fall 2018

Getting into the holiday spirit

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wearing: ivory, CZ, and silver earrings / sunglasses / Coolmax ® turtleneck sweater c/o Chico’s / scarf c/o Chico’s (note all the ways you can wear it in the photos above-there are more ways to wear it too!) / holiday nail polish / black handbag (sold out, also love this one) / blue and silver ring / velvet wide leg pants c/o Chico’s (avl in varying lengths, wearing short) / pewter suede boots (old, also love this pair) /

I’m so excited for the holiday season! 2018 has been a bumpy year. My step-father passed away, I had internal bleeding and had to be rushed to the hospital, the wildfires in our state have been out of control, and there have been little hiccups along the way. The holiday season is a happy time which always brings our family together; reminding us all of what is important. It’s exactly what I need to get passed everything that went on this year!

One of the most important things during the holiday season, is getting everything ready! Since I am running around, prepping to host Christmas, helping my Mom host Thanksgiving, and making sure my kids are prepared and having fun at all their holiday activities, I need to be dressed comfortably. Of course, by comfortable I don’t mean sweats and a tee! I need to look put together and chic; yet still be able to last all day to get everything done!

This fabulous new Coolmax® turtleneck by Chico’s is a game changer. Since it is finally sweater season, I need a comfortable knit top which not only keeps me warm, but keeps me going all day. This soft new Chico’s turtleneck is my new go-to top this season. I can wear it alone, layer it with a scarf, or wear it under a cardigan or coat on really cold days. It’s a must-have piece during the holiday season; as well as throughout winter!

The Coolmax® turtleneck by Chico’s has fourteen colors available, so we can all pick one up in a few colors. It also makes a fabulous gift this holiday season since it’s well under $100. To make it even better, it’s machine washable! Three cheers to that!

Remember how I said I need to look chic yet comfortable? These velvet pants feel like pajama pants, yet look dressy and put together. They can be worn with 5″ heels to a holiday party or the theater; or they can be dressed down for daytime looks with booties. These pants will be worn by me quite a bit over the season. I love them during the day when I want look festive, plus I will be wearing them to holiday house parties, and the Nutcracker later in the season. These are the perfect pants for the holidays! Love!

I’m so thankful for the these comfortable pieces from Chico’s to help me navigate the busy holiday season, while looking like I had time to put together a chic look. Of course with three kids, I never have that kind of time! I would look like a slob without this outfit! haha

I plan on picking up this new Coolmax® turtleneck by Chico’s in blue, purple, and ivory for the winter and holiday season. I need to pick up a few for presents too! Which color or colors are your favorite?

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*special thank you to Chico’s for sponsoring this post. all thoughts and opinions are my own

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Fashionable winter coat under $100

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fashionable winter coat under $100 / wearing: ivory CZ earrings / sunglasses / lipstick / plaid winter coat (under $100) / long sleeve black tee / blue scarf (under $100) / bold ring (under $50) / holiday nail polish / black handbag / black skinny jeans (use code CATHY30 to save 30% off) (see original review here) / faux fur boots (under $150) /

I was so excited when I bought this fashionable winter coat under $100. It’s a classic plaid pattern with a modern silhouette. I love how it drapes, plus it’s super cozy! So, when I picked up these fun winter boots, I thought I would wear them together. Ooops!

It is entirely possible I need to make sure I look in the mirror before I leave the house. When I looked at these photos on my laptop, I wasn’t thrilled with the pairing. I love these boots, but not with this coat. I also love this coat, but not with these boots. I should have worn my charcoal booties with the coat, and my black cardigan sweater with the boots! Ugh, hindsight is 20/20.

What I did learn from this pairing, is that although they don’t match, both of these items are comfortable. These boots will be fabulous next February in New York for fashion week since they have a lug sole and a fun faux fur trim. This coat will be cozy in New York too-just paired with different shoes. haha

I plan to wear both pieces quite often over the course of the next few months. They are fun pieces to add to my winter wardrobe, too bad I didn’t look in the mirror before leaving the house! haha

I wore this outfit the other day while strolling Santana Row with my friend Dawn from Fashion Should Be Fun. It was fun to see all the holiday decorations while dressed for winter. I love that the weather has cooled down, and that we can all wear our warm clothing now!

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Have you ever gotten dressed, left the house, and realized what you wore wasn’t working?

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10 cozy sweaters under $150 to wear now

10 cozy sweaters for winter and fall

Cozy sweaters  under $150 to wear now from top left: ivory and black sweater / grey turtleneck sweater (under $50) / rust turtleneck sweater / light beige turtleneck sweater (under $50) / grey sweater / blue and black sweater (on my wish list!) / black and grey sweater / grey and ivory sweater / grey v-neck sweater (designer deal!) / ivory cardigan (under $50) /

It’s getting so chilly outside, we all need a new, cozy sweater to wear now! For the fall/winter 2018/19 seasons, there are a few sweater trends to watch for, which can help us all decide which style sweater to invest in this season.

The runways in New York showed us collegiate style sweaters with striped v-neck’s, argyle,  and v-neck cardigans. Designers also showed over-sized, turtleneck sweaters, and 1980s throwback styles. These are all fun styles for sweaters, and thankfully there are a lot on the market this season priced under $150! Love!

I love all of the cozy, over-sized turtleneck sweaters this season. They are cozy and chic at the same time. Since sweaters can be costly this time of year, especially if they are designer, I found 10 fabulous sweaters under $150 around the web, which fit perfectly into the current trends, and assembled them into this post. I hope you love them!

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What is your favorite sweater trend this season?

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