinner table by using cute decorative pumpkins, candles, and floral centerpieces and placing them however you'd like in the center of the table. 

You can also set up a hangout spot in your backyard, and this could be the spot to take cute pictures in. To set up the hangout spot, start by hanging up a tapestry. Then place a large rug (or a few small ones) on the ground and then place a bunch of different throw pillows and blankets on top of the rug. You can go even further with this theme by hanging up a few dream catchers or a string of polaroids throughout your backyard, or at the hangout area.

Key Decor

String lights
String of Polaroids
Decorative Pumpkins
Throw Blankets and Pillows
Decorative Floral Center Pieces

Hollywood Chic Friendsgiving Dinner Party

This is much more of a classic chic theme, and you could possibly bring in Old Hollywood glamour vibes within this theme as well. The key thing about this theme is a majority of the decor is in black, white and/or gold. White string lights hung around the room and black and/or white throw blankets hung over chairs is a great way to start decorating with this theme. To decorate the table, place decorative black, white and/or gold pumpkins and a white floral centerpiece(s) however you'd like within the center.

 Old Hollywood glamour vibes could be brought into this theme simply by playing jazz music in the background while you feast and spend time with your girls. This is a Friendsgiving dinner theme that can be styled indoors and is the perfect theme to use if you love a black and white aesthetic.

Key Decor

White string lights 
White floral centerpieces
Black and/or white throw blankets
Decorative black, white and gold pumpkins
Inexpensive decorative black and white table settings

Murder Mystery Friendsgiving Dinner

This is a fun theme to style and put together for mystery lovers. Plus, you can get great pictures of everyone dressed up to the theme. Key decor for this theme would be table candles, white and red floral centerpieces and decorative pumpkins placed at the center of the table to your liking. Also, incorporating a couple of inexpensive decorative red and black table settings would be a nice touch for decorating the dinner table. Lastly, create name cards for each guest where one side of the card displays the persons' name and the role you'd like them to play. However, the other side of the card will say if each person is either innocent or guilty and this side of the card will be the one facing down on the dinner table (The side with their name and role should be flat on the table facing up.). 

A cute way to thank guests for playing along with the whole idea is by giving them these gift bags (shown below) designed as packaged crime evidence with whatever goodies you'd like. The gift bags are a great do-it-yourself project you could try on your own using inexpensive brown gift bags and placing a copy of each guest styled name card on the front of the gift bag. 

 The key idea is setting the Murder Mystery dinner party in an era of your choosing. Then, you would have your friends come dressed up to fit the era, have dinner and later solve the "mystery." A "mystery" you would have put together to be solved and have everyone improvise from there to solve. 

For example, let's say you had set your Murder Mystery themed party in the 1920s. You would decorate to fit that era with the murder mystery theme in mind, and all your guests would come dressed to fit the theme. You would also be the one to create the "Murder Mystery" to be solved, place fake "evidence" and clues around your house (obviously in places where you're okay with your guests entering) and assign your guests characters to improvise. For example, after dinner, you then announce the mysterious death and disappearance of some flapper and continue on with a backstory.  Your guests would then improvise based on what you had told them and their given roles. Then, they would try solving the mystery you put together based on the fake evidence and clues you would have placed around the house. 

Key Decor

Table candles
White and/or red floral centerpieces
Decorative black and white pumpkins
Inexpensive decorative red and black table settings
DIY name cards with each person's name and role in the murder mystery

Girly and Vintage Friendsgiving

This girly and vintage Friendsgiving theme is the perfect indoor Friendsgiving dinner theme for you and your girls if you're feeling the girly vintage idea. This is such a cute look for a girly vintage aesthetic and is a theme that's pretty simple to put together for your Friendsgiving. Once again, string lights are a great thing to hang around the room. An additional cute touch would be to add a string of polaroids around the room as well. 

Decorate the table by placing decorative white and gold pumpkins, white and pink floral centerpieces and frosted white pinecones within the center of the table to your liking. You can also paint regular pinecones white and wait for them to dry off before placing them as little accent decor in the center of the table. As an added touch, try taking a couple of white and/or pink throw blankets and place them on the chairs. This is a Friendsgiving dinner theme that can be styled indoors and is the perfect theme to use if you love a girly vintage aesthetic.

Key Decor

Frosted White Pinecones
String lights and/or table candles
White and/or pink throw blankets
White and pink floral centerpieces
Decorative white and gold pumpkins
Inexpensive decorative white and pink table settings

Hope these ideas gave you some inspiration for your Friendsgiving party, so you can kick it with your squad in style, for a fun and aesthetic Friendsgiving. 

Thanks so much for reading loves! Until next time for more in lifestyle.