On The 3rd Day of Christmas I Wear My Sparkles

Sequined Top: Vince Pants: A.P.C Shoes: Gucci

Sequined Top: Vince
Pants: A.P.C
Shoes: Gucci

I love the holidays for a plethora of reasons. Perhaps the biggest reason though is all the sparkle! Granted I would gladly wear sparkles every day if I could, however apparently that’s frowned upon with the company I work with. Initially I was asked to tone it down, for fear of not being brand appropriate. However, I have a love for sparkle just like I have a need for breathing and Prada. I usually sneak this love for shiny things during our “12 Days of Christmas” celebration when we devote a day to sparkles and naturally we call it “Sparkle Day.”

My boyfriend lovingly referred to me as "Maroon" today. My lipgloss matched my pants today!

My boyfriend lovingly referred to me as “Maroon” today. My lipgloss matched my pants today!

Perhaps my love for sparkle exists from the inside as well, as my boyfriend pointed out that I had sparkles on my forehead today as well. The only mysterious thing about that is I didn’t have anything that came with shimmer today, I just happen to exude sparkle at all time. I think it might have something to do with all my time spent at Libby Lu. I am almost certain if you do a chest x-ray you’ll find my lungs are not only pink but they’re sparkly as well!

Earth Tones and Flowers Make the Perfect Fall Combo

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Jacket: Vince
Pants: Vigoss
Top: Red Valentino
Necklace: Forever 21
Hat: Saks

One of the best things about Fall is re-conceptualizing some of my Spring and Summer favorites. My Vigoss mint green and white pin striped jeans are amongst my favorite in my denim collection, and for whatever reason I feel compelled to accessorize them regardless of the season with my floral embellished newsboy cap. During Spring and cool Summer days, they work perfect with a white tank or short sleeved top. Today, I felt like combining it with my poofy sleeved, Princess inspired Red Valentino top, and of course my go to Miu Miu ballet flats, which more than likely I’ll have to reconsider once the rain starts.

I love the sleeves on my Red Valentino top! I remember trying it on and thinking "Cinderella! I must have this!"

I love the sleeves on my Red Valentino top! I remember trying it on and thinking “Cinderella! I must have this!”

And my most favorite part of Fall (I know I say that a lot but let’s face it, Fall has the potential to be one of the greatest seasons because of all the perks it brings) is all my different coat options! If I’m feeling like a rock star and rebellious, the obvious choice is leather. If I’m feeling romantic and girly, a peacoat. Today I opted for my Vince button down. A wise investment from last Spring that just seemed to work perfect for today. I feel as though it exuded a sense of chic mystery. I’m not going to lie, at some point I realized my outfit was a costume option for a modern day girly Sherlock Holmes.

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I love Autumn days. It took everything I had not to scoop up the leaves and throw them up in the air. Instead I’ll opt for a Pumpkin Spice Late. I suppose it’s the grown ups highlight of a cool Autumn Day.

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I suppose these are my go to flats for Fall.

I suppose these are my go to flats for Fall.

 

 

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I love rock and roll!

Rock and Roll doesn’t have to be grungy. Outfit= leather jacket, beanie by marc by marc jacobs, scarf by Alexander McQueen, glasses by Chloe

If you knew me as a child, you know the incredibly strict fashion rules that were enforced upon me. For example, nail polish had to be clear. Lipstick came in the form of chapstick, and if I wanted to wear a concealer of some sort it had to be nothing more than the Clean and Clear blue powder. The reins were not loosened until my junior year of high school when I was FINALLy allowed to embrace new style choices. While Hollister and Abercrombie and Fitch quickly became my go to stops as I was finally embracing my So. Cal roots.

Never in a million years did I think my style would eventually embrace leather, combat boots, and skulls. But alas, today I find myself not being able to have enough of these pieces in my closet! It doesn’t help that I’m addicted to McQueen. My original military inspired ankle booties are one of my most prized pieces of my shoe collection and who knows, maybe one day I’ll be buried in them (it is quite literally a toss up between those and my sparkly Chanel heels. Hopefully I’ll have plenty of years to decide.) Anyways, in my younger years I was not allowed to wear black and anything with skulls was assumed to have been purchased from Hot Topic, a store that for years I was not even allowed to step foot in.

My poor mother is probably rolling over in her grave at my recent fashion choices. I find myself drawn not only to McQueen look alikes when I can’t afford the real thing, big chunky combat boots with (gasp) studs,¬†and leather! Since we are now in the heart of fall and all these style must can be found on nearly every shelf, my bank account quite frankly does not stand a chance.

Jeffrey Campbell Lita spiked black and silver ankle boots $195 at Urbanoutfitters.com

What are some must haves that I think all rock and roll inspired fashionistas must have? Jeffrey Campbell combat boots for sure! I was at a runway event earlier in the summer and one of the attendees completely stole the show and got more compliments than the girls wearing their Louboutins. Imagine that!

Leather leggings have been a staple in my fall closet for about 2 years now, which tells me that this trend is quickly becoming a classic. Pair them with an oversized sweater and some leather boots and you have a boho inspired rock and roll look!

leather leggings paired with an oversized sweater? Vince usually has exactly what your looking for

Ok, if you’ve been following my posts, you realize by now I should probably be attending some sort of Nicole Richie anonymous meetings because I am OBSESSED with her style. Nobody does rock and roll better than her (ok maybe with the exception of Gwen Stefani.) Perhaps the thing I love most about Nicole Richie’s style is she adds a flare of chic to it.

Nicole Richie making rock and roll runway ready

Add a touch of classiness to something traditionally deemed grungy and you have girly girls such as myself ready to take a walk on the wild side. Rock on!