Shopping My Closet
December 15, 2017

#flatlay Friday, FOR THE TRAVELER {gift guide} & weekend links

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Leopard scarf | black loafer mules |

Leopard scarf {only $19}

Black loafer mules
{only $23 & comes in floral brocade | also, comes with faux-fur padding in black or blush pink}

For the traveler or jetsetter {gift guide} | see all the ideas at


Plane temps can be erratic so a warm poncho is a great gift idea. Doubles as a blanket or cozy pillow!

Mark places visited and jump start future travels with this pinnable map

3. INSTANT CAMERA (here, here, or here)
Give instant photo gratification and a momento of travels

Show off those instant photos by placing them in this phone case with the designated slot

An on-the-go kit for creating nail art anywhere she might be

These cubes boast to help pack 2 weeks’ worth of clothing into a compact space

Don’t let small details or thoughts be forgotten with this handy journal

Keep important documents and money safe in this rich leather wallet

A durable suitcase is a must for travels – this metallic set of 3 is both functional and fashionable! Quickly spot any checked luggage as it rolls off the conveyor belt!

A leather travel tote that’s perfect for carry-on. Also, comes with a back up battery so charging a mobile device in a pinch is no big deal

Make that flight more enjoyable with a just-in-case kit



You can always see the entire gift guide here

This week’s finds…
• Ever find yourself in the depths of your freezer and wondering if that frozen meat is still good?

• The most popular emojis on iOs

• Personal tech assistants are becoming more ubiquitous by the day…is anyone listening in?

• Have you ever tried to decline a napkin on a plane?

• How Netflix’s television or movie artwork influences the watcher’s choice

• The best chocolate chip recipe

In case you missed this week’s posts…
• A round up of recent pieces I’ve tried on in the dressing room
• The perfect gift for the foodie or hostess, or home decoration
• Wearing a cheery red look
• A guide for buying over-the-knee boots and how to style them

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December 14, 2017

How to: tips for buying & styling over the knee (OTK) boots

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How to pick over the knee (OTK) boots | see the picks (all budgets) on

Over-the-knee boots are a necessity during the fall and winter seasons. It adds a second skin to keep you warm but also is a fashionable way to do so! If you’re looking to pick up a pair (or two) of over-the-knee boots, here are some tips for what to consider before purchasing and things to look for to make the look flattering and functional:
(1) Materials make a difference – are you looking for natural or synthetic? Keep in mind if you’re looking for something long lasting that leather/suede will be the better option (if your budge allows)

(2) What color should you get? If you’re looking to get more wear out of your boots, opt for a neutral color (beige, black, or grey). These colors pair well with just about any other color and gives you versatility in outfits to pair it with.

(3) Determine an optimal heel height – are you planning on wearing the boots for multiple occasions? Will lots of walking be involved? That will help determine which heel high will be best suited for your lifestyle

(4) How much time are you willing to spend to take the boots on and off? Stiffer materials may take a bit of wrangling to put the boot on and off versus something more forgiving. If you’re investing in leather-derived boots, know the quality you’re getting

(5) Choose boots that hug the leg if you’re looking to create a silhouette of longer, leaner legs. Try to avoid boots that have excess material towards the top as this can create bulkier looking legs

(6) Securing the boots – tie versus elastic? How will the boots hold upright? It’s a matter of personal preference. If you want an elastic back, aim for slightly snug feeling as it will stretch with wear over time (and might become too loose). A tie back will give you flexibility to adjust the diameter whether you’re wearing the boots bare skin or over a lined pair of skinny jeans. Before purchasing, make sure you sit, stand, and walk in the boots to test out if the shaft will be secure or if you’ll end up pulling up your boots all day!

(7) Height matters. Proportion is key – petite ladies will want to opt for a shaft that hits just above the knee.

(8) Aim for a certain look. Are you looking to wear over-the-knee boots to the office? Pair it with a knee length pencil skirt for a sophisticated feel. Looking for a casual feel? Pair with leggings or skinny jeans and an oversized top as a way to play with proportions. A night on the town? Create a slightly provocative look by pairing with a hemline that skirts the top of the boots by a hair or go all out with a mini skirt.


ONE {only $44 & 3 colors}

TWO {2 colors}

THREE {over $90 off & 4 colors}

FOUR {love the metallic accent}


SIX {50% off (only $74) & 4 colors}

SEVEN {50% off!}

EIGHT {50% off & 6 colors}

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December 11, 2017

Snapshots: dressing room outfits

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Dressing room try on | see all the pieces on

Black turtleneck | plaid ankle trousers | see the details on

Black turtleneck {5 colors} | plaid trousers

I’ve been looking for a plain black turtleneck. This one fit the criteria but was a little itchy (due to the wool) – might need to soften it. The plaid pants were so cute with the button details on the leg

Pink ribbed knit button detail dress | see the details on

Pink knit ribbed button detail dress

I bought this dress in navy but wanted to see how the pink one looked. It’s really pretty!

Navy tank dress |  see the details on

Navy ruched sleeveless tank dress {9 colors} // (long sleeve version here {7 colors})

This dress has over 1,100 reviews! I’m going to add my positive rating for it, too. It’s meant to be fitted – I went with a small. The medium had too much fabric at the waist so it wasn’t flattering.

Rolled mockneck sweater |  see the details on

Beige rolled neck sweater (here or here)

I slipped into this sweater and it was remarkably soft. Definitely a must if you’re looking for a mockneck sweater

Lavender bell tie sleeve sweater |  see the details on

Lavender bell tie sleeve sweater {5 colors}

A nice twist to a simple sweater without the sleeves being too over the top. I love the soft, romantic purple color

Pink quilted moto bomber jacket | see the details on

Blush pink jacquard/quilted moto bomber jacket (here or here)

Because everyone needs a moto jacket…this one has a cute quilted detail that still looks quite sophisticated

Fuschia pink oversized sweater |  see the details on

Fuschia oversized sweater

This sweater is perfect if you want to be in a cocoon from the cold. The perfect a-little-too-long sleeves along with the high neck. Great for lounging (or at least pretending if you’re wearing it to work).

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December 7, 2017

Closet edit (budget friendly + closet investments)

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Fall 2017 closet edit: see all the budget friendly and closet investment options |

Grey ruffle front top:
Budget friendly {clearance $17; comes in pink} | J.Crew – closet investment {40% off}

Studded buckle boots:
Budget friendly | Chloé – closet investment

Grey knit sweater dress:
Budget friendly | Madewell – closet investment

Beige shawl collar wrap coat:
Budget friendly | Tahari – closet investment {almost $120 off}



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December 4, 2017

FOR THE LITTLE ONES {gift guide}

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For the little ones (infants, toddlers, kids) {gift guide} | see the full details at #holiday #giftideas

Today’s guide is for all the little ones on your list. Whether it’s a newborn or a young child, I’ve got plenty of ideas for you. These gifts are colorful, fun, and practical (they don’t get stuffed in a closet somewhere!)


1. Colorful wooden train & animal set
Encounter that ready-to-walk infant to take the next step with a toy that s/he can pull all over for new adventures. Great for learning as they get older – parts disassemble for rearranging

2. Baby’s first holiday ornament
What better way to mark a baby’s first holiday than with this personalized ornament

3. Dock-a-tot
A thoughtful gift for a new parent and newborn! A portable sleeper and lounging pad for all the newborn’s needs

4. One piece coverall
Keep baby warm, cozy, and still stylish with this unisex outer one piece suit

5. Sleeping bag {boys & girls styles available}
A stylish sleeping bag that is great for all those overnight play dates (can be personalized, too!)

6. Glow in the dark pajamas
Kids will love a new set of jammies and will be mesmerized with the fun surprise when the lights go out

7. Contemporary style convertible crib
Give the gift of a good night’s sleep! A welcome gift for any expectant or new moms (and baby!)

8. Teepee
A space to call their own – kids will love camping out in their own sanctuary where they can play with others, read, or simply use their imagination

9. Animal towel wrap
A plush and cute towel to make bath time more enjoyable

10. Kid’s kitchen (here or here)
Hone that budding chef’s imagination and creativity with this kid-sized kitchen



You can always see the entire gift guide here


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