Chic Holiday Cocktails + Winter Crop Tops

Now is the winter of our discontent. -William Shakespeare

It's that time of year again! Time for all sorts of boozy get togethers and cookie exchanges are happening and I'm so excited. I know that the winter season can bring on some trying times but I try to see the beauty in the season: I love seeing snow and decorative lights lining the streets and just the buzzing excitement is so refreshing to see.

Crop tops were kind of THE THING of summer 2014 and they were everywhere. Unfortunately for me, I wasn't comfortable enough in my body to rock them in public. I'm now at a place where I want to wear them and I've basically decided that midriff baring tops are appropriate for every season. So here I am in sub freezing weather rocking my crop top like I'm not cold. Luckily I'll do almost anything for style so it wasn't unbearable.

I love this look because it's festive yet casual. The full midi skirt keep the look from v peering into street walker/Kardashian territory and the sheer panel gives it just a tad bit of edge. This is definitely for cocktails on girl's night as only other females can truly appreciate our crazy fashion whims and this look is probably an official man repeller. It practically screams I watch Sex and the City marathons and I'm TOTES a Samantha (everyone thinks they're Samantha).

No matter which Sex and the City character you truly embody, I encourage everyone to try something that makes them just a little uncomfortable before the close of 2014. For me it was crop tops. I definitely have a few more things to cross of the list but we're taking baby steps here.

So tell me what's the one thing you want to do in the month of December?

Until Next Time...

Kisses,

Joelle

Cropped Tops and Fitted Caps

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Warm Summer days are perfect for easy breezy dressing...

Warm Summer days are perfect for easy breezy dressing...

I was feeling super light this weekend. The weather was absolutely perfect but I guess anything is perfect after the longest coldest winter EVER.

I loved this look so much and it's probably going to be my weekend got too outfit. Added Bonus: this look was frugalista friendly!

Express Polka Dot Jeans

Express Polka Dot Jeans

Express is a great store but it can be very expensive. However, they have awesome sales! These amaze balls polka dot jeans were twenty dollars! The light color is a departure from my dark wash and perfect for summer. The shoes were a great find from my closet! Ladies don't be afraid to re wear items from your wardrobe. 

crop top, sports bra, fitted cap

crop top, sports bra, fitted cap

The crop top is from H&M and it was Five dollars! STEAL! And the super cute hat is Forever21. Forever 21 is a great place for accessories (even if you're over 21).

H &amp; M 3 ring Bracelet

H & M 3 ring Bracelet

Because I wanted to keep it simple, I only accessorized with a bracelet attached to three rings. The bracelet is from H & M and costs a whopping five dollars.

There is science, logic, reason; there is thought verified by experience. And then there is California.- Edward Abbey

There is science, logic, reason; there is thought verified by experience. And then there is California.- Edward Abbey

What's your go to look for the summer? Comment Below!

Kisses,

 

Joelle