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Booties are THE shoe of winter. They’re chic & totally IN. I’m loving them more than ever this season, even more than over the knee boots. Why? Because they elongate my body (even though I’m already tall) and I find that they’re very flattering on all shapes and sizes. If you’re a short girl, booties will be your BFF.

Here are my favorite ways to wear booties:

#1. TUCKED INTO SKINNY JEANS

Booties look so chic and streamlined tucked into skinny jeans. My best top is to wear jeggings or skinny jeans on the tighter side, at least at the ankle to avoid bunching.

#2. WITH DRESSES AND SKIRTS

Love this look when it’s a monochromatic vibe. For example, to keep a long clean line, pair a LBD with black tights and a pair of black booties. So chic! This is such a great way to ‘update’ your look.

If you go bare legged, opt for nude booties to keep that elongated effect.

#1. PAIRED WITH FAUX LEATHER LEGGINGS

This is my favorite way to wear booties, and I’ve been rocking this look pretty much every day this fall/winter. Especially with a pair of faux leather booties WITH the faux leather leggings, your legs will look a mile long.

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Let’s get REAL about Black Friday. Who goes out and actually shops in stores on Black Friday?

…And why not sit in your stretchy pajamas and shop online, when you can get the deals from the comfort of your computer or phone? We live in an age where everything is online, and can shop to our heart’s content while eating Thanksgiving leftovers and sitting in front of the TV.

The last time I went out on Black Friday was a complete shit show. My sister and I braved it together…and it was so bad that she actually got out of my car to physically stand in a parking spot so that someone else wouldn’t snatch it. LOL.

I will be hanging out and shopping from my laptop on Friday, in COMFORT.

With that, here is where I will be shopping and some of my picks:

AMAZON: the deals vary. Up to 80% off!!

REVOLVE: TBD

ASOS: Up to 60% off

MISSGUIDED: 50% off SITE WIDE with code USEME

NORDSTROM: Up to 60% off select items

H&M: 20% off your purchase of $75 + free shipping

Teddy Bear coats were the IT outwear piece in the 70’s, and it is back as hot as ever. I resisted the “trend” last year when I saw these jackets and coats all over my Instagram feed…but I gave in and they are worth the hype.

 

My reasoning for giving in was that I was weighing my options for staying warm: puffy jacket or teddy bear coat? This winter, teddy bear coat all the way.

There are so many ways to wear teddy bear coat styles, but I personally love to wear mine with other textures, like velvet or faux leather. This pullover is more casual, but I have been wearing it with faux leather leggings and faux suede over the knee boots. Perfection. Plus it’s comfortable and WARM.

 

 

SWEATER | SIMILAR SKIRT | BOOTIES | SUNGLASSES

DON’T BE LIKE THE REST OF THEM, DARLING! 

Unless you’re living under a rock, you’ve heard the term “basic bitch”. The term has become so basic, am I right? I am always trying not to be a basic-B, to wear what I love and not what every other person is wearing, and to stay true to my style. But how? Let’s talk.

Ignore the media: If there is a certain trend that everyone is wearing and you’re seeing it on social media, in magazines, on billboards etc, and you hate it, do not buy into it. Listen to your inner fashionista!

Say F-you to your fears: Have you thought about wearing a hot pink sweater paired with a sequin skirt, but you thought, “people will look at me like I’m crazy!”? Yeah, I have too. All the time, in fact. Work on ignoring that voice and wear it loud and proud.

Get inspired: Everyone says ‘be original’, and yes, that’s great, but you don’t build your aesthetic based on nothing at all. We’re all inspired by different people, places, experiences, and things. Draw all of that in – from looking at fashion history to different cultures, places you’ve gone, street styles you love, and acquire what you like from it. This is not to say copy exactly, just draw from details, colors, silhouettes, and vibes that you love.

 

SWEATER | JEANS | SHOES

Cold weather dressing. I’m usually perplexed when I have to dress for cold weather because it just feels so repetitive. Sweater, check…jeans, check…sweater dress, check. Repeat. I love these staples, but I’m always looking for pieces with luxe details so I don’t feel so damn BORING.

I am one who gets cold very easily – don’t judge me, please! I know many of you are in much colder climates but I am just a total wimp, so the warmer, the better. I am that person who has the car heater going when it’s 65 degrees and below outside.

Thankfully chenille sweaters are all the rage this fall, and I am not mad about it.

You probably have a closet stocked with tons of cozy sweaters, but that doesn’t mean that your collection is complete. Mine wasn’t until a few weeks ago. Enter: chenille. If the name doesn’t ring a bell, you will know it when you see it and feel it in real life. It kind of looks like velvet, but it has a fab chunky knit to it. The best thing about chenille sweaters? They’re not itchy.

I don’t want to admit how many chenille sweaters I got, but here are a bunch that I’ve purchased and some that are on my wishlist.