So I’m not a frequent sporting-event attendee, but this week The College Vault and IMG Sports hooked me up with the seats to the College Football National Championship game! What an exciting experience! First of all, the Mercedes Benz stadium in Atlanta is absolutely gorgeous and the staff is beyond professional and warm. Secondly, even though I went to Vanderbilt (and not one of the schools playing), the energy of Alabama and Georgia was absolutely infectious!
It was such an incredible experience to be around such passionate fans cheering on their teams. The stadium was a sea of red (both crimson and bulldog)! Speaking of red, since both teams were in the same color palette, I felt like I had quite the opportunity to put together some fun outfits for the event. I’m not really a t-shirt and hoodie kinda gal, so I wanted to express my sports-fan spirit in a fashionable and unique way!
For this opportunity I looked no further than rent the runway to get my red and black looks. Not only did I get tickets to the game, but also pre-event party and Third Eye Blind concert! Since I needed more than one outfit, I needed some items I could mix and match that also wouldn’t break the bank. I think my outfits turned out pretty dope, and let’s just say that I stood out amongst the crowd! What do you dolls think? Would you dress up for a sporting event?
To me the holiday season means family, friends, giving, and fabulous parties! And what do holiday parties mean? Festive fashion of course! This time of year usually calls for velvet, red, gold and sequins. However, sometimes I like to be a little more unexpected with my fashion choices in and around the holidays.
While those trends are always classic and beautiful, this year I opted for something a little more playful. Some of you might have seen me wear this flirty Monique Lhuillier cocktail dress for the Spanx fashion show earlier in the year. However, I thought the recent festivities called for me to bring it out of the closet again and throw on an edgy leather jacket to boot. Of course, I didn’t throw out tradition entirely, as I added a holiday touch with my red velvet slingbacks that I got in Amsterdam! I feel the pop of red and texture inspires feelings of customary holiday-attire but the primary color palette, polka dots and leather brings a fresh perspective to this time of year. All of this to say… don’t feel like you have to go hunting for the perfect red sparkly cocktail dress this season – maybe just add a touch of holiday to something you already own. Or, if you do find that perfect holiday outfit – go for it! But make sure it’s something you’ll want to wear more than once a year.
Well, all of this talk about holiday parties has me in the mood for some spiked cider! I’m going to enjoy the day and join in on the festivities. Have a great weekend dolls! xo
Coats are one of my favorite things about the Fall/Winter season. But they can be tricky…you want something that is special, but still versatile enough to go with many outfits in your wardrobe. It’s a delicate balance. Well never fear, as a self-proclaimed outwear expert – I’ve got my favorite picks for the season. Note, these aren’t extreme weather coats. If you need that, just get a Canada Goose. Believe me, it will pay for itself. Mine basically kept this Floridian alive in New York winters. But I digress, the below will keep you looking styling AND warm as the weather starts to transition.
Iro Leather Jacket: A lighter option that I can’t live without. I literally wear my jacket almost every single day and the leather just gets better and more cozy with each wear. As the weather gets colder I’ll start to layer my scarves over it, and even my faur fur stole.
Zara Topcoat: My favorite new Fall purchase so far! I love the modern pop of yellow in this menswear inspired wool coat. You can see me wearing it HERE and I also love THIS ONE. Wear this over black, cream, red, jewel tones – the opportunities are endless.
Rag & Bone Duchess Coat: This olive Rag & Bone coat is for the badass in all of us. All of their coats fit perfectly, and instantly make you feel like you’re strolling through Brooklyn or about to be a villain in the best way possible. I got THIS Rag & Bone coat last year and I can’t wait until it’s cold enough to wear it again. Plus, all of their detailing is perfect – I especially love the asymmetrical double pocket. Lastly, the color is neutral but still special and you’ll want to throw this on over everything.
Zara Bordeaux Oversized Coat: The color of this coat just looks so expensive to me! I love the deep burgundy and it pairs so well with neutrals and brights (ex. The model’s tomato-colored turtleneck) Plus, the length is just perfect!
J.Crew Parke Topcoat: A red coat is one of my favorite cold-weather looks, and this one is no exception. This ladylike coat from Jcrew is the perfect shade of cranberry and instantly adds polish to your outfit. I’ve purchased Jcrew coats in the past and they last year after year. I also love the pink of this particular style, but if you don’t have a red coat – spring for the “Dark Cognac.”