3 Reasons You Need a Pea Coat

Winter is upon us; the days are shorter, the weather is colder, and let’s be honest, the fashion is getting lazier. I think we are all victim to throwing on hoodies and sweatpants when the weather gets cold. And there is nothing, I repeat, nothing, wrong with being cozy in sweaters and sweatpants. However, there is also no reason to not wear stylish outfits in the winter. But I understand, it is hard to put together an outfit that is both cute and warm. But I am here to solve that problem for you. I have the solution to looking amazing in the winter, while also keeping nice and warm, and that solution is a pea coat! You absolutely need a pea coat in your closet, and I am going to give you 3 reasons why.

It Goes with Everything

This is arguably the most important reason why you need a pea coat. A pea coat goes with everything. You can wear a pea coat with jeans, leggings, tights, t-shirts, sweaters, dresses; you can pair this coat with absolutely anything. It is an amazing staple to keep in your closet, especially if you get a black one, which I highly recommend. I will say that this is not one of the cheaper articles of clothing I own. I got this one from Old Navy and it was about $70. But if you are going to invest in any piece of clothing, it should be this. I also suggest investing a fair amount into a pea coat because you run the risk of not getting the most out of your coat if you buy it cheap. You will absolutely not regret investing your money in this dynamic coat.

It’s Warm

Pea Coats are so incredibly warm. I am someone who tends to run cold and need a lot of layers (and blankets!) to keep warm. But this coat keeps me so warm. Warmth is something that is important to me because if you’re cold you’re not comfortable and it can really ruin your day. This coat keeps me comfortable and allows me to enjoy my day feeling warm but also knowing I’m in a stylish outfit. Pea Coats tend to be on the thicker side which is why they trap so much heat, and it’s also what makes them so durable and long lasting. Be sure to check out my “5 Must Have Accessories to Keep You Warm This Winter” post to see other ways to stay warm in addition to the Pea Coat.

Never Goes out of Style

A Pea Coat will never go out of style. This coat has been in fashion forever, and I think it will continue to stay in fashion. I think the reason for this is that it is a fairly simple look with nothing that has defining features of any particular era or trend. Because of the design it does go well with any outfit and doesn’t run the risk of going out of fashion. I also feel if years down the line it did lose popularity, it would still look elegant and be appropriate to wear anyway. I feel like bootcut jeans and mom jeans, and pants that are loose fitting are gaining popularity and trending, but skinny jeans will always look chic and are a timeless piece that will look amazing regardless of whether or not it’s “in fashion.”

Bottom Line:

You need a Pea Coat. It can be worn over any outfit you’d like and you will get so much use out of it. It’s more than just a stylish piece, it will keep you warm and comfortable in the cold winter months. This is a piece you never have to fear going out of style because it is chic and timeless. I pinky promise you will not regret buying a Pea Coat. This one from Old Navy, it’s beautiful and it’s warm and it comes in petite and small sizes. I am 5’1” and I went ahead and got the petite and it fits me perfectly. Usually coats are too big on me and it’s not a cute look, but this one fits like a glove. If you are petite girl, I recommend the petite sizing for this. I hope this helped give you some good insights as to why a pea coat is a great investment, and I hope you get one and I hope you love it. Be sure to check out my other posts for more styling tips and outfit inspiration!

Christmas Gift Ideas for Her 2020

It’s that time of year when we start asking ourselves what we should gift those special people in our lives. It can be a challenge to think of something new to get someone every year. In this post I am going to give you a few gift ideas that come from a couple of different sources. I feel like this year more than any there has been a push to shop local and shop small. I think this is great and it’s always important to support local businesses. I will also provide a couple of options from Amazon in case you’ve waited until the last minuet (totally okay!) and you need that 2 day delivery. Here are a few of my gift ideas for the special women in your life!

Please note that this post contains affiliate links and any sales made through these links will reward me a small commission – at no extra cost for you!

  1. Pea Coat

This is something I plan to talk about in depth in an upcming post, and is something I stand behind: Every Girl Needs a pea coat! They are absolutely amazing and everyone needs one, they make them for men as well! If you are interested in my reasons for loving this coat so much, be sure to check that post out. But do keep in mind this is a more expensive gift. Nice pea coats usually retail anywhere from $50-$100. This would be more of a luxury gift for her. As with all clothing gifts, be sure you have her size right, because this particular coat does not look good if it is oversized. I am 5’1 and my pea coat is in a size petite and it fits me perfectly! I got mine from Old Navy, this isn’t an affiliate link I just really love this one haha! This is a great high quality gift that your girlfriend, mom, aunt, or whoever, will love!

2. Jewelry

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What girl wouldn’t adore a gift of jewelry?? I think often times we shy away from gifting jewelry on an occasion other than an anniversary, or something else that warrants an expensive gift. But jewelry doesn’t just mean diamond rings and fancy tennis bracelets. There is plenty of jewelry that is casual and affordable. One of the best places to look is Etsy! There are so many cute shops that make their jewelry. A couple of my favorites are Julie’s Jewel Designs and Luna’s Made With Love. Julie’s Jewel Designs makes beaded jewelry that ranges from wire wrapped rings to colorful bracelets to simple pendants. Her stuff is very colorful and fun and a perfect gift for someone who loves color and wants to add some more pieces to their jewelry collection! Luna’s Made With Love uses polymer clay to make her jewelry and it’s very creative and fun. She has some cute christmas designs right now along with some other more wearable year round pieces. Her pieces would be a fun addition to any jewely box! Both of these shops also do custom designs if you have something special in mind!

3. A Sweater

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While I personally love getting clothes as a gift, I understand it can be a tricky gift. You really need to know the person’s style and preferences. It’s also hard to guage sizing, especially on womens clothes, because none of it makes sense! But I would say if you were going to gift someone one article of clothing; it would be a sweater, and here’s why. Everyone loves sweaters. A sweater can fit into almost any style and aesthetic. Sweaters can also be simple and take away the stress of finding the right style. And best of all, sweaters are a loose fit and very forgiving if you guess incorrecly on the size. A sweater can easily be styled up if it’s oversized, or not, oversized sweaters look great! This one from Amazon is great; it comes in so many colors and is intended to be a loose fit. I would say if you want to gift an item of clothing, this is a good one.

How to Pair Jewelry Like a Pro

When it comes to jewelry, there’s certain pieces that should and shouldn’t be paired together, and there’s some outfits that compliment particular pieces of jewelry well. Knowing what to pair with what can elevate any outfit and help you to look well put together.

What Doesn’t Go Together

Necklaces and earring can be a bit tricky to pair together. If you want to wear a statement necklace, I recommend skipping the earrings to avoid clashing, and having everything look too busy around your face. And vice versa, if you’ve got a great pair of statement earrings, I’d say rock them, and don’t worry about finding a necklace, because chances are, the earrings are all you need to look fabulous!

What Does Go Together

Sometimes earrings and a necklace can pair great together though! A pair of stud earrings with a dainty necklace can look amazing! If neither piece is too big or flashy, they can play nice together and really accentuate the whole look, and frame your face beautifully!

Weather

Weather can also play a role in which jewelry pieces you choose. For summer outfits, opt for bracelets and anklets. Short sleeve shirts leave plenty of space to show off a beautiful bracelet, or stack of bracelets! Anklets also look great in the summer when your sporting dresses and shorts. They look especially beautiful with flip flops and sandals for a dainty look, but they can also be paired well with flat sneakers for a bit of a sportier look.

Neckline

Neckline is another factor to consider when picking out jewelry. A high neckline is perfect for a necklace. It creates a nice canvas to show off your necklace, and you won’t have to worry about it falling beneath your shirt where no one can see it! Whereas an off the shoulder shirt looks great with a pair of dangling earrings. They’ll accentuate your neck to make it look longer and more elegant.

I hope you found these tips helpful and keep them in mind next time you open your jewelry box to pick out the prefect piece (or pieces!) to compliment your outfit!

5 Must Have Accessories to Keep You Warm This Winter

Winter is coming up and Jack Frost is starting to nip! I’m lucky enough to live in California so it doesn’t get too cold here, but certainly I need more than a light sweater to keep me warm! Of course, you can layer on the long sleeves, cardigans, and coats to keep warm, but sometimes you need a little extra something in these cold winter months. I’ve compiled a list of accessories perfect for keeping warm. These are some great hacks for staying warm but still looking cute, because lets be honest, as warm and cozy as an oversized hoodie is, it’s not necessarily the most fashion forward outfit choice haha.

  1. Beanie

My first accessory is a beanie. This is something most of us have in our closets, and if not, you can find one fairly inexpensive at most clothing stores. Beanies are great because they look cute and can be worn with any outfit. They come in several colors and styles that can fit anyones vibe. The best part about beanies, and the reason they are on this list, is because they keep you so warm! The majority of the heat in your body escapes through your head and your feet, so wearing a heat will keep you super warm! I was down at the beach this october and it was incredibly cold on the coast, but my boyfriend offered me his beanie and it made a huge difference. I highly recommend investing in a beanie if you don’t already have one!

2. Fuzzy Socks

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This next one goes hand in hand with the beanie. As I said the majority of the heat in your body escapes through your head and your feet, so wearing thick socks is another great way to keep warm. Often fuzzy socks are associated with leisure at home wear, but they don’t have to be! The majority of winter shoes don’t show your socks, so you can wear fuzzy socks and no one will even know! I wear fuzzy socks most of the time in the winter because I get cold so easily and they keep me so warm! I wear boots with the majority of my outfits so no one can even see the socks. You can keep warm without running the risk of ruining a chic outfit.

3. Scarf

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This next one is a pretty obvious one, but scarves are great in the winter! This is probably the most fashionable item on this list; a scarf can add so much depth and style to an outfit. Like beanies, there are so many types of scarves and various materials to choose from. My personal favorite is an infinity scarf because they are easy to wear and look great with any outfit. Blanket scarves are great for keeping warm because they tend to be made of thicker material and keep you warm because they’re so large. Adding a few different scarves in a few different colors is a great addition to your wardrobe and will keep you warm and stylish this winter!

4. Gloves

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Gloves are great in the winter because our hands get very cold and it can get pretty painful. Gloves are necessary in the states that get colder than California, and tend to drop into the freezing temperatures. Gloves are something that aren’t always seen as fashionable but certainly there are a fairly wide variety of gloves to choose from with different materials that may look a little more elegant. This piece isn’t as every day wearable as a scarf or fuzzy socks but are a great addition of you know you will have to be outside, or if it will be extra cold that day.

5. Tights

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This is one that I decided to add to the list because I think it’s one not a lot of people think of. Tights are a nice way of transitioning dresses and skirts into winter appropriate outfits. I personally hate putting away dresses in the winter and wear as many as I can with tights. They also make some tights with thicker material than the common sheer style which are great for extra warmth. But tights can be worn with more than just dresses and skirts. A little winter life hack is to wear tights under your jeans, or any pants really. Tights are thin enough that they won’t though through pants, and they give you an added layer of warmth!

These are my favorite winter accessories! They can be worn separately or layered together. A beanie with fuzzy socks is the ultimate heat keeping outfit! Tights with fuzzy socks offer some extra warmth in your feet, whereas a beanie and scarf will keep you nice and toasty up top! I hope you’ll give these accessories a try this winter and manage to keep comfortable through these cold months!

How to Pair Liptsick to Outfit Color

Lipstick is the final touch to a perfect outfit, but sometimes figuring out which color matches your outfit can be a challenge. While you could pick whatever lipstick you wanted, there are certain colors that may clash, and other colors that will really compliment the outfit. Here I’ve listed which lipstick colors look best with which outfit colors.

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Light Pink and Nude

  • Bold colors
    • Red
    • Blue
    • Purple

Red

  • Light Colors
    • Yellow
    • white
    • Tan
  • Red
    • only if it is the exact same shade of red as the lipstick

Brown/Gold

  • Yellow
  • Orange
  • Green

Deep Purple/Mauve

  • White
  • Fall Colors
    • Maroon
    • Orange
    • Yellow (light)

Any Shade

  • Black
  • White

These are just basic guidelines for what colors go best together. But you can have fun and play around with your lipsticks and see which ones look best with your outfits!

How to Style Floral Prints

I’m a big lover of floral prints! They’re girly and pretty bright! But sometimes they can be tricky to style. They can easily clash and look way too overdone. Knowing how to style your floral prints is the key to looking fabulous! No one wants to look trashy in florals! Here are my styling tips to wearing floral prints without looking like a mess!

Wear with Black

My first tip is to wear floral prints with black. If you have a floral top, wear it with black jeans, slacks, or leggings. If you have floral pants, wear them with a black top. Black looks amazing with florals, and allows the print to stand out without competing against another color or pattern. Wearing florals with black is sleek and chic!

Match Jewelry

My next tip is to match your jewelry to the colors in the floral print. If there’s a lot of bright pinks and purples, find jewerly with those same colors, it will play well with the outfit and not run the risk of clashing. Or, if the outfit is mostly colorful flowers with a few green leaves, find some green jewelry to accentuate the bits of green in the outfit! Just be sure if you’re using any colored jewelry it matches the colors in the outfit.

Bright Lipstick

My last tip is to wear a bright lipstick! Just like the jewelry, match your lip color to the colors in the pattern. Match the bright or soft pinks, purples, reds. If the floral print mainly contains colors like blue or green, I do not recomend this, as those colors can be tricky to pull off. But this works great for the more common lipstick colors. Having a pop of color on the lips always looks great when you have black in the outfit.

If you use these tips for styling your floral prints, you’re bound to put together a killer outfit! I hope this post encourages you to add a couple more floral prints to your closet as well, because they look amazing when you style them right! Be sure to check out my other posts for more styling tips!

How to Wear Thigh High Boots

Thigh high boots have been trending for a couple years now, and rightfully so! They’re so cute and chic. Problem is, they can be a bit difficult to style sometimes. Because of how high up they come and how much of your leg the cover, they can’t be thrown on with most outfits like ankle boots or knee-high boots. The length of the rest of the outfit plays a big role in styling these boots, as well as offsetting the weight of the shoe. Here I’ve compiled a couple of looks that work well with thigh high boots.

Skirt

A skirt can look really cute with thigh-high boots. The trick is to find a skirt that is short enough to show that bit of skin between the top of the boots and the bottom of the skirt. That’s what’s going to elongate your legs and make the outfit work. You don’t want your skirt to go past the boots, that is not a cute look and can make the outfit look clunky and not well put together. But finding a short skirt is a great look for these boots. It works well with a flared-out skirt or a tight fitting one. This look will also look great with a shorter dress!

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Sweaters

Sweaters are also a great pairing with thigh high boots. The weight of the sweater will counteract the boots for a more even and flattering look. For this look, a chunky sweater is perfect for a more relaxed style with these shoes. Or, you can opt for a longer sweater for a different look. If you’re going for the bigger sweater, I recommend pairing it with some jeans. If you’re going for the long sweater look, I’d grab a pair of leggings for a sleeker look.

Cardigan

Another outfit choice for these boots is a cardigan. Similar to the sweater, a cardigan will help to counteract the heaviness of the boots. It adds an extra layer to bring the outfit together and make it look more cohesive. This look is also great because it allows more room to play with different colors and patterns. This can also be swapped out for a jacket, anything that adds an extra layer to counteract the boots.

Of course, these aren’t the only looks to be worn with thigh high boots, but they are some examples to give you an idea of what works. Thigh high boots give a lot of weight to your legs in comparison to most shoes, so it’s really important you have more than a t-shirt on top, or else it’ll look uneven and unflattering. Keeping heavier clothes or layers on top is important for these shoes, with the exception of skirts and dresses where you have that bit of skin showing between the boots and the bottom of the skirt or dress. I hope you’ve got an idea of how to wear these amazing shoes, and have the confidence to totally rock them next time you go out!

Four Shoes to Pair With Any Dress

The shoes you decide to pair with a dress can totally change the whole style! With one dress you can go from girly, to casual, to sporty, to edgy! This is great for many reasons; for one, one dress can easily be worn for several different looks. It also means you don’t have to be a girly girl to rock a dress, if you have the right shoes, a dress can totally be a fun trendy look.

  1. Heels

Heels are a great way to dress up a dress for that classic girly chic vibe. Heels elongate your shape and are very flattering with a dress. Whether it’s a wedge or stilettos a heeled shoe will transform any dress into a flirty outfit perfect for a date, an elegant party, or anyone who’s just feeling girly!

2. Sandals

Sandals are similar to heels in look but give the dress a much more casual feel. The flat heel shows off your natural height and looks much more relaxed than the heel look. A simple pair of sandals is perfect for wearing a dress to the mall with friends, a day in the park, or any day you feel like wearing a dress without the hassle of heels!

3. Sneakers

Sneakers are the secret to rocking a sporty look. A cute pair of sneakers can transform a dress into a super casual sporty look. If you’re not girly, you can still totally rock a dress with sneakers. It’s such a fun way to wear a dress that many people don’t consider because most people associate wearing a dress with needing to pair it with heels. But that is so not the case!

4. Combat Boots

Combat boots seem to be making a come-back, and they’re so much fun to pair with a dress! If you want to go a step beyond sneakers with a dress, you have to try combat boots! They create an edgy look, and I feel like it’s another look people don’t necessarily think of when they think about wearing a dress.

I hope you have found a new way to wear a dress and try out at least one that fits your fashion taste. Or heck, try out all four! I tend to gravitate towards more girly fashion but I personally love all of these looks and wear them all frequently. Next time you throw on a pretty dress, remember there’s more than one look you can go for!

How to Style Up a Baggy T-Shirt

Owning a baggy t-shirt can certainly have its benefits. They’re great for wearing around the house on lazy days, they look cute with leggings, and they’re a great casual look. However, you don’t want those baggy t-shirts sitting around in your closet waiting for a lazy Sunday. Take those t-shirts out for a spin and dress them up with these styling tips!

  1. Black Jeans

The first way to dress up a baggy t-shirt is to tuck it in to a pair of black jeans. Tucking in the shirt will give it a more fitted look, accentuate your waist, and look much more styled. Black jeans are ultra-chic and sophisticated. Wearing black jeans rather than blue jeans give off a dressier vibe. You can dress it up as much as you like with the accessories and shoes you choose.

2. Jacket

The next way to style up a baggy t-shirt is to tie it up and add a jacket. It’s a pretty popular style to tie up a baggy t-shirt with a little knot in the front, side, or back of the shirt. This style is cute, but sometimes the little knot doesn’t look great, or isn’t quite the look you’re going for. If you add a jacket over the t-shirt, it hides the knot, adds another layer to the outfit, and looks stylish! This is a great way to make the shirt fit better without committing to the knotted look.

3. Skirt

The last way to style a baggy t-shirt is to tuck it in to a skirt. Like the black jeans outfit, this will accentuate your waist and help the shirt look not so baggy. The skirt adds a more feminine look to the outfit and is super fun and flirty. You can also style it up a step further by adding a nice pair of heels. This look is best with a flared skirt; a more fitted skirt might show the tucked in shirt which is not a cute look.

These are my styling tips for dressing up a baggy t-shirt. I hope you find a few you can try and put those baggy t-shirts to use! Be sure to check out my other posts for more styling tips!

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