I decided this winter that every winter I would invest in a new coat. A nice jacket is a staple in the winter, but is also your entire look when out and about. It covers all the glorious layering and precision of a perfectly organized outfit. This year I choose to go with something grey, as it matches everything and I currently have way too much black in my winter wear. It automatically makes my winter street style look chic. This oversized HM scarf can be difficult at times. It’s SO BIG that it overtakes everything. It isn’t the blanket type, which makes it un-foldable, but I often use it as a blanket when it’s very cold, and with the right technique it can be wrapped! I’ve been all about layering lately – pulling bits and pieces of old clothing and mixing them in with the new, layering crop tops over blouses. Experimentation is endless!
all images via Tumblr… www.stylestudiesx.tumblr.com
I’ve never been a big fan of maxi dresses – until this Xehar dress came into my life. I recently partnered with Xehar to promote their brand without even one look at their clothing for one specific reason – it’s all about promoting #AConfidentYou. Never have I felt that a brand was so relevant to what a woman should be and what a girl should aspire to be, and that’s confident, no matter your shape or size. Finding the perfect fit for our individual, unique body types are important and critical to being confident. We shouldn’t all feel the pressure to be the same size to fit in the same clothes. Adding your own personal flare to outfits to express who you are inside and owning your own appearance is what style is all about; not what’s trending or what body type you have. None of us are perfect, not inside and not out. Life is a journey and it’s all about the learning process and staying true to the person we become on the inside, and wearing cute polka-dotted tights with as many outfits as we can 🙂
Photo’s taken by my amazing photographer friend, Jessica Hupko. See more of her pics on her instagram, here: www.instagram.com/jessicahupkophotography
If a hat isn’t one of the best accessories out there, then I’m not sure what fashion is. This Aegean Fisherman’s cap is just beautiful – structured, made of wool and lined with red silk; a braided design along the front. It pairs well with everything and is simply stunning. It’s my favorite winter accessory, along with this oversized scarf from H&M. I even use it as a blanket when I’m beyond cold! In today’s 21 degree weather I was quite comfortable with just the scarf and this wool Zara jacket. I love an all grey and black look for winter. These Aldo booties have a laced up back and are amazingly comfortable. My winter style guide: effortless, simple, go-to’s that are a daily trend.
New year, New Kim?
As we troll into 2017, Kim K is entering it with grace and value. Since the October when Kim was held at gun point and robbed in her hotel while staying in Paris, Kim has gone M.I.A. from all socials and public appearance’s. Not too long ago the glamazon was strutting through airports just for the paparazzi, but after the biggest scare of her life, Kim needed time to get back down to reality and re-evaluate her fame. Although we heard from Kim for the first time on her sisters Snapchat’s at their family Christmas Eve party this December, it isn’t until this afternoon that she has posted to her socials for the first time since October. She posted one picture with one simple message… “Family.”
She not only posted it to Twitter.
But shared it to her Instagram as well…
Is this a deeper message to us all?
We can only take one answer to that, and it’s yes. It’s easy to get caught up in the buzz of social media and the material desires it creates – Kim gives us some of the greatest style envy. Not only her, but her sisters are leading the millennial revolution in style (you can’t say you don’t want a Kylie lip kit… if you do, you’re lying). With that being said, it’s easy to see someone from the surface, and Kim’s is usually covered with a whole lot of diamonds and silk, but what we can take from this and her recent (lack of) social media actions and public outings is that she is more than that, and we need to stop forgetting it. It’s not about her beauty or effortless style but simply that she is human, with a family, and what’s more important and special than that? At the end of the day, she needs to put that first.
So what do we expect next? For our style sanity, we can only hope for Kim to return to her daily social media presence and public life, but for the sake of safety and normality, we can only wish for the best for her – and maybe she’s hoping to change the social stigma around her this 2017 – one that’s more real. Either way, go get ’em Kimmy. We missed you.
New Years Eve is all about being sexy and sparkly. Of course, we want to ring in the new year as our most stylish self all while partying the night away with loved ones
while being very drunk. With that being said, I scoped out my favorite glam, night-out, party place (of course, Missguided) and have given you the ultimate style guide for your NYE nightwear (with a few ASOS pieces tossed in… couldn’t forget my favorite store).
p.s. Each number corresponds to each picture in order from left to right, top to bottom 🙂 Click on the number and it brings you to the item!
All images via tumblr… See more inspiration and full size versions at stylestudiesx.tumblr
Whether you’re on a limited budget or just want to show someone you’re thinking about them this holiday season, these are the perfect fun and small, yet thoughtful gifts! There’s something on here for everyone, whether they’re a cat or dog lover, fashionista or tomboy, coffee or tea (…you get the point) – you’ll probably want to buy them all for yourself (;