December Fab Finds Checklist: Embellished Dress, Teddy Bear Coat, and Patterned Tights

December is a time for beaded embellishments and cozy clothing pieces.  Let’s not forget about the Teddy Bear Coat trend that has made another appearance for the colder months.

Layering is the key to looking stylish and warm.  This can be done by wearing a hat, insulated boots, scarves, and thermal undergarments.  One example of layering with a street style flair can be seen by the last photo.  This particular Style Influencer wore bold sunglasses, faux fur jacket, and fishnet stockings with a pair of distressed jeans.

The fashion inspo photos below are a variation between high-fashion and street looks.

Beaded Embellished Dress


Coordinating Tracksuit


Matching Sets


Teddy Bear Coat


Patterned Stockings & Tights

How To Upgrade Your Style With Five Easy Ways

With busy schedules and an endless list of things to do, it can be all too easy to find yourself wearing the same old outfits every day and forgetting to be experimental with your style. Thinking about how to do this, let alone actually trying these new things out, is put off a lot of the time as you may think it will take up too much time. To give you a helping hand, this quick guide will give you five simple ways you can shake things up that won’t take up lots of your time and will most definitely be worth all the effort. By following these tips, you will be able to look your best as soon as possible so you can begin living your best life.

Featured Photo from H&M

Bringing the glamour

One great way of upgrading your style is to invest in some gorgeous accessories that will elevate any outfit, no matter what the occasion is. Roma Designer Jewelry is a good place to start as you will be able to browse a huge range of on-trend products online on your phone or laptop anywhere, so you can make the most of your commute to and from work rather than having to put time aside especially to just go shopping. Something as simple as investing in a statement necklace with a unique design will go with lots of outfits and give you a little injection of glamour whether you are going to an important job interview where you have to dress to impress or just going out for a coffee date with the girls on the weekend and want to look your best.

Out of your comfort zone

Getting out of your comfort one is one of the very best ways to discover a new style that you love and a great way to do this is by experimenting with fashionable hairstyles to try out. This is a great thing to do because it doesn’t require you spend lots of money or make a long-term commitment to a new look, such as changing the color of your hair.

A hairstyle that is very in at the moment is the textured low ponytail. You start to create the texture by using a curling wand and gently pulling your hair into a ponytail. Before you tie your hair back, leave a thick strand of hair loose from the ponytail and wind it around to cover the elastic hair band for a natural look that appears effortlessly professional.

A great professional look is a top knot which requires barely any effort. To create the look, start by brushing your hair smoothly into a very high ponytail, then use a hair doughnut to get instant volume and definition without having to use lots of product or heat to create the dome shape and then secure with pins.

Finally, there is the Sleek Chignon for a stylish French look. Pull your hair back into an ultra-low ponytail, sitting just above the nape of your neck. Next, take the hair and twist tightly before securing in a small spiral with bobby pins.

Striding into style

With the winter on its way, on fashion item you will need to make an investment in is a good pair of boots. The best winter boots for women will be something that is functional, comfortable, and all importantly, fashionable. Think about the outfits you like to wear and decide whether ankle, knee, or thigh high boots are right for you. For example, if you prefer to wear to dresses and skirts, then a higher boot will be the best way to keep warm, whereas if you like wearing trousers, then a sleek pair of ankle boots will do the trick with your boot cut jeans. When it comes to color, you need to make a choice between versatile, with colors such as black and brown, or statement colors like red or electric blue.

Looking good

A great accessory that is a worth the investment is a stylish pair of glasses. Even if you do not need them to read or drive, getting a non-prescription is an easy way to heighten your style and instantly make you look more intellectual. You need to really pay attention to how to choose the right glasses for you, as different styles will suit different face shapes, which is the most important factor when making your choice. If you find that you have a naturally round face, then you should try on rectangle and cat eye styles as the angular lines will contrast well with the soft lines of your face. Conversely, if you have a square face, round frames or the aviator style will work for the same reasons.

The one winter staple you can’t do without

As it is getting much colder in the coming months, there is one fashion must have you need to get and that is a gorgeous winter coat. There is lots of advice on how to choose the perfect winter coat that you can find online which is really worth reading as, when you are going to spend so much money, you need to know what you’re getting is both exactly what you want style-wise, while also offering the functional warmth you need to get to and from work. One way of ensuring your get quality is to always check the label of what the coat you want to buy to check that it is not largely made or acrylic material as this will not offer you’re the warmth or comfort that you need.

Upgrading your style doesn’t mean you have to completely throw out your wardrobe and chop all your hair off, it instead means that you take the basics and essentials of your outfits and find ways of making them more exciting. Taking a few moments every morning to add something new to an outfit or try a different hairstyle will give you the extra spring in your step you need to upgrade your style.

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Give The Gift of Ann Taylor and Infinite Style This Winter

With Halloween right around the corner, it’s hard to not think about all of the upcoming holidays this winter, and with holidays, come gifts. Ann Taylor is here to help anyone and everyone shop for the woman in their life.

Buying a gift for someone can be tricky sometimes, you don’t always know their taste and what they do, or don’t already have. Ann Taylor has a variety of pieces that are bound to fit into everyone’s winter wardrobe. Consider these looks for a gift guide, or even a gift to yourself this holiday season!

And for those friends who have a new style every day, you may want to consider giving the gift of Infinite Style! For a flat monthly rate, subscribers can receive as many items as they would like to rent, 3 at a time, with an option to purchase the items they love and up loving at a special price.


7 Facts You Didn’t Know About Me: Plaid Blanket Wrap Shawl #OOTD or #WIW


My birthday was last Friday, which is the perfect opportunity to share seven facts you didn’t know about me.  I started this blog as a creative outlet but as time passed it has become more than I would’ve ever imagined.

I love my readers and want them (meaning you) to know more about me as an individual. So, here we go…

7 Facts You Didn’t Know About Me:

  1. I learned how to sew when I was seven years old.
  2. Throughout college I maintained a Theater Scholarship.  Never had an idea that I would actually use those skills from my television course.
  3. In middle school I participated in the Poetry Contest reciting pieces from Maya Angelou and Nikki Giovanni.
  4. I prefer a glass of Merlot over Chardonnay; it contains antioxidants.
  5. My favorite personal outlet is reading and obsessing over magazines.
  6. I am a huge 80’s fanatic from the movies, music, and clothing.
  7. My dream vacation would be visiting Egypt.

#OOTD – meaning Outfit of The Day

This particular day was no different from any other beyond the fact that the cold snap has come South.  Although living on the East Coast for several years, my body has become accustomed to seasonal warmth.

Therefore, I needed to layer-up and wear something that would protect me from the cool air.  I opted for a wrap shawl and sweater dress.  Another tidbit is that I’m a texture person and this dress had a soft blend.  Opaque tights and boots gave me extra warmth for a day of running errands.

To purchase a similar wrap shawl click here: Plaid Blanket Wrap Shawl