There’s nothing more exciting than finding a good deal.  It is always a way for me to justify buying something new.  I found this cheetah dress in H & M which buttons up all the way to the top and have been wearing it open as a duster coat/cardigan with some Zara fringe jeans for a laid back casual outfit.

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Embroidered roses certainly haven’t been on my radar for very long.  Iv’e only recently started to see them emerging on sweaters, overtop of prints, and on all kinds of denim.  I have to admit that they most definitely have grown on me.  This one is an exclusive from Lucy Paris that I was honored to showcase for them.  I have linked up similar styles, as well as some embroidered pieces that have caught my eye;)  

I’ve also said it before, but I’ll mention my love for flared denim again.  I just can’t get enough flared jeans to give myself the illusion of a little extra length!

My sunglasses are from Shop Ditto which is a sunglass rental for $24 per month and you can swap your glasses as many times as desired.  Try out the program for your first month free using coupon code ‘GILLIAN’.

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I hope everyone is enjoying their holidays with friends and family.  It has been such a busy month and I always look forward to starting a new year.  Something about a fresh slate to hit the reset button makes wanting to set new goals, eat a little healthier and work a little harder become fun.

When shopping for a fun party or event to attend like New Years Eve, I typically look for shorter mid-length dresses  because I always associate long dresses with being overdressed or going to a wedding.  But, with 2016 coming to an end soon, I was thinking back on all of the changes not only with myself but with trends and style.  One thing that I have grown to love not only for events but for everyday use, is long dresses and maxi skirts.  It’s such a nice change from the usual winter jeans and sweater combo.  My eyes are always drawn to sheer and lace dresses like this one by ASOS.  

Try switching up that New Years Eve mini dress for a long maxi dress with some fun booties or heels.  I’ve linked this look below!  Happy Holidays!

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When shopping for my husband (or men in general) I always feel a little lost especially if they are picky (like my husband).   I wanted to share an easy, affordable gift that any guy or girl would love.  Meet JORD watches! When I got this watch for my husband I made sure that he would agree to showcase himself on my blog because I knew immediately that these would be the perfect gift for this holiday season for both men and women.  It’s rare to see watches made from wood around the world, for a modern and sophisticated design that compliments everyone.

I’m always drawn to pieces that are easy for dressing up or down for any occasion.  Like they say “Tis the season for looking good”;)  Here he is wearing the CONWAY series in Walnut & Jet Black.  

If you’d like to enter a contest and instantly receive a $25 gift card towards any JORD purchase click the link here to enter!


This post was sponsored by JORD Wood Watches.

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If only I could go back in time, I would have kept all of my old belts.  I used to collect them and hang them on one of my dad’s old tie racks.  Waist belts used to be a huge trend and they have now immersed themselves into 2016.  I forgot how much I love to throw them over bulky sweaters to accentuate the waist or to add just that little extra pop to any outfit.  They can completely transform an outfit which is what I love about them the most.  This belt was actually an amazing steal from Shein which was my first time buying anything from them and it turned out great.

My shoes are from Muk Luks, and I can’t believe how comfortable these babies are, and not to mention adorable.  They are lined with faux fur so it makes walking around the city for hours feel like a breeze.  You can get 25% off your entire Muk-Luks purchase with the code ‘GILLIAN’.

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Photos by: @haus_of_el