Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Dressing For New Year's Lunch

There are three days left until Christmas! Can you believe it flew by this quickly? My family is mostly all in Los Angeles so I am very excited to spend the holidays with them. Things start to slow down a bit around this time and quality time with family is what I look forward to. Every year, we spend New Year's together where we play games, eat delicious food, and dress up in festive outfits. Since both of my aunts live out of town, they fly in for the Holidays and we also have our annual New Year's lunch. Our New Year's lunch is more intimate and definitely a memorable one. New Year's Eve is a big tradition within our Armenian culture and I have grown up always exchanging gifts on December 31st. 

This year, I have partnered up with Marks & Spencer to showcase what I will be wearing to our New Year's lunch.  I got this camel coat and it’s been my favorite piece in my closet currently. Since we always like to sit outdoors on the patio during lunch, I kept my outfit warm with a marled mock neck sweater and classic jeans. The red lip makes this classic combo feel festive. I definitely styled my outfit with an oversized statement handbag to utilize for all of the gifts that I will be passing out to my family.

Have a wonderful day and I will see you again this week for some more holiday posts!


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Monday, December 5, 2016

Warm to the Core

It's finally December and I can't believe time flew by this quickly! It seems as if it was yesterday we were bringing out our bathing suits and now we are trading them in for our layering pieces. Personally, it's one of my favorite seasons cause it allows you to have fun with different fabrications and mix and match various silhouettes for warmth and style!

As I have gotten older, my shopping techniques have changed and I have started to invest in core staples a lot more. What are some of your favorite closet staples? For winter, I love a great long sleeve turtleneck that is lightweight enough to layer under a coat but soft enough to keep me warm. I am all about everyday pieces that provide exceptional warmth but are still chic and comfortable at the same time.

Although oversized silhouettes are making their mark in the fashion industry, the tight turtleneck has made a comeback and it hugs every woman in the right places. I remember browsing through photos of my mom wearing high waisted pants with her classic turtleneck sweater. I was definitely inspired by her and wanted to recreate this empowering look. What I love about this classic camel color too is that it’s polishes, retro, and sexy at the same time. 

Uniqlo's HEATTECH collection is made to keep you warm to the core with its thin clothing that is stretchy, stylish and comfortable against the skin. I kept my turtleneck very neutral because it's one of the most versatile silhouettes worth investing in this winter. It's the perfect transitional piece that can be worn in various ways. I styled it with their high rise legging pants in black to keep the ensemble chic and comfortable enough to run errands throughout the day. P.S. these pants elongated my legs and kept me warm as the temperatures dropped throughout the day.

The best part about these layering pieces is that they are not only practical but provide tons of style! 


This post is sponsored by Uniqlo. All opinions expressed are my own.

Top: c/o Uniqlo / Bottoms: c/o Uniqlo / Jacket: c/o J.O.A / Bag: c/o Henri Bendel / Shoes: Aldo
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