Winter Fashion Inspiration

winter fashion inspirationI just love winter in California.  Winter usually starts closer to the end of January.  So I know the idea of a peep toe show might be unfathomable for most of the country.  Here, it works.  I go through phases where I get really interested in fashion and continue on my quest to find my personal style.  And like I mentioned in my goals post, I’ve sort of let myself go.  While I never leave the house in sweatpants or workout clothes (unless I’m hiking.  Which I totally do now.  What?!) I can certainly be very sloppy.  Here are some things I’m totally in to right now.

Leopard Vans:  Leopard is totally a neutral for me.  And I really do need another pair of shoes that envelope my whole foot, you know for when temperatures finally drop.  (image via Pangcakes)

Plaid pants:  Plaid can be done in a number of ways like slouchy and cozy, a little punk rock, a little preppy, etc.  But I love how chic it looks when styled with a crisp white shirt, heels and fold over clutch.  I’m totally on the look out for these pants. (image via BethAnimalPrint)

Textured coats:  I’m dying over all the textured coats that are out there right now.  I have my eye on this dip dyed version but my heart really wants this multi colored amazingness from Wunderkind.  This one is not faux and is like a bajillion dollars so it’s totally out.  I’m also in love with the monster coats from Meadham Kirchhoff. (image via Lyst)

Layered necklaces:  I’m not a big jewelry wearer.  But I know they can really  finish off an outfit.  I really need to practice my layering.  It looks a little bohemian and classy at the same time which I love.  (image via Oh Mai Darling)

Well dressed nails:  I’m a mom to two boys who is constantly moving.  I have yet to find the right time to paint my nails.  With the dish washing, or hair combing, there never seems to be the perfect time.  But I want to set out and find it.  My nails could use a little color and adorning.  I’m in love with these from Hex Nail Jewelry.  I bought some for my niece and they are so fun!  I will be ordering again for sure! (image via Hex Nail Jewelry)

Interesting shoes:  I don’t wear heels often (I would like to say I will try to wear them more but I just don’t think I can commit to it regularly.  When my feet hurt from shoes, I literally get punchy.  Like, angry and will punch you if you make me move from my chair.  It is NOT good) but when I do, I like for the shoes to be interesting.  If I’m going to hurt, they have to be show stoppers.  I love how these pumps are detailed in a subtle way.  The little gold spikes are not as tough as most spiked stuff comes off but adds so much interest. (image via Eugene Riconneaus)

LulaRoe Makes the Cutest Skirts and Dresses

lularoe logoSo I recently found this adorable company, LulaRoe, and I need to make sure all of you know about it!!  They just launched their new website and it is fantastic!  I found out about this sweet company through Amelia Lyon.  Do you follow her?  You should.  She is this ridiculously amazing photographer, has adorable children and is freaking adorable herself.  She’s posted pics of herself in these dresses before and I’ve always thought they were so cute.  And now we can all have them too!

great-prints-and-patterns-at-lularoeLulaRoe sells only skirts and dresses but the cuts are crazy flattering and the prints and patterns they use are insane!  These are easy pieces that still have a ton of style.  Genius.

luluaroe-skirts-and-dressesThere is one style of dress available but you have to go check out all their styling on the site.  By just adding a belt or layering it can really change-up the look.  With it’s 3/4 length sleeve and circle skirt it has a bit of a 50′s vibe but done in a totally modern way.  I’m in love!  For skirts they offer maxi, pencil and A-line (which hits just above the knee).  I’m pretty sure if I had one for each day I would be the happiest mom alive.  Don’t those maxi’s look so cute!!!  And they also make little girl’s stuff!  Shop it all right here.


I just ordered this dress this week.  I can’t wait to get it!!  I mean, that styling is just fantastic.  I’m going to be watching this site often to see what new prints pop up.  Now, if I can just get them to make a blazer/kimono type item in these fantastic prints my fashion life would be made.  Take a minute to go read the story of how the company got started.  And then go buy something and support this awesome small business.  And I might be persuaded to have a home party if anyone in Orange County is interested…just saying.

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