Best Teddy Bear Coats

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Mohair-blend Sweater – H&M | Ultra High Rise Levis – Re/Done | Teddy Bear Coat – Native Youth | Corsa Boot – MGemi | The Chain Bag – Naked Vice | Du Jour Mustard Beret – Free People |

You can’t deny that Teddy Bear Coats are the must have for winter. Last year there was a particular H&M teddy bear coat that everyone wanted their hands on. This year it’s shifted slightly to the oh so Instagramable and coveted I.AM.GIA teddy bear coat. Either way, these coats are cozy, trendy, and can be worn in a multitude of ways. Sitting at my desk all day at work, I like wearing comfortable coats I can move in when our office is super cold in the mornings. These kind of coats have a lot of give and make it easy to be able to type and maneuver around. Only downside is that I sometimes get too comfortable that I feel like falling asleep haha.

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The Perfect Silk Blouse

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Milano Silk Blouse in navy blue – Ravella

There’s always new trends coming into play whether it’s a particular print, style or brand. One thing I’m big on is mixing trends with staple wardrobe pieces, in this instance a silk blouse is something that never seems to go out of style. What I particularly like about this silk piece by Ravella is that it maintains a classic chic style with a super luxurious feel. I definitely feel sexy wearing this piece and I have to admit that after trying on multiple outfits featuring the blouse I actually couldn’t pick which outfit I liked best! The gold button detailing was another reason I really enjoyed this blouse, they add that little bit of ornate detailing that makes this the perfect staple. For this particular look, I paired the silk blouse with my navy blue culotte cords and a plaid coat.

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Fur Cuff Sweater & Plaid Trousers

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Sweater with Faux Fur Cuffs – Zara | High Waist Checkered Trousers – Zara | Tan Felt Beret – Urban Outfitters | The Boss Boot – Everlane | Oversized Coat – Similar | Numero Uno Bag – Polene Paris |

Quick little outfit today that I am absolutely in love with. I got both of these pieces from Zara during the Black Friday promotion. The checkered high waisted pants are my new favorites so expect to see them in a lot of Instagram / Blog posts! I was hesitant to believe they were actually high waisted based on the website images (you can never fully trust those can you) along with Zaras reputation for mislabeling things as high waisted.

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Festival Season (Where to Shop)

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Festival Season is just around the corner. Aside from Coachella there are plenty of other music festivals on the rise (e.g. Sasquatch & Governers Ball) that you’ll need to be dressed for. As festival season moves into the Summer months of May – August the great thing is most temperatures will be kind to daisy dukes, lace crop tops & silk rompers. Take a peak at some of these retailers that have the best duds for looking your best while keeping cool.

SWELL

A rad mixture of surf and action sports inspired clothing SWELL includes brands like Novella Royale, Billabong, RVCA, Lovers & Friends and For Love and Lemons. The perfect mix of trendy, beachy and bohemian. There is a great mixture of pricing here as well with SWELL branded clothing ranging into the $20 – $30 and designer duds around $150.

Pricing: $$ – $$$$

GYPSAN

Oversized tops, lace & crochet dresses and adorable bells are what you will find at GYPSAN. Greatest part of this site is you will grab some unique pieces that are not found on you standard online shops like their Sierra Bell Bottoms in Mustard (which I am dying to buy). If you are looking to grab some statement pieces for your festival wardrobe definitely check them out. Not to mention free shipping on domestic orders!

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Van De Vort

For all things Boho Chic this is your one stop shop. With high end designer pieces from brands like Flynn Skye, Cleobella & Gypsy Junkies you are guaranteed to find some incredible pieces. If you are concerned with pricing keep in mind that they have reasonably priced house brands that stay within the range of $30 – $50.

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Bona Drag

If your style is more bohemian edge than Bona Drag is the perfect place for you. Dark makeup mixed with layers of silver jewelry and vintage inspired duds is your solution. With brands like For Love & Lemons, One Teaspoon and Karen Walker you’ll be working in the higher end bracket pricing wise but you won’t find this mix of intimates and clothing that looks so good together anywhere else.

Pricing: $$$ – $$$$

AE White BF Jeans

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Been obsessing over all white denim as of late. While I have my pair of standard white cropped skinny Hudson’s I have been wanting a pair of distressed Boyfriend Jeans to romp around the beach in. Low and behold I happen to walk by American Eagle and find the perfect pair. Not only did they fit me incredibly well they also were on Sale. Huge plus for me!

Paired them with a relaxed white tee from H&M and my favorite Zara sandals (from last season). There’s something about wearing all white that gives me a tropical vacation getaway vibe.

Boy Jean Crop Distressed (White) – American Eagle

White Basic Crew Neck Tee – H&M

Metal Strap Sandal – Zara (last season)

Dayton Sunnies – RAEN Optics

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Madewell Inspired

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A little blog post during a day out for errands and some delicious Crepes. Paired a really old piece with some of my new favorites. My sisters gifted me this corduroy pale pink button up from Madewell a few years back for Christmas and I finally have brought it back to life. I suppose moving into a new apartment has led to me re-discovering a ton of my old clothes and falling in love with them all over again (a very refreshing feeling). This H&M sweater has really been one of my favorite new pieces, everyone should commit to at least one cable knit sweater in their life. Perhaps I was channeling a little bit of Audrey Hepburn this afternoon but hey, I’m not complaining!

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Button Up – Madewell

Cable Knit Sweater – H&M (similar)

Percey Eyeglasses Charcoal Fade – Warby Parker

Black Skinny Jeans – Zara

Over-All

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I’m so glad overalls have come back into trend, I have had the most difficult time trying to thrift a pair that 1) fit me 2) had the correct wash and 3) wasn’t overtaken by Winnie the Pooh patches. Luckily I stumbled upon PacSuns blowout sale which had these Bullhead denim dungarees on mega sale. I love the dark wash and the baggy bottom half. I’ve really been into this outdoors/workwear look in my outfits. I’m not sure if it’s the new hair or my Timberlands (which I have an unhealthy obsession with) turning me towards this new style…but it’s probably both. Happy Monday!

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Zara Camel Coat

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Finally purchased this coat I had been lusting over for the past 2 months. Unfortunately they ran out of an XS so I opted for the small. At the end of the day it worked out better since I intend on wearing a lot of sweaters underneath it and I’m usually a fan of being able to bend my arms completely. Camel accents black and white so perfectly so I knew it would go well with my current wardrobe. Zara has such an amazing assortment of coats for a reasonable price and since H&M sold out of the few I had been interested in purchasing I’m glad I could finally snag this one for a mere $80.

On a side note if you are looking to invest in a coat and aren’t able to splurge I would recommend checking your local GoodWill or other second hand clothing store nearby. You can find really high quality coats for around $20! While thrifting isn’t for everyone, designer wool coats will last a long time and you can barely tell they were ever worn. Why not reuse if you can right?

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Coat with Large Lapel – Zara

Cha Ching Sweater – Reformation

Coated Trousers with Zip – Zara

New Look Chase Cut Out Booties – ASOS Similar

Leopard Cropped

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Not sure if everyone was aware but Nasty Gal had an amazing sale last week and I couldn’t resist grabbing a few tops. Animal print is always a good thing, especially if it’s leopard, and this cropped knit def fits the bill. I also am in love with these ankle boots which I also grabbed during an insane clear out of Shop Akira’s sale section. I think anyone would spare $30 for these puppies considering they are 1) Sam Edelman 2) Actually comfortable 3) True to size.

This look was somewhat inspired by what seemed to be a rainy day looming in the distance. Kept it sporty with the leather track pants but the stomach action definitely helps balance out their puffy-ness. I also threw on my trench coat I got a few years back for Christmas to give me peace of mind on the off chance it started to sprinkle. Weather update: there was no rain, but thats so-cal for ya.

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Wild Streak Knit – Nasty Gal

Vegan Leather Pull-on Pants – Urban Outfitters

Halton Ankle Boot – Circus by Sam Edelman

Trench Coat – PacSun

Dayton Sunnies – RAEN Optics

Beanie Weather

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This is probably one of my favorite looks. Short dress, tights, big jackets and a beanie. I had a co-worker ask me how large my closet was considering she’s pretty sure every time she sees me I’m wearing something new. Fact of the matter is I just try and utilize what I own and re-visit old clothes that after being retired for awhile seem fresh and new. Sometimes I get in a rut after window shopping and becoming so indecisive on what I want to purchase next I like to make new outfits out of what I already own. It’s almost like some sort of therapy I swear. (Also helps if you are trying to budget)

On a side note, if you want people to continuously stare at your shoes make sure they are metallic and reflective. Having them pointy also helps.

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White Lace Mini Dress – Here & Here

Boyfriend fit Denim Jacket – Here & Here

Astoria Oxford – Tildon (Nordstroms)

Dayton Sunglasses – Raen Optics

Grey Beanie – DC Shoes

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