Green Dream

I’m currently loving exploring some different colors and brands, like this new Sister Jane jade green top. Green isn’t normally a color I’m drawn to, but I couldn’t resist this soft green top with the puffy sleeve and exaggerated pilgrim-style collar. What can I say, I’ve got a thing for cool sleeves and subtle statement touches (if that makes sense).

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I’ve been searching for different brands to start incorporating into my closet. I love trying new brands and brands that aren’t necessarily as accessible. Of course I love the go-to’s like Forever 21, Urban Outfitters, H&M, etc…but as of late I’ve been enjoying finding brands that aren’t super mainstream. Sister Jane has been on my radar for a few months now and I know it’s a pretty popular UK brand but I don’t see a lot of bloggers posting a whole lot about the brand, which is kind of refreshing. It’s like I found my own little secret shop. I honestly love all of their designs and I want to wear everything. I’m a pretty frugal shopper so I really think about what pieces I’m going to put into my closet. I’ve been going back and forth on whether I wanted to spend some $$ on one of their pieces, I just couldn’t resist this beauty and had to have it. Plus, Sister Jane is constantly launching new collections so nothing gets stale and there’s always new pieces I’m wanting to grab. The quality and uniqueness makes me a fan of the brand.

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SISTER JANE top | ZARA shorts | TOPSHOP bag |URBAN OUTFITTERS necklace | FOREVER 21 shoes

Mood

Yellow is obviously one of the “it” colors of the season and for good reason.

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Yellow is such a cheery color while still being light and not too in your face. I love this pop of yellow paired with white for a fresh feel.

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You might be thinking, ‘Laura, it’s almost 100 degrees outside and you’re wearing a sweater??’. Well…yes. I scooped this vintage Ralph Lauren top up and it’s surprisingly light for a knit and I just couldn’t resist this top with all the cool zipper and button detailing.

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Vintage Ralph Lauren top via ShopGirl-LA | ZARA pants | PUBLIC DESIRE heels (old) | FOREVER 21 sunglasses | LIONEL HANDBAGS bag

Exaggerated

I do about 95% of my clothes shopping online. I get super stressed and overwhelmed trying to shop in an actual store. And I also like the convenience of laying in my bed while shopping. A lot of people ask me how I shop online and my clothes always fit me, while most of the time they do, sometimes they don’t. Like in today’s outfit…

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I’ve been searching since last year for a great cropped white jean that wasn’t super expensive. Well, I ordered this pair off of Zara and on the model they were the perfect cropped pant. The model was 5’10 and being 5’7 I thought the length wouldn’t be too much different. I was a little off.

Some of you might think this was a fail and I should return them, but I actually like the fit of them a lot. Even though the pants weren’t cropped like originally anticipated, I think they’re cool and are a look in and of themselves. I’m going to keep them and style them some different ways, they ended up being the perfect modern mom jean, which is super on trend!

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I’m loving the subtle extra-ness of this look. The oversized buttons with the exaggerated pants is unexpected but still simple.

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URBAN OUTFITTERS top | ZARA jeans | TOPSHOP bag | BP sunglasses | JIMMY CHOO heels (via The Real Real) | vintage locket (via Urban Outfitters)

New Nautical

Nautical style is a classic style but not usually a look I go for. But with this new Bishop + Young top paired with these Forever 21 pants gives me 2018 nautical vibes.

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I personally love cold-shoulder tops because as a Louisiana resident, especially right now, these kind of tops are perfect for the flip-flopping weather.

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Red is obviously the “it” color…literally everyone is wearing it. But instead of pairing this top with black, which looks a little more intense and edgy, I paired it with navy blue which is a little bit softer.

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I kept the accessories neutral but love the texture from the pearl bag and the soft gold from these glam heels.

BISHOP + YOUNG top | FOREVER 21 pants | TAMARA MELLON heels | VINTAGE bag

Holiday Velvet

I love the Holiday’s just as much as the next person, but this year I feel like it’s hard for me to get in the swing of things. Maybe it’s because this year has come and gone in the blink of an eye!

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I love the idea of getting all glam for the holidays, but if I’m going to be real with you…I don’t do much. The holidays are usually laid back and spent with the family, but I try to find those pieces that are special for the season but that can also be combined into my everyday wardrobe. For holiday dressing, I also don’t want to spend a lot on something I may or may not. That why the pants being $17 and the blazer being $25 makes this look even better!

I’ve been looking for a some killer velvet pieces lately. I wanted some pieces that weren’t super trendy, that’s why I love this blazer and pants combo. The fit is classic but the velvet and floral print makes it super on trend. While I love the whole look, I’m probably going to wear the pants with a cozy sweater for Christmas!

Do you prefer something special for the holidays or something more casual?

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BOOHOO blazer & pants | FOREVER 21 top |REBECCA MINKOFF bag | BCBGENERATION boots | PERVERSE sunglasses

Trench Skirt

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I feel like I talk about the weather too much in my posts. But that’s because I dress according to the weather and that affects my mood and what I want to wear. It’s frustrating when you want to put on your new sweaters but it’s 80 degrees outside and that ain’t gonna happen. fullsizeoutput_6a95

Of course now that I get around to shooting and posting this look, everything I’m wearing is now sold out…the struggles of being a blogger.

I’ve never seen anything like this skirt before. Of course trench coats are a fall staple, but have you ever seen one in skirt form?? This skirt is the same material as a trench coat the noise you make when you move in it is included! This skirt is definitely a modern and trendy take on the trench coat, but it’s a great neutral piece to pair with sweaters this winter. I think this a fun trend to try if you can get your hands on a trench skirt!

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The past couple of months I’ve been gravitating towards the casual footwear over my heels. My style as of late is all about mixing dressier pieces with casual pieces. I threw on my favorite pair of crisp white sneakers to break up the browns and give the look a laid-back vibe.

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Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and now for Christmas!

ASOS sweater | FOREVER21 skirt | FOREVER21 sneakers | VINTAGE bag | FOREVER21 sunglasses