Twirling into 2018 (in the best dresses) βœ¨

It’s a beautiful Saturday evening filled with snow (some ice) & lots of wine – life couldn’t get much sweeter. β„οΈπŸ· how are you spending one of the first Saturdays of the new year!?

Although it’s winter & the temps are nearly unknown every day, I can’t get enough of dresses this time of year! I’ve put together a little collection of a few of my faves for the season, for all occasions!:

– A night out ft. all the tulle

I’m so in love with tulle. It constantly reminds me of Carrie Bradshaw & her dangerously unique fashion sense in the Big City! I found this flare midi dress Express – plus, it’s on supperrr sale right now! The plunging neckline in the front and back adds the perfect amount of sexy. I paired this with a pair of stills to velvet black booties from Old Navy; usually I wouldn’t pair navy + black together, but the two compliment each other here! These boots are incredible versatile, too. You can rock booties like this in the office with dress pants, with jeans for a more casual look or for a night out – the options are endless. Get you a pair!

– Casual black dress with a flare

Every gal should own a solid T-shirt dress that you can wear any time of the year! This baby is part of Who What Wear’s Target collection, and features puffy sleeves. This minimal detail adds lots of pep + attitude to a wardrobe staple!

For the office, I paired this classic with burgundy tights, cheetah print booties for a little pattern & a neutral statement necklace… voila!

– A skirt to remember (also reminiscent of Carrie Bradshaw)

I’m a huge fan of high-waisted skirts! They’re so fun as you can usually pair solids or patterns with them depending on your vibes. πŸ€— this grey pleated skirt came from a local boutique, Vernacular! It’s a heavier material but feels incredibly light while wearing – what more could you ask for?! I wanted to keep the look neutral as the booties top the look off!

Side note: I rarely mix patterns… I’m generally nervous to. However, here, the two work together as they’re not on top of one another, competing.

Reader: do you mix patterns often? Do you have any pro tips?!

Well, here’s to a magical 2018! πŸ₯‚ Thanks for reading!

Xx Maria

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Casual Valentine

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! Whether your spending the day with a significant other or enjoying the day stuffing your face with candy, a best friend and Netflix– cheers! Love is one feeling the world can always use. πŸ’–

 

Casual + Effortless
 
For this love and pink/red-filled holiday, I put together an a casual and comfy look: a classic black fitted dress with chunky wool socks and ankle combat booties. To add a bit of glam, a pink/iridescent statement necklace. + add a little pink lipstick to take the dress up one more notch πŸ’„πŸ˜˜

Black fitted dress: Old Navy

Tan ankle combat booties: Sam&Libby at Target 

Chunky grey socks: Banana Republic

Statement necklace: Target

What are you wearing this Valentine’s Day? Please share in the comments below! 

Until next time, Xx

The “It” Boots

Happy Saturday! I don’t know about y’all, but today’s warmer Midwestern weather puts me in the biggest shopping mood! But then again, weather doesn’t have to determine my urge to peruse my fav fashion stops. πŸ˜‰

Rugged class
 
Artsy textures and neutrals
 
One common staple piece that can tie together any casually-chic outfit is leather mid-calf booties. These comfy Sperry Topsider boots are adorable yet a bit edgy with skinny jeans or even legging pants! Unfortunately, this pair is my mother’s and she catches me stealing them regularly….  I digress. 

I also adore the height of these, on the legs and heel. They’re not too high of a heel to be super dressy and the boot height is just high enough to not be too “combat boot-like.” 

What boots are your favorites to pair with any outfit?! 

Until next time, Xx