California Winter

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While a part of me misses experiencing the beauty that is winter in Eastern Washington, I can’t deny the upsides to a California winter. For example, I can wear this white skort from Forever 21+ without tights and not freeze to death.

Skorts are the best of both worlds. You get the look of a skirt with the comfort of shorts. I picked up this skort a few years ago so unfortunately it’s no longer available, but I did manage to find similar skirts that I linked down below.

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I paired it with this sweater from the A New Day collection at Target for a monochrome look. For shoes, I wore my favorite pair of leopard studded ankle boots. I accessorized with my current go-to handbag that I picked up from H&M for $25.

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Sweater: A New Day Skort (Sold Out): F21+ Boots: BooHoo Bag: H&M



Friend or Faux


Faux fur coats and jackets have been one of the biggest trends this season. While I’m not typically one to follow trends I can’t help but fawn over faux fur like everyone else. I have been dying to get my hands on a faux fur coat of some sort even though I live in California and have absolutely no need for one. A girl can dream, can’t she?



My Christmas Wish List

Feeling inspired by my friend Ana, who recently shared her Christmas Wish List on her blog, today I am sharing what’s on my Christmas Wish List this year. Not only are these items I have my eye on, but I also think they’d make wonderful gifts for anyone.


Echo Dot
I was torn between the Echo Dot and the Bose SoundLink, but in the end, I decided that I liked the idea of using something that was a hands-free and voice controlled.

Tatcha Bestsellers Set
I have heard nothing but wonderful things about Tatcha. Being a skincare junky, I have been dying to try their skincare line. This set is perfect for trying out several of their products at one time versus having to buy each item separately.

Dreamer By Debut Rib Knit Open Cardigan
I have been searching endlessly for the perfect open cardigan and this one by Dreamer by Debut looks like it just might be the one. It’s oversized and would easily pair with just about everything in my wardrobe.

F21 Faux Leather Satchel
I love the structure and simplicity of this faux leather satchel. I feel like it’s just big enough to carry all of my essentials and then some without being too big and bulky.

F21 Faux Leather Chelsea Boots
I find that a lot of boots typically don’t have the pointed toe that I look for in a shoe. So I was ecstatic when I saw these beauties on Forever 21’s website.

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Stunna Lip Paint
It was decided from the moment Rihanna announced that she would be launching this universal shade of red that I absolutely had to have it in my life. I am an avid fan of red lips if you didn’t already know.

A New Day Rebe Backless Loafer Mules
These loafer mules from the Target brand A New Day are very reminiscent of the infamous Gucci loafers but far less expensive. I love the idea that you can wear these casually or dress them up.

Ava & Viv Leopard Print Wool Coat
This coat is perfect for someone like me who doesn’t usually wear a whole lot of print aside from stripes and the occasional polka dot. It still makes a statement without being too loud.

Bauble Bar Gabriela Stud Fringe Drops
I have been obsessed with statement earrings and would love to add a pair of fringe earrings to my collection. Bauble Bar is great if you’re looking for good quality jewelry but don’t want to break the bank and they have so many beautiful pieces!

Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black
This perfume by Elizabeth and James is my all-time favorite scent. If you love woodsy and spicy scents like I do with a hint of vanilla then you will love this perfume. I highly recommend you go to your local Sephora and give this a whiff.


A Pop of Plaid

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This plaid poncho has become an essential part of my winter wardrobe ever since I picked it up from Nordstrom Rack a few years ago. It can also double as a scarf.



I layered this plaid poncho on top of a turtleneck sweater dress and my over-the-knee boots. This was the perfect outfit to wear while exploring the city.

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Sweater Dress: Gap Poncho: Nordstrom Rack Over-the-Knee Boots: Charlotte Russe Earrings: H&M