Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Year In Review: 20 Outfits From 2015

It's hard to pack so many outfits into one post, so I asked my mom and sisters to pick out their favorites....and we narrowed it down to the 20 above (still a lot...sorry). I must admit, my style was all over the place in 2015.....from bohemian and romantic to polished and sophisticated (and everything in between;). It was fun experimenting with so many different styles and I hope to continue that in 2016.

It's hard to believe, but we're coasting into our 5th year! 5 years of having this creative little space. Pretty cool, huh? I started this blog because I was having a quarter-life crisis lol. I never anticipated this to come out of my crisis. As the saying goes, "we lose ourselves in the things we love. We find ourselves there, too." I hope we can all continue to find and express our true authentic selves and do more of what makes our souls happy. I'll try not get Oprah Super Soul Sunday on you now lol, but 2016 is the year to "live our lives with our whole hearts". To own our stories and embrace the glorious messes that we are. To try and fail, but never fail to try. To live creatively and be driven by our curiosity and not our fears. (Quotes by Brene Brown & Elizabeth Gilbert)

Anyways, I have loved connecting and bonding with you all over our shared passions. You have all inspired me in countless ways and for that I am grateful. I truly appreciate all of the love and support you have given me and I thank you all so much for following along in 2015! Now get out and live out your dreams in 2016! Wishing you all a happy and healthy New Year that's full of love, light, and lots of new adventures! See ya real soon! <3   

Monday, December 21, 2015

Dressing Like Kylie Jenner Isn't Easy.....

Kylie Jenner Black Bandage Dress

Kylie Jenner Black Bandage Dress

Kylie Jenner Black Bandage Dress

Dress - Missguided (Similar herehere, and here) / Shoes - Steve Madden (Similar here)  

Say what?! Yup, to be honest, it's a little bit uncomfortable (just a little). It takes work trying to keep everything in the right place, but we can always turn to our trusted friend Spanx for some help lol;). I never thought I would be posting an outfit inspired by Kylie Jenner. I know we all have our opinions about the Jenners and Kardashians, but I think the super stylist behind these ladies' fashion (Monica Rose) sure knows how to create killer looks. Anyways, after perusing the Missguided website, I found this dress and it reminded me of Kylie's Balmain Dress. The one I'm wearing is a little less risqué and a fraction of the cost (under $55). I think it's a fun little dress for New Year's Eve, right? Well, that's all I have for today! Hope you enjoyed the post and feel free to share your thoughts! :)

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Santa Hat Brownies

Santa Hat Brownies

Santa Hat Brownies

Remember these festive little treats from last Christmas? Thought I'd share them again. Have a great day, all! :)

Monday, December 14, 2015

'Tis The Season For Cozy Layers

Red Pants Outfit

Coat - Banana Republic (Old) (Similar here) / Turtleneck - Banana Republic (Old) (Similar herehere, and here) / Pants - Zara (Old) (Similar here and here) / Heels - Zara (Similar here and here)

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Yellow Fever

Coat - Zara (Similar here) / Turtleneck - Forever 21 (Similar here, here, and here) / Jeans - Hudson c/o Shopbop (Similar here) / Socks - Urban Outfitters (Similar here) / Boots - Zara (Similar here and here)

Monday, December 7, 2015

Cookie Exchange Party

Hot Cocoa Cookies

Melted Snowmen Cookies
Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies

Santa Hat Cookies

Soft and Chewy Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies

I think homemade cookies are the best way to spread holiday cheer (that and singing loud for all to hear;). Just wanted to share some of my favorite recipes for those of you who are hosting/attending a cookie exchange party and/or baking cookies for friends and family. P.S. More melt-in-your-mouth cookie recipes on Averie Cooks! :)

Monday, November 23, 2015

Friday, November 13, 2015

Black & Brown

J.Crew Wide Brimmed Felt Hat with Leather Band

Free People Lace Up Top

J.Crew Floppy Hat

Happy Friday, All! If you're looking for a blog to add to your reading list, check out Lilly Style and show her blog some love! She is one of my all-time favorite bloggers. I found her on Pinterest years ago and have been following her ever since. Lilly is the ultimate layering pro! She makes dressing for the Fall/Winter seasons seem so easy. I also really enjoy her fitting room snaps! Anyways, you may see a guest post from me on there (from Monday), so check that out too if you'd like ;). Thank you again Lilly for giving me the opportunity to guest post! <3

Hat - J.Crew (Similar here or here) / Top - Free People (Similar here) / Skirt - Zara (Similar here  / Shoes - Zara (Similar here and here) / Bag - J.Crew Factory (Similar here)