A Must-Stop For Your Last-Minute Holiday Shopping

This post is sponsored by the St. Louis Premium Outlets.

It’s official. There are only 7 days until Christmas. If you’re still holiday shopping, you’re in luck because The Ultimate Holiday Outlet Sale at the St. Louis Premium Outlets is in full swing. It ends on December 24. I had to see for myself how good the deals were, so I visited my outlets yesterday. Y’all, it’s a must-shop sale. Grab the entire deal guide here. Then, check out some of my favorite finds below.

Ultimate Holiday Outlet Sale

Kate Spade fan? The sale there is so good that these pajamas are now under $25!

Ultimate Holiday Outlet Sale

The Michael Kors store has sale on sale on sale. I was especially drawn to the coats there.

Ultimate Holiday Outlet Sale

The small leather goods are also the perfect stocking stuffers. I grabbed a travel-sized jewelry case that’s exactly what I needed for my trips.

And, when I got to the register, everything I purchased was even less than I expected. Gotta love a consumer surplus!

Ultimate Holiday Outlet Sale

This Coach leather travel bag has been on my wish list forever. You simply have to see how steep the discounts in Coach are. Check out the guide here.

I’m a fitness junkie, so the adidas sale had my name all over it. From caps to hoodies to leggings, everything you need to jumpstart those 2020 fitness goals is on sale.

If you’re near the St. Louis Premium Outlets, now is the time to plan your next visit. Stop by my Instagram page to view my entire holiday outlet sale shopping trip.

October Favorites: The Best Fall Fashion Trends

We got a real fall experience in St. Louis in October. So, I got to explore my 2019 fall style, embracing all my favorite trends and a few classics. Today’s post shares my personal favorites and the most popular looks last month.

October Favorites

1. Plaid Topper (see original post here)

2. Brown faux leather jacket (see post here)

3. Plaid and faux leather (original post here)

4. Ruffles and leather (go here for post details)

5. Velvet blazer (see original post here)

6. Jacket as a top (see post here)

7. Sweatshirt dresses (original post here)

Updated Basics For Fabulous Fall Style

You know those items in your closet that you reach for over and over again? A striped turtleneck, go-to black pants, favorite slip-on shoes. This fall, I’m giving my basics a little update by incorporating some of fall’s biggest trends. Today’s look is the perfect example. I’m styling 3 of my updated basics for the season.

updated basics

What I’m wearing:

Puff-sleeve turtleneck (20% off code) | Faux leather pants (similar, similar)

Studded mules | Hoops (similar, similar)

I always keep a striped turtleneck in my wardrobe. It just makes sense because you can never go wrong with stripes (see here), especially on an essential like a top with a high neck. So, when I saw this striped turtleneck with right-on-trend puff sleeves, I had to have it. That little detail on the sleeves gives the sweater so much flavor.

Sizing? For reference, I’m wearing the top in a size small. It’s stretchy and fits true to size.

updated basics

I love a high-waisted pair of tapered ankle pants. It’s my most flattering pair of pants. I took a chance and ordered this faux-leather style in that very silhouette, and I’ve worn them so much ever since. The texture is totally appropriate for all kinds of occasions this year. My pants are from H&M, and they sold out quickly because they’re amazing and only $39.99.

What can I say? I love mules. I wanted a pair that was dressy-ish, fashionable, and complements black ensembles. These studded mules are it! You’ve seen me wear them before (here and here).

Those are some of my updated basics for fall. What are you reaching for?

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

Shop the #GibsonXHiSugarplum holiday collection:

Want more holiday style inspiration? Go here and here.

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

The Best Statement Coats For Your Holiday Shindig

This post is sponsored by Kindred.

Coats have an important job–keeping us warm when it’s cold out in these streets. Since they’re also the most visible part of our outfits this time of year, they should be fabulous as well. After all, a good can make or break an outfit. I’ve been shopping for statement coats to dress up my style this holiday season. And, I encountered a gold mine of fabulousness at Kindred, the new collective boutique now open in West County Center.

Today, I’m sharing two of my favorite statement coats now at Kindred. They’re fuzzy and fabulous. And, the best part? You won’t need to break the bank to make a statement in these beauties. They’re both super affordable.

Statement coats

What I’m Wearing:

Adorn faux fur coat via Kindred

Jumpsuit | Pumps (similar) | Lipstick

Both coats in today’s post are from Adorn, one of 7 featured boutiques in the St. Louis location of Kindred. I was instantly drawn to the pieces by this boutique because of the impeccable details.

The texture on this coat makes it look so luxurious. But, the chain trim takes its luxe level to new heights.

For a perfect holiday party look, I paired the fuzzy coat with my velvet jumpsuit and some glitter pumps.

My jumpsuit is old, and I’ve worn it so much (see here). This coat breathed new life into it though.

Let’s face it. Leopard prints are the style heroes of fall 2018. So, I was stopped in my tracks when I spotted (pun totally intended) this next leopard print statement coat.

What I’m Wearing:

Adorn leopard coat via Kindred | Adorn lace cami via Kindred

Leggings | Belt | Pumps (option) | Lipstick

The coat is soft and warm. Also important, it is fabulous! I’d been having fun pairing my red and green web elastic Gucci belt with prints (see more here, here, and here), so I wanted to see how this coat would look belted. Issa hit!

Did I mention how cozy this coat feels? It’s a major fashion win when comfort meets fabulous.

Both statement coats in this post are by Adorn, one of the featured boutiques at Kindred. Do yourself a favor and check out all the awesome party styles now available at Kindred in West County Center.

See more of my favorites from Kindred here and here.