SHOP MY LOOK
LAYERED SHIRTDRESS ($89 and another cute option HERE) | LOEFFLER RANDALL BACKPACK (50% off!) | VELVET CLINGER BOOTIES (Steve Madden $89 option here) | DOTTED TIGHTS | KREWE MIRRORED SUNNIES (purchase locally at Manhattan South HERE) | LEATHER JACKET | STAR RING | MINI TITAN RING | X-SHAPED RING
SHOP 3 WAYS TO STYLE VELVET
Happy Monday, loves! This weekend was ah-may-zing. Ryan’s birthday is Tuesday, but we celebrated this weekend. Friday night, SOMEHOW I pulled off a surprise dinner with some of his closest friends. He tried to spoil it, but it ended up working out. Of course, we headed to our favorite bar afterwards…and I sure paid for it Saturday! We spent the rest of the weekend with fam and had an absolute blast! It flew by way too quickly. but YAY for a super short week. We are so excited to spend Thanksgiving with our little buddy. Don’t holidays seem to get more special as they get older? Hopefully, you were following my Insta-stories for the craziness this weekend!
LCL STYLE: How to Style Velvet
I am SUPER excited to introduce you to two of my favorite girls: Christian Buck from Christian Blair Style and Laura Beverlin from Styled Adventures. Last week, while I was in Tampa for work, I was able to meet up with my girls to kick off our fun collaboration (LCL Style) that you will see more of in the future. In this post, we are styling velvet 3 ways, JUST in time for the holidays. Each of our outfits feature many EASY trends to pull off: all the velvet, a bomber jacket, oxblood, high waisted flares, high-ankle booties, a leather moto, and a statement necklace. And better yet, these pieces are all SO REASONABLE. We met at oh so fab Le Meridian to shoot these gorgeous images (thank you to Pete Buck!) and literally laughed all day! Keep reading for details about each of our looks and to learn more about the girls behind LCL Style! Also, SURPRISE! I am giving away another $1000 gift card JUST in time for Cyber Week…scroll to the end of the post to enter.
MY $89 COMBO SHIRTDRESS
YEP, you read that correctly…my combo shirtdress is only $89 and features the cutest little velvet bow. I absolutely love the layered look, which allows you to wear it so many different ways. This dress would be perfect for Christmas Eve dinner, date night, or even Thursday for Thanksgiving. It is comfy, cute, and very affordable. It fits true to size, and I am wearing a small for your reference. My Stuart Weitzman booties were a splurge, but I have LIVED in them. They are the only shoes I pack each week for my work trips, because they are so versatile (wear with jeans, skirts, dresses, you name it) and comfy. Splurge…YES. Worth it? ABSOLUTELY. Remember, cost per wear, y’all. Scroll down for more images of this look and to see how I added a little edge with a leather moto jacket.
CHRISTIAN BLAIR STYLE
I met Christian YEARS ago through a friend of a friend/coworker. When she sat down at dinner with her Chanel cross-body, I knew it was meant to be. Ironically, neither one of us had started our blogs yet, but fast forward 6 years and look how far we have come. Her style is absolutely AH-MAY-ZING, and she is one of the coolest, sweetest, most beautiful girls you will ever meet. She is also a personal stylist at Nordstrom! Her blog is is absolute goals…make sure you check it out: Christian Blair Style or @christianblair_style on Insta. She is wearing a GORG velvet bomber jacket (another one of my FAV trends…check out my Sequin Bomber Styled 2 Ways here), on-trend leather leggings, and the most affordable and adorable velvet booties (seriously, $89 y’all).
Laura and I have been “friends” on social media and through the blogging community for awhile now, but we finally met “IRL aka in real life” last month! She has been blogging for less than a year but has built an amazing brand and following. Not only is she gorgeous, but her style is so on point! And most importantly, she is just as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. Her blog is Styled Adventures, and she is @laurabeverlin on Insta! I absolutely love her velvet skinny scarf and SUPER AFFORDABLE velvet cross body. It is less than $40 and right on trend. And can we talk about her leopard pumps…SWOON.
I meeeeeean, #squadgoals. It is such a dream to be able to collaborate with these two. They have taught me so much about the blogging world and are a great support system. We had a blast shooting these pictures, drinking all the champagne, and pigging out at Ulele. I think we could have stayed there all night! I know I have had said this many times, but one of the best parts about blogging is the community. I have met some amazing women that I know I will be friends with forever. In a world where women can sometimes not be so nice, it is refreshing to be able to share our knowledge, successes, and failures in such a collaborative way.
The 3 of us head to Dallas next week, so stay tuned for more from this collab! Make sure you are following us all on Insta: @styledadventures, @christianblair_style, and @lifelutzurious. Have a GREAT week, and a Happy Thanksgiving!!
PIN IT to your favorite PINTEREST STYLE BOARD
In case you’ve been living under a rock, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are ALMOST HERE! (AHHH!) In celebration of two of the biggest shopping days of the year, I’ve teamed up with a bunch of other bloggers to make sure that you’ll be READY to shop. Enter below up to 66 times for a chance to win a $1000 gift card just in time to shop the big sales. Just think of what you could buy with this!!!!
Presents for your WHOLE LIST. Or, ya know, something totally killer for yourself. #treatyoself
And now for the rules: this giveaway ends on 11/23 and the winner will be announced on or before 11/25. Must be 16 years old (or older) to enter. International entrants welcome. Please keep in mind that you cannot complete more than 66 entries and that we can tell if the same person uses multiple emails to enter. All entries will be verifies, so make sure to hit “FOLLOW” or “LIKE” to complete each entry.
Photography by Peter Buck