Monday, December 11, 2017

Five White Tops You Can Wear This Season! (Yes, AFTER Labor Day!)

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I've never believed in the "no white after Labor Day" and I don't know many people who do. I actually think there's something kind of special about wearing white during the winter, especially lace. Although I do love it during the warmer months, I like to pair white and lace tops under my camel coats! And you can't really wear a camel coat in the summer! 
I picked up this SEA NYC lace top during the Shopbop sale! It's the perfect top to pair with jeans or dress up with a skirt for a night out. 
So in case you're skeptical about the "White after Labor Day" thing, I decided to link a couple of white tops that work great for this time of year! 

White Tops you can wear THIS Season:

1. SEA NYC Lace Top (seen on me here!)

There they are,  go ahead and try it! White during the winter is so fun! Just remember to bundle up!

What I'm Wearing: Top: SEA NYC via Shopbop (shop SEA here), Jeans: Vintage Levis (Similar here), Bag: Modalu England, Shoes: By Far, Coat: Max Mara (Shop camel coats here)

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

What to Wear to Your Holiday Party This Year

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This year can be tough for me when it comes to styling and inspiration. I am very much a tomboy and that can be seen in my style. I do love a cute dress and I do love velvet, but sometimes it can be hard for me to come up with ideas for holiday outfits! Luckily, I did all of the hard work for you guys too if you're dealing with the same thing! I recently got this ROMPER from Urban Outfitters and it's the perfect holiday outfit piece! You can wear it to grandma's house (it's a romper, so you're safe), you can wear it to your holiday work party or even save it to wear on New Years Eve! It's simple enough to pair with tights, a nice shoe and a warm coat! I think it would pair so perfectly with a soft, faux fur jacket too. Or if you get cold easily, swap out the heels for a pair of boots!

Plus this romper is on sale (ending today, the 6th) for $49 plus an additional 30% off! Here is a link to it! It's one less thing for you to worry about during this crazy time of year!

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Saturday, December 2, 2017

How to Buy Designer Pieces on a Budget

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When I first started my blog, six years ago as a high schooler, I was not into designer pieces whatsoever. I preferred to hunt through the thrift stores for vintage pieces, the more colorful the better! Now, I love both of those things and have learned over the years how to find exactly what I am looking for...including designer pieces! And having a love for designer items can be expensive! So I thought I would share a few tips with you guys on how I have been able to obtain a couple of designer pieces over the last couple of years without racking up the credit card debt.

1. Head to those thrift stores! I have found countless vintage designer pieces. This has been where I have had the most luck so far. I've found a Christian Dior coat as well as this Max Mara coat, both at second hand stores and in beautiful condition. This takes a lot of time and persistence, but it can be totally worth it!

2. Wait for sales! Sign up for emails! A lot of online stores offer discounts to first time shoppers and of course have sales. I was able to get a Simon Miller bag during black Friday for almost half off! I had been eyeing it for so long and it ended up being worth the wait.

3. Keep an item in your cart. And check back every now and then to see if it's gone on sale! This works for more than just designer pieces too!

4. Try resell apps and websites. Some great places to check include: Depop, Etsy, Ebay, Poshmark, and more! There are lots of bloggers out there who end up selling their designer pieces for a portion of the original price!

5. Shop last seasons pieces. I'm sure the fashion police is would get after me for advising this, but it's a great way to find amazing designer pieces on sale! This is great especially if you live in a city where there's pretty consistent weather all year round. Stores discount pieces when they're going out of season, and this is a great way to snag them up for less!

There you have it, my tips on buying designer pieces on a budget! I hope that helps a bit! Designer pieces can really be great, especially if it's a pieces you really love. I end up wearing pieces more that I really invest money and time into, they mean more to me and I look forward to wearing them.
Let me know if you guys have any other tips too! I would love to hear them!

What I'm Wearing: Coat: Max Mara (Similar here and here), Tee: Rag & Bone, Jeans: Vintage Levi's, Shoes: Mari Giudicelli, Necklaces: Lucy Williams x Missoma London, Bag: Vintage 


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Friday, November 24, 2017

The Moptop Holiday Gift Guide! BEST BLACK FRIDAY DEALS!


I'm sure you guys are probably being bombarded with emails and commercials with Black Friday sales everywhere, but I asked you guys on Instagram a couple of weeks ago if you guys would be interested in a gift guide and most of you said yes! So I compiled a super easy way to shop for different people on your list, including yourself! At the bottom of the post, I also included some great deals and discounts going on in case you just want to browse and shop without a guide! Anyways, I hope this is helpful and happy shopping and holidays!



My Current Favorites! (some I bought and some on my Christmas list!)


For Him (Dad, Boyfriend, Brother, etc.):


A little something for anyone on your list!


For Her (Mom, Grandma, Aunt, etc.):

CODES and DEALS TO KNOW!






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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The Perfect Plaid Coat

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What I'm Wearing: Coat: Topshop, Tee: FRAME, Jeans: Vintage Levis (similar here), Boots: And Other Stories, Bag: Zara

This coat might be my favorite plaid coat find yet. It's the perfect plaid and the best fit, plus it didn't break the bank! It can be so tough finding coats that you love that aren't a couple hundred dollars. Topshop really has so many cute coats right now for a variety of styles and outfits. This post isn't sponsored by Topshop at all, I bought this coat myself, but I just wanted to share with you guys! 

I've been sticking to my favorite coats, tees and denim this fall. It's such an effortless look and makes things easier during the busiest time of the year. Plus, it's been pretty chilly in Portland, so going out without a coat just isn't an option!

Although this coat is sold out, there are so many other great options that I have linked below! Similar price range and similar styles as well! What one is your favorite??

Just wanted to post a quick outfit post before Thanksgiving since I will be spending the day cooking, eating and hanging out with my boyfriend and our dog Blu! I hope you guys all have a great Thanksgiving and safe travels if you're visiting family! <3

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

SHOPBOP Sale! MUST HAVE ITEMS!

It's my favorite time again....SHOPBOP SPEND MORE SAVE MORE SALE!
It couldn't be at a better time either since Christmas and the holidays are right around the corner! Save 20% off when you spend over $200, save 25% off when you spend over $500 and save 30% off when you spend over $800! Plus, they're marking down so many items for even better deals. The questions is, are you going to buy things for those on your list or for yourself? ;) You can always do both! I think I might too..

Here are some of my picks from the sale! I decided to go with some items that I think would be great for this time of year and for a fun holiday party!
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SHOPBOP Sale Holiday Picks:

In addition to my favorites above, make sure to check out their velvet pieces if you're looking for a holiday look!

I'm sure whatever you might be looking for, there is something at the Shopbop sale you will love! Here are a couple of more categories that are definitely worth checking out!

1. The denim section!
2. Must have sweaters for fall
3. Boot season

Happy shopping! I can't wait to see what you guys get! I will definitely be splurging on a few things as well! GO SHOP THE SHOPBOP SALE HERE!

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Thanksgiving, Our Way, with Mezcal Creyente

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This year, Leo and I are celebrating Thanksgiving together at our place. We’re obviously both getting older, so it can make it difficult to go home during the holidays due to everyone’s busy schedule! I had a lot of family traditions surrounding Thanksgiving as a kid. We would always make certain homemade dishes and bring them over to my grandparents. We would have a kids table and a grownups table. But some of those traditions are hard to replicate in our modern lives. So that’s the perfect place for new traditions to be made. Leo and I both enjoy a good cocktail made at home so we thought it would be perfect to have Mezcal Creyente part of our Thanksgiving festivities this year! The combination of Mezcal Creyente and a bite into an orange slice is divine. I love the smoky taste of the sal de gusano with it all, it’s truly a unique and timeless taste! It pairs perfectly with a candle lit apartment and some records spinning!

*This post was sponsored by Mezcal Creyente but all opinions are my own!
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