Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Trend Spotting: Embellishments

A huge trend I've been seeing for this fall and winter season is embellishment.
Sparkly and bejeweled clothing from sweaters to shoes, its a great way to add a pop of brilliance to any outfit, and with the holidays coming up its a great chance to dress up for parties.
I admit, it took me a while to warm up to this trend, i wasn't so sure about sparkle in a day to day outfit, but I've been loving what I've been seeing in stores and I think its a definitely a trend worth noting.
so without further ago here are three overly embellished outfits.
Outfit 1. Sweater Weather

for this outfit, its all about casually embellishing. a simple silhouette such as a white button down and black skinnies add a sleek sophisticated look. layer an embellished sweater over for a trendy and stylish look. this sweater is delicate and simple enough to keep the look classic and tasteful.
Outfit 2. Party Sparkle
be the life of the party with this sparkly ensemble. A embellished t-shirt dress is simple in silhouette but unique and visually appealing in concept. pair this dress with plain black tights and a pair of classy sparkly heels for a sophisticated look. finish off with a simple pave bracelet for an accessory.

Outfit 3. Casual Embellishment

this look is all about comfy casual, with a pop of unexpected at your feet. keep this look down to earth and comfy with cranberry skinnies and an oversized white t-shirt. throw on an oversized neutral cardigan to stay warm, and add a touch of sparkle with a simple gold pendant. The real excitement is the embellished shoes. the studding adds edge and sparkle to your outfit making it unique.
I hope you enjoyed, and let me know what you think of the new way of styling each look in the comments below!!
Tanti Abbracci!


Sunday, November 24, 2013

Thanksgiving Outfits!

Thanksgiving is upon us, and picking out what to wear should be the least of your worries, so im putting together different outfits for a variety of thanksgiving events, so that way you have more time to prepare the turkey!
Outfit 1. Casual Thanksgiving

For a casual thanksgiving, take it easy with a pair of leggings, and oversized t-shirt and cardigan, choose festive colors like cranberry so it looks like you put thought into your outfit... but really you just want to eat as much as you can!
Outfit 2. In the Spirit of..

bring out your holiday spirit with a colorful outfit. mustard and cranberry don't just have to be condiments on the table, but tone them down a bit with neutral accessories, like a polka dot white top, and a tortoise printed necklace. fringe boots give this thanksgiving look a bit of edge.
Outfit 3. Hostess with the Most-est

to impress your guests, with something other than a perfectly carved turkey go all out with a little black dress. add an embellished cardigan and a blinged out statement necklace. add cute black flats or heels to finish off this glam look.
Happy Thanksgiving!!
Tanti Abbracci!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Weekend Outfit Inspiration

Come Friday afternoon, there are three nights and two days full of possibilities, so why not seize those moments as possibilities for great fashion?
it's a great time to break away from work uniforms, and what people expect you to be during the week, and dress in what makes you, yourself!
so here are three weekend inspired outfits
Outfit 1. Friday Night

spread your wings Friday night with a sequin top and high-waisted black skinnies. pair this look with a geometric pendant, and fringed booties for a boho vibe, and to stay warmer since its chilly at night, throw on a black cocoon cardigan to finish off your look.
Outfit 2. Saturday Brunch



waking up Saturday is a drag, all you want to do is sleep in, but planning a fun brunch and wearing your comfies makes up for it. pair an oversized t-shirt with a flannel and leggings to stay warm, but still chic. a knit infinity scarf and boots will make the look more put together.
Outfit 3. Sunday Hangout

keep your sunday look cozy and cute, you can take your look from church to lunch to afternoon hangout quite easily. pair a knit dress with an oversized cardigan for a laidback look that's still girly and cute. pair tights and oxford flats to finish off this feminine look.
I hope you enjoyed
Have a fantastic weekend!
Much Love
Tanti Abbracci!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Fall Colors

i don't know about you, but autumn is my favorite time of year, not just because of the pumpkin spice lattes, but because of all the rich colors. they're so pretty and elegant, that I can't help but be inspired.
so I am putting together three looks inspired by fall colors that I love!
Outfit 1. Classically Cognac

it may seem slightly out of your comfort zone, but coated skinnies are super trendy right now, and a pair of cognac coated skinnies? tres chic! to keep these pants from getting too outrageous, pair them with simple classic pieces in your wardrobe. a black and white striped shirt and grey cardigan will balance out the boldness of the pants nicely, while a red-orange scarf adds just a simple pop of color but in the same color family. finish off with a simple pair of black flats.
Outfit 2. Ravishing Reds

again expanding your horizons of fashion, but cranberry booties will surprisingly carry you very far in terms of your wardrobe, its one of those classic fall colors that will always be trendy. pair these bold boots with a grey knit jersey dress for a simple silhouette. a cranberry cardigan will help keep you warm. don't worry about matching the exact shade to your boots, a variation of this shade is kind of cool. finish off the look with a geometric pendant.
Outfit 3. Obviously Olive


olive is perhaps one of my all time favorite colors. I love how natural and effortless it makes any outfit. so for this casual look pair a light brown sweater under a olive green button down, treat the button down as you would a light layering jacket. pair this with grey skinnies for a more laid back vibe. again pair a geometric pendant to add some detailing, and finish off with a pair of olive green booties.
I hope you enjoyed. I love being inspired by all the autumnal colors!!
Much Love
Tanti Abbracci!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Sweater Weather Tag!

it's November!
and what better way to kick it off than with a tag all about sweater weather!!
lets get started!
1. Favorite candle scent?
spiced pumpkin by yankee candle! of course! it literally smells like pumpkin pies are baking, and thanksgiving!

2. Coffee, tea, or hot chocolate?
I would say coffee, but I drink more tea and than I do coffee. Particularly peppermint tea when its extra cold outside!

3. What's the best fall memory you have?
I love the feeling of fall, I remember as a kid being so excited, because of the holidays, and the fall smells. there's no particular memory, only of loving the fall season.

4. Which makeup trend do you prefer: dark lips or winged eyeliner?

both! a simple cat eye looks great with a dark lip. I know people say that you should do one or the other, but sometimes your make-up can look unfinished, so a small cat eye with a dark lip is a perfect compromise.

5. Best fragrance for fall?
if you guessed miss dior, you guessed right, its my favorite go to fall scent!

6. Favorite Thanksgiving food?
cranberry sauce! I eat maybe a little too much on thanksgiving! its that good!

7. What is autumn weather like where you live?
its chilly in San Francisco, but not intolerable. the leaves turn yellow, and I get to amuse myself by stepping on all the crunchy ones, and I can get away with a sweater and a scarf. no major bundling to go outside.

8. Most worn sweater?
probably my black and white tribal printed sweater. its oh-so hipster, but it keeps me warm too!

9. Must-have nail polish this fall?
Navy polish is a definite must have! its super trendy this season, and its a great change from the norm.

and of course a deep wine color, its so chic, and a perfect hue for fall!

10. Football games or jumping in leaf piles?
um duh!

11. Skinny jeans or leggings?
definitely leggings, I like being comfy!

12. Combat boots or Uggs?
neither... I like a nice pair of riding boots

13. Is pumpkin spice worth the hype?
most definitely! its so good that I wait in anticipation all year long!

14. Favorite fall TV show?
i'd have to say survivor, I've been a dedicated fan since the beginning, and I always look forward to my Wednesday nights!

15. Favorite Fall Fashion Accessory?
a leopard print scarf! because it keeps me warm, and looks good with everything!