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Burgundy In The City

Boy its been a moment since my last style post, that can only mean it’s winter time. When it gets cold, venturing outside becomes a chore for me. All I want to do is stay indoors, watch Netflix and chill. We had a slightly decent winter day recently and I was very happy to head into the city to hang out. I had also been dying to wear this burgundy coat and hat that I got a while back.

Burgundy Coat

Outfit details:

Burgundy Coat : Jones New York

Black Mid-Rise Jeggings: Target, Hat : Amazon

Chunky Necklace (Similar): Avenue , Bracelets: Email to order


Burgundy Coat

Burgundy is one of those colors that you just don’t seek when you are shopping. You hardly hear anybody say burgundy is their favorite color but I am here to let you know you can totally rock this color. Because of its deep, rich and powerful look, burgundy is more suited for cooler temperatures similar to brown and navy blue.

Burgundy goes well with black which is the color combination I chose for my outfit. You can certainly pair it with other colors like sky blue and gold. Pairing it with white works but will look too preppy and uniform-like.

Burgundy in the City

For more winter style ideas check out the comfy cozy cape look. What is your favorite look in the winter? Are you a down coat type of person or a wool coat kinda person? I would love to know what you are wearing this season in the comment box below.

How to choose wedding Shoes

Now that you have found your wedding dress, the next item on your list are the shoes. Understandably choosing the dress is the highlight of the entire process but the shoes deserve some thought and excitement too. The wrong shoes can ruin an entire outfit, so you do not want that to happen with one of the most glamorous outfits you will ever wear.

Christian Louboutin​​​​​​​ So Kate glitter pump

For my wedding I knew I wanted a shoe that had some height, not too over the top but still screamed glam. The Christian Louboutin​​​​​​​ So Kate glitter pump was the perfect match for my dress and checked all the boxes of what I was looking for. I shopped for shoes with my mother and we both knew it was the one the moment we saw it.
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Bride wearing her wedding shoes.

Things to consider when choosing wedding shoes

First things first, you should only choose the shoe after the dress. The dress determines the style of shoe you will pick. For example, if your dress is short and simple then your shoe has to have a wow factor. Other important things to consider are:

  • The length of your dress. Once you have decided on your dress it is highly recommended to take the actual shoe you like to the dress fitting. This will allow the taylor to make the dress the perfect length. For example for my dress, although it was long I still wanted a tiny bit of my shoe to be visible under the dress. The tailor was able to customize the length to allow this.
  • The Venue. Remember you will be walking around and taking photos. For example if you are having a beach or garden wedding, super high heels may not make sense. You should also consider wearing heel protectors if you will be walking in the grass. My dress was long so I was able to remove my heels during the photo session which involved walking down a hill.
  • Style of dress and wedding. If you have a vintage style wedding dress or vintage theme then you probably want a shoe that complements that theme. A casual beach wedding will require a much simpler style of shoe. Basically the shoe should not look like an after thought.
  • Comfort. Last but not least the comfort level of your shoe is very important. There is nothing more unattractive than a seeing a woman limping and looking very uncomfortable on her wedding day. You want to look and feel the best on your day so take care of your feet.
Wedding Shoes


3 Things You Absolutely Have to Know Before Choosing an Engagement Ring!

Choosing and Engagement ring can be a daunting task because the ring is something that your loved one will wear everyday for the rest of their life. You want them to love it. After my husband proposed I could not stop staring at my ring the entire week, I was just over the moon. There are 3 things you absolutely have to know before choosing an engagement ring and today we are sharing them!

3 Things You Absolutely Have to Know Before Choosing an Engagement Ring!

Budget

This should be your first stop on the journey of finding the perfect engagement ring. Starting off any big purchase, whether you’ll be financing or paying in cash, by assessing your budget and what you’re willing to spend on the item at hand. In this case, you’ve probably already done a bit of research and know what your price point is. However, if you haven’t done much looking around, it can be very easy to get sticker-shocked. The best way to avoid this is to check out some online retailers and make good use of their filters. This works to your advantage in two ways:

  1. It gives you a reason to compare different retailers
  2. You’ll begin to notice the pattern of prices in comparison with type & size of stones and the metals available

Ring Size

Knowing your partner’s ring size isn’t really something that ever comes up before the moment when you realize you’d like to propose to this person and buy an engagement ring but it is a necessity to avoid a ring that doesn’t fit and needs to be resized after-the-fact. It’s no surprise that there are many waysthat are suggested to find the information. Some ideas range from:

  • Tying a string around their finger while they’re sleeping
  • Having a ring that they wear sized
  • Tracing a ring from the jewelry box and bringing it to a jeweler for comparison

However, modern couples are being more open and honest about their expectations and desires when it comes to their relationship, and engagements are no exception. Simply asking for your partner’s ring size could prompt a healthy conversation about your relationship and where it’s headed.

Ring Style

Choosing the perfect ring style for your partner’s engagement ring will be as easy as pie if you two have already had an open discussion about it. However, many people choose to continue to select the ring secretly and do a surprise proposal. In this case, picking a style will require a bit more thought and research.

To get an idea of what you’re partner likes, think about the styles that they wear. Do they dress boldly, with a keen sense for fashion? Or do they tend to be more conservative? Are they into vintage clothing and jewelry? Is there something they are extremely passionate about that should be incorporated? Better yet, if you had a friend recently get engaged, bring it up and ask what she thought of the ring. This may let her know what you’re up to in a very subtle way but that’s not always a bad thing.

Bonus: How will it look with the wedding band?

Many people get caught up in the glamor of choosing an engagement ring, and they absolutely should! But a wedding band is considered part of that decision and so should be thought about during the process, though it’s not a necessity. There are many resources to provide guidance as to choosing a wedding band online, including those put together by online retailers like Blue Nile. This can make the process of finding the right ring seamless and easy.

My husband surprised me with my ring and reached out to my sister for help which I loved. To this day I am still shocked how my sister was able to keep it a secret as she is a terrible secret keeper. Check out the tip sheet below for discreetly picking out a ring and its perfect wedding band.

The Comfy Cozy Cape look

Seriously is it really November 15th already?! I feel like 2 days ago it was August when I was getting married and my family was home with me. Although time is flying way too fast, I can’t complain about is the fall weather. As I have mentioned before, Fall is my favorite fashion season because of the layers and different fabrics. For today’s fall fashion post, I am rocking the Charcoal Duchess Cape and my trusted black skinny jeans.

The Comfy Cozy Cape look


Outfit details:

 Duchess Cape: Peach,

Black Mid-Rise Leggings: Target, Heels: Christian Louboutin

Wool Hat (Similar): H&M


The Duchess Cape

I got this comfy cozy cape from Peach and was pretty bummed to find out that it is currently sold out as I was thinking of getting another color. Not sweating it too much as I know that I will find something else fabulous from Peach.

Speaking of layers, my advice is to mix it up this season. Get a loose-fitting Cape,  a dressy cape like this one, a fitted wool blazer or a chunky knit sweater jacket. The key is to mix it up and have fun with it.

Vesting it: How to Rock the Vest Look

Dressing for work can be a little tricky because you want to look proffessional but still stay true to your style. I am lucky to work for a company with no dress code so its no surprise to see someone walk in flip flops and another in a pant suit. I have always been someone that likes to dress up so no flips flops going on here. Instead I like to keep my look part dressy and casual at work.

Today’s look is anchored by the fabulous Scuba Vest by Peach, which by the way is my current brand obsession. Peach is known for their fabulous clothes for Gym, Work and Play which I love. Now that I am one of their ambassadors you can look forward to seeing me rocking their awesome looks here.

This Scuba Vest can be dressed up or down. Since I was going to work I dressed it up a little but you can easily wear it with leggings and sneakers or with skinny jean and flats. Its very versatile. My favorite thing about the Scuba Vest is the belt on the waist which accentuates the figure and is also good for those days when you have had one too many greasy burgers. Just hide it under the vest, why not.

How do you like to dress for work? To shop for this vest and more fab looks from Peach, click here and you are welcome in advance 🙂

Disclosure: The Vest in this post was given to me for free. As usual, all opinions expressed in the post are completely mine. 

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