The Cigarette Pant

Remember my newfound obsession with cigarette pants? This pair sparked it. They’re versatile, and I love wearing them dressed up with pumps or toned down with low ankle boots (shown) or platform sneakers and a baggy sweater.

I don’t know why it took me so long to discover that Topshop has an entire section for petites. It provides endless options for those of us who are vertically challenged. The trousers and bodysuit below both came from there (they come in regular sizes too!).

Since winter’s been mild and Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow, most jackets are on sale right now. The faux-fur coat I’m wearing is no longer available, but you’ll find similar styles for a steal at the end of this post.

How To Style High Waisted Trousers Topshop Petite Grey Cigarette Pant Winter 2016

How To Style High Waisted Trousers Topshop Petite Grey Cigarette Pant Winter 2016

How To Style High Waisted Trousers Topshop Petite Grey Cigarette Pant Winter 2016

This ribbed bodysuit is the perfect staple piece. I wear it with everything, especially my favorite high-waisted skinnies.

How To Style High Waisted Trousers Topshop Petite Grey Cigarette Pant Winter 2016

My new Halogen clutch—this week’s Monday Spotlight!—and Dune London ankle boots are also great go-tos. These boots are comfortable to begin with, but the low heel makes them even more functional for everyday.

How To Style High Waisted Trousers Topshop Petite Grey Cigarette Pant Winter 2016

How To Style High Waisted Trousers Topshop Petite Grey Cigarette Pant Winter 2016

Topshop funnel ribbed bodysuit (comes in regular and petite; wearing a petite size 4), Topshop trousers (almost identical pair in regular and petite here; wearing a petite size 2), Cynthia Vincent chevron faux-fur jacket (similar styles on sale! here and here), A.J. Morgan sunnies (only $24!), Timex watch (similar style here), Halogen clutch and Dune London ‘Preslee’ ankle boot (on sale!).

My neutral lip color is Bite Beauty’s Honey Berry, and my nail polish is Sally Hansen’s Miracle Gel in Birthday Suit.

Photograpy by Lauren Ashley.

V-Day Gifts for the Fashion Girl

Why does the world assume girls love pink? My closet is home to four pink items—I counted—and I can’t remember the last time I wore one of them. As a result, I’m rarely excited by Valentine’s Day gift guides.

For the ladies on the edgier side of the spectrum—or the significant others who want to know what to get them!—I’ve compiled affordable options you might actually want this year. It mixes items I’ve featured with new standouts I’ve been eager to share. Frosted lipgloss and floral perfume not included.

Shashi Solitaire Necklace Frends 'Layla' Gold Flake Headphones Diptyque 'Roses' Candle Daniel Wellington 'Classic Sheffield' Leather Strap Watch H[AMP]M Jacquard-Weave Coat Catbird Yellow Gold Alphabet Ring Smith [AMP] Cult 'Kundalini Hustle' Nail Polish Komono 'The Bennet' 54mm Sunglasses GiGi New York Slate Embossed Python iPhone 6/6s Hard-Shell Case McCrea's Candies Classic Vanilla Caramels Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon '500 Hidden Secrets of Paris' Book Le Labo Eau de Parfums Discovery Set BDB Eyelash Jewelry Dish Set Oscar de la Renta Classic Button Earring Only Hearts So Fine with Lace Bralette Nine West 'Shiso' Peep Toe Bootie Image Map

Beauty—Anastasia Beverly Hills’ contour kit makes sculpting your features Kardashian-style easy. Bite Beauty’s clear crayon turns any lipstick you own matte.

Fashion—H&M’s jacquard jacket is perfect for date night with all black everything and Nine West’s snake-embossed booties. Daniel Wellington’s classic watch is ideal for everyday. It comes in rose gold as well.

Home—Few things scream glam decor like a diptuqye, and their rose-scented candle smells delicious. Marie Farman’s 500 Hidden Secrets of Paris is the coffee table book topping my wish list.

Jewelry—Catbird’s alphabet rings are a forever favorite. Personal, stackable and so special. They come in sterling silver as a more cost-efficient option. Store them in BDB’s adorable eyelash jewelry dish set.

Tech—Frends’ limited-edition marble gold-flek headphones—a Nasty Gal exclusive!—are amazing in person. GiGi New York’s python-embossed phone case comes in seven colors, but I love the grey and gold.

As always, just click on each item directly to shop it! Happy Wednesday!

Glamorous Black Box Messenger Bag Shashi Solitaire Necklace Frends 'Layla' Gold Flake Headphones Diptyque 'Roses' Candle Daniel Wellington 'Classic Sheffield' Leather Strap Watch H&M Jacquard-Weave Coat Catbird Yellow Gold Alphabet Ring Smith & Cult 'Kundalini Hustle' Nail Polish Komono 'The Bennet' 54mm Sunglasses GiGi New York Slate Embossed Python iPhone 6/6s Hard-Shell Case McCrea's Candies Classic Vanilla Caramels Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon '500 Hidden Secrets of Paris' Book Le Labo Eau de Parfums Discovery Set BDB Eyelash Jewelry Dish Set Oscar de la Renta Classic Button Earring Only Hearts So Fine with Lace Bralette Nine West 'Shiso' Peep Toe Bootie Image Map

The Perfect Black Clutch

Most of us are all too familiar with this scenario: you’re rushing to get ready, finally decide what to wear, then when you think all is said and done, the last annoying piece of the puzzle: picking your bag. If you don’t plan on lugging your overstuffed, everyday purse, it’s nice to have the perfect black clutch to fall back on. This design by Halogen is exactly that.

Nordstrom Halogen Black Leather Clutch Winter 2016 Lana Jayne

Its sleek vibe and angled lines are a minimalist’s dream. Plus, its pebbled leather texture ensures it won’t scratch easily. It isn’t huge, but that’s kind of the point—it will comfortably fit every essential from cell phones to makeup and has eight credit card slots inside.

This versatile clutch has become an instant favorite that makes my process of getting dressed much faster. I can’t recommend it or the Halogen brand as a whole enough.

I love the black version, but it also comes in a gorgeous grey and tan. Click here to check it out!