Chevron Sweater + Holiday Giveaway!

I’ve been wearing this Forever21 chevron sweater non-stop. It’s an easy go-to for coffee meetings and dinners out, but it’s just as perfect for lounging at home on weekends. Great with jeans but long enough to comfortably wear with leggings—something I search for in most of my tops—the styling options are endless. This sweater is so affordable—only $27.90!—yet it’s plush and looks much more expensive.

Forever21 Chevron Sweater

Forever21 Chevron Sweater

Forever21 Chevron Sweater

The clean, graphic lines make this sweater a minimalist standout. The neutral color palette is also gorgeous.

Forever21 Chevron Sweater

Forever21 Chevron Sweater

To kick off December, I’m hosting a giveaway of this delicate Coco&Marie Herkimer Diamond Necklace. It’s the sweetest little layering piece. Entry details can be found in this Instagram post!

Forever21 Chevron Sweater

Forever21 Chevron Sweater

Forever21 chevron sweater (it runs oversized; I’m wearing a size S), American Apparel faux-leather leggings (make sure to order the lamé matte black!), Theory boots (similar style here), Forever21 felt fedora (similar style here), Ray-Ban aviators, Hobo fringe crossbody (similar style here and here) and Coco&Marie herkimer diamond necklace.

Remember, entry details for my Coco&Marie Herkimer Diamond Necklace giveaway can be found in this Instagram post!

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends this Friday, December 4th at 11:59PM EST. All entries will be verified. Good luck, loves!

Photograpy by Lauren Ashley.

The Sleeved Maxi

I went into shopping beast mode when I saw this dress at Zara. My eyes landed on it, and within seconds I was sprinting to the fitting room, sleeved maxi in hand. The Victorian vibe and pleated texture are everything. A true standout in a store always brimming with amazing things.

Black Long Sleeve Maxi Dress With Slits Zara Fall Winter 2015

Black Long Sleeve Maxi Dress With Slits Zara Fall Winter 2015

Black Long Sleeve Maxi Dress With Slits Zara Fall Winter 2015

Black Long Sleeve Maxi Dress With Slits Zara Fall Winter 2015

Don’t shy away from a sleeved maxi in fear of looking too “fancy”. They’re great for holiday parties, yes, but they can be toned down during winter for work, dinner or drinks with a faux-fur vest, a leather jacket, or a slouchy cropped sweater thrown on top with casual ankle boots (I suggest my favorite pair by Dune London—they run true-to-size).

Black Long Sleeve Maxi Dress With Slits Zara Fall Winter 2015

Black Long Sleeve Maxi Dress With Slits Zara Fall Winter 2015

Black Long Sleeve Maxi Dress With Slits Zara Fall Winter 2015

Can we talk about how pretty the pronounced shoulder is? Such an interesting detail.

Black Long Sleeve Maxi Dress With Slits Zara Fall Winter 2015

Zara maxi dress (wearing a size small), vintage faux-fur jacket (similar style here), Ray-Ban aviators (20% off!), vintage gold chain (similar style here), American Apparel cross-back bra, Phase 3 clutch (similar style here) and Nine West pumps (similar style here).

You can find other sleeved maxis I recommend herehere and here.

Photograpy by Lauren Ashley.

Airy

ASOS Lace Front White Blouse

ASOS Lace Front White Blouse

ASOS Lace Front White Blouse

ASOS Lace Front White Blouse

ASOS Lace Front White Blouse

I love love love this ASOS top. The lace front and bell sleeves create the coolest airy, ’70s vibe. Aside from being on-trend for fall, this piece works well with everything. I’ve worn it endlessly with high-waisted skirts and shorts (like the Topshop jacquard pair above) and my favorite mid-rise Madewell skinnies.

ASOS lace-front top, Topshop jacquard shorts (similar style on sale!), ALDO thigh-high suede boots (similar style here; another similar style on sale!), American Apparel tights, Ray-Ban aviators, Bing Bang spike studs and Ann Taylor mini signature tote.

Photograpy by Lauren Ashley.