{OOTD} Pink Oversized Sweater and Leather Leggings

Ok, so I’m pretty much a pansy when it comes to cold weather, so I tend to dress like an Eskimo. I love anything warm, soft and cozy in the frosty winter months to keep me feeling snuggled and warm when I’m braving the elements ok, walking literally 2 blocks from my car to the coffee shop for some cocoa.

This oversized sweater is perfect for me for those chilly days. It’s actually an off-the-shoulder, but I like I found it was pretty versatile in styling, so my cold weather pansy self pulled up the OTS collar and styled it that way!

I styled it with faux leather quilted panel leggings that are super soft and comfy, and a pair of grey Antonio Melani cutout ankle boots from last season (no longer available). I should have gotten some shots of the bakery’s amazing espresso and hazelnut truffles…amazing!

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The Look ~ Sweater (here and here) // Leggings // Bag

 

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{Luxe Shopping} Holiday Sales and Travel Deals!

We’ve made it! We survived Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday – even though those things are all starting to blend together. Some of us even enjoyed them. And now it’s back to the grind, BUT there are still some great deals from major retailers out there!

Take a look at the list I’ve compiled of some of the great holiday sales – both luxe and less. If you find one that’s not on my list, feel free to leave a comment and let me know!

Alex and Ani

Free Peace & Love bangle with purchase of $75+ (a $28 value)

Enjoy a FREE Peace & Love Bangle with Your Purchase of $75 + Free Shipping (No Minimum) at ALEX AND ANI - Valid 12/2 through 12/4

$5 off bangle of the month

Reflect on the Blessing of Motherly Love this Holiday Season with the ALEX AND ANI Bangle of the Month! Get $5 off Plus Free Shipping - Valid 12/1 through 12/31

ASOS

30% off gifts and party wear + FREE shipping on orders over $40

Atlantis

Discover What’s Lost at The Cove Atlantis! Save up to 55% off Nightly Rates + $500 Resort Credit. Book by December 14th!

Banana Republic

Extra 50% off sale + FREE shipping on orders of $50 or more

BaubleBar

25% Off 2 Items+ with code GIFT25. Valid 11/30-12/11

25% Off 2 Items+. Valid 11/30-12/11

Bebe

Black Friday Sale (Now – Dec 25) $30 off every $100 with code FRIDAY30

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Bloomingdale’s

Friends & Family Sale (Now – Dec 11) 25% off select items with code FRIENDS

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{Holiday Style} Best Party Dresses of 2016

It’s time to start planning what to wear to the upcoming friends’ Christmas parties, office holiday parties, and the New Years’ galas right around the corner. The perfect dress can make your night (and those pics) a 100. This year, there are tons of gorgeous options with great trends including the cold shoulder/OTS, metallic weaves, pleats, and vintage Art Deco designs.

This is one of my favorite type of posts – I LOVE shopping for Luxe Readers. Even better when it’s a best-of list, and I get to show you all the gorgeous looks that are currently out this season. So take a look and get inspired!

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The Look ~ Dress: Dress the Population – Buy in Black // Buy in Gold // Rent in Black

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The Look ~ Dress: BCBG Max Azria – Rent

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The Look for Less ~ Dress: ASOS – Buy for $158

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The Look ~ Dress: La Petite Robe di Chiara Boni – Rent

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{Holiday Shopping Guide 2016} From Luxe to Less

Christmas (or your holiday of choice) is just around the corner, and retailers are changing it up this year. Instead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday (weekend), this year they are starting the sales even earlier. I’m liking this trend, because now we can really start to shop online and leave the chaos and ridiculous early mornings to the past.

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{Luxe Look for Less} Alessandra Ambrosio’s Velvet Moment

Alessandra Ambrosio was having a major velvet moment last week when she was out and about in NYC. She put together this high-low look wearing a cozy knit sweater as an almost clutch-your-pearls sweater dress with matching grey suede OTK boots. But the big statement here was the blue velvet duster coat with metallic florals. Love this coat!

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The Luxe Look ~ Sweater // Coat // Boots

Luxe Look Total: $6,761

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{Luxe Runway} Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2016

On Wednesday night, Victoria’s Secret took over Paris’s Grand Palais to host its annual over-the-top-fantasy fashion show. And the looks were once again, amazing. The show doesn’t air until Dec. 5, but here’s a look at the highlights of the gorgeous looks Vickie’s showed on the runway. Of course, elite members of the it-girl model posse were there, including Kendall Jenner, Bella and Gigi Hadid, Alessandra Ambrosio, Lily Aldridge, Adriana Lima, and Izabel Goulart. But I think my favorite model this year had to be Maria Borges. She owned the runway!

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The Look ~ Bra // Robe

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{Luxe Style} Olivia Palermo for Banana Republic

Have you guys seen the Olivia Palermo brand ambassador ads for Banana Republic? I’m loving the outfits selected for her specific collection, and she looks fantastic in the editorials. Plus they did a holiday edit too. This could be so bad for my wallet.

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The Look ~ Jacket // Jeans (here, here, and here)

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{Model Style} Kendall Jenner’s Street Style in Paris

The model posse is in Paris, shooting the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show – an over the top display I look forward to every year. Kendall and Gigi were seen out on the town several times together – of course looking gorgeous and on point.

This time, Kendall wore an interesting combo. She opted for denim cutoffs, a black hoodie, Louboutin cutout ankle boots (LOVE), and black leather chaps that give the illusion of thigh high boots. Love them or hate them? At first glance, they looked like thigh high boots, so of course, I loved them.

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Then when I realized they were chaps, I paused…and I’m still pausing. I’m so not sure what to think of those. Is this the first time you will say in the future that you saw this major trend? Or is this a trendsetting attempt that ended in a flop? I don’t think they look bad, but then again, I don’t see what’s hidden underneath that coat and if/how they attach. Still, the entire outfit as she put it together definitely works for me. And I just keep going back to those Louboutin’s!!

 

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The Look ~ Coat // Sweatshirt // Shorts (similar) // Boots // Bag // Chaps (similar) // Sunglasses

 

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{Model Style} Kendall Jenner in OTS Sweater

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, Caitlyn Jenner spent time with daughters Kendall and Kylie, posting this adorable pic on instagram. The trio looked content and cozy, celebrating the holiday together.

And seriously, now that we’ve awed over how adorable this family is, can we just take a moment specifically for Kendall’s outfit?! Girl. Even on Thanksgiving when it’s just her and her people, she’s going 100. That sweater is gorgeous (who doesn’t love a bare shoulder look?), and the all-gold choker combo is definitely working there.

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The Look ~ Sweater: Alexander Wang (here, here, and here)

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