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Holiday Sparkle Her Fashioned Life

The Dos and Don’ts Of Styling Holiday Sparkle

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Holiday Sparkle

It is holiday party season and time to shine! All the sparkle is welcome from office parties to family gatherings! Leave your LBD in the closet and look to sequins and metallics to elevate your holiday style.

Do Know That Less Is More

To keep your outfit festive but elegant, try to balance the shine with neutral tones. Choose clean, classic lines in your pieces. For example, with this fun metallic skirt I’m wearing here, I have paired it with a tailored, cropped blazer and a basic silk cami. In addition, my heels are also simple but chic. Stick to a three-color rule if you can. My whole outfit is made up of black, gold, and silver. Minimal and delicate jewelry is also a good idea. Doing these things will let your statement piece, whether a skirt, dress, top or shoes be the star of the show.

However, if you want a pop of color, tie it in with your shoes, bag or earrings.

Do Mix Texture

Mixing up textures in my outfits is always my favorite way to add a fun, unexpected twist to an ensemble.  The great thing about sequins is you do not have to choose a traditional holiday color palette of red and green. A beautiful navy sequined blouse paired with denim and heels is a perfect holiday look for a casual family get together.  Combining knits with sequins is also, in my opinion, a perfect holiday look!

Create Contrast And Have Fun With It

Do Accessorize Well

Not ready to jump on the holiday shine deep end? Try to start by playing around with glitter shoes, sequined belts, and sequined outerwear to incorporate shine into your holiday looks. A bag like one would be the perfect way to dip your toe in!

Don’t Overdue it

Try not to compete with the disco ball at the party. Avoid going overboard with color and shine. Don’t wear large accessories with your sequined pieces. Remember to keep it reasonably simple yet chic. Also, before you leave the house, look at your outfit in the mirror and take off anything that you think might be too much. You will feel much more comfortable at the party.

Don’t Wear The Wrong Under Garments

Stick to a neutral bra and panties. Sometimes with man-made fabrics, there are small holes. Flash photography can wreak havoc on a white bra under a thin red dress. However, I love to see a black bra showing through a sexy semi-transparent top, like this or LOVE this one. Just make sure you put thought into what you’re wearing under your outfit as well. Holiday pictures last forever and you do not want to be too revealing.

What do you wear under a menswear blazer jacket? THIS will keep everything in place and still give you that fab look you’re going for. If Lace is not what you’re looking for try this one.

Holiday Sparkle- Her-Fashioned-Life



Holiday Sparkle- Her-Fashioned-Life



Holiday Sparkle- Her-Fashioned-Life

 

Holiday Sparkle- Her-Fashioned-Life



Holiday Sparkle- Her-Fashioned-Life

Holiday Sparkle- Her-Fashioned-Life

Holiday Sparkle- Her-Fashioned-Life

Holiday Sparkle- Her-Fashioned-Life

Holiday Sparkle- Her-Fashioned-Life

Holiday Sparkle- Her-Fashioned-Life

In Collaboration with Lux Rox Boutique

Photography by Cathy Sunu


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Holiday Dress Her Fashioned Life

Choosing A Holiday Dress To Impress

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Holiday Dress Her Fashioned LifeMaggy London Dress // Sunnies // Heels (Similar under $60)

 

Choosing A Holiday Dress

The holiday season is here and with that comes many parties to attend. When you want to step outside the standard LBD, but still have a classic overall look, shop for a dress with simple lines but fun fabric! The sparkly fabric this dress has says it’s holiday season. However, the cut is classic and could be worn all year. The longer length and high cut neckline are perfect for office parties as well as date-night.

I Layered a trench the same of the same color family over it to give the dress a chic monochrome look. Fur would also look amazing!

 

Holiday Dress Her Fashioned Life

Holiday Dress Her Fashioned Life

 

Holiday Dress Her Fashioned Life

In Collaboration with Maggy London


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The Must Have Lace Suit For Party Season

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Lace Suit – Lux Rox Boutique // Sunnies // Earrings // Chanel Bag //  Chanel Mules –Dupe

Chic In All Lace

Lace can be tricky to pull off. You don’t want to look tacky or cheap, or like you are in grade school!  However, with the right styling, you can elevate an all lace outfit to have a modern, grown-up look.

Lace is best styled with contrast. When you mix in tailored and structured pieces, this delicate fabric will look fabulous!  The bold gold necklaces I’m wearing along with the structured Chanel bag, bring a touch of edgy sophistication I love. Finishing off with large, glam sunglasses and black nails adds a little sexiness.

Balance the Feminity with edgy sophistication.

The chic effect from toughing up lace with leather is classic and undeniable! Your moto jacket will be a lace dresses bff!


Versatile Options

You can also wear the suit as separates making it so versatile! Pair the blazer with a crew-neck t-shirt and denim. Add sneakers for day and heels for date night! The same way I styled in this post here.  Wear the lace pants with a chunky knit or t-shirt and denim jacket.

I love all things Sandro Paris right now and their beautiful lace section has the pieces styled perfectly on the models! They are mixing in denim and sneakers into their ensembles to give a casual daytime feel.

So the next event you have to go to step out of your comfort zone and wow everyone in a lace suit!

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Lace Suit www.HerFashionedLife.com

Lace Suit www.HerFashionedLife.com

Lace Suit www.HerFashionedLife.com

Lace Suit www.HerFashionedLife.com

Lace Suit www.HerFashionedLife.com

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Head into Lux Rox Boutique to try on these exact pieces and shop many other fall must-have’s in clothing and jewelry!

In Collaboration with Lux Rox 

Photography: Cathy Sunu

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Styling One Dress Four Ways For The Holidays

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This holiday season, do yourself a favor and buy the perfect little black dress that will take you to multiple events no matter what the dress code is. Think of this dress as your base canvas. Then build your outfit over the dress depending on the occasion. The styling possibilities are endless! Below I’m breaking down four styling options for you, brunch, drinks out, movie day and Thanksgiving dinner. I also have written about 5 Ways To Stand Out In Your LBD here!

Choosing Your Little Black Dress

When you’re looking for a perfect LBD, it’s all about the fabric and cut. The dress that I’m wearing in this post has fabric you can simply roll up, put in your suitcase and unpack it, unwrinkled when you get there. I love a low maintenance dress for holiday travel that always looks great!

This cut you want to be somewhat form-fitting, but not tight. Look for a length just above or below the knee and clean, classic lines. You want this base layer to translate from an office party to drinks out flawlessly. Look for a dress that makes you feel beautiful and comfortable when you wear it.

Don’t be afraid to spend more than you normally would on a dress to get quality fabric and perfect cut!

Keep scrolling to read more about the chic dress I’m wearing at the end of this post.

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Little Black Dress www.HerFashionedLife.com

Dress


Brunch

Brunch is always something I look forward to, but this could also be a casual Thanksgiving dinner look. I wore a cozy cropped jacket over and scrunched boots in the same nude tone. My hair is effortlessly pulled back into an easy ponytail with a ribbon. The bag I’m carrying has the handle wrapped with a skinny scarf also in the blush color pallet.

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Brunch outfit

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Dress // Coat // Boots, Simular // Earrings // Bag


Drinks-Out

This look is a trendy night out look I love. If you do not have a leopard jacket yet, you need one! I like to stock up on classic animal prints when they are trending. Leopard will ALWAYS be in style!

I choose a fun studded boot here for comfort. However,  knee-high or OTK boots with a heel would look stunning as well. They would also keep you warmer if it were cold outside.  A clutch is more night-time friendly to be. The black leather and simple lines with gold bar tend to tone down the jacket and boots here.

leopared jacket with chloe boots Her Fashioned Life

Leopard Jacket with Chloe Boots Her Fashioned Life

Leopard Jacket with Chloe Boots Her Fashioned Life

Dress // Blazer // Boots, Dupe // Sunnies // Clutch Similar also comes in burgundy velvet // Earrings


Movie Day

A movie day is always a part of my families holidays. Nothing better than seeing the new Hollywood blockbuster out on a lazy day!

Layer denim or other casual fabrics such as cozy plaid flannels over your dress. Then add sneakers with a crossbody, and you’re ready to go.

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Movie day outfit www.HerFashionedLife.com

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Dress // Denim Shirt // Sneakers // Coat Similar // Sunnies // Crossbody, Similar


Thanksgiving Dinner

This look has all the bling, so it’s meant for a fancy dinner out. Let your dress shine with dressy heels, bold jewelry, and a lux coat. Add some big sunnies for more drama. A red lip would look gorgeous as well!

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Dress // Coat // Bold Necklace // Clutch, similar 3 colors// RockStud Heels, Dupes // Sunnies


The gorgeous black dress I’m wearing is from a company I can stand behind called Discourse.

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More about Discourse below:

Discourse was founded in 2017 by Jessica and Alex Wood to address a void in contemporary womenswear through sustainable and ethically manufactured designs that are also fun and approachable.  Designed and manufactured in New York City, the collections are inspired by people, places, and the desire to create. Stylistically, we pride ourselves on creating elevated staple pieces with unique, eye-catching twists that differentiate from the traditional sustainable aesthetic while maintaining a utilitarian touch.

The brand revolves around creating accessible and lighthearted designs accentuated with rich fabrics that have exceptional touch, with the versatility to take you from work to out on the town. Discourse embodies the desire to curate a closet with purpose, thoughtfully crafting each garment to be worn for years.

In Collaboration with Discourse 

Photography: Cathy Sunu

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Transform A Plaid Suit For Everyday Wear

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Plaid Blazer // Plaid Pants // White Sneakers (24.00) // Clutch // Sunnies // Earrings

Styling A Suit For Day

When you hear the work suit, you might think that it’s only appropriate for dressed up events. However, you can transform a suit for a day look by pairing it with casual pieces that will contrast the buttoned-up feel.

The white sneaker trend seems to be sticking around, and they work beautifully at giving this plaid suit a casual daytime look. Really you could choose any sneakers to get the same feel. Even the new trend of dad sneakers will work nicely if you’re so inclined!

The layer under the suit is also a big factor to determine how dressed up this suit is. I went with a clean and classic white crew neck t-shirt to complement the white sneakers. You could also go with a more trendy graphic tee for an edgy outfit. Just stay away from silks, velvets or satin that all give an elevated feel.

Wear Separately

Lastly, for more versatility, don’t be afraid to separate these pieces for more cute outfits! Read more styling a plaid blazer here.

Plaid suit with white sneaker Her Fashioned Life

Plaid suit with white sneaker Her Fashioned Life

Plaid suit with white sneaker Her Fashioned Life

Plaid suit with white sneaker Her Fashioned Life

Plaid suit with white sneaker Her Fashioned Life

Plaid suit with white sneaker Her Fashioned Life

Plaid suit with white sneaker Her Fashioned Life


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Head into Lux Rox Boutique to try on these exact pieces and shop many other fall must-have’s in clothing and jewelry!

In Collaboration with Lux Rox 

Photography: Cathy Sunu

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Split Hem Jeans- Her Fashioned Life

How To Style Split Hem Denim

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Split Hem Jeans- Her Fashioned Life

Denim // Jacket // Top  // Similar Heels // Sunglasses // Earrings

Split Hem Denim

Truth be told, I’ve never been a fan of split hem denim. However, when I tried these jeans on at Austin’s own LuxRox Boutique, I instantly was hooked! I styled them with these fun patent leather, retro heels that I have worn a ton over the years. I love how the seam in the front of the pants along with the split hem exposing the ankle slims your leg by elongating it! Adding the heel brings it up a notch to “legs for days!”

Then I added an oh so soft silk blush top with a burgundy color moto jacket that is gorgeous and luxe! The texture play is perfection combining suede, leather, and silk! I also haven’t stopped wearing these earrings since I bought them. The pearl at the bottom is a chic pop of neutral color that I love.

Split Hem Jeans- Her Fashioned Life

Split Hem Jeans- Her Fashioned Life

Split Hem Jeans- Her Fashioned Life

Split Hem Jeans- Her Fashioned Life

Split Hem Jeans- Her Fashioned Life

Split Hem Denim

Head into Lux Rox Boutique to try on these exact pieces and shop other fall must-have’s in clothing and jewelry!

In Collaboration with Lux Rox 

Photography: Cathy Sunu

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Elevate Your Weekend Casual Her Fashioned Life

How To Easily Elevate Your Casual Outfit to City Chic

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Elevate Your Weekend Casual Her Fashioned Life

Elevate Your Weekend Casual Her Fashioned Life

Gray Pants Suit (Similar Pants & Top) // Black Jacket (Similar) // Bag // Sunglasses // Similar Mules (under $160)// Earrings

Elevating A Casual Outfit To Austin Chic

I live in a very casual city, that I completely love, Austin Tx. This beautiful city has a very laid back, casual feel and an artsy vibe. Because of this, my daily outfits have destroyed denim and sneakers on repeat! However, some occasions call for an Austin (change to your city) Chic outfit. Then I always as myself, well what exactly is Austin Chic? It’s kinda hard to nail down, but I always try to keep it simple, understated and add a bit of luxe to my outfit.

Keeping it simple but significate is always my top priority when dressing.

Let me break down how to elevate a casual everyday outfit for a chic look you can wear to a ladies brunch, or any daytime, early evening event.

Elevate Casual outfit to Chic look Her Fashioned Life

For this casual but chic look, I have a monochrome ribbed cashmere set on.  Dressing with monochrome pieces is always a quick way to get to a chic outfit. Choosing this ribbed cashmere fabric gives a very luxe feel!  I layered on a  black military jacket with edgy details to add interest. Just tossing the jacket over my shoulders is my favorite way to wear outerwear.

Adding the modern snakeskin bag also adds interest. I love the clean lines, and the gorgeous print with a touch of color breaks up the monochrome ensemble. This crossbody bag has a rose gold chain that is stunning!

Elevate Casual outfit to Chic look Her Fashioned Life

Shoes

I always say your shoes will set the tone for your entire outfit. That is why when putting together outfits, I usually start with shoe choice. If you switched my Chanel mules out for white sneakers, you have a completely different casual look.

That said, if you go with a feminine dress or a silk midi skirt, wearing an unexpected sneaker can work also. The contrast will play nicely, and your overall look will be very chic. If you want to wear a sneaker that day go for it, just build an outfit around your shoe choice that will work with what you’re going to do.

Elevate Casual outfit to Chic look Her Fashioned Life

 

Elevate Casual outfit to Chic look Her Fashioned Life

Casual Chic Outfit Monrow Her Fashioned Life

Casual Chic Outfit Monrow Her Fashioned Life

Elevate Casual outfit to Chic look Her Fashioned Life

 

Casual Chic Outfit Monrow Her Fashioned Life

Casual Chic Outfit Monrow Her Fashioned Life

Collaboration with Lux Rox

Photography: Cathy Sunu

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Statement Boots For Fall

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Dress // Boots // Basket Bag // Sunglasses

Statement Boots

If you’ve been following along with me here or on Instagram, you know I usually keep things pretty classic and simple when putting my outfits together. However, when I want to take my outfits up a notch, a statement boot does the trick.

These burgundy snake print boots are my fall obsession, and I’ve been wearing them every chance I get! They are a sock-boot style, which is one of my favorite types of boots. I love that they look great on a bare leg and they easily tucked under my pants.

Statement Boots For Fall www.HerFashionedLife.com

Style Options

  • The easiest and most chic way to wear statement boots is to keep your clothing in a monochrome tone, such as all black. Keeping your outfit as simple as I have here, lets your boots sing.
  • Mix them with other prints but keeping solid pieces in between. Doing this will give your eye a break from prints so as not to overwhelm. Wear your fun statement boots with solid pants or a skirt. Add a neutral color top and a printed neck scarf or bag.
  • A statement boot can also be a bright color such as red, purple or metallic. You can style solid colored boots in the same way as above too.
  • Red boots paired with a pretty leopard or plaid dress is a perfect way to take that outfit up a notch!

 

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Statement Boots For Fall www.HerFashionedLife.com

Statement Boots For Fall www.HerFashionedLife.com

Statement Boots For Fall www.HerFashionedLife.com


Statement Boots For Fall www.HerFashionedLife.com

Statement Boots For Fall www.HerFashionedLife.com


Statement Boots For Fall www.HerFashionedLife.com

Statement Boots For Fall www.HerFashionedLife.com

Photography: Cathy Sunu

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Little Black Dress, Gucci Belt Her Fashioned Life

5 Ways To Stand Out In Your LBD

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Maggy London Dress // Heels // Gucci Belt (Dupe) // Similar bag // Sunglasses

Having an LBD in your closet is a must-have. It’s your fall back to looking chic and put together at a moments notice, no shopping required! Whether you’re headed out for drinks with the girls or a black-tie gala your dress can be styled perfectly for either occasion. However, you don’t want to blend in with the many other black dresses in the same room at your event. Here are some easy style tips on how to make yours stand out while still keeping it classic and chic.

The Dress

First, you want the right LBD. Not to say you can only have one! You want to look for classic, not trendy, lines in the dress. Simple but significant details are however a bonus! Such as beautiful buttons or the sheer ruched neckline on the dress I’m wearing. I was drawn to this dress immediately when I saw it on the Maggy London site!

Keep the hemline a little longer, or a full skirt, if want above the knee. Doing this will keep you from, having a night out clubbing look. I loved the sheer cap sleeves on this dress because I’m always cold inside when the a/c is blasting! Isn’t it funny that guys get to wear coats to get dressed up and women get to expose skin!

The other thing to look for the fabric. Spend a little more to get quality fabric the will hold up through the years of use and dry cleaning.

Once you have the perfect LBD, it’s all in the details to make you stand out from the crowd!

 

Styling Tips

  1. Add interest to your timeless black dress with your accessories. A bold clutch, statement earrings or vibrantly colored stiletto heels with take you to a whole new level of chicness.
  2. Make-up and nail color choice can also be a huge factor when styling your look. Adding a red lip or bold eyeliner will give your face color while choosing the right nail polish will also add to the overall feel of your outfit.
  3. Mixing the fabric and accessory textures is also a perfect way to keep the eye interested! My dress is so much more interesting with the sheer details. Think of adding fur, leather, crocodile in your bag, coat or shoes.
  4. Don’t be afraid to belt it! This will add definition to your waist and be a little unexpected. It breaks up the long simple silhouette and adds a little edge to your look!
  5. Choosing the dress is important but in my opinion it the shoes that will make everyone look twice! My choice is usually a classic all-black look. However, these white stiletto heels have me thinking twice! Seriously good! If they are in your price range, don’t think twice they will sell quickly!  Look for either a sexy, classic heel or one with details such as what I’m wearing. Can you believe mine are only $34.99 and still in stock!

Little Black Dress, Gucci Belt Her Fashioned Life

Little Black Dress, Gucci Belt Her Fashioned Life

Little Black Dress, Gucci Belt Her Fashioned Life

Little Black Dress, Gucci Belt Her Fashioned Life

Little Black Dress, Gucci Belt Her Fashioned Life

Little Black Dress, Gucci Belt Her Fashioned Life

Little Black Dress, Gucci Belt Her Fashioned Life

Little Black Dress, Gucci Belt Her Fashioned Life

Little Black Dress, Gucci Belt Her Fashioned Life

I had so much fun shooting this dress at the ACL Moody Theater! It was tough to edit down the pictures, so there are more than I usually have in a post!

In Collaboration with Maggy London

Photography: Cathy Sunu

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White Denim After Labor Day - Her Fashioned Life

YES to White Denim After Labor Day

YES to White Denim After Labor Day 1365 2048 Tammy Caciola

White Denim After Labor Day - Her Fashioned Life

Top // Pants (Similar) // Hat (Similar) // Chanel Slingbacks (Similar)

Wearing White Denim After Labor Day

There are some dated fashion rules that in 2018 you need to break! Such as mixing prints and patterns is actually a very chic way to dress, your shoes do not have to match your bag and navy combined with black pair perfectly together! Also please know that you can, and should ditch rule about not wearing white denim after Labor Day.

White combines perfectly with a darker pallet. In cooler weather look to dark knits, moto-jackets, and long trench coats that will give you a modern-classic vibe.

Tonal dressing is a favorite of mine and winter whites are at the top of my color list! Talk about an impressive (but effortless) way to dress! All white can be your go-to outfit for the ease of choosing an outfit as much as all-black can.

STYLE TIP: To keep your denim from looking seasonal, you will want crispy, clean and fitted white denim. Not loose and light fabric.

My exact denim I’m wearing here is actually a DIY. I took these jeans and cut them to ankle length. Leaving a small flare at the bottom.

White Denim After Labor Day - Her Fashioned Life

White Denim After Labor Day - Her Fashioned Life

White Denim After Labor Day - Her Fashioned Life

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White Denim After Labor Day - Her Fashioned Life

White Denim After Labor Day - Her Fashioned Life

 

White Denim After Labor Day - Her Fashioned Life

 

White Denim After Labor Day - Her Fashioned Life


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Photography: Cotroneo Photography

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