Style Diary :: Baby, It’s Cold Outside

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Winter Blush and Black Look

Happy Monday!  Can you believe Christmas is less than a week away? Honestly, I’d love to skip forward to the weekend and all of the fun and festivities!  But I have quite a bit of baking and wrapping to get done before then!  What fun things are you all up to until Christmas?  Have you all finished your Christmas shopping and/or started wrapping?  I started wrapping this weekend, and after going through all of the gifts we’ve bought, I was so excited to realize I’m only missing a few things!  Mainly for Ross’s mom.  She is a pro yard-saler and can get anything you can imagine for next to nothing.  It’s hard thinking of things she doesn’t have and would like.  But I found something perfect for her while out this weekend, and am brainstorming hard to find a few more!

It’s been cold lately, and I was definitely not ready for the 20 degrees and snow this weekend!  I am, however, ready and excited to wear the cute winter accessories and coats I’ve been stocking up on!  This blush/apricot/camel (it’s hard to find the right word for this lovely color!) coat and black striped scarf were gifts from Rosegal and I’ve loved wearing them!  I’d been wanting a longer coat for winter and fell in love with how this one looked when I tried it on.  One of the pillars of French style is structured pieces.  Every time I wear something more structured, I end up loving it and how classic and sophisticated it looks!  The color is a bit darker in person, and it also comes in 2 more colors, grey and brown.  The only things I didn’t like about the coat were that it doesn’t have buttons or anything to close it and that the edges weren’t quite as crisp and stiff as I’d prefer them to be on a coat.  I’m still not sure why open coats are such a thing, but it actually didn’t bother me as I thought it would. I was freezing (literally low 30s F) the day we took these pictures and, and we were out for a while between the pictures and running errands, but the coat kept me very warm and I didn’t even notice it wasn’t buttoned up in the front.  And while the stitching and such may not be the high quality as I prefer, it’s still good quality coat, especially for being only $40!  When you’re on a tight budget, it’s so important to find which pieces you can save on and which are worth the investment!

This ‘x’ diamond ring is definitely on the invest, not save end of the spectrum.  But it’s such an amazingly beautiful and versatile ring; I’ve been wearing it non-stop since I received it!  It goes well with anything I wear, from casual to dressy.  It’s such a great gift for yourself or a loved one that would be worn often enough to make it worth the splurge.  It’s from SquareGal, a young company that is dedicated to bringing its customers beautiful, high-quality jewelry, at un-inflated prices.  Often times, buying ‘real’ jewelry is unreachable for many, but while their pieces are definitely an investment, they’re priced much more reasonably than the same quality pieces you’d find in most department or jewelry stores.  They also strive to make their pieces versatile and time-less, so you don’t look like you’re wearing an engagement ring when you’re wearing their rings and can wear them for years and for almost any occasion.   Their man focus is diamonds, but they also have some lovely ruby and topaz pieces!

  I’m really loving how sweaters look tucked into jeans with a belt, and this turtleneck works so well for that look.  It’s still available in pink, so I linked that and some similar options available in a cream/beige color.  Everything else I’m wearing is linked below!



Winter Blush and Black Look

Winter Blush and Black Look

Winter Blush and Black Look

Winter Blush and Black Look

Winter Blush and Black Look

Winter Blush and Black Look

Winter Blush and Black Look

Winter Blush and Black Look

Winter Blush and Black Look

Diamond X Ring :: SquareGal

Sweater :: LOFT

Coat :: Rosegal

Black Tote :: Dagne Dover

Jeans :: Macy’s {old, similar in product slider}

Booties :: Steve Madden

Rose Gold Bracelets ::  The Peachbox

Thanks so much to SquareGal and Rosegal for partnering in this post.  All opinions are very much my own.

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  • Shaira
    December 20, 2016

    You look lovely and classy in this outfit. I’m still at the middle of Christmas shopping and probably would go for last minute wrapping of gifts. Haha!

    Advance Merry Christmas!


  • Meri Wild
    December 20, 2016

    Perfect look! Great color <3

  • Bryanna
    December 20, 2016

    This is such a chic and timeless look! Love the jewelry pieces you picked out form SquareGal! Rosegal seems to have the best staple pieces to keep you warm for the winter. Must check out both of these “gals” haha.

    xoxo Bryanna | Coming in Clutch

  • Lauren
    December 20, 2016

    You look so gorgeous and I’m really loving this outfit! The blush color of the jacket is amazing. I think I need those heels too 🙂

  • Danielle
    December 20, 2016

    I’m loving the construction of the ring! Such a gorgeous and timeless piece. I am SUCH a crazy person when it comes to wrapping/shopping! It’s literally one of my favorite things to do and wrap every gift as it comes in, since I refuse to step foot in a store this time of year and do all of my shopping online! Call it crazy or call it convenient, but it works!! haha

    xx, Danielle | Pineapple & Prosecco

  • Rina
    December 20, 2016

    Babe this is totally one of my favorite looks by you so far! It’s so classic and extremely chic! I can see that coat being worn with so many outfits which is one of the reasons why I love it so much! And those Square Gal jewels are just perfect! Hope you’re having a great week so far! Also loving how you’ve set up your blog, It’s so well organized!

    xoxo Rina

  • Stephanie
    December 21, 2016

    I absolutely love that you gave such a detailed review of the coat. It really made me think about purchasing it since you were so open and honest about it! The style looks incredible on you, so classy from head to toe – and speaking of toes, those shoes are soooo friggin cute! This is definitely a look I could see you wearing in France without anyone batting an eyelash. You’d fit right in! Totally gorgeous!

    Stephanie //

  • Linh Dao
    December 22, 2016

    Wow I love the review on this coat! I’m so excited for Christmas! Love the holidays. I love how minimal this outfit looks and yet it is super chic! Loving the details too!


  • Sarah
    December 23, 2016

    Such a glam look! I need these boots in my life omg

  • Thomas Falkenstedt
    December 24, 2016

    And now Christmas IS here. Can’t believe days go by so fast either! But let’s rejoice and value the good times with our families now that it’s here. Regarding your outfit, it’s a real stunner. You just can’t go wrong with a camel coat!
    Have a wonderful Christmas sweetie!