A Fun Way To Rework Your Favorite Jackets For Fall

I’ve been a huge fan of rocking your blazer with nothing under it (see here). No bra. No top. The blazer essentially becomes a top. I love the subtly sexy (or totally sexy) look it creates, so I decided to experiment with the styling on other favorite jackets. Here’s one attempt that really works.

favorite jackets as tops

What I’m wearing:

Jacket as top (option, option) | Flare faux-leather leggings | Studded mules

Earrings: V studs, ball studs, ear cuff | Anklet

My jacket is an old Max Studio style that I found in an outlet store. It’s a jacquard jacket with super-sized balloon sleeves and a single button closure. I’ve worn it as a kimono top before, by wrapping and then belting the front (see how here). Today, I’m simply wearing it as a puff sleeve top.

favorite jackets as tops

The jacket has a plunging v-neckline that is perfect for layering necklaces. I wear my 14K gold initial necklace and my 14k gold lariat bar necklace (similar style).

favorite jackets as tops

The bottom options with a jacket worn as a top are plentiful. I’m especially loving the kick flare trend, so I went that route. These flare faux leather leggings from Zara are favorites. I’m wearing them in a size large. This top would also look amazing with my Madewell mini flare jeans because they have a similar silhouette.

Location: Angad Arts Hotel, St. Louis

How are your reworking your favorite jackets this fall?

Chic Essentials For A Versatile Holiday Style

We’re fast approaching the 2019 holiday season! Gather your sequins, velvet, satin, and let’s get ready. I was so excited to learn that #GibsonXHiSugarplum was launching a holiday collection today at Nordstrom. Even more exciting, the entire collection is filled with versatile items that you can mix and match all holiday season long. More bang for your buck! I got a preview of the collection, and today I’m sharing my must-haves.

1. Velvet blazer

Velvet is a huge trend this year. The plush fabric is especially perfect for the holiday season because it always looks elegant, whether you rock it with jeans or faux leather pants. And, what can be smarter choice than a blazer in velvet?

This blazer from the #GibsonXHiSugarPlum is my favorite piece in the entire collection. It’s just made so impeccably well that I don’t understand how it’s only $118. I’m wearing it in a size X-small for a closer fit.

#GibsonXHiSugarPlum holiday collection

What I’m wearing:

Velvet blazer | Flare leather leggings | Studded mules | Necklace (similar) | Earrings

 

2. Sequins

No doubt, sequins are a festive style choice. What I love most about the trend this year is the freedom to dress sequins up or down. Want to add sparkle to your sweats or jeans? Do it!

With that said, I was instantly drawn to the #GibsonXHiSugarplum ballet sequin top because of its neckline. You know I love to drape a top off the shoulder, and I knew this one would be perfect for that. I got it in a size small to make sure I had wiggle room to mix up the styling.

By the way, these fabulous wide leg pants with the satin waistband? They’re from the #GibsonXHiSugarPlum collection too. You can never go wrong with an updated classic. I’m wearing the pants in an x-small.

#GibsonXHiSugarPlum holiday collection

What I’m wearing:

Top | Pants | Mules | Earrings

3. Satin

Satin is a ideal fabric for eye-catching looks. Want to dress up your pencil skirt, work pants, or even jeans? Add a satin top. The #GibsonXHiSugarplum top is a stunner because of its high-neck and bow back. The best thing about this top, though, is how super comfortable it is. It’s the top you’re going to want to reach for day after day. For reference, I’m wearing it in an x-small.

#GibsonXHiSugarPlum holiday collection

What I’m wearing:

Top | Pants | Studded mules | Earrings

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Want more holiday style inspiration? Go here and here.

All items from the #GibsonXHiSugarplum collection were gifted to me for editorial purposes.

What I Wore To A Lizzo Concert

Lizzo’s “Cuz I Love You Too” tour made a stop in St. Louis last night, and I got to go! This concert has been sold out for months, but as an #UrbanDecayPartner, I received 2 tickets to attend. Peep my stories to watch me get ready (with my favorite Urban Decay All Nighter Spray) and for snippets from the Lizzo concert.

Today, I thought I’d share what I wore to the show because I found myself thinking about it a little bit. In the end, I decided on something that made me feel “100% That B&T*H!” So, you already know an asymmetrical top was involved.

Lizzo concert outfit

What I’m wearing:

Asymmetrical top | Faux leather pants (under $40) | Studded mules | Bag

Kendra Scott earrings | Anklet c/o | Watch (similar)

Lizzo concert style

No surprise, one of my favorite fall trends is asymmetrical styles. You’ve seen me rock a couple favorites recently (see here and here). This one is another style from Zara. It’s a tad pricey for Zara at $69.90 just for a top. But, the higher-priced Zara items often reflect a higher quality. That’s definitely the case with this top. For reference, I’m wearing a size small in the top.

how to dress Lizzo concert

I wore the top with some faux leather pants. Y’all, these pants are under $40, but they look and feel so much more expensive. I’m wearing a size 8 for a relaxed fit. I’m usually a 6-8 in bottoms by this brand, so it’ll fit true to your usual size as well.

To complete the look, I’m also wearing some low-heeled mules because comfort. The studs on these mules, and their super sharp silhouette, made them a chic addition to the overall look.

Of course, since I attended the concert on behalf of Urban Decay, I reached for all my favorite Urban Decay goodies to create the beauty look. I’m wearing the Stay Naked Foundation in the color 70WY. I relied solely on the Sephora Color iQ system to get my match, and it came through with the perfect color.

There’s a new Urban Decay eyeshadow palette out, but for the evening, I pulled out my trusty Born to Run palette. I love creating a smoky eye anchored by the charcoal color called “Drift.” As always, I set my makeup with my go-to All Nighter Spray.

I enjoyed people watching at the concert. Everything was in the building, from floor-length wedding gowns to sequins to dressed up denim. Most people seemed comfortable expressing themselves in what made them feel comfortable. So fitting for a Lizzo experience! What would you wear?

Location: Rooftop of The Last Hotel, St. Louis

Fun Fashion Trends To Try Right Now

I’m making my official return to the scene tonight at a speaking engagement. I’ve been on an extended health break (read more here). To mark the occasion, I’ll be rocking some of my favorite fun fashion trends. Ruffles? Check! Brights? Check! Fresh accessories? Check!

fun fashion trends

What I’m wearing:

Top (Get 20% off)| Shorts | Sandals | Earrings: 14K Midi bar studs, 14K Ear cuff

Lip: Fenty Beauty “Ma’Damn”

My ruffled, crop top is from the brand Choosy. I was lured by an Instagram ad and fell in love with this top. I ordered a size small, which fits perfectly. It’s such a fun, statement piece. Tonight, I’m wearing it with my bright yellow shorts. But, I plan to wear it with high-waisted bottoms in white, denim, green, and more. I see lots of styling possibilities.

This combination would look amazing with flats, like slides or mules. Since I’m presenting at a fashion event, though, I don’t mind being a little extra. So, high-heeled, white sandals with translucent straps, it is! I featured this pair in my round-up of super sleek and chic pairs of white shoes. The barely-there sandal complements just about every look that requires a heeled sandal.

fun fashion trends

Another fun trend I’m experimenting with is the ear cuff. My 14K gold ear cuff is by AUrate. It retails for $180, and tomorrow, I’m giving one away on Instagram. I love this earring because it proves that jewelry doesn’t have to be big to make a huge statement. This design is edgy and adds so much flavor to your overall look. I’m wearing the ear cuff with 14K midi bar earrings to create a little ear art.

What are your favorite fun fashion trends?

Big shout-out to Clementine’s Naughty & Nice Creamery for inviting me out. This vegan loves the non-dairy options available. I’m mixing Cashew Caramel and Chocolate Coconut Fudge in my cup.

Location: Clementine’s Naughty & Nice Creamery, South Hampton, St. Louis

The Eyelet Dresses That Are Perfect For Your Summer Fetes

Yesterday, I attended Carambola White Sands in St. Kitts. It’s a huge white party on the beach. Attendees go all out for the fete. It’s usually sizzling hot in St. Kitts at this time of year, so when I thought about choosing an outfit, I knew I wanted something regal but breezy. And, the lacy details of an eyelet dress meet both requirements. I knew I found THE ONE when I first saw today’s featured dress–the Lilly Pulitzer Melody Maxi Dress.

eyelet dress

What I’m wearing:

Lilly Pulitzer Melody Maxi Dress c/o | Sunglasses (similar)| Sandals | Lip

eyelet dress

I love the feminine silhouette and the striking tiered skirt on this dress. It moves beautifully, and in turn, makes your every move look graceful.

eyelet dress

The strappy dress has see-through lace at the waist, which adds a subtly sexy touch to the maxi dress.

Of course, there’s nothing more lovely than an all-over eyelet dress. This one has lightweight fabric that kept me cool throughout the party.

Need something similar? I highly recommend this number. By the way, this dress fits true to size. I’m wearing a size 4.

Be sure to check out all the eyelet dresses at the end of this post. There’s surely an option for your next summer fete in there.

Location: Park Hyatt, St. Kitts

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