Thursday, December 22, 2011

Fun Floral and Neutrals plus Modtoast Update

So glad that this work week is over!! I haven't had a chance to sit down and write a proper blog post until tonight due to the craziness at work and both of my sisters being home for the holidays. This outfit is from last weekend when I was in the East Bay visiting the bf and his family for a holiday party. I wanted to wear something fun and festive but not too dressy or 'Christmas-y' if that makes sense. Also, finally some decent outdoor shots!
 Old Navy camel double-breasted coat (buy in blue plaid or belted version) -- Nordstrom BP cardigan in oatmeal (buy) -- Staring at Stars floral top from Urban Outfitters (similar) -- H&M black skinny pants (details and similar) -- Steve Madden tan heels (similar) -- Deena and Ozzy gray woven tote from UO (similar) -- Nails - Revlon, Tuscan Sun
This is my attempt at trying a new pose/angle haha
Accessories: H&M white crinkle scarf (similar) -- So Good earrings (similar) -- Claire's faux pearl bracelet (similar)

I love pairing floral prints in pretty much any color with a mix of neutrals like white, black, and tan. Can you tell that purple is one of my favorites?? On another note, I am digging the H&M skinny pants that I'm wearing above! When I initially tried them on at the store I thought they were a bit tight but ended up buying them thanks to my friend Ping who convinced me that they looked great. I do adore the deep black color and slim cut. After the first wash and air-drying, they seem to have loosened up and fit more comfortably now...yay! I'm too scared to dry them in the dryer for fear of shrinking them too much though. Anyone else have these and can offer any tips?

Last but not least, the owner at Modtoast which I talked about in this post sent me a YouTube review (I find the lady in the video is hilarious!) of her product that I thought was helpful to share since there are some YSL Arty Ring replicas floating around that are really poorly and cheaply made. If you want a good quality dupe, I encourage you to check out the selection at Modtoast. I am doing this because I truly think she is talented and her items have got me going back for more! I would be curious to know if you end up buying from her and what you think. :)
Hoping to update again tomorrow if I get around to it but if not, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

18 comments:

  1. Yes, purple looks good on you. That coat is also lovely.

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  2. Love that camel coat, although what I'm really focused on is the fact that you're still able to wear open-toed shoes in December, haha. It's been unseasonably warm here, but not warm enough for *that*! So jealous. Have a merry Christmas!!

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  3. haha we're each other's enabler! those pants do look great on you!

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  4. I love that coat on you, great color and it probably goes with everything! You are beautiful my dear.

    Happy Holidays to you as well!

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  5. really nice bag and floral top! happy holidays :)

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  6. OMG :) Nice post, merry christmas for you from Spain :)

    I follow you !!

    Kisses

    http://siempre-con-educacion.blogspot.com

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  7. Thanks hun! Yes I plan on getting lots of wear from it!

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  8. Hahaha good point but my feet were cold still! Hope you had a great Xmas!

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  9. Lol totally! Thanks, we need to shop again soon!

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  10. Aww thanks so much! Happy Holidays to you too!

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  11. Thanks girly! Hope you had a wonderful Xmas!

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  12. Thanks for being a new follower Pilar...you are so sweet!

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  13. You look so pretty, Karen!  I am loving the camel coat=)  Happy Holidays!

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  14. Hope you had a festive Xmas!  You look lovely!

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  15. Thanks Genevieve! Hope you had a lovely Xmas and Happy New Year!

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  16. Aw thanks Sophie!! Xmas was a lot of fun and I have yet to post my outfit from that day. How was yours?

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I appreciate each one of your comments and always look forward to hearing from you! I will do my best to respond in a timely manner. =)