Can you guys believe that New Years Eve is less than a week away? So crazy! This year seriously flew by. I am so excited about the looks I styled for New Years in collaboration with Lulus! They are one of my favorite online boutiques and always have such unique items.
So I am really not a huge sequin gal but I loved this dress! I thought it was subtle enough but at the same time really fun for a NYE party. For you ladies who prefer to not wear sequins, the black and white check print skirt is also an amazing option and would look so cute with some black heeled boots or even a cute pair of heels! All outfit details with direct links are above!
If you have been following me for a while (on instagram @tnstyled) you know that I really am not huge into wearing colorful clothing. I do really love red but I just feel like wearing it as a sweater or dress is just not my thing, so I usually tend to just wear pops of red with lipstick or earrings. BUT with that being said, I found this sweater by ASTR (sold in Nordstroms, Shopbop) and I really do love it and am glad I gave red a chance LOL. I also think that pairing it with neutral accessories, like a gray hat plays down the red a little. Anyway, it is fully in stock at Shopbop with free holiday shipping!
Okay everyone not going to lie here I loooove my designer items and my husband will be the first one to agree with that (haha sorry Mark!) Sometimes though these items can run you A LOT of money and I will be the first person to admit that I can usually totally tell the difference between a designer item and a copy/dupe of an item. That being said, most of the time I really don’t think its worth it to spend a ton on certain items. First on my list is clothing. I rarely think its worth it to spend a ton on designer clothing. There are so many cute options that resemble expensive designer pieces and are a quarter of the price. I personally wont spend tons of money on clothing because I know I wont get much use out of it. Bags and jewelry though are a whole other story…and shoes..sometimes haha! I really think its depends on the item and personal preference though.
I went through some of my favorite items I own and compiled a list below of the designer and duplicate option. Everything is directly linked! Let me know what you guys think!
# 1 Balmain Blazer / Lioness Blazer– Ok this one is a no brainer for me. I own two lioness blazers and I LOVE them. I get so many compliments on them and have been told so many times this looks exactly like the Balmain blazer and its only $80.
#2 Retrofete / Sequin Dress – For me I think its important to spend a little extra when it comes to sequins so both options aren’t exactly “cheap”. I feel that sometimes sequins can look a little cheap when the piece is not well made. Both of these dresses are extremely well made and great brands. I would choose either option with these depending on how much you want to spend!
#4 Canada Goose Jacket / Amazon Jacket – I own a Canada Goose jacket and they are VERY warm and worth every penny. That being said, if you don’t live somewhere cold its probably not worth the investment. This jacket from Amazon was on Oprah’s favorite things list and I have see so many people walking around in this coat in New York City. I have also heard so many good things and its also a quarter of the price.
#5 BlankNYC Jacket / Blank NYC Sale Jacket– so these are the exact same brand and almost identical jackets except one is double the price (the more expensive one is actually on sale right now for just under $100 but usually is closer to $200)
#6 David Yurman Cable Bracelet / Amazon Bracelet – I absolutely love DY Jewelry but recently, there are soo many amazing dupe options out there. I purchased a few of the amazon ones and I mix them with my David Yurman ones and you can barely tell the difference.
#7 Stuart Weitzman OTK Boots / Dolce Vita Boots – The Stuart Weitzman OTK boots are amazing and I wear mine all the time so I do think they are worth the investment. I also have a pair of Dolce Vita ones and I think these are amazing quality for the price as well. They are currently on sale for $108 down from $180.
Hope you guys enjoyed this and have an amazing week!
I thought it would be fun to share a few unique pieces from my favorite local boutique. I love to shop local and support my community and its especially fun to work with clothing boutiques that have super fun and unique pieces! That is one of the reasons why I love Charolette’s Web. You are not going to go in and find the same things you see all over major department stores.
I am going to link a few of my favorite looks up for you guys! Even if you are not local to this New Jersey boutique you can order the items online and have them shipped to your home!
I am back with another gift guide for you! I asked you on Instagram what gift guide you really wanted to see this year. The most requested one was a gift guide for your Secret Santa! I know a lot of you do family Secret Santa’s or White Elephant in the office so I wanted to come up with some fun ideas.
I included some basics like your coffee mug (this coffee mug is the best though soo cute and so perfect to keep at your desk at work). I also included the cutest little humidifier that is in the shape of a cactus. This is another cute item for your desk. And for the men my favorite gift of all- a pair of socks that are customizable so you can literally put anything on them (pets, someones else face lol). Anyway, I linked everything below!
# 1- Candle– If you haven’t smelled anthropolies candles you need to! They smell amazing and last so long I think the one I have said it has a burn time of 180 hours? This would make such a cute gift!
#2- Socks– Okay these socks are SO funny! You are able to customize them and put anything you want on them. This would be so funny for an office party secret Santa!
#3- Mini Speaker- This is such a cute gift for the office if you play music during the day. Also cute if you travel a lot and like to play music in your hotel room- or even for the beach in the summer!
#4- Mini Cactus Humidifier- I looove this so much. Its super inexpensive and perfect too keep in your office at work or even in your bedroom at home.
#5- Tiled Mug– Anthropologie has the cutest tile kitchen accessories! I love that you can make this personal and get someone initial on the mug. This would be cute for a future bride in the letter of their new last name!