This winter, Teddy Bear coats have kind of taken over everything and now that I own one, I completely understand. They are incredibly warm without sacrificing any style points, which is a winning combo in my book. I tend to run extremely cold so I am always layering up as much as I possibly can so this look is basically me in a nutshell. Layered, warm, and happy. In addition to layering, I have been favoring monochrome looks for the past year, maybe more. Not only is monochrome dressing insanely easy, but it always makes me feel like my look is achieving maximum chicness. There's just something so high fashion about mixing and matching different shades of the same color family together and I don't really see myself giving up this trend anytime soon.
Like most people, this time of year is perfect for reflecting on the past twelve months of your life. With the new year approaching, it's hard not to think about what's ahead. Goals, resolutions, and wishes to follow the ushering in of a brand new year are all wonderful things to get us excited for what's to come. However, I believe it's really important to remember everything you've accomplished as well. While a good number of people are relieved that the year is ending and they will have a fresh start with the new year, I tend to feel very sentimental at the turning of the new year. I love remembering all the highs and lows that the last twelve months held for me and for those I love. Celebrating my successes, my relationships, my bold choices to take risks, the times that I questioned myself but succeeded, and the moments where I had to work really hard to focus on myself and not others.
I feel like this time of year goes by so fast. With all the holiday parties, the shopping to get done, and just trying to enjoy festiveness with your loved ones, the holiday season is over before we know it. December is usually the perfect time to get fancy whenever you get the chance to, but lately I've been feeling the more toned down looks that still scream "HOLIDAY" but that I can actually wear all day without feeling uncomfortable. Like this velvet ensemble above. Would you believe me if I told you that I thought up this outfit literally minutes before I left for a blog shoot? Well, I don't care if you believe me because that's REALLY what happened.