#RedStyle: Embrace Your Personal Style


When RedEnvelope contacted me about joining their #RedStyle campaign, I was quick to jump.  Not only is RedEnvelope a company I’ve used for years for great gift ideas but the campaign is all about embracing your personal style.  I think what’s so fun about blogging and fashion is that we get to share with everyone our mood, inspirations, and style just by what we decide to put on that day.  I describe my personal style as classic with a twist.  I tend to gravitate toward classic shapes but also love fun pops of color and loud prints.  I also like accessories and such that have a little humor to it, like my Kate Spade donut bag or the “Shopping is My Cardio” Wildfox sweater.  I included my mary jane Manolo Blahniks because they are the very first designer thing I ever purchased.  They’re classic is shape but the twist is the bright and shinny patent leather.  A perfect epitome of my style!  As far as jewelry goes, I’m usually getting ready in a rush so I like to be able to grab something like a giant Samantha Wills ring or a huge gold chain vintage necklace.  A statement piece can really pull your look together!

Another aspect to my style is blending designer pieces with stuff I’ve found at the Goodwill or vintage shops.  That’s truly when I feel most me.  The gorgeous gold and black lace skirt and the beat up old Coach crossbody bag are probably some of my most favorite things in my closet!  I have no problems with second hand clothing and sometimes it’s amazing what you’ll find!  It’s just what you didn’t know you always wanted!

How do you describe your personal style?


OOTD: Beige and Burgundy

Wandering in heels

I love visiting my family in Washington because it allows me to wear fall fashion the way it’s supposed to be worn… in layers!  A fun cabled sweater works with everything from skirts to jeans and adds a nice texture to your look.  This one even has a subtle hint of sparkle woven into it!  The pants are faux suede and feel like you’re wearing pajamas and are so super comfy I wish I could have them in every color!  I added some pop to the otherwise beige color scheme with a burgundy coat and boots.  You guys know I love my color so I wouldn’t have it any other way!


My lookfashion blogger - Wandering In HeelsDSC01269burgundy coat At the front door Boots AccessoriesCoat: It’s a hand-me-down and the label is cut out, Sweater: Hinge (Similar here & here), Necklace: Vintage (it was my Grandma’s!), Pants: Level 99, Shoes: Franco Sarto (Similar)


Hear Me Roar

Fall fashion street style

There’s basically nothing I love more than a comfy new sweater.  You know, before the fleece inside gets all pilly and rough?  So I’m all bundled up to face the brisk cool Washington air and I couldn’t be happier.  Spending time with family over the holidays is so special and important to me.  I’m so lucky that both my boyfriend and my family live near each other so we get double the family time in one trip!  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and have recovered from all the Black Friday shopping madness!












Thunder print top

Jackets with contrasting sleeves are simply everywhere right now.  They make every outfit look like you’re an expert at that ever so chic winter layers look.  I paired this fun denim and terry cloth Gilt.com find with a few more layers.  There’s a simple white tank and a thunderbolt tunic under there too!  I can’t help but reiterate my love of vintage here (again… sorry!) by topping off this look with a pair of beat up vintage Coach boots.  They’re so deliciously soft now that I’ll wear these babies until they fall apart!

fall fashion

Black leggings




Jacket: Renvy (via Gilt.com), Top: Target, Leggings: Vivacity Sportswear, Boots: Coach (Vintage via BadgeMadge)


‘Tis The Season Holiday Shopping Event

I loved all these great Kiehl's gift sets!

For as long as I’ve been in San Diego, I’ve never had the opportunity to visit The University Club, a members-only club at the Symphony Towers in downtown.  So when the invitation came along for me to attend their ‘Tis The Season Shopping event, I jumped at it!  We got to sip champagne and browse vendor booths from Fashion Valley Mall.  The view of downtown from the club is beautiful.  I was there after dark but I would imagine it’s a stunning place for sunset cocktails.  It was a perfect way to get my holiday spirit sparked and get some gift ideas.  I was particularly tempted by some gorgeous Chanel sunglasses but refrained.  Can’t let the champagne do my spending!  😉


These boots can be worn as booties or just trap on a top piece to wear them as knee high boots!  Genius!

These boots can convert from booties to knee highs! Genius!

Ugg stand

Being silly at the Ugg booth

Being silly at the Ugg booth

How do you like my new 'do?

How do you like my new ‘do?

The view from The University Club is spectacular!

The view from The University Club is spectacular!

The top pair are the ones I'm lusting over.  There are little pearls on the top!!

The top pair are the ones I’m lusting over. There are little pearls on the top!!

I'm still swooning over these Chanel sunglasses...

I’m still swooning over these Chanel sunglasses…

Monday Must-Have Lust List: Isabel Marant for H&M Edition

Every once in awhile, something is so exciting that it trumps all other news.  That’s how I feel about the Isabel Marant for H&M collection and why it gets its own feature for my weekly Lust List.  I feel like all these designer/big name retailer collaborations is really exciting.  The quality seems like it’s just getting better and better.  Remember the Alexander McQueen for Target years ago?  It was like Target got the cheapest material ever for the designs and I didn’t end up keeping a single item!!  I want that collab to be redone now that it’s becoming such a common thing and quality is taken more into consideration.  The Isabel Marant for H&M designs are so perfectly executed that you’d be hard pressed to find something bad about the pieces.  They scream “designer” without that hefty price tag.  My alarm is set to be online at promptly 9AM (PST) on November 14th to hopefully swoop up a few swoon-worthy pieces from this highly anticipated collection.  If you’re near a physical store, the doors open at 8AM (Local Time) for your shopping fun.  If you are lucky enough to get your hands on any of this collection, Tweet me your score @WanderingHeels.  I want to share in your shopping glory!


This is not a sponsored post.  I’m just genuinely excited for this collaboration!