Denim Jacket Remix

DSC_0066It’s finally that delightful time of year that’s full of warm days and cool nights.  That means layers are essential.  For today’s Take One, Pass It On Challenge item, I’m remixing my Burberry denim jacket to be more of an accessory by tying it around my waist.  It’s part of the look but also practical when the temperatures start to dip.

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#RedStyle: Embrace Your Personal Style

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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?

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That Old Trusty Bag

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Now I’m going to tell you guys a little secret that might shock you fashionistas to the core.  I’m not a bag person.  There I said it!  I feel so much better.  Once you’ve recovered from the shock I’ll explain… go on… I’ll wait…

I love all aspects of fashion but, for some reason, bags never really were my thing.  If you want to talk about shoes, that’s a totally different story.  I mean, this blog is called Wandering in Heels after all.  Not Wandering with Louis.  I can see the appeal of carrying something beautiful with leather soft as butter but my bags get pretty used and abused!  Even my shoes seem to stay in better condition!

So I tend to have bags that stick with me for a long time.  The one shown here I’ve had for probably 10 years.  Currently, my two favorites are this beat up old Frye bag and a beat up old Coach cross body bag I found at the Goodwill.  They’re trusty, well constructed, and a few bumps and scratches give it character.  They just keep getting better with age.  Just like me!  I hope…

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What I Wore: Just Chillin’

Casual lookWe’re so lucky here in San Diego to be able to soak up the sun while most of the country is dealing with Arctic temperatures.  It makes me feel like I need to be outside every second to take advantage of it.  This cardigan is so flowy and fun that you don’t really need to wear much else with it.  Just a long necklace and basic brown boots with a pop of leopard print was all I did!  For just relaxing outside, it was comfortable and I felt good in it… we don’t need much else, right?

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Cardigan: Ark & Co., Necklace: Kenneth Jay Lane, Jeans: J Brand, Boots: Stuart Weitzman

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One Dress: Day to Night

It’s the time of year when there are holiday parties, family dinners, drinks with friends, etc etc basically every day until New Year’s Day.  If I were to buy a new look for all of these festive occasions, everyone would get coal under the tree only because it’s cheap and I’m sure they were bad at some point this year.  The remedy for this holiday party conundrum?  Finding a dress you can tweak to wear in many different scenarios (this is when a NOT boring LBD comes in handy).  This dress from House of Eleven is a perfect blend of sexy and conservative.  It hugs your curves while allowing a long enough hem line that your boss won’t freak.  Here’s how I’d wear this dress to the office then out for the night with my friends.

DAY LOOK:  Wearing the dress with a white blouse underneath makes it much more work appropriate.  I kept accessories simple with just a big ring, simple necklace, and sparkly studs.

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NIGHT LOOK:  A fun night look is all about accessorizing a great dress with statement pieces.  I took two chunky necklaces and layered them.  I mean, they’re great on their own so isn’t it even more fantastic to wear them together?!  Add a fun clutch and some booties and you’re ready for that holiday party!

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NIGHT LOOK RUNDOWN  Dress: House of Eleven c/o,  Multistone Necklace: Sole Society c/o, Gold Chain: Vintage, Ring: Samantha Wills, Clutch: Hype,  Booties: Steve Madden

For more on House of Eleven, check them out here:

TheHouseOfEleven.com

Instagram:  House_of_Eleven

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Brand Alert: United Nude

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United Nude is by no means new but it was recently brought to my attention by my fashion loving doppelganger (really, I’m her doppelganger), Sandra Espinet.  I’ve mentioned her before because of her fantastic taste in shoes (and let’s be honest here… her taste in everything style!) but I’m so excited about United Nude.  These shoes are art people.  I mean, look at these babies!  And get this… Sandra says she wore these all over a furniture show in North Carolina, did a speech, then continued on to an Architectural Digest party and was COMFORTABLE!  Just add in how amazingly unique this line of shoes is and I’m now officially swooning.  Anything from this brand is on my Christmas wish list for sure.  *hint hint*

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I Just Want To Be Comfy

Striped ScarfSometimes your look is literally all about comfort… with a dash of fun of course!  That’s what I was feeling with today’s outfit.  It’s a totally casual look with Kate Spade doughnut flats and a Jennafer Grace striped scarf to add a little spice.  And it wouldn’t be me without a little color so I added my Chanel long sleeve shirt I was so generously gifted a while back.

I’m so loving the cool weather finally arriving in San Diego!  Although, I know a lot of you are experiencing actual real cold so this is nothing!  In a week we will be heading to Washington for Thanksgiving and I’m crossing my fingers for a bit of snow!

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Scarf: Jennafer Grace, Shirt: Chanel, Vest: Echo, Jeans: Citizens of Humanity, Shoes: Kate Spade