Simple Staples

Hey there, readers! 🍷 Happy Sunday! I hope you had a day full of rest & so much self-care. βœ¨πŸ’•

Since the chillier months require warm, cozy layers, I’m throwing it back to a couple simple staples for this post!

Sweaters are always a must, especially if they’re neutral. This lovely oversized, ruffle cowl neck sweater is the perfect piece for date night or out-&-about on a weekend! The high-low hem + ruffles add just the right amount of personality, too.

My second (& latest obsession) staple are Universal Thread’s high-rise straight jeans! The medium wash is flattering for any skin tone & works for day or night – like I always say, multi-purpose is the best! On a quick side note: you must check out Universal Thread next time you’re perusing Target. They have some gorgeous staples – ranging from shoes, purses, tees & of course, denim for days! πŸ€—πŸ‘–

So even though it’s chilly & possibly snowing this time of year, you can easily put together a fun + flattering staple-filled outfit!

Thanks for reading! Here’s to a beautiful week ahead! πŸ’–



Mock Top Love

Hey, hi, hello! Ok, it’s been far too long… for now, I’ll blame it on my obsession over decorating our apartment for the holidays. Seriously, I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited! All the pine scents, lights & copious amounts of hot cocoa. πŸ˜ŒπŸŽ„ Sheer perfection.

Like many folks, i delved into the holiday spirit by doing some mad shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday (which now extends into Tuesday, too!). Without question, my favorite finds this year were these mock turtlenecks from Old Navy! Plus, they’re on sale right now for $8!

I can’t say enough how much I love adding staples to my wardrobe. These mock tops are perfect because they’re a casual enough fabric to wear with jeans or dress up a look with colored pants. They have a textured ribbed look, and are so warm as the temps are dropping it like it’s… freezing. Plus, these mock tops are so fun with booties or mules! Like hi, yes. I’m also in love with mules. I’m thrilled these came back into the fashion whirl! They’re incredible vintage yet chic for any outfit.

So what were your top Black Friday or Cyber Monday fashion finds?! What are your thoughts on be comeback of mules? I’d love to hear!

Xx maria

Wake & Slay: All About That Plaid

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVE EVE, everyone! Despite the chilly, rainy weather, I’m so excited for holiday festivities and love and gift giving and of course, copious amounts of mouth-watering food; hey, it’s the holla-daze, right?! πŸ˜‰πŸŽ„β„

Even with the holidays (less than 48 hours!) near, many of us still had put in that 9-5 this week. Wake and slay. ✨ And in order to slay the days, cozy yet professional outfits are there at the ready. 

I’m ob-sessed with plaid – any form of plaid! I discovered this super comfy and versatile plaid LuLaRoe Cassie skirt (no, I’m not going totally mainstream with my fashion choices) recently and paired it with navy tights, a neutral sweater and my beloved cognac booties! πŸ˜‰

Side notes:

1. LuLaRoe definitely has some fun, fashionable and comfy pieces! I would recommend checking out consultants you may know or searching for them on Facebook. πŸ‘—

2. This Cassie skirt doubles as an infinity  scarf! Like how wild is that?! AND it actually looks really cute. 

IN LOVE with the vibrant navy & red plaid patterns on the Cassie, especially paired with navy tights!

I’ve been wearing daily this dainty Me to awe Rafiki necklace/bracelet from Fossil! It adds a bit of boho and femininity to any outfit – and yes, that’s totally possible!

With the type of outfit that your comfortable and confident in, you have all the power to slay the day, whether it’s at the office or out-n-about! And this time of year is perfect to pull out any and all plaid to stay cozy and comfy.

What plaid pieces are you obsessed with?! How do you rock them?!

Merry Christmas to all! β„πŸŽ„βœ¨


Layers +Layers

Happy weekend, ya’ll! ‘Tis the season for holiday cheer and Jack Frost nipping at your rose! While it may be chilly, you can stay warm while still looking your best. The answer: layers

Plaids, basic tees, sweaters and vests are your best friends. Oh, not to mention, statement necklaces! 

This past week I played around with a few layered looks that are casual chic, perfect for any day occasion! Ranging from a plaid with a navy sweater to a fur vest and basic tee, and a quarter zip with a multi-colored plaid.  

Layer your look

Have fun, play around with colors and textures and create your own layered looks to stay cozy and cute this holiday season! Now it’s your turn to share your faves! πŸ˜‰

Until next time, Xx