Holidays 2018 IT list

it fashion holidays 2018

holidays 2018 IT list from top left: brown teddy coat-faux fur / clear tote bag / holiday nail polish / fleece pull-over / faux fur trimmed bootie / turtleneck sweater /

If you have been following along for awhile, then you know I am all about IT items! If you are new here, welcome! Periodically I recap the current IT items of the moment. The whole reason I go to fashion week twice a year is to forecast the trends we will wear in real life. Then from there, the trends get narrowed down by what buyers stock on shelves, and what actually sells. If an item of the moment takes off, it is more than just a trend, it is an IT item.

What defines an IT item? This could be debated. In my opinion, an IT item is something that not only reflects a current trend, it starts a trend and sells out quickly. The items in this post are either IT items which are selling quickly, or they are affordable choices from hot IT trends. I hope you love these trends as much as I do!

  • The Teddy Coat in brown: OK, so teddy coats, or faux fur coats, have been in style for several winter seasons, but this season the ultimate IT teddy coat is in teddy bear brown. You can wear other colors, but the ultimate must-have hue of the moment is brown. The one pictured above is selling out quickly-so snap it up! I bought it in grey and wish I bought the brown one too while it was in stock. Silly me!
  • Clear Tote Bags: The hottest trend in handbags right now, that people actually wear, is the clear tote bag. (cough cough-no-one actually wears fanny packs in real life as cross body bags. Like “fetch,” it’s not going to happen.) The trend in handbags people are actually buying and wearing is the clear tote. The ultimate IT bag of the clear tote world is this cute little one by Staud. You can check out my review of the smaller version here. The larger size, pictured above, is the most popular size they make.
  • Chanel Insolence nail polish: This color is almost sold out, so if you want it, snap it up now! Chanel is usually the one with the IT nail polish hues of the season, so this is not a shocker. This is the only IT nail polish color right now, so if you want IT nails, this is your color!
  • Fleece Pull-Over: The fleece pull-over is a classic, everyday casual piece. This season, it is more popular than usual. Everyone is wearing one! Leave your ski jacket for the slopes, the ultimate cozy cover-up on casual days is the fleece pull-over. The one pictured above is a soft and affordable version which fits nicely into this trend.
  • Faux Fur Trim Booties: Faux fur trimmed booties are a classic cold weather staples. The flat version is hotter than hot this year. The one pictured above is an affordable way to rock this IT shoe trend. If you like the pair I wore on the blog last month, it’s on sale and can be found online here.
  • Turtleneck Sweaters: Turtleneck sweaters are another classic that has put itself front and center this season. The IT sweater of the moment is the turtleneck. You can find body conscious versions such as this one, or the relaxed one above.

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There you have it! The current IT list of the moment. Which item is your favorite from the list?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

fabulous cold weather boots


Rose turtleneck sweater on a cool winter day

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wearing: silver disc earrings / sunglasses / lipstick / rose turtleneck sweater / necklace (sold out, also love this one) / green and silver ring / holiday nail polish / jeans (sold out, also love this pair) / handbag / boots /

I finally found the perfect turtleneck sweater for winter! Three cheers! There are so many cute turtleneck sweaters on the market this season. It makes it difficult to pick just one! I was thrilled when I found this rose turtleneck sweater for winter. It is super soft, the color is really pretty, and it was priced well under $100. Love that!

While many things in my closet can last a few decades, sweaters don’t last too long in my world. My handbags get caught in the yarn, my kids accidentally get caught in the yarn, things randomly get stuck in the yarn. . . do you see a pattern? I’m always finding holes, or getting stuck on things when I wear a sweater! So, when I was looking around for a turtleneck sweater this season, I wanted something that didn’t have super loose knitting, and was also reasonable in price. I am so happy I found this one!

The knit is not loose, yet it is really soft and cozy. The turtleneck is chunky, and keeps my neck covered and warm. The hi-lo hemline gives it a little bit of an unexpected silhouette, and the color is pretty. Who could ask for anything more?

I paired my new sweater with my favorite jeans from the Nordstrom sale last August. They are really comfortable and flattering. I wish they still sold them; and in more colors! I would grab a pair in every color if they made more colors!

Shop my rose turtleneck sweater outfit:

Is there a type of clothing you find you need to replace every year?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

casual winter outfit ideas


December beauty bag: Kerastase

kerastase hair spray review

pictured: Kerastase products c/o Kerastase: Kerastase laque extreme / Kerastase Aura Botanica eau de vagues /

Can you believe it is already December? It feels like I just did my November beauty bag round up! I haven’t added much since my last beauty bag post. There are only two products I started using since we last spoke about what’s in my bag. They both happen to be Kerastase, and they both happen to be styling products!

My oldest daughter is on her school’s cheerleading squad. Her hair has to be worn up, and it has to stay up; despite tumbling, jumping, dancing, and stunting. Since her her hair has to basically be cemented to her head, I am always on the hunt for the perfect hair spray. This is it!

The Kerastase laque extreme holds her hair in the perfect pony tail, allowing her to perform her dances, cheers, stunts, and jumps worry-free. Love that! She doesn’t need to spray it multiple times to make sure it is holding, it just holds. It is also working well because it does not leave her hair sticky or greasy. Kerasrase’s laque extreme also washes out nicely. It’s the perfect hair spray!

For me, I don’t need to have my hair perfectly perfect. In fact, I like movement in my hair. After all, my style is California Casual since this is where I am born and raised! I like my hair to be tame, without being stiff. Kerastase’s Aura Botanica eau de vagues is perfect for everyday hair-styling. It tames my flyaways and allows me to give myself a natural hairdo without looking like 1980s mall hair-let’s face it, I already did that in the ’80’s! haha, Love!

Shop my hair favorites from Kerastase:

What’s new in your beauty bag this month?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy